Henry Holland's bold, bright vision for House of Holland Spring 2014 had a '50s feel, but the beauty look created to complement it brought those retro clothes straight back to the present. The hair, created by Adam Reed of Percy & Reed for Babyliss, started as big-barrel curls before being brushed out and swept back off the face with lots of gel, giving a wet-look effect to the roots. Makeup by Mac Cosmetics focused on lips, with a strong raspberry shade contrasting with the oranges and purples of the clothing, coupled with bold powdered brows. The beauty look was finished with amazing nails by Sophy Robson featuring decals of religious imagery that echoed the Romeo + Juliet-inspired prints on some of the key pieces from the collection. Click through for a backstage tour.
Beauty took a step backwards this week, as many celebs opted for pared-back versions of their beautiful selves. Think bronzed skin, nude lips, natural hair and brows that do all the talking, courtesy of lovely Aussie ladies Rose Byrne and Lara Bingle. Love a bit of colour? Don't you worry! There were a couple of stars out this week sporting sexy lip shades we can't wait to get out hands on — like Kate Bosworth (who we chatted to in Sydney) in rosy coral. And just wait 'til you see the hair! From Kylie to Kate Hudson and Diane Kruger, there are many more celebrities whose beauty looks you'll want to steal, so get clicking and enjoy!
You heard it here first: bold lips are the new statement nail. Well, that's what we've decided here in the Sugar office, and can you blame us? There were two huge fashion events in Sydney this week — the Myer Spring/Summer 2013 Collection and the David Jones Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. Both were phenomenal, not least of all because of the stunning beauty looks that came parading down the catwalks and on the red carpets. Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Hawkins and the sass & bide designers showed us how the bold lip should be done, but that's not all — there are those beauty looks and more inside this gallery, so let's get going!
Scarlett Johansson is known for her love of retro-inspired styles and for the May cover of US Vogue, she looked as gorgeous as ever in '30s-inflected waves. Iconic celebrity hairstylist Oribe created Scarlett's look for the shoot and it's surprisingly easy to recreate.
- Set it, but don't forget it: On dry hair, start by creating a side part (use whichever side you prefer) and then put all your hair up in small rollers. Leave your rollers in until they cool completely, then gently remove them. We like the second smallest rollers in Babyliss Ionic Hot Rollers Set ($135.96)
- Style it: Oribe then suggests brushing through your curls to loosen them. After that, style them into a uniform wave using a comb. Oribe used his Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray to hold everything in place, then finished with his Royal Blowout Styling Spray to make the waves look soft and natural. Try Pureology Fortifying Heat Spray ($30.98) and ghd Final Fix Hairspray ($18) if you're looking for products available to buy here.
If you're wondering what Barbara, from The Good Life would look like cycling through the countryside during the 1970s Tour de France, wonder no more. This is the image that designer Henry Holland had in mind for the models showcasing his 2012 Autumn/Winter collection this afternoon. With houndstooth as the main print along with bright pinks, reds and blues, the collection is fun, flirty and feminine. Check out what went on in the back of the house before show-time.
Kate Middleton was one of the standout stars of 2012 so it makes sense that people would be inspired by her beauty look for parties this holiday season. Her famously sleek, yet bouncy blow-dries have earned her a place on our Best Tressed list so we're sharing how to emulate her style, along with her classic makeup palette in today's how-to. Get the royal treatment now.
When Moroccanoil launched it revolutionised the haircare world, in particular how we thought about hair oils. And now there's another product set to do the same: Dove Nutritive Nourishing Oil Care Treatment. What sets it apart from its predecessors is its price ($9.99) and its availability — instead of being stocked solely in salons, it's available from Coles, Priceline and Woolworths. Both those, and the three other hair oils in this story, help to nourish, repair and smooth the hair. Some also cut down on blow-dry time so they're a worthy investment. Shop our top five hair oils now.
Conair's BaByliss Pro has totally pimped its ride — so much so that the engines in the brand's new Volare model (from $199.95) are made with real Ferrari parts. "The industry has been dominated by advancements in the straightening iron category, and nothing has really been done with blow dryers," BaByliss's David Gardiner told WWD.
Volare is the first dryer to use a ball bearing design, which is especially useful to keep it running nice and smooth. It also has precision insert-molded construction for a lightweight feel and a turbo boost button to make airflow rev up, of course. While most dryers' lives last 500-700 hours, the Volare runs 2,000 hours. It also packs an impressive 2,200 watts of power. And good news for us is that the dryer will be available in Australia from October. Woot woot! Are you interested in taking it for a test drive?
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