The Secrets to Beauty Icon Jerry

With luscious blonde hair, clear blue eyes and legs forever, Texan model Jerry Hall, 54, is a true beauty icon.

Jerry Hall moved to Paris as a teenager and appeared on over 40 magazine covers by age 21. A worldwide Vogue favourite, she shot with Norman Parkinson for British Vogue and Patrick Demarchelier for Paris Vogue, a feat that would make any model green with envy. She may be best known however as one of Helmut Newton’s favourites and as Mrs Mick Jagger. Her friendship with Andy Warhol, apartment sharing with Grace Jones and romances with rock stars Bryan Ferry and The Rolling Stones frontman are the stuff of legends.

A campaign expert (Hall was the face of Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium, Revlon and Versace, to name a few), she made a comeback in 2009 and was shot by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. Great genes, dazzling hair, minimal makeup and lots of sunscreen (she’s currently the face of Invisible Zinc with her daughter, Vogue Australia covergirl Georgia May), are the secrets of this beauty icon’s success.

We talk to Rosie Hardy of Sydney’s Colour Lounge for top tips for gorgeous Jerry locks.

via Jerry Hall hair how-to.

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Katy Perry’s extraterrestrial style for ‘E.T.’ music video

Katy Perry‘s new video for ‘E.T.’ is coming this Thursday, and here’s the sneak peek at what we can expect to see in the music vid featuring Kanye West.

As ‘E.T. (Futuristic Lover)’ is all about extraterrestrial love, Katy Perry’s style for the video is also out-of-this-world. Judging by the released photos Katy Perry will don a purple face, super crazy hair updo, incredible nail art and futuristic outfits.

I’m most impressed by the make up she has. It’s absolutely fantastic and Katy gets unrecognizable. Just loving it!

via Katy Perry’s extraterrestrial style for ‘E.T.’ music video –.

The 2011 Genius Awards

ELLE celebrates 13 top stars in hair, makeup, and skin care from the red carpet, the runway, and beyond. Here, beauty’s best share their tips on creating outrageous ringlets, mastering the smoky eye, and flashing a megawatt smile…

via Beauty Tips from Top Beauty Experts – ELLE.

A history of hair: dos and don’ts

Aside from a brief fin-de-siècle phase involving a Toni & Guy colourist and some enthusiastic shades of red I’m a fairly low-maintenance hair girl. My default hairstyle is shoulder-length with what my mum calls ‘blonde-y bits’. I rarely bother with blow-dries, I don’t use straighteners or curling tongs, and ponytails feel like a bit of a headache. Compared with, say, Cheryl Cole’s levels of hair maintenance, I’m something of a tramp.

It’s all relative, though. As a new book, Hairstyles: Ancient to Present by Charlotte Fiell, reveals, what women through the ages have done to and for a good head of hair is astonishing. Even Cole, devoted as she is to her colour changes and fabulous up-dos and volumising extensions or wefts that give her hair such blessed abundance (a stylist recently informed me that ‘everyone you see on TV’ has supplementary hair fixed in to pad out her own), comes across a bit slummy compared with the Parisian women of the 1770s.

Talk about high maintenance. The top style of 1772 was ‘the full headdress’ or ‘opera box’, a do that measured four feet from the chin to top of the head (Marge Simpson, eat your heart out). In the first ever hair magazine, published in the city in the same year, an astonishing 3,744 different hairstyles were listed, ‘some of which necessitated the hairdresser having to climb a small ladder…’

‘Our hairstyles reflect our self-image as individuals set against the prevailing culture of our times,’ writes Fiell. Her book brims with visual and anecdotal illustrations of this: flappers styling their new-found political and social freedom into the shape of the short, flat bob, which ‘swept aside centuries of carefully constructed hairpieces, festoons of ribbons and elaborate pinning’; the hippies and their long, unkempt locks in contrast to the rock-hard sets of the mainstream. Hairstyles can be powerful symbols, and even now they have the potential to shock – think of the reaction when Britney Spears, the golden mermaid-haired girl of the new millennium, took a razor to her head.

In some ways the history of women’s hairstyles can be read as a history of dissatisfaction. Curlier, straighter, longer, shorter, darker, lighter – the desire to turn it into something other is insistent and goes way back. The ancient Egyptians shaved off their natural hair to don the blunt-fringed wigs we so strongly associate with them. Wigs and wig boxes from Egyptian tombs can be found in the British Museum. Women who couldn’t afford real hair made do with woollen versions, poor things…

via A history of hair: dos and don’ts – Telegraph.

Jessica Elise is Glitterati

Photographer Jeff Tse captures model Jessica Elise in this exuberant shoot for Vogue Taiwan. Entitled “Glitterati” the article hones in on hair and makeup – with bouncy curls and MAC cosmetics, the beauty editorial highlights some use of bold jewel tones played against fun hairstyles.

via Jessica Elise is Glitterati > Fashion Photo Shoots.

Spring 2011 Hair and Makeup Trends

It may be hard to imagine, but spring is just around the corner. In just a few months, plum-shaded eyes and blood-red lips will go into hibernation, making room for perfectly undone updos and tropical-tinted lips. Read on for our favorite beauty trends for the upcoming season.

