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April 19 2014

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5 posts tagged "Walgreens"

Lena Dunham Does Twiggy; Rose McGowan Lightens Up; And More…

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After debuting her brand-new, Miley Cyrus-inspired pixie cut in the winter issue of i-D magazine, Lena Dunham has undergone another makeover for her Entertainment Weekly cover turn. The sixties homage takes a page out of the Spring 2013 Marc Jacobs handbook, with lots of lashes and a black banana liner as well as mod, black and white nails by Marc-approved manicurist Elisa Ferri. [EW]

Emily Blunt went blonde last week and now Rose McGowan is looking on the bright side. The Pucci front-row guest has dyed her dark mahogany hair a shade of icy flaxen. [Daily Mail]

The first Walgreens flagship has arrived on the West Coast, and it is not messing around. In addition to a fully equipped Look Boutique—the drugstore’s upmarket niche showcase that stocks brands like Cargo, Roger & Gallet, Nuxe Paris, Vichy, and Boots No. 7—there are a frozen yogurt station, fresh sushi bar, coffee and espresso bar, and juice and smoothie bar. Only in L.A. [Racked]

In a further testament to the equal-opportunity nature of nail art comes Midrash Manicures, a twentysomething rabbi’s teaching tool-turned-commercial success story. Heads up to those of you looking for early Hanukkah gifts. [Fashionista]

Photo: Courtesy of EW.com

Walgreens Is Upping The Beauty Ante; Dita Von Teese Dreams Big For Her Fragrance Empire; And More…

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Duane Reade recently revealed its suped-up The Look Boutique on Wall Street, replete with upmarket mass-prestige crossover products, blow-dry services, and a manicure bar, and by all accounts the concept shop is working; Walgreens just announced plans to export the idea into its network of stores nationwide. [WWD]

Eau de Dita Von Teese is officially on the market. The burlesque singer made landfall in Germany to debut her signature scent—which won’t be Von Teese’s last venture into the fragrance market. “I would hope I could be like Elizabeth Taylor and be on my 40th perfume by the time I’m in a wheelchair,” she says. [WWD]

Also now available for your spritzing pleasure: Taylor Swift’s first flacon, Wonderstruck. “A fragrance can help shape someone’s first impression and memory of you,” the country superstar says of the freesia, honeysuckle, and vanilla scent. “It’s exciting to think that Wonderstruck will play a role in creating some of those memories.” [MTV]

This just in from Allure‘s stop-the-presses desk: Lauren Conrad has dyed her hair peach. In other earth-shattering breaking news, Katy Perry is sporting pink strands—again. [Allure, Us]

Photo: Getty Images

A Drugstore Beauty Conglomerate Is Born; Bieber’s Hair, Now Doing Charity Work; And More…

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In a bit of beauty-meets-business news, Walgreens has purchased Drugstore.com to the tune of $409 million dollars, which means it just got even easier to get your favorite mass-market makeup favorites in stores and online. [Forbes]

LFW staple Pixie Geldof has parted ways with her platinum blond hair, embracing a neon orange shade instead. We can’t imagine either are particularly good for her natural brown strands. [Daily Mail]

Justin Bieber’s hair, on the other hand, is doing just fine. Biebs’ strands, not the body formerly attached to them, will be available for photos in Miami next week—on loan from the winner of that $40K eBay auction to help raise funds for the tsunami and earthquake victims in Japan. [Ok!]

Kim Kardashian is launching yet another addition to her expanding empire in the form of a new fragrance. She asked fans for help naming the new flacon on her Facebook page and three hours later, there were 8,000 suggestions. Ka-dash-strophic, is our favorite. [BellaSugar]

Photo: Courtesy of Sephora

Middle America, Meet Frédéric Fekkai

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In what registers with us as a smart and perhaps even industry-standard-setting move, Frédéric Fekkai will begin selling his products at Walgreens and Target stores next year. Sephora seems less keen on the idea than we are; the luxury beauty destination announced that it will drop the line from its stores in response. Here’s the plan: Classic items from the stylist’s eponymous Glossing, Full Volume, and Technician Color lines will head to Walgreens and Target, while Fekkai Advanced, which launched in September, will remain at prestige outlets like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. But even though the lines are changing addresses, the prices will remain high-end, with products set to run between $20 and $30, just as they did at Sephora. Will budget shoppers be willing to spend that much on a shampoo if they aren’t already familiar with the coiffing king? Only time will tell, although don’t be surprised if you receive a mailer from Target with “fun facts” about Fekkai in the very near future. [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy of Sephora.com

Sally Hershberger Mingles With The Masses

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It may cost upward of $800 to have your hair cut by Sally Hershberger, but today the celebrity hairstylist proves that she’s got mass appeal. Hershberger and a troop of stylists from her New York City salons will be on hand at the new Walgreens in Times Square from 1 to 5 p.m. offering demonstrations, conducting a Q&A session, and giving out 500 full-size bottles of the shear genius’ Shagg Spray as well as 400 $2 coupons for other products from her Professional Hair Care Line (if you were unaware, the drugstore giant added Hershberger to its new roster of high-end brands at the beginning of the year). There will also be a raffle for a free haircut at one of Hershberger’s two Manhattan-based salons, followed by an appearance by the stylist herself at 3:30. Walgreens is located at 1471 Broadway, although if you get disoriented amid all the fanfare, look up; its huge LED spectacular should tip you off.

Photo: Courtesy of Sally Hershberger