Men want (and need)
beauty grooming products just as much as we do. While they might not like to admit it, they want to look their best everyday. Since he is most likely not shopping around for products, gift him with something that will get him on the right skincare track, keep him smelling great or will keep him from looking like he’s applying for Santa’s job.
For more gift ideas, check out our Huge Holiday Gift Guide 2009
If you’re hitting up any holiday festivities, a playful hairstyle is always in order. We loved Diane Kruger’s style when she attended the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards recently and just had to get the scoop on how to get the look. Creating a modern day “twist” on a classic Hollywood style, stylist Richard Marin shared his four simple steps for re-creating this great holiday style at home.
First, dry hair with head titled forward using an ionic dryer for maximum shine and volume (try the Remington Professional Dryer, $44.99, stylewithremington.com).
Next, part hair to side, then, using a 1” barrel curling iron, section hair in pieces that are about 1 1/2 inches by 3 inches wide. Curl all the hair in one direction for a uniform wave pattern, and let curls cool to set.
Brush hair out in a downward motion. Keep brush close to scalp, and finger waves will form. Brush waves to one side, and secure in side ponytail.
Finally, roll hair into smooth bun with the ends poking out, and pin into place. Finish with a touch of hairspray and bit of shine spray. To glam it up, add a pretty hair accessory. We found this gorgeous Pearl Barrette at Ulta ($4.50, ulta.com)
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Shimmer, glitter, sparkle, whatever you call it, it’s perfect for the season. Fashion trends can often be translated into makeup looks, and glitzy glamour is definitely a “do” right now. Try adding a bit of sparkle to your look for your next bash, or, if permissible, this week at work. The rule of thumb is, of course, to only emphasize one feature at a time, and when in doubt, less is always more.