28.05.12 Beauty, Hair

Beauty Trend Spotting: Red Carpet Curls

Summer is here and with it comes a more relaxed get-up-go approach to hair.

So it looks like we’re waving goodbye to the ironed-flat Brazilian Blow-out and relaxers and saying “Hello curls”, or in Halle’s words, “This is what you call wash-and-wear beach hair. It’s ready to go!”

Singers Brandy Norwood and Solange Knowles have also gone for grown-out bouncy curls recently, but whether your ringlets are real or have been given a helping hand with a curling iron or hair extensions, the secret is a great conditioner according to stylist Oscar James, whose clients include Tyra Banks, Vanessa Williams, Halle Berry, Iman and Beyonce.

‘It’s paramount that you start with deep conditioner always,’ he says. ‘Deep conditioning means healthy hair.’

* Here are Oscar’s tips for a great head of curls:

* Shampoo the hair, give it a great conditioner and use heat on it.

* Then rinse and blow it dry. I don’t really use a product before blowing out because when you put heat on a product, hair tends to look oily.

* Use a quarter-size iron to curl all around in no real pattern, and curl it haphazardly to get free-form curls in all directions.

* Finish with a holding spray and a little pomade to give shine and texture and help the curls stay where you put them.

The hair products you will need:

Carols Daughter Hair Milk Curl Nourishing ShampooSephora.com
Moraccan Oil Restorative Hair MaskAmazon
Joico Curl Definer CremeAmazon
Aussie 3-Minute Miracle ReconstructorBoots.com
Paul Mitchell Hold Me Tight Hair Spray Hair SprayAmazon
Ouidad Clear Control PomadeSephora.com

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Brandy Norwood In Hervé Léger by Max Azria – 2012 Billboard Music Awards

Brandy Norwood turned up the heat on Sunday evening at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

The singer wore a Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2012 bandage dress.

Her curve-enhancing mauve-coloured fringed bandage dress with rose-gold metal accents was style with rose-gold metallic Christian Louboutin bow-accented ‘Lady Peep’ slingbacks.

The rest of her accessories included a gold leopard-print clutch and a selection of London Manori statement jewels.

I love the new do. Those tight voluminous curls give this look a retro Diana Ross vibe.

Smoky eyes and a neutral lip colour provided the finishing touches.

Herve Leger Fringe Dress with Metal Detail

You can buy Brandy’s Hervé Léger by Max Azria from Shopbop.com.

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Brandy In Burberry Prorsum – Los Angeles Premiere Of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World

Brandy Norwood attended the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour’ at Staples Center on the weekend.

She opted for a head-to-toe neutral colour palette which included yet another pair of shorts. She clearly knows what her best feature is – apart from that gorgeous smile, of course.

The white shorts were paired with a sheer Burberry Prorsum epaulet shirt from the Resort 2012 collection.

Serrated leather and wooden beads adorn the shoulder to make this a striking look.

The beige-and-white theme continued to her snakeskin clutch and two-tone Christian Louboutin ‘Daffodile’ platforms.

Gold jewels and glossy lips completed her look.

You can buy Brandy’s Burberry Prorsum shirt from Net-A-Porter.com.

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12.01.12

Brandy In Stella & Jamie – The Wendy Williams Show

Actress and R&B singer Brandy stopped by ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ on Tuesday to talk about joining season 5 of BET’s ‘The Game’, her upcoming album and reuniting with Monica, plus she dished about the new man in her life.

She looked super-cute as she arrived at the studios wearing a Stella & Jamie ‘Harare’ tweed short suit.

It was the perfect look to flaunt her legs on a sunny day in Manhattan.

Two-tone YSL red-and-black toe-cap pumps, a Louis Vuitton Lumineuse GM bag and a gold necklace accessorized her look.

Smoky eyes and a side-swept bun provided the finishing touches.

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Brandy Norwood In Emilio Pucci – The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas Celebrates New Year’s Eve

Brandy Norwood attended the New Year’s Eve party at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas with her new beau, Ryan Press.

The singer looked gorgeous wearing an Emilio Pucci Fall 2011 dress.

Her black long-sleeve dress has embroidered gold details on the bodice to make her LBD stand out.

She didn’t overwhelm her dress with too many accessories, opting for a simple black clutch and gold jewels.

Ryan complemented Brandy’s look wearing a sharp velvet suit with a purple bow-tie.

What a beautiful couple.

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Nicky Hilton In Missoni, Garcelle Beauvais In Monique Lhuillier & Brandy In Nicole Miller – 32nd Annual Carousel Of Hope Ball

Nicky Hilton, Garcelle Beauvais and Brandy also attended the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills this weekend.

Nicky wore a very elegant red Missoni Arabella crochet-knit gown with Dana Davis heels and a wide waistband.

Normally we only see Nicky wearing a mini dress or a leather jacket, so this is a refreshing change.

Garcelle looked like a beautiful Goddess wearing a Monique Lhuillier navy gown with a beaded shoulder detail dress.

She added Dana Davis heels, a black clutch and a silver Neil Lane ring.

Brandy looked equally glamorous wearing a white Nicole Miller draped gown with an embellished bodice.

A gold clutch and silver bracelet completed her look.

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