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                  no.1/March 2011



              the BeaUtY gUiDe




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                                                   REDISCOVERING                                                                 TIPS




                                                    BEAUTY IN A
                                                    DIGITAL AGE
                                              Nigel Barker, “America’s Next Top Model” panelist and
phOtO: MarcUs BrOOKs




                                                     photographer, shares his aesthetic ideals

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True beauty is found in true confidence. Taking care of your skin,
hair and nails won’t just make you look better—you’ll feel better too.



skin issues go deeper
than surface value
e
              ach day over 14 million     tors that can lead to acne breakouts,                                             conditions.
              Canadians cope with         such as cosmetics, sweating, gen-                                                    With the return of the sun and
              some form of skin,          etics, medications, and hormonal                                                  warm weather on its way, the Can-
              hair or nail disorder,      changes. It is often assumed being                                                adian Dermatology Association fo-
              and each day derma-         out in the sun will cure acne, which                                              cuses education efforts on developing
              tologists across the        is a common misconception. The                                                    healthy sun safety habits. Poor sun
              country are working         sun’s ultraviolet radiation only sup-                                             protection habits can lead to skin can-
to improve the quality of life of those   presses the immune system’s reac-                                                 cer. If left untreated, melanoma, the
Canadians.                                tion to bacteria, making the acne                                                 most serious form of skin cancer, can
   Today,Canada has only 650 derma-       appear less red and simply masking                                                spread to other parts of the body and        the beAuty guide
                                                                                                                                                                         1st editiOn, MArch 2011
tologists to care for almost 34 mil-      the problem, while actually damag-                                                possibly be fatal. Although most skin
lion Canadians—a shocking ratio.          ing the skin.                                                                     cancers are not a serious threat to life,    responsible for this issue:
                                                                                    Dr. Ian Landalls                                                                     Publisher: Brittney Blake
With extensive medical training              In general, mild acne can be treat-    canadian dermatology Association        they are removed by surgery or other         brittney.blake@mediaplanet.com
and unique skills, dermatologists         ed with over-the-counter products,                                                treatment methods, which can be              Designer: penelope Graham
                                                                                    My BEst tips                                                                         penelope.graham@mediaplanet.com
can identify intricacies in the skin,     whereas dermatologists usually                                                    painful and result in significant dis-       Contributors: charmaine Gooden, Dr ian
hair and nails, and treat numer-          treat moderate to severe, stubborn                                                figurement.                                  landells, paul Mazzotta, andrew seale,

ous conditions. These conditions          or widespread acne with prescrip-         Protecting your                            While dermatologists advocate for
                                                                                                                                                                         Marc speir, steve torch

can sometimes mimic one another,          tion medications. However, wheth-         skin                                    regular use of hats, protective cloth-       Managing Director: Gustav aspegren
                                                                                                                                                                         gustav.aspegren@mediaplanet.com
making diagnosis and management           er mild, moderate or severe, it is                                                ing and sunscreen to reduce the risk         Editorial Manager: Jackie McDermott
difficult for those outside the derma-      important to see a dermatologist          ■■Use a minimum SPF 30 broad-           of skin cancer,the same steps will also      jackie.mcdermott@mediaplanet.com
                                                                                                                                                                         Title Developer: David shoemaker
tology specialty.                         because even mild acne can still pot-     spectrum sunscreen every day.           prevent sun damage,which manifests           david.shoemaker@mediaplanet.com
                                          entially lead to skin discolouration      Most cosmetics now include sun-         as wrinkles, age spots, or broken            Business Developer: Darshan thomas
                                                                                                                                                                         darshan.thomas@mediaplanet.com
Weathering the damage                     and permanent scarring.                   screen, making daily use easier.        blood vessels. Photoaging is cumu-
Canada’s distinct climate can also                                                                                          lative and happens over years of UV          Distributed within:
                                                                                                                                                                         toronto star, March 2011
make for dermatologic difficulties.         Below the surface                         ■■Moisturize damp skin. It helps        exposure. Treatments for photoag-            this section was created by Mediaplanet
Conditions such as eczema and psor-       Although not often discussed, many        lock in moisture to rehydrate skin.     ing include the use of fillers, lasers,      and did not involve the toronto star or its
                                                                                                                                                                         Editorial Departments.
iasis can worsen during the cold dry      skin conditions carry psychological                                               chemical peels and topical agents
winter because the skin becomes           side-effects or insecurities. In truth,   ■■Quit smoking! It exposes skin         but it is best to discuss these op-          photo credit: all images are from istock.com unless other-
                                                                                                                                                                         wise accredited.

drier and irritated. While treat-         patients regularly see their skin con-    to toxins and accelerates aging.        tions with your dermatologist, the
ment options for both can include         dition as a burden in daily life and                                              skin expert.                                 Mediaplanet’s business is to create new
                                                                                                                                                                         customers for our advertisers by providing
immunomodulators, antibiotics,            identify feelings of embarrassment,       ■■Don’t pick, pop or squeeze pim-          The largest organ you have is             readers with high-quality editorial content
phototherapy or topical ointments,        depression, low self-esteem and so-       ples. It leads to the spread of bac-    your skin. Protect it. For more in-          that motivates them to act.
a simple everyday skin care regimen,      cial withdrawal as stemming from          teria, creating more pimples and        formation about sun safety, win-
including regular moisturizing, will      their skin condition.Through its vari-    increasing the risk of scarring.        ter skin care or to find a derma-
help to ease some of the added win-       ous public awareness campaigns, the                                               tologist visit the CDA website,
ter discomfort.                           Canadian Dermatology Association          ■■Manage stress—conditions like         www.dermatology.ca.
                                          is committed to educating the public      acne, psoriasis and rosacea can            DISCLAIMER: The Canadian
Zapping the issue                         about these conditions, providing in-     worsen with stress.                     Dermatology Association has nei-             QUicK tips FOr cUrls
One of the most common skin care          formation about treatment options                                                 ther reviewed nor endorsed the
problems seen by dermatologists           and ultimately aims to eliminate some                                             remaining contents of this sup-              Work through it
is acne. There are a number of fac-       of the stigma associated with these                                               plement on Healthy Skin and Hair.                 Combing clean, wet hair
                                                                                                                                                                          1   with a wide tooth comb is



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to the professional beauty                ucts, and fashions in order to                                                    ner beauty to shine through as               morning.
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                                          across the country to look and                                                    is just a reality that people like to        Give it depth
The members of the ABA repre-             feel their best. There are many                                                   look good and our industry helps                  Adding the right colour or
sent 90 percent of the sales and          different perceptions of beauty;                                                  people to feel better about them-             3   highlights to finer curly hair
services in hair salons and we            however I believe beauty is a                                                     selves. If your hair is not right            will add more texture, body and
do eight trade shows across the           combination of all things.                                                        and you don’t feel good, you do              fullness.
country for professionals. To-                                                                                              not function as well. It is so im-
ronto is our largest market with          The power of transformation                                                       portant to feel good about your-             Rinse it out
the annual ABA show coming up             Beauty is only skin deep, and                                                     self and who you are—this indus-                  When shampooing, remem-
on March 27th/28th. The purpose           when a person is beautiful on the                                                 try helps people to achieve that.             4   ber that the thicker the hair,
of these shows is to educate and          inside, it always shines through. I                                                                                            the longer you need to rinse in or-
keep everyone up to date on per-          have seen some incredible trans-                                                                                               der to remove all the shampoo.
tinent issues in the professional         formations, specifically a woman                                                                                Marc speir
beauty industry.                          who is nothing special, some-                                                                            executive director,
                                                                                    Marc Speir, Executive Director of the                                                              courtesy of curly hair solutions
                                          what ordinary and plain. Once             ABA, and his wife Connie.                                                    AbA
A network of tendrils                     she finds the right hair style for        Photo: PRiVAtE                                          editorial@mediaplanet.com                         editorial@mediaplanet.com
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Celebrity photographer Nigel Barker has laid eyes on many
a gorgeous face. However, he says to be truly good looking, one
                                                                                                                                                                         2
must be authentic.                                                                                                                                                   CONFIDENCE IS
                                                                                                                                                                       THE MOST
                                                                                                                                                                      IMPORTANT
                                                                                                                                                                      PART OF ANY
                                                                                                                                                                         LOOK




