Style Weekly : Two-Toned Hair Locks

From anti-aging haircare to the perfect hair cut, Hollywood divas are always in on the latest ways to have healthy, youthful-looking locks.

And now a hair color effect called ombre is steadily becoming a celebrity and city girl favorite. “Ombre” literally means gradation in French, which refers to the dark-to-light fade of color that is used in the technique. Instead of color that starts at the root, darker roots blend into a lightened mid-shaft and end.

It’s a beachier, more natural looking version of the enduring “visible root” trend.

“I think it speaks to the overall organic and sustainable trend going on right now. No one wants to spend all of their time in the salon anymore, and this look means longer time between visits because it’s so natural-looking. There’s no color line of demarcation at your roots,” says Dimitrios Tsioumas, creative color director of New York and Boston’s Mizu salons, where colorists perform the effect.

The term was taken from the fashion world, where the ombre style of diffusing color is used for fabric, and is most often seen in kimonos.

“In the hair industry, we like to translate what we see in the fashion industry into hair. We’ve seen many designers showcase the ombre effect in their collections. We’re making it more natural and softer to fit into our current lifestyles,” adds Tsioumas.


As we told you last season, starlets like Ashlee Simpson are bucking conventional hair colour for the two-toned effect. The best way to achieve this look, says veteran colourist Douglas Timleck of Salvatore Leonetti Salon in Toronto, is to use a highlighting method called balayage. Instead of the usual foils or cap, “it’s hair painting that starts from the roots or lower down the strands.”


Timleck stresses that if done in a “softer, more natural method, a lot of women can carry off this look well.” Rachel Bilson’s style, for example, shows off subtle gradations on beachy highlights.

This hairstyle “works very well for younger people with a strong sense of themselves and their fashion direction,” say Timleck. Drew Barrymore’s dark crown and peroxide-dipped tips are extremely directional.

We also adore Nicole Richie’s warm iteration, which was created by celeb-fave George Papanikolas of the Andy Lecompte Salon in West Hollywood. Papanikolas first took Richie’s hair several shades darker to a medium light brown, and then used balayage technique to add highlights, starting at her natural center part. Using bleach, he painted golden blonde v-shaped tips on the ends of her hair. Then, to graduate the color, he went through her hair in big horizontal sections, backcombing each one before applying bleach in an arrow shape to the ends of the hair.

Another essential to consider about this style is the use of complementary tones. Leighton Meester’s bleached out waves are blended perfectly into her colour. Timleck says “it’s a must.”

Papanikolas applied a similar regime for Shanae Grimes’ shoulder-length locks. First he gave her balayage highlights to add progressively lighter color to her hair, followed by a round of bleach at the tips to emphasize the contrast.

Lindsay Lohan also loves keeping her ends light and roots darker. Lilo looks super hot in this amazing hair color.

As we told you last season, starlets like Ashlee Simpson are bucking conventional hair colour for the two-toned effect. The best way to achieve this look, says veteran colourist Douglas Timleck of Salvatore Leonetti Salon in Toronto, is to use a highlighting method called balayage. Instead of the usual foils or cap, “it’s hair painting that starts from the roots or lower down the strands.”

Timleck stresses that if done in a “softer, more natural method, a lot of women can carry off this look well.” Rachel Bilson’s style, for example, shows off subtle gradations on beachy highlights.

This hairstyle “works very well for younger people with a strong sense of themselves and their fashion direction,” say Timleck. Drew Barrymore’s dark crown and peroxide-dipped tips are extremely directional.

we also adore Nicole Richie’s warm iteration, which was created by celeb-fave George Papanikolas of the Andy Lecompte Salon in West Hollywood. Papanikolas first took Richie’s hair several shades darker to a medium light brown, and then used balayage technique to add highlights, starting at her natural center part. Using bleach, he painted golden blonde v-shaped tips on the ends of her hair. Then, to graduate the color, he went through her hair in big horizontal sections, backcombing each one before applying bleach in an arrow shape to the ends of the hair.

Another essential to consider about this style is the use of complementary tones. Leighton Meester’s bleached out waves are blended perfectly into her colour. Timleck says “it’s a must.”

Papanikolas applied a similar regime for Shanae Grimes’ shoulder-length locks. First he gave her balayage highlights to add progressively lighter color to her hair, followed by a round of bleach at the tips to emphasize the contrast.

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Style Weekly : Fall’s Hottest Hairstyles in 3 Steps or Less!

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Taylor Swift’s pin-straight strands “add an edge without taking away from her dress,” says the singer’s stylist Jemma Muradian. “It’s a smart look that goes well with fall fashion.”

