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Red Carpet Hair



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While my recent posts have been mostly Men’s Grooming, I still love the uniquely different challenge of Women’s Hairstyling.  Getting the chance to style both handsome men and gorgeous women is the beauty (pun intended) of my job.  This past week in Atlanta I had the pleasure of being the lead hairstylist for aTVfest, an international event focused on design, creativity and innovation in television and media production.  The three-day festival is screenings, workshops and award presentations for professionals from all areas of content production, including broadcast, cable, Web, social media, music videos and advertising.

The list of celebrities was diverse, giving me a chance to work with today’s and tomorrow’s stars.  This list included;

Connie Britton is an actress who continually receives accolades for her work in television and film, including four Emmy nominations. After standout roles on series such as “Spin City,” “24,” and “The West Wing,” she starred in one of the best-reviewed shows on television, NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”, for which she received Emmy nominations in 2010 and in 2011.

Britton returned to the small screen in the fall of 2012 starring in ABC’s, “Nashville,” earning her first Golden Globe nomination and fourth Emmy nomination. Britton also starred as the female lead in “American Horror Story,” for which she received her third Emmy nomination. She was most recently seen in the film, “The To Do List,” alongside Aubrey Plaza and Andy Samberg. She also appeared last summer’s “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”.

- See more at: http://www.atvfest.com/honored-guests#sthash.isr0PSHT.dpuf

Connie Britton is an actress who continually receives accolades for her work in television and film, including four Emmy nominations. After standout roles on series such as “Spin City,” “24,” and “The West Wing,” she starred in one of the best-reviewed shows on television, NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”, for which she received Emmy nominations in 2010 and in 2011.

Britton returned to the small screen in the fall of 2012 starring in ABC’s, “Nashville,” earning her first Golden Globe nomination and fourth Emmy nomination. Britton also starred as the female lead in “American Horror Story,” for which she received her third Emmy nomination. She was most recently seen in the film, “The To Do List,” alongside Aubrey Plaza and Andy Samberg. She also appeared last summer’s “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”.

- See more at: http://www.atvfest.com/honored-guests#sthash.isr0PSHT.dpuf

Connie Britton is an actress who continually receives accolades for her work in television and film, including four Emmy nominations. After standout roles on series such as “Spin City,” “24,” and “The West Wing,” she starred in one of the best-reviewed shows on television, NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”, for which she received Emmy nominations in 2010 and in 2011.

Britton returned to the small screen in the fall of 2012 starring in ABC’s, “Nashville,” earning her first Golden Globe nomination and fourth Emmy nomination. Britton also starred as the female lead in “American Horror Story,” for which she received her third Emmy nomination. She was most recently seen in the film, “The To Do List,” alongside Aubrey Plaza and Andy Samberg. She also appeared last summer’s “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”.

- See more at: http://www.atvfest.com/honored-guests#sthash.isr0PSHT.dpuf

Four-time Emmy nominee Connie Britton who received the Icon Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television.  Connie had standout roles on popular series “Spin City,” “24,” “The West Wing,” and “Friday Night Lights.”  Most recently Connie has starred in “Nashville” and “American Horror Story.”  Connie also has a remarkable film career and most recently can be seen in “The To Do List,” alongside Andy Samberg.

The Rising Star Award went to Megan Boone who currently stars in the new hit drama “The Blacklist,” opposite James Spader.  “The Blacklist” received a 2014 Peoples Choice Award nomination for “The Favorite New Television Drama.”  Mega has also been seen in a recurring role on “Law & Order:LA” and in the films “Step Up Revolution” and “My Bloody Valentine.”

Attending aTVfest screenings and participating in discussion panels were Josh Henderson, Emily Bell and Emily Bett Rickards.  Josh and Emily star as John Ross Ewing and Emma Brown on “Dallas,” the continuation of the hugely popular series that topped television ratings for 13 years.  In its third season, “Dallas” is again among the top rated cable programs.

