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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

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

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May 5, 2015

Bad Haircut Or Makeover Opportunity?

Ever been told things happen for a reason? Yes, even being on the receiving end of a bad haircut! Recently, I went into a new hairdresser and asked for the Jennifer Aniston look. I hadn’t had a cut for a long time because I’d changed states and was a bit hesitant (to say the least)  about letting a new hairdresser touch my precious locks. Lengthwise; it was long. Damn long!

Needless to say, I walked out with a short bob. My initial response was WTF! Not only had this new hairdresser neglected to do as I asked, but I’d lost at least 15 cm of pure length. The horror! Jennifer Aniston’s style was, therefore; totally out of the question. So, I walked out of the salon with murderous intent because the ‘professional’ with scissors had snipped away at my identity.

After a few hours of despair, self pity and all that crap, I decided to flip my attitude and considered myself quite lucky. Loads of people get the same hair cut – time after time. With a bad cut, you have an opportunity to experiment with something different. It’s all in the attitude. You can either sulk about it until your hair grows back or you can turn lemons into lemonade. And here’s a few tips on how to do just that.

1. Avoid DIY cutting

Put down the scissors NOW! DIY works well for a variety of other things but fixing your haircut really isn’t one of them. It doesn’t matter if you have a bit of experience, either. Chances are you are probably a bit emotional and what starts as a bad hair cut could end up being a total disaster.

2. Check out the latest styles

Jump on the internet and check out the latest styles. Work out what will suit you and be realistic about achieving it. If you’ve had long hair for a while, going short will be a big change and you will need some time to get used to it. Make the best of the situation and think sexyThere are plenty of sexy shorter styles, which may look better than your previous long locks.

3. Using what you have

If you have natural curls, reinventing a bad haircut will be fairly easy. If you have straight hair, you may want to invest in a curling wand or opt for an even shorter look. You will need to go to another hairdresser to have it done. Either way, think about what type of hair you have and work out ways to make that bad hair cut work for you.

4. Products

Most of us have a few products tucked away. It’s time to use them. If you don’t have any, think about what you want to achieve, go and spend a bit of money and buy them. They aren’t going to break the bank and they will make you feel better. It’s tough to put a price on that! For example, the wet look is really sexy and suits lots of different hair styles. Applying it is easy and you can get the look you are after. Plus, it can cost as little as $10.

5. Attitude

It doesn’t matter what your hair looks like. Beauty comes from within.  If you walk around with a shitty attitude, it will shine through. If you approach this event as time for a makeover, you’ll do fine. You’ll probably get comments about how great the new style is and how brave you are for trying something new.

If you obsess about your misfortune, not only will you act and sound like a whinger, which repels people, but you will have missed an opportunity to improve yourself. Life often throws things at you for this specific purpose. So grab it with both hands and make it work for you.

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October 20, 2014

Get the look: Blake Lively’s Bohemian Side Braid

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.

RELATED: Check out the Milkmaid Braids Hairstyle At NYFW here

Instructions

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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October 7, 2014

Braided Bun Hair Tutotial

Forget making an appointment with your hair stylist. We show you how to create a trendy braided bun hair up style at home in a few minutes.

Braids continue to be a hot hairstyling trend, and this elegant high bun gets a fun twist with a series of small braids.For this look, you are going to need a sock bun or a bun shaper. The first step to achieving this look is to spray your hair with a shine serum and brush it through your hair with a boar bristle brush.

Next, gather your hair in a high ponytail and insert the sock bun. When your hair is in the sock bun, fan it around and braid small random sections in the ponytail.

Once you’ve created the tiny braids, wrap the hair around the sock bun and insert bobby pins to hold in place. It’s okay if the bun is a little messy; it actually helps the look appear effortless and a little boho, just like Ashley Olsen’s.

March 13, 2014

Get the Look: Wavy Chignon Hairstyle

Looking for a festive hairstyle that’s easy to create at home? Herbal Essences have shared a step-by-step hair tutorial for one of our favourite sophisticated hair up styles. Elegant with a twist, the wavy chignon is sure to turn heads at any Christmas or New Year party. And all you need is two hair elastics and bobby pins. Fresh flowers can be added for a feminine touch.

1. Wash hair with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner.

Top tip: Give your hair an extra treat with the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Rinse Off Treatment.

2. Apply Herbal Essences Set Me Up Mousse to roots.

3. Blow dry hair upside down with a paddle brush to give volume and body

4. Take one inch sections of hair and curl with curling iron

5. Lightly spritz curls with Set Me Up Gel Hair Spray to give hair extra body

6. Split the front and back sections of hair into two parts. Pull the back section into a ponytail in the middle of the head and secure with hair elastic. Brush the front section back and secure with the first ponytail using a hair elastic

7. Split the curly ponytail into 4 sections and roughly pin each section to the side to create a chignon.

8. Finish with Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hairspray for a firm but lightweight hold that lasts day and night. Add hair accessories or fresh flowers to chignon as desired.

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What’s your favourite party hairstyle?

December 23, 2013