true beauty in a
digital age                                   spection you can see her stretch marks.        prOFilE               The shift in cover images shows a        a model and a photographer gives him
 lEaDEr tO lEaDEr                               “Nowadays that photo wouldn’t have                              trend towards people who the general        an interesting edge. At times when
Nigel Barker is a wee bit                     gotten out into the mainstream,” says                             public can relate to.                       he’s shooting a photo he’ll notice the
frustrated with the digital age’s             Barker.                                                              He says a key component in beauty        subject is out of their comfort level.
effect on beauty.                               But to Barker, beauty is natural.                               is telling a story.                            “You have to have your little tricks
“Retouching has created a completely un-        “We’ve gotten to a point now where we                              “Sure you want to exercise and be        up your sleeves,” says Barker.
obtainable aesthetic,” says the beauty guru   call all these things imperfections,” he                          healthy but that doesn’t mean you’re           One trick is to have your own pump
and judge for TV show “America’s Next Top     says. “I like to think these are the things                       going to be a model,” says the beauty       up song playing in your head whether
Model”.                                       that make us special and unique.”             Nigel Barker        guru. “It really has a lot to do with au-   you’re on the catwalk or the sidewalk.
   His book, “Nigel Barker’s Beauty Equa-                                                                       thenticity.”                                   But regardless of where you’re strut-
tion: Revealing a Better and More Beauti-     Show and tell                                 ■■ Position:           And therein lies the message behind      ting your stuff, be genuine.
ful You”, delves into the very essence of     Barker’s meditation on beauty started         panelist,           his book.                                      “If you’re a rocker, be a rocker. If
beauty.                                       quite simply. His son, Jack, decided his      “america’s next        “The whole point of the book is for      you’re goth, be a goth. If you’re a punk
   “Over the past 1000 years women have       father would make the perfect candidate       top Model”,         people to realize that to be considered     be a punk—but if you’re not, be your-
been pretty much torturing themselves in      for show-and-tell but when Barker was         photographer        really beautiful you need to start with     self,” he says.
the name of beauty,” says Barker.             asked to define “what is beauty?” he was      ■■ Celebrity        the self.”                                     When all is said and done, whether
   And needless to say, Barker knows his      struck by the complexity of the question.     Ambassador-                                                     he’s behind the camera, on the judge’s
stuff, having spent twenty years in the          “Obviously my first answer was ‘well       Make-a-Wish         Freaks and fashonistas                      panel or public speaking, Barker is
fashion industry—both in front of the lens    your mom is,’” he says. “I started writ-      Foundation, the     How often have you seen someone             fighting for authenticity in the fash-
as a model and behind it as a photographer.   ing down all the things I used to describe    Do something or-    walking the catwalk in an outrageous        ion industry.
He has judged the Miss America Pageant        beauty.”                                      ganization and      menagerie of material and gravity-             “I think that’s what we need to get
and is currently on the panel on “Tyra           He noticed that the traits he favoured     campaign shooter    defying hair? Barker says the key to        back to,” says Barker.
Bank’s America’s Next Top Model”. His         when behind the lens were authenticity        for Fashion t       confidence is being comfortable in our
book takes aim at breaking down the mis-      and spontaneity rather than waist size and    argets Breast       own skin.
conceptions of beauty in an industry that     skin complexion.                              cancer.               “There’re all kinds of freaks and
he says has set “unobtainable aesthetics”        “If you look at fashion as well and the    ■■ Lives in NYC:    fashionistas,” says the beauty guru.
through digital photo manipulation.           way commercial advertisers have gone,         With his wife and   “Do they look crazy? No, because
   He points to the famous photograph of      you’ve seen more celebrities on the covers    two children.       they’re totally into it.”                                            aNDREW SEalE
Farah Fawcett.He notes that upon close in-    of magazines,” notes Barker.                                        He says that having worked both as                         editorial@mediaplanet.com



