Celebrity Hairstyles

Most Iconic Hairstyles Of The Past 50 Years

There have been some memorable hair trends in recent years: Ombre hair, pastel-colored hair, medium-length waves… but none are quite as enduring as the trendy tresses of these famous ladies. The ‘dos influenced whole generations of women and how they styled their locks, but went one further, to catalyze entire movements of fashion and beauty standards. All hail the hair icons!

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Twiggy

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Twiggy was an unprecedented style and beauty tidal wave. Her waif-ish body shape became the most desired, her mod style and quirky eye makeup continue to influence fashion trends. But most of all, her pixie haircut inspired modern woman to sport the cropped, elvish style.

Farrah Fawcett

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This Charlie’s Angel was the definition of hair inspo for the 70s gal. Everyone wanted the Farrah Fawcett flicks. Even still, she is the poster girl for this layered, windswept hairstyle.

Jennifer Aniston

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I can’t imagine the number of photographs of Jen were shown to hairdressers throughout the 90s and early 00s. During her run as Rachel Green on Friends, Aniston sported a variety of hairstyles, all of which became the “next big thing”. Her face layers, her cute bob, her long extensions – which is your favorite Rachel?

Posh Spice

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Any young woman or teenage girl in the early 2000s will appreciate the frenzy that surrounded Victoria Beckham‘s hair. Remember the Pob? For those who may not, Pob is the combined and abbreviated version of Posh (Spice) and bob (like the haircut). That’s right – her hair had it’s own name!

Gisele Bundchen

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Gisele’s beachy waves gave life to the term “model hair”. Her long, sunkissed locks were both effortless and glamorous, straight from the beaches of Brazil to the runways of Victoria’s Secret. Who hasn’t spent too much time with a straightener, curling iron or “beach spray” trying desperately to get Gisele’s tresses?

Images via elle.com and Shutterstock

August 14, 2015

Get The Look: Cara Delevingne’s Pastel Pink Hair

Supermodel turned actress Cara Delevingne has abandoned her bronde locks in favour of something a little more festival for summer. She was recently spotted at the Osheaga music festival in Montreal supporting girlfriend, St Vincent. Get this cotton candy hair colour, which is also temporary, with a few of our tips.

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Instructions

1. Make sure your hair is light enough to take in the colour. There are a number of pre-lightening formulas available from the supermarket or the drugstore which are easy to try at home.

Get The Look: Cara Delevingne's Pastel Pink Hair

L’Oréal Feria Extra Bleach Blonde, $9.99

2. If you’re using a cream colour, apply it first to your scalp then onto the ends of your hair. Use a comb to evenly distribute the colour without leaving any patches of hair uncoloured.

Get The Look: Cara Delevingne's Pastel Pink Hair

Manic Panic Classic Semi Permanent Vegan Hair Colour in Cotton Candy Pink, $19.95

3. Another way to wear this trend is with hair chalk. It’s a great alternative if you want to test out the colour for one night – it’ll wash-off in the shower. Apply the chalk directly onto your hair, then rub it in gently to become more pigmented.

Get The Look: Cara Delevingne's Pastel Pink Hair

Splat Hair Chalk in Dusty Rose, $5.99

August 11, 2015

Nina Dobrev’s No-Fuss Top Knot Tutorial

Keep your hair frizz-free this summer in one of the easiest hairstyles to master, the top knot. Actress Nina Dobrev was recently spotted rocking a top knot on the red carpet, and we were so inspired to try a tutorial of our own!

The is the ultimate summer hairstyle which is so flattering on all hair types, and takes just 5 minutes to complete.

RELATED: How To Get The Perfect Top Knot

Instructions

1. To keep your hair from falling out of the bun, using a volumising mousse while it’s still damp. It will also make the rest of the bun look quick and full!

Nina Dobrev's No-Fuss Top Knot Tutorial

Apply to damp hair (avoiding the scalp), and leave to dry naturally or use a hair drier on a cool setting so it doesn’t harm the hair follicle.

Nina Dobrev's No-Fuss Top Knot Tutorial

Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Body Booster Mousse, $15.99

2. Pull your hair into a high ponytail, then secure tightly with a hair elastic. You might need to use 2 if your hair is super-thick and textured.

Nina Dobrev's No-Fuss Top Knot Tutorial

Scunci No Damage Hair Elastic (18 Pack), $8.99

3. Take small sections from the ponytail, and use a flat iron to give them some extra shape. This is ideal for creating extra volume for thin hair!

Nina Dobrev's No-Fuss Top Knot Tutorial

VS Sassoon Str8 Up Straightener, $44.89

4. Once you’re done with the flat iron, comb out your curls then twist your hair around in a bun. To create the illusion of extra hair, take small sections and pin them under the elastic.

Nina Dobrev's No-Fuss Top Knot Tutorial

Lady Jane Comb, $6.89

5. Keep everything together using a medium-strength hair spray. Tease out any additional parts of your bun to make your hair look thick and healthy!

