The Best Hairstyles From The Oscars 2015

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The night we’ve all been waiting for has finally come and gone, and what a night it was! The Academy Awards are one of the most awaited events each year, and with good reason! It’s the very best in talent and performance and creativity and, not to forget, styling.

The styling at the SAG awards and the Grammys was fabulous, and I know that all of us were waiting to see whether the stunning streak would continue on to the Academy Awards. And with the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet photos just coming in it’s easy to see that we weren’t disappointed. The gowns, the makeup and the hair were all exquisite and I’ve honestly had the hardest time limiting my favourites!

So, let’s get on with it. Here is my take on the best hairstyles from the 2015 Oscars.

Anna Kendrick

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In her apricot-pink gown with the jewel-encrusted neck and fabulous makeup, Anna Kendrick was absolute perfection at the Oscars. The actress has already made it to so many of the ‘Best Dressed’ lists in a short time and it’s easy to see why. I love the elegant formal updo. There are so many iterations to it: you could wear it in a classic French twist or as a bouffant or even a high bun. For me, the best part about the style is the piecy front: it adds a bit of punch to an otherwise totally formal hairdo.

To really frame your face, make sure you add some volume and lift at the roots at the front. A tiny, slightly off-centre part like Anna’s can help you decide which way you want to style your hair. You could add the height by backcombing just an inch of hair at the roots or simply adding some dry shampoo/ volumising mousse while blow-drying.

Dakota Johnson

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Dakota Johnson is one of this season’s most talked-about actresses. Whether you’ve enjoyed Fifty Shades Of Grey or not, there’s no denying Dakota’s pretty, glamorous-girl-next-door appeal. Since Dakota’s been seen promoting the movie in a mostly monochrome palette these past few months, the stunning red gown with the embellished shoulder made for a really attractive departure from trend.

Dakota’s 2015 Oscar hairdo was simple: a sleek ponytail with bangs and some volume at the crown, but it looked rather fantastic nonetheless. As anyone with experience with the same will tell you, executing the perfect perky-but-sophisticated ponytail is a science in itself!

And one-shoulder gowns and outfits can be rather tricky to work with in terms of styling the hair such that it looks fabulous but doesn’t mess around with the overall look. So, the formal ponytail can sometimes be your best bet indeed.

Emma Stone

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Emma Stone’s wavy, asymmetrical bob is one of my favourite looks from the 2015 Academy Awards. In fact, it’s one of my favourites from the entire season. It’s such a fun, quirky hairdo but also a great nod to the all-things-vintage trend that we’ve all been loving this past year or so. And it looks absolutely gorgeous in Emma’s deep russet hair.

If you’re looking to go short, an asymmetrical bob is a great way to experiment. If you’re sure about the bob but not the angled variant, all you need to do to pull of this hairstyle is just take hair from one side and comb it back and under (keep it close to the head and use a styling product to get it to lay flat) while you bring the other side forward. You can do the same even if you’re creating a faux bob: just hide more hair on one side and play up the other.

For the waves, you can use a large-barrelled curling iron and then run your fingers through the hair to loosen the curls up. Or you could use one of those wave-making styling tools for deeper, retro-inspired waves.

Julianne Moore

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Y’all probably knew this one was coming, didn’t you? Julianne Moore’s win for the Best Actress was so well-deserved, and she’s been absolutely on-point with her styling this awards season so we all knew that the Oscars would be no different.

The deep part, the side swept front and the low bun make for a timeless formal hairdo. It’s always fun to see celebrities play around with styles and be unafraid to try something daring, but with a big night like this one and an almost-certain win, you can see why Julianne chose to go elegant instead of edgy.

If you’re ever in doubt about whether a hairstyle is occasion-appropriate or not, or you are confused between a couple of options, remember: trends will come and go but the chignon will last forever!

Lupita Nyong’o

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Last year, the awards season was all about Lupita. And it is heartening to see that 2014’s biggest breakthrough star and style icon is still bringing it to the Red Carpet. Ms. Nyong’o is, without the shadow of a doubt, one of the most beautiful, graceful and strong women to have graced the industry in all time. And last night’s Oscar appearance just goes to show that she’s here to stay.

The jaw-droppingly beautiful, pearl-encrusted Calvin Klein Collection gown has got everyone oohing and aahing and Lupita proves once again that she knows a thing or two about fashion!

I personally adore her hairdo from last evening because it plays up the pearls while still being very pretty in its own right. Her stylist’s created a ‘tiny Afro’ to emphasize the rounded structure of the pearls. No strong lines or stiff angles with this one: the hair’s all about letting the gown and Lupita’s natural beauty take centre stage.

If you have short hair and you want to recreate the look, all you need to do is apply some styling mousse in freshly washed and semi-dried hair and then use a rattail comb to create tiny ringlets all over your head. For ease of styling, start from the nape of the neck and move up and forward. You will need a hooded dryer for best results, since your hair will still be somewhat damp at this stage. Let the dryer work its magic for about twenty minutes (or until you’re satisfied) and then use a little bit of hairspray and you’re all done!

Sunrise Coigney & Mark Ruffalo 

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I’ve got to admit, I have a little bit of a stake in this one; seeing the praise pour in for Sunrise’s hairstyle makes me happy: I got the chance to work with her and her husband Mark Ruffalo for the evening and it was an absolute blast. Not only are they the sweetest couple to talk to, but also an absolute delight to style.

We went with an angular structure, with a side-swept quiff with tonnes of volume at the front and the rest of the hair swept back over the crown, creating an undercut at the sides. I really loved the strong lines of the hairdo because it was a great way to play up the geometrical cut of her gown.

