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Look brings you the latest hair and beauty products and news, from the latest celebrity hairstyles to the best make up cosmetics and hair products you can buy.

15th April, 2014

Jenny Packham Has The Prettiest Ponytails In Town

Pretty ponytails at Jenny Packham

Last week, Jenny Packham showcased her 2015 bridal collection in New York, and it wasn’t just the gorgeous gowns we were swooning over. Hairstylist Jeanie Syfu's Instagrammed backstage pics of the show, where she created beautiful low-slung ponytails with plenty of oomph that we just can’t get enough of!

Want to know how to create a pretty ponytail? Follow our simple step-by-step guide:

1. Apply Tresemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse liberally all over your hair, then rough-dry.

2. Brush your hair with a Mason Pearson brush to work the product in, then apply Beauty Works clip-in hair extensions from the nape of your neck to just above the ears.

3. Tease hair in small sections and lightly spray with Tresemmé 24 Hour Body Root Boosting Spray.

4. With your fingers, gather hair at the nape of the neck and tie with an elastic. Wrap a small piece of hair around the elastic and secure with a pin.

5. Gently pull a few wisps of hair from the ponytail to frame your face and fluff up the hair lightly with your fingers. Finish with Tresemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray for long-lasting volume and touchable hold.

By Chloe Burcham

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Models at Jenny Packham and Tresemme hair products

15th April, 2014

Celebs Lead The Way With Colour-Pop Lips

Emma Stone and Holland Roden wearing bright lipstick

Bright and bold are definitely the most desired lip look for the new season. Rita Ora, Holland Roden and Emma Stone are leading the way, and have all been seen recently rocking colour-popping shades. When you're going for a daring lip colour, keep the rest of your make-up simple to allow your lips to do all the talking!

Here on the LOOK beauty desk, we've tested a wide range of lippies to narrow down our fave spring shades. For a fierce red lip, just like Rita Ora, we love Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Legendary – the matte finish is perfect for an ultra-glam look. For a pink pop of colour, try Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Gentlemen Prefer Pink. The super-moisturising formula will make sure your lips stay irresistibly gorgeous all night long!

By Summer Swerner 

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Rita Ora wearing red lipstick and Smashbox's Legendary Lipstick

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15th April, 2014

Create Perfect Waves And Take Control Of Your Frizz

John Frieda Frizz Ease

When it comes to pulling off this season's tousled, beachy waves, the secret is smooth and frizz-free hair with no flyaways.

We asked LOOK readers to trial John Frieda's Frizz Ease Smooth Start Shampoo and Conditioner (RRP £5.09 each) – a nourishing formula with olive oil and a hi-tech Frizz Mending complex – followed by Frizz Ease Original 6 Effects Serum (RRP £6.29), which repels humidity, and the new Frizz Ease Unwind Curls Calming Crème (RRP £5.89), to soften curls and create smooth waves.

So what did they think?

Katie Zavros, 21, from London, says: 

"I washed my hair with the Frizz Ease Smooth Start Shampoo and Conditioner, then applied Original Hair Serum on wet hair to help banish frizz – heated tongs take their toll on my locks! I finished with Unwind Curls Calming Crème and, hey presto, my waves are silky smooth!"

With over 25 years experience in bringing innovative, ground-breaking hair care products to the market, the Professionals at John Frieda® introduce a new-look Frizz Ease® range.

The UK's No.1 frizz brand* now offers an even broader range of products to combat frizz to achieve whatever style you desire - be it defined curls, relaxed waves or sleek straight style!

Finally, you can #takecontrol of your frizz with the UK's No1 hair–smoothing range*. Frizz no longer rules, you do.

Want to show off your own John Frieda Frizz Ease results? It's easy to upload your pics at Look.co.uk/street-style-hair. Simply upload your pics using #takecontrol and @LOOKmagazine and share your pics online.

*MAT value sales we 22nd March 2014.

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15th April, 2014

Win Eight Hot New Perfumes!

Win Eight Hot New Perfumes!

You could take home these eight highly desirable scents for free just by voting for your Best New Female Fragrance in this year’s COPRA Award.

LOOK couldn’t be happier about working with COPRA (the Cosmetic & Perfumery Retailer’s Association) for the seventh year running, proudly sponsoring the beauty industry charity Look Good… Feel Better. We’re the official sponsor of COPRA’s New Female Fragrance Award.

Simply head to Look.co.uk/copraawards and you could be one of five LOOK readers to win the lot! We’re giving all eight perfumes to five lucky winners, worth over £245. Impressive, eh?

Voting closes at midnight on 25 April 2014, so get clicking quick sharp to cast your vote and automatically be entered for your chance to win!

Good luck.

By Nikki Binks

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14th April, 2014

Street Style: We Love A Spring Mani!

Our Street Stylers are loving Spring nails

We’re totally obsessed with nail art this spring. Whether it’s floral patterns, candy colours or geometric shapes – there’s no easier way to change up your outfit than a quick update of your mani.

And it looks like our very own LOOK What I’m Wearing street stylers have also been loving the look.

Check out Roshni Patel’s super cute floral nails, where she used Kiko Cosmetics Mint Milk as a base, and a combination of spring colours to add gorge pink flowers. No time for polish? Try out Ted Baker's That’s A Wrap floral nail wraps to cheat the trend!

Or for a simpler look, we love Jane Western-Good’s rainbow nails, where she used a mixture of block candy colours, and added OPI’s I Snow You Love Me sparkles to finish.

So if you’re feeling in the mood for spring, what are you waiting for?! Get out the varnish and start getting creative with your nails… And don’t forget, we want to see them! So be sure to upload your pics to LOOK What I’m Wearing… 

By Chloe Burcham

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Nail Varnish Pictures

Seche Vite Top Coat Nail Varnish Polish, £7.19

"A firm favourite on the LOOK Beauty Desk, one coat of this wonder top coat and you'll get an extra week out of your mani!"

Charlotte Jolly, Beauty Desk

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