Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

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Halloween Vamp

Vampires are a traditional, popular look for Halloween especially this year thanks to "Twilight" and "New Moon." Could there be anything more frightening than bumping into a vampire on this particular night? Here we show you three steps to do vampire makeup for Halloween.

Step 1: Prep the face

An extremely pale face is a must here. You must look as if you have never stepped out into the sunlight. I suggest using foundation from a costume shop meant for other deathly costumes. Before applying any type of face paint, I suggest slathering your face with a foundation primer or moisturizer. This keeps makeup from appearing cakey, especially if you have dry skin.
Apply a puff of powder over entire face to keep it in place. You can use white baby powder here to keep the white effect.

Step 2: Apply the eye makeup

For the perfect vampire makeup, you want a smokey eye. The trick here is to use eyeshadow for the smokey bits, over an eyeliner. You can choose a dark gray, brown or black or have fun with aubergine. Any dark eyeliner and eyeshadow will do you. Apply eyeliner on the inside of eye, on the top and bottom. Then take a dark eyeshadow and apply around the perimeter of the eye. Blend well.
If you really want to go all out as a vampire, pop in fake contact lenses. You can order them online or get them in costume shops.

Step 3: Now have fun with the lips

Vampire lips aren't supposed to be perfect. But they are supposed to be red. To get this look rub lipstick on your finger and press into lips. The "stain" will look authentic. Don't forget to put in your fangs and you're ready to go.

Christina Martin attends a Halloween party to celebrate the Lionsgate Premiere of 'Saw III' on October 31, 2006
Photo by Chad Buchanan/Getty Images

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres Wears Snooki Pouf Halloween Costume

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Ellen DeGeneres dressed as Snooki's pouf on her talk show. Photo: Michael Rozman, Warner Bros

Now that's scary.

Ellen DeGeneres will be dressing as Snooki's famous pouf in a Halloween episode of "Ellen" airing Oct. 29, her show tells us.

While the "Jersey Shore" star is set to be one of the holiday's most ubiquitous costumes, DeGeneres is taking it to the next level by wearing a knee-length black hairpiece (complete with handy cutouts for the face and arms), from which a spray-tanned Snooki Cabbage Patch doll dangles.

Top that, meat dress.

"That's Snooki down there," the talk show host says.

"I'm the pouf. She's the actual size. She is that short.

"I met her in person. I was almost late for the show because I didn't take in account how long it takes to gym, tan, and laundry, everybody."

Rookie mistake.


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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wella ~ Making Hair Come Alive

Lady Gaga Wears Gray, Blue and Black Hair

by Deborah Dunham (Subscribe to Deborah Dunham's posts)
Posted Oct 25thLady Gaga's two-tone locks.

lady gaga gray hair blue streaks
Photo: Neil Mockford/FilmMagic

Oh Lady Gaga, there you are again, up to your old "look at me" antics. This time, it's not a hair dress, a meat dress or even a rendition of your local farmer's scarecrow.

No, this time, it's back to the gray hair. And who can blame you? It had so much shock value the first time around.

Spotted leaving her London hotel recently, Lady Gaga was sporting long silver strands accented with blue and black highlights that appeared to be sprayed on. Usually Ms. Bad Romance is setting the trends, but dare we say this time she appears to be repeating them?

The gray hair is nothing new. We saw it when she graced the September cover of Vanity Fair. We've also seen it on other stars like Kate Moss and Kristen McMenamy. We even witnessed it all over the catwalk last year.

The blue dye at the end of her strands is also following this season's trend where heavily dyed tips are the new alternative to all-over highlights. The blue has been done on the likes of Juliette Lewis and Katy Perry, not to mention the Lady herself last month at the VMAs.

So come on Lady G, what else do you have for us? Shock us with more raw meat or a telephone 'do. It's almost Halloween, you know!

Want more Gaga fashion? Have you seen her Statue of Liberty get-up?

And check out this roundup of Lady Gaga's 10 most outrageous outfits.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bumble's "Ready To Hair" @ p!ay hair lounge

Fun With Brig!

