A lot of things can throw off your exercise game – forgetting headphones, a subpar sports bra, and so on. Your tresses, on the other hand, don’t have to be on that list. We found the ultimate hairstyle for each of your summer workouts.

For yoga, stay true to the principles of the practice and keep it simple. A braid is the perfect style for this workout. Feeling adventurous? Try a rope braid.

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June 16, 2015

It’s finally summer, a.k.a. time to jump in the pool and perfect that mermaid hair flip. But all that fun in the sun (and chlorine) can be more damaging to your locks than you think. To restore softness and shine to tired tresses, try this simple avocado hair mask.

DIY avacado hair mask

INGREDIENTS:
• 1 ripe avocado
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Mash the avocado into a paste – the fewer the clumps, the easier it will be to apply to your hair.
2. Add the olive oil and lemon juice and mix them into the paste.
3. Apply the mask to your hair from root to end. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
4. Shampoo your hair to remove any residue. It may take two washes to get it out completely.

Now the only thing you’ll have to worry about at the pool is belly flops.

By Leah Welcome, Staff Writer

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June 13, 2015

Hand lifts for better engagement photos, foot surgery to last longer in heels – it’s hard to be surprised by trends anymore. The next to arrive? Eyebrow transplants.

Eyebrow Transplants

Inspired by the full brows of celebs and models (think Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins) some of the less endowed are heading to the doc. What should potential patients expect from the procedure? First, they’ll dish out about $5,000 and then undergo two weeks of recovery time, including swelling, bruising, and yes, scabbing (ouch!). When that’s all over, natural hair takes root above the eye line and begins to grow in on its own. The result? Fuller arches.

So for all the pencil-thin brows out there, you do have options. But remember, trends come and go, and it may not be long until thin is back in.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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April 21, 2015

Wondering how canines at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show achieve those luscious locks? Yeah, us too. Leave it to Vogue to go behind the scenes and observe the beauty regimens of these highly regarded – and majorly manicured – pooches.

From three-hour pre-show prep to baby powder dry shampoo, plenty of human-approved tricks are borrowed to make sure each four-legged friend is styled to perfection. So next time you want Fido to own the dog park, take a cue from these pampered pups.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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February 19, 2015

Queen Bey is at it again. But this time, instead of secretly dropping an album, she debuted a nail wrap collaboration with NCLA. Four different designs to be exact.

Beyoncé Nail Wrap CollectionImage via shop.beyonce.com

Beyoncé is no stranger to the world of nail art (did you see her 2013 Super Bowl nails?), but this is the first time she’s stepped onto the production side, and so far, I like what I see.

Her debut line consists of recognizable patterns inspired by her work and style. Je Ne Sais Quoi hints at neon signs from the “Blow” video. No Rest in the Kingdom pays homage to the Tom Ford bodysuit she wore to receive her MTV Video Vanguard Award. I Come with a Side of Trouble has the entire track listing of her latest album doodled all over it, and the appropriately named I Woke Up Like This is a plaid pattern, reminiscent of the shirt she wears in her “***Flawless” video.

The verdict is in. After seeing this royal collab in all its glory, I’m telling the rest of my nail polish, “To the left, to the left.”

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 3, 2014

For peaceful sleep: Take a steamy 15-minute bath before bedtime to raise your body temperature. When it drops, you’ll coast into dreamland.

For bright lips: Fall hues may be moody, but don’t hesitate to perk them up with a neon lip color. Consider it a statement accessory for your neutral pieces.

For blemishes: Use a safety pin to pop a gel capsule pain reliever like Advil – instead of popping the pimple – and squeeze it onto skin.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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September 29, 2014

For unwinding: Draw a relaxing bath. Just add dry lavender, epsom salt,  lavender essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil to the tub.

For your bottom half: The best thing to scoop up at a thrift store, sample sale, or can’t-miss Rue La La Boutique? Skirts. They are one of the easiest items to tailor.

For aching feet: Rumor has it, you can alleviate stiletto pain by taping together your third and fourth toes.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 25, 2014

For your hair: Forks aren’t just for pasta anymore. Twirl one through your strands (à la Disney’s The Little Mermaid) and dry with a diffuser nozzle for the ideal wave.

For your tabletop: Want to inject a little industrial Zen into your home? Pour concrete into paper cups, stick in a tall tapered candle, peel away the cup, and voilà! New centerpieces.

For your ankles: Your Achilles’ heel? Stilettos. Strengthen your ankles for that new pair by tracing letters in the air with your foot.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 11, 2014

Whenever I ask my mother if I “look okay,” she always replies, “Yes, but throw on a little lipstick.” Over at NARS, the mother of all beauty brands, lipstick is also on the agenda as the label celebrates 20 years in the business. A newly announced fall campaign features a collection of 40 game-changing hues with 68-year-old English actress Charlotte Rampling as the face of the campaign.

The Audacious Lipstick Collection will launch in September and is inspired by the 12 colors in François Nars’s first-ever collection. Unlike most fall shades, these range from electric red to lavender and can be worn well after the leaves turn. The impeccable ad features Charlotte, a longtime muse of NARS, in a stunning black-and-white photo taken by the founder himself.

Rumor has it that this collection delivers full color in just one stroke. So clear off the vanity, because it may be the only lipstick you’ll ever need. And, of course, my mother would definitely approve.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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August 6, 2014

We’ve been up and down the beauty aisle countless times this spring. But can you blame us? These trends are irresistible.

1. Turns out, berry shades aren’t just for fall. You can rock a vampy pout even when temps start to soar.

2. More of a citrus fan? You’re in luck. Orange lips are making waves this season.

3. Midi hair is officially in. Just snip strands between the collarbone and jawline for a fresh look.

4. Pink. Mint. Baby blue. Whatever the soft hue, your next nail appointment should be all about pastel polish.

5. Cat eyes are still the purrfect way to make a fierce statement this spring.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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April 29, 2014