Best Summer Hairstyles 2010

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Want to see more Summer Hairstyle by Elle? Check out these fab styles for the summer@ Elle’s Summer Hairstyles 2010 Gallery. I know they will give your inspiration for those mid summer nights out!

@2010 Fashion Week with John Patrick & Aveda

Bridgett Bardot was the choice inspiration of the ORGANICS by John Patrick 2010 Fashion Week show. The hair was phenom and definitely hair raising. Aveda lead stylist Odile Gilbert created this amazing look. “Our collection this season is centered around big, beautiful hair that makes our hand-woven tweeds look happy. Despite some inspiration from Joni Mitchell, Lady Diana, and Brigitte Bardot, the hair look is modern—very young and fun, not polished or structured.” stated John Patrick of ORGANIC by John Patrick.

How to recreate this look at home:
1. Brush through hair and prep with Aveda Phomollient™ Styling Foam to add body and shine. Use a comb to create a left side part.
2. Divide hair into four sections: sides, back, and top. Fold the top section over the face and clip back to separate.
3. Backcomb the back section of hair with a brush to create messy volume. Spray liberally with Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray for maximum hold.
4. Create an anchor by crossing bobby pins horizontally across the middle of the back section of hair, just below the crown of the head.
5. Using large hair pins, attach a hairdresser’s sponge at the crown, where bobby pins are anchored.
6. Cross the right section of backcombed hair over to the left, pinning over the hairdresser’s sponge with large hair pins. Repeat with the left section of backcombed hair, bringing it to right. Take all remaining hair in the back section and twirl to the left to create a French twist. Secure the twist at the nape of the neck with hair pins, creating a tail of loose hair draped over the shoulder.
7. Set aside a portion of hair to fall in front of the left ear, and brush remaining top section of hair over the hairdresser’s sponge, Pin it into the French twist to create a “pouf.” Pull lightly with fingers to create loose, spontaneous volume. Spray with Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray.
8. Leave wisps of free falling hair in front of the left ear, and loosely pin remaining pieces above the right ear. Finish with Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray.

What’s Your Party Hair Personality?

In New York, Fashion Week has started, and that means going to endless events that require primping. For those of you who aren’t taking part in that, you are not off the hook either. Christmas and New Years may be over, but Valentines Day is coming up, and before we know it, all sorts of spring celebrations!

So, when you go out to a party – what sort of look are you looking for? And how does your hair reflect that? I conferred with Marcos Diaz, session stylist at ION Studio (www.ionstudionyc.com), and got a bit of a rundown.

The Romantic
Using your hands only, pull hair back in to a ponytail. With the ponytail, mold it into a loose chignon and put bobbi pins in to hold it in place. Using only your hands to smooth the look rather than a brush, keeps it modern rather than manufactured looking.

The Flirt
For a smart, playful look, use a brush to put your hair into a high ponytail. Curl the ponytail around a 1inch curling iron. Add hairspray when done styling to tame fly-aways and add shine.

The Vixen
A great way to wear your hair down is to curl your hair with a 1inch curling iron, making sure to curl hair AWAY from your face. Once you’re done curling your hairbrush out all the curls, don’t worry about the curls falling out; brushing hair enhances the curling iron set. Make a deep side part and add some hairspray to seal the look. The deep side part is what’s key in making it an expensive and special look.

Are you ready? Try one of these looks, and tell us how it goes!

By. Aly Walansky

Fashion Week: Aveda at John Patrick Organics!

JPO_9.10.09_Aveda_1Aveda was all Bohemian Chic at the John Patrick Organics Fashion Show at the Keen’s Steakhouse yesterday!  The hair style was super sexy and romantic.  John Patrick told us “This season, I wanted to dig deep below the surface of Bohemian style, and create a free-spirited look that’s chic, pretty, and fresh.  I was inspired by a photograph taken at the Krazy Kat Club in the 1920’s and sought to create of a dressy, “wholesome Bohemia,” defined by artistic endeavor and intellectual pursuit.  The collection is bright and optimistic—true Bohemians are enthusiasts.  It features a mix-match of happy, classic Bohemia and chic, wear-anywhere utility pieces.  The mix-and-match strategy is signature Organic, but shows my wholesome, Bohemian point-of-view.  What’s Bohemia without self-expression?” StyleBell agrees. 

Odile Gilbert was the Aveda lead stylist, creating the magical Bohemian looks.  When asked how to re-create this look at home Odile gave StyleBell the inside scoop.  “This look is gorgeous and easy to recreate for day or evening.  Prep hair with Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam and create a deep side part.  Spray hair with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray and curl with a one-inch barrel curling iron.  Brush through to create soft, full waves.  Smooth the top of hair with Aveda Light Elements Shaping Wax to tame flyaways and achieve a smooth, modern finish.  Lastly, twist the front curl back and secure with a barrette, adding Air Control Hair Spray for volume and hold.”  Thanks Odile!

Michelle Obama’s Faux Bob

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Move over Eva Longoria there is a new Faux Bob coming to town.  On Wednesday night the White House hosted a “A Country Music Celebration” and of course Michelle Obama’s Faux Bob stole the show.  I know you all want to know how to recreate.  Our friends at Soft & Beautiful give you a quick 411 on how to create this hairstyle in the comfort of your home!

Step 1: Apply Soft & Beautiful StyleProtect Spritz on wet hair from roots to ends.  Blow-dry hair with a medium sized round brush, to create volume and lift.

Step 2: Gather hair in a loose pony at the nape and tuck under, pinning with bobby pins as you go.

Step 3: Finish with Soft & Beautiful Oil Sheen Spray to leave hair looking healthy and vibrant!

2009 International Fantasy Hair Competition

On April 23rd C.B. Sullivan sponsored the annual 2009 International Fantasy Hair Competition in New Hampshire.  The hairstyles were not only fabulous but were works of art!  Stylists and models came from all over the country to display their live creations.  From peacock feathers to ornamental statues there was no limitation to what the stylists could imagine.  

First Place: Kevin Lamont Carter from The Artistry of Hair in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and his design “The Proud Peacock” modeled by Amaris Brown:

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Second Place: Colleen Jamieson from Aidan James Salon in Nashua, NH, and her design “The Indian Fertility Goddess Parvati” modeled by Danielle Esjunin:

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Third Place: Christine Sheldon from Salon Thairapy in Hooksett, NH, and her design “Prosperia” modeled by Rachael Bishop:

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Drey Barrymore’s Hair Raising Premiere

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Check out Drew Barrymore’s hair raising hairstyle for the premiere of her latest movie Grey Gardens. I have noticed that Drew has been experimenting with hairstyles recently. What do you all think of Drew’s do? It definitely has the 60’s written all over it!

Katie Holmes Goes Long!

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Yes yes yes our little Katie Holmes said goodbye to her Bob and has gone long.  Katie walked the red carpet yesterday with Tom Cruise at the Tokyo opening of Valkrie with this amazing hairstyle.  Her long brown extensions are perfectly curled and is definitely one of favs.  What do you think of it?  Do you like her with the bob or long?  Please comment!