Kate Hudson’s Hair Color

The ELLE cover girl’s longtime colorist dishes on Hudson’s perfect platinum hue, plus winter hair care and color trends

By Emily Hebert
Though Kate Hudson temporarily traded blond for brown when filming The Killer Inside Me, the ELLE November cover girl has made her mark as an iconic Hollywood blond. But while she might pull off platinum effortlessly these days, her longtime colorist, Sharon Dorram (co-founder of Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger), says this wasn’t always the case. “When Kate first sat in my chair she was only 18 and not yet well-known,” says Dorram. “Her color at the time wasn’t great. I remember she came in with highlights that were white and stripy.” Here, Dorram reveals her best hair color tips—and how she took Hudson’s hue from ordinary to extraordinary.

Kate HudsonHow did you fix Hudson’s initial highlights?
I made them more baby-blond and added lowlights. When hair color is too stripy I tend to paint in a lowlight to break it up—I always believe that the darker tone in someone’s color is just as important as the highlight.

How has Hudson’s hair color evolved through the years?
Her natural color is between a dark blond and light brown. We’ve gradually lifted her base color and highlighted over it so that it’s a tone-on-tone blond with lighter pieces around the face and crown.

When she filmed The Killer Inside Me last year, how did you transition her from a blond to brunette?
We did it all in one go—I used a semipermanent rinse to take her darker. It was a soft coconut-brown. I tried not to have any red in it because red can be harsh and it fades faster.

When people are considering becoming a redhead or blond is there anything they should consider?
It’s tricky to give a one-set prescription for everyone but in general, someone with olive skin shouldn’t go really blond because it will wash out their complexion. And those who have pink in their skin shouldn’t dye their hair super-red because it will enhance that. Also, blond hair that’s too golden can make people with gold in their skin look orange. My advice is to never do big changes. Always take baby steps because it’s easier to do more rather than undo. Try on a wig first and make sure you like the color.

How would you describe Hudson's natural skin tone?
She has more of a golden complexion so she can wear her hair really blond and fair and it looks good on her. She can also go brunette and carry it off but in my opinion it’s not as eye-catching. Blond suits her skin tone and personality better—she’s very fun and down-to-earth. She’s a smart blond!
What’s her natural hair texture, and does hair texture affect the type of color you’ll achieve?
Kate has medium hair texture with a natural wave. If someone has really thin hair, it will turn blonder faster so you have to be careful. But if hair is thicker and coarser you’ll have to leave the lightener on for longer in order to get the optimal blond.

When you color your hair, it become drier—any advice for combating the additional dry winter air?
I always tell people to sleep with a humidifier. It helps moisturize both your hair and skin. You can also do treatments with masks or oils. Kérastase Chronologiste is really good. I also like to use vitamin E oil packs on the hair. You can get them at a health food store and they’re fantastic—I’ve been using them on clients for years. You just add the vitamin E oil into your conditioner and massage it into your strands. Wrap your head in a hot towel and leave the treatment on for a couple hours before shampooing it out.

Any hair color trend forecasts for this season and next?
Although there will be a continuation of ombré, we’ll start seeing extreme solid colors as well—platinum-blond and dark chocolate brown. But that’s the trend; there will always be demand. I do hair color and highlights tailored to the individual.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jessica Biel Transforms for Celebrity Hairstylist Mark Townsend's New Markt Beauty Website

This transformation is fantastic no matter when it was published...Enjoy!

Jessica Biel is nearly unrecognizable in the launch issue of Markt Beauty, a new "beauty destination" website by celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend.

The normally natural beauty goes blonde bombshell, in a short pixie-cut wig and lacy tights inspired by 60s icon Edie Sedgwick for a few of the photos, while others have her channeling Veruschka with flowing brown locks and blue eye shadow.

Besides showcasing Biel's versatility, there's no ardent theme linking the shots together. Instead they're just refreshingly fun and creative, which is exactly the aim of the website born when Townsend -- who's the go-to hair guy for Biel, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lea Michelle, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen and Jennifer Lawrence (and a regular StyleList interviewee after red carpet events) -- had some rare down time.

