Braids will always be bountiful in the world of beauty, but lately it seems that celebrities are taking to a new kind of plait: the conjoined braid. This twisted style starts as a french braid that frames your face before cascading into a long tail. Celebrities like Jennifer Hudson and Rita Ora have been spotted sporting the style, and Lucy Liu added a formal flair to her braid when she walked it down the red carpet at the Golden Globes. A new twist can add some life to an otherwise played-out style, but will you be taking the conjoined braid out for a spin?
Natural-haired women: do you want longer-lasting, frizz-free, fully-defined, and superstretched twist-outs? Then follow a few simple tricks to make your spirals turn out better every time. From protective styling to keep coils safe from the Winter to mastering second-day twist-outs, you'll look your best yet when you keep reading.
Jessica Chastain was a vision on the Golden Globes red carpet in a seafoam-colored Calvin Klein gown, which she paired with berry lips and a gorgeous coral flush. We invited Kristofer Buckle, Jessica's makeup artist for the big event, to re-create her makeup look and teach us how to achieve it at home. Watch for his step-by-step tutorial, along with his secret to keeping his clients looking great all night long. On Kirbie: Jigsaw top.
Christina Ricci is trying her hand at design in a collaboration with Make Up For Ever. The actress created a faux leather makeup bag complete with studs and tough-girl screen print for the beauty brand. "My inspiration for the bag was hard rock meets couture," Christina told WWD. "I added a red lip motif to the geometric design since I love wearing red lipstick. Plus I thought it would add a fun pop of color." The bag will be available next month as part of the nine-city Make Up Bag Remix tour. The brand wants to encourage women to explore new ways to use products they already own. And perhaps they will convince consumers to fill Christina's bag with their latest releases in the process.
At the premiere of her new play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Scarlett Johansson stole the show with crimson lips and frosted eye shadow. The actress was done up by makeup artist Gianpaolo Ceciliato for Dolce & Gabbana, the same designer who fabricated her ensemble. To create the look, Gianpaolo started with a base of foundation and blush. He then lined Scarlett's eyes in black and swiped on the brand's Smooth Eye Color Quad in Bouquet ($59) for a frosted look.
Gianpaolo created Scarlett's, well, scarlet lips by applying Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick in Tropical ($34) before layering on a lip gloss in a similar shade. The result was perfectly polished and seriously seductive — just like Scarlett herself.
Katie Holmes has inked yet another beauty deal, this time with hair brand Alterna. Last year, she began a partnership with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. However, her new role will not only include being the face of the brand in advertising campaigns, but also as co-owner, she'll have a voice in product development. "I love that Alterna uses natural and organic ingredients and stays away from harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens," Katie told WWD. "It's good for my hair and good for the earth, so I feel good using it."
In the future, Katie's new role might merge with her fashion endeavor Holmes & Yang. Alterna representatives teased the possibility of a limited-edition accessories project. Katie isn't the first actress to break into the business side of beauty. Jennifer Aniston recently gained a stake in Living Proof. It seems brands are no longer on the hunt for just a gorgeous face; now being a spokesmodel requires business savvy. "Katie is a fashionista, a mother and an entrepreneur. In short, she is our consumer," said Joan Malloy, president of Alterna. "Like her, this is a brand that has been very much around, but hiding in plain sight."
- Why Karlie Kloss's haircut is the top style for 2013 — Styleite
- First Lady Michelle Obama's bangs steal the show — HuffPost Style
- Yes, you might be able to skip deodorant in the morning — The Cut
- Must-know skin care tips for your next vacation — Allure
- How to handle hormone-induced breakouts — The Fashion Spot
- Too Faced's new spokesmodel has Birkin-burning tendencies — Racked
- Tips to healthy, shiny hair even during Winter — Real Beauty
- Get your hair color questions answered — Real Simple
- Rumor has it Cara Delevingne is the new face of YSL — Beauty High
- The history of first lady style — Glo
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Nail art has become as ubiquitous as an ombré mane or black ankle booties. Thanks to Deborah Lippmann's surprisingly easy-to-do tips and tricks, you can skip the salon and attend to your digits in the comfort of your own home. Get expert manicure ideas when you read more.
Juicy Couture's latest fragrance, Couture La La ($90), captures the modern Juicy girl with a new take on the original scent. The latest bottle design is reminiscent of the classic flacon with a striking update: a neon-pink ribbon and punk-inspired charm detail. The feminine scent is a blend of fruity notes like mandarin and red currant mixed with peony and violet florals anchored with soft musks and woody notes. Plus, with Karlie Kloss as the face of the new scent, we're sure the edgy floral will breathe new life into the brand's established fragrance line.