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Winter Hair Help from Tabatha Coffey

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Now that Arizona’s winter has come out to play, it’s time to nix the summer braids and air-dryed hair for amped-up hairstyles. Our long list of holiday soirees gives us the opportunity to try out multiple festive hairdos, but cooler temps and frequent styling for parties can leave hair dull and damaged. Celebrity hairstylist Tabatha Coffey gave AFM her favorite winter-hair care protocols and trends to keep locks in tip-top shape this season.  

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Coffey recommends extensions for a day or night look and a modern-day chignon for a nighttime ‘do. In the winter, women want longer hair they couldn’t have during the sweaty, summer months, and Coffey’s LUXHAIR HOW Circle Extensions are the perfect quick fix. The invisible headband is easy to use: no clip in or adhesives needed. For a night party, a chignon adds a touch of effortless glam to any outfit. Add clip in bangs for an updated style without a long-term commitment. If you’re feeling fierce, keep bangs short to accentuate your eyes.

After a night out, the party may be over, but you still need to maintain tresses to keep them looking healthy for the next event. Here are Coffey’s winter hair tips: 

Winter Hair Care Tips

1. Buy heat-protectant: Invest in a quality heat-protectant because hair is more prone to damage during the cold season. It’s beneficial to use everyday during the winter, Coffey says.    

2. Visit a blow-dry bar: It just takes a 30-minute blow out to take dreads from flat to fabulous. Not only will you be able to take a needed break from holiday shopping, but the latest hair craze also has a powerful purpose.      

3. Dryer sheets are girl’s best friend: Save a few sheets to tame winter hair static. Lightly run the sheet over the hair to say goodbye to unruly, flyaway hairs.    

4. Put down the hairspray: It may be the first thing we reach for to keep an updo in place before a night of dancing and socializing, but no one wants to have a helmet head. Instead, find a lightweight working spray that will have the same power as your favorite hairspray, but it won’t leave hair stiff and untouchable.

 

Fall Makeup Trends

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There are a lot of good things about fall, from pumpkin spice to fuzzy sweaters to new makeup trends straight from the runway. This season’s most popular makeup looks are all about radiant, glowing skin and shimmery eyes. Scottsdale’s Cos Bar manager Gloria Banuelos shares some makeup tips and tricks for achieving your best makeup look for the holiday season.

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This fall, go for radiant and soft-looking skin using a light primer such as Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer and foundation. Add bronzer to highlight your cheeks for a shimmer of radiance and a healthy glow. Banuelos suggests using Bobbi Brown Scotch On The Rocks Highlight Powder Bronze Glow to achieve the best look. 

As for the eyes, you want to keep them within a neutral color scheme this fall. If you’re going out for the night, go for a smokey taupe eye or apply a nude eyeshadow and lightly dab on gold glitter. You can even emphasize the eyes with a plum liner, a trendy color in makeup right now, or darker shadow along your bottom lashes.

To finalize your beauty look, Banuelos suggests adding a pop of color to your lips with a bright color. Reds and pinks are the most popular right now, paired with a classic cat-eye. 

You can continue the radiant, shimmery trend with a neutral yet eye-catching nail polish as well. Bobbi Brown’s Copper Gold nail polish is a hit this season, Banuelos says.

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Another great thing about fall is the array of holiday parties to attend. What is the best beauty look for a fancier event? Here are Banuelos’ tips:

Starting with the skin, Banuelos suggests prepping your face with a glycolic peel followed by a firming mask. Once your skin is tight and clean, apply a moisturizer and primer. This will ensure that your makeup is long-lasting and stays fresh during a night of dancing. In order to achieve a healthy looking glow and radiance, Banuelos says to try Christian Dior’s Airflash Foundation. Finish off the face with a light cream blush and powder on top. 

Banuelos says make the eyes pop with Christian Dior Mirror-Shine Shadow on the entire eye, and then use Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Caviar to create a cat-eye. Lastly, apply Lancome’s new Grandiose Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara for an extra feminine and voluminous look. If you want more intense lashes, Banuelos suggests using Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Black Ecstasy Mascara to give the effect of wearing false lashes. 

Create a bold lip with Chanel Silky Rose Lipstick, a long-lasting and beautiful lip color that won’t bleed as you sip on your holiday cocktail. Spray on some La Prairie Midnight Rain perfume, and you are ready for a fun night out to celebrate all things fall.

Shop all the looks at http://www.cosbar.com or in store. 

 

5 Phoenix Pumpkin Spa Treatments

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We can thank Starbucks for our obsession with pumpkin spice lattes, but the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg mixture has now extended far beyond our dreams thought possible. To celebrate October, you can not only sip on the favorite fall drink, but you can also head over to a number of Phoenix spas for an equally delicious and relaxing facial, peel or massage that uses the pumpkin enzyme.

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Fall Beauty Product Picks

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Beauty Editor Diane Aiello touts her favorite fall picks, including natural and organic standouts for head-to-toe glow.
 
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1. FRESH-FACED GLOW
As a huge fan of cream blush, I am always on the lookout for new and amazing formulas, and Kjaer Weis Cream Blush fully delivers. The organic formula contains no artificial ingredients or parabens and glides on the skin effortlessly thanks to jojoba and gardenia extract to create a beautiful, fresh-faced glow. Available in seven shades; it comes in a stunning refi llable compact. $54. kjaerweis.com.
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2. FELINE EYES
Charlotte Tilbury is the makeup artist master of the “feline fl ick” (a k a cat eye). Made famous by the likes of Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren and even Kate Moss, this sexy style works on everyone. Her Fine Line Shodo Pen, modeled after Japanese calligraphy, makes it as easy as ever to achieve the perfect technique every time, leaving you with smoldering bedroom eyes. $29. beautylish.com.
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3. GOOD & RECHARGED
I admit I am somewhat of a sunscreen snob. I’ve used paraben-free, organic luxury brands for years, but I can’t deny my love for Alba Botanica Sunscreen. And now on those days that my skin looks a little lackluster, its latest SPF 15 addition to the Good & Healthy formula, powered by leafy greens, has tons of antioxidants and helps recharge all skin types, from oily to dry or sensitive. About $10. Whole Foods.
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4. BOOST & LIFT
One of the early signs of aging, along with wrinkles, is sagging skin. That’s why I adore Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum. The supercharged formula blends natural ingredients like rose water, mango butter and milk thistle to support skin’s resilience, provide an instant lift and smooth wrinkles. Plus: no icky synthetics, fi llers or fragrances.
$185. Citrine Natural Beauty.
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5. GLUTEN-FREE BEAUTY
We’ve become so conscious of gluten in our diets but often forget our beauty products might be a culprit of hidden gluten as well. Even if you aren’t ready to go gluten free with all your beauty loot, a great place to start is swapping out your body wash, shampoo or conditioner. JASON now has a full range of personal care products that are also paraben- and sulfate-free. $10-$16. Whole Foods.
 

Be a Supermodel for a Day at Le Boudoir Studio

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Ditch the jeans and sneakers to be a flawless supermodel for a day.

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