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  • Angelina Jolie, Viola Davis, and all the A-listers who rocked the HFA red carpet

    It was yet another star-studded evening in California on Sunday, as the industry’s most respected entertainers stepped out for the 21st annual Hollywood Film Awards. Taking place at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the ceremony benefitted the Motion Picture & Television Fund — a charitable organization dedicated to providing various resources amongst the entertainment community — and was hosted by James Corden for the third year in a row.

  • Oscars 2017: Celebrity style report card

    The 2017 Academy Awards is the hottest night of the year for Hollywood royalty to showcase their most fashionable looks. We grade the most outstanding styles worn by the standout stars on the red carpet (for better or for worse). Click through the gallery to see how your fav celebs fared! Let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA

  • Jessica Biel’s $21,500 Ring, Pharrell’s Necklaces, and More Amazing Oscars Accessories

    Celebrities on the red carpet showed off glamorous gowns and suits at the 89th Annual Academy Awards. But perhaps even more captivating was the wide assortment of jewels that stars used to accessorize their looks.

  • Janelle Monáe Bedazzles Her Black-and-White Game for the Oscars Red Carpet

    Janelle Monae attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26, 2017. There isn’t much that will get Janelle Monáe out of her signature black and white, but apparently the Oscars is on the list. While the actress did not stray far from her favored palette — a way to “pay homage” to her “working-class roots,” she has said — she added stunning gold and silver details in a straight-off-the-runway Elie Saab couture dress that’s the lovechild of the Black Swan and a fairy godmother.

  • Janelle Monáe Wore a Tux and a Dress at the Same Time

    Janelle Monáe typically wears black and white, and the singer turned actress always manages to bring us dynamic, stunning outfits every time she steps out. On Tuesday night, the Hidden Figures star attended Marie Claire‘s Image Maker Awards in her customary color palette, serving Victor/Victoria realness in a look that was half LBD, half tuxedo.

  • Janelle Monáe Brings New Meaning to the Term 'Hairy Eyeball'

    All eyes are on Janelle Monáe’s hair. Literally. The singer and Hidden Figures actress showed off her latest hair look on Instagram Tuesday afternoon. Her tresses were styled in two wavy buns and adorned with crafty googly eyes of various sizes all over. “EVEN WHEN I’M SLEEPING I KEEP 20 eyes open,” she captioned one of the images. Talk about giving the hairy eyeball!The eye-catching (sorry, had to) look was created by Monáe’s hairstylist Nikki Nelms, who has been absolutely slaying the singer’s hairstyles as of late.Monáe’s quirky taste and fearless, though still restrained, sense of style is part of what makes her aesthetic so great from head to toe. The singer usually steps out in shades of black and white, which she says is a nod to her family’s working class roots. "I think it's either you decide you're going to embrace what makes you unique and what your purpose is, or not,” she told Yahoo Beauty. “I try to keep things in perspective. I come from a working class family. My parents wore uniforms every day. My life is dedicated to being of service. A lot of it has to do with listening to those around me and allowing that to inspire me. And not doing things for selfish reasons.”Monáe’s unique hair choices make her an even bigger force to be reckoned with in the beauty game. The singer is already an ambassador for Covergirl, and is very much enjoying representing the brand, especially now that it is moving in a direction that champions inclusivity. "I'm so thankful to still be a Covergirl. They're embracing so many unique women, transgender, LGBTQ, muslims. They are redefining beauty. We all are cover girls. Even men can be cover girls. It's a state of mind," Monáe said.But though she has consistently been rolling out fierce looks and is someone who clearly enjoys experimenting with style, Monáe knows that true swag comes from within. "It's about being confident in who you are. When they saw that in me, I hope that the message was loud and clear. I didn't have to change who I was. I didn't have to strive for perfection. Perfection is often the enemy of greatness."Click through above to see some of Monáe’s latest and greatest hairstyles.Let's keep in touch! Follow Yahoo Beauty on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. 

  • Michelle Obama Was Right On Trend in a Black Pantsuit

    Michelle Obama is one trendy first lady, and she put her sartorial savviness on display at a screening of the film Hidden Figures that she hosted at the White House on Thursday. For the occasion, the FLOTUS wore a black pantsuit, which is very on trend thanks in part to it being Hillary Clinton’s go-to look on the campaign trail this year. Obama, who often favors dresses and skirts, topped off the Brandon Maxwell ensemble with a pair of silver pumps.

  • These are the best dressed celebrities of the week

    From Naomi Campbell in a glittery gown to your weekly dose of well-dressed royals, click through the gallery above to see our picks for best dressed celebrities this week. Don’t agree? Let us know by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.

  • The best dressed celebrities of the week

    From Diane Kruger in a stunning caped gown to Queen Letizia of Spain’s easy daytime look, check out our picks for the best dressed celebrities of the week. Don’t agree? Let us know who ruled the red carpet this week by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.

  • 9 tips to grow longer hair

    Ever seem like your hair’s stuck at the same length? It’s a common problem amongst women, especially those with afro hair. Although our hair may grow easily, it’s can break easily too if not careful, which makes it harder to retain the length. Achieving longer lengths is possible but it can take a little more care and perseverance. Follow these steps to minimize breakage and get longer hair.

  • CoverGirl and Janelle Monae Unveil Makeup Collaboration

    With hundreds of millions of female Star Wars fans, CoverGirl is harnessing spokewoman and singer Janelle Monae and the transformative powers of makeup to allow women to tap into different sides of their personalities — namely their dark side and their light side. Taking cues from the cinematography and special effects of the upcoming film “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” (in theaters December 18) CoverGirl’s global creative design director and makeup legend Pat McGrath created seven stunning beauty looks, which can all be created using the brand’s new limited edition StarWars collection. One of these look’s was created on Monae herself.   “I am one of the biggest Star Wars fans,” Monae tells Yahoo Beauty.