Under The Dryer

The art of microblading

Jennifer Lopez has achieved fullness and has shaped her brows to her desired look.

If you’ve tried every pencil, powder, gel or stencil in the kit and your brows are still off fleek, perhaps the more permanent procedure of microblading is your solution. Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery, is an ancient form of cosmetic tattooing using a manual hand-held tool to i ... Read More

Best for Acne: LaRoche Posay Anthelios Clear Skin SPF 60 Summer Beauty Essentials
It’s that time of year when your Under the Dryer dream team presents its list of summer beauty ... Read More

Houston Texas student Jordan Boykin uses the wash-and-go method to freshen her curls. Natural coconut oil she says stretches the roots, and adds sheen and bounce. (Photos: Antonio Graham) Dancehall Hair Affair
Last Friday, the Under the Dryer trend spotters combed the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in M ... Read More

A portion of the Adam and Eve Day Spa teamShawn Wynter Inhale... Exhale...
This week the team at Adam and Eve Day Spa introduces an exciting new range of products and treatmen ... Read More

Talented hands

Saturday, May 28, 2016    

Rihanna’s slightly parted bang made quite the statement on the red
carpet at the Billboard Music Awards. (Photo: Steve Granitz). At right: Hairstylist Theresa Morgan-Byfield

You know you have a passion for hair when your friends come to school with one look and leave transformed! That’s the testament of Theresa Morgan-Byfield, a hairstylist with two decades under her belt. Morgan-Byfield says apart from when she’s with her family, the salon is where she is happiest, and describes the feeling of running her fingers through a client’s hair as therapeutic. The ultimate goal for this talented hairstylist is to one day open her own salon. But until then ... Read More

Dramatic Carnival Glow

Saturday, March 26, 2016    

The intricate detail of the bejewelled look.

TIP: The key to the brightness and intensity of this look is the eyeshadow giving a pigmented (intense) glow. This is achieved by bulking up on eyeshadow with the eyeshadow brush until it reaches the desired thickness or intensity. Swipe a shimmery white or silver eyeshadow immediately beneath the eyebrow at the brow or brow bone. 2. Place emerald blue and forest green rhinestones on the brow bone beneath the eyebrow using an adhesive such as eyelash glue or spirit gum. A large clear rhineston ... Read More

Lavish Lashes

Saturday, March 12, 2016    

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Full fanned lashes after Fusion eyelash extensions (front view).

A glamorous sweep of long, elegant lashes is a sight as inspirational as it is enviable - but how do you get that fullness when your lashes aren’t exactly thick and luxurious? Fusion eyelash extensions are a simple, long-lasting way to achieve the Beyoncé-level fierce eyelashes that we know you secretly want. Worry not, the fab force has got your back. We sat down with expert lash stylist Tev’ye ‘Mani’ Thompson, proprietor of Lavish Lashes, to hash out the fact ... Read More

Red Carpet Essence

Saturday, March 05, 2016    

Keke Palmer
A nude lip is perfect for creating a clean canvas for edgier looks.

Last Sunday was the culmination of a mad dash of soirées and shindigs that are as much a part of Oscars week as the Academy Awards themselves. Today we’re focusing on the looks from the red carpet of the ninth staging of the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon, which brought out some of the biggest names from the small and silver screens. It’s time to go Under the Dryer. THE NUDE LIP Many of the women walking the red carpet at the luncheon opted for neutral lip ... Read More

‘Hair’s’ To Valentine’s Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2016    

Victoria’s Secret models Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge promote the brand’s Valentine’s Day sale 2013.

With Valentine’s Day less than 24 hours away you’ve no doubt got today double-booked, ostensibly to primp and pamper. Consider these options sourced especially for you by your glam squad before you go Under the Dryer. Fee Fie Faux Fum! The dramatic effect of shorn locks can give you a whole new look, but before you take that giant step try out the ersatz version of a famous ‘do. Faux bob The faux bob is an elegant illusion that’s all pins. Elizabeth Olsen exudes ea ... Read More

Sugary Goodness

Saturday, February 13, 2016    

Home made sugar scrub

Here’s a tip: Your face is going to get a lot of attention on V-Day, and a simple skin exfoliation the night before will remove excess dead skin and unclog pores, giving you a youthful glow. A home-made sugar scrub is a quick and easy DIY solution you can fit into your pre-Valentine’s Day prep. You can find a recipe below – oh, and the scent of chocolate makes it smell absolutely divine. Ingredients: 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup almond oil (olive o ... Read More

Nail That Trend!

Saturday, January 23, 2016    

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 developed by Eunkyung Park, owner of Unistella Salon in Seoul, who’s done the nails of just about every celebrity in Korea, and celebs like Kendall Jenner and Jennifer Lawrence. Shape-shifting Th ... Read More

Soulful Beauty

Saturday, January 23, 2016    

Recording artiste/songwriter Tara Harrison

While on location at the Sugar Mill restaurant at Half Moon, A RockResort in Montego Bay for The Destination Experience 2016 — Jazz And Blues Affinity Dinner, your Under the Dryer hairnistas spotted singer/songwriter Tara Harrison on stage during a soulful serenade. No stranger to the Rock, Harrison – who’s on a break from touring in the US with Lauryn Hill – was excited to share her beauty tips and her secrets to maintaining those lustrous bouncy locks. In addition to he ... Read More

2016 Hair Trends

Saturday, January 02, 2016    

Williams rocking teal
eyeshadow and a plum
lip on the streets of Paris.
(Photo: Phil Oh)

Trending: Tami Williams Vogue.com posted its ‘10 Big Beauty Trends for 2016’ which highlighted Saint International model Tami Williams’s brightly coloured teal eyeshadow after a Maison Margiela S/S 2016 runway show, calling the shimmering teal hue ‘the new blue’. Other trends on the list that we love: Braid Waves The braid waves trend is all about achieving ‘woke up like this’ curls, and works for all textures. STEPS 1 Wash hair. 2 Moisturise, the ... Read More

SPA NEWS – All About The FieldSpa

Saturday, December 12, 2015    

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.

On the topic of spa-related goodness, one-stop resource website goop.com recently listed The FieldSpa at GoldenEye among ‘The 9 Most Luxurious Body Treatments in the World’. The FieldSpa is a part of the Island Outpost group of resorts. In September, its sister resort at Strawberry Hill was awarded Jamaica’s Best Hotel Spa at the inaugural World Spa Awards held in Vietnam. There’s definitely something magical happening at The FieldSpa, we reckon; The FieldSpa at The Caves ... Read More



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