Amy Taylor, The Model for Women Empowerment 

Super model Amy Taylor is the perfect example of an intelligent, hardworking, powerful, and gorgeous model.  Amy Taylor has graced the cover of numerous powerhouse magazines including Maxim and Playboy, and this year we will also see her grace the covers of FHM, Muscle & Fitness Hers, and Playboy yet again.

But we’re not just talking about magazine photoshoots, when it comes to her job, it requests her non-stop presence and dedication.  So, one would think she wouldn’t have time for anything else.  Wrong.  Amy still managed her time to study at Berkeley, earn an MBA and as if that weren’t enough, a commercial pilot’s license as well.


And that’s not the most impressive part, this super model is exceptionally gifted and a member of MENSA!

Amy also shared with us some beauty tips. She takes care of her beauty by trying not to fall asleep with her makeup on, trying to eat somewhat healthfully, and using top-shelf skin and hair products but most of her looks are just genetic luck. She doesn’t focus too much on these looks in daily life. She has always known that they’d fade someday, and that the inside of a person is sexier than any hot shell could ever be.

When she’s not found in front of the camera, she’s enjoying the sunny skies flying, keeping fit at her gym in Los Angeles, or at the beach playing with her dog.

Follow Amy on Instagram @amyatylorla to find out her next projects

Photo Credits:

With the Dress:

Photographer: Brooke Mason Photo

Makeup: Renata Rensky Makeup

Hair: Rene Maldonado Cortez

In the Desert:

Photographer:  Ryan Dwyer

Give Mom the Gift of Glamour with HSI Professional Products

Your mom deserves the best! Surprise her with a 10-in-1 gift that will make her feel like a beauty queen! With HSI Professional’s Groover Master Kit, let mom choose between 10 different curling wands to match her look of the day! Whether she wants to keep it casual with bouncy beach waves or keep it classy with corkscrew curls, mom can easily switch the curling barrels to match her vibe.

Give the gift of glamour with the easy, convenient and unique features from the Groover Master Kit. What better way to show mom your love and appreciation than with the hottest hair tool on the market! Spoil mom on her special day to make it one to remember!

The Groove Master Kit – 10-piece Interchangeable Curling Wand Set is specially designed to help declutter and save money on curlers and salon visits! With different shapes and sizes, you can achieve those loose beach waves or more formal tight curls, with one hair tool! This hair curler set is easy to use and can heat up within 60 seconds!

HSI Combo

HSI Combo

HSI Groove Master Kit:

  • Heats up in just 60 seconds!
  • 360-degree swivel cord makes it easy to curl those tough to reach locks
  • Heat-resistant glove prevents burned fingers
  • Carrying case so you can get ready anywhere
  • Just push a button to change the barrel

For more information, visit www.hsiprofessional.com.

Unleash the Raw, Life-Giving Power of the Dead Sea in Your Skincare Routine

All-natural Bloom Mineral Beauty collection harnesses the power of ancient Dead Sea minerals to cleanse, moisturize and revitalize the whole body

Bloom Mineral Beauty (www.bloommineralbeauty.com) introduces a complete skincare collection for the whole body that unlocks the power of ultra-potent DeadSea minerals to smooth, soften and protect skin naturally. Using the pure minerals found along the shores of the Dead Sea, Bloom Mineral Beauty’s cruelty-free products help reduce wrinkles, inflammation, and roughness without harmful parabens, petroleum, and GMO’s.

The Dead Sea region is known all over the world for its rich salt content, with a concentration of minerals scientifically shown to help with severe skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, and rheumatism. Regular application of Dead Sea minerals enhances skin’s vitality, elasticity, clarity, and flexibility.  Bloom Mineral Beauty delivers these powerful ingredients in their nourishing line of earth-based products, which include the popular Softening Cleansing Milk, Hydrating Almond Scrub, and Purifying Mud Mask.