Emily Bett Rickards is a young actress that made an immediate impression with her audience.  Originally cast as a one-episode guest star on the hit series  “Arrow,” the fan reaction to Emily’s role as Felicity Smoak, a computer wiz, resulted in a regular role opposite the series star Stephen Amell.

I would say if I had to work a long weekend, this was the way to do it.  :-)

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“Oscars Fashion”



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Oscars Fashion written by Fashion Director Anna Lenhoff

The red carpet was on fire at the 2013 Academy Awards this past Sunday in Hollywood. Stars and starlets were dressed to the nines as they worked it on one of the best dressed red carpets I’ve seen in a long time. Trends ranging from sleek and modern, old Hollywood, metallic, pastel hues and bursts of bold color were worn by Hollywood’s finest. Here are the Serafinosays awards for the best fashion moments at the biggest fashion show of the year!

Best Dressed Awards

Best Pastel – Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence was the woman of the evening in more ways than one. She looked stunning in her pale pink Christian Dior.  Ball gowns can make a person look like a walking pastry, but this one was done right. Class, flattering and accented with 74 karats of glittering Chopard diamonds dripping down her back. This dress was SO worth the face plant! For the after party she changed into a more form fitting Calvin Klein dress in metallic silver. Her perfect accessory for both dresses??? An Oscar of course! Cheers to you J Law!Oscars Fashion - Jennifer+Lawrence - Getty Images - SerafinoSays.com

Best Old School Hollywood- Halle Berry

Halle Berry well deserves her title as an ex bond girl. She is always taking fashion risks and pulls them off with a combination of sex appeal and class. She looked unbelievable in her black and silver Versace gown. With strong shoulders that screamed early 80’s and bold stripes, most would be wary of this dress. Halle took on the challenge and OWNED it!

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Best of the Metallic Trend- Naomi Watts

A huge trend of the evening was metallic, and no one did it better than Naomi Watts in her sequined Armani Prive stunner! The liquid metal gown had unique asymmetrical neckline and a cap sleeve. Her after party ensemble was just as fab as she continued with the metallic trend in an Emilio Pucci black and gold one shoulder dress. The Liev Schreiber arm accessory was a bonus as well! Naomi, you win best overall in my book! Shhh don’t tell the others!

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Best Sleek Modern Look – Charlize Theron

Charlize and Channing Tatum (Swoon!!!)  danced to Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight” which couldn’t have been more fitting for Charlize who looked beyond stunning in her white Christian Dior Haute Couture gown.  Her pixie haircut, perfect makeup and karats upon karats of Harry Winston diamonds completed her look. She was so statuesque they could’ve given her out as an award!

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Best Pop of Color – Maria Menouno

Barbie went brunette for the Oscars …oh wait, that is Extra’s co-host Maria Menouno! I’m privy to color, especially a daring pop of pink, pink, PINK! The Romona Keveza strapless mermaid gown stood out from the crowd and certainly left an impression! Not sure if you were channeling Barbie or Marilyn but it worked Maria!Oscars Fashion - Maria Menouno- Getty Images - SerafinoSays.com

Best Accessory – Samantha Barks

Samantha Barks diamond star burst Necklace was simply…TO. DIE. FOR. The brilliant neck candy was by House of Waris for Forevermark which is a company that focuses not only on beauty and rarity but most importantly responsible-sourcing.  Most of us can only dream about wearing a 14+ karat diamond like this baby…fingers crossed there will be an affordable replica out there pronto!

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Best Power Couple – Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

What a great night for Ben and Jen! Not only did Argo win best picture, their daughter Violet won a local spelling bee….cute! Not sure what sweet Violet wore at the be, but mom and dad both looked incredible in Gucci frocks.  Jennifer’s custom made gown had an amazing ponytail of ruffles that floated behind her and the shade of purple complimented her skin tone. Ben rocked his manly man beard with charm and looked oh so handsome in that lux Gucci Suit.

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Best Hot Mess in a Dress – Kristen Stewart

I’m sorry Kristen. I love you and think you are a beautiful, talented girl and I feel just awful about your injury but you have to keep in mind that YOU ARE AT THE OSCARS!!! This is one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the world! You are a Hollywood starlet! Brush your hair, put a little blush on, pull yourself together and have a sexy vampire carry you down the red carpet next time.

