Rachel Bilson is Glowing

Rachel Bilson Hairstyles
Ah yes, there is nothing like a brand spanking new engagement ring to put a long overdue smile on a girl’s face, and Rachel Bilson is no exception. Here she is in Los Angeles doing some house hunting for her and her new husband to be, and as usual, this style icon is dressed to perfection. Pulling off a casual little black dress, Rachel is showing off a thousand watt smile to match her thousand watt diamond ring. And she has gone a little dressy in the hair, but elegantly enough that her long chestnut locks look casual as well. And whether you have easily tamable hair or not, this look of long and loose waves is so hot right now, and very easy to accomplish.

To get this look like Rachel Bilson, use texturizing shampoo and conditioner, and you will want to blow dry with a round bristle brush. Blow dry your hair about 95%, and when it is still slightly damp, you can set your hair in large sized Velcro rollers to create this wonderful volume that Rachel has here. Let your rollers set for about 30 minutes, and then blast some heat on them to finish the drying and lock in that volume.

When your hair has cooled from this blast, take the rollers out and brush out your hair with your soft bristle brush. The rollers will work to give you some volume, but don’t always allow for a wavy curl, so if you want a little more wave in your hair, use a large barrelled curling iron to lock in the sections you want more vamp appeal. The end result? A lovely voluptuous mane with just enough wave and volume to look sexy, but not too much that you are over the top.

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Michelle Trachtenberg Keeps Us Guessing With Gossip Girl

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And here we have the every so lovely Michelle Trachtenberg appearing once again on the set of Gossip Girl, leading us to believe that some more of her trouble is in store for our favourite Upper East Siders. In the first season of Gossip Girl, we saw Michelle blast New York with her icy persona, and she returned last season as a bad girl gone good. A little too good, in the “I love Jesus, don’t you?” kind of way. And it looks like she is going to keep us guessing with her real plans for Upper Manhattan, as we see her returning here on set for the upcoming season. And this look she has here does not tell us very much in the way of what we can wait for from her.

Here Michelle is not exactly her former sexy vamp sinking her claws into the city, but she is not exactly sending off the Christian Polyanna vibes any longer. Does this happy medium in her style mean that she is going to surprise us yet again? Who knows, but what Michelle is doing with this ponytail is a great thing, as it shows that yes, even a second day hair day ponytail can look both sleek AND chic, whether you are taking it day or night.

This look is easy to accomplish, particularly since you are going to skip your shampoo and do this with second day hair. For your front section, take a fine tooth comb dipped in water, and create a razor sharp part about 2-3 inches long. Then, comb the remaining section on the back of your crown, and tease it lightly to give you a bit of height and volume at the back of your head. Use your fine tooth comb to sleekly comb your sides to the back, gathering your back crown section together with your two sides.

Secure at the nape of your neck with a clear elastic, and give the back section a spritz of extra hold hairspray. Sweep your bangs to the side in either direction of your part, however you feel most comfortable, and secure with a pin behind your ear. Finish the look with a little spritzing of hair gloss, and you have yourself a super easy hairstyle that will look and stay great no matter WHERE you take it all day or all night

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The Secret to Leighton Meester’s Headband Craze

Leighton Meester Hairstyle
Leighton Meester is one girl we love to hate, particularly when she is playing bad girl Queen Bee on our favourite prime time drama Gossip Girl. And another thing we love about this girl is consistency, isn’t it? No matter how good she pretends to be, we are never surprised by the fact that yes, she will always charm us with her evil doings and schemes. Perhaps what makes her so charming in this is her intentions behind most of her evil doings, as they always seem wrapped around the theme that she is doing it for her friends. Ah well, maybe we will see some changes in Blair Waldorf this season, and perhaps we won’t. The other thing that Blair seems to have when it comes to consistency is her never changing hairstyle.