I used Wella Ocean Spritz and blow-dried the hair with a round brush. If you’ve got very fine or naturally straight hair, blow-drying will be enough. For those with thicker locks, I recommend using a straightening iron for a great finish. I used one with ceramic plates to really amp up the smoothness. Then I applied some Wella Matte Styling Paste to emphasize the texture and create the angles and finished off with a hair spray for a ‘do that would last all evening.

I went with this particular style because it’s edgy and yet sophisticated enough for such a formal occasion.

Zoe Saldana

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Since we saw a lot of straight, sleek and short hair at the 2015 Oscars, I was glad to see Zoe Saldana bring some wavy wonder to the Red Carpet. The updo looks really intricate and complex, but you’ll be surprised to learn just how easy it is to pull off. It’s a great look for wavy-haired girls who’re tired of having to pull out the straightening iron for formal updos. If your hair is, however, naturally straight I recommend using a one-inch barrel curling iron to add waves and texture to your hair first.

Once that’s done, you can either sweep your hair back over the crown or create an inch-deep middle part if you like. Then, simply pick and twist random strands of hair and keep pulling/ arranging them backwards. You can pin all of these at the nape of your neck with bobby pins. For the bun portion of the updo, you’ve got a couple of options to choose from. You could gather all of your hair into a messy, wavy bun and pin that in place. Or, for a more detailed look you can keep twisting bigger sections and pinning them at the base to create a bun as you go along.

The singular, one-piece bun is obviously easier to throw together, so if you prefer that, just remember to keep it messy. Keep a few tendrils loose at the front to frame your face. Make sure these are nicely curled to keep in sync with the rest of the laidback, boho updo vibe. Don’t forget to add hairspray for hold.

I hope you enjoyed the 2015 Academy Awards as much as I did. Many congratulations to the winners of the night. It’s been a truly great year for the movies. Let me know which styles you liked best.

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Best Hair Styles Seen At The Grammy Awards 2015

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Hey everyone! Did you manage to catch the Grammy Awards last evening? What a fun show! And so much talent. I was truly blown away by some of the performances and it is always so great to see talent rewarded.

The Red Carpet was fun to watch too: I’ve chosen my pick of some of the best looks from the night. An interesting trend that I noted was that there was a lot of short hair and pixie cuts gracing the carpet yesterday. We did see some open hair and long locks and braids, but the major trend of the night was pretty much all above the shoulders.

Let’s take a look at the best hairstyles from the 2015 Grammy Awards:

Iggy Azalea

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The Internet has been abuzz with talk about Iggy Azalea’s hairdo at the 2015 Grammy Awards. It is no wonder why: just look at that braid! It seems to defy all laws of gravity and styling logic. Iggy’s hairdo takes crown braids to the next level. We all love a good old crown braid but this vertical, ‘standing’ crown braid is really something else.

Granted, it’s not an easy look to wear or pull off: you’re probably going to need tonnes of practice and a really strong set of biceps to be able to style your own hair this way. And it’s not the most feminine of braids. But, done right, like here on Iggy, it can look absolutely stunning.

Even though Iggy didn’t win any of the four Grammy Awards she was nominated for yesterday, she sure stole the show with her look!

Jessie J

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Just look at that bob: it’s razor sharp. That is a fantastic bit of haircutting right there. It’s a strong, bold look and it could have come across as too severe but Jessie J is really making it work. I love how the hair has been slicked down on the head and parted so deep on one side: it’s helping play up the strong lines and angles of the haircut while also keeping things really classic.

Katy Perry

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Another hairstyle that has been getting a lot of attention since yesterday is Katy Perry’s lovely lavender bob. The colour is just so fresh and flirty and absolutely perfect for spring. It’s such a refreshing colour and it looked absolutely lovely against her sparkly outfit and major bling.

If you haven’t ever experimented with unusual hair colours, it can be scary. Katy is no stranger to colour and we’ve seen her rock every imaginable shade, from bubblegum pink hair to shimmering mermaid hues. If you’re too scared to commit to such a drastic look, there are two ways you can play around with the trend without taking a big leap: you could either try temporary dyes or chalking or hairspray, or you could start out with fewer streaks of colour before working up the courage for a full head of striking colour.

Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian’s messy, shoulder-length lob makes for a really sexy, “I woke up looking fabulous” style statement. If you like hairstyles that are easy to wear and maintain, this one might strike your fancy. The shaggy lob has that tousled, just-outta-bed appeal but if you want you could always blow dry or straighten it for a sleeker, more sophisticated appearance. This is a hairstyle that would transform really well from edgy to elegant, and it will suit just about all face shapes and age groups. It’s also a happy medium between struggling with long hair and being scared of cutting it too short.

Zendaya

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Here’s another darling short hairdo from the 2015 Grammy Awards. Zendaya’s pixie has everyone sitting up and taking notice. The actress-singer has been known to experiment with her style on the Red Carpet, and she’s no stranger to trying out wigs and extensions. Last evening’s bold look was no different: the petite star shared that she’d donned a wig for the occasion just to see if the short hair would be something she enjoyed. I certainly think she looked incredibly sophisticated.

Pixie and crop cuts need a lot of spunk because going that short can be scary, but in the end it can really be worth it: very short hair is a phenomenal way to play up your features and really emphasise the eyes and the cheekbones. By going short you can let your own natural beauty do the talking and inspire people with your bold style. If you’re not ready to let go of your locks just yet you can make like Zendaya and pull on a wig.