STEP ONE Flip head upside-down and blow-dry hair. Gently rake hands through hair, but keep strands from looking greasy by limiting contact with the roots: “Touching your scalp causes it to release natural oils,” explains Muradian.
STEP TWO Flat iron side-parted locks with one slow movement from roots to ends and spritz with hairspray

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Zoe Saldana’s glossy, tousled locks “blend femininity and sexiness, with a slight edginess,” says Tresemme stylist, Mara Roszak, who created this look.

STEP ONE Comb anti-frizz cream through damp hair and blow-dry smooth.
STEP TWO Beginning an inch away from the roots, create loose curls with a medium iron. “Let the strands twist naturally as they wrap around the barrel,” advises Roszak.
STEP THREE Shake hair out with fingers and mist with finishing spray.

High, Textured Bun
“This updo is everything that Vanessa Hudgens is: hip, current, casual and sexy,” says the actress’s stylist Bruce Wayne.

STEP ONE Apply thickening cream to damp hair and blow-dry with a large round brush for volume.
STEP TWO Mist-in shine spray. Pull hair into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic.
STEP THREE Gently wrap locks to form a bun and hold the updo in place with hairspray and “as many bobby pins needed to make it feel secure,” says Wayne.


Soft, Bouncy Curls

Katy Perry’s stylist Danilo created “glamorous, yet effortless looking” spirals for the MuchMusic Video Awards.

STEP ONE Mist well-conditioned hair with leave-in conditioner and volumizer before blow-drying.
STEP TWO Side-part hair and set with large rollers. Curl the bangs and crown backwards and wrap the sides under and down. “The direction of the set is key, because it creates the volume and flow of the finished style,” says Danilo.
STEP THREE Once hair cools, work styling cream through the spirals with fingers and spray with texturizer.

Gallery: Fall’s Hottest Hairstyles

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Courtesy : InStyle

Style Weekly : Sienna Miller ‘Modern Style’

Sienna Miller is a modern-day It girl with a style that is both modern and retro at the same time. Her look is one that lots of girls emulate in order to get the effortless style that she exudes.

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Boho Chic

Though Sienna Miller resists the label of Boho Chic, this is a style that fits her tastes perfectly. It consists of pieces that call to mind the hippie look of the 60s with a modern twist. The look requires a lot of loose, flowy pieces that are long and patterned.

To get this look, find shirts that are peasant-style shirts that are loose fitting. The shirts can have an empire waist or they can have no tailored waist at all. Instead of paisley or other 60s-style prints, look for floral prints or stripes. Often, she chooses peasant blouses that are strapless. These give her the carefree, effortless look that she is famous for.

Wear low-rise pants with the flowy tops to complete this look. The pants should be light in color and they should fit loosely. Frayed jeans are the perfect way to set off the Boho Chic look. To finish it, choose jewelry that is simple and not too showy. Wear just one ring and one bracelet and skip the necklace in order to get this look.

Sack dresses are a part of this look and can be worn to formal events. She often wears a simple sack dress with a few small pieces of jewelry. If the sack dress has any crocheting on it, it will make the look even more authentically Sienna Miller.

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80’s Style

When she isn’t in her Boho Chic outfits, Sienna Miller is sporting a hip 80s style. This style is all about geometric shapes, patterns and bold colors.

To get this look, choose pants that have a natural waist and pair it with a short jacket. Sometimes she wears a short denim jacket that matches her jeans or that is a few shades lighter. Her jackets have straight lines and are simple in style. She likes to wear black and white outfits to present a bold color contrast.

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Jeans

When in her 80s –style outfits, Sienna Miller wears a lot of skinny jeans. Her jeans are usually dark and are cuffed at the ankle. Choose designer jeans to get the full Sienna Miller look. In the summer, choose skinny denim capris that are dark blue. Whether you choose jeans or capris wear them as tightly as possible to get Sienna Miller’s style.

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Shoes

Platform shoes are a 60s staple that Sienna Miller likes to wear. Choose ones that have a wooden platform to get the right look for most outfits. Other times, Sienna Miller wears wedge heels, often with a wooden wedge. For formal occasions, she wears strappy stiletto heels. Choose neutral colors so that the shoes don’t outshine the rest of the outfit. On casual days, choose dark-colored flats that match the rest of the outfit. A pair of black or dark blue flats complements a pair of jeans well.

Gallery: Sienna ‘Modern Retro Style’

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Style Weekly : Celebs Heart ‘Hippie Style’

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Hippies were all about peace and love in the 1970s. They were fun-loving, war-hating, drug dealing sweethearts that eventually became CEOs of the major corporations that they despised. Somewhere in the magic of the 70s, hippies developed their own brand of fashion. It was a convenience, easy style that still inspires two generations later.

