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Barneys’ Transgender Models + More of the Week’s Best Links

By Wendy Rodewald-Sulz / January 31, 2014

Beauty with a message: Barneys has casted 17 transgender models for the store’s spring campaign. [The Window]
Everything you know about kohl eyeliner is wrong. [Allure]
Okay, we all know that smoking cigarettes makes people look older. But now, for the first time, there’s a study to prove it — with side-by-side photos of smoker and nonsmoker identical twins. See if you can guess which one lights up. [New York Times]

Next level: Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse by braiding your hair like a dressage horse. Yes, there are step-by-step photos! [xoVain]

Photo: xoVain
Do the math, possibly reconsider your career path: Sally Hershberger charges around $1,000 for a haircut, does six cuts a day and is in the salon three days a week. [Wall Street Journal]
If you haven’t been watching Katie and Katy’s hilarious “Just the Tips” YouTube series, in which they attempt wacky internet DIYs to varying degrees of success, do yourself a favor and start (our favorite is the Hunger Games makeup tutorial). Here’s an interview with the BFFs about women and self-improvement in the Pinterest age. [The Cut]