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It's a legitimate request: "Make me look thinner." How can your hair stylist turn your face from round to long and slender, just like all the movie stars?

By Debra Ronca

If you're fashion challenged, you probably know it, and your significant other knows it, too. Just in case you haven't gotten the word about these 10 style no-nos, we're here to make sure you're in the loop.

By Sara Elliott

Every girl knows that fall brings boots. Fabulous, to-die-for boots that are worth saving up all summer for. What styles are big this season, and are your high-heeled investments from last year still on-trend?

By Julia Layton

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There's not too much we enjoy more than a good old-fashioned celebrity fashion disaster. So, for your voyeuristic entertainment, we've rounded up a list of the top 10 most heinous celebrity disasters of all time.

By Alison Cooper

If you're a fan of HowStuffWorks, you know that what makes the perfect outfit "click" is the right accessories. Browse this gallery to see some of Stacy and Clinton's favorite accessory picks.

The great thing about fashion is that once something hits "trend" status, lower-priced versions of the high-priced stuff pops up in stores. How can you buy the latest fall styles for the cheapest prices?

By Jessika Toothman & Debra Ronca

Do you have something embarrassing in your closet? A pair of pants your friends call your "mom jeans"? Some green Crocs you wear to the office? Whatever your wardrobe weakness, we know you'll enjoy this list of fashion failures.

By Debra Ronca

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Some fashions -- the little black dress, for example -- are timeless. Others, like poodle skirts, looked cute back in the day. And then there's the black-sheep category: stuff that never looked good in the first place.

By Alison Cooper

If you have short hair, you might think you need to bid adieu to hair accessories. After all, you can't sweep your hair up into kicky ponytails anymore. But don't fret -- there are plenty of ways to have fun with short hair.

By Julia Layton & Alison Cooper

You may love your hair stylist. He makes you look like a star and gives you the best scalp massage in town. But he's also getting paid. What are 10 things your stylist could be keeping close to the chest?

By Julia Layton

Thin, lifeless and flat is no way for your hair to look. But what to do? Tease it, cut it, spray it? Never fear -- we'll guide you to a fuller, more luxurious mane.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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It's only natural: Women with straight hair would often kill for a curly hair day. Sleek can be stunning, but straight hair isn't always sleek and maintenance-free. How can you keep your tresses looking shiny and full of volume?

By Julia Layton

It's time for a new do. You're finally ready to go short -- well, not too short and absolutely no spiky bits. Whether you're going to your regular stylist or a standby, getting the haircut you want can be easy if you follow these essential tips.

By Alison Cooper

Victoria Beckham is known for handbags with shockingly high prices -- her collection of Hermes Birkins is rumored to be worth $2 million. What other handbags can match the fame of the Birkin?

By Julia Layton

Sticker shock doesn't just apply to cars, it relates to shoes. But why? We'll take a look at some of the reasons.

By Sara Elliott

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If the shoe fits, you want to wear it as long as possible. We can help.

By Sara Elliott

There are some looks you just can't pull off, no matter who you are. Don't let your feet commit these fashion faux pas.

By Sara Elliott

In the words of the immortal Elle Woods (of "Legally Blonde" fame), "Why let someone else do for you what you can do yourself -- except in the case of eyebrow maintenance." Truer words may never have been spoken.

By Alison Cooper

To the unfamiliar, eye makeup tools can look more like torture instruments than anything else. But as any beauty expert will tell you, the tools you use to apply your makeup are just as important as the makeup itself. How should you stock your kit?

By Julia Layton

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The smoky eye is not a look to be worn with a sundress. It's heavy, sultry and surprisingly easy to pull off if you have the right tools and a little patience. What's the trick to smoldering eyes?

By Julia Layton

Want to look like a blushing beauty or a bronze goddess? Choosing the right product is essential.

By Emilie Sennebogen

When supermodel Iman first hit the runway in the 1970s, she had to pack her own makeup kit. Times have changed, and cosmetics for women of color have expanded to a rainbow of options. What should you pick to best emphasize your own features?

By Julia Layton

Applying makeup is just like anything else: You can't get the job done right unless you have the right tools. But which ones should you invest in?

By Debra Ronca

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Even if you're a lip-balm-only kind of girl, there will come a time in your life -- a black-tie party, perhaps, or a job interview -- that will compel you to put on some makeup. Be ready with these moisturizer, concealer and foundation tips.

By Alison Cooper

We've met with and moved forward from the big 4-0. We're all grown up. It's time to make some fashion changes that reflect our maturity. How can women in their 40s adapt to their changing lifestyle?

By Heather Kolich