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OMG! Miley Cyrus’ hair is super short and platinum blond. Do you like it?

Just when we thought Miley Cyrus had done it all, she made her boldest style move to date! 

On Sunday Miley did something that was heard around the world: she had her hair cut into a pixie with a buzz on the side. While the drastic makeover seems spur-of-the-moment, it’s not. On August 6 Miley tweeted photos of herself in shoulder-length, white blond locks. Hairstylist Chris McMillan did the honors on both of the new dos. McMillan is famous for creating “The Rachel” for Jennifer Aniston, and Miley asked him for something similar. She got a pretty Rachel-like lob (long bob), but that was only a preview of what was to come. Just a week later, Chris completed the Miley makeover that conjures up images of Victoria “Posh” Beckham.

Even before the latest do-overs, Miley was taking mini steps toward the big change. On July 14 she sent followers the photo above right to announce that she had gone blond. If you’re wondering why she’s puckering up, Miley explains, “Now that I’m blonde I gotta give duck lips in every photo.” The photo on left was taken in between then and the top two dos. While there’s been a wild mix of reactions to the final cut, there seems to be consensus that it was time for that high bun to go!

Photos courtesy Miley Cyrus via Twitter

While we were finishing this post, rumors had already started circulating that Miley is hiding her new hair or maybe regretting it. Personally we think she was trying to avoid the paparazzi while walking with her fiance. It will be interesting to see how long Miley will keep the do before grabbing onto some extensions. And since she and Liam are planning a long engagement, anything can happen before the wedding.

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Jennifer Aniston Hair: pretty smart like her fave drink–smartwater

Our BFF keeps her hair as simple as her fave drink—smartwater!


smartwater says, “Simplicity is delicious.”
We say, “Simplicity is sexy.”


This is the second year Jennifer Aniston has been the star of ads for Glacéau smartwater. Launched in June magazines, the campaign features beautiful black-and-white photos, befitting a classic trendsetter of our times. Her beginnings as a style icon began with The Rachel haircut on Friends and continues to this day with movies such as Just Go With It, Horrible Bosses and recently Wanderlust. While her Rachel look is the most memorable, Jen has been a leader in other trends like the Bronde movement that’s still going strong today. This newer trend refers to blond on brown hair color. Her haircut, too, is well-known for being straight, angled around the face and lightly layered for built-in volume.

smartwater says, “good taste travels well.”
We say, “good style travels beautifully.”

Having followed Jen from the beginning, we know that she has always cared about keeping her hair healthy. Using good sense and help from her longtime hairstylist and friend Chris McMillan, Jen counteracts the dryness/damage that comes with chemical treatments and frequent blow-drying/heat styling. The stylist to the stars who created The Rachel is the owner of Chris McMillan The Salon in Beverly Hills and co-owner of McMillan Canale Salon in Malibu.

smartwater says, “live a life well hydrated.”
We say, “live a life with hair well hydrated!”

In a past interview with Allure magazine, Chris revealed some of their healthy hair care tips: “We pretty much have a formula. I use a Kérastase mousse at the crown and the ends and a little bit of Kérastase Sérum Oléo-Relax only on the ends–because we love the smell and how it moisturizes her hair.” Kératase Ciment Thermique also helps keep her hair in good shape and ultra-shiny.

Hairstyle aficionados may remember in 2011 when Ms. Aniston had her long hair cut off into a mid-length bob during the promo tour for the movie Just Go With It. In the January 2012 issue of InStyle mag JenA confided, “The real reason I cut my hair? My real hair was getting thinned out again from all the extensions. It was starting to look fake.” Earlier, around the time of the haircut, McMillan told allure.com, “It’s nice to take the extensions out of the hair and do something more natural.”

Jen gets the same kind of attention from her colorist Michael Canale, co-owner of the McMillan Canale salon. He usually keeps the highlights within a couple of shades of the star’s natural hair, so that she continues to look like a real-life California Blonde.