Four Ways to Update Your Look for Spring

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The spring season is right around the corner – can you believe it?  We’re willing to assume you’re just as excited as we are for the spring season.  With the change of seasons, comes the change in the way we dress and develop our look.  It’s always fun to change and transform our looks with the seasons, and as new trends come into the mix.  Since many of us are starting to have spring on our minds, we thought it was the perfect time to share four ways to update your look for spring.  Because after the winter months, we can all use a little update.

Try a New Hair Color
Often times during the winter season we tend to be drawn to darker colors, especially when it comes to our hair.  But if you’re looking for a little update as we approach spring, you may want to consider switching up your hair color.  It’s a great way to get a little update to your entire look, and lighten up your hair’s look as the temperatures start to rise and the weather becomes lighter.  There are so many fun and exciting hair color trends happening this spring season, too – so you’re sure to find a color option that fits in well with your personal style.  Bronde, Blorange and tigers eye to name a few!

Bold Earrings
One of the hottest trends that was seen on the spring runways shows for this upcoming spring season was the use of super bold earrings.  If you’re slowly starting to incorporate some spring elements into your wardrobe, bold earrings can be a great way to do that.  Adding new accessories is an easy way to update any look and while it’s a small detail because these accessories are pretty bold it will completely transform your look and give you that updated feel pretty instantly.

Incorporate Some 80’s Flair
You may not have noticed, but the 80’s are going to be having a major moment in the spring season.  Yep, we’re talking one-shoulder fabulousness and bold colors/prints – giving us all sorts of 80’s vibes.  If you’re looking for an update for the spring season, find a way to incorporate some 80’s vibes into your look.  If you don’t want to go full on 80’s glam, you can incorporate just a touch with a fun one-shouldered top to wear with your favorite pair of skinny jeans (for example).  Or try incorporating some bold colors into your eye makeup – you can’t go wrong with a little 80’s flair.

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Add Stripes
The runway shows for the spring season were filled with stripes.  Stripes of all colors, widths and styles – and even mixing stripe prints!  Basically, it’s definitely a season where you’re going to be seeing a lot of stripes.  But it’s refreshing because we really haven’t seen stripes in the trend world for quite some time – making it the perfect way to add a little update to your look.  Try incorporating a fun striped garment to your wardrobe and pair it in ways that you may not normally.  It’s all about wearing stripes in a unique way this season.

Valentine’s Day Style Pointers

Valentine’s day is right around the corner, and we don’t know about you, but there’s something that we kind of love about this holiday.  We can’t help but want to dress according to the holiday for Valentine’s day – hello, it’s all about pink and red, after all!  But we know there can be a fine line between dressing chic for the holiday, and tacky, so we’re sharing some of our favorite Valentine’s Day style pointers.  So you can be sure you’re dressed totally appropriate and stylish for the holiday, and not too over the top.

woman valentines

Add a Pop of Red (or Pink)
Naturally, red is one of the most widely used colors for a holiday like Valentine’s Day – it is a holiday all about love, after all.  But to really look stylish and not too over the top for Valentine’s day, we suggest adding a one or two pops of red to your look – but no more than that.  As tempting as it can be to walk out of the house in all red everything, it can be a bit much.  Keep it chic and choose one or two pieces to add a pop of red to your look.  For example, wear a red dress and keep the rest of your outfit neutral with black or white.  Or, wear a gorgeous red top with a pair of red shoes.  This way you will still look Valentine’s appropriate, but you won’t look like a Valentine yourself.   Let’s not forget, you can do the same things with shades of pink if you’re more about pink than red.

Work with Texture
If you’re not one for wearing red in your outfit, there are still some great ways to dress for Valentine’s day and be completely on point.  We’re all about working with texture to create a unique look that’s still holiday appropriate.  Since Valentine’s day is all about love and lust, adapting lace and/or silk into your outfit is a great way to create those same feelings with your outfit without wearing the traditional color(s) associated with the holiday.  There’s something so chic and seductive about lace and silk, so they’re both great to wear for a date or whatever you’re doing for Valentine’s day.  Mix the textures with a little glam in your accessories to really add to your look.

woman with red off shoulder top

Choose One Area to Show Off
We get it, Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating those that you love… and a special date night with your significant other.  While we know you want to look great for your significant other, it’s also all about really being and embracing YOU – but not showing it ALL.  We’re all about showing a bit of skin, but in a chic way.  Typically, we suggest choosing one area to really enhance and show off when it comes to dressing for a holiday like this (and in general, really).  Decide if you want to emphasize your legs, arms, chest, etc.  Choose one focal point, so you’re not overwhelmed by showing too much and you will still be the focus.

