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Emma Stone Hair Style Alert: dramatic new ‘do at Paris premiere of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’


Faux bob, fingerwaves and platinum color add up to Femme Fatale

Emma Stone has done it again–turned the fashion world upside down with one of her mini makeovers. She made a Grander than Grand Entrance to the Parisian premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man. We’re calling the look “Retro Glam,” but other critics are saying it’s Goth, too washed-out, even vampire-ish. The naysayers are mainly referring to her makeup and the gown’s color, Black, which Em usually avoids on the Red Carpet.

How did Emma’s hairstylist Mara Roszak achieve the look?

Before she did a thing, Mara looked to the Gucci gown for inspiration, and she got it immediately! The Paris location also sparked her imagination, knowing that “I wanted to go for something really glamorous with a classic feel,” she told elle.com.

Hairstyling started with rough, air drying and mousse. Next she used a 1″ barrel-size curling iron on small sections of hair, followed by a pin-curl set. The hair was spritzed with a light hairspray, and allowed to sit for about five minutes. Using a gentle touch when brushing out the curls was key in maintaining what Mara calls an “S”-wave. Around the face, Mara used wave clips to hold the shape of the style until it was time for the final shaping and spraying. She lightly teased hair above the neck and then secured one side under, double-crossing the bobby pins for added hold. Finally, “I sprayed all over with Moroccanoil Finishing Spray.”

Check back later for updates on Emma’s ever-changing mane!


To get the complete step-by-step of Emma’s hair, makeup and other stuff before the premiere, go to elle’s exclusive behind-the-scenes diary.

Sources: PacificCoastNews, elle.com, Getty Images

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Charlize Theron shaves her head: it’s bold, but is it beautiful? Knowing Charlize, the answer is ‘Yes’!

While everyone else is talking about Charlize shaving her head, we’re thinking, “When will she take off the hat(s) and show us the results?”

Anyone who follows entertainment or style knows that Charlize Theron cut off her hair in the last week. Peoplestylewatch.com reported that the long-haired blonde was photographed walking into a salon on June 6, and hasn’t been seen without a hat since.

On Sunday, Ms. Theron kept the news under wrap, wearing a beanie cap to and from a Pilates class. While the cold-weather topper seems odd for a hot day in L.A., you have to remember that celebrities and celeb wanna-bes wear UGG boots year-round.

On Monday, news of the barely-there haircut broke when Charlize wore a fedora that couldn’t hide her shaved nape. (As opposed to Mom’s hat the day before, a little knit cap seemed absolutely normal, not to mention adorable, on her son Jackson.)

While we’re not surprised that Charlize would make such a bold style move, it DOES seem dramatic when you consider her ultra-feminine look less than two weeks ago at the MTV Movie Awards. Char made a grand entrance in slightly-wavy straight hair and a red-hot dress.

If it were anyone else, you might think this is a publicity stunt to promote Prometheus or build “buzz” around Mad Max 4: Fury Road, which hasn’t even started filming! Jaded fans might argue that Charlize is wearing a buzzed-hair wig under those hats. It’s safe to say Ms. Theron is following in the footsteps of actresses Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Demi Moore, Cynthia Nixon, etc. who have shaved their heads for a role.

Only time will tell if this transformation will have a big payoff like the Oscar she won for Monster. Only a short time (hours, days, a week) will tell the details of the latest daring ‘do in the Celebrity World!

Sources: FameFlynet.uk.com & AKM Images/GSI Media

Emma Stone’s Hair Color: White Blond vs. Strawberry Blond

Will the real Emma Stone please stand up?

The answer is both…and there are too many Emmas to count! Anyone who loves to follow hairstyle trends and their fearless leader knows why there are many versions of this blonde/redhead/brunette/almost-any-color-ette. She ranks with other famous chameleons yet provides us with a milder versions ranging from Madonna to Rihanna, Lady Gaga to Gwen Stefani, and Drew Barrymore to Katy Perry…

her hair color changes from month to month or week to week!

The White Blonde above was the color du jour on Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards, where she was named MTV’s first Trailblazer. Only a month ago her Strawberry Blonde was enchanting at the MET Ball 2012. (With those Lanvin hair ornaments and higher-than-high updo everyone was talking about the hot look.)

