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2017 - The Year Of The Spa

Garden Loft Spa Suite at Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Your Under the Dryer team has declared 2017 the year of the spa, and with so many award-winning rejuvenating gems on our beloved island, there is absolutely no reason and no excuse under the golden rays of our sun for you to feign indifference. We take you out of town this week to share a few of our ... Read More

The French pleats can also be worn with braid extensions as seen on this model. Hairs to 2017
Now that the year of laid edges and #grannyhair is almost over, it’s time to ready ourselves f ... Read More

John Lewis Edition magazine, editorial photoshoot featuring Ghanian Model Kate Menson with bold eye make-up. Eye Trends of 2016
The biggest eye make-up trends of 2016 were complete opposites. It was either they were thoroughly m ... Read More

Overtly Opaque LIPS OF 2016
With mere weeks to go to Christmas, what better time for glamazons and fashionistas to assess their ... Read More

Santa’s Claws

Saturday, December 03, 2016    

Add some pizazz to your plain white nails with a christmas tree!

As Christmas bells begin to ring, and staff parties and festivities approach, beauties flock the sources in search of what-to and what-not-to wear. But, instead of wanting to coordinate your entire outfit with the season and risk looking too costumed, why not simply opt for themed nails? Whether you choose to paint a winter wonderland on your fingers, or you prefer more subtle designs, Under the Dryer brings you 10 fancy manicure options to help dress up your nails for the season’s meeting ... Read More

Your True Shade

Saturday, November 26, 2016    

As the brand suggests, foundation is available in a variety of shades.

Foundation is an essential part of any beauty regimen, and finding the right shade can be tricky at best and a cakey mess at worst. Your True Shade Cosmetics CEO and UTech lecturer Dianne Plummer has solved the problem of erroneous shading with her chemical engineering skills, resulting in her new locally manufactured line of products. Under The Dryer gets an insight. While attending Aalto University in Finland, Plummer found it challenging to find a foundation that offered the ideal coverage ... Read More

Photo: Hair we come!

Sunday, November 13, 2016    

Fifty-six students graduated from beauty culture school D’Marie Institute on October 29, certified to take up jobs in the hair and make-up industry. The majority of them pursued the level-2 certificate course in skin care and make-up artistry, while others did the level-3 diploma in hair and media make-up, as well as the level-3 diploma in teaching and training. The ceremony was held at Mona Visitors’ Lodge at The University of the West Indies. The D’Marie Institute, widely regarded as the leading school in make-up artistry in Jamaica, is owned by internationally acclaimed beauty expert Dawn Lindo. Among the list of awards the school has won are the City and Guilds Medal of Excellence Award 2014, the MUA Essential Award for Best Make-up School, and Best in Make-up Artistry in 2014. The institution is registered with the Ministry of Education and is accredited by City and Guilds of London.Photo: Ridley R Ingram

Fifty-six students graduated from beauty culture school D’Marie Institute on October 29, certified to take up jobs in the hair and make-up industry. The majority of them pursued the level-2 certificate course in skin care and make-up artistry, while others did the level-3 diploma in hair and media make-up, as well as the level-3 diploma in teaching and training. The ceremony was held at Mona Visitors’ Lodge at The University of the West Indies. The D’Marie Institute, widely reg ... Read More

Go-green Soaps

Saturday, November 12, 2016    

Amy Ford (left) and sister Corey Breneisen, co-owners of Rae Marie Fine Soaps & Textiles.
E-mail them @: hello@raemarie.net

Kirstie Robinson developed her soap and ointment skills at the University of Technology (UTech) in 1996, and later began making them for personal use in 2005. “I have homeric dermatitis and was extremely frustrated with constantly purchasing prescribed ointments. After doing my research I found two oils — coconut and peppermint oils — both contain natural anti-aging and moisturising properties that relieve discomfort,” Robinson told UTD. In February of this year she l ... Read More

Pretty So’

Saturday, November 12, 2016    

Robinson’s products are coconut oil-based.

Kirstie Robinson developed her soap and ointment skills at the University of Technology (UTech) in 1996, and later began making them for personal use in 2005. “I have homeric dermatitis and was extremely frustrated with constantly purchasing prescribed ointments. After doing my research I found two oils — coconut and peppermint oils — both contain natural anti-aging and moisturising properties that relieve discomfort,” Robinson told UTD. In February of this year she l ... Read More

The art of microblading

Saturday, September 03, 2016    

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 insert pigments of hair-like strokes which mimic the hairs of your natural brows. Today, celebrities like Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and Taylor Swift have taken the procedure as practice to improve on their ... Read More

Summer Beauty Essentials

Saturday, August 06, 2016    

Best for Acne: LaRoche Posay Anthelios Clear Skin SPF 60

It’s that time of year when your Under the Dryer dream team presents its list of summer beauty essentials. We know how stressful a beauty haul can be, and wrinkles are not cute! Get this season’s must-haves now from your nearest beauty retailer. If you’re looking for powder and foundation make-up tips, now is not the time. We recommend going au naturel with a little shimmer on the eyes, clear mascara for the lashes, and three times the moisturiser. After all those weeks in the ... Read More

Dancehall Hair Affair

Saturday, July 30, 2016    

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)

Last Friday, the Under the Dryer trend spotters combed the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay, the venue for Reggae Sumfest 2016. Our Mission: to scope out some of this summer’s hottest and trendiest hairstyles. Dancehall Night did not disappoint. Under the Dryer sets the trend forecast.       Read More

Inhale... Exhale...

Monday, June 20, 2016    

A portion of the Adam and Eve Day Spa teamShawn Wynter

This week the team at Adam and Eve Day Spa introduces an exciting new range of products and treatments specially developed in line with distinctive Jamaican elements Land, Wood & Water: The Jamaican Patwah Scrub, the Jamaican Bamboo Massage, the Jamaican Island Facial, and the Rock Steady Mani and Pedis. The treatments have been formulated with a variety of local ingredients including zesty local lemongrass’ scent rich spices pimento and cinnamon; classic Jamaican herbs hemp and cerass ... 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



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