Our mission to make your holiday season as glam and effortless as possible continues, with the debut of a new holiday hair tutorial. The chignon is a classic hairstyle that has an infinite number of variations—once you master the basics behind it, it’ll be all chignons all the time. For our holiday party take on the look, Toronto-based hairstylist Margot Keith created a low chignon that looks as pretty as a perfectly wrapped present. This tutorial takes all the guesswork out of holiday hair and will get you from from prep to polished in less than 15 minutes—leaving you with enough time to pause for a pre-party under-the-mistletoe kiss or two. Read more »
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As holiday party season kicks into full swing, so does the need to have some impressive hairstyle options in your beauty arsenal. December may seem like the busiest month—one where it’s impossible to add yet another obligation to your schedule—but our series of holiday hair tutorials are beyond foolproof and make it easy to learn a new technique in less time than it takes to sit for a blowout.
First up in our holiday hair tutorials for 2013 is the braided updo. This sleek style is serious enough for the swankiest of corporate parties and will certainly stand out in a sea of chignons. Our step-by-step guide was developed by Toronto-based hairstylist Margot Keith and is so easy to follow, we’re sure the braided updo will become your new go-to look. Ready to try? Read on to learn how to do this holiday hair tutorial. Read more »
Achieving voluminous, shampoo-commercial hair is an aspiration common to many of us—and with big hair being a big beauty trend on the Fall 2013 runways, now’s the time to embrace it. From ’40s-inspired curls at Bottega Veneta to frizzed-out styles at L’Wren Scott and Rick Owens, the big hair trend is excellent news for anyone with thick, curly hair. But if your hair tends to fall flat just minutes after a blow out and you don’t have a crew of hair pros working their magic, it can be hard to get the look at home.
Thankfully, new technology is making it easier than ever to pump up the volume on your own and get a Marc by Marc Jacobs-worthy style. Here are some of the latest gravity-defying products hitting the market and our tips on how to use them. Bring on the big hair! Read more »
Jennifer Lawrence keeps going shorter and shorter! Earlier today the Oscar award winner revealed that her trend-setting lob from the summer is no more: she debuted a new, short pixie style via her Facebook page. Lawrence is just one of many celebs keeping the short hair trend going strong in Hollywood, with Jennifer Aniston, Pamela Anderson and Jennifer Hudson all showing off shorter styles in recent weeks. (Not to mention the dozens of stars who went short over the summer!)
Lawrence seems clearly happy to surprise the world with her piece-y new cut. It’s undeniably fresh and thanks to the honey-blonde highlights, it’s also perfectly textured. It’s probably no coincidence that this new short cut coincides with the the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, as Lawrence will be hitting up dozens of red carpets, interview junkets and photo calls over the next month. Meaning no matter your thoughts on how it’s styled today (mom cut, anyone?) we’ll get to see Lawrence’s short hair in an almost endless array of styles throughout November. Read more »
Eyes are getting some serious kohl treatment, hair is left unkempt and the darker the lipstick, the better. Or at least that’s what happens when fall’s riot girl trend takes over our beauty routines—and we’re totally on board. The minimalist no-makeup look has its time and place, but there’s something so liberating about smudging eyeliner into messy shapes and embracing our rebellious side.
Thanks to this year’s punk-themed MET Gala, our favourite stars gave us a plethora of moody beauty looks to take inspiration from. Wearing the most daring deep shades of lipstick, Rooney Mara and Katy Perry were the epitome of sultry. Taylor Swift was all about the eyes, wearing top and bottom-heavy liner. And Kristen Stewart swapped out her signature charcoal smoky eye for a burgundy look worthy of Gucci. The message is clear: Get ready to reach for all the deep-toned makeup palettes in your arsenal when trying the riot girl trend!
Challenge 30: How do you channel the riot girl trend with your hair and makeup?
Fall may be upon us, but with the Spring 2014 shows providing never-ending inspiration in the beauty department, we can’t help but get excited for what’s to come next season.
Though it seems like we’ve seen countless stunning beauty looks over the past couple of weeks, New York Fashion Week’s backstage beauty is still freshly instilled in our minds. How could we forget Prabal Gurung’s Ladurée macaron inspired lips and Alexander Wang’s raw-yet-glowing beauty that strutted down the runway? For us beauty junkies, there is no question that we’re ready to try out some of the Spring 2014 looks now. And who better than to share their favourite picks from the runways than the Beauty Panel?
Challenge 28: What was your favourite look for Spring 2014 from New York Fashion Week? See the answers now! »
Move over, argan! From dilo to moringa, here are 4 of the best new beauty oils for your face and hair
The success of argan has solidified oils’ place in the beauty world. Now, new imports from Africa, Asia and the South Pacific are giving Morocco’s golden elixir some steep competition.
By Wendy Schmid
The beauty industry has a new list of buzzwords: Dilo, moringa, marula, camellia. They don’t exactly trip off the tongue, but each one is a nutritive oil primed to be a hit. And while they may be new to us, to indigenous peoples they’re long-time beauty secrets. Culled from nuts, seeds and flowers and brimming with antioxidants and essential fatty acids (omegas 3, 6 and 9), they are nature’s true anti-agers. When combined with high-tech ingredients, they pack an even bigger punch. Here, a look at the ones you’ll want to be smoothing on your skin and hair this season.
While there are many things to look forward to in the fall (new collections, trends, Fashion Week!), we’re making the most of summer while it lasts. That being said, our hair won’t miss all the heat and humidity once the season is over. Humidity makes perfect curls turn to frizz, causes straight hair to curl and makes sleek hair virtually impossible. And don’t even talk to us about the torture that is using a blow dryer in a bathroom without A/C!
But before you decide to chop it all off (although celebrities like Beyoncé are tempting us!), we suggest checking in with the Beauty Panel. This week our beauty blogging experts are sharing the tips and tricks to their go-to summer hairstyles. From taming a voluminous head of hair into a no-mess, no fuss style to keeping your hair healthy all season long, the Beauty Panel is here to help.
Challenge 24: What’s your go-to summer hairstyle? See the answers now! »