Transforming From Drabby To Glammy

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Whether it’s a friend’s dramatic weight loss, or a beauty bloggers makeup process, it seems like before and after pictures are popping up all over social media outlets today. Looking at other’s before and after pictures can make the average woman feel a bit conscious about herself. Maybe that naughty voice inside your head asks “why don’t I look that good? I spend the same amount of time at the gym” or maybe something like “I wish my makeup looked that good for once.” If your jealous side comes out when admiring others you’re not alone. But instead of nagging and dwelling on how good someone else looks, we are encouraging you to take matters into your own hands (okay…your makeup bag in this case). Read on to find out a few quick and easy tips for transforming your look from drabby into fabby within moments!

Contouring has gained a bad rap within the recent years due to teens and young adults being a bit too generous with their bronzer and highlighter. The makeup technique that is ideal for bringing out one’s natural glow has turned into a game of how dark can I make my cheekbones look without looking too drag; we like to think of it as this naïve young ladies giving themselves pictures to look back on and laugh at. With that said, when applied correctly, you can transform your skin from dull to glow in minutes. Here’s how to do so without over doing it: start by applying bronzer on your corners of your  forehead along your hairline. From there draw a C shape to your cheekbone, and then another C-shape from your cheekbone to your jaw line. Once you get used to it, you’ll develop more of a 3 shape formation, rather than two C’s. If you’re unsure of what color bronzer to use, ask the attendant at the makeup counter (she also may be able to point you towards the best brush for the job). Finally, remember to start light, build the color as you go, but only if its needed.

Every woman has beautiful eyes – yes even you! Some take the time to accentuate their lookers by applying falsies, but we have a much easier way to share with you. In just moments you transform your eyes from boring to bright with just dusting of eyeshadow or even a few swipes of eyeliner. The disclaimer on this one: just choose one of the eye emphasizing products, not both. Whichever product you choose, use the following color based on the color of your eyes:

  • If you have brown eyes, reach for blue tones along the spectrum of teal to violet.
  • If you have blue eyes, select earth tones ranging from rust to gold.
  • If you have green eyes, choose from a palette of plum or copper.
  • If you have hazel eyes, you can follow the suggestion for EITHER brown or green eyes, however, champagne colors would look spectacular.

Lip products are no longer limited to lipsticks, lip balms, and chap sticks. Today pucker related products include lip stains, lip chubbies, and lip tattoos just to name a few. With a plethora of colors on the market you should absolutely take a few seconds to turn your pout from lacking to luscious. If you’re familiar with the strategic lip coloring process, then you should go ahead with a lip stick or lip stain. However, if your skills are lacking in the area, stick to a high pigmented lip balm or even a lip chubby. Draw attention to your kisser by following the suggestions below based on skin tone:

  • Fair skin tones look best with muted shades such as light pink, light peach, beige, and golden brown.
  • Medium skin tones look paramount with intermediate colors such as medium pink, orange-peach, apricot, and red
  • Olive skin tones look stunning with statement colors including dark rose, dark red, raspberry, and dark apricot.
  • Dark skin tones look supreme with deep shades including rusty-red, dark fuchsia, cranberry, or honey.

Show Off Your Victory Roll

Victory rolls hairstyle

Oh darling, don’t you love a little vintage? A little rust here, a little tarnish there, it’s no matter. It’s remarkable how a few pieces of chipped china and weathered wood can have so much charisma. Certainly, when one thinks of vintage, they think of worn down furniture and faded clothing; styles of which often make their way back around with a bit of a modern twist. On the contrary, one vintage detail that has charmed its way into the hearts of the fashion and beauty world is the classic 1950’s hairstyle, victory roll.

Once worn by American women during the World War II era, this twisted ‘do has been spotted on celebrities such as Katy Perry, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gwen Stefani and more. Not only does this vintage-chic style flatter your face shape, but it’s ultra-glam and bound to get you a few compliments. When you’re ready to rock the victory roll, check out the steps below.

Keep in mind, there are many variations of the look, this tutorial will guide you through the steps of creating a single asymmetrical victory roll. Should you be interested in having a set of victory rolls, you should follow the proceeding steps, then simply repeat the processes on opposite side of your head.