Emma’s shades are more wearable than most

As we hinted at above, Emma’s hair colors are more likely to be copied, as opposed to the other makeover queens. Obviously bleached blond isn’t for everyone, AND the majority of real women would choose an Em shade that’s fairly close to their natural hair color (one to two shades lighter or darker). Single-process, semi-permanent treatments are easier to maintain and change than high- and lowlights.

Even similar styles are different, depending on finishing touches & the color

Here, two updos feel different…the first exudes classic elegance, the second girlish charm! Curls are the base of both styles; the first ends up as a messy bun, and the second a messy topknot. Both looks were designed to be “fun,” according to Em’s stylist Mara Roszak. We think she achieved that, don’t you?

Pink’s hair vs. Katy Perry’s hair & rumored lip-synching at The Billboard Music Awards

We love bold, bright hair colors like Katy’s and Pink’s.
But the idea for this post comes from a controversy that’s taken on a life of its own after Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards show.

The alleged feud involved Pink, her husband Carey Hart, Chris Brown and Katy. It all started during the show and made headlines in the days after. Pink felt like she had to apologize to Katy for a tweet her husband sent that could have been taken the wrong way. From Sunday to Monday, Pink and Chris clarified that they were criticizing Chris Brown, not Katy, for lip-syncing. The gist of Carey’s first message was that Pink did a better job than Ms. Perry on a similar swinging-in-the-air act at the 2010 Grammy Awards, and Pink “was 3 months pregnant!”

Getting back to the mane reason for this post…
Judging from our stats, it seems you aren’t really into wild hair coloring a la Pink and Katy Perry (judging from our stats). But WE like some of them, and will continue to cover them…

Katy’s true blue & purple streaks?
Ms. Perry has favored this type of color scheme recently, and often the results are subtle like this. We haven’t heard about any fashion “expert” who compliments  the shades. Maybe we haven’t looked in the right places? Doesn’t matter, this combination is pretty even when it’s more noticeable hints of pastels.

Pink’s solid platinum vs. Pink’s pink streaks on white
Pink wore white-hot platinum in a cropped haircut with grand pomp and circumstance. Few real women could pull it off, but Pink can because she’s beautiful and confident enough to bare her face–that’s exactly what this ‘do does with its long lifted crown and buzzed sides.

The photo of Pink-on-white isn’t from Sunday’s Billboard gala, yet it’s more representative of her one-of-a-kind multicolors! We’re not sure if we’d ever dare to wear something so “out there”…unless it’s temporary, for a day or two. We’re more likely to try something subtle like January Jones’ pink streaks from Spring. In the end, we never say “never” when it comes to hair!

Sources: Getty Images for ABC, FilmMagic, Kat Giantis of Wonderwall.msn.com

Rihanna’s hairstyle on ‘American Idol’ brought to you via devoted fan!

A dramatic ‘do that reaches for the stars…
just like the heavenly beauty that is Rihanna!

Our special thanks go out to @RihannaDaily who tweeted this photo soon after RiRi’s show-stopping performance. We can’t tell you exactly how her stylists created the funtastic, fantasy-filled look, but you can bet we’re going to find out (esp. if we hear from readers who want to know). In the past our posts about Rihanna haven’t drawn a large audience. We don’t know why because we personally find her one of the premiere trendsetters of our time!

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Celebrity Apprentice: Aubrey O’Day’s blond seems more natural than her ‘all-real’ red!

If it weren’t the finale, Aubrey’s new haircolor would have been big news. But that’s OK…it IS big news to hairstyle fashionistas!

The new hue takes the place of her bizarre haircolor that had come to be known as “clown” red. We have loved to hate her hair this season, especially when she said the brassy haircolor is “all real.” We thought she was joking when she said that to hair products guru Farouk. But in traditional stilted fashion of Celebrity Apprentice, no one laughed or even teasingly questioned her…yet their rolling eyes said it all.

At first, we thought the makeover was an effort to steal the spotlight for one last time. After seeing the new photos above from @AubreyODay, we realized why O’Day made the change: it’s better than her drop-dead red and better fits her “girls just wanna have fun” image.

