Because You're Ugly: Shu Uemura

World renowned beauty experts Shu Uemura (a.k.a. creators of some of the most beautiful eyelashes on the market) expanded their artistic and decadent collection last August to include a line of haircare products titled Art Of Hair.

Infused with rare natural ingredients like musk rose oil and camellia oil, the Art Of Hair line uses cutting edge science to combine Eastern elegance with Western glamour in the form of shampoos ($40), conditioners ($50), treatments ($60) and styling products (all $30). My favorite is the Silk Oil for an incredibly glassy finish ($30).

Hey, beauty doesn’t come cheap.

The Full Shimmer line is for natural hair, Moisture Velvet for dry hair and Silk Bloom for damaged hair.

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Sold only in a handful of salons, Orange County residents can find this exquisite line at Sweet 1017 (pronounced Sweet Ten Seventeen) in Seal Beach. A fairly new salon, Sweet’s emphasis is on the client’s ultimate experience of both high style and complete relaxation. They carry the entire Shu Uemura Art Of Hair line.

Insider’s tip: If you’re looking for an amazing new style, ask for Nory. Do you know what a luxury it is to be able to say to your stylist, without fear, “whatever you think will look best” ? The boy’s an artist.

Sweet 1017 is located at 1017 Pacific Coast Highway, Seal Beach, (562)594-0562, open Tuesday-Saturday.

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