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.
Typically, a hair care commercial is packed with bouncing ringlets and strategic product placement, but a new ad from Pantene Philippines takes an entirely different route (and it's pretty awesome). The campaign brings up the very real issue of gender discrimination in the workplace: in it, a woman working overtime is considered "selfish" for neglecting family responsibilities, while a man in a similar situation is labeled "dedicated." The tagline — "Don't let labels hold you back. Be strong and shine." — inspires major feelings of girl power (and hair power!).
This year alone, women have been taking more heat for their appearance in the office. Remember the Iowa woman who was fired for being "too pretty"? Even at the elementary level, females are having to explain their styling choices, like the 7-year-old girl who had to leave school because the administrators didn't approve of her distracting dreadlocks. Does the way we look really influence the way we work? Not at all.
We have to say that while a model shaking her perfectly styled coif is pleasing to the eye, this commercial sends a stronger message — one about having it all, including a gorgeous blowout. Here in the States, women still earn 77 cents to every dollar a man receives. And overseas in Europe, female employees take home about $266 a week less than their male counterparts, according to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Perhaps Pantene can tackle that issue in its next advertising spot. For now, we're sending this video to all our girlfriends in the office for a little midweek encouragement.
Tell us: do you think this commercial sends the right message about women in the workplace?
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!
Naya Rivera stepped out with some serious crimps in her hair last night at the Trevor Project Benefit in LA, but these weren't the kinks that plagued our misguided middle school years. Newly engaged Naya knew to sex up her crimps instead of succumbing to Kimmy Gibbler syndrome. Starting with a deep side part, Naya kept her crimps medium-size and cohesive, leaving the ends just a little undone and frizzy.
"The easiest way [to pull off the trend is] to buy an inexpensive crimper," explains Kattia Solano, the owner of Butterfly Studio Salon in NYC. "If you can't, use a small curling iron and use it in the opposite way to create lines. For some hair types, sleeping with braids overnight on clean hair can create a similar effect." Feeling inspired, we took a trip down memory lane to some of the biggest crimping moments in recent history.
Tyra Banks, 1998Tyra's crimps proved how curly girls could have some flexibility with their style. "It's best to start with a smoother texture," Solano advises ladies with curly or natural hair. "Blow-dry the hair first using tension to make your curls a little more sleek and pulled out."
See more big moments in crimping after the jump.
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.
Bows aren't just for the gifts you're giving this season — impress everyone at your next holiday party, and try the hair bow! It looks complicated, but it only takes two minutes to master, and anyone can pull it off (seriously). Just be sure to have a few bobby pins on hand!
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Even though beauty products take the top tier in what we obsess over, we also love our clothes. So when designers and beauty brands match up to release some seriously sumptuous products, our hearts skip a beat. And lucky for us, 2013 was chock-full of designer collaborations with beauty brands. Alber Elbaz of Lanvin lent his quirky doodles to Lancôme, and we were all delighted. Anna Sui gave us a high-fashion Minnie Mouse collection. And we all squealed with glee when we spotted Isaac Mizrahi's polka-dot design for Tweezerman. It's a tough call, but someone has to be the best. Which collaboration had you most excited in 2013?
Carrie Underwood took to the small screen last night as Maria in The Sound of Music, and instantly, her braided updo became one of our favorite things! But, we've got plenty of other inspiration on the classic milkmaid braid style. Alice + Olivia featured the braided style during its Fall 2013 show at New York Fashion Week with oversize plaits and red lips. And we've even spotted Katy Perry — in an Alice + Olivia ensemble, no less! — sporting milkmaid braids and red lips.
The trick to wearing the style in cooler weather is keeping it slick and neat. While the braids of Spring and Summer tend to be a little more on the tousled and wispy side, Fall's braids require a bit more upkeep. To keep things looking slick, spritz your hands with a strong-hold hairspray, like Rusk Strong Hold Shaping and Control Hairspray ($14), and run them over the braids to tame flyaways. You'll have instant milkmaid braids in a snap, whether you are headed to the Alps or a holiday party.
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.