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Britney Spears’ hair makeovers: new looks for ‘X Factor,’ ‘Till the World Ends’ & more!

“Britney’s back!”
that’s what entertainment writers are saying about Ms. Spears. They are referring to the revival of her career, evidenced in her new role as an X Factor judge and her video/ad ‘Till The World Ends (Twister Remix). Others are raving about B’s new bikini bod. While that’s all well and good, we say “Britney’s back” because of her hair and style. In the past she has made bad choices like going bald and letting her extensions fall out. So far her new ‘dos have been pretty good.

As usual, Brit doesn’t stick with one style—she prefers to mix it up. Her Facebook profile photo (at top of post) is sleek, platinum blond and falls just below the shoulders. At X Factor auditions (above), she’s flaunting loose curls and a slightly off-center part (but that day her hair didn’t get as much attention as her cleavage).

Just days ago, the pop princess debuted multicolored dip-dye ends that are everywhere these days with celebs and real women alike. The teal, blue and hot pink tips came out at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last weekend. Inspired by My Little Pony (and X Factor co-judge Demi Lovato?), her mane stayed streaked on Monday. With all of Simon Cowell’s dislike for Ms. Spears’ wardrobe, we’re wondering if he’ll ban the dip-dye. (But how can he nix Brit’s color scheme without banning Demi’s?)

During promos for X-Factor, the bombshell blonde was simply lovely in the straight but full, unlayered locks that she often favors. Also in the pre-season promos, one of her Celebrity Hairstyles was spiral curled for a modern update on crimpy curls. To copy her loose curls, use a waving or curling iron. To keep that soft, sexy look, don’t brush out the curls; just finger them gently into place and spritz on a strong-hold hair spray.

As for the bleached blond color, don’t even think about doing it yourself! Go to a salon and have it done by a professional colorist. The experts at celebrityhaircolorguide.com explain the type of techniques your colorist should use. They recommend Organic Color Systems ammonia-free formula in two shades of white for foil highlights then a regrowth color cream at the roots and sporadically through the ends. For styling products, they recommend Cocktailing Hydrate Leave-In, Gloss Serum and Mousse.

In other news, Brit has been having lots of fun showing off her trim and toned figure. In a recent tweet, she included a photo of herself in a bikini with this message: “Y’all ready for summer to end? I’m definitely not!” A photo that she posted on Facebook recently showed the pop princess in a little top and cut-offs. Even though the pop princess has been working out regularly, US Weekly says the photo of her in a white bikini is four years old!

It doesn’t matter what the critics say about her body. Who needs a stick-thin figure when she has everything else going for her? It will be interesting to see if the former Disney star is able to recoup her title as top pop princess.

Sources: Britney Spears’ Facebook, celebuzz, Getty Images, the X Factor and TV Guide.

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VMAs Hairstyles…starring Rihanna in super short hair plus Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato

We hope you had a chance to watch or record the MTV Video Music Awards last night…especially if you want (or need) a new hairstyle.

If you haven’t watched the VMAs yet, go to hollywoodlife.com. or click on the photo above. For us, Rihanna was the mane news last night. Unless you read about it right before the awards show, Rihanna cutting off her hair came as a big surprise. Our response: We love, love, love it!

While Ri got most of our attention, there were plenty of other hair headliners. Some are saying the newly shorn star was inspired by Miley Cyrus, Elisabeth Moss, Emma Watson (who has grown out her hair) and Anne Hathaway (who’s in the process of going longer).

Speaking of Miley, she took an unexpected twist by wearing her hair up in a of-the-moment pompadour. She’s able to lift her short cut because the crown is longer than the base.

Taylor didn’t look much different on the Red Carpet, but why should she? Her glam looks work well for any gala, and little changes make her hair seem brand new. The darker, curly hair she sported for COVERGIRL were replaced by white  blond, straight locks.

We were about to say Demi didn’t wear a new look, but then we realized she had gone from dip-dye purple to a bright blond ombre! Knowing Ms. Lovato she’ll be changing up her mane today or in the near future (with help from extensions, temp color, whatever).

That’s all we have time for now, but we’ll get back to the award-winning hairstyles ASAP!

Demi Lovato’s hair soars like a ‘Skyscraper’ and changes with the wind!

Demi loves to change her hair and it shows!
How do we know DLo likes to vary her hair? Because that’s what she told allure.com in an August interview. “I love changing my hair a lot,” she said. “I think it’s fun.” Here’s just a few examples of her affection for makeovers.

One jacket. Two hairstyles
When you see stars wearing their favorite things at different times, their hair doesn’t change much. That’s not the case with Ms. D. Two hairstyles worn with the same jean jacket make Demi look like new women. One day, she let her hair down so pink dip dye stands out. Another time, Demi is hardly recognizable in upswept curls held up with a scarf headband. Of course, sunglasses make a difference, too. BTW: notice how the ends are light blue instead of pink!


