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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Penelope Cruz Hair and Hairstyle at the Oscars!

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Penelope Cruz was a vision at the 2009 Oscars.  As the winner of the 2009 Best Actress award for the movie, “Vicki Cristina Barcelona” (which I loved!), Penelope Cruz’s dress, hair, and makeup were amazing in unison.  Her hair was simple yet classic.  Penelope had a classic bun hair style with bangs that only Penelope can pull off.  Ladies don’t try this one at home.

Freida Pinto Hair and Hairstyle at the Oscars!

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Freida Pinto, at the 2009 Oscar’s, looks fabulous with this embroidered blue dress and side swept low chignon bun.  Her hair is traditional and classic, however I believe the stylist could have finished it a little nicer.  I did see a few stray hairs!  I also have a feeling that her dress may look more captivating in person than in this picture.  I am not so sure about the one sided sleeve, a little figure skating like.  Freida Pinto is one of the stars of the fabulous movie Slumdog Millionaire which was the winner for best movie for at the Academy Awards!

This just in celebrity stylist Jeffrey Paul styled both Freida Pinto and Dev Patel’s hair using only Aveda products!  Read how to get Freida’s Oscar style now!

Blunt Bangs are all the Rage!

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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!

Guido’s Fall Hair Trends Portfolio

So who is Guido you all ask?  He is the hair guru at Redken.  What he says we listen.  He has released his fall/winter 2008 hair trend report and it is beautiful.  Guido designed and executed the hair at more than 30 shows including Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Versace and Louis Vuitton and has put together his top trends for the coming season inspired by the shows.

Guido takes us to the back of the head, where we will be seeing knots, twists, ponytails with a spice of 1960s glam, 1920s sophistication and a touch of the future. This in addition to glam finishes and streamlined silhouettes creates Guido’s top four trends for the Fall/Winter season: Intense Shine, Chic Twists, Modern Knots and Ponytail Perfection.

Intense Shine
Shine returns to the runway in full force the Fall/Winter.  In these glamorous styles the hair stays close to the scalp, in a sedate slicked-back style.  What happened to the big hair of the summer?  Get those flat irons out.

Chic Twists
Want to make a French twist look modern?  Check out Guido’s ultra glamorous Chic Twist for the Fall/Winter.  The more disheveled the better.  Guido’s tip:  When doing a French twist, bobby pin the back of the head and leave the ends sticking out- definitely edgier.


Modern Knots
It’s not often that glam and practical come together, but the new chignons do just that.  Wear the knots low or high it will definitely exude sophistication.  Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect to pull off a fab look.

Ponytail Perfection
The ponytail is ageless.  This season’s ponytail is sleek and full of shine.  The ponytail can land anywhere from the middle of the head to lower.  Keep it simple.  I love this style!

Eva Longoria New Hair Style!

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I know I am way late on commenting about this but what do you all think of the new Eva Longoria do?  I personally think Eva looks fabulous in everything and anything.  I believe the goal was to age her a tad for the next season of Desperate Housewives.  Comment and let me know what you think!

 

 

 

Sex and the City Premiere! Sarah Jessica Parker What?

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We all love our fashion diva Sarah Jessica Parker and know that she IS fashion.  So as soon as I saw this look I had to share!  Sarah Jessica Parker was seen in the garden inspired beanie hat by Phillip Treacy at the World premiere of the Sex and the City: The Movie in London.  A definite 50’s inspiration.  I am wavering in the likeability department but it definitely makes a statement.  What do you think?  Comment and let us know! 

Christina Ricci’s New Hair Color!

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Christina Ricci has made the transformation from an emo wearing punk rock grunge to a glamorous red carpet wearing debutant. At the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Speed Racer, Ricci stole the show with her lighter brown locks and darker brown low lights. The incredible color job really lightens Christina’s face and softens her overall appearance. I love it! StyleBell Exclusive: I have heard from a phenom celebrity colorist that low lights are what is “In” for the Summer/Fall. Christina you are leading the pack with the trends.