Monday, January 31, 2011

SAG Awards Trend Alert

We noticed a surprising trend at last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards: soft, loose, flowing waves. We love this easy, pretty look which is such a contrast from past more fashion forward styles. To achieve this look wrap sections of hair around a large barrel curling iron. Once each section is curled use a bobby pin to set curl in place while hair cools. Once all hair is curled remove bobby pins and finish with a bit of hairspray. Super simple, and you'll be all set to look like a red carpet star!


Makeup Maven: Rachel McAdams


Actress Rachel McAdams recently sported a bold look. She lined her eyes with bright yellow liner. According to critics, the shade is a bit too much for winter. We always love when our favorite celebs step out of the box, but we kinda agree with the sentiment. Maybe not so much for the colder months, but this is definitely a trend we're excited to try come spring!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

More Fun Hairstyles

Wished we'd given you more ideas for fun, easy hair yesterday? Today we will!

1) Sleek and Straight: This look is super chic and super easy. Be sure, however that if you're going to wear your hair straight, that you have a good trim, otherwise it will look messy. Use a good flat iron to iron straight sections of hair in pieces. Finish of with a bit of hairspray to keep hair in place and if needed apply a little gel to the roots.

2) Add an Accessory: Want to make your 'do more fancy without a lot of work. Buy an embellished barrette and add it to your simple do upgrading your look from simple to chic in an instant.



3)Try a Flip: Think flipped hair is totally retro? Try taking a modern twist on the 60's style. Roll hair in jumbo hot rollers in two inch sections. Make sure hair is rolled so that it flips out. Once hair is set, wait 15 minutes and brush it out and you're ready to go!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fun New Hairstyles

Going for a new look? Try some of these fun, easy, hairstyles.


1) Tight Braid: To achieve this look start by applying gel to the roots of the hair. Brush hair back into a ponytail, then just braid the ponytail and secure at the end.


2) Mini Pompadour: Not only is this one fun, but it's great if you're growing out your bangs. Start by grabbing the section of hair on the top of your head between the temples. Tease this section of hair at the roots. Smooth out with your fingers and pin down hair at the center of the crown of your head.


3) High Bun: This one is very chic. Blow dry hair while tousling it with your hands. Next, pull hair into a high ponytail at the top of your head. Tease the ponytail, twist it and wrap in in a bun, pinning it in place. Be sure to finish off with a bit of hairspray.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Couture Hair and Makeup

We love couture shows most for the amazing pieces that walk down the runway, but we also love the hair and makeup! The hair and makeup team at Christian Dior and Armani Prive showed simple sleek hair and fairly simple makeup. Armani the face was bare with a dark purple lip, while the makeup at Dior was bright and colorful. Perfect for spring!



Thursday, January 20, 2011

Would You Go Red?

Khloe Kardashian recently went red, but only for a week and some change. Kardashian tweeted last week "I had to dye my hair back to brown. I love being a brunette don't get me wrong but red was SOO much fun! I was only red for a like a week :(" What do you think? Do we like Khloe more as a redhead or is brunette more fitting on the reality star?

Gwen Stefani for L'oreal


Gwen Stefani is the new face of L'oreal. Check out her first commercial here.

Gwen Stefani for L'oreal

Gwen Stefani is the new face of L'oreal. Check out her first commercial here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jennifer Aniston on "The Rachel"

Jennifer Aniston covers this month's Allure magazine, and inside the mag, the actress gives some interesting insight into her thoughts about her iconic "Rachel" cut from her Friends days: ""I love Chris (the stylist who created the cut) but he's the bane of my existence because he started that damn Rachel, which was not my best look. How do I say this? I think it was the ugliest haircut I've ever seen." Who knew? What do you all think? Did you like the "Rachel"?

Shu Pei for Maybelline


Model Shu Pei just scored a campaign with Maybelline. The Chinese beauty will also be featured on the beauty brand's television ads alongside models Erin Wasson and Julia Stegner.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More Golden Globes Hair: Rock a Ponytail!

Thought ponytails were only for casual days? Think again! Stars like Kyra Sedgwick and Jennifer Lopez wore chic, elegant ponytails to Sunday's Golden Globe awards. What do you think? Would you rock a ponytail with an evening gown?

Lindsey Wixson for Chanel

It-girl Lindsey Wixson is the new face of Chanel makeup. In this photo she wears Le Vernis nail lacquer in Black Pearl and Rouge Allure lipstick in Flamboyante.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Golden Globes Best Hair

The Golden Globes are over and awards season is in high swing. The fashion world is of course buzzing today about the gowns that graced the carpet at last nights event, but what about the hair? We've got our five favorite looks for you below!

Mila Kunis

January Jones

Emma Stone

Claire Danes

Amy Adams

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Curly Hair Styling Tips


How do you keep your curly locks looking great? We've got some great tips for you!

1) Deep condition hair at least once a week and use a gently shampoo. Leave in conditioner and some sort of anti-frizz serum work great to keep curls under control too.

2) If deep conditioning isn't enough, try a hair mask. Apply in the shower and leave on hair for at least 20 minutes.

3) If you need to loosen your curls use a wide tooth comb and rake some mousse through your hair. Then, wrap hair loosely around a large barrel curling iron.

4) Slept-on curls looking a little disheveled? Spray some leave in conditioner on them to bring them back to life.

