Under The Dryer

Soca ‘butterfly’

takes a dip
in the pool
with her

“ The butterfly,” explained make-up artist Sasha Bowie, “is what inspired this gorgeous Carnival make-up look.” There's no disputing this. Thankfully Bowie not only walks us through, but takes time to explain how to prolong your Carnival make-up looks through rain, shine, swe ... Read More

Grande at
57th annual
show. Herbal Essences Dry Oil Spray was used to slick back
Grande's mane into a high ponytail. Much A 'do About Hair
Music's finest stepped out in fine style at the 57th annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center ... Read More

LOOK ONE: LOOSE WAVES 5 Hairstyles for Sherone Simpson
Five Looks, One Athlete Who To See: Tanecia Thompson Where To Go: Salon Phoenix, Toma Place, 9-11 ... Read More

Visual artist and 2014 Jamaica Biennial exhibitor
Katherine Silvera-Sunley Katherine's canvas
Your Get The Look glam squad ran into the lovely visual artist Katherine Silvera-Sunley last month a ... Read More


Saturday, January 24, 2015    

Anika Smith: Assistant Vice-President - Marketing, Mayberry Investments Limited (Celeb Lookalike -Actress Lily Collins)

Anika Smith – “Halle Berry is a personal style icon. She's very chic, classic and demure. I try to emulate that when I'm getting glammed up.”   Celeb Look alike Actress Lily Collins sporting centre-parted waves. Hairstylist: Suzanne Wilson, OXX Solutions, 9 Merrick Avenue Kingston 10 Outfit: Anika styled in an orange trapeze dress from Elle Boutique — at 9 Merrick Avenue, Kingston 10. A Banana Republic velvet clutch and a strappy croc sandal from SAKS Fifth Aven ... Read More

Passing Notes With Ashanti

Saturday, January 17, 2015    

Grammy-winning recording artiste Ashanti, styled in Reverse romper and LARRUICI jewellery, at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel on New Year’s Eve. (PHOTO: LIONEL ROOKWOOD)

THE dawn of the new year witnessed the quiet touchdown of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ashanti. The recording star was the special guest for Marketplace hotspot Fiction Fantasy which celebrated the arrival of 2015 with a 'Finale: Midnight In Toyko' party. In between her scheduled capital city engagements the spunky, street-smart artiste sat down with Under The Dryer writer Curt Cawley to gab about all things hair, beauty, fashion and beyond -- plus, we learned from the hitmaker why your came ... Read More

VIDEO: 2015 Make-up Trends

Saturday, January 10, 2015    

The D'Marie
School of Makeup
Artistry team (from
left) Dawn Lindo,
CEO, director and
lead make-up
artist (MUA),
Keneisha Bryan,
assistant and
MUA, and Kim
Kelly, instructor
and MUA.

It's a New Year and now that the grand celebrations are past, your Get The Look glam squad brings you up to speed with this year's make-up trends. Our first stop is at D'Marie School of Makeup Artistry where Dawn Lindo and her team took us from desk to dinner; a blushing bride to a fierce "winged diva"; and high-fashion runway to a dazzling carnival look. PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON SKINCARE TIPS Skin tips: 1. Know your skin type whether dry, normal/sensitive, or oily (seek the help of a derma ... Read More


Saturday, January 10, 2015    

Kaci Fennell, who vies for the title Miss Universe on
Sunday, January 25 in Miami, Florida.

It's pagaent time and our Under The Dryer team takes a look back on how our past queens' hairstyles have changed over the decades, starting with Marguerite Lewars's bouffant, Cindy Breakspeare's centre-parted waves and Yendi Phillipps's modernised version of Lisa Hanna's one-sided loose curls. Enter Kaci Fennell and my how times have changed! Isn't it wonderfully refreshing how Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 Kaci Fennell has broken the mould of traditional pageant 'dos with her leading pixie cut. ... Read More

Ombré Lips BY MAC

Saturday, December 27, 2014    

Kelly Rowland

The season's top lipstick trend involves a technique of mixing shades and tones to create ombre lips. Using Make-up Art Cosmetics (MAC) colours you can recreate some of these looks or experiment with new combinations to fit your tone. Kelly Rowland uses both Hang-up and Chili lipstick colours with Vino lip liner from MAC to generate the ombre two-tone look. Liner: Vino Outer Lip: Hang-up Inner Lip: Chili Using MAC's Girl About Town and Saigon Summer lipsticks will create a bright two-toned ... Read More

Go Soft, Classic or Bold

Saturday, December 27, 2014    

Sparkle with some glitter. This is an excellent way to make your eyes pop!

For the New Year festivities, the key element to getting the perfect look starts with a fresh palette - your face. So your Get the Look glam squad found a few looks for the eyes and the lips that are trending for the season. It all depends on the look you're trying to achieve; you can go from soft or classic to a bold look. Here are a few options we think you should consider when getting dolled up. Sparkle with some glitter. This is an excellent way to make your eyes pop! Go for a smoky eye t ... Read More

'Tis the Season For Hair Tips

Saturday, December 20, 2014    

Under the Dryer

It's the season for events galore and regular visits to the hairdresser; little surprise really that conversation at a recent Girls' Night Out inside the Regency Bar & Lounge led from one subject to the next, and then there was hair talk - getting your hair event-ready. (Photos: Lionel Rookwood) Tahnida Nunes: Senior Sponsorship Marketing Manager, Digicel Hairstylist: Ruth Bryan 10 Windsor Avenue, Kingston 6 Holiday Hair Tips: Biotin, Omega 3, and drink lots of water. Jacqueline Burre ... Read More

Kreesha Wows

Saturday, December 20, 2014    

artiste Kreesha Turner

Kreesha's dazzling smile gets your full attention but so too, does her bouncy, healthy mane and her flawless make-up; and don't get us started on those perfectly arched brows. Your UTD team had to sit the Canadian-Jamaican who's signed by Nick Cannon's Ncredible Entertainment label down to get the beauty deets... Read More

Hair in a Bundle!

Saturday, September 27, 2014    

Get hair bundle specials on (from left) Filipino curly, Russian Body
Wave, Peruvian Straight, Malaysian Natural Wave and Brazilian Body Wave
that you can safely colour and style to your preference, one-night-only
on Take Style Out, October 2, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm.

Take Style Out (TSO) has got you covered from head to toe -- everything you need to get glammed up will be discounted at participating locations islandwide on Thursday, October 2nd -- leaving you with enough cash to go out the Friday after in your brand-new attire. Ahead of the big night, Under the Dryer's got the scoop on where you can find the finest quality, 100% virgin hair on sale during our one-night-only event in both Kingston and Montego Bay! Where... Glitzzy Hair The US-based franchi ... Read More

GIrls' night out with Mary Kay

Saturday, May 17, 2014    

Marsha Lumley before and after (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

Stuffed on Mother's Day brunch bites early in the day, your Under The Dryer team took our Sunday evening social activities over to Ribbiz Bar & Lounge for the 'Royal Mothers' event where the iconic door-to-door cosmetic brand Mary Kay was doling out makeovers to the lovely ladies sipping on Cinzano sparkling wine and Baileys Irish Cream, courtesy of J Wray & Nephew and Diageo, respectively, as their day winds down. Despite the night's languid atmosphere, Shaneke Williams, independent bea ... Read More



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