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“Oscar Hairstyles 2013″



Oscar Hairstyles 2013

The Oscar Hairstyles for 2013 ranged from classic to edgy and everything in-between.  Below are 5 favorite hairstyle categories from which anyone can find inspiration.  With Spring just around the corner, there is no better time to turn the trending hairstyles of the Award’s season into reality for yourself.  Cut, color and style…consider it all! Follow the lead of your favorite celebrity inspiration and begin your transformation.  Now how many of you will follow the lead of these actresses?

  1. Bang-Bang – Nothing draws out a woman’s eyes more than bangs.  You can see how the flow of the bang lures an admires glance towards the soulful eyes of Sally Field, Jennifer Hudson and Octavia Spencer.Oscar Hairstyles 2013 - Getty Images - SerafinoSays.com
  2. Pixie Cuts – Courage, coolness and BAD ASS confidence is what it takes to wear a short pixie cut.  Bravo Anne Hathaway, Halley Berry and my favorite Charlize Theron.Oscar Hairstyles 2013 - Getty Images - SerafinoSays.com
  3. A bump and a Sweep -  Hair pulled back away from the face, height at the crown and low chignons result in sophistication and elegance.  Amanda Seyfreid, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams show us how to do it best.Oscar Hairstyles 2013 - Getty Images - SerafinoSays.com
  4. Old Hollywood Glam. – No hairstyle screams Hollywood Glam more than flowing waves.  Thank you Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Saldana and Jessica Chastain for bringing back the Golden Age of Hollywood.Oscar Hairstyles 2013 -Getty Images - SerafinoSays.com
  5. Rugged Debonaire – Are we seeing a trend in facial hair?  George Clooney, Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck demonstrate the casual sophistication of a perfectly groomed beard.  A clean neck line, trimmed below the cheekbone and neatly combed facial hair make facial hair sexy with a tuxedo.

Make sure to check out Celebrity Makeup Artist David Maderich’s Top Oscar Makeup Picks!

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino


“5 Hair Trends Seen At The Golden Globes 2013″



Written by: Kristan Serafino

The Red Carpet at this year’s Golden Globes 2013 left us with 5 Hair trends that are sure to be seen throughout the year.  I can’t think of a better time to consider changing your cut & hairstyle.  How many of you will follow the lead of these actresses?

  1. Straight hair & Center Parts – Hayden Panettiere, Sofia Vergara, Kate Hudson and Stacey Keibler.
  2. Bobs – Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster , Emily Mortimer and Glenn Close.
  3. Bodacious Beigey Blondes  -Taylor Swift,  Amanda Seyfreid, Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Heidi Klum.
  4. Riveting Reds - Tina Fey, Isla Fisher , Jessica Chastain and my favorite, Julianne Moore.
  5. Vintage hairstyles with a Modern Twist. -Rachel Weisz,  Nicole Richie, Megan Fox, and J. Lo.

 Let’s not forget the boys…The trend with men was not as much their hairstyles, but their Facial Hair – Hugh Jackman, Ben Afflack, Bradley Cooper and Kevin Costner.

1.  Straight Hair & Center Parts

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2. Bobs

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3.  Bodacious Beigey Blondes

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4. Riveting Red Heads

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5.  Vintage hairstyles with a Modern Twist

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“Join Us For A Golden Globes Twitter Party”



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Written by: Kristan Serafino

Whether I’m backstage styling a celebrity nominee or sprawled out on my couch in my pajamas with a tub of kettle corn popcorn (my personal kryptonite)…I love watching award shows that honor performers and professionals in the worlds of film, television, music and theater for outstanding achievements.  I love the pageantry, the anticipation, the utter silliness, the excitement and anticipation of what this years hostess Tina Fey & Amy Poehler will have to say. :)

To be completely truthful, my obsession is with The Red Carpet.  The balance of the programming typically has more lows than highs, and ALL drag in perpetuity.  But whether it’s the Academy Awards, GrammysGolden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, Tony Awards, MTV Video Music, Emmy, BET, SAG or The People’s Choice Awards count me glued to the television and tablet during the Red Carpets.

