Jeana, Tamra and Lauri, before their makeovers

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When you think of Orange County, California, reality television fans might imagine a town full of blonde, beautiful women who tend to wear their heels high and their skirts short. If you're one of the millions who's watched Bravo's hit show The Real Housewives of Orange County, the image isn't far off.

On the show, cameras take viewers behind the gates of some of Southern California's most exclusive neighborhoods and inside the lives of the women who live there. These housewives personify O.C. chic—they are tan, trim and four out of five are blonde. Whether they're at the office or out with the girls, the wives' favorite looks are form-fitting, revealing and sparkly.

Oprah has enlisted her beauty team to take the stars of the show—Jeana, Tamra, Lauri, Vicky and the newest housewife, Gretchen—and tone down their overtly sexy looks. With the help of Adam Glassman, the creative director of O, The Oprah Magazine; Valerie Monroe, O's beauty director; celebrity stylist Jill Swid; hairstylist to the stars Ken Paves; makeup artist Mally Roncal; and eyebrow expert Eliza Petrescu, the women get head-to-toe makeunders.
FROM: How to Get Your Sexy Back Makeovers
Published on October 27, 2008


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