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Posted by Total Beauty on 04/03/12 at 10:52AM

Do You Book Your Salon Appointment Online? You Should!

If you've ever called to book a hair appointment only to be put on hold indefinitely, you probably found yourself wondering why there isn't an easier way. Restaurant reservations have -- hair salons should have something similar, right? Fortunately, it exists! Last May, launched, and it's been growing ever since. There are currently 40,000 stylists and other beauty professionals in the system -- and it's about to get a whole lot bigger.

The company recently received a huge amount of funding from Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary's A-Grade Founders Fund, a company that helps fuel startups. StyleSeat CEO Melody McCloskey says we can expect a lot more from her company in the coming months. Not only do they make it easier for you to schedule a haircut, they…  Read More »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 04/02/12 at 05:07PM

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Get Punked by Avril Lavigne

I'm pretty obsessed with Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips, $8.99. Since they don't smell like nail polish, you can slap them on pretty much anywhere (sitting at your desk, on the train), they're instantly dry, and they last just as long (or longer!) than a regular manicure. Every time a new collection comes out, I choose my favorite and put them on immediately. Well, there are new designs to get excited about, and they were created by singer Avril Lavigne. If you're into classic punk prints, you're going to love these.

From cool plaids to polka dots and pink skulls, she really nailed (pun intended) these looks. Surprisingly, her dream design wasn't one of these iconic prints, but the bright green, glitter version. "When we started, I was on tour and had green in…  Read More »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 03/30/12 at 03:42PM

3 Reasons Anna Faris is Glowing

Anna Faris is as adorable and hysterical in person as she is in her movies. If you want to get a glimpse of the real Anna, you have to check out her new campaign with Jergens called the Places You Glow. In affiliation with Jergens Natural Glow and Protect Daily Moisturizer with SPF 20, $8.99, she's sharing snapshots of her travels, work and favorite activities on -- all while wearing her the daily glow moisturizer, of course. Plus, you can upload your own photos, and for each one Jergens will donate two dollars to The Skin Cancer Foundation. We caught up with the actress to talk about all the things that make her glow:

1. She piles on the Jergens. "I was never very good at self-tanner," says Faris. "I was too lazy to exfoliate and I'd end up with orange patches and…  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 03/29/12 at 10:31AM

Kiehl's Hits The Road For amfAR

Kiehl's is gearing up and taking their choppers out onto the open road for their first ever Desert Run for amfAR. Starting March 29th and going through April 2nd, riders will travel from Las Vegas to Los Angeles to raise awareness and funds for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.

Debuting a new Kiehl's motorcycle by Brooklyn-based designer Paul Cox, company president Chris Salgardo will lead the ride and will also be joined by Cox, photographer Timothy White, and actor Grant Reynolds. To commemorate their five day trek, Kiehl's is releasing a limited edition Desert Run Travel Essentials kit, $69. Up to $25,000 of the profits made from this collection of their best-selling, travel size products will be donated to amfAR.

Want to get involved? You can find out more about the…  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 03/28/12 at 12:19PM

Orly Launches New

What with "The Hunger Games" nail polishes making the rounds right now, it's a pleasant surprise to see Tim Burton's upcoming "Dark Shadows" getting in on the movie-turned-lacquer action too. Along with the film's May release, a limited-edition collection by Orly will be available at, Sally Beauty, and Ulta.

Based on the cult classic television series, "Dark Shadows" follows a vampire played by -- you guessed it -- Johnny Depp. The four-color collection plays off the movie and includes: Mysterious Curse (Purple Duochrome Shimmer), Buried Alive (Rich Brown Shimmer), Grave Mistake (Deep Red Creme), and Decades of Dysfunction (Pale Pink Creme).

From April 1st through May 12th, fans can also try to win a private screening of the film for up to 50 guests via the Orly…  See more »

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