For a modern take on the classic bob as seen on Christina Hendricks at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards, we went to celebrity hairstylist Philip Carreon who created the look for the Mad Men star. Watch our video for his expert tips on how to create this curly bob hairstyle that’s more chic than shriek.
Ponytails were seen on the Spring runways at shows like DKNY, Calvin Klein, and Monique Lhuillier. We were inspired by the sexy, messy ponytail from the Lela Rose runway because it's easy to re-create, and celebrities like Kristen Stewart and Nicole Richie were also seen recently with versions of the textured ponytail. Watch as Zelana shows you how to create this fun, edgy, and effortless look for Summer!
Ever wondered what it's like working with a celebrity like Sarah Jessica Parker? Zelana gets the behind the scenes scoop from her personal hairstylist, Mandy Lyons, on the set of Sex and the City. Watch our video to get the real deal on how she styles SJP, collaborates with Patricia Field, and creates the memorable looks we see on the show and in the films. Want more behind the scenes? Watch them here and here.
BabySugar: Describe the Bieber hairstyle.
Cozy Friedman: The Justin Bieber “fringe” haircut is the hottest look right now for tween/teen boys. It is really all the rage and has completely taken on a life of its own. My son who is 12 wears his hair in this style every day. The look is cut shorter in the back and longer in the front, which is the exact opposite of popular cuts for boys in the past years. The cut is very top heavy with long layers. It’s called “The Flow” or “Twitch” (like you are twitching and flipping your hair out of your eyes) and has been described as “long bangs for boys.”
BabySugar: How do you get the look?
Cozy Friedman: Hair is cut on a slight angle in the front ... it’s kept long in the front and short in the back. But the most important thing about getting this look is the style [rather] than the cut. The hair is literally pushed forward over your forehead and eyes and set in place using either gel or styling cream depending on the texture and thickness of your hair. The thicker your hair, the heavier the product needs to be. Go with gel (like the So Cozy Styling Gel for thicker textures) or styling cream (like the So Cozy Styling Cream) for great hold and control.
BabySugar: What else should we know about this style?
Cozy Friedman: Boys don’t really want to admit that they love Justin Bieber and want to emulate his look. So even though they are all trying to recreate his look, they don’t want to admit it. A note to parents, and stylists, when referring to this look – stick to names like “fringe” instead of directly saying that it’s the “Justin Bieber” look and using more girly terms like “wispy.”
Several months after giving their son a David Beckham-inspired mohawk, the boy's father started to shave off the remaining hair and felt a few bumps on the back of the tyke's head. Blood tests conducted the next day diagnosed the tot with leukemia and after six months of intensive chemotherapy, the boy is now in remission. Doctors are crediting the alternatot hairstyle with saving the wee one's life.
While Justin Bieber's shaggy locks are making a splash these days, shorter boys' hairstyles, such as the fauxhawk, are easy to recreate at home and will keep your lil one cool during warm Summer months.
If Kate Gosselin's reverse mullet (and then her pricey hair extensions) can warrant the cover of a weekly magazine, it's no surprise that mom hair is a big to-do! For years new mamas chopped their locks thinking the new style would save them time. But that trend has changed. Forty-seven percent of LilSugar readers keep their long manes after delivery. We asked our girl Bella for some advice on how to manage long locks.
- Braids: Easy and stylish, side-swept braids, like Diane Kruger's, keep hair out of a mama's face and under control when she's out with her kids. To change up the style, consider weaving a scarf into the braid.
- Ponytails: A staple for moms and their lil girls, the ponytail can be worked high, low, tight, or loose for various looks. A stacked ponytail looks pretty and chic, while a loose and messy one adds some hipster glam to a mama's look.
- Buns: A bun doesn't have to look like you stepped right out of the ballet studio. Low, quirky buns look like mama put some effort into her locks, without being overdone.
- Headbands: Headbands can hide a host of sins, most importantly the wisps that come with postpartum hair loss.
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BabySugar: What is the difference between a mohawk and a fauxhawk, and why are they so popular?
Cozy Friedman: A Mohawk is completely shaved on the sides and a mini-mohawk or “fauxhawk” is just buzzed on the sides so it’s not as short. Your typical fauxhawk would leave hair on top approximately two-inches long. Maddox Jolie-Pitt popularized this trend. I think that this trend is definitely still popular, but it’s more so with the little ones than with the older boys, so it’s really the parents asking for it for their kids. The fauxhawk modification definitely made the style more mainstream. I think that the trend is great because any time a kid is expressing themselves through their hair they are happy and feel more confident, which is a really positive thing.
BabySugar: What are some ways the style can be created that make both kids and their parents happy?
Cozy Friedman: The best way to compromise on this style . . . is to make the cut not as drastic. Keep the sides longer and the top not as high. What makes the trend really drastic is the difference between the sides and the top, so coming to a good balance is best.
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The always chic and stylish Nicole Richie is known for her boho chic vibe and trendsetting style. Her milkmaid braids – also seen on Heidi Klum and Lauren Conrad – look cute and easy enough to try at home, so we asked her Celebrity Secret Weapon, hairstylist Byron Williams at the Byron & Tracey Salon, to show us how to get her signature hairstyle.
BellaTV hits the Byron & Tracey Salon in Beverly Hills to uncover the secret to Nicole Richie and Ashley Tisdale's voluminous hairstyles: the Brazilian Blowout! Have you tried it? Zelana checks out this celebrity hair treatment with colorist Dani Hernandez to see if this Hollywood trend is worth the hype.