CURA Skincare Founder Dr. Michelle Tu Chats About The Benefits of Calcium & Gets Real About Being A Boss Lady

CURA Skincare Founder Dr. Michelle Tu Chats About The Benefits of Calcium & Gets Real About Being A Boss Lady

We all know that calcium is good for strong bones, most likely after watching a barrage of milk commercials, but do you know about the many benefits of calcium for your skin? That’s where Dr. Michelle Tu steps in, she founded her own skincare line called CURA Skincare, which uses a key component, you guessed it - calcium! With CURA, she’s developed her own fountain of youth products which help protect and renew skin by creating a unique RENOVOCEL Complex (a mix of calcium, green tea, and caffeine). Here, we chat with Dr. Tu about how she came up with the idea of CURA, the struggles of being an entrepreneur in the early days, and divulges on her own at-home spa night.

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'Crazy Rich Asians' Lead H&M Artist Heike Merker Chats About the Challenges of Humidity & That Awkwafina Blonde Wig

'Crazy Rich Asians' Lead H&M Artist Heike Merker Chats About the Challenges of Humidity & That Awkwafina Blonde Wig

We’re still riding high on the buzz of the summer hit, Crazy Rich Asians, which was shot mostly in the very warm and humid city of Singapore. Our Editorial Director, Lorna Soonhee Umphrey, recently visited this beautiful, cosmopolitan city and wanted to find what Lead Hair and Make-up Artist Heike Merker’s secrets were in making sure the actors hair and makeup were on point 24/7 while shooting, where she grabbed her inspiration for the characters from, and of course, what products we’d find in her set bag (because we’ll want all of them!). Read on for her Q&A…

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Founder Maud’s of Beverly Hills Victoria O’Brien on the art of the Lash Extension & Wax Business and Tips on How To Extend the Life of Your Lashes

Founder Maud’s of Beverly Hills Victoria O’Brien on the art of the Lash Extension & Wax Business and Tips on How To Extend the Life of Your Lashes

May lash extensions never go out of style! If you’ve never had lash extensions applied, walk, no run, to Maud’s of Beverly Hills based in…you got it, Beverly Hills. Founded by beauty entrepreneur Victoria O’Brien, this sophisticated salon houses top-notch Cosmetologist Jennifer Garcia who artfully applies Xtreme Lash Extensions, waxing and even nail services. We chatted with Victoria and Jennifer and got the 411 on lash extensions and maintenance, why Maud’s stands out from all the other salons in LA, and how not to arrive when getting your lashes done (it might upset your cosmetologist!)

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Take My Face Off Founder Amanda McIntosh on How The Mitty Is Saving The Planet & The Most Unusual Way To Use Her Product

Take My Face Off Founder Amanda McIntosh on How The Mitty Is Saving The Planet & The Most Unusual Way To Use Her Product

When you think about some of the greatest inventions in life, they’re often created out of pure annoyance, irritation, or “OMG, why doesn’t this thing exist?!?”. Which is what happened with Take My Face Off’s Founder Amanda McIntosh one evening when she was heading home after a long day of work, that in order for her to maintain her new skincare regime, she’d have to use a washcloth on her face to take her makeup off and quite frankly, she was starting to hate for various reasons. That’s when she realized she wanted to put her spin on a type of face washcloth that was gentle on the face and would ultimately end up being humane on the environment. So, in honor of Earth Day (April 22nd), we sat down with one of the pioneers in the beauty industry as she explains how she created the ever-popular Mitty, how her brand is helping to prevent waste and pollution in the world, and what’s next for her.

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Tamera Mowry Chats About Her Fave Holiday Look and Female Bonding on 'The Real'

Tamera Mowry Chats About Her Fave Holiday Look and Female Bonding on 'The Real'

She rose to fame starring opposite her identical twin, Tia Mowery, in the popular teen drama Sister, Sister, back in the 90's. These days, Tamera Mowry is holding her own as a busy mom of two and one of the co-hosts on the syndicated talk show, The Real. Currently in it's third season, Tamera sits down to chat with us about her female bond with her three co-hosts on the show, her favorite holiday party, and the one beauty product she can't live without. 

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'Ghosted' Amber Stevens West On Why She Loves Her Nerdy Character & What Drugstore Buy She Can't Live Without

'Ghosted' Amber Stevens West On Why She Loves Her Nerdy Character & What Drugstore Buy She Can't Live Without

When you're a techie nerd and bad ass weapons specialist for the government on the new FOX show, Ghosted, then it's just another day at the office for Amber Stevens West. She plays Annie Carver, who's not afraid to kick it with the boys, ahem, Craig Robinson and Adam Scott, and show them who the real defense boss girl is. Born and bred in LA, we had to find out what her beauty routine was, what beauty product she's obsessed with, and where she likes to go to get the ultimate spa experience.

