August 21 2014

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Urban Legends



The VH1 TLC biopic that made its small-screen debut this past Sunday was, well, epic, but the beauty risks this trio took during their rise to the top of the Billboard charts (including scrunchies, asymmetrical bobs, and raisin-colored lipstick) are even more impressive. Rozanda Thomas (Chilli), Tionne Watkins (T-Boz), and Lisa Lopes (Left Eye) did it all—from major false lashes (seen in the video for “No Scrubs”) to topknots adorned with condoms (flashback to “Baby-Baby-Baby”). And who could forget “Unpretty,” the ultimate girl-power anthem of the nineties that gave a shout-out to MAC cosmetics long before Lil Mama (who played Lopes in the original made-for-TV movie) rapped about the powers of lip gloss. To see all the group’s greatest hair and makeup hits, check out this week’s Beauty Icon. Warning: You will be listening to “Creep,” “No Scrubs,” and “Waterfalls” on repeat after reading, so pull out your headphones and plug them into your computer now.

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Ted Gibson Heads To Cable TV


For fans of What Not To Wear, TLC’s popular show where friends and family members out a loved one for style violations (the public shaming is subsequently smoothed over with a $5,000 wardrobe budget and a celeb-caliber makeover, naturally), a big change is coming to the beauty department. Ted Gibson will replace Nick Arrojo as the show’s celebrity stylist, which should make for some exciting hair heroics, not to mention a healthy dose of playful banter. Gibson, who tends to the tresses of Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, and Debra Messing, among other celebs, ranks among our favorite backstage fixtures during fashion week for his personality plus approach to styling, not to mention his love for a good accent scarf. Yet another thing to add to our growing why-we-should-break-down-and-get-cable list. (We’ve had problems with a Food Network addiction in the past, but maybe things will be different this time around?)

Photo: Courtesy of Ted Gibson