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Celeb Hair Stylist Shares His Top 5 Secret Weapons

Aug 06, 2013

Renowned hair stylist and owner of a beautiful up-scale salon in Yorkville, Toronto, Tony Chaar has worked his magic on the tresses of celebs like Cate Blanchett and Leelee Sobieski, and graced the sets of international magazine shoots for Harper’s Baazar and Elle. Now he shares, exclusively with ANOKHI readers, his top five favourite essential styling products for every South Asian woman.

1. KERASTASE Lait Nutri-Sculpt ($37) – “In the winter season, especially during wet or windy weather conditions, this is the best product for controlling frizz and works like silk on straight or wavy hair alike.”

2. L’OREAL Curl Memory Up Spray ($18.50) – “This is a great setting lotion and will help to achieve the ‘Hollywood’ look curls.”

3. KERASTASE Oleo Relax ($42) – “For sleek straight hair, this will work wonders with a flat iron.”

4. RENE FURTERER Mousse ($28) – “For those with fine hair, the mousse adds amazing volume and bounce without stiffness.”

5. KERASTASE Brume Nutri-Sculpt Spray ($36) – “My clients love this product! It gives enough hold, without being sticky, and is gentle enough for dry and sensitized hair.”

Ingestible Beauty

Beauty really does begin on the inside. A new concept in beauty solutions has us product junkies rethinking our entire regimen–oral beauty supplements. It may seem like a fad, but with patented, exclusive formulas and millions of dollars in research behind them, these little wonder pills are quickly becoming recognized as an effective weapon in the fight against skin damage. Think of them as a special vitamin supplement, only with science that targets the skin specifically. “Supporting your external skincare regimen with daily internal supplements provides your skin with the maximum potential for health and beauty,” states Dr. Howard Murad, renowned dermatologist and founder of Murad Internal Skincare products. Murad’s line includes supplements that combat a range of skin concerns. The popular Pure Skin Clarifying Dietary Supplement contains a blend of vitamins, minerals and herbs such as yellow dock and burdock root, to purify the skin and reduce skin breakouts and inflammation, as well as normalize the production of skin cells that can clog pores – a blessing for acne-sufferers. Other international companies, such as Imedeen, have similar products that are also becoming a popular choice, especially among Europeans and Asians. Imedeen’s Time Perfection skin supplement uses a patented Biomarine and skin-specific Antioxidant Complex including lycopene and grape seed extract to significantly improve sun-damage, skin texture and hydration. The complex supports the production of collagen and visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles over time. Dr. Marianne Kieffer, who helped formulate the Imedeen supplement, tells us “I like the idea that skin cells are being nourished from the inside.” And we like it too!

MURAD Pure Skin Supplement, $42 at murad.com
IMEDEEN Time Perfection, $95 at Shoppers Drug Mart


Winter can wreak havoc on your skin. Enter one of the greatest inventions of all time – the MASK – and thankfully, there’s one for every skin concern.

BODY SHOP Aloe Protective Restoring Mask, $18.50

Radiance Refreshing Gel Mask, $25

Oily/Acne Prone
B.SKIN Muddy Mask, $56

Fine Lines/Wrinkles
ELIZABETH ARDEN Peel & Reveal Revitalizing Treatment, $43

KIEHL’S Algae Masque, $37


An amazingly potent one-of-a-kind product, the BARE ESCENTUAL’S Rare Minerals Skin Revival Treatment is an exclusive blend of 72 organic macro and micro minerals that exist in nature. The time-released botanical formula is derived from untouched virgin soil and is clinically proven to have skin-renewing benefits. Not only does the nighttime treatment feel wonderfully luxurious, its preservative-free, irritant-free formula is safe on even the most sensitive skin. Thank you Mother Nature!

$60 at sephora.com



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