Photo by Victoria Will
by Ana Dragovic, Vogue
Rooney Mania-a yen for skin the color of cream, and shiny, ink-black hair, preferably worn with short cropped bangs and a healthy dose of attitude-swept over the fall collections, with lookalikes popping up everywhere from Calvin Klein Collection and Antonio Berardi to Versace and Marni. The Oscars hit in the midst of the Milan collections, with Mara fanning the flames on the red carpet in white Givenchy Couture. Like the rest of the world, I had been enamored with the actress who played Stieg Larsson's menacingly alluring heroine-specifically, her hair. In the mood for change-I've worn the same shoulder-scraping cut for years-I decided to take a chance and really go for it. And when I say go for it, I mean with Danilo, the legendary hairstylist, and creator of Rooney's cut-on, and off-screen.
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We met on a Tuesday afternoon at the Marie Robinson Salon in the Flatiron District. Danilo, just back from L.A.,
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Who knew Jessica Simpson could reinvent pregnancy and become the face of the modern day woman? While Demi Moore may have laid the groundwork for pregnant celebrities posing on magazine covers, a whole rank of baby bumps have come and gone over the years. But whose baby bumps were our favorites? Check out the top 7 pregnant celebrity cover girls, below:Read More »from Beauty and the Bump: 7 Pregnant Celebrity Cover Girls
Jessica Simpson1. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson surprised readers when she posed nude for ELLE magazine's April issue in 2012. While Demi's photo will always be the original, Jessica takes the role as the modern pregnant woman. We love it!
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Demi Moore2. Demi Moore
Annie Leibovitz's shot of Demi Moore seven months pregnant and baring all for the August 1991 issue of Vanity Fair was the first of its kind. She is the original. But while many would consider her the best, it's a bit outdated.
Britney Spears3. Britney Spears
In August 2006, Britney made headlines by dying her hair black and baring
Tips on how to maintain your red locks.Crushing on Christina Hendricks's crimson strands or caught the red-hair bug after spotting Lindsay Lohan's new look? Red has proven itself to be the hottest hair color in Hollywood, but it's also the hardest to maintain. We got the scoop on how to keep your dyed fiery strands looking radiant longer.Read More »from How to Maintain Your Red Hair Color
By Carly Cardellino
Suds Up Safely
The cardinal post-coloring rule: "Wait at least two days to wash your hair," says Elizabeth Hiserodt, senior colorist at John Frieda at Serge Normant Salon in NYC. Washing right away can cause the cuticle (your hair's outermost layer) to lift, allowing the color to seep out.
To maintain the brightness of your Annie-like locks, Hiserodt recommends using a color-treated shampoo and conditioner when you do decide to suds up. "These formulas don't contain harsh sulfates, so they won't strip your strands of its gorgeous hue," she adds.
Try Pravana Color Ensure Shampoo and Conditioner, $15 each, pravana.com.
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Fairchild ArchiveBy Elizabeth Siegel, Allure magazine
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Choose the right color: Knowing what doesn't look good is just as important as what does.
-Blue flatters everyone-and after a big night, it really does make the whites of your eyes look whiter. At Stella McCartney, McGrath painted vibrant pigment over black mascara. In real life, go for two (plus) coats of Dior DiorShow in Azure Blue. Read More »from How to Wear Bright Mascara
We rounded up the top makeup removers to help you thoroughly cleanse from head to tips.
Type #1: Oil-Free
Benefit make up remover
Benefit Remove It Makeup Remover
This display-worthy bottle may resemble a wine spirit, but it actually has nothing to do with boozing. Use the oil-free formula after-hours to take off stubborn mascara. $21, amazon.com.
Type # 2: Balm
the balm makeup remover
TheBalm Balms Away
Here's a new way to get your vitaminson your face! This balm in comprised of vitamins A, C, and E that restore skin cells as they whisk off eye products. $20; sephora.com.
