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?
One of our bloggers wanted a haircolor similar to Emma Stone’s. Here’s the new hue…not a perfect match, but we love it!
A few days ago, we wrote a tweet and facebook status about one of our writers who was getting her hair colored. She wanted something like Emma Stone’s red (in the Revlon ad below) but lighter red, blonder or more strawberry blond. The results are shown above right.
To get the look: hair was highlighted in blond and then rinsed with a color glaze, creating a red base and overall dark strawberry blond.
Our writer has gotten lots of compliments on the new hue, and she likes it…for now. She was hoping for a lighter red than she got, but will enjoy it for a couple of months…until she goes in for single-process color.
We are firm believers in experimenting with our hair. As one celebrity hairstylist told us long ago: “Have fun with your hair…it’ll grow out if you don’t like it!” Our sentiments exactly. Of course we know better than asking for Celebrity Hairstyles that are out of our reach…like this one of Emma Stone in rich dark red accented with gold streaks and luscious curls!
What do you think about the results? Does it remind you of any haircolor Emma Stone has worn in the past? (We’d love to get your opinion in the comments space below!)
Sources: flickr photos by Gage Skidmore and rocor, Revlon and iPhone pic by Bruce Plantz
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 Idolin 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.
One similarity is obvious, the other a little more subtle. Actually there may be more than two things they have in common. If you know the answer(s), make a comment. If you don’t, look for what’s alike later this week!
Actress wanna-be Camila Alves is better known as Matthew McConaughey’s girlfriend and mother to their child, but WE know her as an example of ombré haircolor done well. Technically this popular hue describes a dark hue that fades into highlights in the middle of ends of hair, and that fits Camila to a T. Her two hues are each distinct yet perfectly blended from black to golden brown. Expertly applied like this, ombré resembles colored hair growing out naturally. On the other hand we have Jessica Biel, usually included in features about the two-tone trend. Even though she’s considered a poster child for ombré, Jess barely fits the definition (in our opinion). On one side, the color varies from dark to light, but on the other the mane has only a few blond streaks. Perhaps this less-is-more approach makes Jess a popular leader in this field. It’s certainly more practical for real women.
Both of these dos are worlds’ better than a bad ombré (think Drew Barrymore). With that in mind, make sure you find a colorist who has mastered the technique. While you’re at it, search out other clients who’ve had it done, and get their opinion. The rest is up to you!
A very quick calculation of topics that were most eye-catching shows the following (a closer look at stats later may cause some subjects to move up or go down):
Emma Stone image via Wikipedia
1. Home page
2. Country music hairstyles
3. Mad Women hairstyles from Mad Men
4. Janet Jackson‘s hair (and other buzz cuts were popular, too, and why is that?! We doubt many real women would take these barely there haircuts.)
5. Miley Cyrus‘ hair goes from PG to R
6. Emma Stone‘s hair color
7. Carey Mulligan’s hairstyles: An AN Education in style
8. Evangeline Lilly‘s hair and other “Lost” hairstyles
9. Kristin Cavallari‘s hair go beyond The Hills
10. Celebrity Apprentice hairstyles: 2010
11. Agyness Deyn‘s hair super short like Janet Jackson’s
12. Iron Man’sJames Bond girls
That’s as high as we can count for now. Watch as we add onto the list (and verify our findings) plus break down the numbers into specific stars like how Country includes Taylor Swift, Meghan Linsey, Carey Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Jennifer Nettles and too many to remember right now!!!
Being Harry Potter’s BFF in six movies has paid off for Emma Watson. As if by magic, she has gone from girl to woman overnight. The secret lies in a dramatic mane change–from ultra-long locks to barely-there hair. The new Emma is being compared to young Twiggy, Mia Farrow and Audrey Hepburn (if you don’t know who they are, ask a baby-boomer!). Only weeks ago, the ingenue was wearing her hair almost to the waist in a casual braid. Before that there were a variety of semi-longish looks (like casual waves below) which maintained the continuity in the HP films.
Unlike her peers, Emma wasn’t trying to attract attention with titillating style. She just wanted to cut her hair. It’s refreshing to hear why Emma took the plunge (especially when compared with spoiled starlets using Twitter to rant against f-ing judges, crazed fans, whatever). The popular actress premiered her do on Facebook with this friendly message: “Dear all. Cut my hair off a few days ago…Feels incredible. I love it. I’ve wanted to do this for years and years; it’s the most liberating thing ever. Hope you like. Big love from Emma x.”
Having to keep her hair long for the Harry Potter movies made the makeover even more exciting for Emma: “The stylist just grabbed the back of my hair and took a whole ponytail of hair out.” New York stylist Rodney Cutler of Cutler Salon left just enough length to keep the hair feminine. That little difference is much more flattering for most women than the boyish crew cuts of Agyness Deyn, Natalie Maines and Janet Jackson. The pixie-ish look doesn’t even have to be styled, but it CAN be dressed up in minutes with gel or a few twists of a curling iron at the back of crown.
Keep watching Ms. Watson… she’s bound to be changing hairstyles more often, as she gets farther away from her Hermione and Harry Potter and closer to the more sophisticated characters she’s hoping to play.
The hairstyles from Mad Men are gone, but not forgotten!
While Mad Men revolves around the guys, they wouldn’t be anywhere without their women. More and more, the ladies are revealing there’s more to their characters than meets the eye. Their retro hairstyles make them look like spoiled housewives and sexy secretaries, and we could write off their demure dos as old-fashioned. But if you look hard enough, there are a few touches that are still around today. Betty Draper changes hairstyles like Don changes women, but glamour curls are a favorite. Now imagine if those curls were brushed out, slept in or wind-blown… the results would be pretty similar to January Jones’ modern mane. It’s a good thing we can copy the coif without going to a salon once a week (who has the time, money or desire to do that?). Styling with a round brush and blow-drier or a large curling iron are a couple of ways to do it.
The funny thing about Christina Hendricks’ current look is how similar it is to Joan’s (her character). They are both up-sweeps with a few curls left loose, but the older version has the pumped up crown of that era. Even though Joan is one of the hardest workers at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, she finds time to do her impeccable hair and makeup in the morning and keep it fresh all day and night.
Peggy Olson cares more about being a successful ad exec than how she looks. Every now and then Peggy HAS to play the femme fatale, but when she does, the results are beautiful. Actress Elisabeth Moss makes the transition possible with her classic good looks. Judging from pix of Elisabeth today, it seems like she favors romantic glamour styles in real life.
As time goes, it will be interesting to see how the fashions change on Mad Men and if we can get any style twists we can borrow!