Monday, February 28, 2011

Universal Stylist Inc. presents: 11th Annual 2011 HAIR OSCARS Promo


2011 Oscar review...

Hair trend of the evening...loose, loopy, curling-ironed curls, fire-redhaired singer Florence Welch (and the Machine), and styles with low parts, swept across the face with one side tucked behind the ear, Gwennyth Paltrow was the only star wearing straight hair and looked stunning in her slinky Calvin Klein sheath.
Gown fabric trend of the evening...Lace.
Happily, there were no hair-fashion disasters...oh wait, unless you count Sandra Bullock's done-in-the-back of the limo updo, Hilary Swank's mess, (did they do each other's hair in the limo?) , Emma Roberts (it's an occasion Emma dear, just try a little?) Marissa Tomei's half-hearted waves, (but fabulous earrings), Heidi Klum's dreadful attempt at a 1930's look and Melissa Lee's washer-woman updo, OK, she's an Oscar winner so she gets a pass on the hair, but the dress...feh!
And please... Heidi, Melissa and Jackie Weaver... what's with the dresses made out of mirrors?
If there was anyone more adorable than Hailee Steinfeld at the show I didn't see her...Waearing a fabulous pink Marchesa 'ballet' dress and a sweet up-do with a tiara across the top, just lovely.
KABC Presenter Michelle Tuzee's updo was uptight, too stiff and solid.
Celebrities who needed their roots-regrowth done seemed to be everywhere...Presenter Maria Menounos's were at lease 3 inches long, distracting because the rest of her hair-color, a warm brown with golden hilights looked lovely. She wore her hair in a half-updo with height on the crown and her shoulder-length extensions were loosely looped around her shoulders, one of which was bare, the other side a long sleeve on her sleek black-velvet gown.
Sexiest babes of the night were Mila Kunis whose gorgeous lavender peek-a-boob gown forgave the dreadful assymetrical hair disaster, Jennifer Lawrence whose fabulous long blonde (her regrowth was showing a little too) layers, with ivory hilights, effortlessly set off her slinky red 'Maillot (tank) style sheath dress beautifully...(hard to imagine her 'skinnin' squirrels in that outfit), Amy Adams in a slinky blue L' Wren Scott (that's Mick Jagger's six-foot four-inch Amazonian girlfriend) gown with her long (usually hot red, but tonight somewhat subdued) hair softly waved, and the hands-down glamorous shining-star of the night...Anne Hathaway.
Now Ms. Hathaway certainly has gorgeous hair to work with but her hairstylist Adir Abergel gave her not 5, or even 8, but count 'em, 10 different, stunning styles, (that's more great hairstyles than Liz Taylor had husbands)...which included:
Red-Carpet Spanish-inspired, low-bun updo
Loose long waves
High ponytail
A Grecian-inspired updo with a fake braid across the top
Another loose loopy-curl look with a center part
An assymetrical updo
A stick-straight glossy look
A side-parted bun updo and the loosely waved 'after-party' do...
It takes great skill to manipulate hair into so many different looks in so little time and have each one look great, glossy and polished...A Tour de Force of hairstyling...Bravo Adir!...(Google him, he's happening). Anne's makeup by Kate Lee was equally gorgeous.
Jennifer Hudson's assymetric up'ndown-do, higher on one side than the other was interesting,  but her orange gown was a little too boobalicious for the ladies in the crowd where I watched the show
Tori Spelling's 1940's-inspired bleached-bob was sweet and suited her well, Kelly Osborne fixed her roots since the Golden Globes and looked hot'n'sexy in her bleached-out Brigitte Bardot updo, Kim Kardashian's huge extensions were a great counterbalance to her mighty booty, Kate Blanchett's lilac, vintage Givenchy with mustard-colored  'smears' around the neckline, didn't do much for her, but her beautiful blond hair color set off the Peter Gray side-parted bob very sweetly, Annette Bening's swept-back Pompadour was more groomed than her recent golden Globe's 'punked-out' look, nice, the stunning Reece Witherspoon's high, 1960's inspired upsweep with a 'fall' on the crown was charming, perky, (if there's a perkier girl in Hollywood than Reece, I haven't discovered yet her) and very sexy, although that root-regrowth problem cropped up again, the fall was all bright blonde but her own scraped-back hair was in real need of a retouch to make it match...Nicole Kidman's plain-Jane ponytail with skinny side-bangs wasn't very glam and she's so tall that her poor little husband, the adorable Keith Urban's angelic cut and hilights made him look like she'd brought her little cousin or her puppy along to the show...Helena Bonham-Carter looked, sexy, dangerous and downright wonderful, her fake hair piled so high and huge that I'm sure Johnny Depp was hiding in there somewhere...
Michelle Williams is so pretty, her hair color is beautiful, so is her haircut, (a very short shape with longer interior layers)...sadly, it doesn't look good on her...she needs length and softness around her face...Her Highness Helen Mirren's short layers looked chic and her color is cleverly natural-looking...Majestic!...Celine Dion's glossy hair color was superb, warm brown, understated...