Nina Dobrev's No-Fuss Top Knot Tutorial

Hair Nutrition Dry Shampoo, $6.00

Images via Starity

August 5, 2015

Going Bronde: The Hottest Hair Colour Of Summer

Celebrities such as Blake Lively and Elizabeth Olsen have paved the way for one of the most sought-after hair colours of the season – a mix between blonde and brown. Bronde is a combination of ashy brown tones, blended with blonde highlights which are perfect for summer.

RELATED: Get The Look – Blake Lively’s Braided Updo

We countdown some of our favourite bronde hairstyles for you to show the hairdresser!

Cara Delevingne

The model turned actress recently debuted her new bronde locks on the promotional tour for Paper Towns. The muted tones are perfect for her skin tone, and match the colour of her eyebrows.

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Elizabeth Olsen

The youngest Olsen sister is a fan of bronde since it’s so easy to maintain. Add a few tousled curls using a curling wand to look like you just came back from the beach!

Going Bronde: The Hottest Hair Colour Of Summer

Anna Selezneva

International supermodel, Anna Selezneva shows us the perfect way to make bronde work for her olive skin tone. Pair with dewy, minimal makeup for those off-duty days.

Going Bronde: The Hottest Hair Colour Of Summer

Blake Lively

Although Blake Lively was known for her fabulous blonde locks in Gossip Girl, the new mum made a low-maintenance change this year by going bronde.

Going Bronde: The Hottest Hair Colour Of Summer

Jennifer Lopez

Bombshell Jennifer Lopez is also on board with bronde since it’s so easy to maintain – even for dark-haired girls! She was spotted on the red carpet with voluminous curls over the summer.

Going Bronde: The Hottest Hair Colour Of Summer

Would you try the bronde trend? We’re already on board!

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August 2, 2015

Get The Look: Ashley Benson’s Side-Swept Curls

Actress Ashley Benson was giving us serious hair envy when she was recently spotted at Justin Bieber’s Comedy Roast in Los Angeles. The actress wore a floor-length gown with diamond earrings and side-swept curls. Create this hairstyle in just 10 minutes with our easy tutorial below.

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Instructions

1. If hair has just been freshly washed and dried, apply a heat protectant to your ends. This will help to seal the hair follicle and will prevent any additional damage from the curling wand.

Ashley Benson's Side-Swept Curls

Redken Styling Duo Shield, $30.95

2. Divide hair into three sections (one at the back and two at the front). This will make it easier to curl the hair in a short amount of time. For short hair like Ashley’s, wrap the hair around the wand twice, hold for 7 seconds, then release. Shake the hair from side-to-side; this will increase the amount of volume.

Ashley Benson's Side-Swept Curls

Cloud Nine Curling Wand, $315

3. Repeat this step on your hair, leaving the fringe until last. Lower the heat on your curling wand and hold for 2-3 seconds. This will make the hair look more natural. Take a wide-tooth comb and carefully brush out the curls.

Get The Look: Ashley Benson's Side-Swept Curls

4. Spritz your roots with a touch of dry shampoo to give hair extra body and lift.

Ashley Benson's Side-Swept Curls

Nak Dry Clean Dry Shampoo, $19.95

Images via Zimbio

July 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 5 Celebrity Hairstyles For Date Night

It’s date night and you’ve got the perfect outfit, a sexy new lip gloss…but what about your hair? If you’re struggling to find the perfect look, here are five celebrity hairstyles that are ideal for a romantic look and how you can recreate the look at home.

Gwyneth Paltrows sleek and straight hair

Gwyneth Paltrow loves a sleek look and it’s easy to recreate at home. To create this stylish celebrity hairstyle, use an anti-frizz serum on damp hair before blow-drying with a paddle brush. Separate hair into sections, clipping the top sections out of the way. Use a flat iron to smooth the bottom section first, and then continue with the other sections. Mist with a shine serum for healthy, shiny-looking locks.

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Reese Witherspoons side-swept waves
For Reese’s soft, side-swept waves, start by using a lightweight styling cream on damp hair to create hold, then blow hair dry with a round brush. Create a deep side part and curl 1” sections of hair, being careful to curl all hair in the same direction. Lightly brush out your curls, then gather all hair over one shoulder.

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Jessica Chastains half-up style

To recreate Jessica’s romantic half-up hairstyle, begin with hair that has been blow dried and parted in the middle. Section hair into two parts by dividing the hair at the crown just above the ears and use bobby pins to secure the top section, wrapping the hair to create a soft twist. Pull a few face-framing pieces from the top section for a more romantic look.

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Kim Kardashians perfect ponytail

Kim’s sleek, low ponytail is a perfect look for a first date. To get the look, start with dry hair free of products and part hair on the side. Create volume at the crown by teasing, brush hair to smooth out any bumps. Smooth the hair with a small amount of straightening balm. Using an elastic hair tie, gather hair in a low ponytail at the base of your neck and spray with hairspray to tame flyaways.

