Tag Archives: Jennifer Lopez

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 The mane drawback is that it’s outdated.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?

Related articles

Advertisements

Emma Stone’s hair color: strawberry blond, more or less ? You tell us!

Is Emma’s strawberry hair color more blond or more red?

It’s a trick question: we think the answer depends on the lighting, angle, fashions, whether she’s in- or outdoors and how her hair is styled–up or down.

In the end, Emma’s color-of-the-moment doesn’t matter…it’s always pretty, flattering–simply stunning in strawberry blond, copper, red, auburn, platinum, etc. For years now, Emma Stone has been a leading–if not the leading–trendsetter in hair color–for celebs and real women alike. She changes the hue so often we’re not sure what it is today. The strawberry blond in question (above) refers to Emma’s hot look at the annual Met Ball on May 7th.

We could search photos all day and might not find the color du jour, but we’d rather spend our time learning how Em keeps her hair healthy and natural-looking through the wash-and-wear of color changes and constant styling.

As usual with the rich and famous, Miss Stone has an advantage with help from Tracey Cunningham, Redken’s Colorist of the Year Award for 2011. Tracey has worked with stars such as Charlize Theron, Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez and Emily Blunt and Sofia Vergara. She’s popular because of her ability to maintain healthy hair through the coloring process. Some of her secrets are as simple as using a temporary product like Redken Shades EQ Cream to get rich color and radiant shine. Some celeb-style colors–namely single process–can be achieved at home. But highlights, lowlights, platinum, etc. are best left to salon colorists.

Return to realhairstyles.net soon to find out how to do Emma’s Met Ball style (complete with a custom-made, designer hair ornament).

Getty photos

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.

Emma Stone’s hair color: strawberry blond, more or less!

Is Emma’s strawberry hair color more blond or more red?

It’s a trick question: we think the answer depends on the lighting, angle, fashions, whether she’s in- or outdoors and how her hair is styled–up or down.

In the end, Emma’s color-of-the-moment doesn’t matter…it’s always pretty, flattering–simply stunning in strawberry blond, copper, red, auburn, platinum, etc. For years now, Emma Stone has been a leading–if not the leading–trendsetter in hair color–for celebs and real women alike. She changes the hue so often we’re not sure what it is today. The strawberry blond in question (above) refers to Emma’s hot look at the annual Met Ball on May 7th.

We could search photos all day and might not find the color du jour, but we’d rather spend our time learning how Em keeps her hair healthy and natural-looking through the wash-and-wear of color changes and constant styling.

As usual with the rich and famous, Miss Stone has an advantage with help from Tracey Cunningham, Redken’s Colorist of the Year Award for 2011. Tracey has worked with stars such as Charlize Theron, Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez and Emily Blunt and Sofia Vergara. She’s popular because of her ability to maintain healthy hair through the coloring process. Some of her secrets are as simple as using a temporary product like Redken Shades EQ Cream to get rich color and radiant shine. Some celeb-style colors–namely single process–can be achieved at home. But highlights, lowlights, platinum, etc. are best left to salon colorists.

Return to realhairstyles.net soon to find out how to do Emma’s Met Ball style (complete with a custom-made, designer hair ornament).

Getty photos

Rita Hayworth’s and Jennifer Lopez’s hairstyles: great looks are timeless!

Anyone who likes to try new hairstyles knows that old movies are a great place to look for ideas. Of course, some of those retro looks are too outdated or nearly impossible to recreate.

On the other hand, some styles are easier to do today because of the variety of tools and product. Here, Jennifer Lopez has her hair blown dry smooth and then curled using a barrel curling iron with a diameter of one to one-and-a-half inch. Then spritz on a styling spray and set hair in pin curls. Keep the bobby pins in for as long as possible (ideally an hour). Use your fingers to gently smooth hair out and into place. Spray with your favorite holding/shine product. For J.Lo, the finishing touch was Oribe Superfine Hairspray.

Sources: Wikipedia and bellasugar.com

Demi Lovato’s hair sparks public debate

Find out how Demi loves to change her hair!

You can tell a star’s popular when she inspires fans to participate in online polls. Based on current surveys, Demi Lovato has hit the big time! The questions range from the trivial to the major stuff  (hair). With the most recent changes, Miss Lovato is barely recognizable as Disney’s girl-next-door. The mane difference is her haircolor which has gone from dark to light. She’s one of the leading brondes (brunette/blonde) along with Jennifer Aniston, Gisele Bundchen, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lopez, etc., etc.

