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Katherine Goes Short

Speaking of new platinum pixies, Katherine Heigl followed Kate Winslet‘s lead by ditching her longish blonde locks and going for a new cropped style. Katherine was photographed yesterday with the new look, while taking her dog to the vet.

I like this new look on Katherine! Also, does anyone know the brand of those boots she’s wearing? It’s really bugging me because for about a year now I’ve been seeing people with those same boots occasionally and I really like them. They are brown suede, have a wedge heel, a zipper in the back, and can be worn up or down. Leave a comment if you know!

And of course, tell me what you think of Katherine’s new hair…

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Yay Or Nay: Kate Winslet’s Pixie

Kate Winslet ditched her mid-length, wavy, caramel blonde locks for a bold platinum blonde pixie for the April cover of British Vogue. At first I thought this was a wig, but other sources are reporting this as a haircut, so guess it is. I’m curious to see Kate’s new hair “in action”. She’s gorgeous and I’m sure it will look amazing. I think the color is a little too cool for her skin tone, but maybe her stylist will tone it a bit post-editorial.

What do you think of Kate’s new hair?

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How To: Nicole’s Oscar Ponytail

I thought Nicole Kidman looked pretty at the Academy Awards last night. My first impression was that I loved her ponytail and that everything looked great, but upon further inspection I thought the actual ponytail could have been more polished and her bangs looked a little greasy. If you check out this how to, you’ll find out why… Celeb hairstylist David Babaii created Nicole’s  Bridget Bardot-esque ponytail.

How To Recreate Nicole’s Oscar Look:

  1. David begins every red carpet look with clean hair followed by applying Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment.
  2. He then sectioned off Nicole’s bang area and cut a fringe to frame her face.
  3. Next, David blow dried Nicole’s hair with the Itly Hairfashion Ionic Dryer and a large round brush. At the bang area, he gently bumped the ends under.
  4. After the hair was dried, David applied an additional amount of Pequi Oil to create a smooth and shiny surface.
  5. To begin the updo, he used his hands to sweep the hair into a ponytail creating a slight bump at the crown and securing with a band.
  6. To finish the fringe, David added additional Pequi Oil to his fingers to define.

That’s kind of a lot of oil! I would never use oil on my bangs, especially for an event where you’re going to be photographed and have a lot of makeup on, etc. However, I love that necklace so much. It’s amazing. (The shoes were a cool choice with that dress too.) Overall, I think Nicole looked pretty & happy.

What do you think of Nicole’s Oscar hair, dress, and accessories?

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Best Beauty: NY Fashion Week

I’ve been meaning to post this forever! I loved these woven side braids from Alexandre Herchcovitch’s show at New York Fashion Week.

And even though I just said I was all about undone hair, these glamorous waves at Mackage are enough to change my mind. So perfect. I would love to just wake up with my hair looking exactly like this every single day. Leeeeeeeee sigh.

These loopy buns from Luca Luca are 50% I just got done working out, 25% grandma, and 25% I made more at this fashion show than you made in the last 6 months.

Thakoon showed fabric-woven buns at NY Fashion Week, and Rachel Roy showed Heidi braids woven through with bits of fabric.

After the break, the best of makeup!

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Hair Inspiration: Izzie Burch

I know Orlando Pita said he’s feeling a strong move away from tousled, messy hair, but I can’t help but love the undone look. I’m willing to spend a lot of time and energy on many things, but not on my hair. (Yet, I write this blog…) Izzie Burch, Wovens Designer at Tory Burch, has great tousled, natural hair. She sees Alexis at Oscar Blandi for color, but only every six or eight months. “So [the color] fades out a bit,” she says.

Do you like undone hair or are you ready for polished looks?

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How To: Style Jennifer’s Bob

“Jen has really charged up her look,” says Sedu Elite Styling Consultant and celebrity stylist Tommy Buckett. “It’s fresh and new and the perfect length for spring. Just goes to show that girls with long locks should not be afraid to make a change. Jen’s fresh cut is the new trend to follow.”

And if you are loving Jennifer Aniston‘s new bob (now with glasses!) and are considering chopping your own locks, you’ll be happy to know it only takes a few easy steps to recreate her style at home.

How To Style Your Hair Like Jennifer’s:

  1. Apply a heat protecting product all over your damp hair. Sedu’s Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment with pure argan oil is good–it eliminates frizz and flyaways and help take hair to the next level.
  2. Blow hair dry with a round brush, lifting the roots up if you want a little volume. Sedu’s Revolution Pro Tourmaline Ionic 4000i Dryer will ensure quick drying without any frizz or static.
  3. Divide hair into ½” to 1” sections using a comb. Pass the Sedu Revolution Tourmaline Ionic Styling Iron through the hair from root to end for straight locks. It polishes the hair as it seals the follicle, reducing static, and frizz.
  4. Piece out strands to add some texture with a little more of the Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment. The end result  is sleek, shiny hair with a bit of edge.

Would you considering cutting your hair into a shoulder-length bob like Jennifer Aniston’s?

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Thakoon F/W 2011 Woven Updos

These “nomad-inspired” updos, woven with colorful knitted pieces of yarn, at Thakoon were so interesting.

The hair was created by Odile Gilbert for Kérastase. Gilbert smoothed the models’ hair back with Kérastase Double Force Hairspray and added shine with Kérastase Volumactive Spray. Two stylists were assigned to each model in order to knit the fabric into the hair and construct the complex chignons.

