April 28, 2009

Celeb Hair Tricks: How to DIY a Red Carpet ‘Do in Under 5 Minutes, plus Sexy ’70s Waves

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April 28, 2009 www.glamour.com

Celeb Hair Tricks: How to DIY a Red Carpet ‘Do in Under 5 Minutes, plus Sexy ’70s Waves

The 5-Minute Celebrity Hair Trick

Feel like you never have enough time–or energy–to do something cool with your hair? Well, here’s a sweet, super-fast ‘do to keep in mind: New mom Halle Berry recently hit the red carpet in a one-curl chignon–a sleek style that takes just five minutes to create. Simply part your hair on one side, then pull it all back into a low bun, leaving one single 2-inch section at the front loose. Once you have the chignon secured and flyaways smoothed down, curl the front section with a wide-barrel curling iron and spritz with hairspray to keep in place. (Hint: This hairdo works best if your front layers hit just below your chin.) It’s easy. It’s sexy. It’s fast. What more could you want in an updo?

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DIY Sexy ’70s Hair

While fashion is gearing up for some serious ’80s flashbacks, when it comes to hair, we’re all about the ’70s. And so is Eva Longoria Parker. The actress’s center-parted, slightly feathered hair reminds me of the cuts Farrah Fawcett and Jacqueline Smith sported in their Charlie’s Angels days (in a good way!). And the best part? We hear that Eva styled this look herself. To DIY this ‘do, Jessica Tinsley, of the Serge Normant at John Frieda Los Angeles Salon, suggests setting your hair in large hot rollers, rolling each curler up and away from your face. (If you roll your hair up and under, you’ll get poodle curls). Remove rollers, then brush the curls with fingers to loosen them into waves. Run a little styling cream through the ends to break them up for a clean, modern feel.

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Makeup That’s as Pretty as a Peacock

If you’ve been people-watching lately, you know that peacock feathers are in, with a capital I. The multicolor plumes are turning up everywhere, from headbands and earrings to skirts and now…eye makeup! To create the peacock-feather-inspired look seen here on Kate Walsh, makeup artist Elaine Offers applied MAC Paint Pot in Constructivist, a bronzy brown cream shadow all over Kate’s lids. She then added a green iridescent hue called MAC Eyeshadow in Club to the outer corners of lids and finished by layering a little MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy–a shimmery brown eyeliner–inside the rims of eyes. To keep the drama on her eyes, Offers kept the rest of the makeup simple, brushing on two delicate layers of blush–first a peach cream, then a pink powder. The resulting look was as regal as a peacock feather but not too showy.

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Give That Black Eyeliner the Night Off!

Now that spring is here, it’s time to give all those heavy layers a rest–and that includes eye makeup. For your next big night out, take cues from celebrity makeup artist Gregory Arlt. He recently gave Michelle Trachtenberg a gilded look by a layering a peachy gold shadow on her lids and a light gold shimmer just under the brows to make eyes pop. Then–instead of drawing on a heavy black liner–he used a slanted brush to apply plum-y brown eyeshadow on the top and bottom lash lines. This subtle, smoky liner look will work perfectly with all those flirty spring dresses you just retrieved from the back of your closet.

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Meet Our Writer

-Andrea Pomerantz Lustig blogs for The Girls in the Beauty Department and writes Glamour’s Beauty Q&A column. Got trend tips or q’s for her?

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