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!
Are you sticking with Mad Men even though it’s been gone for 17 months? Chances are your answer is “Yes” if you’re reading this. There’s so many reasons to watch Mad Men, but one that’s not so obvious is their hairstyles! On the surface, you might wonder why we watch the hairstyles. While they’re retro ’60s, the glamour looks can be updated for today. So before the curtain rises, anticipate what’s sure to be a great-looking season for the Women of Mad Men.
According to Perez Hilton, Emma Stone has a girl crush on Christina Hendricks. Supposedly Ms. Stone said, “Everything about her does it for me. That’s my kind of woman.”
Perez remarked that it’s too bad Christina is married, but he doesn’t know what he’s talking ’bout. A girl crush in this case means a great role model…someone a young star wants to be like (usually referring to her career).
Actually Emma Stone and Christina Hendricks could compare acting in movies and on TV and talk about the future for women in show biz. Also interesting is the similarity in their hot red haircolors and retro glam styles. While her idol goes with timeless dark red, Em chooses a lighter strawberry. Long bangs drape their faces with one from the side, the other from the center. In this case, Ms. Hendricks sweeps up her curls, and her admirer leaves them down and wavy.
In the end, both achieve looks worthy of the Golden Age in Hollywood…looks that are worthy of a girl crush!
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!!!
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!
The woman with January Jones IS January Jones… but you knew that didn’t you?
In a previous post we asked, “Who’s that girl with January Jones?” We were talking ’bout the drop-dead redhead above. Fans of January recognized her immediately as Betty Draper from Mad Men. While the model-turned-actress is well known for taking risks with her looks, she usually ends up resembling Grace Kelly, according to celeb stylist Mark Townsend. He thought it was time for January to break out of that mold. The creator of MARKTBeauty decided to replace Mrs. Draper of the ’60s with a hot-blooded Parisienne from the ’20s. As you can see, the results were dramatic… a far cry from the hairstyles of Don Draper’s long-suffering wife.
If you love January’s smart blonde hairstyles, don’t worry. The look was very temporary thanks to a natural-looking wig Mark used for the do-over. He and makeup artist Rachel Goodwin wanted to show how hair and makeup “can be used to really transform a person’s look.” At stylist.com, Townsend reveals how real women can copy the coif. Simply ask your stylist to design a bold bob with touches like short to long angles, and then ask the haircutter to use thinning shears on the ends. Dare-devils will want to finish with a bang, dark brows, color or something that brings even more attention to the eye-catching do!
We will get back to the ravishing redhead later. For now let’s look at January Jones, one of the many Beautiful People on Mad Men. Last season her character Betty separated from husband Don Draper. Turns out the ladies’ man ignored his wife one too many times. In real life, January Jones doesn’t get ignored. She’s famous for taking risks with her hairstyles and fashion. Recently InStyle.com featured her piecey blond bob as one of the looks they love! If you didn’t know better, the cut would seem random: a mix of layers and angles and a cut that goes from short to long on one side, long and lightly layered on the other. Adding to the beautiful mess are the loose curls/kicky ends combo and a crooked part. Now for the mystery redhead…. keep your eyes peeled for the answer to “Who’s that girl?” January Jones photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage.