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Hair Expo Australia Highlights

Styles were bolder and bigger than ever at Hair Expo Australia this weekend. Showcasing the industry’s most creative talents, hair was manipulated and fashioned in architectural, gravity defying forms. You won’t believe these incredible looks were created using natural hair!

Introduced by feisty host Tabatha Coffey of Tabatha Takes Over, the team at The Art of Hair presented intricate woven braiding techniques.

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Bringing new meaning to ‘helmut hair,’ this look had to be one of the team’s best.

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International guest artist for Wella, Dmitry Vinokurov, achieved amazing height with this complex mohawk.

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Next up were the talented Brits from F.A.M.E; the UK’s independent launch vehicle for young creative stylists.  My favourite of their creations was this sculptural fringed look.

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The GenNext Artisan collection included volumous tiers of cascading hair.

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But the ultimate showstopper? It had to be the floral adorned hair clusters presented at the GenNext ‘La Biosthetique’ collection; where youth culture meets Parisian Haute Couture. Holy hairballs this looked heavy!

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By Allison Voight

June 9, 2014

Get the Look: Sarah Hyland’s Glam Side-Swept Hairstyle

Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland rocked one of the most stunning side-swept hairstyles we’ve seen in a while on the Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere red carpet in L.A. earlier this week. Not only an elegant formal hairstyle, this is a great choice for wedding hairstyles if you’re opting for a romantic dress and pretty makeup.

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

1. On damp hair, generously apply Living Proof Prime Style Extender to lock in your style. Blow dry hair straight, section by section.

2. Set a heavy side part to your desired side. Using a 1″ barrel curling iron, curl each section in the same direction.

3. When finished, gently brush out your curl into a uniformed wave.

4. Spray with Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode Hairspray or your favourite hairspray for lasting hold.

5. To complete the look, use a bobby pin to secure the hair behind one ear.

What do you think of Sarah Hyland’s elegant hairstyle?

 

November 20, 2013

Get The Look: 1920s Waves Like Christina Hendricks’ Emmys Hair

Need wedding hair inspiration whether you’re the bride or a guest? We think these flapper-inspired, 1920s waves, like Christina Hendricks showed off at last month’s Emmys, are the perfect elegant hairstyle for medium to long hair. Simply pair with a feminine dress, antique jewellery and a vampish red lip.

We asked celebrity hairstylist Dario Cotroneo to share his how-to to recreate this gorgeous hairstyle in just 4 easy steps.

1. Section a side part from the hairline to the crown area. Then section hair at the back of head into three even sections.

2. Begin each section in the back area by backcombing the roots and spray with Thermal Image from Wella. Place the hair under the MYCURL and roll up horizontally. Starting from the mid lengths area, secure the first strap then continue rolling the MYCURL to the roots and secure the second strap. Then clamp the irons over the MYCURL for 15seconds. Repeat for the other two back sections.

3. Divide the front sections into two sections on both side of the face, roll in two Large MYCURLs on both side sections away from the face without the backcombing, spray with Thermal Image from Wella and roll a Large MYCURL into the hair horizontally from the mid lengths and secure with straps around the cheekbone area. Then clamp irons over the MYCURL for 15 seconds. Allow hair to cool down for 20 minutes.

4. After hair has cooled, remove all MYCURLs and lightly brush hair forward from the mid-lengths to ends in order to separate the curls, and then spray some shine spray for a glossy finish. To keep your style looking polished and groomed, around the face and on the top layer, spray hairspray onto a makeup brush and brush around the parting and around the face.

Are you a fan of this 1920s hairstyle?

October 10, 2013

Elegant Formal Hair Styles for All Hair Types

You may not be walking the red carpet at a gala Hollywood premiere, but at some point, a dressy occasion will come up and you’ll have the need for formal hair styles. Whether it’s a wedding, a work event or a holiday party, you want to do something elegant and glamorous with your locks. Here are a few formal hair ideas for long, curly and short hair.

Long hair

Of today’s style icons, none has the flair of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, when it comes to formal hair styles. This royal beauty wears her long, silky locks down on most occasions, even the most official ones. To add polish, she curls the last few inches for a look that’s polished and sophisticated.

When she does wear her hair up, the Duchess avoids getting too severe by braiding the hair on the sides, then pulling the braids back and wrapping them around a soft, low bun at the nape of her neck. This trend-setter also has been seen wearing her hair half up, half down, with a small bun at the back of her head.

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Short hair

Victoria Beckham usually wears her hair in a short bob that’s longer in the front, and for red carpet occasions, she spices up her style several ways. One style involves curling strands at the crown and around her face for a softer look. Beckham has also been seen with her short hair side-parted and slicked back behind her ears.

Other short-haired sirens dress up their formal hair styles with glam accessories like headbands, barrettes, flowers and combs. Why not add a tiara for extra sparkle?

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Curly hair

One totally feminine and beautiful way to dress up curly hair is to pull the front part away from your face, clip it with an ornament and let the curls fall down your back. Alternately, part it on the side and let the curls fall over your shoulder, or pin up your hair in a romantic bun like Taylor Swift.

Curly hair also works well in flowing movie star styles—think Rita Hayworth or Veronica Lake. If your curls tend to have a mind of their own, tame them a bit by wrapping around a curling iron to form loose, soft waves.

What are your favourite formal hair styles?

August 25, 2013