Let me know what your favourite looks from the 2015 Grammy Awards were!

 

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Best Hairstyles Seen AT The SAG Awards 2015

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The SAG Awards on Sunday evening were a total treat: regardless of the artists or the productions you were supporting, there was something for everyone to cheer about! And when it comes to the styling and fashion aspect, I’ve got to admit: I’m blown away. We saw some truly amazing hairdos and style statements on Sunday evening and I’m more than just a little bit curious to see how everyone is going to step up their game for the Oscars next month: they’ve all set a pretty high bar for themselves at this last red carpet!

Emma Stone

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Everyone’s talking about Emma Stone’s bold red lip and ear accessories at the 2015 SAG awards and while I agree with the masses that they’re stunning on her, I’ve got to point out that the hair is nothing short of a stroke of genius too! When you’re planning elements of a look that are obviously meant to steal the show, you’ve got to figure out a way to tie it all together without losing steam. Walking the line between ‘balanced’ and ‘blah’ can be a tricky endeavour, and so many otherwise-stunning looks/ style visions fall apart because people either fall prey to OTT tendencies or end up diffusing the entire effect by playing it too safe.

Emma’s smooth, side-parted low ponytail is elegant and chic and rather sexy in an understated sort of way; and at the same time it’s doing nothing that can detract from the makeup and accessories. The next time you want to go for a look that’s bold without being brash, look to Emma Stone for inspiration.

Keira Knightley

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The mother-to-be rocked a rather funky half-up half-down hairdo: I think the loose locks frame her face in the loveliest of fashions, but at the same time there’s the slightest suggestion of a quirky, boho vibe. The hairstyle is elegant enough for the occasion and yet a little bit funkier than what you’d expect on the red carpet. The soft, tousled curls hit just the right note between fun and formal. Love it.

Laverne Cox

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The Orange Is The New Black looked stunning with open, straight hair dressed up with a statement crown braid. With the pouf-like volume and the intricate pattern, the braid looks almost like a tiara on Laverne’s head. The hairstyle is really unusual, but by keeping the rest of the hair simple, Laverne manages to look graceful and adventurous at the same time. The great thing here is that you can adapt the look to suit a number of occasions: for a more formal event you can roll the loose hair up into a low bun or a chignon or even style it into an updo or ballerina bun; for a long day out and about you can secure the rest of your hair in a French braid; for a fun lunch date with friends or a dinner out you can pull back the rest of your hair in a perky ponytail and maybe even add a curl to it: there’s so many great ways you can wear this look and make it your own!

Lupita Nyong’o

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Lupita Nyong’o is, without a doubt or exaggeration, one of the most beautiful women our industry has ever seen. I’m sure I repeat the sentiment of thousands of people around the globe when I say that she’s absolutely stunning: just look at her! She’s always glowing with happiness and good cheer and she’s radiant in a way that just makes you want to get to know her better. And it doesn’t hurt that she’s got a fearless sense for fashion and beauty.

For the SAG 2015 awards Lupita’s hair was styled into braids and cornrows at the front and the sides, following the natural curve of her head and coming together at the very centre to give rise to a magnificent Afro puff. I love that the transition from the cornrows to the large, bun-like crown is further complimented by two thick plaits going around the updo. Each individual aspect of the hairdo shines in its own right but they also all come together to make for a really striking statement. Along with the hairdo, the makeup and the Elie Saab gown, Lupita’s SAG 2015 look is sheer perfection.

Sophia Bush

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Sophia Bush’s faux-bob looked absolutely fantastic on her. With one side pulled back behind the ear and the other arranged in artful ringlets framing the face, the faux-bob was both flirty and sophisticated. It’s also a great hairstyle for when you want to make an impression but you’re also looking to play up other aspects of your look: in this case, the hairdo was a perfect match with the sweetheart neckline and drop earrings Sophia sported at the 2015 SAG awards. The hairdo is a statement in itself, but also a team player!

I can’t wait to hear what you thought of the styling at the 2015 SAG awards: write to me and tell me your favourites.

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Best Hairstyles From Golden Globes 2015

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Hi everyone! Awards season is upon us. The 2015 Golden Globes have marked the beginning of the fashion frenzy and celebrity sightings and all out glamour that we’re going to be treated to over the next couple of weeks. Right from the Oscars to the Fashion Weeks, there’s so much good stuff to look forward to. Let’s jump right to it with my pick of the best hairstyles and looks from the 2015 Golden Globes. Enjoy! Allison Williams

