10.01.14 Beauty, Hair

Get the Look: Nina Dobrev’s ‘Knot-Hawk’ at the People’s Choice Awards

Get the Look Nina Dobrev’s ‘Knot-Hawk’ at the People’s Choice Awards

Periodically, at award shows, a star brings a stunning makeup look or hair style to the red carpet that becomes the talk of the beauty world. At the People’s Choice Awards, the star that created the buzz was Nina Dobrev, and the look was her unique ‘knot-hawk’, which was created by hairstylist and Nine Zero One Salon Co-owner Riawna Capri.

I jumped on the phone with Riawna and got all the details about how she created Nina’s chic-but-fierce style, and the good news is it’s surprisingly easy to achieve!

Riawna is a personal friend of Nina’s, and the pair had just finished a 16-day vacation to Australia, during which Riawna said she was inspired by how Nina’s hair looked after getting out of the ocean. So to recreate that textured ocean hair, first Riawna sprayed KMS California Hair Play Sea Salt Spray all over Nina’s hair, and then let it air dry.

Once the hair was dry, Riawna made four mini ponytails starting at the nape of the neck and then moving up two inches for each one, with the fourth pony at the top of the crown. She left the hair on the very top of the head loose.

Next, Riawna took the lowest ponytail, split it in two pieces, and tied a knot–”Just like when you’re tying your shoes,” says Riawna. She tied knot after knot until she was at the end of the hair, and then wrapped the ends around the knot and pinned it.

She then repeated this process on the remaining three ponytails. “Since there is more hair as you move up the head, the knots were just naturally bigger as they got higher, so it naturally created more volume as I moved up the head,” says Riawna.

Then Riawna took the top, loose section of hair and curled random pieces before pulling it loosely back toward the knotted section and pinning pieces into place.

“The key is not to pull the knots too tight, so you get plenty of body,” shares Riawna.

Finally, she sprayed the finished look with KMS California Hair Stay Maximum Hold Spray to make sure the look stayed in place all night.

And when you recreate this look, don’t forget to give create where credit is due: ”Nina came up with the name knot-hawk,” says Riawna.

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KMS California Hair Play Sea Salt Spray
KMS California Hair Stay Maximum Hold Spray

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09.01.14 Beauty, Hair

Hair Trend Spotting: People’s Choice Awards Relaxed Waves

Hair Trend Spotting People’s Choice Awards Relaxed Waves

Many of the beauty and hair looks at last night’s People’s Choice Awards were effortless and unfussy. Wildly trending on the red carpet was relaxed waves. This toned down yet impeccably chic look paired well with glamorous dresses served as a fresh pairing usually reserved for more low-key events. While Naya Rivera debuted new blonde tresses, she too sported this waved look alongside Sandra Bullock and Malin Akerman. Whether you’re blonde or brunette, here are some professional tips to achieving this celebrity hairstyle.

Prep: Maintaining hair’s shape and look throughout long award presentations is essential in red carpet beauty. Before styling make sure to prep hair with an extender that will offer lasting results. Living Proof’s Prime Style Extender is an ideal product that will not only maintain the hairstyle longer but it reduces the need for touch-up and provides a delayed need for shampooing. After that is thoroughly applied, make sure to protect hair with a strong heat protectant like ghd’s Heat Protect Spray.

Style: After hair is blown out, it’s time to add effortless waves. Part hair in even sections and clip away hair that is not being styled. Depending on your desired look, take a one to one and a half inch curling iron or wand and gently wrap hair around, concentrating below the roots.

Finish: After hair is curled, finger comb curls to loosen to achieve nice waves. For a more polished and smooth look, work a small portion of Drybar’s The Chaser shine pomade onto the ends of hair to prevent frizz and pesky flyaways. Finally, spray with Bumble & Bumble’s Bb. Thickening Dryspun Finish hairspray for a lasting hairstyle without heaviness and sticky residue.

Hair Trend Spotting People’s Choice Awards Relaxed Waves 2

Living Proof Prime Style Extender
ghd Heat Protect Spray
Drybar The Chaser Shine Pomade
Bumble & Bumble’s Bb. Thickening Dryspun Finish Hairspray

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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

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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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