Posts Tagged ‘Celebrity Trends’

Look Like Carrie Underwood Without A Makeup Artist

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Look-like-carrie-underwoodCarrie Underwood has a naturally glam appearance that wows, but does not over power. No one looks at her and feels like they are being ambushed, they see only simple grace that can keep up with the most glamorous of the glam. How can you get the Carrie Underwood look without a make-up artist and stylist? It is not as hard as it may sound if you follow a few simple tips.

First, let the neckline determine the hairstyle. A key person in the Underwood camp notes that generally, when Carrie wears a strapless top or dress she wears her hair down. An example is the pretty strapless number worn at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Carries soft curls were pinned to fall over one shoulder and it worked perfectly. By contrast, an up do is perfect for a higher neck or halter.

Eyes are where it’s all at. Carrie’s eyes pop with the smoky eye look. This look can easily be replicated with dark liner, volume adding mascara, and properly applied shadow. Cover the lid from eye to crease with a medium shade of the chosen color, the do a darker shade at the base of the lid and a lighter shade in the crease to easily replicate Carrie’s most glam eye look.

As for the rest of her face, it seems that a variety of bronzers and highlighters give her face that fresh, glowing look. A light bronzer on check bones topped with a dewy blush will work for everyday, and remember that the best way to get that glow is healthy skin. Eat right and drink plenty of water to give yourself a head start.

Lips are kept natural but not nude. If you go overboard they will compete with the eyes, but if you leave them alone they will blend in and disappear. Try a liner one shade darker than your natural lip color, and fill in with a clear or softly tinted gloss. For a mat look, fill in lips with the liner and move on.

Carrie’s look is both glamorous and timeless. In today’s over done world, it is a breath of fresh air and one that is well worth learning to replicate.

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Your Guide to Two-Tone Hair like Lauren Conrad

Friday, April 20th, 2012

shutterstock_90020272Have you noticed that two-tone hair has been getting the celebrity thumbs up from the likes of Lady Gaga, Lauren Conrad and Jessica Biel? From the runways to the red carpet, the famous and the beautiful are increasingly giving this trendy touch-up their stamp of approval.

The best part about this stylish look, though, is that it’s easy to maintain and can be done by yourself. With a little effort and know-how, you can wear the same look that celebrities are using to turn the world of fashion upside down.

The first thing to remember is to work with your natural color. Trying to turn that rich auburn mane into a platinum-and-pastel ‘do might be a recipe for disaster (or at the very least, cost you a great deal of time and money). The best rule of thumb is to start by using your natural hair color as a base. Think of it as the palette for your tonal experiments. Try accenting, such as touching up the tips or highlighting under layers, before adding color for a bolder look. Highlights become the basis for your bolder colors, and your two-tone look can take off!

One of the easiest ways to accomplish this look is with a home lightening kit. These can be found at your local drugstore or pharmacist. Always remember to use gloves and an application brush (they are usually provided).

Once you have brushed your hair thoroughly and mixed the kit according to instructions, dab the mixture onto the ends of your hair. Don’t be too precise; this look is designed to be a little wild! Make sure that you follow the guidelines for achieving your desired color, and it helps to be realistic about expectations! If you have darker hair, you may not come out as blonde as you liked, or might need further treatment.

At any rate, it’s important to remember to use conditioner to keep the lightened hair from getting brittle.

Now, it’s time to paint. Add to your canvas with splashes of color and shade; for blondes, pastels are best. This hot look will be sure to wow your friends and men alike, giving you the look that’s tearing up the runway.

Four Options For Getting Rhianna’s Tangerine Look

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

RhiannaAfter having recently being seen on the lucky nails of starlets such as Rihanna and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, it is clear that tangerine nail polish is going to be the trend for this spring. Funky, refreshing and eye-catching, tangerine colored nails are a good fit with a yellow, green or white top. Naturally, pairing the nails with a tangerine colored top or dress is a can’t-miss. Indeed, now is the time to peruse your favorite aisles for the latest tangerine nail polishes.

