An inside look into the beauty business with easy-to-follow tips for amateurs.
Scrivo’s book is packed with information on hair, skin care and makeup techniques. Along with promoting a healthy lifestyle, the author and host of the weekly radio show “Beauty Talk” educates and instills a spark in women searching for their own sense of style. Helping the disgruntled cosmetic consumer discern between what works and what doesn't, Scrivo suggests products to best accomplish the consumer’s desired results. Her lessons on improving body image are sprinkled with charming family anecdotes and relatable narratives. Her personal story of accomplishment and growth is inspiring and will be especially stirring to readers hoping to rise in the ranks in the highly competitive fashion industry. The individual stories of her clients that shatter traditional definitions of beauty are liberating, as are her refreshing views on beauty regardless of age. Scrivo occasionally goes into extensive detail, and entire sections may go over the head of novices, particularly the section on hair coloring. Regardless, readers will come away with much useful material and will be infected by her overarching message: You alone hold the key to how beautiful you feel.
One-stop shopping for advice on improving your outward appearance—a must read for beauty-school hopefuls.