So what if it’s freezing outside, we’re still dreaming of summer and getting our bronze on. Here Kim Kardashian shows us how she does her holiday make up in this fab Vogue video.
Want to get the Hollywood glow? Make up artist to the stars Charlotte Tilbury shows us how in this fab video with Vogue.
Short hair is quite possibly one of the easiest looks to pull off and the great thing is, it doesn’t need hours of styling, either.
It also works with any texture and hair colour, and is the quickest way to transform your look and the way you feel about life. Not convinced? Here are our five reasons to go for the chop:
REASON 1: You’ll get rid of unhealthy hair
REASON 2: It’s a chance to start again (so says the Queen of Reinvention Rihanna)
REASON 3: Short hair never goes out of style. Just look at Audrey Hepburn
REASON 4: It’s truly liberating (Miley Cyrus certainly thought so)
REASON 5: It’s not permanent. That’s the great thing about hair - it grows back!
According to research, the average woman will spend a whopping £235,000 on her face in a lifetime in the quest to look and feel younger.
That works out at about £8 a day - and a minimum of 16 products - on make-up and skincare alone!!
But what about our hair? Doesn’t our barnet deserve a little love?!
A little investment can go a long way when it comes to haircare.
Here’s a great article on Byrdie.co.uk about how to age-proof your hair according to the experts in the know.
She’s the ultimate #hairgoals…
…but how does Kim Kardashian get the high shine look?
Here two of her favourite hairstylists, Jen Atkin and Justine Marjan, reveal Kim’s hair secrets.
Regular hair masks
If your hair is healthy, it’ll shine. And while most celebrities like Kim have their hair and make-up done professionally for work, on their days off they rehydrate and repair with a hair mask, says Jen. One of Kardashian's go to's is Carol's Daughter Monoi Hair Mask, which is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants that fortify damaged, chemically-treated hair. Buy it here.
Use a T-shirt to dry hair
"Post shower, instead of drying your hair with a traditional towel, gently squeeze out moisture with an old cotton t-shirt so as not to disturb the cuticle layer of the hair," advises Justine.
Controlled heat styling
If your curler or straighteners are too hot, you will singe the hair which will make it appear dull. Justine says: “When styling, I always use tools that won't damage the hair. GHD's irons are optimised at 365 degrees - the ideal temperature that won't blow open the cuticle layer or cause colour fading."
Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Cotton or polyester pillowcases can absorb moisture and be abrasive to hair. Investing in a silk case will help retain your strands' natural shine - and your hair won't get frizzy overnight, says Justine. It’s a win-win.
Some oils — like the OUAI's signature blend of African galangal, ama, and borage oils — can double as heat protectants when you're using hot styling tools. Justine likes to mix oils together to enhance shine.
You can stock up on daily supplements packed with ingredients like B-complex vitamins (such as biotin, cobalamin, and niacin) to help restore shine from the inside-out. Try Justine’s go-to OLLY Undeniable Beauty Grapefruit Glam Gummies, which helps to create stronger and shinier hair. Buy it here.
Repair with Olaplex
One of our favourite products for shine especially for those of you that dye your hair. Olaplex repairs the hair structure on a molecular level while it processes. Kim likes to use it as an overnight treatment and puts it in her hair before she goes to sleep.
This is an edited version of an article which first appeared on Marieclaire.com. Read the original here.
The dancer and Step Up star Jenna Dewan shows us what she’s learnt from years of having her make up professionally done for movies and shows.
Model Ashley Graham shows us her quick and easy red carpet make up look. Video courtesy of Vogue.com.
With their huge incomes and glam squads on call 24/7 to keep them looking red-carpet ready, it’s no surprise that celebrities are the ultimate #hairgoals.
But there are certain things you can do to keep your hair looking as good as a celebrity.
Here we reveal six celeb secrets to keeping your hair in shape.
Celebrity secret 1: They take their haircare regime seriously - and stick to it
Hollywood stars know looking good is their job so they take their beauty routine extremely seriously. That means regular haircuts and deeply hydrating conditioning treatments.
Secret 2: There are no “off” days
When they’re not working, celebrities still need to look after their image. And that’s why a day off means a day restoring and reviving their hair in a conditioning mask.
This will not only combat the negative effects of constant heat styling but also any chemical damage.
Secret 3: They use heat protectants when styling
Too much straightening, curling and blow-drying plays havoc with hair.
Using an oil or heat spray before styling is the best way to protect the hair.
Secret 4: They take vitamins, because beauty comes from within
Supplements can not only ensure scalp health, they can help hair grow faster and thicker.
Your hair needs vitamin A to stay moisturised and grow (also find it in sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach and kale if you prefer to get your nutrients from food).
Research has also shown that vitamin D could help create new follicles - the tiny pores in the scalp where new hair can grow.
Secret 5: They know how to brush wet hair without damaging it
Be careful what type of brush you use on wet hair, which is at its most fragile.
A wide tooth wooden comb is the most gentle, or even simply run your fingers through your damp hair.
Secret 6: They use wigs and weaves
Whether it’s for a big role, photo shoot or special event, hair pieces are commonplace in the celeb world - and they are a great way to change up a look and have fun with your style.
Model Kylie Jenner shows us how to replicate her make up look. Video courtesy of Vogue.com
We don’t know about you, but we’re OBSESSED with I’m a Celebrity presenter Holly Willoughby’s amazing hair and style. Since joining Dec on the hit ITV jungle reality show, we’ve been tuning in every day just to see what Holly will wear next!
And now you can copy her beachy waves, with our five-step tutorial. And if you also want to replicate her style, her stunning red Rixo dress (pictured, below) is available for sale right now at the lovely designer boutique Vanilla opposite our salon.
Elbows at the ready, ladies!!
Wash your hair and while it’s still damp, spritz with a heat protector product like TRESemme protect heat defence styling spray. Apply a volumizing mousse like Bumble and Bumble thickening full form mousse to create hold and volume.
Dry the hair with a paddle brush, brushing the hair in diﬀerent directions. Once the hair is 70 per cent dry, section the hair into four with your preferred parting.
Take a medium sized ceramic brush and starting at the nape, blow dry sections of hair no bigger than your brush. Focus on creating root lift and volume at the roots, yet a smooth and straight finish through the mid-lengths and ends.
When you’ve finished blow drying, take a vertical section starting at the hairline from the parting to the front of the ear. In a two inch section, curl the hair rotating the irons in a half rotation, curling away from the face. Continue taking vertical sections working your way towards the centre of the nape area. Begin on the opposite side of the head and repeat the process, curling away from the face.
To finish the look, use your paddle brush to brush out the curls and mess them up a bit with your fingertips. Finally set the style with a fine hold mist hairspray such as L’Oreal Ellnett extra strength hairspray.
Picture credit: Holly Willoughby Instagram