#AllisonWilliams #GoldenGlobes #2015 Allison Williams rocked one of the biggest trends of the night: retro waves. We saw different iterations of the 40s curls & waves on a number of actresses at the 2015 Golden Globes, including Jessica Chastain and Amy Adams. It’s evident that vintage-inspired hairstyles will continue to rule the roost this season as well. With the faux-bob effect and the heavy eye make-up, this look is all about balancing the old and the new. Allison’s sleek crown, stark side part and deep waves hark back to Old Hollywood. I especially love the heavy curl at the front on one side, reflected towards the back on the other: it creates a lovely asymmetrical effect that lends a slightly edgier, more contemporary feel to a classic hairstyle that’s usually known for its softness and femininity. Emily Blunt #EmilyBlunt #GoldenGlobes #2015 I love braids at an awards show, because they’re such a pop of something fun and unexpected amongst a sea of the usual updos and blowouts. We also saw a rather cute crown braid/ milkmaid braid on winner Joanne Froggatt: Emily Blunt’s braided updo is a little more understated, but no less gorgeous. This is a great hairdo if you want to keep the hair away from your face but still want a formal look. Simply part down the middle and make a Dutch braid on either side from the front to the back. At the back you can blend all the hair together and continue into a regular braid that you’ll then roll up and pin into place. You can also just secure your hair into a ponytail and then twist it into a chignon or roll it into a low bun or simply braid and then tuck under the base of the Dutch braids. There’s no end to the options! Jessica Chastain #JessicaChastain #GoldenGlobes #2015 Jessica Chastain’s longer version of the 40s retro curls was equally stunning. If you can tear your eyes away from the delicious dark, metallic bronze of her gown take a moment to appreciate just how artfully her curls have been arranged: pulled to one side over the shoulder, gently twisted around the face to frame it but neat and smooth all the same. This is the kind of hairdo that will never go out of style and it looks great no matter the occasion. So, whether you’re prepping for your own awards acceptance speech or just running out to a last-minute movie date, you cannot go wrong with Ms. Chastain’s look from the night. Naomi Watts #NaomiWatts #GoldenGlobes #2015 Naomi Watt’s look is probably one of the most talked about from the Golden Globes 2015 show. From the sunny yellow gown with the tomato red lip colour and the breathtaking neckpiece (one that we’ve seen on her before; the lady sure loves her statement jewellery and knows how to wear it well) to the effortless hair, this look was sheer perfection. The hairstyle itself is rather easy to achieve: she’s just wearing her shoulder-length hair open, parted to one side with a gentle wave in the body and some volume at the crown. The reason I think this look deserves a place on this list is in its execution: Naomi (or her stylist) has taken a number of exceptional pieces and statements and tied them together seamlessly in a way that actively compliments the entire effect, instead of just playing it safe. Simple, but superb! Rosamund Pike #RosamundPike #GoldenGlobes #2015 The Gone Girl actress has been the celebrity over the last couple of months: whether you loved it or hated it, that film sure got everyone talking. And Rosamund Pike’s grippingly restrained, yet believably terrifying performance has put the actress firmly in the spotlight. The new mother looked absolutely ravishing on the 2015 Golden Globes Red Carpet. I’m really loving the angular bob here because it’s a daring cut but the way Rosamund is wearing it- with understated jewellery and makeup and a feminine gown- makes for a very graceful look. And it’s practical too: new moms out there should take a leaf from Rosamund’s book on effortless, edgy and elegant hairstyling! Let me know which look you liked best. Write in for any styling tips and detailed advice on how to achieve the same!

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Hair Colour Trends For Spring-Summer 2015

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There’s no end to things to love about the winters- from the fabulous fashion to the holiday spirit. However, if there is one thing my years in the styling industry have taught me it is this: always keep looking forward. So, even if you are loving your deep, dark locks this season it is never to early to think about the warmer months. Whether you’re spending Christmas with family (and eggnog) or escaping to sunnier places, winter will be over before you know it.

Spring and summer trends, by their very definitions, are lighter and breezier and bubblier than their deep and sophisticated autumnal and winter counterparts. Here’s a look at some of the colours that are going to be a definite hit for Spring-Summer 2015.

Buttery Blonde

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What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of hair colour for spring and summer? Blonde tones, right? Well, we’re leading today’s list of trends with a hue that’s always been a summer staple but is already setting up to be one of the biggest hair trends in the coming year. The buttery blonde is really warm, almost-yellow shade that’s absolutely perfect for the warmer months. There’s a spun-gold quality to this particular colour and I think it makes for a fabulous transition from the more wintery reds and browns. If your natural hair colour doesn’t fall on the lighter end or you’re worried about not being able to carry off the trend a great trick is to keep darker roots, like this model from the Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2015 show. You could even keep a multi-tonal melange of buttery blonde with caramel lowlights to even out the effect.

Coloured Roots

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We saw a really rad way of wearing colour without going all out at the Maxime Simoëns Spring 2015 show. Who knew just splashes of colour at the roots could look both quirky and wearable? I think this is a fun colour trend that’s especially great for those of you with dark hair: pops of unusual colour are usually the traditional territory of lighter-haired folks. However, this is one trend that could look just as fantastic in jet black or off-black hair. From a catchy cobalt blue to a shimmering shamrock green, there’s no limiting your choices with this one!

Dusty Pastels

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Pastels have been running strong for over a year now- surprising, isn’t it? Given how difficult daring colours can be it really is heartening to see that the pastel/ rainbow trend really found its place on and off runways. For Spring Summer 2015 we’re looking at a really exciting version of the trend: very soft, diffused and smoky colours. Instead of your usual streaks of bubblegum pink and electric blue we’ve got greys and mints and peaches. Think about dusty, antique washes of colour. There is something rather ethereal and magical about this particular trend and I’m hoping a lot of you are inspired to give this one a go.

Iced Brondes

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The bronde trend is raising its pretty head again, but with a slightly cooler iced bronde gradient. Instead of the warm browns and golden hues running together to create a yummy dessert-like effect we’re now looking at a latte-and-caramel blend. Just as delectable sounding and just as easy on the eyes. The colour gradient is almost imperceptible: this is a really sophisticated way to rock the soft Ombre trend, which will definitely continue to be a rage in the coming months. Take the photo from the BCBG Max Azria Spring Summer 2015 show to your stylist for reference.

Interestingly enough, you might have already noticed how the colour patterns heat up and go darker for the winter months and have a noticeably cooler, subtler leaning in the summer. We’re still playing around with many of the same colour families but varying the intensity and the temperature.

