31.07.14 Beauty, Hair

Hair Trend Spotting: Sleek Ponytails

Beauty Trend Spotting Sleek Ponytails2

Many celebs are making a usually casual hairstyle red carpet worthy by slicking strands back to perfection. Pulling your hair back is an easy go-to, but these tips will take your look to the next level. Take note from Jennifer Lopez, Holland Roden, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Marano who are each showing us how it’s done.

Celebrity hair and makeup artist, Valerie Noble, shared her favorite tips to achieving a polished pony in a few easy steps. For Vanessa’s hair, Noble started with Redken Glass 01 Smoothing Anti Frizz Serum. A product like this is crucial to the style as it not only keeps frizz at bay for those with curlier textures, it will also tame flyaways.

Next, flat iron hair bone straight. Smoothing out every curl is key to creating a sleek end product. Opt for a small 1 inch iron and focus on the roots and slightly bend ends.

Once hair is straight gather all pieces. Noble says to, “brush all the hair up, just below the crown.” Location, location, location, is very important for today’s it ponytail. Placing too high can easily turn ‘80’s, so we recommend a mid to lower placement. Gather strands using Hair Bungees. Noble used them for Vanessa’s thick hair. Hair Bungees are perfect for thick hair and give more control over desired tightness. And if your ponytail isn’t as thick as you’d like, try adding clip-in extensions.

Lastly, you’ll want to secure your work with both Redken Outshine 01 Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk and Redken’s Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray. They not only holds hair, providing long lasting results, both will also add a healthy shine to your finished look.

Sleek Ponytails

Redken Glass 01 Smoothing Anti Frizz Serum
Hair Bungees
Redken Outshine 01 Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk
Redken Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray

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14.07.14

Best Dressed Of The Week – Victoria Beckham In Victoria Beckham, David Beckhmam In Ralph Lauren & Jennifer Lopez In Atelier Versace

Best Dressed Of The Week - Victoria Beckham In Victoria Beckham, David Beckhmam In Ralpha Lauren & Jennifer Lopez In Atelier Versace

Victoria Beckham was your best dressed this week for her multi-coloured dress which gave us a sneak preview of her Pre-Spring 2015 collection.

As always, she is her own best brand ambassador.

My pick was Jennifer Lopez. It was JLo at her very best, wearing an Atelier Versace Fall 2014 strapless hybrid jumpsuit/gown.

Even though this was somewhat by default, as he was the only menswear look last week, David Beckham was the best dressed male, which I am sure he would’ve won anyway if he had been competing against 9 other guys.

Ralph Lauren suits and David Beckham are clearly a match made in fashion heaven.

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Jennifer Lopez In Zuhair Murad Couture – LULAC/NUVOtv Unity Luncheon

Jennifer Lopez In Zuhair Murad Couture -  LULACNUVOtv Unity Luncheon

Jennifer Lopez joined Michelle Obama yesterday afternoon (July 10) for the LULAC/NUVOtv Unity Luncheon held at the New York Hilton Midtown on Thursday (July 10) in New York City.

Wearing possibly her best look of the year, the singer wore a breathtaking Zuhair Murad Spring 2014 Couture look featuring a pretty pink silk blouse with floral-embroidered appliqués paired with a pink silk pencil skirt with a peplum detail.

This look is refreshing in so many ways: principally the length, the style and the colour.

She looks age appropriate without looking matronly, with the sheerness of the blouse giving her a hint of sex appeal. She totally nailed it, with Bionda Castana ‘Daphne Bis’ pink floral pumps rounding out her look.

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07.07.14

Jennifer Lopez In Atelier Versace – Atelier Versace Fall 2014 Show

Jennifer Lopez In Atelier Versace - Atelier Versace Fall 2014 Show

Jennifer Lopez was the guest of honour at the Atelier Versace Fall 2014 show on Day One of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on Sunday (July 6) in Paris, France.

Like Lady Gaga last season, JLo donned a look from said collection before it had even taken to the runway, selecting a white strapless hybrid gown with a thigh-high slit and one fully beaded trouser leg.

The look was accented with two metallic straps on the hip, which is the signature of this new collection.

This typical high-on-glamour JLo look was styled with an Atelier Versace bracelet and earrings and Versace silver sandals.

I have to say I am mildly obsessed with this look. She is the perfect Versace woman: unapologetic of her sex appeal.

20.06.14

Jennifer Lopez In Versus Versace – ‘Good Morning America’ Performance

Jennifer Lopez In Versus Versace - 'Good Morning America' Performance

Jennifer Lopez is showing no signs of slowing down in the promotion of her new album ‘A.K.A.’ as this morning (June 20) she performed on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ at Rumsey Playfield in New York City.

The singer wore a custom-made Versus Versace Swarovski crystal mesh mini dress enriched with signature Versus safety pins, which you may remember was one of the options for her Brazil World Cup opening performance.

Versus Versace Swarovski crystal boots featuring gold safety pins completed her early-morning sultry performance look.

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