StyleBell Trend Alert: Hats are Huge

sarah jessica parker hatsFrom Sarah Jessica Parker to Cameron Diaz, hats are all the rage with the media attention grabbing celebs. But can they work for the average American? I say 100% yes! Top hats, beanie hats, couture hats all can work within the confines of your own wardrobe if you are careful. If you are looking for a simple yet casual look you can always count on the beanie hat to create an uber cool look. A top hat can be used if you really want to make a head turning entrance. What about a couture hat? That can only work if you are Sarah Jessica Parker!

Hair Jewelery is Major

hair jewelery, hair jewels, hair jewellery, wedding day hairWhat is the biggest wedding and prom trend of this year?  Jewels!  Hair jewelry has been seen on every celebrity including Paris Hilton, Eva Mendes, and Nicole Kidman. The more bling the better. I personally love a subtle accent piece in my hair to accentuate an evening look. Check out a fab wedding day look that incorporates beautiful hair jewels. Remember it is all about the bling!

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. 

 

Sandra Oh, Avril Lavigne and Seth Rogan Winners of the Best Canadian Celebrity Hair Awards

Best Canadian Hair Awards

Avril’s cheeky pink streak, Sandra’s smooth curls and Seth’s tousled mop top have won the votes of over 600 Canadian hairstylists this year. Hairstylists from across the country have chosen their top picks in AG Hair Cosmetics’ 8th annual Best Canadian Celebrity Hair Awards and named five of Canada’s most notable celebs the winning choice for their trend-setting styles.

“This year’s winners exemplify all the styles that are hot for hair this year,” says Jami Symons, AG’s Artistic Director and celebrity hairstylist. “Sandra Oh’s sexy, long layers and Scott Speedman’s textured, rugged look demonstrate the versatility today’s women and men demand. And, Avril Lavigne — well most tweens and teens can definitely relate to this rock star’s hair. Her peek-a-boo highlights can easily be replicated with a punch of coloured hair extensions. The shot of colour is something we’ve seen a lot of in fashion and it’s translated into cutting-edge celebrity hairstyles.”

Canada’s largest independent manufacturer of salon haircare products, AG Hair Cosmetics, created the hair awards to celebrate great Canadian style and honor the celebrities who are helping to set trends around the globe. Hairstylists from across Canada cast their votes for their favourite celebrity ‘do in five categories.

The winners of AG’s 8th annual Best Canadian Celebrity Hair Awards are:  

• Sexiest Hair on a Canadian Actress: Sandra Oh
• Sexiest Hair on a Canadian Actor: Scott Speedman
• Best Hair on a Musician: Avril Lavigne
• Most Interesting and Unique Hairstyle: Seth Rogan
• Best Hair on a Canadian Athlete: Trish Stratus, WWE Professional Wrestler
 

A record-breaking 600 Canadian hairstylists voted in AG’s Best Canadian Celebrity Hair Awards — the highest participation in the award’s history. Voting took place online this winter.

Thanks AG Hair Cosmetics, www.aghaircosmetics.com.

The Hills Inspired Side Ponytail

Lauren Conrad side ponytailLauren Conrad looks fabulous in “the” look for the summer, the side ponytail hairstyle. Don’t you love it!  Did you know that the side ponytail style is extremely simple to do! Johnny Lavoy shows us how to make the Hills inspired side ponytail as seen on Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie and Miley Cyrus. Short hair – don’t worry Johnny shows how you can add hair extensions to make this look.

 

Christina Ricci’s New Hair Color!

christina ricci hairstyle

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.

Hair Care Product Sales to Reach 42.5 Billion by 2010

hair care productsI didn’t need a very expensive report to tell me the trends but it is now confirmed. The hair care product market is expanding like never before! According to a report issued by Global Industry Analysts, Hair care is witnessing tremendous growth primarily due to the increasing consumer emphasis on healthy hair, the catchword being ‘Personal care begins with hair’. Hair care is one of the most competitive segments in the toiletry industry. World market for hair care products is projected to reach $42.5 billion by the year 2010.

Men becoming more conscious of their appearance and devoting a larger portion of their resources towards adorning their locks and looks, imparted a new dimension to the hair care industry. Within the hair care products market, demand for hairdresser-related products is greatly influenced by growth in disposable income and changes in consumer spending and habits. Upscale professional products are increasingly finding takers for home use. Demand is also on the rise for natural and salon-based products. Ingredients gaining popularity include aromatherapy oils, natural plant extracts, proteins, exotic botanicals, shine enhancers and products fortified with vitamins and UV protection. Shampoo Market worldwide is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 3.35% over the years 2011 through 2015, as stated in a recent report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Conditioner Market in Asia-Pacific is projected to reach $405.64 million by the year 2012.

It means more good stuff for me to review and products for you to try!

Provided by Global Industry Analysts.

Enchanting Celebrity Updo’s

Are you looking for a fab celebrity updo for the upcoming wedding and prom season? Our favorite celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Debra Messing, and Nicole Kidman all wear the beautifully traditional updo to a tee. Updo’s are a classic way of displaying your uniqueness and elegance. Remember before going to a hairstylist for an updo bring in a picture or pictures of your favorite styles. I guarantee your hair stylist will love you for it!