Welcome to this week’s Hairstyles in the News! This week we have several updos that incorporate our old friend, the bobby pin. Bobby pins may be the unsung heroes of the hairstyle world. That may sound a bit silly, but think about how much stylists depend on the humble bobby pin to hold not only casual, but very intricate styles in place. Celebrities and their stylists also know a good set of bobby pins is essential for looking stunning on the red carpet. It seemed like most celebrities preferred updos this week, but a wavy casual style is also becoming very popular. Now, on to the celebrity hairstyles of the week…
At the Take Shelter premier on Sept. 15th Jessica Chastain had her hair styled in a wavy shoulder length look that is easy to wear and easy to create. If you’re blessed with wavy hair, you could wash and go with just a bit of brushing and hairspray to keep everything under control. If not, use hot rollers or a curling iron to form soft waves, spray with hairspray and shine spray and you’ve got a style that can be worn anytime.
Lilly Collins wore her hair up and held everything in place with a cute hairband and concealed bobby pins at the Abduction premier on Sept. 15th. This style is very reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn, and is an easy one to do. First back comb your hair on the crown, section out your bangs and use a flat iron to give them direction, and next twist your hair up into a low French twist. Insert the bobby pins vertically instead of horizontally to get the most holding power and keep everything in place. You can wear a headband that blends in with your hair, or one that gives you a bit of contrast.
Nicole Scherzinger fishtail braid at The X-Factor premier is an example of one of the hottest trends this year. Braids are being worn, high, low, neat and messy. Nicole has her hair pulled back into a sleek high ponytail and braided. To do a fishtail braid, use two sections of hair from the ponytail and one small section from the back of your hair. Braid them and secure it with a covered elastic or pretty clip.
Kim Kardashian’s braided bun at Theyskens’ Theory Spring 2012 fashion show in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is actually a braided hairpiece wrapped around a high bun. This is a great way to get the look of a complex hairstyle without all the work. You can find human hair extension pieces to add to your own hair to create almost any look you want.
Zoe Saladana’s pinned up and twisted bun at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is cool and casual, but elegant enough to wear on a special occasion. Simply form a deep side part, roll the sides back to the nape of your neck and twist your hair into a bun. Secure everything with bobby pins strategically placed out of sight, spray with some hairspray and you’ve got a great look for night or day.
That’s it for this week, so next time you see a pack of bobby pins, pick them up and give one of these looks a try. Remember to ask your stylist for help if you’re unsure how to style either a wavy look or an updo you want to try. She can also help you pick out professional products to make styling a breeze and keep your hair looking and feeling healthy. Until next week, keep your eyes open for new trends as we prepare for the change of season and be safe.