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Sarah Carrillo

Posted by Sarah Carrillo on 03/13/12 at 04:56PM

Getting Naked with Chrissy Teigen

What's the first thing you think of when you hear "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue"? We're betting it's not "ooh, cute swimsuits."

We recently caught up with model Chrissy Teigen who agreed. "There's not a lot of suit in the magazine these days," says Teigen. "If there's any less ... it's not going to be a normal magazine!"

And with all that near-nakedness comes a lot of preparation.

"The day before the shoot is all about the skin," she says. "You get exfoliated from head to toe to help prep for your spray tan." Shaving is also an important part of the ritual -- Teigen says she shaves twice a day when she's on location -- with Gillette's new Venus and Olay razor, the official razor of the "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit" issue.

"With this razor, you don't even need shaving cream…  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 03/05/12 at 05:12PM

Australia's Leading Brow Artist Lands in the U.S.A.

Watch out, Anastasia -- there's a new celebrity brow guru in town. Sharon-Lee Hamilton, brow artist to Australia's stars, is now offering services in Los Angeles and New York City. We caught up with her in Hollywood for her signature shaping -- and to snag some simple tips that can help everyone turn "blah" brows into "wow" brows instantly.

The No. 1 tip she gave us? Pluck every day. And yes, this is true even if you're trying to grow out your brows. "Tending to your brows daily -- or even every few days -- will maintain your shape and ensure they don't become far too overgrown to recognize the line that has been established," says Hamilton. Let your brows go for too many weeks and they'll be so messy that you'll end up giving yourself a hack job when you just go in for a quick…  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 03/02/12 at 12:08PM

Academy Awards How-To: Wella Professionals Transforms Penelope Cruz Into The Ultimate Hollywood Starlet

Actress Penelope Cruz stood out among fellow A-listers at the recent Academy Awards show with her 1950s Grace Kelly-inspired hairdo. Wella Professionals celebrity stylist Andy LeCompte shares how he helped Penelope achieve the ultimate old Hollywood hair.

How To Get The Look:
1. Start with dry hair and use a small amount of Wella Professionals Natural Volume Styling Mousse, $12, at the roots.
2. Set hair in steam hot rollers by rolling hair straight back from the head. This gives hair texture and curl. Use smaller rollers in the back to create a tighter curl, then pin hair underneath into a faux bob.
3. Lightly mist with Wella Professionals Dynamic Fix 45 Second Crafting Spray, $12, then back comb and tease at the root. Brush out the finger waves into place and set with Wella…  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 03/01/12 at 01:57PM

An Oscar Hairstyle to Try at Home

A slew of stars graced the red carpet in white at the Oscar's this year -- Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, and Rooney Mara, to name a few -- but none of them pulled it off quite like Milla Jovovich. The actress and presenter held her own in a couture Elie Saab gown and retro, wavy hair, a look which caught the eye of Pravana celebrity stylist Sacha Quarles. While you may not be getting runway samples delivered to your door, here are Quarles' simple steps for recreating Jovovich's timeless hairstyle at home:

1. Start by applying a volumizing mousse to wet hair and blow out with a large round brush.
2. Heat up a 3/4-inch curling iron.
3. Apply a heat protectant, like Pravana Keratin Fusion Thermal Insulator, $15.29, to dry hair.
4. Choose which side you'd like to part the hair on.
…  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 02/29/12 at 03:21PM

One Makeup Guru's Tips for Faking Flawless Skin

I saw more natural makeup backstage at New York Fashion Week than ever before, and while it wasn't especially bold or exciting, many of the looks were still really pretty in an "I wish my skin looked like that" kind of way. So when I was invited to a class with MAC makeup artist James Kaliardos (who somehow manages to do more shows than anyone else during Fashion Week), I jumped at the chance to learn his no-makeup makeup tricks.

"A lot of designers don't want any makeup," Kaliardos began. "So you have to make everyone look perfect -- but in a minimal way." To prep the skin, he applies moisturizer -- with a brush! This step is important, he says, because when you move on to step two (foundation) you use the same brush and the moisturizer helps the color appear more transparent on…  See more »

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