Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Celebrity Patricia Arquette’s New nad Trendy Bob hairstyles

Celebrity Patricia Arquette’s chin-length bob with bangs

Patricia Arquette in a short bob hair style for the The 59th Annual Primetime EMMY Awards. This style looks cute

Patricia Arquette’s classic bob cut

Best hairstyles for women all time

You're longing for a new hairstyle, but nothing too extreme. The solution: Choose from these five guaranteed-to-flatter cuts — the bob, the shag, the pixie, long hair plus bangs, or long layers. You simply can't go wrong with any of them. We got five busy moms to test-drive them, with help from our beauty dream team: New York City hairstylist Sean James Decuers, colorist Rita Hazan, and makeup artist Mally Roncal. Pick your favorite look, then take it to your hairstylist — stat.

The Bob
Audrey MacKenzie: After
This popular cut has as many famous fans as interpretations: Try it sleek, wavy, or choppy — the way Audrey wears it here.
Cut and color: This version is slightly longer in front, which keeps it from looking too boxy. Bold highlights play up the chunky texture.
Is it for you? Swingy layers flatter all face shapes, from round to oval or square, says Decuers. This shorter length can also plump up fine hair by taking away some weight.
Styling tips: "Use a thickening spray on damp strands to give it more movement," says Decuers. A good choice: Charles Worthington Dream Hair Exquisite Body Thickening Spray ($9, drugstores).
Key makeup move: Roncal filled in Audrey's over-plucked brows with a blond brow pencil. "Too-thin brows can make you look washed out — especially if you're fair-haired," she says. Try Mary Kay Brow Definer Pencil in Classic Blonde ($10,

Ellie Schantz: Before

"I've had long hair since college," says Ellie Schantz, a meal-center manager and mother of two girls, ages 15 and 11. With her 45th birthday just days away, she came to the salon excited about a new look. Says Decuers: "When Ellie walked in, I could tell she had great energy. Now her cut matches her personality." Ellie's biggest post-makeover surprise? "I can actually get my hair to look like this 'after' photo," she says.

The Shag
Ellie Schantz: After
"Layers with an edge" is how Decuers describes this style, first made famous by Jane Fonda (in Klute) and Pat Benatar.
Cut and color: This 2009 version features longer layers than Fonda's close-cropped one, plus face-framing, angled bangs. Hazan chose a chocolate-brown vegetable dye to gently cover Ellie's grays and boost shine.
Is it for you? A shag works best on straight hair or loose waves. The layers can look poodle-y with curly hair — you'll have to blow it straight to make the cut work.
Styling tips: To maximize shine, blow-dry hair, then flatiron it (this smooths the cuticle). Finish with a smoothing serum. Try Sebastian Liquid Gloss Defrizz Polishing Drops ($17, for salons).
Key makeup move: Roncal used a single shadow (in plum) on Ellie's lids to draw attention away from her undereye puffiness. "Using just one color makes lids look more even," says Roncal. Try Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Gossip ($19, Macy's).

Shannon Jenest: Before
"I have always been hesitant to cut my hair," says Shannon Jenest, 32, a public relations executive and mom of a 3-year-old son. "I thought long hair was more feminine. But my new short crop makes me feel alive, and to me, that's really sexy." Shannon warmed up to her new, coppery-red hair a bit more gradually: "I have a pretty classic style, which can translate as boring. This hair is anything but," she says.

The Pixie
Shannon Jenest: After
Gamine and gorgeous, yet classic — this cut takes guts. The payoff is how well it shows off your features.
Cut and color: Long, asymmetrical bangs and choppy layers throughout give this pixie its chic look. As for the bold color: "Shannon was strawberry blond as a kid, so I knew she could pull off red hair beautifully," says Hazan.
Is it for you? It's the most flattering with delicate facial features and wavy hair, says Decuers.
Styling tips: Boost the texture by dabbing pomade on the ends with your fingertips. Try Citre Shine Shine Miracle Highly Polished Glossing Pomade ($4, drugstores).
Key makeup move: This cut spotlights skin. "Shannon's is dry, accentuating fine lines," says Roncal. Her strategy: Use creamy, moisturizing makeup. Try Mally Beauty Pro Natural Lip & Cheek Rouge in Peach ($20,

Jill Hyman: Before
Jill Hyman, 41, admits that the last time she had a different hairstyle, her daughter and son, now 11 and 9, weren't born. Yet her new cut is winning raves with family — and some virtual strangers as well. "The people who know me all say I look younger," she says. "But I thought it was funny when the mailman who delivers to the knitting store where I work part-time and the cashier at the local supermarket commented as well."

Long Hair with Bangs
Jill Hyman: After Sure, they're cute on kids, but a little fringe can make grown-ups look youthful, too, by concealing a broad forehead and fine lines.
Cut and color: Decuers cut a wide swath of bangs just past the outer corners of Jill's eyes, then used a razor to place layers in her all-one-length hair. Hazan added caramel highlights, even to the bangs, to give her brown more depth.
Is it for you? Yes, if you want a dramatic change without lopping off too much length. Bangs need trimming every three weeks, so ask your stylist how to do it yourself, or if he offers free touch-ups.
Styling tips: Curl bangs under slightly with a paddle brush. "They look prettier if not blown stick straight," says Decuers.
Key makeup move: "Shiny lips play up a more youthful cut," says Roncal. Try Milani Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss in Bee Gone ($5.49, Walgreens).

Making the Cut. Face Shapes and Hairstyles.

What’s the best short hairstyle for your face shape?

Before cutting your locks, estimate your “short” options. “You have to think about the jawline, the face shape, the length of the neck — all of those things contribute to how short or long you can go with the bob,” said celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson, who snipped Anne Hathaway’s above-the-shoulder do. “Even though everyone is wearing shorter hair, it’s important to not be a slave to the trend.”

Gibson’s fail-safe tips? Those with fuller faces should avoid taking it too short: “You wouldn’t want the haircut to be at the jawline because it’s going to accentuate that,” he said. “If it’s a little longer, it’s slimming and more angular on the face and neck.” The perfect candidate for a pixie do or cropped bob, said Gibson, is someone who is thinner through the cheeks and with a smaller head. Regardless of how much you elect to cut, Gibson ranks the severity of the cut as the top consideration: “It should definitely have softness to it.”

Friday, February 13, 2009

Latest Hot Prom Hairstyles

Bettie Bangs

Named after 1950s pinup girl Bettie Page (don’t worry if you’ve never heard of her), everyone from Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera to Dita von Teese (these references you know) is into these edgy bangs. To pull them off, create ringlets, pin back the sides, and keep the bangs blunt
Latest prom Hairstyles

Sleek Ponytails

Okay, so it’s not quite a down-do, but a high, super-sleek ponytail is way sexier than a stuffy updo. To really make your pony look prom-worthy, take a small strand of hair and wind it around the elastic; then fasten it just underneath the ponytail (out of sight) with a bobby pin or two.
Latest prom Hairstyles

Loose Waves

Forget full-on tendrils and take a cue from Britney, Taylor Swift, and Lindsay Lohan, who have all been seen sporting these soft, loose locks. The look is flirtier than straight hair, but you don’t have to commit to crazy curls.
Latest prom Hairstyles

Faux Bobs

Carrie Underwood has been spotted showing off this sexy, tousled ’do. It’s a perfect way to get a whole new look without a haircut.
Latest prom Hairstyles

Va Va Voom Waves

Want a hairdo that will really turn heads? We love the look of these glossy, voluminous waves. Remember to coat your curls with a bit of nongreasy shine serum so your hair stays bouncy and lustrous all night long (yep, we mean all through the after-party).
Latest prom Hairstyles

Haute Headbands

Headbands are definitely stealing the spotlight this prom season. It doesn’t matter whether your hair is straight or curly; a sparkly style will add some glitz and glamour to your down-do.

80s Crimp

Crimpers can be fun, but fight the urge to use the iron on your whole head: Remember this is prom, not Halloween. Simply style a couple of strands and keep the rest of your loose locks straight for a modern and -- dare we say totally awesome -- take on this retro style.

Half-Up With Height

Having trouble deciding if the down-do is really for you? Don’t stress. A half-updo (one with lots of lift) gives you the best of both worlds: a few loose strands to twirl and a no-fuss hairstyle that looks ultra-elegant.

Extreme Side Parts

Besides being totally sexy, a side-swept down-do is flattering for every face shape. To really spice up your look, try enhancing your eyes with smoky shadow.

Pinned-up Curls

Want a down-do that keeps the hair out of your eyes? Try teasing your bangs and pinning them back with a barrette for a simple and stunning hairstyle.

Monday, February 9, 2009

New Bridal Hairstyles For 2009

Bread Bun Hairstyles for Bride

Wedding Curly Hairstyles for 2009

Wedding Hairstyles 2009

Latest Bridal Hairstyles

Friday, February 6, 2009

Latest Inverted Bob Hairstyles 2009

Coming to the hairstyle trends of 2009, Short hairstyles are one of the most popular ones. Inverted bob is one among these short hairstyles. The inverted bob hairstyles have a stylish and elegant look.They also go great with any hair type, hair length, age group and facial structure.This is very famous hairstyle in NewYork. When you go through any fashion magazine,you can find tons of different inverted bob hairstyles. When you think of inverted bob haircut, two people come into your mind---Rihanna and Victoria Beckham. You can add curls to the inverted bob to look more attractive.
Stylish bob cut hairstyle

Modern bob cut hairstyles

Victoria Beckham inverted bob hair