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Perfume is in a category of its own! Whether you purchase perfume for yourself or for others, perfume and cologne make a great gift for everyone. Splurge on yourself; you’re worth it!

When someone passes you on the street who is adorned in delicious smelling perfume or cologne, you notice them. Their mere wonderful scent can entice your senses and make you want to follow them. You will definitely inhale to get another “delicious” whiff of that grand smell! The perfume and cologne industry is a billion dollar business and rightfully so. A fantastic aroma is revered and adored.

 

Have you ever wondered why so many of us never leave the house without spraying on our favorite perfume or dabbing our neck with our preferred cologne? Blame it on your pheromones! A pheromone is a secreted or excreted chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of the same species. Pheromones are chemicals capable of acting like hormones outside your body that impacts the behavior of other people. Yes, you truly can credit your love of perfumes and colognes to biology.

Perfumes and colognes contain mixtures of essential oils and aromatic compounds that are used to give your body an agreeable scent. They generally come in liquid format and are used to add an attractive fragrance to your body. Most perfumes are sprayed lightly on the neck, behind the ears and on your wrists.

 

Many fashion designers depend on their designer scents to bring in major sales for their fashion and beauty brands. Versace, Calvin Klein, L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Yves St. Laurent are just a few worldwide brands that manufacture perfumes and colognes. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian have also launched successful perfume lines.

Since our pheromones are known to function in mate selection, it’s no wonder we often dab on glorious perfumes or splash on cologne before going on a first date. Pleasing aromas attract us, much like we notice yummy food smells when we enter our favorite restaurant. Enticing and appetizing! Sweet smelling perfumes and colognes can elevate your mood and improve your attitude. 

If you’re not quite sure what to get for the guy or gal who has everything, a new spectacular scented perfume or cologne is always a winning way to go!

Our passion for perfume “nose” no bounds!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

Long, lovely eyelashes are gorgeous, becoming and dazzling. Lustrous eyelashes are one of the main features to a beautiful face. For those of you that adore and wear eyelash extensions or false eyelashes, one would wonder why you would ever want to take them off. But like all makeup and beauty accessories, what goes on must eventually be removed.

Whether your eyelash extensions are applied yourself with a kit or put on by a professional stylist, they are removed much the same way. Eyelash extensions are attached to your natural lashes with semi-permanent glue or with a sticky tape attached to the extensions. You must be careful when removing them so that you don’t pull out your natural lashes, but the removal process can be quick and easy.

Eyelash extension removal made easy!

Easy Ways to Remove Eyelash Extensions:

Steam and Oil: Remove your eye makeup, using a gentle eye makeup remover or petroleum jelly. Heat a bowl of water and steam your face. The hot steam will help loosen the eyelash extensions. With a wet cotton ball, wipe olive oil on your lashes until the extensions peel off easily. Rinse with warm water.

Glue Remover: You can purchase glue remover at most drug stores, beauty supply stores and salons. Remove your eye makeup and apply the glue remover with a wet cotton ball. Move the cotton swab across your lash line, working from the outer corner to the inner corner with a gentle motion. The remover will dissolve the glue. Pull off the extensions and rinse with warm water.

Professional Removal: Eyelash extensions can be tricky to remove without pulling out your natural lashes. By using a pro health and beauty expert to remove your eyelash extensions, you can be assured your own lashes will stay intact and strong.

For long, glamorous eyelash extensions let your face truly shine! Bat those beautiful eyes!

Did you know eyelashes are made to protect dirt and other debris from falling into your eyes? As is true with fashion and beauty, all practical things are enhanced for allure, attraction and beauty!

With gorgeous eyebrow extensions, the eyes truly have it!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

When it comes to a striking face, it’s all about the eyebrows. The knack for a great set of brows is in the shape. Whether the shape of your face is round, long, oval, heart, or diamond, the appeal of your face can be contoured and enhanced by the color, length and width of your eyebrows. This fall, full eyebrows are in. The days of tweezing the brows away are gone, and fall 2021 is about being eyebrow strong.

When it comes to a striking face, it’s all about the eyebrows. The knack for a great set of brows is in the shape. Whether the shape of your face is round, long, oval, heart, or diamond, the appeal of your face can be contoured and enhanced by the color, length and width of your eyebrows. This fall, full eyebrows are in. The days of tweezing the brows away are gone, and fall 2021 is about being eyebrow strong.

The eyebrow is an area of thick, delicate hairs above the eye that follows the shape of the lower margin of the brow ridges. Eyebrows come in many shapes and sizes. Some people have thick and bushy eyebrows, while others have thinner, more pointed eyebrows. Some people prefer to wear their brows full, while others either pluck or shave their brows, preferring to draw on a thin eyebrow.

The eyebrows’ main function is to prevent sweat, water and other debris from falling down into the eye socket, but they are also important to human communication and facial expression. Eyebrows have an important function in communication, strengthening expressions, such as surprise, anger or sexiness. Many makeup artists view eyebrows as a major feature in defining the face. Eyebrows not only shape the face but give definition to one’s eyes and forehead. As with all human features, people modify their eyebrows by means of hair addition, hair removal and makeup.

For bangin’ brows, shape, contour and thread your brows to sheer perfection. Whatever works for you!

How to Shape Your Eyebrows:

1.       Imagine a straight line from the outside of your nose to the inside corner of your eye. This is where your brow should begin.

2.      Imagine a straight line from the center of the upper lip, along with the outer edge of the nose, up to the outer corner of the eye. This is where your brow should end.

3.      Imagine a straight line from the tip of the nose through the middle of the eye pupil. This is where your eyebrow arch should be.

To achieve exquisite eyebrows, follow the above. If you prefer thinner eyebrows, you can tweeze, wax, or thread.

Would you like thicker eyebrows? You can fill the brows in with eyebrow pencils and gels, which create an outline for the brows or mimic hairs in sparse areas.

To create a fuller look, eyebrows can be cloned in an eyebrow transplant. Individual strands of the eyebrow are mimicked to create natural looking eyebrows of the desired shape. Too much for you? Why not try eyebrow tinting? Permanent hair dye, similar to hair color, is used on the eyebrow to darken or lighten them.

Another procedure that can be used to shape the eyebrows is an eyebrow lift. This is cosmetic surgery to raise the eyebrow, usually to create a more feminine or youthful appearance. Also, doctors can inject patients’ eyebrows with Botox or similar toxins to temporarily raise the eyebrow.

Sometimes it’s resorting to ouch to get the perfect arch!

Eyebrow threading is a popular method of hair removal originating in Asia. In more recent times, eyebrow threading has gained popularity in Western countries, especially with cosmetic application. Threading is a method for removing and shaping eyebrows. In eyebrow threading, a thin cotton or polyester thread is doubled, then twisted. The thread is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short lines of hair in one swipe.

Methods of threading include the hand method, the mouth method and neck. It has been noted that the mouth holding method is the fastest and most precise.

The benefits of threading? This process allows for a more defined and precise shape to the eyebrows and can create better eyebrow definition. Threading can also be used as a method of removing unwanted hair from the entire face and upper lip.

No matter your skin tone, eye color or hair color, the length and shape of your eyebrows draw out your fabulous facial features. The eyebrows truly have it!

Who said the eyes are the window to your soul? The eyebrow certainly speaks for itself!

Sculpted eyebrows: sculpted face!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

What is a clothing fabric that is known throughout the world, and when the word is spoken, you can picture the sturdy material immediately in your mind? Denim!

Many people equate denim with blue jeans, and this is an extremely valued piece of clothing. However, denim also exists in shirts, jackets, shorts, skirts, dresses, handbags/purses, overalls, hats and even shoes! Denim is a divinely delicious garment of clothing that speaks to the masses and is revered by many! Pop culture adores their denim!

Denim is a rugged cotton twill textile, in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the fabric, which distinguishes denim from cotton duck.

It is characteristic of any indigo denim that only the warp threads are dyed, whereas the white weft threads remain plain white. As a result of this warp-faced twill weaving, one side of the fabric shows the blue warp threads, and the other side shows the white weft threads. This is what makes denim’s fading characteristics unique compared to every other fabric!

Denim has been used in America since the late 18th century. The word comes from the name of a sturdy fabric called serge, originally made in Nimes, France, by the Andre family. At first called Serge de Nimes, the name was soon shortened to denim.

Denim was traditionally colored blue with indigo dye to make blue jeans. The use of jeans comes from the French word for Geneo, Italy (Genes), where the first denim trousers were made. In addition to blue jean pants, it has become fashionable to wear ripped, torn jeans, or to cut your long legged jeans into shorts. Daisy Duke shorts, which are made of denim and are extremely short, are a coveted pair of denim short shorts!

For a different look than hemmed denim shorts, it is fashionable and acceptable to leave fringe dangling from the ends of the short cut-offs, or to bedazzle the denim shorts with jewels, rhinestones, colorful patches of material, etc. You are free to design your own pair of denim shorts to draw out your unique, creative personality.

