BANGING BRUNETTES: TRESS TREND

Going to the dark side never looked so good!

Leighton Meester, Rose Byrne and Jennifer Love Hewitt have all turned heads with their new darker ‘dos complete with bangs. Elsewhere, Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz sent lythe ladies down his Fall 2010 runway topped with espresso-colored coiffs, while beautiful brunettes ran rampant backstage at Catherine Malandrino’s first Ready-to-Buy Fall 2011 show. And cool girls rocking the hot hair hue are constantly being featured on street style blogs like The Satorialist and Street Peeper.
“Italian and American cinema from the ’40s to ’60s was popular, using Ava Gardner and Sophia Lauren as inspirations,” explained Clairol Color Director Marie Robinson on the runway inspiration. “Their rich and realistic, even these shades of darkest brunette can look beautiful and sexy.”

KATIE HOLMES’ MESSY UPDO: SNAP JUDGMENT

Katie Holmes hit the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet wearing this messy updo. While the 32-year-old actress turned designer embraced her signature effortless aesthetic in a blue belted Calvin Klein dress, her simple hairstyle was such a snooze.

What do you think about Holmes’ textured and tousled hairdo?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments section and click through the gallery below for our top hair looks at this year’s Emmy Awards.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S BLUNT BANGS: SNAP JUDGMENT

Country singer Carrie Underwood is truly a cut above the rest, but she may have missed the mark with her new ‘do.

The 28-year-old, Grammy Award-winning star took to the iHeartRadio Music Festival stage in Las Vegas this weekend wearing new blunt bangs. While we’re used to seeing Underwood sport side-swept fringe, her new lash-grazing look raised quite a few eyebrows.
What do you think about Underwood’s bangs? Does the cut compliment her face shape?
Tell us your thoughts in the comments section and see which star recently turned heads with her “Stepford Wives” hairstyle.

TRYING ON PETER SOM’S SPRING 2012 ROSE-GOLD HAIR: ROAD TEST

Throughout my entire life my mother stressed natural beauty. She never let me experiment when it came to hair trends: no dyes –- temporary or permanent, and no unconventional cuts. The worst was every September, while the other girls got their back-to-school highlights, I stuck to the same boring style.

Now in my early twenties, I adhered to my mother’s rules, until I met Aura Friedman.

A petite hairstylist with spunk to spare, Aura is a very in-demand hair colorist who has coiffed many a celebrity. From Lady Gaga to M.I.A., she has even colored entire runway shows including Alexander McQueen. Which brings me to my recent hair makeover.

HARRODS’ $500 DIAMOND AND METEORITE DUST BLOWOUT

 

When it comes to my hair, I spare no expense to have my kinky, curly strands styled in intricate ‘dos. I don’t even mind forking over a few extra tens to splurge on a deep conditioner that will rid me (even if it’s temporarily) of lackluster locks. But would I pay $500 for a salon service? No. That hasn’t stopped Harrods, however, from introducing “the world’s most expensive blow-dry” at its Urban Retreat spa in London.
The U.K. department store’s extravagant treatment includes a diamond and meteorite dust-infused shampoo and condition with Truffle by Fuente haircare products (including full size bottles to take home) followed by the blowout that the salon boasts on its website will “leave your hair looking silken, shining with health and feeling light as air — just like our favorite red carpet starlets.”

FORMALDEHYDE-FREE TREATMENT FOR FRIZZY HAIR

I didn’t realize that I had curly hair until I was 12 years old. Until that point, I would brush my ringlets into a porcupine-esque frizz ball and slick it back into a ponytail on a daily basis. I started to discover the wide world of products shortly thereafter, and along with learning about mouses, creams and sprays I became dear friends with the terrifying flat iron.

Years of blow drying, ironing and heat styling has left my locks beyond drab. I have always wanted to have straight hair like Gwyneth Paltrow or Jennifer Aniston, but I am terrified of the chemicals involved in most treatments. TheBrazilian blowout? Japanese hairstraightening? There had to be another option.