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From quick low-commitment summer hair styles to dramatic hair color changes, here are 3 of the season’s hottest — and most wearable — hair trends.

1. Red Alert

As stars like Drew Barrymore (below), Blake Lively and Scarlett Johansson opt for varying shades of red, there’s no denying it’s spring’s hottest hue. Whether you opt for rich red, dark auburn or strawberry blonde, there’s a shade that’s right for virtually every skin tone.


2. Low Knotted Buns

A hot trend on the red carpet and on the spring runways, a bun knotted at the nape is one of the season’s most wearable looks. From sleek and knotted to messy and swirled, the low bun can be worn everywhere from the beach to the boardroom or ballroom.


3. Long Bob

Tired of your long hair but not ready to cut it short? Opt for this season’s long bob (or “lob”) like Scarlett Johansson (below) and model Brooklyn Decker. Falling somewhere between the chin and the shoulders, spring’s long bob is sexy, soft, layered — and completely wearable.


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Glitter-Makeup-Image.jpgSince our preteen years, we’ve been fairly obsessed with glitter. Eyeshadow, lipgloss, body shimmer … you name it, we sport it. So the eye makeup at the Vena Cava Fall 2011 fashion show definitely struck a chord with us. Check out some of the glittery beauty products we can’t live without.

Sephora by OPI Only Gold For Me Top Coat
Golden glitter suspended in a clear top coat adds such a glamorous finish to your nails.
$9.50 at

Tarte Celebutante Dry Oil Shimmer Spray
Shimmer, glimmer and shine all day and night with just a few spritzes of this glam dry oil.
$34 at

Tweezerman Petite Tweezer Set in Glitter Pink
Our all-time favorite tweezers, now in the prettiest pink shimmer.
$25 at

Make Up For Ever Glitters
Purple, pink, red, blue … these gorgeous glitters come in every color under the sun and add such a fun touch to any makeup look.
$13 each at

Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Polish
This turquoise polish, replete with multiple sizes of glitter, is at once alluring, sophisticated and totally cool.
$18 at

Bath & Body Works Silver Glitter Pocket Bac Holder
What a fun way to hold your hand sanitizer, close, right?
$.50 at
Carrying your liner out past the eye is no longer reserved for nights in the club and Halloween. It’s making its way onto more and more red carpets and, when done correctly, is sultry and beautiful without being too sexy. We like.

Behold Ginnifer Goodwin, Kat Graham and Dianna Agron all rocking cat eyes.
reesewitherspoon1_smh.jpgMaybe she wanted to juxtapose the heavy eye makeup she wears in the movie. Maybe she likes to travel light. Or maybe she’s just a very busy mom and new bride. For whatever reason, Reese Witherspoon chose to wear the exact same makeup palette to the red carpet premieres of Water For Elephants in London, Barcelona and Los Angeles.

What’s really kind of interesting to me is that what Reese was wearing seemed to have zero impact on her makeup choices. A stunning off-the-shoulder dress in a deep blue might have looked great with a smoky eye. A black satin gown could have been a nice time to rock a nude lip and a white dress with black lace overlay is screaming for a red lip stain.

Instead, she wears a hint of blue shadow (to bring out her gorgeous eyes no doubt), rosy blush (for that perfect America’s sweetheart look) and a semi-sheer pink lip gloss.

Don’t get us wrong, Reese looks amazing which is why we’re leaning towards ‘trend’ and not ‘rut’ on this one. She’s obviously established a signature look that she knows works for her. 

And while it seems like she’d want to step it up for red carpets… isn’t an event where you know you’re going to have your photo taken a hundred times when you’d want to play it safe and wear something that you know works on you? 

This is when it makes sense to use the free makeup services offered at department stores. Go to a brand you’ve used before and that is in your price range and tell them very simply that you want an everyday look that is neutral but personalized to your coloring.
Blake-Lively-Drew-Barrymore-Red-Hair.jpgThe hot new haircolor? It’s definitely red. Blake Lively and Drew Barrymore are just two of the celebs who’ve debuted fiery new tresses recently—and, we must say, we’re totally loving it!

We’ve long loved red hair, but the new onslaught definitely has us thinking about taking on a bold new hue. If you’re thinking about going red, there are a couple things to keep in mind:

Ted-Gibson-Captivating-Copper-Shampoo.jpg1) Red hair fades FAST! It’s important to use color-safe shampoos and conditioners—or, better yet, use products formulated for red hair, like Ted Gibson Captivating Copper Shampoo ($24.99 at

2) Try to wait a few days in between washes so the color lasts longer.

3) If at all possible, get your color done at a salon. Too many reds gone wrong have ended up as orange! A colorist can help you achieve the shade you want with minimal damage.

So what do you think about the bevy of red-tressed celebs out there as of late?

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