By Leila Brillson, Refinery29
Though always well-assembled, Jennifer Aniston has never been a risk taker with her 'do. Caramel highlights, sure, perhaps even bangs. But there have been no major cuts or color changes since the dawn of time (i.e. when Friends launched). So, when she was photographed with wildly blonde (Gwen Stefani-esque) hair, immediately we thought: This has got to be a wig.
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According to People, Jen's major transformation is probably an impermanent one, but she covered up any tell-tale signs or obvious roots with a jaunty beret in this latest pap snap. Though the Christina Applegate-y dye job is most likely fake, how cool would it be if it wasn't? Aniston is known for polish and poise, not peroxide, so it would be fun if she rocked our expectations.
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By Leila Brillson, Refinery29Read More »from Jennifer Aniston Takes a Page from Gwen Stefani with New Platinum Hair
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By Tara Rasmus, Refinery29
Do you really need more hair products? Well, probably not, but nonetheless, we're so excited about the multitude of spring launches hitting stores right now that we just had to share. The big news for spring '13? Major diversification: Rather than your typical volumizing/smoothing/color care lines, we're seeing an assortment of products designed for more specific hair types (such as dyed red locks or fine-yet-dry hair).
No matter what your hair type or styling woes may be, there's likely a new product that has been designed for your specific needs (and that will probably put your current hair routine to shame). Here are our spring product picks that are definitely worth a look - and, come to think of it, we actually might need them, too.
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- Refinery29 | Financially Fit – Tue, Feb 5, 2013 2:49 PM EST
By Lexi Nisita, Refinery29Read More »from The World's Most Expensive Cities? This List Will Totally Shock You
Living in NYC, you get a lot of unsolicited commentary about how it's the most expensive city in the world. Of course, we know that's not true - Tokyo, for one, comes to mind - but we thought our humble town would at least make the top 20! No luck for New York, though, or any other North American city. Japan's capital (and the largest metro area on earth) has held the top spot for years since the early '90s, but the rest of this year's list, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit, had us floored.
Japan gets a second mention with Osaka in the number two spot, followed by Sydney, Oslo, and Melbourne. (Staggeringly, only 10 years ago, there wasn't a single Australian city on this list.) Standard players like Singapore, Paris, and Zurich made it on as well, joined by lesser-known pricey spots like Caracas, Venezuela. New York and L.A., on the other hand, were tied for 27th place. At least we know we've got something in common with our West Coast brethren!
By Tara Rasmus, Refinery29
You'll have to forgive us. The last time we talked self-help, we may have gotten a little bit snarky about a few dating books that we found somewhat ridiculous insulting. Calling our bluff, you guys (rightfully so) asked us to name the self-help books that we would recommend. Not wanting to disappoint, we rounded up our staff picks for the smartest, wittiest, and most profound self-help books that have helped us through some darker times, encouraged us to get in touch with our emotions, and even kick our relationship problems to the curb.
The self-help section may have a negative rap (and yes, there are some flat-out bad picks out there), but there are also some smart works that we'd never boot off our bookshelves. No matter what ails you, there's a book out there to ease your mind, warm your heart, and even inspire you to achieve your biggest goals. Move over, Chicken Soup - these are the self-help books for now.
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By Lexi Nisita, Refinery29Read More »from Big Step Forward: European Union Bans Animal Testing
.For reasons of both science and ethics, the world is still debating whether or not animal testing is necessary for cosmetics. For the most part, international governments have been pretty wishy-washy on the issue (aside from China, where it's actually required). But now, the European Union is taking a strong stance and banning the import or sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. The ban also extends to ingredients themselves, and though the legislation will certainly take time to settle and a new infrastructure to enforce, this is undoubtedly a big step forward for animal-rights activists (or just people who love bunnies) the world over.
EU health commissioner Tonio Borg wrote of the ban, "This decision…means that we need to step up our efforts in the development, validation and acceptance of alternative methods, as well as in the international recognition of these methods." Animal-rights organizations are already praising this bold action,
By Rebecca Taras, Refinery29
Shoes are one of those items a gal just can't get enough of…except, of course, when the cash flow is low. So, to ensure you can indulge a little, right now - and still have enough money left in the piggy bank for some new footwear come springtime, we pulled together 15 cheap-yet-chic pairs - all $50 or less.
We've got all of your bases covered - from casual Friday-appropriate flats to sexy steppers suitable for a night out. The perfect remedy for the winter blahs? Certainly. But we'd go so far as to say a great deal is satisfying year-round.
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- Refinery29 | Shine Food – Thu, Jan 31, 2013 12:57 PM EST
By Emma Neville, Refinery29
Confession: We may have what some would call a less-than-impressive working knowledge of football. But, we can honestly say that we make up for it in hardcore, home-team pride - plus, we're pretty spot-on when it comes to party planning. So, die-hard 49ers and snack fans alike can rejoice, because we've put together what we think is one badass lineup of Super Bowl supplies, just in time for Sunday's main event.
Covering everyone from the guy or gal who just wants to sit back with a cold brew and concentrate on the game to the rest of us who want to nosh on artisanal snacks and play drinking games all day long, this guide has all the goods. No matter who wins or loses the big game (Side note: Go Niners! And Beyoncé!), no one's going to have a bad time if there's plenty of peanut-bacon brittle to be had - at least that's our mantra.
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By Libby Banks, Refinery29Read More »from Botox Parties Might Soon Be a Thing of the Past — Here's Why
We may have missed the boat on this (aw, shucks!) but the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has produced a new code of practice, and guess what? Botox parties are off the agenda. New guidelines say only fully qualified doctors with surgical training should carry out procedures on medical premises, so it's farewell to bubbly and canapés - unless you happen to have some medically-approved resuscitation equipment and other required paraphernalia knocking around your flat.
The plan is to prevent a "relaxed" attitude to cosmetic treatments, and to ensure that who inject Botox or fillers are doctors, nurses, or, interestingly, dentists. So, you could end up with a filling and fillers next time you get your teeth checked out.
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Buy-one-get-one-free and other financial deals and discounts are also banned under the new guidelines, the Independent reports. Doctors and surgeons are now advised to
- Refinery29 | Fashion – Tue, Jan 29, 2013 3:09 PM EST
By Connie Wang, Designed by Naomi Abel, Refinery29
While we typically pride ourselves on the diversity of our closet, we'd be lying if we said we poke around each and every store there is. When's the last time you stepped into Chico's? Coldwater Creek? Even Express?
Here's the truth: We're guilty of biased shopping and decided it was high time we practice what we preach. So, we dug around some oft-skipped-over shops and found 16 so-awesome buys. Click through and get ready to be surprised!
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- Refinery29 | Hair Guide – Tue, Jan 29, 2013 12:58 PM EST
By Megan McIntyre, Refinery29Read More »from Emma Stone's Hair Guru Shares Her Tress-Perfecting Secrets
In the glitzy world of celebrity hairstylists, there are those who are good at their job and then there are those that can do absolutely magical things with hair. Mara Roszak is definitely one of the latter. Roszak has been in the industry since the tender age of 16, and she counts stars such as Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, and Kat Dennings as clients. But Roszak's biggest celeb fan is none other than the lovely Emma Stone herself.
During a recent interview with the enviably-coiffed starlet, she confessed that it's Roszak's hair wizardry that's responsible for her mane always looking so damn amazing. After we heard that, we knew we had to learn more about Roszak and what makes her tick. We spoke with her one-on-one - and it's worth noting that she is probably on of the loveliest, most down-to-earth, and all-around nice beauty pros we've ever had the pleasure to interview - to learn more about how she get her start in the biz, what it's like to work with some