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The Top 5 Most Gorgeous Celebrity Hair Styles of All Time

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Celebrities have a way of making fashion and beauty statements that last a lifetime. We become so entranced by the beauty of one celebrity’s hair style that we never forget it. It becomes a fixture in what we consider to be classic beauty. From Farah Fawcett to Audrey Hepburn, few Hollywood stars have left an imprint on the world of hair trends than these following 5 women.

1. Farah’s Wind-Blown Locks

In just one stunning photograph, Farah Fawcett left an impression on the hearts of millions of men in the 1970s. Her famous poster of her wearing a red bikini was also popular for reasons apart from the hot bikini. Her hair simply looked divine in this poster. With wind-blown curls surrounding her face, Farah Fawcett emulated a look that top hair stylists still try to emulate in today’s fashion world. Right now, this is the look of the moment for Summer 2012 too.

2. Marilyn’s Raunchy Curls

We will never forget Marilyn Monroe’s fun and carefree curls. Her look in the Seven Year Itch continues to be seen on celebrities like Julia Roberts and Drew Barrymore. Thousands of celebrities and millions of ordinary people have tried to copy this look.

3. Hepburn’s High Bun

In Breakfast at Tiffany’s, none of us will forget that gorgeous high bun of Holly Golightly. The adorable choppy bangs that surrounded this hairstyle are equally as unforgettable and added pizazz to the look. Even the hair coloring on this hair style was edgy for its time. With light caramel highlights placed on a chocolate brown color, this look has continued to impress thousands of celebrities and hair stylists.

4. Jennifer Aniston’s Bob

The layered bob that Jennifer Aniston donned in “Friends” has become beloved by millions of women. To this day, thousands of women carry in cut-out photos of Jennifer Aniton’s hair style in “Friends” and ask a hair stylist to replicate the look. With soft golden highlights set against dark brown hair, this will always be a winning and chic look. During the 90s, this look could be found in every top fashion and teen magazine.

5. Meg Ryan’s Wild Locks

Meg Ryan created a look in the 90s that still resonates in the world of fashion. Her shaggy locks have come to be known almost as well as a trademark symbol. This look first became famous when Meg Ryan played the leading role of Kathleen Kelley in “You’ve Got Mail.” Since that film was released, thousands of men have found the hair style to be a complete turn-on.

These are the top 5 and most unforgettable celebrity hair styles of all time. If you are ever in doubt about the hair style you should receive at the salon, take in a photo of one of these looks.

Helga Esteb /

The Beauty Behind Birthmarks

Thursday, October 7th, 2010


Birthmarks are natural occurrences in many babies during infancy. Although many children’s birthmarks fade away with time, some individuals retain their welcome gift into the world and learn to cope with their parting gifts from birth. In fact, some people have made careers off of their so called “unwanted birthmarks.” Just look at Cindy Crawford or Marilyn Monroe. Both women practically made their mark (pun definitely intended) in beauty history by proudly sporting their moles.

For those of you who aren’t quite sure exactly what a birth/beauty mark constitutes as, it’s an area of discolored skin present on the face or body which is noticeable at birth or shortly afterwards. Birthmarks can also take numerous forms. As stated above, moles are a very common form of birthmark, as almost everyone has moles – unfortunately not everyone’s moles are conveniently located on their upper lip region – talking about you Cindy Crawford and Marilyn Monroe. In fact, their iconic moles have become so popular that many girls today are piercing their upper lip and wearing jewelry to simulate the infamous mole.

Other common birthmarks that don’t tend to fade with time include the café au lait and port-wine stain birthmarks.

Those born with these common and apparent birthmarks must learn to embrace them. The café au lait birthmark gets its name from the drink meaning coffee with milk. In effect, the birthmark looks just like the drink – a light, caramelized brown colored patch on the skin.

The port-wine stain is similar to the café au lait in that it is a patch of off-colored skin. It too derives its look directly from its name. It looks as though someone poured red wine on the skin. Just ask Tina Turner or Smashing Pumpkin’s front man Billy Corgan what they think of her port-wine stains. They seem to be pretty content with their “welcome to the world” gifts.

Whether you have a birthmark or not doesn’t deter from the fact that these natural imperfections in appearance play a vital role into a person’s individuality. The answer to true beauty is imperfection. It’s the flaws that make us who we are and as a result turn our birthmarks into beauty marks that we can wear proudly and fashionably.