Category Archives: HAIRSTYLES

Modern Wedding Veils

Q: I am getting married next month. My dress is a short, simple cocktail sheath and I am looking for a modern yet elegant wedding veil to match that is not too expensive.

A: I found a cute and stylish birdcage wedding veil by Jennifer Behr (her headbands were worn by Leighton Meester on Gossip Girl) for $165. This sassy veil has a touch of old-world glam and will go with any wedding dress style. Embellish with rhinestone clips, flowers, or feathers for extra oomph. I personally like it as it is and I love that it offers the flexibility for optional embellishments.


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Beauty Video: How to Create Beach Wave Hair

Spritz your “beach spray” to towel dried hair. You can use drugstore brands or make your own using seltzer water with a teaspoon of sea salt.

Work product through root to tip to evenly distribute product.

Blow dry (as seen on video)

Use a wand iron and curl vertically with one inch sections.

Use pomade or cream to add texture.

Flip hair upside down and work your fingers through the hair to get a more natural look.

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Celebrity Hairstyles: 5 Easy Summer Hairstyles and Up-dos + VO5 Giveaway

Glamorous Up-Do

Reese Witherspoon’s ‘60s-inspired pony is a fun way to incorporate a retro look into your every-day style.

Work in Perfect Hold Styling Mousse into damp hair. Blow dry with a large barrel brush

Using a 1 ½-inch curling iron, create loose waves throughout hair

Once hair has cooled, divide hair into two horizontal sections

Back-comb hair at the top of the crown, gently smooth the top section back without  flattening the volume and secure by criss-crossing bobby-pins

For a fun date-night look, add a fun hair clip to the side

French Twist

Modernize the French twist by adding volume and texture like Julia Roberts.

Work in Perfect Hold Styling Mousse into towel-dried hair. Add a diffuser to the blow dryer when drying hair to keep hair’s natural texture

With a fine-toothed comb, gently tease the crown to add volume

Bring hair to one side, be careful not to flatten the crown, criss-cross bobby pins vertically up the back of the head to create a foundation

Bring hair up into mid-height side pony, wrap the hair around thumb and twist it up into a cone shape. Secure with U-shaped pins. Tuck the ends inside the cone

Finish with Perfect Hold Styling Hairspray

Classic Pony

Sofia Vergara keeps it simple and fresh with polished pony

Apply Perfect Hold Styling Mousse into towel-dried hair.

Create gentle waves with a 1 ½-inch curling iron

Gently tease hair the crown with a fine-toothed comb

Leaving a small section of hair at the nape of the neck, secure the rest of the hair in a mid-height pony, be careful not to flatten the volume at the crown

Take the remaining hair and wrap the base of the pony, secure with a bobby pin

Finish with Perfect Hold Styling Hairspray

Bohemian Braids

Keep things fun and laid back with a braided look like Jessica Alba

Work in Perfect Hold Styling Mousse dry hair.

Section off a 1-inch section from the front of the hair line and create a French braid from one ear to the other, tucking in the ends with a bobby pin

Section off another 1-inch section behind the original French braid and create another French braid in the opposite direction, tuck the ends in with a bobby pin

Create a bun with the remaining hair and finish with Perfect Hold Styling Hairspray

Elegant Bun

Look sophisticated and classy with a side bun like Nicole Kidman

Work in Perfect Hold Styling Mousse dry hair

Using a 1-inch curling iron create loose waves

Bring hair to one side and create a loose chignon, secure with U-shaped pins **Don’t worry if pieces fall out throughout the night, this keeps is young and touchable

Finish with Perfect Hold Styling Hairspray

VO5 Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive samples of VO5 haircare products.

To win simply ‘like’ this post on Facebook (USA page or Canada page) or leave a comment below telling us about your favorite summer hairstyle!

This giveaway is open to residents of the USA and Canada until June 12, 2011.

VO5 products are available nationwide at drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers with a suggested retail price of $2.00.

Log on to for more information about where to buy, product offerings and other exciting brand initiatives.

Images: Getty

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