Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It’s Never Too Hot for Style

AnnaLynne McCord
Melina Kankaredes
When it’s this hot, many women look at their usual heat styling tools…and then put them away. It’s hard to work up much enthusiasm when the heat of the dryer itself makes you start to sweat around the hair you just dried. Rather than fighting it, summer is the time of year when you should make the most of your hair’s natural texture. 

Meg Ryan
I can tell you that the men in your office will all comment when they find out that a mass of sexy waves were hiding under your carefully blown and flat-ironed style. And your significant other will love that “bed head,” too. The trick to skipping the heat tools and going right for the texture is the use of the right conditioner and conditioning products, especially if you have curly hair.

Keri Russell
Taylor Swift
Wearing your curly hair in its natural state, like AnnaLynne McCord, Melina Kankaredes, Meg Ryan, Shakira, Keri Russell, and Taylor Swift, requires the use of a great moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. I recommend my D Laudati Delizioso Shampoo and Conditioner, or Aquage Silkening Shampoo and Conditioner. To keep the curl looking natural and moist, I recommend a leave-in product like D Laudati Liscio to redefine curl and get rid of frizziness. It really stops the moisture from getting in, and makes the curl look longer instead of dry and tight. Another great product is Aquage Curl Defining Cream, which enhances curl definition without increasing hold or volume. Both of these leave-in products leave hair soft, supple, and natural-feeling.

Blake Lively
Kate Beckinsale
For those whose natural texture is more of a subtle wave or bend to the hair, loose up-dos, ponytails, braids, chignons, ballerina buns, and headbands are all great ways to control the hair yet provide some style.  

Mila Kunis
Jennifer Lopez
Blake Lively, Kate Beckinsale, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lopez, and Scarlett Johanssen all show off that combination of texture and low-maintenance style. 

Scarlett Johanssen
Victoria Beckham
The other option is a cut that makes the most of your texture and is air-dried and hand-styled, like Victoria Beckham’s pixie or Vanessa Hudgen’s layered shag.  

Vanessa Hudgens
What you’ll notice about all of these beautiful women is that they are wearing makeup. It is especially important to pay attention to your brows and your makeup when you “go natural,” especially if you have a head full of curls. If you overlook makeup with all that curl, you are overwhelmed by the hair. You need to balance it out -- just a little lipstick, blush, and mascara, but most definitely the eyebrows. 

With all of these natural looks, the idea is to have it appear you did it casually without much thought. That’s what gives a sexy appeal to it, and shows your confidence in your approach. 

Until next week, ciao!

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