Did you know that the average American woman spends $164,000 on make-up in her lifetime, including more than $12,000 a year on her hair and $1,000 a year on her nails! The Emmy Award-winning syndicated television show THE DOCTORS co-hosts were visited by celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves, Fashion Star’s Jeannie Mai, celebrity nail expert Jenna and YouTube sensation Michelle Phan. The glam squad provides celebrity beauty tips for under $10.
Ken Paves’ healthy hair secrets:
· Ibuprofen to get rid of dandruff
o Instead of buying expensive shampoos, crush up ibuprofen and mix it into shampoo.
· Laundry starch to add volume
o Spray starch on dry roots prior to blow drying hair for extra volume. Tease the roots with a toothbrush for more va-va-voom.
· Lip balm to reduce fizziness
o When running low on anti-frizz serum, dab lip balm on fingertips and rub it onto flyaways.
· Wine corks to curl hair
o Wrap towel-dried hair around wine corks and secure them with a bobby pin. Let hair air dry or blow dry it for playful, bouncy curls.
Jeannie Mai’s budget-friendly beauty tips:
· Beets for rosy lips and cheeks
o Dip sliced beets into water and then rub them on cheeks and lips. Blot the area with a blush or lip brush for a natural rosy look that will last all day.
· Powder for bright eyes
o Adding powder to eyelashes can give eyes a brighter look without having to purchase expensive fake eye lashes. Apply mascara to the lashes; then add powder (pressed, loose or baby powder) and layer on mascara until desired look is achieved.
· Sardines to reduce puffiness under your eyes
o Place sardines under eyes for 30 minutes once a week to reduce puffy bags for a low-cost fix.
Jenna’s “Penny Pincher” pedicure:
· Whitening toothpaste to get rid of yellowing nails
o Use a toothbrush to brush nails with whitening toothpaste for clearer, healthier looking nails.
· Sand paper to soften cracked heels
o Sand the bottoms of feet for an inexpensive and sanitary solution to cracked, calloused heels.
· Newspaper nail art and design
o Follow the nail design and applique trend. Dip newspaper into rubbing alcohol and place over a nail painted in a light color. Using a towel, press firmly on the paper until the print transfers to the nail.
Michelle Phan’s homemade pore strips:
· Pore strips are expensive and don’t always work properly. Follow Michelle’s homemade pore strip recipe for an easy and affordable solution to get rid of blackheads.
o Mix 1 tablespoon of milk with 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin. Place the mixture in the microwave for 10 seconds, allowing it to thicken. Apply to nose for 10 minutes until it has dried. Then peel off.