The lob is the hottest new hair trend, but now it seems Alice Eve and Nicole Richie are already giving the look an update. Both ladies were spotted recently with full-on fringe to accompany their long bob haircuts. Alice pulled out her brow-grazing bangs to promote Star Trek Into Darkness in Berlin, where she paired the look with a bright red lipstick. Yesterday at the AOL 2013 Digital Content NewFront, Nicole debuted thick blunt bangs that sweep deep down to her lashes. A long bob plus a long bang equals a stylish match this season.
If you're a fan of a five-minute style, then the knotted hair trend will be your favourite right now. Celebrities have been spotted out and about with quick and carefree top knots that are easy to get at home. Whitney Port kept her half-up hairstyle casual by whipping it up into a precarious knot at the crown. Ashlee Simpson's top knot was constructed by twisting hair around and securing it front and centre, and Julianne Hough opted for a simple yet unexpected knot along her fringe line. Sometimes the best styles are left undone.
Oscars 2013 may be over, but now it's time to look back on all of the trends we saw on the red carpet. As expected, there were glamorous looks galore, along with a few edgier styles thrown in for good measure. From classic waves to tangerine lips, see the biggest beauty trends from Hollywood's biggest night.
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Heard of the hair tuck? It's not new per se, but it is very now. We've seen countless street style blogs, celebrities and designers hiding their hair of late — while also not actually putting their arms inside their jackets — and the whole thing gives off a very cool, very important, must-dash-they-need-me-in-the-front-row vibe. Mulberry's 2013 Autumn Winter show at London fashion week has ignited the fire in our strands, as did Vera Wang's hidden hair affair at New York fashion week recently. For those of you who didn't cut your hair into a bob, it's a great alternative for wearing long, straight hair, just down and out. Because while that's all very je ne sais quoi, tucking one's hair is the new cool. Will you try the hair tuck trend this Autumn/Winter?
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Fashion week brings a lot to the beauty table in terms of hair, makeup colour palettes and textures. Dissecting the mammoth amount of looks can be tricky, but there's always a few trends to stand tall and actually impact the way we'll wear our hair or makeup in the upcoming season. One of the hair industry's greatest minds is Wella Professionals' global creative director Eugene Souleiman, a man who speaks fluent runway hair and is known for starting said trends.
For DKNY's Fall 2013 show, Eugene tapped into the brand's timeless aesthetic for inspiration. "For this collection, Donna revisited some of her classic looks, resulting in a modern capsule collection that revolved around her iconic pieces. This got me thinking about the classic DKNY woman, and I wanted to create a hair look that embodied her spirit," says Eugene.
The result? Oh, only one of Fall's (Autumn/Winter) strongest hair trends. His "Encapsulated Hair" look is very grown-up with its sleek centre part, and more importantly, its stupidly wearable. You only need to look to (from left) DKNY, Rebecca Minkoff, Jill Stuart, and Vera Wang — as well as Derek Lam and Nicole Miller — to see the trend taking shape. Click through find out how Eugene created the look.
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If the runway looks from New York fashion week are any indication, one of the strongest Autumn/Winter 2013 trends will be all about the big sexy hair of iconic women like Bianca Jagger, and even designer Diane von Furstenberg herself. Get your curling irons and teasing combs ready, because voluminous hair made major waves on the following catwalks. Click through to see our favourite looks.
Bobby pins have long been the tools we use to expertly, and stealthily, keep our hair up. But lately they've been starring in the hair accessory game as accent pieces. Celebrities like Emily Blunt, Katharine McPhee and Chloë Moretz have been spotted using the hair classic more for their form than function. Emily pushed a single pin into her vintage coif at the Critics' Choice Awards, while Katharine and Chloë stacked a trio of pins each.
Stick to side-swept styles to make sure your hair doesn't look like you forgot to pull out your pin. All three women's bobbies were actually serving a purpose, too, and a wayward pin almost always looks like a mistake. As for colours, let the style dictate which ones you choose. Similar hues to your hair colour look classic, like Emily's pinned-back style. For a punchier take on things, try Katharine McPhee's colourful trio. Either way, you'll have a hair accessory that wins in both utility and chicness. And what's better than that?
As with any new year, it's out with the old, in with the new. And while you might find it hard to bid adieu to some of last year's hottest trends, there's a bevy of new styles to try for 2013. So kiss your caviar manicure goodbye, take down your top knot, and flip through to see how you can seamlessly swap out your trends this season.
On the Critics' Choice Awards red carpet, Old Hollywood waves were the theme of choice. Celebrities like Emmy Rossum, Naomi Watts, Jaime King, and Jessica Chastain wore flowing curls that harked back to the days of Veronica Lake. Each star's style was swept over the shoulder to play up the vintage feel. Emmy's and Naomi's curls hung a bit loose for a relaxed crimp, while Jaime and Jessica sported curlier versions. Each of these variations on retro red-carpet hair, however, did the original Hollywood starlets proud.
The whimsical, messy top knot was popular in Winter, but it's getting a more polished makeover for the Summer months. Sarah Hyland was spotted sporting an over-the-top bun at an event honouring Katy Perry this week and one thing is for sure, she wouldn't have been able to create this look without a little extra padding. To try an oversized top knot at home, use a donut or rolled-up hair extensions to create the shape you desire. Start with a slicked-back high ponytail. Then pin down your stuffing and cover with your hair, tucking in all the ends. You can go smooth or leave a few tendrils hanging like Sarah. This is one Summer hairstyle that rivals the star atop the Christmas tree.