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Cameron Diaz as Comic Book Heroine
By Angelique Serrano | 09/10/2009 - 09:28

We hear Cameron Diaz is busy filming her role as comic book comrade Lenore “Casey” Case in the movie adaptation of the Green Hornet. Not that we’re huge comic book loyalists here, but how cool are the visual similarities between the Cuban cutie and this cartoon rendering? Though we would have loved to see Cameron sport Casey’s signature strawberry blonde locks. Might we make a suggestion?

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Best Tressed: Jessica Alba's Sweet Side Part
By Miranda Noland | 09/04/2009 - 09:00
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Curly Qs: Expert Frizz-Fighting Tip
By Sandra Mariscal | 09/02/2009 - 14:45

Don’t let frizzy strands get you down. Sam Villa, Education Artistic Director for Redken, offers a good tip to control fly-aways on naturally curly hair. The Mexican stylist suggests, “Spray a makeup powder brush with Redken Vinyl Glam 02 Mega Shine Spray ($18, and brush the hairline and curls [around your face] to reduce frizz and add shine.”

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How Hot is Too Hot?
By Angelique Serrano | 09/02/2009 - 12:34

Usually when you get a new styling tool for your hair, like a curling iron or hair dryer, you want to crank it up to the highest, hottest setting—because if it’s not set on high, it’s not going to work, right? Wrong! Newer heat tools, like flat irons, offer adjustable settings, making it possible for users to turn up the heat to 450 degrees.

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What's Up with the First Lady's Hair?
By Angelique Serrano | 08/28/2009 - 17:00

Though we at Latina strive to demonstrate in every issue, in every bit of beauty coverage we do, that all hair textures are beautiful in their natural state, periodically a story will surface to point out that we as a collective American community have a long way to go in terms of understanding and accepting this truth. This week the New York Times ran an article called, “Black Hair, Still Tangled in Politics.” It focused on the first family, specifically First Lady Michelle Obama, and her eldest 11-year-old daughter Malia; more specifically, it focused on their hair.

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Best Tressed: Sessilee Lopez Gets It Right
By Sandra Mariscal | 08/28/2009 - 12:00
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Curly Qs: Not So Knotty
By Sandra Mariscal | 08/26/2009 - 11:18

It was recently pointed out to me that I have an interesting hair rotation. It all started when I was telling my colleague that I only detangle my hair in the shower with conditioner. She asked me how I get rid of knots in-between washes. Since I don’t wash my hair everyday, like most girls with curly hair (since our hair tends to be drier), I’ve developed a system: The first day after a shampoo, I wear my hair loose. The second day I either use a headband to push it back or rock a half-up, half-down style because this masks any droopy curls or frizzy strands.

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Aqua Net is (Seriously) Cool Again
By Angelique Serrano | 08/21/2009 - 12:00

Way back eighties flashback coming at you: Aqua Net, the retro aerosole spray that made your tunnel-bangs stand up straight throughout gym class is making a quiet comeback among savy makeup artist circles. It's being misted onto faces to set finished makeup and keep it from running in extreme heat or sweat-inducing activity. Models and brides-to-be will most likely be putting this tip to the test, whille the rest of us fight the urge to pop open a can of Tab and contemplate who shot Bobby on Dallas.

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Best Tressed: Camille Guaty Keeps It Natural
By Sandra Mariscal | 08/21/2009 - 11:00
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Curly Qs: Steal of the Month
By Sandra Mariscal | 08/19/2009 - 16:00

Every now and then I like to add a little bit of gel to my strands to control my curls right before I go out—especially during the hot and humid summer months. I’m not a fan of those heavy, gloppy kinds of gels because they make my hair look droopy. Spray gels can also be intimidating. The ones I’ve tried, I’ve had to spray it on my hand first and then distribute throughout my hair; otherwise, the gel usually shoots out straight in one direction and clumps.

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