Originally created by Jordanian scientist Elham Zeadat and now operating in America with an all female-run operation, the Bloom Mineral Beauty collection successfully harnesses the power of Dead Sea minerals prized by ancient civilizations for their natural beautifying capabilities. Now, the highest-quality ingredients once coveted by Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba are available in a potent formula that is mild enough for the whole body and clinically proven safe for all skin types.

There is simply no substitute for authentic Dead Sea minerals in your skincare routine. Bloom Mineral Beauty customers are continuously amazed by their results, reporting smoother, softer, clearer skin, and increased confidence in their appearance. Visit BloomMineralBeauty.com to get your Basic Beauty Essentials Starter Kit and learn more about the cruelty-free, all-natural skincare collection developed by a globally recognized, award-winning, female-led company. Discover why customers can’t get enough of Bloom Mineral Beauty body care products too and join the VIP Club for instant access to natural skin care tips, plus new products and offers.

About Bloom Mineral Beauty:

Bloom Mineral Beauty is not just another skincare line. Harnessing the highest quality ingredients available through science and nature, while perfecting the power of the Dead Sea minerals to keep you beautiful, Bloom Mineral Beauty is actually therapeutic. For centuries people have traveled from all over the world to the shores of the Dead Sea to soak in its salty, majestic mineral waters. Research into general Dead Sea benefits and the minerals found in Dead Sea Salt and Dead Sea Mud has shown a 40% reduction in the depth of the wrinkling. The minerals moisturize, detoxify and soften the skin for a youthful appearance. Bloom Mineral Beauty is committed to using paraben-free, GMO-Free, Petroleum-Free and Cruelty-Free ingredients enriched with Dead Sea mineral salts and vitamins A, E & F to nourish your skin, head to toe. Get social @BloomMineralBeauty.

Award Winning Beauty Expert Opens STUDIO AHN Salon in Beverly Hills

STUDIO AHN, the high end boutique hair, makeup and beauty salon for women and men, is slated to be launched by internationally acclaimed Hyewon Ahn at 224 S Robertson Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA. The studio features the complete range of services including cutting, coloring, styling, hair and eyelash extensions, professional or personal custom wigs, face and body painting, make-up, and special events requirements including bridal or photo shoots. The interiors of the over seven hundred square foot space has been designed as a blend of modern sophistication and vintage details to emphasize the team’s dedication to on-trend styles while evoking a warm, welcoming beauty destination for everyone. Carefully selected fine wood, laid out in alternating panels, highlight variations in shade and texture punctuated by brick and beautiful antique furnishing.

Studio Ahn was conceived by Hyweon Ahn to go beyond the average salon to reflect the limitless possibilities of creative beauty she has conceived in her multi disciplinary career. Her mastery in the craft of designing and creating beauty through makeup, body paint and applications is widely recognized in the fashion and entertainment industries, leads an exceptional team of beauty artists for the studio. She will also be on hand to take exclusive appointments. Studio Ahn will operate daily from around 10am to 6pm.

ABOUT HYEWON AHN

Hyewon Ahn is the renowned make-up, body painting, wig design, and special effects artist whose acclaimed fashion, photography, film, TV, and theatre work has appeared in leading publications such as Vogue, The Guardian and Tatler, as well as in various film projects including the Harry Potter franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney’s Cinderella, and JJ Abrams’ Star Trek. Her illustrious roster of clients includes iconic fashion brands Christian Dior, Cartier, Vivienne Westwood, and Alice Temperley. She has worked on principal artists, choruses and actors for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London, the Savoy Theatre production of “Cabaret” and the London Palladium’s “A Chorus Line”, episodes of the BBC’s hit series Dr Who, and for the world renowned Madame Tussauds Museum where she worked on the wax models of Kate Winslet, Lady Gaga, Elvis Presley, Queen Elizabeth II and David Beckham. Her highly regarded reputation is well earned for meticulous attention to detail. As a recognized authority in her field Hyewon has conducted master classes worldwide to instruct emerging artists.

