Category Archives: Country Music star hairstyles

Celebrity Hairstyles: Lauren Alaina’s & Meghan Linsey’s hair shines in SUNNY headbands

Until recently, we didn’t think that Meghan Linsey’s hair could get any better. That was before the ACM 2012 awards show, where Meghan wore a sparkling headband. We just had to find out where the accessory came from. Turns out it’s a SUNNYband, and that Meghan has been a longtime fan. In fact, the night of the ACMs, Meghan tweeted: “Thank u @sunnyband for the beautiful band! AND for helping me get ready!!!!! Love u girl.” The Steel Magnolia singer follows SUNNYband on Twitter, and often checks in to see what’s new.

The headbands and jewelry are handmade, making them totally unique. But more than that: they’re a chance for every girl and woman to bring out her individual personality or style! Some of the bands are even more unique with the look of a hat such as the one Meghan’s wearing at left.

Another country music singer has her own line. It’s the Signature Lauren Alaina Wildflower headband. Lauren is the runner-up of American Idol in Season 10,  and she’s touring with Jason Aldean. One of Ms. Alaina’s custom bands is an “ICED” look, completely covered in Swarovski crystals.

You can find everything from high fashion to subtle simplicity to something wild at sunnyband.com.

Sources: sarakaussmusicians.com, Judy Eddy/WENN, SUNNYband.

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Emma Stone’s haircolor: most popular at realhairstyles!

Can’t get enough news about Emma Stone‘s dos!

If realhairstyles.com were a high school, Emma Stone would be Most Popular. If this were a beauty pageant, she would be Miss Popularity. If there were an Academy Award for Most-Liked Actress, it would go to Emma. The reason for our favoritism lies in the stats. Emma Stone is the single most-viewed celebrity on this blog with over 6,000 hits.

The mane thing that makes her exciting is her surprising haircolor changes–brown, blond, red, strawberry, auburn, platinum…Is there a color she hasn’t worn? Perhaps blue black, purple or pink?

Every little touch Emma does with her haircolor results in a fresh look (maybe that’s why she switches it so often). The two over-the-shoulder shots above are red, but one’s lighter than the other. One’s half up, the other’s one side up. One’s longer and curly, the other’s a little shorter and straight with a few curves.

When we first noticed Emma (after Zombieland), we thought her rich red above was the best. When she went bleached blond with bangs, we were shocked (and a little dismayed). We even wrote a post about the white-blond asking, “What was she thinking?” Pretty soon it grew on us, but you know what happened then: she went back to red but a lighter shade.

LeAnn Rimes’ hairstyle: better than before, but not what it used to be!

Judging from the 2012 ACM Awards show, LeAnn Rimes looks better than she has in quite some time. Perhaps that’s because she’s happy to be divorced from her first husband and now married to Eddie Cibrian. The happy couple were both cheating on spouses when their love affair blossomed.

We really don’t care about her twisted love life, but we’re glad her hair is improving. Her tousled topknot perfectly combines messy, cute and chic. Loose wisps and sleek crown contrast beautifully with twirled and rolled ends. We can’t say the same about LeAnn’s fashion choice for the ACMs. She appeared on some worst-dressed lists from Sunday even though she was wearing Stella McCartney! It doesn’t matter what we think–you be the judge.

An example of LeAnn’s not-so-pretty past is the 2010 CMT awards. We couldn’t believe her “wasted” appearance in both her hair and stick-thin figure (that has sparked never-ending rumors of anorexia). A closeup shot of Ms. Rimes Cibrian reveals a stringy mess of split ends and frizzy layers–no rhyme or reason to her ‘do.

Back in 2009 bellasugar.com complimented LeAnn for her Grammys’ hairstyle. We don’t think it’s that great, but if you disagree and want to get the look, go here.

Even if you disagree with everything we’ve said here, you have to admit there’s no comparison with her long-gone glamour styles like the pretty Shag below.

We’d love to hear what you think about any of our opinions expressed here (and in any realhairstyles post for that matter!)

I Need You (album)

From her I Need You album via Wikipedia

 

ACM hairstyles 2012: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Hillary Scott, Kimberly Perry, Meghan Linsey and more!

Long hair never ends for the women of Country. That fact makes shorter hair stand out even more!

