Rose Byrne’s long bob and chin-skimming crops continue to give us hair envy, and our readers agree! Over 13,000 of you tried on her range of styles in our Hollywood Makeover Tool this week. So, what’s her secret? “My secret is Harry Josh! He’s been my hairdresser for years, and is a very dear friend of mine,” Byrne told us at the grand reopening of Sephora’s Times Square location in New York City. “My hair is actually quite difficult—it’s thick and coarse, and somehow he tames it.” Luckily, you don’t need to book an appointment with the star’s hairstylist to see yourself in her signature looks. Simply head over to our Hollywood Makeover Tool and upload your picture to sample Byrne’s hairstyles. You can even print out a version for your most-trusted hairstylist if you’re considering making the cut as well. Click the link below to start!
The ladies of Downton Abbey might get a lot of attention for the costumes—Lady Sybil dominates the sartorial scene, even if she’s wearing Uggs under her hoopskirts—but the gentlemen deserve a nod too! Brendan Coyle, who plays the kindhearted and constantly mistreated head servant Mr. Bates, told InStyle.com he loves the suits he gets to wear on set. “I’m a big fan of them,” Coyle said. “You feel different when you put a suit on. I think of my two grandfathers. They were steel workers, but in the evening they would scrub up and put on a tweed jacket. They’d be very dapper men on the weekend. It’s important to feel good about yourself.” And even though he’s not wearing corsets like Michelle Dockery’s Lady Mary Crawley, there’s an element of strictness to his wardrobe as well. “There’s a rigidity to his costumes—the buttoned-up coats, the starched collars—it commands you to be upright and erect,” Coyle said. “The attention to detail is amazing.” See Mr. Bates and all his dapper fellow stars in action when Downton returns to PBS tomorrow, January 6, at 9/8c.
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Anti-aging measures are often taken to the extreme, and thanks to a recent poll conducted by Elizabeth Arden, we know just how far some are willing to go! While 24% of the women polled said they’d invest in a cosmetic procedure, 33% admitted that they’d give up social media for an entire year if it meant a younger-looking appearance, the Huffington Post reports. With the mix of potent serums like the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay ($80; fresh.com) and Algenist’s Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil ($79; sephora.com) on the market, such extremes aren’t needed — Fresh’s formula combats free radicals and has an instant smoothing effect, while Algenist’s oil enlists brown algae extract to restore elasticity and impart a firmer texture. Also of note: Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream ($62; kiehls.com), which is the real-life counterpart to Photoshop’s blur tool on fine lines with its hyaluronic acid-rich formula. Luckily, there isn’t any proof linking social media to signs of aging, so we can all rest assured knowing our Facebook and Instagram feeds are safe for another day. We want to know: Would you log off of social media for a younger appearance? Tell us in the comments.
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Who is InStyle’s February cover girl? While our lips are sealed until the big reveal next week, our Instagram followers got a sneak peek yesterday when we posted the stylish star’s neon necklaces from the shoot. So, who’s wearing these bold designs from in-demand designers like Delfina Delettrez and Tom Binns Design? Leave your guesses in the comments below, and find out the official answer when the magazine hits newsstands next week!
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Ready to go over the rainbow? Looks like you are, because this week’s most popular pin was a sparkling hue from OPI’s Oz: The Great and Powerful collection. We love the When Monkeys Fly shade so much, we can’t wait to click our heels and twinkle our tips with a coat of this yellow brick road-inspired metallic. Vote for this polish or any of our lacquer loves, then let us know what else you’re obsessing over at pinterest.com/instylemag by repinning, liking, or commenting on any of our 67 stylish boards—or by clicking the link below.
Happy 38th birthday, Bradley Cooper! His birthday kicks off an exciting month for the actor, as his successful role in Silver Linings Playbook earned him Golden Globe and SAG nominations. With his appearances at the many awards shows coming up soon, along with the next Hangover movie coming out this year, we’ll thankfully get to see much more of the sexy star in 2013. In celebration of his birthday, click through gallery below to see Bradley and more of Hollywood’s hottest leading men!
Mad Men’s Betty Draper turns 35 today! January Jones grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she worked at a Dairy Queen before moving to New York to take her turn—just like Betty!—as a model. Now starring alongside Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Elisabeth Moss, and the rest of the show’s acclaimed cast, Jones moved beyond mod to become one of Hollywood’s most stylish, with a look that encompasses everything from Draper-esque mod dresses to high-fashion gowns as Versace’s frontwoman. Celebrate her big day by seeing how she’s transformed over the years in the gallery.