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LIPS OF 2016

Overtly Opaque

With mere weeks to go to Christmas, what better time for glamazons and fashionistas to assess their best pouts. Be it glossy glamour or something a tad subtler — your Under the Dryer sqaud purses those lips in the right direction. Overtly Opaque - This ultra-bold statement is achieved by usin ... Read More

Add some pizazz to your plain white nails with a christmas tree! Santa’s Claws
As Christmas bells begin to ring, and staff parties and festivities approach, beauties flock the sou ... Read More

As the brand suggests, foundation is available in a variety of shades. Your True Shade
Foundation is an essential part of any beauty regimen, and finding the right shade can be tricky at ... Read More

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 Photo: Hair we come!
Fifty-six students graduated from beauty culture school D’Marie Institute on October 29, certi ... 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

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



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