28.10.11 Beauty, Hair

Beauty Trend Spotting: Lacquered Locks

Between the messy side braid, the disheveled top knot, and tousled bedhead tresses, it’s truly hard to fathom why women still have bad hair days, and have yet to master the done-undone look.

Another chic and easy hairstyle to fallback on? The shiny slick back.

Seen all over the Fall 2011 runways (Ralph Lauren, Giambattista Valli, Mary Katrantzou, Salvatore Ferragamo, The Row), stars like Camilla Belle and Keira Knightley are starting to shellac their strands to their scalps as well. Such a laissez-faire, yet entirely appropriate red carpet look.

Get The Look in Three Swift Steps:
-Starting with damp hair, insert a deep side part and brush hair back into a low position.
-Maintain your wet look for the entire day by liberally coating strands with Redken Hardwear 16 Super Strong Sculpting Gel (available at Redken salons for $13).
-Tautly secure at the nape of your neck.

Finish your pared-down but perfect look with bold earrings, a bit of lipstick and blush, topped off with a few coats of mascara.

Total prep time—five minutes flat. —India-Jewel Jackson

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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11 Responses to Beauty Trend Spotting: Lacquered Locks

  1. Jess2 October 28, 2011 at 17:11 #

    i love this do and I love seeing it on the red carpet and I now have the prefect hair length to pull it off, super excited!!

    • India-Jewel October 28, 2011 at 18:22 #

      Congrats! My hair is way too curly to pull of such a sleek look.

  2. Laura October 28, 2011 at 18:31 #

    It can be very nice on curly hair as well !

    • India-Jewel October 28, 2011 at 18:40 #

      Ha, yes, until humidity takes over!

      • olivia October 28, 2011 at 19:25 #

        sadly that’s true, I also have curly hair, and tried everything, but you can’t fight humidity…

  3. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) October 28, 2011 at 18:59 #

    Love this clean look, all that is required is a perfect face to go with it :).

  4. Carolina October 29, 2011 at 02:24 #

    I agree, but I’d add that it’s not really Kiera’s best look, up close. Someone like Linda Evangelista – yes. But on Kiera, the look is far too harsh, at least in the picture shown here.

  5. CreoleLady October 29, 2011 at 10:09 #

    Camilla is even more stunning compared to Kiera in that side-by-side. Camilla’s makeup seems more glowing and warm whereas Kiera’s seems a bit powdery and pasty. As a result, the severe hairstyle on Camilla is a tad more flattering because it’s softened by her glow. It’s not that Kiera looks bad, far from it. But Camilla – wow.

    • India-Jewel October 29, 2011 at 15:59 #

      +1 Completely stunning, I agree.

  6. xo October 30, 2011 at 01:36 #

    looks good but yu gotta have the right face to pull it off & btw, camilla belle looks beautifulll

  7. Tahj October 30, 2011 at 04:11 #

    I love that sleek look. I think hair style looks especially cheek when paired with a well tailored pantsuit.

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