What's more Australian than a gorgeous girl leaving the beach with sexy, salty, textured hair? We say: nothing. With Australia Day fast approaching (um, it's tomorrow), we've got your nails covered and your fun outfit sorted out nicely, but the easiest way to amp up your Summer sex appeal and overall cool-girl beauty look is by spritzing a good quality sea salt spray through your locks. A few of us here at Sugar are big fans at the stuff, so we've tried and tested most of these. And let us tell you, they've got the goods. They don't weigh your hair down or leave it looking greasy, and they actually give you that sexy hair you've always wanted — think Lara Bingle, Sienna Miller and Jodi Gordon. Click through to see which ones we recommend, then spritz your way into your Oz Day delecbrations!
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...
We've heard Kate Moss talk — yes actually TALK — about her newest fragrance, Kate Moss Vintage Muse (from $30) and tour inside Coty's Barcelona factory where the fragrance is produced, but over the weekend she popped into Boots (kinda like a cross between Priceline and David Jones/Myer) in London to sign some bottles. Sigh. Wish she'd swing by Australia. She's still rocking the bangs. LOVE. Clad in black, wearing her signature kohl-rimmed eye, a peachy lip gloss and her long hair looking as artfully dishevelled as ever, she looked all rock chick sexy. Quite different from the glam-o-rama ad campaign that sees her wearing a French twist and graphic, mega-winged eye, no? But that's what we love about Kate. As much as she's got a signature style, you still don't know what you're gonna get . . . Tried the scent yet?
Vintage Muse by Kate Moss is available in 30ml EDT ($30) and 50ml EDT ($39). Stockists: 1800 812 663.
The look for Proenza Schouler Spring 2011 is artfully undone. Models walked the runway with minimal makeup, save for some boyish boxed-in brows. Lips were erased and the girls' natural skin shone through. It was teamed with a sexy, dishevelled up 'do. Bedhead meets beautiful. It was twisted into a loose chignon but with heaps of strands hanging loose and just that hint of fuzziness that's been dominating the runway. I love the casual glamour of it all, don't you?
I love Lily Donaldson. She's my favourite model. And the girl I want to be when I grow up. It mainly comes down to hair. The girl's got good hair. (Watch this if you don't believe me.) But Goldilocks with long luscious locks, she isn't. Well she is. Sigh. Let me explain. Most girls that have Hair to Die For always wear it down to generally remind people how fabulous they are. But Lily, well Lily isn't afraid to pile it all up in a messy top knot and kick up her heels at the reopening of the Chanel SoHo boutique. Which I think makes her rather cool. She's reminded me why I love this hairstyle and just how perfect it is for parties or the beach this Summer.
I was expecting BIG things from the Byrnester — she's my biggest hair crush after all. But to me this style is more bird's nest than beautiful. Teased within an inch of its life, it's just too matted and not soft and romantic enough for me. Sigh. Luckily her makeup scores her some brownie points for being signature Rose: smokin' smoky eye, flawless, radiant skin and a gorgeous nude lip. What do you think: do you like the messy-chic look?
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Kate Moss' A-list fashion and party pals joined her at the opening of Mario Testino's Kate Who? photo exhibition in London last night. The apparel colour de jour was black. The hair look? Artfully dishevelled. True Miss Moss stylee. Kate wore it. Naturally. Also showing support for the messy tousle was Gwyneth Paltrow and British model Poppy Delevigne. What do you think of the look? Is it time for a new style or will artfully dishevelled forever be in your beauty arsenal?
Hilary Duff, the little minx, tried to sneak this braid past us at the Love, Loss and What I Wore cast celebration and thought we wouldn't notice. Pfft. As if. Now that Chuck has left the building Braid Watch is our number one hobby. For a second there though, I thought the Hilster had gone for the chop, getting a jaw-skimming bob, but really, what she actually did was leave a lot of chunky layers out and just braid the length. She finished the style off with a piece of purple fabric, which co-ordinated rather nicely with her lavender eyeshadow. Thoughts?
Allow me to introduce two dirty pretty things: evo haze styling powder ($29.95) and Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (approx $44.50). You'd be forgiven for thinking that they're straight-up dry shampoos, but their mission is actually to put the "dirt" and easy texture back into freshly-washed hair. It's like this, Dakota Fanning has lovely, soft and smooth hair, right? Which is nice if you like that kind of thing, but not so great if you don't. Especially if your hair has a tendency to stay like that for two days post-wash. If your look is more Miss Moss, ie. lived-in glam, then this is what you need. It's like good dirt, just like olive oil is good fat. They give body and texture and most importantly that coveted matte finish. I swear by the evo one, and while I haven't tried Oribe, it's creating lots of buzz in the states. Have you tried either? Will you?