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Your hair stylist is also your image consultant

Posted by elegant On March - 24 - 2014

A right hair cut can make a big difference in your image. Where people are spending bundles of money on plastic surgery to improve the look, a right haircut could improve your look at a fraction of a cost of plastic surgery. Next time when you go for your haircut, ask few questions from your stylist.

Your hairstylist is also your image consultant. They are trained to study your facial and bone structure and recommend suitable hair ideas for your consideration. Some are with large ears, square jaw, or high cheek bones. Stylists are trained to look into details of cranium. Not just the facial structure, hair stylist also studies the structure of your hair. Texture and density or thickness of your hair and the hairline are important factors. This study combined with other information such as height and shape of a person and personal preferences should weigh in on the type of haircut. This is when the stylist becomes an artist. He or she can transform a person by creating a style unique to that person which enhances the overall look. Keep in mind, at the end the haircut should complement many of the facial as well as non-facial considerations of you.

Flipping art become a big business

Posted by elegant On March - 10 - 2014

The London contemporary art market in February is a Mecca for art flippers. Works of up-and-coming artists are in demand more than ever before. Main reason is due to people who are flipping art and hoping to make a profit from it quickly. Business professionals think the phenomenon is a bubble in the contemporary art market. There are few signs that confirm the notion. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, works of artists that are new to the market almost doubled in 2013 compared to what was available in 2007. Another sign, works of renowned artists such as Andy Warhol are making more money for resellers.

Original works of arts of young artists such as Parker Ito and Oscar Murillo are now selling at auctions four to six times the original price paid by buyers. Most of the buyers are well-connected insiders of the art world. They are not only flippers but also collectors of works of young up-and-coming artists. Some of the items are changing hands more than five or six times a year, each time more than doubling the price. One unfortunate thing is that some studios are increasing the initial price for original work in anticipation of price increases in the future and trying to get the piece of the action.

The Lego Movie, a thriller for kids and parents too

Posted by elegant On March - 4 - 2014

The numbers are in and The Lego Movie had very impressive box office opening for a 3-D computer animated movie. The movie as of this writing made over $ 200 million domestically and over $ 100 million internationally and is on its way to make a record setting revenue figure. The success of the movie enticed producers to announce in February 2014 that it is making a sequel that is scheduled to be released on March 26, 2017.

The computer animated adventure comedy was a 2014 Australian production that carried voices of famed Will Ferrell, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson and several others. The movie revolves around Emmet, an ordinary Lego construction worker who was recruited to save the Lego universe from an evil tyrant President Business who wants to glue the Lego universe into eternal stasis. Emmet and would be love interest Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) travel through hodge-podge universe where heroes, superheroes, Abraham Lincoln, and basketball star Shaquille O’Neal join forces to foil President Business’s plan. The movie also introduces 17 new building sets and 16 new characters giving parents heartaches but children more thrills and something to look forward to.