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Brio Academy of Cosmetology - Hartford
(860) 528-7178
1000 Main St
East Hartford, CT
# of Undergrads
35
School Information
Private
Setting
Small city

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Connecticut Institute of Hair Design
(203) 879-4247
1681 Meriden Rd
Wolcott, CT
# of Undergrads
25
School Information
Private
Setting
Suburban

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Brio Academy of Cosmetology - Meriden
(203) 237-6683
1231 E Main St
Meriden, CT
# of Undergrads
26
School Information
Private
Setting
Suburban

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Brio Academy of Cosmetology - New Haven
(203) 287-1500
1245 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
# of Undergrads
24
School Information
Private
Setting
Mid-sized city

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The Leon Institute of Hair Design
(203) 335-0364
111 Wall St
Bridgeport, CT
# of Undergrads
39
School Information
Private
Setting
Mid-sized city

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Brio Academy of Cosmetology - Meriden
(203) 237-6683
1231 E Main St
Meriden, CT
# of Undergrads
26
School Information
Private
Setting
Suburban

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Academy Di Capelli - School of Cosmetology
(203) 294-9496
950 Yale Ave Unit 20
Wallingford, CT
# of Undergrads
9
School Information
Private
Setting
Suburban

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Academy Di Capelli - School of Cosmetology
(203) 294-9496
950 Yale Ave Unit 20
Wallingford, CT
# of Undergrads
9
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Private
Setting
Suburban

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Renasci Academy of Hair Inc
(203) 878-4900
486 Bridgeport Avenue-Tower Plaza
Milford, CT
# of Undergrads
8
School Information
Private
Setting
Small city

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Brio Academy of Cosmetology - Niantic
(860) 739-2466
63 Pennsylvania Avenue
Niantic, CT
# of Undergrads
23
School Information
Private
Setting
Suburban

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Beauty-Boosting Superfoods

Healthy eating is just as important to your appearance as knockout makeup
or that perfect black dress. These foods can help you look your very best.

By Lisa James

July/August 2009

Ask the average woman about her beauty regimen and she’ll tell you how she styles her hair, does her nails or applies her makeup— while never mentioning the kinds of food she eats every day, the most crucial component of them all.

“One of the most important things you can do to keep a youthful, glowing appearance is to eat foods that provide your features with optimal nutrition,” says Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, nutritionist and author of The Beauty Diet (McGraw Hill). “Unless your skin, hair, teeth and nails are getting the nutrients they need, you’re just not going to look your best.”

Drayer, who maintains a private practice in addition to making media appearances ( www.lisadrayer.com ), tells her own clients “to follow a diet that is calorie-controlled, but rich in beauty nutrients.” Whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy and fresh produce form the core of Drayer’s eating plan, with a focus on what she calls “beauty foods”—those items that provide the biggest nutritional bang for your calorie buck. Here are seven of Drayer’s top food picks.

Blueberries
Nutrients Provided: anthocyanins, ellagic acid, lutein/zeaxanthin, potassium, vitamins C and E
How It Enhances Beauty: Anthocyanins, of which blueberries boast five different types, not only give the fruits their luscious color but also help protect collagen—the basic protein “stuff” of which skin is made—against free-radical damage. Drayer says that anthocyanins also boost the antioxidant effects of vitamin C and strengthen blood vessels. Vitamin E fights free radicals in such fatty structures as cell membranes; Drayer says it is crucial for healthy, smooth skin.

Dark Chocolate
Nutrients Provided: various phytonutrients
How It Enhances Beauty: Dark chocolate’s glamour-girl image belies its serious nutrition content. Its flavonols help increase blood flow, which is as good for the skin as it is for the heart (think healthy glow versus ashy pallor). Drayer says that chocolate may even lend an antioxidant hand against sun damage. The key to chocolate intake is portion size—an ounce has about 150 calories—and type; Drayer suggests looking for a variety that’s at least 60% cacao.

Kiwifruit
Nutrients Provided: phytonutrients, potassium, vitamin C
How It Enhances Beauty: Kiwi’s vitamin C content is impressive—one of these fuzzy little fruits supplies 95% of the Recommended Daily Value. Vitamin C helps build collagen, which explains why it’s often found in topical beauty aids, and is the body’s main water-based antioxidant. In addition, Drayer says that the phytonutrients in kiwis help protect DNA from free-radical damage.

Oysters
Nutrients Provided: copper, omega-3 fats, selenium, vitamin B12 (cobalamin), zinc
How It Enhances Beauty: Oysters are amon...

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Mineral Makeup

Fess up, Nature Girl: You want healthy skin, but nothing quite completes your look
like a little blush and eye shadow. You’re wary, though, of drugstore cosmetics—
what’s in that stuff, anyway? Relax. With makeup made from pure minerals, you
can present a face to the world that’s both natural and stylish.