"About 9 months ago I found myself with an unexpected week off with no jobs, not even a single blowout or bang trim!," said Townsend on the website. "So I decided to round up some friends and do some spontaneous photo shoots and have some creative fun."

Jessica Biel is all smiles in blue eye shadow and flowing locks.

"We had no idea where the pictures would go or who would see them and we had no boundaries so we let our minds go wild and just played dress up with some up-and-coming models. It was like the '90s, when I was a hair assistant and would get together with make up assistants and photographer's assistants and do test shoots so we could build our portfolios," he said.

"I have to admit, it was so much fun!"

To share the outcome of this shoot, Townsend created the website, which he plans to update with tricks, tips and tools from photo shoots and red carpet events. Not to mention more photo collaborations with his fabulous friends.

And the fun had at the shoot is evident in the fantastic photos, shot by photographer Don Flood, with makeup by Hollywood favorite Rachel Goodwin. Besides the Biel shots, the site also features Jennifer Lawrence pouting in purple lids and orangy-red lips, an ode to flowing blonde hair, and a decade-inspired shoot featuring epochal looks from the 20s through the 80s that was our personal favorite.

Jessica Biel channels Edie Sedgwick for Photo:

There's also an educational aspect to please the most beauty-obsessed fans, with detailed explanations on the tools and products used to achieve each look, along with candid tips on new product likes.


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Monday, October 25, 2010


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I'm Not Just a Hairdresser!

Part One of Four - The Legends
Featuring the “Magnificent Three”
Vidal Sassoon - Trevor Sorbie - Robert Lobetta.
These icons have changed the face of hairdressing, impacting fashion, trends and beauty attitudes on a global level, from the glamorous international runways, translating their visions to the main stream.
During part one – each artist’s interview, reveals their passions, joys and the challenges of being a leader. Their thirst for excellence made them the industry icons that they are today. Coupled with powerful imagery, the legends inspirational work and personal stories provoke admiration and hope, encouraging us to believe in our dreams. These entertaining stories are humorous, insightful and emotionally provocative: a highly influential documentary, with the power to redefine the artist's destiny..

Part Two - Empires
Anthony Mascolo - Horst Rechelbacher - Frederic Fekkai
Hairdressing has many faces to its business; Product lines, Salons, Spa, Academies, Schools, editorial, fashion shows and events among others. Including the entrepreneurs who are now self-made millionaires.
Their story to the top and ability to build an empire will shift the perception of many that say “there is no future in hairdressing”, claiming you cannot make money in this business. These icons did and are still making others wealthy through the evolution of their empires. Their honesty and candor reveal that the climb to the top is not a bed of roses, and that sacrifices have to be made. However, they share powerful stories that encourage the viewer not to give up on a dream and that failure is just a honing tool to prepare you for success.

Part Three - The Stars Behind The Chair
"Leading Ladies of Hair"
Antoinette Beenders - Vivienne Mackinder - Ruth Roche
It’s just the energy boost you need to keep your creativity cutting-edge, inspired and profitable. Viv-Aldo Productions has just released the third film in the company’s I’m NOT JUST a Hairdresser documentary series. This educational and always entertaining new film, The Leading Ladies of Hair, takes you inside the minds of three extraordinary and influential women—Antoinette Beenders, Vivienne Mackinder and Ruth Roche—tracing their career paths and the obstacles they’ve overcome.
Leaders in this industry, these professionals have exerted a global influence on hair design and color. Whether in the studios of Hollywood, on the catwalks of Paris, in the exclusive salons of New York and London, or on Main Street USA, their work is innovative, dramatic and always exciting.
This is the story of Inspiration and hope.

Part Four - Discover Your Passion
Robert Cromeans, Mary Brunetti, Beth Minardi and Kris Sorbie
“Discover Your Passion” brings together some of the most dynamic talent and success stories within our profession. Where your mind goes your life follows. Are you a visionary, a fence sitter, or a resister? I’m not just a hairdresser explores ‘Inside the Artist's Mind’ and the journey of what it takes to be a successful artist in a commercial world. Talent without desire does not have power or direction; but when fueled with Passion and relentless determination to succeed, dreams shift from fantasy to reality. Four icons, four personalities, four very different lives, which all have one thing in common; their passion! Let’s inspire and guide you in the next chapter of your life.

