BODY > BEAUTIFUL ON THE OUTSIDE.
Blast your fat through a blend of Pilates and dance moves with The Studio by Ellen Barrett: Fat Burning Fusion, the first in a series of exercise DVDs that evolved from classes at Barrett's New Haven, Conn., fitness studio. The DVD features five components of Pilates combined with flowing dance movements, including a little ballet. Barrett says you will "sweat glamorously" and feel more exhilarated than exhausted after this peppy 40-minute workout. The DVD is available for $15 at www.ellenbarrett.com.
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TATTOOS AS FINE ART
Sumita Body Art by Ziba Beauty is among the hottest new accessories of the holiday season. The temporary bindi/mehndi jewel tattoos can be applied to any part of the body and reflect the traditional designs of India, as well as the sparkle of the season. The mehndi art form uses natural henna to give the body a temporary tattoo effect. Ziba is headquartered at 17832 Pioneer Blvd., Artesia. Other locations include the Glendale Galleria, the Lakewood Center and the Long Beach Towne Center. For information, go to www.zibabeauty.com.
BEAUTY ON THE GO
Just in time for holiday travel, Sonya Dakar Skin Care has introduced its UltraLuxe Jet Set Travel Kit. It includes a generous -- but still regulation travel-size -- UltraLuxe Nourishing Wash, UltraLuxe Age Control Complex and UltraLuxe Age Control Active Mask. The travel kit is priced at $72. Sonya Dakar products are available at Trilogy, 1301 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach; Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic, 9975 Little Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills; Kalologie, 12204 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; and online, at www.sonyadakar.com.
Celebrate the holidays with a little help from one of Hollywood's most trusted celebrity hairstylists -- Chaz Dean -- and Wen, his secret to luxuriously soft, glamorous hair. Formulated with a natural blend of botanical ingredients, Wen Cleansing Conditioners revitalize locks with the rich moisture you need and the healthy shine you'll want to show off at those festive events. Dean developed Wen as an alternative to shampoo, which can contain harsh chemicals and detergents that dry hair and strip it of its color and shine. Sweet almond mint, lavender, tea tree, fig and cucumber aloe conditioners are priced at $28 per 16-ounce bottle. Wen products are available at the Chaz Dean Salon, 6444 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles, at www.qvc.com and at www.chazdean.com.
BEAUTY FROM THE DEAD SEA
Blend Dead Sea salts with natural fruit extracts and exotic oils and you might just find your name attached to a line of luxury spa and body products. The newly launched Thom Fleming Skin Care line is being introduced with three body salt scrubs containing those ingredients. Fleming was working in Jordan when he began investigating the healing properties of salt from the Dead Sea. A Hollywood socialite, Fleming manufactured skin-care products for his celebrity acquaintances. The body salt scrubs retail for $30 each, or $75 for a gift set including all three. They're available at the Peninsula Hotel, 9882 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills; at Planet Blue Essentials, 3835 Cross Creek Road and Cure Spa, 23707 Malibu Road, Malibu; and at www.thomfleming skincare.com.
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