Bad Girl Michelle Trachtenberg Sleeks it Back

Bad Girl Michelle Trachtenberg

The bad girl that everybody loves to hate on Gossip Girl manages to get the glam on again. And we have to say, as much as we love to hate her, we almost can’t, because her style is just so darn pretty. Here she is going uber cas in a mustard yellow cardigan and grey scarf with a sleeked back ponytail and uber glam shades. Here Michelle is not exactly her former sexy vamp sinking her claws into the Upper East side of the city, but she is not exactly sending off the Christian Polyanna vibes any longer. 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. If you are still trying to figure out a way to make this look really work, add an eye popping accessory like Michelle has here with her scarf. Stunning.

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Leighton Meester Lightens Up

Leighton Meester Hair Styles

The oh so fabulous Blair Waldorf from the Upper East Side was spotted attending the “Date Night” premiere at the Ziegfield Theatre in New York City wearing a stunning Giambattista dress. And as usual, Leighton Meester was in all her fashionable glory looking fabulous with some lightened locks, and a smile that is much less Queen B, and much more feminine and likable. I love this look on her and that she is moving lighter as the seasons move forward, and she is just looking absolutely fabulous in a hairstyle that is this year’s trend. Leighton here is looking about as fabulous as it gets, with gorgeous brunette colored locks with butter scotch colored highlights that have been styled into gorgeous waves. And this is one girl who it seems no matter how she is dressed, her style is one that is definitely envied. And she can certainly pull just about any look off off. And if you haven’t guessed what the deal is with this hair style, then you may want to put some contemporary back into your locks as this long and loose look is the beauty version of the boyfriend jean. It’s everywhere right now.

To get this look, start off by scrunching some pomade or volumizing mousse into your hair. Blow dry with a round bristle brush, or you can wind sections around your hair if you prefer. This winding effect will make your waves a little more swingy than usual. You can use a curling iron to set stronger waves once you have done this, but instead of clamping the iron onto your hair, wind the hair section around the barrel of the curling iron. This way the ends won’t curl as tight, and they will stick out just enough to give you this pretty tousled look. After you have finished curling, shake your hair out and finger comb it as you go through the day, and you will have long luscious waves lasting all day, and into the night.


A New Girl to Gossip About?

Willa Holland
Well well, it does appear there may be a new gossip girl in town, as Willa Holland was seen on the set of Gossip Girl poking her head out of a trailer on set in downtown Manhattan. The former OC actress was seen meeting Upper East Side style standards, and was formerly seen on this show when she played a bad influence on Little J. Is she back to stir up some more trouble? Looks like, and if she is looking this hot, it may well be that she will have no trouble doing so. This casual look with bouncy curly hair is about as in as boyfriend jeans right now, and one that you can take from day to night in a flash.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 as Willa has here, or tease them whichever way you want for a hairstyle that is voluminous, sexy, and vampy for any night on the town.

Taylor Momsen Mixes it Up

Taylor Momsen Hairstyle Picture

Little J is really growing up before our eyes, and this is a girl that will definitely be losing the Little J status if she keeps showing up to parties looking like this. Here she is with a look that could not be more cutting edge, and is glamorous fashion mixed with a little bit of age appropriate edge. Gotta say, love it Little J and keep it coming. For the sake of fashion, Taylor Momsen arrived for a taping of MTV’s “It’s On with Alexa Chung” in a long green collared shirt, thigh highs, and heels underneath a long navy green fur coat, and she looks uber fab. And I just love how long her hair is getting, as it is making her chic look even more versatile. And here for her appearance on the MTV video, Taylor chose to veer from her usual straight and sleek 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, and you can get away with second day hair with this one if you want, or wash it and texturize it as you go to dirty it up a bit.

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 on your wavy ends and along your part.

Photograph: Hector Valenilla,*

Jessica Szohr Pins It Up

Jessica Szohr Hairstyles

This is one starlet that just seems to get prettier and prettier with every passing season, and it’s not even like she needed any improvement to begin with. But here is Jessica Szohr from the hit show Gossip Girl showing off her funky and eclectic style with a whole lot of gorgeousness to boot. Jessica is seen looking ever so breezy and casual as she is working on the set of Gossip Girl in Battery Park in New York City, and she is proving here that a little pin up with the hair can make any look super elegant AND super cas at the same time. And given that Jessica has naturally curly hair that to many equates to naturally unmanageable, she still seems to pull off gorgeousness in a way that seems so easy. For her work on set, Jessica went for a standard workout look with her hair piled up and back with little concern for muss and fuss and even so, she still looks fabulous. This just goes to show that yes, you can get away with second day hair without drawing too much attention to yourself.

This look is not one that you need to style or maintain, it’s a simple matter of effortlessly pinning your hair up and out of your way when you are ready to head out for the day. You can start by teasing sections along either side of your part to give you some of this volume that Jessica has here. Then you want to take both sections from your side and loosely pull them back into a bun or pony that is sitting low on your neck. The key to this look is not worrying too much about being neat and super sleek, but simply allowing the look and the volume to work for you. The less you care about this look, the more casual you appear, and the more casual you appear, the more confident you feel as well which translates into super sexy.