Given Natalie Portman’s plight in Black Swan, not all of us necessarily want to embrace ballerina perfection, but there are ways to borrow chic style tips from the world of dance without driving yourself crazy in the process.

February may seem bleak compared to the promise of sandy dunes in the summer, but there are ways you can satisfy your beach cravings now, even if you can’t afford to book a trip to the tropics.

Perhaps it’s been years since you’ve heated up your straightening iron, but apparently, super-straight hair is in again.

While many women may already have the perfect dress for their New Year’s Eve celebrations, ladies shouldn’t forget one of the most important components to creating a festive appearance – a killer hairstyle! However, styling your strands doesn’t have to be complicated. According to Allure magazine, there are a few accessories that will instantly add flair to your locks.

It’s no secret that creating a natural-looking appearance can often take more time and products than crafting a smoky eye and complicated up ‘do. But don’t worry if you feel overwhelmed by trying to look effortless – even one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood can relate to your troubles.

While climate, weather and the elements can take their toll on your hair, if you notice your locks looking less than lustrous, your haircare routine may be to blame.

The cold winter air can do more than sting your face – it can also affect your hair! However, you can keep your strands from becoming dry and lifeless with the right products.

While Jessica Alba has often been praised for her long and luscious locks, the actress recently stepped out wearing a much sleeker ‘do. According to, Alba sported a pin-straight bob that fell just above her shoulders on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

While New York Fashion Week gave designers the chance to debut their Spring 2011 collections, women don’t have to wait until April to embrace some of the looks. And, according to, one of the hottest trends on the runways is completely appropriate to rock right now – the severe side part.

Rihanna is known for many things, including her Caribbean-infused pop music, her edgy fashions and her ever-changing hair color. The beauty from Barbados has sported dark locks and blonde strands, and most recently made waves as a redhead.

When selecting makeup to wear as you walk down the aisle, there are many components to take into consideration – time of day, the color of your dress and its accessories, the season. However, brides who are preparing to say I do on a cruise ship may have a few other concerns to factor in, such as melting makeup and frizzy hair.

Emma Watson, pictured here at last year’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince premiere, recently stunned the world by chopping off her luscious, wavy locks in favor of a new gamine ‘do. This pixie-cut is bound to inspire many women to take a pair of shears to their own strands, and with a few expert tips, styling this short shag can be simple.