Celebrity Inspired Festival Hairstyles (Taylor Hill, Emma Roberts, Kendall Jenner, Gwen Stefani, Nicole Richie, Vanessa Hudgens)

Festival season is here ladies! This is the perfect time to be free and try out that daring hair style you have been eyeing. Whether you want to try out pink hair or crazy, space buns, festival season is definitely the time to experiment and let your free spirit show! We have gathered up some of our favorite celebrity looks from past festivals to give you some inspiration for your upcoming trips to the desert!
BRAIDS
A classic festival hairstyle that is totally versatile is definitely braids! There are so many different ways you can rock braids, and so many different vibes you can portray. Whether you want to go for a super boho look with some messy fishtail braids and a headscarf, or a sleek french braid to keep your hair out of your face so you can focus on the music, you will look fabulous! We love how Taylor Hill rocks a messy French, dutch braid to keep cool during the long festival days! Another, more polished option is Emma Roberts straight, sleek look with a single braid behind the ear.

BUNS
The best way to keep cool during long, desert days is to keep your hair out of your face and off of your body! Creating a look with some adorable space buns is a great alternative to the classic top knot and a little bit more funky for a fun, festival look! Kendall Jenner wear her space buns up high with glitter down her center part for some sparkle! We are obsessed with this look! Gwen Stefani’s blue, space buns are extra funky and bold for a weekend in the desert! Why not go for it, right?

ALL ABOUT ACCESSORIES
If you need to add a little bit of extra sass to your festival look, go for a fun hair accessory! Flower crowns are always a go-to for any boho style festival, but headbands, head scarfs, and metal accessories are great options too! Nicole Richie’s adorable metal headband is perfect for any chic festival look! Of course, Vanessa Hudgens is the Coachella Queen, and she perfectly rocks a flower crown and gorgeous messy waves! Go for a fun accessory, some texture to your hair, and enjoy your desert weekend!

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Our Favorite Celebrity Cuts: Spring Edition (Cara Delevigne, Hailey Baldwin, Jessica Biel, Alanna Arrington)

Celebrities are our go-to style inspirations when it comes to figuring out our newest look for the upcoming season! It is always fun to give your hair cut a little update when the seasons change, and our favorite celebrities are not letting us down! Their looks right now are beyond gorgeous and we highly recommend taking one of these photos with you to your next salon appointment. We have gathered up our current celebrity hair cuts, and there is definitely something for everyone!
Weight Off Your Shoulders
Thinning out the ends of your medium length cut give your hair new life! You will feel light, and ready for Spring! Adding some long, layers in the front give your hair a bit of dimension and movement, so you can show off all of your new Spring dresses! We are obsessed with Cara Delevingne’s current chop! Her thinned out strands give her hair tons of texture and movement!

Curly Gal
Always wanted bangs but never thought you could with your curly hair? Just look how Victoria’s Secret model Alanna Arrington pulls off this curly look? It is totally possible and totally adorable! This is definitely the new look for Spring for our curly gals out there! It gives your hair an extra edge and a bit more shape! Rock it with confidence, ladies!

The Updated Classic
Remember when everyone was obsessed with the “Rachel” cut? Well we still are! Hailey Baldwin is rocking a modern “Rachel” cut with the signature, flipped layers and we could not be more in love! This youthful, yet classic look is totally appropriate for pretty much any age range and occasion. We are obsessed!!

Texture Lover
Wave hair gals, we have you covered! Go for some textured bangs this Spring to spice up your look! The combination of your gorgeous waves and the bangs is perfect, and help combat the weight of your hair. We are in love with Jessica Biel’s chic look at the moment, we we definitely think you should try it!

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Spring Hair Styles: (Blake Lively, Solange, Kendall Jenner, Zendaya)

Last week we covered the hot, new trends in hair cuts, and now it’s time to show you some fresh hair styles to rock with your new cut! Trying out a few new hair styles every season can really help to keep you excited about your look, so let’s dive right into this season’s hottest hair styles!
Braids, Braids, Braids
With festival season coming up quickly, it is no surprise that braids are hot for Spring! Braids are so versatile and can represent any look from boho to street to glam! Whether you want to look dolled up for a night out or super casual for running errands, braids are definitely a great option! Our favorite gal Blake Lively is always killing it in the braid game!

