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Hair Tips

Spring Flings....

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Spring is all about easy, unfettered 'dos that are simple yet versatile, says celebrity hair pro Ken Paves, so to create plenty of styling options, he suggests using Hair Do®. Here's how he uses the Hair Do® Wrap-Around Ponytail to fashion a gorgeous and trend-setting low chignon a perfect 'do for prom-bound clients! First, pull hair into a low ponytail. Take hold of the three-pronged comb on the inside top of the Hair Do® ponytail piece. Slip the comb underneath the rubber band in the ponytail to secure. Once the comb is secured behind the rubber band, wrap one side of the piece at a time underneath the ponytail base and press together so it connects. Wrap a section of hair around the base of the ponytail. Next, secure the strip of hair with hairpins then twist the newly-created ponytail and loosely wrap it around the ponytail base until it is completely wrapped into a chignon shape. Secure the chignon in place with hairpins and your client is set for spring!

The 7 Sexiest Spring Haircuts

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Jennifer Aniston - Sexy Spring Haircuts to Try Now - BobJennifer Aniston's One-Length Bob

WHY IT WORKS: Aniston's hairstylist Chris McMillan gave her a face-framing bob, cutting hair shorter in the back and longer in the front. The angled effect makes the cut modern, not too blunt or overly layered.


HOW TO GET IT: Ask for an angled bob that starts at the nape of the neck and follows your jaw line. Keep the ends one length, and go easy on the layers.

Jessica Alba - Sexy Spring Haircuts to Try Now - Bob



Jessica Alba's Punky Bob

WHY IT WORKS "The length flatters her face shape and the longer layers give it a sexy feel," said her hairstylist Robert Ramos. "Her coppery highlights also bring out the softness of the layers.

HOW TO GET IT "It isn't noticeable, but the back of the cut is slightly shorter than the front," Ramos said. "The length hits just above the collarbone and has long layers worked in."



Keira Knightley - Sexy Spring Haircuts to Try Now - BobKeira Knightley's Textured Bob

WHY IT WORKS "The length of her hair draws attention to her chin, while the long fringe really opens up her face," said hairstylist Michael Barnes. "The soft natural waves are also very flattering."


HOW TO GET IT "Ask for a graduated bob with longer layers through the front," Barnes said. "Take Knightley's picture to the salon with you, and be sure to ask how to get the delicate waves into your hair."

Emma Watson - Sexy Spring Haircuts to Try Now - Short Hair

Emma Watson's Polished Pixie

WHY IT WORKS "Emma's face perfectly suits a short style like this," said hairstylist Rodney Cutler, who cut Emma's hair. "It's a tailored style that really brings out her natural beauty."


HOW TO GET IT "Ask your stylist for a rounded layered technique—the hair should hug the shape of your head, and should be blunt, not choppy," said Cutler.

Rachel McAdams - Sexy Spring Haircuts to Try Now - Medium with LayersRachel McAdams's Bouncy Layers

WHY IT WORKS McAdams's mane man, Sebastian's Thomas Dunkin, says this cut creates volume and texture all on its own. "The long layers and mid-length bangs also make it perfect for someone who is growing out their hair," he said.


HOW TO GET IT "Ask for a collarbone-length cut with long layers and an angled fringe," advised Dunkin.

Diane Kruger - Sexy Spring Haircuts to Try Now - Long Hair

Diane Kruger's Full Layers

WHY IT WORKS "Diane has fine hair, and the slight layering on the ends make it appear fuller," said her hairstylist, Remington's Richard Marin.


HOW TO GET IT "Have your hair cut blunt on the ends, then slightly layered—nothing major—to add some movement," Marin said. "Blow-dry your hair with an ionic dryer, using a boar-bristle round brush to maximize shine and volume."

Olivia Wilde - Sexy Spring Haircuts to Try Now - BangsOlivia Wilde's Airy Bangs

WHY IT WORKS Wilde has a strong jaw, which is softened by the wispy, face-framing layers. Long, airy bangs draw attention to the eyes.


HOW TO GET IT Ask for eyebrow-grazing bangs that are tapered at the corners, and angled layers starting from the chin down.

Oscar Hair & Makeup Revealed....

