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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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Emily VanCamp Amps Up Her Style as Emily Thorne on Revenge

Last night things started to get sticky for the character Emily Thorne on the latest ABC drama Revenge. Don’t worry, no spoilers here, but I got to say I’m hooked. You can just tell there is going to be a not so lucky moment for Emily hiding right around the corner.

I am always so jealous of Emily’s attire in the show (I am still trying to figure out what that yellow dress was that she was wearing to the mother-daughter tea featured two episodes back), although for the most part I find her chosen hairstyle of ragged curls to be a little unimpressive. In the latest episode, however, she showed up to a 4th of July night time soiree with a smooth, low bun that I loved, not to mention that red dress she was wearing for the occasion.

Any of you keeping up with Revenge? What do you think of the show so far? What do you think is around the corner for the mischief crazy Emily Thorne?

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