Now that award season has begun, celebrities are in beauty overdrive. While they have a team of people to ensure that no hair is out of place from the time they get into the limo until they leave the last afterparty, you can get the star treatment for your next big night out too. With the help of these long-wear hair and makeup tips, you'll be camera-ready from dusk till dawn.
The New Year is always a great time to change up your look or refresh your hair colour, so we sat down with L'Oréal Consulting Hair Colourist Christophe Robin at the brand's Hair Tech Center to get the inside scoop on how to make 2013 your year for hair. From whether or not ombré is still sticking around to the secrets to achieving that effortlessly sexy French style, Christophe has all the secrets you need to know. Watch now to see how to get your perfect colour no matter your shade!
Halt. Put down the teasing comb and hair spray . . . slowly. You can add volume, height, and body to your fine hair without this '80s-favourite combination. Get the secret to giving limp strands lift and hold when you continue reading.
If there's one thing we know majority of you love, it's that easy, wavy hairstyle that Jennifer Hawkins nails every time. As we've gotten savvier with hair tools over the past few years, we've come to see our hair straighteners as much more than that — they're the best darn curling devices we've ever had! Getting the technique right can be super tricky, and takes a bit of practice, but who has time for that when you're rushing out the door on a Saturday night? That's why we're sharing this video. From the people who created one of our most loved straighteners, the ghd, this video will show you exactly how to get the perfect curl in no time at all. Watch and learn — and remember to shake your head lightly after you're done, to give your hair that effortless, natural look.
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.
Decked out in a turquoise, pointed-collar frock and eggplant-purple tights at the Miu Miu show earlier this week, Dianna Agron looked like she stepped right off the set of an Austin Powers flick. And that's a good thing. Keeping in theme with her '60s mod vibe, Dianna paired her old-school ensemble with a retro upsweep and doll-like lashes. Fans of all things vintage will love this current take on a midcentury bouffant, and Halloween partygoers now have their Mad Men costumes complete. To achieve the look, Ramona Eschbach for Oribe Hair Care started by blow-drying Dianna's hair with volume-enhancing products. She then applied the brand's texturisng spray — try Percy & Reed Texturising Spray ($23.74) — at the roots, followed by an anti-humidity spray like L'Oreal Tecni Art Crystal Gloss ($25), from the midshaft to ends. After backcombing Dianna's strands at the roots, Eschbach then tied the actress's hair into a low ponytail, twisting and securing the swinging '60s style into place with pins. Yeah, baby, yeah.
If you have long hair, then you almost certainly have a split end or two (or two dozen — but who's counting?). And while nothing but a haircut can get rid of those annoyances, there's plenty you can do to strengthen and protect your hair. Celebrity stylist Charles Baker Strahan, who recently worked with Nicole Scherzinger, knows how to make that happen. Want to get messy ends to split? Read his answers to frequently asked questions.
How many times have you been told that it's not a good idea to wash your hair every day? And yet do you still find yourself lathering your locks in the shower morning after morning? According to Emmy Award-winning stylist Curt Darling, not listening to certain hair care philosophies can cause some serious strand damage. "Hair is the ultimate accessory," he says. So there's no better time than now to start treating it right. Find out how bad those alleged must-follow rules are when you keep reading.