Soft Copper

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I’m partial to the reds, as most of my readers already know. Now, red might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think ‘spring-summer’: the colour is typically autumnal. But kindred red-lovers can rejoice: there is a way to go red while still being season-appropriate. Take your cues from the Gucci Spring Summer 2015 show. This is a very light, soft copper colour. It’s dark enough to steer clear of the strawberry blonde category but light enough to be perfectly summery in its own right. I really like how the peachy, apricot undertones balance out the cinnamon while still maintaining the red character. With this kind of hair you never have to worry about dressing up: whether you’re wearing classic nudes or crazy prints, your hair will guarantee you’re always perfectly styled.

Remember, you might love your current dye and your natural colour will always look good, but there is a lot to be said for changing when the seasons do.  You’ll look totally trend-appropriate and it’s always so much to pop up and surprise people with a new look. Send me photos if you do switch for summer: I’d love to see them!

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Interview for Mane Addicts

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Just wanted to thank the wonderful team @Maneaddicts for interviewing me for their amazing Blog. Please click on the link below for the full Interview.   MANEADDICTS  Interview  for Mane Addicts   #ManeAddicts #Interview #hairbysaschabreuer #ManeAddicts #Interview #hairbysaschabreuer

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Shailene Woodley For The Hollywood Film Awards 2014

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I had the pleasure of working with the super talented Shailene Woodley for the Hollywood Film Awards 2014. Shailene is such a delight to be around and I’m sure everyone is always saying this about Hollywood stars and celebrities but boy, that girl is one cool person.

I styled Shailene’s hair using natural beeswax, slicking it back and away from the face with the subtlest hint of volume on top and a glossy & shiny texture. I wanted to really open up her face and let her features do all the talking, whilst complimenting her casual, effortless style.

Personally, I love it when women rock short hair with glam outfits and I think the starfish-patterned Valentino gown with its nude palette and subtle shimmers was a stroke of genius with her short low key hair. I hope this will help to inspire you to take a cue from Shailene’s look and have some fun with your short to mid length hair!

Watching her win the Breakout Actress Award for her role in this year’s hit The Fault In Our Stars was an absolute thrill. It’s a truly well deserved honour and if Shailene’s portrayal of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a teenager living with cancer, isn’t enough to make you tear up and immediately revaluate your life, I don’t know what will. What took my breath away is that Shailene seems to embody the same deep appreciation for life and all its little moments off-screen as well.

I’m sure you’ve read and heard all about how she likes to keep things simple and natural and is very low-key about style and glamour and makeup but you really only appreciate the full effect of it in her presence. The young actress is all about minimal goodness and emphasising natural beauty. Shailene really believes that we all have something intrinsically beautiful – naturally. She embraces this and is grateful for it. What an inspiration!

Shailene turned 23 yesterday, and what a fabulous way to start the celebration of her day. I’m sure we’re going to be seeing so many great things from this unbelievably gifted young lady. Happy birthday to a real phenomenon!

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Vogue Turkey Hair Beauty Special Out Today

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 So excited to share the result from my shoot in Istanbul for Vogue Turkey with the beautiful Burcu Esmersoy and the rest of the wonderful team. Can’t wait to be back in the vibrant city for more! #vogueturkiye #hairby #saschabreuer #vogueturkiye #hairby #saschabreuer #vogueturkiye #hairby #saschabreuer #vogueturkiye #hairby #saschabreuer Thank you #BRAUN #braunsensocare for bringing me to Turkey for this beautiful shoot. 

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Hair-Raising Styles For Halloween!

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If you’re looking forward to Halloween this year and you want to take your look up a notch or two, you’ve come to the right place. It’s great if you have your witch’s hat or vampire fangs in place, but no look is complete without the right hairstyle. It is the one night of the year where you can go totally all-out with your look and still fit right in. Whether you are going as the sexy undead cheerleader, the vintage vixen or the elegant Grecian queen, getting the hair right can make all the difference to your costume.

I’ve put together a list of some of the most loved and requested Halloween hairstyles. From flirty, feminine looks to vampy, undead glamour we’ve got a bunch of really fun options to choose from.

The Zombie

Now, you can’t talk of Halloween without at least one mention of zombies. Halloween without zombies? Preposterous! Whether you’re going as your run-of-the-mill zombie or a seriously ticked-off zombie bride, styling your hair right is the key to getting the look perfect. You may think zombies are too busy being dead to care about their locks but that distinctive just-out-of-grave look is a labour of love.

Begin with second-day hair. We want a lot of volume and texture and the best way to achieve it is to work with hair that has gone at least a day without being washed. Brush your hair out before you begin: we don’t want any knots and tangles getting in the way. You should be able to work with your natural texture but if your hair is super curly or wavy I suggest straightening it with a flat iron first. Do bear in mind though that this look is all about messy, crazy volume so if you’re brushing your hair out or straightening it your hair might get too soft and smooth for that graveyard glamour. If that does happen, be patient and invest some extra time and extra product on the look and you’ll still get great results.

Liberally sprinkle baby powder or dry shampoo at the roots and begin teasing your hair with a rattail comb. Don’t hold yourself back: the bigger, the better. You should be teasing from the roots to the ends and make sure you don’t comb over any of the backcombed portions because you’ll only end up with limp and tangled hair. You can work in any direction you like and just let the hair shape up (and out!) naturally as you tease.

Once you’re satisfied with the volume add a bit of hairspray. Then flip your hair upside down and spray it with a generous amount of hairspray again. This will create even more lift in the hair and the spray will make sure it holds throughout the day. Keep your head bent for a couple of seconds to let the hair set and then flip back over.

