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s adoni loves venus More of the beauty less of the beast


the stylish choice Spring/Summer 2011 Trend Roundup

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Hello It’s finally here! Welcome to the second issue of Adonis loves Venus the magazine. Although it’s been a while, you can rest assured we are still jam-packed full of in-depth features, brilliant beauty, on-trend tresses and stunning collections. On page 40 we introduce a revolution in hair removal - imagine never having to shave again! We head to the chapel in style on page 25 with our fabulous wedding special and head to page 43 for the ultimate SS11 hair and beauty round-up. Also check out our gorgeous giveaway on page 64 and win a ‘hair makeover’ with the F.A.M.E team in our amazing competition on page 72. We hope you enjoy the second issue and wish you a super summer. More of the beauty less of the beast.

adonisloves venus Editors in Chief Charleen French & Ruby Chittenden Design Jeffrey Shiu

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Issue Two Hair & Styling 7 Hair News The hottest hair happenings 8 Michelle Thompson Complex textures and couture looks 14 Salon Spy 18 Siobhan McGuire Stemmed from the catwalks of SS11 25 Special Feature: Wedding Guide ALV guide to wedding wow!

Beauty 38 Top 10 Beauty Buys 40 The Science Bit Where beauty meets science 43 The SS11 Hair & Beauty Trend Round-up The definitive guide to this seasons trends 65 Tried & Tested

And the rest 6 Adonis loves Venus but we love... 64 Giveaways 72 Competition Win a hair makeover with F.A.M.E 74 Say What... We tell you everything you need to know 75 Stockists

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Hair We bring you creative collections, stunning salons and the hottest hair happenings.


6 Products What we love

Adonis loves Venus but we love… The Braun Silk-épil 7 Dual Epilator This little bad boy is the world’s first epilator to offer epilation and shaving in one sweet little package! The Braun epilator removes hair thoroughly from the roots while the integrated Venus blade sweeps away the little stubborn hairs, meaning long-lasting smoothness for up to four weeks. It can be used wet or dry and is complete with a non-slip grip to avoid any ‘gash in the leg before big night out’ scenarios. available at Boots, Amazon and Argos and is priced at £159.99 issuetwo

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Hair News What’s going on in the wonderful world of Hair?

Words Rhubarb Tuesday

head-line It’s oil the rage! Oil is making big silky waves in the hair ‘bizz. Every brand is trying to incorporate some kind of conditioning oil into their products. Whether it is the increasingly popular Argan Oil from Morocco or some unique, special blend they have created. It’s a must-try for any fan of silky locks; the nourishing benefits have to be seen to be believed! As mentioned, Argan oil is massive right now. Even Lee Stafford is getting in on the act with his new range enriched with the special stuff. Consisting of 5 new products, designed specifically to nourish and smooth tresses, it’s an affordable way of getting some of this magic oil from Morocco into your hair care routine. ALV love Lee Stafford’s Argan Oil Heat Defence Spray, £12.99. It protects against heated appliances whilst adding serious shine to your locks. The range is available exclusively at Boots.

Ojon products are infused with their exclusive golden elixir, a rare oil rich in essential lipids from Central America. It’s so powerful, Ojon are convinced it restores the look and feel of virgin hair! The hero product from the range has to be the incredible Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment that transforms damaged tresses into a hydrated, shiny mane.

What next… will we see other types of oil making headlines in the hair care industry? Instead of drizzling over pasta, will we all start pouring olive oil onto our barnet in a few years to come? alv

Web-locks The online world has become the new shopping Mecca. It’s your department stores, high streets, markets & boutiques all rolled into one! The net offers a diverse selection when it comes to hair, often offering bulk deals and excellent price offers. A laptop and these websites are the perfect haven for any product junkie...

BEAUTY BAY Struggling to get your favourite hard to find hair & beauty brands? Click here for US labels like Stila and salon favourites like Alterna. Beauty Bay also put together helpful ‘Celebrity Get The Looks,’ so you’ll always know what the stars are using to look so stunning. CULT BEAUTY Does exactly what it says on the tin! Search and buy new discoveries from over sea’s and products with mega cult followings. We shop here to satisfy our Davines and Rahua addictions. There’s also a brilliant blog to keep you up to date with the latest trends and treatments. LOOK FANTASTIC It’s kind of like the hair & beauty aisle in Selfridges here, lots of luxury products all on one site.You’ll find bestsellers like TIGI, Redken and Kerastase. Check out the amazing value for money deals too!

ALV adore… We’re so excited that Dalston’s coolest salon BLEACH, has popped up in Topshop, Oxford Street. Bringing their hip hairstyles from East to West, Alex Brownsell and Sam Teasdale are at the forefront of the dip-dye revolution. Famous for their ‘too cool for school’ colouring techniques, these girls want to show their multi-coloured styles to the fashion pack masses. With fans like Pixie Geldof, Beth Ditto and M.I.A, it’s plain to see these funky looks are bang on trend! Super bleaching ends in tints like pink & purple and popular gradient colourings are these gal’s specialties. So if you’ve got the fearless attitude to carry off a look like this, get yourself down to Topshop. Prim & proper princesses need not apply. Services start from £65. issuetwo

8 Michelle Thompson


Michelle Thompson of the Francesco Group

Inspired by the complex textures and couture looks of ancient Nubian Queens, TRIBE is a true celebration of women who wear their hair to symbolise their style status.


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“I love this collection! The bold hair, the strong poses and the real feeling of strength and attitude – Michelle is a real talent and it really shows through in these.” Frenchy Beckford

Hair Michelle Thompson, Educator and Artistic Director, Francesco Group Make-up Wai Kan Clothes Styling Graham Cruz Products Avlon Keracare Photos Alessandro Cecchini


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14 Reviews Salons

Salon Spy We take a closer look at some of our favourite salons. Compiled Rhubarb Tuesday & Frenchy Beckford


This issue Eleven & Seanhanna 15

“...Delivered with a personal touch, this salon takes a oneto-one approach...”

