Scarves are a Winter wardrobe necessity, but they can also lend a lot of style to your hairstyles, too. These seven ways to tie a scarf will keep you from leaving the house with wet hair uncovered — or disguise a less-than-stellar hair day. From simple headband designs to advanced turban twists, watch this video to turn one scarf into a multitude of hair accessories.
Braids, plaits, interlaces — whatever you call them, they're gorgeous and always give off a bohemian vibe. A regular braid is a great go-to, but why not kick yourself into high gear with our braid boot camp? Think of it as Braid 101. Learn how to master the fishtail braid (which we've seen Selena Gomez wearing a lot lately), the dutch braid — sister to the french braid — and the four-strand braid.
Before long, you'll have these down pat and will be ready to move on to the braid big leagues: waterfall braids, upside-down topknot braids — the options are endless.
Lady Gaga gives us easy Halloween inspiration, given her makeup and hair are almost always on the bold side. Whether she's sporting a blunt bob with a painted star on her eye, a meat hairpiece, or an extravagant mask, it's easy for people to recognize Gaga with her eye-catching looks. This year, if Gaga will be your go-to, you'll want to give her watercolor paint makeup look from the "Applause" video a whirl. It's a piece of cake to apply and will take less than 10 minutes to give you a complete Gaga transformation.
When adding pizzazz to your nails (read: nail art), the key is having the right tools. So whether you're creating the perfect half-moon shape, quirky dots, or adhering tiny crystals, be sure to pick up some of our favorite go-to products. They're all under $10 to boot. Side note: how amazing is that manicure claw? It's upped our polish removal game, that's for sure. On Kirbie: Kate Spade dress.
When it comes to Summer manicures, bold and bright shades always do the trick, but making sure a sexy red is in your repertoire is important as well. These seven shades fit any budget and look great whether you're headed to the office or are gearing up for a fun night out. Polishes featured: Pixi Polish in Summer Pink ($8); Salon Perfect in Zapped ($4); POP Beauty Nail Glam in Violetta ($10); China Glaze in Sun of a Peach ($8); Nicole OPI in Hit the Lights ($7); Essie in Lollipop; ($8); and Ciaté Corrupted Neons Set in Foam Party ($25).
You've prepped, primped, and primed, all to look picture-perfect on your big day. But what about Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome? Help your groom feel just as ready to cross the threshold with these beauty tips. From a fresh, old-fashioned clean shave to a stylish coif, he won't be able to help but say "I do!" to your wedding day prep. On Kirbie and Billy Ray: Topshop. Veil from J. Crew.
Emerald green is having a big moment in 2013, and not just because it was named Pantone's color of the year. Oz the Great and Powerful, set in the fictional Emerald City, was just released, giving the shade an extra boost in popularity. And besides, the rich, cool-toned hue looks gorgeous on most complexions and makes all eye colors pop, depending on what shade you use. See a variety of gorgeous emerald products you'll want to get your hands on.
For Fall 2013, MAC senior artist Chantel Miller took a long and haunting journey with the designers of Libertine using kohl, eyeliner, and a lot of precision. The final makeup look was a little more '60s with a mod twist, but at its inception, it provided a dark and haunting feel. Check out her techniques at the makeup test from New York Fashion Week.
Zac Posen is known for his glamorous runways, and for Fall 2013 he paired his red-carpet-worthy frocks with crimped chignons and deep berry lips. The updos, according to key hairstylist Luigi Murenu for John Frieda, offered a sense of lightness when paired with the gowns. And as for the makeup, artist Kabuki for MAC described it as an almost reverse smoky eye, inspired by the supermodels of the '90s. A brick-red lip punctuated the look. We went backstage at Posen's show (set at the famed and gilded Plaza Hotel) to watch a model go through hair and makeup from start to finish. Watch and see how the posh look came together.
Kate Spade's Fall 2013 collection encompasses flirty style, with bright colors and bold prints, and this year her muse was the confident New York City girl. With inspiration from the '70s (a trend we're seeing a lot of this Fashion Week), Kate's girl had big, beautiful hair and "look at me now!" lips. Plus, Deborah Lippmann made sure the NYC ladies were fully decked out with studded nail art. Disco hasn't looked this good since, well, the '70s.