Stunner of the night...Halle Berry... If you have a tiny, perfect face with flawless skin, please get a cut like Halle's, chic, sexy, smart, she's got it all.
Presenter Robin Roberts also rocked the very short 'do.
Controversial style of the night...Scarlett Johanssen's messily half-curled do...While her hair-color was rather ashy and uninteresting, the dishevelled, 'curling-ironed-tweaked'style was a departure from everything else on show, it was very cleverly not- trying-too-hard to be polished, an anti-fashion fashion while her plum-colored lacy dress fit her curves like a glove (without fingers of course) and her lipstick matched beautifully. A hit!
Natalie Portman, in a lovely plum/purple gown, wore another assymetric hair disaster, flat on top and lank, with the ends lazily curled with a curling-iron...three mitigating factors however...first, Natalie doesn't have really great hair to begin with, second, she's pregnant, which plays havoc with a girl's hair and third, SHE WON THE OSCAR, so, all is forgiven for the fabulous NAT! 
As to the men...
Since when did ties go with a tuxedo?
Best dressed men of the evening:
Tim Gunn whose tux was impeccably cut and fit perfectly
Valentino, who knows a thing or three about what a well-cut garment looks like.
Co-stars Rush and Firth, (sounds like an accountancy corporation).
To Justin Timberlake, who, to my amazement many women seem to find irresistible...why the Q-Tip hairdo? Justin has very curly hair naturally which suits him much better a little longer, even the clips of his performance in Social network showed how much better. He needs to grow it out and relax it to calm it down.
Mark Ruffalo has very nice hair, going gray a little but who cares, certainly not the ladies with whom I watched the show. (Ruffalo's lovely wife Sunrise, wore a chin-length 'Ana Wintour' bob, beautifully colored and high-lighted but again, the dreaded roots needed a retouch).
Christian Bale, (whose father David was married to feminist icon Gloria Steinem for three years until his death in 2003), was born in Wales, his family is English and he was raised in England, Portugal and the US...his real accent is pure London and decidedly working-class, he speaks with an American accent while acting in or promoting his American films so as not to confuse his audience. A quote from his IMDB page: "I only sound intelligent when there's a good scriptwriter around".:.Just as well he can act, is handsome, talented and has nice hair and a ginger beard... 
Special-effects makeup-wizard Rick Baker's middle-of-his-back white ponytail with short top actually looks great, it's the one in a million, just like him.
Random great hair...George Lucas...OK, he's a billionaire (twice) and has at least that many chins, but what great hair!   Kirk Douglas, (whose son Michael inherited his great hair)  still has nice hair and a ton of personality and fun and did shtick, despite his recent stroke, but should be remembered best for personally ending the Hollywood blacklist by hiring Dalton Trumbo to write 'Spartacus'. Good man that Kirk.
Speaking of old-timers, didja catch Ernest Borgnine at the after-party? He's still acting, still has all his marbles and still has hair, (OK, it's a comb-over, but he's 94 years old...give the guy a break already).
Was Jesse Eisenberg wearing his Bar-Mitvah tux to the show, or did it shrink? Whatever, it was 3 sizes too small and made his head took much too big on his skinny body...his greasy curls didn't help either...
Actor Arnie Hammer reminds me of a young Tom Hanks, (who looked rather old) and his pretty wife Elizabeth wore her hair in a spectacular halh-up, half-down bouffant, gorgeous, and so were her earrings!
Best hair of the night: Male: Lanky Director Luke Matheny (who took home the Oscar for best Short film) came staggering groggily on stage to accept and said, "I shoulda' gotten a haircut"...
Nonsense...His giant, shiny-curly 'Bob Dylan meets Howard Stern' look suited him wonderfully and balanced-out his tall, gangly frame perfectly.
A word to the fabulous Jeff Bridges, (who inherited great hair from his father Lloyd)...perhaps it's time to lose the beard? And speaking of which...a word to the following chaps...Michael Vartan, Javier Bardem, Justin T, Chris O'Donnell, Hugh Jackman, Robert Downey, Jake Gyllenhaall and Matthew Mcconaughey...this is the Oscars...Don Johnson called and wants his look back......please, have a shave?
And finally...Some of the night's best hair was on people who made an appearance but weren't actually there...RIP: Tony Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Culp and Lynn Redgrave and one who's still with us, not at the show, but heavily promoted in commercials for her upcoming series, Dana Delaney, who has naturally gorgeous hair which is always beautifully cut and colored.
And that's the way I saw it folks!

