Primping Checklist: Week of August 1, 2011
Our editor-approved list of the products, treatments, and trends to try this week.
Get Plaited. First, blow-out bars popped up from coast-to-coast. Now, get ready for "braid bars." On trend with summer (and fall's) hottest plaited styles, NYC celebrity hair guru, John Barrett, has opened up an outpost at his salon in Bergdorf Goodman that solely focuses on elaborate, interwoven updo's. These luxe looks can be worn for days at a time, sans sudsing, so if this heat wave continues, keep your eye out for similar spots to follow. johnbarrett.com
Amp Up Your Grin. Bobbi Brown junkies, take note. As of today, there's a new high-shine lip gloss on the market that's a must for anyone wanting a mega-watt sheen which won't get stuck behind on your coffee mug. Packed with moisturizing ingredients, like vitamins C and E, the High Shimmer Lip Gloss is our favorite new buy to guss up a minimalist pout without a sticky finish. bobbibrowncosmetics.com
Get Rachel's Mane. Rachel Weisz leads a charmed existence. And we're not even referring to her dapper new groom or plum movie star life. We're talking about her hair (of course). On her recent press tour for The Whistleblower, the Brit head-turner's glossy curls have seemed impervious to thermometer-breaking temps. After some digging, we found out what her secret weapon is: Oribe Superfine Hairspray. The sheer mist coats her strands, protecting them from humidity, while supporting their weightless bounce. At least it's easier to buy a bottle of this than a real-life Bond. oribe.com
Channel Your Inner-Princess. It was only a matter of time before a spa fused together two staple interests of (most) women. Princesses. And spa days. So, The Spa at the Providence Biltmore in Rhode Island now offers a "Princess Menu" chock-full of treatments like the "Cinderella Manicure," "Fairy Tale Facial," and "Sleeping Beauty Massage." Even though the services are targeted towards children and their moms, we're sure they wouldn't refuse the young at heart, either. providencebiltmore.com