Eleven 11 Blenheim Street, London, W1S 1LL For appointments call 020 7491 2390 or visit

The lowdown A boutique salon in central London that offers everything from cutting and colour to straightening treatments and even extensions. Delivered with a personal touch, this salon takes a one-to-one approach when it comes to their customers.

Need more convincing? Eleven offers the innovative YUKO straightening system, which uses the revolutionary Phi-ten technology. Not only does it straighten out a curly or wavy mane, Phi-ten also repairs damage tresses leaving your locks healthy and sleek.

Our tester said.... Super chic and classy, this salon is a great place to go when you want to be pampered. I felt very looked after by their amazing staff and I left feeling relaxed with a gorgeous new ‘do! alv


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“...Expect sleek and modern décor teamed with attentive service...”

Seanhanna 108 Putney High Street, London, SW15 1RG For appointments call 020 8780 1644 or visit for more locations.

The lowdown Seanhanna are a funky chain of up & coming salons. Expect sleek and modern décor teamed with attentive service. They’ve even created ‘signature cuts’ to provide style solutions for all types of tresses.

Need more convincing? Creative Director for the Seanhanna brand is Skyler McDonald. This talented lady was recently named London Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards. So you’ll be in safe, creative hands here.

Our tester said.... What a bespoke service! Skyler really listened to me and took into account all aspects of my life & style when deciding on the right cut. The salon also had THE coolest hair wash chairs ever! alv


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Hair Siobhan McGuire @ Angel, Aberdeen, Scotland Make-up Victoria Baran for Mac Clothes Styling Bernard Connolly Photos Andrew O’Toole


Siobhan McGuire of Angel, Aberdeen, Scotland This collection stemmed from the catwalks of Spring/Summer 2011. Fusing the casualness of denim with the chicness of tan, whilst keeping the hair young, sexy and extremely wearable.


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“You can tell Andrew O’Toole shot these! The lighting, composition and quality of the images are amazing; they are a great example of a beautiful collection.” Frenchy Beckford


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“I love this collection; it’s so well shot and beautiful! I love how it combines so many on-trend elements, such as texture, volume and ethereal skin.” Rhubarb Tuesday


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Anne Veck

ALV’s Guide To Wedding WOW! Kate’s done it, Lily’s done it, Kim K’s going to do it and Beyoncé made it iconic.That’s right! I’m talking about putting a ring on it, getting hitched, yes those good old-fashioned wedding bells. Here at ALV we love a good wedding and that’s why we have put together a bride guide to have you looking divine on your big day! Words Frenchy Beckford issuetwo

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The Classic Bride Wedding Wisdom

Louise Wood, founder of L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2011 finalist salon The Hair Advice Centre, Englefield Green reveals styles and products perfect for the classic bride. Beehive Half-updo

The sleek half-beehive is a perfect look for a classic bride providing a slight nod to the sixties and is very flattering for a straighter look, while the height at the crown makes it perfect for anyone who wants to wear a tiara on their big day. You can wear the look with a smooth front section for a younger image, whilst maintaining a Hepburn-esque feel that oozes glamour. Half updos are a great option for brides who have dresses with bare-shoulder as they will soften the overall appearance whereas having a full updo could leave the neckline looking too exposed.

Hair Kit Smoothing blow-dry treatment, heat protector, sculpture paste (to create sleekness at sides), strong-hold but flexible hairspray and classic tiara.

Sleek Side Bun

Sleek side buns are another classic beautiful bridal style and give a ballerina type feel, which has proved increasing popular this year. Buns are a fairly strong look to have and therefore are most suited to brides with small, dainty features. Hair accessories tend to suit this style better than tiaras, but a veil over the top of the hair would really complement the look too. It’s a perfect hairdo for dresses with tight bodices and full skirts, further enhancing the ballerina theme and providing a classic wedding day style.

Hair Kit Straightening irons, strong-hold hairspray (gives natural hold and can be brushed-out), shine spray and crystal flower hair accessory.

Try This Alpha H Bespoke Facial

Each amazing bespoke facial treatment is based on a thorough skin analysis and includes a professionally formulated treatment mask. We love the Cryogenic Firming Mask as it regulates the moisture balance of the epidermis making the skin firm, smooth and super supple. issuetwo

The Look The Classic Bride 27 “To make Lip Colour last longer, line and fill in lips with Lip Liner Pencil (£13.50) before Applying your Lipstick. If you like the less “done” look of a lipstain, but wish it would stay on longer, try this do-ityourself version using lipstick and blush. Dab lipstick on lips with your fingertip. To lock color in, rub your finger in powder blush that’s a similar shade, then press on lips.” Bobbi Brown




Louise Wood, The Hair Advice Centre


1 Models Own Manicure Collection, £8 each 2 Earring Boutique Crystal Bow Drops, £65 3 milk_shake smoothing cream, £15.79 4 Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate, £37.80 issuetwo

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The Boho Bride Wedding Wisdom

Bridal hair is really relaxed and loose this season which makes a nice change from the structured harsh updos of late. No matter what style the bride chooses, it should be worn with a loose wave and with as little product as possible; lots of shine and movement. Braids and plaits are so on trend right now and a perfect way to remain in style on your big day without looking overly fashion forward which can date easily; from a full on French plait to subtle small braids throughout long, loose waves they can be incorporated easily and will look classic and chic in photographs. I always advise my clients to work with as natural a colour as possible on their big day as, the photographs are around for a very long time. This season, blonde’s should opt for vintage creams, champagne blonde and soft rose gold tones to warm up their colour. Similarly, brunettes should keep their hair natural and shiny; copper and caramel tones to add shimmer and depth.

