Contour and highlight

Keyword: highlight, contour, makeup

What a great visual for everyone wondering the best place for contour and highlighting when doing their makeup.  Follow these guidelines and you just can’t go wrong!!



The cover of ‘O’ Magazine

Keyword: oprah, natural hair, o magazine

The September issue of O Magazine reveals an all natural-haired Oprah Winfrey and the crowd is going wild! (no pun intended). After being in the hair business for a while now I have begun to realize that women of color tend to shy away from showing off their natural hair. I’ve heard so many stories of girls being made fun of if they let their hair in their natural state. I guess it is one of those things that if you don’t experience it yourself, you can never quite understand what it is like. All I can say is that if I had Oprah’s hair, I would wear it au naturel ALL the time! I always look at girls who can rock afros and big hair in awe.

I’m glad Oprah learned to embrace her natural beauty! I think she looks great!!



Just take a wild guess…

Keyword: celebrity, before & after, before they were stars

In 1955 she was 9 years old and grew up with 11 brothers and sisters in Tennessee. Now at 65, the “blonde haired” beauty has sold over 100 million records and charted 25 number- one hits! She even opened up her own theme park!  Think you know who it is??  Click below to see if you are right and see how this international star has aged over her 4 decade career!

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Show us your ink!

Keyword: tattoo, scissors, shears, haircut, ink

Tattoos are becoming more and more popular and people are coming up with many more ways to stand out from the crowd with unique ideas and placement.  These next photos show the best, and the worst of tattoos for stylists of all kinds!

 

This one is awful.  A skull between her cleavage?! Not to mention the fact that it looks like she tried to cram as much stuff onto her chest as possible!  How embarrassing!

 

This one I really like, I just wish the artist did a cleaner, steadier job on it.  But the concept is cool.

 

I’m not sure I would ever want a pink, leopard blow dryer tattooed on me. Especially if it’s a terrible drawing of it like this one..

 

This one is my favorite. The artist did a great job and I love the blood splatters. The font of the writing is great too! This was a well thought out tattoo…bravo!



A solution to balding hair!

Keyword: bald, hair growth, magic hair, caboki

I cannot tell you what they are saying, but they seem to be laughing a lot!  What are they doing?  They are using Caboki!

 

What’s Caboki? It’s a product for men or women with hair loss.  It is made of natural fibers that stick to the hairs that remain on the head, making them thicker and cover more space.  It is wind, rain, sweat proof too! You can see from the video how easy it is to use.

 

According to their website, it is totally natural looking and no one will be able to tell you are using it!  The best part is, they have it available in several colors-

Black

Dark Brown

Medium Brown

Light Brown

Blonde

Dark Grey

Silver/White

You can either spend $40 for a 50-75 day bottle, or $20 for a 25 day bottle. Check it out here.

 

Though the video I posted here is funny, it actually seems like it is an excellent product and I’m very interested to see if any of my readers have used it, or know someone who has!



Let us introduce our latest additions to the sites

Keywords: new additions, web guy problems, bugs, errors

 

Over the past week or so you might have noticed a few glitches on a couple of the sites in our network.  Well,  WE’RE DONE!    We, the web guys, work our asses off to keep this network up and running as smoothly as it is; every now and then you’ll see little errors pop up on the sites,  but we try to get them resolved immediately for you guys.

 

We have gotten several complaints in the past about our old ‘GOT A TIP?’ buttons-  they weren’t very user friendly I guess.  Well,  now all you have to do is click the button, fill out the simple drop down menu, and click Send. There isn’t an easier way out there than this people, so if that doesn’t work for you guys, then just send your writers an email directly at:     jill@westyleny.com

 

 

While we were woking on the ‘GOT A TIP’ buttons, we also came up with this ‘FEATURED STORIES’ box.  Self explanatory- a constant rotation of previously featured articles written on the site. We’re still working the bugs out and introducing the writers to them, but they’re up and running for your enjoyment!

 

 

As always, our sites are ALL 100% mobile friendly.   Cell phones, tablets, laptops etc-  if you can access the internet, you can access our sites.   If anything on the sites are screwed up at this moment, just Refresh the page and your browser should accept the changes we’ve recently uploaded.

 

Back to work we go.   Until next time, enjoy the sites!

 

-Web Team

 



Learning the basics to nail care

Keyword: nail polish, fake nails, nail care, chipping polish

For the last 15 years of my life I have been getting my nails done with tips and silk wraps.  I never imagined my hands without them.  However, I recently had no time to get a fill-in and soon all my nails popped off.  I decided to give my nails a break for a while and keep them more natural.  I also figured this was a good way to save some money since we have begun house hunting, and paying off a wedding!

 

I wrote an article a few weeks ago about having bumps on my nails after polishing them.  Turns out that I literally have to let every coat of polish completely dry before doing the next.  It takes me ALL DAY to paint my nails this way, but it works! Naturally after all the time it take me to paint them, I hate to see them chip after a day or two. Here are some ways to help keep the polish on your nails!

- Clean nails are key!  After filing, make sure to wash with warm soapy water. This will get rid of some of the natural oils on your nails.  It also helps if you use a polish remover right before painting!

- Use a base coat. It will help the color adhere to the nail better.

-Paint in thin layers and wait for each layer to dry before the next.  Like mentioned earlier, this does take a while, but it does work!

- Top coats are key!  They will help keep polish in place.  Make sure to get as close to the edges as possible.  That is where chipping begins!! You can apply a top coat about every other day.

Follow these tips and your polish will last almost double what it normally does!  Also, I have learned that if you do notice chipping, simply file the nail where the polish chipped to smooth it out, then repaint them with the matching color, add your top coat and you’re done.  No need to take it all off and start over again!