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Look gorgeous at any age with beauty tips for makeup, hair, skincare and more from our expert contributors.

  • My classic color nail polish for a pedicure

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    A friend of mine was asking about finding a classic color nail polish for a pedicure. She just decided to try a vibrant orange and although the color rocked, it just didn’t work for her. I totally get it. As much as I like to experiment,  and get excited about nail trends, personally, every time I change my polish color, I end up wishing for my next pedicure to go back to my tried and true OPI Classics Collection Kennebunk…

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  • For a romantic summer night or bridal hair inspiration, here’s a flowery updo to try

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    If you’re craving young & fresh romantic hair for a special event or even your wedding day, get some flowery hair inspiration from the Dolce & Gabbana runway. Redken Creative Consultant Guido delivered, as one might expect from Dolce & Gabbana, classically beautiful hair. The style was ultra-feminine, with a soft braided updo pinned with gold coins, flowers and other equally ornate hair accessories, specially selected by the designers. While the hair was not adorned uniformly, the overall Romanesque look…

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  • Who says there aren’t different ways to style short hair?

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    Short hair is certainly becoming a “thing” lately with so many actresses deciding to make the crop from pixi cut to longer in the front. I know there are a jillion different ways to style short hair, because once upon a time, Gad Cohen cut my hair to the shortest its every been. And blonde too!   Here’s Gad’s expert hair advice in case you’re considering a short cut this summer.– S.H. THE SHAPE SHIFTERS… No, I’m not talking about…

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  • BIG beauty round up: What makeup do professional makeup artists really use?

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    Kid in a candy story time! And a dirty little beauty fake it secret… If you love makeup and how it can change your looks from glum to glam, you’re gonna like this one. Especially, some of the tricks of the beauty trade. First thing to consider is that all makeup is not created equal. There’s consumer cosmetics that many times have more advertising puff than powder puff. And then there’s the pro brands that must stand up to the…

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  • So pretty on the red carpet or off

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    Red Carpet Beauty: Gugu Mbatha-Raw is definitely a name to watch. For the premiere of  ‘Belle’ in New York the other night, Gugu’s natural hair and makeup stunned on the red carpet and off. It’s not the fussiness and doneness that we often associate with red carpet beauty, it’s that grace and prettiness which can be worn any time of the day. Thrilled to have celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose who used Juara skincare products share his makeup tips with you. Nick created…

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  • Red Carpet Beauty: Lupita Nyong’o channels Audrey Hepburn elegance, get her hair now!

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    Red Carpet Beauty at the 2014 Oscars had us clamoring to cop the chic and simple hairstyle of it-girl of the moment Lupita Nyong’o… Beaming in a gorgeous shade of icey blue in a Grecian inspired pleated Prada number, Lupita Nyong’o served Oscar viewers a throwback to the carefree elegance of the inimitable Audrey Hepburn. >>CHECK OUT: Oscars 2014 Red Carpet Arrivals… as it happens By keeping it timeless, Nyong’o reminded us of the beauty of pure simplicity and the fact…

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  • Steal some Bombshell Sexy hair tonight from Versace Fall 2014

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    Don’t you love some bombshell sexy hair as a little bit of teased height is looking so right again. Let the recent Versace Fall 2014 runway lead you on the way to easy, super-glam sexy bombshell hair with professional style tips from the man who created the look himself… Sure the clothes won’t hit stores until next August, but who’s to say you can’t rock Donatella’s infamous 60’s inspired Bond-Girl ‘do today? And with super stylist Guido’s styling tips straight…

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  • Milan Fashion Week Beauty Trend Spotlight: It’s the easy hair from Prada Fall 2014 you can get tonight

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      The first thing that you can steal from the Prada fall 14 runway is the severely tight hair, think of it as the best reason not to wash your hair today. Miuccia Prada’s “Act 2” collect referenced German avant-garde culture with austere simplicity that gave way vivid and bold outerwear, some the most flamboyantly fabulous jackets, that I may just want to add to my wish list. Along with THOSE red boots. Gosh, I don’t know about you, but I…

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  • Runway Beauty: The messy hair knot at Jenny Packham + How to get the look

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     It’s no surprise since we loved the easy glamour at Jenny Packham fall 2014, that we’d be equally as excited to bring you the hairstyle how to’s for the messy hair knot as seen on the runway.  Thanks to the folks at TRESemmé for helping out with the hairstyle how-to’s, using all drugstore products, save for the brush… Apply TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse to hair and blow dry with a round brush Once hair is completely dry, back-brush hair…

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  • Backstage Beauty: Westminster Dog Show Behind the Scenes

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     Gettting their gorgeous behind the scenes at the Westminster Dog Show. You know how much I love poodles and dogs in general. It is New York Fashion Week (have you been following my trend spotlights?) and you would expect backstage beauty to involve models with hair and back-up how to’s, right? Well, it will. But I want to take a break from clothes and show you some of the best coiffed at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Afterall, these fur babies spend…

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  • DRESS TIPS FOR WOMEN OVER 50- HOW TO LOOK RED HOT

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    15 years for FocusOnStyle online… oh, my! For our ongoing anniversary celebration, let’s revisit this 1999 feature covering Dress Tips for Women Over 50. What are some of your own go-to tips? – S.H. A Modern Take On Sex Appeal for Women Over Fifty Dear Sharon: Mid-life teenager, that’s me! I’m almost 50 years old and just started dating a wonderful, charming, and absolutely sexy man who is not chronologically challenged. At my age, most of the men I was able…

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