There are a couple of ways you can wear your teased-out hair. You could wear it loose and sticking out all over the place or you could draw it into a voluminous high ponytail or even a far-out big beehive (for the retro-loving zombies!).

Princess Jasmine

If the scary, back-from-the-grave look isn’t your style, here is a pretty one for you. With her charm, independent and fun personality, Jasmine is often celebrated as one of the atypical Disney princesses that kicked butt and looked good doing it. Princess Jasmine from Aladdin continues to be one of the most loved Disney princesses of all time, and whether it’s the sky blue costume or the Arabic makeup that helped you make the decision this is a fabulous way to go for a more delicate take on Halloween.

For Princess Jasmine’s hair you are going to be creating what is essentially known as a bubble braid. This is a fantastic (and simple) look for Halloween but it’s also something you can wear on a regular day or to an event for when you feel like dressing up and ditching the plain old ponytail.

This is a hairstyle that’s best worn in long hair, at least waist-length, so if you don’t have that kind of length naturally the first step would be to get extensions. If you have dark hair naturally, you just need extensions in the same colour. If you have lighter hair you’ll have to choose between a hairpiece and a temporary dye and you can get extensions in the darker colour or just dye your regular extensions. Begin by affixing the extensions and brushing all the hair to make sure the extensions blend in with your own hair and there are no tangles.

You can style the crown any way that you like. You can brush it back or part it in the middle or add some volume at the front before brushing it to the back. If you want to create Jasmine’s hairstyle perfectly, here’s what you do. Create a small two to three inch part at the centre and divide your hair into two sections at the front, one going down each side over the ears and joining the rest of the hair down the back. We want these two sections to swoop down and over the ears so that they frame the face. The hair behind this section should be teased for some volume at the crown and swept back. Gather all the hair together towards the back.

The bubble braid itself is super simple to style. Secure your hair in a ponytail at a height you’re comfortable with. Then add another clear elastic in your hair a couple of inches from the base of your ponytail. Repeat this step every two to three inches, creating small sections or “bubbles” in the ponytail. Stop a few inches above the ends. For the best effect you should have at least five to six of these “bubbles” in your ponytail. Once they’re in place just gently tug on each bubble to give it some volume and shape and make it a little fluffier. Be careful not to tug too hard.

To dress up the braid you can use sparkly elastics or ribbons to cover the clear elastic bands. As a finishing touch, you should also add a hair accessory right behind the middle part we created in the first step. This will divide the parted and swooped sections from the bump at the crown. You can use a thick, flat ribbon or a sparkly headband or even hair chains.

The Corpse Bride

We’ve all heard of bridezillas but this little lady takes the scare factor to a whole other level. If the straight, spooky volume of the zombies isn’t quite your thing and you want some texture and spunk in your look, try this one on for size. We’re working with messy volume and texture again so second-day hair is great for this look as well.

Brush out your hair to make sure it’s free of tangles and then add some volumising product (a dry shampoo or some baby powder) at the roots and gently run your fingers through your hair. We don’t want the kind of volume that comes with teasing but we do want to enhance the natural grain of the hair. Flip your hair over a couple of times to get some natural lift.

Divide your hair into several small sections. Working in sections will make it easier on you to achieve a uniform look on the whole. What we’re doing is pretty simple: the top (crown) and the ends need to be super straight while the middle should be crimped.

So, take a flat iron and straight out a few inches at the top and a few inches at the bottom (depending upon the length of your hair) of each section. Then, take a crimper and crimp the middle portions of each section. Repeat this step with every section.

If you find that straightening the roots makes your hair look too sleek or takes away the volume you can use a rattail comb to tease the roots for additional messy volume at the crown. Just remember not to touch the crimped sections because we don’t want to end up loosing the crimp.

Add some hairspray, maybe a tattered veil and you’re all done. Go find your (terrified) groom!

Grecian Queen

Even though Halloween looks are traditionally supposed to be scary and spooky, a lot of women love the Grecian Queen costume. Whether it’s the flowing white gowns or the golden leaf headbands, there is something eternally elegant about this particular costume. If you want to rock some royal oomph this Halloween, here’s how you go about it.

We’re switching things up around here and working with freshly washed and dried hair. This is a soft, feminine hairstyle and it looks best in wavy hair so once your hair is dry using curling tongs to add loose waves to your hair. If you have the time you can also use foam rollers overnight to curl your hair. Run your fingers through your hair to loosen up the curls a bit before you begin styling.

Separate two sections at the front and let them hang loose. Secure the rest of your hair into a ponytail at the back. A couple of inches down the ponytail add a clear elastic band. Then lift up the hair below this point and pin it onto your head. The section between the base of the ponytail and the second elastic will create a looped bump that will act as the base of your updo. When you pin and pile the rest of your ponytail atop your head the curls will spill over and create the rest of the updo. You can arrange and pin the curls onto your crown to create a more defined shape if you like. Then take the two sections we left loose at the front, backcomb them at the roots and while creating a soft pouf at the front, sweep them up and over to the back and pin them in place, blending them in with the curls. Your curly updo is complete. Add some hairspray to hold the style in place.

Now comes the fun part: dressing up the hairdo and giving it the Grecian touch. The distinctive element of the Grecian updo is always in the accessorising. You can use a lace ribbon or a rhinestone chain and wrap it around your head twice, and pin it into place. When wrapping, leave about an inch of space between the two bands. You can also use a double-layered headband for the look or an antique-looking gold leaf Grecian headband if you can get your hands on one.

