Between New York’s Fashion Week models and the celebrities posing on the Emmy Awards red carpet, September gave us a lot of styles and trends to be inspired by—from sleek ponytails to beehives. Straight from the runways, the hairstylists from Matrix have shared the top four trends they expect to take women on and off the red carpet by storm.
1. Patent Leather Ponies: Nick Stenson, Matrix Artistic Director tells us ponytails are all the rage for next season, and we’re glad to hear it. Adding some high-shine updates the simple ponytail as seen during designer shows, such as Derek Lam.
Get the look: Influenced by the sleek styles of actresses like Kate Bosworth and Gwyneth Paltrow, Stenson recommends combining Matrix Design Pulse Glow to Pieces Shine Wax and Mix In Shine Brilliant Serum to damp hair for high shine. “It requires healthy, well-hydrated strands to wear this look well,” he adds. Try Matrix Total Results Moisture Cure 2-Phase Treatment.
2. Glamorous Waves: Long waves, tossed over one shoulder with deep side parts topped many collections during Fashion Week and numerous stars at the Emmy’s. “Glam-with-whimsy” feeling is perfect for lighthearted spring styles and will undoubtedly be embraced by the likes of Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez, says Artistic Designer Franco Della Grazia (who created looks like this for designer Betsey Johnson).
Get the look: Part hair to one side and pin behind the ear to keep strands in place. To add crisp definition to waves while taming frizz and flyaways, try a combination of styling cream and shine-enhancing serum like Matrix Design Pulse Loosely Defined Texture Creme and Mix In Shine Brilliant Serum.
3. Mod Beehives: The beehive is back, but with a twist. “At shows like Diane Von Furstenberg, high bouffants evoked the cool retro elegance of Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks. But rather than traditional sleek and solid shapes, these hives are roughed up and romantic—with lots of texture and even wisps and flyaways,” Matrix Artistic Director, Ammon Carver explains.
Get the look: A little teasing is necessary to create this ‘do and you’ll need a solid hairspray like Matrix Vavoom ShapeMaker Medium Hold Hairspray.
4. Scalloped Edges: Braids have made a recent comeback and they are here to stay, if Fashion Week is any indicator.
Get the look: We’re expecting boho-chic celebs like Drew Barrymore to sport this look. “Braids are best when they’re smooth and defined,” says Grazia. He recommends using Matrix Total Results Curl Super DeFrizzer Gel and Sleek Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil on damp hair.
This story was posted on www.yahoo.com today as one of their top stories.
Men and women don’t always see eye to eye — especially when it comes to what makes a lady look amazing. While you might find a blunt and structured ‘do incredibly chic, there’s a really good chance he just finds it weird. In an effort to demystify what guys find sexy, we polled a handful to find out which hairstyles men really do prefer.
“I’ll always like that sort of late ’60s long bangs with longer hair look. Think Mary Jane, Spider-Man’s girlfriend. I’ve noticed that Rose Byrne, who seems to be in every other movie right now, has been wearing her hair this way, and it has certainly captured my attention.”
“Good hair will get my attention from across the room. I really like warm, vivid colors. The style itself, and whether it looks good, will change with the times and who is wearing it, but a great color will always get me.”
“I love a simple ponytail and no makeup. I guess that’s the sporty look.”
Long and Simple
“Keep it simple! I like women with longer hair. It can be straight — slight curls are okay — but in general girls should keep it long and in good condition. I like it long because it looks more feminine.”
“My personal fave is a messy bob. I cut my girlfriend’s curly red locks this way; it makes the back of her fair neck look so appealing. I’ve cut most of my past girlfriends hair. They always seemed to like it. I’m a serial bob-ist.”
Short and Punky
“I was always a fan of short, punky, pixie, black hair look.”
Long and Wild
“I love long, messy hair. Mary-Kate Olson and her messy bohemian look is hot. But I can also get down with a really structured short haircut. The trick is to match your hair with your face shape, and more importantly your persona. This may come as a surprise to a lot of women, but guys are much more perceptive when it comes to visual cues than we’re given credit for. Though many of us may not be able to verbalize, we do notice.”
“I like the more classic hairstyles, like Christina Hendrickson on Mad Men. Of course, that might also be my preference for redheads.”
“I like long layers on a girl; it’s more interesting than just straight hair. Blunt haircuts make girls look too harsh, and they’re not contemporary — if her hair is too structured, it can be distracting and intimidating. Loose, wavy hair makes a girl look relaxed and approachable.”
“I love when a woman feels confident about her face to wear short hair. It’s strong and powerful.”
With celebrities like Florence Welch (left), Christina Hendricks, Karen Elson, Hayley Williams and Emma Stone choosing—and totally pulling off—shades of red over their natural color, it’s tempting to hop on the redhead bandwagon. But making red hair work isn’t as easy as these stars make it look.
When going red, it’s important to consider your eye color and skin tone, which will indicate which shade of red is right for you. Warm reds tend to look best on complexions with golden undertones, while cool reds complement ivory and olive complexions.
Natural redheads vary in color ranging from auburns and gingers to deep reds and coppers. In addition to freckles and light eyes, most natural redheads have fair but warm skin tones can have golden-orange or orange-brown hair color. When those who aren’t natural redheads decide to go red, it can be very easy to spot an impostor when they don’t successfully mimic these characteristics.
If you suffer from acne, rosacea or a ruddy complexion, you may want to avoid coloring your hair red since the hue can make your skin condition appear worse.
Because it’s a major transition, chemically-created red hair should always be done by a professional. And remember, the aforementioned celebrities have the budget for frequent upkeep appointments, so if you’re not in a position to make regular trips to the salon to make your roots match the rest of your hair, whole-head red may not be the best choice.