09.01.14 Beauty, Hair

Hair Trend Spotting: People’s Choice Awards Effortless Updos

Red Carpet Trends People’s Choice Awards Effortless Updo’s

Awards season has official begun with a stylish start. All eyes were on the fashionable ladies of the night at the People’s Choice Awards and each stylish attendee featured looks more stunning than the next. While there were many notable looks on the red carpet, many starlets chose sport a more relaxed glam look for tonight’s festivities. Effortless and textured up-do’s were seen throughout the event and we’ve rounded up some of the best looks and tips to achieve them yourself.

Sarah Michelle Gellar: Sarah’s voluminous, messy up-do wonderfully complimented her chic black and white Sachin + Babi Spring 2014 dress. To get this full hairstyle, prep your hair with Bumble & Bumble’s prêt-a-powder by dusting at the roots and blending product with your fingers. Gather hair at the crown and pin into a poof. Spray remaining hair with Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray and pull remaining hair into a chic twist.

Lucy Hale: Lucy’s elegant yet graceful up-do appropriately fit the young star’s style. A low, messy and modern bun was framed by loose waves parted in the middle. The secret to her full and shiny tresses is treating hair before it is styled. Try Frederic Fekkai’s Full Blown Volume Styling Whip before you blow out your hair for maximum fullness and glamorous shine.

Anna Faris: Anna makes the ponytail glamorous and chic once again. Brow-grazing fringe bangs and face-framing wisps highlighted her texturized ponytail. While the look still looked polished, a slightly backcombed crown made the otherwise simple style a bit more glam. For that full textured look, a great spray like Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Texture & Volume Spray does the trick. Spraying before styling helps manipulate hair into a proper look while maintaining long-lasting results.

Allison Williams: As usual, ‘Girls’ star, Allison Williams shimmered on the red carpet in a polished low ponytail. While her smile is usually the feature that’s shining, it was her lustrous locks that were doing all the shining last night. To get Allison’s sophisticated side parted ponytail, blow out hair straight with a flat bore bristle brush and spray hair with a finishing shine spray, like Ouidad’s Frizz & Flyaway Fighter Taming Shine Spray. The shine spray will keep hair looking touchable and smooth all night.

People's Choice Awards Updos

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Bumble & Bumble Prêt-à-Powder
Fredric Fekkai Full Blown Volume Styling Whip
Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray
Ouidad Climate Control® Frizz & Flyaway Fighter Taming Shine Spray

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07.01.14 Beauty, Hair, Makeup, Nails

Beauty Trend Spotting: Pantone’s 2014 Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Beauty Trend Spotting - Pantone’s 2014 Colour of the Year Radiant Orchid

Never one to miss a trend, celebrities had a head start wearing Pantone’s 2014 Colour of the Year Radiant Orchid. It’s a violet shade with pink undertones, which work well from season-to-season.

Beyonce Knowles, wore the hue on her lips in one of her newest videos ‘No Angel’. You can’t go wrong with a stain that combines the moisture of a gloss. Try Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture À Lèvres Glossy Stain in 16 Pourpre Preview.

Lucy Hale painted the shade on her nails for the 2013 Kid’s Choice Awards. For a shade that compliments any complexion paint on O.P.I. Classics Collection Nail Lacquer in Lucky Lavender.

Naya Rivera showed us how the lavender tone makes brown eyes pop at the FOX All-Star Party. Make eyes pop with NYX Slim Eyeliner in Lavender Shimmer.

If you really love Pantone’s choice, why not try it out on your hair like Kelly Osborne at the 2013 SAG Awards? If you really love the color make a semi-permanent commitment with Manic Panic in Electric Amethyst.

I’m not quite ready to dye my hair, but I’ll definitely wear this lip colour in a heartbeat. How will you wear Radiant Orchid in 2014?

Radiant Orchid

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture À Lèvres Glossy Stain in 16 Pourpre Preview
O.P.I. Classics Collection Nail Lacquer in Lucky Lavender
NYX Slim Eyeliner in Lavender Shimmer
Manic Panic in Electric Amethyst

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20.12.13 Beauty, Hair

Hair Trend Spotting: Braids

Hair Trend Spotting Braids 2
There’s no easier way to enhance your everyday hairstyle. Whether it’s a ponytail or a quick fix to keeping your tresses out of your face, celebrities are obsessed this season with braids.

Katy Perry pulled off a lengthy braided ponytail at the 15th NRJ Music Awards. For a full braid like hers clip-in extensions are a must.

Solange Knowles loves wearing box plaits, and she should, because they look great on her. To get this side swept style let the ends unravel freely.

Olivia Palermo, the braid connoisseur, wore two braids with her chignon at the 2013 Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards. The key to this look is using minimal product to achieve the ladylike softness.

Zoe Saldana’s braid is perfectly (un) done. For the effortless chic look curl hair first and tie a black ribbon on the tip of the loosely braided coils.

Is it just the celebrities, or are you obsessed with braids this season too?

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20.12.13 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Bella Thorne’s Waves and Braids

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

10.12.13 Beauty, Hair

Hair Trend Spotting: Headbands

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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24.10.13 Beauty, Hair

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 Beauty, Hair

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.

HAIR COLOR CHALK

Hair Color Chalk Temporary Hair ColorBeauty.com

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