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What Your Hairdresser Really Thinks: Salon Dos and Don’ts

A good hairdresser is worth their weight in gold. They’re a rare and highly covetable breed whom you may find yourself incredibly invested in – so much so, you contemplate moving cities if your beloved “hair engineer” – gasp – moves to a faraway salon.

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Okay, maybe not quite, but you get my drift: I’m addicted to the high of good hair and so my beloved, talented hairdresser occupies a special place in my heart. I tell her all my secrets and have laughed and cried under her care and then, like my own fairy godmother, she makes my hair look better and better each time I visit. I fully understand and support celebrities spending thousands of dollars to fly their hairdressers with them all over the world. Wouldn’t you, if you could?

But have you ever wondered what your hairdresser is really thinking? The secrets only they possess in their quiet, calm reverie? Read on, for senior Queensland hairdresser Elyse Louise, 22, was kind enough to share her top 5 salon dos and don’ts. Here, Elyse dishes the dirt on big industry no-nos and the appropriate hair etiquette we should all adopt.

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  1. Creepy crawlies: One of Elyse’s pet hates is, understandably, coming across a client with a head full of nits! Gross! As heinous as this is, it does happen, she says, and leaves hairdressers with no option, but to refuse their services and send the client home. Aside from being totally rank, it’s against hairdresser workplace health and safety to work on a nit-plagued ‘do. Elyse says she’s seen young kids through to teenagers with the dreaded infestated hair.
  1. Celebrity lookalike: There’s nothing a good hairdresser hates more, says Elyse, than a client bringing in a photo of celebrity and saying: “Make me look like that”. For starters, you may not resemble your fave celebrity in any way and hairdressers are expertly trained to match your hair style to best suit your individual facial structure and hair type. This means that as much as you might think and hope your hairdresser can suddenly transform you into the likes of supermodel Gisele, it just ain’t going to happen.
  1. Clients with no idea: Another big hairdresser hate is clients who say: “Just do whatever you want”. This is a big gamble: how do you know your hairdresser isn’t a complete sadist who will shave off all your hair just for kicks? Elyse says hairdressers much prefer it when you come into a salon with a strong idea of what you want; otherwise you’re just wasting everyone’s time.
  1. Invest in a change: If you’re looking for a major, new ‘do – for example going from black to blonde – be prepared for the fact that you can’t do it in one session, Elyse says. A big change will take many salon visits to accomplish unless you want less-than-amazing results. So, be patient and persist with it. Hairdressers, as amazingly talented as some of them are, still cannot perform miracles (bugger).
  1. Hairdressers aren’t psychics: The next time you’re tempted to say to a new hairdresser: “Do it exactly the same as the last person” – give yourself a little slap, Elyse says. Hairdressers aren’t mind readers and it’s inevitable they’ll cut and colour your hair differently than the last stylist. Sure, you can carefully instruct them on exactly what you want, but they most likely will not give you exactly the same result as a hairdresser from another salon. Be open to change, or don’t ever go to a new hairdresser.

 

 

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July 24, 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.

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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

Ponytail Ideas For Long Hair

Elegant up-dos for girls with long, thick hair can often prove difficult, especially since your locks are bound to drop throughout the day. We’ve come up with some quick and easy ways to style long hair in a fool-proof ponytail for the party season.

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Low ponytail

If your hair has the tendency to drop throughout the day, choose a hairstyle which requires little or no maintenance. Create some volume at the roots by using a voluminous hair mousse on damp locks, and letting it dry naturally. Once hair is dry, backcomb the roots, and tie into a low ponytail.

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Wrapped ponytail

Disguise your elastic by wrapping a small section of hair around the ponytail. This is an elegant look which is appropriate for the day and night if you have a special event on the cards. Once hair is in a ponytail, curl the ends and secure with some setting spray.

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Braided ponytail

For an extra bit of volume on fine hair, create a french braid just above your ear and stop about mid-way through to the other side. Then section off each part of your hair, and combine in a side ponytail.

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Inside-out ponytail

Create a chic-updo by braiding hair at the nape of your neck, then flipping it inside out. This will keep your ponytail in place all day, and also keep any stray hairs away from your face. A ponytail like this looks particularly elegant on someone with subtle highlights in their hair, or even balayage.