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Jennifer Lopezs romantic waves

For Jennifer’s romantic look, blow dry hair with a diffuser attachment for extra volume. Section hair into two or three sections (depending on the thickness), and clip the top sections out of the way. Begin by curling the bottom section in 1” pieces away from the face. Finish with the remaining sections, then let hair cool completely before flipping your entire head over to shake out the curls. Spritz with a medium-weight hairspray to hold the look in place.

July 30, 2015

Get The Look: Alexa Chung’s Tousled Waves Tutorial

There’s no denying that Alexa Chung has one of the most enviable hairstyles in Hollywood. Where do we begin?

Just the right amount of sun-kissed strands coupled with a few tousled waves – it’s difficult to believe this hairstyle could be so easy! We show you just a few products which could help create Alexa’s signature hairstyle.

RELATED: Olivia Palermo’s Braided Hair Tutorial

Instructions

1. Work with day-old hair which still has a bit of natural oils at the roots. If you’ve just washed yours, not to worry!

Get The Look: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

Run a few drops of dry oil into the ends to emulate this look. It will also make your hair look super-shiny and healthy.

Celebrity hairstyles: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil, $39.99

2. Lightly mist the hair with heat protectant spray, making sure to avoid spritzing the roots. It could make your hair feel crunchy and oily.

Celebrity hairstyles: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

Redken Styling Iron Shape, $30.95

3. Use a curling wand to carefully wrap small sections of hair. If you want this look to feel a little more tousled, take larger sections of hair and leave them around the curling wand for longer.

Celebrity hairstyles: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

BaByliss Pro Siren Titanium Ceramic 34mm Waving Wand, $120.40

4. When this is done, comb out your hair to loosen the curls. Before heading out the door, carefully mist your ends with a bit of sea-salt spray. It’ll give the hair a touch of body and bounce without weighing it down like hairspray.

Celebrity hairstyles: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

Nak Style Surfer, $24.95

Images via Zimbio

July 27, 2015

Get The Look: Rachel McAdams’ 90s-Inspired Bob

Give your hair a style re-fresh this summer by chopping off those dead ends into a fashionable bob.

Since just about everybody is obsessed with replicating the nineties, we have compiled an easy hair tutorial using Rachel McAdam’s bob as inspiration. It only takes about 5 minutes, and is oh-so-effortless!

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Instructions

Get The Look: Rachel McAdams' 90s Inspired Bob

1. Stay with second-day hair for extra texture (and those natural oils), but if you can’t help it, shampoo your hair with a volumising formula. Really work it into your roots, then rinse with cool water.

Celebrity hairstyles: Rachel McAdams' 90s Inspired Bob

KMS Add Volume Shampoo, $28.95

2. If hair is on the thin side, let it dry naturally and apply a light mist to the roots. It will give your hair an extra lift without making it feel crunchy.

Celebrity hairstyles: Rachel McAdams' 90s Inspired Bob

Juuce Sea Air Mist, $23.95

3. Section off your hair, then use a pair of flat irons to keep it looking super-sleek. Part your hair on an angle for the illusion of extra lift and texture.

Celebrity hairstyles: Rachel McAdams' 90s Inspired Bob

GlamPalm SimpleTouch Hair Iron, $269

4. To keep hair in place all day, use our cult-favourite mist which won’t make your hair feel dry and lifeless. Dry shampoo also works to create instant texture.

Celebrity hairstyles: Rachel McAdams' 90s Inspired Bob

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Normal Strength Hairspray, $9.99

Images via Star City

July 21, 2015

Emma Stone’s Beachy Side Bun Hairstyle

Give your hair a style re-fresh with one of the hottest styles of the season – a side bun. This popular summer hairstyle is the perfect way to keep your hair frizz-free, plus it looks amazing with a little wear!

Actress Emma Stone was recently spotted with the much-coveted style at the premiere Irrational Man in Los Angeles, California.

RELATED: Get The Look – Zoe Saldana’s Beach Waves in 5 Steps

Instructions

1. This style is best on day three hair since it will give enough hold, and won’t feel too frizzy. If you are starting from scratch, use a volumising shampoo which will give your roots some much-needed lift.

Emma Stone's Beachy Side Bun

Joico Body Luxe Volumizing Shampoo, $29.65

2. To create some beachy waves, spritz your hair with some sea salt spray and scrunch it with your hands.

Emma Stone's Beachy Side Bun

Pure Sea Salt Spray, $27.95

3. Take the rest of the hair and secure it in a low bun at the nape of the neck. If your hair is on the thicker side, use a translucent hair tie to keep it all in place.

