Starting with wet hair and working in sections from the bottom up, Babaii blew out Kate's strands with the blow dryer and round brush. He then used the curling iron — on the ends of the hair only — to form random, subtle bends throughout. To finish, he flipped Kate's bangs with a round brush for that perfect amount of retro flair. The result was, according to Babaii, "very '60s but with a modern twist."
Rachel Bilson can do no wrong in our book, and her casually tousled half-up hairstyle at Comic-Con was no exception. "She always wants to look cool, stylish, yet effortless," said hairstylist Davy Newkirk, who created her look. "I thought that her hair back off her face would look great, so I went for a cool half-up and half-down style, making sure to have a great texture to give it a modern look."
Newkirk started off with damp hair and applied a detangler, and then added Davines Volume Boosting Mousse to her roots. "Next, I sprayed a little bit of Davines No. 14 Sea Salt Primer ($20) all over her hair before rough drying," he explained. "Then, using a medium round brush, I smoothed the hair out and gave some more lift to the roots."
Once the hair was dry, Newkirk went back with a 3/4-inch curling iron to create the tousled texture. "I took random sections and wrapped them around the curling iron, starting at the nape and working my way up the head. Using my fingers and a blow dryer, I broke up and tousled the curls."
To create the half-up style, Newkirk pulled the top side sections back with his hands and secured them with bobby pins. Once the two sections were in place, he went back with Davines Defining Invisible Paste ($21) to tame the hair on top and give it a little more texture. Lastly, he went through the hair that was down with a wide-toothed comb and set the look with Oribe Superfine Hairspray ($29).
Rachel proves a pulled-back hairstyle is a chic Summer option, especially when paired with radiant makeup like bronzed lids and rosy cheeks.
Warmer weather means it's time to whip out your braiding skills, which is why we headed to the braid bar at the John Barrett Salon in New York City for a whimsical half-up style that's easy to DIY with a combination of regular braids. Stylist Isabel Guillen showed us how to pull off this beautiful look. Just keep clicking for the step-by-step tutorial, which is also available in a downloadable, step-by-step format.
With temperatures nearing 100 degrees, Rachel Roy has solved our biggest Summer hair problem as of late: limp, sweat-soaked hair around the hairline. We were getting bored of the plain ponytail and go-to topknot, so this headband braid spotted at the Australian Fashion Foundation Summer Party is one to try. The style prevents the strands around your hairline from getting sweaty, and you can even try this look if you need to hide away your bangs.
To re-create the look, make a horizontal part from behind one ear across to the other ear. Pull the remainder of hair back into a clip to keep it out of the way. Divide the front section in two with a side part, as seen on Roy. French braid each section downward and back, securing the braid with two crisscrossed bobby pins behind each ear. To make sure the hair around the hairline is smooth, use an old toothbrush spritzed with hair spray to tame flyways. Let the rest of your hair fall forward over the braids to hide the horizontal part.
For the August issue of Vogue (on newsstands July 23), celebrity hairstylist Oribe worked his magic yet again, shaping Claire Danes's blond locks into an effortlessly cool style. "It's clean, easy, all-American hair with a bit of sex appeal," said Oribe, adding, "It's very Claire Danes." In case you couldn't tell from the sleek trench, though, this shoot was inspired by her Homeland character, Carrie Mathison, which meshes perfectly with Claire's simply chic aesthetic. To re-create her exact look, follow Oribe's tips below.
- Mist Oribe Hair Care's Thick Dry Finishing Spray ($37) onto wet hair and then blow-dry it with a round brush.
- Set the hair using Velcro rollers. Once removed, use a brush to break up the curl.
- To create a subtle lift, spritz Dry Texturizing Spray ($39) at the roots. For more movement, simply use a large-barrel iron to give a bit of bend to your strands.
- Finish by spraying Soft Dry Conditioner ($35) throughout. Explained Oribe, "This keeps the volume and texture, but adds a softness and youngness to her locks."
Jennifer Lopez is all about glamour on the cover of W magazine's August cover, and her hair was inspired by '70s style, according to lead hairstylist Oribe. "It's very classic movie star hair," he said. "There's something strong about it, which keeps it modern." Jennifer also had her hair color darkened for the photo shoot. You, too, can get the cover girl's bountiful curls:
The volume Jennifer sports all starts with a good blowout. Apply Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse ($35) to damp hair and use a round brush for added volume. Or if you have challenges blowing out your own hair, reach for velcro rollers. To give the curls more definition, set hair with a large-barrel iron and brush through. As the finishing touch, Oribe added Soft Dry Conditioner Spray ($35) and Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream ($49) to combat frizz. Then, spritz hair with a shot of hair spray to lock in the style. For second-day hair, set the curls again with hot rollers and amp up the volume with dry shampoo at the roots.
Braided hairstyles are always a must for Summer, but a braided updo is the perfect way to look good while keeping hair off your neck. A crown of braids might seem too advanced to pull off in your own bathroom, but we sat in Isabel Guillen's chair at the John Barrett Salon in New York City for DIY tips on creating the look yourself. Just keep clicking to get her step-by-step approach!
Ombré isn't going anywhere. The look has surpassed many other beauty trends and is quickly moving into "classic" territory, with low-maintenance color that can range from bold, dip-dyed ends to natural, flattering, beachy tips. We visited the Jonathan & George Salon in Beverly Hills, where celebrity colorist Erick Orellana taught us the tricks to mastering an effortless-looking ombré job at home using box color! On Kirbie: Club Monaco dress.
Braids are the must-try hairstyle of Summer, and one of the easiest looks to create is a side braid. We headed to John Barrett Salon's braid bar in New York City to get tips on achieving a fresh spin on a hair classic. This tousled fishtail braid, which was created by stylist Isabel Guillen, is the kind of look you can wear from pool party to wedding shower and just about everything in between. To learn how to get this versatile style, just keep clicking for a step-by-step guide, which is also available a downloadable format.