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    Professional insight
                                                                             !
                                                                         Dry scalp anD hair tips



                                                                              Dry hair, a dry scalp and dandruff are the result of one or more ele-
                                                                              ments depleting your body’s natural oils before they can reach your
                                                                              skin and hair. Getting back your healthy scalp and hair will likely
                                                                         mean making a change in your daily cosmetic regimen,taking better steps
                                                                         to protect yourself from drying influences, and, in extreme cases, seeking
                                                                         professional help.
                                                                                                                                                  2
                                                                         Here are some of the most common causes of dry hair and scalp:

                                                                         ■■Harmful chemicals found in cheap and over-used hair products;
                                                                         ■■Harmful cosmetic habits,like twenty minutes under the blow dryer and
                                                                         curling iron;
                                                                         ■■Overexposure to harsh weather, especially cold winter air;
                                                                         ■■A diet lacking in necessary nutrients,especially vitamins.Also consum-
                                                                         ing alcoholic beverages of any kind, prescription drugs, and other drugs.
                                                                         Excessive consumption of caffeine can also contribute to cause of scalp
                                                                         issues;
                                                                         ■■An untreated skin condition, such as eczema, psoriasis or seborrheic.

                                                                         Overwashing and overbrushing can irritate your scalp and dry out the natural
                                                                         oils that keep your hair and scalp feeling soft and moisturized.If you wash your
                                                                         hair every day,try cutting back to every other day or every two days.When you
                                                                         do wash,don’t vigorously scrub or scratch your scalp—just rub in gentle circles
                                                                         with the tips of your fingers. Choose a brush with a cushion back made with
                                                                         metal bristles.The metal bristles help to keep the proper ionic charge, avoid-
1                                                                        ing static and damage. You can also use your fingers to comb through your
                                                                         hair. Brushing too hard and too often can irritate your scalp and increase the
                                                                         dry,static-y feeling in your hair,especially with brushes with plastic bristles.
                                                                            Choose a shampoo and conditioner designed specifically to treat dry hair
                                                                         and scalp conditions.Look for a formula designed to treat scalp and hair or try
                                                                         a product exclusively aimed at dry hair and scalp. Look for natural ingredi-
                                                                         ents like Bergamotto,and important minerals such as zinc or selenium.How-
                                                                         ever,avoid coal-tar—it can dry hair.Also,salicylic acid (BHA) is very effective at
                                                                         calming the scalp skin and aids in exfoliation of dead skin cells. Exfoliation is
                                                                         among the most important aspect of healthy skin.This is true not only for skin
                                                                         care but also for scalp care.A healthy scalp is the source of healthy hair.Switch-
                                                                         ing to a salon-grade shampoo and conditioner can also help your dry hair and
                                                                         scalp.These products are more expensive,but also contain less “filler” ingredi-
                                                                         ents; you’ll also be able to ask a cosmetologist for help finding the right prod-
                                                                         uct for your skin and hair.
                                                                            Don’t use high heat treatments on your dry hair and scalp.Blow-drying your
                                                                         hair, styling with curling and flat irons, and washing with hot water all con-
                                                                         tribute to your dry hair and scalp. If these treatments are part of your daily
                                                                         regimen,chances are they’re to blame for your dry hair and scalp.Towel or air-
                                                                         dry your hair. Wash and rinse your hair in lukewarm water.And if you must
                                                                         use a curling or flat iron, apply an extra moisturizing product to your hair be-
                                                                         fore and/or after use.
                                                                            Keep your head covered in extreme weather conditions. Extreme heat and
                                                                         cold,dry air,strong sunshine,and high winds can all dry out and damage your
                                                                         scalp and hair,just like any other exposed part of your body.Wear a hat or hood
                                            1. Nigel Barker shooting
                                                                         to keep out cold and wind; rub sunscreen into any exposed part of your scalp
                                            the 2010 Nine West Run-      on sunny days; and moisturize your scalp and hair before spending long per-
                                            way Relief campaign in
                                            NYC with the Sony A900.
                                                                         iods of time outside in harsh weather conditions.
                                            2. Nigel Barker shooting
                                            Cristina Garcia for Tatler                                                                    Paul Mazzotta
                                            Magazine with the Sony
                                            A900.                                                                                         hair care specialist
2                                           Photos: Ali Azios                                                                     editorial@mediaplanet.com




