Beauty Archives

Alcoholic’s recovery sparks Arizona fashion line

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Stephen and Nick Polando were in a parking garage on Mill Avenue one night in 2009. They decided to race each other, displaying their competitiveness as brothers. Nick, the younger of the two at 22 years old, won the race. Stephen, 25, was devastated and immediately blamed it on his struggles with alcoholism. “It hits… Read More →

The story of the modern manicure is cross-cultural, generational

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That nail that you pick, bite and chip has a story to tell, and that story begins with a bottle of liquid nail enamel. Maybe it was the 176 pages that brought women of various ages to the Whiteman Hall at the Phoenix Art Museum on Sept. 10, or maybe it was curiosity. Either way,… Read More →

In Review: Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort

Photo by Robin Sendele

PHXFW Recap: Thursday, Oct. 2 Rows and rows of white chairs surrounded the poolside raised white runway with lights projecting colors of blue and yellow. Music was blaring as girls in sky-high heels texted away on their phones. This was the scene Thursday night at Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort, when a mix… Read More →

Skinny Business, Pt. 2: If the shirt doesn’t fit, ditch it

Is everything in your closet too tight or too loose? Time to rethink your shopping habits./ 123RF.com, Copyright: vukvuk

“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. When you find yourself spending more time than necessary looking in your closest for just one article of clothing… Read More →

San Diego offers free fun for families in October

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Is there any better fun than free fun? During the entire month of October, more than 110 San Diego hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums and transportation companies offer families with children special deals, so they can enjoy San Diego without emptying their wallets. “Kids Free San Diego” provides families an opportunity to save during budget-conscious times… Read More →

Skinny Business, Pt. 1: The Case of the Crop Top

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“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. How long would it take you to find someone wearing a crop top on the street, in the nearest… Read More →

What to do when life gives you lemon water

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Grape, strawberry kiwi, cherry pomegranate, pineapple coconut and mixed berry. What do all these flavors have in common? They are just a few of the many flavor enhancers that can be added to water. Based on the sheer number of flavored waters for sale, plain water is no longer good enough for some people. When… Read More →

These shoes were made for working

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“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. If you’re the type of business fashionista whose outfits revolve around shoes, your coworkers could probably identify you by… Read More →

MY SALON Suite coming to The Shops at Gainey Ranch

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Kent Circle Investments announced the mid-October opening of MY SALON Suite, the most recent addition to The Shops at Gainey Ranch. MY SALON Suite is a 5,630 SF state-of-the-art luxury beauty complex offering 27 private, high-end salon suites equipped with granite countertops, top-of-the-line salon equipment and furnishings. When clients step into a MY SALON Suite,… Read More →

Sizing up the office environment for the modern fashionista

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“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. Fashionista (noun): 1.     A person who designs, sells, or is very interested in clothing fashions. (Merriam Webster) 2.     A… Read More →

My Sister’s Attic at Pinnacle Peak expands

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Some things are meant to get larger and this September My Sister’s Attic at Pinnacle Peak is embracing the motto ‘big is beautiful’ with a 40% expansion of the Valley’s favorite designer consignment furniture shop. Shoppers looking for more wall art, china, crystal, furniture, lighting, rugs and patio accessories should head to My Sister’s Attic’s… Read More →

Local barber offers lifetime of free haircuts

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Have you ever thought about how many haircuts you pay for in your lifetime? The normal scalp contains about 150,000 hair follicles. That’s a lot of trips to the stylist! Local men’s hair salon, Keep It Cut, is offering one lucky individual a lifetime of FREE haircuts in honor of their one year anniversary next… Read More →

Hormonal Happy Hours come to Valley

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A Valley Internal Medicine doctor has a unique way of reaching out to women of all ages about their health. These quarterly free events are called Hormonal Happy Hours and they are educational, enlightening, approachable and fun. September is Menopause Awareness Month. Dr. Angela DeRosa, D.O., M.B.A., C. P. E. will answer your questions about… Read More →

Age-proof your workout through functional fitness

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Fitness isn’t just about getting in shape and looking good, it is about staying functional throughout your life – feeling healthy, active and independent. As people get older, they become more sedentary, said Steve Feyrer-Melk, Director of Patient Wellness at Optimal Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center. “You are getting older and your body needs… Read More →