Posted by jessica offenbaker on February 28, 2011 at 4:49 PM Comments comments (0)

Anne Hathaway's Romantic Updo and Bold Red Lips

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Hair: After parting Hathaway's hair in the center and pinning it back in a loose knot, Fekkai stylist Adir Abergel pulled out a few face-framing pieces.

Makeup: Using the star's red dress as inspiration, makeup artist Kate Lee chose Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick in Rivoli.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Sleek Hair and Bronzed Skin

Gwyneth Paltrow's Sleek Hair and Bronzed Skin

Hair: Mane man Harry Josh gave Paltrow a "super-simple and chic" straight style using John Frieda Full Repair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer.

Makeup: To add warmth to the star’s skin, celeb makeup artist Leslie Lopez used Soleil Tan De Chanel bronzing powder in Terre Ambre.

Jennifer Lawrence's Bombshell Waves and Major Lashes

Jennifer Lawrence's Bombshell Waves and Major Lashes

Hair: To get the star's sexy style, hairstylist Mark Townsend set her hair in hot rollers for 30 minutes and applied Dove Nourishing Oil Care Serum for shine.

Makeup: Makeup pro Jillian Dempsey added individual lashes before applying three coats of mascara to top and bottom lashes.

Mandy Moore's Tangerine Lips and Cheeks

Mandy Moore's Tangerine Lips and CheeksMandy Moore

"We wanted her makeup to have a strong pop," says celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams of Moore's orange-y red lips. To get the look, McAdams used Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square paired with Nars Illuminator in Copacabana on the star's cheeks.

Michelle Williams' Ethereal Eyes

Michelle Williams' Ethereal Eyes

Makeup artist Jeanine Lobell gave the nominee a shimmery eye effect with the Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow palette in Smoky Eyes. She applied the silvery shade as a base color, the pewter color from the lash lines to the crease, and the black shadow as a liner.

Mila Kunis' Retro Chingon and Dramatic Eyes

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Hair: Tresemmé hairstylist Mara Roszak added texture with a curling iron before pinning Kunis' hair into a loose bun at the nape of her neck.

Makeup: To emphasize Kunis' eyes, makeup pro Tracey Levy used the hues from Lancome's Color Design Palette in Coral Crush.

Natalie Portman's Sideswept Hair and Purple Lids

Natalie Portman's Sideswept Hair and Purple Lids

Hair: Fekkai stylist Didier Malige used a 1-inch curling iron to create medium waves on the star. He softened the style with a round brush before pinning the right side back.

Makeup: To give Portman a dramatic eye effect, makeup pro Eileen Kastner-Delgado used purple, pink and gold Dior shadows.

Scarlett Johansson's Sexy Shag and Metallic Eyes

Scarlett Johansson's Sexy Shag and Metallic Eyes

Hair: To create this tousled texture, hairstylist Duffy wrapped sections of hair around a large curling iron and set the style with Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray.

Makeup: Dolce & Gabbana makeup pro Gianpaolo Ceciliato blended copper shadow on the star's lids and rimmed her lash lines in gold.

Sandra Bullock's Elegant Updo and Red Lips

Sandra Bullock's Elegant Updo and Red LipsSandra Bullock

Hair: Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii prepped Bullock's hair with Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment before styling it into a textured bun.

Makeup: Makeup pro Angela Levin applied Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Gabrielle with a lip brush to create the look of a dark stain.

Cate Blanchett's Nude Lips and Subtle Smoky Eyes

Cate Blanchett's Nude Lips and Subtle Smoky Eyes

Taking inspiration from her pale lavender dress, celebrity makeup artist Robin Fredriksz enhanced Blanchett's eyes with a palette of soft shimmery taupe and gray shadows, which she paired with a nude lipstick (Lancome Color Design Lipcolor in Pale Lip).

Nicole Kidman's Pretty Ponytail and Rosy Glow

Nicole Kidman's Pretty Ponytail and Rosy Glow

Hair: Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii created Kidman’s Brigitte Bardot-inspired pony using Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment.

Makeup: Instead of blush, celeb makeup artist Angela Levin used Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Magnolia on Kidman's cheeks.