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Hair Stylists Paul Windle and Neil Moodie On Their New Product Line & Advice On How To Succeed In The Hair Business

Hair Stylists Paul Windle and Neil Moodie On Their New Product Line & Advice On How To Succeed In The Hair Business

With a flagship salon in the ever-popular Covent Garden in London, Paul Windle and Neil Moodie have spread their wings to the US with the launch of the highly anticipated haircare line, Windle + Moodie. Having been in the business for over 30 years, this duo has created eco-friendly, high quality products that leave hair healthy, hydrated and protected. We chatted with this creative team about why they wanted to launch here in LA, how they created their heavenly smelling products, and the exciting changes they’ve seen in the hair industry over the years.

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Playa’s Founder Shelby Wild On Creating A Natural Hair Care Line & How To Get That Cali Surfer Girl Wave

Playa’s Founder Shelby Wild On Creating A Natural Hair Care Line & How To Get That Cali Surfer Girl Wave

Beachy waves will always be on-trend if you live in Southern California. Just ask Playa  founder Shelby Wild, who gave up a fast paced city life in New York and headed west for the beaches of Los Angeles. She has created a natural line of hair care products that include a shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo, a summer spray and dry oil. We sat down with Shelby to find out what inspired her to create these dreamy, beachy hair products, how she discovered natural ingredients for her formulas, and a great tip for caring for your wet hair this summer.

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'Famous in Love' Makeup Department Head Cindy Miguens On Creating Those Hollywood Tears

'Famous in Love' Makeup Department Head Cindy Miguens On Creating Those Hollywood Tears

Working on a new show is always exciting and for Makeup Department Head Cindy Miguens, the formula for success couldn't be better as her new Freeform show, Famous in Love, stars Bella Thorne, Carter Jenkins, and Perrey Reeves. Created by the TV genius I. Marlene King, who also created a little show you may have heard of by the name of Pretty Little Liars, Cindy has a long history with the show creator as she was also the PLL Makeup Department Head. You could say she has a lot of experience with the hottest young Hollywood talent. Can we say - jealous much?!? With a busy schedule, we asked Cindy a few questions on how she helps achieve those Hollywood tears, the clean-up needed after an emotional scene, and what's in her set bag.

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Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor Gives Advice On Fillers & Those Trendy Vitamin Drips

Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor Gives Advice On Fillers & Those Trendy Vitamin Drips

Known as the Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor, Dr. Ehsan Ali has worked with celebs such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Liam Hemsworth - to name a few. He's in hot demand these days offering up services ranging from fillers and IV Vitamin Drips to the everyday needs of his patients as a board certified Internal and Geriatric Medicine doctor. One might wonder when he ever sleeps as he's also a Doctor on Demand and is available 24/7 for house calls.  We sat down with Dr. Ali to get his advice on getting fillers for a newbie, how he balances his busy schedule, and why everyone should get an IV Vitamin Drip. 

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'Riverdale' Hair Department Head Rosa Terracciano Talks Redheads and Archie Comics

'Riverdale' Hair Department Head Rosa Terracciano Talks Redheads and Archie Comics

The first season of the CW's Riverdale is just about to come to an end with so many mysteries still unsolved yet the biggest mystery of all is how Hair Department Head Rosa Terracciano maintains all of those gorgeous manes of hair of various colors among the talented cast. From redheads to dark brunettes, Rosa works her magic with the help of her team to create the perfect coiffed hairstyle and color maintenance while also preserving the nostalgic look of the original Archie Comics characters. Here, we chat with her about working on a new show based off of her childhood fave comic books, what her creative approach was for creating the hair looks, and a little secret on touching up those neglected roots.

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Former 'Days' Star Kate Mansi Talks About Why Sheet Masks Are The Ultimate Relationship Tool & Her Spring Beauty Routine

Former 'Days' Star Kate Mansi Talks About Why Sheet Masks Are The Ultimate Relationship Tool & Her Spring Beauty Routine

She's baaaaack! Remember when we chatted with former Days of our Lives Kate Mansi awhile back and learned all about her beauty and skincare regimen as a soap opera star. Now with a Daytime Emmy nomination in her pocket and having recently shot a film with KellyMcGillis, we find out what Kate has up her sleeve for this year's Emmy's, what beauty secret has helped further her bond with her boyfriend (don't worry, it's SFW!), and the cathartic experience she had when she chopped off her hair. 

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'Younger' Hair and Makeup Glam Team Chat About Their Gorgeous Cast & Tips For Staying Youthful Looking

'Younger' Hair and Makeup Glam Team Chat About Their Gorgeous Cast & Tips For Staying Youthful Looking

TVLand’s Younger is the show that we’d all like to live vicariously through (er, those of us in our 40’s and older). Perhaps it’s even become ourSATC replacement with the show boasting creator Darren Star and legendary Costume Consultant Pat Field. The show is based around Liza (played by broadway veteran Sutton Foster), a 40-year-old posing as a twenty-something while attempting to get her foot back in the door of the publishing world after taking time off to raise her teen daughter. We just had to find out how Liza maintains her outward youth, so we asked Hair Department Head Anne Marie Bradley and Makeup Department Head Eldo Ray Estes to divulge. Of course, we also got the scoop on what it’s like working on such a fun show, how they stay “on-trend” with looks, and what’s in their set bags.