Emma Stone's Beachy Side Bun Hairstyle

4. Use a teasing comb to carefully sift out the shorter layers of hair which will frame your face.

Emma Stone's Beachy Side Bun

Evo Tyler Teasing Brush, $29.95

5. If your hair needs it, spritz lightly with some hair spray to keep it all intact.

Emma Stone's Beachy Side Bun

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray, $31.70

Images via Zimbio

July 14, 2015

Emma Roberts’ Heat-Proof Summer Braids

Looking for a quick, heat-proof hairstyle for a summer party? Actress Emma Roberts was recently spotted with these stunning summer braids, which are perfect for keeping the frizz away and take just 5 minutes to prepare on medium-length hairstyles.

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Instructions

1. Use a conditioning treatment on the length of your hair, making sure to let it absorb for 5-10 minutes before washing out with lukewarm water. It will help to keep any excess frizz away – especially mixed with the summer heat!

Emma Roberts' Heat-Proof Summer Braids

KMS TameFrizz Conditioner, $28.95

2. Let your hair air-dry, then apply a hydrating serum on the outer layer.

Emma Roberts' Heat-Proof Summer Braids

Davines MELU Mellow Split Ends Repairing Sealing Serum, $36.95

3. Divide your hair into two sections, and comb out any knots or kinks. Separate your fringe or smaller layers and pin them to the side, then start a small braid from the top of your ear. Take the braid over your parting (just like a headband), then pin it down.

Celebrity hairstyles: Emma Roberts' Heat-Proof Summer Braids

4. Repeat the same step on the other side, then set it all with a hairspray.

Emma Roberts' Heat-Proof Summer Braids

Joico K-Pak Protective Hairspray, $30.75

Images via Starity

July 9, 2015

Kate Mara’s Slicked Back Hair Tutorial

Actress Kate Mara might be known for her long brown locks, but her brand-new pixie crop is right on trend at the moment. Not only is shorter hair extremely easy to style, but you can master the slicked-back look in less than 5 minutes with our tutorial below.

RELATED: Olivia Palermo’s Braided Hair Tutorial

Instructions

1. Apply a shine serum onto damp hair concentrating on the very ends. Blow-dry hair on a cool heat with a round comb in a backwards motion. This will help to give the hair some extra volume.

Kate Mara's Slicked Back Hair Tutorial

ghd Smooth Finish Serum, $22

2. Part your hair in the middle (or on the side as preferred), and apply a high shine pomade from root to tip. This will help to give the hair the hold it needs without falling out of place. To distribute the product throughout the hair, use a wide-tooth comb in a backwards motion. If your hair is shorter than Kate’s, you won’t need to use a comb.

Kate Mara's Slicked Back Hair Tutorial

Reuzel High Sheen Pomade, $27.95

3. Pin back any longer layers such as bangs or a fringe with a bobby pin, then set it all in place with a medium strength spray.

Kate Mara's Slicked Back Hair Tutorial

KMS Hair Stay Style Boost, $31.96

Images via Celeb Mafia

July 2, 2015

Get The Look: Nicole Richie’s Pink Pixie Hair Style

Give yourself a temporary makeover by colouring your hair with a wash-out, just like Nicole Richie. This fabulous hair trend is easy to achieve at home – it’s just like colouring your hair, and there are so many colours to choose from! So, for a simple way to achieve pink locks like the reality TV star, check out the following steps.

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Instructions

1. Most temporary hair colours will require you to wash your hair with shampoo before hand – this will give the colour a vibrant shine and allow it to last longer on your hair. However, if your hair is already naturally light, you can skip this step.

2. Apply the colour from root to tip, or simply highlight your ends for a dip-dye or balayage look. Feel free to use a brush to help you apply the colour onto your hair.

Celebrity hairstyles: Nicole Richie's Pink Pixie Hair Style

Manic Panic Temporary Colour in Cotton Candy Pink, $24.95

3. Leave the colour to develop for 30-40 minutes, then wash-off with lukewarm water. If the colour is looking a bit too bright, use a violet shampoo to neutralise any harsh tones.

Celebrity hairstyles: Nicole Richie's Pink Pixie Hair Style

Fudge Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo, $19.99

4. Apply a serum to your ends, then leave it to air dry or style as usual.

Celebrity hairstyles: Nicole Richie's Pink Pixie Hair Style

OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Penetrating Oil, $24.99

Image via Instagram

June 23, 2015

Chrissy Teigen’s Retro Waves Tutorial

Model Chrissy Teigen is known for her fashionable hair and style choices and this one is no exception. Her Golden Globes ponytail was once one of the best hairstyles from event season – and with good reason! She then rocked it again at the Billboard Music Awards with stunning retro curls, which has inspired us to get the hot rollers out for this easy tutorial.

RELATED: 5 On-Trend Celebrity Hairstyles To Copy

Instructions

1. To pump up the volume, use a root-lifting shampoo and conditioner to awaken the hair follicle in the shower. Make sure to massage the roots for 2-3 minutes, then wash out with lukewarm water.

Celebrity hairstyles: Chrissy Teigen's Retro Waves

FIX Volume Shampoo and Conditioning Duo, $15.95

2. Once hair has been towel dried, apply a nourishing serum on your ends. This will lock-in moisture and seal the hair from drying out.

