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May 2013 - Houston

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Francine Ballard, digital guru; founder Massage: Swedish massage at The Houstonian; chair massage at Timberline with Tom. Dermatology: I've been holding off on the Botox thing. That doesn't mean I don't need it or think about it weekly! Mani/pedi: Envision. Mani/pedi: Very unfaithful to any particular salon because I never have time to do it. But when I do, I'm really into gel manicures. My nails are strong, so I polish in clear, and it lasts for almost a month. Waxing and eyebrows: Tracy at Kai Spa. Haircut, color: Brad Hensler at Solution. Workout: I run around Rice U three to four times a week and take Jennifer Harkins' body class at Define on Sundays when I'm feeling really rambunctious. I can't live without: • Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanner for the face. • Rita Hazan Root Concealer — genius when you can't get to the salon. • Davines Repairing Sealing Serum for Split Ends. • Tom Ford Foundation Stick in Natural. • Latisse every now and again. (It works!) • Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock. • Dior Amber Bronzing Powder. • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. • Le Metier de Beaute Black Liquid Liner. • Mason Pearson brushes.   Makeup app: Tonya Riner. I can't live without: • La Mer lip balm. • Anything from Kiehl's, especially the Ultra Facial Moisturizer and hand cream. I've tried other products and keep going back to them. They're great for sensitive skin. • Sweep by Remède for exfoliation. • Antioxidant serum from Kai Spa by Glo. • Chanel Lipgloss. • TurboLash Mascara by Estée Lauder. • Nars blush. • Blowouts at the Do Bar. • Dr. Teal's bubble bath. • Original Sprout Hair and Body Babywash — I recently discovered this. It's fantastic. I bought it for the kids, but adults can use it too. It's a great wash, but the best part about it is the smell — so clean and fresh.   Haircut: Do my own. Shave: Do my own. Workout: The Houstonian. Haircut: Avenue Barbershop on South Congress, Austin. Beard product: Aveda Be Curly. Armando Palacios, owner Armandos restaurant; director New World Museum Lee Ellis, owner-creator Liberty Kitchen, BRC, Sam & Lilli, Petite Sweets Nutritionist: Guga Tosi. Acupuncture, foot reflexology, spa, massage: Yang Sheng, 9188 Bellaire Boulevard — $20 for foot reflexology and a full-body massage; we go every Saturday morning. Best deal in town! Dermatology: Shirin/International Derma Spa. Manicure/pedicure: Do my own.   Katie Decker, jewelry designer Haircut and color: Tanya at Ceron Salon. Workout: Define. Mani/pedi: Sadly, I do them myself. Makeup app: Paul at Trish McEvoy counter in Nordstrom. I can't live without: Chapstick, Eminence face lotion, Trish McEvoy mini makeup planner.   Becca Cason Thrash, philanthropist and co-chairman American and International Friends of the Louvre Haircut, color, updos: I am a Ceron devotee! Massage: Jose Zavala comes to your house and has the best hands in the business. Dermatology: Dr. Craig Teller does wonderful refresher shots under the eyes for dark circles, and Dr. Lisa Santos does great Botox in neck and forehead areas. Mani/pedi: Lilli at Ceron Salon. Teeth: Dr. Mary Riley all the way. She makes Houston's most beautiful smiles! Facials: Don't do face facials, but Marina at Trellis Spa does great back facials and amazing body salt scrubs that leave skin smooth and glowing.   John Thrash, CEO ecorp Haircut: Do my own. Workout: Sean Burks at Uptown Fitness. Massage: Jose Zavala. Dermatology: Dr. Craig Teller for sun damage treatment.   Ashley Putman, freelance graphic designer Haircut and color: Cara Crafton at Craft Salon. Workout: Dean Theriot at Timberline Fitness. Facial and massage: Fiori Spa Manicure/pedicure: Isle PediSpa.   Carol Barden, developer WHERE They Get Their GLOW ON WE ASKED SOME VERY BUSY PEOPLE AROUND TOWN WHERE THEY GO FOR ESSENTIAL BEAUTY AND GROOMING SERVICES. PHOTOGRAPHY MAXINE HELFMAN. MODEL ALLISON SMYSER FOR KIM DAWSON AGENCY, DALLAS. HAIR AND MAKEUP MICHAEL THOMAS. Blow dry: Mark Horn, Solution. Color: Brad Hensler, Solution. Trainer: Derith Cass at The Houstonian provides inspiring sweat sessions. Acupuncture: This is the most important name in my black book: Dr. Shen Ping Liang, known for treating back and joint pain, depression, fertility, hot flashes. Mani/pedi: Christina at Betty's Mode de France. I can't live without: • Coconut oil for the body — no chemicals, and it moisturizes like a dream. • Sleep — lots of it!   Kate Stukenberg, PaperCity executive editor fashion/digital Haircut & color: Ceron. Workout: Define Body & Mind, and riding my cool Linus bicycle. Facial and massage: Trellis Signature Facial, Deep Tissue Massage at Trellis Spa. Waxing: Martha at Sweet Sensation for sugaring. Eyebrow shaping and makeup app: Edward Sanchez at Edward Sanchez Vanity Lounge. Lash extension/dyeing: Saraz at ETS Lashes on Timmons Lane. Mani/pedi: Rumor Has It Nail Spa — show her a picture of what you want, and she can do it. I can't live without: • Finacea, prescribed by my dermatologist for redness/rosacea. And, come to find out, it's an anti-ager! I've been using it every day since college, and I'm convinced it's the reason I don't have many wrinkles. • Cetaphil as a moisturizer. Nothing better. • Serums are my favorite thing ever. My favorites are La Prairie SkinCaviar Liquid Lift, Cellcosmet CellLift Serum and vBeaute's Undercover Agent. • My new favorite shampoo and conditioner is Dear Clark Resurrecting Wash and Rinse. They make my hair feel so soft and smell fantastic! They're made by a Dallas-based salon. You can purchase online at

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