The first step to a good blowout is finding a quality hair dryer, but without the proper brush, your hair is never going to look Kate Middleton-esque. That's why I reach for the Fekkai Large Round Brush ($65) every time I pick up my blow dryer. This multitasking tool is handmade in France from European olive wood (so fancy!) for a lightweight and comfortable grip. The boar bristles create the perfect tension to smooth down the hair cuticle for shiny, healthy hair without any static. It's ideal for fine hair, because the round shape helps build volume, while it's also perfect for coarser hair types to smooth away frizz and curls. Now you'll be able to walk out of the house with just-went-to-the-salon hair anytime. And who wouldn't want that?
Anne Hathaway had eight amazing hairstyles at the Oscars. Her hairstylist, Adir Abergel, is sharing how he created our favorite look of the night: the low romantic bun she wore on the red carpet. Watch now to see how you can get the same look at home!
Makeup had a tomboyish quality. "They're much more ladylike than they usually are, but they still wanted a tough edge," makeup artist Diane Kendal said of the designers' vision. Flawless skin and contoured cheekbones (courtesy of MAC Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk) provided a contrast to the strong eye. Kendal created tomboyish eyebrows by brushing on shadow a shade darker than each model's natural color. The finishing touch: a little bit of foundation dabbed on the lips.
Find out how to get Kristen's updo when you read more.
Instead of a traditional clip-in hair fall, Kristen is wearing track extensions — just a simple length of hair. Abergel wrapped the track around her own natural ponytail so that her shorter hair wasn't visible, and then pinned the track to the base of her ponytail. He covered the track completely by wrapping a piece of Kristen's hair from underneath around the track and then pinning it. To keep it all in place, he added Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold hairspray. So whether your hair is all yours, or you're using extensions like Kristen, that's the secret to a neat, perfect ponytail.
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To create this look, Kendal focused on moisturizing the skin instead of fussing with foundation. A dark brown cream base from MAC provided the eye makeup and contour underneath the cheeks. She filled in the eyebrows for depth, leaving the focus on the lip. She used Charred Red and Smoked Purple lipsticks, applying them intensely in the center. "It's not a hard line," she said. "It's quite soft." A dab of black eye shadow in the center created more intensity.
The hair was just as simple. Lead stylist Didier Malige aimed for a relaxed, no-fuss look. "It's about building a texture," he explained. "It has to look kind of static and untouched." To get the look, he worked Fekkai Coiff Bouffant through hair, squeezed it with fingers, and used Fekkai Coiff Bouffant spray gel to provide soft hold and movement. "It's the same feeling as last season," he said. Cue the Mudhoney.