Leo Bancroft, Celebrity Stylist

Try This Jonathan Ward Candles

A boho bride needs no add-ons, so how about these gorgeous Jonathan Ward London, paraffin free potent luxury candles made with organic and natural waxes? There are several ranges and scents meaning you can easily give your environment a personalised scent. issuetwo

The Look The Boho Bride 29 “Bridal makeup needs to have enough color to compensate for the whiteness of the dress. Remember, there’s a big difference between everyday clothes and a wedding dress, so there should be difference in your makeup, too.” Bobbi Brown




Louise Wood, The Hair Advice Centre


1 Rock ‘N Rose Daisy hair crown £24.00 2 Origins Brighter By Nature SPF30 Skin tone correcting makeup, £24 3 REF Ocean Mist, £10.75 4 Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara, £18 issuetwo

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The Glam Bride Wedding Wisdom

The voluminous half up half down style is the perfect ‘do for any glam bride, here is my step by step guide to creating this stunning bridal look. The key to this look is learning the art of backcombing so practice practice and invest in good tools; a backcombing brush rather than comb will care for your hair and prevent breakages. This style works best on hair a day old, but this isn’t always possible or suitable for important events, so begin by;

1 Preparing the hair with a Sculpting Lotion and then blow dry with volume and height by pulling the hair upwards using a round ceramic bristle brush.

2 Separate the front section of the hair and backbrush until the hair stands alone – don’t worry if this looks messy like a birds nest at this stage.

3 Smooth the hair lightly with your backcombing brush and fix in place using pins at your crown.

4 The lengths of your hair can either be worn long and wavy- keep this loose

by tonging the hair with a wide barrel tong to about 3 inches from the loose, or sleek and straight.

5 Finish with a mist of strong hold hairspray. This looks works well with a veil and can be altered depending on how daring a bride you are!

Ian Davies, Creative Director, Ocean Hairdressing

Try This The Strawberry Laser

The non invasve, 20 minute treatment that could make you a wedding dress size smaller! When the laser paddles are placed onto the skin, the cold red laser beams penetrate the skin, just deep enough to reach the layers of fat and basically get rid of it! Prices from £100 per session with 3-5 inches loss on average! issuetwo

The Look The Glam Bride 31 “Don’t go to a tanning bed right before your wedding. If you want more colour, use a self tanner. Test the product weeks before the date. Apply it several days before the wedding in case you need to make corrections.” Bobbi Brown

Anne Veck





1 Clynol Shape Massive Volume Restructure, £8.70 2 Kadus Sparkle Shine Spray, £9.50 3 Illuminating Tweezers by la-tweez, £15.95 4 St Tropez Naturals Self Tan Lotion, £26.55 issuetwo

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The Retro Bride Wedding Wisdom

I absolutely love creating bridal styles; it’s the most important day of a bride’s life and everything must be taken into account when choosing a hairtyle from the dress to the venue and everything in between. Here are two trends which are very popular now and have filtered into todays retro bridal looks;

The low bun a la Natalie Portman

Separate hair into a middle parting and pull into a sleek, low ponytail. Use a bun donut to ensure the style lasts all day, and backcomb gently to add fullness and volume. If you have particularly fine hair, add some extensions for more thickness. Kirby the style in place, and spritz with a good shine spray for a natural and healthy look.

Vintage Marcell waves a la Dita Von Teese

This is perfect for those who want to look a bit different and unique on their wedding day, and suitable for those with short hair. Set the front of the hair and fringe in small rollers and blast with a hairdryer until dry. Remove the rollers, and brush into a smooth wave. Pin behind the ear, and style any longer length hair in a low bun. Add a chic accessory for a truly vintage inspired style.

Martin Crean, Artistic Director, Mode

Try This Ninas Hair Parlour for a 1-2-1 Vintage Hair/Make up Super Class For £370 you get: 1 A haircut and finished style 2 An old fashioned set under the original 1950’s dryer, accompanied by the glass of champagne and chocolate truffles 3 A tailored lesson on how to do 3 styles of your choice except finger/Marcel waving. 4 A make up class with a professional make up artist relevant to an era of your choice. To book an appointment call 020 7723 1911 or for more information visit issuetwo

The Look The Retro Bride 33 “Aim to have your wedding day hair trial at least 5 months in advance. This will give you an opportunity to get your colour sorted out and if you need a hair piece, then you have time to order it and match to your own hair colour. Plus if your ideas and your stylist are not inline, then it gives you an opportunity to shop around.” Gina Conway





Anne Veck

1 Earring Boutique Vintage Snow Star Clips, £55 2 Ciate paint pots in Mistress, £9 3 Rock ‘N Rose Viviene Rhinestone Headpiece, £42 4 Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, £15.50 issuetwo

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The Groom Although it’s all about the Bride, the big day does in fact sometimes include a man! Here are our perfect picks for a groomed.....Groom.




Try This Benitos Brow Bar

1 Joe Grooming Hair Essentials, from £6 2 milk_shake texturizing paste, £10.49 3 Origins Fire FIghter, £15 4 Origins Blade Runner, £8.50 issuetwo


There’s nothing worse than untidy brows or even worse a mono-brow, that’s why any self respecting groom-to-be should head to Benitos Brow Bar. The great news is that Benitos are now offering all their customers the chance to bring a male friend for a half price threading treatment, so bring the best man along too! Prices from £10 visit for more information.

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We love Careys Manor & SenSpa Deep in the heart of the stunning new Forest is the gem that is Careys Manor hotel. Not only does the hotel boast stunning rooms and fine dining, it is also home to the multi-award wining SenSpa, which offers the ultimate in luxury relaxation. If like Lily and Kate you are getting hitched this summer then this may be the perfect place, we spoke to Francois the Wedding Planner and Co-ordinator who has been creating fabulous weddings here for over nine years. What makes Careys Manor the perfect choice for your big day? It’s a stunning venue and is perfect all year round, we host over 80 weddings per year so are experts in creating the best day possible for the bride and groom. We offer a wide range of packages to suit any taste and budget and are always happy to create something extra special.

