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Saturday February 4, 2012 14:07

What Hairstyles Attract Men the Most?



A few weeks ago, we put to rest the great hair debate “do gentlemen really prefer blondes?” But this week, I tackled an entirely different hair dating dilemma.

If you checked out a bar scene on any given night, there are two hairstyles a single woman will be working. The first, is a head of I-just-had-sex hair. The hope is that a mane of tousled waves and sultry curls will lure a man from across the bar. The second option is much simpler: less-fussy straight locks. The rise of straightening products can attest to the popularity of a salon-worthy d-i-y blowout.

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These two popular on-the-prowl hairstyles got me wondering: which one is more likely to land the man?

On two separate nights last weekend, I stopped by NYC’s Arrojo Studio and had one fantastic stylist, Rachel Downing, work my hair into the perfect version of each man-hunting hairstyle. In the end, one coif truly conquered all.

On Friday night, I rocked long, straight hair. After dousing my ends with Arrojo’s Hydrating Mist, which my stylist told me “gives hair a nice drink,” Rachel slathered my strands in the salon’s own Straightening Serum. After pulling my roots taught with her fingers (“a brush works better on the ends, but you can use your fingers to get at the roots better”), my stylist blew out the rest of my hair with a bristly medium-sized flat brush. The result was a voluminous, sleek hairstyle with tons of sex appeal.

When one of my best girlfriends decided it was a night for the Meatpacking District, I took my straight locks to an underground dive bar with great music and a weekly reserve of eligible men. While the evening started with promise (my first two drinks were bought by a group of guys at a birthday party) the night ended without a solid prospect. Halfway through my turn on the dance floor, my hair that was once straight and sleek had become unruly with kinks, and the volume deflated.

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I had higher hopes the next day when my stylist, Rachel, greeted me with a thorough hair washing (complete with euphoric scalp massage) and luxe-looking round brush. After a dollop of the Arrojo Cutler Volumizing Styling Whip, she began wrapping my hair around the brush by the bundle, and blasting the swirls of hair with heat from a blow dryer. My hair looked worthy of a Kardashian without the touch of a curling iron. But when I told Rachel that my style would have to last through the night (my appointment was at 3 pm), she grabbed an oversized iron and began setting my curls without clamping the ends. “The best curls come without the clamp,” she told me. “They won’t be so tight.”

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My high-roller hair needed more room than a dive bar had to offer, so my friends agreed to hit a swanky uptown lounge. Within minutes there was a pack of guys descending on my posse. After a long conversation with Todd, a 6’1″cutie in head-to-toe black, I forced myself to cruise the bar for the good of the mission. It turned out Todd wasn’t the only man impervious to my sultry waves. Besides nabbing a free drink from the bartender, who I didn’t see handing out freebees to anyone else thankyouverymuch, another collar-clad gent struck up a conversation. By the end of the night I had two new phone numbers, one potential date, way too many free drinks, and a new signature hairstyle.

Sofia Vergara may be hard to understand on Modern Family, but the results of a new poll are easy to comprehend: the actress has been voted The Most Desirable Woman of 2012.

Vergara, 40, is the oldest female yet to take home the title, and she follows last year’s winner, Blake Lively; the 2010 champion Emmanuelle Chriqui; and Eva Mendes, who occupied the top spot in 2009.

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In response to this outcome, the sitcom star sent out a “big thank you to all the men who desire me.” She leads a top 10 that includes:

10. Candice Swanepoel
9. Rihanna
8. Kim Kardashian
7. Scarlett Johansson
6. Emma Stone
5. Nicki Minaj
4. Miranda Kerr
3. Rooney Mara
2. Kate Upton


