I remember when “True Blood” first debuted and we got our first glimpse of New Zealander Anna Paquin (then still best known for her Oscar-winning role in “The Piano” years before) as blonde waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Paquin looked so different and not like herself as a blonde, but thanks to her complete embodiment of the role, it didn’t take long before it became hard to imagine her as anything but a towhead. Well, Anna’s apparently been itching for a change, so when “True Blood” finished filming its final season this week, the actress went straight for the bottle. The dye bottle. Paquin posted these photos to social media yesterday, showing off her new purple and blue hair, and I think it looks amazing. Hmm, maybe it’s time I did a little experimenting… [E! Online]
Anna’s new look is daring, sure, but it’s also surprisingly “on trend,” as the lady mags say. Many fashionable celebs have dyed their hair some shade of purple, lilac, lavender or eggplant in the last few years. Maybe purple is the new ombre? Click through for more…
Oooh, I’m totally swooning over the hairstyle Diane Kruger wore to the premiere of her show “The Bridge” late last week. It looks complicated but I think it’s actually quite easy. It looks to be that Diane — or her hairstylist, let’s be real — sectioned the hair into two at the top of the head and did a Dutch braid (an inverted French braid) on the back section, then braided the front half of hair back and around/on top of it, so that the Dutch braid peeked through. The result is very Grace Kelly in front, Daenerys Targaryen in back. So unexpected! [Photos: Getty Images]
“I dyed my hair blonde because I wanted to feel better about myself. I do like it blonde, but it doesn’t make you happy. The truth is: it was a long hard winter and I thought, maybe this will change my life. But it never does. I should know that by now, I’m 36 years old.”
When Maggie Gyllenhaal dyed her pixie cut a lovely shade of blonde earlier this year, I assumed it must be for a role. But in a recent interview The Independent, Gyllenhaal confessed that she had turned to the (peroxide) bottle in an attempt to ease her seasonal depression. She’s right that a new look rarely has a lasting impact on one’s mood, but thank goodness the blonde actually looked nice on her. (She’s since gone back to being a brunette.) I once ruined a perfectly decent spring by getting a terrible wedge haircut. [People]
Where are all the curly haired women in Hollywood? I’m not talking about curls sculpted with hot rollers and curling irons — show me women with wild, natural curls. The kinds of curls real women have. I am one of those women, and I’m always disappointed to see straight hair dominating the the big and small screen, in magazines and on the red carpet. Especially when women with beautiful curly hair wear these straight hairstyles! If you do a quick search for celebs with curly hair, you’ll find tons of photos of Keri Russell, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift, but even these women wear their hair straight 50 percent of the time at least.
Luckily, lately, I have spotted a few lovely ladies who embrace their curly hair on and off screen and it makes me appreciate my curls even more. If you’ve got ‘em too, cancel your next blowout and join these women in flaunting your curls.
While I’m totally in favor of people dying their hair weird colors — Nicole Richie’s purple hair is amazing on her and I loved the rose gold hair trend — I usually draw the line at green. Green hair has always just looked like too much time was spent in a heavily chlorinated pool or, I dunno, witchy but not in a cool goth way. So when I saw that Katy Perry had dyed her hair “slime green,” I expected to hate it. But I don’t. In fact, with her dark roots and skin coloring, I think she looks kind of fantastic. I’m not saying everyone should run out to their nearest Hot Topic and ransack the shelf of Manic Panic’s Green Envy … but if you can rock it like Katy, do you, girl. [Instagram]
The clocks have sprung ahead. Yesterday it was 60 degrees in Manhattan. The heat in our office has been shut off. Dare I say it? I think spring is really, truly on the horizon. Which brings me to something I’ve been meaning to tell you — it’s time to get your hair did. You need a change. Something fresh, different, a new look that screams, “I have been cold and wet and stuck inside for too many months, but look out world, because I am ready to emerge from hibernation and make spring my bitch!” Here are 12 recent celeb hair makeovers to consider for your triumphant return!
Call me crazy, but I am loving this bright lavender shade Nicole Richie debuted on Instagram earlier this week. It’s so lovely with her skintone and perfectly aligned with her wild sense of style. What do you guys think? Too wacky? Too reminiscent of Kelly Osbourne? Or freakin’ fabulous and on point for a funky fashionista like Ms. Richie?
Today a very special day, friends. It’s Connie Britton’s birthday! To say we love Connie would be a massive understatement. We are ridiculously obsessed with Connie. As Tami Taylor, she gave us the mother/best friend/wife/sister we always wanted. As Rayna James, she became our new favorite fictional country singer. As Vivien Harmon on the first season of “American Horror Story,” we prayed for her triumph over that scary haunted house. In real life, she’s a Planned Parenthood-supporting badass. There are countless ways we could pay homage to the Goddess that is Connie, but today we’d like to focus on just one of her many, many amazing features: her hair. So many valuable life lessons can be gleaned from Connie Britton’s famous golden mane, such as… Keep reading »
The Oscars are this Sunday, and I don’t know about you, but I have been positively, absolutely salivating from the anticipation of finally finding out — no, not which film will win “Best Picture” — how Jared Leto will style his gorgeous head of cascading ombre man locks for the occasion. Having seen those strands in person, having touched them however briefly, I can confirm that his hair is as great as photos suggest. It’s glossy and has the perfect copper-y ends, but is also limp in that way that only man hair can be limp and sexy. SO ANNOYING. Basically, it’s perfect, down or up, though you know I ride hard for man buns.
Which is why I am positively verklempt to read what his ombre expert (duh, of course he has one) has planned for Academy Awards night. Given that Jared is practically a lock to take home the Best Supporting Actor trophy for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club,” the man formerly-but-forever-known-as Jordan Catalano has got to look like a winner. Chase Kusero told fashion and beauty blog Into The Gloss: Keep reading »
Over the course of a woman’s life, she will make many decisions about her hair, for many reasons, few of which are actually about hair. And even though some of the hairstyles we chose were pretty awful, it’s hard to regret even our most cliche coif decisions, especially when we consider our reasons for making them. We can’t help but feel a pang of nostalgia for that pink streak we got in art school to assert our individuality, or the time we experimented with bleach because we were depressed and convinced that being blonde would fix our life. In fact, if we had it to do all over again, we probably wouldn’t change any of our hair history (even though we still have split ends from that peroxide incident of ’07). Here’s a retrospective of 15 hairstyles every woman has tried at some point in her life, along with our motives and regrets. If you’re ready to reminisce about the pros and cons of a midnight Manic Panic dye job, click on through to the gallery!