Emmy Hair Revealed

Posted by jessica offenbaker on September 6, 2010 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Celeb Stylists Dish on the Red Carpet Trends

By: Angie Manson


The 2009 Emmys showcased understated beauty all around. From the hair to the dress to the jewelry, small screen stars kept their looks simple and elegant—far from over the top. A host of celebrities favored swept back styles over elaborate creations, their hair pulled into neat chignons or ponytails at the nape. And other stars wore their hair down, displaying smooth, unfettered strands. We asked celeb styles to dish on their favorite looks of the night and weigh in on the understated, “less is more” hair trend.

Chic and Sophisticated

“Looking over-the-top and excessive is out. Nobody wants to make an overly glitzy fashion or beauty statement.That would be inappropriate given the state of our economy,” says Michael Shaun Corby, Alterna Global Creative Director. Jennifer Carpenter, January Jones, Olivia Wilde, Debra Messing and Drew Barrymore are just a few of the small screen stars who took it "nice and easy" on the red carpet, sporting upswept styles tied neatly at their napes for a look that was simple and polished. Pureology PureArtist Jay Palaniuk has noticed the red carpet trend shift too. "There’s been a definite change from the stiff, sculptured upstyles of previous Emmys to this year’s soft upswept romantic hair. It works with the understated jewels and necklaces, he adds. “Although not your typical Hollywood glam, this soft, romantic evening look provided just what it needed to get across on this year's red carpet.”

“Emmy hair was so simple and chic this year!” agrees celebrity stylist and What Not to Wear makeover man Ted Gibson. “The mood for the hair was understated and right for the hot day.” Gibson was on the red carpet doing makeovers and admitted that it was absolutely sweltering. “It was 95 plus degrees and everyone was sweating their heads off!” To keep celebs comfortable and classy, many stylists opted for sophisticated and easy chignons that would hold up in the heat.

Celebrity stylist Robert Vetica worked with Debra Messing and wanted her hair to complement her red Michael Kors gown. He created a low, asymmetrical ponytail shaped into a free-flowing cluster of curls that resembled an elegant chignon. "It was all about healthy, natural-looking ease," says Vetica. "A smooth, shiny texture was the essence of the look."

Vetica even kept his styling technique minimal, forgoing any curling or flat irons. He used only Moroccanoil Treatment, Moroccanoil Glimmer Shiny Spray, a blow dryer and a round brush to create Messing's easy-going yet gorgeous asymmetrical style.

Stars who chose to wear their hair down for the red carpet—like Alyson Hannigan, Kate Walsh, Mariska Hargitay, Holly Hunter and Rose Byrne—kept their look smooth and unfettered. “We didn’t see many ornate, colorful dresses or over done hair,” notes Corby. “Cuts and color palettes were clean and uncomplicated. It was a return to simple glamour and even though the hair was really understated, we saw a lot of stunning sophistication on the red carpet.” Palaniuk agrees. “Again, celebs opted for understand everything. The hair was more subdued but still kept a sense of luxury and sophistication.”

Celebrity hairdresser Jason Schneidman styled How I Met Your Mother star Alyson Hannigan. “Over the years I've noticed that I gravitate towards a flowing ‘lived-in’ look versus a stiff hat,” he says. With that in mind, Alyson Hannigan's hair was done to offset the flair of her classic black dress. “She needed big hair for balance, and that meant keeping her hair down and voluminous.” Schneidman admits that he wanted to make Alyson look extra sexy given her new role as a hot mamma.

Enzo Angileri used Moroccanoil to style 'Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series' nominee Holly Hunter’s locks. He created a naturally elegant look that was silky smooth and shiny. "I wanted her to look glamorous and goddess-like," says Angileri, "and the hair had to look luminous." He created a wavy texture that allowed her beautiful haircolor to stand out. “I wanted to bring out her deep gold and honey tones for the cameras.”

Runway Riot

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Swept Away Cloud Nine Double TakeEasy Braid Past PerfectExtreme Measures Leather-Look Ponytail Slick Move70s Inspired Waves Bardot-esque Updo Urban Romance Tousled Braid

Color Trends From The Experts

Posted by jessica offenbaker on January 4, 2010 at 12:31 PM Comments comments (1)

This winter season, look for more sophisticated, 'cooler' brunettes and blondes. Redken's experts, Tracey Cunningham and David Stanko, have the latest in fall haircolor trends, professional haircolor products, and tips to communicate with your colorist and to attain the “coolest” looks of the season. 

