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Gabby Douglas Confused Over Hair Debate.

 

Gabby Douglas should be enjoying the rewards of her hard work and winning two Olympic Gold Medals in London. But instead the 16yr old is puzzled at the Twitter debate over her choice of hairstyle.

The 16-year-old said Sunday she was a little confused when she logged onto her computer after winning her second gold medal in three days and discovered people were debating her pulled-back look.

 

 

“I don’t know where this is coming from. What’s wrong with my hair?” said Douglas, the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in team and all-around competition. “I’m like, `I just made history and people are focused on my hair?’ It can be bald or short, it doesn’t matter about (my) hair.”

Douglas uses gel, clips and a ponytail holder to keep things in place while she competes, a style she’s worn for years.

“Nothing is going to change,” she said. “I’m going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well just stop talking about it.”

The bubbly teenager is the first African-American gymnast to win her sport’s biggest prize. She had no idea she was lighting up social media until she Googled herself hours after winning her gold medal.

“I don’t think people should be worried about that,” she said. “We’re all champions and we’re all winners. I just say that it’s kind of, a stupid and crazy thought to think about my hair.”

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I think the whole debate is ridiculous and demeaning to a talented, young athlete. She is a beautiful, well spoken young girl and I think her hairstyle is cute and appropriate for her sport.

What do you think? Much ado about nothing or should she spruce up her look?

Get The Look: Kate Beckinsale’s Total Recall Premiere Edgy, Undone Hair!

 

Celebrity hairstylist artist Mara Roszak created Kate Beckinsale’s look for last night’s Total Recall premiere in Los Angeles. Taking inspiration from Kate’s structured dress, Roszak created a texturized look for the red carpet. Roszak described Kate’s look as “edgy and undone, with an effortless feel.”

Get Kate’s look in three simple steps:

Step 1 – Prep and Texturize
Achieving the undone quality of Kate’s hair relies on creating texture while preventing flyaways. Start by evenly applying John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse ($5.99 at drugstores) through towel-dried hair to tame frizz, boost shine and build texture. For added volume, spray roots with a texturizing spray and rough dry.

Step 2 – Secure the Style
Next, twist small sections of hair to create tousled texture. Once hair is completely dry, gently tease the crown for a bit of height. Next, pull hair back create a loose braid. Tuck the ends under and pin in place with bobby pins, crossing the pins to secure the look and make sure the braid stays in place. Allow pieces in the front to fall out and frame the face.

Step 3 – Polish and Perfect
To finish the look, spray John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hair Spray ($5.99 at drugstores) on your fingertips and pinch sections while rubbing your fingers together on the hair to add more texture and break up the look. Then in an even, all-around motion, mist a thin coat of hair spray to set the look.

Look Flawless Without MakeUp.

Summer is the time to set your makeup and hair tools aside and embrace your natural beauty. July may have come to an end but we still have a whole month of laidback days to take advantage of. Skip the fuss of hot tools, blush, mascara and highlighters and relax already! Keep in mind that going bare does require a few pointers to look your best sans the makeup. We asked a model, makeup artist and celebrity hair stylist for their tips on looking beautiful without all the fuss.

Tip from the model:
Actress, model and socialite, Byrdie Bell’s flawless skin is her best feature and she credits her amazing complexion to the Finnish natural skincare company, Lumene, for which she is Brand Ambassador. For model casting calls, Byrdie is often required to show-up with a fresh, makeup-free face. “When I go on castings and auditions, I can cheat amazing skin by applying some Arctic Aqua 2-in-1 Skin Perfecting Moisture Booster to my temples and cheekbones,” says Byrdie. “You can replace traditional highlighter with a product that actually helps out your skin and still get that dewy look!” Keeping your skin hydrated is the secret to keeping your skin moist and glowy on its own, no make-up necessary!

Lumene Sensitive Touch Arctic Aqua 2-in-1 Skin Perfecting Moisture Booster, $14.99, CVS and cvs.com

Tip from the makeup artist and beauty expert:
Carmindy has worked in the beauty industry for over 20 years and her artistry can be seen on the editorial pages of leading magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, InStyle, O, Essence, Self, Lucky, Seventeen, Marie Claire, and Glamour. Her number one tip for going makeup free? “Have perfectly groomed brows!,” says Carmindy. “Defined arches frame your face, pulling your features into focus.” If you’ve over plucked, use the TouchBack BrowMarker to fill in sparse areas.

Sally Hansen Beauty Tools Brows that Wow Diamond Slant Tip Tweezer, $14, Ulta and Ulta.com


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Tip from the celebrity hair stylist:
Try this easy day-to-night hairstyle for a lazy Summer day. During the day stay cool by choosing a style that keeps the hair out of your face. “Spritz hair with a texturizing spray or mousse if your hair requires more hold,” says Edward Tricomi, co-owner of Warren-Tricomi salons. “Pull hair up into a high pony and wrap your hair into a high top knot. Secure with an elastic that does not leave a crease. For your evening look, simply let strands loose.” Having been in the top knot throughout the day, hair will fall in natural, beach waves. “Tousle and set with a light layer of hair spray.” To add a little extra polish, create a deep side part, braid the front section of hair and pin back with bobby pins.


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