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Dior's Beauty MVP Is a Roll of Paper Towels

A new kind of “hat head” emerged at Dior this morning, when Stephen Jones made black leather berets for every model and Redken’s Global Creative Director Guido Palau made loose, soft curls for the models. “We’re doing it with paper towel,” he explained. “It’s based on the old rag technique…It’s quite old-fashioned but it’s gorgeous. Wash the hair with some Diamond Oil shampoo, then towel-dry and twist the hair around pieces of paper towel.” Make sure it’s the middle of the hair—not the roots or ends—for maximum impact. “Then use a flatiron for a few seconds, some setting spray, and you’re ready.”

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The black berets, smudged mascara, and soft, lived-in curls gave a boost to the new collection’s denim jumpsuits and black cropped bell-bottoms—an obvious nod to the luxury-protest-vibe championed by designer Maria-Grazia Chiuri.

“The collection is very dark in color this year,” explained Dior Beauté’s Peter Philips, “so we’re not doing much in terms of makeup. Just a smudge of Dior Show mascara along the middle lashes”—literally a smudge, with a Q-Tip—”and that’s it. We don’t want a naked eye, but it should look like it’s leftover from the night before…. Maria-Grazia does this look very well when she’s working late nights in the atelier,” he laughed.

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The good thing about those paper towels: you can use them to gently wipe off your makeup, too.

Those “We Should All Be Feminists” tees might be $700, but Bounty is also a secret Dior staple, and costs just $2.99.

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