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Outrageous Hair and Makeup at London Fall 2011 Fashion Week

Across the pond in jolly old England, it's tough to keep our eyes on the clothes at London Fashion Week when the hair and makeup looks gracing the Fall 2011 runways are so, shall we say, eccentric. From carnival-like face paint to balloon headpieces, no expense was spared when it came to creating unique, albeit crazy, beauty looks.

Crazy Hair at London Fashion Week

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Salon International

Actress Jennifer Aniston shows off her new haircut -- a bob.

Jennifer Aniston's New Do
ABC NewsJennifer Aniston has chopped her signature long-layered hair into a long, blonder bob. The actress appeared on the TV show "El Hormiguero" Feb. 22, 2011 in Madrid for her new movie, "Just Go With It," with the new cut. Aniston's hair has always gotten a lot of attention. In a recent interview with "Good Morning America," Aniston remarked on her old "Friends" hairdo, known as "the Rachel." "In hindsight, when I'm like 100 years old, I'll be able to look back and go, 'Oh, they had a haircut named after a character I played, she said. (Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

The Bieber Haircut

scaled2 The Bieber Haircut: The Reason Why Justin Cut His Hair

The world is in a tizzy. Not because of a revolution here or a pirate hijacking there. But because the one and only Justin Bieber cut his hair. The beloved singer changed up his iconic hair making many a preteen weep and many a boy bummed that they just spent $150 to get the same look. Justin Bieber’s hair was so much a part of his style, his look, his iconography. So why did he change his hair?

 Next week is his birthday when he’ll be turning 17. Since he’s getting older, now seems like a perfect time to get a fresher, more mature look. Also, if he is to grow as an artist, as an icon, as a superstar, he has to change things up every now and then. Take Madonna or Justin Bieber’s idol Michael Jackson, in their heyday they were always mixing up their image. So if Justin Bieber is going to reign supreme, you fans are going to have to get used him changing his look every so often. And you guys who just went out and got the “Bieber?” Yeah, sorry about that.


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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Graphic Shag at Salon de Noubeau

Stylists across the nation are doing amazing things with hair, nails and makeup.
Here's what's hot in America's salons.

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  • Featured Style: Graphic Shag

    The graphic shag uses strong lines and accentuates face shapes, and is currently the haircut of the moment at this salon.
  • Specialities:

    Brazilian Blowout, Pure hair extensions
  • Products:

    Bumble & Bumble, Joico, Eufora, Dermaware, Revitalash
  • Price Range: $ 
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Armani Privé Spring 2011 Haute Couture Hair How-To

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Sleek, wrapped hair at Armani Privé Spring 2011 Haute Couture Show. Photo: BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images

The beauty team at StyleList loved the sleek, wrapped hairstyle models donned at the Armani Privé Spring 2011 Haute Couture Show. So we were excited when hair master Oribe spilled the deets on this chic 'do.

"The Armani Privé look was all about sleek hair kept close to the head. This look is easily transferred to a fresh new style after a good night's sleep," says Oribe. "When you wake up in the morning, take your hair down, brush the hair and use the blow-dry it touch up any sections that need to be smoothed or tamed. The result: straight, sleek, beautiful hair without the effort of a blowout."

