celebrity hairstyles

How to Get Anna Kendrick’s Romantic Side Ponytail

March 13, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

In just a few short years Anna Kendrick has skyrocketed from “that girl in Twilight” to big-screen leading lady and high-fashion favorite — she sat front row for Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham, and Marchesa this year at her first New York Fashion Week! NBD. What’s great about Anna is the way she’s handled her rise to stardom — with enviable quirkiness and humility. But enough about her personality, let’s talk beauty.

Anna arrived at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California vibrant and fresh-faced, with her long brown hair parted in the center and pulled into a romantic side pony. The pale pink lipstick she’s wearing brings a touch of color to her milky complexion (we recommend Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick in Retsina), and we’re loving the hint of ombre in her textured ‘do. We’ll teach you how to re-create Anna’s sexy, sideswept ponytail here!

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How to Get Camilla Luddington’s Fun Bun

February 20, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

English actress Camilla Luddington looked fresh-faced and gorgeous at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards that took place in Hollywood earlier this week. While she’s no stranger to looking prim and proper (she did play The Duchess of Cambridge in Lifetime’s adaptation of William & Kate after all), we’re loving the I-woke-up-like-this vibe of her fun messy bun. Here’s how to get her look.

To get Camilla’s casual-cool hairstyle, skip the smoothing serum and prepare to embrace your flyaways. Begin by brushing your hair with a paddle brush (this Warren-Tricomi Style Cushion Brush is one of our favorites) and then pulling it into a ponytail. Pause during the last loop, only pulling hair a quarter of the way through, leaving the ends of your hair out (you should end up with a loop-shaped bun). Take the excess hair and twist it around your finger, then wrap the twisted strands around the loop bun as many times as necessary, depending on the length of your hair (Hint: you might want to grab hold of your loop bun with one hand and wrap with the other, so that you don’t end up helicoptering your hair around and messing up your pony.) Use bobby pins to secure the twist and any uncooperative odds and ends (if you have long or layered hair, you’ll probably need a few!). Grab random sections of your bun and pull gently, loosening it a bit and adding more volume/texture. Finish by spritzing with a light hairspray, like this one by Mark Hill, which doubles as a shine enhancer.

Loving Camilla’s dewy makeup? Check out our step-by-step guide to highlighting and contouring. 

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Camilla Belle Masters Bold Brows and a Semi-Matte Lip

February 13, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

While there are plenty of contenders, we consider Camilla Belle a best-brows-ever veteran — a title she so graciously preserved at the premiere of Cavemen in Los Angeles last week. Dewy skin and minimal eye makeup balance the ferocious vibes cast by her choppy bob hairstyle and bold, nearly-matte lip. If we had to guess, we’d say her pout was inspired by Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid (we recommend trying this matte lip gel by Marc Jacobs Beauty — you’ll get the pigment of a matte with the comfort of a gel). The entire look is strikingly sexy and fashion-forward without overdoing it.

Want eyebrows like Camilla’s? Check out this step-by-step video tutorial.

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Get Miranda Lambert’s Side-Swept Vintage Curls

January 30, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

While most people can’t stop talking about Miranda Lambert’s rockin’ new bod (girlfriend looks amazing), we can’t stop talking about her gorgeous retro look at the Grammy Awards last weekend! This side-swept hair and red lip combo is vintage perfection. Here’s how to copy her look.

Start by plugging in a set of hot rollers so that they heat up while you blow dry (we love Remington Ionic Protective Hot Rollers). While it might seem counterintuitive to give yourself a blowout when you’re going to be curling your hair, heat styling is key when creating the deep-side part we see in Miranda’s look. Blow dry your bottom layers as usual, but as you move towards the top and the part you’ve created, use a round brush to dry your hair in the direction you want your curls to fall in.

Once you’ve finished drying, divide your hair into sections so that you can begin curling the bottom layers first. Take 1-1/2-inch sections and spritz them with a medium hold hair spray (try Herbal Essences Set Me Up Stylers hairspray in medium hold) then wrap the hair around the roller and curl it in toward your face pinning it in place at the scalp. Continue this process throughout your entire head. When the rollers cool, you’ll know it’s time to begin unraveling. Begin taking each roller out individually, resisting the urge to mess with the shape of the curls (you won’t look like Shirley Temple for long — we promise!). Once your hair is roller-free, take a paddle brush and gently comb through the curls, sweeping them all to one side. Lightly mist your hair again with hairspray to set, but don’t go overboard, this style is meant to look soft and romantic.

Not feeling the hot rollers? Check out our step-by-step retro waves tutorial with a standard curling iron here!

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