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Spring Hair Styles

With all of the seventies-era, free-flowing, middle-parted tresses on the Spring runways, we’re leaning toward losing our asymmetrical bob and regrowing our locks past the shoulders. We mostly credit Roberto Cavalli for our newfound lust for length—and Sophie Albou’s Paul &
Joe. Watching Karlie Kloss trot down Albou’s runway in two different bell-bottomed, halterneck jumpsuits sporting a particularly epic, middle-parted blow-out with slight height in the back was, in a word, inspiring. It’s something of a quandary, though, as there were also a few strong arguments for keeping things short. The first came via Keira Knightley, who sported a brand-new chin-sweeping style for her front-row appearance at Chanel on Tuesday, and the second debuted backstage at Miu Miu. Rather than fashion actual undercuts, hair stylist Guido Palau went with the faux bob at Miuccia Prada’s Paris finale—a look that is easier than you’d think to re-create and gives you the flexibility to dabble between cute-and-cropped and long-and-lovely. Prepping hair with Redken’s Blow-Dry Wool Shake 08 Gel-Slush Texturizer, Palau created center parts and brushed hair into low ponytails before rolling them upward and inward and securing with bobby pins. “Pull a few pieces out around the face for softness,” Palau recommends, to give the whole thing a more natural effect. It remains to be seen how our “to cut, or not to cut” dilemma will resolve itself, and until we sort it out, we’ll continue to neglect making an appointment with our stylist for a much-overdue trim.


With some of Hollywood’s biggest bombshells making cameos at Comic Con 2010, the film showcase has been an action hero-loving nerd’s dream come true. Angelina Jolie kicked things off last week, touting her new thriller Salt in a curve-hugging black leather ensemble. But she was promptly one-upped by Blake Lively, whose nothing-left-to-the-imagination cleavage shirt definitely upstaged her Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynold’s entrance at the movie’s press conference on Saturday. Reynolds should be used to that, though; his real-life female counterpart, Scarlett Johansson, frequently steals the spotlight—as she did last night on day three of the festival, debuting a new, choppy angled bob in support of the first installment of the Avengers franchise, for which she takes on the role of the Black Widow. (A requisite décolletage-bearing bustier top was also in full effect). What do you think of her new crop?

It’s no secret that bigger is better when it comes to fall hair. The collective message that stylists like Guido Palau at Prada, Eugene Souleiman at Rochas, and Odile Gilbert at Lagerfeld sent down the runways was volume—a memo that was not lost on the beauty and fashion set, as evidenced by the hoards of glossies that have devoted many a page of late to hulking masses of hair. Christy Turlington set things off with a Giles-esque set in this month’s issue of Vogue Italia, which was promptly followed by Laetitia Casta’s tribute to Amy Winehouse’s famous half-up, half-down bouffant on the cover of next month’s Russian Vogue. Our favorite incarnation yet comes from the pages of the August issue of Vogue U.S., which features a sixties-styled Karlie Kloss sporting a spot-on replica of the sexed-up, teased-out tresses from Rochas, where Michelangelo Antonioni’s Mod masterpiece Blow-up, provided the inspiration. All three are convincing arguments for investing in some high-quality mousse and a strong hair spray—and offer just a small taste of what is likely to come from those much anticipated September books. Ready your teasing comb.


This week’s Entertainment Weekly has a hearty preview of the new comic-book-turned-movie flick Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds as the hero and Gossip Girl star Blake Lively as his love interest. And in the sneak peek photographs posted on ifanboy.com, we see that the 22-year-old blond and always-with-perfect-highlights Blake Lively has BROWN HAIR. What a totally new look for her! It definitely makes her look more mature.