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Type # 3: Travel
Givenchy makeup remover
Travel Pen Givenchy Mister Perfect Instant Makeup Eraser High DefinitionJet-setters, we've found your next must-pack essential. This easy-to-store pen (with coconut ingredients) targets both big and small makeup mishaps. $30; sephora.com.Read More »from 10 New (Easy!) Ways to Remove Makeup
- The_Stir | Beauty on Shine – Tue, Mar 13, 2012 10:38 AM EDT
sock bunIf you have medium-length or long hair, I have two words that are going to change your life: sock bun. I thought this was just something that a mom in my daughter's dance class had made up to get her little girl's hair into the best bun ever, but then I started hearing more and more murmurings about it. Soon, I realized that all of those celebrities I see with the perfectly coiffed dos I thought my thin hair could never hold really have a secret weapon -- a sock.
Just an ordinary, everyday sock -- and it makes all the difference in the world. Now, I've seen amazing techniques for beautiful buns before -- like this one Kate Middleton wore or this one that uses a faux hair clip -- but frankly, they overwhelm me, and I just go back to my boring ponytail. But there's no intimidation when it comes to socks, and you don't have to buy a single thing -- not even bobby pins. Just grab a sock from your drawer -- preferably one whose mate you've lost -- and get started.
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fishtail braidBraided hair is so pretty -- and an easy style even if your hair isn't clean or it's a frizzy hair kind of day. And the fishtail braid (also known as herringbone braid) is a really pretty look. The problem is that it's harder to do than your standard braid ... or so I thought.
Farouk Systems Creative Artist Danielle Bucco-Regazzi shares with us the very simple steps on how to achieve the fishtail braid. It is the look actress Jennifer Lawrence will be wearing in the movie The Hunger Games, so we think it's going to be even more of a must-have style than it is now once it premieres.
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Here's a step-by-step guide on how to fishtail braid.
Start with dry hair. Bucco-Regazzi suggests you will need:
- BioSilk Silk Therapy
- CHI Digital 1" Orbit Curling Iron
- BioSilk Molding Silk
- Clear Plastic Bands
Apply a dime size amount of BioSilk Silk Therapy from mid-shaft to ends -- avoid theRead More »from How to Do a 'Hunger Games' Style Fishtail Braid
By Kerri Winick, GalTime.com
Eternal Sunshine: My sister's fave shade!For me, L'Oreal Paris is a drugstore brand that just "gets it." From EverCreme hair creations, to Youth Code anti-aging potions, to Voluminous mascaras, you can find the brand's products scattered all over my bathroom. (My husband even uses my Youth Code Foaming Gel Cleanser…shhh!)
Recently, I was sent samples of L'Oreal's latest and greatest Spring launches. Here are a few that instantly entered my beauty product rotation:
INFALLIBLE 24 HOUR EYESHADOW ($7.95): "Long-lasting" seems to be a cosmetic catch phrase right now. 12 hour! 18 hour! Each new product promises to outlast the next.
Infallible 24 Hour Eyeshadow is a range of 12 highly pigmented colors that promises to last for a whopping…you guessed it…24 hours! Colors range from your basic browns and golds to bolder greens and purples.
I knew when I read its "crease resistant" and "fade resistant" claims that I had to pass it along to my 21 year old sister, Jamie. As a 30 year-oldRead More »from The Beauty Gal Review: L'Oreal's Spring Launches
When will you let your hair go naturally?Any woman who colors her hair knows that it often feels like a full-time job.
Whether you're adding highlights in your 20s or channeling your inner redhead in your 30s, the every-six-week appointments needed for hair color maintenance are a serious responsibility, and cost a pretty penny to boot.
Things get even trickier as your hair starts to gray-which happens sooner for some than others. Silver strands can take hold anywhere from our 20s to our 60s-and your chance of going gray increases 10-20 percent every decade after 30 years, according to the Library of Congress.
If you choose to continue coloring, you'll probably find that you have to hit the salon or the drugstore even more often to keep ahead of those grays.
While color is always an option, we love seeing women who embrace their naturally graying hair. It's a movement that's gained traction over that past few years, as more high profile women are embracingRead More »from Would You Go Gray?
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