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                                                                                                                                                                      the hottest
                                                                                                                                                                       looks
                                                                                                                                                                      for your locks
                                                                                                                                                                           Ken Paves, star stylist
                                                                                                                                                                           and Jessica Simpson’s




the top fixes for your
                                                                                                                                                                      mane man, shares essenti-
                                                                                                                                                                      al styling tips for creating
                                                                                                                                                                      the hottest styles.

                                                                                                                                                                      ■■ Cutting edge




skin conundrums
                                                                                                                                                                      “The looks for Spring 2011 are ef-
                                                                                                                                                                      fortlessly chic,” says Paves. Just
                                                                                                                                                                      about anything goes—short pixies
                                                                                                                                                                      and bobs to mid-length and shoul-
                                                                                                                                                                      der length, softly layered hair. Side
                                                                                                                                                                      swept fringes are big this season.
                                                                                                                                                                      Long layered hair never goes out
■■Question: Are you
overwhelmed with the variety of
                                                                                 “Aging, genetics,                        foaming facial cleansers; moistur-
                                                                                                                          izers with ceramides, humectants,
                                                                                                                                                                      of style.They all have an effortless
                                                                                                                                                                      texture and lots of natural move-
skin issues and the treatments                                                   low humidity, cold                       and alpha-hydroxy acids—all help            ment. Hair this season is all about
available?
■■Answer: Knowing your
                                                                                 and wind, chronic                        support the skin’s protective bar-
                                                                                                                          rier, according to Skotnicki-Grant.A
                                                                                                                                                                      looking touch-able and naturally
                                                                                                                                                                      beautiful.
options can help you put your                                                    diseases... all make                     humidifier in your room is helpful.         ■■ Mane colours
best face forward.                                                               your skin dry.”                          Topical steroids are used for               Colour is soft and natural this
                                                                                                                          serious cases.                              spring, even leaving some “roots”
How we look affects how we                                                                                                                                            so hair looks sun kissed and high-
feel and is deeply intertwined                                                   Dr. Sandy Skotniki-Grant                 Eczema                                      lighted. “We will see a lot of tone
                                                                                 dermatologist
with our sense of                                                                                                         ■■ The causes: “Eczema inflamma-            on tone,in blondes,red,and brown
self-esteem.                                                                                                              tion means skin is lacking ceramides,       with natural roots and soft high-
                                         ■■Retin-A, a prescription-only Vita-    which tightens loose skin and            a natural lipid found in the skin that      lighted edges,” says Paves. “Giselle
When your once-taut, poreless and        min A topical cream is “Anti-wrin-      wrinkles.                                holds surface skin cells together” says     Bunchen always has a great ex-