Celebrity hairstyles: Chrissy Teigen's Retro Waves

Wella Scalp Energy Serum, $32

3. Divide hair into small sections depending on the size of your curls, then roll them up into each hot roller. Clip them on the crown of your head, then use a blow drier to set the hair in place.

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Babyliss Pro Ceramic Jumbo Hot Rollers, $99.95

4. Once you’re happy with each curl, take them out individually and brush through with a wide-tooth comb. This will create the illusion of thicker hair and will make the curls look lived-in.

5. Set with a heavy-duty hair spray to keep curls looking defined all night long.

POWER SPRAY FAST-DRY FINISHING SPRAY

Joico Power Spray Fast-Dry Finishing Spray, $28.55

Image via Public.fr

June 20, 2015

Get The Look: Gigi Hadid’s Textured Ponytail

What isn’t there to love about Gigi Hadid? The top model was recently spotted wearing one of the biggest trends of the season: a textured ponytail, so we just had to recreate it. Whether you have straight, curly, thin or even voluminous hair, this is one style you should be trying out this summer. With a little help from JOICO’s Body Luxe range, we have the perfect tutorial below which is just as good as Gigi’s.

RELATED: 3 Cute Ponytail Styles For Long Hair

Instructions

  1. Use JOICO’s Body Luxe Shampoo ($19.99) and Conditioner($19.99) to power up the volume and thickness of fine strands.
  2. Follow up with JOICO’s Body Luxe Root Lift Volumizing Foam ($26.95) to create lift and support from scalp to ends. Once hair is dry, backcomb to create volume on the top.
  3. Pull the rest of your hair into a ponytail at the height of your choice, then secure with an elastic.
  4. Finally, apply JOICO’s Texture Boost Dry Spray Wax ($22) to the ponytail and lightly tease for more texture.

Get the look - Gigi Hadids' Textured Ponytail

Image via Zimbio

June 10, 2015

Top 10 Celebrity Hair Makeovers

Celebrities are no strangers to change, especially when it comes to their personal appearance. From Lindsay Lohan’s blonde hair to Olivia Palermo’s blunt bob, we count down just some of the best (and worst) celebrity makeovers of the last few years.

RELATED: 5 Celebrity Hairstyles That Work For Fine Hair

10. Lindsay Lohan

Remember when Lindsay Lohan coloured her signature red locks platinum blonde? While she certainly rocked this look in 2005, we’re just glad she’s gone back to orange these days!

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9. Anne Hathaway

Whilst we’re still on the blonde bandwagon, what about the time Anne Hathaway chopped her long brown locks in favourite of a short pixie do? We much prefer her classic brown locks.

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8. Ashley Olsen

One celebrity hair transformation we would love to see again is Ashley Olsen’s dark brown locks. Not only did it bring a different level to her look, but it looked amazing with every hairstyle!

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7. Kim Kardashian

As much as we loved the balayage on Kim, one look would couldn’t get on board with was the peroxide blonde. We did love the short, dark locks which were inspired by younger sister, Kylie Jenner.

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6. Kristen Stewart

One shorter look we did love was on actress Kristen Stewart. The shorter layers definitely gave her hair some volume, and made it look so effortless!

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5. Vanessa Hudgens

Remember Vanessa Hudgens long blonde locks circa Coachella 2012? Sorry Vanessa but we love your darker hair so much more. The red rinse she put in her hair also looked incredible.

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4. Nicole Richie

While we love our pastels here at SHESAID, a hairstyle we couldn’t completely appreciate was one by Nicole Richie. Temporary hair rinses are fun, but we loved her blonde hair circa The Simple Life!

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3. Giuliana Rancic

Who else misses Giuliana’s long blonde hair? However, a stunning blunt cut is amazing on her skin tone, and suits her new-mum look!

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2. Margot Robbie

Who can forget the time Margot Robbie coloured her blonde locks into a delicious shade of chocolate? Now that is what we call a chameleon!

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1. Olivia Palermo

Olivia has come a long way from her debut in The Hills, blonde hair and all. But we love her blunt bob circa 2009, and it looks even better when it’s grown out.

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What is your favourite celebrity hair makeover? Did we leave anyone out?

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June 4, 2015

Nicky Hilton’s Boho Braid Tutorial

Want to switch up your hairstyle for summer? Nicky Hilton was recently spotted at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Future of Fashion runway show in New York sporting a summery look with a bright blue dress. We show you exactly how to get this look yourself with a few key products.

RELATED: Inspirational Boho Wedding Hairstyles

Nicky Hilton's Boho Braid Tutorial

Instructions

1. This hairstyle is perfect on second-day hair since there is a natural build-up of oils. Choose which side you want the braid on, then mist your hair with sea-salt spray for extra texture.

Nicky Hilton's Boho Braid Tutorial

Lush Sea Spray, $12.95

2. Brush through the hair lightly with a comb, then divide it into three strands. Start from the inside and work your way out (just like a french braid) collecting more hair as you finish the braid.

