Kristen Stewart’s New Jett-Black ‘Do

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Soft waves
Photo: © Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com.

The new Jett-black ‘do
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Kristen Stewart recently had her hair cut much shorter for her new role as Joan Jett in The Runaways. Her textured volume with straight bits in the front is a pretty major departure from her formerly long, tousled waves as Twilight‘s Bella Swan.

What do you think of Kristen’s new crop? Do you love rock and roll (so put another dime in the jukebox, baby)? Or do you miss the headband-adorned Bella of her Twilight days? If so, you’re in luck: filming for the third installment of the series, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, began this month in Canada. The lead stylist on-set will likely re-Bella-fy Kristen’s hair with extensions in her former signature chestnut brown.

While Kristen’s rocker coif is a big change from that of Bella, I’m interested to see how she styles her shorter locks in the interim.


Try on Kristen’s new haircut in our virtual makeover studio now
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Contributed by: Daily Makeover Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

Keeping Up With Kim Kardashian’s Hair Color

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Glossy, dark hair
Photo: © Sara De Boer/Retna Ltd.

Blonde beach waves
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Kim Kardashian is no stranger to multiple hair hues and textures. Recently, the coif cameleon made over her look from dusky dame to sun-kissed beach babe. Spoiled Pretty’s Daneen Baird recently interviewed Kim’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic about how the starlet has changed up her makeup routine post-dye. Softer lashes and brows and peachy tones are the key to “lightening up” Kim’s look to correspond with her lighter hair.

What do you think of Kim Kardashian’s new blonde hair? Yay or nay?

Contributed by: Daily Makeover Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

Most Wanted Celebrity Hairstyles

They’ve been on our style radar all summer long, rocking everything from beachy waves to glam updos. These five gorgeous stars are at the top of our Makeover Studio Most Wanted list!

Kim Kardashian - celebrity hairstyle

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Kim Kardashian
Just as the U.S. doesn’t negotiate with terrorists, Kim Kardashian doesn’t give up volume for sleek shine with this long, layered hairstyle.

AnnaLynne McCord - Celebrity Hairstyles

Photo: © Sara De Boer/Retna Ltd.

AnnaLynne McCord
AnnaLynne McCord’s shoulder-length spirals put curls back on the map after a long reign of ubiquitous beachy waves.

Ciara - Celebrity Hairstyles

Photo: © Sara De Boer/Retna Ltd.

Ciara
Ciara’s sweeping bangs and spikiness at the crown give her cute crop stunning sexiness.

Ashlee Simpson - Celebrity Hairstyles

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Ashlee Simpson
Smooth, side-parted free flowing strands in the front and a slapdash low chignon make this updo stylish sans stuffiness.

Rachel McAdams - Celebrity Hairstyles

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Rachel McAdams
Rachel’s bouncy shoulder-length curls lend this look a ’50s-night-at-the-drive-in vibe, while the sweeping bangs modernize this style.

Contributed by: Daily Makeover Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

Miss Universe 2009 Winner Stefanía Fernández

Last night, the 58th Miss Universe competition took place at the Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas. Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza (Miss Venezuela) passed down the crown to her successor, and fellow countrywoman, Stefanía Fernández. While the odds of two consecutive Miss Universes being crowned from Venezuela is rare (one country is represented two years in a row in a sample of… the UNIVERSE?) , I was rooting for Stefania in between commercial breaks of Mad Men as I was struck by her devastatingly beautiful old Hollywood glamour. In total, 83 countries and territories participated in the pageant. I was alternately surprised and refreshed by how few blonde contestants there were: even this year’s Miss Sweden is a brunette.

Want a Stefanía-esque hair makeover? Get her undulating Veronica Lake waves by first spraying hair in sections with Nexxus Maxximum Super Hold Styling and Finishing Mist ($11). Then, curl 2-inch sections from ear-height down with a large curling iron, such as the Infiniti by Conair™ Instant Heat Tourmaline Ceramic 1-1/2″ Curling Iron ($35), making sure each curl goes in the same direction. To amp up both volume and length, try adding in some clip-in extensions like Ted Gibson’s Clip-in Extensions ($149).

