Under The Dryer

Nail That Trend!

Sizzling weather demands great-looking skin — the result of regular facials, memorable scents and several outfits in rotation. Read More

Saving Face @ The Face Place
Take it from us at the Under The Dryer desk: great-looking skin is achievable as long as you are prepared to put in the work! A recent session with Marie Hall-Smith, managing director of the award-winning spa and cosmetology school The Face Place, left us not only with glowing, radiant...... Read More

Summer Style Trends — All Eyes On Me!
Prolific Jamaican-born make-up artist Pat McGrath upended the, “safe” approach to patting faces at the recently concluded Milan Fashion Week. ... Read More

Hair Trends — Summer Colour Splash!
An interesting pattern has been observed over the past few summers and, by all indications, we may be on the verge of witnessing it yet again this summer. ... Read More

Pageant Glam - Empowerment Through Beauty

Saturday, July, 14 2018    

The history of pageants in Jamaica dates back many decades to the days as a British colony where the winner of the Miss Jamaica beauty contest was rewarded with a trip to compete at Miss World, whilst the first runner-up went on to compete at Miss Universe. Of note, however, is that Miss... Read More

Hair Trends — Mohawks Making A Comeback?

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

The summer heat can be very harmful to your hair, particularly if your hair falls within the “thick, black hair” category. The thickness of the hair makes the scalp more likely to heat up, causing heat damage to the hair, and leads to the possibility of... Read More

Taynas Body Care — Food For Your Skin!

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

“Imagine waking up in the mornin g, heading to the bathroom and being invigorated by the smell of the essential oils in your soap. My vision is that a custom er will apply our natural underarm cream, lotion, body oils or sprays and feel ready to conquer the... Read More

Glitter & Glam

Saturday, May, 5 2018    

Carnival season might be officially over but, according to make-up pro Sasha Bowie, there's no reason not to amp up your weekend look. Get The Look... withA pair of fishnet stockingsCreamy eyeshadow such as Make Up Forever Flash Colour Read More

Gabriella's Cosmetics' Fairy Brush Collection

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

It is widely accepted that the invention of the make-up brush was by the Egyptians for use amongst their well-to-do. Centuries later, in 1925, the BBC reported the discovery of a Saxon cemetery on Argyll Avenue, Luton, England, where, buried amongst... Read More

Gabriella's Cosmetics Glam Squad Face-Off

Saturday, April, 7 2018    

Gabriella's Cosmetics AG (Switzerland) through its Jamaican subsidiary Gabriella's Cosmetics Limited has partnered with the Jamaica Observer to unearth and nurture the next generation of image architects from whose hands and lens stories of Jamaican beauty will unfold on the pages of the... Read More



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