Dakota Fanning debuts vampy, dark-brown hair on the Twilight red carpet| Hollywood yohana

Dakota Fanning dark brown hair at the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere

Fitting that she was at the premiere of a vampire movie last night, as Dakota Fanning’s new dark hair colour was right in theme.
The actress was in Los Angeles for the world premiere of The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn: Part 2 and stunned fans as she walked down the red carpet with a new dark-brown hair colour.
However, the switch isn’t a personal preference. Dakota Fanning assured Yahoo! Movies that her new hair colour is for an upcoming role, saying, “…for the character I was playing I couldn’t be a blonde.” Fanning also said her choice of dress “was totally dependent on my hair colour” and the teal Elie Saab Couture gown definitely seemed to work in her favour. Fanning completed the look with a Ferragamo minaudière and Charlotte Olympia heels.
And as we know, good fashion genes seem to run in the family, as Dakota’s sister Elle Fanning was also on hand last night to support her sister. The younger Fanning (who is still blonde) stepped out on the Twilight red carpet in a look fresh from the Prada Spring 2013 runway. Despite their four-year age difference, if we squint at Dakota it’s quite easy to imagine Elle as a brunette as well—perhaps she should dye her hair too in sister solidarity?


Would you rent a nail polish? Lacquerous lets you borrow the newest luxury colours at a fraction of the cost | Hollywood yohana

Lacquerous Rent nail polishes

From companies like Rent Frock Repeat—which lets you rent high fashion dresses for short periods of time—to purse rental site Bag, Borrow, Or Steal, luxury fashion rental services are a popular way for the masses to get a taste of high fashion. But today Refinery 29 brought a new type of rental service to our attention: Lacquerous, a soon-to-launch subscription service for nail polishes.

Before you say “ick!” consider that a single bottle of high-end nail polish can cost more than $25—and unless you’re a collector-slash-hoarder, odds are you’ll only use that polish a handful of times before moving onto the next It shade. Enter Lacquerious: For $18 a month, users are sent three colours selected from a library of 70+ nail polish shades. Only high-end brands, such as Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, OPI, and Chanel, are available, with just-released collections being key. After spending 30 days with the nail polishes, the user ships them back in a pre-paid envelope and waits for the next batch.
True, we were at first a little hesitant to succumb to the idea of sharing nail polishes with strangers—but you only have to watch a bottle of polish get passed around a salon to realize this happens all the time. Also Lacquerous (which is only available in the US for now) assures us that studies have been done to prove that no bacteria can live inside a bottle of nail polish. Phew.
But there are a few catches: You can only use each bottle of rented polish three times and Lacquerous monitors the amounts in each bottle (kind of creepy). That means you and all your gal pals can’t take advantage of the service! And regardless of how quickly you send back your rented colours, you have to wait 30 days between rental periods.


Rihanna makes the biggest beauty faux pas ever with a French pedicure on the red carpet | Hollywood yohana

Rihanna French Pedicure GQ Men of the Year Awards

We’ve been preparing ourselves for the return of the French manicure ever since Alexander McQueen and Chanel painted the look on nails for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013, respectively. Both brands did the French manicures on clean, short nails with just a sliver of white on the tips. The message was clear: If you want your French manicure to be on trend, leave the acrylic tips at home. (Think “Kate Middleton at a royal brunch” more than “Snooki at a baby shower.”)
Unfortunately, Rihanna—always one to experiment with nail art—took the new French manicure trend one literal step too far. Last night she walked the red carpet at the GQ Men of the Year awards in a pair of strappy sandals which showed off a French pedicure on (shudder) longer-than-average toe nails.
(We understand if you need to pause and step away from your computer after reading that. We’ll wait.)
Worst of all, the French pedicure ruined what was otherwise a stunning look. Rihanna’s glowing skin, matte red lips and cat eye liner had an old Hollywood quality to it, and side-parted, slicked back hair further complemented her makeup. And do you recognize the dress? It’s a red version of the Calvin Klein dress from that classic scene in Clueless. Perhaps Rihanna was paying further homage to the ’90s with the French pedicure, but to us it’s just unforgivable. What do you think? French pedicures, yay or nay?


Lana Del Rey updates her ’60s style with Jane Birkin-esque bangs | Hollywood yohana

Lana Del Rey Bangs

Lana Del Rey has become somewhat of a ’60s hairstyle chameleon. Whether it’s an oversized bouffant, tight curls or brushed-out waves the singer loves to experiment with her style—though always keeping it in the same decade. And now, Lana Dey Rey has added a dark-brown set of bangs to her look.
While promoting her newest album “Born To Die: The Paradise Edition” in London, the singer altered her perfectly coiffed waves with a new set of bangs, giving a Jane Birkin-esque vibe to her hairstyle. At first we thought they were a clip-in set, but the split in the middle proves that they are indeed authentic. (New bangs always annoyingly refuse to adjust their part.)
We’re curious if Lana Del Rey is taking style tips from a certain 22-year-old country singer. She and Taylor Swift were spotted becoming super pals at the MTV European Music Awards this past weekend. Swift’s ever-present fringe was paired with loose flowing curls and a smoky eye making her look one of the biggest standouts of the evening.
Some are saying that 2012 is the year of the bang and we can’t say that we disagree—we did call it as a fall trend, after all. Just last week Beyoncé debuted blunt bangs at a basketball game and Emma Stone recently showed off a revised take on long fringe. Both leading ladies wear the bangs well, but we’d have to say that Beyoncé truly pulls them off (as with most other things). Lana Del Rey, we’re eager to see how you style yours over the coming weeks.


Beauty Fix: How to repair over-plucked eyebrows, the best brush for blowouts and more answers to your beauty questions | Hollywood yohana

beauty fix hair care

Every week we take on your questions about makeup, skincare, hair and more and provide all the answers. This week, Beauty Fix is focused on hair. From voluminous waves to sparse eyebrows, we’re here to help you brush up on everything you need to know about hair.