As it should be – Kate Middleton voted best hair of 2012. The duchess of Cambridge always looks classy and amazing with her long chestnut glossy locks perfectly blown out and slightly curled. I didn’t know her look even had a name: The Chelsea Blowdry.
Jennifer Lawrence has cast off her tomboy Hunger Games image and now looks like absolutely amazing sex-kitten in a 50′s retro-themed cover shoot for February’s Vanity Fair Magazine.
What we especially love is her hair!! It is a high tease crown with cascading loose curls held sleekly down with a small bow headband. The overall look is feline-sexy with leopard print highwaist pants, 50′s cat-eye liner, midriff-bareing blouse, and high pointy heels which are so gorgeous on her.
However, if you want to get hair like this, unless your hair is extremely thick, you’ll need some clip-in hair extension pieces like these from HairUWear. For this picture in fact it might be a wig, or at a minimum a large piece or extension. The headband in this will do a nice job of hiding any hair pieces, so here’s how you can get this look:
1. Prep hair with a thickening spray or mousse from roots to tips. Blowdry pulling away from the scalp.
2. Set the hair on your crown in 2-3 large rollers, run the blowdryer over them for a minute, then let cool completely.
3. Slick the front of your hair back with some water and gel, hold in place with bobby pins or barrettes. Put headband over barrettes (you can take them out once hair is completely dry.
4. As you remove hair from rollers, tease the roots with a fine-tooth comb.
5. Curl just the bottom 6-8 inches of your hair with a large barrel curling iron, like our EasyCurl! Finger comb any pieces that are too perfect looking.
7. Smooth down the top layer and spray this bad boy with plenty of aquanet!
Huffington Post has a great how-to get the gorgeous holiday braided bun that Amanda Seyfried is rocking here. The short version: clip in some extensions in the back, slick your hair into a ponytail, braid then wrap in a circle bun.
Note: this style tends to work best on brunettes, since the fake hair piece needed looks doll hair fake-y with blonde hair (as you can see here…you’d think with a big star they could get perfectly color matched extensions and human hair). But I’ve seen this style look completely realistic on a brunette.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion show last night was amazing – every year it seems to get bigger and better – and because Bruno Mars, Rihanna, AND Justin Bieber were there too!!
And of course, we were most interested in their sexy glam hair style this year. Per Victoria’s Secret casting director, Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, this year they were looking for:
” Hair needs to be more touseled, glossy, broken and textured. It still needs to look polished, but separated, sexy and wavy. It has to have that brokenness, but it still needs to feel glossy, not dry.”
According to head hair stylist, Orlando Pita, these are the steps he used to get that look on all 50+ of the angels in the show:
1. Mousse. “We start of by blow drying with a volume mousse” said Pita. If you watch the video, he finger combs it in from roots to ends. Note: he blows hair dry with some curl and movement into it, not just stick straight. So try to pull the brush and hair away from your head, not straight down.
2. Add clip-in hair pieces. Well, that’s why all their hair looks so full! Each girl got 2-4 pieces – you can see here him curling them on a mannquein head. (Actually clip-ins aren’t usually expensive, check your local beauty supply)
- Stylist Orlando Pita curls the angels’ extensions before the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012
3. Curl hair loosely, using a big barreled curling iron, like our EasyCurl. Front pieces are pinned in place to cool – which sets the curl, lessening the need for finishing spray.
I don’t see any hair spray used here, probably so the hair stays glossy looking – often spray dries and dulls hair. The trade-off is that the curls and waves really fall by the end of the show. But of course – that was probably on purpose, so hair looks more natural.
She made the Celeb hairstyle of the week for her look at the American Music Awards.
I mean, I know it’s a wig, but it’s really beautiful – and clean! I love the platinum soft waves, deep part, and the half pinned behind her ear.
This is a perfect hairstyle for brides, holiday parties, or prom / homecoming, and definitely do-able yourself, even without a wig. It’s romantic, and soft – even if you have a really bright hair color. A+ !!
Here’s how you can get the look yourself:
1. Blowdry hair smooth, with a deep side part.
2. Curl just the bottom half of your hair with our EasyCurl Curling Iron. Either use with thumb twist, or as a clipless curling iron just by wrapping the bottom part of hair around the barrel. Release the hair, but leave coiled, and close the ringlet with a bobbly pin to let cool.
Princess Kate Middleton is always gorgeous, and as usual the British tabloids are hyperventilating that she has worn the same piece of clothing more than once.
Kate has changed up the look by trading in her trademark loose curls for a straight blowout. But probably for the first time, I’m not loving the look. Her haircut is not meant to be completely straight…or something. If you look closely it seems she’s gotten a few shorter face-framing layers, shorter hair overall, and perhaps some very subtle golden highlights. Here’s the side-by-side of her (*gasp*) wearing the same red coat, but note the different hair:
You can get her old classic curls like so:
1. Blowdry hair smooth, with a center part
2. Curl just the bottom quarter of your hair. Leave hair coiled, and close the ringlet with a bobbly pin or clip to let cool.
Christina Aguilera got her hair died bright pink on the ends of her extensions for The Voice, ho hum. I guess that’s why she wore that platinum bob wigon Sunday at the AMA’s, to cover up this new look.
The bright magenta color is nice, as are the on-trend very loose piece-y curls. But the bundle of weird braids on the the side made up from her extensions – questionable. I think any of these elements of the hairstyle would look nice on its own, but when you bundle it all together….it’s too much.
But if you want her magenta color, here’s how to do it:
1. Use a cool-toned bleach on the areas you want to color – Xtina seems to have done just the tips, and then one or two pieces all the way to the roots. Don’t worry about making an even dip-dyed looking line, it’s nearly impossible, and it’ll look better if it’s not exact anyway. We like Wella Extra-Cool Blondor to strip out your natural pigment. The “extra cool” means that this lightening powder has blue tones in it, to neutralize any ugly oranges or yellows (which will affect how pretty of a magenta you get later). You’ll end up with a nice platinum color.
2. Rinse off the bleach, dry hair fully. Then apply a pigment toner like this one from Sally’s, in Magenta. Wrap the colored bits into a little bundle, and then cover in foil, to help the pigment take hold and prevent it from drying out or getting pink all over your house.
So whereas it matters how long you leave the bleach on, it almost doesn’t matter how long you leave the magenta on. It doesn’t contain harsh chemicals like the bleach, so you should leave it on for at least an hour+. If you wash it out, and still don’t think the color is bright enough, you can do the magenta again on dry hair, without damaging your hair. (don’t do the bleach more than once tho!!!)
At latest Twlight premier for “Breaking Dawn 2”, Kristen Stewart crushed the red carpet with her peek-a-boo nude dress and half twist hairstyle with cascading loose curls. A+!! The whole look was natural, relaxed, and megawatt-glam – and likely helped to soften K Stew’s image (ghostly pale homewrecker).
I think this is a perfect hairstyle for brides or bridesmaids – polished but not over-done and “pageant-y”. They key to this lose up-do is hair health and shine. If your hair is colored, consider going to the salon to get a semi-permanent color or clear gloss done. And styling creams are best for this look, as they add texture and shine, whereas hairsprays will stiffen and dull this look.
Here’s how you can get that style, without sleeping with the director!
1. Run your favorite moisturizing styling cream from roots to ends, and blowdry smooth using a round brush. They key to this look is root volume, so blowdry the roots of your hair at the crown in the opposite direction where you will be doing the part.
2. Slice a deep side part using a comb (it will look neater than using your fingers)
3. Begin tucking hair into a twist across the back of your head on one side. Use bobby pins to hold in place.
4. Use a medium barrel curling iron (like our super-easy to use easycurl curling iron!) to curl sections on the loose hair*. Pin a few in the front into pin curls to cool.
(* note, if you have really stick-straight hair that does not hold a curl, spray your hair with Oribe’s Soft Lacquer hairspray first. This spray is heat-activated and will hold the curl and give high-shine. Do NOT use as a finishing spray, hair will be sticky)
5. Once hair has completely cooled, finger comb the curls out til they’re more like waves.