Summertime means beach-wave time, which is ideal for us ladies. This no-muss hairstyle looks great on a bevy of hair lengths. Don't believe us? We're rounded up some of the best beachy waves in Hollywood. Just click through to get inspired and make some waves of your own.
The Tony Awards are a night to celebrate the best in Broadway, and some of our favorite celebrities stepped out to join the fun. Stars like Sienna Miller, Scarlett Johansson, and more were spotted sporting beautiful hair and makeup looks that deserved awards themselves. Want to see more? Just keep clicking.
For seasons we've seen the topknot range from tight to tousled, and at last night's Tony Awards, Debra Messing mixed the former with a whole lot of volume. The result was a contrast in texture, with the sleek sides playing nicely with the bumped-up-at-the-crown topknot. "Fred Leighton jewels inspired me to create this polished chignon for Debra Messing for the Tonys," said celebrity stylist Ted Gibson.
What You Need:
To get a dressy topknot à la Debra, Gibson says you need three things: a flat iron with no curves, a bungee elastic (to hold the ponytail in place), and a shine-enhancing lotion (Gibson used his namesake brand's Tame It Shine Lotion ($20).
How to Do It:
After blowing out her hair for volume, Gibson used a flat iron set at 350 degrees to straighten Debra's strands. He then pulled Debra's hair back into a ponytail at the crown, using the shine lotion to enhance and bungee elastic to hold. Next, Gibson backcombed the ponytail, twisting the hair onto itself. A few hair pins were used to set the style, along with a few spritzes of hair spray. The effect was glamorous, elegant, and timeless.
Summer is almost here, which means it's officially beach wave season. But if you're not lounging on a sand dune somewhere, faking those beachy waves, like Lea Michele's tousled texture, can be daunting. But there are three easy ways to fake them, and all you've got to do is wash your hair, add a little product, pick your technique, and fall asleep:
After working a leave-in conditioner through your hair, blow-dry it until it's about 80 percent dry. Then, douse your hair in a beach spray, like Alterna Bamboo Beach Texturizing Spray ($20). Muss up your hair a bit with your fingers, divide it into two sections, braid, and fall asleep. When you wake up in the morning, fluff your hair with your fingers to add volume.
Follow the same steps as the braids above, but instead of braiding your hair, twist it away from your face in two sections. Then take the twists and fold them over the top of your head like milkmaid braids for easy sleeping. When you wake up in the morning, simply run your hands through your hair and spritz on some hair spray, like Living Proof Hold Hair Spray ($24), for shine and hold.
If you've got longer hair, opt for a lightweight mousse like Shu Uemura Kaze Wave ($38). Dry your hair halfway and then scrunch the mousse into your strands. Flip your head over and twist your hair into a high topknot, making sure it isn't pulled too taught around your scalp. Secure with a hair tie and pins. In the morning, take your hair down and reinforce some of the waves with your fingers or a curling iron for extra hold.
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Jennifer Aniston switched things up with a tightly woven side braid at Saturday's Guys Choice Awards in LA. While the Spike TV event may celebrate men, the females in attendance — including Jennifer, Jessica Alba, and Amy Adams — had their moments to shine, too. Their coifs were pretty, polished, and low-key: perfect for beating the heat in style. Get a closer look at the stars' hair and makeup looks up close now.
Actresses are always changing up their hair for movie roles, but when Natalie Portman shaved her head for V For Vendetta (and subsequently rocked the crop), people took notice. While her hair and makeup has tended to be more demure since then, Natalie has had her fair share of amazing beauty looks over the years. In honor of her 32nd birthday today, click through to see her top looks of all time.
From movie premieres to party appearances, celebrities have perfected their looks down to the last detail: their nails. With the most exclusive access to top nail artists and not-yet-released polish shades, stars know how to create plenty of polish trends. So take note from these tastemakers on everything from pastel colors to intricate designs. Plus, our close-ups show you how to coordinate your fingertips with clutches and jewelry, too. Click through to see our favorite star nails of 2013!
— Additional reporting by Kaitlyn Dreyling and Maria Del Russo