April 2, 2008 |
At a national cheerleading competition last month, girls wearing short skirts and purple eye glitter competed for points at the Anaheim Convention Center. But the real contest was going on in the beauty lounge. The prize: the loyal buying habits of brand-obsessed teens. At a vanity table in a corner of the convention center, Jessica Lopez, a 14-year-old from West Covina, learned how to make her tresses stand up on end with Herbal Essences hair spray.
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October 3, 2010 |
Vera Brown, a skin care specialist with a star-studded clientele who sponsored beauty clinics for thousands of blind teens, delinquent girls, homeless women and cancer patients in Los Angeles, died Sept. 24 at her Westwood home. She was 90 and had been in poor health for the last year, said her daughter, Angela. For more than 25 years, Brown operated two luxurious spas ? Vera's Retreat in Tarzana and Vera's Retreat in the Glen in Bel-Air ? with a client list that included such celebrities as Chris Evert, Whitney Houston, Nicole Kidman and Jane Seymour.
August 6, 2005
Re "Fleshy thighs on parade," Opinion, Aug. 2 Meghan Daum absolutely nailed the reason why the new Dove commercial is so uncomfortable to watch. Yes, let the professional models do their work. Also, stop pretending to celebrate our bodies as they are, if the purpose is just to sell us corrective creams. I feel no guilt about the beauty products I buy. Cleopatra was considered the world's most brilliant and intriguing woman, and she invented the luxury bath. Most women enjoy the fantasy approach.
June 22, 2013 |
Michael Stars , famed for its bright Shine T-shirts ands other casual apparel, is scheduled to open its 10th retail store in swanky company at Malibu Country Mart on Saturday, June 29. The 1,400-square-foot boutique was conceived in collaboration with Denver firm Design Platform LLC and will marry the line's original branding, new elevated aesthetic and beachy locale with large windows, raw woods, distressed metals and an ivy-covered exterior....
October 30, 2008 |
With stock portfolios in the toilet, layoffs looming everywhere and credit hard to come by, many folks are looking for places to cut back. That includes their own heads. Consumers are slashing their budgets by skipping visits to upscale hair salons and opting for inexpensive stylists. Some are getting haircuts less often or dyeing their own locks at home.
August 11, 1994 |
When Lisa Motz rings up a bottle of Mane 'N Tail at Dominion Saddlery at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, she can't resist asking: "For you or your horse?" Detouring to a tack store for shampoo has become a quirky trend, practiced even by those who don't know a knee from a hock (hind knee). While there, some also pick up Hoof-Alive conditioner, saying it does wonders for cuticles and nails.
August 4, 1993 |
Can painting your fingernails be hazardous to your health? And if so, should the product label warn you about it? Those issues are the focus of settlement talks continuing today in San Francisco between an environmental watchdog group and attorneys for nearly two dozen nail polish manufacturers. The group, San Francisco-based As You Sow, sued 43 polish manufacturers in April for failing to warn consumers of the hazards associated with the toxic chemical toluene.
July 16, 2007 |
The products: Pheromones are the true aphrodisiacs of the animal kingdom. Female pigs don't respond to compliments or slow jazz, but the slightest whiff of androstenone -- a pheromone produced by randy boars -- will instantly put sows in a sexual mood. Hog farmers often use batches of androstenone, also known as "boar taint," to fan barnyard desires. Thanks to a wide array of pheromone-laced hair gels, colognes and body sprays, you can buy androstenone too.
August 28, 2009 |
Eight years after getting out of cosmetics business, Sears is jumping back in, banking that the high-margin sector can give the retailer a much-needed profit boost. The flagship brand of Sears Holdings Corp. is opening full-service beauty counters at 13 Sears stores in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York this week. The goal is to roll out the beauty business to 100 locations next year and, if all goes well, expand to as many as 400 of its 852 Sears department stores by 2012, said Andrea Goldner, Sears' merchandise manager for cosmetics.
August 28, 2012 |
Mindy Kaling and about half the cast of NBC's "The Office" - where she gained fame playing Kelly Kapoor - stepped out to celebrate her new show, "The Mindy Project," Saturday night at Skybar. Guests including Ellie Kemper, B.J. Novak, Angela Kinsey, Hilary Duff and John Mayer were spotted mingling and toasting with bright pink-and-yellow Vitaminwater cocktails. The new series, which premieres Sept. 25 on Fox, follows the adventures of Dr. Mindy Lahiri (played by Kaling), a romcom-obsessed OB/GYN searching for love.