Stories by Marissa DeSantis

11 Updos for Girls With Short Hair

If you have short hair, you probably doubt you can pull off a cute updo. And while you may not be able to rock an impossibly long side braid or voluminous ponytail, you do have updo options. (Yes, even if you have a pixie -- we found styles for you to try, too.)   read more

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11 Ways to Wear Fall's Red Hot Hue

Unless you happen to be a supermodel (or, like Kanye West, you don't mind looking cuckoo bananas), there are certain fashion trends that are practically impossible to wear. So when a wearable trend -- like the burgundy shade we saw all over the fall collections -- comes along, we're all over it. The fact that the rich bordeaux color is wardrobe- and makeup-friendly makes it even better. All of a sudden, the cold months ahead seem much more bearable.   read more

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Fall's Hottest Hair Colors for Every Ethnicity

We are more excited about the hair color ideas our favorite beauty icons of color have been debuting for fall 2014 than we are about Pumpkin Spice Lattes -- they're that good.   read more

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Hard Candy Founder Launches New Line of Nail Lacquers

Smith & Cult is the latest creation from Dineh Mohajer -- the founder of Hard Candy, one of the most beloved beauty brands of the '90s. The new 30-shade collection, cheekily called Nailed Lacquers, is inspired by Mohajer's "Diary of a Beauty Junkie," the fictional journal of what we imagine to be a grown-up Cher Horowitz.   read more

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22 Fall-Weather Sweaters You'll Want Right Now

All summer long, we look forward to fall sweater weather, when we can finally put away the self-tanner, walk to work without sweating and drink pumpkin spice lattes. Whether you've been anxiously awaiting fall's arrival or are still clinging to summer's last remnants, these cozy fall knits will make the cool-weather transition easier to bear. From cashmere to turtleneck and fitted to oversized, we've rounded up the comfiest fall sweaters for all of your favorite autumn activities.   read more

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15 Breast Cancer Awareness Beauty Buys You'll Actually Love

Every October, some of the biggest names in beauty release special-edition products in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And really, what's not to love about pretty, pink-packaged beauty goodies that benefit one of the most important causes for women today.   read more

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The Style Stars Gabrielle Union Stalks on Instagram

Gabrielle Union is a busy lady. She starred in two movies and the BET drama "Being Mary Jane" this year, and continued her work as a Neutrogena spokesperson -- all while prepping for her wedding day with NBA basketball player Dwyane Wade this past August.   read more

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Stunning Beauty Looks From Around the World

Hairstylists, makeup artists and manicurists get their inspiration everywhere -- from the local farmers market to the gardens of Tokyo. Lately, it seems like the trend is leaning towards the latter -- the more exotic and far-flung, the better.   read more

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Essie's Fall Nail Polish Collection Has Just Arrived

Essie's new nail polish collection just gave us the most exciting accessory for fall since the pumpkin spice latte. The fall 2014 collection, Dress to Kilt, encompasses all of the trends we saw walk down the runway, bringing them quite literally right to your fingertips.   read more

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Make Your Hair Color Last Twice As Long

There's nothing better than just-home-from-the-salon new-color euphoria. But unless you're the Martha Stewart of color care, three weeks later, blonde highlights are brassy, rich chocolate browns become muddy, and that sassy, vibrant red is practically nonexistent. (If you've ever gone red, you know what I mean.)   read more

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