glowing skin turns lined and sag-        kle, anti-pore, anti-brown spots,                                                Skotnicki-Grant. “In addition,all of        ample of this type of colouring.”
gy, it can be distressing. Common        anti-acne—everything you would          Age spots, uneven                        the anti-aging products we’re using
skin diseases like psoriasis and ec-     want,” says Fields.                     pigmentation and                         with great zeal—retinoids,alpha hyr-        ■■ Paves’ points
zema also make people feel insecure      ■■Over the counter Retinol was re-      discolouration                           droxy acids,and skin peels—over-            Effortless chic means wearing
about their looks, explains Dr. Katie    cently reported to increase skin’s      ■■ The causes: The first signs of        whelm the skin’s protective barrier.It      your natural texture. “Accepting
Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, the re-      collagen production by the New          sun damage.                              simply breaks down and gives up.”           and learning to love your nat-
nown creators of Proactive Acne          England Journal Of Medicine.            ■■ Doctor’s orders: Hydroquin-           ■■ Doctor’s orders: Moisturizers            ural texture rather than fight-
                                                                                                                                                                      ing it automatically makes you
Treatment. “Seeking a cure to your       ■■Alpha hydroxy acids to act as skin    one is a safe bleaching agent. Bright-   with skin soothing ceramide lipids
                                                                                                                                                                      feel better about yourself,” adds
skin concerns is not vanity; it’s self   brighteners by taking off dead skin     ening agents like bareberry and lic-     and dimethecone to provide a skin
                                                                                                                                                                      Paves. Healthy, soft, shiny hair is
esteem. The good news is there are       cells, giving it a smoother and re-     orice extracts help fade spots. “Re-     barrier. Use fragrance-free products.       always in style and here’s how to
safe, effective treatments available     freshed appearance.                     moving brown spots from your face,                                                   get it. Follow Paves’ pointers and
from topical solutions to non-sur-       ■■Botox injections prevent muscle       chest and hands takes 10 to 20 years     Psoriasis                                   within a month you’ll see a huge
gical cosmetic treatments, that will     contractions which relax furrows on     off how you look.” says Fields.          ■■ The causes: A skin condition             difference.
create a significant improvement in      the brow and crows feet around the                                               where the skin cells grow too quickly.      ■■Use a hydrating shampoo and
your skin.”                              eyes.                                   Dry skin                                 “Instead of 30 days natural cell turn-      conditioner. Look for something
                                         ■■Temporary Injectable fillers like     ■■ The causes: “Aging, genetics,         over,it does it in three days,” explains    that is sulfate-free and scented
Wrinkles                                 Restylane, Juvederm, and Sculp-         low humidity, cold and wind, chron-      Fields.                                     only with 100 percent essential
■■ The causes: The natural aging         tra used to soften deep lines and re-   ic diseases like diabetes and kid-       ■■ Doctor’s orders: “Topical ster-          oils.
process, facial movements, smoking       store fullness. Rodan steers clear of   ney disease, some medications that       oids,Vitamin D,and light therapy as         ■■Don’t wash you hair everyday.
and regular sun exposure.                permanent fillers. “The face is con-    lower cholesterol; all make your         the disease becomes more disturb-           Two to three times a week is suf-
■■ Doctor’s orders: “These treat-        stantly changing and what looks         skin dry,” explains dermatologist Dr.    ing,” says Fields.                          ficient.
ments are effective on their own         good today might not in a few years.”   Sandy Skotnicki-Grant.                                                               ■■For those who are active or have
and together they do beautiful           ■■Thermage is a procedure using         ■■ Doctor’s orders: Fragrance-                             CHaRMaINE GooDEN          oily hair, skip the shampoo and
things,” says Fields.                    heat to stimulate collagen growth       free, botanical-free products; non-                      editorial@mediaplanet.com   just rinse with water to remove
                                                                                                                                                                      excess oil. Condition just the ends
                                                                                                                                                                      if needed.
                                                                                                                                                                      ■■Let hair air dry. “For every red



looking for a lift? Know
                                                                                                                                                                      carpet event or magazine cover,
                                                                                                                                                                      I have my clients arrive with air
                                                                                                                                                                      dried hair and style it from there,”
                                                                                                                                                                      says Paves.