  1. You’ll want to begin with clean, dry, detangled hair. You’ll want to use a comb to create a straight part on the top on your scalp. How/Where you part your hair will depend on whether you plan on creating a pair of victory rolls, or a single asymmetrical victory roll. If you want to create a pair of victory rolls, you will part your hair right down the middle, this way you have the same amount of hair to work with on each side, allowing the rolls to be symmetrical. Likewise, if you want to style a single victory roll you should use the comb to part your hair off-centered, allowing there to be more hair on one side – the further away from the center the part is, the more dramatic the final look.
  2.  Now you’ll want to section off a chunk of hair on the thicker side. You’ll want it to be the top section of hair, that which is “connected” to that part. It should be about two or three times more than the amount of hair that you would take to create a side bang.
  3. Use a clip to hold that section together and secure the remaining hair into a low ponytail so that it is out of your way.
  4. Assuming your hair is out if it’s normal part, it may have a mind of its own. To keep the look tight, slide a bobby pin horizontally into the top of the ponytailed hair where the loosely clipped section begins. Then do the same thing, this time sliding the bobby pin into the roots of the clipped section, positioning the bobby pin where you want the base of your victory roll to lay.
  5. Unclip the section of hair and use both hands to roll it onto itself, being sure to create an O shape as you roll the hair up towards the scalp. Once you’ve rolled the O all the way to the top, hold it in place (easiest done by holding down the inside of the roll) and slip a bobby pin into the base of the O so that it is secured to your scalp.
  6. Use your thumb and index fingers to loosen backside of the O so that it falls into the base of your head – you shouldn’t be able to see through it like you would a tunnel.
  7. Give your victory roll a good bout of hairspray before releasing the elastic and adding just a bit more for that extra hold.

Look Like A Model

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“Girls can be all kinds of beautiful – from the thin, plus-sized,
short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned;
the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing, and all in between.”
– Source: Tyra Banks    –

Admit it! There’ve been moments when you’ve been just as shocked as the next person in the supermarket when your Sunday-morning-shopping-eyes glance up at the line in front of you. Just as you grab the customer pile separation stick-thingy you notice the titles on the tabloid covers.

“Is she PREGO or does she NEED TO HIT THE GYM?”

“She’s a WRECK since the split!!”

“Did her makeup artist call in sick today?”

It’s no secret that the media can be cruel and aggressive, but the bold yellow Ariel font is printed beside the three-time Grammy winner who is a forty-year-old mother of four. I’d kill to look like that again, you think to yourself. The “WRECK” looks better than the majority of women look when they’re at the gym. Pshh, she still looks fabulous without makeup, you think as you question if they put the wrong picture on the cover.

The tabloids have published content like this for years and it seems to work for them somehow, it’s truly nothing new, and probably the reason you stopped spending money on them when your allowance became a paycheck. Still, you look at the glossy covers today and the same question comes to your mind: how do models look so stunning on and off duty?

Makeup artist to the stars, Kristen Arnett explains that while all woman are their own kind of beautiful, it takes and effort to look like a supermodel. Here are some of Arnett’s top three tips on how to look like a model.

  • Always, always wash your face: Arnett explains that even the slightest bit of leftover product from yesterday will make the difference between dull looking or glowing makeup today. This means that even in the morning it is a good idea to give your face a quick cleanse. Now, there’s no need for a full on scrub, oil cleansing or which hazel are both good options.
  • Let your facial moisturizer do it’s duty and moisturize: A major mistake that many women make is glopping on a pump of moisturizer right before they start loading on the cosmetics. The problem with the lighting fast application is that the lotion sits on top of the skin; not only is it not going to moisturize, but it’s going to slide down the skin and take all the primer, concealer, foundation, and powder down with it! Have you ever looked in the mirror an hour after getting ready and felt that it looked like you didn’t even put makeup on this morning? This is why! When you apply moisturizer you should be using the pads of your fingers to massage the product into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
  • Be prepared for quick touchup… and another one later: Arnett explains that touchups are essential to looking like a model. The truth is that unless your makeup is tattooed on (ouch!) it’s going to need to be touched up here and there. This doesn’t mean that you need to make room for your entire makeup bag in your purse, but it’s a good idea to have a mascara, lip gloss and translucent powder tucked away behind your wallet.

Beach Worthy Hair Accessories

“Palm trees, ocean breeze
Salty air, sun kissed hair
Endless summer, take me there” 
– Author: unknown. Source: Pinterest –

The weather is warm and the sky is clear, atlas summer is here! Those who live in a coastal state will undoubtedly make their way to the beach – if they haven’t already that is. Whether you leave your beach blanket in the trunk of your car because you head to the beach every weekend, or you are excitedly planning ahead for the beach trip you have this summer, you should most definitely test out the waters with some of the super cute beach worthy hair accessories below!

