November 7, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Two Broke Girls star Kat Dennings looked absolutely stunning at the Thor: The Dark World premiere this week. Her simple chignon hairstyle, understated makeup, and berry-red lips make the perfect pretty and polished look for the holidays. It’s totally appropriate for your office’s annual holiday bash but transitions easily to drinks with your friends later that night. Romantic and classy, this is a look we’ll be wearing over and over again.
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.
August 15, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
It girl Lily Collins consistently impresses us with her style both on and off the red carpet. The slick half-up, half-down hairstyle she sported at The Mortal Instruments premiere is an easy way to look super chic in the summer heat.
Starting with wet hair, create a deep side part. (This style also works with no part and the hair pushed back.) Comb your hair all the way through, making sure it’s smooth. Then section off half of your hair from above the ear back to the crown of the head and apply a generous amount of hair gel to just these strands. Use a small elastic band to secure this section of hair in a half ponytail. Finish with a spritz of medium-hold hairspray. Let your hair air-dry; use a flat iron to straighten any frizzy pieces. Pair your new ‘do with berry-red lips for a sleek and sophisticated date-night look.
And how could we forget those brows? Lily’s thick, full arches remind us of Audrey Hepburn—a major do. Get impeccably groomed eyebrows like hers in just a few simple steps. Check out our how-to guide here.
July 25, 2013 at 7:00 am , by Katie Murray
The pixie cut is great for hot summer days and lately, Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway, and Ginnifer Goodwin have been tempting us to try this short, flirty style. In the new ad campaign for Louis Vuitton 2013, Michelle Williams shows off the perfect way to transform breezy daytime hair into sultry date-night-out hair.
Paired with a deep berry lip and perfectly penciled eyebrows, Williams looks effortlessly chic with her short hairstyle. Not only is this edgy pixie easy to pull off, it’s perfect for the in-between-haircut weeks or for those of us trying to grow out short ‘dos.
Here’s how to steal this style: Start by washing hair with thickening shampoo and conditioner. Spritz damp hair with a texturizing beach spray, and blow dry straight with a flat brush. Use fingers to gently tousle hair and a flatiron to smooth away any frizz or flyaways. When finished, simply mist with light-hold hairspray to set. Looking for more inspiration? See how to apply daring red lipstick in this step-by-step guide.
July 18, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Short hair is having a moment. Top models Karlie Kloss and Arizona Muse recently chopped off their long locks, and a whole host of celebrities have followed suit. What better time to try the style for yourself than right now? Actress Brittany Snow shows how it’s done with this simple tousled bob.
If you don’t already have short hair, ask your stylist for a bob cut with long layers. The layers will give your hair more volume and dimension without weighing you down. (Tip: Make sure your longest layer hits just below the chin because it will look shorter when worn wavy.) Try a deep side part and sideswept bangs for extra glamour. Check out our favorite celebrity bobs for more ideas.
Next, get gorgeous beachy waves like Brittany’s – without spending a day at the shore. All you need is a curling rod and some light-hold hairspray. Section your hair into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Wrap each section around the curling rod one at a time, and after a few seconds release the hair from the rod. The more tightly you wrap your hair around the rod, the tighter the curls will be. Continue curling the rest of your head, alternating the direction you wrap each piece. Once finished, shake out your curls and run your fingers through your hair. Don’t worry about making them perfect; with this look, the messier, the better! Finish with a spritz of hairspray. (Need more direction? See our step-by-step video guide.)
July 11, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Can Emma Watson do no wrong? Whether walking the red carpet or strolling the city streets, our ultimate girl crush nails it time and time again. We’re obsessed with the simple twisted chignon she wore at the Cannes Film Festival and love that she let her natural beauty shine through with a luminous makeup look. Her easy updo is the epitome of chic, and believe it or not, you can do it, too! Recreate Emma’s stunning hairstyle for your next summer party in just a couple of steps.
First gather your hair at the base of your neck and pull into a ponytail. Smooth out any frizz on top of your head. Back comb sections of hair in the ponytail to add volume. (FYI: The more you tease the ponytail, the bigger the chignon will be.) Then bunch up a piece, twist it up and around, and bobby pin it into place. Continue teasing and pinning small pieces of hair until you’ve created a balanced bun. Spritz with a light-hold hairspray to keep your style in place.
This low updo also looks fab when worn off to the side. Follow our how-to video to see exactly how to do it. Emma’s hair is fairly straight, so her style looks sleek and polished. But you wavy and curly-haired girls can wear it just as well! Use a salt spray to enhance your natural texture and then follow the same steps as above.