The day we've all been waiting for has arrived, Kate and Prince William have left St. Mary's Hospital in London carrying their healthy baby boy. New mum Kate looked radiant with a beaming smile and glowing skin. She added a touch of her signature dark eyeliner to complement her undeniably bouncy hair. Several hours before, it was widely reported that hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker had arrived to style Kate's famously impeccable hair. "Kate's hairdresser has just arrived at the Lindo Wing," royal photographer Arthur Edwards shared on his Twitter account.
Full-on volume: If you just can't contort your arms into the perfect position to get a great blow dry at home, you're better off trying hot rollers. Roll large sections using medium to jumbo rollers. As they cool down, you'll get the same root-lifting effect of a round-brush blow dry (without all the exercise). Opt for a flexible-hold hair spray and brush through with your fingers, so the curls fall out for a more natural bounce.
Sleek and smooth: Let your hair air dry until 90 percent of the moisture is gone, then blow-dry hair with a round brush until sleek. Use a flat iron to smooth roots, and spritz hair with dry shampoo like Batiste Dry Shampoo ($8.49) as a finishing touch for the ultimate volume.
The proof is in the pudding that even the World's Most Beautiful Woman benefits from using smoothing and straightening products, and the two heroes behind her People magazine cover hair and her recent red carpet blow dry, is David Babaii's Polished Crème Serum ($24.50) and Blow Out Rapid Blow Dry Spray ($24.50).
"Spritz Blow Out Spray onto damp hair and dry with a hairdryer using your fingers to tousle through sections," says David. "To give hair added bounce at the roots, try flipping your hair upside down while drying." On both looks for Gwyneth, David finished with a small amount of the Polished Crème Serum into the lengths of Gwyneth's hair to seal the cuticles and give that healthy shine.
David Babaii stockists: 1300 995 622
Re-creating the sleek, smooth blow-dry your stylist gives you can be daunting. But with a few hair-drying techniques on hand, you'll find that your style will last longer, and your need for straighteners and curling irons will be greatly reduced. Learn how to blow-dry as smoothly as possible (pun intended) when you keep reading.
The day before the Miss America pageant on Saturday, Chaz Dean, founder of the Wen Hair Care System (full disclosure: Wen flew one of our BellaSugar US sisters to Las Vegas for the weekend's festivities), sat down with a group of beauty editors to discuss his process for keeping hair in tip-top shape. Lesson learned: if, despite your best efforts to keep it in prime condition, your hair is looking a little less than fabulous, the problem may be easier to remedy than you think. To see what Dean says you might inadvertently be doing to sabotage your hair, just keep reading.
Each year 1,000 new cases of HIV are diagnosed in Australia and there's still no cure for the disease, but the transmission of the disease is preventable which is why education surrounding HIV/AIDS is so important. In honour of World Aids Day this Thursday, L’Oréal is throwing open the doors to its headquarters and inviting the general public to book 15 minute styling sessions ($10) or 30-minute wash and blow-dries ($20) with all money going towards the Hairdressers Against AIDS prevention and education programme. They'll also be heaps of old and new stock from Kérastase Paris, Redken, L’Oréal Professionnel and Matrix, with products starting at $3 each, so if you're in Melbourne make sure you head down, get primped and show your support.
Cash only. To book an appointment call 03 8680 0501. Blow-dry Bar and sale located at L’Oréal HQ, Level 6, 564 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
When the temps top 40, there's nothing like blow-drying your hair is there? Seriously, it's hard not to work up a sweat just walking between the bathroom and your bedroom so the LAST thing you feel like doing is blow-drying your hair (even with the super-speedy BaBylissPRO Volare V1 Dryer, which has a Ferrari engine). But are you a girl who will blow-dry, straighten and style her hair even in 35-degree heat or do you prefer to air-dry when Summer comes?