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Bare Natural Artisan Products

Your skin is your best accessory, so why not put it in the hands of specialists? Cue: industrial chemist Marilyn Lee and lab technician Joy Falconer. The two long-time friends — who met in the laboratories of Alumina Partners of Jamaica (Alpart) in the early 80s — are... Read More

Man Up and Be Bold by Racquel J
Racquel Jenkins, a mechanical engineer by trade and beautician by choice, has merged both skill sets to design a no-fuss skincare kit for the urban, sophisticated and stylish male who is a little more concerned with aesthetics than the average. ... Read More

Beauty Trends Milan Fashion
The fashion crowd bid farewell to London Fashion Week and jetted to Italy's fashion capital to see what the beauty experts there had in store. They were not disappointed! Milan Fashion Week, the third leg of the 'big four' fashion weeks, has a heritage of high fashion and is home to some...... Read More

LFW 2019 Hair& Make-up Trends
With two of the 'big four' fashion weeks out the way, bloggers and beauty enthusiasts have taken note of the top beauty trends that have hit the runways thus far. This year, London Fashion Week (LFW) traded the typical, prim, proper and polished looks of past seasons for bold, backstage...... Read More

Fresh Cuts @ ShearHolders

Saturday, August, 31 2019    

Your Under The Dryer (UTD) team hit the streets a week ago. The destination was ShearHolders barbershop, located at 11 Ardenne Road, which has been in operation for five years. Principal and lead barber Tevani Smith has been in the business for eight... Read More

Miss Rita's Hair Essentials

Saturday, August, 24 2019    

When commercialised concoctions took its toll on her natural hair, Kellesah Thomas, on the recommendation of her mother, went back to basics with her late grandmother's hair serum. And just like that, Miss Rita's Hair Essentials was born!  Read More

Beauty Inside and Out

Saturday, August, 17 2019    

Ever suffered from dry, ashy skin? Perhaps had an itchy scalp linked to skin inflammations, or just wanted a moisturiser to rejuvenate the skin? Well, local beauty brands Ettenio and Nutrition Block — producers of the Jahzill, Hair & Skin Treasures, and the Jamaican Sorrel and... Read More

Hair By Grade

Saturday, August, 10 2019    

There's nothing quite like that feeling of just leaving the hairdresser with a fresh cut, colour, creme and style. Conversely, there's nothing we dread more than a bad hair day! This is not lost on the team at Shop #3, Beauty Village & Makeup Artistry located at Lipstick Plaza, 17... Read More

Perfect Fairy Nail Story

Saturday, July, 27 2019    

Every girl deserves her perfect fairy 'nail' story, and with the summer already kicked into high gear, it's imperative that you nail your mani-pedi this season. According to expert nail technicians (and Instagram, of course!), there are tons of nail trends creating waves, and we're eager... Read More

Summer Beauty Guide

Saturday, July, 20 2019    

We know the feeling: you're at your favourite beauty spot and don't know what to select – because there are so many options. If, like us, you've been in and out of Mirror Mirror JA, Fontana pharmacies islandwide, Discount Beauty Supplies & Salon Equipment, or have checked in with... Read More

Covergirl Full Spectrum Coverage! Pt 2

Saturday, June, 29 2019    

Under the Dryer (UTD) presents the final of its two-part CoverGirl makeover series courtesy of the EC Makeup Bar with Jodi Cespedes and Nicole Wilson, who used products from the CoverGirl Full Spectrum line of cosmetics. Internationally, the brand has released a new campaign... Read More

CoverGirl's Full Spectrum Coverage!

Saturday, June, 22 2019    

Members of staff at the Jamaica Observer headquarters got CoverGirl makeovers recently courtesy of the EC Makeup Bar team. The transformations, which reflect effortless looks fit for the office, can be achieved with a small-yet-nifty collection of products from the CoverGirl... Read More

Serving Face with Pretty Faces

Saturday, June, 15 2019    

Operating from the Portmore Mall at Shop 24B for close to nine years, Pretty Faces Beauty Studio and Spa aims to take its clients on an odyssey of the senses, ensuring that the experience rebalances the mind and body. The spa menu offers a myriad of facials, nail care services, body... Read More


Saturday, June, 8 2019    

Like the fairy tale of Rapunzel letting her hair down, Rupunzel's Hair Boutique also allows women to let their hair down with trendy and fashionable wigs. Read More

“Wigover” Magic!

Kadie & Ash Did That! | Saturday, June, 1 2019    

Last Friday, Under the Dryer (UTD) visited wigologist and award-winning hairstylist Kadie-Ann Brown to witness a few “wigovers”. Since her makeover for Internet sensation Ladaisha “Mackerel” Francis, Brown capitalised on the... Read More


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