We’d truly love to go on about Aubrey’s hair, but it’s getting late. And we don’t want to take away from the real news of the night: Arsenio Hall is the new Celebrity Apprentice, and Clay Aiken is his nearly equal runner-up!

Lisa Marie Presley’s hairstyles: fresh looks suit her new ‘Storm & Grace’ album

A pretty makeover is perfectly timed with the release of her new album, LISA MARIE PRESLEY STORM & GRACE…

As one writer puts it: Lisa Marie must have discovered Jennifer Lopez’s secrets for staying young. We think it has more to do with her mother Priscilla who’s never looked her age. As for her voice, that comes from her father and she does have some of

The glam side of Lisa Marie
Though the top and bottom photos were obviously taken at different times, they depict a totally new image for LMP. Most of our memories of Ms. Presley in years past are of a punkish, tough-guy girl who did rebellious acts such as marrying Michael Jackson, wearing military clothes and doing forgettable albums.

The glam side of Lisa Marie
The retro Hollywood waves and girly fashions resemble a young Priscilla in Graceland even though Lisa Marie is 44 years of age! One hint that it’s current is the trendy ombre-like effect of light blond that’s growing out from the dark roots.

A stormy & graceful mood
As her hair continues to get longer, the ombre coloring carries on, but it’s more platinum than golden blond. While her hair is unrealistically styled into the sexy wind-blown look, you can easily see how ends have been snipped into long layers to add volume and blended so that they can be styled to look one length.

We don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves and spill all the details about her hairstyle and color until we know you’re interested.

Tell us if you want to know more about Lisa Marie or her style by replying below.

Lisa Marie Presley must have inherited good genes from Priscilla & Elvis

A pretty fresh makeover is perfectly timed with the release of her new album, LISA MARIE PRESLEY STORM & GRACE…

As one writer puts it: Lisa Marie must have discovered Jennifer Lopez’s secrets for staying young. We think it has more to do with her mother Priscilla. As for her voice, those genes seem to come from her father (but we won’t dwell on that because she’s trying to break away from the “daughter of Elvis” label).

In a future post, we hope to gather some photos of Lisa now and her mom in her 40s and show them side by side so you can see the similarities. Until then, you’ll have to take our word that the top image is pure Priscilla!

Though obviously taken at different times, the studio photos depict a totally new image for LMP. We remember her as the punkish, tough-guy girl who fought expectations by rebellious acts such as marrying Michael Jackson, wearing military clothes and doing forgettable albums.

The glam side of Lisa Marie
The retro Hollywood waves and girly fashions resemble a young Priscilla in Graceland even though Lisa Marie is 44 years of age! One hint that it’s current is the trendy ombre-like effect of light blond that’s growing out from the dark roots.

A stormy & graceful mood
As her hair continues to get longer, the ombre coloring carries on, but it’s more platinum than golden blond. While her hair is unrealistically styled into the sexy wind-blown look, you can easily see how ends have been snipped into long layers to add volume and blended so that they can be styled to look one length.

We don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves and spill all the details about her hairstyle and color until we know you’re interested.

Tell us if you want to know more about Lisa Marie or her style by replying below.

Reader’s Poll: What kind of hairstyles do you look for online?

When you “search” hairstyle ideas, what key words do you use? Celebrities, non-celebs, TV stars, singers, models, hairstyles, etc. 

Originally, when we started realhairstyles.net, our goal was to present celebrity hairstyles that work in real life, but sometimes we get carried away showing celebrity hair fashions and what we think about them.

Now we think it’s high time to ask you how you think we’re doing. Would you rather have more details about how to do the styles? Or would you like us to continue going in the same direction as we have in the past?

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Do you buy hairstyle magazines? Or do you get style ideas from blogs, social media, etc.?

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This is an old post from bellasugar/POPSUGAR, but it’s still a good question, and always will be applicable to us at realhairstyles.net.

But another reason we’re re-sending this post is the gr8 image that went with it!

The reason we love the magazine is because our blog leader, Mary James, worked for more than 15 years as a contributing writer/editor for Harris Publications, publisher of Celebrity Hairstyles.

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