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Tracie Rosales has always loved fashion and make-up. After graduating from college, Tracie went to National Makeup Academy, and then to M.A.C. school. After moving to Northern Virginia with her husband, she decided to start her own company “Makeup Artistry by Tracie”.

In the four years that Makeup Artistry by Tracie has been a company, it has been honored with several awards and milestones. In 2007, The Washington Mystics (WNBA) invited Tracie to participate in events and do the girls' makeup, which she does every year. In 2008, MABT was invited to the White House’s staff appreciation day, to speak about skin care and makeup. MABT was also honored by winning the 2008 Home Based Business of the Year. In 2009 Makeup Artistry by Tracie was featured in Northern Virginia Magazine as Best Makeup Application. Tracie volunteers for charities such as The Loudoun Small Business Development Center, Arthritis Foundation, Nationals Incorporated Pageants, Active Girlz, and The Soldiers Angels Foundation.

Hair Tips From Celebrity Stylist Dan Sharp

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Dan Sharp (Photo Credit: Danka Panka)

The holidays always mean cameras are everywhere and that your picture is bound to be taken at a party and later posted for all to see. The pressure to look great and keep that coif in line and looking sharp is certainly a concern of mine. Which is why I was so grateful that Celebrity Stylist Dan Sharp was available to give me some tips this week.  Dan Sharp owns Danka Panka in New York City and is the Lead Stylist and National Spokesperson for hair tool brand T3. You have seen Dan’s work on celebrities: Kate Winslet, Hilary Swank, Iman and Charlize Theron. He has styled the covers of Vogue, Mademoiselle, Vanity Fair, Glamour and others so he does know how to put your best hair forward.

Reduce Hair Damage:  “Styling doesn’t always have to involve a hot tool. If you give yourself a fierce blowout on Monday, rock it out on Tuesday and on Wed do a fab high ponytail. Making your style last a few days will really help prevent damage.”

Shiny Looking Hair:  “My secret weapon for shiny hair without having to use styling product is my Featherweight Luxe 2i which has an Ion Generator that gives you the maximum amount of negative ions for the smoothest, shiniest results I’ve ever seen. I try to avoid using styling products unless I absolutely have to because they can actually leave a dull finish behind.”

Cool Hairstyle: “Right now I’m loving shoulder length hair with square layers like Emma Stone is wearing right now. This strong shape looks great curly or straight, and the shoulder length cut will help soften your face and diffuse the look of any imperfections.”

Blowdrying Curly Hair and Keeping Flyaways At Bay: “When you are blowing out curly hair to straight, any time you want the hair to be really smooth you should use a natural bristle brush. When you pull your hair back in a ponytail, spray a very light mist of hairspray on the brush and brush through hair to prevent flyaways.”

Favorite Products: “Sachajuan Volume Powder; it’s the bomb for second day hair. I love Sachajuan’s Overnight Hair Repair, and I sometimes use it as a leave-in on really dry hair.”

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(Photo Credit: Vanity Fair)

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