Demi’s do-over is drawing lots of attention… hence the polls. The top question is: “Do you or don’t you like the new color? (Maybe you don’t care or think it’s her own business). As often happens, there’s a group of admirers who are begging the Camp Rocker to “please, please, please go back to the way it was!”

When a poll proves popular, there’s spin-offs. In this case the pollsters are asking, “Do you like Demi’s hair up or down?” We haven’t seen a survey about her in curly or straight hair, but there’s probably one out there or in the works.

If you’re like us, polls are pointless. We LIKE to see stars changing their hair. It’s only natural that a teen/adult would want to give up “girlish” for “sophisticated.” So we’re all for the rising star trading in her long black curls for a brighter, lightly layered cut.

The easiest way to copy the singer/actress’ look? Wear curly hair natural or scrunched while air-dying. It’s simple to turn casual curls into polished ringlets: simple set hair vertically with a curling iron. Alternate the direction of the curls, rolling one piece forward, the next back and so on. When time is of the essence, take it up! Brush out curls around the face and sweep hair to crown, back or into a French roll.

We’ve saved the hardest coif for last: curly locks styled straight. Demi has professionals to do what needs to be done: blow-drying hair small sections at a time over a large round or flat brush. But with a little practice you can become an expert.

 

If you still want to tell us what you think, feel free!


Celebrity haircolor: the bronde brigade

 

Long before it had a name, bronde was a haircolor.  For ages brunettes have been adding a little blonde to their hair. Then in 2007 celebrity stylist Kim Vo coined the word “bronde” and it stuck. Women go bronde for many reasons: to lighten up, flatter themselves or just have more fun! Its appeal is timeless as sun-kissed brown seems natural and resembles the perfect haircolor of a child. Brown/blonde comes from fine highlights on naturally dark or lowlighted hair.

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is the quintessential bronde and the inspiration behind the name. We were going to put her picture on top but couldn’t resist using the trio of Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez and Natalie Portman (considered the brondes of the day). Miley and singer Demi Lovato (right) represent the younger generation who’s embracing bronde for something they think is new and different. Compared to Gisele, Demi is a darker brunette with sunny streaks on top and around the face.

Miley goes high contrast with brown that’s almost black and blonde that’s almost white. The light streaks and shorter curls separate her from the Hannah Montana she’s trying to do get away from. Jennifer and Natalie have the same idea: hightlights so subtle they could have come from the sun. Jennifer has more blond in her bangs and very fine highlights throughout to give her waves incredible shine. Natalie proves that less is more for stars as well as real women who don’t have the time to fool with the high maintenance kind of bronde. 

Sarah Jessica Parker stands out as the blondest in the bunch and that’s OK for the fashionista of Sex in the City. Meanwhile Michelle Pfeiffer swirls gold on brown to distinguish her spiral curls. 

As you can see, all brondes are not the same. In the near future we are going to add more brondes to the list and tell how to get the look.

Miley Cyrus’ style: going straight from PG to R

Dear Miley,
We know it’s time for you to give up Hannah Montana, grow up and expand your career outside of the Disney Channel. But why did you have to go and choose Britney and Lindsey for your role models? #1 they aren’t pretty. #2 they don’t act grown up. #3 they aren’t talented. #4 you’re limiting your audience if you copy the LLO and Brit type pseudo-stars #5 Madonna’s lingerie fashions made sense, but you are no Madonna (and neither is Lady Gaga!). #6 why don’t you copy celebs who balance sexy with sophisticated? Jennifer Lopez’s hot looks are close to what you want, but she doesn’t go overboard (most of the time!). Natalie Portman has done what you are so desperately seeking–transitioning from girl to woman–BUT she did it in a subtle manner. When she plays risqué characters in the movies, you know it’s not the real Natalie…she’s just a great actress doing her job. When she’s not filming, Ms. Portman goes back to her classic casual coifs.

Miley, we have to apologize for dissing your poor taste. There are plenty of times when you are the picture of beauty and poise… like when you wore a sleek ponytail with a high crown and loose curls highlighted in bronde (the trendy blond-brunette color combo). These pix only go to show how soft-spoken style can be just as hot as pole-dancing ‘dos!

Of course, none of this matters. You are a grown woman (girl?) and you’ll do what you wanna do.

Good luck!
realhairstyles