Starfish hair pin

Starfish Hairpins
These are perfect for the days when you want nothing other than to throw your hair in a messy bun, find your favorite pair of flip flops, and set your sights straight to the shore. When you crave the beach this badly, you probably aren’t too interested in how your makeup and hair look, but that’s no reason to skip these delicate hairpins! Not only will your inner mermaid be subtly on display, but you won’t have to repeatedly re-do your bun because the hairpins will hold everything in place.

Jeweled Barrettes
For those who are all about the bling, but chose to leave your glam accessories at home with the understanding (and maybe past experience?) that jewelry can leave some pretty strange tan lines you should absolutely get yourself some jeweled barrettes. You can use them to pull your hair out of your eyes, and you’ll be thrilled that you’re rocking your glam style at the beach!

Seashell Bobby Pins
No matter what your hair length or type, bobby pins always manage to make themselves useful. Why not accessorize your tresses with seashell accented bobby pins?! If you can’t find them at a local boutique or hair salon, you can easily DIY in less than five minutes! All you need to do is use a hot glue gun to adhere a tiny seashell (or a few) the end of a clean bobby pin. Just be careful not to glue it too close to the rounded edge, as the shells are more likely to fall off when they’re on that edge.

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Big Floppy Sun Hat
Floppy sun hats are not just cute, but they are totally in right now! If you are worried about the sun getting to your hair color, or if your just having a bad beach-hair day, grab a big floppy sun hat!

Minimalism Inspired Broach
Gilded inspired accessories are super hot this season. The simplicity of a bronze or brushed silver broach allows the accessories to match virtually anything. A cute way to wear this is by securing it slightly above your ponytail holder.

Cuff Ponytail Holder
Similar to a minimalist broach, cuff ponytail holders can be worked into any style, from preppy to boho. Simply pull your hair up into a ponytail. Then slip your hair through the cuff, and slide it all the way up until the accessory hides the elastic holding your ponytail in place.

Romantic Pony Bow
Perfect for a moonlit beach walk, a romantic ponytail bow is simply made by tying a long piece of ribbon around a pony or half pony.

Prince’s Style Remembered

Prince

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“A strong spirit transcends rules”
–Prince Rogers Nelson, (1958 – 2016)

It’s rare that a superstar has the ability to influence not only fans, but also impact the fashion world, beauty realm, and music industry; but Prince did it all. As the world continues to mourn the loss of legendary musician, Prince, it is important to celebrate all that he accomplished in his time and appreciate the legacy he has left behind.

A powerful musician, Prince was the sole recorder of his music. As his lyrics captivated fans throughout the 1970’s and 80’s, the star challenged gender boundaries, disputed fashion limits, and inspired trends for years to come with his electric style. Truly walking to the beat of his own drum, Prince’s androgynous personal style echoed on and off stage with (with the help of costume designer Marie France), frilly shirts, platform boots, tight but flowing curls, military jackets, head-to-toe bold colored suits.  It is no doubt that Prince had a direct influence on popular fashion designers and style houses including Donatella Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, and Matthew Williamson. Of course, that’s not all, Prince also managed to influence the personal style of Beyonce, Dev Hynes, Florence Welch, Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and more!

Stylist to the stars Kat Typaldos gave media a statement regarding Prince’s passing, Typaldos said “Prince was so fluid as an artist from a gender perspective, a music perspective and a wardrobe perspective. He wasn’t afraid of taking risks — that’s where the sexiness comes from. He just had the confidence and swag to do whatever he wanted. That’s the Prince attitude, the David Bowie attitude. They weren’t subscribing to trends. They acted instinctively, and there’s something about that that people really respond to. There was a fearlessness in how Prince presented himself to the world.” We truly could not have said it better ourselves.

In celebration of the forever-lasting mark, Prince has left on the fashion world, this article recollects the very instances of his inspiration.

Prince’s Purple Rain X Fashion Designer Jean Paul Gaultier
The iconic image that resides in fan’s minds is Prince in the purple suit, which he downed on his 2011 Welcome to America Tour. His plum colored getup didn’t just get the attention of the audience, but it clearly grasped the attention of the fashion world. Just months later, in 2012, Jean Paul Gaultier model Erin O’Connor graced the catwalk in a design vary similar to Prince’s purple signature suit, even featuring the flared pants.