Simple Solutions to Combat Winter Skin Sensitivity

The winter season is here, and it’s important to get in the habit of taking care of your skin. Cold weather brings low humidity levels and dry air, which can suck the moisture from your skin, and without proper care, skin can become dry, cracked and irritated, causing discomfort.

This winter, focus on a regimen that helps protect and hydrate skin so you can spend time enjoying the benefits of winter like family game night, snow days and snuggling by the fire.

Prepare your family for cold weather with these simple tips that can be easily incorporated into your family’s daily routine, keeping skin feeling soft and healthy all winter long.

Hydrate Inside and Out. Staying hydrated during the hot, summer months is a given, but it is also important to remember that cold winter air can leave your skin parched. Use a humidifier to keep skin hydrated during the dry months and be sure to lather on moisturizer. Natural moisturizers like coconut oil and shea butter can act as protective barriers against harsh elements, sealing in moisture. In addition to hydrating on the outside, it is just as important to stay hydrated on the inside. By drinking water throughout the day, your skin can stay healthy and moisturized.

Switch to a Mild Laundry Detergent. Many common detergents can be abrasive to sensitive skin, especially when it is more vulnerable to irritation during the harsh winter months. Wash bed linens, towels and clothes with a mild detergent like all Free Clear year-round, especially during the winter months. As the No. 1 recommended detergent brand by dermatologists, allergists and pediatricians for sensitive skin, all Free Clear includes no dyes, fragrances or irritating residues. Using the power of stainlifters to fight tough stains, it is also safe for the whole family to use, keeping laundry clean while being gentle on skin.

Avoid Toxins, Specifically Allergens and Irritants. Products that contain toxins, allergens and irritants should be avoided during months when skin is most sensitive. Choose moisturizers and skin care products that don’t contain common irritants, and opt for mild cleansers and moisturizers that are specifically labeled for sensitive skin. Castor oil is another moisturizer alternative that is natural and can be used on both the face and body.

Layer Up. Lock in moisture and protect your skin from wind, rain and snow by wearing layers whenever you venture outside. The skin on your neck, face and hands is thinner than other areas of the body and therefore more sensitive to the effects of winter weather. Thermals, scarves and gloves can keep you warm and protect your skin from the cold, dry air. For those with sensitive skin, avoid synthetic fabrics and itchy materials like wool, and wash clothes with a dermatologist-recommended detergent like all Free Clear.

By implementing these best practices for skin sensitivity, you can minimize redness, dryness and discomfort to help skin stay healthy and glowing throughout the winter season. Visit all-laundry.com to learn more. (Family Features)

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Kelsey J. Patel Launches ‘Magik Vibes’ Subscription Box

Kelsey J. Patel, Hollywood’s leading wellness and REIKI expert and sought after spiritual empowerment coach, has launched a quarterly subscription box called the Magik Vibes Box. This seasonal spiritual subscription box is filled with Reiki and Patel’s healing “magik,” allowing recipients to connect with their intuition and intentions each month. The box delivers the opportunity for daily self-love and mindfulness practices, intention setting and healing ritual experiences in the comfort of one’s own home, a niche that Patel has become known for in the wellness space.

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The box is intended to bring Patel’s highly sought after workshops and Reiki healing to all who seek it, wherever they may be. While the main focus of the box is about new and full moon rituals, it is also intended to aid the fast-paced modern individual in slowing down and creating an indulgent and meaningful month ahead. With step-by-step directions and guided meditations, including a self-love letter ritual, it’s no surprise that celebrities including Constance Zimmer and Jamie Lynn Sigler are already on the waitlist for the Magik Vibes box.

