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How To Weather Short-Hair Grow-Out: From Michelle Williams’ Hairstylist, To You


While the fashion set’s view is firmly fixed on Paris for the last leg of the Fall collections, one of its most celebrated darlings is covering international ground to promote Oz the Great and Powerful. We are of course referring to Michelle Williams, whose impeccable style frequently lands her at the top of best-dressed lists—and whose long love affair with the pixie cut has made her an enduring beauty icon. Williams mentioned that she was finally ready to grow out her short style, in an interview last week that went viral, and already you can see that she’s put the plan into action. For the U.K. premiere of the film last night in London, Williams’ hairstylist during the globe-trotting junket, Mark Townsend, was working with a bit more hair than usual. Inspired by Williams’ peacock-feather-covered, hourglass-shape Burberry dress, Townsend conjured up a look that was both timeless and cool. “I think she is this generation’s Grace Kelly,” he said of the starlet, “so I wanted her hair to be classic, hence the side part, yet very modern and slightly edgy at the same time, hence the exaggerated side part,” he continued of the extra length he prepped with Dove Whipped Cream Mousse and lifted at the roots with a blow-dryer before sweeping it over to the side. Oribe’s Original Pomade provided the cool, piece-y effect.

As for dealing with the “insufferable” grow-out as the tour continues, which Williams admits is why she’s stayed the short course for so long, Townsend has some tips for that, too. “When growing out a short haircut, patience and creativity are a must! I recommend vitamins like biotin, fish oil, and, most importantly, Viviscal. It is packed with marine proteins that speed up the growth process and make the hair so thick. When growing out bangs, headbands and hair accessories help disguise that awkward phase.”

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RiRi Hearts MAC; Michelle Williams Breaks Her Pixie Promise; And More…


First came collaborations with Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks, now comes news that MAC has hooked an even bigger R&B superstar for its latest makeup partnership. That’d be Rihanna, who has created—count ’em—four color collections for her “RiRi [hearts] MAC” line due out this year. In a statement, the singing sensation called the deal a “no-brainer.” We’d have to agree. [WWD]

Breaking: Michelle Williams has said that she is finally ready to move on from the pixie cut that has been her signature since Heath Ledger’s death five years ago. “I think I’m ready. It’s on its way, slowly but surely,” the thirty-two-year-old actress says. “[The transition is] why I’ve stayed with short hair for so long. The mid-stage is insufferable. It’s really hard on your self-esteem.” [HuffPo]

Gentle micro-polishing, LED light facials, and a ban on carbs, salt, and caffeine are just a few of the ways Hollywood’s biggest stars are prepping their skin for Oscar Sunday. [Allure]

After days of no comment, Thierry Mugler has made moves that suggest it will, in fact, be dropping Oscar Pistorius from its A*Men fragrance spokesperson roster in light of the murder charges that have been brought against him. As of Tuesday, Mugler appeared to have removed Pistorius’ image from its Web site. [Guardian]

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Michelle Williams’ Peach Persuasion


Since lipstick made its grand comeback about three years ago, shades of bold red and deep berry with an occasional orange interlude have dominated the mouths of Hollywood’s biggest stars on the red carpet. But Michelle Williams has recently taken the road less traveled, as she is wont to do, by championing an interesting shade of opaque neutral coral at premieres, like the one she attended for Take This Waltz last night in New York. It reminds us of Chanel Rouge Coco in Peregrina, which is a beautiful albeit tricky color to wear well—and may require Williams’ unique peaches-and-cream complexion, plumped cheeks, and honey gold hair to pull off. But pull it off she does, don’t you think?

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Michelle Williams Lightens Up


While Michelle Williams couldn’t quite figure out how to describe her strapless, tiered custom Louis Vuitton gown last night, calling it “coral” and “watermelon” before ABC red-carpet correspondent and Project Runway judge Tim Gunn finally declared it “coral,” one thing was certain: The actress’ formerly honey gold hair color simply would not have worked with the dress that looked plain-old red on camera. Williams went lighter this weekend, right before the Independent Spirit Awards, cashing in her formerly warm, medium-dark blonde for something a little more flaxen that neared the platinum she sported at Cannes two years ago, albeit a little less icy. It was then up to Williams’ trusted stylist, Chris McMillan, to style her signature pixie accordingly. His first order of business was to massage Couture Colour’s Pequi Oil into Williams’ damp hair. “I am often afraid of oils on blondes,” he admits, as they can alter true color ever so slightly. But this treatment product instantly absorbs without leaving behind a tint, McMillan maintains. A touch of volumizing mousse and a precise layering effort of two shades of Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Paradis, a pink coral, and Destinee, a light plum, courtesy of makeup artist Angela Levin, ensured that Williams’ beauty look was just enough of a subdued statement to balance her bright, showstopping dress. “Ladies in Hollywood are either fashionable or glamorous,” McMilan surmises. “[But] Michelle is fashionably glamorous.” Agreed.

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Julia Wins The Crown


Headbands were the big story of last month’s Golden Globe awards as both Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams sported bedazzled hairpieces to the event. But the accessories were met with mixed reviews, as Theron’s crystal-encrusted band and Williams’ black satin strap seemed to detract from the otherwise elegant quality of their Dior couture and Jason Wu gowns, respectively. But leave it to Julia Restoin-Roitfeld to give the hair band its just deserts. At last night’s amfAR New York gala to kick off Fall fashion week, the expectant mother sported a gilded, knotted coronet, which sat toward the back of her head rather than the front. The romantic style managed to spruce up her head-to-toe black look, without any of the kitsch a more forward-leaning band might have elicited. Don’t you agree?

Photo: Clockwise from left, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images; Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Jordan Strauss/WireImage