Fake a shorter, cropped hairstyle — aka the trendy faux bob — by using just a clear elastic and a few bobby pins. See? You can get an updated hairstyle without reaching for those cutting shears. Watch our easy step-by-step tutorial to see how to re-create the full look. On Kirbie Johnson: H&M.
We've all been there: You needed a bang trim, but you just couldn't make it to the salon for a touch-up. We hit the Private Room in Beverly Hills to see exactly how to trim side-swept fringe à la Cameron Diaz at home, so you never have to suffer this beauty dilemma again. The full tutorial in today's Beauty How-To.
Looking for more movement in your hair? Theyskens' Theory's Fall 2012 runway show included a clever trick: a strategically placed braid that made the models' hair look as if it were floating down the catwalk. Creating the look is easy if you know how to braid your hair. On Kirbie Johnson: Topshop.
Last night, Nina Dobrev attended a Max Mara cocktail party sporting a loose ponytail. Hairstylist Alex Polillo chose the subtle style to really allow her ensemble to have the spotlight. "Hair up was appropriate with the neckline, but an updo seemed too stiff," Polillo said. "So a ponytail fit right in place — young and fun while still being able to show off the top."
Polillo began by prepping hair with Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray ($24). The salt in the formula helps create volume and gave Nina's hair a windblown appearance. Then, her hair was blown dry and curled with a medium-barrel iron. Polillo arranged her hair in a loose medium-height ponytail and used bobby pins instead of a hair tie to hold it in place. In order to create a carefree air, Polillo pulled out pieces to frame Nina's face. Finally, the entire style was spritzed with L'Oréal Elnett hair spray ($15) for an all-night hold. The best part? This style is simple enough to re-create for a cocktail party of your very own.