Big, Voluminous Waves
Waves are a look that any woman can rock! Whether you rock your natural waves or you have to enhance your hair with a hair wand, waves are this seasons hottest texture! Brush your waves out a bit to make them a bit messy and undone, pair with your favorite maxi dress and sandals and you look you like are ready to strut the streets, my friend! Solange is definitely our wavy hair idol!

Slick it Back
Creating a slicked back look instantly adds a bit of drama and elegance to your look. Not to mention- it only takes a few seconds! If you feel like your look needs a bit of polish, go for a strong part and a bit of strong-hold hair gel to really smooth out the look, are ready to take on the day! Kendall Jenner really shows us how to turn heads working the slicked back look in a soft way!

Loose-Ends Bun
The topknot has been a staple hair style for years now, but we are adding a small twist! Keeping the ends of your bun loose gives a fun, fresh vibe to the classic topknot! The bun can still be secure, but leaving the ends out makes your bun look a bit more laid back and casual. This look is great for everyday, or even for the office! Our gorgeous gal, Zendaya, took this look to the red carpet and looked stunning!

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Celebrity Street Style:Hair Styles You Can Actually Re-Create (Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Candace Swanepoel, Julianne Hough, Selena Gomez, Olivia Palermo)

Celebrities are just like us right? Believe it or not, sometimes celebrities have to do their own hair and makeup, and it is nice to see how they choose to style themselves when they are captured in photos out and about on the streets! Celebrity photos are often what we go to for inspiration for a new look, when we don’t know what to wear, or to catch up on the latest trends, so we have gathered up some of our favorite celebrity street style looks to show you how to get their hair styles! These are super easy and chic looks that you can create on a daily basis!
Braid it Back
Let’s start with the ultimate street style icon, Olivia Palermo! This NYC socialite and blogger is constantly seen sporting the most amazing looks out on the streets of NYC and her hair is no exception! We are loving her hair in this look! The sweet double french braids keep her look sleek, but girly and allow her all black, layered outfit to really be the focus! This is the perfect look for a long day, where you can’t have your hair in your way!

Ponytails
A ponytail is definitely the easiest look to rock on a day to day basis, but there are actually several different ways to style your ponytail! As pictured below, Selena Gomez is wearing a ponytail in two totally different ways. In one look her ponytail is a bit messy, and has more texture for a causal, boho vibe, while in the other photo she is sporting a low, sleek ponytail for a more professional look! These looks require nothing but a hair elastic and maybe some hairspray if you desire!

Tie It Up
We have talked about how much we love the half up bun before, and today is no exception! You really get the best of both worlds! This look is perfect for second day hair, where maybe your hair is a bit dirty, but is still holding volume, or perhaps you had your hair curled the night before! It’s perfect for a casual, daytime look! We love the effortless vibes that both Julianne Hough and Candace Swanepoel are giving is in these photos!

A Bit More Polished
Creating a more polished look just like your favorite celebrities can actually be very easy and quick! Sarah Jessica Parker’s straight, sleek look can be achieved simply by giving your hair a thorough comb through, and then go over each strand, pressing gently and quickly with a straightener! You want to be very relaxed so it does not look too perfect! Jessica Alba’s adorable looks can be recreated by loosely pulling the sides of your hair back and adding some curls to your hair with a large curling iron.

All of these looks take very minimal time and effort and will have you looking amazing! Which look is your favorite?
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Spring Cuts: (Vanessa Hudgens + Jennifer Aniston + Chrissy Teigen + Ali Larter + Olivia Wilde)

It is starting to warm up a bit, which means its time to give your look a boost! We have gathered the seasons hottest, new trends in hair cuts and brought them right here for you! These looks are classics that will look chic, beautiful, and stunning with all of your amazing Spring fashions we know you can’t wait to bust out of of your closets! So, let’s jump right in to this season’s hottest trends in haircuts!
LONG LAYERS:
Layers are the perfect option for the gal that just wants to add a bit of freshness to her hair for the new season. A drastic change isn’t her speed, but she still wants to look chic and on-trend. Layers give your hair dimension and shape and allow your hair to look more voluminous and full. Vanessa Hudgens is known to rock this look!

BLUNT, JUST-BELOW-SHOULDER-LENGTH CUT:
A mid-length cut is awesome for someone who doesn’t want to take the plunge and chop off too much hair, but they still get a dramatic look with the blunt edge. Khloe Kardashian has rocked this look for years, but most recently, Chrissy Teigen has been seen looking absolutely stunning with this look!

