Michelle Obama uses FHI Flat Iron

michelle-obama-fhi1I have heard through a few very close dear personal “stylist” friends that Michelle Obama uses the FHI platform flat iron!  Don’t we all love our FHI.  The FHI platform hair straightener is one of the top profession flat irons on the market.  It is packed with ceramic nano tourmaline goodies.  The sb-00500-2tbest part is this iron gets to over 450 degrees which is what you need if you have African American hair.  Check out FHI Flat Irons here.

Blunt Bangs are all the Rage!

kim-kardashian1StyleBell recently noticed a trend taking over the celebrity hair circles.  Blunt bangs are all the rage and if done properly can really make an impact.  We decided to ask celeb stylist Nicholas Penna, Jr. of the “Best of Boston” salon, Salon Capri, his thoughts on this new hair trend.  

1. Why are Blunt Bangs the hot style for Spring?

Blunt bangs are the hot style for spring because they add edge to hair. For a long time, soft hair was the trend and now there’s a change with some attitude. Celebrities such as Kate Hudson in the new movie Bride Wars and Erin Lucas from MTV’s newest reality endeavor, The City, are both sporting blunt bangs which makes it even hotter. 

2. What hair type does this style work best on?

Blunt bangs typically look best with straight hair that is cut all at one length. However, we’ve recently seen stars like Kim Kardashian wearing her blunt bangs with wavy hair creating a contrast between the hip, edgy bang with romantic, tousled hair. Another variation to the blunt bang is to incorporate angles that frame your face, such as Anne Hathaway’s haircut.

3. What face shape do these bangs look best on?

Blunt bangs work well for everyone, if done right. Many times, younger people can pull off the style the best, but virtually anyone can sport this look. The best face shape for blunt bangs is a longer, oval-shaped face. 

4. What are some other great bang choices for girls who do not have the appropriate hair texture/face shape?

Longer bangs that can be pushed to the side of the face add movement to the hairstyle, such as the side swept bang. This type of bang is the most universally worn and can look great on many different face shapes/hair textures. 

5. Additional tips…

Blunt bangs add to style to your look, even when your hair is pulled back into a ponytail. You can just blow out your bangs and throw your hair back. It adds an egde to your look and gives you a change that’s not as drastic as a shorter haircut. 

I think that this style is definitely going to last well into this season. It is a faddy look, but I think it’s one that will stand the test of time. As it evolves, I imagine people will start to wear the bang in different ways, more tailored to their personality.

Thanks Nicholas!  Check out StyleBell’s slideshow on fantastic blunt bang looks!

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Aging Beautiful tells us about the new Stress Recovery Night Cream from Elizabeth Arden’s INTERVENE line.

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StyleBell shows you how to pull off a beautiful double bun updo hairstyle as seen on celebrities on the red carpet!

A great hair conditioner doesn’t have to break the bank. Cybelesays.com found one that detangles like no one business!

Elke shares how to manage your beauty budget, with items you already have, as well as tips and tricks. In this post? Your pencils.

ThisThatBeauty gets an advanced viewing of Three Custom Color Specialists’ sexy new collection THE L WORD. Check out Felicia as she models all four shades – Bette, Kit, Alice and Shane. After seeing these beautiful shades you will want to pre-order yours TODAY!

Get the 411 on Kate Winslet’s look from the Golden Globes over at Beauty in Real Life!!

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Total Beauty Web Tour

Enter to win a Prescriptives Lash Envy Gift Set from Beauty Junkies Unite!

Fabulous Over Forty gives you the details on the Golden Globe makeup looks of Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie and Anne Hathaway.

Makeup Bag gets a sneak peek at the NEW! CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe shimmery volumizing mascara in four gorgeous shades.

Boutique Flair gives you 3 reasons to buy eyeshadow trios – and some fab finds, of course!

Nur @ I Love Looking Good wants to share her secret to flawless skin with the Ez’s Skincare Giveaway

Viva Woman shows you how to make your own DIY homemade lip scrub to exfoliate for soft smooth kissable lips!

Beauty Anonymous reviews the Lady Dior palette from Dior spring 2009 collection.

The Makeup Divas is giving away two sets of the China Glaze Romantique Collection. So hurry on over to enter now!

Frappelattes tries and reviews Get Lost weight control tea by The Republic of Tea. It helped her lose the weight gained over the holidays!

Want to jump start your skin care? Beauty411 loves the new Clinique Turnaround Radiance Peel Once-A-Week System. Check out her review!

