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2012 Grammys Hair Highlights (and Lowlights)

Posted by kgranero 1:44pm GMT

Clockwise: Steve Granitz/WireImage; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic; Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Steve Granitz/WireImage

From Katy Perry's cool-blue coif to Bonnie McKee's multi-personality pony, streaky (and cheeky) hairstyles stole the spotlight at the 2012 Grammy Awards.

While we're finally warming up to Kelly Osbourne's silvery strands, Cyndi Lauper's Cruella-esque lowlights came across as more disheveled than dangerous.

Do you have a top Grammys hair pick, or are you ready for the colored phase to fade?


Nail These Moody Fashion Week Manis!

Posted by kgranero 10:54am GMT


Can we say understated elegance?!

The MBFW F/W 2012 collections of Jason Wu and Rebecca Taylor were met with buff beiges and moody blues.

"For Jason Wu, models’ nails were painted with taupe hue, San Tan-tonio. The noticeable neutral complimented clothes in taupe, black and gold with pops of fuchsia and red."

"Meanwhile, Road House Blues, a purple-y navy, was painted on models’ nails for Rebecca Taylor to compliment the collection’s dark colors and floral prints."

For more info on these shades and OPI retailers, go to

What's your take on these designer-made digits?


Free Fashion Week Ride: Lancôme Mobile Taxi Shops

Posted by kgranero 4:29pm GMT


When's the last time you paid too much for a taxi?

For me, it was just two days ago and it was $15, which is a bargain compared to some of the tabs I've racked up in my day, which is why I was so excited to learn that Lancome has recently teamed up with Glamour to offer free (yes, FREE) taxi rides during New York Fashion Week.

Starting today (and running thru Feb. 13), a fleet of Lancôme-sponsored Mobile Taxi Shops will offer complimentary rides anywhere in Manhattan.

All you have to do is hail a branded taxi (see picture above), or stop by a Glamour taxi stand at 3 locations: Lincoln Center, The Standard Hotel and Condé Nast (Lancôme Mobile Taxi Shops will operate daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Once inside, you can catch a two-minute video demonstrating one of two Lancôme looks: The Bold Lip or Easy Eyes, both starring Lancôme makeup artist Tarek Abbas, as well as shop with your phone by following these three steps:

1. Download the Glamour Friends & Fans app at The App Store or Android Market.

2. To purchase a product or look, hover your phone over the SnapTag in the taxi.

3. Check out via the app and you’re done!

Basically, you'll at least have a little something (pretty) to show for your cab ride - and that's assuming you make a purchase, which you're not obligated to do.


Who You Callin' Chicken?

Posted by kgranero 6:13pm GMT


It's very rare that I attend a preview of a new beauty product that doesn't affect me in some way.

At 26, I'm still young enough to experiment with colorful cosmetic lines and the occasional acne regimen (especially during "certain" times), yet old enough to be dabbling in age prevention and acute correction.

That said, I still had an aha! self-discovery moment when I recently attended a preview for CeraVe's new SA Renewing Lotion, which I quickly learned was invented to treat Keratosis Pilaris (aka "Chicken Skin"), characterized by those little bumps usually found on the backs of the arms and legs.

Because I've had them. For a long time. And they drive me crazy! I will be testing the new product over the next few weeks (just in time for sleeveless top season) and will follow this up with a review.

In the meantime, I'm curious to know - are you in the est. 40 percent of the population affected by this condition?


Cynthia Nixon Goes Bald for Movie Role!

Posted by kgranero 5:27pm GMT

Craig Barritt/Getty Images

I did a double take when I came across this photo of a freshly shaven Cynthia Nixon, who apparently rid her radiant red locks for her role as a woman battling cancer in "Wit."

"I thought it was kind of gonna be no muss-no fuss, but I have to shave it every day!" Nixon exclaimed. "It's got kind of a five o'clock shadow, and you don't want to go on with that," she said. "I was always kind of curious to see what it would be like. I like it; I don't think I'm gonna keep it forever, " said Cynthia, a breast cancer survivor herself, when she made her debut on "Live! With Kelly."

