How Young is Too Young to Start Coloring Your Hair


youngredhair_main.jpgMad Men's Christina Hendrick's—who's known for her vibrant red locks—recently told the Los Angeles Times Magazine that she started dying her hair at the age of ten. The naturally blonde actress was inspired to go red by Anne of Green Gables, and her mother was apparently cool enough to go to the drugstore and get her an at-home color kit.
Now when you run down the list of beauty products you assume tweens are into—or even allowed to go near—things like lip gloss and glitter nail polish come to mind way before hair dye. But we were surprised in an informal survey aroundAllure's offices that more than just a few of our colleagues also started coloring their hair as middle schoolers. So we toss the question—how old were you when you first hit the dye? And how young do you think is too young to be messing with the color of your hair?

Celebrity Secrets for Glowing Skin


freshbrownsugar_main.jpgEver wonder how celebrities get their bodies to look so freaking good and glowing? We went straight to the source—the makeup artists responsible for making every inch of their skin look amazing—for our new story and check out Shiny, Happy People (on page 92 of the July issue). If you're lucky enough to be Beyoncé, that sheen is courtesy of a head-to-to rubdown with La Mer The Body Crème layered with L'Oréal Paris Glam Bronze Powder, says makeup artist Francesca Tolot. Other stars' secrets:
Exfoliate with a sugar scrub. Makeup artists recommend these because they're extra gentle on skin. Jennifer Lopez, for one, "is obsessed" Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish, according to her makeup artist, Scott Barnes
Go for a rich body cream. These make skin extra soft and shiny, says makeup artist Mally Roncal. She likes Fekkai Créme Luxueuse Shea Butter Body. "You want something thick and yummy; if you turn the jar upside down, it shouldn't budge," she says.
Lube Up. Body oil adds a nice sheen but can be really messy. Makeup artist Troy Surratt recommends adding a few drops of oil to bathwater and soaking in it, or slathering on an oil-infused body balm instead. "My favorite product for dewy-looking skin is Benefit's Bathina—it doesn't transfer to clothes," Surratt says.
Highlighter isn't just for the face. When applied to the collarbone, shoulders, shins, and the tops of the thighs, it gives skin a gorgeous sheen. "I have one celebrity client who likes highlighter on the tops of her feet when she's wearing sandals," says makeup artist Jillian Dempsey. "Try a luminizing stick; run it lightly down the shinbones and over the tops of the feet, then rub it in well." (We love Nars The Multiple in Copacabana.)

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