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The holiday season is exciting and fun, but unfortunately it’s also very stressful. Now that it’s over, we want nothing more than to take the time to calm our thoughts and put ourselves in a time out. We find that products infused with relaxing ingredients like lavender, green tea, vanilla and Shea butter work wonders to soothe not only this time of year, but anytime we need to unwind.

rachel_mcadams.jpgRachel McAdams appeared at the London premiere of her new film, Sherlock Holmes, looking nothing short of glamorous with a texturized braid to compliment her Grecian-inspired gown. We found out how to create this look from the hairstylist behind this look, Sebastian Stylist Design Team Member Thomas Dunkin.

Dunkin shares his styling tips for recreating a look like Rachel’s at home:

1. Start by applying a volumizing product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry in sections, and pin each section in medium and large sized velcro rollers throughout whole head and allow to set for 5-10 minutes.

3. Allow to cool then take down rollers, and spray hair with a dry shampoo for added texture.

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4. Emulsify a small dab of Sebastian Professional Microweb Fiber ($16, between palms and run through top of hair. Backcomb front section and manipulate for height and volume. Secure with pins.

5. French braid bottom half of hair starting behind left ear and pin random remaining pieces into braid for haphazard, playful positioning.

6. Finish the look with a medium-hold hairspray for tousled movement and controlled hold.

Turquiose Beauty

Pantone recently announced their pick for color of the year, setting off a flurry of tweets on Twitter and excited reaction from the beauty and fashion-loving set. The color creating the buzz is 15-559 Turquoise. Turquoise was chosen because it is bold yet soothing; it produces thoughts of exotic locations, and is universally flattering on both men and women. Because of its versatility, Turquoise also makes a gorgeous accent color in the form of jewelry, purses, shoes, hair accessories and even nail polish.

victoria_beckham_british_fashion_awards_09.jpgVictoria Beckham knows how to put on the wow-factor, and did just that at the British Fashion Awards last week. To compliment the edgy, long black gown from her own Spring 2010 collection,  the designer/mom emphasized her winged-out smokey eye with a dramatic updo and kept her borderline goth look going with a deep nail color.


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