What's your take on Cynthia's courageous (and high-maintenance) cut?


Worst Tressed at the 2012 SAG Awards

Posted by kgranero 12:44pm GMT

Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

For every 25 dos, there are at least a handful of don'ts. And the awards go to...

Kelly Osbourne, whose slightly purple-tinted gray updo successfully made her appear bald on screen. (See her face? That's what mine looked like every time she was on camera).

Rose Byrne, who appeared to be wigging out in a style strikingly similar to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's signature bob.

Heather Morris, whose twisted and softly-curled strands read more "poodle" than polished.

Which leading lady proved the biggest 'do-oozie? Weigh in below!


Battle of the SAG Awards Trends: Braid vs. Power Coif

Posted by kgranero 12:22pm GMT

Clockwise: Steve Granitz/WireImage; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic; Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic; Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images; Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images; Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Move over headbands! Though we did spot one banded beauty (Heather Lindt), updos (in the form of braids and textured power coifs) ruled the red carpet at the 2012 SAG Awards.

Some of my favorite looks included those of Dianna Agron and Kaley Cuoco (both with braids wrapped around the crown) and Amber Heard and Julie Bowen (who reached new heights with teased toppers).

Which was your fave SAG Awards hair trend?


Get the Look: Kristen Wiig's Chic Chignon

Posted by kgranero 11:06am GMT

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images (inset)

While I wasn't crazy (to say the least) about Kristen Wiig's dog collar at the 2012 SAG Awards, there's no denying she had one of the most coveted coifs on the red carpet.

"I really wanted Kristen's hair to be up in order to show off her amazing Fred Leighton choker and Balenciaga gown. I gave her a deep side part and pulled her hair into a low chignon, creating a silhouette that has a hint of 20s, but the texture keeps it completely modern," said Dove Celebrity Stylist Mark Townsend.

To recreate her look:

1. Apply new Dove Style+Care Nourishing Amplifier Mousse to hair and blow it dry with a round brush.

2. Spray Oribe Dry Texture Spray all over before pulling the hair into a low chignon and securing it with bobby pins.

3. To keep hair in place, finish with the new Dove Style+Care Strength & Shine Extra Hold Hairspray.


Sneak Peek: New Kardashian Kolor Nail Shades

Posted by kgranero 3:06pm GMT


Talk about a bright idea!

The Kardashians are freshening up their Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolor collection (see their holiday shades) with seven new (and uber fun) shades, available exclusively at CVS:

"In collaborating with the Kardashian/Jenner family on the CVS exclusive shades, we came up with lacquers to represent each of their vibrant personalities and individual styles. The seven resulting colors offer the perfect accessory for springs bright colors, feminine frocks and reinvented neutrals," explained Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.

The new shades (clockwise, starting at the top) include:
One Big Happy Fame-ily (shimmery lavender)
Our Fuchsia's Lookin' Bright (solid fuchsia)
*Ladies in the Limelight (bright yellow-lime)
Back to Reality…TV (soft periwinkle)
*Strike a Pose (orange-red)
Smile for the Glam-era (sparkly plum)
*Paparazzi Don't Preach (peachy nude)

My favorite shades from the new Kardashian Kolor lacquers, which cost $7.00 each and hit CVS stores this February, are marked with an *. What are yours?


10 Seriously Clean Body Scrubs

Posted by kgranero 11:19am GMT


Every gal has her beauty thing, and mine is BODY SCRUBS.

After a long day of work (and multiple subway rides), I can't wait to jump in the shower for a deep-cleaning, germ-freeing, cell-rejuvenating scrub down, so you can imagine my disappointment when I come across a hyped up (and usually expensive) solution that leaves behind serious residu-ewwwww.

Because I've personally had to kiss a lot of "oily" frogs to find the princes out there, I'm sharing my top picks in 10 Seriously Clean Body Scrubs.

Do you have a go-to body scrub her cleanser? Tell us what we're missing out on below!