Alicia Keys Inspired Hairdo

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys . . . Leona Lewis . . . are you looking for there A-list hair style? I know I am! Celebrity stylist Johnny Lavoy details how you too can get the Keys/Lewis look. Equip yourself with your fav Hot Tools curling irons and simple extensions to get this fab look.

How to Get Beyonce Inspired Updo

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I love love love Beyonce.  One of my favorite Beyonce updos is the one she wore during the Fighting Temptation premiere way back when.   Ford Artists’ Johnny Lavoy shows us how to make this incredible Beyonce insired Updo!  All you need is some inexpensive synthetic hair, hair pins, comb, and hair spray and you are on your way!  Glamorous! 

Big Hair Makes a Comeback

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From Sarah Jessica Parker’s June cover of Vogue to Angelina Jolie’s July cover of Vanity Fair the celebs and supermodels are sporting big vavava voom hair.  Think 80’s without the aquanet.  Do we really want to go down that road?  Celeb stylists, like Ted Gibson, are saying yes!  Stylists are saying yes to the big hair but a way no to the stickiness.  Now with fantastic new products women are able to got the volume and build of the hair without the the flakes and dried up gel.  Check out our steps to getting incredible big hair.

  1. Apply a volumizing product to the roots, like the CHI Volumizer.  Next apply a controlling foam or gel, like the Davines Firm Hold Foam, to your hair.  After applying assure that you brush or comb through your hair.  This will allow for even distribution of the products.
  2. Blow-dry your hair until it is completely dry.  Make sure to blow dry your hair upside down or assure roots are lifted.  A nice medium size round barrel brush does the trick.
  3. Once hair is dry start with the hot rollers.  Wrap 2 inch sections of the hair around Jumbo rollers.  Leave rollers for about 10 to 15 minutes.  Remove the rollers
  4. Your hair should now have long waves in it.  Brush out, tease at the roots and brush out in the back.  Spritz with a light hair spray all over your hair.  Throw your hair upside down and brush underneath and style.

Voila big hair in a matter of minutues.  Enjoy! 

Edward Tricomi’s Short Hair Cut Technique

Edward Tricomi from the LA based Warren Tricomi salon, yes think Lauren Conrad, shows the most common mistake in cutting short hair.  Tricomi explains that going a little shorter gives the hair major bounce. 

 

Celebrity Style: Marcia Cross Hair & Hairstyles

Marcia Cross HairDid you see Marcia Cross’s hair last night?  Her style was fabulous during the Desperate Housewives revival show.  Marcia’s hair was the perfect shade of mahogany red providing a striking contrast with her pale yet glowing skin tone.  Her curls were individually defined with long frizz free 2 inch curls.  It was completely dramatic!  But would you expect anything less from our Housewives diva?

How to get this look?  When hair is wet lightly spray the Bain De Terre Take Shape Mint Balm.  Comb through hair.  The Bain De Terre spray gel will create the perfect frizz free curl and hold that curl.  Section the hair and curl each section with the Hot Tools 2″ Curling Iron.  Remember the larger the curling iron barrel size the softer the curl.  Lightly stroke curled hair with your finger tips allowing the curl to take on a beautiful spring.  Then dab a few drops of the Abba Pure Shine Drops on your hands and stroke each curl with the shine serum.  Your new hairstyle will scream elegance. 

Eva Longoria Hair, Which Diva Style?

Eva Longoria Hair Styles

Eva Longoria is stunning in any diva hairstyle, but we always have an opinion!  Which diva Eva style do you love?  The one on the left from the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards or the one on the right from the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards.? Comment we would love to hear from you. 

 

Looking to create Eva’s look? Check out our video on how to fake the Eva Longoria Bob!

Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyle – All the Rage

Fergie hairstyleWhat is ‘the’ hairstyle pick for this summer?  Celebrity stylists have informed StyleBell that celebs are running with the half-up half-down hairstyle.  With stars like Fergie, Paris Hilton, and Hillary Duff sporting this casual, sexy, and incredibly romantic style we of course have to agree!  We love this style as it works for both day and night and is super simple to recreate!  Check out our slide show for more celebrity half-up half-down styles. 

 

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: