How I Went From Brunette to Blonde: An Editor’s Diary

The first few months of 2014 have taught me an important lesson: never say never. Because one day, you’re going to wake up, look in the mirror, and decide you want to transform your dark tresses to blonde. At least I did, which was something I always swore I’d never do.

My infatuation with blonde hair started at the Beyoncé concert last July, and came to full fruition last Thursday at Blanc Salon. But it wasn’t an easy process—it took four months, three dyeing sessions, two salons, and a whole lot of chemicals, but I’m finally at a color I love. Here’s how I got there.

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Can Coconut Oil Replace Your Beauty Routine? We Give It a Try. (Oil Pulling Included!)

Coconut oil is having a moment in the beauty world. Beauty and fashion sites are sprinkled with stories touting the benefits it’ll bring your skin, hair, and body. Namely, oil pulling, a system of gargling oil for a healthier mouth and teeth. Supposedly, it’s also ideal for moisturizing, shaving, conditioning, and drawing toxins from your body. I’ve been interested in giving coconut oil a try, so, I decided to go drastic. For one week, I exchanged the majority of my beauty regimen with the stuff. I used it as my moisturizer, deep conditioner, shaving cream, lip balm, and even gave oil pulling a try. See what happened.

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How to Get Foundation Out of Your Clothing: A Cheap Trick That Really Works

As you can imagine, when you spend days working with the most creative types in the fashion industry (photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, etc.), you walk away inspired. In the case of the recent 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas 2013 three-day photo shoot (sneak peek here), I walked away with a valuable quick fix tip for […]

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Texas Summer Beauty Challenge: Prolonging Your Airbrush Tan

Live through a Texas summer and you know: survival is the goal. But don’t let three-digit temperatures get the best of you. Tune in to our Texas Summer Beauty Challenge series. Intern Kristi McCann is tracking down expert advice to help you get through the summer and look good doing it. If you’re like most […]

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Texas Summer Beauty Challenge: Pretty Feet Between Pedicures

Live through a Texas summer and you know: survival is the goal. But don’t let three-digit temperatures get the best of you. Tune in to our Texas Summer Beauty Challenge series. Intern Kristi McCann is tracking down expert advice to help you get through the summer and look good doing it. As invigorating as it […]

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Texas Summer Beauty Challenge: SPF For Acne-Prone Skin

Live through a Texas summer and you know: survival is the goal. But don’t let three-digit temperatures get the best of you. Tune in to our Texas Summer Beauty Challenge series. Intern Kristi McCann is tracking down expert advice to help you get through the summer and look good doing it. FOR FACE PROTECTION EVEN […]

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Texas Summer Beauty Challenge: Hair That Can Stand the Heat

Live through a Texas summer and you know: survival is the goal. But don’t let three-digit temperatures get the best of you. Tune in to our Texas Summer Beauty Challenge series. Intern Kristi McCann is tracking down expert advice to help you get through the summer and look good doing it. FOR FRESH HAIR THAT […]

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50 Shades of Gray Hair: Dallas Expert Needed

A friend is looking to grow out her gray locks with grace. Bye-bye, dye. Hello, sophisticated salt and pepper hair. We’re on the hunt for a Dallas hair expert that understands the process of going gray in style and we’re taking suggestions. Know of anyone? Leave it in the comments section. We’ll report back with […]

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What to Wear to a Dallas Wedding: Six Party Perfect Frocks

June is the month of weddings and, as a result, wedding dresses. No, not the big white ones. The pretty but conservative, stylish but tasteful ones we guests have to wear. Native Dallas designer Lela Rose’s shop in Highland Park Village houses racks of wedding-worthy confections you’ll fall in love with. The spring collection is […]

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Into the Closet: Bring Your Wardrobe Back to Life with Amy Havins

I used to snub my nose at the idea of a personal stylist, shopper, or wardrobe consultant. Not because I’m the coolest girl around town (I’m not), but because I’m bossy and independent and I like to do everything myself. (Including shopping and selecting outfits.) Then one day I shocked myself. I took a peek […]

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