The box, which retails for $135 and contains items collectively valued at $360, includes guided I am Centered meditations, a custom I am Willing journal, soy I am Loved new moon candle and I am Connected Full moon candle, I am Calm therapeutic essential oil, a set of four healing crystals, sage bundle, palo santo and a custom-made Heshima scarf. Each element has been curated by Patel, filled with Reiki and energized with love and intention. The contents of the box have been ethically sourced from North America to keep the box’s intentions as pure as the rituals themselves. The scarf, the only item from overseas, is a custom-woven scarf from a Kenyan non-profit supporting refugee women in Nairobi.

“Inside this box, you will find the magikal tools I have discovered, been taught and worked with in my own life over the past ten years of my sacred journey,” says Patel. “Each color, content and element inside this box has been hand-selected and is intended to support the journey to bring about the ultimate healing, shifting and spiritual uplifting.”

Each item will assist with personal growth and consumers are provided step-by-step directions on how to work with each item. The beautifully bound, organic, recycled I am Willing journal encourages one to sit with their thoughts, reflect on life’s experiences and current belief systems and put it in writing. The custom guided meditations create shifts in state of mind and can bring on a deep state of peace that is necessary to reduce stress and increase acceptance. The white sage, a powerful and ancient herb, helps clear out negative energy when burned. Aventurine, one of the crystals in the set, assists with following the heart’s desire and brings abundance.

Future boxes will always include new and full moon rituals, however, the meditations, crystals, accessories and other contents will always change based on the energies coming up, offering specific tools and items that will aid in the transition and shifts happening at that time.

The limited edition quartlery box is currently available at https://shop.kelseyjpatel.com/products/magik-vibes-box. The next box will ship mid-December and is available for pre-order. A 10% discount is offered for annual subscription. For more information, images or to interview Kelsey J. Patel, please contact Rebecca Reinbold at 310.383.1051 or Rebecca@RebeccaReinbold.com.

5 Ways to Perfect a Carefree Style

A carefree summery style may appear effortless, but creating a look that stands up to a busy, fun-filled day still requires some simple work.

Keep your skin in top condition and your hair and makeup on point with these tips from the beauty experts at Macy’s to help you look and feel your best.

Protect your skin. If there’s only one skin care product you use, it has to be sunscreen. Not only is daily SPF important for avoiding sunburns, it also helps prevent wrinkles and spots caused by sun damage. Apply early and often, and don’t be fooled by a cloudy day. Even when skies are overcast, those UV rays can inflict plenty of harm. If you’ll be out for an extended period, consider a stylish hat to lend extra protection to your scalp, ears and face. Also remember to cover or apply sunscreen to often-overlooked places, such as the tops of your feet.

Get that glow. While you’re using sunscreen to prevent damage, adding a bronzer to your daily routine can help give you that sun-kissed glow. Preventing sun damage doesn’t have to mean looking less than golden. Create the look of healthy radiance with Clarins Sunkissed Summer Bronzer Compact. This trio of tropical leaf-embossed powders warms the complexion while an iridescent pop of coral brings a beachy glow to cheeks.

Go for all-day eyes. When you’re embracing a laid-back look, a fully done eye can be overkill. A basic tint and some mascara is a simple way to achieve a put-together but fuss-free style. Using a waterproof formula can give you the confidence that your lashes are in perfect condition and ready for whatever the day may bring. If you have a favorite formula, check to see whether a waterproof version is available.

Make it matte. For lip color that lasts from sunrise to moonlight, matte lipstick is the real deal. In addition to being long-lasting, matte lipsticks pack an intense punch of color perfect for a bright and cheerful lip. If a little sparkle or shine is more your thing, go ahead and add a light layer of clear gloss and give yourself bonus points if one layer or both include SPF.

Explore new ideas. Switch up your look and unlock new favorites with Macy’s Beauty Box, a $15 monthly subscription to beauty’s most wow-worthy products specially chosen by beauty experts. With a variety of products from the best brands ranging from eye shadows to mascaras to lipsticks, each month you’ll receive five deluxe beauty samples, one bonus item, a collectible cosmetics bag and a $5 beauty coupon available for use in-store and on macys.com. (Family Features)

Top 10 Cities Most Welcoming of Whiskers

Dallas sports fans helped the city rebound to the top of the "Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America" list. To honor this accomplishment, Wahl is sponsoring the city's most devoted fans, The Mavs ManiAACs.