“Small adjustments can help you update your look from season to season,” explains Cunningham. “I cool my clients’ shades down with Redken’s new Color Gels Ash Blue creating sophisticated, cool shades. A color is said to have 'cool tones' if it tends toward blue or violet, such as platinum blondes, ash browns, and plum reds.”

Trend #1: Brunettes




“Brunettes will go to a whole new level this fall/winter with an overall cooler base. Think Fergie’s shade; her lighter highlights really show through her dark, chestnut base making her haircolor look so flawless and effortless.” – Tracey Cunningham



 Trend #2: Blondes



“Blondes will be blonde this fall – think Drew Barrymore’s cool, nearly platinum blonde shade for this inspiration. Client’s can often be concerned with the cost to achieve and keep the perfect shade of blonde, but I find that women cut back in other areas rather than haircolor as it’s one of a consumers’ most prominent and most seen everyday accessory!” – Tracey Cunningham


 Trend #3: Redheads



“I brought Lindsay back to her original roots as a true redhead. This fall/winter, redheads will be more sophisticated, and playful with their beautiful shade, with deep red tones and a few cool, blonde highlights throughout to enhance the red even more.” – Tracey Cunningham




 If you're looking for these cooler shades this winter, ask your colorist about the new Ash Blue. Redken's Color Gel's features and benefits include:

•Select Dye System: 100% oxidative, long-lasting dyes for color with holding power and resistance to fading

•Wheat Proteins: Help protect hair’s protein structure during the coloring process

•Avocado Oil: Serves as a natural emollient to help keep hair soft, touchable and glossy

“Remember that good communication with your colorist is essential for getting the color you want,” adds Stanko. “A few minutes of pre-salon prep can help you explain your goals, and ensure that your colorist understands your desired result.”


 Things to know before you go:

•Try to walk into the salon with your everyday "look," so your colorist can get a feel for what you're comfortable with.


•If you have the time, do a little research into color science. Knowing the difference between terms like demi-permanent and permanent color can help you and your colorist communicate more efficiently. Study up with Redken's glossary.


•Your colorist is there to work with you to achieve beautiful color. The more you can explain what you want, the better the collaboration will be.


•If you are going in for "corrective color" – to correct color results you are unhappy with from a prior coloring experience – be prepared for a longer visit, as your colorist may need to remove old color and then recolor your hair.

Salon Prep Check List :

•Bring your inspiration: Photographs and examples of haircolor you love will help you and your colorist explore your color options – and ensure that you both mean the same thing when you say, "honey blonde" or "scarlet red."


•Know your history: Be prepared to tell your colorist about any prior color services, whether it was highlights last year or a color gloss last month.


•Trust your colorist: Listen to your colorist's expert opinion. During your color consultation, he or she will consider your desired result, then evaluate your hair's condition and look at your skin tone and coloring in order to create your custom color formulation.


•Ask questions: If you hear a color term you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask your colorist for an explanation. Remember to inquire about maintenance – how often you'll need to return to the salon for touchups, and how to best maintain your color at home between visits with Redken haircare products.


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Summer Haircolor Trends

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5 Great Prom Hairstyles

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You don't have to be crowned the queen to steal the spotlight on prom night. Rock great hair and you'll be the belle of the ball.

Audrina Patridge

1. The Side Knot

Audrina Partridge's side bun is totally fun and girlie. Make sure to use a lot of hairspray so it stays in place all night long.

Miley Cyrus prom look

2. Loose Updo

If you're a dancing queen, you can go wrong with a loose updo Miley Cyrus. It'll move the music without looking disheveled.

Ashley Tisdale

3. Low Side Ponytail

Show off long hair but keep it in control with a low side ponytail like Ashley Tisdale.

Jordin Sparks

4. Mini Pompadour

Part punky, part romantic, Jordan Sparks' mini pompadour is stylish and chic.

