Straight hair is always better with a little bit of TLC as the stars give their manes when they come out at night…like they did at the MTV Movie Awards.
Fans of Emma Watson from her Harry Potterdays are glad to see she’s growing out the very short-short cut that she got after her long run as Hermione in Harry’s Wizardly World. The post-Hermione look was called a pixie but it came close to being a buzzed hairstyle. We thought Em looking like Aubrey Hepburn was darling, but her Hermione admirers were shocked (and disappointed). Moving out of the precise short has given Emma more versatility and the chance to tousle her tresses because every hair doesn’t have to be in place. Golden highlights are heavier around the face drawing attention to the model/actress’s glowing personality. The style can be worn as is, but it looks best when blow-dried with a round brush after applying a volumizing product on damp hair.
Eva AmurriMartino is in Adam Sandler‘s That’s My Boy (just released today). We know her better as Hank’s student/stripper from Californication. and as Susan Sarandon’s daughter. Eva’s take on straight hair is interesting with a touch of wave and curl thrown in for contrast. Long layers and ombré highlights provide body and hold after styling with a blow dryer and a curling iron (used sporadically on the ends).
Christina Ricci, who was in TV’s very short-lived Pan Am, chooses the easiest route for straight hair–short. The movie/TV star has the guts and good looks to wear a ‘do that shows off her face (and high forehead). Styling is straight-forward: simply apply gel and comb into place. Experiment with blow-drying or a flat-iron to achieve a smoother finish.
Twilight’sJulia Jones wears a bob, the tried-and-true style for straight hair. Instead of being ruler-straight, the ends are notched (or texturized as a hairstylist would say). Like Christina, Julia can carry off a dramatic ‘do that’s made that way with a center part.
How-to secrets for Julia’s hair work well for adding volume to any straight hairstyle. When hairstylist Cervando Maldonado worked with Ms. Jones, his first goal was to calm frizz. According to usmagazine.com, he applied Rose Veil Oil evenly through damp hair. After blow-drying the bob with a round brush, he made pin curls and left them in for 10 minutes. He added a bit of wave using a curling iron, but you could just gently brush out hair after the set.
Jennifer Anistonwears one of her trademark styles–long, straight and angled in front. Jen is famous for starting the “Rachel” trend from Friends (mid-length, heavily layered, very highlighted and highly stylized). She’s stated time and time again how much happier she is with her casual coif that’s become a modern classic. You can imagine how the look can be recreated: simply blow-dry hair over a large round brush. If you want (or need) more polish, use a flat-iron or jumbo-sized curling iron.
Julia photo from contactmusic.com. All others Getty Images/MTV.
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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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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!
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.
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On the cover of Vogue’s September issue, Halle Berry could pass for a movie star from the 1920s–Greta Garbo, Claudette Corbet, Louise Brooks. That’s exactly what Oribe had in mind when he created a new ‘do for Ms. Berry. “Halle had never worn her hair in this type of style, and I was very interested in doing something different,” he explains. The luscious Art Deco-inspired fashions of the photo shoot gave him another reason to change her hair. Oribe wanted her hair “to be very sharp and direct in the same way, but not at all bulky. The idea was to get flat, straight hair with soft, moveable bangs to create interest.”
What was Oribe thinking when he said, “Anyone can wear this style”? Then he added that “your hairstylist should help you modify it to work with your features and lifestyle.” In our opinion not anyone can wear the look. For women who have curly or even very wavy hair, it would be difficult, time-consuming, expensive and simply unrealistic for those of us who aren’t rich & famous!
If you still want to copy the bob, go to the best hairstylist you can find (or afford!) and ask for the precise cut. It takes a lot of talent to get everything just right, starting with the very blunt ends that angle from short in back to longer in front. The bangs should be cut to flatter your face shape, and the hair at nape has to be buzzed or snipped to hug the head. At home, blow-dry your hair as straight as possible and apply a heat styling product. Use a flat iron on small sections of hair at a time. Spritz hairspray on a comb and smooth any frizzies or strays.
Can you imagine Halle’s former hairstyles with the Vogue fashions inspired by the 1920s? We can’t. She was well known for her pixie short cut, and her longer locks garnered plenty of attention, too, but they would break the Art Deco mood. Personally we don’t think this look fits her personality, and it will be interesting to see how long it lasts. Vogue photos by Mario Testino. Long hair photo from TODAY LIFE. Short hair from Splash Photos.
Any Country Music event draws big names and beautiful manes… the CMT Music Awards was no exception. We’ve picked our faves (and a couple of unfaves) to show you the hair fashions that ruled the runway.
Taylor Swift straightened her hair! This was big news at the CMT Music Awards because fans are used to seeing Taylor Swift in her wavy curls. You can imagine the time it took to first blow dry her hair smooth and then making it even smoother with a straightening iron. Next to Taylor, Julianne Hough plays it straight using the same kind of techniques as Taylor. Unless you’re used to it the straight-as-a-ruler look can be too time-consuming to wear every day. In that case, simply do a quick blow-dry with a tight-bristled brush. Work with small sections of hair if you can spare the time.