Dallas sports fans helped the city rebound to the top of the “Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America” list. To honor this accomplishment, Wahl is sponsoring the city’s most devoted fans, The Mavs ManiAACs.

If you’re a guy with scruff, you may be interested to know some cities are more welcoming of your whiskers than others. The annual list of “Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America” from men’s grooming leader Wahl is here, and this year a southern city is the hottest haven for the hairy.

1. Dallas

The big D is known for having some of the biggest sports fans. These Dallas devotees are also known for their follicular fortitude. For example, The Mavs ManiAACs, a beloved brood of bearded basketball fans, are one of the reasons the city jumped up two spots from last year. The city’s music scene, beard-friendly workplaces, and multiple beard and mustache clubs also didn’t hurt in achieving the title of America’s No. 1 hairy haven.

2. Atlanta

For a city that once rose from the ashes, Atlanta still smolders with style. In fact, game day grooming for its sports teams often includes extra face flair, proving you’ll find fuzz on more than peaches in the ATL.

3. Washington, D.C.

The U.S. capital’s rich facial hair history may be why the city has hovered near the top of the list for the last few years. Notable figures boasting winning whiskers include General Burnside and Abraham Lincoln, whose statue at the Lincoln Memorial proudly boasts a full beard that he likes to “reflect on” daily.

4. Minneapolis

Could infamous cold winters have something to do with abounding facial fuzz? We think this means of survival is also a statement of manly fashion in the Midwestern city once graced by late “Minneapolis sound” and facial hair icon, Prince.

5. Seattle

Built on the logging industry, the lumberjack beard never lost its touch in Seattle, making it a top 10 facial hair contender for four years running. What’s more, beards and brews naturally go together, and Seattle is known for brewing up great beer as well as its better-looking counterpart, the beard.

6. San Francisco

The capital of cultural bohemianism, San Francisco has a rich hipster culture, which all but demands a sweet ‘stache and complementary skinny jeans. The land of fog and all things fabulous is home to the Golden Gate Bridge and a gold rush of facial hair catapulting them up four spots this year.

7. Portland, Ore.

Portland may be a well-kept secret; however, it’s no secret it’s a hip and happening place boasting food trucks aplenty, coffee shops galore and facial hair for days. The largest and rapidly growing city in Oregon is rich in history, and has more bearded bicyclists per capita than any other U.S. city.

8. Detroit

Known as the heart of the American auto industry, Motor City revved up a hot 26 spots to make the top 10 list. Could this be because all good mechanics have rockin’ beards? Since this city is on the upswing with thriving arts and architecture, we think facial hair is there to stay.

9. Houston

“Houston” was the first spoken word from the moon, meaning it’s only right that Houstonians sport out-of-this-world facial hair. Speaking of sports, the city is home to six professional major league teams, and we all know athletes like to show off unique scruff — thank you, #FeartheBeard.

10. Chicago

Not all pizza and hot dogs, the Windy City means business when it comes to tall buildings and street style that’s inclusive of facial hair. With scruff becoming more widely accepted in the workplace, it’s not surprising Chi-town jumped up eight spots to make the top 10 list.

Didn’t see your city in the top 10? Check out Wahl’s complete list of “Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities” for 2017 at https://grooming.wahl.com/community/whats-new.

Whether or not your city made the list, every guy can do his city proud. As the Official Sponsor of Facial Hair, Wahl is looking to sponsor the most fantastic of follicles with its annual Wahl Man of the Year contest. The winner will receive $1,500 and be featured in a national ad. The contest runs through Sept. 28, 2017. More information, including how to enter and official rules, can be found at OfficialSponsorOfFacialHair.com. (BPT)

Dry Society Styling Lounge Present Prom Special & Styling Tips

ENJOY 25OFF ALL HAIR AND MAKE-UP SERVICES FOR GIRLS GOING TO PROM

Dry Society Styling Lounge is Austin’s most exclusive and luxurious styling lounge providing red carpet service to its clientele with couture styling and beautiful long-lasting blowouts.

