Showing posts with label Hair Styles. Show all posts
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This 2010, Kate Gosselin started the year with a new hairstyle. She leave her famous spiky short hair and opted a sleek layered one. With the help of Ted Gibson, who also styled tresses of Angelina Jolie and Anne Hathaway, Kate was able to achieved a chic and sleek look. Perhaps the 20 hours of adding hair extensions will never go on vain. You can read more about Kate Gosselin's new hair in the new issue of People.

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Nowadays, hair extensions are becoming the hottest fashion accessory in Hollywood and for fashionable women. More and more women especially celebrities are making hair extensions part of their beauty routine because they are easy to wear and maintain. During the past years, the extensions had to be glued or weaved into the hair by a professional that sometimes it can damage women's natural hair. However, today extensions can just be clipped into place with a few simple steps and can add natural body or length to hair.

Also topping the list for a trendy celebrity fashion accessory are wigs. Britney Spears has unveiled a string of contemporary wigs together with other celebrities such Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani, Li'l Kim, and Tyra Banks.

If you want to wear fake hair but dare to be different, try Nagi Noda's creations. The Japanese Art Director's collection includes synthetic hair hats that represents dogs, owls, lions, and other animals.


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The Sunsilk's new campaign called "Life Can't Wait, featured three of the world’s most iconic women namely Madonna, Shakira and Marilyn Monroe. Using old stock footage, the campaign aims to inspire women all over the world to live their lives to the fullest.


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People's Magazine latest issue will be on newstands today (Sept. 14, 2007) and it devoted some pages for "The Ten Best and Worst Dressed of 2007".

According to the editor, there was a lot to chose from. But, it's not just the dresses. It's the crazy hair piles-on makeup, combined with these dresses.

Classic or continental, girl-next-door or vamp, each of the best dressed women made all the right fashion moves.However, some were not so lucky.....

Best Dressed 2007 (Women)

Beyoncé Knowles – The Showstopper
Cameron Diaz – The Legs
Katie Holmes – The Classic
Penélope Cruz - The Continental
Jessica Biel – The All-American
Drew Barrymore – The Chameleon
Jennifer Lopez – The Glamour Girl
Reese Witherspoon – The Celeb Next Door
Gwen Stefani – The Trendsetter
Ali Larter – The Newcomer

Best Dressed Men

David Beckham
George Clooney
Johnny Depp
Terrence Howard
Brad Pitt

Best Dressed Couples

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Gabriel Aubry & Halle Berry
Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale
Tony Parker & Eva Longoria

World’s Worst Dresser - Eva Green

Most Shocking Fashion Moments

Britney Spears shaves her head
Sanjaya Malakar’s faux-hawk
Kidnapped British sailors in oversized Iranian suits
Sen. Hillary Clinton’s cleavage
Naomi Campbell’s dress-up for community service
Paris Hilton’s get-out-of-jail get-up

Just Plain Wrong

Sienna Miller in black tights
Avril Lavigne’s combat boots & pink frilly dress

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The fall runways dictated strong brows, sleek hair, and incredibly loud lips. Elle round up the ten trends that will rule this season.

1. Cleopatra Eyes
The bold, bright look of the Cleopatra eye certainly isn't a trend for the shrinking violet. It echoes the ancient Egyptian with heavy liner, an aqua lid, and a strongly defined brow. Wear it with all black to make a major statement.

2. Defined Brows

The bold brow made a major statement on the runways, with simple, neutral makeup as a backdrop. However, some chose the strongly defined arch "to anchor the face"; the Mommy Dearest-inspired look also popped up.

3. Film Noir Waves
Cascading waves a la Old Hollywood made appearances everywhere for fall: Gucci, Missoni, and Valentino. It references the film noir heyday of the '40s and keeps things soft and romantic. Wrapped small sections of hair in the front around a curling iron, then brushed through them to soften the curls.

4. French Nails

Last fall, black nails were everywhere; when spring arrived, tips took a completely contrasting route and went white. This fall, the two trends make a blissful union with the reverse French manicure, a new take on the two-tone classic.

5. Full Makeup

For the right occasion, a full face of makeup can have a perfectly dramatic effect. Play up both eyes and lips, but keep skin looking fresh and natural. According to master makeup artist, Tom Pecheux (Ferragamo), "It's important to stick to complementary colors, like deep plums and brick red, or else it's overly disco '80s." By the same token, keep hair sleek and simple.

6. Golden Accents
Gilded accents will give anyone a truly ethereal glow. A bit of shimmering powder will do the trick at home.

7. Liquid Liner
Winged cat eyes are back in a big way—think Sophia Loren and Catherine Deneuve, all liquid liner, and tons of sex appeal. "Liner had a painterly shape this season, almost like a flick of the watercolor brush," says Pat McGrath, who employed the technique at Prada and Louis Vuitton. She also recommends leaving lips neutral to draw the attention to the eyes.

8. Messy Hair
Your forehead isn't the only place you'll want to banish shine this season. "Intentionally dull hair looks new," says Redken creative consultant Guido. "Very Parisienne coquette." A little baby powder (or a dry shampoo) will have you looking matte and fabulous in no time.

9. Neon Lips

Not since the '80s have lacquered lips in neon hues had such a prominent place in the beauty lexicon. Paint the pouts a bright shade somewhere between pink and red and layer the color on with your fingers in order to "control intensity." Go easy on the eyes to let the neon lip take full effect.

