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Taylor Swift’s hair fits ‘Never Ever’ super-hit, ‘Wonderstruck’ fragrance & ‘Red’ album

As Tay’s “Never Ever” single is breaking Billboard records, her new “Wonderstruck” Enchanted fragrance is entering the market. With her Red album waiting in the wings, it looks like “third time’s the charm” for Fall 2012.

This country pop star is so happy with the name of her upcoming Red album that she has carried it over into the first ads for her new fragrance Wonderstruck Enchanted. To go with a drop-dead red gown, she’s chosen traffic-stopping tresses.

Here’s the short story on the hair: Taylor Swift’s hair is still a little darker than normal in new ads for her second fragrance Wonderstruck Enchanted debuting in September. Readers of realhairstyles.net have told us they like Taylor’s hair in curls like these the best. Although the large ringlets never seem to change much, they are a pretty fresh look…and after all, wouldn’t you stick with the same hairstyle if it were perfect?

To copy the coif you don’t have to curl hair all over, but try to find time to blow dry it first. Apply a heat-protection product and then roll hair vertically around a medium-to-large size curling iron. In front curl all around the face, and on the rest of hair curl from the cheek or chin area down. Gently place the spiral curls while spritzing with a strong-hold hairspray.

As for the fashion, Miss Swift told People.com. “I love the look of my ad. I’m wearing this amazing gown that I loved as soon as I put it on. It’s a classic look, and that’s been my recent style obsession. Anything classic and timeless.”

Getting back to the inspiration of this post, here’s what T.S. has to say her fragrance. “Wonderstruck is about that moment when you instantly feel a connection to someone, but then there’s that feeling of being completely enamored — enchanted — when you know a little more about that someone and still feel that strong connection.”

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Arden

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Celebrity Hairstyles that have personality: Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez

There’s more to celebrity style
than meets the eye!

Demi doesn’t succumb to the pressure to be perfect as defined by Hollywood’s standards. The X-factor judge takes trends and makes them her own. Here, she puts a new twist on purple hair color and wears a super-high ponytail wrapped up in strands that match the bright hue.

Unlike many stars her age, Selena hasn’t turned into a wild woman as she transitions from teen to young miss. She strikes the perfect balance by wearing s sophisticated hairstyle and a gown that shows just the right amount of skin! While her image isn’t R-rated, she plans to do more “adult” songs in the near future.

When you hear the name Taylor Swift, you think of long blond spiral curls. Although that look’s a fan favorite, Tay has changed it up quite a bit through the years. Most of the pix above feature the dark haircolor she’s wearing in her new CoverGirl campaign. So far, we can’t tell what her admirers think about the brown, but we like it and commend her for making such a big change.

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Demi Lovato hosted Teen Choice Awards Sunday night do you think her feathered dress was a hit or a miss!  (usmagazine.com)

Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez: Malibu’s Sweetest Lunch Ladies (perezhilton.com)

All the Stars on the Teen Choice Awards Carpet! (popsugar.com)

Sources: celebnewsny, justjared.com, mtv, CoverGirl, Teen Choice Awards, perezhilton.com

Taylor Swift’s hair: dark new hair color makes ‘Sparks Fly’

Taylor’s made one of her boldest style moves ever—going from blond to bronde (brown with blond highlights) for her latest CoverGirl campaign! 

Glam
Taylor is in her element when wearing trademark glamour curls

“See yourself, be yourself” gave Taylor a chance to show how hair and makeup can totally change your look (and fit your mood!). The video below presents Tay’s four styles. In addition to going into great detail on the styles, she talks about having a variety of styles. “I think in life we have a bunch of different versions of ourselves,” she says, adding that the look depends on your personality and the event—from talking with friends, hanging out at home or being in a job interview.

“I think it’s all equally different the way we choose to dress, the way we choose our makeup,” she continues. “The cool thing about makeup is that it can be so different on any given day.” The same is true about hair and fashion, as you can see here and in the video.

Boho Country
Straight but full with curled ends,

face-framing fringe and funky cowgirl hat.

Rocker-Rebel
Straight to high volume and high-flying bangs.

The Natural Look
In different lighting, the blond highlights are more noticeable. This smooth style has more curl than the Boho, but it’s not as tight as Glam!

Click here to go Behind the Scenes of Taylor’s CoverGirl ads

What do you think about Tay’s new hair color?
Which look do you like best?

Country Music Ponytails: Julianne Hough’s hair vs. Taylor Swift’s hair

As always, ponytails are “cool” for Summer 2012!

Julianne Hough’s racing pony is tame enough to wear during the day yet frisky enough for evenings out. To copy the coif exactly, you have to have long bangs and hair that will hold the wave after blow-dry styling and curling with large Velcro®/hot rollers or a curling iron. For added lift at back of crown, backcomb or insert a little hair “bump” underneath; then gently smooth out hair on top. Keep the front loose when making the tail.

