Under The Dryer

Natural and Loving It!

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 arri ... Read More

Afro-chic Beverly Manley and her late husband, former Prime Minister of Jamaica Michael
Manley (centre), greet US President Jimmy Carter in 1977. #ThrowbackFro
Inspired by the global conversation of the natural hair trends, we look back at a few of our favouri ... Read More

Fall/Winter Fashion Trends 2015/2016
Fall and winter may not be as applicable to Jamaica in terms of the many looks seen on the catwalks ... Read More

Marketing Consultant Shelly Curran credits
sought-after hairstylist Lisa Hutchinson for
her edgy side-swept bob. Curran
recommends the OXX System hair products
to keep her mane in check. Below: The ‘do
from the side. Hair's What's Hot!
Your Under the Dryer trend spotters were on the lookout for hair and beauty trends at the Jamaica Ob ... Read More

Go Bold!

Saturday, October 03, 2015    

Bold Lipstick in French Roast for make-up artist Shana Banard.

Go-to make-up artist Racquel Jenkins launched her new line of lipsticks, Bold, on Monday at Signatures Boutique -- a participating store in the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out retail calendar event -- located at the Lee Gore Business Centre on Waterloo Road. "It's been in the pipeline for three years," shared Jenkins Moss-Solomon in between demonstrations Monday evening. "It struck me that it was something I could do after spending an entire day with a friend in search of a lipstick that would ... Read More

Spring/Summer 2016 Bridal Trends

Saturday, September 26, 2015    

Rochelle Gordon
curls model
Bernard’s hair.

Jamaica Bridal Expo, the premier destination wedding event, returned for yet another spectacular staging at the Montego Bay Convention Centre last weekend. The event, which welcomed hundreds of patrons, showcased all things wedding and beauty. While on wedding watch, your Under the Dryer trend spotters scored backstage access to the hair and make-up frenzy. Plus, the team at Think Flawless Makeup Artistry gave one lucky bride-to-be a sparkly new makeover. Read More

Spring is Calling!

Saturday, September 26, 2015    

The recent runway shows in Gotham presented a variety of make-up looks, with some that might be a little too risqué for the everyday fashionista. Get the Look spotted a few trends that will be all the rage, some of which can be achieved by adding a pop of colour or, in contrast, applying natural flesh tones. Electric Blue! For the upcoming Spring/Summer season, the models at Marchesa, Diane von Fu¨rstenberg, Anna Sui and Jeremy Scott filed down the runway with bursts of brightly colour ... Read More

Milk & Honey? Yes, please!

Saturday, September 19, 2015    

Beauty therapist Kerie Johnson massages the Aveda Tourmaline Charged Radiance Masque into
Lindsay’s skin.

A shot of goat milk, a few drops of honey, then a swirl, and the moisturising face treatment is ready. Beauty therapist Kerie Johnson unleashes the Revitalizing Eye Treatment. The steps are simple, Johnson gives us a walk-through starting with three layers of skin cleansing. 1 Remove make-up from the skin's surface using the Aveda Purifying Gel Cleanser. 2 Use a warm towel to remove the cleanser and open up pores for deep cleansing. 3 Lather on the Aveda Radiation Skin Refiner to remove the d ... Read More

Spa comforts at strawberry hill

Saturday, September 19, 2015    

Jamie-Ann Lindsay enjoys a day of R&R. (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

The Field Spa at Strawberry Hill Hotel, Irish Town was awarded Jamaica's Best Hotel Spa at the recently concluded World Spa Awards. We make the trek... Strawberry Hill, an Island Outpost property, has been named World Spa Awards Best Hotel Spa in Jamaica. The awards, which were announced on Monday, September 14 at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Vietnam, recognise the global leaders in the wellness industry. The World Spa Awards were created in response to the new era of growt ... Read More

I came, I saw, I showered

Saturday, September 19, 2015    

The exfoliating
ingredients that
are used for the
Vichy Shower
treatment, and a
bowl of daisies
and bougainvillea
leaves to relax the
mind during the

The much-talked-about Vichy Shower room was the next stop for the Blue Mountain Body Elixir treatment. Beauty therapist Darcia Rookwood was on hand for the procedure, which started with a combination of pantry items: half teaspoon of Blue Mountain coffee, a shot of Chris Blackwell's Black Gold Rum, heated coconut oil and 2-3 tablespoons of sugar, to be exact. I came, I saw, I showered --> Read More

Nails Did!

Saturday, September 19, 2015    

adds the first
coat of Essie

Restored and ready for the final pampering, Lindsay received a Caribbean Manicure. Beauty therapist Darcia Rookwood started with buffing the fingers and clipping the nails, and finished with a fresh coat of Essie's Fashion Playground nail polish. With the polish dried, Rookwood finished with a hand massage using a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Nails Did! --> Read More

That's it, Right There!

Saturday, September 19, 2015    

Beauty therapist Kerie Johnson massages Dennis-
Lee’s lower back.

An Elemental Nature Massage is exactly what the therapists recommend for Charmin Dennis-Lee. The scent of a warm rosemary lemongrass blend greeted us as we entered the Anthurium room, manned by beauty therapist Kerie Johnson. She started by oiling the body with pure flower and plant essences, then incorporating a variety of massage techniques, from Swedish to aromatherapy in order to relax specific areas of tension and stress, finishing with a soothing Shiatsu massage. That's it, Right There! ... Read More

Where The Magic Happens…

Saturday, September 12, 2015    

Seven-year-old Haleigh Thomas went
against the grain with an elegant bun.

Check off the booklist, prep those uniforms, it’s back to school time! Whether it’s in braids, twists or even a bun, Kiddi Palace is the goto salon for juniors, located at Shop #30, Liguanea Lane Plaza. Under the Dryer shares the deets. To keep your princess’s hair stylish and posh Nardia James, managing director and owner of Kiddi Palace, warns against braiding hair too tight. “If cornrows are done too tight they will pull on the scalp; the pulling may lead to a number o ... Read More

Mane Management

Saturday, August 08, 2015    

Dianne Brown and Chevonese Stultz

We take you to the scene of the recently held Caribbean’s Next Top Model casting call for inspiration from the upcoming fleet of model hopefuls. What caught our attention were the equally hot hairdos and model fabulousness. The ladies lit up for our photog showing off fab hair and striking glares. Later, from rope twists and box braids to wavy coloured tresses, the team at Babae Styles Hair Salon create seven looks for summer. Your Under the Dryer glam squad gives you full coverage. D ... Read More



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