Next up during the award season is the Golden Globe Awards.  Second only to the Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars) in popularity, the Golden Globes is generally considered a good predictor of the Academy Awards.  Most important, the Golden Globes has the single most important element for an award show… a great Red Carpet!

This year Modern Salon (#1 Hair Publication in the World)has asked me @SerafinoSays and celebrity makeup artist @DavidMaderich to host a Golden Globes “Beauty Twitter Party.”  I will critique the hairstyles, hair accessories of award hopefuls, while my friend David, who is also a regular contributor to SerafinoSays, will discuss actors choice of makeup.  We will report on “everything beauty” from fab to flop.  And much more than you typical observations, we will provide you exclusive insight on how the pros achieve the perfection in hair and makeup worn by celebrities on the Red Carpet.  We will recommend styling tips & tricks and product recommendations.  Of course, David and I are ready to answer all of you questions.

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino


“64th Emmy Awards Twitter Party”



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@SerafinoSays is excited to host a Twitter Party for this year’s Emmy Awards Red Carpet commentary sponsored by @ModernSalon.  Co-hosting with Celebrity Hairstylist Kristan Serafino and Celebrity Makeup Artist @DavidMaderich.

“Hits & Misses” on the Red Carpet aren’t just about dresses anymore!  Watch Kristan and David’s rapid-fire Twitter commentary on hair, makeup and beauty as television’s best and brightest strut their stuff for the world to see.  Commentary will include what works and why…and what doesn’t!  Kristan and David will also share professional tips & tricks on how to achieve a Red Carpet look.

See you at 7:00pm EST on the Red Carpet for the 64th Prime time Emmy Awards LIVE!

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino

 



“Their Buns Never Looked Better”



No, I don’t mean Jennifer and Cameron flashing their bodacious derrière to the audience.  I mean the marvelous variations of the standard hairstyle; the Bun.

In fact, variations of three of the most time-honored hairstyles set the trend for the 84th Academy Awards ceremony; the Bun, the Bob and the Buxom Textured Hair.

The Bun

Rooney Mara wore hard cut bangs with a high structured bun.  Her radiant red lip against the alabaster skin tone was a modern take of Audrey Hepburn when she won the Best Actress Oscar in 1941 for “Roman Holiday.”

Octavia Spencer was a winner last night from the moment she emerged from her limousine.  As elegantly brilliant as she looked on the red carpet, she was elegantly genuine accepting her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.  Octavia’s side swept fringe, pulled tight into a low classic bun, served to slenderize her fuller facial structure, which drew attention to her stunning bedroom eyes.

Tina Fay’s Sculpted Voluminous Bun channeled Julia Robert’s memorable red carpet moment when she won the Best Actress award in 2000.  Adding height at the crown and smoothing the sides closer to the head gave onlookers the chance to swoon at the soft features of her beautiful makeup.

The Bob

Cameron Diaz’s bleach blonde Bob with sweeping fringe accentuates her strong physique and spunky confidence.  Cameron’s Bob brought attention to her clean and classic eye makeup which fully enhances her baby blue eyes.

Glenn Close showed us that you can still wear a modern textured Bob at her age. The soft texture hair framing her face only helps to enhance her glowing skin

Rose Bryne wore the definitive sleek Bob with blunt fringe.  Few hairstyles better frame the face of an assertive woman.  While this style of Bob is a versatile look it always seems to add a hint of cool to a woman.

The Buxom Textured Hair

Veronica Lake waves are always a good idea; it is loaded with “wow-factor.”  It is a playfully mischievous hairstyle that looks great slightly messy or meticulously styled, especially on a head of gorgeous blonde hair like Stacy Keibler.  Wearing one side tucked behind the ear brings a novel twist to an old Hollywood style.