3. Once you have reached the desired length, secure with a bobby pin or clear elastic just behind the ear.

Nicky Hilton's Boho Braid Tutorial

Lady Jane Pins, $2.99

4. To give the rest of your hair a beachy look, use a curling wand to create some more waves and texture.

Once you have curled each part of your hair, lightly shake the strands – this creates some extra volume without the use of hairspray.

Nicky Hilton's Boho Braid Tutorial

VS Sassoon Big Hair, $99.99

Images via Zimbio

June 1, 2015

Dakota Johnson’s Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Do you want voluminous bouncy hair like Dakota Johnson? We fell in love with her entire look at the annual Met Gala, and have come up with an easy tutorial to get the look at home. Enjoy!

RELATED: Olivia Palermo’s Braided Hair Tutorial

Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Instructions

1. Use a volumising shampoo and conditioner to make the most of your hair in the shower. Most of these formulas are actually root-lifting, which means that hair won’t look flat and lifeless.

Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Joico Colour Balance Shampoo and Conditioner, $29.95 each 

2. Once you’re out of the shower, attach a diffuser to your hair-drier to add some more texture. This is essential if your hair is naturally quite straight.

Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Vidal Sassoon 2200W Hair Drier, $44.95

3. Use one pump of a volumising hair mousse, and apply liberally to the roots of your hair. Scrunch the hair between your fingers, then release.

Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Garnier Fructis Style Volume Restructure Mousse, $7.49

4. Apply a lightweight serum to your ends, this will add some extra shine to your hair. Don’t go overboard and apply it onto your roots. It will only weigh down your hair and make it feel oily.

Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Marc Daniels Moroccan Argan Hair Serum, $12.99

5. If your hair requires a little extra body, use a thin curling iron to create the illusion of extra volume. Remember to curl away from the face, then shake the hairs before misting with setting spray.

Images via Zimbio

May 26, 2015

Lea Seydoux’s Beautiful Bun Tutorial

With the Cannes Film Festival already in full swing in the South of France, some of our favourite international actors are hitting the red carpet with some serious style. French actress Lea Seydoux was wearing one of our favourite hairstyles – a refined bun, so we just had to recreate this look ourselves.

RELATED: Taylor Swift’s Curly Loose Bun

Instructions

1. Start with hair that has been freshly washed and dried. For some added texture, use a volumising hair mousse or spray on damp hair.

Lea Seydoux's Beautiful Bun Tutorial

Goldwell Style Sign Double Boost, $25.45

2. Once hair is completely dry, apply a lightweight serum to the ends. Not only is this crucial for keeping the follicle healthy, but it will also make the hair look shiny.

Lea Seydoux's Beautiful Bun Tutorial

KMS Silk Sheen Polishing Serum, $31.96

3. Divide hair down the middle, then twist and pin into a bun. If your hair is thicker than usual, you might want to use a translucent hair elastic to keep it all in place. Then, just disguise it by pinning the shorter strands over the bun.

Lea Seydoux's Beautiful Bun Tutorial

4. Set it all in place with a light finishing spray!

Lea Seydoux's Beautiful Bun Tutorial

Joico Joimist Firm Finishing Spray, $28.55

Image via Zimbio

May 20, 2015

Olivia Palermo’s Braided Hair Tutorial

We all know that Olivia Palermo has some of the best hair in Hollywood, but her new style just in time for summer has us all swooning!

The classic French braid is perfect for those warm summer nights, a must-have for hiding greasy hair, and is ideal for windy weather. Use some of our favourite products below to create this easy look, just like Olivia.

RELATED: How To French Braid on Long Hair

Instructions

1. Comb through the hair, then run some hair mousse focusing on your roots. This is essential for taming any flyaways, and will keep the style in place all day long.

Olivia Palermo's Braided Hair Tutorial

Senscience Volume Boost Intensif Firm Hold Mousse, $32.95

2. If your hair is damp, use a light serum on the ends. Not only will it make them look super-shiny, but will actually be easier to braid.

Olivia Palermo's Braided Hair Tutorial

Moroccan Oil Original Treatment 125ml, $49.50

3. Start a braid at the very top of your scalp, but dividing hair into 3 even sections. As the braid gets bigger, you will need more hair to continue it down to the nape of the neck. If you need a little help with this step, use a small, hand-held mirror to see what you’re doing.

Olivia Palermo's Braided Hair Tutorial

Mia Smooth Elastic Blond, $9.85

4. Secure the braid with a thin elastic at the end. If you want more of a lived-in look, pull at the length of the braid. To create more drama at the roots, tease hair outwards, then mist with setting spray.

Olivia Palermo's Braided Hair Tutorial

L’Oreal Professional Tecni Art Pli, $20

Image via Zimbio

May 13, 2015

How To: Gemma Ward’s Effortless Beachy Locks

Channel Gemma Ward’s relaxed curls at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia without even stepping into the beach!