Taylor Swift’s ponytails can go many different ways, and so can Julianne’s, come to think of it! Here are only two examples of long hair’s versatility. Taylor’s spiral curls are swept to one side and spill out from braided look above the tail. Another day, Taylor chooses straight hair smoothed back and secured with a strand of hair over a coated elastic holder. Bangs and long sideburns create a flattering frame for the face and soften the updo.

Welcome back… Celeb hairstyles of Taylor Swift, Emma Stone, Meghan Linsey, Mad Men & much, much more

In honor of the New Year, we are doing a Grand Re-Opening of realhairstyles.net. For a variety of reasons (health of significant others, our real jobs and other circumstances beyond our control), we have been gone for far too long. So for 2012 we are resolving to do one blog posting a week or at the very least once every two weeks. While we were gone, you were faithful to us. Our first action is reassessing our viewer stats of all time. These stats have stayed consistent for the past year and a half, and they give us a good idea of your fave (and not so fave) celebrity hairstyles.

The top most-viewed are:
1. Home page
2. Country Music Hairstyles: Taylor Swift, Julianne Hough, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood
3. Emma Stone’s hair color: What was she thinking? Blond and Fall for Emma Stone’s haircolor Rich Red
4. Taylor Swift’s hairstyles “Speak Now!”
5. Meghan Linsey’s hairstyle, boyfriend and their “Steel Magnolia”
6. Miley Cyrus‘ style going straight from PG to R
7. Carey Mulligan’s hair: an Education in style (we wouldn’t have guessed this because her weekly and monthly stats weren’t that high!)
8. Mad Women hairstyles: January Jones, Christina Hendricks & Elizabeth Moss
9. Ombre celebrity haircolor: Sarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore, Alexa Chung, Gisele Bundchen…
10. Demi Lovato’s hair sparks public debate

11. Marilyn Monroe hairstyles: Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Lady Gaga (and Marilyn, of course!)
12. More on ombre haircolor: Camilla Alves and Jessica Biel
13. Victoria Beckham’s hairstyles are ever-changing
14. The women of Mad Men (again)
15. Timeless star style: Audrey Hepburn and Leslie Caron
16. Update on Janet Jacson’s new hairstyle
17. The James Bond Girls of Iron Man
18. Celebrity Apprentice hairstyles (from 2 years ago!)
19. The wizardly world of Emma Watson‘s Hairstyle
20. Julianne Hough stands out!

Other most-viewed posts include topics such as Jennifer Anist0n’s lob, Agyness Deyn‘s buzz cut, more Meghan Linsey, Evangeline Lilly’s hairstyles: Lost and Found, new style Fish-Tail Braids (Leona Lewis, Jennifer Aniston & Evangeline), Brond haircolor and much, much more.

On the other hand, the lowest of the low were looked at only 2 to 29 times. Among your non-interesting subjects are Miley Cyrus (note that one of her posts is in the top 10!), Green hairstyles, Kate Gosselin, Rihanna, Betty White, Jessica Simpson, Katherine Heigl, Taylor Swift/Jake Gyllenhaal, latest Robin Hood movie, bangs for babies, Sarah Michelle Gellar before and after Buffy, Ke$sha, Hayden Panettierie (personally a mane makover we loved) and sideswept hairstyles of Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Katee Sackhoff… whew…we’re out of breath and can’t bear to continue with the negatives.

We’re also nearing the end of our Jan. 2, 2012 posting. After all we can’t sum up 6 months in 1 day! So we’ll sum it up with blogs we hope to post in the next month: The Best Hairstyles of 2011; Hairstyles of Ashlee Simpson, Emma Watson, Emma Watson, Julianne Hough, Jennifer Aniston, etc.; Kate Hudson’s worst hairstyle ever!; Rooney Mara and the hottest rising hairstyles today; etc., etc.

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Check out the Country Music hairstyles at the CMT awards

Carrie Underwood on the red carpet of the 2009...

Carrie Underwood image via Wikipedia

Tonight’s one of those nights that we love: AWARD SHOWS, when all the stars come out in their great hairstyles. We’re talking ’bout the 2011 CMT Music Awards. Country Music stars might not change their looks as often as other celebs, but it’s still hard to predict who will wear what. Sometimes making the style predictions is harder than guessing the CMT award winners. No matter what, country music fans will have plenty to think about before the sun sets this evening.

The final nominees for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the show tonight; then you get to vote on them at CMT.com or by sending a text message.

Singers and groups in the finals for Video of the Year award:
Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood and the Zac Brown Band.

The rest of the awards have been determined by fan votes received through yesterday (June 7). The categories and contestants include:
Female Video of the Year
Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood.
Group Video of the Year
Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band.
Duo Video of the Year
Steel Magnolia, Sugarland, The Civil Wars, The JaneDear Girls, Thompson Square.
Male Video of the Year
Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban
Collaborative Video of the Year
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson; Justin Bieber with Rascal Flatts; Kid Rock with Sheryl Crow; Aaron Lewis with George Jones and Charlie Daniels; Loretta Lynn with Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow.
CMT Performance of the Year
Martina McBride and Train; Reba; Darius Rucker and Adele; Keith Urban and John Mayer; Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett.
Best Web Video of the Year
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift.
USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year
Lee Brice, Aaron Lewis, Jerrod Neimann, The Band Perry, Thompson Square.

Most-viewed celebrity posts of all time on real hairstyles.net

Taylor Swift at the premiere for Hannah Montan...

Taylor Swift image via Wikipedia

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 at the Zombieland world premiere at...

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!!!

Taylor Swift’s hairstyles Speak Now!

Read more about Taylor Swift’s hair:
The look for Never Ever single, Wonderstruck fragrance & Red album
Darker color makes a dramatic difference!
Personalities behind the hairstyles: Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato & Selena Gomez

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!

Country music hairstyles: Miranda Lambert, Hillary Scott, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Meghan Linsey and Gwyneth Paltrow(?)

Hillary Scott, Miranda Lambert together with her fiance Blake Shelton were forces to be reckoned with at the Country Music Awards. Hillary’s Lady Antebellum is the Vocal Group of the year. Miranda and Blake are the vocal couple (not an official category) of the year with wins in the top Female and Male Vocalist.  Like many big stars, Miranda took advantage of the night to wear more than one look throughout the night. Her fanciest ‘do was pouffed up and swept to one side. After her Revolution-ary singing, the blonde’s bangs were pushed back and the length freed from her left side. Meanwhile, the lady of Lady Antebellum stuck with her polished curls but the top of hair went up and back on top. To copy it, do a roller set, tease hair around the face, gently comb into place and spray.

Watching Gwyneth Paltrow perform was like a preview for Country Strong her soon-to-be-out movie. In the movie she looks the part of a Nashville girl with her long layered waves. For the CMAs, though, she went back to her famous movie star mane. Her hairstyle choice simplified preparation for the premier that was giving her butterflies. To get the super sleek look, blow dry hair over a jumbo brush and follow with a flat iron. In the film Gwyneth’s hair looks more like Carrie’s, smooth curls that require blowdrying plus a time-consuming styling with a curling iron. While the critics dissed Taylor Swift’s dowdy ‘do, we thought she looked as pretty as ever with her full hair twisted and rolled into a French-style coiffure. 

Laura Bell Bundy, Gretchen Wilson and Jennifer Nettles  represent the three major hair groups: short, medium and long. Laura and Gretchen wore pretty similar looks, but the blonde was able to get more volume because her hair’s shorter and more layered. The blonde’s coif requires more time than the others requiring a blowdrier, rollers and possibly a curling iron. To get Gretchen’s coif, dry hair smooth and follow with a curling iron. Hold the iron vertically and alternate the curling direction, taking one strand forward the next back. Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles has the sweet simplicity that comes with a short cut. Hair that has a good cut and a little body takes little more than mousse or sculpting foam and fingershaping while drying. 

Julianne Hough surprised fans when she walked the red carpet in a new red haircolor. While her mane has more highlights, it would be just as pretty with more brown to create an awesome auburn that shines during cold-winter months. Steel Magnolia’s Meghan Linsey sticks with the sassy shortcut she’s made her own. Styling is easy but takes a little more effort than Jennifer’s. Most hair types would need help from a blowdrier and round brush to smooth, lift and roll.



Katherine Heigl is yet another celeb criticized for her looks at the CMAs. Wouldn’t we all want to look this “bad”?  We think it’s cute and know the style works well on many hair lengths. Short ‘dos just need to be curled and lifted off the face. Longer locks can be worn up and smoothed down in back to complement the high crown. Katherine was at the awards with her hubby-country crooner Josh Kelley. Another significant other on the country music scene is Kimberly Williams-Paisley, actress-wife of the Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley. Retro waves brought a touch of Old Hollywood to the awards show and complemented Kimberly’s glam gown.

All this goes to show that there’s more variety in country music hairstyles than there used to be. Here’s hoping it will continue to evolve!

Pre-CMA hairstyle alert + new country star Gywneth Paltrow!

You don’t have to be a country music fan to watch the CMA Awards show… especially if you love movies. British actress Gwyneth Paltrow will make her country music debut tonight in a live performance of the title track from her upcoming movie Country Strong. While this is something new and different, there’s always the hairstyle ideas you can get from country music stars like Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Meghan Linsey, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Hillary Scott, Julianne Hough, Jennifer Nettles, etc., etc. If you’re in the market for a new ‘do, just tune into the CMAs!