Laverne Cox wears wigs to protect her natural hair

Laverne Cox loves wearing wigs so she can protect her natural hair and scalp.The Orange is the New Black star frequently wears wigs and weaves so she is aware that traction alopecia – hair loss caused by frequent pulling or friction against the hair – …

Laverne Cox loves wearing wigs so she can protect her natural hair and scalp.

The Orange is the New Black star frequently wears wigs and weaves so she is aware that traction alopecia – hair loss caused by frequent pulling or friction against the hair – can develop as a result, so she is always extra cautious when installing extensions and weaves, especially around her delicate hairline, and has loose cornrows underneath her wigs rather than tight braids.

“You want to make sure that under your weave, your hair is braided down – and not too tight,” she explained to InStyle. “When we’re braiding, we braid around (the perimeter) of the hair to really be protecting my edges as much as possible. With wigs, the rubbing of the lace is real, so sometimes changing the position of your wigs helps, also.”

The 47-year-old went completely natural with her hair back in 2011 after hair relaxers destroyed her locks and now goes by the mantra of less is more when it comes to haircare.

“I don’t wash my hair that much – I probably wash my hair every two weeks with the braids. And then depending on my schedule, ideally once a month, sometimes six weeks, I take my braids out. We wash, deep condition, sometimes do a hot oil treatment, and then we braid her back up,” she shared.

Elsewhere in the interview, Laverne confessed that she loves “the drama” of wigs and has been inspired to try out different colours following her icy blue look at this year’s Met Gala.

“When (hairstylist) Kiyah (Wright) brought out that ice blue hair, I was like, ‘Yes.’ Then we started playing with colour after that. We did some silver, we did some pink hair, and I want to do more colour,” she added.

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Renee Zellweger can’t get enough of classic Tod’s handbag

Renee Zellweger has been using the same “magic” Tod’s handbag for the past 16 years.The Judy actress, who appears on the cover of the December 2019 issue of U.S. InStyle magazine, opened up about some of her favourite accessories in an accompanying int…

Renee Zellweger has been using the same “magic” Tod’s handbag for the past 16 years.

The Judy actress, who appears on the cover of the December 2019 issue of U.S. InStyle magazine, opened up about some of her favourite accessories in an accompanying interview. While Renee can undoubtedly get her hands on any designer purses she likes, she confessed in the chat that she is particularly loyal to a large bag made by Italian leather goods label Tod’s.

“I got this Tod’s bag as a gift in 2003 and haven’t taken it off since,” she gushed to the publication. “It weighs nothing and carries everything. It’s magic. I can carry not only the contents of my day’s necessities, but also a computer, a script, a large water bottle, a floor-length down parka and snow boots all at once.”

Renee’s other go-to items include running shoes from Brooks and sneakers from Adidas and Converse, as well as her University of Texas at Austin baseball cap and trusty jeans.

“You can get a lot of miles on a good T, good jeans, and a good boot,” the 50-year-old insisted.

However, if the blonde star needs to dress up for a Hollywood event, she will look to designers such as Herve Pierre, Schiaparelli, Carolina Herrera, and Ulyana Sergeenko, as well as David Yurman and David Webb for rings. And if Renee ever needed to re-wear any of her red carpet dresses, she knows exactly what she would choose.

“I would re-wear my Schiaparelli Haute Couture dress from the London premiere of Bridget Jones’s Baby,” she noted.

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Miley Cyrus debuts new edgy mullet hairstyle

Miley Cyrus has transformed her blonde locks into an edgy platinum mullet.The Wrecking Ball hitmaker celebrated her 27th birthday on Saturday by getting a haircut from her mother Tish Cyrus, which Miley documented on Instagram. However, the cut wasn’t …

Miley Cyrus has transformed her blonde locks into an edgy platinum mullet.

The Wrecking Ball hitmaker celebrated her 27th birthday on Saturday by getting a haircut from her mother Tish Cyrus, which Miley documented on Instagram. However, the cut wasn’t even, forcing Miley to turn to celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger to tweak her hair into a much slicker shoulder-length ‘do with layers, a fringe, and a lighter shade of blonde.

The 27-year-old shared the updated version of her haircut on Instagram Stories, with Sally also posting a snap of the cut on the photo-sharing site.

“PUNK VIBE” Sally captioned the post, complete with scissors, rock hands and black heart emojis.

She later told InStyle.com that she went with a “modern mullet” for the pop star.

“Miley wanted to go more punk, she wanted something edgy. We went with a modern mullet that she can wear sleek, but also wavy and messy,” Sally explained, adding that she created the added definition and texture to Miley’s hair with a razor.

However, the singer’s fans were left divided over the new ‘do, with one telling Sally that it was the “worst haircut I’ve ever laid my eyes on”.

The hairstylist fired back at her critics, explaining that the singer’s hair looks harsh in the Instagram picture because it had just been straightened.

“First of all if you knew anything about hair, it’s the position she’s in that’s why it looks that way, it’s 100% even and she also had it straightened so it’s more severe, which I actually like,” she wrote.

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Nina Dobrev tapped as muse for Dior Beauty

Nina Dobrev is Dior Beauty’s latest muse.The self-confessed beauty junkie is a huge fan of the luxe brand, and joins the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Cara Delevingne, Marion Cotillard, and Charlize Theron in serving as a brand ambassador for the French …

Nina Dobrev is Dior Beauty’s latest muse.

The self-confessed beauty junkie is a huge fan of the luxe brand, and joins the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Cara Delevingne, Marion Cotillard, and Charlize Theron in serving as a brand ambassador for the French fashion house’s perfume, cosmetics, and skincare lines.

Dobrev remembers seeing Dior campaigns as she travelled around Europe with her family when she was younger and told Harper’s Bazaar magazine it was a dream come true to be working with the iconic label.

“I always looked up to Dior. It felt so timeless and classy and elegant in every way. I think the Miss Dior scent is what I always associated with that grace and timelessness. That was probably the first product I recognised, purchased, and aspired to as a little girl,” she shared.

The Vampire Diaries star has been a superfan of Dior Beauty for years, and while she tries not to wear make-up every day, her go-to products are exclusively from the French brand.

“The Forever Foundation is really great. I travel a lot and my hormones are constantly changing. I can have little breakouts,” the 30-year-old explained. “I really like it because it covers the breakouts but it doesn’t feel cakey. You feel covered but you don’t feel suffocated with make-up. It looks natural and clean and fresh and glowy and I really enjoy it.”

Rouge Dior’s Ultra Care lipstick is another firm favourite of Dobrev’s, and she uses Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy Super Potent Serum at night after cleansing.

“The most important thing is just to wash your make-up off every night before you go to bed. Which kind of sucks sometimes,” she laughed.

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Sheryl Crow swears by practicing ‘mindfulness’ meditation

Sheryl Crow has praised the benefits of “mindfulness” meditation.The country singer was told by doctors that she had a non-invasive form of breast cancer in 2006 and she later underwent a lumpectomy followed by seven weeks of radiation therapy.The mome…

Sheryl Crow has praised the benefits of “mindfulness” meditation.

The country singer was told by doctors that she had a non-invasive form of breast cancer in 2006 and she later underwent a lumpectomy followed by seven weeks of radiation therapy.

The moment “redefined” her life, and in a new op-ed for InStyle magazine, Sheryl explained that she now ensures to make time to practice self-care.

“I do mindfulness meditation, and the objective really is to quiet the brain. Our brains are full of accumulated information that’s not always truthful. So, you quiet the mind, and, hopefully, as thoughts come in, you acknowledge them and let them go as opposed to telling yourself, ‘I suck. I can’t do anything right,'” she commented.

Sheryl also likes to exercise daily to combat the feelings of “unnecessary anxiety”.

“Whether it’s going for a jog or getting on my rowing machine, it’s a great way of burning through some of that unnecessary anxiety,” the 57-year-old shared.

Elsewhere in the piece, the Grammy Award-winning star noted that her cancer diagnosis, and later being given the all-clear, had changed her life for the better.

“Having a scare with breast cancer – even knowing that I was going to beat it – transformed and redefined my life in so many ways. That old saying ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff’ had a lot of context for me,” she wrote, adding that she had previously been really hard on herself.

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Laura Dern: ‘Younger men find older women sexy’

Laura Dern wants older women to know that younger men still find them sexy.The Big Little Lies star has opened up on style and beauty in an interview with InStyle magazine and revealed that she’s still lusted after by the younger generation at the age …

Laura Dern wants older women to know that younger men still find them sexy.

The Big Little Lies star has opened up on style and beauty in an interview with InStyle magazine and revealed that she’s still lusted after by the younger generation at the age of 52.

“There is an American female myth that younger men don’t find older women sexy. That is a myth. Take it from me!” Dern laughed.

The actress is reportedly single after divorcing musician Ben Harper in 2013.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Dern said she and her Big Little Lies co-stars, including Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley, all share beauty tips and treatments while at work on the HBO show.

“We talked a lot about skin care. Reese and I even share a facialist. It’s a group of women working together for months, and we all want to take care of our skin and have tried different fads,” she explained. “Zoe turned me on to a face mist that was so beautiful. And I’m always looking for organic makeup and companies that are doing good things for the planet, which Shailene knows all about.”

And as for the vital piece of advice that she gave her co-stars? Take a bath.

“The one tip I bring to all of my friendships is that baths are the ultimate game changer,” the actress stated. “If I’m at a hotel and have eight minutes before I have to run somewhere, I’m in a warm bath with lavender. It’s my meditation and can totally change my energy.”

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Renee Zellweger was ‘tired and skinny’ after filming Judy

Renee Zellweger was “tired and skinny” after she wrapped filming on Judy.The 50-year-old has won critical acclaim for her portrayal of late Hollywood icon Judy Garland in the biopic, which focuses on her residency at the Talk of the Town nightclub in L…

Renee Zellweger was “tired and skinny” after she wrapped filming on Judy.

The 50-year-old has won critical acclaim for her portrayal of late Hollywood icon Judy Garland in the biopic, which focuses on her residency at the Talk of the Town nightclub in London back in the late 1960s.

Opening up about how making the movie took its toll on her physically in a chat with InStyle magazine, Renee said she was in desperate need of some time off once production ended.

“I was tired and skinny when we finished this. The schedule is pretty punishing, but it’s finite. You know that after this series of months, you can catch up a little. But, yeah, this one was big. It was big because I was greedy. I didn’t want to stop. I wanted to keep digging,” she explained.

The Oscar winner even mastered the hunched posture that Judy had in her later years but confessed it was difficult to maintain while filming.

“We were just trying things, and so walking down that hall was just an ongoing conversation about the varying degrees of severity. How she gets from the bathroom to the stage, and making decisions about what to show when, and making sure there is continuity. There were multiple collaborations happening within my body at once,” the actress laughed.

Elsewhere in the interview, Renee discussed her determination to change the stigma of ageing in Hollywood.

“It’s a privilege. I’d rather celebrate each phase of my life and be present in it than mourn something that’s passed. I’d rather be a healthy, productive woman in each stage of my life than apologetic,” she insisted. “I also don’t want to perpetuate the notion that somehow moving forward in your life is wrong.”

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Scarlett Johansson regrets crimped hairstyle at 2004 Tony Awards

Scarlett Johansson regrets attending the 2004 Tony Awards with a crimped hairstyle.The Avengers: Endgame actress opened up to People about her biggest beauty disaster, and revealed that it was back in 2004 when she attended the Tony Awards. Scarlett we…

Scarlett Johansson regrets attending the 2004 Tony Awards with a crimped hairstyle.

The Avengers: Endgame actress opened up to People about her biggest beauty disaster, and revealed that it was back in 2004 when she attended the Tony Awards.

Scarlett went on to explain that she had asked to look like one of her acting heroes and instead ended up rocking an out-of-date crimped hairstyle as she hit the red carpet wearing a fitted, floor-length black gown.

“There was a year that I went to the Tony Awards – I must have been 19 or 20. I wanted a hairstyle that looked like Jean Harlow’s. It looked like a crimping iron,” the 34-year-old stated. “Basically, a crimping iron was taking a stand on my head.”

“Yeah, it was electrical socket crazy,” Scarlett joked, before adding that her hair fail now “lives on the interweb forever.”

Scarlett is no stranger to experimenting with her hair and has dyed her tresses a fiery red, blonde, brunette and changed up her styles with long flowing locks to short pixie cuts over the years.

“The best thing about hair colour is that it’s only temporary,” she told InStyle magazine in 2017, before explaining that she’s mainly switched up her hair because of a movie role.

The mother-of-one rocked red hair to play Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and the subsequent Avengers movies, while she chopped off her hair to star in upcoming Noah Baumbach-directed Netflix film, Marriage Story.

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Iskra Lawrence wants to wear crop tops throughout pregnancy

Iskra Lawrence wants to keep wearing crop tops throughout her pregnancy.Earlier this week, the 29-year-old took to Instagram to announce she’s expecting her first child and posted a picture of herself with her boyfriend, Philip Payne.However, Iskra has…

Iskra Lawrence wants to keep wearing crop tops throughout her pregnancy.

Earlier this week, the 29-year-old took to Instagram to announce she’s expecting her first child and posted a picture of herself with her boyfriend, Philip Payne.

However, Iskra has now shared that she has no desire to start wearing plain maternity clothes anytime soon.

“For a few occasions, I’ve tried to conceal my bump, but really, I’ve been loving it. I feel like I’ve even been wearing tighter things that are also comfortable and stretchy,” she told InStyle. “I am usually a big fan of jeans, but I’ve not worn jeans for at least two, maybe three weeks now, and I don’t think I’ll be wearing them for a while unless I find some amazing maternity jeans. I’m really into my stretchy pants but trying to make them cute. I’m definitely still working the crop tops and going all out there.”

Iskra is now part-way through her second trimester. And in a video for her YouTube channel, the curvy model shared that while the baby wasn’t planned, she and her beau couldn’t be happier.

“That’s the thing about birth control, it’s not always necessarily under your control. Do be careful, I definitely wasn’t taking it at the same time every day and I was on it 11 years, everyone. It didn’t start a week ago!” the fashion star explained.

Iskra is due in early April 2020. At the moment, Philip is convinced the baby will be a girl, but the Brit is not bothered whether she has a son or daughter.

“I’m going to be happy either way!” she exclaimed.

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Elizabeth Olsen struggles to be confident in feminine clothing

Elizabeth Olsen is trying to become more confident about expressing her femininity with fashion.In an interview with InStyle, the 30-year-old candidly shared that she was trying to overcome her aversion to typically female clothes, which can make her f…

Elizabeth Olsen is trying to become more confident about expressing her femininity with fashion.

In an interview with InStyle, the 30-year-old candidly shared that she was trying to overcome her aversion to typically female clothes, which can make her feel uncomfortable.

“Dresses make me feel a bit funny. I’m trying to get more confident with my feminine side. I just like everything to feel really easy and comfortable. Nothing fussy. I don’t like body-conscious clothing,” Elizabeth shared, adding that she describes her style as masculine and oversize.

“I feel very comfortable, but I don’t look sloppy. I look like I have a point of view and an opinion,” the Avengers: Endgame star stated.

Her perfect outfit is “oversize black cotton pants, a black button-up, and flats”, which is very similar to the style of her older sisters’ Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s fashion line, The Row.

The twins launched their label in 2006 and debuted their menswear collection last year. Their pieces focus on chic tailoring, denim and knits.

Elsewhere in the interview, the actress discussed recently turning 30 and explained what she had learned as she gets older.

“I think I was always trying to distract myself from being still,” Elizabeth reflected. “I feel like I cared about self-improvement in high school and then, in college, I was trying to get too many things done and not being as present as I think I could have been.”

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