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The 411: Marie Robinson

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Marie Robinson has pretty much cemented her position as one of the city’s top colorists. She got her start as an apprentice at Pierre Michel at the age of 19 and put in stints at Danilo, John Frieda (where she became famously adept at balayage highlighting), and Bumble and Bumble, before spending seven years as the head colorist at Sally Hershberger Downtown. Last spring, Robinson sent shockwaves through the beauty community when she abandoned the queen of the $800 cut to open her own eponymous salon with a chunk of the staff following suit. Besides having her own fancy new Fifth Avenue flagship, Robinson also has an impressive celebrity client roster (Liv Tyler, Natalie Portman, Rachel McAdams, and Anne Hathaway all trust their tresses to Robinson, and Kristen Stewart went strawberry blond at her suggestion this summer). She also recently added an enviable title to her CV: color director for Clairol (that’s her in the brand’s latest round of TV ads). Despite these achievements, Robinson remains refreshingly (make that shockingly) down-to-earth, which, along with those legendary highlighting abilities, makes her very easy to love. Here, she divulges who cuts and colors her own platinum blond crop, along with her favorite beauty destinations and must-haves.

The Pilates Instructor: Benjamin Degenhard at Equinox

“In three years, he has completely transformed my body. I love that he’s not extremely chatty and just wants to focus on working with me.”

Benjamin Degenhard at Equinox, 97 Greenwich Ave., NYC, (212) 620-0103, www.equinox.com.

The Makeup and Eyebrow Artist: Landy Dean

“Landy works fast! He can do my makeup in only 20 minutes, and in just that short amount of time, my face is complete perfection for a shoot. And his eyebrow shaping can transform and refresh my face even when I’m not wearing any makeup at all.”

Landy Dean at Marie Robinson, 155 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC, (212) 358-7780, www.marierobinsonsalon.com.

The Derm: Pat Wexler

“Pat has the most delicate touch, and she is seriously able to make my skin look rejuvenated and years younger like nobody else.”

Dr. Patricia Wexler, 145 E. 32nd St., 7th floor, NYC, (212) 684-2626.

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Beauty Booty: Bergdorf Goodman Gets Smart

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What: Bergdorf Goodman’s Smart Beauty shopping event, which holds the promise of luxury skincare, fragrance, and makeup freebies with a purchase of $200 or more.

When: Tuesday, January 19, through Saturday, January 30.

Where: Bergdorf Goodman, Beauty level, 754 Fifth Avenue at 58th Street, and online at www.bergdorfgoodman.com.

Why: A $200 initial purchase price is steep, but it’s kind of worth it seeing as how these are not your ordinary product minis. The snakeskin bag (which can double as a clutch) is packed with goodies from Amore Pacific, Bulgari, Kanebo Sensai, RéVive, Sisley Paris, and Tom Ford Beauty—in other words, all the brands that you’ve always been interested in trying before buying but still haven’t gotten around to sampling. Also, it provides an interesting keep-this-Web-page-open-on-your-S.O.’s-computer opportunity: With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to request a few items of the pricey perfume variety (like something from Acqua di Parma’s Le Nobili collection, perhaps) and make out with an additional gift as well. Yes, the word you’re looking for is “Score.”

Photo: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman