Archive for August, 2009

The Fairest sale: COOLA Suncare


The words “sunscreen” and “organic” are usually completely at odds with one another.  Kick it up a notch and throw in “glamour” and, well, you’re just totally out of luck.

But, wait!  Like a superhero to the beauty rescue…we have COOLA Suncare, valiantly dedicated to fighting rays, free-radicals, toxic ingredients, and that plasticky odor that is too-often masked by treacly scents.  (If I want to smell like a coconut, I’ll spill a pina colada on my lap, thanks!)

COOLA Suncare’s products are free of all the bad “P” words you’ll often find in beauty: parabens, phthalates, petroleum and PABA.  With broad-spectrum, UVA/UVB protection, you’re covered against both types of damaging rays.  And for the Divas out there, all products are available in both unscented and scented varieties…and trust me, the fragrances are actually good. (more…)

August 30, 2009 at 11:08 pm 1 comment

Beauty Expert Q & A: Celebrity Hair Stylist Sally Hershberger

Sally HershbergerCelebrity hair stylist Sally Hershberger is an icon in the beauty industry. Her hands have transformed the hair of many A list celebrities and her product line has given women everywhere the ability to feel just as glamorous. I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Sally to find out what she is passionate about, which hair style she hopes never comes back and what’s next for this hair legend.

Shannon: Tell me about the day you realized you wanted to style and cut hair for the rest of your life; was there someone who inspired you, an image that captured your imagination or something else that ignited this passion?

August 30, 2009 at 7:19 pm 4 comments

The Fairest sale: Stila Cosmetics

Stila Behind the BrandOh, Stila.  Do you even realize how obsessed we all are with you?

When the Stila website briefly went down earlier there year, there was–no joke–panic in the blogosphere.  Beauty bloggers dashed off emails and Tweeted fast and furiously, demanding intel on when the site would be back up, and breathing very public sighs of relief when the dust settled and returned to the world.

This is the kind of adoration Stila instills in us, the jaded beauty bloggers who have access to a billion and one products…yet cry when we are denied our Smudge Pots and Convertible Colors for even a millisecond.  What makes the brand so darn addictive?  (Well, now–I’m glad you asked!) (more…)

August 29, 2009 at 12:50 am 1 comment

National Directory: Ted Gibson/Hela Spa Salon – Washington DC…

Ted Gibson Hela

Looking for a spot in the Nation’s Capital for your coif and bod?  The Ted Gibson/Hela Spa opened just after inauguration day last January and already has a serious following.

From precision haircuts to spa treatments and medi-spa services….the team here has you covered.  Every few weeks Ted Gibson and his partner, celeb colorist Jason Backe, roll through from New York and help out the very capable and congenial staff.

What to Get: Precision cuts from Tiffany Nicole, Phyto Specific Steam Treatments for curly/frizzy hair and customized Greta Garbo Facials from JoElle Lyons. (more…)

August 26, 2009 at 3:53 am Leave a comment

Welcome to Who’s the Fairest?

The Fairest

Hello and welcome to Who’s the Fairest?!

With an All-Star team of expert contributors led by Editorial Director Nadine Jolie (hey, that’s me!), Who’s the Fairest? strives for truth in beauty and an in-the-know roundup of what you need to look and feel your best.

Let’s be real: there are a lot of great beauty blogs out there, and if you’re reading this, you’ve probably checked out most of them. While creating Who’s the Fairest?, we thought, “What can we do for our readers? How can we make this more than just another beauty site?” Our answers: total honesty and editorial expertise.

What else do we have in store for you? We’ve gathered an All-Star roster of the beauty industry’s top writers and experts, each one more beauty-savvy than the last, and all dedicated to cutting through the beauty industry’s (occasionally impenetrable!) glam and mystique to bring you the real behind-the-scenes dish. You’ll find reviews and interviews, easy-as-pie How To’s, thoughtful musings on everyday, Real Woman beauty, all with a hearty helping of can’t miss tricks and tips to feed your beauty beast! (more…)

August 24, 2009 at 10:22 pm 1 comment

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