5) Make sure your hair is cut in a way that supports your curl pattern. This helps in cutting down frizz.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Quick Tip: Homemade Exfoliant


All our of exfoliant? Try this easy tip! Just take a handful of salt and incorporate it into your daily face wash. Voila! You have an easy, affordable, and effective exfoliant and wash all in one!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sephora by OPI Goes Gleek Chic


Now, even your nails can go gleek! OPI has announced that they will be producing a limited edition GLEE collection. The collection which includes ten color shades and three print applique designs will be available in stores on February 3rd. And GLEE fans, don't forget to check out the show on February 8th to see some of your favorite characters sporting the polish themselves. So embrace your inner gleek and make her chic!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

How They Wear Their Hair Over There


The women of Namibia's Himba tribe slather their hair with a mixture of butter and ocher (a type of iron ore) and divide hair into several plats. Dry hair is a turn off to Himba men, so women of the tribe apply the concoction liberally.

In Kenya, the women of the Masai tribe wear their hair short or completely shaved and adorn their heads with beads. The practice of wearing their hair short allows women to stand out from the males of the tribe who actually wear their hair long.


The Miao women of China wear there hair in a style that's been nicknamed "Long Horns". To get the look they place U-shaped pieces of wood on top of their heads and wrap their hair around them, securing the hair with a white cord.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Brazilian Blowout: Does it Work?


So what exactly is the Brazilian Blowout? A lot of us have heard of it, but don't know exactly how it works. The treatment promises to leave frizzy/curly hair straight, shiny and more manageable for up to 12 weeks. Stars like Nicole Richie and Ashley Tisdale swear by it.

So how does it work? The Brazilian Blowout gives hair a protective layer of protein around the hair shaft which eliminates frizz. After hair is washed, a solution is applied and hair is dried. Hair is then flat ironed to seal in solution, rinsed out, conditioned and blow dried.

The treatment is pretty pricey (it starts at about $350) but the results last for 3 months. To learn more go to www.brazilianblowout.com.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Harper's Bazaar and Estee Lauder: Fabulous at Every Age


Are you fabulous? Prove it! Harper's Bazaar along with Estee Lauder is hosting their annual "Fabulous at Every Age" contest. To enter go to www.harpersbazaar.com/fabcontest or at all-day casting calls at select Estée Lauder counters at Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Five finalists, each representing the decades from 20 to 60 will be chosen. All finalists will win $5000 and will be honored at a VIP party hosted by Estee Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley. One grand prize winner will be awarded $10,000. If you choose to enter at a Saks counter we've got a schedule for you below:

EVENT DATE

STORE

ESTÉE LAUDER COUNTER

1/20/2011

Beverly Hills

310-275-4211 x 5362

1/20/2011

Boston

617-262-8500 x5330

1/20/2011

Chicago

312-944-6500 x5362

1/20/2011

New York City

212-940-2155

1/20/2011

Orlando

407-816-5416

1/21/2011

Las Vegas

702-840-1362

1/21/2011

Richmond

804-320-6960 x 5362

1/22/2011

Cincinnati

513-421-6800 x 5362

1/22/2011

Dallas

972-716-7000 x 5243

1/22/2011

Houston Galleria

713-627-0500 x 5557

1/22/2011

Short Hills

973-315-1362


Remember, all entries must include one close up color photo of your face, three full body color photos (each taken within 365 days of entry), and a 50 word testimonial explaining why entrant is fabulous at every age. Deadline for submissions is February 25, 2011. Good luck!

Style Star: Taylor Swift


We absolutely love Taylor Swift's hair at this week's People's Choice Awards. The pretty, curly up-do frames her face fantastically, and the braids in back make the look even more interesting. Paired with a pretty coral lip and a gorgeous soft pink frock, the entire look is spot on!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hello Kitty at Sephora!


For those of you who love Hello Kitty, be sure to head over to your local Sephora. Hello Kitty Beauty, presented exclusively by Sephora will be available in stores in late January. The collection includes fun, high quality products for lips, eyes, and face as well as nail lacquers, fragrance and an accessory collection. Best of all, it's super affordable with prices ranging from $5 to $35. In celebration of the launch, Sanrio and Sephora have partnered with ebay to host an auction where fans can bid on trips to collection launch events in New York, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. Prizes also include, airfare, hotel stay, and exclusive event entry. The auction runs from January 17-January 27. For more information visit www.ebay.com/sephorahellokitty.

CHIC Event: New Year, New Beauty



EVENT LISTING EVENT LISTING EVENT LISTING

New Year, New Beauty

Start Off 2011 With the Best In Beauty!

When/Where

Who/What

January 6, 2011

11:00am – 5:00pm

Sephora Prudential Center

800 Boylston St.

Boston, MA 02199

(617) 262-4200

January 7, 2011

1:00pm – 7:00pm

Sephora Times Square

1500 Broadway

New York, NY 10036

(212) 944-6789

January 7, 2011

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Sephora South Coast Plaza

3333 Bristol Street, Suite 1001

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 429-9130

Happy Anniversary, Urban Decay!

Come join the party and celebrate Urban Decay’s 15-year anniversary with a fabulous and fun makeover by an Urban Decay artist. The brand features one of the widest color selections at Sephora for you to explore, and best of all, you can be the first to get your hands on the limited-edition 24/7 Glide-On Pencil Set which features nine of the most popular shades plus six new colors and a limited edition Grind House sharpener, before it launches.*

*Three-piece purchase limit per customer available for purchase at the start time of the event while supplies last. No appointment necessary.