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15.01.13 Beauty, Hair

Golden Globes Hair Trend: 1940s Deep Side Partings and Pin Curls

Golden Globes Hair Trends 1940s

While there were some updos and princess buns on this year’s red carpet, the overwhelming trend was for retro side partings with loose curls, reminiscent of a 1940 screen siren.

LA based stylist Mara Roszak, who did Michelle Dockery’s hair for the event, spoke to us about the look: ‘There were a lot of thirties, forties inspired styles at the Golden Globes this year,’ said Mara. ‘This hair is classic, really flattering and extremely feminine and elegant. It is definitely a more glamorous style that dresses up an outfit.’

‘I completely fell in love with Michelle’s Alexandre Vauthier dress as soon as I saw it. The neckline and padded shoulders had such a strong look and I loved the idea of a French romantic wavy texture for her bob. I felt like giving her newly cut hair a bit of texture and wave to edge up the look.’

Mara, who also counts Emma Stone, Mila Kunis and Kate Beckinsale among her clients, gave us some insider tips on how she achieved the style: ‘When the hair is wet it’s important to apply a product that is going to add volume and hold. I love TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen For a Day Thickening Spray or Leonor Greyl Mousse Au Lotus Volumatrice – both leave the hair feeling soft and smooth but add hold.’

‘To start, part the hair to one side – I like to use the arch of the eyebrow as a guide for most side partings – then blow the hair out with a small to medium size round brush (I use Ibiza Hair brushes) pin curling the hair after each section. Once the hair is dry I’ll spritz the pin curls with a bit of Elnett hair spray, then remove the pins. The pin curls add volume and movement, but the hair still needs to be set with hot tools.’

‘For a more brushed out, Veronica Lake style wave as seen on Rachel Weisz, Megan Fox, Jessica Alba and Isla Fisher, I would use T3 hot rollers to set the hair. Let them sit for a goodvten minutes, spray again with Elnett, then lightly smooth out with a Mason Pearson brush, molding the hair into the shape you want.’

‘For a tighter wave, like Amy Adams and Jennifer Lopez, using one inch pin curls would be the way to go. After the hair is out of the pin curls I would wrap each one inch section around a heated iron towards the face, allowing the hair to naturally twist as its being wrapped, and pin at the base. Curl the whole head, towards the face on both sides. Spray with hairspray, and remove pins. Gently brush out hair and shape. Finally, pull the side with less hair behind the ear, keeping that side clean and off the shoulder.’

‘To add a bit of shine and tame flyaways apply a dab of Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel Styling Cream or Bumble and bumble Brilliantine to palms of hands and run it through the ends of the hair, working your way up. Spray again with hair spray.’

Globes Products

TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen For a Day Thickening Spray
Leonor Greyl Mousse Au Lotus Volumatrice Mousse
Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel Styling Cream
Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine

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11.01.13 Beauty, Hair

People’s Choice Awards Trend Spotting: Braided Updos

Braided Updos Trend People's Choice Awards

Heidi came out to play during last night’s 2013 People’s Choice Awards, hosted at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California—or at least her braid did. Trendsetting starlets the likes of Lea Michele, Rumer Willis, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lawrence all worked a braided updo to brilliant effect for the show.

What made the style so compelling was its contemporary spin on the traditional hair plait, translated in slightly messy and perfectly imperfect variations. Woven locks seamlessly punched through swept-back ‘dos for a fresh and edgy look.

Rumer and Jennifer allowed a few short, curled layers to fall down from their updos, framing their faces with additional softness, while Lea kept her brunette locks bound back for a sleeker vibe.

Katy took it one step further by embellishing her hair with a sparkling gold Jennifer Behr headband.

This probably won’t be the last time we see braids dominating the young Hollywood set.

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13.11.12 Beauty, Hair

Cameron Diaz’ Ageless Look

She may have just turned 40, but Cameron Diaz somehow continues to look ageless. At last week’s UK premiere of her new film, ‘Gambit,’ the star looked stunning in a Stella McCartney dress with flawless skin, a nude lip and classic lined black eye.

Hairstylist George Northwood spoke to us about how he achieved Cameron’s girlish bun on the night.

‘My inspiration was something soft, girly and modern for the red carpet,’ he said. ‘First I rough dried the hair, scrunching for texture and volume using a Parlux dryer.’

‘I blow dried the fringe forward with a small round brush, rounding at the end to create a soft edge – part it where desired.’

‘Next I sprayed Redken Quick Tease, a backcombing lift finishing spray, throughout the roots excluding the fringe which I kept flat. I backcombed the hair at the roots all over, again excluding the fringe, using a carbon comb which keeps the hair static free.’

