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The (dark-haired!) Laguna Beach High School sophomore served on the student council and played sports.
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MTV reality show, Laguna Beach, put the now-blond high school senior in the spotlight. “I didn’t get my eyebrows done or my makeup done,” she said of her pre-glam squad days. “I had to figure it out on my own.”
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“That was my Orange County hair,” Conrad said of her highlights during the second season of Laguna Beach. “My hair was just so over-processed and awful.”
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Conrad’s sleek braid and understated makeup reflected her new L.A. life as the star of The Hills.
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The new Mark spokeswoman got bobbed-for a couple of weeks. “I thought it would be so chic,” she said, but “I just didn’t feel pretty with short hair.”
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Conrad anchored her pin-straight hair with a bobby pin for an L.A. event.
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Conrad wore her hair in a wavy updo for the Emmys.
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The first-time designer launched Lauren Conrad Collection-and played around with her locks. “Every once in a while I get an urge to change my hair,” she said of this wavy faux bob. “I’ve learned that you can just fake it.”
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“This is what happens when I try to cut my own hair,” Conrad said of these long bangs, admitting that she reaches for the scissors when she gets stressed. It’s no wonder she snipped-aside from filming her final season of The Hills, Conrad released the LC by Lauren Conrad clothing line with Kohls and published her first bestseller, L.A. Candy.
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Conrad released her second bestseller, Sweet Little Lies, and rocked long locks: “I think if you do extensions right, then they’re amazing.”
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Conrad debuted her colorful tips on laurenconrad.com. “This is such a fun summer trend and I hope everyone finds their own fun way of doing it,” she wrote. “Once it fades from the sun, pool, beach, or general wear, it becomes a pastel version which I think is equally gorgeous!”
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A no-fuss updo made a nice complement to Conrad’s flawless makeup at our post-Golden Globes bash. “Is there a more perfect place to wear glitter than to the InStyle party?” makeup artist Amy Nadine asked on thebeautydepartment.com. “First I used a nude shade on her lid and crease and a chocolate shade on her lower lash line, then I dabbed the glitter shade all over her lid with my ring finger to deposit the glitter. Next we winged the top lash line with black liquid liner and followed with two coats of mascara and eight individual lashes on each eye.”
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For an N.Y.C. signing of her book, The Fame Game, hairstylist Kristin Ess gave Conrad a loose bun with a bit of a twist. “Drape the side sections over your bun, and if you need to, wrap them around a curling iron,” she said of achieving the chignon. “This allows the sections to blend seamlessly with the bun.”
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Conrad worked a dip-dyed ponytail at the L.A. signing of her book The Fame Game. “Lauren wore a spiked collar and wanted a dip-dyed fuchsia pony to offset the look with girly-ness,” her hairstylist Kristen Ess told InStyle.com. “She asked for the color about an hour before the event. We literally dipped her hair into a bowl of semi-permanent color in the kitchen sink, then styled her hair into a bouncy Barbie ponytail!”
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For the Design for the Cure gala, makeup artist Amy Nadine gave Conrad a deep oxblood lip. “This was the perfect event to fancy things up a bit,” Nadine told us.
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Conrad kept her look simple with loose waves during the Downy #ClosetLoveAffair Pinterest Sweepstakes Kick Off in New York City.
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For the Malibu Island Spiced “Girls Day Out” event in Beverly Hills, the bride-to-be opted for stick-straight strands and a trendy coral lip.