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Dramatic Carnival Glow

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 e ... Read More

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Full fanned lashes after Fusion eyelash extensions (front view). Lavish Lashes
A glamorous sweep of long, elegant lashes is a sight as inspirational as it is enviable - but how do ... Read More

Keke Palmer
A nude lip is perfect for creating a clean canvas for edgier looks. Red Carpet Essence
Last Sunday was the culmination of a mad dash of soirées and shindigs that are as much a part ... Read More

Victoria’s Secret models Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge promote the brand’s Valentine’s Day sale 2013. ‘Hair’s’ To Valentine’s Day!
With Valentine’s Day less than 24 hours away you’ve no doubt got today double-booked, os ... 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

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



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