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Do you have any fool-proof hairstyles for long hair? Share them in the comments below.

Images via Pinterest, Britta Nickel

December 29, 2014

Get The Look: Kim Kardashian’s Relaxed Curls

You can now recreate Kim Kardashian’s signature loose curls with just a few products and simple techniques. Nail this classic look which is appropriate for a formal event, birthday party, or even if you want to feel glamourous while doing the weekly shop.

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Instructions

1. Wash your hair with a sulphate-free formula (this will keep coloured hair from losing it’s shine, and will protect your scalp from nasty chemicals which can cause dandruff).

Get The Look: Kim Kardashian's Relaxed Curls

Royal Moroccan Hair Repair Shampoo Sulfate-Free, $17.99

2. Apply a nourishing treatment such as Argan Oil to your ends – perfect for women suffering from split-ends, dry hair, or even the over-bleaching their ends which leaves hair brittle.

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Lee Stafford Argan Oil, $20.95

3. Blow-dry hair with a diffuser, this may take a little longer but will cause minimal damage to your hair. Don’t forget to use a cool setting as well!

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VS Sassoon Expert Turbo Dryer, $51.99

4. Divide hair into two parts using a hair clip to remove the top layer from the bottom. Apply a heat-protectant spray to your ends, since this will ensure that no additional damage will occur as a result of styling products.

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Joico Smooth Cure Thermal Styling Protectant, $26.95

5. Use a curling wand to take sections of hair about 2 inches thick and curl away from the face. This is important since you will achieve a natural curl, always remember this rule! Work from top to bottom to ensure that the outer layers of hair won’t drop.

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The Marilyn by Halo, $139.95

6. When you’re done, loosen the curls with a wide-tooth comb.

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Model’s Prefer Wide Tooth Comb, $4.99

7. Spritz some finishing products through your ends to keep your hair looking fresh and defined for hours!

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John Frieda Frizz Ease Perfect Finishing Polishing Serum, $16.99

Image via Hollywood Life

November 9, 2014

How To Get The “Wet” Hair Look

Want a high-fashion hairstyle, without the fuss? You may have seen “wet” hair on many runways and red carpets this fall, with everyone from Emma Watson to Rosie Huntington Whiteley sporting this chic new look.  Fortunately, it is easy for you to do at home! Try this sexy new style on your next night out using our handy how-to guide.

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You will need:

  • Hair gel or coconut oil
  • Hairspray
  • A comb (the finer the comb teeth, the better)
  • Bobby pins

Instructions

1. Start with slightly wet hair. You can either wash your hair and wait until it is partially dry, or using a spray bottle, spritz some water over your hair to make it damp.

2. Using a comb, separate the sections of your hair. Start first with the hair on one side of your head, around and above your ear. Rub some gel/oil between your hands and apply it to the top of the section, near the roots of your hair, combing through with fingers. Comb back this section of the hair, pinning at the back to keep it secure. Repeat with sections on the other side, and top of the head.

Tip: Experiment with your part – you can keep most of your hair to one side, or slick it all back like Kim Kardashian (pictured above).

3. Complete with a fine coat of hairspray. Don’t forget to carry some gel with you throughout the day for touch-ups!

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September 30, 2014

Hottest Celebrity Hairstyles

This season seems to be anything-but-traditional with some truly outrageous hairstyles hitting red carpets. If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with your hair, now is the time to do it – you might just stumble across a trend-setting ‘do.

Side shave

Game of Thrones star, Natalie Dormer, shaved the side of her head for the Hunger Games: Mockingjay. If you’re not as brave as Natalie and fellow side-shaved celeb, Rosario Dawson, you can try a dramatic part and a side braid or  sleek sweep, like Jessica Alba and Sophie Turner.

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Pastels

You can catch Nicole Richie in her new reality show with cool lilac locks! Kelly Osborne and Ke$ha are also sporting this outrageous, candy-colored trend.

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Short waves

Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence make short hair look effortless with their edgy, waved style.