How have peoples needs changed over time and how do you cater to them here? More and more people are paying for their own weddings and really know what they want. We are very flexible and really accommodate

peoples wishes. We can also hold the whole day here from the service to evening party, which a lot of people prefer these days.

How can the amazing spa be incorporated into the wedding experience? In lots of ways! From hen parties to packages that include a spa day for the bride and her mother the day before the wedding to menspecific packages to relax the groom before the big day.

Verdict We’re sold......Just need to find a groom!

To find out more about Careys Manor & SenSpa call 01590 623551or visit issuetwo


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Beauty ALV tests top treatments, shows you how to create lust-have catwalk looks and gives you the low-down on all the news from the world of beauty. This issue is the SS11 beauty edit, where we round up the biggest trends of the season.


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Beauty Buys The Hotlist‌lust-have beauty buys for ladies that like to look good. Words Rhubarb Tuesday


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1 SteamCream Liberty, £10.50 A true cult skin cream in an even cooler tin! Add this stars & stripes design to your collection now. 2 Paul & Joe Bronzer B, £21 An iridescent bronzer for that essential sun-kissed look. Simply a summer must-have! 3 Benefit They’re Real mascara, £18.50 Fake lashes are becomming the nightly norm for groomed gals but with this new lenght & volume boosting formula, they’ll be no need for falsies! 4 St Tropez SPF High Sun Protection for Body with Tan Enhancer, £20 Introducing the most glamorous looking sun cream from people who know a thing or two about tanning. Your first line of defense against harmful rays. 5 DKNY Delicious Candy Apple in Sweet Strawberry, £29.50 A fresh colour pop of sweet scent which mixes strawberry mousse with brilliant bergamot, how yummy!


6 Nails Inc Multi-coloured Mani, £11 each shade New face of Nails Inc Jameela Jamil, is promoting this fun style which is sure to be a huge hit with the fashionista’s. Paint each nail a summer bright to rock this über cool look. 7 Benefit Total Moisture Face Cream, £26.50 ALV love this rich but refreshing face cream, from make-up giants Benefit. As always the products will look pretty on your dressing table.



8 Balance Me Super Toning body oil, £20 This award-winning scented oil infused with lovely lavender and geranium, leaves skin supple and soft.

“This Summer make sure you stay fresh at festivals with my essential SOS beauty kit.” Don’t forget to pack GOOD face wipes for cleansing, dry shampoo to sort bad hair days, and SPF sun protection because red skin is never a good look! Most importantly... your toothbrush and toothpaste, brushing your teeth in the morning always makes you feel 10 times better no matter what has happened the night before! Rhubarb Tuesday


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Homedics me my elos


Introducing the next generation of hair removal! me my elos™ is a new, groundbreaking development in home-use hair removal technology bought to you by leading brand Homedics. Words Frenchy Beckford


This issue Homedics me my elos 41 Lasers were actually invented in the mid-60s, but it wasn’t until the mid-70s that the technology had evolved enough to be used for dermatological applications. After years of research into how to develop the use of lasers further Dr Michael Kreindel and Dr Shiman Eckhouse invented elos™ technology in 1991. elos™ technology uses a combination of Bipolar Radio Frequency (RF) and Optical Energy. The Light energy is converted to thermal energy heating up the hair shaft and subsequently the hair follicle, whilst the RF energy is attracted to the pre-heated follicle, heating it further and inhibiting hair re-growth. Is it safe? Yes! Assuming the correct elos™ level was chosen according to skin tone and all instructions were followed using me™ should be safe and painless. At most removal of hair will cause localised redness or minor skin irritations, but this will only last a short time and as with any new treatment it’s advisable to test a small area before full use.

When can I expect to see results? You should see 89% hair reduction after four treatments, obviously this may vary from person to person, but following the full recommended guidelines of four treatments with intervals of two weeks will give you the bet possible results.

How do I know what elos™ level to select? me™ is suitable for users with Fitzpatrick skintones I-V: I - White, very fair, red or blonde hair, blue eyes, freckles II - White, fair, red or blonde hair, blue hazel or green eyes III - Cream white, fair with any eye or hair colour IV - Brown, typical Mediterranean caucasian skin V - Dark brown, mid-eastern skin types Users with blonde red or grey hair can also effectively use me™, however you will need to use the provided epilator attachment to achieve the full efficacy of the elos™ technology.

Can I use the me™ on my face? Yes! Clinical trials have shown that it is safe for use on the face below the cheekbones for skin types I-III. You must read and carefully follow ‘the’ instructions and use the included facial kit.

Where can I buy it? me is available in the UK and Ireland exclusively from Boots priced at £449.99 alv

“ should see 89% hair reduction after four treatments...”


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The SS11 Hair & Beauty Trend Roundup Got your summer wardrobe sorted? Well now it’s time to update your beauty regime and embrace the new trends straight from the catwalk. ALV bring you the definitive guide to SS11 hair and beauty to ensure you look sensational this summer. Words Frenchy Beckford issuetwo

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Diane Von Furstenburg


Beautiful Brights Show stopping brights were all over the catwalk and although colour can seem scary, it’s time to embrace it as the future is most definitely bright!

Get the look

1 Prep your skin with a light foundation, or if you’re lucky enough to have great skin a skin balancing primer is perfect! 2 Choose a bright shadow and apply on the crease of the eye in a half moon shape, bringing it right up to the brow-line and the out to the corners. Build up the pigment as much or as little as you want, for ultra-bright blend the shadow with a little water before applying. 3 Use a warm pink blusher concentrating the colour around the apples of your cheeks. 4 Make sure your lips are super smooth before applying colour! Line the lips with a liner and dab the lip colour on with fingers to create a stain effect. issuetwo


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Top Tips If you’re not sold on bright make-up try introducing colour on your nails! Keep them long with a modern oval shape and add a glossy shine finish to protect the colour. Lips are a great way to do brights this season! To create the perfect pout apply a neutral colour to the lips first, try a light covering of foundation over the lips, this will neutralise the natural lip shade and make the lipstick last longer. Apply your colour over the top for long-lasting lusciousness.


