Beauty: The New Basics

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Workman Publishing, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 404 pages
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Big, ebullient, brimming over with know-how and passion, Beauty by Rona Berg is the only beauty book you'll ever need-a one-size-fits-all, 500-page guide of information, anecdotes and attitude. Illustrated throughout in two-color and featuring a 96-page full-color section, Beauty is filled with step-by-step how-tos, professional techniques, brand and product comparisons, and inside tips gleaned from a pro's pro who's covered the world of beauty for The New York Times Magazine, Elle magazine and other national publications.

The book tackles all three major categories-The Face, Hair, The Body. The emphasis is on simplicity and a healthy, natural approach, and the range cuts across all ethnicities and ages. There are five minute skin regimes, facials, makeup tricks and health tips. How to reduce stress in the bath and pamper yourself with an easy home spa. The long and short of hair care-including what to do on bad hair days. Remedies for beauty emergencies (eyes puffy from fatigue? do what the models do and use a dab of Preparation H). Plus make-overs, recipes, historical lore, stories, time-lines, and an extensive glossary and list of resources. It's a knock-out.

 

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User Review  - DoingDewey - LibraryThing

Like wishing to be more creative, I suspect that wishing to be more beautiful is pretty common. Personally, I’m not unhappy with how I look; it’s more that I wish I knew more ways to do my hair than a ... Read full review

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User Review  - SelimaCat - LibraryThing

This was the makeup book I was looking for--it has instructions for everything: hair, makeup, skincare. I regret that it's a library book because it's far too much information to absorb at once. Read full review

Contents

BEAUTY BASICS
3
SKINCARE
21
FACIALS
47
AGING
67
WAYS TO THE FLESH
85
MAKEUP
103
THE FACE
174
HAIRCARE
183
HAIR
262
BATH BODY
269
HANDS FEET
293
THE SPA
315
THE BODY
330
GLOSSARY
335
APPENDICES
347
INDEX
389

HAIR COLOR
207
HAIRCUTS STYLES
227

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About the author (2001)

Rona Berg is the former beauty editor for the New York Times Magazine. She was Editorial Director of Elle magazine and writes for numerous national publications, including Vogue, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Mirabella, Self, and Mademoiselle. Ms. Berg lives in New York City.

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