Rachel Hayes, founder of Pretty Impressed, with husband Stuart Gayle

Valentine’s Day Beauty Guide

Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means tons of articles, posts, and ads pushing the bombshell thing. Do we want to look pretty and pulled together? Yes! But the sexy vixen thing may be overkill. That said, all the Valentine’s Day buzz does make you think a bit more about your date night beauty routine—and...

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Supermom Melissa Stone Mangham has perfected how to blow out a bob with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine To Full Blow-out Spray.

How To Blow Out A Bob With Body

Baby-fine dirty-dish-water blonde hair. That is what I was blessed with. “But you’ve got A LOT of it” I would hear from mother and stylist alike. Two babies later, I don’t even have that. My solution? Cut it all off! Who knew I would be ahead of Hollywood’s hottest hair trend. I rocked that for...

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Amy Poehler's eye lashes look great because of celebrity make-up artist, Brett Freedman's eye lash curler tip.

Amy Poehler’s Quick Mascara Tip For Flirty Lashes

At the 2014 Golden Globes, host, nominee and funny mom, Amy Poehler looked effortlessly beautiful and glowing on the red carpet, thanks to celebrity makeup artist Brett Freedman. Of particular note where her flirty, curled lashes that opened up her eyes, making them look bright and extra sparkly. His secret mascara tip: First, he curled...

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Supermom Cheryl Kramer Kaye, Executive Beauty Director of Star and Shape Magazines and mom of twins.

Cheryl Kramer Kaye On Twins, Two Jobs (Shape & Star Magazines) and Hanging Her Head Upside Down

Two jobs, two kids—it’s no wonder that Cheryl Kramer Kaye‘s only “me time” is somewhere between midnight and 4 a.m. As the Executive Beauty Director of both Star and SHAPE magazines, Cheryl spends her days racing around New York City networking with...

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Christie Brinkley and Pretty Impressed founder Rachel Hayes at the Hair2Wear launch event.

Christie Brinkley On Her New Hair2Wear Clip-In Hair Extensions

I would definitely not describe myself as the type of girl who’d wear clip-in hair extensions. Even though hair extensions have been incredibly popular for the past decade and we all know that 99.9% of female celebrities wear some sort of hairpiece when they walk the red carpet, I consider myself to be a few...

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Supermom Celebrity Esthetician Joanna Vargas

Celebrity Esthetician Joanna Vargas On Tired Skin, Fast Makeup and Chic’n’Easy Fashion

I’ve written several skincare articles over the past few months (Allure, Self, MSN among others) and there’s one esthetician who is always on the editor’s recommended source list: Joanna Vargas, New York City based spa owner and skincare guru to celebrity moms like Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Julianne Moore....

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Best Hair Products For An At-Home Blowout

Best At-Home Blowout: 15-Minutes To A Great Hair Day

Who has 30 minutes in the morning just to blow out their hair? Not me and, I bet, not you. But, as we all know, a great hair day makes you feel more confident, energized and outgoing, while bad hair days make you want throw a paper bag over your head. Thanks to some ingenious...

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Elaine D'Farley, SELF Beauty Director

Elaine D’Farley On Adoption, SELF and Her Dress Code

When Elaine D’Farley, SELF Magazine’s Beauty Director, arrived for our interview, the contents of her overflowing purse reflects everything that Pretty Impressed is about. “I have Izze’s library books and a T-shirt for her performance that she forgot this morning, the last 3 issues of SELF because I have a ton of meetings...

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Rachel Hayes, founder of Pretty Impressed, wrote this feature on how to get shiny hair for the October 2013 issue of Self magazine.

4 Superquick Shiny Hair Tips

Happy October! This month, I have a story in Self magazine on how to get shiny hair. Come fall, we all want to look a little more polished and put together, especially for work. I interviewed Eugene Souleiman, Wella’s Creative Director, who offered up his brilliant advice. Pick up the issue to scoop all of his...

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Pretty Impressed founder Rachel Hayes demonstrates how to look more youthful thanks to an anti-aging blush tip using cream blush,such as Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush in Flushed, Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Blush and Tarte Airblush Maracuja Blush.

Try This Anti-Aging Blush Trick Now!

I recently worked with an amazing makeup artist, Alice Lane, on a beauty shoot for Glamour magazine. We did a story called Wake Up Your Makeup, and while Alice is still in her 20’s, she taught me this amazing blush trick that instantly makes you look more youthful: Instead...

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