Under The Dryer

Pageant Glam - Empowerment Through Beauty

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?
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!
“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
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

Glitz N Glam - Metallics For Carnival

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

Each year the Carnival season in Jamaica brings to life vibrant pulsating rhythms, the backdrop against which socaphiles, adorned in a dazzling array of costumes, share in the revellery of the moment. Carnival make-up provides an opportunity for self-expression and transforms revellers... Read More

Lashes & FUCHSIA

Saturday, March, 10 2018    

Your Under the Dryer team continues its Carnival countdown with make-up pro Sasha Bowie. Oh, what a difference lashes can make! Here's How To Get these looks: Read More

Puddonplussweet

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

Lakayda Brown, who got an early introduction to the hair business from her hairstylist mother, has been in that world since she was 18 years old when she opened her own salon. She transitioned into wig making after noting the convenience of the tool for those who simply did not have time... Read More

Cosmetic Surgery: The latest in the industry, part 2

Saturday, February, 17 2018    

Part two of our plastic surgery series concludes with the focus on currently trending non-invasive surgeries — procedures requiring minimal to zero body intrusion, which are a big deal in the world of cosmetic procedures at the moment. Read More

Pixie Cuts

Saturday, February, 3 2018    

Longer than the buzz-cut but shorter than the neck/shoulder-length bob, the pixie cut rests somewhere in the middle, but has remained a classic choice for women because of its edgy-but-vintage appeal. Celebrities, from Rihanna and Beyoncé to Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monáe, have... Read More

Chocoholic Indulgences at Adam & Eve Day Spa & Salon

Saturday, January, 27 2018    

Valentine's Day is synonymous with cute dates, fluffy stuffed animals, and quality time with romantic partners, but for those who may not be as relationship-inclined, however, the focus is perhaps self-care and self-love. But one thing that remains constant on this day of love, no matter... Read More

By Racquel J

Saturday, January, 20 2018    

Racquel Jenkins is referred to as “the Guru” of make-up artistry in Jamaica. Indeed, her phone has not stopped ringing since her return late December. Jenkins credits her mother for introducing her to and nurturing her interest in the industry. “My mom made it a fun and... Read More



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