Miranda Lambert

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!

For more on Miranda’s glamorous look check out:

Self-Tanning Made Easy

How to Apply Flawless Red Lips

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Country Spotlight: Josh Kelley

October 4, 2010 at 11:12 am , by

Music has always been a big part of Josh Kelley’s life, and it’s often been a family affair. As a teenager in Augusta, Georgia, he and brother Charles Kelley (now of Lady Antebellum fame) had a band called Inside Blue. They eventually charted their own courses and Josh went on to release six solo albums, hitting the top 5 with his hit “Amazing.” Then, while filming the video for his song “Only You,” Kelley met the woman who’d become his wife, Katherine Heigl. Now the two have a daughter, Naleigh, who they adopted from Korea last year, and the musical tradition continues.

“She’s got great pitch. I can go aaaaaaaaaa and she will find that note,” the beaming dad told me when he visited the LHJ offices last week for a private three-song performance that wowed our staff. “And I sit her on my knee and she can play the drums. I think music will come easily to her. It looks like it’s been in her since the beginning, so I’m pretty excited about that. When we first got her, the guy who flew her over from Korea said she’s going to be an opera singer because she held the same tone the whole time she was on the plane. And it’s like a 17-hour flight!”

Kelley is doing a little soaring of his own these days, having landed a much coveted opening spot for the CMT On Tour dates this fall, featuring red-hot headliner Miranda Lambert and special guest Eric Church. All this while his debut country single, “Georgia Clay,” has broken into the top 40 on the country charts. The nostalgic but upbeat tune was a big hit when he performed it for our office. Check it out here, along with two other songs from Kelley’s upcoming CD, due out in early 2011. For more of my chat with Kelley, read on after the jump.

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