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Country Music Hairstyles from CMT: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kellie Pickler, Jordin Sparks, Hayden Panettiere & Jana Kramer

Stars let loose with hair & fashion at the CMT Music awards!

Twice the Sparkle Carrie Underwood won two CMT awards–Video of the Year and best Collaborative Video with Brad Paisley. A one-of-a-kind sequined mini doesn’t need a dramatic ‘do, so Carrie leaves her hair natural looking, flowing waves with a little curl at the ends.

All that Glitters is Silver  Miranda Lambert is the proud winner for best Female Video title for her Over You. While there were sparklers (sparkling dresses) everywhere, Miranda and Carrie still stood out. They took a similar approach to their hair, but Miranda opted for more curl.

Party Dress, Party Curls Hayden Panettiere kicks up her heels, literally, as if celebrating her role on the new drama Nashville. To match the mood, she pins up her long hair to look way shorter than it is. All hair around the face is lifted and rolled off the face.

Flowing Gown, Flowing Hair Jordin Sparks wears a pretty, unique update on the evening dress. The modern-romance look cries out for classic AND sexy. curls. Long, layered curls rise to the challenge.

Natural Blush, Dreamy ‘Do Jana Kramer’s dress is the neutral blush color that’s so popular now. In addition to being trendy, it doesn’t shout, “Look at my dress.” It whispers, “Look at me!” Keeping it subtle, Jana chooses the soft touch of spiral curls topped with a sleek crown.

Pretty in Pink & Blond Kellie Pickler looks thoroughly modern in a short dress, casual coif, daring cleavage and Flapper-like fringe. Kellie’s long bangs blend into lightly layered, lightly curled length.

Source: Getty Images for CMT

Side-Swept Hairstyles from ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Twilight,’ ‘Total Recall’ & TV: Lucy Hale, Nikki Reed, Kristen Stewart, Kate Beckinsale & Louise Roe

Get swept away with star style!

It’s not that unusual for stars to wear their hair swept to one side, but they don’t always achieve as much variety as they did at the MTV Movie Awards 2012.

Lucy Hale looks too sweet to play a role on Pretty Little Liars. She oozes innocence wearing her hair in loose waves swept over the shoulder. In this case, Lucy’s hair is really blowing in the wind, but you can get the wind-blown effect using the strongest-hold hair spray you can find. Lift and shape hair with your fingers while spritzing.

Nikki Reed, best known for the Twilight movies, probably inherited good style genes from her hairdresser-beautician mom Cheryl. She knows a good hairstyle when she sees one, and she’s not afraid to try new things. For the MTV Awards, the actress/screenwriter/model wore a one-of-a-kind look that’s a new twist on retro glamour. It’s based on waves created either with finger-shaping, gel and clips or a waving iron. After the “set,” hair is secured in back with the other side left loose to hug the cheek. Obviously, impeccable makeup is required for the finishing touch.

At star-studded events, Kate Beckinsale barely resembles her character Selene from the Underworld, and we know she won’t be dressed up like this in the Total Recall movie due out in August. We’re not going to lie to you and say this ‘do is easy to copy. Not everyone has hair this long, thick and able to hold for 30 minutes (much less all night). Even if you meet these requirements, we would suggest getting hair styled in a salon the first time. If you’re good with your hair and really want to try it at home, concentrate on building volume with a blow-drier, volumizing product and jumbo-sized round brush. Then set hair on big rollers or using a waving iron. Another option is securing hair before curling it.

What was stylist.com thinking when it placed Louise Roe on the 17 worst-dressed stars at the MTV Movie Awards? Maybe we’re biased because we judge Red Carpet-looks mainly on the hairstyle. And even though her gown wasn’t the best, it wasn’t the worst either. We’re not going to waste room showing Louise’s head-to-toe fashion. More important are that her sidesweep is the curliest shown here. Defined ringlets are enhanced with subtle ombré coloring that gets gradually lighter through bottom half of her mane. The second photo reveals how pretty hair looks flowing over a bare shoulder.

While Kristen Stewart‘s hair isn’t the prettiest shown here, we HAD to include it because she often wears her hair swept to one side. Long layers start around the shoulders, and they are blended so well that they would be nearly invisible if they were styled smooth and straight. Unless your hair is incredibly curly, wavy or will hold a curl, you will need to allow a lot of time and product to do the Twilight look. It would help to practice ahead of time until you can get the thick, lifted mix of loose curls and waves.

Source: Getty Images/MTV

‘That’s My Boy’ Horrible Movie, Great Hairstyles: Leighton Meester, Ciara, Eva Amurri, Rebecca Marshall, Crystal Allen, Abigail Klein & Carrie Wiita

We’re bringing the ‘dos to you, so you don’t have to go to them!

