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Barbara Schuler

4 products for a better blowout

Bumble and bumble's popular Invisible Oil, a blend

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The less time you spend on a blowout, the better (on many counts). To help speed the process comes Speed Dry Blow Dry Spray from Color Wow, which uses an alcohol-free formula to decrease porosity and keep moisture in the hair. It's especially good for color-treated hair, since too much heat promotes fading, $24; at select Ulta stores or

Frederic Fekkai has a new three-product...

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3 new nail products for a better manicure

Alexa Chung has teamed with Nails Inc for

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Nail your next manicure with these new products:

1. Alexa Chung has teamed with Nails Inc. for a line of polishes inspired by fabrics. The first to launch is Alexa Lace Effect Polish, which uses red matte particles in different sizes for a lacy texture; more shades will be introduced next month, $11; at

2. MAC has six new top coats: With Texturize, you get a leather-like...

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4 great instant tanning products to try

Jane Iredale's Golden Shimmer is a rare find,

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Given, we stay out of the sun. But getting that summery glow is still a priority:

1. Everyone's favorite gradual tanner, Jergens Natural Glow, now comes in a convenient pump. The moisturizing tanner comes in two shades, fair-medium and medium-tan, $12.99; at drugstores and retailers.

2. Don't want to wait for a self-tanner to kick in? Hampton Sun's Airbrush Bronzing Mist gives you an...

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3 local spa treatments to try

Shellie Goldstein uses micro current technology during her

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Hamptons Express

Imagine laying out by the pool while having a relaxing treatment that will perk up your face for a big evening out. This summer, Manhattan acupuncturist Shellie Goldstein brings an abbreviated version of her trademarked AcuFacial Facelift to the Hamptons. (She'll come to you, or she has an office at 530 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett).

The Hamptons Express is a 60-minute treatment...

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Drybar comes to Long Island

Meet Dry Bar founder Alli Webb, 8 a.m.-noon

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It’s hard to hear yourself think in the bustle that is opening day at Drybar, where the buzz of happy patrons is almost as loud as the blast of multiple hair dryers.True, the blow-out bar is nothing new on the Island, where a number of spots have opened over the past year. But Drybar pretty much started it all four years ago, when hairdresser Alli Webb decided to morph her L.A.-based mobile blowout...

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