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Get Katy Perry’s Curls (Skip the Canadian Tuxedo)


2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Press Room

Miley Cyrus took to Twitter last December stating, “I want a boyfriend that will wear jean on jean on jean with me.” It appears Katy Perry found the rare breed that is willing to go the distance (and make like Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears circa 2001) in Riff Raff. Pulling up to the carpet fashionably late in an orange Lamborghini, the pop star paid homage to the Canadian tuxedo and the former power couple with a floor-length, denim Versace gown.

Perry’s go-to hair pro, Clyde Haygood, also had plenty of tricks up his sleeve tonight (like a hairpiece with a built-in zipper and diamond-studded strands) but decided on a “less gimmicky” look so as to not outshine the sartorial throwback. He channeled “classic Katy” and the high-octane Italian house with “luscious, voluminous waves” and bangs. In comparison to her latest music video, “This Is How We Do” (featuring everything from a Mondrian-inspired updo to a “Vidal Sassoon precision cut”), and her Broadway-show-caliber tour requiring seven hair changes (including a ponytail laced with LED lights), this appearance was a relative cakewalk. Here, how to get Katy’s curls:

1. Prep hair (and extensions) with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Hydromist Blow-Out Spray. It creates a good “support system,” explained Haygood, allowing Perry to “party all night” without her waves falling flat.

2. Before firing up a clip-less curling iron, mist strands with a thermal protector (like Hot Off the Press). Next, separate the length into large, two-inch sections and try Haygood’s “two-twist system” for curls that are “fuller at the middle” and flatter on top and bottom: Wrap hair once around the barrel, twist, and repeat one more time.

3. Finish with Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shine Spray and hair spray.

If you expected to see more bells and whistles, keep an eye out for Perry’s next music video. Haygood said there will be plenty of beauty looks to “keep the kids happy” and extras “Lady Gaga hasn’t already done.” Those zippered bangs, perhaps?

Photo: Getty

Madonna Talks Beauty Icons; Setting The Bar For Brunette; And More…


She might be one of the defining beauty icons of the eighties, but Madonna herself is inspired by icons of yesteryear. “I’m old school—I like a lot of the actresses from days gone by,” the new fragrance mogul says. “Like Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis. Women who are strong and opinionated and hardworking, productive, resourceful, working girls, working mothers, but they manage to look good, too.” [People]

Bar Refaeli is the latest model to go brunette—although her trip to the dark side was only temporary; the Israeli stunner’s recent twitpic of a new espresso shag with bangs is apparently just a wig. [Daily Mail]

Justin Timberlake reveals his beauty essentials! The “Sexy Back” singer swears by Kiehl’s Facial Fuel SPF 30, a Sonicare toothbrush, and a shaved head. “It’s just so easy,” he says. [E! via Details]

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Coty

Justin Bieber Goes Dark; The Empress Strikes Back; And More…


Justin Bieber has gone brunette, inciting what we can only imagine is a collective outcry from ‘tween girls around the world. [Us]

Sean Diddy Combs has gotten himself into a bit of legal trouble. The hip-hop mogul is being sued by Empress Hair Care, a Texas-based company that is claiming Combs stole its name for his new feminine fragrance, also called Empress. [NYDN]

Justin Timberlake is having a less difficult time winning over beauty junkies. The newly engaged singer-turned-actor has been wooing fragrance fans as the star of Givenchy’s new campaign for its Play Sport. [E!]

Scented ads in magazines are not just for perfumes anymore. Brands like Febreze, Dove and—wait for it—Mr. Clean have also been capitalizing on the strips’ instantly gratifying aromatic effects. [Forbes]

Bo-tax may be going bye-bye. The 6 percent tax on cosmetic surgery and elective procedures, which was introduced last year, is being repealed in some states like New Jersey, which has decided to phase-out the tariff. The cast of the state’s Real Housewives franchise is no doubt thrilled. [NPR]

Justin Makes His Givenchy Debut, Talks Celebrity Fragrance


You’ve likely heard the hype surrounding Justin Timberlake’s lucrative contract with Parfums Givenchy, which surfaced last year when his ad campaign for its new scent, Play, debuted in Europe. But if you aren’t a frequent consumer of foreign glossies, it’s unlikely you’ve seen just how much sexy Timberlake is bringing back for the French company (see image above). The stateside launch of the fragrance, which is centered around Caribbean amyris wood, a soft woody note similar to sandalwood and cedar, was apparently held for a year so any “kinks” could be worked out before it debuted in the U.S. But with those imperfections presumably ironed out, its release is now slated for September. As for future contributions to the beauty industry, the pop star-cum-fashion designer-cum-actor and music producer told WWD that while he could see possibly doing a signature scent for his William Rast line, there will likely not be a “Justin” fragrance anytime soon. “There’s some level of narcissism you have to put in check,” he mentioned, referencing celebrity olfactory collaborations. “It feels like cheating, almost. It doesn’t seem like you’re creating anything.” (He said it, not us.)

Photo: Courtesy of Parfums Givenchy

Jessica Biel Joins Revlon, Goes To The Ball


Jessica Biel has just inked a new deal to become a Revlon global brand ambassador. What this means is three things: The actress will join an already impressive list of spokeswomen that includes Academy Award winners Halle Berry and Jennifer Connelly, as well as Jessica Alba and Elle Macpherson. She’ll be involved with various Revlon-sponsored philanthropic activities and fundraising events, in addition to fronting global advertising campaigns, of course. And—here’s the best part—she’ll accompany her superstar boyfriend, Justin Timberlake, at the Costume Institute Gala tonight sporting a makeup look courtesy of Revlon global artistic director Gucci Westman. Stay tuned tomorrow for a full report.

Photo: Courtesy of Revlon