The legendary Coco Chanel once said, "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life." While we can't confirm whether or not the quote is true for the lovely women in our Community who have decided to cut their tresses, we can definitely say that the looks are chic and inspiring. Get ideas for your next haircut from the photos below.
Go beyond the ordinary
It goes without saying that our beauty rituals are done not just in an attempt to look and feel good but also as a way to protect our bodies from harmful factors. We already know how damaging the sun can be to our skin — now we also have air pollution and stress to battle with! — but sunscreens are not the only thing you can use to protect different parts of your body. Ahead, five unique kinds of beauty protection you should know about.
Prevent hair damage
On top of making sure that your hair is frizz-free and smooth, prioritise protecting it from damage. Did you know that our hair can actually get burnt from too much sun exposure and heat? Yes, even though you’re not at the beach. So make sure you use products that not only help make hair look good but also keep it protected for a long time.
Formulated with Pantene Pro-V Complex, the Pantene Pro-V Total Damage Care Shampoo and Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Total Damage Care Conditioner make hair smooth, shiny and strong. Featuring a Pro-V Formula with Keratin Damage Blockers, the Pantene Pro-V line not only repairs the damage that’s already been done but also protects your hair from future damage. Plus, the 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner is formulated with an improved cationic polymer and up to 80% more conditioning ingredient, on top of Pantene’s Pro-V complex to reveal smooth and shiny hair in just three minutes.
Wear your polish
That’s right. Our nails can get damaged by the sun too. Did you know that too much UVA exposure can turn your nails yellow? More reason to not forget your ‘tips and wear nail polish! Wearing an opaque nail polish can already protect your nails from harmful UV rays. So try the Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color for long-lasting nail colour and protection.
Protect your eyes — but not with sunglasses
We’ve all been accustomed to wearing sunglasses to prevent UV damage that can lead to something serious like photokeratitis a.k.a. sunburn. But did you know that you can actually protect your eyes minus the shades? There are now light-adaptive contact lenses that darken when exposed to bright light (think transition glasses). So if you’re not the type to always wear sunglasses, go for the 1-Day ACUVUE® DEFINE®, a beauty lens designed to enhance your eyes and proven to have UV-blocking properties.
Mist the pollution away
Fighting sun damage is only half of the battle. Now, there’s also pollution to think about. On top of your regular skincare routine, add a pollution-fighting product to the mix to help ward off the skin-damaging effects of dirty air on the skin. Try the Eve Lom Radiance Face Mist, which contains Wild Indigo that serves as an anti-pollutant that calms the skin and reduces visible signs of environmental stresses.
Protect from inside out
Other than slathering on sunscreen externally, why not fight against UV damage from the inside out? There are now oral sunscreens in the market that promise to prevent free radicals, premature ageing and hyperpigmentation caused by harmful UV rays. Try the Heliocare Oral Sunscreen, which is formulated with Fernblock that is said to have protection abilities against visible light and infrared radiation-A.
We're capping off the week with fun bits of news and pieces from the worlds of fashion and beauty. Here are some things you need to know.
L'Oreal x Isabel Marant
L'Oreal is releasing another collection with a fashion designer, this time with Isabel Marant. No word yet on what the collection will include but a promo photo for the collaboration hints at lipsticks, eyeshadows and more. Are you excited?
Taobao got GSS
Taobao is participating in the Great Singapore Sale, and there will be lots of fun stuff to enjoy! Aside from free shipping on select items, Taobao with its "Here Got GSS" campaign will offer its first Taobao Home pop-up store at Suntec City from 12 to 17 June. Plus, there are a lot of sales and great offers on their website and app, too, so don't miss out!
Rimmel Rebel Squad
Meet Rimmel's Rebel Squad in Singapore made up of four creative and artistic Singaporeans who "Live the London look": fashion and beauty influencer Isabel Tan, photographer Daryl Aiden Yow, social media creative and entrepreneur Christabel Chua and singer-actress Narelle Kheng.
Gentle Monster's Once Upon A Future
Gentle Monster has just released its 2018 capsule collection called Once Upon A Future. The collection is inspired by an idea of a future where aliens and humans coexist.