Bohemian Braid How-To

Looking for that Lauren Conrad bohemian braid look?  Look no further we have found the answer!  Johnny Lavoy, celebrity stylist, takes us through a step-by-step tutorial on how to get this fabulous double bohemian braid style.  Remember the beads are optional but it definitely adds a little sparkle to the look!

Hairstyle Gallery: Lauren Conrad from The Hills

Lauren Conrad HairThe Hills took me completely by surprise!  Think spicy 90210.  I recently met one of the partners of the Warren Tricomi LA salon, Kaz Amor.  Yes this is the Salon that many of the Hills celebs, Lauren Conrad included, get there dos on.  From the side ponytail to the straight and sleek Lauren is definitely making major moves on the scene.  Enjoy the slideshow of Lauren hairstyles. 

Check out how you too can get the super sexy Lauren Conrad sexy side ponytail

Redken Real Control is Definitely Worth It!

Redken Real Control Hair Care LineA few weeks ago I attended the launch of the new Redken Real Control haircare line.  I was honored to discuss the Redken Real Control products with super stylist Kaz Amor!   His salon, Warren Tricomi LA, styles the hair of Lauren Conrad, Katherine McPhee, Brandy, Kerry Washington, Molly Sims, Dania Ramirez, and Lydia Hearst to name a few!  He is an incredible person to just sit and chat hair with!    

Kaz explained that the new Redken line, Real Control, is specifically designed for sensitized and distressed hair.  What does that mean?  If your hair is course, thick, dry, and chemically treated this is your line.  This line also works well for Latinos and multi cultural hair. Upon seeing the new line I was definitely skeptical.  Would it really put moisture back in the hair and keep the hair soft and manageable? 

We decided to put it to the StyleBell test.  We tested the Real Control Intense Renewal moisturizing mask for dense, dry, and sensitized hair.  The result was incredible!  Our tester has multicultural super curly, coarse, ringlet hair that is very dry and dense.  No combs or brushes going through this hair!  Our tester followed the directions perfectly.  After shampooing she applied it to her hair and left it on for 15 minutes.  She then rinsed it out and dried as normal.  The results were amazing and immediatley noticeable.  Her hair looked healthier, shinier, and frizz free!  The coarse ringlets were more manageable!  This is a product must have if you have dense, dry, and sensitized hair.     

The Redken Real Control haircare line includes the Shampoo, Conditioner, Thermal Resist Spray, Crema Care, and Intense Renewal mask and are currently available at the Warren Tricomi salon in LA and will be available soon all over in June of 2008! 

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.

 

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

Style It: A Modern Side Ponytail and Scarf

You’ve seen it on everyone from J-Lo and Lauren Conrad to the girl next store, but how DO you do it? A side ponytail and scarf look can be yours if you have 1 minute to watch this video and a silky headband…

Note: To glam it up even further, pair your new look with really big, dark sunglasses – ta da, instant celebrity status!

-CurlyBelle