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Tricks of the Trade That Will Make Your Life Easier

Apr 1 2013 - 11:57am

For some, April Fools' Day is a time for tomfoolery and high-level antics to thrive, but we're more interested in revealing the tricks of the trade used by beauty professionals everywhere. If you've ever gotten a stellar haircut or makeup application, then you know the power of a well-trained expert. They can magically make your hair, nails, and skin look a thousand times better, all while making it seem like a cinch. We're letting the cat out of the bag by revealing the best-kept secrets of the beauty industry.

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You don't have to be afraid of coloring your color hair at home. Before you rip open your new shade, consider this easy technique to color your curls [2] from Marcy Cona, Clairol [3]'s creative director of color and style.

Source: Flickr user Martin de Witte [4]

Nude nails are such a huge trend for Spring, but finding the perfect hue to match your skin tone can prove tricky. Nail artist Deborah Lippmann [5] has an easy tip for picking your perfect nude polish [6].

Makeup artists know all the secrets to looking great: those little tricks that can be picked up only by living in the beauty world 24/7 as they do. Eight top professionals in the business share their best out-of-the-ordinary makeup tips [7].

There are a few things you can do to ensure your hair color service goes seamlessly [8], whether you're a first timer or an old veteran. Get celebrity stylist Jennifer J.'s expert tips before your next appointment.

Three experts share four smart tips to mattify your complexion the right way [9]. So long, slick.

Makeup artist extraordinaire Tom Pecheux reveals the one item in his kit that he can't travel without and his cool trick for removing makeup easily [10].

Bruce Grayson is the man who makes sure all the starlets appear fresh and lovely at the Oscars. He reveals his advice for correcting common makeup mishaps [11], so you'll look good from every camera angle.

Source: Flickr user ky_olsen [12]

It's easy to look like you're wearing makeup — not that that's a bad thing — but we've all wanted to achieve that perfectly natural look, too. You can get that no-makeup makeup look [13] with these easy tips straight from the pros.

Adding dimension to your DIY [14] hair color is a lot easier than you think. Hair colorist Marie Robinson let us in on a trick to creating dimensional hair color at home [15].

DIY [16] manicures can sometimes be more trouble than they're worth, but that doesn't have to be the case any longer. Deborah Lippmann [17] shares a simple tip for painting your opposite hand [18], and it's a lot easier than you'd think.

Source: Flickr user . . . love Maegan [19]

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