Some various types of denim are dry or raw denim (as opposed to washed denim), where the material is not washed after being dyed during its production. There is also selvedge denim, where the material forms a clean natural edge that doesn’t unravel.

One look with denim that I find exceptionally attractive is when you wear denim blue jeans (either straight legged or flared) and then you dress the pants up with high heeled, fancy shoes and a feminine blouse or top. I love straight legged blue jeans worn with an angora sweater, and then a long strand of white pearls worn around the neck, hanging down over the front of the sweater. And, on the feet, high heels of course! This is one classy look!

A major denim trend is fading the denim before the clothing item is worn. Fading patterns are another way of personalizing the garment for each individual wearer.

Categories of Fading Are:

1.   Whiskers – Faded streaks that surround the crotch of the denim.

2.  Combs (Honey Combs) – Streaks of faded lines that are found behind the knee.

3.  Stacks – The inseam of the denim is hemmed a few inches longer than the actual length. The extra fabric stacks on top of the shoe, causing a fade to form around the ankle to calf area of the denim.

4.  Train Tracks – This fade pattern appears on the outseams of the denim and showcases the selvedge by forming two sets of fades that resemble train tracks.

Another popular variance of denim is stretch denim. This denim is many times used to make skinny jeans, as the material has an elastic component that allows the fabric to cling, and then stretch and give as you move. The pants fit snuggly and tightly, yet are easy to move in and are not heavy, cumbersome or binding. Another great look with denim jeans is to wear a jacket or blazer along with an ankle boot, or knee high boots with the pant legs tucked into the boots!

Divas wear denim! All year long!

Summertime denim!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Author & Fashion Journalist Nancy Mangano Receives 2021 Anaheim Award

Anaheim Award Program Honors the Achievement

ANAHEIM August 11, 2021 — Author & Fashion Journalist Nancy Mangano has been selected for the 2021 Anaheim Award in the Business Services category by the Anaheim Award Program.

Each year, the Anaheim Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Anaheim area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2021 Anaheim Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Anaheim Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Anaheim Award Program

The Anaheim Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Anaheim area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Anaheim Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Anaheim Award Program

CONTACT:
Anaheim Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@2021-communitybest-notice.net
URL: http://www.2021-communitybest-notice.net

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

We’ve all been there. We go to sleep excited, anticipating what the next day brings, only to wake up with little energy, a groggy head, and a desire to hit the snooze button. No matter what our day entails, we all need a reason to get up in the morning. For the makeup lovers and the gals who believe that less cosmetics is the way to go, motivating yourself to embark on an every-morning makeup ritual can truly become one of your favorite morning habits.

Motivating yourself simply means stimulating an interest or enthusiasm for doing something. Applying makeup each morning brings so many rewards that the practice will become an enjoyable habit. The rewards of sticking to a morning makeup application process brings so much happiness that losing 20 to 30 minutes of sleep each morning won’t even be an issue.  You’ll be jumping out of bed to get your fierce, fashion forward face on!

Beauty is revered worldwide. We find and admire beauty in nature, clothing, cars, people, and yes, makeup! Cosmetics can bring out your features, hide facial flaws, add color to your face and lift your mood!

5 Reasons to Motivate Yourself to Apply Makeup Every Morning

Self-Care: Self-care is always important. How you take care of yourself can lower and/or eliminate stress, improve your confidence and bring a smile to your face. Hygiene, cleanliness and being nice to yourself are important factors for maintaining a healthy, positive mental and physical body. A little bit of makeup applied each morning can go a long way in improving your mood.

Makeup is an Art Form: Which cosmetics you choose and how you wear them is a great way to express yourself and give yourself a creative outlet. Your bare face is your canvas, and you are free to build on that canvas with foundation, eye shadow, lipstick, blush, or any cosmetics of your choice. Show the world your inner personality by the makeup you apply to your face.

Rituals are Beneficial: By applying makeup each morning, you will get into a ritual that you enjoy. Over time, your ritual or habit will become such a part of your “getting ready” routine that you’ll miss it if you skip a day. Cosmetically made up faces are gorgeous and glamorous. Let the way you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror be your motivation for sticking to your morning makeup routine.

Applying Makeup is Transformative: As a lover of makeup and beauty, each morning, when I put on my makeup, it is a lot like transforming from a moth to a butterfly. I like my bare face, but as I apply cosmetics, which are fun and festive, I feel myself transforming into a va va voom glamour girl. This is worth the effort!

Confidence Booster: If you doubt that makeup can boost your confidence, put on black mascara to highlight your eyelashes and bright red lipstick to bring out your lips. Just these two cosmetic products alone will pull out your natural beauty and bring you to the level of magnificence you deserve! Be the shining star that you are and develop your own morning makeup routine

Wake up to makeup!

