Over the weekend at the German premiere for Morning Glory, Rachel McAdams went for a dramatic red carpet look, wearing a deep scarlet lipstick to complement her red frock, along with some warm tangerine blush to encircle her eyes. She paired the bold makeup palette with a similarly dramatic hairstyle: a bouncy French twist with voluminous curls on top. Rachel is known for her glamorous red carpet looks, such as the gorgeous blowout she donned for the US premiere of the flick, but do you think it worked this time around?
Dita Von Teese never ceases to amaze us with her beauty skills (she's even writing a how-to book). And while her signature style usually includes matte red lips, creamy-white skin, black winged-out liner, and old-school waves, there are times she goes even more dramatic with an impressively intricate 'do. Throughout this year alone, Dita's donned everything from a roughed-up pompadour to an elaborately twisted updo. Be sure to check out five of her best looks now.
Alicia Keys has always been notable for her love of vintage styling, and it's fun to see what she comes up with, whether it's a complicated fishtail braid or Ava Gardner curls. Last night at a screening of Biutiful, Alicia debuted this high-topped beehive with a retro swirl in the front. She's always wearing looks from the first half of the 20th century, but does this one work?
Upswept styles are an easy way to make a look dressier, so it's not surprising that they're very popular on Hollywood red carpets. In the past few days, everyone from Gwen Stefani to Kim Kardashian has gone out wearing an updo, but not all their styles came out equally well. Who looked picture-perfect, and who should try again with a new look? Vote for yourself.
Last night at the Mark Twain Awards for American Humor, the eminently funny Tina Fey pulled her signature strands back into this swept-up style. The look was similar to one of those voluminous, textured updos that are having a moment on the red carpet right now. Tina's version, however, was geometrical on top in a way that reminded me slightly of First Lady Nancy Reagan's late '80s coiffures. Is this style bleeding-edge chic, or a bit too much of a flashback?
Short, tousled bobs (as seen on the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley) may be having a moment, but if recent celebrity styles are any indication, this tousled texture is moving into updo territory, too. While Carey Mulligan twisted her short bob back into a modified French twist and Eva Longoria opted for a voluminous, slightly mussed-up take on the style, Leighton Meester looked casually sophisticated sporting this piecey bun. Do you love these perfectly imperfect coiffures, or do you prefer your updos sleek and clean?
Updos are the quintessential red carpet hairstyle, but always working the same classic chignon or French twist can get boring. I've put together five interesting swept-up styles worn by five different stars over the past few days. Which ones rock the casbah, and which ones should probably be hidden under a tent? Vote for yourself.
British stylist Umberto Giannini passed away nearly 10 years ago, but his namesake brand lives on. This week, at the Glam Hair Show by Umberto Giannini, models walked the runway sporting some serious avant-garde hairstyles. With dark and bold makeup to match and the lighting set to low, it was all so very dark and twisted — so very Halloween. So gather up the heavy-duty hairspray, an obscene amount of bobby pins, and a curling (or crimping) iron, and see how you might be able to incorporate these wild styles into your Halloween costume look.
Warm weather's not quite over yet, and if heat and humidity have you relocating to Frizztown (it's right next to Funkytown, but not nearly as exciting), you may be tempted to put your hair in a bun and be done with it. But don't admit defeat so quickly. Stylists Vickie Vidov and Kristina Barricelli of Gemini 14 salon have come up with an easy, pretty style that will transition from day to night with ease. So to see their recipe for glam, humidity-proof hair, just keep reading.