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August 9, 2014

Get the Look: Kate Beckinsale’s Golden Globes Hair

Kate Beckinsale’s messy hair up style was one of our favourite celebrity hairstyles at the Golden Globes. The naturally loose bun is great for anyone with wavy or curly hair. If you’re a summer bride (or part of the bridal party), we think this would make a romantic wedding or formal hairstyle.

Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Sascha Breuer created the look in just a few easy steps.

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1. Start by using Moroccanoil Volumizing Mouse directly on to the roots of damp hair. The mouse will help add body and hold and it’s a great way to set the style in. It’ll also make hair more pliable and easier to work with.  

2. Begin blow drying the hair using a skeleton brush, and then use your fingers to create texture and additional volume. Once the hair is fully dry, separate into a horseshoe shaped section (the part between both temples & your crown area) and clip the top section away.

3. Pull the bottom section into a low, side ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic. Then coil & wrap the tail into a messy bun.  You can even tug a few strands out to create naturally falling bits and to loosen the bun. Secure hair with bobby pins.

4. Take the hair from the top section and backcomb the roots using Moroccanoil Ionic Ceramic Round Brush to maximize the volume at the crown and create a slightly disheveled texture.

5. Secure the top section into the existing, loose bun with bobby pins.

6. Mist the hair with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium to add shine and long-lasting flexible hold. Spray a little product onto finger tips and work it into the single strands to help define the pieces. Secure the final look with a few more pins.

What did you think of Kate Beckinsale’s Golden Globes hair?

 

January 15, 2014

Mila Kunis’ Chic Messy Ponytail Hairstyle

One of our all-time favourite hair up styles is Mila Kunis’ chic messy ponytail, so we asked Schwarzkopf’s National Technical Educator Grant Withnell to show us how to recreate the look at home!

1. Apply a small amount of mousse to the hair and blow dry using a large round brush.

2. Back comb the crown area of the hair to create volume here only.

3. Pull hair loosely back into a ponytail keeping volume at the crown and smooth at the front– secure with a hair tie.

4. Apply a heat protector and taking large sections and using a large curling create the waves.

5. Use a powder such as Schwarzkopf Extra Care Volume Powder to add texture and unstructure the waves.

6. Apply a lacquer for hold.

What do you think of Mila Kunis’ ponytail hairstyle?

January 3, 2014

Get the Look: Sienna Miller’s High Bun Hairstyle

Sienna Miller’s high bun is such a pretty hairstyle for New Year’s, weddings and summer festivities. Schwarzkopf’s National Technical Educator Grant Withnell shows us how to get one of the best hair up styles at home in just a few easy steps.

1. Add a generous amount of salt spray and using your hand, blast hair with hair dryer to create texture.

2. Once dry, add a styling powder for more texture. Roughly pull hair into a high ponytail and secure with a hair band, making sure to leave out some pieces to add later.

3. Twist hair and wrap into a knot (don’t be too neat here), then secure with large pins.

4. Randomly select any pieces left out, twist and secure out of the way.

5. Tuck others behind the ears and add more powder for added texture.

6. Spray a light mist of Schwarzkopf Extra Care Strong Styling Hairspray and away you go!

What’s your go-to party hairstyle?

December 24, 2013

Get the Look: Party Bun Hairstyle

The classic bun is one of our favourite hair up styles for party season – it’s chic, elegant and really easy to achieve the look. It’s a favourite with celebrities like Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba and Kate Bosworth, and really draws attention to the eyes, making it perfect for party season when you can play up your eye makeup. Just Cuts director Denis McFadden show us how to recreate the hairstyle in 4 easy steps!

What you’ll need:

Hair tie
JUSTICE Professional Sea Salt Spray
A few bobby pins
JUSTICE Professional Workable Hairspray
Hair foam donut like Scunci Bun Maker

1: Prep your hair
A great up-do will last better if your hair is textured and voluminous. Spritz clean hair with JUSTICE Professional Sea Salt Spray and work through the ends roughly with your fingers.

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2: Ponytail
Tie your hair in a ponytail using your hair tie. I love the top knot style for summer, it keeps your hair at bay and suits everyone – so aim for your ponytail to be high and tight. You can smooth hair back or wear a bit messier – depending on the look you’re going for.

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3: Create the bun

Wrap the foam donut around your hair almost like a hair tie so it’s around the base of your ponytail. Spread your hair over the donut and wrap any loose ends around. This is a fabulous way to add oomph and volume to short or fine hair and it looks totally natural.

If you’ve got lots of hair and don’t want to use a donut, twist your hair and wrap it around your hair tie. Again, wrap any loose ends around the bun.

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4: Set the look
Pin your bun with some bobby pins, pushing in towards the bun so they can’t be seen.

When you’re happy with your look and have found the perfect texture, set the look with JUSTICE Professional Workable Hairspray. The non-aerosol hairspray is great as it won’t drown your locks in product and there’s no sticky crunch, just incredible hold.

 What’s your favourite party hairstyle?

December 15, 2013

Get the Look: Nina Dobrev’s Braided Updo

Nina Dobrev looked so pretty at the TrevorLIVE event in Hollywood on the weekend, wearing a braided bun that is one of the most elegant hair up styles we’ve seen on the red carpet.

It might look intricate, but celebrity hairstylist Marcus Francis explains how to recreate this look in just 5 easy steps (so if you’re looking for summer wedding hair inspiration, pay attention!).

1. Apply a generous amount of Suave Professionals Volumizing Mousse to damp hair and rough dry with hands and a blowdryer.

2. Make a messy side part and divide hair into two sections — down the center in the back. Lightly tease the crown with a tail comb for a little height.

3. Spray each side with Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo to revive hair and add volume and texture. Begin French braiding the first section against the head, continuing to the ends like you would a side ponytail, and secure with an elastic. Repeat with the other side.

4. Loosen each braid by pulling each side, allowing for pieces to come out, giving that soft, effortless look. Take one of the braids and pin it across the back to create a large bun using hair pins. Do the same with the other braid, going back and forth along the back to blend in with the first braid.

5. Finally, pull out a few face framing layers and spray the entire look with Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to set.

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What do you think of Nina Dobrev’s red carpet hair?

December 10, 2013

Get the Look: Christina Ricci’s Half Up Half Down Hairstyle

Christina Ricci looked chic and elegant at this week’s UNICEF Snowflake Ball, with a feminine half up half down hairstyle that is a sophisticated twist on classic hair up styles. Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson created the look.

1. I first sprayed her hair with build it blowdrying agent and blow dried to add texture and body.

2. I then swiped hairsheet styling from mid-lengths to ends to add shine. Once the hair was dry, I parted it in a deep side part.

3. Then, parting her hair horizontally from ear to ear, I left the bottom half of her hair down and put the top half in a pony, leaving the front of her hair at the part out for a side bang and face frame.

4. I finished with beautiful hold hairspray to hold it all in place.

Are you a fan of Christina Ricci’s half up half down hairstyle?

December 6, 2013

Celebrity Hairstyles: Christina Aguilera’s Glam Bob

Christina Aguilera has never looked better than on the first live show of season 5 of The Voice in the U.S. on 4 November.

Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii created a classic Hollywood A-Line bob with a contemporary twist. For David, the inspiration was Christina’s sizzling new look which could only be complimented with one of the most glamourous celebrity hairstyles. As he wrote on his Instagram photo of Christina, “I mean come on I work with the most beautiful woman In the world. Life is good.”

1. David first cut a classic A-line bob to add a more dramatic contour to her style.

2. After shampooing and towel drying, David added a small amount of mousse to the root area (for lift and volume), leaving the ends free to move.

3. Next, he blow dried her hair with a T3 blow dryer and large round brush, adding movement and swing to the ends.

4. To finish, he bumped the ends under slightly with large barrel curling iron and misted lightly with hairspray for added volume.

Are you a fan of Christina Aguilera’s glam bob?

November 5, 2013

Get The Look: Lily Collins’ Textured Waves Hairstyle

Lily Collins’ textured waves with a centre part as seen at the Vogue Fashion Fund event at the Chateau Marmont in L.A. yesterday is such a cute hairstyle for short to medium-length hair. Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak created the look in just a few easy steps.

1. Mara started by spraying Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray then rough drying the hair using the Harry Josh Pro Tools Hairdryer.

2. Next, she waved Lily’s hair using a one-inch barrel iron, creating a natural, textured wave.

3. To break up the style, she then used Serge Normant Dry Shampoo all over.

4. Then to add a bit more ‘piecey-ness,’ Mara rubbed Kevin Murphy Night Rider Matte Texture Paste into the palms of her hands and ran it through her hair.

5. Finally, she sprayed L’Oreal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray all over to seal the textured wave.

What do you think of Lily Collins’ wavy hairstyle?

October 24, 2013

5 Of The Best Celebrity Hairstyles

Don’t we love to look at celebrity hairstyles? At their best, they inspire us to take a photo to our own stylist and say, “Make me look like this!” At their worst, they inspire us to say, “Oh no – why did she DO that?”

Here’s a look at five of our favourite celebrity hairstyles and the lovely ladies who wear them. Are you in the mood to try something new?

Michelle Williams’s pixie cut

This actress had some tough competition from Anne Hathaway and Miley Cyrus, but the adorable blonde has been wearing the style for a while now and always looks totally perfect. We’ve heard that Williams is growing out her hair for a movie role, but can’t help but hope she’ll get her pixie back after it’s over!

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Lea Michele’s trendy fringe

The star of Glee sports a long blunt cut with a thick fringe, setting her apart from most current celebs that have lots of layers. The look works for Michele, and plays up her beautiful dark eyes. Other beauties who know how to rock a fringe include Taylor Swift, Emma Stone and Jessica Biel.

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Jennifer Lopez’s long layer

J.Lo has had long hair for several years now, but she’s never looked better than she does right now, with her lengthy, flowing layers falling over her shoulders. The layers give this style just the type of versatility this multi-faceted fashion icon needs. Other stars with long, luscious layers are Blake Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker and Reese Witherspoon.

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Solange Knowles’s gorgeous curls

Beyonce’s baby sister knows how to get her own individual look by flaunting the natural texture of her short hair in tiny ringlets. Other girls with curls we love include Rihanna, Zoe Saldana and Jennifer Hudson. Curls are at their best when bouncy and shiny.

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Cameron Diaz’s bouncy bob

The blonde beauty claimed to be unhappy with her shorter ‘do, but later fell in love with both the look and the easy maintenance. We will probably see Diaz with long hair again soon, but the shorter style is definitely a great look for her. Kiera Knightley and Julianne Hough have also impressed us with their beautiful bobs.

What are your favourite celebrity hairstyles?

August 19, 2013

Beyonce Debuts New Pixie Cut

Beyonce has chopped off her famously long locks and debuted a new pixie haircut.

The singer, 31, posted three snaps on Instagram on Thursday showing off her new hairstyle that is no doubt going to inspire a new trend for very short hair.

It comes just a day after her last concert in Brooklyn, NY, where she sported long wavy hair.

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Her longtime hairstylist Kim Kimble had no idea she was going to cut her hair, especially as Beyonce has a video to shoot this weekend which Kimble was planning to style a “retro 50’s type of hair.”

Kimble admitted she was really surprised and even emotional at seeing Beyonce’s new pixie cut on Instagram. “I got a little teary eyed!” she told People. “I’ve been working for her so long, she has this beautiful long hair and it’s hard to grow hair out. I feel like it’s my hair, I work so much with her. I feel a little emotional but excited for her too.”

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Beyonce has been a fan of weaves and extensions for years, enhanced by her own long hair. “She had great, thick long hair, which she cut off because she’s ready to make a statement,” said Kimble. “It’s a great [one] to make: I’m beautiful, sexy, bold and I can do it all. She’s the perfect model for that: A working woman, mom, superstar, businesswoman. She’s powerful in herself. “

What do you think of Beyonce’s pixie haircut?

August 8, 2013

5 Hairstyles For Round Faces

Whether you’ve got full, thick hair or fine, thin hair, you will have noticed the difference that your face shape makes on how your favourite hairstyle looks. Complimenting a round face isn’t always easy so we’ve put together five of the best hairstyles for round faces, plus some styling tips to help you style your new cut.

Whatever your hair type, long hair will elongate a round face. Selena Gomez’s longer, layered cut really compliments her round face. If you have very thick, curly hair, try taming it with specialised hair products and hair tools.

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With short hair or tied-up hair, try adding volume on the top of the head with moose, spritz, back-combing or wax, just like style queen Ginnifer Goodwin who adds texture to her pixie cut with a little hair product, instantly elongating the face.

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Fringes can look amazing on round faces, just avoid thick fringes on hair that is shoulder length or above – this will just swamp your face. Kirsten Dunst opts for a soft, side-swept fringe will looks romantic and feminine yet flattering.

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Thick or curly hair can look very dense when cut short, making your face look rounder. If you have very thick hair and wish to cut your hair to shoulder length or shorter, layering and feathering can make the hair look lighter and smoother. Law and Order’s Mariska Hargitay might have thick, full hair, but her chic short hairstyle and clever layering makes her hair look lighter and younger.

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When wearing hair up, trail some hair at the front to frame the face – Emma Stone is a pro at the updo with soft, feathered layers around the face.

Hairstyling tips for round faces:

1. Frame your face by curling the front of the hair inwards. This looks best when done at around chin length.

2. As with any face shape, healthy, well-kept hair will always make you look and feel great, so stick to a daily hair care beauty regime, avoiding heated styling aids and chemical-heavy products when possible. Pay attention to your hair type and condition when choosing from among the many fashionable hairstyles for round faces that are out there.

What’s your favourite hairstyle for round faces?

July 25, 2013

5 Of The Best Very Short Hairstyles

Winter is the perfect time to make a major hairstyle change and opt for the chop. Very short hair looks super chic with a turtleneck and trench coat (and gives you enough time before summer to grow it out if you’re not thrilled with the look).

The decision to chop your long hair off can make you quite apprehensive, particularly as you come to the day of your hair cut and still haven’t made the decision of which style to go for! To help you make that decision, here are five of the best very short hairstyles out there right now.

Pixie cut hairstyle

This is a stylish and eye-catching style for thin, fine hair and is a favourite with celebrities like Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway. It will really make your eyes pop, so now is the time to play up your eye makeup with stronger brows and dark lashes.

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Short and sleek bob

This is a variation of the pixie cut but with longer and shorter layers to give a sleeker look. This style is perfect for all ages and ideal if you’ve got fine hair and are looking for a more sophisticated, fashionable look as a refreshing change to long, limp locks – just ask Katie Holmes.

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Face framing bob

This chic hair cut is short at the back and long enough at the front to frame your face and can suit every face shape, but it particularly compliments a rounder face. For an even more striking look, pair the chop with a bold new hair colour, like Ashlee Simpson’s platinum blonde bob.

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Short and messy hairstyle

Messy short styles are among the easiest to maintain, often needing just a quick tousle with some wax – ideal if you’re not a morning person and only have a few minutes to get ready! Short and messy hairstyles also suit different face shapes. Drew Barrymore’s messy bob is both sexy and sophisticated.

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Classic bob with fringe 

There are so many variations to the classic bob, though a very short version with a bold fringe is trending once more and really gives body to otherwise flyaway hair. Dannii Minogue’s bob and fringe is one of our favourite hairstyles of all time. It’s more high maintenance than other bob hairstyles, but you can style the fringe in many ways, including a side swept fringe, clipped up away from the face or tousled in soft waves.

What’s your favourite very short hairstyle?

July 24, 2013

Get The Look: Demi Lovato’s Milkmaid Braids Hairstyle

Demi Lovato looks cute as a button in milkmaid braids. L.A.’s first braid bar Assembly Salon shares their tips on how to create this fun summer hairstyle that’s perfect for thick or long hair.

1. Prep hair with Kevin Murphy’s Easy Rider to de-frizz and give hair the best grip to braid. For an undone look, add a 20 cent piece size of Kevin Murphy Hair Resort.

2. Part hair starting right above your left eyebrow. Starting at the part, create a medium rectangular piece and separate into three pieces.

3. Cross the right out-most over the centre then add some hair to what used to me the right out-most strand (now centre).

4. From the right side, cross the left-most over the centre then add some hair to what used to be the left-most strand (now centre).

5. Continue your braid until you wrap around and reach the centre back of your head.

6. Secure braid with a clear elastic. Secure remaining hair in a messy chignon.

7. Mist hair with Kevin Murphy’s Session Spray for a lasting hold.

What do you think of Demi Lovato’s milkmaid braid hairstyle?

July 23, 2013

Get The Look: Claire Danes’ Sexy Medium Hairstyle For Vogue

Claire Danes looks fierce on the cover of the August issue of US Vogue magazine. Celebrity hair expert Oribe Canales shares how he created Claire’s sexy hairstyle for the Homeland-inspired photo shoot – we think it’s the perfect medium hairstyle.

“It’s clean, easy, all-American hair with a bit of sex appeal,” Oribe explained “It’s very Claire Danes.”

“Mist Oribe Hair Care’s Thick Dry Finishing Spray onto wet hair and then blow-dry it with a round brush,” Oribe explained.

“[Then] set the hair using Velcro rollers. Once removed, use a brush to break up the curl.”

Oribe says you can achieve Claire’s volumised effect at the ends of her hair by using a spray to give texture and a heated tong for definition.

“To create a subtle lift, spritz Dry Texturising Spray at the roots. For more movement, simply use a large-barrel iron to give a bit of bend to your strands and finish by spraying Soft Dry Conditioner throughout,” he added. “This keeps the volume and texture, but adds a softness and youngness to her locks.”

 What do you think of Claire Danes’ Vogue cover hair?

July 18, 2013

Get The Look: Amy Adams’ Soft Curls In 5 Steps

We love Amy Adams’ soft curls as seen at the opening of the Carolina Herrera boutique on Rodeo Drive last week – it’s the perfect look for spring brides! Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Laini Reeves created the look in 5 easy steps.

1. Start by applying Moroccanoil Curl Defining Mousse to wet hair.

2. Next, comb your fingers through your hair and dry it out, allowing the natural texture and curl of the hair to form.

3. Once you have dried your hair completely, use a light spray of L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray.

4. With a 2″ curling iron, start curling random sections of your hair. After you do this, take three large sections and roll the ends of your hair under and pin it in place.

5. Finally, allow your hair to cool and take a large paddle brush to soften the wave. Finish with a light spray of hairspray.

Do you like Amy Adams’ soft curls?

July 12, 2013

Get The Look: Lea Michele’s Messy Braid Hairstyle In 4 Steps

We’re loving Lea Michele’s messy braid as seen at yesterday’s FEED USA and Target party in Brooklyn – such a fun hairstyle for medium to long hair!

Lea posted a close-up of her braid on Instagram, writing: “Loving my messy braid tonight by Sarah Potempa! #NYC”

Here’s how to get the look in 4 easy steps:

1. Use the Sarah Potempa Beachwaver to curl your hair.

2. After curling, apply a sea salt hair spray to add texture, volume and hold.

3. Pull your hair to one side and braid a normal braid. After you have secured your normal braid in place, tug on random sections of the braid, allowing them to look relaxed and messy. Continue tugging until you are satisfied with the look.

4. Finish the hairstyle with hairspray to hold it all in place.

Are you a fan of Lea Michele’s messy braid hairstyle?

July 11, 2013

Get The Look: Nicole Kidman’s Golden Globes Hair

Celebrity hair stylist David Babaii created this stunning look for Nicole Kidman at the Golden Globes. Here’s how David recreated this A-list hairstyle in 4 easy steps.

The inspiration

“The style inspiration for Nicole look was my take on a modern day Veronica Lake,” said Babaii.

Get the look

1. David began with a nourishing shampoo and conditioner to maintain Nicole’s hair colour balance while also hydrating.

Try: David Babaii for WildAid ColourMaxx Shampoo and Conditioner.

2. Next, he applied a small amount of silicone-free Miracle Oil Hair Exilir by Davi Babaii to add additional shine, and protect the hair from thermal damage.

3. Then he used a small round brush bumping the end under. For the Veronica Lake look, David used a large barrel curling iron, wrapping only the bottom portion of the section around the barrel to create soft natural waves.

4. To finish, he created a side part and lifted the root area with a volumising spray, lightly spritzing the end for a long-lasting hold.

Try: David Babaii for WildAid Volanic Ash Root Amplifier.

Are you a fan of Nicole Kidman’s Golden Globes hair?

January 17, 2012