your options                                                                                                                                                          ■■ Beauty attitude
                                                                                                                                                                      Paves says red carpet stars have a
                                                                                                                                                                      “winning” beauty attitude. Take
                                                                                                                                                                      charge of yours.
There are a dizzying array of            lifts the skin on the face and neck.    ■■ What it is: Wrinkle-filling           priate training.                            ■■Self confidence makes a woman
facial enhancement treat-                   Risks: Ultherapy poses very few      substances like Restylane, Juve-         ■■ Have a consultation: Go for              looks her most beautiful.
ments on the market, each                risks compared to many other cos-       derm, and Teosyal are made from          an initial consultation and make            ■■Inner beauty is self love and
touting they’re better than              metic procedures. Possible mild red-    hylauronic acid—a naturally occur-       sure you’re comfortable with your           self acceptance! How can you ex-
the others.                              ness and tenderness may be experi-      ring substance in the body—and in-       dermatologist’s approach and                pect anyone else to recognize your
                                         enced in the area where the treat-      jected into deep lines and well es-      manner.                                     beauty if you don’t recognize it
We consulted Deborah Elia, a nurse,      ment was performed.                     tablished folds.                         ■■ Ask questions: Ask how many              yourself, first We are responsible
manager and chief injector for cos-                                              ■■ Benefits: “Used in deep lines         times the doctor has performed any          for the impression we give the
metic surgeon Dr. Sandy Pritchard        Botox                                   around the eyes, on the forehead,        specific procedure you’re consid-           world of ourselves!!
for the top three safe and most suc-     ■■ What it is: Made from a refined      around the mouth and where there         ering, especially if it is invasive or      ■■“Forget anything anyone has
cessful procedures of the moment.        botulism toxin that relaxes some        is a loss of volume,” says Elias.        potentially risky                           ever told you is wrong with their
                                         of the underlying expression mus-          Risks: Some people are allergic to    ■■ Get recommendations:                     hair, forget it. Look in the mirror
Ultherapy                                cles, causing the skin to smooth out.   certain fillers. Stinging at the area    Question friends who might have             and recognize just how beauti-
■■ What it is: A non-surgical skin       Lasts six months to a year. “By far     of the injection. “You have to know      visited a skin specialist about their       ful you are and accept your hair’s
tightening procedure that uses           our most popular procedure,” state      where to put the filers for it to be     experiences                                 natural texture. Honestly loving
ultrasonic waves to deliver heat to      Elias.                                  safe,” says Elias. “Choose someone       ■■ A good esthetic eye:- “It’s fine         yourself is key!
the collagen fiber that gives skin its   ■■ Benefits: Reduced the signs of       who’s experienced.”                      to be able to run the machine or do         ■■“I am beautiful: say it. Feel
elasticity.The heat generates new        wrinkles, furrows and crow’s feet.                                               injections, but you need an aesthet-        good,” Paves says.
collagen growth and requires an-            Risks: Bruising and, when done       Choosing the right                       ic eye for it to look wonderful,” adds
nual touch-ups. “This is our new-        improperly, drooping, a “startled       face doctor                              Elias.”
est non-surgical procedure and the       look” or loss some of your facial ex-   ■■ Check credentials: Board cer-
results have been excellent,” says       pressions.                              tification won’t guarantee that a
Elias.                                                                           doctor will be a good, but it does                         CHaRMaINE GooDEN                         CHaRMaINE GooDEN
■■ Benefits: Tightens, firms, and        Injectable derma fillers                show they’ve completed the appro-                        editorial@mediaplanet.com                editorial@mediaplanet.com
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  neWs
get smooth hair—without
the toxins
Curls can be a bit of a pain             US FDA and OSHA regulations,” says
sometimes—there’s no deny-               Bulsara.
ing it. But an endless slew of             Often keratin—an organic com-
hair salons are offering the             pound occurring in hair, skin, teeth
latest hair care fad—straigh-            and nails—becomes dry and brittle
tening and smoothing solu-               over time. When this happens, hair
