Braids and updos don't have to be mutually exclusive ideas in the world of hair. Pretty plaits have a place alongside chignons, while box braids can look edgy mixed into an over-the-top bun. Or just take a nod from Kelly Osbourne (above), and braid a ponytail before twisting it into a bun. Talk about a perfect marriage! We've rounded up four more styles that are even sweeter when you add a braid (or many). For instant inspiration, just keep scrolling!
It turns out that Jennifer Aniston — aka one of the biggest hairstyle icons of our day — has a few celebrity hair crushes of her own. In an interview with Parade magazine, she said, "I think Gisele [Bündchen] has exquisite hair. That's a pretty envious head of hair. I love Kate Moss. She always has great hair."
Perhaps Jennifer misses her long locks since she recently chopped off her length in favor of a chic bob. Jennifer, Gisele, and Kate all have some of the best hair in Hollywood, but we want you to fess up and tell us whose mane you love the most in the poll below!
Celebrities like to stand out, and sometimes all they need to do is dye their hair or go for the big chop to make headlines. The year 2013 was one of major celebrity hair changes, including Jennifer Aniston's bob, Beyoncé's pixie, and Jennifer Lawrence's bob. Their stunning new cuts made short hair a big beauty trend of the year, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. We've pulled together the top 64 hairstyle changes of the year, and we're calling on you to help us determine who revealed the best new look of the year. Click through Shailene Woodley to Nicole Richie and Rihanna to Anne Hathaway, and help us crown the winner of our Best Hair Change of 2013 bracket!
There's a lot to love about Lorde. Besides having one of the top songs in the country right now (“Royals”), the 17-year-old crooner from New Zealand has been nominated for four Grammy awards including artist of the year and song of the year. While her music résumé is stellar, we're giving her top honors to her beauty look. Lorde's mass of kinky curls have been the subject of many discussions, but we're also keen on her gothic-rocker makeup look. The pale face, flick of eyeliner, and vampy lipstick combo has become her signature style. And it makes her doll-like features pop on stage when she's performing.
Though Lorde pulls off that nearly black lipstick with ease, many women fear wearing ultradark colors. But it's more wearable than you think — and is a great juxtaposition with a girlie party dress. You just need the right technique.
"The best way to wear black lipstick is with dewy skin, a flushed cheek, and a natural eye," said Lijha Stewart, pro educator for Make Up For Ever. "Try wearing a purple-based lip pencil underneath your lipstick as a base color." Stewart suggests Make Up For Ever's Aqua Lip in 13 Purple ($24), and we've got 10 more shades for you, below. Shop your favorites and make Lorde proud.
Turns out our favorite female celebrities aren't the only ones sporting extensions. Daniel Radcliffe appeared on the UK's Graham Norton Show with surprisingly long hair. "It's like you have to pull back a curtain to talk to me," he quipped, joking about his chin-length bob. When asked if it was his own hair, Daniel replied, "It's hair, I assume, from a dead person or someone who donated their hair." Daniel's new hair addition is for his latest role as Igor in Frankenstein, which stars James McAvoy in the titular role. Will he keep the hair after shooting is done? Only time will tell.
Lea Michele is a scene-stealer for many reasons: Her chills-inducing pipes, her role as the fearless Rachel Berry on Fox’s hit show Glee, and, of course (for us beauty fanatics), her gig as the face of L’Oréal Paris hair care. So it’s no surprise that the cover art for her first solo album, Louder (out March 4), shows the triple threat in a strong, of-the-moment beauty look. Hair pro Mark Townsend created her wet bed head (which we already know is a major trend for Spring 2014), and makeup master Melanie Inglessis gave her an ultrasmoky, smudgy eye.
To copy Lea's look, simply apply a ton of eyeliner, head to a SoulCycle spinning class, and then let your hair down. OK, seriously: if you’re going to try this style at home, follow Lea’s lead by sweeping on bronzer and keeping the rest of your face minimal (her nude lips work perfectly). As for the hair, take a bit of pomade or gel in your hands and rub it onto your strands to add a dewy texture — but go easy as you want it to look slick and not greasy.
While we do have to wait until March (and counting!) for the full album to drop, you can stream her first pop single, “Cannonball,” which just dropped today:
And preorder her album on iTunes.
Whether it's a colorful cat eye or a fairy-tale hair accessory, we can always count on Emmy Rossum to show us how a beauty girl does the red carpet. So we're not surprised to see that her porcelain complexion has helped her land a spokesmodel gig for luxury skin care brand Restorsea. And the beauty matchup has a less than typical story. "I was gifted some Restorsea products in a gift bag. I was amazed and I switched my whole skin care routine to Restorsea," she tells us. "I had my agent approach the brand about being an ambassador for them, because I organically loved the product so much." We caught up with the new face of Restorsea to learn her wealth of beauty secrets.1. Eye cream is a multiuse product. Her favorite product is the Revitalizing Eye Cream ($85). "I always make sure I put on eye cream," Emmy says. "I have it next to my bed and it doubles as cuticle cream or elbow moisturizer or lip balm or whatever. I even put it over makeup sometimes. If your under-eye [area] starts to get too dry from wearing makeup for so long and you start to get those crease lines, you can even freshen it up by putting a little bit of eye cream on and rework the makeup. It works really well."