A subtle line of bright eyeshadow is a great way to introduce colour to the face, be as daring as you like with the depth of the line and shade choice, but keep the rest of your makeup simple to avoid overdoing it


We love 1 M.A.C Morange Lipstick, £13.50 The ultimate in a popping pout 2 Models Own Yellow & Fluro Orange Smash-Up, £6 each The perfect to wake up any shade of polish 3 Stila One Step Protect Primer, £28 Adds an illuminating glow to the skin


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Marc Jacobs

Cool Colour Are you ready to go bold with your hair colour? Whether it’s a dip-dye-do or coloured extensions, there are plenty of ways to nail this trend.

Get the look

Red as we all know is the biggest head turner when it comes to hair colour! Funnily enough there is a shade in the red spectrum that is for just about everyone. But getting it right is the most important thing! 1 For the pale girls with light eyes, the warmer coppery tones from strawberry blonde through to titian (think Florence Welch or Lily Cole) are a great option and compliment the delicate nature of their colouring. The juicy spicy colours work by warming up the complexion and intensifying issuetwo

the eyes! 2 If you are olive skinned and have brown or green eyes then you can pull of the real intensive shades like fire, vermillion and true pillar box (Rihanna ) They really work well with the darker skins and can be a really fun flirty statement. 3 Dark skin and eyes can also carry of the vibrant reds for a real loud statement, but the deeper more damson reds and almost burgundy or at its darkest Black tulip (Cheryl Cole) can have a sultry and decedent effect. Think Velvet and juicy cherries and you’re on the right track. John Clark, Colour Manager, Brooks & Brooks

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What if... I only have 5 mins

Try clip in extensions, they are easy to use and allow you to be daring with none of the commitment. Don’t overdo it though and stick to one or two colours to avoid looking like My Little Pony!


I need to do something at home

Try a home hair colourant, there are tons on the market and you can go as wild or as tame as you like. Make sure you do a patch test and wait two days after colouring before washing hair to allow the colour pigment to take hold.

I want to go to a salon

We love the Paul Mitchell Inkworks Service, depending on the finish you want, ask your stylist to paint the colour on freehand or with paper to mark the lines for a cleaner finish. It’s available in ten vibrant shades including neon orange, hot pink and purple. Visit to find your nearest salon.


We love 1 Colour Extreme Hair Art, £5.07 Temporary colour sprays applied in seconds and removed in just a wash of the hair 2 Halo Clip and Go, £24.99 Exactly what is says clip in and clip out colour with no commitment 3 Tigi Colour Combat, from £7 Fights the fade and keeps your colour vibrant issuetwo

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Modern Minimal This look is all about subtle enhancement. Fresh nude complexions and neutral shades dominate this ‘less is more’ trend.

Get the look

1 Prep your skin with a skin clearing cleanser and use an oil free moisturiser to create the perfect base for a light covering of foundation. 2 Only apply foundation to the parts of the skin that need coverage, this look is minimal remember! 3 Choose a brown or beige based eyeshadow and apply to the eyelid with your fingers smudging as you go along, then apply a gel based eyeliner to frame the eyes perfectly. 4 Apply a slick of gloss for a natural, yet sexy pout. issuetwo


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Top Tips For the ultimate in Modern Minimal only apply mascara to the roots of the lashes not the ends Try wiping the foundation off the lids and the cheekbones so that the natural stain on that skin comes through, it give a much more natural deconstructed look.


Don’t be afraid to use a nude lipstick to contour the cheeks, it helps add a dewy soft look to your face.



We love 1 Topshop Gel Liner in Ink, £8 An easy to apply gel liner that won’t smudge 2 Estée Lauder Double Wear Maximum Coverage Foundation, £25.50 Perfect for giving you the illusion of flawless skin 3 Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion, £27 A great base for the minimal look

Max Mara

4 Inka Lip Whips, £14.30 Head to John Lewis for these Peach, Apricot, Berry and Melon delights

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Paul Smith

Sleek & Simple The classic ponytail, prominent partings and smooth structure, understated sexy is the key to this look.

Get the look

1 The secret of this style is to not overwork it. 2 Roughly dry your hair with a firm hold mousse. 3 Finish by drying the hair upside down to give the texture and throw it up in to a scruffy top ponytail on top of the head. 4 Let the ponytail collapse then loosely turn the hair under and pin it into position. Alexander Turnbull of Alexander Hair and Beauty issuetwo


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What if... I only have 5 mins

The beauty of this trend is it’s simplicity so a simple ponytail is perfect, use a hair elastic matched to your hair colour, if your hair is short use a clip on pony.

I need to do something at home

The key to this look is super healthy hair, use a conditioning treatment once a week, wrap your hair in a warm towel to allow the treatment to really penetrate the hair shaft. Rinse with lukewarm water to ensure a glossy mane.

I want to go to a salon

Why not try the Igora Vibrance Shine Gloss Treatment?, All the colour shades in the Vibrance collection give you up to 70% more shine, last for last for 6 weeks and takes just 15 minutes. To find your nearest stockist visit www.schwarzkopfsalonfinder. or call 01296 314000.



We love 1 Happy Cosmetics Oil All Beauty, £49.95 Can be used on the hair, face and body what’s more minimal than that?! 2 John Freida Frizz-Ease Miraculous Recovery, £5.59 Healthy hair is at the root of this style and this is the perfect purchase 3 The Remington Pearl Straightener, £84.99 Perfect for creating a super sleek style issuetwo

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Subtle Sorbet Brighten up your summer complexion with the injection of some colour! It’s time for sundae school.

