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Lauren Conrad’s pink hair might have been more accidental than intentional, but the result still poured more fuel a trend that’s been burning hot for several years now. While Lauren’s locks were the result of an Indian tradition involving throwing powdered, colored dyes on each other (part of the festival of color known as Holi), there are other, easier — though arguably not as much fun or spiritual — ways to get colorful chunks of hair.

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One option is to try out hair chalk like Free People Ombre Hair Chalk ($14 at freepeople.com). Each metal tin comes with five different shades of colors (choose from blue, black, pink, green and yellow) that apply easily to your hair for a fun effect. With hair chalk you decide how dark you want the color to be, and whether you want to just color the ends or the entire strand.

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Or another, commitment-free way is to pick up colored extensions, like the Pop by HairUWear Clip-In Color Strips. They come in 6 fun colors, Amethyst, Blue, Gold, Pink, Purple and Red and are only $10 each at ulta.com. Fasten them in hair when you want them and leave them home when you don’t!

Photo Credit: Lauren Conrad, LaurenConrad.com

tswift.jpgTaylor Swift is infamous for two things: her long, blond mane and stealing your celebrity crush (sigh, Jake Gyllenhaal). Revenge has long been in order and now is the chance to get even with a little stealing of our own. Swift’s red carpet worthy ponytail at the Academy of Country Music Awards is versatile, on trend for spring, and best of all easy to copy on your own. This sleek ponytail easily goes from an average day at the office to a crazy night on the town and only takes a few tools you probably already own: styling lotion (a favorite: Living Proof’s styling cream), a blow dryer, and a flatiron. To fully commit to the T. Swift style, a clip-on bang is an optional but encouraged addition.  

How to steal the style: 
  • Apply styling cream to damp hair and blow dry with a flat brush. 
  • Section and flatiron hair until your desired level of straight and sleek has been achieved. 
  • Carefully brush hair up into a ponytail, ensuring all bumps are smoothed out. 
  • Optional: Apply clip-on bang. 
  • For extra shine and to tame flyaways, finish the look with a high gloss spray, like Ojon’s Color Sustain gloss spray.   
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Everybody’s favorite legally blonde actress is now a brunette, again. Reese Witherspoon has been a brunette before, namely for her Oscar-winning role in Walk the Line. This new brunette hue is also apparently also for a movie, The Good Lie, Us Weekly reports. So while the color might not have been entirely her own idea, it is still a departure from the glowing blonde locks she’s known for. Personally, I’m a fan of celebs changing up their looks from time to time, so Reese’s hair is a welcome change. What do you think? Should Reese stick to blonde or is the brunette shade a nice change? 
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Blake Lively, and scores of other women, know that nothing says sun goddess more than gilded glamour on your lids. The more shades you have, the more depth you can create to this look, but really you just need a light, almost yellow, gold shimmery shadow (or highlighting powder) and a warmer, almost brown, gold shadow (preferably in a cream formula). Start with the darker, warmer shadow and apply that to the base of the eye lid, stopping right at the crease — I adore Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Rose Gold ($24 at sephora.com) for this effect. Then use the lighter, cooler shadow and apply that at the crease of the lid and blend it in with the lower lid — bareMinerals Eyecolor in Queen Phyllis ($14 at sephora.com) does the trick nicely. Lastly use an eyeliner brush to apply the lighter shadow right at the corner of the eye and along the lower lash line, creating a glowing rim around your eyes. If you feel the need you can finish this look off with a thin black line of eyeliner or, my favorite, just some mascara.

Also, if you like to have some variance in your shades, consider using something like Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick Compact ($42 at sephora.com) it features varying shades of perfectly shimmery shadows. It might be known as a cheek bronzer, but your eyes will glow and shine under its effects, too!
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If you’ve caught even a snippet of this season’s Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo, you have probably noticed one of the fashion stylist’s mainstay accessory of late: navy blue eyeliner. For ‘brown-eyed girls’ like Zoe, navy eyeliner highlights and brightens the eye area, creating a subtle but striking contrast to the darker color of the iris. For individuals with lighter eyes, navy eyeliner can often make the subtle colors in your eye come to the forefront. Navy transitions well into the spring, providing a similar effect as black eyeliner without looking harsh and overdone. Take a cue from stylist and designer Zoe — shop the navy blue favorites below.  

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