You can rent a couture dress or a designer bag, but would you rent hair extensions? The Nelson J Salon in Beverly Hills recently rolled out a hair extension rental program, which allows users to borrow clip-in pieces for seven days, priced at $75. For each purchase, a stylist will apply the extensions and blow out your strands, then you’ll be sent home with a self-addressed stamped envelope to mail the pieces back after your seven days are up. “Spending around $250 to wear extensions for one evening is challenging for many budgets, so I thought a rental service would be a great option,” said the salon’s founder Nelson Chan. “It also allows someone to try more than one look during the course of a few months.” While Julianne Hough recently opted for more-permanent versions from the Nine Zero One salon, it’s nice to know we can get a look similar to hers without as long of a commitment — we’re definitely intrigued! We want to know: Would you try out the service? Tell us by voting in the poll below.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is airing tonight at 10 PM EST on CBS! Will you be watching? While the sexy smoky eye and chic nude lip created for the show is a perfect complement to the Angels’ avant-garde runway ensembles, we thought it would be equally-sexy in real life — not to mention a great holiday party makeup choice. That’s why we asked Victoria’s Secret makeup artist Colleen Creighton, equipped with the exact same products she used on the models, to demonstrate the look on our Senior Fashion News Editor Kim Peiffer, with easy-to-follow instructions for perfecting the effect.
Kim’s dewy complexion was created with the VS Makeup Tinted Moisturizer ($15; victoriassecret.com), and a sweep of the Mineral Blush Duo in Starlet ($15; victoriassecret.com) added a slight contour and a lit-from-within flush. After using a combination of the Eye Quad in Eye Contact, Liner in Dark Chocolate, and Volume Lift Mascara ($20, $12, and $15; victoriassecret.com) onto Kim’s lids, the Color Drama Lipstick in Melt ($14; victoriassecret.com) provided the finishing touch.
Get the full breakdown with step-by-step instructions in the video above, and be sure to catch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show tonight at 10 PM EST on CBS!
Between her many performances and her role as a new mommy, Fergie has quite the busy schedule, but somehow, her hair and makeup is always on point — even when she isn’t in front of the cameras. Her mantra? Never underestimate the power of a good lip gloss.
We caught up with the star at her party for Wet n Wild cosmetics in New York City, where she chatted with InStyle.com about her everyday beauty staples, and her tip to getting glam in five seconds flat. “For me, it’s lips. A little lip gloss goes a long way. To get ready quickly, I usually just throw on my glasses and a lip gloss or lipstick, and I’m out,” said Fergie, who noted that her lipstick of choice was the aptly-named Fergie Daily hue ($4; walgreens.com). “That’s why I named it that! I have different facets of my personality, so when I’m home, my makeup is very minimal, but I always like to kick it up a notch for stage.”
Another trick of the trade? Repurposing your eye shadow primer for an instant dewy glow. “The shimmer primer ($5; walgreens.com) is awesome! If you dot it just on the cheekbones, it adds a little glitter,” she added. “I love dewy looking skin with a matte t-zone, so that’s what I do.”
Restraint? So 2012, Hal Rubenstein writes in InStyle‘s December issue. No where was this more evident than on the runway, where designers showed off brazen colors, bold graphics, and lots of leather. What’s more, we couldn’t get enough of the drama on TV (hello, Scandal), the big screen (like in Baz Luhrmann’s deco-drenched film, The Great Gatsby), and in our newsfeeds. (The term “twerking” blew up so much it was added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online.) Frankly, we’re surprised we were able to narrow it all down to just 100 moments.
From royal maternity clothes and orange lips to green nails and selfies, see the looks, trends, and pop culture moments that defined 2013. If you don’t want to miss a thing next year, subscribe to InStyle now to keep up with all the fashion, hair, makeup, and style trends you’ll need to know about in 2014.
Hollywood’s recent trend of stars cutting their lengthy strands shorter has been reversed by Julianne Hough! Before attending a party for Beyoncé‘s Mrs. Carter World Tour in Los Angeles, the star paid a visit to the Nine Zero One salon to take her chic bob into mile-long layers. Truth be told, a Beyoncé concert is reason enough for us to hit up the salon, but we thought the style’s transformative quality was perfect to change up your look for a holiday party, and caught up with the salon’s co-owners Riawna Capri and Nikki Lee to get their pro tips on DIY-ing a similar effect.
“To get Julianne’s look without the commitment of Great Lengths extensions, you can opt for Hair U Wear Put In Pieces,” the duo told InStyle.com. “These are clip-in extensions that can be used over and over again.” Clip-in additions can slip out if not placed correctly, so avoid any unexpected party fouls by first teasing the area you plan to apply the extensions with a fine-toothed comb. This gives the pieces a place to grip onto, and if you need extra insurance, give the backcombed portion a blast of dry shampoo or hairspray after positioning the hair clips. “It’s a perfect look for holiday because it’s versatile — it can be worn in a cute updo, or down with chic waves,” Lee and Capri added.
Now there’s a new way to wear Missoni‘s signature zigzag print—on your nails! For the holidays, Missoni is gifting its online customers with chic and fun “Nailpatch artMissoni” nail wraps to share the festive spirit. Available in three different designs all featuring the brand’s iconic patterns, the ZigZagScratch nail patches will bring Missoni’s unique prints to your manicure. We love how the brand’s amazing patterns are mirrored perfectly on each set of decals. No word on whether the nail patches will be available in the future to purchase on their own, so for now get shopping on missoni.com and pick up your free set now through January 6, 2014!
Plus, click through the gallery to see all your favorite stars in Missoni.
With the arrival of December, the holidays are already on our brain, between the shimmery makeup and red lipstick we’re planning to wear to the festive parties to come, this season is shaping up to be the chicest yet! We spoke to top celebrity makeup artists to get all the details on recreating the most-glamorous red carpet looks — Lupita Nyong’O's silver shadow included — so you can add some star power to your beauty routine. Whether you’re eager to break out the classic red lip or want to try a brand-new trend, each look is perfect for mixing and mingling over cold-weather cocktails. Plus, if you’re hunting down the perfect gifts for your friends and family, we put together a list of our favorite beauty must-haves under $100, and even tested the hottest holiday fragrances to find a match for every personality.
Just when we thought Pamela Anderson‘s sleek pixie marked her biggest hair makeover this year, the star ditched her trademark blonde hue for a deeper brunette. Anderson was spotted at the Los Angeles airport with seemingly-darker strands, and although a hat was covering most of the style, we couldn’t help but notice the chestnut shade peeking out from underneath. Ever since the start of her career, we’ve only known Anderson as a platinum blonde, which, along with her bombshell wardrobe and sexy smoky eye, quickly became her signature. Her switch to a darker tone definitely comes as a major change, and we can’t wait to see the different — and surely gorgeous — ways she styles it.