When it comes to long bobs, or the "lob," Nicole Richie has mastered the look. And Karlie Kloss created a frenzy around the chic style after chopping her strands back in November. Wella Professionals celebrity stylist (and the man in charge of Nicole's hair) Andy Lecompte stopped by our studio to discuss this latest hair trend, who it works best for, and how it's a modern twist on a timeless look. Get the details now. On Kirbie: Fossil top, Zara blazer.
Nicole Richie awarded her longtime stylist Andy LeCompte with the hairstylist of the year statue at the Style Awards last night. She also sported one of his original hair creations on the red carpet. The woven hair design was the perfect complement to Nicole's Anthony Vaccarello crisscrossed dress.
To re-create this twisted topknot, start by brushing the hair in a high ponytail directly on top of the head, leaving out the fringe. Next, tie the tips of the ponytail together with a hair elastic. Hold the ponytail straight up and twist and wrap the ponytail into a bun to mold the look into a similar shape as Nicole's. Secure with pins where needed, and tame flyaways with a silicon spray, Wella Shimmer Delight Shine Spray ($13). Top your masterpiece off with eye-popping black liner and creamy, nude-toned lipstick.
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Looking for a party-worthy hairstyle that doesn't involve disco-ball accessories or spending so much time fussing with top of your head that your biceps start to cramp? Try moving your usual ponytail or bun down. "Wearing your hair at the nape of the neck looks smart and chic," says hairstylist Andy Lecompte of the Andy Lecompte Salon in Los Angeles. (Bonus: this look is very on trend. Spring runways including Carolina Herrera, Chanel, and Ralph Lauren all featured low-lying hairstyles.) We asked Lecompte for his tips on how to perfect the look. To see how, just keep reading.
Madonna is in the last weeks of her sold-out Sticky and Sweet tour, and after seeing her dance around the stage, all I have to say is, 50 seems like a lot of fun — and it looks pretty good, too. M's makeup artist, Gina Brooke, showed us how to get the tour makeup look earlier this fall, and now hair stylist Andy LeCompte shares the scoop on Madonna's sexy, wavy hair.
Work with your natural texture. "Every time we set a look for tour, I always try to do something that is wavy," LeCompte explains. "Madonna has naturally wavy hair, so I consider sweat, moisture, and humidity — all of the elements in a live show."
For maximum bounce, keep your products simple. "In the show, I avoid using sticky products and sprays that weight the hair down. The only product I use is Sunsilk Waves of Envy Sea Mist ($3.99). It's a salt water and silicone-based product that I mist in Madonna's hair to give it a bit more texture."
Use the right tool. Skip the curling iron and use a tool specifically designed to make waves. LeCompte swears by the Revlon 3-Barrel Jumbo Waver ($18.83), which creates S-shaped waves. "I also used it on Britney for the 'Human Nature' video to give her Madonna-like waves," he adds.