Under The Dryer

Glamcon's Festive Beauty Trends

With Jamaica's most prominent beauty experts and two popular overseas make-up artists under one roof at the Glamcon Beauty Expo and Conference, held last Saturday at the Worthington, Spanish Court Hotel, your Under The Dryer (UTD) team took full... Read More

Graduation Make-up: Mekelia lays down the law
Law school graduate and make-up artist Mekelia Green has dominated graduation make-up looks for the past three years, but with a promotion from legal intern to the position of legal associate at Barita Investments Ltd she has decided to pass the baton to other up-and-coming make-up...... Read More

Bronze, Bake, Blot... then BRUNCH!
In today's world brunch has become a lifestyle, and in an age of social media the outfits often take the spotlight. But, whilst the perfect brunch ensemble is critical, the most important part of the look is often neglected: the face. Hydrated, sun-protected skin with an effortless,...... Read More

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

Saturday, October, 5 2019    

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

Saturday, September, 28 2019    

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

Saturday, September, 21 2019    

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


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