Behind the Cover Beauty: Zooey Undone

Zooey Deschanel went from quirky to edgy with the help of a rock-star glam squad.

Zooey Deschanel went from quirky to edgy with the help of a rock-star glam squad. Here's how it went down. Don't forget to read the exclusive interview and check the fashion inspiration behind her September cover spread.
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The Hair

Deschanel's cut worked perfectly with the vibe on set. "A long bang is sexy and makes you want to know more about the girl," says hairstylist Kevin Ryan. "For a more deconstructed version of her style, I put in a few random bends with a curling iron."

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Mani Make-Under

"Zooey is known for her fun nails on the red carpet, but we needed something versatile enough to complement the different fashion looks," says manicurist Casey Herman of the peachy-beige polish she used. "It's a cool, not-exactly-nude shade."

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The Face
"I think of Zooey as pretty and cute, but the fashion had a '90s grunge feel, so I thought we should edge it up," says makeup artist Jeanine Lobell. The result: a smoky-eyed, hollow-cheeked look finished with tawny lipstick. "It's sort of last night's sexy makeup the next day."
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The Nails

The New Girl was open to swapping out her usual nail art (like this look from the Golden Globes) for something subdued.

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Alt-Chic
The star got a grunge-era look for our cover. Think Courtney Love in her Hole heyday.
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