Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Style Trend: Hair for Any Affair

It's a classic do that you can wear to the laundromat or to a wedding.  It's easy to do, & it's been seen on celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet, Rihanna, Fergie, & Jessica Alba.

What hairstyle do you think it is?

If you guessed the Ponytail, you're right!

Jennifer Aniston's look is easily achieved by blow-drying & smoothing ends, lightly back-combing (teasing) a small poof at the top of the crown, and pulling back & securing hair with a band at mid-height.  Finally, slip out front pieces & spray in place.  If desired, flat iron front pieces & ponytail for a very shiny, polished look.  Rock it!

Hilary Duff's style is has more movement than Jennifer's, but it's the same concept.  Here, the stylist did not smooth the ends with a flat iron, but instead chose to emphasize a piecy, texturized ponytail in the back.  A more dramatic version of this could include more waves or curls.

Fergie chose a center hair parting & smoothed her tresses tight to her scalp.  This look is sleek.  To style: flat iron your hair, focusing mostly on the ends if your hair is naturally straight.  If curly, smooth from root to tip.  Choose your hair parting (side or center.) Allow the part to be about 3 inches, then comb hair back.  Use a firm hold hairspray & comb until smooth.  Work hair into a mid-length  ponytail, secure with band, & apply any smoothing products or finishing touches to the length of hair.What do you think of these looks?


Kate said...

I've always been a big fan of messy pony tails but feel they take too much effort to achieve. Also whenever I try teasing my hair it tends to just get knotty and never turns out the way I'd hoped. Think you could do a teasing tutorial?

SQWG said...

I like pony tails. I especially like the third one, looks classy and beautiful.

MK said...

I'm all for that tutorial on teasing hair too!

Sariana said...

Woo hoo! It's in the works :)