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Pink Ladies



Braids and bold lips abounded on the red carpet in 2013, but oddly enough, so did pink hair color. From young starlets to a more, ahem, mature crowd, rose-tinted strands made an appearance at multiple awards shows and galas. Diane Kruger dyed the ends of her knotted ponytail a shocking shade for the Met ball, while Sienna Miller opted for an allover pastel hue at the British Fashion Awards. And then there was Helen Mirren, who at 68 showed her true colors at the BAFTAs. Mirren may have played the conservative royal mum (for which she won an Oscar in 2007), but this beauty risk might even make the Queen blush.

To see other standout looks from the past year, read 2013: The Year in Red-Carpet Beauty.

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Katy Perry: Killer Queen; Gwyneth Paltrow Worships the Sun; Laser Hair Removal Red Flags; and More


Katy PerryKaty Perry opened up to WWD about her new fragrance, Killer Queen (named after the song), due out in August. “Freddie Mercury painted the lyrics of this woman who I wanted to be. She seemed very powerful, and she captivated a room when she walked in,” Perry said. She went on to jokingly call her new business partner, Coty, “Daddy Warbucks” and touched on the possibility of starting a fashion line one day. “I’m not saying I’ll be good at all of it, but I’m going to swing.”

Helen Mirren’s still got it. The 67-year-old actress has a better bikini bod than many women half her age and still likes to have fun with her beauty routine. During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno showed Mirren a recent picture of herself with pink hair. She explained her color change was inspired by a contestant on America’s Next Top Model who kept switching her hair between blonde and pink. “Obviously, I got the idea that it washes out very easily, so I thought it would be fun to have pink hair.” Rock on, Helen.

Readers were taken aback when Gwyneth Paltrow, seemingly the healthiest person on the planet, disagreed with doctors and endorsed (gasp) tanning in a recent British Cosmopolitan interview. “We’re human beings, and the sun is the sun—how can it be bad for you? I think we should all get sun and fresh air,” Paltrow said. “I don’t think anything that is natural can be bad for you—it’s really good to have at least fifteen minutes of sun a day.”

A study in Boston found that the smoke given off during laser-hair-removal procedures contains harmful toxins and chemicals that could put both humans and animals in danger. Dr. Gary S. Chuang looked into the problem after noticing a “foul,” sulfuric odor the smoke emitted each time he performed laser hair removal. The potentially game-changing results of his research will be published in a medical journal shortly. Until then, it’s not-so-smooth sailing for spas and salons offering the service.

Beyoncé Gets Bleached; Gwyenth Talks Fragrance Fascination; And More…


Gwyneth Paltrow may be the face of Hugo Boss Nuit Pour Femme, but she’s not a one flacon kind of gal when it comes to fragrance. “I believe in a wardrobe of perfumes,” explains Paltrow. “I probably have around 50 at home, some I just like for the bottle, some I wear all the time; but whatever I choose, it has to make me feel feminine.” [Telegraph]

Revealed: Helen Mirren’s much-discussed BAFTA pink hair was inspired by reality TV! “I’d been watching America’s Top Model, which I’m obsessed by, and this girl had her pink hair and I noticed because it came out really quickly. So there she is with really pink hair, and then five days later it’s all gone. So I thought that would be cool, I might have a go at that.” [VF]

Ms. Mirren isn’t the only one experimenting with hair color these days. A frequently flaxen Beyoncé has gone platinum in a new string of promos for her upcoming Mrs. Carter tour. Like most things involving the international pop superstar, it suits her. [Daily Mail]

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Beauty Rewind: The Golden Globes Hall Of Fame


As we count down to the Golden Globes—a ceremony that, in all of its booze-fueled glory, kick-starts awards season—many have begun to formulate their own predictions for who will occupy the winner’s circle in both the acting and the just as highly contested style categories. Before we look forward, however, we thought it would be far more informative to peer back at a dozen of this year’s female nominees to decide which of their former Golden Globes cameos is the most memorable. And so, without further ado, allow us to present the Golden Globes Beauty Hall of Fame, which will be welcoming a new class this Sunday. Click here for a slideshow.

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Kate Winslet Will “Never Give In” To Cosmetic Surgery; And More…


Ricky’s NYC is about to become Ricky’s U.S.A. The Manhattan mainstay for everything from wigs and fishnets to all-natural skincare and niche hair and makeup brands is embarking on a nationwide expansion. [WWD]

After the success of Les Khakis de Chanel, Peter Philips’ limited-edition nail trio for Fashion’s Night Out 2010, it should come as no surprise that the makeup maestro has stayed the polish course for 2011 with Les Jeans de Chanel, a new denim-inspired lacquer range due out September 8. [Racked]

Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz, and Emma Thompson have formed what they’re calling the “British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League.” It’s not an actual organization, per se, just a way to create a discourse around the subject of ageism. “I will never give in,” Winslet says about going under the knife. [Us]

Fellow Brit screen star Helen Mirren could very well become the newest member of Winslet’s crew. The 66-year-old has come out against plastic surgery in “young people.” “The purity of youthful beauty is so fantastic to me that it’s horrific when young girls get fake things,” Mirren says. [Radar]

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