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Jessica Dunaway is a senior colorist and makeup artist at Hela Salon in Chevy Chase. She has given interviews for The Washingtonian, InStyle, ELLE, People and TALK magazines. Her makeup artistry has graced the faces of actresses Claire Danes, Molly Sims, Debra Messing, Miranda Cosgrove, Rosamund Pike and Mandy Moore designer, Lela Rose, and stars of the Bravo reality TV show, "The Real Housewives of DC". Jessica recently worked backstage at TNT's Christmas in Washington Special. Her hair color has been in Vogue Girl Korea, Harper's Bazaar Australia, Australian Cosmo, ELLE, Australian Glamour, Urban Outfitters, Lake and Stars, and Earnest Sewn campaigns. The September issue of The Washingtonian named Jessica one of DC's best colorists. Jessica's favorite part of her job is going to New York twice a year to work at NY Fashion Week. If you have a beauty product you would like reviewed on Miss A, please contact Jessica at jessica.dunaway@helabeauty.com.

Tropical Obsession


Before leaving to go to New York for Fashion Week, I decided to stop into Barney’s Co-Op to find something fabulous to wear. While strolling through the store, I spotted a travel candle and immediately snatched it up. I cannot stand staying in a hotel room without a candle of my own. While I was in NYC, I could not get enough of this candle, I literally became obsessed with the scent. It’s called Kai, has pretty minimalist packaging, and smells of Hawaii and gardenia flowers. It has the lightest, most feminine scent. Every time I stepped into my room I felt as if I were in the tropics, not a snowy side street of New York City. I had to know if they had anymore products containing this fragrance. I checked their website, kaifragrance.com, and found out that the product line is paraben-free, sulfate-free, infused with all natural essences and nutrient-rich ingredients. Not to mention the collection is also hypo-allergenic. I love using products that contain natural ingredients, since I have sensitive skin. When I got back into town, I went back to Barney’s and purchased the body wash, body lotion, and perfume oil. I’ve gotten so many compliments on my new fragrance, I’m a little disappointed I didn’t find out about it sooner. Kai fragrance is the perfect pick me up to combat this dull, chilly, rainy, snowy, DC weather. Ladies, now you know, stop by Barney’s Co-Op or Urban Chic Boutique and try Kai.

Kai fragrance candle

Kai fragrance candle

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