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Tis the season for holiday parties –– yay! In the next few weeks you might catch yourself running right from the office to your company holiday bash. If you don’t have time to start from scratch on your makeup, there are a few quick techniques you can use to punch up your makeup to a more glamorous look. Read on for quick fixes to use on your way to the next event. –– By Katie McBroom

wash and wear

Fashion’s normcore style––sort of a unisex trend for those who do not wish to distinguish themselves from others by their clothing––seems to have reached the beauty world in the form of untouched wash & wear waves. In terms of hair, pared-down luxury is not doing much and still looking super sophisticated. This idea was evident among the it girls of the Art Basel party scene last week. The likes of Jourdan Dunn, Scout Willis, and even Kim Kardashian rocked easy waves as opposed to glossy blow-outs. While the stars had the Miami weather on their side, you too can mimic this rumpled texture. Click through to style notes to find out how. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Fishtails are the creme de la creme of braids; they’re easy to create but look surprisingly intricate. The combination of simple technique and elaborate finish create fantastic DIY updos like the two looks shown here. Both of these styles require only basic braiding skills and a few bobby pins, but they look like they came from a high-end salon. Click the style notes for the surprisingly easy instructions. –– Laura Martin

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