This gorgeous wavy swept-to-the-side hairstyle is a staple on the red carpet and the perfect go-to do’ for any holiday party. Slight changes can make the style lean towards classic or read more edgy (the difference is in what you do to the slick side). If clean and simple is what you’re going for, follow Amanda Seyfried’s lead and pull one side of your hair back and secure with bobby pins, sweeping the rest of your hair over your shoulder. For something a little more daring, copy Scarlett Johansson’s faux-undercut and French braid a few strands from the ear to the crown in a diagonal pattern. Either way, spray the hell out of it with a strong-hold hairspray like Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray, $17 and you’ll be good to go for the rest of the night. Here are more pretty versions. Which do you like best?
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Aside from gangs of leggy beauties and heaps of bikinis, Miami Swim Week turned out really beautiful and beach-ready hairstyles. TIGI creative director Heath Grout created this braided style — we love the loose waves and especially the swathe of fabric braded in. Here’s how to get the look that’s perfect for the last weeks of summer:
Step 1: Prep hair with Catwalk by TIGI Your Highness Root Boost Spray, $13, to give your roots lift. Then blow dry hair using your fingers to create even more volume.
Step 2: “Loosely braid the top half of the hair starting off-center and curving back along the crown and towards the nape,” says Grout. For added fun, weave a colorful material into the braid.
Step 3: Set the look with finishing spray like Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Finishing Spray, $20, and dry shampoo for more texture. Grout used Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo, $20. Add a finishing touch by running fingers through loose hair for beach-like waves.
Would you style this with or without the fabric?
- Carrie Stern Kleiner
Summer is usually about easy, relaxed hairstyles and no-fuss looks. But what about the times you want something a little fancy — like for the four weddings you’re going to in the month of July? In search of the most fun, unexpected, and glamorous tresses, I chatted with celebrity stylist Dean Banowetz to get the scoop on his three favorite trends this summer. After using his go-to tools, the Topstyler, $119, heated clamps that create long-lasting curls — check out our tutorial to see them in action — and the Instyler, $119, a rotating curling iron with bristles to smooth hair as it curls, Banowetz shows us his best styling tricks.
Which style would you wear?
- Carrie Stern Kleiner
Confession: I’m not a fan of Paris Hilton. But, when I stumbled upon this photo of her that was taken at the Dirty Dancing the Musical premiere, I immediately fell in love with her braided hairstyle. Chic, but fun and youthful at the same time. One side has a tight French braid, but the other side was left unbraided and showed off her sleek side-sweeping bangs. Both sides were then pulled back into a chignon. I’ll be wearing this look later today. Here’s how I’ll do it and how you too can copy it:
Step 1: Side part your hair from your forehead all the way down to the nape of your neck.
Step 2: Clip the hair opposite your part out of the way. This is the side that will be left unbraided.
Step 3: Move on to the hair on the same side of your part. Apply a bit of pomade or smoothing cream to your fingertips. Start French braiding your hair picking up small, quarter-inch sections as you go so that your braid remains fairly small. And, hold on to the sections firmly, you want the braid to be very tight. Once you reach the nape of your neck, secure hair just below the braid with a small, clear elastic.
Step 4: Unclip the other side of your hair, and pull it back and combine it with the hanging ponytail at the end of your braid. Secure into a low ponytail with an elastic.
Step 5: Twist and pin your ponytail into a bun and secure with bobby pins.
Step 6: If you have bangs, brush through them and sweep them to the side. Finish with hairspray to set your style.
Do you have a celebrity style you want to knock off? Tell me what it is and I’ll share a how-to.