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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

Pat McGrath on Her Excess Baggage, What One Victoria’s Secret Model Won’t Be Showing Off, and More


pat-mcgrath-crop“I’ve never seen someone travel with so much in my life,” model Naomi Campbell told WSJ. Magazine of Pat McGrath’s makeup cache. “And that says something, coming from me.” But the face painter made a case for not packing light: “When you walk into a room and there are racks and racks of beautiful clothes, do you really want to ruin it all with a bad lipstick?” she said. Point taken. [WSJ. Magazine]

The body part Behati Prinsloo won’t be baring at this year’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show? Her arms. A British military-style jacket will keep her guns under cover. []

L’Oréal Paris has certainly scooped up a lot of star power in the past few weeks (signing both Blake Lively and Lara Stone as spokeswomen for the brand). But according to recent reports, Adele won’t be belting out “Because you’re worth it” anytime soon. Not even for 12 million pounds. [Refinery29]

Two Jennifers have recently made the chop—but not out of desire for kicky new cuts. For Jennifer Aniston, it was a Brazilian blow-out gone terribly wrong that did her in, but Jennifer Lawrence has Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence to blame. Constant hair-dyeing, in the name of Katniss, left this tribute’s long strands fried and a pixie in their place. [New York]

Photo: Neil Rasmus/

Pompadour and Circumstance at Couture


pompadourWhile there were plenty of sleek chignons (Dior) and glossy blow-outs (Giambattista Valli, as well as Naomi Campbell’s Atelier Versace cameo) at the recent Couture shows, rockabilly pompadours made a bigger punch. Backstage before Karl Lagerfeld’s spectacle at the Grand Palais, hairstylist Sam McKnight explained that he used “quite a lot” of hair spray to mold the models’ “Grace Jones flattops,” which were echoed, albeit in a softer way, later that day at Bouchra Jarrar. We noticed similarly teased and slicked-back looks—seen on models Katlin Aas and Anne Verhallen—in the Fall ’13 Miu Miu campaign released earlier this week.

Photos: Getty Images / / Courtesy of Miu Miu

Scrapbook: Couture Beauty


Couture BeautyFrom hand-painted hair to secret supermodel sightings to an up-close-and-personal encounter with those Chanel nail rings, the backstage beauty heroics at Couture week were plenty inspiring.

Here, Celia Ellenberg shares her snaps of all the action.

Naomi Campbell: Still Having More Fun


Never mind the coterie of A-listers that have gone red recently. Rachel McAdams, Megan Fox, and Scarlett Johansson’s collective auburn dye jobs seem like old news compared to Naomi Campbell’s return to blonde. The nineties supe with the extra-long, chocolaty locks—which are often accessorized with now-you-see-them, now-you-don’t bangs—dons a head full of gold-tinged strands on the cover of the thirty-eighth-anniversary, May issue of Vogue Brazil, courtesy of Oribe with styling by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. But we’ll remind you that The Face coach is plenty familiar with flaxen. Some spur-of-the-moment archival-image research has made it clear that not only did Naomi rock Beyoncé-caliber gilded extensions for much of the early nineties, she’s as super today as she was then. Don’t you think?

Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage; Tom Munro for Vogue Brazil, May 2013