Stories by Tiffanie Petett

24 Fitness Mantras More Motivating Than Tony Horton on Crack

You've kicked off your shoes, slumped onto the couch and turned on "Real Housewives" -- again. This, after you promised yourself you'd hit the gym after work. But when trash TV, leftover pad thai and a glass of pinot beckons, there's no way you're trading all that for a sports bra and treadmill. Hey, who are we to judge? We've all been there.   read more

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9 Best Hair Brushes

When it comes to styling your hair, it can take years of practice to find out what really works for you. And one thing is for certain; getting the hairstyle you want starts with choosing the right brush.   read more

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Doobies, Pineappling and Sisterlocks: What Natural Hair Care Really Means

"It's been two years since my first BC, and although my TWA is packed with gorgeous 3AB curls, I can't help but think my transition to long hair will take little more than a protective hairstyle and pineappling."   read more

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You'll Never Guess Christian Siriano's Hidden Talent

What's Christian Siriano's claim to fame? Besides winning season four of "Project Runway" and becoming the series' youngest champ, Siriano has launched his own line (that is sold at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, no less), created an affordable line of shoes and handbags for Payless and hooked us with news that he's launching a fragrance later this year. Then there's his impressive list of celebrity clientele. Siriano regularly dresses A-listers like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Heidi Klum, Nicki Minaj and Victoria Beckham, who gladly don his playfully ornate gowns and always-interesting red-carpet looks. We sat down with Siriano to talk about what makes him tick and exactly how long it takes him to style his incredible hair.   read more

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FYI: You're Brushing Your Hair All Wrong

Unless you have an army of stylists like Kate Middleton or Beyoncé, chances are you use the same hairbrush for all of your styling needs. Maybe you have the travel-sized version of your paddle brush or a round brush buried in your bathroom drawer. But do you really consider buying different brushes for styling your hair? No? Well, you should.   read more

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The Only 5 Makeup Items You Should Have in Your Purse -- Ever

Whether it's an overnight bag or the moving box marked "kitchen utensils," my over-packing problem is one that no amount of duct tape (or therapy) can fix. This everything-but-the-kitchen-sink mentality overflows into my beauty habits as well. It doesn't matter if I'm going for a natural, no-makeup, makeup look or full glam; my handbag still ends up crammed full of just about every product I own. To ward off the early stages of Poshitis (also known as heavy handbag syndrome), I took my problem to the experts to find out how to touch up my look on the go without getting weighed down.   read more

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11 Fuss-Free Hairstyles for Every Workout

They say wearing workout clothes makes you more than twice as likely to actually work out. We say throw a neat hairstyle on top, and you've got a girl ready to sweat up a storm.   read more

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Chain Gang: The Haute Hardware You Need Now

While the rest of us were shivering our way into the warm weather months earlier this year, runway models and A-list celebrities were enjoying exotic, beachside vacations flaunting the season's latest covet-worthy accessory: body chains. A replacement for chunky statement jewelry or long, slinky necklaces you can double up, these body chains are making your summer wardrobe even more festive -- from casual knit tee to bikini.   read more

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19 Reasons to Get Coordinated This Season

All of a sudden, there's no such thing as being too matchy-matchy. The coordinates trend started out as a fashion week wow-factor with Balenciaga's modern shapes, Alice + Olivia's beach-ready basics and Topshop's graphic designs, and has now become a spring fashion trend that anyone can pull off. The combos we're loving: collarless coats with shorts, sporty vests with cigarette pants, crop tops with pencil skirts and sleek jackets with high-waist shorts, to name a few.   read more

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8 Things to Know Before Getting a Curly Haircut

There are a million reasons why styling curly hair is more difficult than styling straight hair -- the products, the curl manipulation, and ensuring they all look the same for (at least) most of the day. Not to mention the whole length issue (shrinkage, anyone?). Which is why finding someone who can cut curly hair without butchering it requires more than a neighborhood Yelp search. It requires research -- knowing exactly how to get the perfect haircut with hair so full of personality.   read more

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