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.
We countdown some of our favourite bronde hairstyles for you to show the hairdresser!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Would you try the bronde trend? We’re already on board!
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Have you ever spotted a hairstyle online and found it too difficult to try yourself?
We’ve picked a few of our favourite complex hairstyles and have simplified them, making them really easy to recreate at home! You might need a few extra bobby pins and some hairspray to make them last the distance.
Estimated time: 10 minutes
- Start with day old hair which has retained some of its natural oils – this will make it so much easier to work with!
- Part your hair (down the centre or to the side), then start by creating a 4cm thick braid. Fasten it with a clear elastic.
- Take the rest of your hair, then create a few more messy braids with the ends. Secure with an elastic, then tug at each side to make them a little more ‘lived-in.’
- Position a mirror in front and behind you – it will make it so much easier to see what you’re doing. Then pin each section of hair into a bun. If your hair is a little on the thick side, use a clear elastic to help secure it into place. Cover the elastic with extra hair, and pin directly over it.
- Use a teasing comb to tug out any shorter layers, this will help to frame your face.
Estimated time: 5 minutes
- This is the perfect hairstyle if you’re working with slightly oily hair, or even if it’s been freshly washed. It only involves a simple fishtail braid that is easy to achieve if you know the technique.
- Divide hair into two equal sections, then pull a thinner strand of hair from the left side and cross it over to the right.
- Repeat this step again on the opposite side, then keep alternating until you have reached the end. The secret to nailing this look is to keep hair looking neat and tidy, so make sure to position a mirror behind your back.
- For a messier look, tug at each side of the braid.
Sophisticated side bun
Estimated time: 10 minutes
- Part your hair down the side with a comb, then gather your hair to the front.
- Create a side bun which covers the side of your ear, and pin back the strains of hair with an elastic or bobby pins.
- Take any shorter layers from the front of your hair and use a curling wand for some extra volume and bounce. Once it’s cooled down, curl it once with your finger and pin it back into the bun.
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Why limit yourself to just a few hairstyles when attending a formal event? There are so many different ways to style both curly and straight hair which won’t have you looking like everyone else at the party.
If you need hairstyle inspiration, then follow these celebrity styles for a flawless look appropriate at any formal event.
Embrace your natural curls by creating a subtle updo which is perfect for the warmer weather. Create texture in your hair by using a mousse on damp roots, then blow-dry with a diffuser to accentuate your curls.
Secure hair in a tight bun at the nape of the neck, then pin back strands to create a more defined look. Take your curling wand and loosely style any bangs at the front of your face.
Nothing beats some signature waves, and this look is perfect if your hair has been chemically treated or relaxed. Use rollers to create a defined curl (which will last all night long without a touch-up), then mist lightly with hair spray.
If you always part your hair in the middle, choose a side part which will create the illusion of texture on your roots.
A signature style by actress Blake Lively are bohemian inspired waves. Not only is this look perfect for a summer event, but it also accentuates hair which has highlights running through the ends.
Create these curls with a styling wand, then carefully spritz with finishing spray so they don’t completely drop on dead-straight hair. Take small strands of hair from the roots, then plait and pin down under the rest of your locks.
If you’re working with hair which doesn’t hold an artificial curl, then a messy updo is your saviour. Divide hair into two sections (your shorter layers, and the rest of your hair).
Carefully pin a short bun at the nape of your neck, and secure with a clear hair tie if your hair is thick in texture and needs extra support. Now for the front, create a plait which falls over to the side of your hair and pin back. Take a comb and carefully tease out any shorter hairs – this will make the look feel genuine.
Long hair, thick hair, or even working with extensions doesn’t have to be difficult with a messy side-braid. This look is super-easy to achieve, and only requires just a few simple steps. Choose which side you would like your braid to sit on, and braid away from the face.
Tease out the hair by pulling each side of the braid – this will make your look feel lived-in. Create drama at the roots by using a dry shampoo and teasing comb for some extra body and bounce.
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Beautiful girl next door Blake Lively has been rocking a mean side braid lately, and we here at SHESAID think that it’s the perfect look for the warmer weather. Although this is ideal if your hair is medium-long length, you can also try it on layered hair since it will look laid-back and undone.
1. Divide your hair into two sections, and then simply comb through any knots or tangles. Start from the ends, then gently work your way upwards to the crown. Feel free to pop in any extensions if you feel your hair needs some more volume to work this look, otherwise you can just proceed as usual.
2. Whether your hair is freshly washed or second-day, spray some dry-shampoo at the roots to create some lift and volume.
3. Clip one of the sections off, and work with one side at a time. Apply a bit of texturising spray to your ends, since this will make the look lived-in.
4. Take a small section from the front of your hair, and section it off on the other side. Now divide your hair in two, and start a fish braid on the front section. This doesn’t have to be too tight, it really just depends on how refined you want the look to be.
5. After you’re done with the first fishtail braid, use your fingers to divide the hair for a casual look. Pull it apart at the roots and at the ends. Secure it with a clear hair tie. Do the same with the back section of the hair you previously divided.
6. Now take the 2 completed fishtail braids and use a bobby pin to secure them together in the middle. Do this the entire way down the length of the hair.
7. Take the other section and bring it over the side of hair you were just working on. Smooth it out over the fishtail braids, then do another fishtail using large sections of hair instead.
8. Combine the 3 fishtail braids together, making sure that the biggest is showing at the front. Then secure with another clear elastic. At this point the bobby pins shouldn’t be sticking out, since the final fishtail will be able to conceal any tracks.
9. If you have sectioned off any front bangs, just simply curl the ends and pin over to one side. Tuck in the ends depending on how long your hair is.
10. Use a clip or brooch over the top, since this will tie the entire look together and conceal any bobby pins!
Would you try this look?
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Even after a break from the public eye, Blake Lively’s red carpet form at Cannes and the CFDA Awards placed her firmly back on our fashion radar. Sure it can’t hurt to be wearing the likes of bespoke Chanel or Michael Kors….but what really lifts her look to a 10 is that perfectly primped main of glamazon hair. Her signature look? Those long locks of cascading curls. It’s the best accessory for a minimalist outfit.
I asked Professional Hair and Make Up Artist Sylwia Lukosz how to achieve the look at home:
- Prep damp hair with volumising mousse – apply generously at the roots and comb through to ends. Sylwia likes Schwarzkopf mousse and Smoothing Creme by CPR.
- Create a side part and blow dry hair, brushing downward to smooth the cuticle.
- Section hair into 4-5cm strands and set in rollers. Sylwia recommends Babyliss hot rollers.
- After 15 minutes remove rollers and brush gently with a wide tooth comb.
- Remember: Hairspray is your friend.
Here is the recreated look on Sydney model Jess:
With a background in publishing, Allison Voight has written for numerous local and international fashion magazines. She also has her own style blog, StylistaSister. She is Creative Director at Voight Photography and Design, which she co-owns with her photographer husband. Their work has appeared in publications including Vogue Australia, Cielo, Elle, En Vie and Fashion TV.
Award-winning hairstylist Lizzie Liros shows us how to achieve one of our favourite hair up styles, Blake Lively’s effortless goddess look which would be perfect for a boho wedding.
1. Apply a volumizing mousse on dry hair and blow-dry until completely dry.
2. Taking the hair in small sections curl all the hair with a medium curling iron.
3. Run your hands through the hair to separate the curls and to create soft movement throughout the hair.
4. Create a side part. Then leaving a small section of hair at the crown of the head for the fringing, start to do a loose braid on the opposite side to your part, taking the braid to the tips of the hair. Don’t be too worried about incorporating each strand of hair, a loose braid is perfect for this bo-ho glam look.
5. Once braided, wrap the hair into a loose loop at the nape of the neck and pin into place ad desired.
6. Smooth out the front section with your fingers away from your face and take a few strands to the bun and pin, leaving a couple of stands to fall freely around your face.
Tip: To add natural looking highlights to your hair to perfectly create this bo-ho style, Lizzie recommends Amazing Hair Australia Tape-In Hair Extensions, which start at $50.00 for highlights.
What do you think of Blake Lively’s braided updo?
For more information on Lizzie Liros visit www.lizzieliros.com.
From Blake Lively’s stunning, 50’s-style Oscar de la Renta gown to Drew Barrymore’s radiant pregnancy style, here’s this week’s best red carpet dresses. Plus find out which two Aussie actresses made our list…
Jessica Biel congratulated hubbie Justin Timeberlake on taking home GQ’s Man of the Year, wearing a Giambattista Valli ensemble with green satin peep-toe heels.
Everyone might be talking about Jennifer Lawrence and her new pixie cut, but at this week’s Berlin premiere of The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, all eyes were on Elizabeth Banks, who stunned in a silver beaded strapless Elie Saab dress that looked like it belonged on the Oscars red carpet.
Vanessa Hudgens could show her fellow 20-somethings a thing or two about celebrity style, wearing an elegant white Thakoon polka dot dress to the CDFA/Vogue Fashion Funds Award in NYC on Monday.
Aussie Melissa George might be due to give birth any day now, but she managed to make it to the party hosted by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, wearing a satin A-line gown, elegant clutch and bright red lips.
Also at the Vogue Funds Award was Dutch model Doutzen Kroes in a peek-a-boo Cushnie et Ochs white knee-length dress, paired beautifully with bronze heels and minimal accessories. Love the simple bun and slick of red lipstick to pull the look together.
We also love Rose Byrne’s red Jonathan Saunders dress, paired with berry Top Shop suede pumps at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards in NYC on Monday.
It’s hard for Blake Lively not to look stunning in anything she wears, but we’re particularly smitten with the off-the-shoulder floral Oscar de la Renta gown she wore to at an event for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in NYC on November 9th.
An expecting Drew Barrymore look radiant and lovely in a shimmery Tory Burch gown at the Baby2Baby gala in California.
Which star has the best celebrity style this week?