Alexa Chung recently shared her hair-story with UK mag Stylist–and let’s just say we hope it’s a sign of what’s to come from her forthcoming book, It. In addition to being pretty much every fashion girl’s style crush, it turns out Chung is a fount of sage advice–of both the hair and breakup variety.
Though it has a loyal following, the Dominican blowout has yet to reach the notoriety of say, its Brazilian cousin–mostly because a lot of women don’t know how good they are. Lucky you have us to tell you! Click through for five reasons why your next blowout should be a Dominican-style one.
“I don’t like to be bored, so I just said, ‘Let’s do something crazy.’”
Today marks 15 years since Sex and the City debuted on HBO and Carrie Bradshaw first captured our attention with her witticisms, expensive heels and iconic long, curly blonde hair.
The worldwide fascination her hair inspired is perhaps rivaled (in TV World) only by that of Felicity Porter. And Bradshaw’s hair followed a similar trajectory. At the end of season four, she shocked the world by walking into Vogue with a bob. And now we know the story behind it.
On Sunday night, HBO will air the season three finale of Game of Thrones, after which we will enter a long, bleak Daenerys-less summer. Sure we’ll have no more character deaths to mourn, but we also won’t be able to marvel at the hair and costumes.
So we hopped on the phone with the show’s genius hair designer, Kevin Alexander, for a marathon-length chat about the style and symbolism of the characters’ various ‘dos this season.
There’s been a never-ending parade of sleek celebs making their way down the Cannes red carpet over the past two weeks, and many have made the trip multiple times.
Check out all the red carpet repeaters and their many, many hairstyles–through rain, flashbulbs, UV rays, and countless cans of Elnett.
The Great Gatsby finally opened this weekend, and did a pretty boffo box office (although it got some mixed reviews). But no matter what you thought about the film overall, no one can argue it wasn’t visually stunning. The combination of sets, costumes, hair and makeup all made for a gorgeous two and a half hours.
We already spoke in depth with costume and set designer Catherine Martin, but we wanted to hear all about the film’s incredible 1920s hair styles too. Kerry Warn, the film’s hair designer, was on-hand to answer all our burning questions. Read on.
The costumes in Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby (which finally opens today) are gorgeous confections with an over-the-top 1920s sensibility. In almost every scene, those outfits are topped off with headbands, headwraps, or barrettes–and we were absolutely captivated by the look. (Downton Abbey and the recent spring couture shows have also recently showcased some amazing ’20s style head gear.)
The good news is that you can totally work this trend without looking like Daisy Buchanan’s BFF or the fourth sister from Downton Abbey. Trust us (and experts headpiece makers like Eugenia Kim and Jennifer Behr).
Blow-dry bars are all the rage in certain cities right now, but there’s nothing more convenient than being able to create looks in the privacy of your own home. Still, it’s not always an easy thing to do on your own head. Luckily, heat tools (blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, etc.,) have come a long way from the appliances of yore.
There are blow dryers boasting the same motors used in your garden-variety male midlife crisis convertible (seriously, the Ferrari dryer exists). There are curling irons, wave-makers and flat irons that can turn even the frizziest, unruly hair into spun silk, no matter which hair care and styling products are used. And in the last few months in particular, there have been many technological advances in the hair heat tool space.
Sure, some celebs chose to ignore the punk theme at last night’s Met Gala completely. (Couldn’t you at least have worn a token spike or two, Anna Wintour?) But we were pleasantly surprised to see how many celebs did make an effort, especially with their hair and makeup.
Click through to see the Met Gala’s riskiest ‘dos and learn how they were conceived and created.