Headband How To: Mega Volume

Hayden PanettiereHairstylist Ricardo Rojas shows us how to recreate the hottest headband trend – mega volume!

All you need is some hairspray (we like Davines Defining Glam Power Spray), a teasing comb, some ponytail holders and of course your favorite headband. Ricardo uses a thicker, elastic band while Hayden is wearing a skinny strap. This hairstyle is so versatile, any headband you have will happily hold your style.

You’ve already seen this look on other A-listers such as Drew Barrymore, Eva Longoria and Alicia Silverstone, now capture this look on your own… in mere minutes! Va, va, va volume!

-CurlyBelle

Wrap a Belt Around my HAIR?

Sometimes a simple idea can make a super stylish statement – and this tip turns out to be a great look with minimal effort! All you need is a stylish and comfortable, flexible belt that can perform double duty as a headband. Fast and cute, we love that!

Edward Tricomi Feeds Our Curl Cravings

Hot Tools 1-1/2Who better to learn the art of curl creation from than a master? Celebrity stylist Edward Tricomi (hello, the Tricomi part of the Warren-Tricomi Salon in NYC!) shows us how to create those killer celebrity curls we crave. Of course you can pick up the Hot-Set Spray from any Warren-Tricomi Salon – it’s great on all hair types and works along with the heat of your big barrel curling iron (or flat iron if you prefer). A few sprays creates a firm, soft texture to set the curl and add a high-gloss shine. Bonus points: It repels the dreaded “H” word – humidity.

-CurlyBelle

Day to Night Hair in a Flash

Gotta hot date tonight? Let Johnny Lavoy show you how to take your hair from casual workday to nighttime glamour with a few turns of your favorite curling iron and a sparkling rhinestone buckle. You’ll be gorgeous in a flash!

-CurlyBelle

2 New Looks for Short Hair

Styling short hair proves quick and easy with a few simple tips from Ford Models, but the results are never short on style.

-StraightBelle

Celeb Style: Blake Lively

Blake LivelyBlake Lively’s long and loose, sun-kissed style is both carefree and classic. This beachy, textured hair is such an effortless, sexy look – especially in the summer time when your ‘do seems to “do that” naturally. But what about now? It’s cold, and the salty, sandy, summer winds of the beach are not around when it’s snowing outside. Thanks to the product gods, we don’t have to suffer the snow to get this look!

To capture your own beach babe look, start with a little Fudge Skrewd Curl Enhancing Cream on dry hair to add extra texture and ensure the waves you create stay put. Then fire up a Bed Head 3 Barrel Tourmaline Nano-Ceramic Dual Waver to create the waves of your dreams. Complete with a rotating middle barrel, this wave maker uses Ceramic ionic technology and creates deep and soft long-lasting waves without damage. Finish with a few pumps of Bumble & bumble Surf Spray and you’re good to go. For some extra glam, brush on a little bronzer for a golden glow to compliment your new “trip to St. Tropez” look. You go Gossip Girl!  

Don’t have a waver? That’s cool. You can check out this video to get this look with just your fingertips.

Top Headband Trends

If you’re ready to make a stylish statement, look no further than the headband. Celebrities from Oprah to Nicole Richie have made headbands the hottest hair accessory and an absolute must-have season after season, and they show no signs of slowing down! These five headbands will perform double duty by keeping your hair off your face and adding some color to your coiffure at the same time. Just remember, slim widths or wide, short hair or long, headbands are hip!

Double Strand HeadbandSuper Slim Double Strand – Silk or satin, fabric or plastic, it’s available in hundreds of colors and one of the most popular styles around.

Style sighting: You’ll be in great company if you choose this headband. We’ve all seen this look on Lauren Conrad, and we’ve recently spotted this headband on Lucy Liu in this week’s episode of Cashmere Mafia.

Woven HeadbandSlinky Sleek – Beloved by celebrities and socialites alike, a trendy, woven strap is the perfect combination of stretch and glamour, guaranteed to highlight any hairstyle. This one has a touch of metallic to add a tiny bit of shimmer, perfect for date night.

Think sophisticated, think Gwyneth Paltrow.



Silky HeadscarfSoft & Silky Scarf – With tons of patterns on a variety of fabrics, these are soft enough to wear sleek & slim or bohemian wide, and all make a fashionable style statement. From dressy dresses to jeans, they look good with everything.
Plus: The colorful geometric prints are a great way to make a bold statement for those of you who shy away from wearing too much color, and really pops if you wear all black.

Lucite HeadbandAnimal Instincts – Whether you choose a python print, a zebra stripe, or leopard spots, an animal print headband is about to become one of your favorite accessories!

Probably not a look you’ll wear every day but it’s posh and polished, fun and flirty, and a total must-have for sure. Try one, you won’t be disappointed, and the extra thick 2″ band will tame any wild style.

Printed HeadbandPrinted Perfection – A stylish, satin elastic band like this can be worn scrunched or smooth makes a pretty accent for just about for everyone. A fashionable find for sure!

Style sighting: We’ve seen these headbands everywhere from stylish boutiques to Nordies to Target.

Ready for the best part? These headbands not only look great, but they are all comfortable too. No more headband headaches, you know we love that. Hooray for headbands, they are sure to become your new favorite hair accessory, hands down!

-CurlyBelle

Set Your Style

Bain de Terre Flax Seed Finishing SprayAfter you have finished styling your hair and you’re looking fab, don’t you want to make sure your efforts are seen by everyone?

There is nothing worse than smoothing every last hair strand into perfect position before heading out the door to realize your fly-aways and split ends are showing by the time you arrive.

You didn’t spend all your time coaxing those curls into perfect corkscrews to have them unravel! You didn’t straighten those strands into silky submission to have them misbehave an hour later!

A good finishing spray is built on this principle. Some add shine, some add control and others create volume or texture, or both. But whether you like it poofy or sleek, your hairstyle needs a finishing spray. Definitely.

Shine Seekers: Davines Defining Glam Power Finishing Spray is the definition of glossy glamour.

Strong Hold: CHI Helmet Head. Hello, it’s called helmet head for a reason.

Softer Styles: Flexible, touchable hold is yours in a flash with Reflex Spray from the L’anza Art Elements line.

Scent Snob: Try Bain de Terre Flax Seed Infinite Hold Finishing Spray – it’s the perfect unscented styler.

Style it, finish it. Words to live by!

-CurlyBelle