12.05.14 Beauty, Hair

Beauty Trend Spotting: Side-Swept Bangs

Beauty Trend Spotting Side-Swept Bangs

Whether you’re growing out a cut or ready for a seasonal change, side-swept bangs are the way to go.

Celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Michelle Obama, Gia Coppola, and Amber Valletta are all setting the tone for this trend. It’s a look that suits any age and face shape, so why not give it a try?

Start by parting your hair directly above the arch of the eyebrow on your preferred side.

The key to mastering the swoop is to part the hair at an angle, working towards the center of the crown. Start at the roots and brush the bangs forward while pushing strands towards the ear as you approach the ends.

Complete the look with John Frieda Extra Strength Six Effects + Serum to tame strands and fight frizz away.

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09.05.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Jessica Alba’s 50s Met Gala Updo

Get The Look Jessica Alba’s 50s Met Gala Updo

Inspired by Jessica Alba’s DVF lace dress, celeb hairstylist Davy Newkirk styled her hair with a hint of 50s glamour.

To start, Davy applied the John Frieda Frizz Ease Curl Reviver Mousse throughout her damp hair.

He used a large round brush to blow dry her hair. Giving her a deep side part, he then curled her hair in small sections with a ¾-inch barrel iron. Before brushing her hair out with a flat brush, he let the curls cool.

The John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-Up Crème was used to smooth away frizz and add shine. He then rolled up her hair in sections from ear to ear and secured the style with bobby pins.

To set the look, he misted the John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray all over to keep her hair in place.

Jessia Alba

John Frieda Frizz Ease Curl Reviver Mousse
John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-Up Crème
John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray

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22.04.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Kate Upton’s ‘The Other Woman’ Premiere Polished Updo

Get The Look Kate Upton’s 'The Other Woman' Premiere Polished Updo

Celeb hairstylist Peter Butler created a sleek and polished updo for Kate Upton’s Dolce & Gabbana frock worn to the LA premiere for her newest movie, ‘The Other Woman’.

Starting with damp hair, Peter applied the Leonor Greyl’s Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice all over–a dollop on the top of her head, another split between the sides, and a dollop on the back of the head. He distributed the product throughout the hair and concentrated on the roots. For volume, he used a paddle brush and began to blow-dry her hair.

As he dried her hair, he sprayed the Leonor Greyl’s Spray Structure Naturelle among the different sections for more fullness at the root. The product combined with the blow-drying created more of a lift.

Before he began curling her tresses, he used the Eclat Naturel sparingly for more of a textured and “wet” look. He curled her hair in small sections with a large-barrel curling wand.

To form the updo, he raked Kate’s hair back with his fingers and pulled it into a ponytail. He secured this with an elastic band with hooks to “keep the ponytail in place so the hair doesn’t slide and get loose afterwards”.

Peter then wrapped the ponytail around the base and used a few hairpins to keep it budge-proof.

As a finishing touch, he spritzed the Leonor Greyl’s Lacque Souple to keep the shape throughout the night’s festivities.

Leonor Greyl

Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice
Leonor Greyl Spray Structure Naturelle
Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel
Leonor Greyl Lacque Souple

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22.04.14 Hair

Selita Ebanks In Alon Livne – New Yorkers For Children’s 11th Anniversary A Fool’s Fete

Selita Ebanks In Alon Livne - New Yorkers For Children’s 11th Anniversary A Fool’s Fete

Selita Ebanks joined Emma Roberts on the red carpet for the New Yorkers For Children’s 11th Anniversary ‘A Fool’s Fete’ Spring Dance held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Monday (April 21) in New York City.

The model was smouldering hot, wearing an Alon Livne Fall 2014 gown featuring a beaded silver bodice with intricate embroidered detailing contrasted with a flattering black skirt featuring a thigh-high slit.

Working the best version of the partless hairdo trend, the low-maintenance style was the perfect way to allow the dress to shine.

This spectacular, unique piece was styled with black Louboutin ‘So Kate’ pumps, a silver ring by Lauren X Khoo and a bracelet by Jacob & Co.

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