July 12, 2011 10:00 PM

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She doesn’t have too much in common with her Mad Men character, Joan Holloway, but actress Christina Hendricks has taken a major style tip from her on-screen alter ego. “Wear pencil skirts,” she tells PEOPLE. “I have a fantastic black fishtail one from Banana Republic that I’ve been wearing for years.” Admitting she’ll splurge on “a truly beautiful dress, because even if it’s expensive, it’s a whole outfit,” the curvaceous star says she lusts after designs from L’Wren Scott and Dolce & Gabbana. But she’s not just into fashion: her beauty routine includes La Mer moisturizer, Benefit erase paste concealer, twice-yearly Ole Henriksen facials (“My skin glows for two months afterward,” she says of her visits) and Premier Figuier by L’Artisan Parfumeur. “My friends are always like, ‘Oh yeah, we knew you were coming,'” she says of her signature scent. “Not that I wear that much of it!” But Hendricks, an ambassador for the Latisse Wishes Challenge, reveals it’s her hair that requires the majority of her attention. Naturally a dark blonde, she hits the salon “every six weeks” to maintain her color. Not that she minds. “I have always felt sassier as a redhead,” she shares. “I don’t even know what my real color would look like at this point.” For more of Hendricks’s style picks, check out the July 18 issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now. –Reporting by Jackie Fields and Suzanne Zuckerman


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