One night. Three ‘dos!
As any good TV host, Demi changed her hair three times the night of the Teen Choice Awards. The two shown above aren’t that different; the second is more sedate because it’s not as high and exaggerated as her look on the pink carpet. Halfway through the show, Demi threw us a curve ball. Her mane had changed so dramatically it seemed like it had been colored back stage! We’ve heard that she simply hid the blue ends when wearing the high pony. We don’t know how she covered the aqua ends, but we’re guessing it had something to do with extensions.

What we really liked that night was Demi’s dip-dye color that lots of stars and real women her age are flaunting. This wasn’t her first foray into the trendy color scheme. On June 16th, she showed up at X Factor auditions in blond and brown dipped in hot pink. That day she tweeted fans, “Loving my pink hair…”

If you think the former Disney star will settle into one hairstyle now that she’s turned 20, think again. We’re guessing it will be years before the former Disney star calms down. When she was younger, Demi wanted to experiment with purple, pink, blue or whatever hair color, she told Allure. “But I was busy trying to make it in the industry as an actress. It was hard to go in for auditions with blue hair.”

Our final prediction: now that her career is moving forward, there will be no turning back any time soon!

Sources: Bauer-Griffin, FameFlynet, Huffington Post, YouTube, Missouri College of Cosmetology, Twitter

Taylor Swift’s hair fits ‘Never Ever’ super-hit, ‘Wonderstruck’ fragrance & ‘Red’ album

As Tay’s “Never Ever” single is breaking Billboard records, her new “Wonderstruck” Enchanted fragrance is entering the market. With her Red album waiting in the wings, it looks like “third time’s the charm” for Fall 2012.

This country pop star is so happy with the name of her upcoming Red album that she has carried it over into the first ads for her new fragrance Wonderstruck Enchanted. To go with a drop-dead red gown, she’s chosen traffic-stopping tresses.

Here’s the short story on the hair: Taylor Swift’s hair is still a little darker than normal in new ads for her second fragrance Wonderstruck Enchanted debuting in September. Readers of realhairstyles.net have told us they like Taylor’s hair in curls like these the best. Although the large ringlets never seem to change much, they are a pretty fresh look…and after all, wouldn’t you stick with the same hairstyle if it were perfect?

To copy the coif you don’t have to curl hair all over, but try to find time to blow dry it first. Apply a heat-protection product and then roll hair vertically around a medium-to-large size curling iron. In front curl all around the face, and on the rest of hair curl from the cheek or chin area down. Gently place the spiral curls while spritzing with a strong-hold hairspray.

As for the fashion, Miss Swift told People.com. “I love the look of my ad. I’m wearing this amazing gown that I loved as soon as I put it on. It’s a classic look, and that’s been my recent style obsession. Anything classic and timeless.”

Getting back to the inspiration of this post, here’s what T.S. has to say her fragrance. “Wonderstruck is about that moment when you instantly feel a connection to someone, but then there’s that feeling of being completely enamored — enchanted — when you know a little more about that someone and still feel that strong connection.”

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Arden

‘Sparkle’ style: Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo and the late Whitney Houston

Everything about ‘Sparkle’ sparkles

from the three sisters

to Jordin Sparks as ‘Sparkle’

to their mother played by Whitney Houston
in her last movie before her untimely death

You wouldn’t guess from the top photo that doing the hairstyles for Sparkle was relatively easy…but they were because of wigs!

The movie’s hairstylist Kim Kimble explained her reliance on fabulous fakes to 8makeup.com. “Wigs were the quickest way to change the hair,” says Kim. The hair wardrobe included about 200 wigs with tools such as 20 boxes of hair pins and 36 cans of hair spray.

8makeup also spoke to the movie’s makeup artist Marietta Carter-Narcisse about enhancing the eyes. She said they had a stock of a “couple hundred pairs” of fake eyelashes!

These insider tips are good news for real women who think glamorous looks are too hard to do. With extensions, tools like bun holders and a little advice from your hairstylist, you can make your hair Sparkle, too.

For the complete story, go to: “Sparkle” Hair Stylist Kim Kimble On Working With Whitney Houston (mymajicdc.com)

OMG! Miley Cyrus’ hair is super short and platinum blond. Do you like it?

Just when we thought Miley Cyrus had done it all, she made her boldest style move to date! 

On Sunday Miley did something that was heard around the world: she had her hair cut into a pixie with a buzz on the side. While the drastic makeover seems spur-of-the-moment, it’s not. On August 6 Miley tweeted photos of herself in shoulder-length, white blond locks. Hairstylist Chris McMillan did the honors on both of the new dos. McMillan is famous for creating “The Rachel” for Jennifer Aniston, and Miley asked him for something similar. She got a pretty Rachel-like lob (long bob), but that was only a preview of what was to come. Just a week later, Chris completed the Miley makeover that conjures up images of Victoria “Posh” Beckham.

Even before the latest do-overs, Miley was taking mini steps toward the big change. On July 14 she sent followers the photo above right to announce that she had gone blond. If you’re wondering why she’s puckering up, Miley explains, “Now that I’m blonde I gotta give duck lips in every photo.” The photo on left was taken in between then and the top two dos. While there’s been a wild mix of reactions to the final cut, there seems to be consensus that it was time for that high bun to go!