2. Antiaging is about being preventative. "My thing is preventative and not so much about reversing the signs of aging. I'm all about spending on a day cream and an eye cream now, so that I don't have to do needles and cut my face open later," Emmy says. "If you make sure your collagen is in check in your 20s and 30s, then you'll never have to worry about sticking lots of needles in your forehead."
3. Don't pop your pimples. "Popping is a huge no-no," Emmy exclaims. "You can do serious damage to your face — if you don't get it all out you can get an infection. I remember I was shooting The Day After Tomorrow and it was my first studio movie, and I was very nervous. A couple days before my first day, I felt this pain between my eyebrows and I could tell I was getting one of those cystic pimples. As we got closer and closer to the first day of shooting it was getting worse. So the night before, I decided I was going to pop it and it will be fine. Of course, I couldn't pop it and squeezing it only made it bigger, so when I got there, Jake Gyllenhaal called me three-eyes."
See more of Emmy's beauty tips when you keep reading!
Imagine if Coachella met Fashion Week but in a gallery setting, and you've got Art Basel, the three-day art festival that just wrapped up in Miami over the weekend. Sartorial stars like Gabrielle Union, Eva Longoria, and Jessica Hart mingled with musicians and artists to soak up the sun and check out the art. And in addition to the art that was shown on a grand scale, we zoomed in on the art that happened on a smaller scale. So micro, in fact, that it was spotted on people's nails. Whenever beauty app designer and nail queen of Instagram Hannah Bronfman shows up to a party, you know the manicures are going to be great. But other ladies were upping their nail A-game, too. Scroll on for our favorite looks.
One showgoer showed off her handiwork with some NCLA It Don't Matter Nail Wraps ($16).
Going along with the art theme of the week, this fashion girl painted Banksy and Shepard Fairey prints all over her fingertips.
This woman opted for some sketched-on eyes to decorate her mini canvases.
A gilded manicure and turquoise eyebrows made for a surprisingly awesome pairing.
If you're anything like us, your schedule is packed with holiday soirees galore: your friends' annual potluck, pre-Christmas cocktails, and that fancy seasonal charity event. Plus, the year's end means you'll be putting in overtime hours at work and shopping for gifts. Who has time to hunt for holiday hair tutorials? (Not us.) The good news is, last night's Trevor Project Benefit in LA offered plenty of celebrity updos for inspiration. So allow us to help you cross one more thing off your list by copying the red-carpet-approved styles below.
For Fringe Fanatics
Blunt bangs can get in the way when you attempt your holiday updo, but take your cues from Beth Behrs, and let your fringe breathe. The beauty of this topknot is that you don't need to add any hairpieces (like a bun shaper) to create volume. Hairstylist Aviva Perea slicked hair up section by section to avoid lumps using Oribe Surfcomber Mousse ($37). Then, she split the high ponytail into two sections and pinned down the first section in a doughnut shape and repeated with the other section. Don't have bangs? Clip-in fringe ($26) can also work.
For Plait Players
You might want to take this photo to your stylist for help, but Nina Dobrev's braided chignon is worth taking a stab at re-creating. If you don't have time for the braid bar, start with two pigtail plaits secured at the ends with clear rubber bands. Weave the two braids into a bun by pinning each plait in an oval shape (tip: use bobby pins the color of your hair to hide them better). The beauty of this look is the imperfection, so make sure to pull out a few face-framing pieces to soften the look.
See more party hairstyles from the Trevor Project red carpet after the jump.
We were all speed-dialing our colorists when we spotted Sienna Miller's rose-gold hair at last week's British Fashion Awards (above left). But our happiness was short-lived, as Sienna stepped out for a Stella McCartney party just two days later looking like most of her color had washed out (above right). But the inspiration lives on, especially with New Year's Eve right around the corner — providing us with the perfectly festive opportunity to try out temporary dye.
Blondes like Sienna can adopt her rose-gold color by using just a touch of pink dye, while ladies with darker locks might reach for a pink that's just a bit brighter — or play with new colors altogether. To get a dye job like Sienna's, focus the pigment on the middle section of your hair, keeping the hue out of your roots and away from the ends. This will add just a touch of color in an edgy, unexpected way. Then, when you're ready to be done with the color, simply shampoo and carry on with your natural color. Shop our favorite wash-out colors below!