Sandra Mariscal

Does This Really Work: Pop Lash Wow

Did you ever think a flat brush could give you long lashes? The folks at Pop Beauty believe so. They’ve created Lash Wow ($19,, a mascara with a unique brush that resembles a rubber spatula. On each side of the flat applicator are combs with short bristles—one is wide-toothed and the other is fine-toothed.

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Curly Qs: Steal of the Month

Every now and then I like to add a little bit of gel to my strands to control my curls right before I go out—especially during the hot and humid summer months. I’m not a fan of those heavy, gloppy kinds of gels because they make my hair look droopy. Spray gels can also be intimidating. The ones I’ve tried, I’ve had to spray it on my hand first and then distribute throughout my hair; otherwise, the gel usually shoots out straight in one direction and clumps.

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Does This Really Work: Cotton Claw

For someone who does her own manicures (I don’t have the patience for salons), I do my fair share of messing them up before I’m even done. The usual culprit is the cotton ball drenched in acetone I grab to remove leftover polish from my skin, which inevitably smudges some nails. And that’s regardless of how careful I am. So, when ASP Manicure Saver Cotton Claw launched at Sally Beauty Supply for $3, I knew I was going to add it to my manicure kit.

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Curly Qs: Razor Haircuts

Razor haircuts involve using a special stylist razor, instead of scissors, to slice strands. Though a great option for finer hair textures, other more coarse textures should stay away from razor cutting. I spoke with two experts to get the lowdown on this method.

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Does This Really Work: Rolling Razor

What comes to mind when you think about shaving? Do you think of the razor, the cream, or getting cuts and bumps? Would you ever think of a ring? Now that the Rolling Razor ($15, is available, you just might. Unlike your traditional shaver, it has two curved razor heads on top with three blades inside each. The handle is a circular ring, so you can put your finger through it as you shave.

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Curly Qs: Blissful Updo

I’m engaged! Yay! I’m so excited about it that somehow I manage to make everything wedding-related: A pretty dress in a magazine could be the perfect bridesmaid’s gown. Silver cufflinks online are perhaps good for the groom’s gift. Purple calla lilies at my friends house? Need those for my bouquet. I guess this is where the phrase “wedding mode” comes into play, annoying as it may be. But anyway, when it comes to my hair, I’ve been trying to find an elegant updo that will show off my curls on that special day.

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Does This Really Work: Scalp Clinic

Do you have scalp or hair questions that you’d like answered? Perhaps you have an itchy scalp or you’ve noticed your hair is thinning? You can talk to a trichologist. "A what?" Allow me to explain: A trichologist specializes in the study of hair and scalp. Philip Kingsley has been practicing trichology for more than 50 years and owns clinics in New York City and London.

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