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.
4. Optional: for more length and volume, add a few clip-in extensions, like Victoria’s Secret angels hair stylists did.
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.