A-LINE BOB:
The a-line look is a bit more bold, but a great transition cut for those that want to test out a short look! Going shorter in the back allows you to still have the comfort of the longer hair the in the front while testing the waters of the length in the back. Ali Larter has the perfect length a-line bob!

LONG BOB AND BANGS:
The long bob is a style that almost any face shape can wear! Whether you wear is with texture or blown-out straight, it still looks beautiful. Olivia Wilde’s rocks a beautiful, textured bob with soft bangs

CHOPPY LAYERS:
If you aren’t in to chopping off your locks, but still want a fresh, new do, then why not add some spunky layers? It is a fun, sexy look that is put-together and easy to style! Jennifer Aniston’s choppy layered look is gorgeous and simple!

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What Hairstyle Should I Get? (Ginnifer Goodwin, Selena Gomez, Keira Knightley, Ashley Greene, Cameron Diaz, Jessica Simpson, Halle Berry, and Taylor Swift)

Sometimes you want to switch up your look but you aren’t exactly sure where to start. There a few little things to consider when choosing a new hair style for yourself that will help you pick a look that will make you look your best! We have them all laid out here for you along with some of our favorite celebrity inspiration photos to make your hair transformation journey as smooth-sailing as possible!

Step #1: Determine your length based on your face shape

Choosing the most flattering length for you is highly based on your face shape! You can easily determine your face shape based on the photos included below, and after you have done that, you are open to world of possibilities when it comes to hairstyles! A few examples of flattering lengths for each face shape are as follows:

Oval: For a short cut, try out a short, angular bob with chin-length layers like Keira Knightley. On the long side, go for a sleek, shoulder-length blowout like Ashley Greene!

Round: For a short cut, go for some spiky layers like Ginnifer Goodwin! If long hair is more your speed, go for long layers that hit around your jaw-line like Selena Gomez.


Square: Try out a short, layered bob with subtle bangs for a short cut like Cameron Diaz! For a longer style, try out collarbone-length hair with longer bangs to the cheekbone Jessica Simpson.


Heart: A pixie cut with short layers on the top is the perfect short cut for heart shaped gals like Halle Berry! For a long cut, try out a collarbone length cut or a super long layers with full bangs Like Taylor Swift!


Step #2: Choose your hair color based on your skin tone
You want to be sure to choose a hair color that flatters your skin tone and makes sense for your lifestyle! Determining whether your skin tone is deep, warm, cool, or neutral is essential in figuring out the most flattering hair color for you! This is something that your hairstylist can do for you when you come in for your consultation! Giving you the most flattering look is what they are trained to do,so you are sure to walk out the salon looking fabulous!
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The Man Bun (Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Chris Hemsworth)

We always talk about the ladies over here on the blog, so it was definitely time to let the guys shine for a moment! Men’s hair styles are not talked about online nearly as much as women’s hairstyles, and we have one particular men’s style that we would like to harp on today- the man bun! We have all seen it and heard about it, and this style is definitely one of those “love it or hate it” sort of styles. From surfer dudes to Hollywood stars, this hairstyle is making girls swoon, so let’s jump in to how you can get the perfect man bun!
The first step in achieving the perfect man bun is obviously having hair that is long enough to go into a bun. Once your hair hits about shoulder length or a bit above, you should be able to get most of your hair into some form of a bun. Growing out your hair can be a chore, but just be sure to keep it healthy and moisture to maximize growth and speed up the process as much as possible. If you choose to have long hair then you really have to make the commitment to take care of your mane, otherwise it won’t be worth the hassle.
Next, there are a few different types of man buns you can choose from. Those with long, this hair can go for the full-on swirly bun, but those whose hair is not as long can maybe go for more of a “loop” style. You want to be aware of the placement of your man bun on your head. Too low looks strange as well as too high. Typically, a man bun sits at the back of the head, slightly lower than the crown. However with confidence and the right thickness and texture, you can rock your bun wherever you choose. To give your bun more of a hold, adding a styling product such as a gel or a mouse can really help to hold your hair in place! There is nothing more annoying than having to re-do your bun over and over again through out the day. Trust the ladies on that one, guys!

Our major man bun inspirations are Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Chris Hemsworth. All of these men rock their man buns with style and we can’t get enough!

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Hair Styles for Formal Events (Jennifer Lawrence, Blake Lively, The Kardashians)

Around the colder months formal events seem to come up a lot more often and sometimes it is difficult to figure out what to do with your hair! Don’t worry because we have got you covered! Choosing your hair look really depends on your outfit choice, so let’s take some tips from some of our favorite, stylish celebrities and get started!

