Archive: Get the Look

InStyle: How to create a Boho side braid.

The side-braid—as seen here on Zoe Saldana and Blake Lively—is one of the easiest hairstyle trends to ever hit the red carpet. But in spite of its simplicity (who doesn’t know how to braid?), we still get countless questions about how to get it right. That is, not too loose, skinny, or schoolgirl-ish. Click through our gallery to master the boho side-braid, once and for all.

The Basic Tips
• Start with dry hair that is completely knot-free.
• Create a deep side part with your fingers—not a comb. This is important to facilitate a more undone look and help you stay away from anything too severe.
• Pull all of your hair over one shoulder and braid to the side. If you can create a French braid, like Rachel McAdams, do! If not, no worries. A simple plait still works.
• Fasten with a clear elastic, and leave out wispy pieces to frame the face.

My braids fall out during the day.
Solution: Fact: Braids last longer in dirty hair. The natural oils give twists something to adhere to. If your hair gets too greasy, douse your roots with dry shampoo like Dove’s (available in March, $4; drugstores) and you’ll be good to go.

 

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Get The Look: Gretchen Mol at the Boardwalk Empire Season 3 Premiere

Makeup Artist Daniel Martin gave actress Gretchen Mol a new romantic look for the Season 3 Premiere of her show, Boardwalk Empire. Daniel wanted to keep her makeup subtle and classic focusing on the lips. Combined with her upswept hair, Gretchen’s final look was a “modern Downton Abbey lady.”

Face

  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Complexion Perfector in 5.5
  • Giorgio Armani Master Corrector #2
  • Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Touche Eclat #2.5
  • Lancôme Blush Subtil in Rose Flush
Eyes
  • Lancôme Artliner in Noir
  • Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in Chic
  • Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara in Black
Lips
  • Lancôme L’Absolu Nu Lipstick in Rose Accent
  • Lancôme Le Lipstique in Sundried Berry

 

Get The Look: Zoe Saldana’s Undone Ponytail, The Words LA Premiere.

Celebrity hairstylist artist Mara Roszak created Zoe Saldana’s look for last night’s The Words premiere in Los Angeles. Taking inspiration from Zoe’s lace Ellie Saab dress, Roszak created an “undone and sexy, yet effortless low messy ponytail” for the red carpet.

Get Zoe’s look in three simple steps:

Step 1 – Prep and Texturize
Achieving the undone quality of Zoe’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
To create the perfect natural wavy texture, loosely braid hair and let it dry. Once hair is completely dry, take out the braid and break up the waves by running your fingers through your hair. Gently tease the crown for a bit of height. Next, pull hair from each side of the face to the back of the head, allowing one section of hair to overlap the other and pin in place with bobby pins. Continue this all the way down the back until all the hair is wrapped into a pony tail shape. Allow the pieces around the face to naturally fall out for a soft feminine look.

Step 3 – Polish and Perfect
To finish the look, mist a thin coat of John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hair Spray ($5.99 at drugstores) in an even, all-around motion.


Get The Look: Jennifer Garner’s Silver Smoked Eyes

I just love Jennifer Garner, she looks absolutely amazing!

If you’re looking for a way to refresh your go-to smoky eye, try swapping out the usual grays and sables in favor of a silver hue like the one Jennifer Garner wore to the premiere of The Odd Life of Timothy Green. To get Jennifer’s look start by rimming your upper and lower lash line with a metallic pencil. Once you’ve created a shimmery outline, top it off with a richer, more concentrated shade of silver. The metallic will work best with a simple swipe of black eyeliner and mascara. Don’t be afraid to let your color wing out – you can also dab the hue below your lower lash line for a sultry effect.

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