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Posted by Total Beauty on 02/23/12 at 02:47PM

Are You Drinking TOO Much Water?

We've been told to chug water to stay healthy and beautiful, but now experts are saying we may be overdoing it. Dr. Timothy Noakes, Discovery Health professor of exercise and sport science at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and author of "Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports," explains:

The sports drink industry has convinced athletes (and us) to down liquids throughout a workout, even if we're not thirsty, says Noakes. But this can lead to being over-hydrated, which in some cases can be fatal. The solution? Listen to your body, drink when you're thirsty, and stop when you're not thirsty. Easy, right?  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 02/22/12 at 03:42PM

Brazilian Blowout Admits to Formaldehyde in its Products

While most
of us have been buzzing about this for a while, a recent California lawsuit
settlement makes it official: Brazilian Blowout will have to change its
packaging and marketing to acknowledge that formaldehyde (a known carcinogen)
is one of the ingredients in its products.

It's a
pretty big change, since the brand was previously claiming to be
"formaldehyde free." But only time will tell if this keeps women from
going for the Brazilian Blowout. Tell us, do you think it's worth the risk?  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 02/21/12 at 01:20PM

Checklist to Perfect Hair Color

Ever stare at the massive hair color aisle at CVS and wonder: How the heck am I going to find the right shade? It's not easy -- and we all know that choosing wrong can mean some major embarrassment (at least until you can get to the salon to fix it). Case in point: this at-home hair color gone wrong story.

To help, Kris Sorbie, Education Artistic Director at Redken 5th Avenue (and the creator of the Ombre hair color technique!) shares a few guidelines with us:

First up, use your skin tone. If you're:
Fair: Go for blonde or very dark hair.
Medium: Keep the hair around your face medium or dark brown, then you can do any other color behind that (as highlights, ombre etc.).
Dark: Try dark brown or red, although ombre works too.

Next, try to remember your natural hair color. If…  See more »

Sarah Carrillo

Posted by Sarah Carrillo on 02/17/12 at 03:57PM

We went behind the scenes at the Monika Chiang show at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 to show you the gorgeous makeup look

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Posted by Total Beauty on 02/17/12 at 12:00PM

Fashion Week How-To: Sleek Hair at the Victoria Beckham Show

Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a sleek, minimalist hairstyle for Victoria Beckham's Fall/Winter 2012 show. Each model was given a blunt, uniform cut that was ultra-modern. "The hair in New York always reflects what I like to call American minimalism -- the styles, like this one, aren't often complicated, but they reflect a simple beauty that I think works wonderfully here," says Guido.

Here's how to get this simple yet sexy look:

1. Start with hair trimmed very straight with a blunt finish. Apply Redken Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow-Dry Lotion, $16.50 to hair for heat protection and softness, then blow dry.
2. Create a deep side part and flat iron hair until perfectly straight.
3. Add a generous amount of Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist, $17, for a glossy finish…  See more »

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