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July 29 2014

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Jennifer Aniston Talks “Good Hair Days”

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When it was announced last October that Jennifer Aniston had inked a deal with the tech-savvy, MIT-born hair-care brand, Living Proof, it may have seemed like a fairly ordinary piece of celebrity endorsement news. But as more details emerged about the partnership, it became clear that this particular celebrity endorsement was quite different, considering Aniston had signed on not only as the face of the range, but as a part-owner and product creator. “That’s what’s interesting about it,” the actress explained yesterday at the launch of her first official campaign for the brand, a three-part video series called “Good Hair Days.” “Being just the face of a name—I’ve done that. But as I get older, and see how I want to expand as a business woman, this is something that’s almost a no-brainer. It’s exciting—and more interesting,” she continued, pointing out that she’s been to the MIT labs and met with the scientists responsible for coming up with the line’s unique PolyfluoroEster molecule that creates a weightless shield around hair to prevent moisture flux as it coats the cuticle—without silicone—thus reducing build-up and unmanageable frizz in the process.

When the conversation turns to Aniston’s reign as one of the most oft-referenced celebrity hair icons—from the moment her trusted stylist Chris McMillan snipped “the Rachel,” to latter-day incarnations of the style that have seen Aniston immortalize the “lob,” and a coveted kind of honeyed highlight—she’s surprisingly humble. “It’s never honestly been a big deal to me,” she insists in the first installment of the new video shorts, which premieres today and polls real women on their hair obsessions and confessions, followed by “Good Hair Day Lessons” with Aniston and McMillan.

What has been a big deal to Aniston is the quality of her hair, which is frequently battered on movie sets, and which she says legitimately changed when she first started using the line. “I’m not a scientist, I’m an actor; but I know how my hair feels,” she says, staring deep into the camera. “It feels thicker, it feels stronger”—affirmations you can’t help but believe for the same reason you tuned into to watch her on Friends in the late nineties: Aniston is incredibly likable, and plenty comfortable sharing some of the trials and tribulations from her own journey to good hair. “I was obsessed with Valerie Bertinelli and brought a picture of her into the salon and ended up with a mullet,” she recalled of a particularly “bad hair” moment from a life that has also known $6 trims at New York’s no frills-favorite Astor Hair; an Aqua Net addiction—”It reminds me of the Palladium!”; and a set of her own hair icons: “I’ve always loved Kate Moss’ hair—and Gisele.”

As the remaining two videos roll out this month, Aniston embarks on the beginning of what will likely be a fruitful partnership for both herself and Living Proof—one that will also include product creation, as advertised. “I’ve got ideas,” she said coyly, careful to keep any specifics on those developments under wraps. We imagine plenty of women will be excited to hear about them.

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Living Proof

Jennifer Aniston Talks Good Hair Days; Evaluating The Beauty Social Network; And More…

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It looks like Jennifer Aniston’s first official task as the newly named co-owner of Living Proof, the technology-backed hair-care brand, is a video series called “Good Hair Days.” The Webisodes will co-star her longtime stylist, Chris McMillan, as well as fashion expert Bobbie Thomas, and feature short vignettes with real women as they confess the lengths they’ve gone to for “good hair.” [People]

In more Team Jen news, to prep for her impending nuptials to Justin Theroux, Aniston is presumably drinking plenty of Smart Water—and doing lots of yoga, she revealed at a launch party for her yogi Mandy Ingber’s new book. An active practitioner, Aniston reportedly participates in the ancient stretching ritual three times a week and even attributes her famous gams to the low-impact exercise method. “I credit [Mandy] for them!” she says. [Daily Mail]

Forget advice at the counter; today’s tech-savvy beauty consumer is seeking product recommendations from an ever-growing assortment of beauty-based social media networks. [NYT]

Amid a sea of Hollywood starlets coming out against Botox, Zoe Saldana is taking a stand in favor of the wrinkle-erasing toxin. “I’d have Botox. Absolutely! It scares me that there are so many women unhappy with themselves, ashamed of themselves, of ageing, of being who they are. Because the only reason they’re hiding it is because they’re afraid of rejection and judgement. That’s external.” [Female First via InStyle U.K.]

Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Charlotte Tilbury Endorses Makeup for Men; Jennifer Aniston’s Cups Runneth Over; A History of Superman Coifs, And More…

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Kate Moss’ go-to makeup artist (and regular backstage presence) Charlotte Tilbury does man makeup on her blog. Her secret weapon for giving dudes a healthy glow? The same thing many women rely on: YSL’s Touche Eclat. [Charlotte Tilbury]

In anticipation of the forthcoming Man of Steel movie, a look back at how Superman’s glossy, heavily gelled locks evolved over the years. The one we deem most super: Christopher Reeve’s 1978 sideswept spit curl. [Metro UK]

Unforgettable? A new study finds that stress can actually boost memory power. [Daily Mail]

Jennifer Aniston walks the red carpet at the premiere of Call Me Crazy, the Lifetime movie she produced, with visible cupping marks on her back. Call us crazy, but we would have opted for a dress that wasn’t strapless. [New York Daily News]

At an Oregon company, the boss really does know all: new technology is tracking employees’ diet and exercise habits in an effort to improve their overall health, and, in turn, their work. [Wired]

Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury

Kate Moss As Manicurist; Jennifer Aniston Lightens Up; And More…

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Rimmel brand ambassador Kate Moss is one of the most well-coiffed women in the world, but when it comes to her nails, she prefers a DIY approach. “I’m really good at painting, and other people’s. I like doing it. It’s one of the things I like to do on holiday—a lineup of all the girls and make their nails look nice.” [Telegraph]

Hair extensions have enjoyed the limelight for the past few years, especially on the red carpet. But new reports of blinding headaches, patchy hair, and even permanent hair loss caused by the instant lengtheners might make you think twice before indulging in them. Good thing it’s all about short cuts for Spring. [Daily Mail]

Jennifer Aniston has gone platinum blonde! The actress’s icy glam look is only for a movie, though. [Just Jared]

What is Blake Lively’s telltale sign that she has put on a few pounds? Her pants get a little too snug. “I tend to gain weight in my hips, so when I know my jeans are little tight it’s, ‘Oh crap, time to work it off.” Stars: They’re just like us! [Fox News]

Photo: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images for Prada

Jennifer Aniston for Aveeno; Cara Delevingne For YSL?; And More…

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Jennifer Aniston is racking up the beauty contracts of late. The new face of the haircare brand Living Proof has just signed on to collaborate with Aveeno on its skincare offerings. Who needs acting? [E!]

Speaking of racking up the contracts, since her breakout Fall 2012 season (and her cover turn for Style.com/Print), Cara Delevingne has been scoring face time for brands such as Burberry, DKNY—and YSL Beauté? If her tweets are to be believed, the Brit beauty may be the new face of the brand’s beloved cosmetics range. [Grazia]

Silver Linings Playbook star, and People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, Bradley Cooper has a relatively unsexy confession to make: “I permed my hair,” he revealed at a BAFTA event this week. Luckily, it’s just for a movie. [Daily Mail]

Gwyneth Paltrow’s beauty expansion with her lifestyle Web site GOOP is picking up steam. Her latest GOOP Collection collaborator is Florida-based holistic-skincare guru Tammy Fender. [GOOP]

Photo: Luca Cannonieri/ Gorunway.com