There are more women than you would expect in a movie about boys, and they wear good hairstyles that would work for real women. Before we get to the hairstyles, give us a moment to rant: That’s My Boy earned zero stars from one leading film critic. The buzz ranges from negative to more negative with reviewers saying Sandler has outdone himself in raunchiness! The photo at the bottom of this post depicts the over-grown boy in a hot tub with seven women, which isn’t necessarily bad, but Sandler makes it so.

Poor Leighton Meester plays the lead among a group of female characters who are doomed from the start. Judging from her photo at the movie’s premiere, it looks like Leighton survived beautifully. Loose curls, side bangs and realistic hair color add up to a style that’s pretty practical for women who have medium- to long-length hair.

Moving onto the other pawns, there’s Ciara in a classic coif with a new twist– a single braid peeking out from luscious waves. Contrasting black and blond color isn’t for everyone, but Ciara knows how to work it!

Eva Amurri Martino plays it cool by wearing an updo. You can tell the hair has been blow-dried first because it’s full and lifted in front. Meanwhile Crystal Allen always keeps her cool in a short style that takes little maintenance because the shape is built into the cut–graduated from short on bottom to longer on top.  For extra oomph, the shorty can be blow-dried with a round brush. If you have long bangs, let them fall forward, naturally!

Abigail Klein & Carrie Wiita like to wear their long hair curly, but they do it different ways: Abby wears them loose, Carrie goes with spirals. To get A.K.’s look, blow-dry hair with a round brush held vertically. Follow with a quick set using a large-barreled curling iron. As you can imagine, C.W.’s curls take more time and attention. You can start like Abigail, but more important is styling with a medium-size curling iron. Use small sections of hair and alternate the direction, going forward on one curl, back on the next. We suggest getting the look done at a salon first and watching carefully while it is being done.

From the front, Rebecca Marshall seems to be wearing a normal bun, but the side view reveals something more–a curly ponytail, lifted crown and a better view of the ringlets in front.

There’s more we could talk about, but we’re getting sick of thinking about the man who turns a long-lost son story into a tragcom. So goodbye, Adam, and good riddance!

Scene from unusually bad movie is described at beginning of post

Sources: Getty Images, Carrie Wiita, IMDb and Columbia Pictures

Paris & Nicky Hilton: can’t you afford to have better hair?

For all the money they have, you’d think the Hilton sisters would have the best manes in the world!

Maybe their high opinion of themselves says, “We DO have the best looks money can buy.” Perhaps they feel that designer fashions and jewelry are enough.

Watching them at the MTV Movie Awards, we couldn’t help notice how bad their hair is. We wonder if they even attempt to get a natural-looking hair color? Paris’ bleached-out blond looks like a white T-shirt that has “yellowed” after too many washings. Nicki’s shade is less bitter, but not much better. Both hair colors lack dimension and personality. Like most women, they let a bit of their dark roots show, but Paris goes too far showing her roots around the face.

They also seem oblivious to the sickly condition of their strands. Paris’ mane is thicker than Nicki’s yet it thins into spiky split ends. Meanwhile, Nicki could have had a cute cut IF she had maintained the angled fringe. Nicki’s lack of hair is even more noticeable where pieces get lumped together. The more we look at them, the more their hair reminds us of worn-out brooms.

While their hair is horrible, their stilted poses were the first thing that got our attention on Sunday. What we really want to know: are the Hilton sisters robots, aliens, zombies or escapees from a wax museum?

Take another look at the Hiltons. There’s not much difference between the top two photos; it seems like the sissies didn’t move in between shots and every hair stayed in place. Their arms are “glued” around their waists as celeb sisters are wont to do (think the Olsen twins). We don’t see any difference in Paris between the first and 2nd look, but the full-figure view shows Paris stuck sticking out her derriere (or is it just the angle?). In contrast to Paris’ frozen smile, Nicki has vacant eyes and non-expressive lips. Oh yeah, Nicki rotates her head ever-so-slightly. In yet another pose, the two prove they are alive: Nicki kicks up her feet, while Paris lifts her right arm and breaks her smile…but they still have bad hair!

MTV photos by Getty Images

MTV Movie Awards: get ready to rock a new celebrity hairstyle!

All star-studded events offer you lots of star style ideas, but the MTV Movie Awards attracts a more unique, diverse collection of ‘dos. Here’s a partial list of nominees to get you ready for “the hunt”!