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Origin of Wigs and Hair Extensions

Wigs and hair extensions can be traced back to ancient Egypt about 5000 years ago. Of course, the main use of wigs and hair extensions in ancient Egypt was for cosmetic adornment. Surprisingly, women’s wigs were less elaborate than those of men’s and appeared more natural looking. Extensions too, were not exclusively for women and were also worn by men. There is archaeological evidence that hair extensions were used in Egypt at least as early as 3400 B.C. For the most part, hair extensions were used to fill out thinning hair or to make regular tresses more luxuriant.

Wigs and extensions were almost always made of human hair and were secured into or onto the real hair (or scalp) with beeswax and plant resin. Sometimes, extensions were attached using thread to fasten the extensions to their own hair. Many wigs had an internal padding of date-palm fiber.

Wigs were not only a method of cosmetic adornment, but were also sometimes used as a way to improve cleanliness. Some ancient Egyptians shaved most or all of their hair as a way to avoid infection by head lice. To replace the shaved hair, they would wear wigs. The wigs also protected them from the sun and helped to keep the head cooler. Hair is an insulator - it can help keep heat in the skull, but in hot climates it can also help block heat.

For more interesting history about wigs: Wigs

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hairstyles Across the Ages!

Trivia timeline of popular hairstyles across history!
1940's: The Peekaboo

1940's: The Peekaboo

Movie star Veronica Lake popularized the style featuring long, wavy hair, covering one eye.

1950's: The Beehive

1950's: The Beehive

Also known as the B-52 for its similarity to the bomber of the same name, the Beehive was created just a few miles away in Elmhurst! Modern wearers of the style include Marge Simpson & Amy Winehouse.
1950's: The Pompadour
1960's: The Flip

1950's: The Pompadour

The Pompadour originated in the 50's among rockabilly singers and actors, and perhaps made most famous by Elvis. Today, the style is worn by subcultures within Italians and Mexicans, as well as members of the Japanese yakuza.
1960's: The Pixie




 1960's: The Flip

Mary Tyler Moore and Jackie Kennedy were two famous Flippers. The style became known so popular in beauty pageants that it becam







1960's: The Afro 

 1960's: The Pixie

The first time supermodel Twiggy wore the Pixie style, it took eight hours to perfect the style on her.
e known as "Miss America Hair".
1960's: The Moptop








1960's: The Afro

The Afro became a powerful political symbol during the Civil Rights movement of the 60's, during which time African-Americans began wearing natural hairstyles as opposed to braiding and straightening. In the 70's, curly-haired people not of African descent, such as Art Garfunkel and Gene Shalit, started wearing the hairstyle.
1970's: The Farrah Do



 1960's: The Moptop

The hairstyle, named "Arthur" by George Harrison, became so popular that toy manufacturers made Beatle wigs. Lowell Toy Manufacturing Corp. of New York was the only licensed manufacturer of authentic Beatle wigs, which are now very valuable.
1980's: Hair Bands



1970's: The Farrah Do

You can't think of Farrah Fawcett without thinking of her winged hair. Lore has it that her curls in this famous poster spell "SEX." Can you find it?
1980's: The Jheri Curl








1980's: Hair Bands

Poison, Motley Crue, and Bon Jovi were among the many bands of the 80's that popularized long, voluminous, teased, and permed hair.
1980's: The Mullet





1980's: The Jheri Curl

Named after Jheri Redding, the Jheri Curl became popular because it was easier and less expensive than relaxers. Michael Jackson wore a Jheri Curl in the 1980's.
1980's: The Rat-Tail




 1980's: The Mullet

"Business in the front, party on the back." Also known as "hockey hair," the term mullet was actually coined by the Beastie Boys in the 1994 song "mullet head".







