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While the Oscars provide envy inducing hair that you swear you’ll try for your next big event, the Kid’s Choice Awards tend to provide inspiration for the hair you want to try out immediately. Like the retro waves and side parts on the red carpet this season, things continued to be a bit off center over the weekend with some fun, young twists on the part. Celebrities like Katy Perry, Jessica Alba and Jessie star Debby Ryan showed us three gorgeous ways to wear a side part. 

1. Classically Cool - Katy Perry: Keep it simple and classic with hair sleek and neatly parted, leaving the ends perfectly polished. 

2. Full and Fun - Jessica Alba: Add some volume to the roots for a playful twist with a pumped up side part. 

3. Chic Side - Debby Ryan: A modern take on the side part, complete with beachy waves may be the glammest of them all. 

Ready, set…side part.        

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From a distance, the subtle, shimmery eye, perfected with a pop of pink on the lips seen at Dior’s Autumn-Winter 2013 RTW Collection at Paris Fashion Week is playful and sweet. A closer view shows the real silver lining — a dramatic cat eye with a twist. Silver eyeliner starts from the inner corner of the upper eyelid as a compliment to the more traditional cat eye technique used to line the outer eye corner and lower lid. Creating a bold eye with a subtle, metallic shade may be spring’s new go-to beauty trick. Because who doesn’t want to get a little fancy every once in awhile? Recreate the look at home with these top metallic eyeliners.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes                    Jane Iredale Liquid Eyeliner                                               L’oreal HiP Studio Secrets


Victoria's-Secret-Fashion-Show.jpgIt happens once a year. Gorgeous model after gorgeous model, strutting her stuff down the runway wearing wings. We could only be talking about the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. And we’re here to bring you the beauty breakdown from this year’s extravaganza!

Makeup artist Tom Pecheux gave models a rosy glow with a combination of VS Baked Mineral Bronzing Powder in Glitterati and VS Luminous Mineral Blush Duo in Starlet. Models got an angelic glow with VS Brilliant Shimmer Shadow in Gold Dust on the temples and cheekbones. Pecheux gave the models ultra-flirty eyes with VS Precision Liquid Liner in Blackest Black, running it along the upper lashline out past the outer corner for a slight upward cat-eye wing. Soft and pouty lips were topped with VS Lip Gloss in Sublime or VS Sparkling Lip Gloss in Delight.

Hairstylist Orlando Pita gave the models a tousled, glamorous look this year. He set hair with curls going outward and then amped up the volume with So Sexy Style Clean & Go Dry Shampoo. For healthy shine, he spritzed So Sexy Style Brilliant & Glossy Shine Mist onto the models’ locks.

Image via Victoria’s Secret.
ISAAC-MIZRAHI-SPRING-RTW-2011-BACKSTAGE-027_runway.jpgBackstage at Issac Mizrahi’s Spring/Summer 2011 show, the look was intentionally mussed, as if the girls had started out polished, then had slept in their hair and over-painted their lips.

MAKEUP: Using all Shiseido products, artist Dick Page first smoothed skin with foundation before powdering. Mizrahi wanted the girls to look “pure” and “blank”, aside from the sharp brows and attention grabbing lips. The rest of the face was kept bare, brows were filled in, and lashes were given a coat of black mascara. The focus was on bright, coral lips, applied with a brush and extended beyond the lip line.

HAIR: Eugene Souleiman for Wella gathered hair into a pony, flipped, and sprayed with hairspray for texture. He then backcombed the ends of the ponytail and pinned into place, for a mussed, slept-in appearance. Souleiman described the hair as “ladylike, but trashed and a bit quirky.”

NAILS: Mizrahi told the nail team he wanted “mannequin hands” like a “perfect Barbie” with polish that made the nails an extension of the skin. CND’s Wanda Ruiz coated nails with one coat of Desert Suede, a creamy nude, and followed with two coats of Super Matte Top Coat for a fleshy look.


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Backstage at Philip Lim’s Spring 2011 collection, the look was streamlined and textural, complemented by barely-there makeup, casually wispy chignons, and tough asphalt-colored nails. “The modern female dandy - stemming from individuality, balance and delicacy,” said Lim.

ab509baecb50ed22_Untitled-1.jpgHAIR: Odile Gilbert created a wistful, undone chignon using Phyto products. First, spray Phytovolume Actif volumizing spray to the root and work through hair before blow drying. Next, side part hair, leaving enough to create (or give the illusion of) a side swept bang, then pull hair back into a low pony, twisting hair to create an easy chignon  and pin. For bang:  spray Phytolaque Soie light hairspray to 3 front pieces. Curl pieces with a curling iron, creating ringlets, then pull 3 piece “bang” to side as if you were creating a braid, leaving one piece free to fall along face.  Twist, then pin pieces above the ear. Finish with Phytolaque medium hold hairspray and apply Phyto 7 crème de jour leave-in conditioner to smooth hair.

MAKEUP: Lisa Butler for NARS prepped skin then applied Sheer Glow Foundation. Cheeks were contoured with a blend of a new Pure Matte Lipstick mixed with Barbarella Lipstick, and a touch of pink was added to cheeks and lips using Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere. Eyes were given a wash of taupe, ivory and a little grey shadow and finished with a light coat of Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara.

NAILS: Apply one layer of Asphalt nail polish for full coverage, followed by one coat of Copper Shimmer Effect. All products by CND.

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