If you want to try a truly sexy hairstyle, there's no better time than New Year's Eve. Waves make the perfect addition to any glitzy outfit, and aside from being soft and gorgeous, they look great on just about everyone. Watch the video now to learn how to create textured, glamorous waves for tomorrow night. Talk about ringing in 2013 right. On Kirbie: Diane von Furstenberg top.
How often do you have a celebrity hairstylist create an original style just for you (we're guessing that's rare)? Granted, you'll have to follow the steps closely and have a vivid imagination, but these tutorials may be the closest you get to sharing a stylist with the stars. See our top original hair how-tos from this year, and get ideas for your best hair moments in 2013.
So your holiday party schedule is set. But if you're still searching for hair and makeup inspiration, look no further than this all-inclusive guide. There are style tutorials for all hair types, sparkling makeup ideas, and celebrity-inspired looks. Plus, you'll find beauty survival tips to get you through any tipsy tragedy. So pour the champagne and make a toast to the season — and how good you're going to look while celebrating.
Want sexy, tousled party hair? Sally Hershberger, one of the edgiest celebrity hairstylists around, shows us how it's done. All you need are your fingers, some texture spray, and an elastic to look effortlessly cool. Read: no brush needed. On Kirbie: Club Monaco.
If you think naturally kinky and coiled hair is a one-trick pony, think again. According to Anthony Dickey of Hair Rules Salon, it's one of the most versatile hair types around. You can wear it straight, wear it big, or wear it curly. Go far beyond the afro with this step-by-step holiday updo tutorial. Best of all, you can do most of the work in the shower.
Just as wearing a sweatshirt or t-shirt inside out provides an unexpected twist to your style, so does inverting your ponytail. This flipped-upside-down updo is a classic, and it's a great way to jazz up a sleek, low-slung ponytail during the holiday season. "Setting up the foundation with a good blow-dry makes everything easier," explains stylist Dani Weidner of Robert James Color in San Francisco.
To create a smooth, glossy base, start by running a mousse throughout damp strands, followed by a volumizer at the roots; Weidner recommends Sebastian's Mousse Forte ($17) and Volupte Spray ($20). Once dry, add serum to the hair, and comb through with an ionic brush to lock in shine. Learn what's next — complete with step-by-step instructions — when you read more.
It's party season yet again, which means you likely need hairstyle ideas (and fast). Sleek looks never go out of style for a formal affair, but if you have curly hair, you'll want to make sure you're applying heat the right way to prevent damaging those delicate strands. Anthony Dickey, cofounder of Hair Rules Salon in New York, has the solution to getting the smoothness you desire, all while maintaining the integrity of your hair. So convert your curls into sultry vintage waves or opt for a more modern asymmetrical updo. Here are two looks you'll love to try this holiday season.
Need another reason to try bangs? We've got three, actually — and they prove that fringe definitely has its benefits. Here, celebrity stylist Tippi Shorter demonstrates how easy it is to transform your hair by changing the way you style your bangs. Watch now to see how to create three distinctly different looks!
Never one to show up on the red carpet looking less than fabulous, Diane Kruger nailed it yet again with this straight, swept-to-the-side style. Surprisingly, the low-wave, easy-to-duplicate look was created using a round brush, a hair tool typically reserved for bouncier, curlier coifs.
To achieve the smooth-textured style, which the actress wore to a Chanel anniversary event in NYC, Sebastian Professional stylist Thomas Dunkin prepped the ends of the Diane's towel-dried hair with the brand's Stylixir (inquire for price) for movement and control. After blowing the hair straight with a round brush, Dunkin tightly twisted Diane's strands to the left of the part, securing with a pin. He put the final touches on the trendy, fringe-swooping look with Shine Crafter wax (inquire for price) on the ends for a polished finish. As for Diane's shimmery blue dress? It's from Chanel's Spring 2013 collection.
Decked out in a turquoise, pointed-collar frock and eggplant-purple tights at the Miu Miu show earlier this week, Dianna Agron looked like she stepped right off the set of an Austin Powers flick. And that's a good thing. Keeping in theme with her '60s mod vibe, Dianna paired her old-school ensemble with a retro upsweep and doll-like lashes. Fans of all things vintage will love this current take on a midcentury bouffant, and Halloween partygoers now have their Mad Men costumes complete.
To achieve the look, Ramona Eschbach for Oribe Hair Care started by blow-drying Dianna's hair with volume-enhancing products. She then applied the brand's Dry Texturizing Spray ($39) at the roots, followed by Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray ($38) from the midshaft to ends. After backcombing Dianna's strands at the roots, Eschbach then tied the actress's hair into a low ponytail, twisting and securing the swinging '60s style into place with pins. Yeah, baby, yeah.