October 24, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Think ponytails are just for the gym? Think again. Take a cue from actress Kate Beckinsale, who demonstrates how to take a pony from “I just rolled out of bed” to total bombshell. The volume in front, the perky height in back, and the gorgeous tousled curls are perfection. You’ll definitely want to break out this hairstyle at all your upcoming holiday parties.
To do it yourself, start with hair that hasn’t been washed in a day. (Use some dry shampoo at the roots if you need it.) Curl your whole head with a medium-barrel curling wand. Tease the crown to give your hair volume and create a sexy bump. Pull your hair into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic. For an extra chic touch, wrap a strand of hair around the elastic. Feel free to tease the hair in the pony if you want more body, and don’t forget to finish with a spritz of hair spray.
October 17, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
America’s sweetheart looked pretty and polished at the premiere of her new movie Gravity. We adore everything about this look: bold red lips, full brows, glowing skin, and perfectly tousled waves. And that gown? To die for. Sandy definitely knows what works for her! But even we mere mortals can pull of her classic look. Just follow our easy steps below.
First apply moisturizer (with SPF!) and a little under-eye concealer. Smooth foundation all over your face and add a rosy cream blush to just the apples of your cheeks. Keep your eye makeup simple: a thin line of black or dark brown eyeliner and two coats of black mascara. If your brows are sparse, fill them in with a brow pencil, using short strokes. Brush them with a spoolie and then set with clear gel for an of-the-moment full look. (Need more detailed eyebrow-grooming tips? Click here.) Complete your makeup with classic red lips. Our step-by-step video guide will help you get the perfect pucker. If you have texture in your hair, keep it natural. Tame frizz with a dab of styling cream and touch up straggly pieces with a curling wand. Throw on your fave LBD, and you’ll look just as as red-carpet-ready as Sandra.
October 3, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Jessica Alba stepped out this week with lighter, caramel ombre locks and a medium-length blunt haircut. Let’s be honest, the girl could pull off any hairstyle, but we’re big fans of this new ‘do. The color brings out the warmth in her skin tone and makes her gorgeous brown eyes really pop. Her hairstyle is super versatile, too. We think it would look just as good straight, and it’s still long enough to easily pull into a ponytail. What about you: Are you planning to change up your hair color this fall?
September 26, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Did Claire Danes cut her hair or didn’t she? That was the question during Sunday’s Emmy Awards. It turns out the Homeland actress (and Emmy winner!) went with a glamorous faux bob for the night and looked totally chic while doing it. Claire’s Old Hollywood hairstyle is the perfect complement to her soft and romantic gown, plus it highlights her gorgeous cheekbones.
To get a faux bob like Claire’s, start with smooth, straight hair and a deep side part. Tease your hair at the crown to create more volume. Then starting rolling the ends of the hair under, piece by piece, and pin each piece to the scalp. Loosen the hair around your face a little bit to create a more natural style. Spritz with some light-hold hairspray, and finish your retro look with a swipe of red lipstick.
September 12, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Our editors have been in and out of the fabulous New York Fashion Week shows this week, capturing tons of Instagrams along the way. Check out our five favorite beauty looks below—and be sure to follow @lhjmagazine and @glossdaily on Instagram and Twitter for more glam updates!
Jenny Packham: These sparkly, ethereal eyes and nails would look gorgeous during the holidays.
Sachin and Babi: We can’t wait to try out this simply chic twisted ponytail for date night.
Tibi: We’re predicting lined nails (especially in black and white!) will be huge this spring.
Tracy Reese: Makeup artist Mally Roncal used highlighter to make the models’ eyes look youthful and innocent.
Zac Posen: We’re in love with model Lindsay Wixson’s romantic, garden-inspired updo.
August 29, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
We’re psyched for fall but a little sad to see summer go, so to celebrate the unofficial last weekend of the season, we’re sharing three of our favorite beach beauty trends. Spotted on Pinterest, these gorgeous hairstyles and makeup looks have us relishing summer and all its beachy goodness. Head over to the bloggers’ sites to try these chic looks for yourself over Labor Day. (You can bet we will!)
We adore blogger Julia’s pretty flower crown, although what we really love here is her natural makeup look. Her creamy skin, slight flush, and subtle glossy lips are perfection. Remember ladies: Less is always more.
We can’t think of a better summer hairstyle than the braid. With these 33 trendy variations on the classic, you can totally add one (or two or three) to your hairstyle to-do list this autumn.
Head scarves are the ideal hair accessory for the beach, but you can just as easily wear them while walking around the farmers’ market in the fall. Knot one on for a look that’s effortlessly fab.
May 9, 2013 at 1:16 pm , by Bethany Cantor
We sat down with hair icon Jennifer Aniston this week to talk all things hair—especially about why women battle with their locks (we’ve all done it!) and what she’s doing to change that. Aniston recently became part owner of the Living Proof hair care line and produced a mini documentary with the Living Proof team and her long-time stylist, Chris McMillan (he’s the man responsible for the famous Rachel cut) to explore our collective obsession with hair, and the lengths we all go to get our dream styles.
“I had great hair as a kid. My mom actually said you’re not allowed to touch your hair until you’re thirteen and she was right, I should not have,” Aniston says. “The first thing I did was cut it all off…I actually learned what my hair really was (which was not long and sort of cute) it was wide and unmanageable and a pain in the butt. I learned all my lessons in my younger years about what not to do.”
Aniston understands the desire for the latest gorgeous hairstyle but you won’t find her making any drastic cuts these days. “I usually just get a trim. I’ve always thought of going back to brunette but I think it’s more fun to play with it in movies.” (She admits her favorite movie look was the beachy, natural, long blonde look from Along Came Polly). “I think because of all the disasters I had as a kid. I don’t go to the ‘let’s cut it off or color it or shag it’ place. I’ve learned those lessons,” she says.
Now that she and McMillan have cracked the secret to those perfect, smooth locks we love so much on the red carpet, they’re sharing it with the rest of us (yes!). Aniston says Living Proof’s Nourishing Style Cream and Restore Mask have totally turned her hair around. She also says drinking water, getting enough sleep, and getting omega fatty acids in her diet help her iconic locks stay healthy from the inside out.
We also love that Aniston used the Living Proof products for several months before signing on to be a part of the company. She wanted see if the promised results would come through. “I gave it to my girlfriends, they love it. I gave it to Chris and he used it on his salon clients and they love it. So that was like, OK I will stand behind [this],” she says.
Next on Aniston’s beauty agenda is working with the company’s scientists to produce her fantasy products. “I can’t talk about it just yet!” she says. “It’s so exciting, being able to get in there and solve all the problems that girls have with their hair.”
To get a little of Aniston’s hair magic for yourself, enter by May 24th to win the chance to have your hair cut by her stylist, Chris McMillan. You’ll even get to meet Aniston herself! You can check out the first video in Aniston and McMillian’s Good Hair Day series today—and check back May 13th and 15th for more of the documentary.