Music festival style is edgy, and easy. But, considering the heat that can come with the outdoor festival locations, you want an easy updo that looks sexy and keeps your hair off your neck! Think a sexy, voluminous ponytail. Check out BeautyHigh for more info, and for a step-by-step guide to get a voluminous pony that will be sure to turn heads at that next big music festival (or any fun night out)!
Here are the styling tools you’ll need to get started:
- Hair clips
- Fine tooth comb
- All-cloth elastic
- Bobby pins
- Start with dry hair, blown out for volume (add some Garnier Fructis Style Sky-Hi Volume Mousse for a boost).
- Clip the front section out of the way, then take a small section of hair from the top, about 1–2 inches thick, and tease it with a fine-tooth comb. Continue teasing section by section, until you have the shape you want.
- Using your fingers, gently swoop your hair back into a high pony, letting front pieces fall loose. Secure pony with an elastic—choose one that’s all-cloth (they don’t snag). Separate tail into two sections and lightly pull them away from each other, for extra poof.
I have always loved the simplicity of a low bun. When I am strapped for time, or just not feeling up to waging a war with my hair, I opt for the quick and simple remedy of pulling my hair back. So, you can imagine my thrill when I heard that the bun is making a red carpet come back. Here is the styling how-to for Rachel Weisz’s hair look at the Oz The Great and Powerful world premiere in LA. She was elegantly styled by Ben Skervin using Vidal Sassoon Pro Series (@VidalSassoon) hair products. Get the look below (and you can bet I will be copying this!).The Look: Sleek Low Bun
Rachel and Ben chose to do a super-sleek and shiny take on a low bun. This stunning look paired with her fitted Victoria Beckham dress created a modern, sexy look that really popped as Rachel walked down Oz’s yellow brick road.
Here’s how Ben created Rachel’s look:
1. Mist hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Heat Protect & Shine Spray before blowing hair out with a large round brush to ensure the hair is smooth.
Celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler has been working on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for several years and is a seasoned pro when it comes to working in all kinds of weather conditions! That knowledge came in handy when he traveled to Antarctica for the shoot of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover with Kate Upton. Peter used Leonor Greyl products to create Kate’s look and provided us with a breakdown of how he did it!
“It was a real challenge, the first day we arrived there was a blizzard and I was just thinking that it was all going to be a disaster. Thankfully, the next five days there was sun every day!
GET THE LOOK:
- To create Kate’s look for the cover, I applied Leonor Greyl’s Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice and then began blowing out her hair with a large round brush.
- Then, I applied the Spray Structure Naturelle all over and began curling big sections of her hair with a large barrel curling iron.
As a part of the ensemble cast of the Oscar-nominated film "Les Miserables," Samantha Barks was a stunner not only on the red carpet, but also during the cast's touching performance of the emotionally-charged medley from the film and into the night at the exclusive Oscar parties. In order to pull out the stops with Samantha's three different looks, go-to celebrity hairstylist Creighton Bowman of Exclusive Artists Management turned to René Furterer to create the modern styles."I could have only achieved these three looks using René Furterer products," Creighton says. "They gave me incredible diversity to interchange the textures without having to wash Samantha's hair each time." Read on to see how Creighton achieved Samantha's three Oscar-worthy looks.
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Channeling Sophia Loren for the Red Carpet
« "For Samantha's red carpet look, we went for a modern take on the breath-taking allure of the legendary Sophia Loren," says Creighton. "The hair needed to be high and stunning to add to the knockout silhouette created by her black Valentino gown and Forever Mark jewels." Here's how Creighton achieved the sexy, textured updo.
« I began the look by applying René Furterer STRAIGHTENING GEL from roots to ends on towel-dried hair.
« Next, I applied René Furterer VOLUMEA volumizing conditioning spray - no rinse and René Furterer VOLUMEA volumizing foam - no rinse at the roots to tame any flyaways and to give the hair more lift.
« To give the hair extra shine and health, I worked a few drops of René Furterer KARITE leave-in nourishing cream into the ends.
« Next, I did a round brush blow dry with a small round brush. Using a 1" curling iron, I curled and clipped hair section by section, setting the hair in a classic pin curl set. Once the hair cooled, I took out the pin curls, brushed out the hair with a flat bristle brush. For height and texture, I back combed hair from the roots.
« I sprayed René Furterer VEGETAL FINISHING SPRAY onto my fingers and then ran my hands through Samantha's hair to keep the texture loose. Next, I pulled the hair up into a relaxed high knot at the crown. Last, I secured the updo with large hair pins. Samantha was ready for her moment on the red carpet.
Quick Change for Les Miserables Cast Performance
« For her stirring performance with fellow cast members including Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfried, Samantha was all elegance in a svelte Jenny Packham gown. "We decided to go with a softer look to complement the easy glamour of Samantha's gown," says Creighton.