24.03.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Jessica Pare’s Classic PaleyFest Curls

2014 PaleyFest - "Mad Men"Jessica Pare’s ethereal waves were styled by LA based hairstylist, Marcus Francis for the PaleyFest 2014 Honouring ‘Mad Men’ event.

Here are his tips on how this classic look can easily be created at home with the same steps and products used on Pare.

Francis says, “On damp hair, mist roots with Suave Volumizing Root Boost Spray.

Once combed through, apply several pumps of Suave Natural Infusion Leave-In Foam, focusing on the mid shaft and ends.” This will add body to tresses and leaves curls feeling soft and weightless.

Francis recommends that you dry hair and smooth strands with a medium size round brush.

“Make a deep side part and using a 3/4″ curling iron, wrap small sections of hair from roots to ends and pin into a pin curl. On both sides brush hair back behind the ear and curl the ends to keep the fullness in the back.”

To lock curls in place, “Use the Touchable Finish Extra Hold Aerosol Hairspray by Suave and let the hair set for 10 minutes in pins before brushing out.

After lightly teasing the top and front brush hair back to blend into the sides.”

“A bobby pin placed vertically behind each ear will secure the hair in place. Smooth out any fly aways with a small amount of the Suave Natural Infusion Awapuhi Strengthening Light Leave-In Cream.”

And voila! You’re instantly a ‘Mad Men’ beauty.

Suave

Suave Volumizing Root Boost Spray
Suave Natural Infusion Leave-In Foam
Suave Touchable Finish Extra Hold Spray
Suave Natural Infusion Awapuhi Strengthening Light Leave-In Cream

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19.03.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Lena Headey’s Braided Textured Bob

Get The Look Lena Headey Braided Textured Bob2
For the ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere Dove’s celebrity stylist Mark Townsend styled the tresses of Lena Headey.

Mark said, “It was all about relaxed glamour for Lena. I loved her Jenny Packham dress and felt it was very pretty yet edgy so I wanted her hair to have the same feeling.”

“I started by applying a large dollop of Dove Oxygen Moisture Leave In Foam to her damp hair and scrunched it dry with my hands and the diffuser on the blowdryer. I love keeping as much of Lena’s natural wave in the hair and this foam doesn’t weigh the hair down or get crunchy and it gives the hair tons of volume.”

Next, I gave her a deep side part and sprayed Sally Hershberger salon Texture Blast Spray all over to give the hair great texture and light hold and then braided one side of the hair and laid the braid on top of the hair at the back and then tucked the end if the braid under the hair. I think the braid sitting on top of that heavily textured bob that makes this look so modern and fresh.

“I finished by taking a few drops of the Dove Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment through her hair for lots of shine.”

Dove

Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Leave In Foam
Sally Hershberger Salon Texture Blast Spray
Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment

Credit: Getty & @MarkTownsend1

19.03.14 Beauty, Hair

Beauty Trend Spotting: Part-less Hair

Beauty Trend Spotting Part-less Hair

The perfect way to keep your stray hairs out of your face, without resorting to a ponytail, is to go part-less. What’s even better, this trend can be worn on various lengths. Several celebs have decided to stop hiding behind a hairstyle and are letting their face take center stage.

The extra height at the crown adds instant drama. Start by blow-drying freshly washed hair upside down and lifting roots with a round brush. Once you’re finished, flip hair up and gently finger comb strands backwards.

Keeping your tresses smooth and frizz free is key. To create the sleekness of Mary-Kate Olsen’s style, try Oribe’s smooth style serum.

For instant glam like Emmy Rossum, add romantic waves to the ends of you hair. Opt for a 2-inch barrel iron such as Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron.

If you’re feeling a bit edgier, keep straighten ends as seen on Emma Watson. Avoid heat overload by protecting hair with Tresemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray.

And who could forget Jennifer Lawrence’s brushed back pixie? Extra volume is a must for shorter strands. Saturate roots with Aussie Ausome Volume Spray Gel to achieve maximum height.

Part-less Hair

Oribe Smooth Style Serum
Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron
Tresemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray
Aussie Aussome Volume Hairspray

05.03.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Kate Hudson’s Glamorous Waves at the Oscars 2014

86th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsKate Hudson looked divine while taking to the red carpet at the 2014 Oscars in Atelier Versace on Sunday.

Inspired by both Veronica Lake and Jerry Hall, celeb hairstylist Chris McMillan created a gorgeous, 1940s look. He started with using Living Proof’s Prime Style Extender to seal Kate’s hair and protect it from frizzing in the rain. “[It] was our most important tool for creating a look that would last the whole night.”

He applied this to wet hair and began blow-drying it with a round brush. He gave Kate a deep side part for “a touch of glamour” and used the Living Proof Satin Hair Serum just on the ends for sheen.

To give the ends more bounce, he used a 1-inch curling iron throughout and then brushed through with the Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Brush.

To keep it all together, he spritzed Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray all over.

Kate Hudson

Living Proof Prime Style Extender
Living Proof Satin Hair Serum
Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Brush
Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray

Credit: Getty

26.02.14 Beauty, Hair

London Fashion Week Beauty Trend: Easy, Effortless Hair

London Fashion Week Beauty Trend Easy, Effortless Hair

Amid the intricate updos and ornate styles, there was a beauty trend we all could appreciate: uncomplicated, ‘day-two’ tresses. There’s nothing more annoying than spending over an hour fussing over your hair in the morning, but judging by these simple hair looks, the fall season might just be kind to your hair (and your time).

At Christopher Kane, models sported shiny, textured locks. Guido Palau comments that Kane wanted “the girls to look how they look”, which meant as natural as possible. Using Redken Shine Flash, he applied through the hair for glossiness and a somewhat undone, bedhead look. Then, he made a sharp center part and tucked some pieces behind the ears.

Burberry sported a similar look, but hair master Neil Moodie focused more on the natural wave of the hair, using Bumble and Bumble Tonic and a curling iron, which resulted in a styled, but not-too-styled appearance.

Center parts also made an appearance at Topshop Unique, where hairstylist Anthony Turner created sleek, straight strands. He applied L’Oreal Mythic Oil to the ends to truly make them shine. The best part? He gave each model’s mane a quick ruffle before they walked out as if they “had been up to something naughty”.

London Fashion Week Beauty Trend

Redken Shine Flash
Bumble and Bumble Tonic Lotion
L’Oreal Mythic Oil

Credit: Style.com

31.01.14 Advertising, Beauty, Hair

Blake Lively’s L’Oreal Paris Volume Filler TV Commercial

L’Oreal Paris is rolling out their new Volume Filler range for fine, thin hair ad campaign which features their latest ambassador Blake Lively.

In the ad, which waxes lyrical about how the shampoo range, made with Filloxane, increases the diameter of your hair, Blake wears a sexy black keyhole dress and her wedding ring.

The ad ends with the famous line, ‘You’re Worth It”.