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Nail That Trend!

Get the scoop on the hot new trends in nail art. Your Under the Dryer beauty squad keeps you in check. Glass Nails Think gemstones and jewels on your fingertips, glass nails sparkle and shine with segments of cellophane that reflect light and draw attention to the fingertips. The technique was dev ... Read More

Recording artiste/songwriter Tara Harrison Soulful Beauty
While on location at the Sugar Mill restaurant at Half Moon, A RockResort in Montego Bay for The Des ... Read More

Williams rocking teal
eyeshadow and a plum
lip on the streets of Paris.
(Photo: Phil Oh) 2016 Hair Trends
Trending: Tami Williams Vogue.com posted its ‘10 Big Beauty Trends for 2016’ which high ... Read More

Above: One of the most popular spots at the FieldSpa, the deep soak Bush Bath with Pimento and Leaf-of-Life leaves.Left: Treatment rooms at the FieldSpa. SPA NEWS – All About The FieldSpa
On the topic of spa-related goodness, one-stop resource website goop.com recently listed The FieldSp ... Read More

Rockhouse at Sunset

Saturday, December 12, 2015    

A couple relaxes in the Bathhouse.

What’s New At Rockhouse? That would be the newly opened Bathhouse! a beautiful bathing pavilion facing the sea. In fact, the award-winning spa team at Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, Jamaica, commemmorated the launch of the Bathhouse last Tuesday. In addition, the spa celebrated its 10th anniversary, its copping the 2014 World Travel Award for Jamaica’s Leading Spa Resort for the second consecutive year, and the success of its activities programme introduced to Rockhouse guests last Nove ... Read More

Pop Star Glamour!

Saturday, December 05, 2015    


You heard it here first: the MAC x Ellie Goulding line will be available for January 2016. The line features powerhouse pop goddess Ellie Goulding, who brings her blonde, bold spirit to MAC in a collaboration that's as mesmerising as her music. Inspired by the light and dark dichotomy so present in her artwork and as a performer, Goulding's thoughtfully curated collection emulates her two signature looks: effortless au naturel by day, and breathtaking bombshell by night. Under the Dryer presents ... Read More

Natural and Loving It!

Saturday, October 24, 2015    

Natural Hair Brunch Affair co-hosts Shalleen-Kaye (left) and Seanna-Kaye Denham (right) with Food Before Love founder

Natural Hair Does Care (NHDC) co-founders Shalleen-Kaye and Seanna-Kaye Denham are set to host their first ever Natural Hair Brunch Affair at Sunset Resorts in Montego Bay. The hair talk-themed brunch will be co-hosted by Food Before Love (FBL) Founder and CEO Casandra Rosario. Ahead of their arrival, your Under the Dryer ‘hairnista’ scored a one-on-one with the trio. Under the Dryer (UTD): Tell us about yourselves and your involvement with the Natural Hair Does Care brand. NHD ... Read More


Saturday, October 24, 2015    

Afro-chic Beverly Manley and her late husband, former Prime Minister of Jamaica Michael
Manley (centre), greet US President Jimmy Carter in 1977.

Inspired by the global conversation of the natural hair trends, we look back at a few of our favourite natural hair influences of the past, to showcase their impact on today’s hair trends. Read More

Fall/Winter Fashion Trends 2015/2016

Saturday, October 17, 2015    

Fall and winter may not be as applicable to Jamaica in terms of the many looks seen on the catwalks of the latest fashion shows around the globe (oversized coats, fur, layers of clothing and head-to-toe leather...) because we are a country in the tropics. Therefore, on the heels of The Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out and the fashion weeks held in New York, London, Milan and Paris, here's a look at some of the trends seen at the shows this season that one can rock in Jamaica. Make-up From Ca ... Read More

Hair's What's Hot!

Saturday, October 03, 2015    

Marketing Consultant Shelly Curran credits
sought-after hairstylist Lisa Hutchinson for
her edgy side-swept bob. Curran
recommends the OXX System hair products
to keep her mane in check. Below: The ‘do
from the side.

Your Under the Dryer trend spotters were on the lookout for hair and beauty trends at the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out Launch event held in the Valencia Meeting Room at the Spanish Court Hotel on Wednesday. A few of the ladies shared their beauty secrets, find out how you can get the look. Marketing Consultant Shelly Curran credits sought-after hairstylist Lisa Hutchinson for her edgy side-swept bob. Curran recommends the OXX System hair products to keep her mane in check. Fashion designer ... Read More

Go Bold!

Saturday, October 03, 2015    

Bold Lipstick in French Roast for make-up artist Shana Banard.

Go-to make-up artist Racquel Jenkins launched her new line of lipsticks, Bold, on Monday at Signatures Boutique -- a participating store in the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out retail calendar event -- located at the Lee Gore Business Centre on Waterloo Road. "It's been in the pipeline for three years," shared Jenkins Moss-Solomon in between demonstrations Monday evening. "It struck me that it was something I could do after spending an entire day with a friend in search of a lipstick that would ... Read More

Spring/Summer 2016 Bridal Trends

Saturday, September 26, 2015    

Rochelle Gordon
curls model
Bernard’s hair.

Jamaica Bridal Expo, the premier destination wedding event, returned for yet another spectacular staging at the Montego Bay Convention Centre last weekend. The event, which welcomed hundreds of patrons, showcased all things wedding and beauty. While on wedding watch, your Under the Dryer trend spotters scored backstage access to the hair and make-up frenzy. Plus, the team at Think Flawless Makeup Artistry gave one lucky bride-to-be a sparkly new makeover. Read More

Spring is Calling!

Saturday, September 26, 2015    

The recent runway shows in Gotham presented a variety of make-up looks, with some that might be a little too risqué for the everyday fashionista. Get the Look spotted a few trends that will be all the rage, some of which can be achieved by adding a pop of colour or, in contrast, applying natural flesh tones. Electric Blue! For the upcoming Spring/Summer season, the models at Marchesa, Diane von Fu¨rstenberg, Anna Sui and Jeremy Scott filed down the runway with bursts of brightly colour ... Read More

Milk & Honey? Yes, please!

Saturday, September 19, 2015    

Beauty therapist Kerie Johnson massages the Aveda Tourmaline Charged Radiance Masque into
Lindsay’s skin.

A shot of goat milk, a few drops of honey, then a swirl, and the moisturising face treatment is ready. Beauty therapist Kerie Johnson unleashes the Revitalizing Eye Treatment. The steps are simple, Johnson gives us a walk-through starting with three layers of skin cleansing. 1 Remove make-up from the skin's surface using the Aveda Purifying Gel Cleanser. 2 Use a warm towel to remove the cleanser and open up pores for deep cleansing. 3 Lather on the Aveda Radiation Skin Refiner to remove the d ... Read More



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