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!
A change in season is the perfect time to reinvent your hair colour and style, and if you want to keep on-trend, celebrity hairstylist Barney Martin says there's a few options to consider as we move into Summer. "For starters, it’s time to pack up your curling tongs and think natural texture and long, grown-out layers."
The natural look was huge at the Spring 2013 international runway shows, with designers including Charlotte Ronson, Lanvin (pictured above) and Versace all giving a nod to minimal styling and effortless hair.
"Hair is moving away from the Kardashian and Victoria's Secret bombshell look and towards a more unstated look, just like the fashion from the catwalks," says Barney. To find out his top five hairstyles to try this season, click through.
Let's be blunt, shall we? Blake Lively has enviable hair. Whether the star is rocking some serious bedhair, looking cute and chic in a plait or just going au naturale, she always works that mane of hers like it's nobody's business. Better still, she's waaay ahead of the trend game. This season's hottest hair looks — get acquainted in the gallery — have all been introduced to us by Blake, at various events over the past year. What with Spring in full swing, you'll appreciate having four new looks to try out — because just like in fashion, certain hairstyles can go out of style (The Rachel, anyone?), and you certainly don't want to be behind the times. To read about the four trends Blake's rocking, click through the pics!
As we were celebrating the 2010 ARIAs in Sydney, the musos from America and Europe gathered in España for the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards. Russell Brand accompanied his wifey, Katy Perry, who was rocking an unusual half up, half down hairstyle. Eva Longoria Parker played host and switched up her hairstyles so many times, we almost lost count! Taylor Momsen and Ke$ha rocked their signature styles, RiRi rocked a mad beehive, Snooki chose the same eyeshadow shade as Ruby Rose, Jared Leto and Jon Bon were there, as was Miley Cyrus battling it out with Little J for longest hair extensions. It was ALL happening! Just check it out now! Who do you think looked best?
The host of last night's MTV Europe Music Awards upped the glamour ante sporting some seriously luminous skin (and pins!). The Desperate Housewives actress' makeup palette centred around soft caramel tones with a shimmering sandy eye, lined with kohl and topped with some spidery false lashes. A wash of illuminiser on the cheeks gave Eva a fresh-faced feel and the makeup look was finished with some nude caramel gloss. Her red carpet hair — styled by BFF Ken Paves — was a textured up 'do that looked to be a cross between a chignon and French roll, though a lot less structured and polished. I like the height in the front, and it's always nice to see Eva with her hair up, it shows off that gorgeous face of hers. Thoughts?
Don't forget to vote on all of my 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards polls here!
See, it's not just you. The Curse of the Flattened Hair — not the next Pirates . . . movie, but the state that strands can find themselves in: flat-packed next to your head like an IKEA bedside table — happens to us all. Even A-list strands like Alexa Chung's fall prey to it. Huh.
It doesn't matter how long you spend styling your hair — could be an hour, could be days; my neighbour Mary once styled her hair for a month and it even happened to her — or how good you are at it, sometimes it just happens. And sometimes it happens to just half of your head. Odd. Just be thankful that you weren't at the Teen Vogue shindig like Lex. Poor love.
But there is a Speedy Gonzales trick to getting your hair back to tip-tip awesomeness: Dry Shampoo. Hallelujah. Clive Allwright, KMS California International Artistic Director, says "no brushes or blow-dry tricky techniques are needed." Simply add in some dry shampoo, such as KMS California Hairplay Makeover Spray ($33.95), which features a fine rice powder that "lifts the shape, makes the hair naturally fuller and gives hair that perfect wiggly texture." Perfect. Clive swears by it and uses it on shoots. You can even use during in a powercut. LOVE. Also try Ojon Rub Out Dry Cleaner ($50) or Cedel Dry Shampoo ($7.99).
Stockists: KMS California (1800 506 060).
There are some women that just have it. Eva Mendes is one of those women. She graces the August cover of Allure magazine looking ah-mazing wearing a fiercely winged cat eye and seductive pout. More like a young Sophia Loren than ever. She describes a loaded '60s eye — think smudged liner and lashings of mascara — as "insta-sexy" in the accompanying interview so it's no surprise that that's her fail-safe beauty look. And it looks as though she's a D&G fan through and through — she was dressed head to toe in the Italian designs for the sexy shoot — and prefers the dry, textured style of '70s hair that we saw in their A/W 2010 collection over the sleek, slick wet-look vibe that we saw elsewhere. FYI, Eva and I are like two peas in a pod; we use the same foundation: Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation. LOVE. Pretty, huh?
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?
You can always rely on Marion Cotillard to spice things up at an event, and spice things up she did with this twisty little number. Now, when in France, 'tis practically mandatory to wear a French twist at all times, especially if one finds oneself attending events such as the Chopard 150th Anniversary party, which Mazza did. But instead of going down the typical French Twist rue, Marion decided to get all creative upfront, twisting her fringe into a stylish shell-like look. I like it all, particularly the mix of textures, which was big news at RAFW: see how it's all tight and slick up back, but loose and natural at the front. Methinks that's kinda cool. You?
Two of our favourite gals were our partying in NYC last night for the relaunch of Ray-Ban sunnies. Good one girls. Love me some aviators. (Blame my long-time obsession with Top Gun.) Now, both Kate Bosworth and Chloë Sevigny were displaying the same, kinky-straight hair texture. I'm sure you don't need me to explain it, but I will anyway . . . it's hair that, while 98 per cent straight, has a few kinks and curves to it, though not quite strong enough to be defined as wavy or even tousled. Semi-tousled if you will. (Sorry: creative juices fried. Nonsense name.) It's a nifty little, un-try-hard finish that is innately cool, but do you like it best on Kate's long hair or Chloë mid-length "lob-ish" strands? Do tell . . .