1980's: The Rat-Tail

I think more classmates of mine had rattails than not in 1988. Fortunately, the style died out for the most part, although you can still see it on several manga characters and characters in Dog the Bounty Hunter.
1980's: The Mohawk




 1980's: The Mohawk

Named after the Native American nation, they are currently associated with the punk subculture. It comes in several varieties including the bi-hawk, tri-hawk, deathhawk, and frohawk.
1980's: The Perm 
1990's: The Rachel

1980's: The Perm

Apparently after When Harry Met Sally, women everywhere asked for Meg Ryan's spiral perm. Home perms, including Toni and Ogilvie, became very popular in the 198






1990's: The Rachel

Jennifer Aniston's style was *the* style of the 1990's. It was the most requested hairstyle of the decade.
2000's: The Fauxhawk 

2000's: The Fauxhawk

For those nor willing to shave their heads, the Fauxhawk has emerged as the alternative to a Mohawk.
Bonus: The Comb Over 

Bonus: The Comb Over

We don't know when the comb over invented. We just think they are amazing.
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Stars' Fall Makeovers

Fall makeover madness is taking over, and this year’s theme is "new hair." It seems that every day another celebrity is taking shears to her long locks, hitting the dye bottle, cutting blunt bangs, or getting a pixie crop. From Scarlett Johansson to Ashlee Simpson, here are the stars who debuted big changes this season.

At Comic-Con this past summer, Scarlett Johansson revealed a messy bob that recalled Christina Applegate's "Samantha Who?" haircut. Since then, she's gone a bit shorter, debuting a Keira Knightley-esque crop this week in Madrid while promoting the Spanish retail store Mango.

Ashlee Simpson has never been one to bypass a Hollywood hair trend: she's been a blonde, a brunette, and a redhead. But, she's usually kept her locks super-long -- and stringy, thanks to not-very-subtle extensions. Not anymore! Last week the singer flaunted a new pixie 'do in a makeover photo posted by her hubby Pete Wentz on his Twitter page. Perhaps she felt the need for a change and got inspired by the pixies sported by Emma Watson and Michelle Williams?

Keira Knightley, one of the famous faces of Chanel, turned heads earlier this month when she debuted a sporty new bob at Paris Fashion Week. The chin-length layers frame the British actress' striking face, highlighting her large brown eyes and high cheekbones.

 After testing out a darker brunette 'do earlier this year, Katherine Heigl finally returned to her naturally blond roots last month while promoting her new rom-com "Life As We Know It." The actress went several shades lighter than we're used to, however, with streaks of shiny platinum. Still, it looks retro-glamorous -- like the Heigl we know and love (or love to hate).

Michelle Williams was one of the first stylish stars to jump on the pixie-hair bandwagon, and now she's taken it a step further by going fully platinum, showing off her lighter look last week at the premiere of "Blue Valentine" in London. Currently filming the biopic "My Week with Marilyn," Williams is sporting the bombshell's signature platinum locks to play the character of Marilyn MonroWhen

Kate Moss changes her hair, she makes headlines -- and then everyone else copies her, or so it seems. While other stars are opting for shorter cuts, Moss did the opposite by snipping bangs and layers that seem more "bedhead" than "bombshell." The British model creates trends by defying them, so we'll see how long it takes for other fashionistas to follow suit.

Alexis Bledel debuted freshly cut bangs at a benefit in New York on October 9. While a chic fringe is always en vogue, it's a new look for the former "Gilmore Girls" actress, which helps draw attention to Bledel's bright blue eyes, making them pop even more than they already did.

 Is it just us, or is almost everyone going blonder and shorter? Leave it to Nicole Richie to adopt this trend, thereby spawning legions of copycats who clipped her picture out of an Us Weekly and showed it to their stylists, saying, "Make me look like THIS."


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Dis-Tress! Models Wince in Hair Pain At Behnaz Sarafpour

Backstage at Behnaz Sarafpour. Photo: Andy Kropa/Getty Images

The final hair look at Behnaz Sarafpour's Spring 2011 fashion show may have been beautiful, but from the look on this model's face it took a little strife to get it that way -- ouch!