Juicy Lip Colors

Cantaloupe, watermelon, tangerine… bright and fruity shades of lipstick will definitely be making their way to your makeup bag this spring. Less bold than a wintry red lip, this is a trend that’s not only universal, but much easier to wear, and there are a ton of colors to choose from! Models at the Marc Jacobs and Milly (above) shows sported bright coral lips against golden-toned skin and, we have to say, nothing looks more perfect for the warmer weather.

Side Pinned Tresses

Girly barrettes pinning hair to the side were all the rage at the Badgley Mischka show (above). Perfect for long, short, or even super-short tresses, side-pinned hair is an easy way to break out of a hair rut. No bobby pins here, though, these clips are all about the drama and bling!

Bold Colored Eyes

Not for the shrinking violet. For his spring show, Peter Som (right) had models wear bright yellow eye makeup on their almost-bare faces. For the slightly more practical look of the models at the Armani show, wear blue eyeliner. Choose a navy hue for a more sophisticated look, and a brighter blue for something more fun and daring. We’re big fans of Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner in Royal Blue, it’s a universally flattering shade, and it stays on for hours!

Up-dos: Messy and Neat

This spring it’s all about the up-do. For a soft, unfussy look, a la the Donna Karan show (above), pull your hair back, leaving a few loose strands around the face and neck. For something more structured, like the Marchesa models, try a high bun and finish with a spritz of hairspray.

Almost Nude Face

What better time for an almost-nude face, than when the weather heats up? For the Burberry show, makeup artist Wendy Rowe blended a trio of soft-colored shadows around the eyes, then muted the color of the models’ lips with a small dab of concealer. For those with sensitive skin, layer on a tinted moisturizer first.

via Spring 2011 Hair and Makeup Trends | The Fashion Spot.

31 New Hair Ideas for 2011

Get inspired by these styles. There’s a fresh, sexy look for everyone.

A TIGHT BRAID

Apply gel to your roots and use a brush to pull hair into a high ponytail. Then braid the tail, securing the ends with an elastic. “It’s good for a party, because it looks great with a cocktail dress,” says hairstylist Ryan Trygstad of the Marie Robinson Salon in New York City.

A BLUNT CUT

Long layers are unfailingly pretty—don’t get us wrong—but updating your look with a more severe cut like this one is a quick way to add drama to straight hair. Here’s what to ask your stylist for: A cut that’s “blunt at the shoulders and has strong fringe,” says hairstylist Garren of the Garren New York Salon, who created this look. “The sides and back are slightly layered to create the thatchy, wispy look.” To style it, pull out pieces on the sides and mist all over with hair spray to hold the sharp, graphic shape.

A MINI POMPADOUR

Not all poufs are created equal—and this one is definitely more sophisticated, less Snooki. For this half-up style, Buckett says to grab the section of hair on the top of the head between the temples and tease it at the roots to create height. Smooth it out with your fingers and pin down the hair at the center of your crown; let the rest loose.

ACCESSORIZED UPDO

A seemingly simple chignon is suddenly dressed up when you add a jeweled comb or barrette. “Slide it in right above and behind the ear so you can’t see it from the front,” says Garren. “It’s a good place for an accessory, especially if you’re going to be wearing earrings.”

DEFINED CURLS

Some things in life are hard to define. Curls, though, are easy. Start by coating them with a moisturizing cream, like Redken Ringlet 07 Curl Perfector, then blow-dry with a diffuser while gently twisting them into coils. “I love the diffuser from Devachan that looks like a hand,” Trygstad says. “It dries the hair without blowing it around.” Apply a mist of shine spray (try Garnier Fructis Style Brilliantine Shine Glossing Spray) for that extra layer of gloss.

SHORT CURLS

Thin hot rollers will give shoulder-length hair massive volume and sexy, springy spirals. Twist a one-inch section, then place a half-inch roller at its roots; wrap the hair around it. Once it’s all been set this way, let it sit for 15 minutes, then gently brush it out.

VOLUMIZED BLOWOUT

To get loads of volume, run mousse through damp hair, then pick up your blow-dryer and round brush. “Start blow-drying hair to the side immediately,” says Buckett. “Then wrap sections of hair around the brush, holding each in place for a few seconds so that you’re using the brush as a Velcro roller, heating the hair on it instead of pulling it smooth.” When you’re finished drying, rub a dab of pomade, such as L’Oréal Professionnel Lumi Contrôle, over your fingers, then use them to tousle the ends.

A BOUNCY PONYTAIL

For an elegant take on the signature cheerleader high ponytail, Garren suggests center-parting the hair in the very front, then using hair spray to slick it over the head. Make your ponytail at the back of the crown. Flatiron the tail, then tease the hair underneath the base of the ponytail “to get that puff,” says Garren.

A BIG UPDO

This particular style is a little extreme, but a tamer version would be perfectly appropriate anytime. “Pull hair back in a high ponytail, then tease the tail,” Trygstad says. “Then make one big loop with it by wrapping it under itself, pinning down the ends at your scalp.” Slide on a thick knit headband at the hairline as a bold finish.

via 31 New Hair Ideas for 2011: Inside Allure: allure.com.