How? All you need to do is follow our simple tutorial below, and don’t forget to mist your hair with some sea-salt spray before heading out of the house.

RELATED: Alessandra Ambrosio’s Super-Sleek Hair

Instructions

1. If your hair is just freshly washed, apply a lightweight serum onto your ends. This will help to lock-in moisture, but won’t weigh the rest of your hair down.

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Marc Daniels Australian Macadamia Hair Serum, $14.99

2. Mist the rest of your hair with sea salt spray, and scrunch it with your fingers. This will help to generate extra volume to even super-straight hair.

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Lush Sea Spray, $12.95

3. Use a hair-dryer on cool, and make sure to add the diffuser onto the tip. This is essential if you want to nail the wavy locks Gemma Ward is sporting.

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ghd air diffuser attachment, $25

4. If the diffuser trick isn’t working on your hair type, simply use a curling wand with a large barrel to create the illusion of beachy waves. Section off the hair, then work your way from back to front – this will ensure that your hair maintains the curl for longer.

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The Alexa by Halo, $193.95

5. Mist your hair with a setting spray lightly at the roots to make sure it stays in place for hours.

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Joico Power Spray Fast-Dry Finishing Spray, $16.99

Image via The Beautiful Lens

May 5, 2015

Celebrity Hairstyles: Kate Moss’s Undone Hair Tips

Who doesn’t want to achieve Kate Moss’s tousled locks? If your own hair doesn’t work with the ‘rolled out of bed look’, use the tips and products below to create some natural texture in less than 10 minutes each morning.

RELATED: Kate Moss For Topshop Collection

Instructions

1. If your hair has just been freshly washed, blow-dry it on a low heat (cool if your hairdryer has the function) and tip your head upside down – this will give your hair some extra volume. Remember to alternate the hair in different directions as you’re drying it. This helps to stimulate the follicle, which is really important.

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Philips Thermo Protect Ionic Hairdryer HP8233/00, $49

2. Use a backcomb on the crown of your head and lightly mist with some hairspray for added volume.

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CHI Turbo Backcomb Brush, $14

3. To keep the hair from getting too crispy or sticky, use a natural bristle brush from root to tip. This also helps to tease the hair out and will leave you with a nice layer of volume afterwards.

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Lady Jayne Classic Pad Brush, $19.49

4. To use the styling balm for Kate’s exact look, her best friend and hairdresser James Brown has created the ultimate mist to keep your hair intact all day long. Rub it between your fingers and apply directly into the roots of your hair.

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James Brown Shine and Fragrance Mist, $14.99

Image via My Daily

April 28, 2015

Get The Look: Anna Sophia Robb’s Modern Chignon

Mastering a classic slicked-back hairstyle is number one on our list this season, especially since it requires so little maintenance. Actress Anna Sophia Robb was spotted at the Broadway premiere of Gigi sporting a modern chignon which we just had to try out. Follow our easy guide below to achieve this look yourself at home.

RELATED: 5 Hair Colour Trends To Try Right Now

Instructions

1. If your hair has just been freshly washed, use a lightweight cream so you don’t suffer from any flyaways. This particular formula adds a hint of shine, and is perfect if you’re getting photographed. Concentrate the product into the ends of your hair, then blow-dry backwards.

Get The Look - Anna Sophia Robb's Modern Chignon

Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine, $32

2. Comb backwards and secure the hair into a bun at the nape of your neck. If your hair is particularly thin, section it off, take small pieces of hair and wrap them over each other. This gives the illusion of added volume without the use of extensions. Once hair is done, set it in place with some hair spray.

Get The Look - Anna Sophia Robb's Modern Chignon

Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist, $27

3. Let out those shorter layers at the front of your face and curl with a tong for added volume.

Image via Daily Mail

April 20, 2015

How To Care For Sun-Kissed Locks

Many dark-haired celebrities are making a change to a lighter, sun-kissed look for the warmer weather, and one of our favourite has got to be Jessica Alba. To maintain those bright blonde locks, it’s important to use a few products and homemade tricks which will ensure that your hair never looks brassy or dry.

RELATED: How To Go From Black To Blonde Hair

Conditioner

A hydrating conditioner is essential when you’re working with bleached hair, since it adds some much needed moisture back into the hair follicle. While you’re in the shower, apply conditioner at your roots, then tie up the rest of your hair into a bun. Leave it in for 5-10 minutes and rinse with cold water for best results.

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OGX Hydrating Macadamia Oil Conditioner, $17.99

Chamomile

Did you know that chamomile is a natural way lighten your hair? Fill a large bowl with lukewarm water and 4-5 bags of chamomile. Let the water infuse for a few minutes, then tip your hair into the bowl. The water should soak into your hair for about 10 minutes, then squeeze out the excess and let your hair dry in the sun.