Prom is almost here. So, you have found the perfect dress and shoes. Don’t forget. The perfect outfit also needs perfect hair and make-up to complete the look. For the entire month of April and May, girls going to prom will receive 25% off all blow-outs, styling and makeup services. Look absolutely stunning at prom this year with a signature ‘Mane Event’ blowout, chic up-do or eye-catching braids from Dry Society.

Let Dry Society Styling Lounge’s beauty experts help cultivate your entire look with makeup services such as: Full Face, Glam Ready, Eyes Only and Glam To Go. Always on top of the latest fashion and beauty trends, Dry Society is your one stop shop to look fabulous at prom. Airbrushing and eye-lash extensions are available upon request. Below are a spring beauty and hair trends that are sure to make you the most stylish girl at prom.

Spring 2017 Beauty & Hair Trends: 

Sleek Up-do:

2017 New York Fashion week designers sent their models down the runway with sleek yet elegant

up-dos. This retro-inspired trend would look perfect with an evening gown and an edgey cat-eye.

Tousled and tucked back waves:

A stunning hairstyle that looks great on everyone takes a new twist. This half up, half down hair

style is the perfect compliment to delicate, shades of pink make-up.

Mesmerizing Braids:

Whether you decide on an up-do or to leave your hair down, braids are making a big comeback this season. Pair with an ombre eye or a bold lip and you will be sure to stand out in the crowd.

April & May 2017
Monday- Wednesday 9am to 6 pm
Thursday- Saturday 9am to 7pm
Sunday 10 am to 5pm

DRY SOCIETY STYLING LOUNGE
10622 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78758

To book your appointment or for more information, please call Dry Society Styling Lounge at 512-906-0759 or visit www.drysocietystylinglounge.com.

Check out Dry Society’s Instagram for all of their latest work and styling tips at @dry_society.

InFluential Magazine Hires Jr. Beauty Editor, Veronica Hageman

Veronica Hageman

Veronica Hageman

Austin, TX – March 15, 2017 – President William Jackson of W. Jackson & Associates, LLC and Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential announced today that Veronica Hageman has been named Jr. Beauty Editor to provide direct assistance to Kelli Ponce, Beauty & Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine and Teen InFluential.

Hageman is a Beauty Consultant and certified Makeup Artist who hails from the Fashion District of Dallas, Texas. With a passion for fashion and all things beauty, she aims to service her clientele with the latest and greatest product trends and techniques on the market today. A graduate of the CMC Makeup School, she specializes in Editorial and Special Events Makeup Artistry. Her brand knowledge and expertise keep her on the cutting edge of the Beauty Industry. With her warm personality and intuition, she brings joy and beauty to every client she meets.

“Veronica’s industry expertise ensures she is well qualified to assist in supporting our goal to bring to our expansive readership, relevant and trending topics related to beauty.  Under Kelli’s and Veronica’s guidance, our Beauty department is positioned for and will work tirelessly to achieve, greater InFluential brand awareness and accomplishments.” said Jackson.”

About InFluential Magazine 

Founded in 2011, InFluentialcaptures emerging trends on the verge of shaping our world as exemplified through avant-garde leaders who inspire us on personal and professional levels. Our benchmark is founded upon identifying key elements that positively define cultural influence and significance. In providing direct insight, resources and direction into what is now and especially what is next, InFluentialestablishes itself as the premiere and trusted source of trends sure to impact the way we live, dream and distinguish our world. In July 2015, the InFluential Magazine brand was expanded with the publication of Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential.

Visit and subscribe to InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential at www.Influential-magazine.com.

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