For us shoulder-length gals, getting our hair to look thick and full in a bun is like looking for that favourite discontinued lipstick: almost impossible. And while the sock bun method has really helped us fake a fuller top knot, what if you don't want to add anything extra to your hair? Behold this full, thick bun that requires no sock, doughnut, or extensions. It's all your real hair, swept up in a pretty, messy-is-better bun. So what's the trick? Grab a comb, and get going.
Is the underneath of your tree already full of presents all adhering to a strict wrapping theme? Sounds like you're a Christmas fairy, like us. Now is the perfect time to inject some glitter, wreaths of berries and snowflakes into your hair — just remember to keep it pretty. There's a mountain of Christmas parties to get through not to mention the day itself, and Etsy is the perfect place to source your festive head wear. Come shopping with us!
Lily also paired some grungy waves with an after-dark makeup look, but instead of focusing on the eyes, Lily swept a deep red lipstick across her lips. She created an ombré look by focusing the dark lip colour on the outer part of her lips to add some edge. Dakota went Parisian gamine with her twisted up 'do that wrapped across the crown of her hair. She complemented the look with flirtatious winged liner and a pretty pink pout. The people of Dallas may have raised a brow or two over the fashion-forward beauty looks these ladies brought to town, but we love a girl who can shake things up. We're curious, which look was your favourite of the night?
Lea Michele is a scene-stealer for many reasons: Her chills-inducing pipes, her role as the fearless Rachel Berry on Fox’s hit show Glee, and, of course (for us beauty fanatics), her gig as the face of L’Oréal Paris haircare. So it’s no surprise that the cover art for her first solo album, Louder (out March 4), shows the triple threat in a strong, of-the-moment beauty look. Hair pro Mark Townsend created her wet bed head (which we already know is a major trend for Spring 2014), and makeup master Melanie Inglessis gave her an ultra-smoky, smudgy eye.
To copy Lea's look, simply apply heaps of eyeliner, head to a spinning class, and then let your hair down. OK, seriously: if you’re going to try this style at home, follow Lea’s lead by sweeping on bronzer and keeping the rest of your face minimal (her nude lips work perfectly). As for the hair, take a bit of pomade or gel in your hands and rub it onto your strands to add a dewy texture — but go easy as you want it to look slick and not greasy.
While we do have to wait until March (and counting!) for the full album to drop, you can stream her first pop single, “Cannonball,” which just dropped today:
And preorder her album on iTunes.
Tyra Banks, 1998Tyra's crimps proved how curly girls could have some flexibility with their style. "It's best to start with a smoother texture," Solano advises ladies with curly or natural hair. "Blow-dry the hair first using tension to make your curls a little more sleek and pulled out." See more big moments in crimping after the jump.
Blondes like Sienna can adopt her rose-gold colour by using just a touch of pink dye, while ladies with darker locks might reach for a pink that's just a bit brighter — or play with new colours altogether. To get a dye job like Sienna's, focus the pigment on the middle section of your hair, keeping the hue out of your roots and away from the ends. This will add just a touch of colour in an edgy, unexpected way. Then, when you're ready to be done with the colour, simply shampoo and carry on with your natural colour. We're loving Label M Powder Pink Spray ($28.95) and Fudge Paintbox Raspberry Beret ($15.19).
Say what you will about Lady Gaga, but the girl has the best wigs in show business — better than Cher and Liza Minnelli combined. This year, she kicked off her ARTPOP album tour, giving us the best hair Gaga had to offer. For her performance at the VMAs, she sang and danced while changing her look five times. We don't know how much of her touring budget is devoted to hair, but there's no doubt that she is the queen of hairpieces. See the most gorgeous (and ghastly) of Gaga's wigs ahead.
Re-creating the style at home starts with a solid blow-dry. Use the concentrator attachment on your blow-dryer along with a slim round brush to style hair forward in a downward motion. You don't want to create too much volume. You can use a half-inch flat iron to refine the pieces around the face. Resist the urge to curl under, and keep the ends stick straight or even flipped out a touch. Even though it appears to be a basic middle part, a zigzag line is the key to getting Jennifer's chunky, layered look. Start by using the long end of a rat-tail comb in the centre of the hairline, and part right to left in a Z shape. Finally, finger-comb hair with a dollop of pomade. Shop all the tools you need to get this style below.