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About kristenoldhamgiordani

Kristen Oldham Giordani is the former executive editor of TotalBeauty and former beauty director of Seventeen magazine and current west coast editor and founder of Beauty Editor On Call. Carrie Stern Kleiner is the former beauty editor of Quick & Simple magazine and YM magazine. She's the current east coast editor of BEOC.

Twisted Tuesday: The Emmys Edition

Much to my delight, the most stunning hairstyles on last night’s 66th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards red carpet were of the twisted and braided variety. Claire Danes — my pick for best everything of the evening — put an elegant spin on a fishtail braid with a pinned-up chignon version, and January Jones sported a modern and edgy take on a tightly twisted updo. While some haters dissed Jones’ textured bangs — claiming they looked a mess — I think they added a youthful-looking finish that most award show updos lack. Here’s how I’d recreate these looks without a pro stylist or hours spent doing them: Continue reading

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Orange is the New … Orange.

Taylor Schilling Variety Women in Film Pre-Emmy PartyWhile I should be posting about last night’s VMA awards, my friend and insanely talented makeup artist Tina Turnbow used a lip color on Saturday that I couldn’t not talk about. Actress Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) attended the Variety, Women in Film Pre-Emmy Party and Turnbow helped her pair her all black shorts tuxedo ensemble and super casual hair with a pop of orange lip color — it was Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Heftiest Hibiscus, $17. Love. Can’t wait to see what she does for Emmys night. 

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That’s a Wrap: 3 Braided Hairstyles I’m Adding to My Must-Try List

You all know how much I love my braided hairstyles, and this week I’m specifically digging wrapped braids. Here are the three I’ve been Pinspired by and will definitely try very soon.

Half-Up Braid With a Bun

This is a perfect five-minute hairstyle. Part hair where you like it, braid the front two inches of your hair (bang area) on each side and secure with tiny clear elastics. Bobby Pin the braids together at the back of your head. Quickly wrap the rest of your hair into a messy bun just below the braids. Secure with bobby pins.

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(Soft) Helping Hands

Kiehl's Limited Edition Ultimate Strength Hand Salve If you’re looking for a way to end your work week on a positive note, treat yourself to the Kiehl’s Limited Edition Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, $28.50. Not only is it a rich, hard-working hand cream, but one hundred percent of the net profits benefit amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. Kiehl’s just wrapped up their fifth annual LifeRide campaign, which aims to bring awareness and raise cash for amfAR and involves some kick ass motorcycles. Gotta love it when the brands you covet are passionate about giving back.

Check out this video if want to get scoop on what LifeRide is all about — you’ll see some familiar faces in the mix, too. Happy weekend, all!

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