14 Haute AF Celebrity Hairstyles to Feast Your Eyes on Post-Thanksgiving
So you made it through Friendsgiving 2016. Now what? Oh, there’s only the rest of the holiday season to contend with. Other than your feast-friendly Thanksgiving outfits and fabulous holiday shoes keeping your style on fleek, what steps have you taken to keep your hair looking coiffed ‘n’ fabulous for the holiday photos to come? Don’t panic — luckily, some of our fave celeb trendsetters are tackling the same style conundrums this week, giving us the ultimate in holiday hair inspo (thanks, AMAs!). Take a peek at these 14 Instagrams of celebrity hair from the past week for a bit of hairspiration to tide you over until December is in full swing.
1. Ciara: Wow. Ciara starts us off strong with a Brigitte Bardot-inspired high pony featuring long, feathery, face-framing layers. She’s the very picture of class in her black turtleneck and minimalist makeup that lets her pregnancy glow shine.
2. Rita Ora: DA-YUM! We’re freaking out over this look of Rita Ora’s — she has never looked more luminous than with these side-parted waves in her glamorous medium-length down ‘do. She’s even got the bronde highlights to complement her flawless complexion, paired with a nude lip and smokey eye makeup for a look that is dripping in gorgeousness.
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3. Alexa Chung: Alright, we’ll admit it — there’s never a look of Alexa’s that we don’t absolutely love. Here she’s wearing her signature shag in a messy-turned-glam lob. Feel free to revel in her amazingness for a moment before moving along; she is the Queen of Cool (and our personal style icon for life), after all.
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4. Jourdan Dunn: Jourdan Dunn is back on our radar this week, and this time it’s for her serious LBD game and those way-long, ultra-smooth, shiny AF tresses parted straight down the middle. This It girl is a serious beauty who just owned the sleek-strand trend, in spite of all the formidable Hollywood competition. Brava, Jourdan!
5. Lucy Hale: And then there’s the epitome of girl-next-door charm, Lucy Hale, bringing us her own take on next-level girly hair (that’s perfect for NYE, BTW) as she rocked star gems along her center part. Pairing the hair bling with a shimmery sequined dress and an on-trend low pony, she’s a hot little number with some serious style game.
6. Shay Mitchell: While we’re on the topic of the PLL cast, here’s another one to watch who has some of the hottest hair in Hollywood. Shay’s gone full ’80s on us with her crimped locks and a deep side part. PS: Guess whose recent photo shoot she’s recreating in this cute snap?
7. Zendaya: Okay, we’ll tell you — it’s Zendaya! And here she is wearing one of the season’s hottest colors, blush (AKA the Pantone-approved shade of Rose Quartz). Queen Z embraces the natural trend with her unstyled curls swept back and to the side in a shot that inspired Shay’s copycat move. Guess we know who Shay turns to for inspo.
8. Nina Dobrev: Nina stopped for a selfie with bestie Julianne Hough and gal pal Taraji Henson, and totally stole the spotlight. Partial cornrows have officially become the glamour gal’s alternative to the shaved hipster undercut, and Nina took it a step further by adding some sparkle and spunk to the festive ‘do.
9. Bella Thorne: Our jaws just dropped ’cause Bella Thorne just reinvented “holiday hair,” shattering everything we thought we knew about festive strands. She’s not just ready to party — she is the party, giving us a healthy dose of sass courtesy of her red-and-green Christmas-inspired ‘do with sparkles along the part.
10. Heidi Klum: We can all learn an important beauty lesson from the master herself, Heidi Klum: When rocking an OTT metallic dress, keep things simple and classic with understated hair. Her sleek long ponytail and her natural golden locks own the spotlight.
11. Nicole Richie: Selfie time! Nicole did us a solid and snapped a selfie while in the midst of getting her mane tamed, curled and styled into a look of golden perfection. Her classic curls and a deep side part look luxe AF with that gold dress and minimalist drop earrings. We’d snap a selfie too!
12. Teyana Taylor: Um, where has Teyana been all our hair-loving lives? She reached for the scissors and opted for a daring little bob in the wet-look style we’ve seen so much of this year. Truth be told? She killed it — this may be the best slicked-back style we’ve seen yet. This formal look is impossibly chic and totally trendy, just like Teyana herself.
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13. Taraji Henson: We’ve seen a ton of hair extremes this season, from ultra-long to uber short and everything in between, which is why we love the impossibly long locks Taraji sported this week. She dubbed her red carpet mane “My Little Pony,” which makes us love her even more.
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14. Jaime King: We’re obsessed with Jaime because of her fashion savvy and all-around haute-ness. While in hair and makeup prep, she gave us a peek at this up-to-there bouffant (and her gorgeous natural beauty) in this pre-makeup photo op.
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Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com