From the daily archives: "Wednesday, November 27, 2013"
Just in time for Thanksgiving, this week, we found a Victoria Secret hair and makeup tutorial created by and youtube star, Tess Christine. The video is meant to  show you how to look like the ‘Angels’ do on the runway, yet the finish is chic, family-friendly, and not overtly dramatic. I think it’s a great way to give yourself the sizzle and sparkle needed to keep on keeping on during this long weekend of Holiday family fun. Click on the link above to get some beauty inspiration for the upcoming holidays; just remember to leave the diamond encrusted bra at home! –– Michelle Rotbart 

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Love them or hate them, crimps are back and they have a lot to offer. Crimping makes hair look thicker, helps updos hold, and gives strands a soft, matte texture. Crimps also come in a variety of finishes from slight ripple to deep zigzag. They don’t have to look like they came from the eighties, and you don’t have to wear them in a half-up-side-ponytail like Kimmy Gibbler. They can really be quite sophisticated. Trust us. Read on for steps to making this texture work. –– Laura Martin 

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Jennifer Lawrence’s recent crop has gotten me thinking about pixie cuts, and the strong reactions they tend to elicit. Mia Farrow is often credited with the original pixie cut, but Audrey Hepburn and Leslie Caron embraced their own crops a decade before. Hepburn’s cut, in the film Roman Holiday, allowed her to shed her life as a princess and have an adventure.  Leslie Caron’s cut made its debut in An American In Paris. She created the chop herself after her stylist refused to go short enough. The cut was so scandalous it actually delayed the film for three weeks. These ladies embraced their dramatic styles at a very conservative time in fashion, bringing sultry daring to the bland 1950s. Learn how to style a modern version of this classic look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Cool brown ingrained with bits of caramel has a woody, natural quality. The colors are similar enough to merge and blend, but distinctive enough to give the look a slightly grainy quality. Placing the lighter shade evenly spaced throughout provides complexity and adds depth and interest to the surface of the hair. This blend of hues works especially well on simple shapes like this long bob. Get the professional formulation and application tips in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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