While a half-down style runs the risk of looking dangerously close to a mullet, Jessica Chastain got the proportions just right.  The ringlets of hair framing her face softened without minimizing the sleek form of her neck and shoulders that is pronounced by this hairstyle.

Is there anyone in the world with a pulse not drooling over Angelina Jolie’s new auburn colored hair?  Angelina’s choice to add volume at the crown of her head resulted in the loose textured waves to cascade fully over and around her shoulders.  It gives a new meaning to the word; Vavoom!

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And can we talk about the men?

We were drooling over the classic debonair looks of our leading men.  I say, “Hip-Hip-Hooray” to old Hollywood coming back in a new way.  Bravo George, Jonah, Jean and Christopher!

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“Oscar Night Twitter Party”



Nearly 30% of all households in the U.S. will be watching the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honor its best with an Oscar.   People absolutely love watching the Academy Awards!  It is the most-watched television show every year that doesn’t involve throwing, kicking or running with a football.  While it consists of seemingly endless hours of meaningless speeches, self-congratulation, and weak jokes (although I probably speak for more than half the viewing audience when I say, “thank the heavens for Billy Crystal hosting again”), we absolutely love watching.

So why do we love watching the Academy Awards?  Three simple words; Who – They’re – Wearing!  The good, the bad, the what in the #*%@ was she thinking… we can’t get enough of it.  Its a night when everyone is a fashion critic and the target are of our critique are the beautiful people.  We will all share in adoration at the sight of the classy movie icons, then stare bewildered at the train wrecks rolling down the Red Carpet.

This Sunday SerafinoSays will give all its followers the chance to express their opinions in real-time by hosting an Academy Award Red Carpet Twitter Party.   @SerafinoSays is REALLY exited to be LIVE this Sunday at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT for a Twitter Party with Celebrity Makeup Artist @DavidMaderich hosted by @ModernSalon Modern Salon is the #1 hair magazine in the world.

David and our own Kristan Serafino will provide you with a forum (beyond the couch in your living room) to share your opinion on the Red Carpet “hit’s & misses” in hairstyles and makeup.  And better yet, this is your chance to ask David and Kristan how you can achieve your favorite celebrity’s look at home!  Our duo will also be sharing their own tips and how-to’s.

What could possibly make this Twitter Party even better you ask?  Throughout the night they will conduct an Oscar Night Trivia Contest with exceptional haircare, makeup and other beauty PRIZES.

How do you join the party?  Just type in the Twitter Search button #Oscars #OscarsModern and join in on all the fun!

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“6 Reasons We Love The Oscars”



6 Reasons why we love looking forward to the Academy Oscars:

1.  Women get dressed up as if it really meant something.

2.  While the Red Carpet has its fair share of “fashion faux pas” nobody intentionally wears Jeans, Jeggings or Uggs.

3.  Leading designers scramble to get the perfect celebrity to wear their fashions, meticulous preparation goes into fitting the dresses, and millions of dollars of accessorizing is standard.  The days of buying Rep Carpet off the rack. are long gone.

4.  Teams of hair and makeup artists experiment with varying styles weeks in advance to achieve the optimal look.  At-home perms and hot rollers are not allowed!

5.  The confidence level while walking the Red Carpet, posing for paparazzi, and conducting interviews must be of epic proportion!  Millions will watch, replay, critique, criticize, and envy those who walk the Red Carpet and yet each woman will stand with confidence that is awe inspiring.

6.  The Oscars bring out the child in all of us.  We all dream of walking the Red Carpet on the arm of a movie star like Carey Grant and Clark Gable, Robert Redford and Paul Newman, or Johnny Depp and Matthew McConaughey while hundreds of bulbs flash simultaneously trying to capture the best image, and at the same time a multitude of fans are screaming our name.

Let’s look at Iconic Women that have inspired us from the past.