Prince’s Frilly Blouses X Boy Band One Direction
Yes indeed, Price’s iconic style has inspired many of today’s most popular musicians and boy bands. One Direction band member Harry Styles had girls swooning when he sported a black suit with a frilly, flashy blouse, a Prince classic.

Prince’s Bright and Bold Colors X Icon Beyonce
Who else to pay homage to Prince than Queen Bey, herself? The chart-topping, pop icon seems to be inspired by many of Prince’s mid-to-late 80’s looks, as she frequently sports head-to-toe bright colored suits. One of the best was her sunny yellow pantsuit paired with silver studded heels.

Pinterest’s Hair, Makeup and Nail Color Picks

Pinterest has been around for quite a few years, but it wasn’t until the past three-ish years that the sight had become ultra popular. Business big and small and nonprofit charities all use the social media website to drive traffic to their websites. However, the majority of Pinners today are not companies, rather they are social media users who visit the website to find the best triple macaroni and cheese recipe, save the inspiration for the perfect date night outfit, and share our favorite blogger’s weekly blog posts. That being said, Pinterest has become the Do It Yourself hub and beauty tip central. So, what exactly are top Pinners coining as the must try spring hairdos? Super cute makeup looks? Or got to have nail colors?

Since we totally understand how cluttered your Pinterest feed can get from following other amazing pinners, we have done some (Pinterest style) research and answered those three questions for you – Have a look!

Bun hairstyle

Pinterest  Hair Picks
Pinner’s today are all about their braids! From long bohemian inspired Dutch braids to tight and sleek French braids, you are bound to find a tutorial of a braided hairdo that you’ll love. As you may know, Pinterest can be a bit addictive; we managed to go through hundreds of the top Pinned hairstyles! Here are our favorites.

Half-Up Boho Bun – Start this fab look with soft blow dried, towel dried or air dried hair. Use your thumbs to pull back a small top section of your hair and use an elastic to wrap it into a bun. Now, find a few sections of hair throughout the hair that you have left down, and create two or three braids (being sure to secure the bottom of them with clear elastics). Once the braids are secure, use your fingers to loosen the braids and you’re done!

Upside-Down and Inside-Out Bun – 1. To begin the look, flip your head upside-down and use a wide toothed comb or brush to get all your locks nice and straight. Now, at the nape of your neck begin an inside-out French braid. Keep braiding until the braid reaches the crown of your head, then grab your elastic and pull the remaining hair into a ponytail. Now go ahead and grab a sock bun accessory and finish the look by creating a fab ballerina bun!

Pinterest Makeup Picks
After hours of Pinterest browsing, we have come to the conclusion that there is one thing that Pinners today are totally obsessed with:

Falsies – According to Pinners, the longer and the thicker, the better! Pinners have tons of tips and tricks for the perfect application. If you’re interested in our best lash tricks, check out the article don’t forget the lashes.

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Pinterest Nail Color Picks
Of course, the Pinners have their say in the nail department too! Top pinners are giving their two since and letting users know that bold nail colors are out and (believe it or not) bland nail colors are in! This means the nudes and beiges, gray and dull blues are all super hot nail colors right now!

Buns for Short Hair

bun hairstyle

It really is no secret that a vast majority of today’s most popular hairstyles are designed with long-haired ladies in mind. Thus, it seems to make sense that one of the most complained about shortcomings (if not the most complained about) regarding short cuts is the lack of style options to choose from. So, to all the short-haired ladies out there: your calls for help have been heard. We have pulled together the cutest and easiest short hair hairstyle options. By the way, we have also found a no hassle way for you to be able to rock the immensely popular #messybun. You are more than welcome, ladies.

Curly B (as in Ballerina) Bun:
It seems that the girlies with long hair have it so easy, right? They can just whip their hair into a ponytail, slip a sock bun piece over their hair and wrap it all up. Well, you will be happy you are here and reading this post, because we are going to tell you how you, too, can rock a ballerina bun – and guess what, there are no oddly shaped hair-pieces required! To start, you will want to gather all your hair into a high ponytail, and secure it with elastic. Then, with a wide barrel curling iron, curl sections of the ponytail. Once it has been curled, loop each ringlet around your fingers holding it against your scalp. With the other hand, slide a bobby pin on the bottom/inside of the curl. Repeat this with each individual curl, placing each one next to the other. One all the hair is pinned, use some strong hold hairspray and you are good to go!