Get the look

1 The key to this look is femininity, use a mineral based foundation to create a soft natural looking base to the skin. 2 Curl your lashes and if you must wear mascara keep it to a minimum, the eyeshadow will do the talking. 3 Apply a light wash of eyeshadow into the crease of the eye up to the brow line. Then take a slightly darker shade of a similar coulour and apply at the outside corners of the eye blending into the middle and down to the outside corners. 4 Accentuate the eye colour by keeping lips very nude and simple. issuetwo

Carolina Hererra

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Top Tips Keep pastels sophisticated by sticking to one placement, don’t go overboard! Before choosing a sorbet shade think about your skin-tone, pale girls avoid blues and dark-skinned girls go for it! You have the perfect base. If this look feels a little too ‘frosty’ for you try using a creamy matte shadow, it creates a much more delicate shade.



We love 1 L’oréal Made For me Naturals Lipstick in Organza, £8.16 A gorgeous nude for the ultimate in natural beauty


2 Leighton Denny Sundae Girl Nail Polish, £11 Pastel shades on the nails are a great way to work the trend 3 Nars Cap Ferrat Eyeshadow Palette, £33 The best palette for blending the perfect colour

Herve Leger

4 Sleek Blusher in Pan Tao, £4.30 This coral blush will be great for all skin-tones

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Flirty & Feminine Bring out your girly side with this ultra-feminine trend. It’s all about soft updos and gentle texture, accessories work well with this look dig out your favourites.

Get the look

This Look is beautifully boho and ethereal, perfect for on the beach or at the bar! 1 Work mousse through the hair, also try using a surf spray or dry shampoo to create a matte texture. 2 Diffuse dry to create natural waves, then starting from one ear braid across the hair line to the other ear and beyond, tie off the end with a small invisible band then pull the remaining hair from the back and scoop it all, including the plait into a messy bun; either low or high depending on your preference. 3 Don’t aim for perfection, the beauty of this style is it’s undone softness, pull pieces out (and softly tong if your hair is straight) around the hair line, and push your fingers through and tease some height into your braid. Niki Moores at Michael Van Clarke salon issuetwo

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What if... I only have 5 mins

The easiest and quickest way to work this trend is to add a pretty accessory; flowers, bows and scarves are a great choice.

I need to do something at home


It’s not as hard as you think to create the perfect bun especially if you cheat! Bun rings are a great aid to creating a super updo. Gather hair into a ponytail, fasten and pull through the centre of the ring. Cover the ring with the hair, tuck ends under and pin into place. Easy!

I want to go to a salon

We love the Headmasters Blowdry Collection, it includes a variety of styles to choose from including some stunningly soft updos perfect for a special occasion. Visit to find your nearest salon.


We love 1 Scandalous fabulously flirty Dry Shampoo, £5.49 Great for adding guts to the hair and providing the perfect matte texture 2 Sally Salon Bun Ring, £2.79 Essential for creating the perfect bun 3 Goody Simple Styles Pin, £4.98 This little gem does the work of 20 bobby pins issuetwo

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70s Glamour This look is all about polished perfection and full throttle glam! It’s glossy and fabulous from head to toe.

Get the look

1 This look definitely calls for bronzed skin and a great foundation, apply this with a brush and skip the powder unless you need it on the t-zone to mattify shine. 2 To get the required ‘glow’ use a bronzer in the hollow of the cheeks AND above the brow, remember to blend well to ensure a natural gloss. 3 To create the perfect eye apply brown and gold shades with a slight shimmer, apply on the lid and inside corner of the eye in a half moon shape to give a 3d effect and take it around to the lower lash line to frame the eye. 4 Leave the lips neutral, a dot of natural pink lipstick will be more than enough for this look. issuetwo

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Top Tips The modern way to wear bronzer is to sculpt the hollows of the face and create contour with a cream colour shade, then use a sweep of bronzer on the nose, forehead chin and apples. This look is not about eyeliner, especially in an obvious way, just use it to fill in the gaps in the lash line by using dot-like strokes.


This look works best with a bronzed base - use a good quality self-tan to create an all over sun-kissed look. Make sure you exfoliate before application to ensure an even, natural looking finish.


We love 1 GOSH Bronzing Pearls, £7 For the ultimate in 70s glow! 2 Elizabeth Arden Cheek Colour in Sunkissed Rose, £20 The packaging is just as fabulous as it’s gorgeous rosy colour


3 Bourjois Eyeshadow in 11, £5.99 A great shimmery tone for creating the perfect peeper

Anna Sui

4 Xen-Tan Mousse Intense, £23.99 Create deep natural looking colour without the need for sun!

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Anna Sui


The Swinging Seventies Like the make-up hair is perfectly polished with glamorous waves and fabulous frizz.

Get the look

This look is a fantastic cross between a glamorous and boho ‘do. It has that s shaped curl that everyone is craving at the moment and is bang on trend for the summer season. 1 To re-create the easy, undone waves firstly put your hair into a centre parting, 2 Starting at the front of your head take sections of hair and using a styling wand wrap the hair around the tool away from your face. 3 Repeat this process, with other sections of hair and mirror this on the opposite side. The must have tool to achieve the look, is a styling wand. To ensure you choice the correct one, opt for a wand that starts thicker at the top and goes thinner at the bottom to give you the desired curl shape. Becky Barnes, Webster Whiteman, London issuetwo

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2 Basso & Brooke

What if... I only have 5 mins

Whatever style you are going for use a volumising mousse to add some serious lift, big hair always means glam!

I need to do something at home

Put heated rollers into the hair using a technique called ‘dropped crown’ - this means you don’t roll the roller right up to the parting as you only want the curls through the mid lengths and ends. Let the rollers cool down and spray with hairspray, then take the rollers out and tease into place with your fingers.

I want to go to a salon

For the perfect base for any glam style try the Everlasting Blowdry at Webster Whiteman, it leave hair silky, smooth and luxuriouslooking for up to four months. Visit or call 020 7493 4777 to book an appointment.