More straight styles It was refreshing to see so much straight hair along with the standard Country Music curls. It’s also unusual to see straight on short to mid-length haircuts. Martina McBride goes in between long and short with ends of hair resting on the shoulders and a little below. The do has the feel of a shag but it doesn’t have heavy layers to call it that and it’s more polished than most shags. The blunt side bangs, angled fringe and kicky ends create special interests. Meanwhile Steel Magnolia’s Meghan Linsey takes the shortest short cut shown here. We’re loving the textured bob in white-hot blond. If your hair has a little body and good layering, styling is easy. Just lift and roll the top while blow-drying and tousle the ends. Anywhere you want more curl, use a styling iron or Velcro® rollers. In the music category, Carrie Underwood was a big winner with the CMT Video of the Year and Performance of the Year awards. Like Taylor, the American Idol chose the unexpected: straight instead of curly. On the Red Carpet, her straight locks were worn sleek and back. On stage, Carrie let her hair down and messed it up. Compared with the other long straight styles, Carrie’s down do is fairly quick and easy: simply blow dry with a big round brush. The rest can be dried upside down using your fingers to scrunch up the straightness. If you want to calm it down in spots, do a quick turn with the curling iron held vertically.
A gr8 way to go curly! Erin Andrews was one of the many celebs who took the safe route: curls. The ESPN sports analyst mixed it up with a smooth top and large ringlets below. Again it comes down to the time and effort you’re willing to spend to get a close copy of Erin’s hairstyle. Her curly locks have been blown-dry smooth on and near the crown. The rest has been finger curled while drying with a diffuser. Unless a blow-drier can dress up the curls, it would need to be followed with curling-iron styling done vertically.
Too bad These two words sum up the normal state of hair-affairs for LeAnn Rimes and Snooki (more so for her). Leann could look pretty in bangs and unkempt straight locks. For some reason, her Cheating Heart coif never looks very good. (In all fairness to LeAnn a closeup shot is pretty flattering but we’re withholding that for now). And what can we say about Snooki’s exaggerated beehive? Ridiculous, cartoonish, downright ugly? We won’t EVEN deign to tell you how to do their dos!
Ending on a high note We can’t leave you with that, so we’ll close with Sheryl Crow’s loose back-do, Sarah Buxton’s wavy mid-length, Hayden Panettiere’s short update and Laura Bell Bundy’s look of love! What more can we say?
Sources: Getty Images, msnbc.com, cmt.com and Ed Rode
Before our hairstyle talk, we have to say a fond farewell to Lost and its fascinating characters: Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Claire, Sun, Hurley, etc. The show’s finale was bittersweet in the most literal sense. While most of the reviews either strongly approved or strongly disapproved, we didn’t fall into either camp! One “awakening” after another pulled on the heart-strings, and left us feeling that some of our best friends had died and gone to heaven. On the bitter side we were disappointed that Lost was what we thought at the start of the series… that the characters were all dead (the natural result of a plane crash). We assumed the Lost souls were in limbo until they could redeem themselves and pass over to the other side. It was beautiful and touching but slightly disappointing. At first we assumed the characters were dead (after all, who could survive that plane crash?!) At the same time we were making our theories, the creators of Lost insisted that it wasn’t about dead people or ghosts. The y insisted that the “real” story was based on science (did they mean science fiction with time travel, parallel universes and polar bears in the tropics?). The most obvious, recurring themes were morality stories that appear in Christianity and most other faiths. The photo above is Biblical with its interpretation of the Last Supper (or the Lost Supper in this case). Even though we were a little disappointed at being told that Lost wasn’t about Purgatory, we were reminded that life is about the journey, not the destination. And we’re sorry this journey had to come to an end.
Lost’s hairstyles: as natural as it gets! Sun, Kate, Claire and Juliet really looked like they were Survivors on a Lost Island (except when they were tressed up for Sideways scenes). To play Kate, Evangeline Lilly wore her hair “just the way it is when I get out of bed in the morning.” We know that’s an exaggeration, because the star’s curls would have to be roughed up to match the dirty clothes and no-makeup look. Most of the time Kate’s styles were realistic, but every now and then her makeup would be too pretty when she woke up next to Jack or Sawyer.
As Sun, Yunjin Kim stuck with her straight hair, but the length varied with the Time Changes. Sun’s hair had to be blown dry with gooey products to look naturally wind-blown. Off the set, the brunette has lots of options like a loosely curled mane with bangs. Emilie de Ravin wore her long luscious waves… until her Kate went crazy and turned up with fizzy curls pulled up or back. If you have curly or wavy hair like Evangeline’s or Emilie’s, just apply a strong-hold styling aid and scrunch while drying naturally or with a blow drier. For a little more oomph finish with a waving or curling iron. Or to copy Claire’s wavy locks: braid hair while it’s still slightly damp. Sleep on the braids and undo them in the morning.
Like the others, Juliet’s striking good looks had to be played down. In fact, if you haven’t seen Elizabeth Mitchell on anything else, you wouldn’t know how pretty she is. Her thick, wavy hair were styled straight when Juliet was on the island. Off the island Dr. Juliet got to go more natural with wavy curls. Ms. Mitchell’s gallery shot shows another great style for the actress of V. This do requires more time than the others, requiring blow drying followed by a set with a large-barreled curling iron.