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July 31 2014

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A Winter-Beauty Survival Guide Courtesy of Kate Mara

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kate-maraNearly the entire nation is in a deep freeze, as the “arctic outbreak” steadily makes its way across the U.S. These aren’t the coldest temps New York City has seen (-15 was recorded in 1934, according to CNN.com), but today’s 4 degree reading in Central Park isn’t exactly a heat wave. Thus, bundling up is crucial—and hat hair is inevitable. Kate Mara’s feature in Elle Canada arrives just in time to offer the perfect beauty solution: slick strands down from roots to ends before topping off your look with something knit or fur lined. To achieve this “wet” texture without encouraging icicle formation, try the trick used by Guido Palau backstage at Roberto Cavalli for Fall 2013: Prep hair with a shine spray and oil, blow it straight, and drench with a strong-hold hair spray, for a frizz-free finish. Polish off your lips with a swipe of moody bordeaux à la Mara—after all, with the coat-cap-scarf situation, your mouth is essentially the only thing making an appearance.

Photo: Elle Canada

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