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Beauty Bytes: Best of Beauty Counter, October 2010

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If we had to choose one word to sum up the month’s biggest beauty goings-on, it would be: hair. A cornucopia of colors flooded the Paris runways; a wash of new brunettes showed up on the red carpet; a few very high-profile cuts had us contemplating changing our lob into a bona fide bob; and an ingredient scandal rocked the salon establishment, possibly turning the curly-haired masses against straightening treatments for good. But there was plenty of other news to report as the holiday season began at the retail level and a certain teen idol made his grand entrée into the world of primping. (If we had to choose two more words to encompass the month that was, they’d be Justin and Bieber). Click here for more of the top stories.

Short Stories

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A new day, a new reason to ruminate on whether to cut or grow out our hair over the winter. The multitude of waist-grazing, middle-parted seventies-era tresses at the Spring shows had us thinking long, but Keira Knightley’s recent cut is really getting to us. Then this morning her friend and co-star, the crop-topped Carey Mulligan, entered the picture. The actresses turned up at a photo call for their film Never Let Me Go on the first day of the 54th BFI London Film Festival sporting two very enviable short styles: Mulligan, a wispy flaxen overgrown boy cut with fringe and Knightley—who also managed to nab some S/S 2011 Rodarte for the occasion—the new bob she premiered in the Chanel front row, worn with a slight wave and texture. What do you think: a collectively strong enough argument for keeping it above the shoulders for Spring?

Photo: Anthony Harvey / PictureGroup / AP Photo

Live And Rolling, Backstage At Chanel

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One of the hardest tickets to come by during Paris fashion week is a trip to the Grand Palais. But even harder than landing a front row seat at Chanel is getting backstage, where Peter Philips, the brand’s global creative director of makeup, is turning out “top quality work,” as Keira Knightley described Philips’ face-painting skills at the house’s Spring presentation last week. Here, Philips gives us an all-access pass to see exactly how he created the show’s green/black smoky eye while offering up some choice pearls of beauty along the way (spoiler alert: the chance to find out his top-three makeup essentials is but a click away).

Spring Hair Styles: The Long And Short Of It

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With all of the seventies-era, free-flowing, middle-parted tresses on the Spring runways, we’re leaning toward losing our asymmetrical bob and regrowing our locks past the shoulders. We mostly credit Roberto Cavalli for our newfound lust for length—and Sophie Albou’s Paul &
Joe
. Watching Karlie Kloss trot down Albou’s runway in two different bell-bottomed, halterneck jumpsuits sporting a particularly epic, middle-parted blow-out with slight height in the back was, in a word, inspiring. It’s something of a quandary, though, as there were also a few strong arguments for keeping things short. The first came via Keira Knightley, who sported a brand-new chin-sweeping style for her front-row appearance at Chanel on Tuesday, and the second debuted backstage at Miu Miu. Rather than fashion actual undercuts, hair stylist Guido Palau went with the faux bob at Miuccia Prada’s Paris finale—a look that is easier than you’d think to re-create and gives you the flexibility to dabble between cute-and-cropped and long-and-lovely. Prepping hair with Redken’s Blow-Dry Wool Shake 08 Gel-Slush Texturizer, Palau created center parts and brushed hair into low ponytails before rolling them upward and inward and securing with bobby pins. “Pull a few pieces out around the face for softness,” Palau recommends, to give the whole thing a more natural effect. It remains to be seen how our “to cut, or not to cut” dilemma will resolve itself, and until we sort it out, we’ll continue to neglect making an appointment with our stylist for a much-overdue trim. What about you?

Photo: Clockwise from to left, Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com at Roberto Cavalli; Lorenvu / SIPA Press; Courtesy of Redken; Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com at Paul & Joe

Keira Saddles Up For Chanel, The House That Nail Polish Built, And More…

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Keira Knightley is reportedly crossing the pond full time. She was also spotted in a very ambitious camel-colored (what else?) motorcycle outfit this weekend, posed on top of a similarly hued hog for an upcoming Chanel Mademoiselle fragrance ad. That’s two bold moves in one weekend, by our count. [StyleList]

Estée Lauder is in the process of a beauty counter overhaul at department stores nationwide to make products from its brands, including Clinique and MAC, more accessible to consumers who want the tactile experience of touching before they buy. Goodbye, glass cases (hello, kleptomania breeding ground). [WSJ]

We have a nail polish shrine in our apartment, but Brazilian designer Adriana Barra has done us one better at her São Paulo-based store, giving polishes from across the globe a luxe dollhouse to live in. An on-site manicurist is available to paint your nails with the rare and discontinued varnishes that line said abode after you’ve shopped the racks. [Dia de Beaute]

Looking for some pre-fashion week beauty pick-me-ups? Make like Doutzen Kroes and get a massage at Soho Sanctuary, a trim at Ion Studio, and a session of “gravity yoga” at Tender Shoots Wellness on the West Side. So that’s how she keeps her posterior so perfectly perched. [NYP]

Photo: KCSPresse / Splash News