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Top Red Carpet Hair Trends for 2015

When it comes to hair trends there are only two words that matter this year: Messy and Embellished. Combine the two and you have a winning look. From the runways to the red carpet, everyone is wearing their hair imperfect and adorned. The Dolce Gabanna winter show sported florals and crowns […]

The Rad Return of ’90s Fashion: On Trend

Our favorite trendsetters and celebs are definitely bringing back ’90s fashion in a totally stylin’ way. This month’s edition of On Trend highlights some of the most wearable trends of this contradictory and fashionably nonchalant decade. Take note and add your favorite pieces to your summer wardrobe!

Now & Then: The History of Lace

Not so straight laced: Whether you decide to vamp it up in black lace or play modest in white, different colored lace can symbolize either sophistication or naïveté. One thing you can be certain of this coming wedding season, is that the bride will be wearing lace. If last year’s […]

Natalie Chanin: Give the Story Time to Unfold

ColumnNatalie Chanin’s bi-weekly column, Material Witness, offers a seasoned designer’s perspective on the fashion industry, textile history and what happens when love for community trumps all. I found a letter that I wrote some years ago.  It starts like this: First, I will start with my apology: I am really […]

5 Eco-Friendly Swimwear Brands for 2015

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s about time to start looking for poolside or beach attire. Don’t just resort to any old swimwear brand when it comes to your next purchase. Instead, opt for a swimwear brand that has the environment in mind. The following 5 swimwear […]

Beauty Vlogger Owns Internet Bullies [Video]

My forward to this video is simple and to the point: People are jerks and never read Internet comments… Especially when those comments are about your face. Three months ago, My Pale Skin, a YouTube beauty vlogger, started posting videos of herself without makeup. Internet bullies took note and began […]

For the Love of Agroforestry

For the record, I love Kate Organics. Launched last summer by husband and wife team Kate Fisher and Henry Schwab, the line is already getting picked up by the best eco retailers in the industry. For good reason. Not only is the line full of classic pieces you’ll wear for […]

Plan a Trip to Europe’s 8 Most Luxurious Eco Spa Resorts

Before summer disappears completely, maybe it’s time to plan a trip to Europe. When you stay in one of these luxurious European eco spa resorts, you’ll never need a “vacation from your vacation”. Perfectly situated to explore Europe’s most beloved regions from Tuscany to Spain’s Costa Blanca, imagine coming back from […]

Water War in California: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Summer battles are heating up in California over an $11.1 billion water bond. You can lead taxpayers to a bloated water bond but you can’t make them drink  – even if you color coat the controversial measure as the Safe, Clean and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012. EcoSalon […]

10 Infographics on Going to College

A few years in the hallowed halls of a prestigious university is becoming increasingly expensive. As summer winds to a close, recent high school graduates all over the country will pack their bags and load up the cars for their first year in college. A college education might be necessary […]

Get Outta Your Car and Into the Outdoors

Take Your Trips Outside the Car I’m starting to think there really is no place like home. In his wonderful book, The Circumference of Home, Kurt Hoelting takes one year off planes, trains and automobiles in order to act on behalf of the planet, curbing his travel emissions and roaming-by […]

Sex by Numbers: Hot German Men in Cold Northern Climes

ColumnFour Northern European men offer insight into their culture’s subtle approach to love and loyalty. Stereotypes, however coarse and insensitive, can nonetheless serve as useful indicators about a culture’s biases and predilections. For instance, it’s not exactly going out on a limb to generalize that Mediterranean men are exhibitionists of […]

8 Natural Cooling Beauty Products for Hot Summer Skin

Feeling the heat? If your skin is showing signs of summer fatigue, enlist the help of natural cooling products that soothe and calm. Redness, rash, itchiness, puffiness, general discomfort. These can all be signs of too much fun in the sun. Even if you manage to avoid sunburn by using […]

7 Tips to Beat Colds and Flu this Fall

Cold season. Flu season. Spring cold season. Summer fevers. Are you the kind of person who catches everything that goes around? And do you envy those people who never, ever seem to have a sniffle? Here are some secrets – tried and true – of people who swear they never […]

Spring Trend 2010: Short Stock

I’m going to keep this short and sweet – start taking the stairs ladies, because shorts are the new dress this summer and they are, well, short! From the red carpets to the night clubs, shorts are heating up the scene as quickly as the rising temperatures outside. Jessica Simpson […]

The Green Guide to Sexy Summer Feet

Six products that soften and nourish our summertime feet. Summer can be a tricky time for your feet. Unsheathed from the protective coverings of winter, our feet may react like vampires pushed into the sunlight – and not the kind that sparkle. That’s when our feet become accessories themselves, as […]

7 Stunning Do-It-Yourself Flower Arranging Tips

Flower arranging may be an art form, but it’s one that is attainable by all of us. Sure, we may feel more comfortable leaving our wedding and other special occasions to the pros, but you should feel like everyday flower arranging is a skill you have in your wheelhouse. If […]

Now & Then: The History of the Chevron Stripe

NOW: Missoni’s ’70s knits proved the perfect mix of color blocking and tribal inspiration for the spring, summer and fall 2011 season as seen in Harper’s Bazaar. Zig Zag Zig Zag. If you watch the two lines of high voltage geometric color interact for long enough it can really get […]

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Free People Goes Natural with New Beauty Products

We hope you have a bit of extra beauty cash on hand because Free People now carries natural beauty products. Yeah, you read that right. Your favorite boho-inspired fashion brand is now selling some pretty impressive beauty brands. We’re particularly fond of the following Free People beauty products. 1. Schmidt’s […]

5 Easy to Follow Fashion Tips to Go from Summer to Fall in a Snap

If you’re looking for a handful of fun and functional fashion tips for a summer-to-fall wardrobe transition, then you’ve come to the right place! Before you can even think about saying, “pumpkin spice latte,” fall will be here. If you’re anything like me, you’ll already be daydreaming about carving pumpkins, […]

7 Scrumptious Grain-Free Side Dish Recipes

Fill up on any of the following 7 grain-free side dish recipes, which all happen to be bursting with flavor. Whether you’re by the pool, having a barbecue, or simply enjoying the summer heat, these recipes are sure to keep you full without weighing you down. 7 Grain-Free Side Dish […]

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Have a Happy Home: the Psychology of Interior Design

Living a better and more efficient life begins at home, which is why the psychology of interior design is so vitally important to creating a happy home. Whether you’re a professional or a do-it-yourselfer, residential interior design is a multifaceted field that often involves various stages of renovating, remodeling, and […]

11 Decorative DIY Crafts Using Natural Materials

This summer bring a bit of the outdoors inside with one – or eleven – of our natural DIY crafts. Have you been searching for some fresh DIY crafts to fill your summer weekends with? Then look no further because we’ve got you covered with some of the prettiest home […]

Cool Down with EcoSalon’s Beat the Heat Box!

  Oh baby, it’s H-O-T outside! Remember back in the thick of winter when you couldn’t wait for this summer heat? And now that it’s here–as glorious as it is–we could all use a little respite from the nonstop sweating, the thick, humid air, and that unrelenting sun! We’ve got […]