If you weren’t around in the 70s, you may only be relying on old photos, television, or other people’s memories to understand hippie fashion. Comfort was the primary emphasis for hippie fashion. They weren’t interested in very structured looks. Their clothing and appearance was very free-flowing and open. Of course, hippies were also counter-culture. They sought to do what was different from mainstream society. Hippies would never have worn a suit and tie. They would never cut their hair. They were peaceful, but dogmatic rebels.

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Women wear bell bottom jeans with ironed on patches. If you want to look more feminine, wear a long, flowing dress, or a peasant skirt. Hippie women loved bohemian clothes, especially the peasant blouses and skirts with printed designs on them. Sometimes, hippies wore mini-skirts or mini-dresses.

Hippie women looked similar to men with long, straight hair. They would add freshly picked flowers to their hair. Some hippie women would take several daisies, or similar flowers, are string them together, creating a band. They would then wear the flower band around their hair. Fabric head bands were also popular, along with head scarves.

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Hippies always wore sandals or flip flops whenever possible, and in the winter, they wore boots. Women wore boots also, with their dresses. Women never wore high heels. Make sure you wear the flattest shoes possible to carry off this look. Always get into the easy-going spirit whenever you dress like a hippie, because that’s the most important part of the equation. Read more of this post

Style Weekly : Ashley Tisdale ‘Street Style’

Whether she’s in a movie or walking down the street, Ashley Tisdale has her own unique style. She loves wearing very casual outfits like jeans and t-shirts and track suits. She is often seen in pink and in outfits that are feminine and casual.

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Casual Wear

Many times, she’s photographed wearing simple track suits that are all in one color. She has been photographed in this outfit in bubblegum pink, which shows off her casual style as well as her love for the color pink. Ashley wears a lot of jeans and t-shirts for casual occasions. Sometimes she will pair high heels with a pair of jeans and a pink or patterned t-shirt. She likes to wear t-shirts paired with long jeans that emphasize her height.

Sometimes her t-shirts have bright patterns on them or print pictures on the front. She occasionally wears halter tops that are printed with patterns as well. This shirt is one that she was photographed in while out shopping. She paired up with a pair of very dark blue jeans and a pair of flats.

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Sweaters

Ashley Tisdale often wears sweaters when she’s out shopping or having lunch. Her sweaters are usually long and neutral colored to go with whatever outfit she’s wearing. Sometimes she wears baby doll dresses and wears a sweater over them. If you can find a baby doll dress that is in a bright color or has a bright pattern of colors on it, that is the perfect outfit to pair with a cream or pastel colored sweater.

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Gold

Ashley Tisdale loves the color gold. Any accessories, jewelry or clothing you can find in the color gold will be perfect for creating an Ashley Tisdale ensemble. She particularly loves to wear gold shoes and carry gold handbags. She wears these often with jeans or with black pants. She has been spotted many times carrying a gold Louis Vuitton handbag over one arm. She loves to wear gold jewelry as well. Any outfit you have that can be paired with gold accessories is one that can be made to look like an Ashley Tisdale outfit.

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Pants

Ashley Tisdale often wears pants when dressing casually. She tends to wear pants that are long enough to cover much of her shoes. This can elongate the frame and make a person look taller. Her pants generally come in dark blue, black or white. Often she wears Capri pants that are cut just below the knees. She loves to pair her Capri pants with high heel shoes. She has worn these shoes in beige with several outfits. While she loves to wear high heels, she also wears moccasins of flats with pants. To find shoes that are in a typically Ashley Tisdale style, look for ones with fringe, bows, beads or any other details that make the shoes more eye-catching. The more details they have, the better. She also loves cutout shapes and peep-toe shoes. Look for neutral colors or pastels when shopping for Tisdale-style shoes to pair with your Tisdale-style outfit. Read more of this post

Style Weekly : Rihanna’s ‘Crazy’ Hair Festive !

Rihanna’s gone streaking – in her hair, that is.

Rihanna recently rocks out her bright red new hair as she hits the stage during Rock in Rio Madrid Festival on Saturday (June 5) in Arganda del Rey, Spain.
She’s been rocking stripy, bleach blond highlights last evening in New York City. An edgy addition to her already edgy crop, the highlights add a decidedly 80s flair to the Barbadian beauty’s look. And while the 80s are in right now, we’re not totally sold on Rihanna’s new ‘do.

But not like she’d care. Because when it comes to her hair, Rihanna’s a rebel. The singer famously enlisted hair stylist Ursula Stephen to chop off her long, Beyonce-esque locks in 2007 before shooting the album cover for Good Girl Gone Bad – and without giving her record label, Def Jam Recordings, any advance notice.

But that’s ancient hair-story.

Here’s some of Rihanna’s many look below !

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