We already told you about the official cocktail of Fashion Week, but here’s a little insider info on the unofficial behind-the-scenes hair product: L’Oreal‘s Elnett hairspray. Up until last year, the cult product was only available in Europe — hairdressers the world over would literally stock up on cases of the stuff and send it back home, which we’re pretty sure is a customs nightmare, but anyway. Why are they so dang obsessed with it? Even though it boasts runway-strong hold (think of some of the crazy ‘dos we’ve seen come down the catwalk), it leaves hair feeling soft and looking glossy, and you can totally brush it out and start all over again if you mess up somehow. You may have noticed that backstage most of the hairdressers are sponsored; so they kind of have to stick to using the products they’re given. But we totally spotted some cheater cheater pumpkin eaters busting the Elnett on the DL. Best of all, it’s now much easier to get in on the action. At $15 (here at Target), it’s not cheap, but then again, it beats the cost of a round trip to Paris. Keep reading »
We award Kelly Rowland (seen here in the tents at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week) the Hair Model Citizen Award for keeping it nice and simple by sporting soft, natural-looking (though we know that always takes work) hair. To get a similar look, apply Curls’ Curl Gel-les’c to wet hair, create a thick braid, allow to air dry and take it out. [New York, 9/18/09] Keep reading »
Over the past week, I’ve seen the top hairstylists from around the world create amazing looks for various designers’ fashion shows. Last night at Doo.Ri, however, I fell in love. Orlando Pita’s “really cool girl walking down the street” hair, as he called it, was beautiful. Lucky for you and me, it’s super easy to replicate.
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Sorry to interrupt Fashion Week coverage, but we have a very important announcement to make regarding new developments in the highly controversial ongoing Kate Gosselin hair saga.
So, like, you know when you’ve given a friend some much-needed advice–you take the time to hear out all of her venting and pat her head during the shoulder crying and thoughtfully consider the best course to take and dispense pearls accordingly–and then they go ahead and do the opposite after all that? The masses have reached out to her in unison: Whether you’re Team Kate or not I think we can all agree that hers is the scariest haircut we’ve seen on any famous person since, god, I can’t even think of another example, so that’s really saying something. Despite the (favorable) uproar caused by her much prettier People magazine cover and mere days after she made a much blogged-about appearance on “The View” with a new ‘do that the ladies endorsed and even Gosselin herself acknowledged was cute, what does she do? She goes and makes a public appearance and, well, let’s just say she has regressed. The right photo, taken just hours ago at the Southern Women’s Show in Charlotte, NC makes us cry just a little.You know, like if we all cared. Because we don’t. OK, maybe just a little. Keep reading »
Sometimes the most fun and innovative style fixes are the ones you already know—or are even using right now. Which is why when we saw this picture of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at Fashion Week, we realized we could still rock beachy waves well into the fall (we’re not ready for summer to go anyhow) and have the hairstyle take on a whole new vibe. Adding a smokey eye and some pink lips to the messy ‘do will dress it up, and add some texture to bundled-up fall looks. Keep reading »
There are some people in the cutthroat fashion and beauty industry that are just plain scary. In a few harsh circles, the meanest mean girls are adept at out-meaning one another. And then there’s Ted Gibson. The Texas-born, New York-based hairstylist doesn’t let the fact that Angelina Jolie and Renee Zellweger (to name a few) have him on speed dial go to his head. In fact, he’s one of the kindest people I know, goes out of his way to make people feel special, and is just so ridiculously talented to top it all off. I was lucky enough to run into him when he was doing the divine-looking hair at the Vena Cava show last week and, sadly, I glanced in the mirror near his hair station and quickly realized that my hair looked like I had been living out in the wilderness for awhile. (Which I have, sort of, but that’s a different story.) Embarrassing! Anyhoo, instead of admonishing me and making me feel like an even sadder sack, he slipped me a couple of packets of the following hair care miracles. Keep reading »
For Jeremy Laing‘s edgy, minimalist collection, ION Studio co-founder and Davines lead stylist Marco Santino decided the “best justice to the clothes is hair put back, nothing romantic,” he told us. Laing opted for a slicked-back ‘do that made it look as though the models were letting a hair mask soak into their manes. He applied Creative Moulding Foam and Defining Gloss in bulk and combed the hair back to create what I like to call a ponytail-less bun. Santino gathered the hair into a ponytail but didn’t secure it with a hairband. Then, with the help of a friend, Santino rolled the hair under and pinned it into place. While this exact look might be a bit much for everyday — I don’t want my strands to look that conditioned — I plan on trying a slightly less runway-ready version … Keep reading »
Never have we wanted to be tied up so badly than after seeing this phenomenal hairstyle from Rebecca Taylor‘s Spring 2010 runway show. It breaks our heart to find out that the hairstyle, designed by Rodney Cutler of Cutler Salon, pretty much requires professional assistance (apparently three professionals), and most of the bows were in fact pre-made pieces (see our “Cute Crap I Wanna Put On My Head” post for similar). Cutler, however, must have anticipated the real-girl desire for new style as he was prepared with an alternative: “If you can’t do a bow on yourself, do a twisty bun in back and turn it on its side do you can fan out some of the hair for the same effect.” Cutler suggests a middle part, but we think a deep side part would really rock the style out. [Stylelist, Glam.com] Keep reading »
Three thousand natural redheads recently made a pilgrimage to the Dutch city of Breda to celebrate ginger-colored hair. Not one onlooker yelled “firecrotch” for fear of a massive beatdown. Meanwhile, due to her recent blond shenanigans, Lindsay Lohan
was not invited. [BuzzFeed
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