The bright and vibrant color lets the world know that you are ready for the flowers, and other things in life, to bloom. Here are four tangerine polishes from major labels that are sure to draw the attention of people that you meet.

L’Oreal Color Rich Nail Femme Fetale – Tangerine Crush

Any good list should include a product by the French fashion behemoth, and this one can be purchased for only five dollars at most retail outlets. The color is a muted orange that may not pop quite like the rest of the list, but it will go on smooth and look good for weeks on hands that do not preform manual labor.

OPI Totally Tangerine

This is the product you should buy and then run home and try if you currently believe in the power of tangerine. The color is thick and rich and it dries in the same tone that is seen on the bottle. Between five and six dollars per bottle seems like a steal.

Essie – Orange, It’s Obvious!

This polish might be the single most successful attempt at capturing the power of tangerine. Essie flawlessly blends the passion of the color red with the gentle heat of the color yellow, providing users with nails that shine boldly.

N.Y.C. Spring Street

General necessities are typically more expensive in New York than anywhere else, so finding a luscious tangerine nail polish that retails for $1.99 seems almost too good to be true. In any case, ‘Spring Street’ is readily available and highly useful.

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Meryl Streep Puts Gray Hair On Center Stage At Academy Awards

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

shutterstock_96264686As recently as a few years ago, women of all ages were seeking out any cures they could find for gray hair. The belief that gray hair is a bad thing and should be eradicated at all costs is a concept that goes back many generations, perhaps to the invention of hair dye. But in the past year or so, trend-setters from all realms of celebrity have begun to not only embrace their ivory locks, but flaunt them with pride.

Perennial award winning actress Meryl Streep has been openly rocking her beautiful graying hair since 2006, when she said in an interview with Hollywood foreign press that she feels very confident and normal underneath gray locks. Just a few weeks ago she unleashed a new short-haired look at the 2012 Academy Awards, and once again all eyes in the building were glued to her.

Having the love of millions of adoring fans and the attention of the fast-moving fashion world, anything that super-celebs such as Streep do that can qualify as out of the ordinary is sure to become a trend, so salons all over the nation are stocking their shelves with products that can accentuate gray hair. Many salon owners expect women with gray hair to cease asking for it to be colored and those without it requesting it now that it is quickly becoming a national trend.

Indeed, the gray hair wave is building up to tsunami-grade, and a bevy of products have recently been released that are designed to allow you to get the most out of your lighter shade. When treated and conditioned correctly, gray hair can have a luster and a shine that is unrivaled by other hair tones, allowing it to draw a lion’s share of the attention in any social situation.

The current popularity of gray hair may sever a double purpose as it allows women that were once made to feel self-conscious and perhaps even inferior to feel comfortable in their own skin and underneath their natural hair colors.

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Rihanna’s New Look

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

RhiannaRihanna is always changing up her style, and it’s always with a look that is truly unique. Whether she is flaunting vibrant red hair or sleek, jet black hair, Rihanna knows how to look like a diva. Recently, she was seen rocking a distinctive do closely resembling the ombre trend, only she took it to the extreme.

Her dark roots and blonde hair were a dramatic change from the picture she posted on Twitter in early March that showcased her natural hair color. This particular picture used the caption, “Where have you been all my life?”

If you want to sport Rihanna’s latest hairstyle, it’s quite simple to do at home. To create the dark roots associated with the ombre, use L’Oreal Paris Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Colour, Starry Night. This particular color is ideal for this trend, since it creates depth with its dramatic bright black color. In order to achieve the blonde color, use L’Oreal Feria Pure Intense Lightening Kit – Extra Bleach Blonde. It is strong enough to create the color you want without damaging your hair like many other hair bleaches are known to do. You can have celebrity hair without the celebrity price tag that comes along with it. By using L’Oreal products, you may get the look for less—less than $20 that is.

Rihanna’s style isn’t the only aspect of her life that gets people talking. In fact, her recent duet with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown really received some backlash. Despite anything that happened in the past between the couple, the two were able to come together and collaborate on the track, Birthday Cake.

