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Valentine’s Day haircut contest for dad at Commisso and Co. in Port Washington

Commisso and Co. in Port Washington is running

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Valentine’s Day is a sweet time to celebrate the daddy-daughter bond, and this year, one dear dad will win free haircuts for an entire year from Commisso and Co. in Port Washington in a contest called, “Daddy’s Little Girls.” Daughters of any age can enter the competition, but they have to submit a short paragraph describing what makes their dad the very best Valentine.

Entries are being accepted...

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H&M Super Bowl bash: Meet David Beckham in NYC

David Beckham attends the opening of Belstaff House

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H&M is throwing a Super Bowl party -- with one very special guest.

Starting Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, the company is hosting a David Beckham Super Bowl takeover at its Times Square location to celebrate the launch of the Brit's new bodywear collection.

Fans can visit the store to compete for prizes in a "Kick to Win" virtual football game, or hang out in the H&M Skybox...

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'Glee' star Amber Riley launches online plus-size boutique

Amber Riley, best known for her role on

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"Glee" star Amber Riley may be known mostly for her killer vocals, but she's also become a style icon, showing curvy women everywhere that high-fashion isn't just for the stick-thin.

This week the songstress took her style influence to another level when she joined up with her sister to launch Rileyland Fashions, an online boutique full of plus-size clothing straight from her own closet.


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Aerie ditches Photoshop in new ad campaign

One of the ads from the Aerie Real

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It looks like Aerie is getting real.

The American Eagle sister store is making headlines this week with its latest ad campaign, featuring photos with no retouching of lingerie-clad models.

Reps for the underwear brand said it ditched Photoshop in an attempt to challenge standards and relate more to young customers.

"We left everything. We left beauty marks, we left tattoos,...

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Bloomingdale's Super Bowl party, Dennis Basso sample sale

Women's fur coats, vests, ready-to-wear items, handbags and

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Jan. 23

MACY'S in Elmhurst,  celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year, 5 p.m., with family activities, a traditional acrobatic Dragon and Lion Dance performance and drum show; get a limited-edition Year of the Horse tote bag with any $75 purchase (one per customer, while supplies last; 90-01 Queens Blvd.; 718-271-7200.

Jan. 23-25

Stop by SAKS FIFTH AVENUE at Walt Whitman Shops...

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Bloomingdale's teams up with designers for high-fashion Super Bowl helmet auction

This Alice + Olivia helmet is part of

Who says football and fashion don't mix?

In honor of Super Bowl XLVIII, set to take place at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2, Bloomingdale's and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) are teaming up with the NFL to conduct a designer helmet auction.

The helmets, created by big-name designers like Betsey Johnson, Alice + Olivia, Kenneth Cole, Nicole Miller, Marchesa...

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3 beauty gadgets to help get great skin

The new Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System is

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These new beauty gadgets will help you get great skin from head to toe:

1. They've saved your face; now, Clarisonic is looking down -- at your feet. The new Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System comes with a wet/dry buffing brush head and a smoothing disc, plus three products to help the process along, $199; at select Sephora, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue stores.

2. Think of this...

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Deal at Manhasset's nuBest salon, Max Azria sample sale

Bloomingdale's is giving away two tickets to the

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Through Feb. 28

NUBEST SALON in Manhasset treats you to a Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Peel, Exfoliant Treatment, a $35 value, when you book a Traditional European Facial ($90); 1482 Northern Blvd.; 516-627-9444.

Jan. 15-20

BRIDAL REFLECTIONS is hosting the Renee Pawele bridal accessories trunk show Jan. 15, the Lazaro bridal trunk show Jan. 17-19, and Noir by Lazaro bridesmaids...

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Get Kaley Cuoco's People's Choice Awards look for less

Newlywed Kaley Cuoco accepts the award for favorite

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Kaley Cuoco took home the award for favorite comedic TV actress at last night's People's Choice Awards -- and looked fab while doing it. Here's how to get "The Big Bang Theory" star's red carpet look for less:






1. Maxi Skirt. Start off your look with a bright blue floor-length skirt. The stunning hue is perfect...

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Victoria's Secret releases 2014 swimwear collection

Supermodel Candice Swanepoel covers the 2014 Victoria's Secret

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Feeling trapped by the polar vortex? Try forgetting the cold with some hot swimwear.

Victoria's Secret just released its 2014 swimwear collection and catalog, which features some of the brand's sexiest angels sporting this season's best bikini trends.

The new line notably includes suits with cutouts, lace-up details and gorgeous jeweled accents. Other fun trends include high-waisted...

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