Blow Drys and Cocktails — Dry Bar opens in Studio City

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BY KAREN YOUNG Calling all girlfriends (and others who need gift and party ideas) — it’s blow drys and cocktails at the new Dry Bar in Studio City opening Thursday, September 23. This is the second location for this innovative “blow dry” … [Read more...]

The Beauty Box: Luxury products and personal service for men, women and children

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BY KAREN YOUNG Want Lady Gaga’s nail color? Niche beauty products you can’t find in the 818, or some not even in Los Angeles for that matter? How about a good supply of products for men and children? And don’t your brows and eyelashes need … [Read more...]

A scrumptious dessert for your lips from the Lipstik Factory

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BY KAREN YOUNG Lip gloss is one of those things I buy for fun.  But after unwrapping the packaging,  I end up disappointed because it's either too sticky, it doesn’t stay put, the flavor is dicey or the color isn’t quite right. All that … [Read more...]

New! dtox Day Spa: A Ventura Boulevard Stay-cation

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BY KAREN YOUNG How often have you said that you need a getaway but can’t take the time or spend the money? Feeling stressed, you might go for a massage at any one of the quick fix cookie cutter facilities that seem to pop up on every other block. … [Read more...]

Vinita’s Beauty and Threading Studio brings an ancient art into the mainstream

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BY CHERYL BECKER LEFF I was first exposed to ‘Threading’ about 15 years ago when living in Florida. After many years of facial waxing, I had recently begun to break out in a rash after my waxing treatments. That’s when I met my salon’s new … [Read more...]

Space.NK Apothecary rocks the world of beauty, skin care and fragrance at Bloomingdales

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BY KAREN YOUNG There’s a myriad of reasons why Bloomingdales is not your ordinary department store.  The affectionately iconic Bloomies and the Big Brown Bag have a certain cache where personal service, innovative lines, and choice events are … [Read more...]

Fashion & Beauty: Sleek, sunkissed hair with Dani Hernandez

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BY ALLISON RAE MARSH In a town full of hairstylists whose dramatic personalities often over-shadow their own work, Dani Hernandez of the Byron and Tracey Salon in Beverly Hills, has mastered his craft as a premiere hair colorist and a trained … [Read more...]

Body Talk: Tips for romance and looking good

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BY KYM DOUGLAS It's always the right time of year for romance.  Here's some fun and interesting tips that won't cost a bundle. Secret Agent Forget the Chanel #5, the Dior and the Jo Malone.  If you really want to turn on your guy bake a … [Read more...]

More Black Book of Hollywood Diet Secrets

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BY KYM DOUGLAS It's mid-summer, so what better time to think about ways to keep eating in check while staying fashionably chic for the season.  Here's some fun tidbits from my book, The Black Book of Hollywood Diet Secrets. BURGER … [Read more...]

BODY TALK: Healthy celebrity diet tips

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BY KYM DOUGLAS HEALTHY DIET TIPS Jackie Keller is a nutrition and wellness coach, educator and culinary expert who works with some of Hollywood's biggest names.  As the founder and creator of NutriFit, she delivers fresh, customized meals to the … [Read more...]