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!
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 Weeklylast 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!
The fashion critics seem to diss the women of Mad Men every chance they get. The negative reviews usually focus on their wardrobes, but January Jones often garners bad marks for her hairstyles. January’s hair is either too messy, too trendy, too sedate, too whatever. We’re wondering what those holier-than-thou fashionistas are thinking after seeing the Mad Man & Women on the cover of Rolling Stone’s September issue. A recent flurry of comments resulted from the Emmys, where the top actresses struck a confident pose. January Jones was criticized for her messy hair and her short, electric blue dress with a pointy corset-style bodice. Elisabeth Moss was snickered at for her old-fashioned glamour look. And as usual the Joan Rivers types slammed Christina Hendricks for showing off her curvy figure at a time when stick-thin women are still in vogue. A few of the experts ARE predicting that the hourglass silhouette will be everywhere next season. Perhaps hairstyles will follow suit and become as voluptuous as the women of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Advertising Agency.
Here they show how high volume works on straight to curly locks. The ever fearless leader of the pack, January is steps ahead of the trend with her asymmetrical bob and kicky ends. If you have a good haircut, styling is as easy as applying a volumizing product, blow-drying hair upside down, gently combing and fingering into place and then spritzing on a strong-hold spray. Next we see that while Peggy’s away, Elisabeth will play! On Mad Men the secretary-rising star of the agency, Peggy is slowly becoming a little less dowdy and a little more feminine. But even when she turns on the glamour, Peggy stays restrained. It’s fun to see the real woman behind the character–Ms. Moss pretty, glamorous, poised yet totally relaxed. Her do isn’t as difficult as you might think. After blow-drying hair with a round brush, set it on hot rollers and let hair cool before brushing it. Back-comb, gel and spray to your heart’s desire. Like Elisabeth, Christina gets to step out of the strict secretary/office manager position. When Christina is able to let Joan’s hair down, out of the tight updo, she looks real. To copy, curl hair vertically with rollers or a big-sized curling iron.
We’ve come to the end of our episode. To be continued…
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!