Hilary Duff

5. Half-Up Hairstyle

Pulled together in the front, and loose in the back--Hilary Duff's half-up hairstyle is the best of both worlds. - Rachel Hayes

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Oscar Hair How To's

Posted by JessicaOffenbaker on March 2, 2009 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (4)

Oscar wasn’t the only thing that sparkled at this year’s Academy Awards! Brilliant hair shined on the red carpet with some of the best looks we’ve seen to date; there was literally not one bad hairdo for us to rag on. We spotted lots of trends that are sure to make their way into your chair throughout the season, so you better brush up! Here are the how-tos for our favorite red carpet trends.

The Trend: Elegant Partial Updo
Spotted On: Angelina Jolie
Celebrity stylist David Babaii made Best Actress nominee Angelina Jolie look picture-perfect with a romantic cascade of curls styled into an elegant partial updo.
1. Spray entire head with David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray and scrunch it into the hair for texture and hold.
2. Dry her hair by dividing tresses into three sections: top, sides and back, leaving the nape area free. Taking small sections starting at the nape, blow dry with a nozzle attachment and finish with a large round brush to smooth hair straight.
3. Spray David Babaii for WildAid Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier to the root area and down the hair shaft. Dry with a jumbo round brush to add lift and volume. 
4. Once dry, section the hair again using the same sectioning process as before and use a styling iron to create “ribbon curls” by taking small “V” shaped sections. To achieve, wrap the hair around and inside the styling iron close to the scalp area and pull the iron down (similar to curling ribbon).
5. After curling the entire head, smooth some of the curls with a brush while leaving some intact.
6. At the crown area, back-comb the hair at the scalp area only, spray some additional Root Amplifier and gently smooth the surface.
7. To create the half-up, half down look, brush the sides up and back and secure with pins. Run fingers up several curls to create volume and variations in texture. Finish with David Babaii for WildAid Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray.

The Trend: Timeless French Twist
Spotted On: Marion Cotillard

Celebrity hair stylist Robert Vetica created a flawless, dramatic look for Marion Cotillard that worked perfectly with her elegant John Galliano gown. Vetica created a shimmering, ultra modern take on the French Twist, inspired by Cecil Beaton’s portraits of the great fashion and society icons of the 40s and 50s. Polished and styled close to the head, the French Twist was rolled large and emphasized volume for a contemporary edge.
1. Blow dry hair with a round brush and use Moroccanoil® Hydrating Styling Cream to smooth, detangle strands and prevent frizz, then create a low side part. 
2. Tease the hair all over, paying extra attention to the crown and the back of the head.
3. Brush the teased hair and shape it into a full, lavish French Twist, roll and pin it in place.
4. Use a rat tail comb to lift the crown and emphasize the volume from the back.
5. Finish with a light spray of new Moroccanoil® Gold Glimmer Shine to give the look a luminous, natural looking and long-lasting shine.

The Trend: Feminine, Lose Updo
Spotted On: Freida Pinto, Marisa Tomei

Celebrity stylist Jeffrey Paul created a fresh and elegant red carpet hair look for Slumdog Millionaire’s Freida Pinto. “This look has a beautiful architecture; hair is twisted back into a youthful, feminine flower shape that complements Freida’s face shape and stunning Galliano gown,” says Paul.
1. Work a mixture of Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam and Aveda Light Elements Defining Whip into wet hair to add texture and volume.
2. Blow dry hair back to add lift and height at the roots.
3. Create a left side part and divide hair into three sections: three quarters of hair in one section on the right and the remaining hair into two smaller sections.
4. Pull the right section of hair back into a low ponytail just behind the right ear above the nape of the neck.
5. Twist the ponytail, working Defining Whip into hair. Wrap the ponytail around the base, creating a flower shape. Secure in place with pins.
6. Work Defining Whip into each of the remaining sections and twist back and around the flower shape, creating a layered, rose-like effect.
7. Finish the look with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray and shake the head a bit to loosen up the look and provide a sense of natural movement.