We love 1 Bodyshop Guarana Berry Volumising Mousse, £7 Inject some serious volume as big is most definitely beautiful! 2 Keracare Oil Sheen, £5,75 Perfect for giving hair a glossy sheen all day long 3 The O pod, £152.95 This amazing bit of technology means your heated rollers are ready in less than 4 seconds issuetwo

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Zac Posen

Nicole Farhi

Fantastic Futurism Metallics feature heavily in this trend with high shine and contouring used to create angles and definition.

Get the look

1 This look is all about high-shine, prep skin with a good foundation and add a touch of illuminator down the bridge of the nose, the chin, a pearl colour is great on fair skin tones and bronze on darker skin. 2 Fill in the brow with a pencil and neaten with a good brow wax. Apply a metallic eyeshadow to the whole lid, focusing the pigment into the top and bottom inner corner of the eye. 3 Use a orange tone cream blusher on the cheeks and blend well. 4 Keep lips natural, but add a subtle sheen with a balm, pop it in your bag to keep your lips hydrated and plump. issuetwo


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Top Tips Copper and gold colours work well for warm and dark tones, whilst white gold teemed with lots of mascara looks amazing on all shades. If the thought of metallic make-up fills you with dread, then nails is a great way to start, there are some great polishes available and if you’re ready to go full-throttle try minx metallic nails Cream based products are a great way to work this look, you can create a bolder look by layering more product or a more subtle effect by blending.

We love




1 No7 Golden Palms Nail Polish, £7 Perfect to wake up any shade of polish 2 Estée Lauder Luminous Liquid Bronzer, £21.50 Adds an illuminating glow to the skin 3 Sleek Molten Metal Eyeshadow, £6.99 Perfect at creating the ultimate metallic eye

Jill Stuart


4 Shavata Brow Perfector, £19.50 The queen of the brow brings us this handy little kit issuetwo

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John Rocha


Back to the Future This look is all about texture and angles, it’s about pushing the boundaries of style.

Get the look

This crimped style is really fantastic for the warmer months. It has a really edgy, textured feel to it that isn’t too dressed up, but still has a clean finish to the overall look. 1 Prep hair with a root lifting mousse to define the hold of the crimp. 2 Start by blow-drying your hair smooth until thoroughly dry. Then, take a large pair of crimpers and starting 4 to 5 inches from the roots crimp sections of the hair all the way down to the ends leaving you with this rock chick, grungy effect. 3 This style is perfect with some sections crimped and some smooth, creating the desired multi-textured feel. Ross Taylor, Paul Falltrick Hairdressing issuetwo

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What if... I only have 5 mins

Spritz hair with a dry wax or texture spray and scrunch the hair with your hands, turn your head upside down and give the hair a blast with the hairdryer. 2

I need to do something at home

Prep hair with a light hold mousse, separate hair into 4 equal sections and plait from the root to the mid-length, hop in the shower, have a glass of wine and do the rest of your beauty regime. Just before you leave loosen out the plaits, add a spritz of hairspray and you’re good to go.

I want to go to a salon

Why not opt for a digital perm? The chemical process alters the hair structure so that it can be re set with a new ‘curl memory’. Yes very Futuristic! To find out more or to book an appointment visit or call 0207 491 2390.


We love 1 New Corioliss Slimline Titanium Crimper, £59.99 Create the ultimate style statement with this nifty tool 2 Unlimitor from Goldwell £11.20 This is texture in a can! A dry spray wax perfect for creating textured, sculptured styles 3 Vogetti Wonder Brush, £1.95 Perfect for backcombing and an absolute bargain! issuetwo

64 This issue Palmers & Phil Smith

ALV Giveways Thanks for taking the time to read Adonis loves Venus. Now WIN some amazing prizes! What’s on offer this issue Palmer’s Olive Butter Formula range We all know Olive Oil is good for us, right? Team this powerful anti-aging ingredient with our favourite brand of body care and it’s clear Palmers are onto another winner! ALV are very excited about Palmer’s NEW Olive Butter Formula, made with certified organic Virgin Olive oil. It’s the perfect range to rehydrate summer skin, it’ll leave you looking radiant. We’ve got two full sets of this vitamin-rich range to giveaway, each set is worth £21 in total. Two lucky readers will win Cream Oil, Body Lotion, SPF 15 Body Lotion, Concentrated Cream and Body Butter. Look after your skin with these intensive treats.

Phil Smith Be Gorgeous products Heated appliances and the sun (if we get some this Summer?) can play havoc with your hair. Your locks needs protecting just as much as your skin, otherwise prepare for a frizz attack for certain! Phil Smith has produced two key products for silky, shiny locks guaranteed and we have five of each to giveaway to you lucky lot! S.O.S daily defence blow dry cream, £3.99 smoothes and protects against the damaging effects of a hot hairdryer. Tame the frizz serum, £3.99 is your must-have help against a massive mane. This terrific tamer in a tube means fuzzy tresses are a thing of the past. After all Phil Smith does promise you’ll look gorgeous after using his range!

How to win

To win these pretty prizes, email Please state which Giveaway you wish to enter by putting either Palmers or Phil Smith in the subject title of the email. Winners will be drawn at random. Closing date for entries- 20/09/2011


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Tried & Tested Facials, Ribboning and Manicures We test to find the best! All treatments are 100% tested; you can always trust ALV to be honest! Compiled Rhubarb Tuesday & Frenchy Beckford


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treatment one

Brooks & Brooks ribboning & gilding The Treatment Ribboning & Gilding is a specialised colour technique created to give a softer more bespoke look to the hair. Colour is applied in a less formulaic way than conventional highlights, giving a romantic laid back look with no strong regrowth.