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The Top 5 Ways to Keep Hair Color Vivid, Bright, and Looking Gorgeous

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

shutterstock_81203077Jennifer Aniston is a hair goddess. Whether she’s donning subtle brown lowlights or lovely blonde highlights, her hair always looks fabulous. Other celebs, like Adele, have a unique hair color that is to die for. With her auburn, rich color, Adele stands out from the crowd. You too can care for your hair color so that your hair retains its rich color and looks great without having to go to one of the top hair schools. With these five tips, you too will become a hair goddess like Jennifer Aniston with vibrant locks.

1. Stay Away from Harsh Shampoo and Conditioning Products

Listen to your hair stylist on this one. Paying a few extra bucks for a salon brand of shampoo and conditioning products can go a long way in making hair color shine rather than fade. Special shampoo and conditioning products for hair color have chemicals that prevent the oxidation of hair follicles. These products even have sunscreen within them to prevent the fading of hair color.

2. Invest in Protective Conditioner

You should also add a few minutes to your daily hair regimen by using a protective conditioner. A protective conditioner strengthens and moisturizes hair. If you fail to use a leave-in conditioner, then you risk having dried out hair. Colored hair breaks when it is not properly moisturized. Avoid damaged hair by purchasing a high-quality leave-in conditioner. Apply the conditioner in the shower and leave it in for twenty to thirty minutes. Your hair will be noticeably smoother after you rinse out the conditioner.

3. Purchase Clarifying Shampoo

In addition to your regular shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in conditioner, be sure to add a clarifying shampoo to your hair regimen. Purchase a clarifying shampoo and use it only once or twice a month. Clarifying shampoo will get rid of all of the built up minerals in your hair, such as iron. Iron can cause oxidation to occur in your hair, meaning that the color fades. Use clarifying shampoo to keep hair vibrant in color.

4. Avoid Heat

Using heat on one’s colored hair can cause hair to lighten. If you have a beautifully rich hair color like Adele’s auburn locks, then you do not want the color to lighten. Avoid heat styling as much as possible. To get a look with curls or waves, simply try using mousse and rollers.

5. Keep Hair Away from Chlorine

Avoid chlorine as much as possible. Chlorine can also cause oxidation in your hair and will result in a drab color on your locks.

Follow these five simple tips for maintaining hair color that looks great all the time.

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Adele Worthy Style: 4 Steps To A Flawless Face

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

shutterstock_95364172Angelina, Cameron and Adele. We love them for their flawless face and envy them for their team of stylists. But don’t despair. You don’t have to be a celebrity to have a flawless face. With a little know-how and a few tricks of the trade, you can transform your everyday look from fair to fabulous using these professional make-up tips.

1. Build A Strong Foundation
The first step to a flawless face is a strong foundation. Create the perfect base for your face with a custom-mixed foundation. If you are looking for more coverage, try a highly pigmented cream foundation. If you prefer a foundation that is a little more sheer, try mixing your cream foundation with primer. The primer-foundation mix will provide sheer coverage but will also provide the long-lasting wear that cannot be achieved with other sheer covers like liquid and powder foundations.

2. Camouflage Tired Eyes
If you, like many of us, struggle with under eye bags, use this trick of the trade for the perfect camouflage. Professional stylists use the “Hollywood V” method to hide unsightly under eye bags. This technique involves applying a color-correcting concealer under the eye in a “V” shape. Blend the concealer, working from the outer corner of the eye to the inner corner. Be sure to select a color-correcting concealer that is the right shade for your skin tone. The general rule for picking the right color-correcting concealer is to choose a color that is opposite of the blemish you are trying to cover up. For instance, if you need to cover up red irritated areas, try a green-pigmented concealer. To camouflage the blueish, purplish areas around the under eye, use an orange-tone concealer.

