Thursday, May 31, 2012
You want to look: On-trend
Try: Edie Falco's spiky pixie. The Nurse Jackie star opted for cutting-edge spikes, which happen to be very trendy right now.
To Do: "Blow Dry using your fingers, which are the best tool for moving your locks in any direction you want them to go. Once hair is dry, use pomade, such as Cotton Uzu by Shu Uemura, to break up the pieces."
Monday, May 28, 2012
You want to look: Sexy & Stylish
Try: Anne Hathaway's wavy bob. With just-above-the-shoulder-length, warm brown color and a sultry side part, this look is an eye-catcher every time-especially when styled for texture!
To Do: "If you have natural waves, scrunch while drying. Next, lightly use a curling iron to achieve extra bend. A styling/texturizing cream will add texture and definition to different strands."
If you want to look: Modern & Flirty
Try: Naomi Watts' wavy mid-length. Her shiny, shoulder-brushing blonde waves cover several top trends. By center-parting the style, she gives it a classic touch.
To do: "Blow dry for volume, then use a big-barrel curling iron and work it from mid-shaft through to the end. After you achieve the curl you desire, use a smoothing cream to break up the curls with your fingers."
Thursday, May 24, 2012
You want to look: CUTE
Try: Kristen Diable's short shag. Lots of layers enhance texture and volume and play up the singer's cool platinum highlights.
To Do: blow dry, moving the brush away from your face. If you have a lot of natural wave, scrunch your hair before you blow it out. After you blow-dry, use a curling iron to add definition. To finish, add a little hairspray for hold.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
"This is very, very edgy - what a great cut! It's choppy and low-maintainence but still fashion forward."
- Begin by blow-drying hair.
- Spray light hold spritz throughout hair to create a flexible hold without stiffness.
- Flat-iron hair - don't bend the iron or finger-comb so the hair remains straight.
"The mini Farrah Fawcett look - this is so cute!"
- Kevork Djansezian
- Curl hair away from the face using a medium-barrel iron, and curl from the bottom layer working upward.
- Work a wide-tooth styling comb through hair to gently open up the curls.
- Finish with a light-hold hairspray to keep hair in place.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
"This cut is so cute on her - I love the mix of the big bangs, which are a major trend now, and the flips in the rest of the head. It is fun and unexpected!"
- Work in Motions Foaming Wrap Lotion to help the blowout last, then blow dry in the direction of the cut.
- Curl bangs with a large-berrel iron for volume and shape.
- Use the iron through the rest of the hair, flipping ends up and focusing on the area around the face.
- Finish with Motions Oil Sheen Conditioning Spray for shine.
Friday, May 18, 2012
"I love her hair like this! It's simple but classic, and the layers make it modern. The cut is a pageboy softened with layers that are much shorter around the face and longer in the back to make it feminine." - Sara De Boer
- Create this fun, flirty look by flat-ironing 1-inch sections.
- Work a small amount of shine enhancing pomade through hair to create a piece-y look.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
"This is all about texture and taking a very edgy cut and making it modern and flattering!" - Stephen, Rihanna's stylist
Styling Tips: Stephen uses a relaxer to create a smooth foundation so Rihanna's hair is manageable. She has her come in to have her hair relaxed every 6-8 weeks for the whole head, and every 1-2 weeks for an "edge up" to focus on short hair concentrated around the perimeter.
- Take small sections of hair and mist a little spray thoroughout.
- Curl sections with a small curling iron.
- After completing the entire head, tomb through curls with fingers for separation, pinning it so ringlets fall forward.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Secrets to the Style:
If you want uptown appeal, think beautiful, classic and in control. A strong silhouete that works with your natural texture, stunning but never freakish color and a professional looking finish are keys to the look. Ask your stylist about customizing the style to your features, and you're sure to make the grade. Wear hair sculpted back from the face and you're ready for the red carpet.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Be open to change. Try a cut that goes from longer to super short and back, and opt for dramatic color changes. You can get them without damage by adding faux pieces in neon shades. It's all about the whole package, so don't try to be what you're not. Your wardrobe has to work with your long or ultra-short fringe, bold color splashes and aggressive styling. For the latter, get schooled in how to use a whole range of stylants that offer strong hold and mega shine.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Meehan suspects Jade Fusco's reddish-brown, shoulder-length bob with choopy bangs may have been inspired by vintage style icon Bettie Page. No matter...Jade's definitely going for drama-her uber-short fringe not only opens up her face, but also covers a high forehead, while fine, one-length strands flare out at the bottom.
To Do: The best thing about this style is how low-maintainance it is -just work in some thickening foam and set on jumbo rollers. Then, brush it out, leaving a little curl at the ends.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Katie Holmes was a short hair icon, and now that she's opted to grow it out, she's doing so naturally rather than going for long-term extensions. Her brunette, shoulder-length bob is slightly angled, with long layers to add softness and swing to the sleek look. According to Meehan, this stle is ideal for showcasing a strong jaw line like hers.
To Do: It's practically wash-and-go, but if you want to add extra polish, Meehan recommmends blow drying with a paddle brush, then touching locks up with a flat iron.
Monday, May 7, 2012
"This is a true Hollywood look, chic and movie star-ish," Meehan says, adding that it would flatter almost every face shape. Zoe SAldana's all about glam with her gorgeous, modified '40s-inspired look. The black, shoulder-skimming length is totally on trend right now, with loose texture, full sides and smoothness on top. The off-center part can also be moved to flatter different features.
To Do: Add some gel, then finger-wave the top to create a ridge effect. Next, pin-curl the length starting about midway up the hair shaft. You can also get the look with a blower, paddle brush and 1 1/2" curling iron.
Friday, May 4, 2012
G4 host Alison Haislip's fun night look, featuring shoulder-length twists and long, side-swooping bangs, emphasizes her eyes and pretty features rather than her round chin. But what Meehan likes best is how the look really shows off her gold highlights and gives her hair lots of dimension.
To do: Paddle brush the top, then use a 3/4" curling iron all around the sides. Each section is curled separately for a piecely look, then spritzed with hairspray for hold. Then, using your fingers, shake and loosen the curls a little, but do NOT comb or brush out.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Rachel McAdams adds volume to her honey-blonde, shoulder-length air by way of tons of layers starting at around the temple. In contrast, the top and sides are relatively flat. "It's a very casual look," Meehan says. With full, lash-ticklingbangs, this look would be great for almost anyone-except if you have short forehead.
To do: for this look, you need a blow dryer and a medium-sized round brush. Wrap strands around the brush until about halfway up the hair shaft, heat it up with a blast from the dryer, then slowly release to swoop underneath.