Top winners of the night wore the trademark look for female country music singers–long, longer and longer. Entertainer of the Year, Taylor Swift DID mix it up a little by going mostly straight with her mane and bangs. By adding volume and a little wave to the smooth style, Taylor created a one-of-a-kind Country Style. Meanwhile Best Album of the Year winner, Miranda Lambert chose the full upsweep that’s served her well through myriad awards nights. Ms. Lambert (Shelton) wears her hair back but leaves the front loose. Long side bangs and released ringlets compliment the softened updo. Later in the night, Miranda let her hair down and posed with another long-haired beauty, Laura Bell Bundy, who wore a curly pony with side bangs. Fan fave and American Idol Carrie Underwood looked like her normal self in gorgeous curls swept over a bare shoulder.

Only two hairstyles shown here are not long. The daring (and darling) stars are Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland and Meghan Linsey of Steel Magnolia. Jennifer’s hair mid-length, in a loose pony, shined as usual. Meghan’s famous short cut took on yet another style: smoothed back behind a headband. Worn this way the crop looked like a bob. One blogger grouped Meghan with the worst-dressed celebs of the evening, describing her as a white snowbird in a fluffy dress. Can you believe that?! We’re never seen her looking anything other than pretty. Truly she doesn’t need trendy fashions to distinguish her from a bevy of beauties.

Getting back to the long-haired celebs, they included, Hillary Scott (left), Kimberly Perry (blonde below) and Sara Evans (brunette below). Hillary and Kimberly went curly and Sara wore her go-to straight style.

That just about sums up this post, but we’re planning to follow up with other notes from the ACM awards. (One such observation: the couple of celebs who struck the Angelina-like pose from the Academy Awards earlier this year.)

*More about the ACM winners: Taylor Swift walked away with Best Entertainer for the second year in a row. Miranda Lambert nabbed Top Female Vocalist and Top Album for Four the Record. Hillary Scott’s Lady Antebellum took Top Vocal Group. In a later post, we’ll cover the hairstyle of Kelly Clarkson who, with Jason Aldean, rated Single Record and Vocal Event.

Sources: Getty Images, WireImage, Associated Press, nj.com, theboot.com and sodahead.com

Welcome back… Celeb hairstyles of Taylor Swift, Emma Stone, Meghan Linsey, Mad Men & much, much more

In honor of the New Year, we are doing a Grand Re-Opening of realhairstyles.net. For a variety of reasons (health of significant others, our real jobs and other circumstances beyond our control), we have been gone for far too long. So for 2012 we are resolving to do one blog posting a week or at the very least once every two weeks. While we were gone, you were faithful to us. Our first action is reassessing our viewer stats of all time. These stats have stayed consistent for the past year and a half, and they give us a good idea of your fave (and not so fave) celebrity hairstyles.

The top most-viewed are:
1. Home page
2. Country Music Hairstyles: Taylor Swift, Julianne Hough, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood
3. Emma Stone’s hair color: What was she thinking? Blond and Fall for Emma Stone’s haircolor Rich Red
4. Taylor Swift’s hairstyles “Speak Now!”
5. Meghan Linsey’s hairstyle, boyfriend and their “Steel Magnolia”
6. Miley Cyrus‘ style going straight from PG to R
7. Carey Mulligan’s hair: an Education in style (we wouldn’t have guessed this because her weekly and monthly stats weren’t that high!)
8. Mad Women hairstyles: January Jones, Christina Hendricks & Elizabeth Moss
9. Ombre celebrity haircolor: Sarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore, Alexa Chung, Gisele Bundchen…
10. Demi Lovato’s hair sparks public debate

11. Marilyn Monroe hairstyles: Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Lady Gaga (and Marilyn, of course!)
12. More on ombre haircolor: Camilla Alves and Jessica Biel
13. Victoria Beckham’s hairstyles are ever-changing
14. The women of Mad Men (again)
15. Timeless star style: Audrey Hepburn and Leslie Caron
16. Update on Janet Jacson’s new hairstyle
17. The James Bond Girls of Iron Man
18. Celebrity Apprentice hairstyles (from 2 years ago!)
19. The wizardly world of Emma Watson‘s Hairstyle
20. Julianne Hough stands out!

Other most-viewed posts include topics such as Jennifer Anist0n’s lob, Agyness Deyn‘s buzz cut, more Meghan Linsey, Evangeline Lilly’s hairstyles: Lost and Found, new style Fish-Tail Braids (Leona Lewis, Jennifer Aniston & Evangeline), Brond haircolor and much, much more.