The vibrant makeup by Diane Kendal for NARS was cool too. On the models’ eyes, Kendal used a three shades of NARS blush–Taj Mahal, Desire, and Exhibit A–to create the pink-red hue. On the lips, she used NARS concealer and then one of NARS’ fall shades, depending on the model’s skin tone.

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Jennifer Makes A Change

Jennifer Aniston, who is known never doing anything new with her hair, makeup, or clothes, actually cut her hair!

She showed up to a photocall for her new movie Just Go With It sporting this fresh shoulder-length bob. I think it’s cute but kind of plain. I prefer Jennifer with longer hair simply because the girl has  fabulous hair.

See? I mean, boring and predictable with the highlights, beach waves, tan skin, black dress… But Jennifer does look fabulous in this style.

Actually, maybe it’s a little extionsiony there. I love Jennifer’s more natural looking hair and hair color here in 2008.

And I just remember that Jen had a similar cut to her new bob during the Friends era–around 2000-2001, but she grew it out quickly. I think I remember her talking about how much she disliked it at the time, but maybe I’m confusing that part with Sarah Jessica Parker talking about her brief bob?

It seems like Jennifer is in the mood for a lot of big life changes. Over on Take Sunset, I wrote about how Jennifer listed her Beverly Hills mansion–for $42 million!

What do you think is up with all of Jennifer’s big changes? And what do you think of her new bob?

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How To: Orlando Pita’s Horizontal 
Buns

For the Carolina Herrera Fall 2011 collections, Orlando Pita created these sleek horizontal 
buns to 
complement 
the 
graceful simplicity 
of this 
season’s 
luxurious clothes. 
“I wanted 
the hair to look special 
and 
different 
from 
what 
we’ve 
seen 
before, 
especially since 
it’s 
all 
about what 
happens at 
the back 
of the 
head,” Pita says. “For this season, I‘m feeling a strong move away from tousled, messy hair.” Fashion is definitely more dressed and polished and it’s dictating where hair is going. The looks are more controlled, healthy looking and shiny.”

How To Create Pita’s Horizontal 
Buns:

  • Orlando Pita dried the models’ hair using a hair dryer, Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, and a round Moroccanoil Ceramic Ionic Brush. This created sleekness as well as added volume. “The Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream is great for that,” Pita says. “It makes the hair shiny and smooth but still gives it the right amount of hold and substance for updos.
  • For models whose hair was dry or damaged, Pita first applied Moroccanoil Treatment to restore the hair’s condition. “It absorbs right in.”
  • Pita then created a low part and pulls the hair back, letting one side sweep across the side of the face, making a small ponytail in the back. “I let strands hang down, then lifted them up, through and down, and attached it with pins at the fold. It looks tucked in, almost like an envelope,” Pita explains.
  • The style is finished with a light spray of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to polish off the look and control any flyaways.

What do you think of Orlando Pita’s horizontal 
buns? Do you agree that the trend is moving away from messy/bedhead hair and toward dressy, polished looks?

You can find Moroccanoil products exclusively at salons and spas and at moroccanoil.com.

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How To: January’s ‘Unknown’ Hairstyle

At last night’s LA premiere of Unknown, January Jones wore an edgy, asymmetrical hairstyle. The look was created by Suave Professionals Stylist, Jenny Cho. “We’ve all seen January Jones look stunning with beautiful retro hair styles so for this event, my vision was to do something as interesting and edgy as her Alexander McQueen dress, Jenny says. “To compliment the strong military vibe, I wanted her to have a modern toughness to her hair but still have a sexy edge.”

When I saw this hairstyle on January, it reminded me of the models at this weekend’s Charlotte Ronson’s Fall 2011 RTW. I’m pretty sure Jenny Cho was the lead stylist for that show too. Although, of course, the hair at Charlotte Ronson was much more grunge inspired, and January’s hair is super polished and more chignon-y, but still I recognized the faux-undercut thing. Jenny is really loving that right now! If you’re digging it too, follow Jenny’s steps to recreate this look at home…

How To Recreate January’s Hair:

  1. With a tail comb, section off the top of hair. Using the arch of the eyebrow as a guide, make a “V” shape to the other side for a deep side part. Leave this section for later.
  2. Layer Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream and Volumizing Root Boost Spray on hair for texture and grip. Use a flat brush like the Mason Pearson and blow dry hair, directing it back and down for a chignon. Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo is also essential for this particular step.
  3. To put hair up in a chignon, make another “V” section in the back center of the head, keeping the sides clipped away. Tease hair in a horizontal section starting from the top of the “V”. Concentrate on the roots and mist Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Lightweight Hold Hairspray to keep teased sections in place. Brush this teased section down and make it flat to the head. Twist section and pin away.
  4. Tease the sides, taking vertical sections and following the step above. Gently brush one side to the center back. Twist from the nape and secure with bobby pins linking them upwards together. Do the same on the other side but for this side, use “U” shaped pins for light grip so you don’t disturb the shape.
  5. Once the chignon is in place, take the top section down and blow dry layering a little more anti-frizz cream and volumizing root boost spray to the direction where you want the hair to stay.
  6. Mist hairspray on this section and flat iron. Finish look with dry shampoo for extra texture.