Posts Tagged ‘celebrity hair’

Olivia Wilde’s stacked bun hairstyle: fall’s hottest updo

       
Friday, September 28th, 2012

Olivia Wilde has mastered the stacked bun updo!Olivia Wilde's outfits and makeup looks are the definition of chic – it's hard to pinpoint a time when this gal didn't look downright fabulous. And at the recent premiere of Butter, Olivia showed up with a hairstyle that Glamour Magazine's beauty blog predicts will be super trendy this fall. What was it? A row of stacked buns.

Stacked buns aren't that new – Heidi Klum and other celebrities have been experimenting with them for a while now – but Olivia's were super fresh. They were loosely twisted into romantic coils that gave her a somewhat Victorian look, which is the perfect effect for fall.

So how do you get it yourself? Start by prepping your hair with a shine spray like Hamadi – Shea Spray. Part your hair where you normally part it, then begin gathering your hair into four sections, starting at the crown of your head. Use clips to hold the different sections in place.

Begin with the top section, twisting the strands into a loose bun and pinning it in place with bobby pins. Then make your way down to the very last section, keeping the buns relatively uniform (but not perfect).

Finish with a generous mist of Leonor Greyl – Structure Naturelle and you'll be as glam as Olivia!

Want hair that’s as straight as Jennifer Garner’s?

       
Friday, September 28th, 2012

Want hair that's as straight as Jennifer Garner's?Jennifer Garner doesn't normally partake in the latest trends, but that wasn't the case recently when she exited a New York City hotel with sleek, smooth strands that were so shiny, she might've been able to see her reflection in them (okay, maybe not THAT shiny). Super-straight, ultra-glossy hair is totally trendy this fall, and even girls with curls can get the look.

Start out in the shower with a glossing shampoo that smoothes your hair's cuticles and follow up with a similar sleekifying conditioner. When you're rinsing it out, turn the water temperature down so it's cold. This helps seal the hair's cuticles, trapping in moisture.

Now blowdry your hair as usual, taking special care to aim the nozzle down your hair toward the ends. If you go in any other direction, it could rough up your strands and create frizz.

When your hair's totally dry, part your locks wherever you'd like (Jennifer did hers down the center), and heat up your flat iron. Carefully smooth the iron over small sections of your hair, making sure that you don't stay in one spot for too long.

Finish up by spreading a pea-sized amount of glossing cream throughout your hair, staying away from the roots. Comb through and you're done!

The secret to Anna Kendrick’s big, bright eyes at the Pitch Perfect premiere

       
Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Anna Kendrick had smokin' hot eyes at the Pitch Perfect premiere!Anna Kendrick looked absolutely gorgeous at the Hollywood premiere of Pitch Perfect. She had glossy wavy hair, the perfect shiny apricot lipstick, peach-flushed cheeks and amazing eye makeup. A pair (or two) of false lashes was probably responsible for those luxuriously long lashes, and her smoky eye makeup was perfection, but what really made her eyes look so big?

According to Glamour Magazine's beauty blog, it was the eyeliner on her inner rims. The eyeliner pencil was a light nude that bordered on white, which made the whites of her eyes look bigger, lending her a doe-eyed look. It also helped reflect light, which worked equally well to brighten up the eye area. A product like Youngblood – Eye-Illuminating Duo would give you the same effect.

Another trick that the starlet used was applying a shimmery highlighter on the inner corners of her eyes, which helped combat the shadows that are usually prominent in that area. She even went a step further by adding a bit of the highlighter in the centers of her lower lash lines. The girl really knows how to amp up her peepers!

Jealous of Lauren Conrad’s waves? Get ‘em yourself!

       
Monday, September 17th, 2012

Want waves like Lauren's? Here's how to get them!As a true California girl, Lauren Conrad rocks seriously awesome waves on a regular basis. And with locks like hers, why shouldn’t she? While it’s true that LC has the help of stylists when it comes to creating that mermaid-like perfection, that doesn’t mean their methods aren’t worth noting. If you’re dying for Conrad-esque waves of your own, Allure Magazine got the details from one of her hairdressers.

After showering, apply a leave-in conditioner throughout your hair, from the roots to the ends. Then add a silicone-based serum for extra shine that’ll last all day – even if things get a little humid.

Now use a 1 ¼-inch curling iron to make loose curls, starting at eye level. Focus heavily on the ones around your face, taking care not to make them too uniform – you want the waves to look natural. Do this by twisting each strand the opposite way from the last one you did.

When you’re done with your whole head, use a light-hold hairspray to make the waves last even longer, then use your fingers to separate. You should end up with a gorgeous mane that’s just as shiny and wavy as Lauren’s!

Rihanna’s hairstylist shares tricks to keeping color-treated hair healthy

       
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Rihanna's hairstylist shares tricks to keeping color-treated hair healthyRihanna is known for many things, including her Caribbean-infused pop music, her edgy fashions and her ever-changing hair color. The beauty from Barbados has sported dark locks and blonde strands, and most recently made waves as a redhead.

However, women who change their hair color as often as Rihanna should take a few precautions to ensure that all the dyes don’t harm their locks.

"Before making a major color change, I always dye a tiny, underneath piece of hair," Ursula Stephen, Rihanna’s hairstylist, told Allure. "This way, you can see the outcome of the color before committing. You want to be sure you’ll like the new color, since dying your hair too close together can damage it."

Heat and UV rays can damage color-treated hair, so Stephen suggests avoiding high-heat hair treatments in favor of gentler methods, and misting strands with a UV-protecting spray, such as L’Occitane Summer Protection Sun Hair Mist.

Finally, Stephen recommends using a moisturizing cream daily, and concentrating the product on the ends, as they are usually the most damaged portion of the hair shaft. Hamadi Shea Hair Cream can be applied to wet hair or at night for extra conditioning while you sleep.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19937401-ADNFCR