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Get radical (originally published on

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 2, 2014 at 3:00 AM

In Beauty, Writing (all kinds) on December 7, 2008 at 17:23

Trends in hair fashions are keeping tempo with music and other media. Looks change from the rock and roll and out of bed, straight with no frizz and shiny as a mirror like classical or jazz, or alternative radical styles with no half measures and no compromises.

The desired look with StudioFX

Many young people are adopting these trendy looks and in every way letting their hair hang loose.

“[I have a] curly look,” says Elle Spencer-Lewis, a part-time editor. “Usually I’ll put on some kind of glossy hold product when it’s wet, and then put on a spritzer when it’s dry, and blow dry it slowly.”

Spencer-Lewis is fairly familiar with this season’s hair trends. She’s glad she does not have to straighten her hair anymore.

Possibly a good product for Spencer-Lewis might be the “radical” brand of products of L’Oréal Paris’s new Special FX line, which is supposed to be great for pasting, shaping and setting.

“Extreme hold is guaranteed,” says manager of public relations for L’Oréal Paris, Caroline Badger. “Radical gel’s original ‘glue’ texture is enriched with fibres to create extreme effects almost hair by hair – with a hold that just won’t quit!”

Caroline Künzle, 27, and a part-time theatre usher, isn’t looking for a radical look with her wavy to straight, relatively short hair. She wants less structure.

“My hair maintenance is quite low,” says Künzle. “I’m growing it out, and decided to go for a longer look. It’s kind of in that awkward in-between stage. I’m kind of trying to go for that palm tree look. The look I want is the out of bed, and as unkempt as possible.”


Künzle likes the unwashed look.

The new Special FX line “out of bed” product, aimed at the under 30 age group, promises to tousle and unsettle.

“A bonus benefit, the formula is extremely pliable and allows one to change the direction of the style during the day – to create a unique ‘remix’ as the day goes on,” says Badger. “Whatever movement is fashioned, hair remains shiny and supple…and stays that way!”
Angela Li, a 29-year-old financial analyst with naturally straight hair, sometimes tries to make it even straighter. Read the rest of this entry »

Winterize your skin (published on in 2001)

In Beauty, Business, Writing (all kinds) on October 19, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Winterize your skin

Did you know that the sun can cause damage to your skin in the winter, as well as in the summer?

If you said yes, great. For those of you who said no, there can be grave consequences to not using sun protection in the winter. Even more damage can happen to your skin in winter than in the summer.

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Perfume has gone to the dogs (published in in 2001)

In Beauty, Business, Pets, Writing (all kinds) on October 18, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Whoof! Whoof!

Perfume has gone to the dogs

Oh my dog! Now pet owners can get even more intimate with their loved ones by wearing the same perfume with their cat and dog.

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Becoming an Educator: Teaching the next generation of journalists and media Professionals (Published on

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Writing (all kinds) on March 18, 2011 at 6:00 AM

It took me five years to teach in Toronto. My first teaching experience was with Carleton University in Ottawa as a Television Teaching Assistant. I later went on to teach in Kampala, Uganda at Makerere University (the oldest African university) and while I was a graduate student at Concordia University. Read the rest of this entry »


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