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14 Jul

15 Dark Blonde Hair Ideas To Try

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Are you in need of a summery hair hue that isn't bright platinum? The solution is dark blonde. The easy color has a wide spectrum of shades, so it works for all complexions. Here, 15 celebs who rep dark blonde at its finest.

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Gigi Hadid
Gigi gives dimension to her naturally dark blonde color by adding sun-kissed highlights.

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Jourdan Dunn
Give a pixie cut depth with dark blonde contrasted against dark roots.

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Phoebe Collings-James
American artist Phoebe lets her curls hang down with a flattering dark blonde ombré.

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Ciara Since announcing her pregnancy, Ciara has eased up on her usually bright blonde in favor of this subdued...
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13 Jul

The Coolest Summer Haircuts For Curly Hair

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For the naturally curly set, summer is the time to shine. We get a break from damaging hot tools, warm weather makes wash-and-go styles so easy to air-dry, and our mascot product, coconut oil, doesn't take, like, a year to liquify! Score. We're not totally in the clear, however. The shrinkage struggle is still very real (is it just me or is it actually worse in the summer?) and humidity brings more frizz, which we know not everyone loves. Nevertheless, if there's any season to try out the bouncy, wavy, or coily styles you've been eyeing, now's the chance. Especially when it comes to new, on-trend haircuts. You already know that short crops are having a major moment, from buzzcuts and pixies all the way to long bobs, so we've rounded up a ton of on-trend...
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7 Jul

12 Seasonal Nail Designs That Don’t Take Fall Literally

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When you're swapping summer brights for cozy, fall neutrals, you need a nail to match. We're always down for nail art, but we're practicing the art of subtly this season. Here, the new French tip, autumnal color palettes, a look direct from the FW17 runways, and more from Instagram's best nail artists.

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Fall Waves

Dying to stick to a fall color palette? Try it in an unexpected vertical wave design (minimalist turkey feather?) in warm maroon, orange and tan.

Design by @cassmariebeauty

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Turquoise Stone

Turquoise jewelry pairs well with autumnal fabrics like suede and knits, so why not apply the print to your nails? Start with a blue-green color as...
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30 Jun

Their Favorite Lip Balms

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As the mercury rises, so does our lip balm addiction. Beat the heat and habitually chapped lips with SPF-packed formulas, a product that "smells like marshmallows," and a balm recommendation from VS Angel Sara Sampaio for "perfectly plump lips." Here, nine lip balms that ELLE editors depend on all summer long.

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Ilia Lip Conditioner in Bang Bang
It's the HOLY GRAIL: a tinted lip conditioner that actually works and gives great color. This shade is the perfect ever-so-slightly pink red; I keep it at my desk for a daytime pick-me-up. Plus, with natural dyes and organic ingredients, I don't feel bad about reapplying all day, every day.— Estelle Tang, ELLE.com Culture Editor

Ilia Lip Conditioner in Bang Bang, $26; sephora.com

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26 Jun

Rainbow Strobing Is The New Upside Down Liner

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June is Pride Month, which means beauty so colorful and psychedelic you'll probably need to step your game up to match the intense looks taking over the streets. Whether you're heading to a parade this weekend or just looking to show your pride at the office, it's time to incorporate some color into your everyday look. But not everyone is willing — or comfortable — with rocking a full color wheel on their cheekbones via some rainbow highlighter or My Little Pony extensions on their head. So we found one trend that's wearable everywhere, incorporates plenty of color that's Pride-worthy, and still manages to fall under the minimal makeup umbrella. Enter: the rainbow strobe.

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7 Jun

Pastel Horizons

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Blue is the hue of the season. Take inspiration from Mary Katrantzou and Oscar de la Renta and paint your eyes the colour of the sky.
Choose your hue with NARS Velvet Shadow stick in Grande-Large, BY TERRY Ombre Blackstar Cream eyeshadow in Blue Obsession and ELLIS FAAS Creamy eyes in Light Blue.

MARY KATRANTZOU AW 17.   From left: MARY KATRANTZOU AW 17; OSCAR DE LA RENTA AW 17. PRABAL GURUNG AW 17.  MARCO DE VINCENZO AW 17.   CHANEL AW 17.   ANTONIO MARRAS AW 17.

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1 Jun

The Next Major Brow Trend Proves *Pearls* Are a Girl’s Best Friend

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Leave it to Italian fashion house Gucci to take an everyday feature like our brows and make ’em extra luxe. The fashion house’s Cruise 2018 runway show from last weekend showed us how to take our arches to the next level with body baubles. Meet pearl brows, the new fad that will have you forgetting all about those barbed wire and feathered looks.

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Models walked the runway with pearl accents fastened over their eyes. And Gucci didn’t stop at pearl brows — as the show progressed, the brand got more playful with the accessory.

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They added in some face-framing jawline pearls and a full-on headpiece. While we’re not sure the world is ready for all that, the...
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15 May

Pigtails Are The Hairstyle Of Summer 2017

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While you might know that the unofficial hairstyle of the festival season is two small buns in devil's horns formation, this particular sub-sub-set of the population that also invented glitter boobs might not be the best predictor of trends you would like to follow. Instead, consider the humble pigtail—Miuccia Prada and Mary-Kate Olsen heartily support this message. Earlier this week at the Italian house's first-ever cruise (or resort or what-have-you) show, models wore tight, center-parted plaits either slung over the shoulders or behind them. This is not exactly a revelation, but with Pat McGrath's pressed-on pinky lip and those Art Deco slips and anachronistic bro socks, it kind of was in the quiet way things you haven't seen in a long...
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12 May

Brow Carving Is The Newest Form Of Arch Art Taking Over Instagram

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Over the past few weeks, our newsfeeds have been dominated by arch art, from barbed wire brows to dragon brows. The latest trend? That would be brow "carving," which is less about the styling of the brow hairs and more about creating intricate designs around the edges of the arches. Texas-based makeup artist Alexa Link, the originator of the carved brow, has been posting different variations of the look on her Instagram since April. Now, other MUAs are trying their hand at it too. After studying Link's designs closely, we believe she first traces eyeliner along the brow bone (and beyond), then uses a shadow to blend it out for a gradient effect. In each instance, color on the lid is minimal...
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