Trim

To keep your bleach blonde ends from getting too dry and over-processed, it is important to visit the hairdresser on a regular basis. If you have a few split ends, simply wrap a lock of hair around your finger, and lightly snip off all the strays.

Brassy tones

Blonde hair can go brassy without a moments notice, so always keep a violet shampoo in your bathroom cabinet. Apply the product to your ends, leave it in for 5 minutes, and wash with cold water. It helps to cancel out any brassy or orange tones from your hair between trips to your hairdresser or colourist.

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Fudge Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo, $19.99

Purifying mask

If your hair is damaged from all the sea-water or treatments, simply use a homemade mask to bring it back to life. Olive oil is perfect on damaged, brittle ends and coconut oil is an amazing hair and scalp mask, which brings back instant shine.

What are some of your treatments for hair like Jessica Alba’s?

Image via Marie Claire

April 10, 2015

Alexa Chung’s Voluminous Bob Tutorial

There’s no denying that Alexa Chung has one of the most enviable (yet effortless) hairstyles. Just enough volume on the ends, never too fussy, and always looks like she just rolled out of bed, which, she probably did.

RELATED: Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

For the rest of us mere mortals who weren’t blessed with thick, voluminous hair, this tutorial should suffice.

Instructions

1. To really penetrate those roots, use a lifting shampoo and massage for 3-5 minutes into your hair. Rinse with tepid water and leave the hair to naturally air dry.

Alexa Chung's Voluminous Bob

Living Proof Full Thickening Shampoo, $40

2. While you’re waiting for your hair to dry, use a volumising mousse on your ends and roots. This will really help to thicken your hair and add some much-needed texture to it.

Alexa Chung's Voluminous Bob

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dry Spun Finish, $38

3. If you are rather impatient, use a diffuser on a cool temperature and concentrate it mainly on your roots. Use a round brush to give your hair some extra volume. To avoid any annoying flyaways, use a finishing spray to boost the sleek and shiny texture of your hair.

Alexa Chung's Voluminous Bob

Lea Journo Voila Finishing Spray, $32

Image via Vogue France

March 25, 2015

Celebrity Hair Transformations

There is no denying that celebrities change their hair at any given moment. Unlike the rest of us, haircuts are paid for, colour is anything but from a bottle, and time is plentiful.

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next hairdo, consider some of these drastic transformations by the celebrities you love (and others you love to hate).

RELATED: 5 Celebrity Hairstyles For Thick Hair

Kim Kardashian

Blonde, black, balayage to now platinum, is there anything that Kim wouldn’t try on her hair? We don’t think she would be into colour, unlike her younger sister Kylie. One of the biggest changes has been Kim’s new hairstyle which she debuted at Paris Fashion Week earlier this month. Love it or hate it, either way, it definitely created some buzz.

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Nicole Richie

Who remembers the long, streaked hair that Nicole Richie was sporting during the first few seasons of The Simple Life with BFF Paris Hilton? Seems a world away from the style she has now – mainly pink and purple coloured locks.

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Ciara

Singer Ciara should be on a billboard promoting balayage – her colour is just that good! Not too brassy, not too yellow, with the perfect amount of body and bounce. A girl can dream! A far cry from the style she was known for during the earlier parts of her music career.

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Olivia Palermo

Palermo was first introduced to the silver screen through the MTV reality television show, The City, alongside Whitney Port. While she mainly sported a voluminous looking style, her colour has changed drastically over the years. The fashion world fell in love with her sharp, long-bob in 2011, and is still a major source of inspiration to this day.

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Sienna Miller

Inspired by Brigitte Bardot in the 70s, Miller’s hair was mostly long and layered with a face-framing fringe. Fast forward to 2015 and she’s known for an edgier style with short, pixie hair. This isn’t the first time Sienna Miller has chopped her hair, she did it back in 2004 for biopic, Factory Girl.

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Ashley Benson

Actress Ashley Benson debuted her chocolate brown locks in 2011, then changed to a dirty blonde colour that she has kept ever since. The colour works well with a bit of texture, which can be achieved with a spritz of sea-salt spray.

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Mary-Kate Olsen

One half of the Olsen twins went for a dramatic change in 2003, with Mary Kate colouring her hair strawberry blonde. Her super-long locks were styled with dry shampoo for a relaxed finish, but she soon reverted back to her natural blonde roots.

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Rihanna

Don’t think we forgot about Rihanna! The singer is well-known for her changing hairstyles, ever since she chopped her long locks in favour of a strong, structured bob. But who could forget the stunning balayage at last years Grammy Awards, swoon!

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Sarah Jessica Parker

Well, technically this one belongs to Carrie Bradshaw, but who could forget the dramatic transformation to chocolate brown locks once Big jumped ship?

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What was your favourite cut, colour or style? Have we left anyone out?

Images via Time, Pretty Designs, Style Slum, All Best Hairstyles, Sagita, Conde Nast, Company, Meme Addicts, Huffington Post, Pinterest, Clip Hair, Style Bistro, E! Online

March 19, 2015
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