Read on for Oribe's step-by-step instructions to recreate this hairstyle at home:

1. Make a center part to divide the hair into two sections.

2. Secure hair at the temple area on both sides -– almost like you're gathering pigtails and spray Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray lightly throughout to keep the hair smooth.
With this wrap, you need to sweep hair from the left section over to the right side of the head, and vice versa. The hair will crisscross low in the back creating a turban shape.

3. Take the left section and wrap it around the back of the head, then sweep it up to the front, right-hand side. Pin the hair in front, and anywhere along the way where you need to control the hair and keep it close to the head. It's all about keeping the hair small and tight, and keeping it in a clean shape around the ear. As you go, you can use more Imperméable for streamlining.

4. Complete the same process with the right section of hair. Secure with more pins, and use Imperméable when needed.

5. After the wrap is complete, spray the hair well with Oribe Superfine Hair Spray for shine, polish and hold.

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The sleek hairstyle from behind at Armani Privé Spring 2011 Haute Couture Show. Courtesy Photo

6. Once the hair spray is dry and the hold is sealed, you can remove some of the pins for a more finished look.

7. Top off the style with a hat or hairpiece, or just wear it alone.

"The key to this look is taking your time and keeping the hair smooth. It's a beautiful, interesting way of wrapping the hair and evenly distributing it across the whole head. It's okay to break the rules, as long as the end result is polished and even," explains Oribe. "The following morning, simply brush the hair and blow-dry it anywhere you need to smooth out or tame a section. You can get really sleek, smooth hair this way. Spray Dry Texturizing Spray at the roots if you have any slight oiliness, or use Imperméable to calm flyaways or stray hairs."

We can't wait to try this look for New York Fashion Week Spring 2011 because a hairstyle you can create at night and wake up with is our kind of time-saver.


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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Michael Gordon on the Long and Short of Vidal Sassoon

Vidal Sassoon equals hairdressing, or so Michael Gordon believes. Gordon is the creator of “Bumble and Bumble” products and the producer of “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie.” It began as a birthday tribute to the man himself, but turned into a four-year process. Gordon found himself searching for historical footage and creating a 90-minute documentary that spans the iconic hairdressers’ personal and professional life.
Speakeasy caught up with Gordon to talk with him about the legendary hairdresser, the lack of adequate information on the history of hairdressing and if its possible to create a present-day equivalent of Vidal Sassoon.
Your personal relationship with Vidal Sassoon is both as an inspiration and friend. When creating this film, were your intentions to make a film for him or educate the public on him?
At first I just thought it could be a great birthday present. You know, let’s do a 15-minute film. But it grew as we got into it. It was a small idea that grew. Then I realized that we are making a serious film, and all the expectations went up. I never made a film before. I was on ice having just sold my company {Bumble and bumble], so I thought, “it was a great thing to do, someone should do it. I’ll just do it.” But as it became bigger, I came to the realization of this man’s reputation; his legacy is in our hands.”
To weave between parts of his life, you literally push-pinned his accomplishments on a wall. How did you come up with the idea?
I watched lots and lots of documentaries. I though we’d do a book because we like books, then I was watching Avedon’s “Darkness and Light” documentary or the one on Anne Leibovitz; I watched hers and there was a thing with pictures and a wall. So I was watching things and thinking, “that could work for us.” That’s where it came from.
As a first time filmmaker and producer how much research did you put into the medium?
A lot came as editing. I had done little films at Bumble so we had a kind of intuitive way of doing things. Kept meeting and hitting roadblocks and saying “what should we do?” And I started watching lots and lots of documentaries and trying to see what I did and did not like.
How many documentaries did you watch?
I watched five of my favorites five times each and then probably 50 others.
Did Vidal Sassoon personally change the way you did hair or run your company?
I don’t do hair anymore, I’m on the shelf, and I’m old. I sold the company to Estee Lauder, so he doesn’t affect the way I do business, but we are quite different personalities. I like behind the scenes and he’s a fantastic charming front person. I begrudgingly was talked into bits. I was in it because somebody had to make the leaps from one subject or period to the next where Vidal couldn’t do it or say things we needed him to say. I just think he’s a terrific man and in the hairdressing world there is not libraries of reference. There’s nothing to look at or learn from. Then I realized, based on our screening, it was a much wider appeal to people than we realized.
During Sassoon’s heyday, there was the invention of the mini skirt, the Bauhaus was thriving – it is possible to have someone as revolutionary as Sassoon today?
In that field, probably not. I think it was a special time, England was post-war and there were thousands and thousands of teenagers going to art school because there were government programs and they didn’t want the life their parents had had. In America you had a similar type of thing. I think it was very special, based on the way technology is, I don’t know.
Well if it did, where would it be?
In Asia. Their take on fashion and their take on hair and style is, in a strange way, new. It’s fresh. They don’t have a background to look back on, but do much more including embracing fashion, which most people don’t really do. They could really go somewhere else with this while thing. They’re not so afraid of dressing up and they wear it well.
What would the new frontier be in hairdressing?
Well, I went to Shanghai nine months ago for the opening of the new Vidal hair academy. They put on a fashion show and party and this academy was really impressive and the hairstyles, I was looking at them and thinking Westerners would look really bizarre but these people look pretty fantastic. And they weren’t aware that it was a recreation of a 60s look. They just seemed to love it. There is freshness, an emergence there.
So it’s like they are on different timetables?
They had hundreds or thousands of years of a certain culture and now they are having their own revolution and they are fashion slaves, they just love this stuff. And as Vidal says many times, “The bones, the bones,” well Asian faces are fascinating and different. And the hair allows the geometric and strong looks, they can carry it off.
Do you think anyone else will ever reach his status?
No. Because the hairdressers now aren’t really salon hairdressers they are the people who do the top editorial for magazines and the top fashion shows. You would say that Guido and Eugene and Luigi and a half dozen other people are the most important hairdressers in the world but it’s completely different. They live in a world of high fashion but then they contribute to advertising campaign. They do influence but in a very different way then fashion was in the 60s where Sassoon could do a haircut and Vogue would put the haircut in a double page spread. It doesn’t exist today because magazines are so much more influenced by advertisers and celebrities. And celebrities by nature are not usually trendsetters, they’re trend-adopters. Like Emma Watson with that short haircut — it’s not much different from what Vidal did to Mia Farrow 40 years ago, and look at how much press that got.
So what’s next for you?
No, wait. If you are a fashion student, an architecture student or student of nearly anything you can do to the library and or go online and get masses of information and films and 50 books on Yves Saint Laurent. But if you are a hairdresser there’s nothing. I feel like slightly responsible for creating something that can help inspire young people. So you never know, probably unlikely that’ I’ll do another film. It’s more likely that I’ll start another product company. But you never know.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

