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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!

Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss cuts and colors her hair like Twiggy’s (not like Miley’s!)

Some say Elisabeth has pulled a “Miley.”
We say, “No way!” What do you think?

Elisabeth Moss, a.k.a. Mad Woman Peggy Olson, has taken a page out of the ’60s by cutting her hair into a super-short Pixie popularized by Twiggy. For those of you who are too young to know who Twiggy was, take it from us. We wanted to look like her—more for her hair than for the stick thin figure that insired her name. (Back then we didn’t have to worry about being stick thin!)

Many writers are saying that Elisabeth was inspired by Miley Cyrus, who they are now calling a trendsetter. We couldn’t disagree more with the Miley comparison. First of all, Ms. Moss’ new shortcut has more class and is much more flattering than Ms. Cyrus’. (And we’re sure the new blonde won’t be desperately seeking attention with non-stop tweets!)

Secondly, Elisabeth has more in common with Emma Watson who went super short, pretty and sophisticated two years ago. Thirdly, the Pixie’s perfect for the retro Mad Men (even though Elisabeth is acting coy and saying she will be wearing wigs to make Peggy look the same next season).

And last, but certainly not least, E. wanted to try something new. “I wanted to do something really different,” she told US Weekly last Tuesday when interviewed at the premiere of For a Good Time, Call…

No matter what the reason, we think Elisabeth’s do-over is a winner!

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

Is Miley Cyrus addicted to Twitter? Or is it a phase to promote her new punk style?

It seems like Miley has been Tweeting 24/7 since she chopped off her hair, but she was bingeing during the month before the do-over. She used Twitter to provide “hints” of her impending hair cut. In mid July, Miley posted the photo below after going blond—not platinum, highlighted and natural-looking.

Wasn’t there a time when Miley gave up Twitter because she was tired of getting negative Tweets? Whatever the answer, her “habit” will probably last for a while…until she bottoms out on sharing “all things Miley” with the world of social media.

If you have the answers, please share them with us!

Get the details about the photo above at usmagazine.com

Ellen DeGeneres ‘shows’ support for Miley Cyrus’ new haircut: Who wears it best?

Leave it to Ellen to lighten the negativity coming from Miley’s fans in the wake of her drastic do-over!

While many fans are dissing Miley for cutting off her hair, Ellen DeGeneres says, “I love @MileyCyrus’ new haircut so much that I copied it.” This opinion came through a Tweet (appropriate for Miley a nonstop Tweeter since Sunday and frequent visitor to Twitter weeks earlier when she was hinting that she and hairstylist Chris McMillan were planning the mane change!)

We know Ellen wouldn’t want us to compare the two, but how can we not?! Even though El’s is obviously fake (with wig and/or Photoshop), we like her version better. In fact, we’re hoping Ms. DeG copies it someday.

We’re not sure why we like the copycat coif better…maybe it’s softer because the side isn’t shaved and the color is the same all over. One criticism, though: Elle’s look is wig-ish.

In Miley’s defense, the cut is cute with its choppy, lifted layers and longer bangs. The slight variations in blond add dimension and a “real” feel.

In short, the imitation was an obvious punk for the funny girl whose hair is sort of like Miley’s to begin with–short and very light blond. But the truth is Ellen has proven that imitation is truly a form of flattery.

In the poll below we have offered an answer that reflects the flood of news that has come forth comparing Miley’s new haircut to those of former Spice Girl Victoria and Gold Medal Olympian Megan. We’ve thrown in Pink because she has worn similar looks in the past, and they look great on her!

Please let us know your opinion and thank you in advance.

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.

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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Sherri Shepherd’s hair: super short and blond! Do you like it?


When we first saw Sherri Shepherd wearing a new ‘do on The View, we didn’t recognize her…and neither did host Barbara Walters! Sherri must have been expecting the same reaction from other Viewers, because she carried a big name tag onto the set. We love the look and thought she had really cut and colored her hair…but then we found out it’s a wig.

Click above to see Sherri on The View!

The always bubbly Sherri is more giddy than normal because she’s working with Lux Hair on her own line of wigs. She’s so excited about the venture that her Twitter and Facebook accounts are full of the news! In one tweet, Sherri wrote, “Hubby @SalfromtheD says I have to get off computer & go to bed (I kinda’ agree) but I’m in a wig high! #LuxHair #fb

On another day, Sherri described the photo above like this: “With the beautiful @DaisyFuentes at the #LuxHair launch for our hair & wig line #YEAH #fb

Sherri admits she has heard criticisms about the light, cropped wig; some fans think it’s fake-looking and not flattering. Of course, Sherri doesn’t care and we love that attitude!

In a post at tvshowsonlinetv.com, we found a positive reaction: she “looks cute” in short hair. “It’s good to mix it up once and a while.” We couldn’t agree more!

Mixing it up will be an on-going thing for this former Dancer with the Stars. For example, when she’s feeling wild, crazy and sexy, She can slip on high-flying layered curls that look all-natural yet they’re 100% easier than the real thing. Could you ask for anything more?

Charlize Theron finally reveals her shaved head and gears up for ‘Mad Max’!

For half the month of June, Charlize covered up her hairless head whenever she went out in public i.e. whenever the paparazzi might have a shot of catching up with her!

You’d have to be living on another planet not to know that Charlize Theron shaved her head. Or, then again, you might not care about celeb style news, but in that case you wouldn’t be reading this. Anyone who IS interested has noticed that Char has been wearing hats (fedora or beanie) ever since she had her hair shaved off on June 6.

We first saw the new ‘do on June 24 when she was photographed without a hat and with her adorable son Jackson. They were snapped in Namibia, Africa where she was gearing up for filming of Mad Max: Thunder Road (the reason she sheared her lockx in the first place!). Even though the candid pic is fuzzy as all get-out, you can tell she’s still gorgeous, proving what we knew all along–she’s one of the few elite who don’t need hair to be beautiful!!! We don’t have to tell you who the others are, but we will: Natalie Portman, Agyness Deyn, Janet Jackson, Demi Moore and Anne Hathaway. Other hairless celebs (who look only OK in buzz cuts) are Natalie Maines and Cynthia Nixon.

After she shaved her medium-length mane, we wondered what took her so long. The barely-there hair would have been perfect for futuristic Prometheus. Or she could have worn her hair slicked back for Mad Max as she did to play an Ice Queen in the first sci-fi. (Perhaps the frigid look was too pretty for the down-and-dirty Max movie.) Or she could have shaved her hair earlier for Prom. A less-daring, less-dedicated actress could have worn a bald wig that could be made totally realistic with today’s fabulous fakes and creative hairstylists.

Here’s what we think: the Oscar winner wouldn’t want to look the same as she did in her last movie. We know from her complete transformation in Monster that she is willing to go to all the way to becoming a new woman for a role.

What’s next for Charlize? When will she start growing out her hair? Will it be after Mad Max is a wrap or will she stick with it for a while just for the shock value? Please tell us what you think!

Photos: Famous/ACE/INF, FameFlynet, Twentieth Century Fox