Gym hair, dirty hair, frizzy hair… don’t care. This messy bun hairstyle, as seen on the models strutting in Celine‘s Spring 2014 show, reminded us of how chic you can make a bad hair day look.
“I took a modernist approach to the classic bun at Celine, by creating a simple and slightly messy knot. I wanted to make sure the look remained soft, so the hair was not pulled too tight and a few flyaways were left untouched. The end result should feel soft and pretty.” – Redken Creative Consultant, Guido.
This one is basically a total no-brainer! Here are his very easy and straight-to-the-point steps:
Some of us hold our clothing items so dear (especially dry-clean only pieces) but rarely think about what happens when we drop off our goods. Don’t worry, we didn’t install a Nanny Cam anywhere and find out some scandalous shit, but we did enlist the help of a real-life dry-cleaner to help us answer this question: What is dry-cleaning?
1. Dry-cleaning is not dry. Nope, it’s WET. The only difference is most dry-cleaners use some sort of chemical solvent (instead of water and detergent) that removes all the nasty crap off of your clothes.
2. The most commonly used chemical is called “Perc” (perchloroethylene) but it’s kind of toxic. It can make you feel dizzy, nauseous, and can even cause damage to your kidneys and liver, as well as cancer. It’s basically all sorts of fucked up.
3. Luckily, tons of dry-cleaners are going green. They use carbon dioxide (it turns into a liquid when pressure is high) instead, which is totally okay for you. Look for dry-cleaners who are organic.
4. Your clothes are washed along with everyone else’s in that machine above. I think this tidbit of info just ruined dry-cleaning for some of you.
5. Sometimes, dry-cleaners actually wet-wash clothes labeled as “dry clean only” because it can be more effective depending on the material. They then press them for that nice, dry-cleaner feel. For example: some items made out of cotton, are washed kind of like you would wash them at home.
6. You can clean some items that are “dry clean only” at home but have to do your research and only wash by hand. Avoid washing materials that shrink or pieces that are textured . When in doubt, Google, or ask your cleaner.
7. Do not treat your stains with club soda or any random ass remedy first! This can actually cause the stain to spread out. Blot the excess if you can, and take it to the cleaner ASAP so they can remove it with one of their super powerful solvents.
8. If you need to dry clean a set (like a suit) take every piece to the cleaners, not just the dirty ones. This ensures all of your items will be the same color and that they won’t fade at different rates.
9. Take your dry-cleaned items out of the plastic when you get home! I know, weird right? Well, the plastic has a science-y way of putting off gases that cause your item to fade.
10. Keep your freshly dry-cleaned threads protected from direct sunlight. Make sure your closet stays shut or invest in a good garment bag.
Revenge star Ashley Madekwe was spotted sporting some seriously chic yet barely-there makeup at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in LA earlier this week. Avon celebrity makeup artist, Lauren Andersen, filled us in on the steps and products she used on Ashley.
There’s something about putting on a pair of cat eye sunglasses that automatically makes you feel like you should really pull it together. Unlike most must-haves, you can’t really pair these with anything (like sweats and breakouts) however, you’ll be glad to own them when you’re in the mood to throw on a bitchin’ shade of lipstick and feel a bit chicer than usual.