From the Spring '11 runways to the strands on a slew of celebs (think: Gossip Girl's Blake Lively), tousled beach waves are a foolproof style for Summer — and the good news is you need just one product to recreate the look at home if you don't fancy an ocean dip. Adding sea salt spray to hair instantly adds texture and body without weighing it down, leaving you with sexy, natural-looking waves to leave loose and flowing or to tie up in fuss-free ponytail.
Miranda Kerr has been busy, joining her fellow Victoria Secrets Angels to start the Summer Bombshell tour around North America, which saw her appear on Conan O'Brien's show yesterday. The Aussie beauty also caught up with Style.com and revealed her beauty secrets: “I drink coconut water, eat coconut meat fresh from the fruit, and even use coconut oil on my body. Actually, coconut oil is great for removing makeup, too.” The new mum is looking amazing at the moment so if adding coconut water and coconut oil to our beauty regimen is all it takes, we're on board! Check out our top coconut water- and oil-infused products below. Do you use coconut-based beauty products?
Celeb stylist to the stars (Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson and SJP have him on speed dial) David Babaii was the mane man behind Nicole Kidman's gorgeous soft curls as she filmed The Oprah Winfrey Show in Sydney.
According to David, the inspiration for Nicole's hair came from Australia itself, and the attitude that we apply to beauty: he wanted a look that could easily go from day to night and one that was perfect for any occasion. Here's his lowdown on recreating the style for yourself at home in four simple steps:
STEP 1: Wash your hair and while it's still damp, spray David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray ($22.99) to the main body of the hair and Volcanic Ash Root Amplifyer ($22.50) to the roots to help give some extra body and movement.
And no, I'm not just dangling this ACES prize in your face to then say, well you can't. Because you really can roll like an A-lister, hang out with Brangelina's hair stylist, David Babaii, and have the man himself tend to your tresses. All while living it up in LA for five nights. Fo' real. To be in the running to win this once-in-a-lifetime prize, all you have to do is purchase any David Babaii for WildAid product from any Priceline store — allow me to suggest the ah-mazing Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier; LOVE — and then, in 25 words or less answer me this: which endangered species would you like to save and why? You can either enter the competition in-store by filling out an entry form or online at www.db4wildaid.com.au. You'd be crazy as a coconut not to enter. The man is a genius. Genius I tells ya. Nicole Kidman, SJP and Kate Hudson all think so. And who's to argue with them. Get thee to a Priceline store. Stat!
It seems like the headband/up 'do combination is having another moment. In the last week alone, both Jessica Alba and Amanda Seyfried have worn the semi-Lagerfeld inspired style. And it's easy to see why—the look is chic, uncomplicated, and flattering on everyone. Here's how to create the style yourself:
Before drying and/or straightening your hair, apply a golfball-sized dollop of volumising mousse, like David Babaii for Wildaid Amplifying Whipped Mousse ($22.50), from root to tip.
Once your hair is dry, backcomb from the crown of your head to directly above your ears to create the necessary volume.
Put on your headband—the thinner the better. Wraparound elastic bands are perfect for this look.
Gather the rest of your hair high up on the back of your head, almost at the crown, and pin it under into a soft, messy bun.
Go over the style with a healthy spray of super hold hairspray, like TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray ($3.99).