Question of the week, and this one’s a toughie: whose hairstyle would you most like to steal? Do you love Anne Hathaway‘s super-short pixie? Or are Lauren Conrad‘s long beachy waves more your style? Tell us your thoughts by heading over to InStyle’s Facebook page to vote now.
Steady rain didn’t stop Orb, the favorite horse, from winning the 139th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, nor did it keep the stars from showing up on the red carpet in their finest southern belle ensembles. Lauren Conrad, Miranda Lambert, and Coco Rocha are just a few of the celebs we are tipping our hats to this year for their inspired headpieces; click the photo to see their looks, plus our favorite star-studded Kentucky Derby hats from years’ past.
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Chalk it up to the sunny California weather, but when it comes to sporting a flawless tan, Lauren Conrad sets the bar high. To impart the most natural-looking glow, skin expert Kate Somerville, who has worked with the star, advises going for a product just as organic—next to tanning in the sun, that is. Somerville recommends looking for a sunless tanner free of parabens. Our favorite? The fresh-scented St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Face ($25; sttropeztan.com). Thanks to the absence of harsh chemicals, it’s just as easy on the most sensitive skin types as it is on the planet. Click the image to get more celebrity skincare tips!
When it comes to technicolor highlights, Lauren Conrad wears them like a pro—the star has donned blue and pink in hues the past, but her recent shift in shade wasn’t planned at all. At a celebration for Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, Conrad’s sunny strands picked up a little more of the vivid ceremonial pigment than expected, resulting in the pink tone she debuted on Instagram. While we think Conrad wears the tint well, we certainly sympathize with an accidental color-change. That’s why we enlisted the help of hairstylist Joel Warren of Warren-Tricomi salons for a solution! His answer, in two parts:
IF YOU GO TO A SALON
“When hair gets stained, the color goes into the cuticle and becomes hard to remove. We recommend a peroxide shampoo bath,” Warren told InStyle.com exclusively. “At the salon, we put low-volume peroxide in a gentle shampoo and soak the hair until the stain comes out.”
IF YOU D-I-Y IT
No time to book an appointment? Try your hand at it from home. “You can do the same process at home—just buy a bottle of 20 volume peroxide, and add it to shampoo,” Warren advised. “Keep checking every five minutes, wash out, then reapply if necessary.” Crisis averted!
Plus, see tips for wearing high-impact hair color in our gallery.
It’s Fashion Week in Miami, too, and Lauren Conrad jetted to sunny Florida to co-host Cotton’s 24-Hour Runway Show in her very own catwalk-worthy, cute red dress. And we found it! The Paper Crown designer, who also lightened her signature blond waves for her trip to South Beach, worked the stage in Black Halo EVE by Laurel Berman‘s “Sterling” cocktail look. “The fit and color of our tangerine EVE cocktail dress is the perfect pairing for Lauren’s youthful, effortless style,” Berman told InStyle.com. “She is the ultimate Black Halo girl ready for spring!” Get a jump start on your spring shopping by picking up Lauren’s dress, available at select Neiman Marcus locations for $490.
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Another season brings another lovely collection from Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s! The Paper Crown designer’s latest looks boast a ton of Conrad signatures: pinks and floral prints on skinny jeans and sundresses. Plus, she added a few new things, like polka-dot chambray and a few items in mint, the color of the season. “When designing, I like to imagine where the clothes will be worn,” Conrad has told InStyle.com. Click through to see all the pieces from her spring LC Lauren Conrad collection, and shop it in Kohl’s stores and on kohls.com later this month.
Lauren Conrad turns 27 today! She may have quit The Hills long ago, but the reality sweetheart is keeping busy with designing cute swimsuits for charity, writing multiple books on style and beauty, and designing collections for Kohl’s. LC is also a regular on our Look of the Day list, which is why we’re so thrilled that she shared her fashion knowledge with InStyle, dishing out her top 7 essential styling tips. (Think: plenty of mini-dresses, stretchy skinny jeans, and chiffon.) Click below to see them all! Happy birthday, Lauren!
Lauren Conrad and InStyle cover girl Jessica Alba both recently stepped out wearing a personalized gold necklace, and you can snag the same one! Their choice pick is the hand-engraved Signet Dog Tag necklace by Ariel Gordon, available in 14k gold for $590 on arielgordonjewelry.com. “Personalized jewelry is a staple in my wardrobe and is perfect to wear everyday,” designer Ariel Gordon told InStyle.com. “A delicate necklace like this transitions well and will work with almost any outfit. Knowing that something was made just for you is always extra luxe.” Shop the necklace now—in yellow gold, rose gold, or sterling silver—for your own little piece of personalization.
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