Audrey Hepburn – “Roman Holiday” 1953

Grace Kelly – “The Country Girl” 1954

Elizabeth Taylor – “Butterfield” 1960

Julie Andrews – “Mary Poppins” 1964

Liza Minnelli – “Cabaret” 1972

Sally Fields -” Norma Rae” 1980

Gwyneth Paltrow – “Shakespeare In Love” 1998

Halle Berry – “Monsters Ball” 2001

Kate Winslet – “The Reader” 2008

Natalie Portman – “Black Swan” 2010

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“Top 10 Golden Globes Beauty Hit & Misses”



The emphasis of today’s post is “Hit & Miss”, or more accurately the post should read “Hits & Hits.”  It is not our intent to vilify or mock the beautiful, rich and famous people fortunate to walk the Red Carpet, but to celebrate the evening’s best hair styles along with a healthy dose of reality; should you really mimic your favorite artist’s hairstyles anywhere other than your next Red Carpet or a high school prom?  We understand its easy to be swept up in the grandeur of a Hollywood gala; the fantasy of walking the red carpet, bulbs flashing, fans pushing & screaming all to get a glimpse.  But that doesn’t mean what works on the Red Carpet will work for your daily routine.

SerafinoSays thought it would be fun to have our own ‘Red Carpet” commentary where we chose our Top 10 Hair Styles… that are also practical.  In deciding which hairstyle was a Hit or Miss, we took into consideration the artists “whole package” that included facial feature, makeup, dress, shoes and accessories.  So sit back, grab a glass of wine and let’s see who our winners are…

Charlize Theron:  Majestic!  Soft sweeping fringe draw attention to her blue eyes, soft textured side bun draws attention to an elongated neck which compliments her dress line and head band that puts her right on trend.

Evan Rachel Woods – Sophisticated!  Who said you can’t wear your hair up when it’s short?  This is a great deception for a short hair cut.  The volume on top with the sleek sides makes it look like longer hair that has been “put up.”

Angelina Jolie – STUNNING!  Inspired from the Fashion Runways wearing a disheveled bun.  Take notice of how the hair is swept into the bun.  The hair is drawn away from her face – but angling upward.  The result is the illusion of a visual face lift.  As an example; if the hair from the sides was swooped downward towards a high bun then the eye would follow the lower visual line and her face would appear droopy.

Octavia Spencer – Elegant!  The center part and downward sweeping front narrows the face while the height in the crown adds volume creating a very elegant hair style.

Jessica Chastain – Cosmopolitan!  Evidence that you do not need to wear your hair up if you are wearing a gown.  Sooooo yesterday!  By adding volume to the crown, brushing the sides back and wearing hair off the face with soft texture at the ends you will achieve a modern twist on the old fashioned up-do.  Bonus: Truly allows for the hair color to really POP!

Sarah Highland – Graceful!  Appropriate for all ages. A compact style with side swept fringe and added wavy texture enhances any ladies beautiful eye makeup.  With her longer hair loosely pinned under it gives the effect of a freshly cut bob… without cutting your hair.

Leonardo DeCaprio – Debonair!   Giving an old Hollywood iconic male hair style a fresh look.  Slicked back but not to perfection.  Goatee trimmed tight but remaining facial hair shaved clean.

Nicole Richie – Chic!  I have to admit to initially giving this hairstyle a thumbs down.  Then I took a hard look from all angles and decided it’s an interesting – in a good way – new take on the High Ponytail.  Personally, I think the execution could have been better balanced… let me explain; looking straight on the fringe is stunning, but when you look at the crown from the profile then the head looks flat.  Possibly a little more roundness curving into the ponytail would have made for the perfect profile.  Koodos to Nicole for stepping outside the box and daring to be different.

Emma Stone – Classically Modern!  Although her dress is modern, she makes the otherwise classic side sweep bun work by adding the modern tweak of positioning it low and messy.  The soft, smooth sweeping fringe draw attention to her eyes.

Sofia Vergara – Understandably Gorgeous !  As Forrest Gump said best, “simple is as simple does.”  Sometimes the most beautiful hairstyle is one you can do yourself… simply!  Start and finish by flat ironing the hair straight.  Simply tuck one side behind the ear then let the makeup make the bolder statement with a fresh pink lip.

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