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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's creative director of color and style.

Source: Flickr user Martin de Witte [3]

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 has an easy tip for picking your perfect nude polish [4].

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 [5].

There are a few things you can do to ensure your hair color service goes seamlessly [6], 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 [7]. 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 [8].

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 [9], so you'll look good from every camera angle.

Source: Flickr user ky_olsen [10]

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 [11] with these easy tips straight from the pros.

Adding dimension to your DIY [12] 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 [13].

DIY [14] manicures can sometimes be more trouble than they're worth, but that doesn't have to be the case any longer. Deborah Lippmann shares a simple tip for painting your opposite hand [15], and it's a lot easier than you'd think.

Source: Flickr user . . . love Maegan [16]

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