Hairstyle Slideshow: Jennifer Lopez

This slide show features Jennifer Lopez and her many different hairstyles. Up or down, curly or straight, what can we say? J-Lo’s strands are always the mane event in all the magazines, on the red carpet, on tv, in videos…Now she has twins! Man she does so much, where does she find the time to create so many fabulous looks? Thank goodness for great stylists!

-StraightBelle

Curling Iron Techniques: Tight Curls

Brush up on your curling iron techniques with this short video that promise to have those curls coiled in no time!

For spirals ala “Beyonce” in the video, try a 1/2″ curling iron – the smaller the barrel width, the tighter the curls!

-CurlyBelle

Celebrity Hairstyles: Kim Kardashian

We get tons of requests for Kim Kardashian hair style photos and it’s easy to see why! With her lovely, luxurious locks, Kim really knows how to glam it up. Most of the time her style is simple and sexy with lots of long loose curls – for styling tips click here – but sometimes she wears it smooth and straight. Either way her signature style is 100% glamour with tons of shine! Everyone is keeping up with this Kardashian!

Celebrity Hairstyles: The Blonder the Better

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to start thinking about lightening up your hair! I’m never one to go too light with my style, but from the looks of these celebrities, they do seem to be having more fun as blondes…..hmmm, something to think about next time I’m at the salon.

-CurlBelle

Paris Hilton Haircut Help!

Question: I am an at-home mom with 3 kids.  I try to be current without looking like I try too hard and I (think!) I have held up pretty well for 42 years – most would guess me to be at least a few years younger.  With that in mind, I am ready for a change from my long layers and am thinking about about something like Paris Hilton’s latest cut, a kind of Emo-esque bob. I don’t want to go overboard but definitely need something edgier than a typical soccer-mom bob. So two questions:  How to best convey exactly what I want to my stylist? I tried to get this across to her 1 1/2 yrs. ago but didn’t know how to describe what I wanted, she tried but I wound up going back 2 more times and never really got the style – maybe time for a change there, too?  Secondly, my hair has gotten wavier and wavier as I get older, especially in oddly random areas!  If I don’t blow it out, it will be pretty curly, and I will most likely need to invest in a flat iron to make this look work.  The good news is a blowout usually lasts me 3-5 days, so if I’m good at it, I’ll be golden..that is, if you agree this style will work w/my hair type.  If so, can you recommend a good flat iron that won’t require a second mortgage?  Thanks!  Sorry this is so wordy – love your site! – Sydney via email

Paris HiltonAnswer: Good news – you don’t need to change stylists, just try a new way to communicate what you want! When consulting with your stylist, make sure you have pictures with you of the hairstyle you like. Looking in magazines and on the internet will help you find inspiration and you can bring these photos with you to the salon. This way your stylist will be able interpret the look easily, and give you the cut of your dreams. You might like Paris Hilton’s hair cut, but she changes her style so often that her bob this week might not be the same as her bob 3 weeks ago. This might explain your why your stylist is missing the mark. Next time you go, be sure to bring your favorite photo! 

Check out this video on Paris Hilton’s bob – it shows some great styling tips!

As for the flat iron, you want to make sure the iron you choose will straighten your curly hair without ‘breaking the bank’. My top flat iron picks for you are all under $100:

Hai Convertable Ceramic Flat Iron
FHI Heat Ceramic Flat Iron

Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Flat Iron

-StraightBelle

Celebrity Hairstyles: Pretty Ponytails

A slide show featuring picture perfect celebrities and their pulled back ponytail hairstyles. Carmen Electra, Jennifer Lopez, Lindsay Lohan and more.

-StraightBelle

Celebrity Hairstyle Slideshow: Gwen Stefani

Superstar Gwen Stefani has so many different hairstyles, she can teach us all a thing or two about taking risks and having fun with our hair color and style. This video showcases many of her signature looks from ponytails, buns and updo’s to straight and sleek, glamour goddess, rocker chic and more. No doubt Gwen’s look is always fabulous….

Celebrity Slideshow: Long Loose Curls

Long loose curls are all the rage in tinsle town! This slideshow showcases our favorite glamour girls and this super sexy hairstyle – Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson, Penelope Cruz and many, many more!