Contributed by: Daily Makeover Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

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An Easy Way To Look Thinner!

Here’s an ingenious fashion invention: The Invisibelt. Do you have a pair of jeans that you love to wear but they always slide down a bit causing you to constantly pull them up and avoid bending over because you know your underwear will peek out? But wearing a belt with those jeans can be a pain because the buckle bulges out and makes your whole mid-section look bulkier, especially if you want to wear a fitted top over them. This is the best solution! The Invisibelt is an ultra-thin belt has a flat clasp buckle, so it’ll keep your jeans up sans any bulge. Brilliant!

Check out these before and after images:

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My favorite is the clear Invisibelt, $19.95, because it is virtually undetectable.

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5 Reasons To Love Our New Makeover Studio!

Daily Makeover's New Virtual Makeover Tool

I’m thrilled to announce that soon we’ll be launching our brand new virtual Makeover Studio. We’re not just talking about a facelift either. While there is a fabulous sleek new design, the upgraded patent-pending virtual makeover technology is truly amazing. The attention to detail and life-like rendering of how the latest makeup, hairstyles, hair colors and accessories will look on your photo is unsurpassable!

Here a just a few reasons why you’ll love the new virtual Makeover Studio:

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1. Colors look more true-to-life than ever before.
We locked up top makeup artists in a room with our best-in-class tech geeks to learn how to replicate makeup finishes such as matte, metallic, shimmer, glossy, and satin. Not only does this make your virtual makeover more dynamic, it also means that we can accurately show how real products will look on you, helping you to make decisions on what to buy.

The hair color technology has also been enhanced, showing realistic hair colors that you can choose from. There is also a cool new feature that lets you color a celebrity hairstyle.

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2. We’ve added foundation, concealor, and brow thinning.
Wish you had picture-perfect skin? Now you can by applying foundation and/or concealer to your virtual makeover. There are several application techniques to choose from: all-over, t-zone, and spot-apply.

Also, now you can shape unruly brows into submission. Stay tuned for more updates in this category such as filling in sparse areas and popular stencil shapes.

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3. Faster face tracing.
No need to hassle with placing a gazillion dots all over your face to outline your features. Our new technology instantly traces your face, then all you have to do is make adjustments where needed. Presto! Another clever upgrade: the Makeover Studio will optimize your picture to make it as bright, clear, and in-focus as possible. This enhances your makeover results.

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4. You can find what you’re looking for in just a few clicks.
Browsing through makeup, hairstyles, hair colors and accessories is now more intuitive and easier than ever before. Search by brand, style, product attributes or celebrity. Scroll through a speedy carousel of images, click your way through a grid of colored dots, or slide your way along a color spectrum.

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5. We’re here to help you!
We’ll be offering up editor’s picks, beauty tips, product reviews and trend/how-to videos inside the Makeover Studio so you can get advice and insights as you try on looks. Now you can discover the hottest new trends and try them on all in one spot.

The launch of the new Makeover Studio is only a few days away! I’ll let you know when it is live so you can dive into it.

Redken Ultimate Blonde Giveaway Rules & Regulations

Eligibility and Indemnity: Open to U.S. and Canada residents only. All participants in this contest must be 18 years of age or older on the day of submission of the entry and supply a valid email address. Employees of DailyMakeover.com and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate families and persons living in the same household as such are not eligible to participate. THIS CONTEST IS VOID IN ANY LOCATION, STATE OR COUNTRY WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. To be eligible, you must agree to abide by these rules and be bound by all DAILY MAKEOVER decisions relating to this content, which are final and binding in all respects, including, without limitation, determination of the winners.

Calling All Blondes: You’ll Want To Win This!

