Hairstyle Gallery: Carrie Underwood

This hairstyle gallery features one of our favorite past American Idol contestants (turned Grammy award winning mega-star!) Carrie Underwood and her gorgeous, glamour girl hairstyles. Worn up in a bun, or with long, cascading curls, Carrie’s looks are always expertly styled with miles of golden hued, wavy hair extensions.

Hair Color Inspiration from TIGI

Feel like changing your hair color? Sometimes we all want something a little different! If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than this video. The new hair color launch from TIGI features the latest hair color trends for the season. Warning, these aren’t your grandma’s colors, they are new, vibrant hues for when you really want to make a statement with your hair! Bye, bye flat color, hello brilliance. Thanks TIGI.

An Expert Tutorial on Tree Braids

Marquetta Breslin, from BraidsbyBreslin gives an awesome step-by-step tutorial on creating long, lustrous tree braids. We love how she breaks down each step so you can recreate this look at home. Enlist a friend (or two) to help with the braiding, those teeny, tiny strands take a looooong time to braid, but the results are worth it!

What you’ll need:

  • 18 inch hair extensions (wet and wavy hair is used in the video).
  • Duck bill clips – they really come in handy and can be used to comb, separate and secure the hair strands as you style.
  • Barbering strips to prevent fly aways while drying
  • Moisturizing oil or mousse to keep those strands smooth and silky
  • A Blow dryer
  • Lightweight gel to tuck in any strays

All set? Check out this video tutorial for the how-to:

Dry, Dull Hair is NOT a Good Look

ABBA Pure Shine DropsBe honest, is your hair dull and dry? Are those ends brittle (translation – scary!) and parched? Dry hair is not only lackluster and lifeless, it’s usually unhealthy too. We all know dull, frizzy hair is not a good look, so why not fix it?
 
If you are experiencing dull, lifeless hair, smooth things over with ABBA Pure Shine Drops. This super smoothing, shine enhancing elixir seals in moisture and adds a high gloss shine to every hair type with only few tiny drops. And in this case, less really is more – a drop or two does just fine! ABBA Pure Shine is loaded with Rice Bran Oil that restores natural luster to those dull strands and, my favorite feature of all – it fights frizz.

These drops are dedicated to improving manageability, and can be used on wet or dry hair. I like to use a tiny bit on the ends on wet hair to seal in the moisture, then I usually follow with an entire “once over’ with another two or three drops on my hair when it’s dry. This helps seal my strands and locks out the frizz factor.

It’s also extremely lightweight, safe for color-treated hair, and of course it’s from ABBA so rest assured it is 100% Vegan, Sulfate Free, DEA Free, Cruelty Free and Eco-Sensitive. All good stuff. Why wait? Go ahead and banish the brittle, dump the dullness, and fight the frizz for good with ABBA. You’ll notice the difference after just one drop.

Spring 2008 Hair Trend: Bangs are Back

We’ve spotted a number of celebs sporting fun, flirty bangs lately. If you’re looking to bang it out, it’s a great idea to go to your stylist armed with a few celebrity pictures for inspiration. Just remember, bangs this year are slightly curved under, not stuck to your forehead. Cleopatra bangs are so 80’s.

Weekend Beauty Read

Beauty Anonymous brings you Anna Sui Beach Collection for Summer 2008!

Mischo Beauty shares her best tips on how to prepare for a bikini wax and what to expect!

The Makeup Divas Beauty Blog is blown away by these ProSilk Hair Products!

The Muse shows you the solution to eyeshadow fall out woes with a review of Shadow Shields!

SugarShock Beauty is channelling fashion muse of the moment Amy Winehouse – (in a subtle way, we promise!) – with Stila’s new liquid eyeliner.

Beauty and Personal Grooming shares some DIY Antiwrinkle face masks

A Touch of Blusher can’t live without this foundation.

Beauty Blogging Junkie tells you how to channel the look of your fave The Hills girl here.

The Daily Cookie reviews a dupe for the popular MAC 187 blush brush for a fraction of the price!

