How to Get Big Hair à la 'Brave'

By Tanya Leigh Washington on
(Disney/Pixar)Disney's Brave is already a box office blockbuster and we couldn't help but be inspired by Princess Merida and her gorgeously untamed curls. In fact, it took the Pixar crew two and a half years to simulate the movement of soft wild locks."It's not just pretty hair," explained Brenda Chapman, one of the movie's creative directors, "It's about who she is." Thankfully, a real life replication won't take nearly as long.How does one achieve such masterfully voluminous tresses like...Read Full Story

Obsession of the Day: Dermelect's Anti-Aging Nail Polish—For Younger-Looking Fingertips!

By Danica Lo on
As a woman of, ahem, a certain age, there are things on my body that I'm starting to worry about—especially when it comes to aging. Mostly, they're gravity-related—wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone and texture. But one thing I hadn't thought much about—until now, that is—is how my nails are faring.The thing is, I've always had sort of not-great nails. They're fine when I take care of them—i.e. moisturize them every night, avoid nail polish and acetone remover, pet them and coddle them and speak...Read Full Story

Paris Hilton Launching Another Fragrance

By Heather Gunderman on
Paris Hilton (Bauer Griffin) Paris Hilton is coming out with a new fragrance—for the 15th time. And what's special about this latest scent, according to WWD, is that it's "meant to express her own personality." In case her eponymous first eau de parfum, or any of the following 13, didn't quite reflect her identity, supposedly "Dazzle" will finally capture the celebutante's metaphorical essence. According to Paris, however, she's "never been a one-dimensional person," and the multitude of...Read Full Story

Heidi Klum, Justin Bieber Among FiFi Award Winners

By Heather Gunderman on
(Photo by FameFlynet, Getty Images) As if we needed any further proof that competition is steep in the saturated celebrity fragrance market, Beyonce Knowles, Taylor Swift, and Christina Aguilera were among the losers at Monday night's Fifi Awards. Meanwhile three famous faces walked away with a brand new trophy and maybe a little more respect in the industry.Tom Ford received the most awards, taking home Fragrance of the Year in the Luxe Women's category for "Violet Blonde" and the Nouveau...Read Full Story

Kim Kardashian Sports Shorter Hair in London

By Heather Gunderman on
Kim Kardsashian (Bauer Griffin) Despite being disparaged by the Daily Mail for her travel look upon touching down in London, Kim Kardashian got her hair situation together and looked sleek as ever when she stepped out Wednesday evening.Kim's tresses looked intact as she wore her hair drawn back into a ponytail that showed off all that ultra-long length. On Wednesday, however, she arrived at Radio 1 studios exhibiting a dramatically different look. Wearing an embellished top and crisp...Read Full Story

Louboutin to Kick Off New Range of Beauty Products

By Heather Gunderman on
Christian Louboutin (Getty Images) Louboutin manicures, anyone? Even though the red-bottomed nail is already a thing, it's possible we may soon be sweeping the undersides of our talons with Christian Louboutin's own brand of polish—in the exact shade of crimson currently coating the bottoms of all those spectacular soles. WWD announced Friday the legendary shoe designer is partnering with Batallure Beauty LLC to create "multiple, unspecified classifications, with the first products slated...Read Full Story

Benefit Cosmetics and Marvel Team Up on Beauty-Inspired Comic Book Hero

By Heather Gunderman on
Scarlett Johansson (Bauer Griffin) "Get ready for thrills, frills & espionage," announced San Francisco-based Benefit Cosmetics in a press release Thursday. In partnership with Marvel Custom Solutions, the beauty brand has created SpyGal, "the FIRST EVER beauty-inspired comic book hero."     According to Benefit, "Marvel, the world's top storytellers, helped us bring our action hero SpyGal to life." The "wise-cracking, pore-zapping persona" was inspired by the company's POREfessional pore...Read Full Story

Brad Pitt Is Newest Face of Chanel No. 5

By Heather Gunderman on
Brad Pitt (via Twitter) Guess which rugged, often unshaven father of six will soon be popping up in women's fragrance ads. "CHANEL has selected world renowned actor Brad Pitt to be the face of the upcoming advertising campaign for CHANEL N°5," the French house tweeted Wednesday.Pitt is succeeding gamine Audrey Tautou as the latest in a line of stylish celeb spokesmodels for the classic scent. Interestingly, the grande dame of fragrances has never had male representation. A series of very...Read Full Story

Coco Rocha Sports Pink Curls At Met Gala

By Heather Gunderman on
Coco Rocha (via Twitter) Coco Rocha warned us via Twitter Sunday night her hair for the Met Gala was "going to be INSANE!!." And from the picture of hot pink tresses in the process of being curled, she didn't appear to be exaggerating. Additional pictures taken of the model on her way to the Costume Institute Gala show just how her tresses were transformed. The shocking pink extensions we'd seen earlier had been blended in with her own locks to create a bold statement-making hairstyle in...Read Full Story

Dita Von Teese's New Makeup Collection Won't Be Available in the States

By Heather Gunderman on
Dita Von Teese (Getty Images | Artdeco) Sad news for Dita fans still disappointed that her new signature scent won't be making its way to the United States. Now it seems her new line of cosmetics won't be available stateside either.Dita Von Teese's new collection with German cosmetics company Artdeco will only be available at a few perfumeries and department stores in Europe. Unfortunately this news has dashed our expectations of being able to duplicate the Queen of Burlesque's sultry retro...Read Full Story