Adir Abergel was called in to create Best Supporting Actress nominee Marisa Tomei’s lovely side-swept ‘do for the big night. He used the trusty tools from FHI Heat to create her soft, feminine look. "The look exudes looseness, softness and lots of femininity, which complements the twists and turns of her graceful dress," explains Abergel.
1. Blow hair out with a round brush (Abergel used FHI Heat’s Nano Salon Pro 2100 Blow Dryer).
2. Pin hair in place as it cools, using hair clips to secure hair in various soft curves.
3. Sweep the bangs to the side and let them cascade gently over one eye.
4. Finally, use bobby pins to secure the hair, remove the hair clips and finish with hairspray.  

The Trend: Classic Chignon
Spotted On: Queen Latifah, Natalie Portman

Hairstylist Julie Baker created a very elegant chignon for her longtime client Queen Latifah who sang and presented at the event. "Latifah's dress was very elegant and chic, and her hair needed to complement this, so we decided on a modern chignon,” says Baker.
1. Blow dry hair smooth with FHI Heat’s Nano Salon Pro 2100 blow dryer then smooth strands with the FHI Heat Runway styling iron.
2. Create a side part so the fringe swoops down in front.
3. Twist hair into a low chignon at the back of the head, slightly off to one side. 

The Trend: The Bob
Spotted On: Nicole Kidman, Taraji Henson

Presenter Nicole Kidman’s Oscar look was all about glamorizing the bob, says celebrity stylist David Babaii. He created a “faux bob” which complemented the svelte star's gown perfectly.
1. After towel-drying thoroughly, apply David Babaii for WildAid Amplifying Whipped Mousse for volume and hold.
2. Dry hair by dividing it into three sections: top, sides and back leaving the nape area free. Creating small sections and blow dry with a nozzle attachment, starting at the nape. Dry each section with a medium round brush to smooth and create a soft round bend to the ends. 
3. Once again, section the hair into three sections: top with a side part, sides and back leaving the nape area free. Create waves by forming “V” shaped pieces and running a styling iron down the hair shaft from close to the roots to the ends to create a sleek, smooth look. 
4. Repeat half way down the hair shaft and utilize the beveled edge of the iron by turning it (like a curling iron) to create a soft curl. Clip each curl and spray with David Babaii for WildAid Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray.
5. Alternate the direction of each row of curls in order to achieve a finger wave effect. Gently brush and form into soft waves using the Light Styling Spray for a soft long lasting hold. Brush back one side and secure with a decorative hair pin.

New York-based celebrity hair stylist Dante Blandshaw created the stunning red carpet look for Best Supporting Actress nominee Taraji Henson. “I wanted to create a modern, asymmetrical, textured bob with natural movement and shine,” says Blandshaw.
1. Prep hair with Aveda Brilliant Damage Control to protect from heat styling.
2. Blow dry hair straight using a paddle brush.
3. After blow drying, add a dime-sized amount of Aveda Brilliant Universal Styling Creme to add additional shine without weighing hair down.
4. Flat-iron hair to create the foundation for a smooth, sleek red carpet look.
5. Using 1.5” and 2” barrel curling irons, curl hair throughout to give bend and movement, accenting the layers in the cut.
6. Slightly curl the front to create a soft, side-swept bang for added height and fullness.
7. Comb hair through with a wide-tooth comb and finish with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray. -Angie Manson

Oscar Night 'Dos

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Grammy Looks

Posted by JessicaOffenbaker on February 16, 2009 at 3:58 PM Comments comments (0)

e always look forward to the Grammys for spotting some seriously rockin’ celeb looks. The best part is that we never know what to expect from the music crowd. This year didn’t disappoint—there were looks that made us scratch our heads in utter confusion, along with hairstyle gems that made the red carpet glitter. Here are the how-tos for some of our favorites.

The Celeb: Katy Perry
The Look: Glam-Noir
How to Get It: Katy Perry's hair looked edgy-elegant and movie star fabulous. Celebrity stylist Enzo Angileri created the pop star’s ‘do. His goal was to mix-up a cool blend of Marilyn Monroe from "How to Marry a Millionaire" with a touch of Elizabeth Taylor.
1. First, Angileri dried Katy's hair with a blow dryer and a round brush. 
2. Next, he used a curling iron to create a loose Marcel wave, then curled and shaped the bottom sections
3. Since the focal point of the look was super-light, silky, natural shine, Angileri used new Moroccanoil® Gold Shimmer Spray all over the hair for a dramatic but natural shine.