Blond hair color is one of the trickiest to maintain because it can so easily be damaged by heat styling, chlorine, the elements and everyday wear and tear. If you struggle to maintain a gorgeous blond hair color, then you’ll want to scoop these styling tips and enter yourself to win this TLC package from Redken.

Special Offer for DailyMakeover.com Readers!
You could win all of the Redken products featured in this video! One super-lucky reader will win all of the following, valued at $135!:

Extreme Iron Repair
Spray Starch 15 Versatile Ironing Spray
Outshine 01 Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk
Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray
And the entire Blonde Glam Haircare Line!

Just tell us in the comments below how you keep your blonde looking its best and you’ll be entered to win. Contest ends August 10, 2009 at noon EST. Full rules and regulations here.

Congratulations to winner Emma Conigilaro. Thanks to everyone who entered and shared your beautiful blonde tips!

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5 Beauty Tips for the Workplace

Whether your personal style is city chic, boho eclectic, whimsically romantic or anywhere in between, most women have to tweak or tame their style a bit for work. Here are a few beauty moves that’ll give your look a professional edge without having to sacrifice style.

Rule 1: Go for a swept-back hairstyle. Keeping your hair out of your face looks polished and put-together. If your hair is long, low ponytails or sleek ballerina buns are easy and low-maintenance. Take a cue from Cameron Diaz (below left) and wrap a bit of hair around the base of a ponytail to give the look a chic twist. Short hairstyles are also easy office wear. Our favorite crop: Katie Holmes shiny, swingy bob (below right).

Cameron Diaz February 2008

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Katie Holmes May 23 2009

Photo: © Paul Morigi/WireImage.com

Rule 2: No roots allowed. If you color your hair, keep up the maintenance. Dark roots could imply you’re not on top of your game. Also, stay away from chunky highlights (too obvious!) and chose tones that blend together for a natural look. Elizabeth Bank‘s color is perfect!

Fergie April 22 2009

Photo: © Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.

Rule 3: Neutral makeup is trustworthy. Work is not the place to try out flashy bright colors. These trendy hues could make you come across as a party girl. Instead, use warm, earthy neutral tones. Fergie‘s makeup here is flawless–natural and sophisticated. Definitely office-ready.

Rule 4: Enhance eye contact with eyeliner. Looking co-workers in the eye says you’re decisive and confident, but too much back eyeliner could be detracting. Instead, bring out your eyes with a brown or grey liner and blend it thoroughly to avoid harsh lines.

Rule 5: Keep lips dewy, not glossy. Use a sheer color on your lips that is one to two shades darker than your natural lip color. Leave the heavy gloss in your purse for post-work cocktails. A great new lipstick that has a wide shade range, excellent color payoff, and feels plush on your lips: Maybelline New York Color Sensation Lipstick comes in 48 shades, $7.49 each.

Katherine Heigl Becomes A Blonded Brunette

Have you noticed how many “blonded brunettes” are surfacing this summer? From formerly dark brunettes like Leighton Meester, who are lightening up with streaks of caramel, to buttery blondes like Katherine Heigl, who are going darker with golden browns, the border line between being a brunette or a blonde is getting fuzzier–and more gorgeous–than ever.

Katherine Heigl December 11 2008

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Katherine Heigl July 16, 2009

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Katherine Heigl is the most recent celebrity to jump on the blonded brunette bandwagon. This traditionally blonde bombshell starlet stole the spotlight during The Ugly Truth media blitz to debut her new golden brown hue. Personally, I see her as a true blonde through and through–but because her new brown is borderline blonde, it still works for me. What do yout think?

Going green is good–except when it comes to your hair color!

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I recently scooped this great (and cheap!) hair color-preserving tip from Sharon Doram, celebrity colorist and Color Director for Nexxus Salon Hair Care (her clients include Renee Zellweger, Kate Winslet, Julia Roberts and Uma Thurman). She says:

“Baby oil is great at preventing green hair caused by the green copper sulfate in pool water. Apply a bit of baby oil to dry hair before taking a dip and it’ll prevent any green particles from seeping into your hair.”