January 2008

1. It Lets Your Skin Breathe

For a lot of women, regular makeup can lead to ugly breakouts faster than you can say “foundation.” That’s because skin can be very picky about what you slather onto it—anything that’s too heavy can block pores and lead to pimple development. (Yick!) Mineral makeup is whisper-light, making it a popular option among many women with sensitive skin. This lightness also means that you can—we’re not saying should, mind you—occasionally wear your minerals to bed (on those late nights when you’re just too pooped for a beauty routine) without paying a price the next morning.

2. It Feels Better Than Regular Makeup

There’s more than a germ of truth in that old expression “Putting on the war paint”—some makeup formulations can leave you feeling like you’ve just been attacked by an oil slick. A lot of women are finding that without the mineral oils, talc and various other weighty ingredients found in any number of traditional beauty products, mineral makeup does not create an uncomfortable mask-like or greasy feel, even if you’ve been wearing it for a while. (Why would you want to apply something to your face that you just can’t wait to get rid of as soon as you get home?) And mineral-based products are especially helpful if your complexion is oily to begin with.

3. It’s Just Better for Your Health

While skin presents a pretty formidable barrier to the outside world, it isn’t totally impervious to impurities. Actually you can, and do, absorb a considerable amount of stuff through your skin, and that can include the chemical ingredients found in regular makeup (alcohol, dyes, fragrances, fillers—yikes). Mineral makeup contains mostly finely pulverized minerals and natural coloring agents. Zinc, a common ingredient, helps soothe red, inflamed skin and provides protection (along with titanium dioxide) against the sun’s UV rays. Some mineral makeup brands do include tiny amounts of preservatives, as explained in reason number...

4. It Helps You Avoid Infections

One of the lesser-known—and definitely unappealing—aspects of regular makeup is that it can practically become a petri dish for microorganisms such as bacteria, mold and yeast. (Go ahead—you’re allowed to shudder at the thought.) Minerals are by their nature inorganic, and so are a lot less likely to breed such disgusting little critters. Of course, that assumes you’re following such beauty hygiene basics as washing your hands before working on your face, using clean brushes (which are the best way to apply minerals) and maintaining a reasonably sanitary cosmetics storage area.

5. It Allows You To Look Your Best

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Natural Selection

The pursuit of beauty can be a kinder, gentler process—thanks to products made with
nutrients and botanicals. ET highlights the hottest natural ingredients to hit store shelves.

By Susan Weiner

September 2006

We all know glowing skin and healthy hair when we see it. I remember the first time I saw it. A number of years ago, while traveling through Europe, I met an older woman—perhaps in her late 50s to early 60s—with flawless skin. Her face was youthful and lacked the tell-tale sun spots and deep lines typical of someone her age.

I asked for some details of her beauty regimen and learned that she never used soap—she washed only with gentle cleansers or water, then applied oils and other botanicals. Inspired, I would only wash my face with plain water and moisturize with olive oil and aloe vera. Within a few weeks my skin cleared up and no longer had that taut feeling I’d get after washing with soap. Friends and strangers commented on how my skin glowed.

While most women once relied on products solely made with harsh chemicals to achieve “natural beauty,” today more and more appear to be getting in on my little European secret. Olive oil and aloe vera happen to be two of the hottest natural ingredients in beauty products, providing results to back up the hype. Manufacturers have responded to this rising demand with more innovative products rich in vitamins, nutrients and naturally extracted oils. Here, Energy Times offers a rundown of the most powerful and pleasing natural ingredients and just how they can aid in your personal transformation.

Your Best Face

Looking your best can be as easy as maintaining a healthy diet and a gentle skin care regimen using products rich in antioxidants and other fortifying botanicals, including products enhanced with green tea and vitamins A and C.

“To keep your skin looking youthful and healthy, I recommend starting each day with a gentle, moisturizing cleanser. At night, a moisturizer containing antioxidants will help keep the skin looking youthful,” says Dr. Lauren Sternberg, Assistant Attending Physician in Dermatology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. During daytime hours, Sternberg suggests a daily moisturizer with sunscreen—regardless of weather conditions—to prevent further sun damage and photo-aging.

As for diet, at least eight glasses of water a day, in conjunction with foods that include leafy green vegetables and fruit, are mandatory. “Colorful fruit and vegetables, olives, green tea and red wine contain flavonoids, carotenoids and polyphenols, which have antioxidant properties that can protect cells,” says Sternberg. Before bed, have a cup of green tea to protect skin against wrinkling, sagging and loss of skin tone, but be sure to apply products enriched with green tea as well. “For the skin, the effects are greater when applied topically than ingested.”

“Ingredients that are all-natural are not going to do their job and leave—they sta...

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