The Celeb: Carrie Underwood

The Look: Classy Casual
How to Get It: PureOlogy PureArtist Mary Katherine Hecht offers this suggestion to recreate Carrie’s simply chic look.
1. Begin by round brushing hair with a cocktail of NanoGlaze and PowerDressing to create body, hold and shine without the frizz.
2. Backcomb the crown area slightly, then pin hair back into a classic twist. Piece out the sides a bit and mist with hairspray.



The Celeb: Gwyneth Paltrow
The Look: Sexy and Earthy
How to Get It: Celebrity stylist David Babaii tended to the tresses of Gwyneth Paltrow, who attended the event to support her hubby, Cold Play front man Chris Martin, and to introduce legendary Brit band Radiohead.
1. Before drying, Babaii lightly misted Gwyn’s hair with his David Babaii for Wild Aid Bohemian Beach Spray and created a center part. Using his hands instead of a brush while drying, he created a subtle soft texture.
2. After hair was completely dry, he sectioned the hair into three parts: top, sides and back, leaving the nape area free.
3. Starting at the nape and working up and to the sides, he took large strands and created a slight bend to the hair at the ends with his Styling Iron, alternating the direction of the curls to achieve a less structured pattern.

The Celeb: Taylor Swift

The Look: Deconstructed Bohemian Updo
How to Get It: Celebrity stylist Enzo Angileri created the country star’s elegant, spirited, fresh look.
1. Angileri used a medium-sized curling iron throughout the hair to create volume at the roots for added lift.
2. He then applied Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream on the ends to hydrate, smooth and restore elasticity after using the curling iron.
3. He asked Swift to lift up her face up and brought her chin all the way up. He gathered all of her hair together in one quick movement, and twirled it around and into place.
4. After he misted her hair with Moroccanoil’s new Gold Glimmer Shine Spray he pinned strands in place with four or five strategically placed bobby pins.


The Celeb: Miley Cyrus

The Look: Braided Beauty
How to Get It: Mary Katherine Hecht says Miley’s look is simple to recreate.
1. First work a volumizing spray into the hair, like PureOlogy ThickeningMist.
2. Finger dry hair to achieve texture and body. Add a little more bounce by wrapping a few sections around a curling iron.
3. Next, tease hair slightly at the crown and create a side part. Work a loose braid into one section of the hair and pull into a side ponytail, leaving a few front pieces out to frame the face.


The Celeb: Nicole Kidman
The Look: Sleek and Sophisticated
How to Get It: Celebrity stylist David Babaii shares his how-to for Nicole’s polished look, who attended the event with her pop-country crooner husband Keith Urban.
1. Babaii applied a small amount of David Babaii for WildAid Hair Polish to wet hair then created a center part.
2. Next, he sectioned Kidman’s locks, dividing the top, sides and back.
3. He dried her hair, starting in the nape area and moving onto the rest of the sections until her entire head was dry. He finished the drying process with a large paddle brush and a nozzle attachment to smooth hair straight.
4. He applied more Hair Polish then divided Kidman’s hair into three parts again: top, sides and back.
5. Starting at the nape area and taking small sections at a time, he combed the hair before running a flat iron through until perfectly straight. -behindthechair 


Fall Hair Trend

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Soft mahogany tones, multi-dimensional sophistication and seductive shine.  The runways of New York Fashion Week made it clear that the colors of the season are rich, radiant and undeniably sexy. Models walked the runway wearing plum-colored dresses in sumptuous silks and velvets, paired with the season's chicest accessories & luxe mahogany wood bangles. Inspired by these rich tones, Redken created the Spotlight Collection featuring Mahogany Glam hair color shades that capture the spirit of New York Fashion.

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Velvet Couture Flashbulb Finish

Behind The Lens At Fashion Week

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It was Mad Max meets Woodstock at One Teaspoon. Hair Director Philip Barwick created styles that were powerful and at the same time playful. Models walked down the runway with stylised dreadlocks, swept to the side to create an abundance of length. The ultimate finished look was a powerful silhouette to complement the season ahead in fashion.



