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  • Makeup free, courtesy of Annie Garau

    This girl went without makeup for 200 days

    Could you go that long without using cosmetics?

  • Women who changing the meaning of "beautiful"

    13 women who are changing what it means to be "beautiful"

    From a young age, little girls learn the word "pretty," but in the last few years, everything has been changing — for the better.

  • Celebrities with natural curls

    12 stars who will convince you to wear your hair naturally curly

    You've seen many a star hit the red carpet in glamorous curls. But, most of the time, these coiled updos come courtesy of a curling iron, which leaves us craving some all-natural inspiration.

  • Weird beauty ingredients

    10 weird beauty ingredients that kind of creep us out

    We've done some strange things in the name of beauty (a butt facial for one), but these powerful ingredients would make us gag — if they didn't work so damn well.

  • How often you should get a pedicure

    All your beauty timing questions answered

    Maybe this sounds familiar: You fall in love with a sweet new face scrub and love it so much that you use it, oh, every day. Morning and night. Until your skin breaks out in protest. Or perhaps you’re in the once-a-year pedicure camp, and have to spend hours pumicing your callouses before even thinking about polish. Well, the laissez-faire approach stops now. It's not just which products you choose—but how often you deploy them. Here’s a quick rundown of how frequently you should be doing various at-home treatments.

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    Fire starters: Why red is the statement hair color of the summer

    From Edie Campbell’s tawny ginger to Kristen Stewart’s flaming hue, red is the statement hair color of the summer. After all, no one goes red quietly: Whether the effect is aristocratic or punk, its transformative power brings with it an undeniable drama that hasn’t been lost on the fashion set. “The thing most redheads will tell you is that they hate it when they’re kids because [of] teasing,” consummate redhead Jessica Joffe tells us in an email. “But as soon as you become an adult, everyone loves it. People never stop talking about it.” Perhaps that’s why Karen Elson, whose career first took off when she amped up her natural strawberry blonde to a fiery copper, has never looked back, and Stewart’s supernatural orange sparked headlines this summer. Meanwhile, Emma Stone’s new russet hues look so convincing, it’s hard to believe she was born blonde. Above, a look at summer’s best reasons to take the plunge.

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