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Whether famous or not, most women don’t like to be caught wearing the same thing in the same place. But that’s not an issue when it comes to hair. We doubt anyone at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards noticed that Julianne Hough and Jessica were both wearing long, straight hair. When they’re side by side, you can see the resemblance.
THE CUT. THE COLOR.
Julianne’s mane is blunt cut with a distinct center part and single-process white blond. Meanwhile Jessica opts for ruler-straight bangs, angled fringe, subtle center part, and brown with a touch of ombré.
Getting the looks is similar, but the products vary to give Julianne more texture and Jessica more sleekness. Each ‘do starts with meticulous blow-drying, using a large round brush and working with small sections at a time. Finish with a flat iron or follow this tip from Jessica’s hairstylist Renato Campora: apply a dab of Frederic Fekkai’s Ironless Straightening Balm. (He uses another Fekkai product Brilliant Glossing Cream on the brunette’s damp hair before drying.)
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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?
What a difference a year makes! The controversy surrounding Miss USA has nearly died down, but there’s a little concern over the new winner’s belief in evolution and the big bang theory! The conservative opposition to Alyssa Campanella’s opinion sounds like a whisper compared to the outroar that Miss USA 2010 took a pole dancing class in 2007. Rima Fakih drew more bad “press” just weeks ago when she was caught partying through the night and then lying to pageant officials about it.
As far as looks go, there is no controversy. Both beauty queens boast long hair yet not as long as many contestants do. When they were crowned, each chose high-volume styles, and Miss USA 2011’s seemed fuller because of her hair’s texture. To go with their evening gowns, the two dos were sleek, but went in different directions: loose curls versus glamour waves. For her last hurrah, Rima chose a trendier coif than a year ago. The super smooth mane is angled below the face and has a ruler-straight center part.
Check back later to see the few pageant hair fashions that are workable for real women!
For a minute around New Year’s Eve, it looked like Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock were a couple. A few days later the truth came out —they’re just very good friends. While the rumors swirled, guys were wishing they were in Ryan’s place: going from Scarlett Johansson’s ex-hubby to Sandra Bullock’s sweetheart. Scarlett and Ryan split less than a month before he was photographed with Sandra on New Year’s Eve/Day. The Ryan-Sandra rumors were based on the theory that Ryan had consoled Sandra after she threw out Jesse James and that she was returning the favor for her friend and Proposal co-star.
Though the love story wasn’t true, there’s no doubt that Ryan has great taste. His two leading ladies are gorgeous, not to mention talented and smart. The mane difference is haircolor. When we think of Sandra, long straight hair comes to mind, but that doesn’t mean she always go smooth. Ms. B has been known to wear loose ringlets, tighter curls and loads of updos (like the sidesweep above) . The same goes for Scarlett, who changes her hair more often than not. Here, we see Ms. Jo in “windblown” curls (top) and in less stylized, scrunchy waves (below). Scarlett’s casual coif was perfect for the night of the “kiss”… at the MTV Movie Awards when Sandra instigated the intimate moment on stage, before the cameras!
What a difference a day (or 2) makes!
Just this Sunday, we did a blog post about Taylor Swift’s gr8 hairstyles. In passing we mentioned her tendency to write songs about ex-boyfriends who break it off (Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, etc). When we wrote about her latest beau, Jake Gyllenhaal, we didn’t think he would be in this situation so soon! Thinking back it’s not so surprising… Tay & Ja hadn’t been seen in public since Dec. 9th. They each had big b’days recently–she turned 21, he 30–and the age diff may have been too much for the acclaimed actor. Despite her yo-yoing love life, Swift remains at the top of her game. Her record-breaking CD Speak Now and trendsetting hairstyles have made T.S. one of the most popular singers in the country (and pop music scene). Don’t count on Ms. Swift becoming a home-body while she waits for Mr. Right. She’s still young, successful and one very eligible Bachelorette. Reuters/US photo
When Taylor Swift speaks, fans listen. Her Speak Now album had first-week sales of 1,046,718 and took the No. 1 spot of Billboard’s country albums chart and Billboard 200 all-genre rankings.
A huge part of Taylor’s appeal is her hair. While tween and teen girls love the long curly locks, they seem to be warming up to her new do — still long but straight with bangs. Most recently the beautiful blonde alternates between wavy and sleek to mix up her hairstyles without making a big change. The Swift singer’s trademark curls are easiest to copy if you have a perm or natural curls. To polish up any type of curly locks, devote lots of time to styling small sections of hair at a time with a large waving iron. Another fave of Tay is ringlets — also time-consuming unless you’re blessed with perfectly curled hair. Like the first look, you should work with little strands; use a large-diameter curling iron and hold it vertically. Either way let hair cool thoroughly, finger-brush minimally and spritz with strong-hold spray.
