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Celebrity Hairstyles: Lauren Alaina’s & Meghan Linsey’s hair shines in SUNNY headbands

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 Idol in 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.

Sources: sarakaussmusicians.com, Judy Eddy/WENN, SUNNYband.

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LeAnn Rimes’ hairstyle: better than before, but not what it used to be!

Judging from the 2012 ACM Awards show, LeAnn Rimes looks better than she has in quite some time. Perhaps that’s because she’s happy to be divorced from her first husband and now married to Eddie Cibrian. The happy couple were both cheating on spouses when their love affair blossomed.

We really don’t care about her twisted love life, but we’re glad her hair is improving. Her tousled topknot perfectly combines messy, cute and chic. Loose wisps and sleek crown contrast beautifully with twirled and rolled ends. We can’t say the same about LeAnn’s fashion choice for the ACMs. She appeared on some worst-dressed lists from Sunday even though she was wearing Stella McCartney! It doesn’t matter what we think–you be the judge.

An example of LeAnn’s not-so-pretty past is the 2010 CMT awards. We couldn’t believe her “wasted” appearance in both her hair and stick-thin figure (that has sparked never-ending rumors of anorexia). A closeup shot of Ms. Rimes Cibrian reveals a stringy mess of split ends and frizzy layers–no rhyme or reason to her ‘do.

Back in 2009 bellasugar.com complimented LeAnn for her Grammys’ hairstyle. We don’t think it’s that great, but if you disagree and want to get the look, go here.

Even if you disagree with everything we’ve said here, you have to admit there’s no comparison with her long-gone glamour styles like the pretty Shag below.

We’d love to hear what you think about any of our opinions expressed here (and in any realhairstyles post for that matter!)

I Need You (album)

From her I Need You album via Wikipedia

 

ACM hairstyles 2012: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Hillary Scott, Kimberly Perry, Meghan Linsey and more!

Long hair never ends for the women of Country. That fact makes shorter hair stand out even more!

Top winners of the night wore the trademark look for female country music singers–long, longer and longer. Entertainer of the Year, Taylor Swift DID mix it up a little by going mostly straight with her mane and bangs. By adding volume and a little wave to the smooth style, Taylor created a one-of-a-kind Country Style. Meanwhile Best Album of the Year winner, Miranda Lambert chose the full upsweep that’s served her well through myriad awards nights. Ms. Lambert (Shelton) wears her hair back but leaves the front loose. Long side bangs and released ringlets compliment the softened updo. Later in the night, Miranda let her hair down and posed with another long-haired beauty, Laura Bell Bundy, who wore a curly pony with side bangs. Fan fave and American Idol Carrie Underwood looked like her normal self in gorgeous curls swept over a bare shoulder.

Only two hairstyles shown here are not long. The daring (and darling) stars are Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland and Meghan Linsey of Steel Magnolia. Jennifer’s hair mid-length, in a loose pony, shined as usual. Meghan’s famous short cut took on yet another style: smoothed back behind a headband. Worn this way the crop looked like a bob. One blogger grouped Meghan with the worst-dressed celebs of the evening, describing her as a white snowbird in a fluffy dress. Can you believe that?! We’re never seen her looking anything other than pretty. Truly she doesn’t need trendy fashions to distinguish her from a bevy of beauties.

Getting back to the long-haired celebs, they included, Hillary Scott (left), Kimberly Perry (blonde below) and Sara Evans (brunette below). Hillary and Kimberly went curly and Sara wore her go-to straight style.

That just about sums up this post, but we’re planning to follow up with other notes from the ACM awards. (One such observation: the couple of celebs who struck the Angelina-like pose from the Academy Awards earlier this year.)

*More about the ACM winners: Taylor Swift walked away with Best Entertainer for the second year in a row. Miranda Lambert nabbed Top Female Vocalist and Top Album for Four the Record. Hillary Scott’s Lady Antebellum took Top Vocal Group. In a later post, we’ll cover the hairstyle of Kelly Clarkson who, with Jason Aldean, rated Single Record and Vocal Event.

Sources: Getty Images, WireImage, Associated Press, nj.com, theboot.com and sodahead.com

Welcome back… Celeb hairstyles of Taylor Swift, Emma Stone, Meghan Linsey, Mad Men & much, much more

In honor of the New Year, we are doing a Grand Re-Opening of realhairstyles.net. For a variety of reasons (health of significant others, our real jobs and other circumstances beyond our control), we have been gone for far too long. So for 2012 we are resolving to do one blog posting a week or at the very least once every two weeks. While we were gone, you were faithful to us. Our first action is reassessing our viewer stats of all time. These stats have stayed consistent for the past year and a half, and they give us a good idea of your fave (and not so fave) celebrity hairstyles.

The top most-viewed are:
1. Home page
2. Country Music Hairstyles: Taylor Swift, Julianne Hough, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood
3. Emma Stone’s hair color: What was she thinking? Blond and Fall for Emma Stone’s haircolor Rich Red
4. Taylor Swift’s hairstyles “Speak Now!”
5. Meghan Linsey’s hairstyle, boyfriend and their “Steel Magnolia”
6. Miley Cyrus‘ style going straight from PG to R
7. Carey Mulligan’s hair: an Education in style (we wouldn’t have guessed this because her weekly and monthly stats weren’t that high!)
8. Mad Women hairstyles: January Jones, Christina Hendricks & Elizabeth Moss
9. Ombre celebrity haircolor: Sarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore, Alexa Chung, Gisele Bundchen…
10. Demi Lovato’s hair sparks public debate

11. Marilyn Monroe hairstyles: Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Lady Gaga (and Marilyn, of course!)
12. More on ombre haircolor: Camilla Alves and Jessica Biel
13. Victoria Beckham’s hairstyles are ever-changing
14. The women of Mad Men (again)
15. Timeless star style: Audrey Hepburn and Leslie Caron
16. Update on Janet Jacson’s new hairstyle
17. The James Bond Girls of Iron Man
18. Celebrity Apprentice hairstyles (from 2 years ago!)
19. The wizardly world of Emma Watson‘s Hairstyle
20. Julianne Hough stands out!

Other most-viewed posts include topics such as Jennifer Anist0n’s lob, Agyness Deyn‘s buzz cut, more Meghan Linsey, Evangeline Lilly’s hairstyles: Lost and Found, new style Fish-Tail Braids (Leona Lewis, Jennifer Aniston & Evangeline), Brond haircolor and much, much more.

On the other hand, the lowest of the low were looked at only 2 to 29 times. Among your non-interesting subjects are Miley Cyrus (note that one of her posts is in the top 10!), Green hairstyles, Kate Gosselin, Rihanna, Betty White, Jessica Simpson, Katherine Heigl, Taylor Swift/Jake Gyllenhaal, latest Robin Hood movie, bangs for babies, Sarah Michelle Gellar before and after Buffy, Ke$sha, Hayden Panettierie (personally a mane makover we loved) and sideswept hairstyles of Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Katee Sackhoff… whew…we’re out of breath and can’t bear to continue with the negatives.

We’re also nearing the end of our Jan. 2, 2012 posting. After all we can’t sum up 6 months in 1 day! So we’ll sum it up with blogs we hope to post in the next month: The Best Hairstyles of 2011; Hairstyles of Ashlee Simpson, Emma Watson, Emma Watson, Julianne Hough, Jennifer Aniston, etc.; Kate Hudson’s worst hairstyle ever!; Rooney Mara and the hottest rising hairstyles today; etc., etc.

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Check out the Country Music hairstyles at the CMT awards

Carrie Underwood on the red carpet of the 2009...

Carrie Underwood image via Wikipedia

Tonight’s one of those nights that we love: AWARD SHOWS, when all the stars come out in their great hairstyles. We’re talking ’bout the 2011 CMT Music Awards. Country Music stars might not change their looks as often as other celebs, but it’s still hard to predict who will wear what. Sometimes making the style predictions is harder than guessing the CMT award winners. No matter what, country music fans will have plenty to think about before the sun sets this evening.

The final nominees for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the show tonight; then you get to vote on them at CMT.com or by sending a text message.

Singers and groups in the finals for Video of the Year award:
Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood and the Zac Brown Band.