On the other hand, the lowest of the low were looked at only 2 to 29 times. Among your non-interesting subjects are Miley Cyrus (note that one of her posts is in the top 10!), Green hairstyles, Kate Gosselin, Rihanna, Betty White, Jessica Simpson, Katherine Heigl, Taylor Swift/Jake Gyllenhaal, latest Robin Hood movie, bangs for babies, Sarah Michelle Gellar before and after Buffy, Ke$sha, Hayden Panettierie (personally a mane makover we loved) and sideswept hairstyles of Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Katee Sackhoff… whew…we’re out of breath and can’t bear to continue with the negatives.

We’re also nearing the end of our Jan. 2, 2012 posting. After all we can’t sum up 6 months in 1 day! So we’ll sum it up with blogs we hope to post in the next month: The Best Hairstyles of 2011; Hairstyles of Ashlee Simpson, Emma Watson, Emma Watson, Julianne Hough, Jennifer Aniston, etc.; Kate Hudson’s worst hairstyle ever!; Rooney Mara and the hottest rising hairstyles today; etc., etc.

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CMT Country Music hairstyles: Meghan Linsey, Jennifer Nettles, Sheryl Crow, Sara Evans, Hillary Scott & Laura Alaina


At first glance, the hairstyles at the CMT awards last night were disappointing
but there were some highlights!

Among the best tressed are Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles (above) and Steel Magnolia‘s Meghan Linsey (below left). Judging from our stats, you like their looks a lot. Both dos are on the shorter side, distinguishing them from other country music stars. Other unique touches are Jen’s layers and Meghan’s side ponytail.

Sheryl Crow and Sara Evans (above right) deserve honorable mentions. They don’t change their hair often, and they don’t have to because their trademark looks work perfectly. Of the two, Ms. Crow goes longer with bronde highlights and loose curls. Sara’s straight locks are slightly angled around the face and styled to be super sleek and shiny.

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott (above) did something different with her hair, and the results were so-so. The crown wasn’t full as it usually is and the curls were looser than normal. Lady A. frequently dons a half-upsweep so that touch doesn’t come as a surprise.

Ending with the worst, we give Laura Alaina a big thumbs-down (she doesn’t look like an American Idol runner-up!). Her high-contrast haircolor could be labeled as a very bad ombré, but it’s really like a past trend that was never very good–a very different color like black under a light shade such as platinum blond.

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2. Loose Waves
1. Trademark Curls

3. Sleek & Straight            4. Loose Ringlets

5. Curly sidesweep            6. Straight pony

 7. Wavy Updo           8. Straight Back

Country Music hairstyles: Lady Antebellum, Steel Magnolia & the Band Perry

The complementary styles of hot Vocal Groups… 
Sometimes in duos and trios, someone gets lost while another steals the spotlight. That’s not the case with Lady Antebellum (right), the Band Perry (below) and Steel Magnolia. 

The individuals who make up each group seem born to be together. Like their vocals, the styles blend together beautifully. They are also winners in the real sense of the word. Lady Antebellum (Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley & Dave Haywood) nabbed three ACM awards this spring. The Band Perry (Kimberley Perry with brothers Neil & Reid) was chosen best New Artist of the Year. Steel Magnolia (Meghan Linsey & beau Joshua Scott Jones) soared into the music scene soon after winning the second season of CMT‘s Can You Duet contest for music awards. They’ve received a slew of award nominations … but more impressive is their big fan base which has grown exponentially since 2009.  

The hairstyles of the females are unique and individual. The Lady of Lady Antebellum, Hillary shows off her new do … opposite of the old one. Straight hair with bangs have replaced the full curls without bangs she wore before. Kimberly Perry plays up her curls that are normally calm, cool and collected. Scrunching while blow-drying without using a diffuser helps her pump up and break up her curls. Meghan seems to be wearing an upsweep, but it’s really her short hair done up to look that way (admirers know that Miss Magnolia often wears this faux updo).

Country Music style: Martina McBride’s hair

Country music star Martina McBride is riding high this awards season. Most recently she joined singers like Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Nettles on CBS’ Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country. 

Earlier this spring, she walked the Red Carpet at the Academy of Music Awards show. Back in the day, Martina was one of the rare stars to chop off her hair. While it was darling as all-get-out, her long mane is gorgeous! Long brown layers are highlighted in auburn… there’s even a few grays showing through (as if Martina’s not afraid to show her age!). Actually those highlights might be blond, but look silver in a different light. Either way, it doesn’t matter. We’re more interested in the way she makes glamour look natural. This do would work any day or night worn in a variety of ways—blown dry with big curls on the end, straightened, messy, ringlets, waves or natural.

Source: Getty Images