Beauty Tips by Audrey Hepburn

Here’s a quick guide to living with grace, style and class.

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Beauty Tips by Audrey Hepburn

It is no secret that the iconic actress Audrey Hepburn is a role model among many women, but her charming style and character can be difficult to copy. Still, there are a few important things to keep in mind. First, it is important to stay true one’s self. Secondly, remember that there is no standard on beauty. As Audrey says, “happy girls are the prettiest.”


1) “For lovely lips, speak words of kindness.”

People will hear the words that one speaks before they will notice the place they came from. Be kind, always.


2) “For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.”

It can be difficult to stare at a mortal enemy and find good in them, but look a little harder, and remember that everyone goes through hard times. Be sympathetic.


3) “For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.”

Donate to those in need on a regular basis. Follow the golden rule and think about how it feels to not know when one’s next meal will be.


4) “For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.”

Children need love and a role model so they can grow to their full potential. Spend time with siblings and be accepting of flaws.


5) “For poise, walk with the knowledge that you’ll never walk alone.”

Confidence is key. People don’t mess with the person who walks like they have two security guards behind them at all times. Be valiant.


6) “People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, and redeemed; never throw out anybody.”

Ignore gossip; only accept facts. Never treat anyone negatively, regardless of what they have done. Judgmental is not an attractive trait. If possible, help them in any way possible.


7) “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

Reach out and volunteer as much as possible. There are many local organizations that really appreciate help.


8) “The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to the heart, the place where love resides.”

Treat kisses like there is a limited supply and never change for someone. If they can’t get past flaws, it’s not meant to be. Nobody is flawless; embrace them so they don’t become a main focus.


9) “True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives and the passion that she shows. And the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows.”

Follow your dreams. The happiest of people don’t work a day in their lives because they do what they love and love what they do.


For Senior Margaret Ruffin, her mother is her role model.

“She sets the standards for me and always has,” Ruffin said. “She has always told me how to be a good person and that I can be silly while not looking like a crazy person.”

She has picked up some of her mother’s mannerisms as well.

“My mother is the main reason for the attitude I put forth and how I act in certain situations,” Ruffin said. “And for that, I will always thank her and love her.”

Junior Samantha Knab looks up to Jason Belmonte, a bowler. “He is a really good bowler and he inspires me to improve,” Knab said. 

Both of these girls look up to their role models, similarly to the many women who look to Hepburn for standards and guidance. For more on Audrey Hepburn’s lifestyle, check out the novel How To Be A Hepburn In A Hilton World, by Jordan Christy.