04/05/2013 10:50 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'Mad Men' Makeup: 7 Beauty Tips We Learned From The Show (PHOTOS)

Our DVRs are a true reflection of our devotion to "Mad Men." The AMC series' retro vibe, salacious story lines and cutthroat characters like Joan, Betty and Don are worth watching over and over again. What's more, the employees of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce have taught us a lot about looking our best at the office.

As we countdown to the premiere of Season 6 on Sunday night (and give our martini shakers another good rinse), we've rounded up seven beauty lessons we've learned from "Mad Men."

  1. Redheads that wear red lipstick and red dresses really rule the boardroom.
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  3. Smoking isn't cute (or great for your skin) no matter how many cocktails you take to the head.
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  5. Super-curly bangs -- especially with a ponytail -- is no way to get ahead in one's career. Or life.
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  7. But a makeover is a great way to get noticed.
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  9. Silver hair is sexy.
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  11. Don't be lazy or cheap. Invest in a good bra.
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  13. And if you're Don Draper (aka Jon Hamm), good undies.

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What has "Mad Men" taught you about beauty? Or fashion? Tell us in the comments section.

Expect glamorous transformations on "Mad Men" Season 6:

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