ALV-erdict My hair was super dull and needed a lift for the summer, I’m a pretty lowmaintenance kind of girl so this technique promising no major regrowth sounded perfect. The treatment took around an hour and my colourist Kerry explained each step as she was going, which made me confident the outcome would be fab, I wasn’t wrong it was! The result was stunning beachy highlights, that I think will look even better as they grow out, perfect! alv Available at Brooks&Brooks, 13 -15 Sicilian Avenue, London, WC1A. For appointments call 020 7405 8111

ALV Top Tip Highlighted hair needs lots of moisture, so try treating your tresses to a deep conditioning masque once a week to keep your locks looking strong and healthy. issuetwo

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“...this technique promising no major regrowth sounded perfect...�


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“... This treatment is fantastic, my nails looked amazing...�


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treatment two

Nails Inc. 3 week manicure The Treatment It involves a unique gel formula applied to the nail which sets under a UV lamp to create the chip resistant colour, giving you neat, glossy nails that remain perfect for a whole 3 weeks, sometimes even longer. Perfect for holidays, honeymoons and hassle-free nail colour.

ALV-erdict This treatment is fantastic, my nails looked amazing and the best bit is you don’t have to sit around waiting for them to dry after the treatment. I love the fact that you can paint over the gels too if you get a bit bored after 2 weeks, just make sure you use acetone-free nail polish remover. alv This unique service is available at all nails inc. nail bars nationwide, to find your nearest salon visit

ALV Top Tip Change your topcoat every week to ensure your nails look shiny and neat for the full 3 weeks.


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treatment three

MD Formulations medi spa prescription facial The Treatment MD Formulations believe in products with a purpose, the range was created by cosmetic surgeons and produces amazing results on troubled skin, with complaints like acne or pigmentation. This facial combines relaxation (there’s plenty of massage to enjoy) with effective products, to achieve incredible results. ALV-erdict This intense one & a half hour treatment was pure indulgence. The deep cleansing facial really got to work on my sometimes problem skin and I left with my face feeling really soft and soothed. My favourite section had to be the bespoke face mask, tailored to my skin type. For that unique touch, my skin was wrapped in a cling film type material and covered in a hot towel to enhance the mask’s effect…actual bliss! alv Treatments start from £50, visit their website to find your nearest salon.

ALV Top Tip Carry on being kind to your skin. MDF are a sister company of Bare Escentuals, which also produce Bare Minerals. Follow your fabulous facial with their 100% mineral based foundation, this make-up treat really does help to improve the look and feel of your complexion. issuetwo

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“...This intense one & a half hour treatment was pure indulgence...�


72 Competition

Pick us a winner! We have four fantastic hair makeovers to win courtesy of the talented F.A.M.E Team. ALV have their fingers on the pulse when it comes to hairdressing, that’s why we’ve teamed up with the fantastic F.A.M.E team to offer four cut, style and blow dries with the stylists of the future. The Fellowship Academy of Merit and Excellence (F.A.M.E) Team are selected annually to promote a new generation of bright young hairdressers. After a tough selection process, members are supported and given lots of exciting opportunities, to perfect their skills and progress in their careers. You could win a cut, style and blow dry with one of the four current members in there respective salons. Talented 2011 F.A.M.E Team members are... Alton Ismaili from Marc Antoni (Woodley) Joseph Ferraro from Halo (Harrogate) Leah Walton from The Colour Room (Stockport) Natalia Maxwell from George’s (Leicester) Past members include Umberto Giannini and Errol Douglas so if you win one of these styling sessions, you really could be in the hairdressing hands of the next big thing!

For your chance to win of ones of these exclusive appointments, answer the following question...

What does F.A.M.E stand for? a Friends and Mates Experts b Fellowship Academy of Merit and Excellence c Fantastic Amazing Magic Edition Email your answer to with FAME as the subject. Transport not included. The closing date for this competition is 01/09/2011.


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Alton Ismaili

Leah Wolton

Natalia Maxwell

Joseph Ferraro


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Say What... Anything worth saying is worth saying here! You are beautiful

Beauty giant M·A·C Cosmetics have confirmed an upcoming collaboration with designer, Gareth Pugh. The brand will celebrate the partnership with Pugh at a cocktail party in New York City with the global launch scheduled for November 2011. The collection will include multiple colour products and accessories in special packaging. Oooo err!

Cowshed festival anyone?

No, no we’re not inviting you to a festival in a cow shed, that’d be grim! We’re talking about this lovely little Festival Cow Kit from cult brand Cowshed, it includes such gems as: Wild Cow Knickers, Lippy Cow Lip Balm and Horny Cow Seductive Body Lotion. Festival fun times ahead!

Face full o’ fur

Full face threading is the latest beauty must-have apparently! All in aid of achieving the fresh, dewy, modern minimal looks that were all over the A/W catwalks. Benito Brow Bar are offering Fresh Face Thread Facial that aims to shape, lighten and lift, leaving your skin looking more radiant than, errrr, rodent!

Wicked Whispers We’ve been well and truly wrapped up in the grapevine and have heard that there’s someone new in ‘hair-industry-town’ Watch out for The SoObsessed Network, they’re promising a hair revolution that everyone will want to join! Check out for more details. issuetwo

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ALV Stockists This issue’s stockist list... Balance me Benefit Bobbi Brown Bourjois Braun Ciate Clynol Corioliss Cowshed Dermalogica DKNY fragrances Elizabeth Arden Estée Lauder Goldwell Goody GOSH Happy Cosmetics Homedics Inika Joe Grooming John Frieda Jonathan Ward Candles Kadus Keracare la tweez Lee Stafford Leighton Denny Liz Earle

L’Oreal MAC Models Own milk_shake Nails Inc Nars No 7 Ojon John lewis nationwide Origins Palmers Paul & Joe Phil Smith REF Remington Rock ‘N’ Rose Sally Salon Services Scandalous Shavata Sleek SteamCream Stila St Tropez The Body Shop The Earring Boutique The O PoD TIGI Topshop make-up Vogetti Xen-Tan


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