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We Dish On Everything You Wanted To Know From The ‘This Is Us’ Hair and Makeup Department Heads

We Dish On Everything You Wanted To Know From The ‘This Is Us’ Hair and Makeup Department Heads

If you’re one of the 60 million people who saw just the trailer of the new NBC hit show, This Is Us, then you’re probably just as hooked as we are about this new fall show which has blown everyone’s minds in just the first two episodes. With constant flashbacks to the 70’s back to present day, the Hair and Makeup teams have their hands very full working with an A-list cast. We sat down with Hair Department Head Michael Reitz and Makeup Department Head Zoe Hay to chat about their early thoughts on the show, how they achieved such groovy 70’s hair and what it takes to perfectly age a stunning Mandy Moore into a grandmother.

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Want To Know The Secrets Behind The Looks On 'Suicide Squad'? Makeup And Hair Designer Alessandro Bertolazzi Divulges

Want To Know The Secrets Behind The Looks On 'Suicide Squad'? Makeup And Hair Designer Alessandro Bertolazzi Divulges

He is busy and in demand! He is Alessandro Bertolazzi, and most recently, he worked as the Hair and Makeup Designer on the upcoming, highly anticipated superhero film, Suicide Squad, working with mega stars such as Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne. If you’ve seen the trailer, you’ll note that only a genius could master such intricate hair, makeup and special effects seen on each sinister character. So, we had to find out what it was all about. We caught up with Alessandro in Nairobi before he took off to Seoul for another location shoot with Netflix show, Sens8.

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Founder Jenna Levine Chats about Her New Skincare Line LINNÉ and What’s She’s Expecting Next

Founder Jenna Levine Chats about Her New Skincare Line LINNÉ and What’s She’s Expecting Next

If you invited Jenna Levine to your house back in the day, she might’ve whipped up something incredibly delicious that involved apples, lemon and honey… for your skin! These days, you’ll find her as the founder of an all-natural skincare line called LINNÉ. Named after the Swedish botanist and physician, Carl Von Linné, Levine’s focus for her new skincare collection revolves around the importance of using native and wild plants in her products and truly understanding the impact they have on our bodies. In honor of Earth Day this week, we wanted to pick Levine’s brain on what sets her skincare line apart from all the others, what her morning and evening skincare routine is (you’ll be jealous!) and the next project she’s “expecting.”  

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Find Out What Gives Malese Jow That Healthy Glow and How She Balances Life While Working on the Hit Show ‘The Flash’

Find Out What Gives Malese Jow That Healthy Glow and How She Balances Life While Working on the Hit Show ‘The Flash’

Working on an action-packed DC Comics hit show is just a normal day at the office for The Flash’s Malese Jow. Jow splits her time playing Linda Park and Dr. Light in the second season of the show. Balancing two roles and personalities is no easy job, and with long days on set in heavy makeup, she finds it essential to let her skin take a moment and breath when she’s not working. We sat down with her to chat about the second season of the CW’s The Flash, why she’s loving her shorter ‘do and how she finds balance in Hollywood. 

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Chatting It Up With Kiehl’s President Chris Salgardo & Why His Book Is The Best Holiday Gift For The Man In Your Life

Chatting It Up With Kiehl’s President Chris Salgardo & Why His Book Is The Best Holiday Gift For The Man In Your Life

Stumped, confused and not really sure what to get that man in your life for Christmas but would like to give subtle grooming and styling tips to? Worry no more as Chris Salgardo, President of Kiehl’s USA has written a book that is the answer to your problems in MANMADE: The Essential Skincare and Grooming Reference For Every Man.  He tackles those awkward issues from body odor and grooming to makeup and even lifestyle choices.   We sat down with Chris to talk about what inspired him to write his book, what he describes as the five types of guys and why this book would be very beneficial for any man in your life. 

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The Secrets of Celebrity Groomers

The Secrets of Celebrity Groomers

It might be hard to believe that the hunky A-list actors that you swoon over don’t just #wakeuplikethis when they’re at shoots or on the red carpet. They often rely on the clever hands of a Celebrity Groomer such as KC Fee and Debbie Gallagher. We sat down with both artists to find out where they got their training, how their male clients really like to be pampered more than you’d think and some behind-the-scenes gossip on set and on tour. 

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Days of Our Lives’ Kate Mansi Talks SoCal Surfer Hair & Why She’s an Ice Queen

Days of Our Lives’ Kate Mansi Talks SoCal Surfer Hair & Why She’s an Ice Queen

If you’re a die-hard Days of Our Lives fan (like I am!), then you’ll have followed the many twists and turns of actress Kate Mansi’s character, Abby Deveraux, over the past five years.  Working on set for up to 15 hours a day can lead to several hair and makeup changes, which can wreak havoc on the skin and hair but Kate has some secret beauty tips that she’s divulged to us.  A Southern California girl at heart, her latest hair transition from blonde back to her natural brunette not only made her happy on the outside, but has her also feeling like her old self on the inside. We chatted it up with Kate and talked soap opera skincare and how she chills out (literally!).  

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