Mac Cosmetics' James Molloy wanted the models at Bless'ed Are The Meek to look straight out of the wilderness. He created an elongated brow using Chromacakes and gentle feathered strokes. The symmetrical, sleek ponytail is thanks to Alter Ego's Craig Smith, who worked designer Maria's Northern Territory inspiration into the look. First show, day four — let's do this.
The 2013 Autumn Winter Chloé show revealed softly romantic clothes with a sharp tailoring edge. The hair, created by Anthony Turner, counteracted the soft look, with a masculine shape that still looked natural. Simple boyish ponytails matched thick, strong brows filled-in with shadow. With no statement makeup look to speak of, the skin was flawless thanks to Mac Cosmetics Face and Body Foundation, the lips and nails mute. Click through.
Low ponytails are often considered more chic, but Nina Dobrev's high pony at the Independent Spirit Awards left us with some major hair envy. She kept her look stylish with plenty of volume and texture and long bangs that perfectly framed her face. What do you think of her flirty style?
Looking good doesn't have to cost a lot of money. In fact, it doesn't have to cost a thing. There are plenty of ways to look better without spending a single penny. We talked with top dermatologists, hair stylists, makeup artists, and estheticians to score their secrets for looking your best for the best price of all: free. Read their tips here.
Kristen Stewart traded in her signature tousled waves for an edgy side ponytail at the On the Road premiere over the weekend. The over-the-shoulder style featured slicked-back sides with a teased section at the crown, forming a pompadour silhouette. Frederic Fekkai's Adir Abergel created the androgynous look, which was inspired by her architectural Balenciaga number.
After applying the brand's Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel ($23.10) in Kristen's dry hair, Abergel roughed up her strands with his hands and backcombed the roots of the top section for volume and texture. Next, he pulled the hair into a side ponytail using the Nonchalant Piecing & Forming Wax to give it polish and workability. Kristen paired the modern style with a whole other makeup statement: red lips and red eye shadow. But you don't have to bare your midriff or wear matchy-matchy makeup to pull off this fun look.
There's something timeless about an all-white look for Summer, which is why we've reached into the archives to pull out this gem for today's Icon Kit. It makes your (faux) tan glow, your pearly whites pop, and gives the impression that you've just stepped off a yacht somewhere in the Mediterranean (stay with us here). Gwyneth Paltrow knows the power of a show-white sheath, knocking the socks of every paparazzi and his SLR with that caped creation by Tom Ford at this year's Oscars. Whilst you may not have a red rug to trot down anytime soon, we think GP's iconic look would make a brilliant start-point for the Spring-season's social calendar; weddings, Christmas parties ... heck! Any time you need to frock up. It's as easy as A plus B. . .
Textured, mussed-up ponytails have taken a back seat to slicker styles recently, but that doesn't mean your up 'do has to be boring. As Bella Heathcote, Kate Bosworth, and Whitney Port have proudly displayed, there are a handful of gorgeous ways to style your ponytail while keeping it off your face:
- Bella went for a liquid-slicked version, pulling her hair back completely without a part. Her low-volume style allowed her flirty winged liner ample room to shine.
- Kate Bosworth added some oomph to her up 'do by brushing the sides back but teasing her crown. A bright pink lipstick colour gave some balance — and a serious pop of colour — to her amplified ponytail.
- Whitney opted for a low ponytail with a centre-split part that drew attention to her subtle smoky eye and dewy complexion.
However you decided to style your tightly pulled-back hairstyle, you'll need some hair spray to keep it put; reach for something lightweight, like O&M Original Queenie Firm Hold Hairspray ($31.95).
Kate Hudson manages to make even a simple hairstyle look like a million-dollar affair. On Thursday night at the amfAR Inspiration Gala, Kate styled her signature waves into a low ponytail that combined the sleek with the tousled. To get her contrasting textures, curl the entire head, leaving the ends straight. Next, apply a low-hold cream or hair spray, like MoroocanOil Luminous Hairspray Flexible Hold ($19.95), to hands and gather the hair into a ponytail at the nape. After smoothing the sides down, lightly tug at the hairline with your fingers to create lift. Rake through the waves once or twice to position your strands as you like, but keep manipulation to a minimum so that individual waves stay intact. Finally, wrap a small section of hair around the ponytail holder and fasten with bobby pins. Finish the look with a shimmering shadow, fully rimmed eyes, and a touch of gloss, just like Kate. Kate's not the only one who's been working ponytails of late — everyone from Nina Dobrev and Gwyneth Paltrow to Emilia Clarke and Coco Rocha have been giving this massive hair trend a go!
Just one quick glance at this week's roundup of the best celebrity beauty looks tells us everything we need to know about up-and-coming hair and makeup trends. Keen to know what's on the ever-so-beautiful horizon? Bright lips are here to stay — only, they've taken on a more matte turn, and are looking sexier than ever (think just-bitten looks like Phoebe Tonkin's, and loud statements like Annabella Barber). Long, lustrous hair is in, so if you've got it, flaunt it — just like Sofia Vergara and Kristen Stewart did over the week. And eyes? Well, if they aren't making statements, we don't know what is. Click through the gallery to see who rocked some serious eye art recently, and discover exactly what needs to be on your beauty radar now. Go on, it's so pretty in there!
At a joint showing with Christopher Esber at New York fashion week, Australian fashion superstar Kym Ellery presented with long, gritty hair, with help from Headlines Hairpieces. Hair director Ryan Taniguchi used the extensions to add volume, resulting in a rounded ponytail that helped set-off the structured tailoring we've come to love in Ellery's designs. The makeup look was created by Lottie Stannard for Jane Iredale, and had an equally raw and edgy theme, with a focus on contoured cheeks and a wet brow. Click through to get the entire look.
Photo courtesy Headlines Hairpieces and Jane Iredale