Michelle Obama’s Faux Bob

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Move over Eva Longoria there is a new Faux Bob coming to town.  On Wednesday night the White House hosted a “A Country Music Celebration” and of course Michelle Obama’s Faux Bob stole the show.  I know you all want to know how to recreate.  Our friends at Soft & Beautiful give you a quick 411 on how to create this hairstyle in the comfort of your home!

Step 1: Apply Soft & Beautiful StyleProtect Spritz on wet hair from roots to ends.  Blow-dry hair with a medium sized round brush, to create volume and lift.

Step 2: Gather hair in a loose pony at the nape and tuck under, pinning with bobby pins as you go.

Step 3: Finish with Soft & Beautiful Oil Sheen Spray to leave hair looking healthy and vibrant!

Katie Holmes Goes Long!

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Yes yes yes our little Katie Holmes said goodbye to her Bob and has gone long.  Katie walked the red carpet yesterday with Tom Cruise at the Tokyo opening of Valkrie with this amazing hairstyle.  Her long brown extensions are perfectly curled and is definitely one of favs.  What do you think of it?  Do you like her with the bob or long?  Please comment!

Blunt Bangs are all the Rage!

kim-kardashian1StyleBell recently noticed a trend taking over the celebrity hair circles.  Blunt bangs are all the rage and if done properly can really make an impact.  We decided to ask celeb stylist Nicholas Penna, Jr. of the “Best of Boston” salon, Salon Capri, his thoughts on this new hair trend.  

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!

Dreadlocks the Easy Way

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Are you looking for an easy way to create dreadlocks?  Nicholas Penna Jr, of Salon Capri in Hyde Park, MA, uncovers the secret to simplifying dreadlock making.   

  1. Section off hair into half-inch sized sections 
  2. Apply a wax to the section of hair 
  3. Using a comb, tease the root area of the hair 
  4. Begin to twist the hair 
  5. Spray with a light hairspray 
  6. Use a flat iron to hold the hair in place and move it up and down to create a “dreadlock” look 

Let us know how it works for you!

Posh Spice New Hair

All I can say is Posh Spice NEW HAIR!!! Is this the end of the Posh Bob? Well it looks so. Insiders tell me that Victoria Beckham showed off her new short, Annie Lenox style, do at the Marc Jacobs fashion event at New York’s Fashion Week. Victoria told insiders “I felt it was time for a real change – and I love it! I’ve always loved the idea of having a crop”. Everyone needs a change sometimes!

I guess now the new saying will be “Posh Crop”. Is this the next do that will sweep America? Let us know what you think.

Is Natural Beachy the New Look?

Kate Hudson's Beachy Hair

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So I have to admit I have been tempted to put my flat iron aside and let my hair go au natural wavy!  What has gotten in to me.  I always tell my bff’s that I can feel the trends.  I guess it comes with the territory.  So my quoted on next hair trend is the au natural beachy look.  How to get this look is as easy as waking up in the morning.  I have been using some incredible beach curl enhancing sprays that really work in creating a very subtle wave that is very natural.  My top picks:

David Babaii Bohemian Beach Spray

 Frederic Fekkai Luscious Curls Wave Spray

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

Although the summer is almost over your hair will look fab in its au natural state with a little pick me up.  Very sexy and very now.

Eva Longoria New Hair Style!

Eva Longoria Goes Short!

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!

 

 

 

Alicia Keys Inspired Hairdo

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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.