Be a doll and enter our latest giveaway at Beauty 365! Up for grabs is a Carol’s Daughter Fragrance Oil Gift Set valued at $40 — enter today!

Don’t just eat your antioxidants, get them via the most luxe beauty booty too! eye4style breaks down the best products with Acai!

StyleBell shows you how to pull off a beautiful double bun updo hairstyle as seen on celebrities on the red carpet!

Beauty Beast details some of the products from MAC’s Dame Edna Collection with pictures and swatches.

Find out how to get Demi Moore’s Golden Globe Red Carpet Look. She was A Mom in Red High Heels favorite celebrity look this year!

makeup loves me meets stacy from “what not to wear” and gets her tips on her how to be a frugalista!

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings has found a fabulous product that helps her makeup last all day! Find out what it is!

Trisha over at Makeup Files is set on giving us some inspiration with her latest post all about staying cute, even without makeup.

Hot Beauty Health shows you how to glam up your makeup look for the night.

ThisThatBeauty gets an advanced viewing of Three Custom Color Specialists’ sexy new collection THE L WORD. Check out Felicia as she models all four shades – Bette, Kit, Alice and Shane. After seeing these beautiful shades you will want to pre-order yours TODAY!

Find the best wrinkle-resistant, no-iron blouses from Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains.

Find out what helps keep Jenn over at Beauty in Real Life from the the winter bugs and moisturizes her hands at the same time!

Glossypink has the stunning pictures from Blake Lively’s Vogue photo shoot!

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Alison of the Advice Sisters reviews the hot new book that can change the way you shop, forever, called: Life In Color: The Visual Therapy Guide to the Perfect Palette.

Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Havaianas for a sandalicious giveaway”. One winner will receive four pairs of sandals – from Havaianas’ 2009 collection!

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Butterfly Diary scores an exclusive and very inspiring interview with internet celebrity and journalist Julia Allison

Dreadlocks the Easy Way

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Are you looking for an easy way to create dreadlocks?  Nicholas Penna Jr, of Salon Capri in Hyde Park, MA, uncovers the secret to simplifying dreadlock making.   

  1. Section off hair into half-inch sized sections 
  2. Apply a wax to the section of hair 
  3. Using a comb, tease the root area of the hair 
  4. Begin to twist the hair 
  5. Spray with a light hairspray 
  6. Use a flat iron to hold the hair in place and move it up and down to create a “dreadlock” look 

Let us know how it works for you!

Golden Globes Top Picks By Dean Banowetz

This just in!  Dean Banowetz, celebrity hairstylist to Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Hudson, Leeza Gibbons, and every American Idol icon, was at the Golden Globes with a “front row seat”. He was hanging on the red carpet with his #1 client Ryan Seacrest and was upclose and personal with each star and of course their fabulous hairstyles! Dean has given StyleBell the exclusive with his top picks straight from the Golden Globe’s red carpet!

Best Curly Fun StyleDrew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore, Fun wild, beachy texture very playful and sexy throw back to the 60s

Best Up Do

americaferreraAmerica Ferrara, Loose textures pulled back to showcase America’s face with volume in the lower crown and back.  Really forgiving for all face shapes

Best CurlsMiley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Best Wavesangelinajolie

Angelina Jolie

Best Beachy Texturesdemimoore

Demi Moore

Best Tight Twist Loose Bangskatewinslet1

Kate Winslet

 And finally the best hair trend that Dean noticed on the Golden Globe’s red carpet was TEXTURE! I love the beachy texturized hair!  Thanks Dean for this exclusive insight!  Want more information on  Dean Banowetz check out his website.

Sandra Bullock’s Golden Globe Style Simply Stunning

sandraggSandra Bullock entered the Golden Globes with her stunning hairstyle courtesy of Celebrity Stylist Jeanie Syfu, one of New York’s hottest stylists! Jeanie created this beautiful side swept bun with romantic curls by using a few key TRESemme products, a 1” and ½” curling iron, and a few clips. Yes that is it! This hairstyle is definitely a budget conscious option that you can do in the comforts of your own home. We can all use that!

Four Simple Steps to get Bullock’s Side Swept Bun Hairstyle:

  1. Start off blow-drying hair with TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray for shine and protection
  2. Then, curl pieces of hair using a 1″ curling iron and alternating with a 1/2″ curling iron, creating an “S” wave pattern throughout hair
  3. Once texture is created, work in TRESemmé Anti-Frizz Secret Smoothing Crème through entire look for shine and definition
  4. Lastly, part hair off to the side, and pull into a low bun using clips just behind the ear, leaving a few soft waves to frame the face