When she feels like going straight, Ms. Swift can smooth out the curls most of the way. Styled with a blowdrier and large round brush, spiral curls are straightened yet have lots of body. If you have longer side bangs and straight hair, simply copy Taylor’s current do and sweep fringe to one side. Back in the day, T.S. wore her curls every-which-way: all up, half up, waved and rolled into a low chignon, etc., etc. …
Any way she wears her hair, Taylor is a sweetheart with a touch of mischief. So far the good girl hasn’t gone bad (like Miley, Demi et al.), AND her love life is far from dull, rumored to have dated Taylor Lautner, Cory Monteith and even John Mayer! She and her latest flame (Jake Gyllenhaal) have moved past the rumor phase into the pre-serious stage.
You have to wonder how any guy (namely JoBro Jonas) can let her go. Hopefully Jake and future beaus will think twice before jilting her… or be prepared to have Taylor “Speaking” out in a song!
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!
Fans of horror movies should already know Danielle Panabaker from Friday the 13th,The Crazies and The Ward. But don’t let that fool ya–Danielle does much more than scary. She’s one of the lucky (talented) stars who appeared in the premiere ofLaw & Order: Los Angeles. You might remember Danny Girl in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls. The young actress held her own in that project with Paul Newman, Ed Harris and Helen Hunt. We’ll get a chance to see a lot more of her in movies like The Renaissance Girl and Weakness, an indie that will be shown at the Austin Film Festival (starting in 15 days!)
Her background seems unique in the world of child stars. At the age of 14, Danielle graduated as valedictorian of her high school class, and at 19 she earned a B.A. Through the years, her hairstyles have changed little, but they’ve always been long (like the popular dos of real-life teens and 20-somethings). A one-length, straight style reflects the youngest image (below). The mane is OK natural, but gets lots better when blown-dry with a big paddle brush. For a little more polish (above), Danielle has her hair angled around the face, so that curled ends roll over each other below the face. To copy the coif, blow-dry with a large brush using a little tension to smooth hair. Starting with sleek locks makes it easier to set with a large-barreled curling iron held vertically in front. Twirl hair forward on the sides, go backward on the next section or do whatever you want!
To appear much more sophisticated, the brunette goes from light-to-heavier layers (on top). Light texturizing works beautifully with large ringlets. More layering and bangs give Danielle a modern Shag without the shagginess. She makes it neater by replacing straight locks with loose spiral curls.
Don’t expect the rising star to keep her hair the same for much longer. We predict she’ll do something—go shorter, change colors, etc.—as she gets more roles and more time in the biz.
Earlier this year, Miranda Lambert won three awards from the Academy of Country Music and one from CMT. Those honors paved the way for her latest coup: nine CMA award nominations — the most ever for a female in this contest! Her album Revolution plus songs White Liar and The House that Built Me put Miranda in the running for this year’s top Entertainer, Album, Song, Female Vocalist and Musical Event. What’s more, she’s been nominated twice for Single and Music Video of the Year.
While her career is soaring, Miranda’s hairstyles have stayed down to earth. The flashiest touch is chunky red highlighting through pale blond — the perfect match for her fiery Texas voice. The styles shown here prove how versatile long hair is, but they also offer fresh ideas for medium-length cuts. Her easiest ‘dos are straight, with hair worn off or on the face. Blow-drying small sections of hair at a time polish it up.
For a change of pace, the rising star chooses side bangs, volume and a little loose wave. She wore this style for a special date with fiancé Blake Shelton to the CMT Awards show. (BTW: the couple will face off in three CMA categories: musical event, single and music video of the year). To do the coif, apply a strong-hold styling product to damp hair. Use your fingers to blow-dry and finish with a large round brush.
To get the most elaborate of these coifs, hair should be volumized before being swept back. Create big curls around the face to soften what could be a severe style.
No matter what happens with the awards, it’ll be fun to see if Miranda’s hair changes between now and the CMA show in November.
Michelle Williams has what it takes to be an “It” girl, as she’s shown in her numerous makeovers since Dawson’s Creek. Back then long, goldie locks were perfect for her semi-reformed bad girl opposite Katie Holmes‘ good girl. After serious roles like Brokeback Mountain and Shutter Island, the Oscar-nominated star became a new woman for the Cannes Film Festival in May. She went pretty short and platinum blond with long bangs swerving to one side… just in time to promote her new movie Blue Valentine. The daring ‘do and challenging acting jobs have helped establish Michelle as an indie star. An even shorter pixie cut in strawberry blond showed off her bravado (along with her stunning facial features!). Filming a new movie in Toronto calls for a fresh look, and Ms. Williams answers the call with a longer, darker strawberry bob… oddly enough she seems younger than ever! All of these transformations makes us wonder what’s next for this fearless trendsetter.