That’s it for the Halloween hair folks. I hope you like the styles and they’re useful come 31st. Let me know which one you used and how you dressed it up. Have fun, stay stylish and scary! Boo!

 

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Best Hair Seen At Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015

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Hi! Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015 has been an exhilarating experience- and I can’t believe we are done with it all. It’s been such a whirlwind of activity and trend mapping and styles and even though I am going to miss all the excitement, I think everyone in the industry will agree that we all need a little R&R! I cannot wait for the next round of fashion weeks but before we start looking forward, here is my pick of the best looks from the Paris Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Week.

Balmain

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I love a simple hairstyle- so many women I talk to just give up on styling simply because it involves too much time and effort and since most of us are running against the clock it just does not seem worth the hassle. This is one of the primary reasons why I like to keep an eye out for wearable, easy-to-achieve looks and styles at the Fashion Weeks: unless you have a stylist at your disposal or you are planning for a special event, chances are you probably want something you can manage on your own at home. The look from the Balmain Spring Summer 2015 show- sported here by the gorgeous Rosie Huntington Whitely- meets the criteria perfectly.

What we have here is essentially a brushed back ponytail. You can wear your hair in a ponytail, in a low bun or chignon or even in a pigtail or a half-in half-out looped twist. The major styling here is concentrated across two dimensions: texture and accessorising.

Everyone knows how to throw together a ponytail or a bun: you probably have your own favourite version for daily wear. Keep the style, but borrow the texture from Balmain: we have here a slightly piecy, slicked back texture on the crown. You want to look like you just stepped out of the shower. You can use a styling mousse or hair gel with a wet-look finish and then brush your hair back and run your fingers through it to create some of the ridges you can see in the photo. Use a wide toothed comb to comb your hair back without making it too smooth. Secure your hair the way you prefer it and add some hairspray to keep the texture in place.

The next part is accessorising. The models at the Balmain show sported scarves/ wraps in their hair. You can use ribbons as well. Just pick something you like and wrap it around the base of the ponytail/ bun and knot it into place. You can make it into a bow or let the ends hang loose after a simple knot or twist it around a couple of times for a unique pattern. As you can see from the photo the combination of two contrasting elements- the edgy, slicked back hair and the feminine, delicate scarf- makes for a really interesting interplay of style statements.

Barbara Bui

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This one is for those of you who have chin-length to shoulder-length hair. You can easily wear the style in longer hair too, it’s just that it would be more convenient if your hair is shorter and more manageable and you don’t mind leaving it loose all day. There isn’t a tremendous amount of styling involved in this look- all you need is one of those ridged, wavy metallic headbands that create little parts in the hair. You can probably pick it up at any accessories store in town. However, there is a trick or two to make your hair look more runway-styled than home-styled, even if it is a look you are putting together in under five minutes.

For a more amped up version of a fairly regular style, all you need to do is texturise your hair for the look. Use a quality conditioner when you wash your hair, allow your hair to air dry so that the natural grain is enhanced and use styling product to give your hair a more finished appearance. A wet-look gel applied just before you put in the headband can give you a slicked back, rocker chick appearance. You can also dab some Argan oil on your hands and pat your hair. Whichever product you decide to use, add it to your crown and the front of the head because that is the region we want emphasised. If you don’t want to weigh your hair down with product you can leave the rest of the hair (behind the crown) natural. If your hair is limp and it’s falling flat just flip your hair upside down and dust some dry shampoo or baby powder into your roots and tousle your hair with your fingers. This will instantly create some volume at the roots so when you push the headband in you’ll also get some lift at the crown. With slicked back hair at the front and some barely noticeable volume behind the band you’ve got yourself a hairstyle that looks super modish and takes all of five minutes to get right!

Elie Saab

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You can never go wrong with a classic, voluminous blowout and the pictures from the Elie Saab Spring Summer 2015 show are testimony to that. It might be the simplest style on this list- after all, the only thing you have to do is visit your nearest salon (or just do it yourself at home). Don’t underestimate the power of a perfect wash-and-dry look though: nothing is quite as sexy and appealing as glossy, healthy hair. I love how the model’s hair has been parted ever so slightly off centre and how it has been allowed to fall over both shoulders to frame the face so delicately. If you are used to having your hair blow-dried straight, ask for a wavy, natural finish the next time. Big, loose waves are super glamorous and look great with all kinds of outfits and for all sorts of occasions. Can you see the hints of volume at the roots? Adding a little bit of lift to the roots at the crown is a great trick to keep blowouts from looking too perfect and too slick.

Givenchy


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If you’ve browsed photos or footage from the Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 Paris Fashion Week you will know there were a couple of different hairstyles and haircuts seen on the runway. I’ve chosen this particular one to add to my list because I really like the bangs. You can wear them in any length- short and angular like the model here or long and soft. We haven’t seen a lot of bangs/ fringes of late and most people usually transition to more classic styles for the winter but I’m betting they are going to be big again come summer. I love the thick, eye skimming bangs from the Givenchy show and if you want to change up your look the next year you might consider the same. There’s something almost child-like about the shorter, thicker fringes and they can add a lot of drama and charm to your look. The best thing about shorter fringes is they don’t need as much maintenance as longer bangs: you can allow them to dry naturally for the most part and if you really want a nice, polished finished a single run-over with a straightening iron is enough to do the trick.

