Leighton Meester’s Curls Night Out

Leighton Meester is seen here looking her ever so fabulous self while standing outside her hotel with boyfriend Sebastian Stan on the way to the VMA’s at Radio City Music Hall in New York City the other night. And though you may think that you know this girl’s style status from all of the trends that she has started with Gossip Girl, when she is off camera, she certainly does keep us guessing, doesn’t she? Whether she is going blonde or straight or wavy or curly, we never know what she is going to look like next. Here she has chosen a style that is right in line with her event for the evening, and has gone metallic rocker girl in an ensemble and hairstyle that pumps up the volume and gives her a seriously sexy edge. This look is sexy, vampy, and will get you everything you want on any given night on the town. The secrets here are tons of product, tons of curls, and tons of teasing.

Start off with curl enhancing shampoo and conditioner, and use a lightweight curling mousse to lock in some extra curl. Run some styling pomade on your palms, and then run them through your hair from front to back. You will then set your hair in pin curls all over your head. Use a blowdryer on low with a diffuser to dry your locks to 100% dry. This may take some time, but the end result will be well worth it.

When your curls are dry, spritz some extra hold hairspray on your curls before you take out the pins. The result will be a voluminous head of wavy bouncy curls. You can brush these out to smooth them out, or tease them whichever way you want for a hairstyle that is voluminous, sexy, and vampy for any night on the town.


Michelle Trachtenberg Keeps Us Guessing With Gossip Girl

Michelle Trachtenberg
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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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