Half and Half Knot
This style is perfect for those of you who love the look of wearing your hair, but also wish that it was not falling in your face all day long. #girlprobs. The half up half down knot is a modern hairstyle that is both edgy and chic. Oh, and super simple! For those of you who need a little extra oomph in the hair department, you will want to start by teasing the top half of your hair. Next (this is also the first step for those of you who do not need to add any extra volume) pull all the hair back that you have just teased and start by using the elastic like you are going to create a ponytail. Now – the final and most important step to make the ponytail into a bun – pull your hair all the way through the elastic once, pull your hair all the way through the elastic twice, then on only pull your hair halfway through the third time. Now you have yourself a fab half up half down top knot.

Side Braid #messybun
Ahh yes, the look you have been dying to know the secret to. To rock the look for your sweatpants and messy bun lazy-day, you will start by grabbing a 1”-2” section at the top of your hairline. With that section, create a loose braid, or fishtail. Once you have finished, secure it with a small elastic and let it be for a few moments. Now pull all the rest of your hair back as if you were creating a low ponytail, once you have gathered every stand of hair, use your finger to twist all of your hair around itself. Keep twisting until the twist begins to coil around itself, then wrap the twist into a bun and wrap a hair tie around the bun. Now, pull the braid back towards your braid and secure it with a bobby pin. Once you have applied some strong hold hairspray, you can use the skinny end of a comb to gently loosen the bun giving it the appearance a bit more volume.

Red Carpet Hair Looks for Prom

Prom season has finally arrived this year and girls everywhere are contemplating the decision of how to style their hair for the magical evening. With so many options, it can be hard for a girl to choose the perfect look. It seems that the one place young ladies rarely think to look for prom hairdo inspiration is the red carpet, but we here at Lionesse think that the red carpet might just be the perfect place to look.

Think about it: beautiful women of all ages strut their stuff down the red carpet wearing the most elegant gowns, flawless makeup, and stunning hairstyles. Often times, the dresses worn by women walking the red carpet are extremely similar – if not identical – to the dresses worn by high school girls on prom night; so why not gather inspiration from these looks?

Bellow is a collection of our favorite red carpet hair looks for prom, in addition, we have told you where and when the lovely Hollywood ladies rocked their hair styles, that way you are able to look up pictures to for a better idea of what the look you want to wear on prom night.

Olivia Wilde

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Who: Olivia Wilde
Where and When: Oscars, 2016
Olivia always manages to make every look of hers effortless, no matter how much detail and attention was put into her look and her 2016 hairstyle does not disappoint. You can copy the look by creating a 1-2 inch thick braid starting at the beginning of your hairline, and then pull it back into a ponytail. Now that your hair is secure, go ahead and create a braid. Once you’re finished, wrap the braid around itself and secure it with lots of hairpins and some high-quality hairspray.

Who: Blake Lively
Where and When: Age of Adaline movie premiere, 2015
Blake’s entire red carpet look was killer, and her hairdo could not have been more picturesque. This look is perfect for those who want to wear their hair down on prom night but still want a special look. Start by creating a deep side part, then pull all your hair the side opposite of the part. Now use a curling wand to create loose waves. To ensure that all of your hair stays on one side, you may need to use a few bobby pins, and extra hairspray, but you will look stunning all night.

Who: Lucy Liu
Where and When: Golden Globes, 2013
Lucy’s red carpet is a fabulous option for prom, and it is super easy! Once your hair is completely dry, apply some shine serum and go ahead and create two side fishtails along your hairline, then merge them together into one. Continue fishtailing your hair to the very end and secure it with an elastic. You can use bobby pins to tuck in any stray pieces that made their way out of the fish tail.

Selena Gomez

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Who: Selena Gomez
Where and When: Met Gala, 2014
Selena is never one to disappoint when it comes to beauty and she left onlookers speechless as she made her way down the red carpet. To show off her plum colored dress she wore a classy up-do. This one is actually pretty simple and you could probably even do it yourself. All you need to do is separate your hair into three pigtails, one on top of the other. Before rolling up each section and pinning it, give your hair volume by teasing it. Finish the look with some strong hold hairspray so you are able to dance the night away.

Who: Nina Dobroev
Where and When: Oscar Viewing Party, 2014
Nina’s was flawless. For those of you who are less than interested in the elaborate updo’s Nina’s red carpet ponytail is the perfect prom hair look for you. Start by teasing the top of your hair, just as you would for a hair poof, then pull all your hair back into a ponytail (use a comb to be sure that you get every last strand of hair). With a reliable elastic, secure your ponytail, then take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it up to completely cover your elastic. Use some hairpins to hold it in place and finish the look with some hairspray!