Posts Tagged ‘comb’


post + photos by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

We still get many emails about brows, which is why we’re back to brows again today! If you’ve missed our Brow Stencil and Brows 101 photo tutorials, revisit them here and here respectively. If you still need a little help, maybe this new one will give you your a-ha moment! Sometimes you just need to grab an object with a straight side, like a comb, a skinny long brush or a ruler and use it to guide you by outlining the perimeter. Here’s how: (more…)


photos + post by amy nadine

If you’ve always wondered if the type of mascara wand you use is important, this experiment is for you! I coerced my assistant Carissa to model again and to make sure that the only variable was the wand, we used the same formula mascara (L’Oreal Telescopic) with each wand, did exactly two coats of each and completely took it off in between applications. The results may look subtle but to me are maaajor!

  • PLASTIC COMB: You can see it really separated the lashes from each other, gave a dark color payoff and lengthened them.
  • NATURAL BRISTLES: The wand created a soft + light look, which I’m equally a fan of, especially when hanging with your honey and want “pet-able” lashes (revisit our dating makeup post here). And it made them look fuller + more voluminous.
  • PLASTIC BRISTLES: This wand kind of married the two above by creating dark, long + full lashes! Very interesting! The only downside is they are stiff (not soft + pet-able).


photo: post designed by kristin ess

If Adele doesn’t make you want to get your teasing brushes out then I don’t know who does. She’s become such an inspiration in the beauty industry and we think she’s doing a great job at keeping her looks fresh + new. Lately her hair has reached perfectly epic heights. So let’s discuss a few things that are vital for volume.



photos: glen allsop, conair, andis  post designed by kristin ess

Sometimes our boyfriends, manfriends, husbands and best guy friends don’t prioritize hair the same way we do. That’s totally fine, but what about when there’s a wedding, birthday, holiday or just a night out with friends and there’s a jungle growing on the back of his neck? I mean, a man on the run doesn’t always have time to line up his side burns symmetrically. Here’s how to help him out if he can’t make it in to see his hair stylist.

1: Trimmers… Use these on the back of his neck to get all the stray, wild hairs. Don’t go in to the actual hair line and mess up the cut. Anything that’s part of a”solid” line of hair shouldn’t be touched. Ask him where he thinks you should stop and simply take off anything that looks out of place. If his hair is longer, have him hold it up while you clean his hairline or clip it up out of the way so your hands are free. Make sure he’s standing straight and not leaning to one side. That will keep it from getting crooked. Take a towel and dust the loose hairs off after, then check your work. Go back in if you need to. After you’re done, avoid putting anything wet on it like lotion or aftershave as they can irritate the skin when it’s freshly done with electric trimmers.

2. Comb… Use this to help trim up his side burns. The comb will be your guide and to keep you from making the side burns too short. Ask him to hold the comb wherever he wants them to stop. Take the trimmers and buzz whatever falls below the comb. Then stand directly in front of him to see where the other one should go. Use your thumbs to line them up. Put one thumb at the bottom line of the finished one, and the other thumb where the second side burn should stop. Use your comb and trimmer to repeat the process on that side. Last, go back to front and center to check that they’re even. Dust with a towel.

Don’t forget, you’re not cutting his hair so it doesn’t need to be perfect. You’re just doing simple grooming and keeping him from looking like a sasquatch before an outing.