It's party season yet again, which means you likely need hairstyle ideas (and fast). Sleek looks never go out of style for a formal affair, but if you have curly hair, you'll want to make sure you're applying heat the right way to prevent damaging those delicate strands. Anthony Dickey, cofounder of Hair Rules Salon in New York, has the solution to getting the smoothness you desire, all while maintaining the integrity of your hair. So convert your curls into sultry vintage waves or opt for a more modern asymmetrical updo. Here are two looks you'll love to try this holiday season.
You don't have to be a nail art fanatic to pull off this easy-to-do nude look: all you need is a flesh-toned polish and neutral metallic. I used Deborah Lippmann Naked ($16), a light beige shade, along with MAC Glamour Daze Nail Lacquer in Girl Trouble ($18), for a barely there hint of pink.
After your base coat, apply two thin layers of nude polish. I recommend waiting a minimum of an hour before proceeding to the next step, which involves tape. Once the nude layer is completely dry, use regular tape to section off the outer part of your nail. Place it diagonally, leaving the part you want metallic bare. Paint over with one coat of metallic and peel the tape off while the polish is still wet. Now repeat on the rest of your fingers and seal the look with a high-shine top coat. The metallic mixed with a creamy nude offers a nice play of textures, and the muted look is suitable for even the most conservative workplaces.
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The frigid Winter temperatures don't seem to be hampering anyone's beauty inspiration. Instagram was flooded this week with beautiful makeup, gorgeous braids, and multicolored hair. There was plenty of whimsical holiday nail art, too. Click through to see the top snaps from the past seven days.
Is menswear making its way to hair? Whether that's the case or not, these ladies were making a serious case for the updated pompadour style. At an LA screening of On the Road, Kristen Stewart left her swept-up version casually undone. Kat Graham worked her French twist into a flattop with some serious volume, and Katy Perry went for high and piecey with her pompadour. Volume is a great way to rid yourself of the Winter hair slump, but whose take on this style did you like best?
Every day is a photo op for the stars, and every day they deliver plenty of beauty looks to inspire. From makeup color theory to classic beauty styles, see the best celebrity hair and makeup looks from the past week. (And steal an idea or two — or 10 — for yourself.)