Stories by Kristen Oldham Giordani

12 Beauty Breakthroughs You Must Try in 2012

It seems like every day a new beauty product comes out and with each one comes the same thing: Hope. Hope that this anti-aging serum will erase those brown spots. Hope that this smoothing cream will banish frizz for good. Hope that this spot treatment will make acne a distant memory.   see beauty products

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Master At-Home Highlights with These Tricks

Highlights can add dimension to hair and give it a gorgeous sun-kissed effect when done correctly, but a few missteps can make you look skunk-like or worse. Thanks to experts Rona O'Conner, celebrity colorist and co-owner of the Lukaro salon in Beverly Hills, Calif. and Marcy Cona, Clairol Global Creative Director of Color and Style we got the scoop on how to successfully highlight hair at home -- read on to see their tips.   See tips

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Stress Reducing Exercise Moves You Can Do in Minutes

Picture this: You're sitting at your desk watching the to-dos pile up when you get an IM from your boss saying "can you come into my office -- now" and before you take a second breath your phone rings -- it's your son's school. Your blood is boiling, your heart is pounding and you just want to SCREAM. Welcome to the wonderful world of stressed out women   See moves

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11 Easy Ways to Lose Those Last 10 Pounds

Wouldn't life be easier if a magic calorie-burning pill did exist? One that has zero side effects and is actually good for you?   See tips

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Backstage Beauty Tips That Work in Real Life

You might think that because models are so stunning, exotic, sexy, what have you, that they don't need much in the way of hair and makeup to look fabulous. Think again.   See tips

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High Fashion Hair and Makeup Looks You Can Actually Wear

When you think about runway hair and makeup looks, what words come to mind?
Over-the-top? Avant guard? Wacky? Inspirational? Impossible-to-pull-off? Scary?   See looks

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The Low-Maintenance Hair Color Makeover

We all make sacrifices for various reasons, but the biggest one (as most moms will attest to) is the sacrifice made when you decide to bring a new life into the world. With that responsibility comes the giving up of time. Time to go to the gym, time to shower, time to apply lip gloss, time to eat dinner and, of course, time to have your hair color done and hair cut (among many other things). Because of this fact, many new moms end up with inches of obvious roots and so many split ends that cutting off the non-split strands would take less time.   See makeover

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Best Hair and Makeup Looks Seen on Real Women at New York Fashion Week

With the explosion of reality TV and the popularity of gossip sites and magazines exploiting "stars" like Kate Gosselin or Kim Kardashian, we all have an undeniable fascination with real people. So this year at New York Fashion Week, we thought that instead of showing off beauty trends seen on models, we'd share our favorite hair and makeup looks seen on real women.   See looks

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16 Hair and Makeup Shortcuts

Top hair and makeup pros backstage at New York Fashion Week spill their timesaving tricks -- steal them and you might actually make it to work on time   See shortcuts

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Makeup Looks That Take Less Than 4 Minutes

Our editors smudged, lined, swiped and smiled to prove these six makeup looks and tips will make you look gorgeous -- in a flash   See looks

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