24.10.13

Hair Trend Spotting: Sleeked Back Styles

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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22.10.13

Demi Lovato’s Ever-Changing Locks

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.

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09.10.13

Get the Look: Chloe Grace Moretz’ Messy Braid

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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27.09.13

Hair Trend Spotting: Autumn Blonde

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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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17.09.13

NYFW Beauty Recap

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After seven days of high fashion and stunning beauty, we’ve compiled a list of the spring beauty trends from New York Fashion Week that we think celebrities will be rocking on the red carpet soon.

Nails: The ‘Floating Moon’ Mani
Nail art isn’t going anywhere, but it is taking a minimalistic turn for spring. At Milly by Michelle, butterLONDON manicurist Katie Jane Hughes painted just the moon of the fingernails in the shade Cotton Buds and then filled in the rest of the nail with a nude shade.

ButterLONDON polish in Cotton Buds

Eyes: The Rose Gold Smokey Eye
If you don’t know that rose gold is all the rage, then you definitely haven’t been paying attention! And at Jason Wu, the shade was used to create a thoroughly modern smokey eye. Makeup artist Diane Kendal used the shimmery caramel colour from Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-in-One 5 Pan Shadow & Liner Palette in Bronze Amour to lay a lovely bronze cat-eye shape base, and then applied rose gold coloured glitter over the top. This would be such a high impact look at the Academy Awards in March!

Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-in-One 5 Pan Shadow & Liner Palette in Bronze Amour

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Lips: Vibrant violet
This past spring and summer, stars had lots of fun with bright pink and even orange lips, and next up, they’ll be experimenting with violet. At Prabal Gurung, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury created an eye-catching violet lip by mixing M.A.C. Lipmix in white and burgundy for her own custom shade. Emma Rossum loves to play with colour, so I’d love to see her try this out first.

M.A.C. Lipmix in white and violet

Hair: Sleek Ponytails
It may not be a new trend, but the perfectly sleek ponytail, loved by supermodels and actresses alike, is going to be a huge trend this spring. The look was seen on the runways of designers such as Victoria Beckham, Altuzarra and Jason Wu. At Altuzarra, hairstylist Odile Gilbert began by making a center part and then blow-drying the hair with Kérastase Mousse Bouffante and sealing the ends with Kérastase Fibre Architecte. The hair was then pulled back into a low, sleek ponytail and finished with Kérastase Laque Dentelle.

Kérastase Mousse Bouffante
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Kérastase Laque Dentelle

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16.08.13

Beyonce Knowles Debuts New Do In Miami

Beyonce Knowles Debuts New Do In Miami

As the world knows, Beyonce Knowles cut her hair last week into a cropped pixie ‘do which is the shortest style we’ve ever seen her rock, freeing herself from the trademark long blonde locks we have associated her with for so long.

The singer is due to headline V Festival in Chelmsford and Staffordshire in England this weekend, so I was excited to see how she would adapt her style to her new look.

So colour me disappointed when the first pictures of Beyonce having lunch in Miami yesterday following the big reveal see the star sporting a longer asymmetrical bob, much like the Pob (the Posh bob).

Such a hoopla was made about the cut – even her hairstylist sent out a press release about the crop – so why make all that noise if the first thing you are going to do is add hair extensions?

I will be interested to see how the look evolves.

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