The Cannes Film Festival is bringing out a bevy of stars, who are showcasing some of their best hair and makeup looks on the red carpet. Among the stunning close-ups of the celebrities in attendance, we're bringing you their beauty how-tos with the actual products used. Just click through to see how you can emulate your favourite stars now.
The top knot trend seems like it's going to be sticking around for a while, and it's not hard to see why. The style is easy enough for everyday wear, keeps your neck cool, and can transition to a casual night out with just the addition of some bold makeup. But like all styles that look like they're not hard to do (hello, beachy waves), the top knot can be a little tricky to master. For a simple step-by-step to get this chic yet undone bun, just keep reading.
Clad in a spiderweb-inspired frock by Topshop, Julianne Hough's Met Gala hairstyle was set to mimic the latticework design of her ensemble. In fact, celebrity stylist Riawna Capri used over 100 visible black bobby pins to secure the star's pompadour up 'do. The effect was edgy and modern, with the dark pins providing a striking contrast to Julianne's flaxen strands.
To achieve the style, Capri began by prepping Julianne's wet hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Foaming Air Mousse. Her strands were then blow dried with a round brush, and a small dose of firm-hold gel was applied throughout. Next, Capri took one-inch sections to create a series of three ponytails on each side of Julianne's head. Loose pieces of hair were secured with the bobby pins in a creative fashion to form a tight style. To finish, Capri molded Julianne's bangs into a pompadour, securing at the back in a crisscrossed pattern. A few spritzes of Vidal Sassoon Extra Firm Hold Hair Spray to finish lent the perfect amount of punk rock lasting power.
Give your hairstyle a trendy boost this season with a braided topknot, much like the one Nina Dobrev was spotted wearing earlier this year. The style, which starts as a reverse French braid at the nape and flows up to the crown in a voluminous topknot, only looks difficult to re-create. In fact, this easy up 'do is best when you're not striving for total perfection. On Kirbie: Club Monaco top.
Aside from the hassle rain can cause on your commute, it also puts a, er, damper on doing your hair in the morning. These three styles are guaranteed to look good when you leave your home and even hold up against the rain or humidity. Plus, they all look great on just-out-of-the-shower hair, too. On Kirbie: Greylin top.
No matter what time of the year it is, there is always room for a cute and clever up 'do. If runway and street-style trends ring true, this year we'll be seeing plenty of braids and even more buns. Working with Kristy White of the Festoon Salon in San Francisco, we devised a way that combines the two: the braided bun. It's the type of style that will take you from office to night out and, better still, requires little effort on your part.
Marion Cotillard went with a sleek, modern look at the Rust & Bone premiere in Tokyo yesterday, wearing her hair stick-straight and debuting short, blunt fringe. To get this low-volume look, sidestep the mousse and use a silkening serum like O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum ($31.95) for a high-gloss blow-dry. Then, go over with a flat iron to smooth strands. Finally, use a touch of styling wax on your fingers to style parted bangs for an added edge. Marion completed her look with sparkling copper shadow and a glossy salmon lip colour.
By now, most of the Internet has heard of Tori Locklear — the girl whose YouTube video of herself burning her hair off has gone viral. But Internet fame does have its upsides: this morning, Locklear got a lesson in proper curling technique from celebrity stylist Ted Gibson on the Today Show. "I think that women don't necessarily know that the hair has to be 100 percent dry," Gibson said. Get all of his insight when you keep reading.
Gracing the cover of Glamour, Zooey Deschanel smoldered with her signature vintage look. But there was a twist in the inspiration for the cover — the rodeo. "That was photographer Ellen Von Unwerth's first impression after seeing the wardrobe selection for the shoot and knowing Zooey's personality," said celebrity hairstylist Roque, who worked with Oribe to create her cover look. "It's great to take retro inspiration and modernise it." See how you can pull off the look with Roque's tips.