If you want to add some instant glam to your hair, you can do so by taking a cue from Blair Waldorf and adopt this trend into your lifestyle with a cinch. This trend was so hot this year, that Leighton herself was rumoured to have gone through 48 headbands in last years 13 episode season. You too can get this look rather easily. To avoid the flat front that is common with a headband, first brush your hair back and tease with a comb. You will be able to keep the band in place by then spritzing hair with a texturizer and blasting the front section with a hair dryer before placing the headband on.

Place the headband onto your head instead of pulling it back, and you will be left with this style where some pieces are left in the front, while the band neatly and elegantly holds your hair back. The key to this look is remembering that the headband is meant to appear as a hair accessory, not as an actual head band that pulls your hair back giving you a facelift. Think of it as hair bling, made to look pretty on your head, and not so much for actually pulling your hair back. This mindset will help you in placement, and you can pull off this sexy but pretty look that Leighton seems to have mastered on Gossip Girl.

Photograph: Darla Khazei, PacificCoastNews.com

Jessica Lowndes Glams it Up On Set

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Here we have everybody’s favorite bad girl gone good strutting her stuff on the set of Beverly Hills 90210, and it looks like Jessica’s former bad girl persona is cleaning up a little bit with the new season, as she is looking pretty darn smoking as the newest mom of Beverly Hills. Though we did see Jessica’s character tearfully give her daughter up for adoption last season, she is not actually playing a new mom, but clearly going back into the limelight with this glamorous look that shows no evidence of a new mom figure. And for this post-baby look, Jessica Lowndes was styled in this smoking purple mini dress with her gorgeous raven hair reaching new lengths this season in a sexy sultry length that is long and luscious.

Here Jessica’s hair has been styled with a vixen in mind and it looks like she is really playing up the sexy girl on the upcoming season. To get this look, use texturizing shampoo and conditioner, and you will want to blow dry with a round bristle brush. Blow dry your hair about 95%, and when it is still slightly damp, you can set your hair in large sized Velcro rollers to create this wonderful volume that Jessica has here. Let your rollers set for about 30 minutes, and then blast some heat on them to finish the drying and lock in that volume.

When your hair has cooled from this blast, take the rollers out and brush out your hair with your soft bristle brush. If your hair doesn’t quite have the volume that you are looking for, use a wide barrelled curling iron to add a little more lift at the top and add some overall extra volume. As you take the curling iron out of your hair, spritz some extra hold spray on your waves, and finger comb the look out, not worrying about your part or where your luscious long waves are moving. The end result? A lovely voluptuous mane with just enough wave and volume to look sexy, but not too much that you are over the top.

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Anne Hathaway Goes Glam

Anne Hathaway Hairstyles
Ever the stylista Anne Hathaway is seen here hanging out in the East Village with some unidentified male amigo, and since they are doing the cutesy hand holding thing, my guess would be that Anne has decided to get back in the relationship saddle again. No surprise that it took her so long after all that she went through with the con man from Italy, but it looks like the wait was worth it to her as she is looking happyk, smiley, and ever so glamorous in even the most casual ensemble. Here Anny has gone for a darling little denim mini-dress, and has left her shoulder length cropped hair as is for the day.

Not too much styling here is required, but as you can see having the right cut really makes all of the difference here. Anne’s chocolate colored locks are cut to one length, and it looks like she has taken some time to grow out her bangs as well. The key to styling this chic look into something that is not too glamorous, but sexy and chic at the same time is to tame it with a little bit of product. Use some texturizing shampoo and conditioner for this one, and you will want some styling pomade as well.

For this length of hair you want to go with about a quarter sized drop of pomade and run it over your hands until your palms are covered. Finger comb your hair then with your hands and really work the product through. If your hair is naturally straight, you can just let it air dry, and the texturizing products will work their magic. If not, you may want to blow dry with a flat paddle brush from roots to your ends, and this will lock in the product and ensure your hair stays voluminous with plenty of movement for this chic casual look.

Again, you don’t want to overstyle here, some drying and product is all you need for this sexy look as casual, carefree, and confidence are the true hallmarks to the success of this style.

Photograph: Edward Opinaldo, PacificCoastNews.com