She also swears by Nexxus Dualist Color Protection & Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. “Use them right after you get home from the pool and it’ll wash the baby oil out without stripping your color,” says Doram. Find out why else she uses it!

Top Hair Colors & How To Prevent Fading

Thinking of tweaking your hair color? I just met up with Sharon Doram celebrity colorist and Color Director for Nexxus Salon Hair Care (her clients include Renee Zellweger, Kate Winslet, Julia Roberts, Uma Thurman and Marie-Louise Parker). She gave me the scoop on this summer’s top hair colors, plus a surprisingly simple tip on how to prevent haircolor from fading. Here’s what she’s loving this minute:

Gwyneth Paltrow

Pale and solid blondes like Gwyneth Paltrow. Less is more when it comes to blondes right now. A light pale blonde with more solid tones instead of high-contrast highlights looks fresh and modern.

brunettes like Audrina Patridge

Chocolate brunettes like Audrina Patridge. The key here is a natural looking brunette shade laced with subtle highlights. A warm chocolate hue is classic and easy to maintain, yet still has an added layer of dimension with natural looking highlights.

auburns like Amy Adams

Warm auburns like Amy Adams. Warm shades such as copper, strawberry or auburn are the big trend. Steer clear of the blue-based burgundy reds for now.

Nexxus Dualiste Shampoo and Conditioner

Hair Color TLC: The secret to gorgeous hair color is keep it super shiny and maintain the depth of your shade for as long as possible. To prevent haircolor from fading, Doram swears by Nexxus Dualiste Color Protection & Instant Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner. “Water from washing your hair is actually the main culprit of causing your hair color to fade. Water penetrates the hair shaft causing it to expand. As a result, the hair cuticle is lifted slightly, making it easier for dye molecules to escape,” says Doram. The Nexxus Dualist Color Protection & Instant Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner are formulated prevent water damage and these dye molecules from escaping.

I’ve been trying this duo out for two weeks now, just after recently getting my own hair color done, and love them. They smell great, keep my hair shiny, and my hair color hasn’t faded a bit.

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Beauty News Junkie? Feed Your Habit on Alltop

Alltop is our new favorite website from internet superstar Guy Kawasaki. It’s designed to be a “one stop shop” for any topic you’re interested in, from fashion to celebrities to the environment.

In the short time since it began, beauty.alltop.com has become an irreplaceable part of our beauty news diet. Many of the Beauty Bloggerati were already there, so imagine how excited we were to find ourselves on the Alltop Beauty homepage! Not only that, but we have our own page devoted exclusively to our writers, daily-makeover.alltop.com. This is one of the easiest way to see all our expert content in one place, so be sure to bookmark it!

The Body Shop Hot Brights Lip Shine & Cheek Stain Giveaway Rules and Regulations

Eligibility and Indemnity: All participants in this contest must be 18 years of age or older on the day of submission of the entry and supply a valid email address. Employees of DailyMakeover.com and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate families and persons living in the same household as such are not eligible to participate. THIS CONTEST IS VOID IN ANY LOCATION, STATE OR COUNTRY WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. To be eligible, you must agree to abide by these rules and be bound by all DAILY MAKEOVER decisions relating to this content, which are final and binding in all respects, including, without limitation, determination of the winners.

Which celebrity look should Kamila get? Vote now!

Kamila before

Kamila before
Photo: Nathan Bush

Kamila is sick and tired of long, lank locks and is ready to take the plunge for a new ‘do.! We’re helping her out by hooking her up with Danilo, celebrity hairstylist and spokesperson for Pantene, who works with stars such as Heidi Klum and Gwen Stefani.

We uploaded Kamila’s photo into the Makeover Studio to try on a few celebrity looks. Tell us which one you think is best. We’ll let you know which look Danilo will create for this lucky reader!

