Runway Hair with Kerastase

Need a quick fix? Check out this short video montage of Luigi Murenu’s looks from the fashion runways, representing one of our favorite brands, Kerastase. Some of the hairstyles are sassy and some are quite simple, but all show serious style.

-StraightBelle

Celeb Style: Mary J. Blige

Mary J. BligeMary J. Blige is pure talent wrapped up in style with a double dose of cool. Her modern chic look is fabulously flattering and really compliments the shape of her face and her unique personal style. One of the most important parts of a look like this is ensuring that the trendy side swept bang stays put, so after styling finish with some Bumble and bumble Sumotech Pomade to keep those long bangs swept to the side where they belong. It provides serious, supple hold and a lo-gloss finish that’s perfect for cool gals everywhere.

Celeb Style: Blake Lively

Blake LivelyBlake Lively’s long and loose, sun-kissed style is both carefree and classic. This beachy, textured hair is such an effortless, sexy look – especially in the summer time when your ‘do seems to “do that” naturally. But what about now? It’s cold, and the salty, sandy, summer winds of the beach are not around when it’s snowing outside. Thanks to the product gods, we don’t have to suffer the snow to get this look!

To capture your own beach babe look, start with a little Fudge Skrewd Curl Enhancing Cream on dry hair to add extra texture and ensure the waves you create stay put. Then fire up a Bed Head 3 Barrel Tourmaline Nano-Ceramic Dual Waver to create the waves of your dreams. Complete with a rotating middle barrel, this wave maker uses Ceramic ionic technology and creates deep and soft long-lasting waves without damage. Finish with a few pumps of Bumble & bumble Surf Spray and you’re good to go. For some extra glam, brush on a little bronzer for a golden glow to compliment your new “trip to St. Tropez” look. You go Gossip Girl!  

Don’t have a waver? That’s cool. You can check out this video to get this look with just your fingertips.

Frizzy Hair Tip

Aloe Vera PlantAre you plagued by the frizzies? Try Aloe Vera! Squeeze a little gel out from one of the leaves and apply to your palms. Then rub your hands together and run them through your hair, especially the ends. Nice and smooth… and frizz-free. It’s the plant that keeps on giving.

P.S. Aloe Vera Gel from the drugstore works too, it’s a tiny bit tacky on the skin but it’s great for frizz.

-StraightBelle

Transform Your Lazy Curls

Sometimes curly hair has a mind of its own. Not all curls are agreeable and some need a little coaxing to get them to coil. Liven up your lazy curls with a little dab of Davines Curl Enhancing Serum and the simple tips in this video. Your curls will be bouncing and behaving in no time.

Curls love to bounce you know…

-CurlyBelle

Top Headband Trends

If you’re ready to make a stylish statement, look no further than the headband. Celebrities from Oprah to Nicole Richie have made headbands the hottest hair accessory and an absolute must-have season after season, and they show no signs of slowing down! These five headbands will perform double duty by keeping your hair off your face and adding some color to your coiffure at the same time. Just remember, slim widths or wide, short hair or long, headbands are hip!

Double Strand HeadbandSuper Slim Double Strand – Silk or satin, fabric or plastic, it’s available in hundreds of colors and one of the most popular styles around.

Style sighting: You’ll be in great company if you choose this headband. We’ve all seen this look on Lauren Conrad, and we’ve recently spotted this headband on Lucy Liu in this week’s episode of Cashmere Mafia.

Woven HeadbandSlinky Sleek – Beloved by celebrities and socialites alike, a trendy, woven strap is the perfect combination of stretch and glamour, guaranteed to highlight any hairstyle. This one has a touch of metallic to add a tiny bit of shimmer, perfect for date night.

Think sophisticated, think Gwyneth Paltrow.



Silky HeadscarfSoft & Silky Scarf – With tons of patterns on a variety of fabrics, these are soft enough to wear sleek & slim or bohemian wide, and all make a fashionable style statement. From dressy dresses to jeans, they look good with everything.
Plus: The colorful geometric prints are a great way to make a bold statement for those of you who shy away from wearing too much color, and really pops if you wear all black.

Lucite HeadbandAnimal Instincts – Whether you choose a python print, a zebra stripe, or leopard spots, an animal print headband is about to become one of your favorite accessories!

Probably not a look you’ll wear every day but it’s posh and polished, fun and flirty, and a total must-have for sure. Try one, you won’t be disappointed, and the extra thick 2″ band will tame any wild style.

Printed HeadbandPrinted Perfection – A stylish, satin elastic band like this can be worn scrunched or smooth makes a pretty accent for just about for everyone. A fashionable find for sure!

Style sighting: We’ve seen these headbands everywhere from stylish boutiques to Nordies to Target.

Ready for the best part? These headbands not only look great, but they are all comfortable too. No more headband headaches, you know we love that. Hooray for headbands, they are sure to become your new favorite hair accessory, hands down!

-CurlyBelle

Celeb Style: Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica ParkerEveryone loves style maven Sarah Jessica Parker. Her contributions to today’s fshion trends seem as endless as her charm and ever changing hairstyle. We all know SJP has naturally curly hair – think way, way back to the ancient Square Pegs days – but look how silky and straight she gets it. Maybe her stylist has the ghd MK4 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron. It’s not only one of the most popular flat irons on the market (and on our best flat iron list), it’s also superior when it comes to  smoothing thick, curly hair like hers. For this look I would suggest a little Beyond Straight to relax the curls and add thermal protection before straightening, then fire up the ghd MK4 and accept your compliments gracefully like SJP.

(BTW, we’re smitten with Bitten too!)

Set Your Style

Bain de Terre Flax Seed Finishing SprayAfter you have finished styling your hair and you’re looking fab, don’t you want to make sure your efforts are seen by everyone?

There is nothing worse than smoothing every last hair strand into perfect position before heading out the door to realize your fly-aways and split ends are showing by the time you arrive.

You didn’t spend all your time coaxing those curls into perfect corkscrews to have them unravel! You didn’t straighten those strands into silky submission to have them misbehave an hour later!

A good finishing spray is built on this principle. Some add shine, some add control and others create volume or texture, or both. But whether you like it poofy or sleek, your hairstyle needs a finishing spray. Definitely.

Shine Seekers: Davines Defining Glam Power Finishing Spray is the definition of glossy glamour.

Strong Hold: CHI Helmet Head. Hello, it’s called helmet head for a reason.

Softer Styles: Flexible, touchable hold is yours in a flash with Reflex Spray from the L’anza Art Elements line.

Scent Snob: Try Bain de Terre Flax Seed Infinite Hold Finishing Spray – it’s the perfect unscented styler.

Style it, finish it. Words to live by!

-CurlyBelle