Tori Locklear was a middle schooler trying to make a video on how to curl your hair, when on the first take she burns off an entire section of her hair! How did this happen? And how can you make sure not to do it to yourself??
Avi Elkayam, founder of Runway Tools, suspects that there are a lot of factors that led to Tori’s roasted ringlet:
“The hair at your temples is usually finer and weaker than hair anywhere else on your head – so it was too delicate for that kind of styling. It’s likely that her curling iron was set at a temperature much higher than she needed to achieve a style. Tori’s hair is light and very fine, so she likely needs a very low temperature like 200F-250F to get a lasting curl. Most wand irons just have high and low settings – she probably set it on high to make sure it worked for the video. And she probably only needs to hold the iron in place for 3-5 seconds – I could tell she left it in place a little too long. Lastly, the Tresemme spray she used, which she suspects was the cause, contains a lot of alcohol, so it’s very drying, and possibly contributed to her hair falling off in one big piece.”
Can you tell how good of a singer someone is just by looking at them? At the 2013 Grammys, I’d hazard that is a yes.
It was clear that stars with actual talent (Rihanna, Beyonce, Taylor Swift) were looking classy and beautiful. Beyonce’s sleek center part and pony/bun, Rihanna’s loose waves (extensions, but still, looked pretty good), Taylor Swift’s gorgeous gown and braids (some commented that it was too juvenile a look, but I think she looked stunning and classy without looking too old – she’s 23 after all!!)
Versus….the rest – I’ve put the best of the worst below. Scary!!
Beyonce’s superbowl halftime show was lights-out. Literally. She blew the lights out twice during rehearsal. And she looked amazing with her all-female band, back-up dancers, and even the 30 second reunion with the rest of Destiny’s Child.
Obviously, Beyonce’s hair begins with a healthy dose of extensions – so don’t fret if your hair isn’t long or thick. No celebs’ hair is either.
How to get Beyonce’s Style:
1. Run an orange-to-grapefruit size amount of volumizing mousse throughout your hair (from roots to tips). Blow out your hair with a brush, or if you need extra body, scrunching with a diffuser.
2. Part hair down the middle. (option: grow out your highlights to get a grown-up, classy version of the Ombre style)
3. Wrap small, 1/2 inch sections around your EasyCurl curling iron – using it as a wand (don’t use the clip this time) making sure that you’re wrapping so that the curl twists away from your face on either side. Curl hair about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way up – no need to really do the roots.