Go Shorty, It’s her Birthday…

We love nothing more than a fearless leader who literally takes beauty to the next level. That leader we speak of is our very own SHE-E-O Cara Santana, in honor of our beauty boss’s birthday we’ve put together a timeline of all of our favorite looks she’s rocked over the years as she spills the deets on why she loved them.
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Undone Curls And Light Make up
This look was during NYFW and during the day. I think it’s so important to not over do your make up during the daylight. I hate showing off my freckles, but this look was all about being effortless. The fun loose curls and barely there make up, give you a very fresh feel. Sometimes less is really more.
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Tight Bun/Bold Eye
This look was one of my favorites. I was accompanying my fiancé to an event for his TV show and I was conscious of making sure I looked the part of supportive partner, not overwhelming myself with too much. I think a smokey eye and nude lip is so elegant and their is nothing better then having you no fuss hair.” Ashley from The Glam App was the make up artist.
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Blonde Up Do 
  “Going blonde was such a risk and I never would have done it with anyone other then Joey. It was such a departure for me and I absolutely loved the look and feel. I think there might be something to the old adage of blondes do have more fun. I felt much more sexy and cool and my style became less severe. I came straight from my Allure magazine shoot to this Golden Globe party and celeb stylists Kylee Heath (hair) and Kayleen McAdams (make up) did me a solid and got me ready for this evening.
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Braid
One thing about me is, I love to experiment and take risks. Braids can often times be daunting at a certain age. However I thought this look was very elevated.  I was wearing Jonathan Smikai and the dress was very bold, so I knew I wanted to keep the make up light and the hair simple, but play up some edge. The look and feel really worked!
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Low Pony 
Ponytails are so tricky and not always a good fit for me, but this low ponytail really created a very demure look that complement the bronzy make up. I was wearing Halston for the Santa Barbara Film Festival and wanted to create a modern red carpet moment that was elegant, but still youthful.
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Bold Lip/Short Hair
 There is a time and a place for a bold lip and I went for it here. I love how fresh and understated the rest of the make up is and it draws the focus to the lip. I had just cut my hair short and was back in NYC for NYFW. This show was in the evening and I was comfortable going a bit more dramatic. I was wearing Christian Siriano and sitting at his show, and if anyone is about being bold- it’s him! I was in the perfect place for this look.
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 Vegas Baby
When in Vegas, you really just go there. This was a full beat down, complete with contour and strobbing! The hair was severe and I definitely was channeling my inner J.Lo. There are few places I would go this full on, and Vegas is without a doubt one of them. Kimberly Ford make up, Esmerelda hair.