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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 Paltrow’s 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.
Reese Witherspoon’s 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.
Jessica Chastain’s 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.
Kim Kardashian’s 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.
Jennifer Lopez’s 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.
Don’t let the colder weather bring you down! Round up some of your closest friends, bundle up in your favourite coat and head down into the city to some of the best pop-ups Sydney has to offer. We promise the mulled wine and banging tunes will be worth the winter chill!
The former Victoria Room has been transformed into The Chalet, which will be open for the next three months. The quaint space looks just like a traditional ski lodge, equipped with an in-house snow making machine, delicious mulled wine and even a chairlift at the entrance.
235 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst from June 25th
Winter Garden St Mary’s Cathedral
If you’re up for a bit of ice-skating, head down to St Mary’s Cathedral for the annual winter festival. The forecourt is transformed into the ultimate winter wonderland, without the hassle of heading to the snow itself! Kids will have fun playing on the various slides, ice skating and even exploring the igloos. Unwind with a cocktail at the winter garden lounge if you need a break from the chaos of it all.
St Mary’s Road, Sydney
Fire and Ice Festival
June in Sydney will see Saké Restaurant and Bar transform into a full-blown whisky bar featuring Japanese Nikka Whisky. Try it with some nibbles, in a cocktail, or try a tasting session with a few friends.
12 Argyle Street, The Rocks
Rye July at The Glenmore
One of Sydney’s hottest rooftop bars is getting into the winter with one of our favourite spirits – whisky! Rye July is packed with cocktails, whisky tasting (Johnnie Walker to be specific) and many canapés to choose from. Kicking off on Thursday 2 July, the event will be available every week.
96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
Images via The Chalet, Winter Garden, The Green Welly Stop, Daily Telegraph