What I Love About Me: New York, NY

By Maureen Dempsey

April 15, 2007 12:00 AM
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What I Love About Me

Jessica Turney, 19 Beauty Statement: "Braids stand out from the long waves everyone's wearing. Purposely mismatch your elastics-it's much cooler."

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Jasmin Jenkins, 22 Beauty Statement: "I've come to appreciate my freckles. At 22, they do help you get noticed."

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Cassi and Nicki Gibson, 18; twins Beauty Statement: "We didn't get braces until this year. We think of them as bling."

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Kate James, 26 Beauty Statement: "To be honest, I'm not sure what my natural hair color is anymore. I've dyed it since I was 15. The first time I used fabric dye to turn it purple."

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Tsafira Oved, 31 Beauty Statement: "I haven't cut my hair for about four years. My only essential is leave-in conditioner."

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Esmerelda Victoria, 21 Beauty Statement: "I copied my sister's hairstyle. She wears her bangs gelled across her forehead; it really dresses up a ponytail."

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Phoenix, 24 Beauty Statement: "I just shaved my head on Friday. I'm trying to figure out what 'feminine' means to me. I'm much more into jewelry now."

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Amy Hastanan, 25 Beauty Statement: "I hang out as the beach as often as I can: Salt enhances most hairstyles."

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Brianna Miller, 18 Beauty Statement: "I did the piercing myself. I don't like to look like everybody else. I think it's good to be experimental."

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Name: Beth Demko, 23 Beauty Statement: "I got my hair cut in France where I spent the past year. They consider short hair just as beautiful as long."

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Laura Veysy De Somoskeoy, 62 Beauty Statement: "I've been dyeing my hair the same color for 30 years. And I always wear matching lipstick."

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Candace Parker, 32 Beauty Statement: "Fifteen years ago I was living a very conservative lifestyle and suddenly felt the need to shake things up, so I pierced my nose and dyed my hair."

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Anastassia Fisyak, 21 Beauty Statement: "I gave myself this haircut. Professional-looking haircuts can age people."

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Elyssa Traub, 26 Beauty Statement: "I've never considered changing my profile; I grew up in a big-nosed family. My clear skin has always been my point of pride."

What I Love About Me: NYC

Chieh-Ying Wang (with horns) and Ting Wang, 17; school friends Beauty Statement: "In Taiwan, where we live, we're known for being fashion-forward. We're too young to have beauty secrets-we don't even use cosmetics yet!"

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Ann Hamilton, 45 Beauty Statement: "I've always embraced my curls! I never brush my hair; it's not good for curls. I condition more than I shampoo."

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Lia Avellino, 18 Beauty Statement: "I usually wear my MAC Russian Red lipstick at night, but I'm tired today, so I needed it to brighten up my face. I apply three different mascaras to balance my bold lips."

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Audrey Genevieve, 19 Beauty Statement: "I was a gypsy for Halloween once-after that, I began wearing more liner. By college, it was all around my eyes."

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Maribel Gonzalez, 50 Beauty Statement: "I'll never color my hair. At 20, I was told I was too young to be gray. I didn't care then and I don't now."

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Stephanie Parker, 20 Beauty Statement: "I make my eyes look wider by lining just the outer corners."

What I Love About Me: NYC

Vassilysa Basov, 35 Beauty Statement: "Laughter makes anyone look beautiful, and my huge glasses help."

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Heather Rubin, 28 Beauty Statement: "I've had my 'locks'-'dreads' sounds too negative-for nine years. They're so low-maintenance.
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