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One Of L.A.'s Top Hair Gurus Dishes On Her 28 Beauty Essentials

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    The last time we ran into Kristin Ess, she was fresh off a flight from LAX. And, unlike most folks, not a hair was out of place. Our messy top knot didn't hold a candle to Ess' perfect mermaid waves (seriously, even fellow redhead Ariel would probably bow down!). As you can imagine, this level of glamour is common practice for The Beauty Department blogger — showing up at meetings with styled strands, flawless makeup, and never a minute late (yeah, she's that friend!).

    As Lauren Conrad's go-to hair guru (she's responsible for that peachy ombré and those braid-within-a-braid styles), Ess has a ton of tricks up her sleeve. Lucky for us, she revealed the 28 beauty products she commits to day in and day out to keep her pretty from morning to night. Just don't be shocked if you run into us at the beauty counter stocking up, too!

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