It was all things natural at Hotel Bondi Swim?naturally if you are planning to hit the beach ! Hair Director Julianne McGuigan wanted the hair to look lived in creating luscious textures with an unbrushed feel. Her inspiration was drawn from the idea of a desert island cast away ? hair that hasn't been touched, but beautiful in a sense from the salt water and lived in feeling.




''The Lisa Ho woman is strong with minimal fuss; she takes time to put her total look together, but once she's done she doesn't have to think about it for the rest of the day,'' says Kenneth Stoddart, Hair Director behind the hair inspiration and looks for the show. Sleek and minimal is something you can wear all day, and into the night - 'chic' timelessness is very strong.



Complementing Kate Sylvester's runway designs, Hair Director Kenneth Stoddart created runway hair that had a youthful tone, with a slight hint of the naughty girl look. Hair was pulled back in a low ponytail and left out in the front - creating a dishevelled look, but with an air of sexiness.




Kate Moss yet again provided inspiration for the runway hair at LIFEwithBIRD. Hair Director Daren Borthwick wanted a style that any woman could create at home with little effort. Models walked out with long tousled hair, as well as hair up in a simple knotted bun. The final result: a youthful, chic and flirty style.




Hair Director Alex Grahl took inspiration from the 70s for Bec & Bridge's runway look. Hair was parted in the middle with a soft wave on the ends, creating natural movement with plenty of shine.




Material Boy was all about minimal styling and no fuss with the hair reflecting the shapes and structures of their new collection. Hair Director Todd Arndt created natural finishes on the male models with low sheen and texture. Hair was individualised for each model, enhancing their natural appeal.


Jean-Pierre Braganza, Kristian Aadnevik, Ioannis Cholidis, Julian Louie, Sandra Backlund

Hair Director Todd Arndt created hair for Wool Protege that complemented the delicate, natural fibres of the plush wool knits seen on the catwalk. Hair was soft and pulled back loosely off the face into an ethereal knot. It was all about very feminine with beautiful shiny hair.



Annah Stretton, Anupama Dayal, Dorian Ho, Gina Kim, Liza Emanuele

The runway hair at Ready to Wear 3 was silky smooth and ultra shiny. Hair Director Alex Grahl created a classic yet simple style to complement the five designers showing. Hair was parted in the middle and blow dried straight using Redken products for the ultimate sleek style.



Injury, Rufus Green, Stitch Ministry, Xenheist

?Simple and sleek? was the inspiration for the hair at Ready to Wear #4, directed by Todd Arndt. The models wore styles that were sharp, minimalistic and complemented the various designers? collections. Hair was pulled back into a low ponytail, with a side sweeping fringe.


Alexandra Nea, Eileen Kirby, Honey Hartley, Talulah, Vineet Bahl

It was all about timeless tails and intricate accessories adorning the hair on the fresh faced models at Ready to Wear #5. Hair Director Alex Grahl created a smooth and sleek look that was finished with a high shine. The styles were classic and effortless, but chic with a youthful feel.




The hair at Akira featured a modern, elongated profile with a sleek high bun, garnished with delicate floral displays and ornaments. Hair Director Daren Borthwick described the hair as an explosion of colour, which perfectly complemented the designer?s collection. This fresh catwalk look exemplifies the modern woman - daring and full of life, and willing to make a bold statement.


Adam Wore Short Pants, Inksoffjohn, Michael Lo Sordo, Miischa, White Kitten, Will & Roth

Hair Director Maria Ardino created hair with an air of femininity and innocence on the New Generation #1 catwalk. Hair was drawn away from the face, but billowed out at the back into glamorous soft waves to harmonize the designers? diverse collections.



Nina Field, Pizzuto, Vanguard, Who Am Eye, Yu, Zocky

A youthful Parisian teen who loves to party was the inspiration behind the soft, cheeky hair seen at New Generation #2, directed by Maria Ardino. The raison d??tre was a look that exemplified a young girl, free and vibrant, discovering herself and life.



Fashon Week NYC

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Spring/Summer 2008 Fashion Week Trends NYC


Classic Updos Redefined

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Waves with Movement

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Rough Texture

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Flashback Fashion Week 2007


The Ponytail

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Clean Sheen

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Lady-like Bun

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Glamorous Waves

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