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Holiday Beauty Do's & Don'ts

Get the lowdown on the must-have looks of the festive season, as selected by PEOPLE's beauty editor Eleni Gage. By Serena Kappes

  • TREND: JEWELED BARRETTES photo | Mariska Hargitay, Penelope Cruz

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Updated: Wednesday Dec 21, 2005 | 06:00 AM EST

TREND: JEWELED BARRETTES

DO: Be sure to place the sparklers (worn by Mariska Hargitay and Penelope Cruz) asymmetrically for a "sophisticated and modern" look, says Gage. For a fun substitute, use a brooch – a bobby pin can hold it in place.

DON'T: Overdo your accessories. You don't want to distract from the barrettes, she says.