Mary-Kate & Ashley: A Mini-Makeover to Love

10/11/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

Richard Young/startraks

Tuesday night, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen brought out some of London’s biggest It girls — from singer Amy Winehouse to socialite Peaches Geldof — to show off their new high-end clothing The Row at Harvey Nichols. And while the twins predictably wore some outrageous accessories — check out Mary-Kate’s super-hairy jacket and Ashley’s S&M-style studded Christian Louboutin boots! — what we’re really liking is their suddenly straight hair! After years of signature messy waves, Mary-Kate and Ashley have gone straight and sleek, and it looks great! Ditto to their barely-there makeup. Not that we don’t love seeing Mary-Kate try out braided updos and Ashley working dark maroon lips, but the sisters look the best they have in years here. Tell us: What do you think of the Olsens’ straight and sleek look?

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Cynthia-Alexandra on

The don’t look DEAD anymore. :-)

Mikelle on

I like their hair and make-up, but their outfits are a different story. I do like Ashley’s outfit somewhat, not crazy over the boots, but she looks nice. Mary-Kate would probably look great if she got rid of hairy “It” as a jacket. I do love Mary-Kate’s stockings. But yes, I must agree, there make-up is an improvement, and although I do like their sleek hair, I like their waves too, not as messy as they make them though, because the waves add width to their faces, but both sleek and wavy hair looks nice on them.

I also think it would be nice to see a change in their hair cuts. I think both girls need to focus on their eyes and cheekbones, since there’s so much definition in their faces. Ashley would look nice with short hair, but cut right below her jawline, but not too much, just enough so it doesn’t rest on her shoulders. Add some nice layers, but make sure the top layers are long and soft. Also, avoid making the layers choppy. Also keep the strong part in her hair. Mary-Kate would look nice with brow-grazing fringe side-swept bangs, keep the strong part, and layers that falls right at or below her jawline. Also add some nice soft layers that graze her cheekbones. Both girls should avoid long, long hair, and avoid short, short hair. Also avoid blunt bangs and harsh choppy layers. Just my opinion.

kat on

i LOVE their makeup it makes them look grown up.

Anonymous on

Are Yall serious??? They look a mess, not amazing! They look like some plastic dolls and their faces are all wrong…. NEXT MAKEOVER

BF on

I agree that this is the best they’ve looked in years. They actually look like beautiful young women instead of hobo-dressed, too-thin children. They look wonderful!

Britney on

EWW!! go back to the way there where before! it looks like there tying to look like they did when they where 12! have to say hate it!!

Kim v on

In response to the quote of the day, it’s not about fashion. It’s about looking good. Which, IMO, they don’t. They’re pretty girls but this hair and makeup is not particularly flattering on them.

Anonymous on


Melinda on

These girls are ridiculous. If I had all the $$ they had, do you think I would dress as if I shopped at a thrift store. They are younger versions of Mrs. Roper from Three’s Company. They both look like bag ladies all the time. Don’t celebrities have stylists? They need some help with their eye make up too. They act like the maker’s of black eyeliner are going to stop making it.

ALY on

I love the natural look on them. I think they’re really maturing.

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