InStyle's Hair Look of the Day

Hair Look of the Day

FEBRUARY 3, 2011

Minka Kelly's Soft Layers

Minka Kelly - NYLON party - hair
THE STYLE Long gradual layers with subtle bend at the ends

WHERE A NYLON magazine party in New York City

WHY WE LOVE IT Minka Kelly's touchable style, created by Mark Townsend, reminded us of a simple truth: No matter how good your haircut is, if your hair isn't styled well, no one will know. If you've got long layers—and most of us do—rather than blowing them out pin-straight, take a few extra minutes to add a slight curl on the ends. It flatters your face and gives a simple style welcome movement. 

Gillian Jacobs - hair - SAG Awards

Gillian Jacobs's Brushed-Out Curls

THE STYLE Loose, combed-through curls swept back from the forehead

WHERE The Entertainment Weekly 2011 Pre-SAG Party in Los Angeles

WHY WE LOVE IT Community star Gillian Jacobs reminded us of a simple way to boost volume: Rather than parting your hair, push it straight back. Volume icons like Veruschka and Brigitte Bardot kept this trick near and dear—try it the next time your strands fall a bit flat. (A blast of hairspray will help your hair stay put.)
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Dianna Agron's Knotty Bun

THE STYLE A low, messy twist and graphic, sideswept bangs

WHERE The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

INSIDE SCOOP "For Dianna Agron's look, we merged vintage and modern by doing a double knot in the back and sweeping the bangs to one side. That way, you get a glimpse of the effortlessly undone 'do from every angle,” said Suave Professionals hairstylist Jenny Cho. To literally knot Agron's strands, Cho split the hair down the center in two sections. "Tie the two sections like you're tying a bow and secure with pins. Then make another knot right under the first, and secure with more pins. Leave the ends out to give it the undone finish," she advises. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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