Doreen Christensen,City & Shore’s beauty and shopping expert, has never paid full price for anything. She hunts bargains for sport to subsidize a weakness for Kate Spade shoes, Versace sunglasses and anything Chanel. “I sniff out deals and clip coupons and then spend every penny I save on luxuries for myself.” Christensen also writes the Shop-O-Matic savings blog, linked at cityandshore.com. Keep up with beauty and shopping news by following her on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and visiting her fan page at Facebook.com/SentinelDeals.
Ted Gibson Salon
A celebrity hair guru and star of TLC’s What Not to Wear, Ted Gibson and his staff at the 14-chair salon inside the chic W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale translates trends hot off the runway. Get your head into a New York state of mind with affordable services starting at $95.
GBS The Beauty Store
Expert, personalized service for men and women – and a fabulous selection of products for every beauty and grooming need – puts this beauty boutique with six South Florida locations at the top of our go-to list.
It’s A 10 Hair Care
The Deerfield Beach-based brand’s awesome Miracle Leave-In Product in regular and lite formulas are perennial favorites that turn every day into a Good Hair Day. $18 at mass retailers and salons.
Make Up For Ever
Get camera-ready with the HD Complexion Starter Kit. The professional-grade primer, foundation and powder will ensure that you’re ready for your close-up. $79 at Sephora stores and Sephora.com.
Pamela Huizenga Jewelry
The Fort Lauderdale designer’s new Platinum Collection is, in a word, brilliant. Huizenga’s signature bracelets, pendants, earrings and rings feature stunning, natural color diamonds set in platinum. (The artist also works in silver and gold). Her elegant yet unfussy pieces pair perfectly with South Florida’s relaxed, elegant vibe. Prices start at $1,600.