Jean Paul Gaultier

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Like a lot of other shows at the Paris Spring Summer 2015 Fashion when it came to the Jean Paul Gaultier catwalk there were a number of different hairstyles to be seen. This one is my favourite of the lot because it’s got a bunch of my favourite styling elements: major volume, drama, big curls and glossy colour. I love how classic curls have been combined with a modern twist on the 40s, rockabilly curls at the hairline.

Most of the look is fairly straightforward. You need to work with freshly washed and conditioned hair. If your hair dries well naturally you can probably skip blow-drying. However if you are dealing with a lot of frizz or poor texture you might want to blow-dry your hair first to make it smooth and better styled. As far as adding big curls to your hair is concerned there are a number of options you can work with. You could use a large-barrelled curling wand and then run your fingers through your hair after the curls have cooled a little. You can use bendable foam rollers that you can leave in your hair overnight. You could also use heated curlers. Brush your hair through before you begin curling it and once you’re done, give it a few minutes to cool down and allow the curls to set.

What sets this look apart from your everyday curled hair is the volume and styling at the crown. At the hairline, flip the majority of your hair over to one side and draw the rest of your hair over the favoured shoulder. Don’t create a parting at the hairline but rather, layer your hair over on one side. To create the volume you can backcomb the front few inches of hair and then carefully arrange the hair into a quiff-like pouf, but one that curls and falls forward instead of being affixed on the crown. A lot of multipurpose styling tools also have an attachment for adding “lift” to the crown: these usually look like wide toothed combs and the air and the heat from the base machine along with the twines of the attachment will help you raise and hold the hair at the hairline for extra height and drama.

Once you’ve got the front styled the way you like it remember to use some hairspray. You want the volume and the height to stay in place. I recommend using a hairspray with shine-boosting properties because that way you get some hold and your hair looks glossy and you don’t have to run the risk of spoiling the curls by directly touching them.

John Galliano

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We saw some more of the heavy full fringe at the John Galliano Spring Summer 2015 show at the Paris Fashion Week. This time, however, the fringes were cut slightly asymmetrical, with ends falling over the brows. I love the messy, 70s rocker chick vibe here and the balance between the wild, unruly curls and the straight, smooth bangs. This is a fantastic way to style shoulder length hair. If you want to get your hair cut shorter for the coming summer and you want a style that is fun and vibrant and a little messy (which means you won’t have to spend forever in front of the mirror with a blow-dryer and a straightening iron) then this is a great option. Get your stylist to cut your hair into layers, the longest of which should graze your shoulders. You want to request them to cut your hair into shaggy layers that will enhance the natural texture and body of your hair. Ask for a brow-skimming full fringe. If you don’t want a randomly-asymmetrical fringe you can ask for a more even, uniform fringe across the front with longer ends (think of a soft curve) to really play up your eyes.

This is a great hairstyle for naturally curly/ wavy hair because you won’t really have to style your hair but it will still look great. If your hair is naturally curly or wavy you can just use a curl-boosting shampoo and conditioner whenever you wash it and then allow your hair to dry naturally. Scrunch up almost-dry hair in your fingers to build up the curls. Towel drying and finger drying will also create natural lift and volume. If you’ve got pin-straight hair wait till it’s about 70% dry and then braid it. Leave the braids in overnight and open them up the next day and run your fingers through the curls to break them up. You can also use foam rollers for long-lasting curls. Depending upon the natural texture of your hair you might need to use a flat iron or a blow dryer to get the bangs right.

Manish Arora

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Designer Manish Arora’s runway was marked by funky face-art, candy colours and braids-in-braids hairstyles. The basic breakdown of the look is this: a middle parting and straight hair at the crown, finished with A LOT of braids at the back and down the length of the hair. How do you get the braids right? Read on to find out.

Begin in freshly washed and conditioned hair. Wait for your hair to dry naturally. Brush your hair until it’s completely free of any knots and tangles. Part your hair down the middle and comb it properly, gathering it towards the back. Secure into a low ponytail.

Now the key is to create a lot of different braids in the ponytail. And the braids should all be of varying girth and width. We’re looking at a bunch of skinny braids and some thicker ones. You can create a number of braids in different sizes and then even braid a couple of them together to create bigger braids out of smaller braids. Make a couple of skinny and regular sized braids. For the larger ones, braid loosely and then tug on the loops for added volume.

Take one of the braids and wrap it around the base of the ponytail to cover it up. Tuck the ends into the loop and use pins to secure it.

To make a single structure out of all the braids you can just gather up all the different braids and then secure them together. You can do this at any height: at the very end or down the middle and let a bit of the braids hang loose. You can secure them with a clear elastic band or a ribbon/ string. If you’re using an elastic band you can repeat the same step as above by wrapping a smaller braid around the elastic to cover it up.

There are two important things to note here. Firstly, don’t worry about loose ends and flyaways. We’re going for a very relaxed, boho hippie vibe here. A little bit of a mess is a good thing! And secondly, you might want to use some clip-in hair extensions for this style. There are two reasons for this. To begin with, a lot of you might find that you just don’t have the kind of volume that is needed for so many braids and hair extensions are a great way to take care of that. Another thing- if you are planning to recreate the look exactly as it was on the runway you will notice that the models’ braids had a couple of different colours/ tones merged together. From lighter versions of the base colour to unique pops of candy tones, the different hues work well to give more life and depth to braids. If you have coloured or highlighted hair then this is a great way to make the most of it. If not, hair extensions are always a quick and affordable (and temporary) solution!

That’s it folks. We’re done with the fashion weeks for this year. It’s been a thrilling ride and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Hope you picked up tonnes of tricks and inspiration for the coming months. Let me know what you loved, loathed and learned from the Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Weeks!

 

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