No pain, no gain, right?

From the intricate look of the finished 'do, it was worth it -- a beautiful, up-swept French braid that hair stylist Ashley Javier for Kérastase Paris told StyleList 'felt sculptural, very serious, with structure and execution, backstage at the fashion show at New York Fashion Week, which is underway right now.

"We did child-like, French braids but not a cornrow - there are four rows here with a side part, that can actually last for a week, and can be multi-purpose hair," he explained.

The final braided look. Photo: Getty Images

If you dare to try the look yourself, here's how: First, divide hair into three parts and make one french long braid, starting at the top and jogging the hair over to each side while braiding to make it curve at the back of your head. Use a skinny pony tail holder to fasten the ends, and bobby pins to help hold stray hairs in place. Spray all over with Kérastase Double Force Controle Ultime Hair Spray for extra-strength hold.

Still not sold? Try a pretty ponytail instead. We've got a few glamorous options in the video below.



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Friday, October 22, 2010

Who Says Middle-Aged Women Can't Have Long Hair?

Why is there always a debate surrounding long hair? Writer Dominique Browning, 55, wrote a piece for the New York Times today about how she loves having long hair, but everyone in her life seems to have a problem with it: "My mother hates it. My sister worries about it. My agent thinks I’m hiding behind it. A concerned friend suggests that it undermines my professional credibility. But in the middle of my life, I’m happy with it," Browning writes. And we can see where she's coming from!

When you're a young woman, a long, lustrous mane is often hair priority number one. Bouncing long hair is the most popular style for younger celebrities, it's favored by both designers and stylists, and, from what the many magazine surveys tell us, most men love it best. Ladies under 40 will go to great lengths (heh. pun intended) to get the look—even shelling out hundreds or thousands of dollars for hair extensions. But the cultural acceptability of long hair comes to a screeching halt by the time you're middle-aged. Then society says it's time to fall in line, cut it all off, and, for many women, opt for a short, boring, de-sexualized "mom" haircut, one that's not particularly stylish, but—what the hey!—it's easy to maintain. The prevailing wisdom seems to be: Young women with long hair are sexy, but old women with long hair look witchy and somehow unkempt. Cripes.

This way of thinking seems unfair to us. We believe many, many older women look great with long hair, which can be flattering on a variety of different face shapes and hair types, and can even make you look younger. And as many of us with long hair can attest, it's often actually easier to deal with than shorter styles—you can go longer between trims, it doesn't require much styling to look great, and you can gather it into a quick bun or ponytail to get it out of your face.

But we also have nothing against short hair. Short hair looks awesome on tons of women. So does shoulder-length hair, for that matter. But the bottom line is this: Women should be able to wear their hair any way they want, no matter what their age.

To prove it, we rounded up an array of  amazing-looking, over-45 celebs--who rock long hair in a gorgeous, sexy way.

Demi Moore, 47

Not only does Demi never seem to age, her hair looks like it could belong to a teenager. So pretty.
Photo by: Getty Images

Do you think women should cut their long hair when they get to a certain age?


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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Scarlett Johansson Debuts New Cropped Bob Haircut

Scarlett Johansson Bob
Scarlett Johansson revealed a shorter bob haircut at the Mango Fashion Awards. Photo: Robert Marquardt, Getty Images

Scarlett Johansson rocked the stage last night at the Mango Fashion Awards in Barcelona, Spain with her choppy new bob haircut.

When we last checked in with her over the summer, Johansson was sporting a tousled shoulder-length bob. But now the 25-year-old star has taken that 'do one step shorter.

Chin-length and cropped in the back (slightly reminiscent of the "Pob"), the "Iron Man 2" actress revealed her new look when she stepped up to present famed designer, Jean Paul Gaultier, with an honorary Mango button during the ceremony. Layered and parted down the middle, Johansson styled her signature blonde locks in a loose, carefree fashion, giving her a fresh new look for fall.

