Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne’s laidback outfit on the red carpet of the DigiFest LA may have been casual, but her pretty strands were holiday party worthy. The look is perfect for any festivity; the wispy waves add glamour in the front and the deconstructed braids are sure to grab everyone’s attention. Not to mention, those bangs that perfectly framed Bella’s face.

LA based hairstylist, Cesar Ramirez, says the key to getting the voluminous waves is to create volume from the roots. Before adding heat, he prepped her locks with the Alterna Caviar Style Prep.

Instead of turning to a curling iron, the waves were created by using a flat iron. Make sure to opt for one with large ceramic plates, which ensures even heat distribution throughout each strand. Cesar chose the Harry Josh Pro Tools Ceramic Styling Iron to style the tousled strands.

Creating the braids is surprisingly easier than it looks. Grab a section from the left side and begin French braiding. Ramirez said, “The trick is to drop off a piece of the braid after each criss-cross while making your way over to the opposite side.”

Once you’ve made it across, French braid the right side, this time adding the dropped strands in with the second braid.  Ensure your braids and waves stay in place with hairpins and Alterna Caviar Working Spray.

Don’t stress if the braids slightly unravel throughout the night. Softness is key to this look and deconstruction only helps.

Bella

Alterna Caviar Style Prep
Alterna Caviar Working Spray

Hair Trend Spotting Headbands

Just in time for the holidays, we’ve seen stars wearing headbands on the red carpet. There really is no easier way to dress up your ‘do, whether it’s up or down, for any holiday parties you’re attending than with a decorative headband, and you can take your cues from these lovely ladies.

Amy Adams kept her long hair pulled back from her face with a classic black zig zag headband, and you can recreate the look with any headband with teeth–something that is easy to find at most drugstores.

Isabelle Fuhrman used a headband to add some pizzazz to a simple updo, as did the models on Valentino’s Spring 2014 runway with their low ponytails. For this type of usage, the band really serves as mere decoration, and just takes the style to the next level.

For something decorative and functional, like we saw on Katy Perry, look for something with structure, so it will hold your hair in place, but also plenty of flowers, gems or lace to really glam up your look.

Headbands

DCNL Zig Zag Tortoise HeadbandSally Beauty
ASOS Jewel Brooch HeadbandASOS US and ASOS UK
Eugenia Kim Audra Crystal HeadbandNet-A-Porter.com
Eugenia Kim Sylvie Floral-Embellished HeadbandNet-A-Porter.com

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Hair Trend Spotting Sleeked Back Styles

Recently, stars have been going for understated fierceness by sleeking their hair straight back and away from their hairline.

Emmy Rossum made her mark on the trend at ELLE’s 20th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration with a tight, high, sleeked back pony that let her sexy red gown and bright lips take center stage. And Naya Rivera rocked the look at the same event, only slightly lowering the ponytail. Selena Gomez also recently went for the sleek, high ponytail.

Last week, Camilla Belle slicked back her chin-length bob into a super-sleek ‘do that beautifully complimented her romantic look, and Lea Michele followed suite last night by slicking her long tresses back and down.

At the 2013 Environmental Media Awards, Malin Akerman wore her hair back and tied into a large bun in the middle of her head, while Hayden Panetteire opted for a similar style, only fastening the length of her hair into a high topknot.

So how do you like the sleeked back style best: Down, fastened into a ponytail or fastened into a bun?

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Demi Lovato’s Ever-Changing Locks

Singer Demi Lovato has always been a hair chameleon, playing around with various lengths (courtesy of hair extension, of course), styles and colours.

And while she started the year off with her natural deep brunette, just before the summer, Demi went platinum, and earlier this month, she got really creative and debuted a neon blue that is totally fierce.

While not everyone is going to want to permanently dye their hair such a bold shade, Hair Color Chalk is a great way to get vibrant hues that wash out.

Try Caribbean Blue to replicate Demi’s hair, or, use Sunshine Yellow, Funky Orange and Wild Fire Red to get a hot runway look like model Chloe Norgaard’s.

Which way to you like Demi’s hair best? Naturally brunette, sunny blonde or funky blue?

Other stars who had opted for blue hair are Jade Thirlwall of Little Minx and Katy Perry.

HAIR COLOR CHALK

Hair Color Chalk Temporary Hair ColorBeauty.com

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Premiere Of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures & Screen Gems' "Carrie" - ArrivalsWhen Chloe Grace Moretz walked the red carpet for the LA premiere of her highly anticipated film ‘Carrie’, everyone took notice of her intricate side braid.

Hairstylist Gregory Russell, who regularly styles Chloe’s hair, was inspired by Chloe’s Valentino dress to create the loose, romantic plait.

To create the look, Gregory applied Kevin Murphy Easy Rider Anti-Frizz Crème throughout Chloe’s damp hair. Then, he made a center part and combed the top smooth.

Next, he rough dried the length of her hair, but dried the crown and hairline with a round brush.

Then, he created further texture by curling random pieces of the hair with a 1.25” curling iron, and then combed them through with his hands.

Next, he chose a few random pieces to braid into small braids, working them in the direction the side braid would fall and fastened them with clear fasteners.

Then, excluding the small braids and a few other random pieces of hair, Gregory braided the rest of the hair into a loose braid, tying black lace around the end.

Finally, the took the smaller braids and loose pieces and pinned them onto or wrapped them around the larger braid, securing with clear, rubberized bobby pins

As a tip for recreating, Gregory shares, “With a style like this, it’s super organic and not too deliberate. You can’t really mess it up!”

Chloe Grace Moretz Hair

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Hair Trend Spotting Autumn Blonde 2

Just like the summer heat and sun make light, bright blonde seem apropos, so does the cool of fall make blondes long for a darker shade.

Blake Lively recently took her beachy blonde to a deeper golden hue, and Kate Bosworth–a color chameleon who we regularly see switch from blonde to brunette–went from her recent blonde ombré to a creamy honey blonde.

And it seems quite a few brunettes are trying to meet the blondes in the middle.

Sofia Vargara and Kim Kardashian seem to be leading the pack, and Sarah Hyland just wowed on the red carpet with extremely blondes ends on her brunette locks.

Do you change your hair colour with the seasons?

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