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


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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?

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The Highs and Lows of Celebrity Buns



A bun for summer: Not exactly groundbreaking, but a go-to for any occasion nonetheless. From Diane Kruger’s low-slung scrunchie situation on the sidewalks of Soho (a ’90s accessory the star has championed for two straight days…yes, we’re counting) to Karlie Kloss‘ midi gym knot, the style works brilliantly for a steamy summer day. Jaime King took her sleek chignon to a new level for night, pairing her perfectly groomed iteration with a slinky Versace gown for the premiere of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in Los Angeles earlier in the week. And naturally, Miley Cyrus one-upped them all with a towering, braided knob smack on top of her head for a performance in Chicago. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, these bunheads demonstrate that the beauty classic is a 24/7 hair savior.

To see how models make the chignon their own, click here.

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Flashback Friday: Chop, Chop


naomi-kirstenFlashback Fridays is a feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Models: Naomi Campbell and Kirsten Owen

The Moment: Cropped Cuts

The Motivation: Surfacing first at Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2014 show, where models were sent onto a wrecked-beach runway with razored blond wigs (made to appear as if a kid had cut into them), then again at Fendi, where choppy black mops reigned supreme, it’s clear that something big is happening with short, almost-hacked-off hair. Miley Cyrus was an early advocate of the look, and as we watched, horrified, Lena Dunham joined the cropped-lock crew on the season finale of Girls. For all intents and purposes, it seems that long, luscious strands are out, and short and shorn are in. Should we decide to go the same route, we’ll be taking inspiration from this Peter Lindbergh-lensed shot, featuring a baby-faced Naomi Campbell and Kirsten Owen sporting the color that’s now trending: platinum.

Photo: Peter Lindbergh for Six, 1989; courtesy of

Maybe There’s More to Miley


marc-jacobsYou’ve likely seen the stalkerazzi photo of Miley Cyrus’ new bowl cut—and read the criticism that comes hand in hand with said style. Yes, you can compare the latest development on the twerking star’s head with Moe of The Three Stooges or Lloyd in Dumb & Dumber, but as our social media editor suggests, perhaps there’s a bigger rhyme and reason behind her latest hair change. We don’t think she’s shooting 17 secret videos (which explained Beyoncé’s plethora of looks), but could it have something to do with Cyrus’s ongoing association with Marc Jacobs? Her strands are looking awfully similar to the designer’s Spring 2014 choppy, blond wigs. Another round of ads with David Sims, perhaps? We can only hope it’s the reason behind her sudden and runway-specific new ‘do.

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Pop Tarts Try Out Conservative Crops; Shadow Play Gets Taken to New Levels; and More



Miley Cyrus debuted a wig with bangs over the weekend that called to mind Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 bowl cut meets Anna Wintour. Strangely enough, she’s not the only 21-year-old sporting the conservative style: Selena Gomez wore an all-black version onstage at the Jingle Ball, in L.A. Who knew rebellion came in bob form?

Israeli artist Tal Peleg is taking face painting to new levels with her lid-topping creations. A lifelike rendering of sushi along the lash line, or a vignette of baby ducks, beats a smoky eye any day. [The Cut]

Cara Delevingne may have caused tweezer sales to plummet, but Marchesa’s new lattice-patterned version might help the tool get off the endangered-beauty-species list. Along with a corresponding compact mirror, matchstick-like emery boards, and mini makeup brushes, this scaled-down collection arrives just in time for the clutch-carrying holiday season. [Glamour]

WestHouse New York, a town-house-style boutique hotel, is set to open on December 23. In addition to a butler (available on request), amenities include a GHD professional performance hair drier and a 1-inch flatiron in each of the 173 rooms. So much better than the subpar hot tools we so often find ourselves stuck with on vacation.

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