Over the years, we have seen this young Hollywood beauty transform from blonde to auburn colored tresses and curly to straight, and in our book, she always looks gorgeous. She also joins the ranks of other stars snipping off their strands this season including Nicole Richie, Keira Knightley and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz.


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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sex 'Hot-Cuts' ~ Topless Hair Salon Launched in Australia

An entrepreneur has launched a topless hairdressing salon "designed by men for men" in Sydney, Australia.

According to Metro, Hot Cuts founder Wojtek Wasilewski, 26, took 18 months to find four employees willing to strip half-naked before they work.

Wasilewski said: "I wanted to make the salon like a gentlemen's club. Business is booming. The phone has been ringing off the hook. I'm not surprised. They are stunning girls."

A statement on the Hot Cuts website read: "Our salon has everything you'd expect plus one special factor... Our hairdressers are not only hot, they're topless!

"That's right gentleman! Imagine, a place you can get a cut, style, wash or color whilst watching a beautiful hairdresser at work with her gorgeous assets out on show."

 By Mayer Nissim, Entertainment Reporter

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Willow Smith 'Whip My Hair' Video: From Paint-Spewing Strands to Rainbow Pompadour

 Willow Smith is giving us yet another reason to love our hair with her ... Willow Smith is giving us yet another reason to love our hair with her new video, "Whip My Hair."

Rocking a heart-shaped, braided mohawk, white-frosted eyelashes, 3-D acrylic nails, gem upper lip jewelry, and lace-up boots, the 9-year-old transcends from Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith's kiddo to a legitimate star in her own right (even though big brother Jaden Smith makes a cameo. Watch it below!).

And as our friends over at PopEater report, the music video stacks up to the incredibly catchy, Rihanna-sounding song with killer outfits, fun classroom dance pieces and, yes, tons of hair whipping -- with neon orange, blue and green paint!

The video was directed by Ray Kay, who also helmed the sensational shoots for Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" and Justin Bieber's "Baby."

Kay told Rap-Up of the video: "I'm really happy to be involved with a project that has such a positive message as this one, and I'm certain people that are watching the video will feel inspired to develop their own individuality and freedom and express their own art after seeing Willow in this video."

From a rainbow-colored curly pompadour to a candy cotton-inspired pouf to sky-high braided Bantu knots, Willow proves you can "whip it real good" no matter what you've got on top.


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Monday, October 18, 2010

What Your Hair Is Telling You About Your Health

By Sally Wadyka for MSN Health & Fitness
What Your Hair Says About Your Health // White hair (© Silverstock/Getty Images)A healthy head of hair is easy to spot. It's full, shiny and lustrous with no flakes, frizzies or other visible damage. But what about when your crowning glory isn't quite so glorious? In some cases, it might be a harbinger of health problems—or it could simply mean that you're spending too much time with the blow dryer.
White overnight?
We've all heard horror stories of someone who, in the aftermath of some terribly traumatic event, woke up to find their formerly brown, red or blond hair turned shockingly white. Well, don't worry about it happening to you, because, according to Dr. Arielle Kauvar, a New York dermatologist, it simply can't happen. "The only way for hair to turn gray is a gradual decline in melanin production at the root," says Kauvar. "There is no biological event that can remove pigment directly from the hair shaft." However, a physical or emotional trauma can cause a change in the hair. The illness or stress sends actively growing hair into a resting phase, and a couple of months later, all those strands in the resting phase may fall out. So, if the dark hairs fall out and the already white ones remain, the result is hair that looks suddenly grayer. 
What Your Hair Says About Your Health // Gray hair (© Richard Drury/Getty Images)Going gray
Some people start finding those wiry gray strands as early as their 20s, while others hold onto their natural color well into their 40s. The cause is unrelated to how healthy—or unhealthy—you are. As with so many things, it turns out you can blame (or thank) your parents for the rate at which your hair turns gray. "It's mostly genetic," Kauvar says, "so if your parents grayed early, it is likely you will too." The hair that's already on your head doesn't lose pigment. But as you age, there is a decrease in melanin production in the hair bulb (or root). So when new strands start to grow, they may come in with less—or no—pigment, thanks to that decrease in melanin. The change happens most quickly in Caucasians, 50 percent of whom will be at least 50 percent gray by age 50. 
What Your Hair Says About Your Health // Brush with hair (© Henry Horenstein/Getty Images) Serious sheddingSeeing a swarm of strands in the shower drain every morning isn't necessarily a cause for alarm—or a signal that anything is wrong with you. It's totally normal to lose about 100 strands of hair every day. And even if you think you’re losing more than that, remember that your head carries at least 100,000 hair follicles, so it's possible to collect a handful or two out of the bath or hairbrush without it visibly changing the appearance of your mane. And since those 100,000 or so follicles have different growth phases, even as several strands fall out, dozens of new ones are just on their way in to replace them. So unless you're starting to notice visible thinning of your hair or bald spots on your scalp, chances are the loss is nothing more than natural, everyday shedding.
What Your Hair Says About Your Health // Thinning hair due to malnutrition and thyroid disease (© Dr. P. Marazzi/Photo Researchers, Inc.) Visibly thinning
If you have iron or protein deficiency—common with the caloric deprivation of anyone suffering from an eating disorder—it is not unusual to experience severe hair loss. That's because the malnutrition forces the body to conserve protein (the building block of all the body's cells, including the hair) by shutting down hair growth. And since more hair may also be shed—without being replaced—the result can be a noticeable thinning over several months. Thyroid disease (both an overactive thyroid and an underactive one) can also show up as increased hair loss. Once the disease is controlled, hair growth can usually be restored. 

