Beauty Buzz: Renée Zellweger Responds to the Internet, GlamSquad Gets Funded, and Give Your Hair a Marchesa Makeover


The web exploded yesterday after getting a good look at Renée Zellweger’s first major red carpet appearance after a five-year hiatus from the silver screen. But the actress is taking all of the scrutiny in stride, calling the conversations about her appearance silly. “I'm glad folks think I look different!” she said in a statement. “People don't know me in my 40s. Perhaps I look different. Who doesn't as they get older?! Ha. But I am different. I'm happy.” [People]

GlamSquad is bringing in big bucks to provide even better service. The app has garnered $7 million in Series A funding with help of SoftBank Capital, a venture firm affiliated with SoftBank Corp. Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, CEO of GlamSquad, said, “This investment will enable us to further our true vision of being our clients’ beauty obsession. The market response since launch has been overwhelming, and we intend to leverage the brand and consumer trust we are building into a suite of complementary services, products and partnerships nationwide that will fulfill our core mission of making getting ready a whole lot easier.” [Glam Inbox]

We’re still madly in love with the texture braids we saw at Marchesa back in February, and now the brand is helping us achieve the look by partnering with Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig put their luxurious touch to a limited edition collection of stylers, including Cleanse Shampoo and Nourish Conditioner for Damaged Hair, Casual Sea Salt Texurising Spray, and the Glamour Volume Plumping Whip with a Floral Motif straight from their Fall 2014 collection. Talk about runway ready! [Glam Inbox]

Since 1994 MAC has made strides to support men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally, but it’s not done yet. The brand has helped fund a new film that provides insight into the epidemic. It’s Not Over tells the story of three people from India South Africa, and the U.S. who are living with or affected by the disease. Starting November 19, you can watch the documentary on Netflix and SnagFilms before it premieres globally on World AIDS Day, December 1. Check out the trailer here. [Glam Inbox]

If you’re in the mood to bag a braid (especially if you’re looking to dress up as Elsa or Anna from Frozen), you’re in luck! Klorane is slated to host a Pop-Up Braid Bar at Birchbox on Saturday, October 25 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. where you can get your strands styled by celeb stylists Casey Geren and Adam Maclay. Bonus: you can snag a full-sized bottle of the brand’s new Shampoo with Flax Fiber with any Klorane purchase! [Glam Inbox]