Fake a shorter, cropped hairstyle — aka the trendy faux bob — by using just a clear elastic and a few bobby pins. See? You can get an updated hairstyle without reaching for those scissors. Watch our easy step-by-step tutorial to see how to re-create the full look.
Gracing the cover of Glamour, Zooey Deschanel smoldered with her signature vintage look. But there was a twist in the inspiration for the cover — the rodeo. "That was photographer Ellen Von Unwerth's first impression after seeing the wardrobe selection for the shoot and knowing Zooey's personality," said celebrity hairstylist Roque, who worked with Oribe to create her cover look. "It's great to take retro inspiration and modernise it." See how you can pull off the look with Roque's tips.
If the typical ballerina top knot is a little too ordinary for your taste, why not do like Clémence Poésy? The actress arrived at the Chanel Haute Couture show yesterday sporting a bun that was high on texture. Sweeping her strands up high off her neck, Clémence punched up the typical twist by adding an unexpected element to her hair: mini braids that peeked out along her scalp.
To achieve the look, spritz down your fingertips with hair spray and sweep your hair back off your face. Add a few loose braids along your scalp before finger-brushing your hair into a ponytail and securing it with an elastic. Working in half-inch sections, coil your hair around the base of your ponytail and secure with hairpins until all of the hair in the ponytail is pinned up. Finish with another mist of hair spray and a punchy pink lip, like Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Magnetic Magenta ($45).
Edgy, blunt-cut bangs, like the ones Taylor Swift has made part of her signature look, are a fun way to change up your look (just ask Michelle Obama!). But if you don't have time to hit the salon every four weeks to maintain them, why not take the styling into your own hands? We headed to The Private Room in Beverly Hills, CA, to get all the details on how to trim bangs like Taylor's at home.
What do Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, and Rachel Weisz have in common (besides flawless skin)? They each walked the red carpet recently donning sultry, Veronica Lake waves. No matter the length or colour of your hair, you, too, can pull off this red-carpet trend. Grab your curling iron and learn how in today's Bella How-To.
The best kind of hair is bed hair — that effortless, sexy style we all seem to acquire while getting our eight hours but can't recreate with products and styling tools. Usually, no matter how hard we try, we can never get quite the same effect. Luckily, celebrity hairstylist and L'Oréal Professionnel hair director, Brad Ngata, comes pretty close to achieving the real deal with his deconstructed knot. The low, no-fuss style is today's take on the messy top knot as hair trends move south in 2013. The hero product to help achieve the right texture for this style is a matte hair powder — Brad uses L'Oréal Professionnel Super Dust ($23.90). Happy bed hair...
Out of all the celebeauties to hit the red carpet at yesterday's Golden Globes, Jessica Alba was a huge stand out. The ridiculously pretty actress went daring with bright orange lips and Old Hollywood waves — a look we'll be trying at our next big event. We did some beauty snooping to find out the exact lip product she wore, and sought advice from Alan Buki, co-founder of Original & Mineral and creative director of Sydney salon Original A, on how to get those waves. Click through!
Ms Lopez, we must congratulate you on that hair! Jennifer Lopez works some serious tress-volume for the February edition of US Harper's Bazaar, managing to pull off the full-volumed look without veering into scary 'fro territory. A straight centre part and sleek top section keeps things modern, but the brushed out mid-lengths ramps up the glam-factor and gives the whole look a slightly '70s silhouette. We likey! The easiest way to recreate is with a set of hot rollers. Divide hair into six or eight sections — depending on the thickness of your hair — and roll up and under towards the crown, but only three quarters of the way. When cool, unroll and spray with hair spray before brushing out with a boar-bristled brush — teasing the ends slightly to finish. Flip upside down, spray again, flip back and voila! Locks J.Lo herself would be proud of. Step inside to get a closer look at Jennifer's glamorous shoot. Images courtesy of Katjia Rawles and US Harper's Bazaar.
Hair can be a little testy from time to time, and trying to get it to bounce back when you're not within five feet of a blow dryer might seem near impossible. Everything from product overload to a rainy afternoon to your trendy chapeau can suck the height right out. But when your roots go limp and you're in a pinch, there are quick steps to take to give them a shot of volume.
- If your hair is a little damp, simply flip your head upside down and finger-brush it away from your scalp to keep it from matting against your head.
- If you have a dry shampoo, take the top two layers of your hair and apply the product to the roots only. One that adds volume, like Tigi Catwalk Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo ($29.95), is good to have on hand.
- Strategically spritzed shots of hair spray are another way to jolt flat hair back to life. Standing with your head upside down, divide your hair from ear-to-ear, and spray along that part. Then, spray down the palms of your hands and work the product into your hair's top layer, making sure to brush your fingers away from your scalp. Flip your hair back into place for an instantly puffed-up coif.
- If all else fails and you have long hair, a trendy topknot is a quick and easy style to pull off. Bonus: If you keep this updo loose around the roots, you can always pull it out after a few hours for a slightly waved look with loads of volume.
Sure you can blow-dry or diffuse every morning, but not only does that cut into coveted sleep time, but the added heat can damage your strands. Save time (and your hair's integrity) by shampooing and air-drying at night instead. So get more sleep, along with three night-time styling ideas, when you read more.