What Your Hair Says About Your Health // Smooth bald patches on the head or body (alopecia) (© Rosseforp - Voller Ernst Gbr/Photolibrary)Going baldReally losing your hair can be a sign that you've inherited a tendency for baldness, or it could indicate a bigger health issue. Heredity baldness, medically known as androgenetic alopecia, affects up to one third of men. The hair loss—which typically begins at the temples or crown—is permanent. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease which can cause anything from smooth bald patches to the loss of all hair on both the head and body. The cause of the disease isn’t known, although some doctors feel there is a genetic link. With this type of alopecia, hair normally grows back. 
What Your Hair Says About Your Health // Dandruff (© Judith Haeusler/Getty Images )The flaky stuff
Dandruff is one of hair's most misunderstood maladies. People often assume that those flakes must mean that the scalp is too dry and that, like skin that's flaking, it must obviously need more moisture to make it look better. But while some people may indeed suffer from a dry scalp, true dandruff is not a matter of dryness. "Dandruff is the common name for seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammatory condition of the scalp that causes redness and flaking in the areas of the skin that are rich in oil glands," Kauvar explains. Other skin conditions—such as psoriasis and eczema—can also cause a similar condition in which the scalp gets red, itchy and produces flakes of dandruff. In any case, the best cure is to seek out a medicated (not necessarily moisturizing) shampoo or scalp treatment.
What Your Hair Says About Your Health // Dry, frizzy hair (© C. Lyttle/zefa/Corbis)Dull, dry, brittle, and breaking
Hair that looks frazzled, frizzy and fried most likely is just that. We can do tremendous damage by using chemical dyes and permanents, as well as by simply aiming the blow dryer at our head every morning. Like being in the sun, all of these self-inflicted abuses destroy the cuticle and leave hair wide open to damage. Pulling hair into tight braids or ponytails can increase that stress and lead to breakage—or even bald spots. But in addition to being a cue that you need to treat you hair more carefully, unhealthy strands can also be an indicator of an unhealthy diet. Without adequate protein, growing hair strands won't become as strong and resilient as they should be. And essential fatty acids (found in fish oil supplements, wild salmon, and flax seeds) may also play a role in keeping strands strong, shiny and healthy. If your diet is lacking in them, try increasing your consumption and see if your hair eats it up! Of course, what you eat can only impact hair that is just starting to grow, so it will be several months before any improvements are evident.
Sally Wadyka is a Boulder, Colo.-based freelance writer who writes regularly for Shape, Runner’s World, Real Simple and The New York Times.
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