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Braids seem to come in and out of fashion fairly often. And right now they’re making a strong comeback on the heads of some of the prettiest girls in Hollywood.

Deborah-Ann-Woll-Mandy-Moore-Milkmaid-Braids.jpgMandy Moore and True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll have both been spotted on the red carpet recently with milkmaid braids. This intricate updo is fun, fresh, flirty and perfect for a night out on the town when you really want to shake up your look. We love that each of them paired their updos with a bold red lip and lots of lashes.

Shailene-Woodley-Braid.jpgShailene Woodley went for a long, girly side braid with some loose strands framing the face. We love this look, especially teamed with her red lace frock.

Would you rock the braid either in milkmaid or ponytail form?

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Kat Graham is a regular on the ‘Vampire Diaries’ and on the red carpet! On the red carpet her looks are often bold and daring. And I have to give this girl props for always being willing to let her mouth do the talking for her style statements. She’s recently braved hot pink, magenta and now this deep purple lip color. If you try to copy this look keep in mind that a deep purple like this can make you go from stunning to corpse-like in a flash. Make sure the hue doesn’t have too much blue in it for your skin tone.
Dragon-Beauty-Products.jpgChinese New Year is this week—it started on Monday. It’s the year of the dragon, and some beauty brands have gotten in on the action with dragon-inspired beauty products! Check out our top picks.

Hello Kitty 2012 Year of the Dragon Compact Mirror
Nothing says happy new year more than this gleaming gold mirror, presented in a commemorative red box.
$18 at sephora.com

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl
A rich, deep, absolutely gorgeous red in a formula that’s both lipstick and lip pencil? Genius. Pure and utter genius.
$24 at barneys.com

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel
While we would normally shy away from something called “dragon’s blood,” this gel plumps sagging skin and defines its contours. What’s not to love?
$95 at nordstrom.com

LUSH Red Dragon Soap
It shimmers! It sparkles! It’s shaped like a dragon! Now we just have to make ourselves actually use it instead of keeping it as a decorative fixture in our bathroom.
$7.95 at lushusa.com

Gianna Rose Atelier Year of the Dragon Soaps
Fresh ginger, green tea and bergamot soaps are inspired by ancient wood carvings. We just know they look and smell beautiful.
$25 at giannarose.com
Blondes may have more fun, but recently, the red carpet is teeming with celebs trying out crazy hair colors. Think blue, grey, purple … the kookier the better!

Kelly-Osbourne-Snooki-Crazy-Hair-Color.jpgOn the (we suppose) more normal side, we have Kelly Osbourne and Snooki. Kelly’s recently been sporting grey locks with a purplish pink tinge. And while her updo at the Golden Globes was pretty severe, especially for this color, we do actually like it when she wears her hair down. Snooki, on the other hand, recently debuted Kool Aid red stripes among her raven tresses, which definitely remind us of Rihanna’s love affair with red.

Selena-Gomez-Katy-Perry-Crazy-Hair-Color.jpgCrazier colors come from Disney star Selena Gomez and, what comes as no surprise here, Katy Perry. Selena went the safer route with purple extensions from the Nine Zero One salon in West Hollywood, which she tweeted about over the weekend. And after her recent breakup with Russell Brand, Katy, who’s obviously no stranger to kooky hair colors, went for a bright royal blue bob.

What do you think of the kooky hair color trend? We think it’s great to have a little fun—but, so you don’t damage your hair or so you’re not left with a color you hate, try extensions or washout hair color!

Katy Perry photo via peoplestylewatch.com. Selena Gomez photo via nydailynews.com.
Melissa-Rycroft-Ashley-Benson-Bold-Lips.jpgWe love that when the holidays are upon us, celebs decide to rock bolder lip colors than normal. Gone are the glossy nudes of months past … in their place are bright pink and ravishing reds that can’t help but garner attention.

Both Ashley Benson and Melissa Rycroft rocked bright pouts as of late. Melissa’s was a super cherry red (get the look with M.A.C Russian Red, $14.50 at maccosmetics.com). Ashley’s was a bit on the pinker side—if you’re afraid of going too red, try NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Funny Face ($24 at narscosmetics.com).

Whatever look you decide on, just remember—holiday beauty is all about having fun!

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