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Get Ready Like the Kardashians Thanks to beGlammed

Mornings are not the best time for me. After waking up at 5:30 a.m. for yoga, I’m usually ready for a nap by 7:30 a.m.—which is when I should be blow drying my hair, applying two coats of Yves Saint Laurent mascara, and changing outfits approximately four times. So when I heard about the beGlammed iPhone app, which just started offering hair and beauty services in Dallas (it’s already available in Los Angeles and Las Vegas), I wondered if my mornings were about to get a whole lot easier. And a whole lot more glamorous.

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Salon Owner Michael Flores Says It’s Time to Chop Off Your Locks and Quit Dying Them Purple (+ Other Great Hair Tips)

Michael Flores is the mane man in charge of the salon at Neiman Marcus’ flagship location downtown. He let us into his world and gave us the scoop on what’s in (prepare the scissors), what’s over, and what trends to try. (We’ll be popping into the salon soon to order up a soft ponytail.) On the latest […]

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Beauty News: Local Lipstick, At-Home Blowouts, and New Salons

Piermarini Launches Eponymous Beauty Line The Snider Plaza boutique has launched its own beauty collection. The 32-piece lineup includes everything from night cream to a perfect red lipstick and rings up between $18 and $48.  The products come in smart black containers with the Piermarini logo and are formulated with water lily extract, avocado oil, aloe, jojoba, […]

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Sweet Scent Giveaway: Xela Aroma White Linen Candle

Back in 2000, Maryann Mihalopoulos, a seasoned attorney turned part-time entrepreneur, converted her passion for ambrosial fragrances into a sweet side business she called Xela Aroma. The brand peddles a dreamy lineup of candles and diffusers, each made and manufactured with essential oils, right here in Dallas. This week, one lucky winner will be able to take home the Classic White Linen Candle. The serene blend of chamomile, patchouli, cyclamen, jasmine, violet and musk promises to soothe your senses; and if the aroma on its own doesn’t suffice, the candle’s lovely packaging and 14-ounce, gold-trimmed jar might do the trick.

Enter here to win.

Katherine Burks is a ShopTalk intern.

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Sunkissed Scent Giveaway: Lavanilla Vanilla Summer

I’m already a fan of Lavanilla, a brand that aims to make the fragrance experience a healthier one. Perfumes, if you are unaware, are full of chemicals. Lavanilla, on the other hand, focuses on essential oils and leaves out the mineral oils, synthetic dyes and fragrances, chemical sunscreens, aluminum, and sulfates. Typically, with perfumes on the natural end of the spectrum, I find they don’t last long without the powers of synthetic ingredients, but Lavanilla leaves a lingering sweetness that lasts all day. Everything the brand makes is vanilla-based (Vanilla Grapefruit, Vanilla Blackberry, etc). I wear the Pure Vanilla perfume almost daily and slather on the Vanilla Lavender body butter nightly. The limited-edition Vanilla Summer variation has me drooling. The list of the notes alone should sell you: tropical mango, juicy pineapple, creamy coconut milk, island sugar cane, and Madagascar vanilla. That’s a serious vacation elixir. I’ve got one to give away. Enter here to win.

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How To Pick a Blow Dryer: 5 Dallas Stylists Weigh In

CALVIN MAHONE at Drybar Weapon of choice: Buttercup Why he loves it: “In the hair industry, there are many options when it comes to choosing the perfect hairdryer. I always tell my clients to opt for a nano ionic dryer. Nano ionic dryers use negative ions to neutralize static-causing positive ions, yielding less frizz while restoring moisture to the […]

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