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Summer is a season of special events. Weddings, parties, graduations and all sorts of social events fill our calendars between June and September. These events, which offer us the opportunity to dress up and wear more glamorous makeup and hairstyles than we might wear on a regular everyday basis, can be equal parts fun and stressful. Think about about the average bride, for example. After searching for a dress she loves (why yes, TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress" is my guilty pleasure) she then has to decide if she wants to style her hair herself or pay to have it styled professionally (usually to the tune of more than $100.00). Makeup is equally expensive. Don't forget that the overall average cost of a wedding now (according to Fortune.com) is a staggering $35,329.00! Talk about stressful!

Fortunately, the library is here to help! We offer a number of stylish and modern makeup and hair style books which can help defray your costs by giving you the confidence to do your hair and makeup yourself. So, whether you are a graduate, a bride, the mother of the bride or just an everyday woman who is looking to change things up a bit, we have your back. Yes, You Tube beauty videos are great, too, but these books complement them nicely. Click on the book's cover to be taken to its location in the library's catalog.

 

   Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and helpful tips from popular beauty and fashion expert Sasha Coefield, this book shows you how to create one-of-a-kind hairstyles without ever stepping inside an expensive salon. Sasha shares all her secrets for creating and wearing her braided looks, including how to prep your hair and master traditional techniques. 

 

   You don’t need to be a professional to get show-stopping hair. Hairstyled presents 75 deceptively simple techniques for creating your favorite high-fashion hairstyles. Dress up your everyday look with a ballerina bun or accessorize with a scarf bow. Turn heads at special occasions with the woven crown braid or a regal bouffant.

 

​  Thirty four classic and contemporary braids, buns, and twists styles with step-by-step tutorials for each one. Detailed photographs will take the guesswork out of styling, while glossy fashion photographs will demonstrate how to tailor and accessorize each hairdo.

 

​  In this handy new book, acclaimed makeup artist Linda Mason reveals the secrets of eye makeup with fifty hot looks. Each selection, from everyday to night-on-the-town, is presented so simply, so clearly, that anyone can have fabulous eyes in just a few steps. For each look, Mason provides a straightforward list of what’s needed, a diagram showing what to put where, and a palette for finding the right colors in a personal makeup collection or a cosmetics aisle.

 

   Bestselling author and world-famous makeup artist Bobbi Brown reveals her secrets to radiant beauty in this gorgeous lifestyle guide. Featuring the best beauty food recipes, fitness tailoring, recommendations on nutrients, and restorative yoga and mindfulness, Bobbi lays the foundation for beauty from within. Building on her lifelong philosophies, she provides essential skincare routines, cool makeup techniques, the latest cutting-edge beauty treatments, and stunning makeovers to complement that inner glow.

 

This is the book that Bobbi Brown's fans have been waiting for: her 25-plus years of makeup styling experience distilled into one complete, gorgeous book. Bobbi looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup--from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (Brows, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, and Eye Lashes) no matter your eye color and shape.

 

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