It takes a lot of creativity and effort to perfect the awe-inspiring hairstyles seen on Fashion Week runways. The environment backstage is often hectic and always busy, but Fashion Week stylist Jenny Balding has learned more than a few techniques and tricks to create gorgeous looks under pressure. Here, she provides her useful backstage tips that any stylist can try in the salon:
For the fourth look in the Joico Holiday Hairstyle video tutorial series, Joico Glam Hair Expert Katie Bilovol added a fun twist to the classic ponytail for a simple but elegant look. The twisted pony is a perfect transitionary look - take a basic work-day pony up a notch and you're instantly ready for the holiday office party. And to really amp up the wow-factor, Katie recommends weaving a vibrant ribbon through hair for a fun pop of color that's sure to turn heads.
On this week's The Voice on NBC, celebrity stylist David Babaii gave judge Christina Aguilera a Marilyn Monroe inspired look, complete with big, blonde curls.Says Babaii, "I call Christina my modern day Marilyn Monroe as she has all the curves, beauty and gorgeous blondness that the actress possessed. In tribute to both, I wanted to create my interpretation of the actresses’ iconic look by merging the past with the present. Thank you Xtina for being the perfect Marilyn!"Get the look:
Whether you're a curly girl or your clients are of the coiled persuasion—don't catch yourself unaware! Make sure you're filled in on her (or your!) texture needs. Brandie Kekoa, founder of Be Kekoa Hair Studio, shares her take on the top five mistakes curly girls make.
High above the avenues of Oklahoma City, a stunning redhead is turning heads. The billboard is for Balliets, the city’s trendiest clothing boutique, which carries lines like Prada and Jimmy Choo. The model is stunning, and the hair color, created by Beth Minardi Signature Artistic Colorist Kody Job, is a true showstopper!
We are a nation that loves beauty products. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, we spend around $10 billion annually on cosmetics, beauty supplies and perfume. While we are busy trying to look our best, we often fail to realize that some of these products can do more harm than good. Some may actually lead to eye problems that could easily be avoided by being proactive about taking protective measures.
Interested in being on the cutting edge of beauty? Here, celebrity stylist Mike Karg shows how you can use your chops—combined with his eponymous line of products—to create three magnificently sliced looks.
For the New York City premiere of the highly-anticipated film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, celebrity stylist Matthew Monzon created an elegant, pulled back look for actress Elizabeth Banks in order to "bring more attention to [her] strong lip color."Here, Monzon gives the how-to for recreating this gorgeous style."Starting with damp hair I sprayed Davines This is a Sea Salt Spray throughout the hair.
Recently, Montblanc and Urban Arts Partnership presented the highly-anticipated, 8th annual The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway York at the American Airlines Theatre. This year, ECRU New York and New York Streets served as the official hair sponsors of The 24 Hour Plays, styling Hollywood A-listers, while Kevyn Aucoin perfected the makeup looks.
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For NBC’s The Voice last night, Christina Aguilera’s musical tribute to Michael and Janet Jackson inspired her glam squad. Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii used the theme "Smoke 'N Mirrors" as the vision behind her glamorous, sexy look. From a smoky eye by makeup artist Scott Barnes to David’s creation of huge, voluminous curls with tons of texture, Christina's performance ignited the ideas behind this perfectly over-the-top look.