The Up-do Look:

An up-do is a style that we automatically think of for a formal event. There are so many beautiful options when it comes to an up-do, especially when you want to show off a low-back dress or top or a sparkly detail on your outfit! Sleek topknots, boho-inspired low-buns, and intricate curled styles all fit this category! You just have figure out which style matches your outfit the best! Jennifer Lawrence is definitely our up-do inspiration! This gal has rocked everything from sleek to boho and we love them all!

The Braided Look:

are always a fabulous option when you need to add a little something extra to make your hair stand out and “pop” a bit! If you are wearing a sleek fitted dress, why not rock a gorgeous fishtail braid down your back with some whips pieces framing your face? If you want a more subtle braided look to tone down a wild outfit, you could also go for a crown braid with some soft waves. Blake Lively always has the best braided hairstyles when she hits the red carpet!

The Sleek Look:

If you want to go with a look that is simple, but still sexy, why not go with the sleek look? You can rock this look straight or curly, but the key is to have no frizz or fly-aways. This look is perfect to balance out a loud outfit or party dress, and your gorgeous shiny hair will stand on its own! The Kardashian gals are definitely the queens of this look!

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The Perfect Bun (Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens)

The bun is the perfect solution to keeping your hair out of your face while still looking totally cute! It is definitely fun to dress up and do your hair in a fun and unique way every once in a while, so why not try out a look that you don’t go for very often?! A hair bun can actually be super versatile, depending on how you choose to style it, but no matter what, you can make it perfect for your occasion! Keep on reading to learn how to rock the hair bun in three different ways!
1: The Effortless Chic Low Bun
This style seems to be what all the “fashion-girls” are rocking these days and we can see why! It is chic and ready for pretty much any occasion! You can wear this hair style during the day going shopping or lunch with the girls, keeping your hair out of your face, and easily take it into the night time, throwing on a pair of statements earrings to complete the look! As long as your hair is at least shoulder length, you can rock this look without a doubt! Our favorite gal Selena Gomez wears this effortless look with ease!

#2: The Pulled-Together, Classic Top Knot
Whether you are running some errands, or want a stylish look to pair with your high-neck, party dress, the classic top knot is a winner this holiday season! It is totally versatile in how you choose to wear it, depending on if you want it to be super sleek or a bit wispy and messy! Both looks are gorgeous! This bun style keeps your hair out of your face and all the attention on your party dress or makeup look that you spent forever perfecting! Miley Cyrus, is definitely the queen of the top knot!

#3: The Daring, Space-Buns
This look is not for the faint of heart! If you like to make a statement and be bold then give this adorable, quirky look a try! Rather than going for the classic, single bun, go for two! Don’t worry about making perfect buns with this look! Slightly messy buns add to the adorable factor of this style! Vanessa Hudgens wears this looks with ease and looks totally adorable!

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Product Line Spotlight:Pureology (Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift)

All About Pureology:
Pureology is a professional hair care line created specifically for the salon environment. Designed for colorists and their clients to enjoy a hair care experience unlike any other. Pureology products are 100% vegan, and their dual benefit formulas provide custom hair care for all different hair types. The features a complete range of haircare products from their zero sulfate shampoos to there antipode complex to help color-treated hair always look fresh from the salon! Pureology is really designed for color, and their products are designed around each specific hair type and color.
Most Popular Products:
Pureology has tons of products to treat every hair need you could think of! Their products are divided into systems, which make is very easy for stylists and colorists to know how to treat their clients’ specific hair needs. Some of Pureology’s most popular hair care systems are the Curl Complete System, the Strength Cure System, and the Hydrate System. They also have several other systems for specific texture and color needs. The Curl Complete System is design specifically for people with curls and waves who actually have color-treated hair. This system helps keep the hair nourished and healthy while retaining its natural texture and beautiful color. The Strength Cure system is designed for people with damaged hair that is also color-treated. It helps to repair and strengthen the hair so that the color is able to be seen and loo its best. The Hydrate System is designed for people with dry, color-treated hair. This system helped give life to dull hair and bring vibrancy back to the color!

Celebrities Obsessed with Pureology:
Pureology has been known to be used on lots of different celebrities over the years! Some of these celebrities include Gwen Stafani, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift!

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