Salon Love: Ian McCabe Studio in Washington DC…

Ian McCabe Studio

Ian McCabe Studio throws down the gauntlet to make it one of the rising salon stars among DC elite for cut and color (we needed some new blood here so this is a welcome change!) I love talking to people that are passionate about what they do. This is evident when you spend 5 minutes […]

TMG Faves: Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine…

Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine

Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine [$24.00 for 2 oz.] is the very first product EVER made by the line and it is my holy grail for that perfect second day hair look.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good clean blowout, but there is something about that “dirty hair looks better” look…it kind of does.  […]

Red Carpet Beauty: Get The Look – Soft Romantic Waves for Hair at the Oscars

Kerry Washington - Oscars 2014

Get The Look!  Soft Romantic Waves for Hair at the Oscars were on display and turned heads last night at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. A-listers Sandra Bullock, Margot Robbie, Kerry Washington and Kate Hudson rocked side-swept styles with beautiful BOUNTIFUL waves.  Mastering this look is simple with Ouidad, The Curl Experts. A pioneer in […]

TMG Faves: TheMakeupGirl’s Best of Beauty 2013…

TMG Best of 2013

Here are my Best of Beauty 2013! These are a few of my favorite things!! Happy New Year!!!!  Another year has ZOOMED by! Can you believe it?  Although I have sifted through many, many, many, MANY products this year – there are only a few that are my ULTIMATE favorites for the year.  This list […]

TMG Faves: Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret

Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret

Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret [$99] is my new best friend!!! I had seen this on TV, but I had always wondered how the heck it worked!!  I had the opportunity to review this and now I am hooked.  It does take a bit of time to get used to the operation BUT once you […]

Red Carpet Beauty: Nicole Richie at the American Music Awards

Nicole Richie 2013 American Music Awards

Nicole Richie at the American Music Awards is stunning! Does anyone remember how she used to look?  I saw this pic and I was FLOORED.  What a transformation she has made!  She was white hot on tonight’s red carpet at the 2013 American Music Awards. Celebrity stylist Renato Campora styled Nicole’s hair giving her a […]

TMG Faves: Rita Hazan Foaming Gloss Shine Enhancer…

Rita Hazan Foaming Gloss Shine Enhancer

You know you want shiny hair – right?  Instead of paying for it at the salon, check out Rita Hazan Foaming Gloss Shine Enhancer [$26] you get a salon worthy gloss for your hair right there in the comfort of your own shower.  You can use this salon-inspired glossing treatment to keep your hair color […]

Trend Watch: Lovely Braids for Fall Hair…


Braids for fall is a pretty hair trend, they are making a big presence on women – everywhere. This trend is great for all hair textures and lengths and can be the perfect accessory to any style or look. I have seen these on the runway for a few seasons now, and they are showing […]

Fashion Week: Backstage at Alon Livne SS 2014

Fashion Week: Backstage at Alon Livne SS 2014

Back to the future, back to the eighties for Israeli born Alon Livne and his debut at NYFW. The collection fused impeccable tailoring with splashes of neon colors in fuchsia, luscious shades of deep purple and pastel baby blues. When asked about his inspiration Livne said, “The inspiration was 80’s and 90’s but in a […]

Fashion Week: Backstage at Alice + Olivia SS 14

Fashion Week: Alica + Olivia SS14

Fashion Week continues backstage at Alice + Olivia SS 14 – they had some GORGEOUS looks.  For this collection Designer Stacey Bendet summed up her inspiration as being “Pretty In Prep.” The collection took shape due in part from inspiration that she found in American sportswear which she characterized as being preppy and cute. She […]

Fashion Week: Ted Gibson at Pamella Roland SS14 [NYFW/MBFW]

Ted Gibson Pamela Rowland SS14

Ted Gibson brought his A GAME to Pamella Rolland on his inaugural voyage.  The hair was all about a Bardot type of influence and it was DEAD sexy.  Guess what, you can do the same thing at home. Ted says….. “This was my first time working with Pamella Roland and I have to say that […]

Drugstore Diva: Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo….

Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo

I LOVE dry shampoo.  I mean LOVE it.  You know what my biggest pet peeve with it is?  White residue left behind after I use it!  This may be more prevalent because I am a brunette, but I don’t need people thinking I have gray hair anymore than I already do!  I have found the […]

Red Carpet Beauty: Joan Smalls at the Cleopatra Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival…

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Stunner and Estée Lauder spokeswoman Joan Smalls is no stranger to the red carpet – she is often squired to events on the arms of the likes of Mr. Tom Ford.  This time around, she flew solo to the Cannes Film festival and she looked nothing short of amazing.  Celebrity hairstylist Johnnie Sapong created the […]

Red Carpet Beauty: Adele at the 85th Academy Awards…

Oscars 2013 - RED CARPET

Adele’s look was true Hollywood Glamour on last night’s Oscars Red Carpet. Hairstylist Michael Ashton created a voluminous, retro half-up do that complemented her classic black Jenny Packham gown. The Rundown: In order to recreate this look, follow these steps from Michael using products from John Frieda. Towel dry wet hair, removing excess moisture before […]

Red Carpet Beauty: Jennifer Aniston at the 85th Academy Awards…

Photographer: © Lisa O'Connor

Presenter Jennifer Aniston looked radiant in Valentino couture on the red carpet tonight at the Oscars. Her easy California beachy hair is by Chris McMillan for Living Proof. INSPIRATION: “The key word is natural. She’ll be one of the only people there who is able to actually touch her hair. Jen’s Valentino gown was such […]

TMG Faves: L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare….

L'Oreal Advanced Haircare

If you were around me this past week, you would have heard me saying WOW…every time I touched my hair.  Everywhere I went, people said things like this to me… ‘Did you just get a blowout?”  “Your hair looks amazing, did you just get it done?” Nope, I sure didn’t – I just used the […]

Red Carpet Beauty: Nicole Richie at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards…

NicoleRichie-GoldenGlobes2013 CROP

Designer and “Fashion Star” mentor Nicole Richie is rocking the red carpet tonight, with a little help from the NEW Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion products that add shine as well as salon brands. She paired a FABULOUS sparking blue Naeem Khan dress with a pop of blue shadow by Elizabeth Arden. Makeup Makeup Artist Beau […]

Red Carpet Beauty: Kerry Washington at the 70th Annual Golden Globes…

Kerry Washington at the 70th Annual Golden Globes

Scandal and Django Unchained actress Kerry Washington looked FLAWLESS in Prada at the 70th annual Golden Globes Sunday night.  Her makeup was flawless thanks to Lancome and her hair was silky and smooth thanks to John Frieda products. Celebrity hairstylist Marcus Francis was inspired by Kerry Washington’s sequined, structured gown. Below please the steps he […]