169 posts tagged "Celebrity Looks"
For a long time, the bob was the style du jour for the soccer mom set, but a recent wave of cool girls (like Rose Byrne, Jourdan Dunn, and Sasha Luss), as well as a flurry of fall campaigns, has made the classic cut feel fresh again. Add to that list Emma Stone at the Venice International Film Festival and you’ve got yourself a solid, statement-making trend. While the lead actress in Birdman arrived on last night’s red carpet with tousled waves and side-swept bangs, we’re digging her blunt, straight strands spotted along the canals today. Though we aren’t the biggest proponents of a blow-out, we think we could DIY the “done” look (as opposed to the messy bed-head style we’ve adopted all summer long) if we hacked off a few inches. What can we say, we’ve never been more inspired to say good-bye to the split ends, fire up our flatirons, and usher in a sleek and polished new season.
For mane master Mara Roszak, this evening’s Emmys were all about “cool girl” hair. While both her clients, Michelle Dockery and Kate Mara, had drastically different looks, they shared a similar vibe in that neither was the least bit “fussy.”
The Downton Abbey star’s Rosie Assoulin dress called for a “simple but modern” chignon, capped off by a graphic gold barrette from jewelry designer Ana Khouri. To add an element of hold, Roszak began by blowing out Dockery’s strands with L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Blow Out HeatSpray and a round brush. Next, she separated two sizable sections on either side of a center part and pulled the rest of the length back into a braid, eventually winding the plait into a low bun at the nape of the neck. “The braid is a beautiful detail, but it also helps hold and seal in those little hairs that [typically] poke out of your bun,” Roszak explained. To finish, she took the two front sections and wrapped them around the base of the chignon, securing both in place with pins.
Before Roszak started styling the former House of Cards celeb, she cut a few inches off the back of the Mara’s bob to give it “an A-line shape that wasn’t too blunt.” To enhance the natural texture, she rough-dried strands using L’Oréal Paris Boost It High Lift Creation Spray before giving them a slight bend with a one-half-inch curling iron and piecing out the ends with TXT Hyper-Fix Putty. The final effect was “beachy” and “effortless”—the perfect juxtaposition to Mara’s rather intricate black-and-white J. Mendel gown.
A bun for summer: Not exactly groundbreaking, but a go-to for any occasion nonetheless. From Diane Kruger’s low-slung scrunchie situation on the sidewalks of Soho (a ’90s accessory the star has championed for two straight days…yes, we’re counting) to Karlie Kloss‘ midi gym knot, the style works brilliantly for a steamy summer day. Jaime King took her sleek chignon to a new level for night, pairing her perfectly groomed iteration with a slinky Versace gown for the premiere of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in Los Angeles earlier in the week. And naturally, Miley Cyrus one-upped them all with a towering, braided knob smack on top of her head for a performance in Chicago. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, these bunheads demonstrate that the beauty classic is a 24/7 hair savior.
To see how models make the chignon their own, click here.
Real-life beauty trends don’t always reflect what we see on the runways, but when it comes to Rihanna, ordinary rules don’t apply. The bona fide fashion icon recently stepped out in NYC sporting cutoffs, a fistful of designer bags, and a superlong ponytail similar to the ones we spotted at Chanel, Kenzo, Valentino, and Bottega Veneta. Selena Gomez tried the trend, too, tying off her sleek pony with a simple black ribbon at the Teen Choice Awards last week. We’re guessing faux strands played a part in both cases, but anyone can go to great lengths by following the steps hair pro Guido Palau took backstage at Bottega: Blow-dry damp hair with a smoothing lotion (like Redken Align) and use a flatiron for sleekness. Part as desired (Rihanna and Selena both divided down the center) and secure your tail at ear level with an elastic. For extra fullness, wrap the base with extensions—hiding the evidence with a small section of hair wound around the band. Want a blunt, clean finish like Selena’s? Hack off the ends with scissors. To get RiRi’s undone look, pull a few pieces out around your face, give the crown a tug for volume, and leave the ends intact.
There are women in this world who look perpetually stunning, and Diane Kruger is one of them. She experiments with cool braids, doesn’t shy away from a head scarf, and counts Karl Lagerfeld and Jason Wu as dear friends. A scrunchie seems like the last thing she would rock…but then we spotted this photo (and consequently did a double take). Kruger, she just wants to shock and awe us at every turn—and perhaps get in on the stylistic resurgence the ’90s is currently enjoying. That, or she woke up with a hangover and just couldn’t deal with her hair. (Hey, we’ve all been there.) We’ll accept any of the aforementioned explanations.