3. Eye Catching Details
A flawless face means focusing on your best assets and camouflaging your problem areas. Have small eyes? Then make them pop using simple make-up techniques. Make your eyes wider and brighter with a little bronzer strategically brushed over the crease of the eye. You can easily change the shape of your eyes using eyeliner. To elongate your eyes, apply black liner to only the outer corners of your upper and lower lash line. If you prefer to enhance your entire lash line, apply your eye liner in two smooth strokes. Begin by drawing a line from the inside corner to the center of your lashes and then from the center to the outer corner of the eye.

Another great tip: don’t be afraid to use color. You don’t need to rely on a professional for expert color advice, just use the color wheel. Try finding a shade that contrasts with your natural eye color for a perfect match. For instance, if you have blue eyes, look for orange and coral shades. Green-eyed beauties will benefit from pink, maroon and other red tones, while brown-eyed girls can pull off almost any shade with ease.

4. Lip Service
Looking for a tip for lasting and even-toned lip color? Here’s the secret: apply foundation to your lips as well as your face. Next, line the lips and fill in the rest of your mouth using a lipstick brush. If you want your lips to appear fuller, apply the lip liner outside of the lip line. For a more dainty mouth, apply liner inside of the lip line. You may also want to use color to increase or decrease the appearance of your kisser. Lighter lipstick shades will provide a fuller appearance, while darker shades will minimize.

The Hottest Hair Trends in Spring and Adele’s Mid-Length Do

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

ts-86496436Not only has Adele dominated the world of music, but her auburn hair is the focal point of fashion circles everywhere. This spring, style your hair like Adele, Jessica Biel, or Eva Mendes, and you’ll be the envy at any party. Take one look at hair trends on a site like Pinterest, and you will notice braids, romantic half-up do’s, and auburn locks are in order this spring season. Here are the top 5 hair trends for spring 2012.

1. Auburn/Orange Hair

Auburn hues in hair capture the feminine essence of spring. Romantic in an old world sort of way, celebs like Adele and Ashley Simpson have started a trend that young women everywhere are following. Simply ask your hair stylist to use cellophane to foil a few sections of hair. This will add some subtle hues to your hair that will instantly attract romance this spring.

2. Side Braids

Side braids add an enchanting touch to any look. Try wearing a simple floral dress, along with a side braid, to capture the essence of this spring’s hottest looks. To make a side braid, simply separate three one-inch sections of hair and create a regular braid. Pull hair back as you braid. You can then wear your hair all down, or you can put the rest into a half-up do. Either way, you’ll be an enchanting princess like Amanda Bynes with this style.

3. Sport a “Mid-Length” Do

Check out Kelly Osbourne or Adele, and you will notice that these women have hair that falls an inch above the shoulders. Mid-length hair styles are fun, free, and sassy. Simply cut a few inches off of your hair to get this look. To add texture, add some mousse to your hair.

4. Wild Ponytails

Ponytails with texture are trendy this spring season. At the most recent Michael Kors fashion show, models donned high ponytails with frizzed locks in the back. The result was that models looked chic and sophisticated. To get this look, add mousse to the pulled-back portion of the ponytail. Then, allow the rest of your hair to simply “fluff” in the back.

5. Try a Volumized Middle Part

Jessica Biel knows how to rock celebrity hair trends including the middle part. If you decide to try on this hot hairstyle, make sure you volumize hair surrounding the part. Create the middle part first. Then, rat hair on each side of the part.

These 5 tips will help you find a hairstyle that’s hot for this upcoming spring. Be bold and creative and let your cosmetology schools graduate what you are looking for when tring out one of the looks mentioned here!

Check Out Ke$ha’s Studded New Look!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Keeping up with your favorite celebs is quite difficult already. From the outrageous blue hue of hair on the head of Katy Perry to the expensive lace front wigs used by Beyonce, celebrities love to defy the current fads in hair, and they love to set new hair trends, as well. Ke$ha is just one of the stars to surprise everyone with her new look.

