Although our heads explode every time Kate Middleton's hair makes an appearance, she had a surprisingly different 'do at the premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Kate actually swept her headline-making mane into a loose yet gorgeous ponytail. Instead of the sleek, slicked-back ponytails we tend to see on the red carpet, Kate's was elegantly loose and accented with a black velvet ribbon. Is this a sign that Kate is pushing the envelope with her red carpet styles? We're not sure, but it's definitely not stopping us from looking at her royal ponytail from all angles.
The cold air of Winter might leave you feeling more dry than usual. To make sure your hair, skin, and nails stay radiant all season long, it's time to consider adding in some moisturizing treatments to your beauty routine. Here are some simple ways to enjoy some pampering, while also infusing yourself with added hydration.
For Hair and Face
1. Suki Hair / Scalp Conditioning Oil ($33): An itchy scalp is not only uncomfortable, it can also lead to dandruff. Nourish you hair and scalp with this blend of organic lavender, rosemary, and neem oils to calm and hydrate your scalp, while also adding shine and protection to dried-out strands.
2. Sensai Intensive Hair Mask ($57): Wake up a lackluster mane with this deep conditioning treatment that boasts Asian botanicals to help hydrate and repair dry, damaged hair. It will leave your hair soft and smooth with a fresh floral scent to boot.
3. SK-II Facial Treatment Mask ($90): This cult classic mask is a makeup artist favorite for instant hydration and that covetable dewy complexion. Leave this on your face and let the skin-brightening ingredients soak right on in.
See more moisturizing treatments for the neck down when you keep reading.
The perfect blowout is one of those things that can seem just oh so elusive. But the truth is that with the right products, you can achieve a salon-quality blowout at home . . . no joke. The Drybar VIP Pack ($25) lets you do just that. The kit contains the perfect trifecta of blowout products: Drybar's Southern Belle mousse, Money Maker hair spray, and Detox dry shampoo, which, when used together, can help you create (and maintain) the easiest at-home blowout ever. Use a small amount of the mousse on your wet hair before you dry with a round brush, and set your look with the hairspray. Then, as your blowout starts its downward slump, spritz on some of the dry shampoo to revive it. And did we mention the products are travel-sized? That means that even a trip home for the holidays will be full of blowout glory. Your mother will never complain about your hair again. Your boyfriend? You're on your own with that one.
2013 will go down in beauty history as the year of the It haircut, and we've got plenty of them to choose from. Jennifer Lawrence recently drove the star power of the pixie up a few notches, but there were plenty of pixies before her. Jada Pinkett Smith also knows a thing or two about It haircuts, as she's recently been sporting 2013's edgy style: the undercut. But 2013's first It haircut was somewhere between edgy and sweet, and it was the lob. Nicole Richie was one of the first ladies to rock this style, and she's kept it all year. All three of these styles are synonymous with 2013, but which was your favorite cut of the year?
From her studded brooches and bobby pins to the gilded wreaths and turbans, Jennifer Behr is the fairy godmother of hair accessories. And her newest collection has everything you need to get through all your upcoming holiday events. In fact, Kate Middleton was just spotted in a tiara that reminds us of Behr's Grecian headband design. You don't have to be royalty to don one of these swoon-worthy accessories that also look amazing on your holiday shopping (or wish!) list.
Frizz seems to be the one hair woe that affects all women regardless of hair type, mainly because it sprouts up for a number of different reasons. While some women have figured out ways of keeping their fuzz down day to day, there are times when those pesky hairs pop up regardless of what you do to avoid them. When you're stuck in a hairy situation like this, there are easy ways to disguise the pouf that seems to be taking over your head:
- Try some hair oil: Hair oils are a more natural serum when it comes to zapping frizz. Work something like Kiehl's Smoothing Hair Oil Concentrate ($25) into your hair to depuff instantly.
- Slick on some moisture: Start by sweeping some lotion onto your arms and legs. When you're done, run your fingers through your hair, avoiding the roots. The thin layer of moisturizer will smooth down your frizz. Just make sure to use a light touch or you could find yourself with a greasy situation.
- Spritz some hair spray: Spraying some directly onto your hair won't do much, so try this handy trick — mist a lightweight hair spray, like Oribe Superfine Hairspray ($19) onto the palms of both of your hands. Before it has time to dry, swipe your hands over your hair, focusing on the frizziest spots. The spray will keep the fuzz at bay without weighing it down.
- Snag a dryer sheet: If you're running out the door and don't have any product on hand, reach for a dryer sheet. Smooth it over your hair for a quick way to remove your frizz. Bonus: this technique also works if you're hair is full of static, another major hair woe in the Winter.
At last night's L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth event, Lea Michele wore her hair in a long textured plait that reminded us of our schoolyard days, but we doubt Lea's mom did this french braid before she hit the red carpet. The twisted style appears sleek from the front yet has a more bohemian vibe from the side, with Lea's ombré hair color giving the braid a two-toned feel. She kept her makeup subtle with bronze hues on the cheeks and a neutral pink lip. See her beautiful braid from more angles below!
From the Front
From the Side
From the Back
At last night's annual Jingle Ball concert, Selena Gomez shocked fans when she came on stage sporting a black wig. The singer opted for a blunt cut for her performance, which was surprisingly similar to the latest It haircut that celebrities like Rihanna and Jessica Paré have been seen sporting. But the hairstyle is far from permanent; Selena was spotted with her normal long locks before her performance while walking the red carpet. We think that Selena looks gorgeous with both styles, but which one do you prefer?
If you've been reading our site recently, you've probably come to realize that we're fairly obsessed with Harry Josh. Whether it's his Pro Tools Pro Dryer ($250) or his Ceramic Styling Iron ($200), Josh has been gaining quite a serious following when it comes to his tools. But it's not just us . . . a bevy of celebrities like Miranda Kerr (above) have been taking to Instagram to snap their support and adoration. Don't believe us? Just scroll on to see the famous faces who are using Harry Josh tools too!
See more celebrities posing with their tools after the jump!
The curly girl is typically the queen of hair products, from her DIY avocado deep conditioner recipe to her bottles of gel, but this season, you can give her gifts she'll love. From a gem-encrusted headband to a blow dryer made specifically for curly hair, these presents will ensure her good hair days outweigh her bad in 2014. The best part is they start at just $5!