10. Sleek Hair

For sleek, straight hair, New York stylists looked no further than their own backyard for inspiration. It's all about simple elegance.Not a lot of design, but amazing quality.

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Runway: The fashionistas' love affair with long hair - the longer the better at Luella, Versace et al - is back on track. Worn sleek, straight and most importantly swingy - not ironed into submission - or layered and in loose semi-waves, this look is at its most directional when draped over one shoulder and combined with a centre parting.

Reality: Incorporating a slightly off-centre parting is more flattering than the ramrod straight variety for those not blessed with perfect model girl features. Regular trims are essential to keep very long hair from looking like rats' tails.

Over the shoulder
Poker-straight lengthy locks, like these flaunted at ES are big news this season, good news for Gwyneth Paltrow, who has been sporting this look for years.

Like Gwyneth, Nicole Kidman knows that poker-straight lengthy locks are both simple and effective - and the over-the-shoulder look was everywhere on this season's catwalks, as shown here at Bendelisi.


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Runway: The ponytail obsession continues, from preppy prom queen at Calvin Klein to high-energy disco diva at Dolce & Gabbana. The finished article is singularly on trend whether exuding show-ring standard levels of shine or an edgier, unpredictable matte texture. Plaits are less about Heidi and more about the highly elaborate, whether judiciously placed as the single focal point in unimpeachably silky straight do, or worn en masse in ropes and intricate twists.

Reality: A successful ponytail is about sending out a strong style statement and not an SOS signal to society at large. Get creative and introduce S-bend shaped waves, or a precision pin straight finish; or backcomb the underneath sections, leaving the top piece sleek. Transform schoolgirl plaits into a braid parade by looping up the ends, or introduce at random around the hairline or use to give an up-do an added dimension.

Halo hair
Plaits are back. The stunning 'halo' style seen at Marras is being recreated atop the heads of celebs everywhere this season, none so successful as Sienna Miller's Golden Globes 'do.

Plaited bun
This demure, plaited high bun looked edgy at Tatanaka, but Eva Longoria gave it a touch of old-school Hollywood glamour on the red carpet.

Top knot
Who knew Madonna's infamous top knot circa 1990 would make a comeback? It's been seen on the catwalks of Dolce & Gabbana and the red carpet of Thandie Newton.

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In the past years, we were living in the age of the sarong, and short, sexy, sequinned numbers covered every bikini and one-piece from Benidorm to St Barts. The kaftan, with its roomy drapes of fabric, was the epitome of uncool. It was a Seventies throwback, a hoary relic of the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young era. No one with a sense of style wanted anything so long and all-encompassing, so irredeemably polyester and oh so horribly reminiscent of Abigail's Party. It was so far off the fashion radar that it hardly even qualified as vintage.

But three decades later, on the 30th anniversary of Mike Leigh's middle-class satire, so memorably and unfashionably epitomised by Alison Steadman, the kaftan has come back to life. Slowly, quietly, the floaty cover-up has staged an uprising: it has swamped the sarong and overpowered the pareo to become the mainstay of the holiday wardrobe. It is now a fashion classic.

Runway: If you could buy gilded bohemia straight off-the-peg, it would come in the form of a kaftan. It is an essential in every wardrobe because it not only protects you from the sun but it also hides all the parts of your body that you don't want to show.

Reality: Hot days call for cool clothes so pick fine white cotton and stay box-fresh. Make your kaftan work for the city by cinching it with a wide leather belt and wearing it with your skinny jeans. If you're petite you should wear your kaftan short; floor-skimming styles of old are reserved for the tall and lean alone. Pare down a sultry embellished cover-up with tousled undone hair.It's all about laid-back elegance so go barefoot ala Kate Moss or opt for barely-there flat thong-sandals.


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I need a haircut. That's the first thing that came up to my mind this morning as I was staring at my reflection in the mirror. But what's the latest runway trends for hair? And here's what I found:

This season sees hair get edgy as old-school styles get a modern makeover with interesting, witty twists. There's a retro revival as '60s chic, flapper-girl curls, rockabilly, crimping and backcombing make a catwalk comeback. Classic flirty and feminine styles like the plait and pony evolve into something new and altogether more interesting, and it's set to be a long hot summer as red takes center-stage of the shade spectrum.

Let's start with the Buns and Knots:

Runway: The bun has developed a multiple-personality widening the net beyond the tight, well-groomed, prima-ballerina top-knot to embrace the looser pompadour, and both the structured and deconstructed French pleat. 'This season's chignon is more serious,' says sessionista Luke Hersheson of Daniel Hersherson, London. 'Lanvin, Jil Sander and Michael Kors sent models striding down the catwalk with hair so tightly scraped off the face it worked like a facelift, whereas both Giles's and Stella McCartney's models displayed a wearable softness.'

Reality: Divide a ponytail into two or three sections and roll and twist around each other securing the results with crossed kirby grips underneath. Artfully escaping tendrils will introduce softness and leave you feeling less exposed.

Full bodied chignon
Never one to shy away from a daring look, Angelina Jolie felt inspired by the full bodied chignons on display at Pecoraro for this year's Golden Globes ceremony

High bun
The ballet dancer bun was high and úber-groomed at Steven Burrows and atop the head of Beyoncé Knowles at an event last month

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