With summer soirees in full swing, what better time to try out a fresh new hairstyle or update your makeup look.
Replicate these easy-to-do celebrity hairstyles and makeup tutorials for a chic, red-carpet look.
The Lob (aka Long Bob)
January Jones and Julianne Hough currently sport this fresh take on the bob. As opposed to a standard bob, which ends at the jaw, the lob grazes the shoulders. To give her bob movement, Hough rocks soft layers and a side part. If you choose to try this look, ask your stylist to keep your hair piecey and your ends wispy.
Bangs are an easy way to instantly transform your look while keeping the length of your hair. Bangs can be versatile, too. Kerry Washington styles her bangs in two hot ways: blunt, grazing her eyebrows, or soft and feminine, sweeping them to the side. Keep the bangs light and frizz-free with a finishing product like Serge Normant Meta Sheer Dry Oil Finishing Spray.
Ballerina buns are so “in” right now, and this is such a carefree summer style. Wear it loose by brushing your hair into a ponytail and securing it with an elastic. Then, twist your hair into a bun and use bobby pins to tuck the hairs into the base of the ponytail. Gently pull on the elastic holder to soften the bun. For a perfect bun, try a product like the Conair Bun Maker, which you can find at Ulta or Walgreens.
Jessica Chastain rocked a red lip on the red carpet, and you can too at your next event. Many women shy away from wearing red lipstick, but it actually helps brighten your face. Choose a red based on your skin’s undertones. If your skin is fair, try a pink- or blue-based red. For olive skin, you’ll want a nude or berry red, and for brown skin, choose a deeper red with blue and brown tones. Remember to use minimal eye makeup paired with a bold lip color.
Claire Danes had gorgeous smoky eyes at this year’s Golden Globes. To copy her look, you’ll need gel eyeliner and a gray eye shadow. Along the lashline, draw a thin line with the eyeliner. Then, dip the tip of your eyeshadow brush into the shadow and lightly smudge it directly over the liner. Bobbi Brown’s smudge brush makes this totally foolproof.