Photos courtesy Miley Cyrus via Twitter

While we were finishing this post, rumors had already started circulating that Miley is hiding her new hair or maybe regretting it. Personally we think she was trying to avoid the paparazzi while walking with her fiance. It will be interesting to see how long Miley will keep the do before grabbing onto some extensions. And since she and Liam are planning a long engagement, anything can happen before the wedding.

Who wore the best hairstyles at the Teen Choice Awards? Who wore the worst?

Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Hayden Panettiere and Lea Michele are some of the stars who made the best-dressed lists, and we’re guessing at least one of them will get your vote for favorite hairstyle!

While everyone else talks about the best- and worst-dressed at awards show, we look for the best-tressed. The Teen Choice Awards 2012 is no exception! Before we go into detail about their ‘dos, we’d like to know whose hair you want to know more about. Go through the next few posts and then come back here to place your votes. If you don’t see your Teen Choice hairstyles, just list them under “Other” in the poll below!

Here’s a few stars to get you started. For the next post, click here!

Carly Rae Jepson spices up long hair with bangs and an angled fringe.
Ashley Benson makes the classic upsweep chic with high volume and loose tendrils.

Demi Lovato looks like she borrowed Madonna’s I Dream of Jeannie ‘do. Chelsea Kane is one of the few stars who wore short hair at the Teen Choice Awards. Why don’t more celebs follow her lead?

Celebrity Hairstyles that have personality: Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez

There’s more to celebrity style
than meets the eye!

Demi doesn’t succumb to the pressure to be perfect as defined by Hollywood’s standards. The X-factor judge takes trends and makes them her own. Here, she puts a new twist on purple hair color and wears a super-high ponytail wrapped up in strands that match the bright hue.

Unlike many stars her age, Selena hasn’t turned into a wild woman as she transitions from teen to young miss. She strikes the perfect balance by wearing s sophisticated hairstyle and a gown that shows just the right amount of skin! While her image isn’t R-rated, she plans to do more “adult” songs in the near future.

When you hear the name Taylor Swift, you think of long blond spiral curls. Although that look’s a fan favorite, Tay has changed it up quite a bit through the years. Most of the pix above feature the dark haircolor she’s wearing in her new CoverGirl campaign. So far, we can’t tell what her admirers think about the brown, but we like it and commend her for making such a big change.

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Demi Lovato hosted Teen Choice Awards Sunday night do you think her feathered dress was a hit or a miss!  (usmagazine.com)

Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez: Malibu’s Sweetest Lunch Ladies (perezhilton.com)

All the Stars on the Teen Choice Awards Carpet! (popsugar.com)

Sources: celebnewsny, justjared.com, mtv, CoverGirl, Teen Choice Awards, perezhilton.com

Jennifer Lopez’s Hair: from short to long in one day!

Early in the day J Lo had short hair. During the show, it was long again. Did she get her hair cut or was she taking a mini break from extensions? Only her hairdresser knows for sure!

On June 20th, Jen was in Santiago, Chile as part of her World Tour 2012. When she and beau Casper Smart were taking in the sights, J Lo was nearly unrecognizable in short hair and shades. It seemed like her long locks had been cut up to the shoulders…but later that night she was right back to her long trademark tresses for her Dance Again show.

The quick change had everyone wondering whether Ms. Lopez had her hair cut, was wearing a wig or took out extensions and had them re-applied. As of yet, no one has the answer, and it will probably remain a mystery because Ms. Lopez wants it that way!

We were glad to see former American Idol judge changing up her look, and it would have been nice if she stuck with it a longer than a day or two. We liked the cut, but not the style–unbalanced with curls puffing out too far on one side. The mane drawback is that it’s outdated. As dailymail.com puts it, “the new ‘do [has] the air of a natty ’80s power coiffure.”

Two photos above appeared in an instyle.com post: Jennifer Lopez Cut Her Hair: Do You Like Her Shorter Style?

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Taylor Swift’s hair: dark new hair color makes ‘Sparks Fly’

Taylor’s made one of her boldest style moves ever—going from blond to bronde (brown with blond highlights) for her latest CoverGirl campaign! 

Glam
Taylor is in her element when wearing trademark glamour curls

“See yourself, be yourself” gave Taylor a chance to show how hair and makeup can totally change your look (and fit your mood!). The video below presents Tay’s four styles. In addition to going into great detail on the styles, she talks about having a variety of styles. “I think in life we have a bunch of different versions of ourselves,” she says, adding that the look depends on your personality and the event—from talking with friends, hanging out at home or being in a job interview.

“I think it’s all equally different the way we choose to dress, the way we choose our makeup,” she continues. “The cool thing about makeup is that it can be so different on any given day.” The same is true about hair and fashion, as you can see here and in the video.

Boho Country
Straight but full with curled ends,

face-framing fringe and funky cowgirl hat.

Rocker-Rebel
Straight to high volume and high-flying bangs.

The Natural Look
In different lighting, the blond highlights are more noticeable. This smooth style has more curl than the Boho, but it’s not as tight as Glam!

Click here to go Behind the Scenes of Taylor’s CoverGirl ads

What do you think about Tay’s new hair color?
Which look do you like best?