tions.                                   can take on a frizzy look.
   Of course, beauty comes at a cost,      Recently, professional hair salons
according to a recent advisory re-       have begun offering treatments that
leased by Health Canada about Bra-       bind damaged keratin with products
zilian hair smoothing products and       including keratin to help straighten
the high formaldehyde content they       and add shine.
might contain.                             The downside is that these prod-
   But it’s not all bad news.The study   ucts also contain formaldehyde, a
has carved a niche market for vegan      known irritant, sensitizer, and car-
(non-formaldehyde and non-kera-          cinogen linked to cancer in humans
tin) smoothers.                          when inhaled chronically, as a pre-
   These products, based on heat-        servative.
activated vegan proteins from              “They have been banned in many
wheat, corn and oats, offer non-toxic    countries of the world,” says Bulsara.
treatments to eliminate frizz and        “Many of these are potentially can-
achieve the same effects as trad-        cer causing.”
itional hair smoothers containing          Bulsara also notes that despite
formaldehyde.                            the extensive training salons must        during the flat-ironing stage when     heating with a flatiron” – which is      ucts include both standard and Ad-
                                         undergo to utilize the treatment, the     the formaldehyde is aerosolized that   one of the chief concerns with using     vanced Brazilian Keratin Treatment
Bad hair day                             products in some cases react poorly       it can cause the most damage.          formaldehyde.                            and Chocolate Extreme De-Frizzing
In December, Health Canada re-           with the customers.                          In order to avoid the controversy     The product still utilizes a simi-     Treatment by Marcia Teixeira; Kera-
leased a statement advising the pub-       “They also result in major dam-         surrounding the products, some sal-    lar system to Brazilian Keratin treat-   tin Complex Smoothing Therapy by
lic that several professional hair       age to the hair making it dry, brittle    ons have looked to organic options.    ments but takes less time.               Coppola;
smoothing and straightening prod-        and even cause it to break and fall re-                                            In light of some of the controversy      Global Keratin Taming System
ucts have been found to contain lev-     sulting in major hair loss if not ap-     Organic alternatives                   surrounding their products, Marcia       Strawberry, Global Keratin Taming
els of formaldehyde above the 0. 2       plied properly,” says Bulsara.            Zerran International, a hair care      Teixeira, Peter Coppolla Salons and      System with Juvexin Strawberry
percent limit set by Health Canada.        Salons are required to have proper      products manufacturer, is hoping       Brazillian Blowout, have also begun      Resistant and the Global Keratin
   Cyrus Bulsara, president of Profes-   ventilation to ensure both the hair       to capitalize on the recent kickback   offering non-toxic keratin treat-        Taming System with Juvexin Straw-
sional Consultants and Resources,        care professional and the customer        in toxic products by offering a veg-   ments.                                   berry Light Wave; Pro-Collagen RX
a leading strategic consulting com-      don’t inhale harmful fumes.               an hair smoothing system it calls        Another alternative is Bio Ionic.      Keratin Treatment; IStraight Kera-
pany in the salon industry, cautions       As part of the process the hair is      RealLisse. The product boasts that     The product avoids formaldehyde          tin (Advanced Keratin Treatment) by
against the use of these products.       shampooed, then partially dried.          it doesn’t contain “formaldehyde,      and ether, but uses keratin, henna       IBS Beauty; and the Brazilian Ther-
   “All Brazilian straightening and      Next, the stylist applies a strength-     aldehydes, thioglycolates, sodium      and perm solution to temporarily         mal Reconstruction by Cadiveu.
Keratin treatments, also called BKT      ening product section by section.         hydroxide, guanidine hydroxide,        relax the curl.
treatments that have above 0.2 per-      After that the hair is dried and flat-    methylene glycol, formol, formalin,
cent formaldehyde/methylene gly-         ironed.                                   ethers, or any other substance that    For the record                                                    aNDREW SEalE
col are very dangerous to use, per the     According to Health Canada, it’s        produces formaldehyde gas upon         Health Canada’s list of toxic prod-                    editorial@mediaplanet.com




                                                                                                                              The New Generation
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                                                                                                                              • No formaldehyde, period
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         Celebrity photographer and “America’s Next
         Top Model” panelist Nigel Barker shoots New
   York-based entrepreneur and socialite Tinsley Mor-
   timer at her home for Tatler Magazine. The heart
   artwork in the background was also created by Bark-
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