Look A: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Inverted Long Bob

Gwyneth Paltrow hair makeover look

Look B: Heidi Klum’s Piece-y Shoulder-Length Hairstyle

Heidi Klum hair makeover look

Look C: Paris Hilton’s Ooomphy Short Bob

Paris Hilton hair makeover look

Tell us in the comments section which look you prefer!

Lancôme’s Tropiques Minerale Bronzer Giveaway Rules and Regulations

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Win Lancôme’s Tropiques Minerale Bronzer!

Lancome Tropiques Mineral bronzer

We’re giving away a compact of Lancôme’s new Mineral Bronzer, Tropiques Minerale ($38)! Are you interested in winning? If so, all you have to do it “ReTweet” this message via Twitter. (Are you on Twitter? If not, why not – we are, check us out!) If you’re already on Twitter, simply retweet (RT) the following message and you will automatically be entered to win!

The Message to ReTweet: RT @dailymakeover We’re giving away Lancôme’s new Mineral Bronzer, Tropiques Minerale! RT to enter http://bit.ly/caAFb

The contest ends Friday, 6/19/09 at noon. See the complete rules and regulations, here.

Update: @spacegrace19 won!

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Father’s Day Favorites

Still not sure what to get Dad this year? Forget the boring tie and give him one of these great Father’s Day grooming finds.

The Art Of Shaving Sandalwood Travel Set

The Art Of Shaving Sandalwood Travel Set
Does your Dad suffer from stubble trouble? This luxurious shaving starter kit has everything he needs for the perfect, classic barbershop shave: pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm, a badger-hair shaving brush, razor and four extra blades, all housed in a water-resistant black leather case. Bye-bye sandpaper face!
$200
Amazon

Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Traditions

Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Traditions

If he thinks the only hair product worth using is his generic shampoo, show him what a good hair care routine can do with this strand-saving set. It features a scalp-balancing shampoo to moisturize and add shine, a micro-fiber texturizing clay to provide flexible hold and a wooden styling brush to detangle and lift roots for natural volume.
$42
Amazon

Zwilling Pour-Homme Three-Piece Kit

Zwilling Pour-Homme Three-Piece Kit
This three-piece precision tool set is a great way to introduce Dad to the joys of good grooming. It features nose/ear hair scissors, a folding nail clipper and a nail cleaner, all made of corrosion- and wear-resistant stainless steel.
$100
Amazon

Kapsule Woody

Kapsule Woody
For Dad’s with serious style, this musky unisex fragrance is the perfect pick. Part of fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld’s fragrance collection, this wood-based scent features notes of cedar, moss and plum that create a luxe, outdoorsy fragrance. The forest green square bottle is a miniature work of art, so it will be right at home on the bureau of your fashion-forward father.
$110
Neiman Marcus

Jack Black Core Collection

Jack Black Core Collection
If your Dad’s usual morning routine consists of a grubby bar of soap, open his eyes to this essential collection. It features a 2-in-1 facial cleanser and toner to remove dirt and oil, conditioning shave cream that also acts as a soothing after-shave oil and a lightweight SPF moisturizer to protect and hydrate dry skin. After just one use, you can bet he won’t ever go back to that gross old bar soap!
$52
Jack Black

Noah's Naturals Organics Rosemary Mint Travel Kit

Noah’s Naturals Organics Rosemary Mint Travel Kit
For the eco-conscious father, this inexpensive organic travel kit is not to be missed. It contains a body wash, shampoo and conditioner enriched with organic extracts of rosemary and mint to awaken the senses and soften skin and hair, all for under $10! That’s a deal that will really make Dad proud.
$9.99
Noah’s Naturals

Ren Perfect Shaving Kit

Ren Perfect Shaving Kit
This six-piece kit features everything he needs to keep his face looking fab. It contains travel sizes of all the essentials: decongesting cleansing gel, exfoliating scrub, conditioning shave oil, cooling shave cream, soothing after shave balm and an anti-puffiness eye cream. He’ll be the best-looking Dad on the block!
$40
Barney’s

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