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19 posts tagged "January Jones"

January Jones’ and Claire Danes’ Buns Rival Those Seen at the VMAs

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We thought we saw a lot of buns at the VMAs, and then the Emmys happened less than 24 hours later. This time around we’re talking about the kind you wear high or low on your head…not the voluptuous curves seen on the likes of Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, and Jennifer Lopez. While the styles tonight’s television stars wore didn’t twerk or fill out a dress, the low-dos that Claire Danes and January Jones sported were equally as impressive. Here, the pros that gave the classic chignon a radical red-carpet update break down how to get these not-so-basic buns.

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A Givenchy gown with a glittering collar of ruby-encrusted dragonflies called for hair to be up, explained pro Peter Butler of Danes’ “not too coiffed” look. After working Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice through damp strands and misting Voluforme around the hairline to boost roots, he blew everything dry and finished by making a soft side part. Using a bungee band, Butler gathered the length into a low pony before spritzing the tail with Laque Souple for grip. Next, a fishtail plait was formed and tied off with a clear elastic, wrapped counterclockwise around the base, and secured in place with straight U-shaped hairpins. “The French kind without a zigzag through the stem move in and out of the hair faster, and I think they’re actually sturdier,” he said. (Note to self: Pick up a few packs of bobbies next month in Paris.) Butler finished by gently pulling the braid apart for texture.

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Hair guru Renato Campora adapted the “Victorian roll” to fit Jones’ “modern Grace Kelly” gown designed by Prabal Gurung. He created a strong foundation by prepping strands with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Mega Firm Hold Gel and Heat & Protect Spray, then rough-drying them with a blow-dryer. After splitting the hair into two equal sections and applying more gel to the palms of his hands, Campora twisted the sides back, starting just above the ear and finishing at the nape. He joined both sides together, tied them off with an elastic, and pinned the ends up off the neck. Jones’ bangs were then trimmed to just above her brows, treated to the same product cocktail, and broken up with fingers and a blow-dryer. “A round brush would make them look too pretty,” noted Campora. And when you’re the blond bombshell that is Betty Draper, pretty is the least of your problems.

Photos: Getty

These Beauty Looks Are Like M&M’s—We Can’t Stop at Just One

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Last night’s launch party for Choo.08 (a line of more practical, sporty footwear from Jimmy Choo) in Beverly Hills celebrated accessories, but there were also plenty of covetable beauty looks on display. Similar to shoe shopping, it’s hard to single out just one hairstyle or makeup move and label it my favorite, so I thought I’d feature all of the standout moments (like Solange Knowles’ tangerine liner, Sandra Choi’s buzzed crop, and Emmy Rossum’s inky eyes and inventive nail art) from the evening’s fete: Click here to see the slideshow.

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A bold blazer and an even bolder lid look on Solange Knowles.
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Make the most of your moons with evil eyes like Emmy Rossum.
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…or try metallic navy shadow in lieu of basic black.
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Sandra Choi shows off her ear cuff with an undercut.

Photos: Getty; Courtesy of BFAnyc.com

Best in Show: The Week in Red-Carpet Beauty

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Between film premieres, parties, and celeb-studded events around the globe, this week was full of memorable hair and makeup looks (including Audra the Rapper’s bubblegum lips/clear specs combo and Jennifer Connelly’s violet eyes). Here, we recap five more of our favorite beauty moves.

Cameron Diaz; The Other Woman U.K. premiere; London

We’re all for sticking with what works. Diaz opted for her signature smooth blowout, but we love how she paired a girly pink lip with tough leather.

Shailene Woodley; Divergent Germany premiere; Berlin

This rising star has been amping up her beauty game for her many Divergent red-carpet appearances. A few weeks ago, she tried a poppy-orange lip, then went with a more classic brick red (à la Dolce & Gabbana FW13) on Tuesday. Her sleek pixie was the perfect foil.

January Jones; Mad Men season seven premiere party; Hollywood, CA

A messy side-swept braid is always a good move in our book. Jones looked particularly beachy, especially against ultramodern cobalt and gold liner.

Lykke Li; The New Museum Spring Gala; New York, NY

Li’s slicked-down strands are reminiscent of the look at Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2014 show and a must-try move as the heat and humidity rises.

SZA; SZA’s Private Listening Party; New York, NY

Big hair, don’t care. SZA’s waterfall of curls looked extra of-the-moment with a touch of aqua eyeliner.

Photo: Courtesy of BFAnyc.com; Getty

Best in Show: The Week in Red-Carpet Beauty

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There were quite a few contenders for best beauty move of the week—among them, the steel underliner sported by Zoë Kravitz and mixed metal bobbies Emma Watson wore to one side. Here, our five remaining red-carpet favorites.

Jennifer Connelly; Noah premiere; Madrid, Spain

The perfect pair: Connelly’s crystal collar and fuchsia lips.

Annie Clark; St. Vincent at the Grammy Museum; Los Angeles, CA

The blue lids and lashes Pat McGrath created at Dior successfully transitioned from the catwalk to the stage care of Clark.

Scarlett Johansson; Captain America: The Winter Soldier premiere; Paris, France

Johansson’s purple cat-eyes took us back to a bright spot in backstage beauty history: Jason Wu’s Fall 2013 runway.

January Jones; Rebel With a Cause Gala; Hollywood, CA

We don’t know which was better, Jones’ windswept waves or fiery lips.

Shailene Woodley; Divergent screening; New York, NY

Woodley revives the loud mouth seen at Rag & Bone’s Spring 2014 show.

Jennifer And January Go Short; Bieber’s Beauty Essentials: Revealed; And More…

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Jennifer-Connelly-short-hairJanuary Jones has cut her hair. The Mad Men star has gone for short, graduated layers—with bangs! [Daily Mail]

Also making hair-transformation headlines today is Jennifer Connelly, who has sheared off her long raven-hued locks in favor of a super-chic bob. [HuffPo]

Believe it or not, even Jennifer Aniston gets hair envy. When asked if she had a hair icon recently, she responded, “Kate Middleton.” Mark another one for the Duchess. [E!]

Breaking: Justin Bieber wears makeup—just a little concealer, some powder, and a bit of brow gel, according to makeup artist Kirsti van Zyl. Gotta look good for the fans, you know? [Hollywood Life]

No word on whether Biebs is into polish, too, but man-icures are apparently a growing part of the booming nail business. [New York Times]

Photo: Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic