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Highest-paid model Kendall Jenner is no stranger to the beauty world! Check out our cover girl’s best looks, hottest hairstyles and her makeup musts.

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See top-celebrities coifs in our Celebrity Glamour Hair Guide!

Hot Hair Hot-Hair-home

Get inspired to go bold with some serious color inspiration!

Star Hairstyles Star Style

The stars have definitely turned up the style notch!

Free Swag Free Swag!

This might be our most epic beauty giveaway yet! Check out our big beauty giveaway, on stands now in the February 2019 issue.

Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

Wondering which products to test out? We’ve got what you need to start your new beauty routine off right!

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This holiday season, the right hair accessory can mean the difference between a look that’s naughty or nice—pick which one you want to be in our latest issue!


Sleek & Sexy Rita

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Rita Ora always looks fantastic on the red carpet, and usually offers us a few surprises. At the VMAs, the singer was sleek and sexy from the front, and all about detail in the back. Stylist Chris Appleton, a regular Rita styler, created the star’s tress look.

2015 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals“We have a lot of fun creating different looks for Rita,” shares Appleton. “For this look, I was inspired by the paneling on her dress. I wanted to bring that detailing into her hair to create an overall look that was cohesive. I took Rita’s haircolor back to Platinum because I feel that it not only enhanced the dress, but for me, it makes an iconic statement.”

Appleton shares the step-by-step for how he created Rita’s look…

  • Since Rita’s hair has a great natural curly hair texture, I prepped the hair with Biolage Cleansing Conditioner Anti Frizz Leave in Treatment.
  • Then, I blow-dried the hair using a combination of Style Link Smooth Setter Smoothing Cream and Style Link Turbo Dryer. We blow-dried her hair with a flat brush to give it a smooth, sleek look.
  • Next, I divided her hair into clean sections with Style Link Shape Switcher, tying off each section.
  • I created six ponytails that are interconnected, and applied Style Link Heat Buffer, before flat-ironing out her look.
  • sleek & sexy rita 3bWe finished it off with some spritzes of Style Link Style Fixer to fix it off to ensure that the look stayed put all night. I stayed away from using anything volumizing, or anything with too much of a dry texture, as I wanted to keep the look very smooth and sleek!

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