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.
September 24, 2012 at 11:53 am , by Nykia Spradley
No two curls are the same. And nobody knows this better than Shelley Davis, founder of all natural curly haircare company Kinky-Curly. Read on for her Fall styling/product tips broken down by twirl pattern.
If your hair is Wavy & Thick…
Combat frizz with a serum or oil that coats the hair and blocks humidity. Rub a little into palms and then distribute through soaking wet strands, suggests Davis.
If your hair is Curly & Thick…
Rake a bit of deep conditioner through wet or dry strands before bedtime. In the morning massage a few drops of warm water into your hair, working it into a gentle lather. Rinse and style as usual. Your curls will be beautifully defined!
If your hair is Wavy & Fine…
“Spritz a lightweight curl spray on slightly damp hair, then lightly scrunch or twist it,” says Davis. Pat down flyaways with a touch more of the curl spray. Try not to overdo it though, as it will weigh down the hair.
If your hair is Curly & Fine…
Embrace moisture! Hydrate your strands with a light leave-in conditioner. You can use the leave-in on wet hair or to reactivate dry curls on day two, notes Davis.
If your hair is Tight…
Remember this: M.W.C.; moisture, weight and control. To achieve M.W.C., first apply a generous amount of leave-in conditioner to wet hair. Then top it off with a hydrating gel.
Do you have curly locks? What’s your styling secret?
August 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm , by Nykia Spradley
Whoever said that Mother Nature isn’t a powerful force was just crazy. Summer rain leads to major humidity…which leads to seriously sweaty roots…which leads to frequent shampoo sessions…which leads to dry, frizzy ends. It’s a vicious, never-ending cycle. Enter dry shampoo. The hair washing stand-in has the power to lift oil from the scalp, absorb dirt and product build-up, and leave hair looking and feeling fresh. Take that, Mother Nature.
Here’s the best way to dry-shampoo, courtesy of Ammon Carver, Artistic Director for Matrix:
1. Comb or brush through your hair to distribute oils evenly.
2. Start at the top of your head, create a center part and spray lightly along the part, holding the dry shampoo an inch or two from your head.
3. Make another part about a few inches away and repeat.
4. Continue creating parts and spraying on each side of the original part until you reach your ears on each side.
5. In the back, start at the crown of your head, create a horizontal part and spray. Continue parting and spraying to the bottom of your head.
6. Gently massage the powder into your scalp, as if you were lathering up your shampoo.
7. Wait a few minutes to allow the powder to absorb the excess oil and dirt.
8. Brush through to remove all of the powder. Flip your hair upside down and brush through once more.
June 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm , by Nykia Spradley
I personally apply solution and blowout, giving the hair as much body possible, so when the flatiron is used, it will not be pin straight.
June 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm , by Nykia Spradley
The unofficial start of summer was Memorial Day (yay!), and with that comes a season full of ponytails and plaits–anything to keep cool. But if you’re like us, the basic pony and regular braid can get boring after, ohhhhhhh, the 27th straight day of wearing them. Enter this fancy fishtail number. It’s cute, right? We thought that since we have two left uncoordinated thumbs that we’d never-in-this-lifetime be able to pull this style off. As it turns out it isn’t a REAL fishtail braid. In fact, it isn’t a braid at all.
According to Nick Penna Jr., owner and stylist at SalonCapri in Boston, the natural, carefree, and minimalist ‘do looks WAY more difficult than it actually is. Here’s how to fake a fishtail…
STEP 1: Begin with unwashed, un-brushed hair, and use the end of a rattail comb to create a part down the middle of your head.
STEP 2: Separate hair into two sections and begin twisting the ends toward the center of your head.
STEP 3: Secure the end of the twists together with a clear elastic.
STEP 4: Use a few bobby pins to “seal” the twists together. Insert one vertically at the top of the twists and one in the middle.