Drew Barrymore is a color and style chameleon, updating her appearance frequently by changing the look and length of her hair. Drew's stylist, Byron Williams of the Byron & Tracey salon in Beverly Hills, talked with us about the inspiration behind some of Drew's best styles — along with a few tips on how anyone can get the looks at home.
Just when we thought there couldn't possibly be any more ways to wear braids, who better than trend-setting Lauren Conrad to bring us back in? At the Hollywood Style Awards last night in LA, the former reality show star styled her signature waist-length extensions in not just one side-braid, but two intersecting plaits. Celebrity stylist Byron Williams of the Byron and Tracey Salon created the look for Lauren, using her multihued frock as inspiration.
"We wanted to get it as narrow as possible because we didn’t want to overwhelm the dress," Williams said. "It was side-parted, and we French braided both sides. It’s kind of half-up, half-down." To finish off the look, he combined the two braids to create a "headband" in the back. Want some tips on getting the overlapping braids for yourself? Follow the link after the gallery.
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Celebrities spend so much time in the hair and makeup chair that they become super-duper close to their clientele. Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox pal around together with friend and hairstylist Chris McMillan often, and Jessica Simpson and Ken Paves are best friends! I'm not that close to my hairdresser, but I do love him.
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If you haven't heard of makeup and hairstylist Byron Williams yet, don't worry, you will! Byron, who is originally from Korea, came to the Los Angeles to study fashion and design, but realized his passion lay more in hair and makeup. After attending the Vidal Sassoon Academy and working at Prive Salon (practically a Beverly Hills landmark), he decided to open his own salon on Robertson Boulevard called Byron Studio.
Four years later, he has mentions in every top-tier magazine and blog,not to mention a red-hot celebrity following that includes Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton, Nicole Richie, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Joy Bryant, Kirsten Dunst, Amanda Peet and Rachel Zoe. He also has a line of all-natural hair care products called BYRON Haircare and recently, he opened a second salon called Byron Williams, which is located in Beverly Hills.
Byron continues to climb the ranks as one of the world's most sought-after beauty technicians. You can now buy his collection of hair products which include shampoos, conditioners and styling products online and in specialty boutiques. I am just totally enamored of this man—he's living the American dream! To read our exclusive BellaSugar interview, and to see images of Byron and his famous clients, read more
Hollywood makeup artist and hairstylist Byron Williams hosted a soiree in Beverly Hills on Thursday to celebrate his new salon, and the swanky, spa-tastic event was star-studded to say the least. Not surprising, considering that Williams — a veteran of the renowned Prive Salon in LA — counts Kirsten Dunst, Rachel Zoe, and Lindsay Lohan among his clients.
LL and RZ were there, as were Mischa Barton, Paula Patton, Bijou Phillips, and Monet Mazur. (Kirsten is probably a little bit busy promoting Spider-Man.) To see a gallery of the well-coifed stars at the event, read more