Dita Von Teese Impresses with Old Hollywood Glamor

Dita Von Teese Hairstyles
Dita Von Teese has that look that requires skill and artisan craftsmanship, and though this look is by no means easy low maintenance, the final effect is worth the effort every single time. When you throw in her natural beauty and chiseled features, this is one look that is easily envied by many. Here she is spotted in a colorful red and white dress in the VIP section of the Coachella festival that has been all the rage for A-listers this week, and she is styled to perfection for even an everyday outdoor festival. To get the Old Hollwyood hair, you need to focus on curly curls and careful styling.

This look is most easily accomplished on shoulder length or shorter hair as well. And, if you want to look authentically Old World, then you have to do it authentically as well, and for this look, pin curls are the way to go. For this, you want to start off with washing your hair with curl enhancing shampoo and conditioner. Blow dry your hair until it is about 80% dry, with just enough dampness to hold your curls. Take your hair in one inch sections, and wrap a section around your index finger until you get as close to your head as possible. When you do, slowly pull your finger out of the curl, and then pin the curl right to your head. Do this for your entire head. Let your curls dry naturally, or you can blast them with some low heat to set the curl.

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Supermodel Gisele Bundchen Pins it Up

Gisele Bundchen Hairstyles
Gisele Bundchen

Yes, it’s true, even supermodels can have a bad hair day, and you see what can happen to someone when it does. Well, for you maybe, but for Gisele it seems that when she has a bad hair day, we just get to see more of her gorgeous face. Here is Gisele as she goes for a little stroll for some me time in the West Village in New York City where she lives.

Recently she renewed her vows with hubby hunk Tom Brady, and the two have been publicizing that with much PDA recently, but it seems in this case, Gisele was going solo with nothing but her Blackberry to keep her company. And even when she is strolling through SoHo and having a grand old time in her most casual attire, she is still looking fabulous with her hair pulled back in a sleek ponytail. This just goes to show that yes, you can get away with second day hair without drawing too much attention to yourself.

If you pull off the right look like Gisele has here and choose simple pieces that are casual, but with one or two standing out amongst the others, you can get away with the ponytail. Doing just that will ensure that if you are getting looks from the crowd, they are the kind of looks you want.

Photograph: © Edward Opinaldo, PacificCoastNews.com**

Jessica Alba Puts it Up

Jessica Alba Hairstyle
Jessica dressed up her style a little bit with a pretty updo in braids and a casual ensemble. This look is a very pretty one for day, as it dresses up your entire look no matter what you are wearing, and braids are always very flattering and complimentary on any face.

This look however is not that easy to achieve if you are going for sleek and chic, so you do want to take your time here. Part your hair down the center, and run your comb under water to assist with the sleek factor. Comb both sides of your head with the comb to sleek your sides, and this dampening effect will allow you to work with and braid your hair much easier. Comb a tiny section off the top and towards the back and begin your braiding.

As you braid, braid towards the back of your head so that the braid will lie smooth. Do the same with the other side, and depending on how long your hair is, you can either tuck the ends under, or coil them into a pretty bun at the back. Finish with some extra hold spray for your flyaways and you have yourself a pretty and chic updo that can take you from day to night without having to do a single thing!

Photo: RevolutionPix, PacificCoastNews.com

Shenae Grimes Not Such a Good Girl

Shenae Grimes
90210 actress Shenae Grimes isn’t quite a good girl, she just plays one on TV. Here she is seen showing off her dark side this past weekend as she hangs with some friends at the exclusive Bardot lounge in West Hollywood. And Shenae is a Canadian actress who seems to bring that wholesome Canadian goodness to the screen as she plays this generation’s goody goody on Beverly Hills 90201. But as you can see here with her lacy and all black ensemble for her Saturday night on the town, Shenae is working hard to convey the notion that she is not as much a good girl as her screen work may lead you to believe.

And it also looks like Shenae has followed this season’s hair trend by taking her shade to an extreme color with dramatically darker locks. Shenae normally has chestnut locks that she complements with fair and golden highlights, but this color here is definitely highlighting her more serious side. Shenae here has also straightened her normally luscious waves into a sleek look that is both chic and glamorous.

To get this look, use texturizing shampoo and conditioner in the shower, particularly if straightening your hair can be a bit of a challenge in warmer and more humid temperatures. Use straightening serum on towel dried hair, and blow dry your hair with a flat bristle brush. You don’t want lift at the crown or roots here, as sleek and bone straight is your ultimate goal. After your hair is dried, run a flat iron over your hair to smooth away any bend, and amp up the sleek factor. After your first run with the flat iron, spritz on some glossing serum to add some extra shine, and then run the flat iron through it again to lock in your super shine. Create a sleek side part, and you’ve got yourself a straight look that will last through the night no matter how hard you are rocking the night away.

Photograph: David Tonnessen, PacificCoastNews.com

Blake Lively Rocks the “Late Show with David Letterman”

Blake Lively Hairstyles
If you are a big fan of the CW, then you are more than likely a big fan of the chicest Upper East Sider out there, Blake Lively, aka Serena Vanderwood. We love to see Blake on screen with the trendiest fasion, the chicest accessories, and the attitude to go with all of it. And if you enjoy watching Blake’s comings and goings off-screen, then you know she carries this same trend off-set as well. No, this is not a girl that you will ever catch having a bad hair day, or a bad anything day really. Even when she does sport the bad days, you never notice because she is just *that*beautiful. But don’t hate her for it because she’s also one of the sweetest girls off-screen that you will ever meet. Which is probably why she has done so well in the romance department with fellow co-star Penn Badgely, your friend Dan.

Here Blake is showing off her stuff in a gorgeous eye popping mini-dress that highlights this season’s jewel tones perfectly. And here for her appearance on David Letterman Blake chose to veer from her usual wavy and luscious long mane, and complemented her stunning attire with a sleek look that is neither too wavy or too straight. It’s all in the casual here, but casual elegance is the marker of this look.

To get this look, you want to have a layered cut with long concave layers cut that angle toward your features rather than away from them. Use texturizing shampoo and conditioner to give your hair some bend, and blow dry your hair from roots to ends with a round and soft bristle brush. After your blowdry, you can run some styling pomade through your hair to give it some additional texture and movement. Then, use a 1 ½ “ curling iron to put some bend and wave in your hair, but here you really just want to run the iron through your hair, and not focus too much on curl.

Keep the curling on for just a second or two, and create a lovely, soft wave that will last all day. You will then brush these waves out for a soft almost ethereal look, and a sexy but not too fussy side part will add instant vamp appeal to your overall look of casual elegance. Finish the look with some extra hold hairspray along your part.

Darla Khazei, PacificCoastNews.com