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August 21 2014

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That’s a Wrap

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2013 American Music Awards - Press RoomThe “doobie” (no, not that kind of doobie) Rihanna wore to last night’s American Music Awards wave was strangely familiar. Initially, I racked my brain for past runway shows (finding it somewhat reminiscent of the look at Christian Dior’s Fall 2009 show), but it wasn’t until a friend schooled me in the hairstyle’s humble origins that I realized where I’d seen it before: the subway. Often crafted at Dominican hair salons, this technique prolongs a roller set and keeps bounce intact until the long pins are pulled out. And I’ve noticed many a woman on the train unintentionally rocking this sculptural look home from the hairdresser long before RiRi wore it on the red carpet. But if issue five of Style.com/Print is any indication, turning to the street for inspiration is never a bad idea.

Photo: Getty Images

RiRi’s Hair Rewind, Elizabeth Arden Ups the Ante On Style, and More

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rihanna-hairRihanna appears to have jumped on the bob bandwagon—joining recent short-hair converts like Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, and Jennifer Lawrence. While we’ve seen the star sport sleek and asymmetrical versions in the past, her new cut is reminiscent of the choppy wigs spotted this season at Fendi. [Instagram]

Elizabeth Arden appointed designer Shoshanna Gruss to Style Director—the first ever for the beauty brand. In addition to Twitter chats and a Polyvore contest, you’ll start seeing the fruits of her labor next fall when a cosmetic bag collection (sold as a gift with purchase) hits counters.

L’Oréal Professionel is going streaking. The company is launching eight shades of liquid-to-powder hair chalk in March of 2014. [WWD]

Scent layering started long before Jo Malone—in the Middle East, it’s customary to offer guests a tray of perfumes post-dinner. So much better than a mint. [Elle.com]

Flashback Friday: Lady in Red

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AlinaFlashback Friday 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 Model: Alina

The Moment: Talonlike Tips

The Motivation: Just like fashion, manicure trends, too, are cyclical. And while nail art has finally started to make its descent from stardom, it seems that the slim, pointed shape of the sixties and seventies is back. From Rihanna’s crimson claws to Daria Werbowy’s latest Céline ads (where she sports bloodred tips), all signs point to a this extra-long—and almost lethal—length.

Photo: Hervé Lafond for Jalouse France, 1998; courtesy of www.supermodelobsession.tumblr.com.

Splish, Splash, Rihanna’s Taking A Bath; Jean Paul Gaultier In Action; And More

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rihannaMr. Bubble may have found a sexy new spokesperson in Rihanna, who posted steamy bath time pics via Instagram today. But a place not looking for publicity—the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi—recently asked the superstar to exit after photos snapped of her wearing a black jumpsuit and traditional hijab (not to mention red talons, matching lips, and kohl-rimmed eyes) were deemed too provocative for the sacred space. You can cover RiRi up from head to toe, but you’ll never take away her sex appeal. [International Business Times]

Jean Paul Gaultier brings his Classique and Le Male fragrances to life with a short film dubbed On the Docks, featuring models Rianne Ten Haken and Jarrod Scott. The ads, which depict a sailor and his corseted object of desire, have already launched in Europe, but are dropping anchor in America in late November and early December. [WWD]

Legendary super Pat Cleveland told Allure.com that today’s models are “robotic,” whereas she brought some Studio 54 flavor to the runway.

What do newborns, cocaine, and slot machines have to do with one another? According to Scientific American, the scent of a baby (specifically clothing worn by newborns) triggers the same “dopamine pathways” in the female brain as these other “reward-inducing behaviors.”

Photo: Instagram

It’s My Birthday And I’ll Go Blonde If I Want To; Complement Your Button-Up With A Beehive; And More

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Ruby Jean WilsonFormer muse to Marc Jacobs and current catwalker Ruby Jean Wilson makes a triumphant return to blonde in honor of her birthday. Having your cake and getting a dye job, too—now that’s what I call a celebration. [Instagram]

Speaking of strands, Uniqlo debuted a new microsite, HairDo, that offers GIF-style how-tos on everything from beehives to braids. You’ll never make the mistake of pairing your turtleneck with a ponytail again. [The Cut]

Rihanna, like today’s birthday girl, opted to make a change—the difference being that the pop star’s transformation is far more permanent…and painful. A chisel and a mallet (yes, you read that right) were used to stamp her hand with a traditional Maori tattoo in honor of a recent trip to New Zealand. They don’t call her Bad Gal RiRi for nothing. [Mirror.co.uk]

Channeling your inner mountain man just got easier, and doesn’t even require pitching a tent. Take an excursion to the wild—otherwise known as Williamsburg—to see Hall Newbegin, founder of Juniper Ridge (a brand that brings the notion of backpacking to your bathroom via all-natural soaps and cologne) in action. He’s kicking off his two-month pop-up shop at Fellow Barber in Brooklyn by steaming raw ingredients (like foraged fir) on-site with a whiskey distiller. Newbegin told T that he encourages the public to bring their own “trimmings” to create bespoke scents. Will hipsters show up with PBR, American Spirits ambers, and grizzly beard clippings in hand? Only time shall tell. [T]

*UPDATE: Ruby Jean Wilson’s dramatic dye job turned out to be a wig. Here’s hoping she’ll take the plunge (for real, this time) at 21.