‘To copy this style, hold the hair into a pony then twist on itself and wrap into a bun. Then grip and pin it into place around the outside of the bun.’

‘Pull some bits out around the face and tong lightly for texture and wave definition. I recommend T3 tongs.’

‘Finally spray with Pureology Strengthening Control Zero Dulling Hair Spray and rough up the style a bit for a fresh, young tousled look.’

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25.09.12 Beauty, Hair

Natalie Portman Goes Blonde

Natalie Portman has hit the bottle and gone blonde for an upcoming film role and there was only one woman she trusted with the job: Hollywood’s go-to colourist Tracey Cunningham.

Tracey’s client list reads like an Oscar nominations announcement with names like Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Emma Stone (she turned her from blonde to red and back again), Kate Beckinsale and Drew Barrymore, to name just a few.

Tracey spoke to us about how she achieved Natalie’s drastic hair transformation which she debuted on the red carpet this week at a dinner for her choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project in Los Angeles.

‘Natalie makes a beautiful Blonde!’ Tracey said. ‘She needed to make the change for an upcoming movie role, and using Redken’s Blonde Dimensions we achieved a gorgeous, multi-dimensional Golden Blonde.’

A big change like this requires a lot of commitment, however, and Tracey recommends sitting on it for a while before making the leap. If you do go for it, here’s her advice.

‘I always recommend colouring every six to eight weeks, but for a single-process colour, you should really do four to six weeks. Two months is just too long,’ she says.

‘You should treat your hair like you would a fine garment—you wouldn’t throw a cashmere sweater into the wash! I love sulfate-free shampoos for gentle cleansing and I recommend Redken’s Color Extend Shampoo & Conditioner to all my clients. It does an amazing job to keep your hair healthy and vibrant’

‘I’m also really into Redken’s Real Control Slim Supreme right now, which I use pre- and post-blow-out for nourishment. It’s just a really good blow-dry serum. It does everything—it gives shine and life to the hair.’

Tracey also says to invest in some styling tools: ‘Buy some hot rollers—big, big hot rollers are awesome. Everybody looks good with a blow-out.’

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15.09.12 Beauty, Hair

Gemma Arterton’s ‘Byzantium’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere Hair

Gemma Arterton attended the premiere of her new movie, Byzantium at the Toronto Film Festival on Sunday in an old school Hollywood Antonio Berardi gown.

And while the Bond actress kept her makeup classic too, with a glamorous cat’s eye and Bordeaux lips, hairstylist Alex Polillo took a more relaxed approach to her hair, opting for a gorgeous beachy wave.

He spoke to us about how he achieved this laid back look:

‘To start I misted her hair with a saltwater spray (try Charlotte Ronson’s A Perfect Mess Beach Hair) and split it into four equal sections. I then braided each section loosely and secured the braids at the bottom.’

‘Next I used a hairdryer to dry the braids and also to give some heat to set the waves. After the hair was completely dry and had cooled down, I unbraided the sections and shook out her hair.’

‘I touched up the super crazy pieces with a large barrel curling iron to give it more of a languid look and then used some Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel styling cream to piece out the texture.’

‘I finished off the look with some Frederik Fekkai Sheer Hold hairspray.’

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15.09.12 Beauty, Hair, Makeup

Hailee Steinfeld’s Hair & Beauty Secrets

She’s only fifteen years old, but she’s already a favourite with the fashion set.

And Hailee Steinfeld’s secret to success is her stylist and hair and make-up team who keep her looking chic while always keeping her tender years in mind.

Make-up artist Nina Park described how she achieved Hailee’s red-carpet look to us for the Erin by Erin Fetherston Spring 2012 presentation: ‘We decided to go for a bronzy, smoky look on Hailee.’

‘For the eyes we used Dior 5 Couleurs Iridescent Eyeshadow Palette in Leather, MAC Fluidline eyeline in Blacktrack on the eyelids and I also used some Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pencil Primatif in Basic Black on the waterline.’

‘On her cheeks I used both Vincent Longo La Riviera Sun Bronzer and a Laura Geller Ombre Baked Blush in Pink Blossom and finally some Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow in Pravella on her lips.’

Hairstylist Charley Brown said: ‘When working with Hailee we wanted to create a style with a lot of texture, but nothing too forced or coiffed.’

‘To begin I used the Nalu iron by R Session Tools and Topstyler curlers by InStyler to give a natural texture having each curl roll in its own shape to give healthy effortless fresh texture.’

‘I prepped the hair with Hamadi Shea Spray along with Nourishing Dry Ends Serum from Dove Style+Care collection. To hold and finish we spritzed on some Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray.’

‘The look turned out age-appropriate yet sophisticated and gorgeous – Just like Hailee!’

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