Product Girl is having her first giveaway. Enter to win a Philosophy Breakfast in Bed Shower Gel Set from now until Monday night!

Makeup Moxie reviews Cargo Blu-Ray High Definition Mascara.

Glossypink reveals her favorite eyeshadow of all time!

Cybelesays Gets To The Shea Of Things with a feature on the best products out there containing the most Shea Butter

Just when you thought SPF 15 was safe, The Beauty Bug makes you think again, and tells you why you should up your dosage of SPF!

Spoiled Pretty hearts her T3 hair dryer. But what’s the one thing she would add to it? Find out what extra would push her head over heels…

Toya from “The Life of A Ladybug” still hasn’t decided how she feels about Bourjois and these eye products haven’t changed her mind.

Savvy Skin realizes her skin care obsession is ruining her career!

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog shows you how to get Mariah Carey’s look with MAC Heatherette Beauty Powder.

And, just in case you missed ours:

Tousled, textured hair is the top tress trend for Spring 2008! StyleBell shows you how to create Beachy Waves with your flat iron.

Top Five Flat Iron Styling Tips

FHI 1 inch Flat IronFlat irons are best known for creating straight styles, but you can also add body and volume, create curls and make waves as well. It just takes a little product, practice and patience. If your flat iron has a rounded style barrel (and most of them do!) you’re ready to create these must-have styles with ease. These top requested flat iron styling articles and videos to get you styling like a pro!

Straight Styles: Flat Iron Straightening Success, a step-by-step tutorial for the straightest strands around.

Adding Volume: Pump up the Volume on your Bob, transform your bob from flat to fab with these top tips.

Curly Styles: Creating Curls with a Flat Iron, yep, bouncy coils in no time.

Waves: Make Some Serious Waves with a Flat Iron, tips for making those waves you crave.

Styling Tips: Flat Iron Styling with GHD, showcases tips and tricks with a ghd flat iron and some strand supporting styling products.

Got your favorite flat iron? Get going!

-CurlyBelle

Does Your Hair Care Fight the Signs of Aging?

PureOlogy NanoWorks LuxuryHairMasqueMeet Pureology NanoWorks LuxuryHairMasque. This rich, indulgent hair masque combines powerful ingredients to strengthen, repair, condition you hair while boosting color radiance and shine. I suppose we’re all getting older (except me of course!) but that means so is our hair. Have you ever thought of your hair as aging?!? It’s a good thing Pureology is here.

I already love the Pureology brand for working its colored-hair magic, keeping my strands vibrant and glossy, so of course I’m thrilled with this newest addition to the PureOlogy’s NanoWorks System. I’m also a huge fan of hair masks and treatments so anything called “luxury hair mask” is right up my alley.

This thick, luxurious masque is a decadent treatment chock full of good-for-your-hair ingredients that sound like a trip to the farmer’s market, instead of hair care. I’m talking about the Antioxidant Fruit Synthesis – acai berry, pomegranate and blueberry – to deliver oxidizing agents that deliver a youthful sheen and boost color vibrancy. Plus, Certified Organic Botanicals including three types of antioxidant rich Mushrooms – Mucor Miehei, Shiitake, and Mannentak – that deeply moisturize and smooth your hair and help reclaim those youthful, shiny strands. Sounds yummy, and it works!

Let’s not forget about the breakthrough technology we’ve already come to expect from Pureology: The Anti-Age Complex with silicones, green tea, citrus and wine extracts to help rejuvenate, smooth, and strengthen the hair to its optimum, youthful condition. Youthful, I love it. And, as with all Pureology products, it’s 100% vegan and never tested on animals.

Bonus Points: It also provides a thermal protection barrier to protect our tresses from our beloved heat appliances, and it smells delish. Don’t worry, the scent is an EU Complaint, allergen-free fragrance, so you won’t overwhelm any subway squeezing friends with an “omg, who’s wearing that perfume?” scent. Nope, this has subtle scents of jasmine, vanilla, amber and rose, which is pure heaven.

-CurlyBelle