The rest of the awards have been determined by fan votes received through yesterday (June 7). The categories and contestants include:
Female Video of the Year
Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood.
Group Video of the Year
Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band.
Duo Video of the Year
Steel Magnolia, Sugarland, The Civil Wars, The JaneDear Girls, Thompson Square.
Male Video of the Year
Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban
Collaborative Video of the Year
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson; Justin Bieber with Rascal Flatts; Kid Rock with Sheryl Crow; Aaron Lewis with George Jones and Charlie Daniels; Loretta Lynn with Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow.
CMT Performance of the Year
Martina McBride and Train; Reba; Darius Rucker and Adele; Keith Urban and John Mayer; Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett.
Best Web Video of the Year
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift.
USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year
Lee Brice, Aaron Lewis, Jerrod Neimann, The Band Perry, Thompson Square.

What’s your favorite Taylor Swift hairstyle?


2. Loose Waves
1. Trademark Curls

3. Sleek & Straight            4. Loose Ringlets

5. Curly sidesweep            6. Straight pony

 7. Wavy Updo           8. Straight Back

Most-viewed celebrity posts of all time on real hairstyles.net

Taylor Swift at the premiere for Hannah Montan...

Taylor Swift image via Wikipedia

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 at the Zombieland world premiere at...

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!!!

Country Music hairstyles: Lady Antebellum, Steel Magnolia & the Band Perry

The complementary styles of hot Vocal Groups… 
Sometimes in duos and trios, someone gets lost while another steals the spotlight. That’s not the case with Lady Antebellum (right), the Band Perry (below) and Steel Magnolia. 

The individuals who make up each group seem born to be together. Like their vocals, the styles blend together beautifully. They are also winners in the real sense of the word. Lady Antebellum (Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley & Dave Haywood) nabbed three ACM awards this spring. The Band Perry (Kimberley Perry with brothers Neil & Reid) was chosen best New Artist of the Year. Steel Magnolia (Meghan Linsey & beau Joshua Scott Jones) soared into the music scene soon after winning the second season of CMT‘s Can You Duet contest for music awards. They’ve received a slew of award nominations … but more impressive is their big fan base which has grown exponentially since 2009.  

The hairstyles of the females are unique and individual. The Lady of Lady Antebellum, Hillary shows off her new do … opposite of the old one. Straight hair with bangs have replaced the full curls without bangs she wore before. Kimberly Perry plays up her curls that are normally calm, cool and collected. Scrunching while blow-drying without using a diffuser helps her pump up and break up her curls. Meghan seems to be wearing an upsweep, but it’s really her short hair done up to look that way (admirers know that Miss Magnolia often wears this faux updo).

Country Music fashion: Meghan Linsey’s hairstyles

 

Meghan Linsey is one of your 10 favorite stars on realhairstyles.net. We suspect that there’s more reasons for her popularity than her ‘dos. There’s her boyfriend Joshua Scott Jones and their vocal duo Steel Magnolia. Their sudden success has earned them a nomination for Best New Duo/Group of the Year by the Academy of Country Music (ACM). Though they were edged out by Band Perry, these Steely singers will perform along with other hot stars at the first ever Fan Jam held in conjunction with the ACM  2011 awards show (this Sunday).

These two dos are very similar but not quite alike. The one on the right gives you an idea how the haircut looks from the side. For high glamour, all of her hair is volumized and then rolled off the face. This twist gives her very short hair the look of an upsweep. The same kind of thinking goes into the solo shot. Little things make the difference: bangs are lifted to one side instead of back and ends are swept up instead of down. A red-hot hair ornament adds color to her form-fitting black gown.

Here’s two other dos that resemble each other, and both are perfect for awards shows or the gala du jour. Personally we think the hair at left is one of the prettiest we’ve seen on Meg or any star for that matter! It’s shorter with more layers and pure white. Finger-brushing while blow-drying creates a fluffy, feathery crop. On the right, Meg’s hair is longer, less layered, and salty and pepper blond. Styling time is pretty similar except for the polished finish created with a round brush and blow-drier while hair’s still slightly damp. If your hair falls flat too soon after styling, use big hot rollers or a curling iron.

Yet another reason for Steel Magnolia’s appeal is its down-to-earth charm. Their friendly personalities shine through when posing with fellow country star Kellie Pickler. 

Getting back to the mane thing, you’ve gotta love Meghan’s casually chic, sideswept ponytail and long bangs. Stay tuned for more on Meghan!