How to Get the Tousled Hair That's All Over Instagram

Bedhead. "It" girl. Model-off-duty. The tousled, undone hairstyle that's been all over our Instagram feeds goes by many names, all evocative of its effortlessly sexy vibe. But unless your name is Gigi Hadid, your hair probably doesn't naturally fall in perfectly messy, textured waves -- which is where this hair tutorial comes in.   read more

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How to Do a Flawless Chignon in 5 Easy Steps

Looking for an easy updo that doesn't require a trip to a hairstylist? Then it's time to learn how to master the chignon hairstyle.   read more

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How to Do a Sock Bun in 6 Easy Steps

For the first 20-something years of my life, I wore many sock buns. As a dancer, it was something I could wear to keep my hair out of my face that also added some more oomph to skimpy strands. Nowadays, many ladies are sporting undone, messy buns as well as smooth, refined ballerina buns -- and most of them use a sock bun to create those larger-than-life styles.   read more

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How to Dutch Braid in 8 Easy Steps

Not sure how to Dutch braid? Buckle up, my friends. You're about to learn.

Dutch braids, a cousin of the French braid, have been around forever. They are the perfect hairstyle when you want your hair out of your face, while looking timeless and a bit edgy. Double Dutch braids, also known as boxer braids, have been making a major impact lately, thanks the Kardashian clan. Khloe, Kim and Kylie are often spotted rocking the dual-braided 'do. A Dutch Braid is basically an inverted French Braid; the three strands of hair are woven under each other instead of over -- resulting in the braid sitting on top of the hair instead of being woven into it. These versatile braids look ultra-chic in the gym, at brunch, or on the red carpet.   read more

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How to Get Ombre Nails (and 19 Stunning Ways to Rock Them)

In all the their gradient glory, ombre nails are a unique way to elevate a basic manicure without an elaborate nail design. From monochromatic fades to sunset explosions, ombre nails appeal to the colorphile in all of us -- and are surprisingly easy execute. All you need is nail polish, a small sheet of paper, a nail sponge and a little confidence.   read more

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How to Master Contouring Once and for All

Contouring. The word alone can strike fear into the heart of makeup novices and pros alike. (After all, there's nothing worse showing up to a date or work event with stripes that make it obvious you just tried contouring for the first time.)   read more

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16 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Only Require Makeup

Listen up, lazy girls: A cool Halloween makeup look is all you need to pull off a costume worthy of every partygoers' envy.   Get Halloween makeup

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13 Amazing Halloween Makeup Tutorials to Try

Our favorite (doable) Halloween makeup how-tos from YouTube   See more

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How to Erase Dark Circles With Makeup

Whether the cause is genetics or last night's Netflix binge, those deep, dark, annoying AF under-eye circles are now this morning's most difficult problem to hide. For some reason, no matter how much concealer you cake on, the evil darkness seeps through, and you end up with a cakey mess -- simply highlighting the problem instead of erasing it.   read more

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Watercolor Makeup Is the Next Huge Beauty Trend -- Here's How to Get The Look

We've got some pretty big beauty news. Remember the days when you spent hours contouring and sculpting, and layering on foundation? Well, that heavy look is finally over, and watercolor makeup is officially a thing.   read more

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18 Hair Accessories That Work After 30

When you think of hair accessories, do you imagine a flower girl with a crown of daisies around her head? The blue ribbons you tied at the end of your pigtails before cheering at your high school's football game? Or the pink polka-dot bow you begged your mom to buy you on that family trip to Disneyland.   See accessories

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How to Do a Fishtail Braid in 5 Easy Steps

Never learned how to fishtail braid? You're not alone. And this ethereal, intricate-looking 'do might look intimidating. But it's important to remember that braiding is probably the simplest hair skill to master. All you really need is a pair of hands and a hair tie -- no hot tools or hair products necessary.   See tutorial

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Beat-the-Heat Summer Hairstyles

I'm crazy about summer, but my hair? Not so much. It stubbornly refuses to be anything besides a big, frizzy, hot mess. Plus, can we talk about the hair-to-heat ratio going on? Nobody needs a heavy mop of hair sitting on her neck in the sweltering heat. That's why low-maintenance summer hairstyles are an absolute necessity to keep our hair looking hot, and us feeling cool.   Get hairstyles

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Exclusive: How to Do This Fierce Star Wars Makeup

What do you get when you combine CoverGirl, "Star Wars" and legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath? A series of six stunning makeup looks inspired by the films and a limited-edition makeup collection to celebrate "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."   read more

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17 Easy Nail Art DIYs That Anyone Can Pull Off

Easy nail art may seem like a beauty myth to anyone who has ever spent time scrolling through the many nail art masterpieces on Pinterest and Instagram. And while many nail designs can seem impossible to recreate without the help of a salon professional, there are indeed easy nail art looks that you can pull off yourself.   read more

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17 Hairstyles That Take Less Than 10 Minutes

Ladies with long hair, rejoice: Easy updos for long hair do exist, and we've found 17 of them. The best part? These cute hairstyles are also quick hairstyles (think: You can do them in under 10 minutes).   Fast hairstyles

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How to Apply Liquid Eyeliner Like a Pro

Liquid eyeliner adds a bold dimension to your makeup look that no other product can achieve. Whether you're rocking a graphic cat eye or a subtle swish and flick, liquid eyeliner enhances the eyes in all kinds of chic, flattering ways. But learning how to apply liquid eyeliner to achieve that perfect, clean-lined, symmetrical shape requires a surgical level of precision that most of us simply don't have. Or so we thought.   read more

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How to Do a Waterfall Braid

Ah, the waterfall braid: So pretty, yet so elusive to many of us.


We all love braided hairstyles, and the waterfall braid is one of the prettiest braids you can DIY. But even braid fanatics often skip this one. Why? Because most of us are sitting here asking how to do a waterfall braid.   See steps

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How to Create Flawless Cat Eye Makeup in 7 Easy Steps

Cat eye makeup is arguably one of the hardest beauty looks to create -- for eyeliner novices and pros alike. That's because a flawless cat eye requires razor-sharp precision to pull off symmetrical feline flicks.   See tips

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The Only Braid Styles You'll Ever Need to Master

Braid envy -- it's a thing. If you find yourself gazing longingly at the intricately beautiful braid styles on Instagram and Pinterest, you've got a major case of it. There's nothing like an afternoon spent flipping through online photos of stunning braid styles, imaging yourself wearing them all from work to brunch to your wedding.   See instructions

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