The “Your Love is My Drug” singer shaved off part of her at the beginning of this year. If you thought that was the most extreme hairdo Ke$ha would sport this year, then you were absolutely wrong. She might only be 24 years old, but this woman is proving she can push the limits of style with edgy looks like what she’s currently rocking. She replaced the hair she shaved off with gold studs. In fact, in place of her real hair, she glued more than 25 gold studs on to her scalp. Ke$ha is definitely one pop singer who always changes her style, and her image is always fresh and new.

Not long ago, Ke$ha was spotted with her long blonde tresses hanging down, with her studded scalp. We’re sure you knew she liked a lot of bling, but did you think this glittered diva would replace her hair with some of it?

She might have debuted a more natural look in her recent photo shoot, but she’s still the party-loving vixen that the public knows her for. After displaying her natural beauty, she’s back to the chick rock look with false eyelashes, black eyeliner and even a tad bit of white on her bottom lashes. Her stud is back in her nose, while her hair is bejeweled, too!

Don’t worry though, KeSha has plenty more stunning styles in store for you. She’s debuting her new album this spring, so she’ll find some way to top the neon body paint, the glitter from head-to-toe look and the vibrant hair colors. We know one thing, the “We R Who We R” singer loves to be daring and bold with her look and the media just can’t get enough.

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Celebrity Spring Hair Trends

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

celebrity-hair-trendsSpring is here and with it comes warm weather, a little rain and a lot of color! While color is a sign that nature is gearing up for change, color can also help to update and modernized our look as well. As spring approaches, some women will want to complete their seasonal style transformation with a new and exciting hair color or stylish hair cut. If you’re wondering how you can infuse the spirit of spring into your day-to-day style, go bold with a brightly colored tress. Or, if bold colors aren’t your style, try muted tones of silvery blond or gray. Either way, you’ll be on trend and ready for spring!

Go Gray
One of the biggest hairstyling trends that has carried over into 2012 is color. Interestingly enough, the color for the day is gray. Whether you are young or a little more mature, gray is the “it” color of the moment. Gray tresses have been popping up all over fashion magazines and runways – proving that gray is not just for the Bing Hall anymore. Hollywood starlets like Katy Perry and Kelly Osbourne have been spotted sporting the Geriatric Couture hair colors. While Katy Perry is currently sporting an electric blue tress, she has been known to accent her baby blue locks with silvery blond highlights. Kelly Osbourne, on the other hand, is probably best known for her all-over blue-gray tress.

Get Some Color
Last year, one of the hottest trends in hair was ombre color blocking. The ombre trend was huge because it can be applied in a variety of color applications and works for women of all ages. One of the easiest ways to incorporate the ombre trend in your hair color is with darker roots and lighter tips. Several celebrities are sporting this look including model Kate Moss, actress Diana Argon, and television personality Kloe Kardashian. This trend works well with blonds or brunettes and involves blending darker-toned roots with honey, brown and blond ends. If you are looking to jazz up your ombre color, try adding a hint of vanilla blond to your tress or a bold, bright color.

Color isn’t just for blonds or brunettes, redheads can certainly get in on the fun too! This spring, redheads should think about turning up their color. Celebrities redheads like Christina Hendricks and Emma Stone have put redheads back on the map with their intensely rich shades of red. If you are really bold, opt for rainbow styling and try a shade of reddish/pink or a ombre design using red tones.

Go To New Lengths
One of the biggest hair trends for spring are short hairstyles. The pixie cut and the bob are back with a vengeance and have been revamped for 2012. Try a modern bob that is accented with color and textured with waves or curls. Or, leave your short style straight and slick it back with a styling gel for a carefree wet look. Australian actress Rachel Taylor and English actress Keira Knightley have both been spotted sporting this trend.

If you have a medium length tress, talk to your stylist about pinning your hair under for a faux bob without the commitment of cutting your hair. While short styles are on trend, women with long locks may want to take advantage of their length with elegant and messy updos that give the illusion of shorter locks. Add fun hair accessories like feathers, clips and necklaces to take your updo from fun to fantastic!

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