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Taylor Thinks Pink; Dyeing For Gold; And More…

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Since adopting a thick, tawny fringe for her February Vogue cover, Taylor Swift has been much more experimental with her hair, which has been readily layered, swept up, and blown-out since. Her latest move? A choppy, dip-dyed shag, which was spotted on set of the video for her new hit “I knew You Were Trouble.” [Just Jared]

All that glitters is gold, as they say—including your hair, if a new dying technique is to be believed. Researchers at Paris’ University of Pierre and Marie Curie are reporting the discovery of a new chemical process that will give hair the hue of gilded precious metal, which will appear a glimmering shade of red beneath UV lights. [Daily Mail]

Drew Barrymore, Fergie, and People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, Channing Tatum, all swear by nutritionist Kimberly Snyder when it comes to staying in peak physical condition, and now Snyder has opened her very own juice bar in L.A. to help the rest of the West Coast keep their calorie intake in check. [E!]

Speaking of L.A. beauty and health hot spots, West Hollywood’s makeup salon Blushington is expanding its smoky-eye-on-the-spot services to Dallas. Next stop, New York? [D Magazine]

Photo: Courtesy of Just Jared

Blushington’s Rosy Outlook

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Playing on the momentum of the 30-minute blow-dry bar that seems to show no signs of slowing anytime soon (L.A.’s Drybar just went bicoastal, opening its latest location in New York during fashion week), Stephi Maron is taking the primping-with-convenience concept one step further with Blushington, a beauty lounge that will make its West Hollywood debut tomorrow. The novelty shop allows women to get full makeup applications in just around a half hour (and for only $35 per session) and is stocked with products from BECCA Cosmetics (chosen for its range of foundation shades), Stila, and Temptu for airbrushing. “We get that women love the idea of getting in and out of here quickly; that’s part of the appeal. But we also still wanted to keep it special,” Maron explained. To that end, the proprietress and her head makeup artist have already defined Blushington’s six signature looks, which range from a dewy SoCal glow to all-out Hollywood glam with winged eyeliner and a perfectly painted pout. The menu also includes an eyes-only option, full-face application, and lash services like tinting and extensions. “I hated that there was nowhere to send my family when they came in from out of town. It became so expensive to go to a department store (many necessitate a three-product buy) and certain ‘free’ counters left them looking awful,” Maron lamented of the void in the marketplace. “I wanted something fun, a place that could be a destination but that didn’t have to be expensive.” Cue the obligatory passed Champagne, VIP section with private entrance for celeb clientele, and the perfect atmosphere for bridal parties. Another draw: Maron has cleverly set up shop right next to Drybar, making straight, smooth strands and the perfect smoky eye a convenient two-stop shop.

Blushington, 8591 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 652-5874.

Photo: Courtesy of Blushington