Stories by Marissa DeSantis

The Cutest Way to Keep Warm This Winter

We try to steer clear of anything that can ruin a good hair day, but when temperatures drops to single digits with winds that stop you in your tracks, a little hat hair is a small price to pay in exchange for keeping your ears from falling off. (Plus, you can read these stories and learn some preventative steps to ward off creases and static.)   read more

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5 Tricks to Keep You Looking Pretty While You Work Out

Any beauty girl can relate to the struggle of "Should I go to the gym, or should I keep my bouncy, smooth -- and pricey -- blowout intact?" In fact, we've used the excuse, "Sorry, I just had my hair done," on more than one occasion to avoid a killer cardio workout.   read more

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14 Looks That Prove Turtlenecks Are Back

For years, we've kept our turtlenecks tucked away at the bottom of the sweater pile, waiting for the world to fully appreciate their greatness once again. Admittedly, they don't exactly have a name that exudes cool and trendy (even if they were favored by style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy). Yet these runway and celebrity finds prove the turtleneck sweater can be just that.   read more

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The Best Frizz-Fighters for Every Hair Texture

Everyone deals with frizz on some level, but not all frizz is created equal -- and neither are the products used to treat it. For instance, serums that keep coarse curls defined and smooth all day weigh down fine hair and make it look greasy in a matter of minutes.   read more

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A London Style Blogger's Guide to Fashion Week

1. Caudalie Beauty Elixir, $18
I always keep this in my bag, just in case. It can be sprayed over makeup for a little pick-me-up during the day if I feel my skin is starting to look a bit dull.   read more

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16 Best Hair Care Products for Split Ends

In the beauty world, "split end" is a four-letter word (even though it's obviously not). And like a hangnail or a zit, it's kinda hard to resist examining and picking at those split cuticles, no?   Get tips

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8 Looks That Prove You Can Wear a Maxi Skirt This Winter

We may have found a foolproof solution for cold weather dressing: maxi skirts. Yes, they are popular for al fresco dining and beach getaways, but our favorite style stars have made them winter ready by pairing them with knit sweaters and over-the-knee boots.   read more

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A Newbie's Guide to Meditation

The Beatles made it popular in the '60s and celebs like Oprah and Gwyneth Paltrow do it on the regular, but practicing meditation has some serious physical, emotional and spiritual benefits in addition to upping your hipster cred. Luckily, you don't have to travel to India or have your own television network to practice meditation.   read more

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How to Get Rid of Standing-Straight-Up, Static-y Hair

Anyone who's ever worn a hat in wintertime is all too familiar with static-y, "I look like I stuck my finger in a socket" hair. Though the problem is magnified for ladies with fine hair, just about every hair type has to deal with mind-of-its-own, electrically charged hair at some point. And just because we all suffer from a bit of static-y hair in the winter doesn't make it any less annoying.   read more

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10 Hairstyles That Can Stand Up to the Windiest Weather

Ever notice how, on a blustery, nasty-weather day, some girls' hair looks even better than usual? It's perfectly mussed up like it was styled to have that undone, windblown look. Then, there are the girls (myself included) who pop across the street to grab a coffee and come back with hair that's so tangled it looks like we've just run a marathon in a Nor'easter.   read more

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