Tuesday January 3, 2012 15:32

The Year’s Most Amazing Movie Makeovers

Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe
Michelle Williams’ transformation from indie Brooklynite to Hollywood’s beloved bombshell is the most notable movie makeover in a year when biopic metamorphoses were abundant. From Leo’s J. Edgar and Meryl’s Iron Lady, to Glenn Close in drag and Rooney Mara’s gothic undertaking, we’ve compiled the 10 Best Movie Makeovers you’ll be hearing about through awards season.
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Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs
Glenn Close has already garnered Oscar buzz and a Golden Globe nod for her portrayal of Albert Nobbs, a woman living as a man in 19th century Ireland. Close tried to bring the character, originally born in short story, to the big screen for almost 30 years but worried that close-ups and HD would make it more difficult than a stage production. Judging by previews (the film hits theaters in January) Close has nothing to fear, except maybe a poorly written acceptance speech.
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Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover
This award-season veteran may finally get his golden statue thanks to an Eastwood-directed makeover that spans decades, not to mention Whitehouse cabinets. While J. Edgar moved slowly through 2 ½ hours, Leo aged quickly from a twenty-something law student to the first director of the FBI. While his performance is impressive, if this is what Leo’s going to look like in 20 years all those VS models should jump ship.
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Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher
An actress’s worst nightmare goes beyond Page Six scandals and duplicate dresses. A SAG member’s greatest horror is finding out she’s nominated in the same category as Meryl Streep. First Anna Wintour and now Margaret Thatcher, the screen legend takes on another infamously accomplished (and notoriously tough) cultural icon to the pleasure of film critics everywhere and the dismay of Oscar hopefuls.
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Photo: © Jim Spellman/WireImage/

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander
Talk about method acting: Rooney Mara lives with her raven-hued faux hawk and nipple piercing, both required of her stint as Lisbeth Salander. Mara’s role in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo earned the actress her first Golden Globe nomination and the privilege of being director David Fincher’s muse. Oh yea… and she got to role around naked with Daniel Craig. Some Goths have all the luck.
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Photo: © Jeff Vespa/WireImage/

Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids
We’ve seen actresses get award-winning reverse makeovers (Clarlize Theron, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman), but none so funny as Melissa McCarthy’s Guy Fieri-inspired character in Bridesmaids. Megan, advertised as “The Wild Card,” is a rough talking, sex- obsessed sister-in-law who has brought McCarthy a breakout year and SAG nomination. While a bowling shirt and driving cap made her famous, we expect McCarthy to wear her signature floor-length evening gowns on this year’s red carpets.
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Photo: © Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/ CBSNews

Joseph Gordon Levitt in 50/50
JGL made aliens adorable (3rd Rock From The Sun) and sleep interesting (Inception) but his greatest feat came in 2011 when the actor made cancer funny. Playing a 27-year-old journalist diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Levitt shaved his head and quipped with Seth Rogan to deliver a touchingly tragic, yet hilarious performance. Too bad Oprah went off the air because this is a film custom tailored for her off-white couches.
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Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote
Jessica Chastain has joined Hollywood’s in-crowd by playing a Jackson, Mississippi outsider. As the voluptuous and blonde Celia Foote, Chastain secured herself a spot in one of 2011’s biggest blockbusters, and a viable contender for Best Picture honors across the board. The real-life redhead also scored her own Best Supporting Actress nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press.
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Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud
The actor has spent most of his career playing sexy, danger-prone leading men, but his 2012 Golden Globe nod recognizes a character that is far more brain than brawn. In A Dangerous Method, Mortensen outshined Oscar-nominee Keira Knightley as Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis. While the doctor is commonly thought of in his later, frail and failing state, director David Cronenberg sought to cast the 50-year-old “handsome, masculine, and humorous” Freud. Well played, director.
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Emma Stone as Skeeter Phelan
Emma Stone’s personal style has evolved over the past year from carrot-topped class clown to blonde bombshell, and back again. But as the star of The Help, Stone displayed her acting chops as well as her natural propensity for awkwardness. Freckles, kinky ginger hair, and her signature throaty voice that makes an audience wonder if she’s about to laugh or just has a sinus infection. Either way, the starlet shined as Skeeter Phelan and taught a generation of young viewers to appreciate their personal quirks.
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Photo: © Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images/

Tuesday December 6, 2011 20:08

What Stories Were Most Searched For in 2011?

What Stories Were Most Searched For in 2011?
Celebrity News

Casey Anthony may have killed her daughter. America’s number-one enemy was brought to deadly justice. Herman Cain and Rick Perry provided endless hours of entertainment… for Democrats, at least.

Indeed, 2011 was a diverse year in terms of online searches. With Bing already having come out with its most searched-for celebrities of the last 12 months, we now present the website’s most popular online stories from the same time period. First, in video form. Then, your basic list:

Top Bing Stories of 2011play

Top Bing Stories of 2011

  1. Casey Anthony trial
  2. Osama Bin Laden death
  3. Hurricane Irene
  4. Japan Earthquake/Tsunami
  5. Amy Winehouse death
  6. Joplin Tornado
  7. Conrad Murray trial
  8. 9/11 10-Year Anniversary
  9. Republican Candidates/Herman Cain, Rick Perry
  10. Haiti anniversary