About the author
Linda Rose is the world's foremost authority on the subject of hands. Having virtually invented the profession of hand modeling, her hands have been featured in more than 5,000 print ads and TV commercials. Hers have been the hands of Farrah Fawcett, Candice Bergen, and Palmolive's Madge ("You're soaking in it!"). She is founder of Linda Rose International, which offers a collection of hand products.
Hands, by Linda Rose
The world's first supermodel of hands, as described by Mademoiselle, Linda has a line of skin and handcare products, featured in InStyle, Town & Country, W, and The Los Angeles Times. She follows up with her book, which has tips and beauty secrets for your hands.
According to Linda: "You can spend a fortune on make-up, hair care, clothes or even plastic surgery, but your hands are a dead giveaway of your age."
This complete guide offers practical information such as how to achieve
the perfect manicure (for both men and women); how to professionally
repair broken or split nails; what to do and what not do do with soaps and lotions; how to give your hands 'special treats'; hand exercises for beauty and stress reduction, and much more. Packed with photographs by Robert Swenson and drawings, Hands makes it easy for anyone to achieve professional results without having to spend a fortune.
Linda also relates her fascinating experiences as a professional hand model and offers
tips to the aspiring hand model. A section on The Language of Hands intriguingly details how we use hands for signals (such as what you can tell from a handshake), charmingly examines the thumb in Thumbs and Lovers, gives simple hand reading techniques, and captures, through lore, all things hands.
"Hands is THE guide to staying young and lovely below the wrists."
"Hands are the sexiest part of the body, with a language all of their own. The sexual hand signal is as explicit as any exchange of words. A woman may adjust her clothes or flick her hair, or brush her hand across the front of her neck. A man may adjust his tie, his trousers, or hook his thumbs in his belt. I call it scoring the sexual touchdown."
-- Linda Rose
in the Santa Barbara News Press