Creating a Prom-Ready Updo

During my red-carpet foray, it became clear as a sunny LA day that updos were very much a favorite look at this year’s ceremony.

Sarah Jessica, J Lo, Nicole Richie, Penelope Cruz, Kristin Stewart and countless others donned various forms of this sleek and timeless look; one that can easily be a look you can steal for your own special occasions.

There’s a brand new Samy Molding Wax that will be available in April that is perfect for this style — it can be used on dry hair to shape and set your hairstyle. It’s maximum hold formula that will keep an updo in place without weighing it down.

For more volume in your ‘do, you may want to aspire to Miley Cyrus’ voluminous updo! For that style, we’re all about Profound Beauty Stylist Volume Power. Spraying at a whopping 75 mph, this light styling spray gives your locks a big boost!

For a more sophisticated look, Jennifer Lopez was dazzling on the Oscar red carpet, wearing a beautiful Armani Prive dress, accented by an elegantly texturized updo created by master stylist Robert Vetica.
To create the look, Vetica started by applying Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream on wet hair to create smoothness and shine. After blow-drying hair straight he section hair off and created two ponytails, an inch apart, one on top of the other to create volume below the crown of the head.

Next, Vetica used a curling iron on each ponytail to create texture, then brushed them out for width and volume. After creating the shape of the updo, he strategically pulled out stands throughout the look to create a modern textured effect using flyaways around the forehead to further soften.
No matter how you do your ‘do, the possibilities are endless!

Oscars 2010: Jennifer Lopez

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<strong>Jennifer Lopez</strong>looked like none other at the <strong>2010 Oscars</strong>.   As one of the presenters tonight, Jennifer Lopez looked simply stunning!  Her amazing dress coupled with a gorgeous Updo hair style was breathtaking.  Jennifer’s updo hairstyle was a simple messy updo which is quite unusual of Lopez.   It is normally sleeked back.   I actually enjoyed this look.

Celebrity Hairstyles: Straight and Sleek

This slideshow features a bevy of celebrity beauties and their sleek, straight locks. A-listers across Hollywood know that super smooth, shiny hair is always in style if you’re armed with a few minutes and a flat iron! This short clip features some of the smoothest hair styles around – Charlize Theron, Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Hayden Panettiere, Beyonce, Kate Walsh and more!

Celeb Style: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer LopezFrom Fly Girl to J-Lo to Bennifer to new Mom (congratulations on the twins), Jennifer Lopez has taken many a stylish step, especially with her hair. I love that she’s 9 months pregnant in this pic and her hair is fabulous. For this look, first straighten your hair with your favorite flat iron, then lightly coat your strands with a tiny bit of mousse to coax the curls. Then, taking 1 inch pieces, use a 1-1/2″ curling iron to create long, loose curls from ear level down. After curling, gently brush out your hair with a paddle brush to relax the curls and add volume and body. Finish with hairspray and get ready for your own close up.