Cosmetics are fun, exciting, glamorous and allow you to be highly creative, not to mention a gorgeous cosmetic makeover can do wonders for your mood and confidence. Why feel blah when makeup can cure it all?

For those of you that prefer the natural look, simply apply red lipstick and nothing else. See how just this one small cosmetic gesture can change the entire color and pizzazz of your face! Join the beauty race!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

All glamour girls know that one secret to a perfect makeup job is applying just the right amount of concealer and foundation to your face. Both concealer and foundation are used to make the skin appear more uniform in color and blemish free. Generally, concealers are more heavily pigmented than foundations and can be used alone or applied underneath a light coat of foundation.

So, should you only use foundation? Should you only use concealer? Actually, for flawless skin, you should use both.

Concealers are used to hide blemishes, wrinkles and skin imperfections. Foundations create an even skin tone and act as the canvas base for applying other cosmetics. I feel these two products work best when concealer is put on first, and then the foundation is applied over the concealer.

Although concealers and foundations add a gorgeous glow to your skin when applied correctly, if used too heavily and the cosmetics don’t match your skin tone, they can turn into makeup that cakes up! So how do you apply the perfect amount of concealer and foundation that makes your skin look youthful and near makeup free?

How to Avoid Makeup Cake Face:

  1. Do not apply a thick foundation over your entire face. Foundation is meant to even out your skin tone, but when applied it should be almost invisible. Dot concealer on any ruddy or blemished areas, then cover up uneven spots like the cheeks, around the nose and the chin with foundation.
  2. As we age, our skin tends to lose moisture. This can lead to makeup cake face. Keep your skin as moisturized as possible by drinking lots of water and applying a moisturizing cream to your face underneath the concealer and foundation.
  3. Apply a foundation primer. Foundation primers settle into your pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and even out blemishes so that your foundation glides on smoothly.
  4. Make sure your concealer and foundation match your skin tone.

No smudged, caked or flaked skin!

Finding the concealers and foundations that work best for you is achieved by your skin tone. Concealers should match your skin tone or be one shade darker. For foundation, the same holds true. Try to use a color that is close to you own skin tone to blend easily into your face and not show makeup lines!

Gorgeous, glowing, glamorous skin! Pure elegant beauty!

Makeup that doesn’t cake up!

Concealer and foundation: which comes first?

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

Hairstyles can make or break a look, but one popular, classic hairdo is the braid. A braid is a complex structure or pattern formed by interlacing three or more strands of flexible material such as textile yarns, wire, and, of course, hair! Compared to the process of weaving which usually involves two separate, perpendicular groups of strands (warp and weft), a braid is usually long and narrow interlaced strands of hair.

In other words, completed braids resemble a criss-cross hair pattern!

Popular Types of Braids:

1.       Box Braids – Hair braids which are characterized by boxy or square shaped hair divisions. They are typically created by adding synthetic braiding hair. This hairstyle is a means of protective styling.

2.      Cornrows – An ancient traditional African style of hair grooming, in which the hair is braided very close to the scalp, using an underhand, upward motion to produce a continuous, raised row. Cornrows are often formed in simple, straight lines.

3.      Crochet Braids – Also known as latch hook braids, this type of braiding involves crocheting synthetic hair extensions to a person’s natural hair with a latch hook or crochet hook.

4.      Fishtail Braids – Also known as the Herringbone, this braid includes the weaving of separate strands where the finished braid resembles the tail/bones of a fish.

5.      French Braids – This braid includes three sections of hair that are braided together from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck.

6.      Standard Braids – Two or three sections of hair are overlapped, creating the standard, twisted braid.

Braid Fun Fact: The oldest known reproduction of hair braiding may go back about 30,000 years. The Venus of Willendorf, also known as the Woman of Willendorf, is a female figurine estimated to have been made between about 28,000 and 25,000 BC. It has been disputed whether or not her hair was braided or its a sort of woven basket on her head. The Venus of Brassempouy is estimated to be about 25,000 years old and shows a braided hairstyle.

The braided hairstyle began growing in popularity around the world. During the Bronze Age and Iron Age many peoples in the Near East, Asia Minor, Caucasus, East Mediterranean, North Africa, Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Greeks, Babylonians, Amorites, Hittites, Mitanni, Israelites, Persians, Medes, Chaldeans, Armenians, and more are depicted in art with braided hair.

Long or short, here or there, look spectacular and splendid with braided hair!

Braiding is traditionally a social art. Because of the time it takes to braid hair, people have often taken time to socialize while braiding and having their hair braided. It began with elders making simple knots and braids for younger children. Older children watched and learned from them, started practicing on younger children, and eventually learned the traditional braid designs. This carried on a tradition of bonding between elders and the new generation.

Cornrow Braids Fun Fact: Depending on the region of the world, cornrows are often worn by men and women and are often adorned with beads or cowry shells. Cornrows are easy maintenance, as rows can be left in for weeks at a time if maintained through the careful washing of hair and regular oiling of the scalp.

Crochet Braids Fun Fact: While crochet braids are a hybrid of traditional braids, they’re considered to be more similar to weaves. The natural hair can be twisted or braided but is most commonly styled into cornrows before affixing the synthetic hair. Using a latch hook or crochet hook, the synthetic hair (in the form of loose bulk) is then attached. Parts of the hair extensions are grabbed by the hook and pulled through the underside of each cornrow, working from the front of the hair to the back at a 90-degree angle.

A Not So Fun Fact About Braiding: Braids pulled too tight or worn for considerable lengths of time can cause a type of hair loss known as traction alopecia.

Whether your braid preference is box, crochet, cornrow, fishtail, standard or French, no matter which braids you step out in, be assured you and your hair will look and feel your best!

Braid Fun Fact: The Dutch braid and the Fishtail braid are both variations of the gorgeous French braid!

Always in style, in rain, snow, sun or shade, a fabulous hairstyle is the beautiful braid!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

A heartfelt thank you to all the readers and followers around the world! With my love of all things fashion and beauty, owning, writing and bringing all of this fun and stylish information to you is a joy!

Always in fashion, always in style!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

How we choose to wear our hair reveals much more about us than our basic personality. The texture, shine, vitality and thickness of our hair can reveal if we are vibrant and healthy, or perhaps show that our bodies are lacking in essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Often times our health on the inside of us is revealed on the outside through the condition of our hair.

Gorgeous, shiny hair is intrinsically linked to beauty! Did you know that each strand of your hair is a protein filament that grows from the follicles around the dermis layer of your skin? This is no surprise, as one of the main nutrients our bodies need to provide us with the shimmery, healthy looking head of hair that we crave is protein. Two other nutrients needed to feed your hair from the inside out are Vitamin B12 and iron. Also, drinking lots of water will help your hair to grow and maintain a radiant shine.

No matter how you cut and style your hair, we all have a certain basic hair type that we are born with: straight, wavy, curly and kinky/coiled. If you want to know your natural basic hair type, wash and condition your hair and then let it air dry, without brushing, blow drying or adding gels and mousse to your hair. Your hair will either dry straight, wavy, curly or kinked/coiled. Sometimes it’s fun to change your basic hair type using curling irons, hair straighteners, etc. but all hair types are beautiful and you should love the hair that you have!

If you adore your hair, yet prefer to change it up once in a while, let a professional hair stylist doll up your hair with a cut, style, color change, highlight or weave. Your glorious head of hair will thank you for a much needed new look, which gives you a “new you!”

Steps to Ensure a Gorgeous, Shiny, Healthy Head of Hair:

  1. Wash and Condition Your Hair: This doesn’t need be done everyday, but should be done on most days. When the shampoo instructions say “lather, rinse, repeat” you are better off to only lather once. Shampooing too much can strip your hair of essential natural oils needed for hair strength and shine.
  2. Argan Oil Really Works: Use a shampoo and conditioner that contains argan oil, which will make your hair look shiny and healthy.
  3. Vitamin E: Liquid Vitamin E applied to your scalp can help increase circulation to the scalp, which will make for stronger, shinier hair.
  4. Use a Soft Bristle Brush: Combs and hard bristle brushes can tug at your hair, causing breakage and split ends. A soft bristle brush will prevent breakage and draw natural oils from your scalp to the ends of your hair.
  5. Eat a Balanced, Healthy Diet: To ensure a healthy, happy, gorgeous, shiny head of hair your body needs protein, iron, Vitamin B12, Omega 3 fatty acids and water.

Feed your body, hair and skin from the inside out to obtain true health and glamour, and that, dear fashion divas, is what it’s all about.

Much like beauty is revered worldwide, so is great, glamorous hair. Women and men “getting their hair done” is a trend and luxury that will always be with us. Like the clothing we choose to dress in, how we style and wear our hair reveals an area of our personality that shines through for the world to see. Show them your health, desires and vitality by showing off your magnificent, gorgeous, shiny mane.

Shiny, glossy hair even in the summer sun! Gorgeous, sleek, healthy hair is available for everyone!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com