Movie of the Year
» “Bridesmaids” (above right)
» “The Hunger Games” (above left)
» “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
» “The Help”
» “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

Best Female Performance
» Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games”
» Kristin Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
» Emma Stone (right), “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
» Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
» Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”

Best Kiss
» Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
» Rupert Grint & Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
» Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games”
» Rachel McAdams & Channing Tatum, “The Vow”
» Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart (above left), “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

Breakthrough Performance
» Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
» Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
» Liam Hemsworth, “The Hunger Games”
» Elle Fanning, “Super 8”
» Shailene Woodley (right), “The Descendants”

Best On-Screen Transformation
» Elizabeth Banks, “The Hunger Games”
» Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
» Johnny Depp, “21 Jump Street”
» Michelle Williams (above right), “My Week With Marilyn”
» Colin Farrell, “Horrible Bosses”

Best On-Screen Dirtbag
» Bryce Dallas Howard, “The Help”
» Jon Hamm, “Bridesmaids”
» Jennifer Aniston (right), “Horrible Bosses”
» Colin Farrell, “Horrible Bosses”
» Oliver Cooper, “Project X”

Who has the best hair in MAXIM HOT 100?

Do you agree with MAXIM’s picks for their HOT 100?
More important: what do you think about their hair?  

Although our HOT 100 would be different from MAXIM’s, their infamous list always draws us in. This year it’s even more interesting because the rankings are based on Readers’ Opinions for the first time in one hundred years of Hot 100 history. This year we were pleasantly surprised by another first: Stephen Colbert placed Number 69 on the rankings (thanks to a massive write-in vote campaign)

Now let’s get to the meat of the matter. Help us choose the HOTTEST HAIRSTYLES from the MAXIM 100. For the complete list, click here.

 

Source: maxim.com

Related: Hot 100 in Under 100 Seconds video

Country Music Ponytails: Julianne Hough’s hair vs. Taylor Swift’s hair

As always, ponytails are “cool” for Summer 2012!

Julianne Hough’s racing pony is tame enough to wear during the day yet frisky enough for evenings out. To copy the coif exactly, you have to have long bangs and hair that will hold the wave after blow-dry styling and curling with large Velcro®/hot rollers or a curling iron. For added lift at back of crown, backcomb or insert a little hair “bump” underneath; then gently smooth out hair on top. Keep the front loose when making the tail.

Taylor Swift’s ponytails can go many different ways, and so can Julianne’s, come to think of it! Here are only two examples of long hair’s versatility. Taylor’s spiral curls are swept to one side and spill out from braided look above the tail. Another day, Taylor chooses straight hair smoothed back and secured with a strand of hair over a coated elastic holder. Bangs and long sideburns create a flattering frame for the face and soften the updo.

Battle of the Blondes: Rita Ora’s hair vs. Rihanna’s hair

Different shades of blond, same kind of pose
Stars copying their predecesors is nothing new, but entertainment writers make it seem that way when referring to Rita Ora and Rihanna. The first “R” has even been called The British Rihanna. While they don’t look exactly alike, they have similar tastes such as low-cut gowns, little tats on their left sides and long blond curls. As for the differences, their light haircolors are not the same here: Rita poses in a Marilyn-like platinum and RiRi wears a hard-to-define blond all her own. The texture varies, too. Rita’s hair is smooth and polished and Rihanna’s full and loose!

Their blond hair color and Beanies are nearly the same!
Earlier this year, the singers were photographed in trendy Beanies and bleached blond. Since then Rita has topped the Vodafone Big Top 40 for a second week with her debut single R.I.P. Hence, the continued comparisons between Rita and the global superstar.

While their cat eyes are not identical, is their hair color?
It’s hard to tell, because  these images are captured in different settings. Rihanna’s hair has a hint of butter color, but that may be due to the natural lighting.

In the end, these questions aren’t important. It’s not a crime to emulate famous names from the past. Just think of all the women who have tried to look like Marilyn Monroe: Madonna, Christina Aguielera, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Michelle Williams and many more actresses.

What’s more interesting is whether Rita will continue to be labeled the new Rihanna and whether she will end up with a fraction of RiRi’s fame!

Jordin Sparks set to ‘Sparkle’ in movie by the same name!

Wearing glam hair and fashion, Jordin looks every bit of the movie star she is becoming with the release of Sparkle in August.*

At Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, Jordin stood out from the crowd, bringing a breath of fresh air to an industry that can be jaded, not-so-pretty and just plain tired.

Here you can see why the American Idol has become a style icon. Her look is an inventive mix of Retro and Avant-Garde. Close up, Jordin’s gown has a futuristic vibe with its slit-neck, notched bodice. But a full-figure view reveals the feminine skirt flowing from the leather top.

A fringe benefit of the strapless couture is the bare décolletage that draws all eyes up to Jordin’s striking facial features, which are also highlighted with hair swept back. Impeccable makeup and elegant earrings polish off the look.

Jordin’s hairstyle is fairly easy for anyone who has thick, curly locks. Simply apply your fave styling product to damp hair. Scrunch while drying naturally or while using a diffused blow-dryer. Comb hair back but loosen it before securing for a softer finish.

*Jordin and Whitney Houston  worked together in the movie Sparkle and contributed to the soundtrack. Their Celebrate duet from the film was the last song Whitney recorded before her untimely death.

Getty images for ABC