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The Anatomy of Jennifer Lawrence’s Updo

Otherwise known as “Volunteer as tribute? With THIS hair?”

Jennifer Lawrence is definitely my new hair icon! The braids, the bangs, the updos! The girl goes from tomboy to Hollywood glam effortlessly! And how gorgeous was her gold braided updo at the Hunger Games premier? It sent me digging through my jewelry box for gold chains.

How to get Jennifer Lawrence’s updo: Getting her look is actually quite simple. It’s really the gold embellishments that make it look so much more intricate than it really isJennifer is using two gold beaded headbands woven into her braids. You can actually just use two gold rope chains.

Start by gathering your hair into a low ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. Gather the chain with your hair and braid your hair neatly. Tie the ends with a rubber band. Go back and widen the braid by tugging each side slightly. From there, you’re just doing a simple wrap-around. Wrap your braid around your ponytail (Princess Leia Style) and secure it with bobby pins. Now take your other chain and wrap that around the outer perimeter.

Voila! Simple, right? I know… Please feel free to tell me what a genius I am for dissecting this one. 😉

What will you do with all the extra time I saved you?

1. Follow Zelo on Pinterest

2. Like us on Facebook

3. Tweet Wonderful things about us.

4. Enter our current Beauty Giveaway

5. Or what I do, obsess over anything Hunger Games related! Like our other Katniss hair tutorials.

Stay strong, guys. It’s only a few more days till Friday!

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Simple Hair Trends this Season

Try one of the hottest hair trends this season, experiment with one of these styles at your next casual or elegant holiday party this season.  

Braids: Who knew the conventional braid would eventually transform into a classy and sultry hairstyle that would prove popular both with style-conscious teenagers as well as the comfort-seeking adults. From a regular day at school or work to a fun and casual party with friends, braids can be trusted. Wear your hair in a loose braid to catch every onlooker’s eyes or wear it in a trendy fish tail style, you can rock this style with just the right accessories and the perfect attitude.

Simple side braid

Bangs: Back with a Bang! Literally. Fringes whether as blunt bangs or as a cool side swept style are definitely back. From Mila Kunis to Jennifer Garner, all the hot celebrities are jumping on the bandwagon to sport this stunning look. Make sure to let your stylist give you the right bangs according to your face shape. After that you’re all set to take on the town to party hard!  For more on bangs and fringes: https://zelocare.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/fringe-benefits-choosing-the-right-bangs-for-your-face/

Bangs

Trendy Bangs

Ponytails: This season is all about letting your face show! And there’s no better way to do that than by wearing your hair back in a ponytail. This simple hairstyle, whether worn loose or high up, can make every girl look effortlessly glamorous. Add in big hoop earrings to give off a hip vibe and you’re ready to go!

Pouf Pony

by the Daily Frizz Contributor, Sarah K.

 

Fall 2011 Hair Fashion Trends Straight from the Runway

Fall is upon us, and you can feel it in the air – cooler temperatures, kids going back to school, those itching urges to throw on a sweater in the morning, and my favorite: New York Fashion Week.

Here are a few of the best fall hair fashion trends seen on runways this Fall 2011!

Warm Colors

Fall always means to me reds, oranges and yellows – warm colors that burst among the trees when the temperatures turn colder. This fall, these warm colors are becoming very popular for hair hues. Take a look at this article from Latest-Hairstyles on incorporating warm, honey tones into your hair, no matter what your current color is.

Creative Braids

Braids of all kinds have been in constant popularity since last fall, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere – in fact, they are just getting more an more ingenious. If you do go for a braid, try something different – combine a few different types of braids, like a french braid into a fishtail braid. Or, try braiding a few skinny braids down the sides of your hair and gather into a braided pony at the nape of your neck. Unpredictability is key when embracing this trend for fall.

Slicked Back Styles

Smooth, wet looking hair has been all over the runways during Fall Fashion Week, like the above style at Carolina Herrera. To get this look, smooth and shine with a gloss such as Zelo’s Velvet Gloss before pulling your hair back in a updo for a wet, slick hairstyle.

Image Sources: Stylepk.net, NewFashionDesigns

Add a New Twist to Your Braided Hairstyle

Braided hairstyles are all the rage, and the reasons are obvious. Braids are simple, they are easy to make look amazing, and you can do so much with one technique that suits any style, outfit, or occasion. However there is a downside to this hair makeover miracle: braids can get boring. There’s only so many times you can do a simple braid until you feel like it has lost its luster and worse, it’s style. The good thing is, you can always teach an old dog new tricks.

I have found a few braided hairstyles in my travels that have unique touches – so if you have lost interest in braiding your hair – don’t give up until you’ve tried these ‘dos!

Waterfall Braid

This is a seldom used variety of the french braid, which is a shame because it is a great option for a half-up do without taking the volume out of the lower part of your hair by pulling it all the back. This works with straight hair, but I have also used this braid with my hair curled and it has turned out great since I’m not pulling all of my curled layers back and hiding them. Check out this video tutorial from Cute Girls Hairstyles for the how-to:

French Braid Up Do

If you are looking for a fancy braid for a nice night, this up do braid by Andrea at Beauty and the Blog might just do the trick! I love how simple this style is to create, but how complex and intricate the end result looks. Click here to get the step by step on her blog.

Braided Headband with Flower

I found the following tutorial right after posting our Poof-Proof Braided Headband style last week.  This is a super cute and easy way to finish off a french braided headband with a little flair.