Kate Gosselin Has Had It!

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Kate has been dancing away on Dancing with the Stars recently but most people are tuning in to see what her hair of the week will be. Kate tells StyleBell, “The honest truth is I care so much less about my hair than everyone in America, obviously. Rarely will I have an opinion or an idea. People care so much.”

Yes people do care so much and I want to know why? Everyone please comment and explain.

Color Color Color for Spring

lady gaga,lady gaga hair,lady gaga hair style,lady gaga color,lady gaga hair colorNot just for you clothes think hair color – bright blue, green, and pink hair color! Think Lady Gaga. The trend started at New York Fashion Week in Spring ’10 shows such as Proenza Schouler and Zac Posen. Cynthia Rowley caught onto this trend with her Fall ’10 show. Wella master colorist Eva Scrivo created the colored extensions for Cynthia and the designer loved it so much that she went back to Eva’s salon and got her own hair colored with navy streaks!

Fashionistas and dye-divas are sporting the trend, including Ashley Olsen, Kelly Osbourne, Drew Barrymore, and Lady Gaga… and the list is sure to grow!

As a New York City salon-owner, fashion week colorist and beauty expert, Eva Scrivo has the recipe for the perfect match of natural color and dip-dyed tones. Also a Wella spokesperson, Eva can advise on transitioning this spiced-up hair trend from runway to reality for all hair types and textures. Eva created the bold tone palette for the Cynthia Rowley Fall ’10 runway, using Koleston Perfect Special Mix colors. Don’t have the heart to dye your hair the trend color of the month. Eva started selling colored clip-in extensions customized at her salon. That is ingenious!
Check out these pixs from the Cynthia Rowley FW’10 Runway:

Jessica Simpson Short Hair Style

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Jessica Simpson has gone short! Yes a short hairstyle that is. Jessica Simpson’s personal stylist Ken Paves had a little fun and created this fun short hair do on one of Jessica’s many plane travels! I love how she look has that sort of 70’s look. What do you think of it? Don’t worry ladies I believe it is just a play on hair and her long locks are still under that short do.

Nikolas Cage Goes Blond

I know everyone wants to be a blond, but what is up with Nikolas Cage’s new blond hair do? His straggly blond hair style is simply messy. Don’t worry ladies he has changed his hair style for a new upcoming movie. He states he has dyed his hair blond to get back to his Celtic roots for his movie, Drive Angry.

The Chignon Hits Fashion Week

I spent much of February preparing for or at Fashion Week, and let me tell you – it’s exciting, sure, but a lot more exhausting than it looks!

However, it’s an exciting way to observe as trends are born. It’s also a way to revisit the classics!

Look at shows like the Venexiana and Woman’s Mafia Fall shows at NYFW, and celebrities such as Victoria Beckham: The top knot or chignon is becoming one of the fastest growing hair trends for 2010, and we saw it here first.

Want to be able to do it yourself at home? One of my favorite stylists, Philip Pelusi, along with creative director Jeffrey Reitz, created a variety of topknot looks seen during Fall/Winter 2010 Fashion Week.

For Venexiana’s show, the Philip Pelusi design team utilized a knot he called “Empire Chignon”. A twist on the classic chignon, the hair created for Venexiana was architectural and took on new height – literally. Like Kati Stern’s design esthetic, the hair was couture, high fashion.

Here are tips from the Philip Pelusi team for recreating the look from Woman’s Mafia (the Venexiana look is much more intricate):

1. Spray hair with P2 Refresh Hair to give hair texture
2. Divide hair into two ponytails: perimeter and crown
3. Pull the perimeter ponytail into a high nape
4. Spray again with P2 Refresh Hair
5. Pull a hair net over the ponytail and fashion it into “petals”

The chignon may not be for everyone, but it’s absolutely worth giving a try at your next formal affair!

By Aly Walansky

Creating a Prom-Ready Updo

During my red-carpet foray, it became clear as a sunny LA day that updos were very much a favorite look at this year’s ceremony.

Sarah Jessica, J Lo, Nicole Richie, Penelope Cruz, Kristin Stewart and countless others donned various forms of this sleek and timeless look; one that can easily be a look you can steal for your own special occasions.

There’s a brand new Samy Molding Wax that will be available in April that is perfect for this style — it can be used on dry hair to shape and set your hairstyle. It’s maximum hold formula that will keep an updo in place without weighing it down.

For more volume in your ‘do, you may want to aspire to Miley Cyrus’ voluminous updo! For that style, we’re all about Profound Beauty Stylist Volume Power. Spraying at a whopping 75 mph, this light styling spray gives your locks a big boost!

For a more sophisticated look, Jennifer Lopez was dazzling on the Oscar red carpet, wearing a beautiful Armani Prive dress, accented by an elegantly texturized updo created by master stylist Robert Vetica.
To create the look, Vetica started by applying Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream on wet hair to create smoothness and shine. After blow-drying hair straight he section hair off and created two ponytails, an inch apart, one on top of the other to create volume below the crown of the head.

Next, Vetica used a curling iron on each ponytail to create texture, then brushed them out for width and volume. After creating the shape of the updo, he strategically pulled out stands throughout the look to create a modern textured effect using flyaways around the forehead to further soften.
No matter how you do your ‘do, the possibilities are endless!

Anna Kendrick’s Oscar Hair

On the Red Carpet Sunday night, Anna Kendrick was one of the hottest to trot celebs. She’s on everyone’s best-dressed lists – but she’s on our best tressed. And she did so with a simple yet elegant updo, designed by stylist Craig Gangi.

Gangi, inspired by the graceful off-the-shoulder look, created an updo highlighting softly waved texture. He first applied argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to add moisture and give hair a soft hold.
After blow-drying hair straight, Gangi used a medium sized curling iron to create loose, natural waves. He then pulled strands back, leaving just enough hair at the nape of the neck to create a small ponytail, and shaped a loose, undone textured bun.

To add a touch of drama, he went back to weave three small braids with the remaining hair, then again braided the three with each other. Finally he circled the braid around the bun. After pinning the style, he sprayed Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to hold the look in place without stiffness, and misted the final updo with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray for additional boost of red carpet shine.

Isn’t she gorgeous? On camera, and off!

By. Aly Walansky

Steal the Look: Oscar Curls


I had the AMAZING opportunity of flying out to LA to live-blog the Oscar Awards, and saw a ton of hot runway-inspired ‘dos. One such trend was big stars with even bigger curls. We all know Mariah Carey as a starlet of stage, but she was almost unrecognizable in her Precious role – a movie I loved, but not for the glamour! Mariah was glamour personified though as she strutted down the red carpet at the 2010 Academy Awards with curl-perfection.

Curl-master Ouidad, gave some tips on how to create this look:

  1. Apply a moisturizing gel, like Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Gel and dry hair with low heat
  2. Set large rollers on the top of the head and medium on the rest of hair
  3. Remove rollers and softly brush through with a wide natural bristle brush
  4. Run fingers through to separate the tendrils and curls will spring back to life
  5. Finish with Ouidad Styling Mist to set the look in place and Ouidad Shine Glaze Serum to smooth curls and add red carpet shine.

Va va voom! Have to say, if I could make my own curls look like that, I wouldn’t be relaxing them so often.
More tips coming soon!

By Aly Walansky