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

    TRESemme at Jenny Packham - Front Row - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

     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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    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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  • Golden Globes Beauty- How to get Lupita Nyong’o’s hair


    For our money  Lupita Nyong’o is one, if not THE best dressed at the Golden Globes. Ok, so her red Ralph Lauren cape gown reminds some of the Tom Ford cape dress that Gwyneth wore to the 2012 Oscars but we love it just the same, no more! Lupita Nyong’o is a consistent stunner and we are delighted to have her Golden Globes natural hairstyle tips that you can try at home. Oh, yes, we’ve got them for you before the…

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  • Golden Globes Beauty- How to get Kate Blanchett’s makeup

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     For all of us at FocusOnStyle, Kate Blanchett is the epitome of modern elegance. We’re thrilled to have her makeup tips via her makeup artist Jeanine Lobell for tonight’s Golden Globes so you can adapt Kate’s “modern romance” look at her home THE LOOK: Soft and Romantic THE INSPIRATION: “We didn’t want to do the expected red lip to go with her gorgeous Armani black gown,” Said Lobell. “So we went the softer route. No harsh lines. Instead, I blended colors…

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  • Golden Globes Beauty- How to get Sofia Vergara’s soft wavy hairstyle

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     HINT: It’s super easy! We are loving the big romantic wavy hairstyle that Sophia Vergara is wearing to compliment her Zac Posen gown at tonight’s Golden Globes. Before the show is even over, we have the hairstyle how-to-s so you can replicate Sophia’s style at home. According to Celebrity Hairstylist Harry Josh, Sophia’s look was all about the return of classically simple yet chic hair. “Waves have ruled the red carpet for so long. We wanted to keep Sofia looking modern…

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  • Golden Globes Beauty- How to get Julia Roberts’ updo hairstyle

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    We’re loving the elegant updo that Julia Roberts is wearing at tonight’s Golden Globes And guess what? We’ve got the step by step on how to het her hairstyle before the show is even over. Before we get to the hair tips, Julia’s Dolce & Gabbana look of a white shirt under a strapless top is something you might want to consider adding to your personal styling repertoire.   HOW TO CREATE JULIA’S GOLDEN GLOBE GLAMOUR by SERGE NORMANT: Step 1:…

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  • Get Some Drama: Dark smokey eyes are perfect for New Year’s Eve


    For me, the easiest way to glam up any look is by way of a black rimmed smokey eye. My preferences change from time to time, currently I’m loving a smudge of Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour and then using an angled brush with a light dusting of black shadow to blend and define. At the moment, I’m drawn to this method over my usual black pencil, powder, and maybe even liner.  That’s how I do it. Last month Jaimie Alexander took…

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  • Holiday Makeup goes for gold as seen at Christian Dior Spring 2014

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    Holiday Makeup goes for gold to help you radiate holiday cheer Besides the thoughtfully precise and utterly modern creations making their way down the Spring 2014 Christian Dior runway, the collections beauty routine most certainly caught our eye for party makeup ready for holiday fetes. >>MORE: Expert beauty tips for everyday life By covering both the lid and entire eye area with solid gold, and then contrasting it with a swipe of liquid liner in an unexpected and offset hue,…

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  • Master a Better Braid with How-To’s from New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

    Diesel Black Gold Spring 2014

    You Too Can Master a Better Braid in Minutes with How-To’s From New York Fashion Week’s Expert Hair Stylists Whether to off-set a completely urbane collection or to punctuate a remarkably romantic one, Spring 2014 saw brilliant braids on the runways you can try now from the comfort of your own home, with little more than a visit to your local drugstore. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Find inspiration from the Spring Runways and their stylists to Master a Better Braid…

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  • DIY Perfect Ponytail How-To’s from New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

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    DIY Perfect Ponytail How-To’s with Expert Tips to Try Now There’s more than new fashion trends to pay attention to on the runways as a slew of DIY hairstyles with tips from the experts who created them come your way. And as we all know, DIY How-To’s when it comes to hair and beauty are often the most accessible as many of the products used to create new looks can most likely be found in your own bathroom, or at…

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  • Runway Nail Trends- What’s new in nail polish from New York Fashion Week

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    Get IT Now: Runway nail trends from New York Fashion Week Spring 2014.  The latest nail polish colors +  how to get the look with expert application tips from nail gurus. Truth be told, I’m classic when it comes to nail color (nude or red). BUT, I’m a minority when it comes to runway nail trends. Maybe, it’s just my cruddy nails. >>Go Classic: Expert Manicure Tips on Going Nude However,  wherever I look, there’s someone sporting a unique, luxe &…

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  • Looking for salon quality hair color at home? I found it with eSalon

    Me, with the start of some e-Salon color correction

    Taking it into my own hands: My search for salon quality hair color to use at home. I don’t know if this ever happens to you but every so often my colorist decides that I’m his personal Tressy doll and gets all experimental with my hair color.  Remember last year’s mess where Gad taught us the 3C’s of corrective color? He saved me too from the chopping block and shared tips on how to prevent a bad haircut. You may have…

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