Although there is nothing quite like a professionally set hairstyle, it is possible to imitate many of the looks you see on the runway and in the media. All that is required is patience, persistence, a good eye and the right equipment and techniques.
Almost all starlets have their own version of the sedu, one of the most popular celebrity hairstyles. The sedu is a straight look, and many of these straight hair dos are “messy” and have a “blown” look to them, although some are sleek. Jennifer Anniston is the actress who made the sedu look famous, and she has an advantage with her naturally ruler-straight locks.
However, you can have naturally curly and wavy hair and still achieve sedu-perfect straightness with a flat iron. To have a look like Jennifer Anniston’s, apply the following techniques:
• Shampoo and condition hair (conditioner is especially important, since it tames curls and waves)
• Brush your hair flat and apply gel
• Blow dry your hair with a round brush. Point the barrel of the dryer downard to avoid frizzing and waving
• Take one inch wide sections of your hair and press it flat with a sedu iron. If you want a perfectly straight “do” do not flip at the ends, or you can flip the hair or out by twisting the ends around the flat iron.
Reese Witherspoon sported one of the most memorable celebrity hairstyles at the academy awards. Her elegant chignon elicited as much comment as her spectacular performance. A chignon is not difficult to shape, and is formed by a ponytail that is perched just a few inches off the neck.
The chignon is good for long to medium length hair, since the “pony” requires enough hair to be formed into a roll.
•Shampoo and condition hair (you might want to do this the day before the big occasion, since freshly washed pony’s are more difficult to style) •Rinse out the conditioner and follow with a cool rinse for shine •Towel dry and apply a leave-in conditioner •Dry with a blowdryer and a paddle brush •Form a ponytail at the nape of the neck and divide the pony into three sections •Curl the pony sections with a curling iron and pin the curls until they are cool •Brush the pony gently and wrap it around the elastic band, arranging it to the right size and shape.
Keira Knightley’s new super-short “pixie do” became an overnight sensational celebrity hairstyle, although some felt it was a bit drastic. Still, she has the eyes and the perfect face for a pixie do.
You don’t have to be a Keira look-a-like to look good in a pixie; if your face is somewhat oval, it is a good style.
•The stylist should form the back into a “wedge shape” •Leave generous bangs in front for a feminine look, and to emphasize the eyes •Adjust the bangs according to your mood. You might want to curl them or to straighten them with a sedu iron.
The Pixie style is a sassy look which is quite attractive, and is a good style for summer.
Paris Hilton sported some elegant sedu bobs until she sheared most of her locks. What she will do with her super-short hair now, remains to be seen, but you can re-create her signature bobs with a sedu iron, gently flipping the ends inward or outward according to your mood. Paris also wore her hair sometimes in a half-up, half-down, asymmetrical style. Experiment with pulling parts of your hair up and leaving them down according to your mood.
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Article Added on Thursday, November 30, 2006
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