How to Create A Dutch Headband Braid

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In honor of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, we must discuss braids.  Obvi.  I’m loving headband braids as they’re “as practical as they are chic.”  I turned to Jackson Simmonds, the Lead Stylist at the Julien Farel Salon at the Langham Place on Fifth Avenue, to get the step-by-step on how to create the look.  Turns out, it’s easier than you think and makes for a great holiday hairstyle.

Behind the Look: Joanna Vargas

Joanna-Vargas Welcome to “Behind the Look” – a new feature that showcases the talent behind the looks we love – the real celebrities in my eyes.  

First up, Celebrity Facialist and Founder of the Joanna Vargas Salon in NYC, Joanna Vargas!  Known for perfecting the skin of A-listers like Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts and Julianne Moore to name a few, she has more than a few tricks up her sleeve, especially when it comes to getting celebs red carpet ready.  Ready to meet Joanna?  Read on!

Get Inspired: Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s New Cut

Jenna Dewan-Tatum Looks like Khloe Kardashian gave her favorite hairstylist, Jen Atkin, a break this week. Jen instagramed a pic of Jenna Dewan-Tatum debuting a shorter style (pic above) with the caption, a “blunt ends long layered-straight out the salon” cut earlier this week.  Have a similar length?  Here’s a step-by-step on how to style it from stylist, Derek-Peter Williams, who experimented with the fresh cut this weekend at the Hollywood Film Awards.  It may even inspire you to make the chop.

5 Lip Plumping Tricks

kylie-jenner-lips Who doesn’t want full, plump lips?  Since Kylie Jenner may have a perfect pout, rumors sparked about lip injections, however the truth lies in makeup tricks. It’s all about creating the illusion of bigger lips. With just a little makeup and use of lines and textures, you can make your lips look as full and voluptuous as the starlette.  Here are five tips: