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.
Would You Get a Pixie Cut? Get the Details on Hollywood’s Latest Hair Obsession Straight From Kristin Chenoweth’s Stylist!Nov 11, 2013 @ 9:15 am
The pixie cut is certainly having a moment! Not long after Jennifer Hudson revealed her dramatic chop last week, Jennifer Lawrence, Kristin Chenoweth, and Pamela Anderson quickly followed suit, and we don’t blame them — the style is super-flattering, and we’re considering making the change ourselves. That’s why we just had to ask Chenoweth’s hairstylist Jonathan Hanousek for his expert tips on what to consider before getting a pixie cut, and how to keep the style on point (like Chenoweth’s stellar vocals!).
“I am loving this trend toward short hair in Hollywood. The reality is that women are sexy with short hair, and I feel like it shows strong self-confidence,” he told InStyle.com. “Almost anyone can wear their hair shorter, but keep in mind that everyone’s features are different and that you need to make adjustments accordingly.” Hanousek recommends picking your most-striking feature, and playing that up. “If you like your eyes, then cutting your fringe just below your brows will show them off. If you have great cheekbones, then drop your fringe just below them,” he added.
In Kristin’s case, she was inspired by Charlize Theron and Jenna Elfman’s short crops, so Hanousek took that direction and kept her bangs long. Also, keep your hair texture in mind so your stylist can tailor the cut to flatter you. “Generally straight to wavy textures work best, but don’t count yourself out if you have thicker or coarse hair,” he noted. A few quick passes of a straightener or blowdryer will allow you to work either a sleek finish, or you can let your hair air-dry so your natural texture can come through.
Hanousek also recommends anti-frizz products, but be sure not to overload as a little goes a long way — especially on shorter lengths. “My secret weapon is Moroccanoil Frizz Control ($34; moroccanoil.com). On Kristin, it adds the perfect amount of weight without making hair feel greasy,” he told us. “I also blow-dry with White Sands Undercover Styling Spray ($21; whitesandsproducts.com). It has medium hold, works on all hair types, and gives you just enough control without being stiff.”
Just when we thought Jennifer Hudson’s new pixie was the biggest hair surprise this week, Pamela Anderson stepped out yesterday in Los Angeles with an ultra-short crop — a dramatic change from her trademark long layers. Ever since we first spotted the star on Baywatch, her tousled waves gave us serious hair envy, but we admit, the bold cut is showing us a polished, classy side to the icon. Could this be the beginning of a new style phase for Anderson? Possibly! Back in April when we caught up with her at New York City’s International Beauty Show, she confessed that she had been road-testing a more natural beauty look. “I try to do less makeup now because I think it looks prettier,” she told InStyle.com. “I also love the smudgy effect you get when you wake up with a little leftover mascara on, and your hair is slightly messy like you’ve been running down the beach.” We’re wondering if we can expect to see her complementing her shorter strands with minimalist makeup. What do you think of Pamela’s new ‘do? Tell us!
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The cast of Dancing with the Stars’ all-star 15th season is all locked in—and it’s quite the nostalgia check! Not only will fan favorites Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft, and Bristol Palin return to the ballroom, but ’90s favorites like Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson, Joey Fantone, and season two winner Drew Lachey are coming back to compete, too. Where else could we see *NSYNC and 98° members on the same stage? Click through to see the entire cast, and tell us: Who are you most excited to see dance again?
It’s been almost three decades since the first-ever MTV Video Music Awards. And from the very beginning, stars like Madonna aimed to please their fans by shocking them, with a combination of risqué routines—remember that “Like A Virgin” floor dance?—and outré fashion. So, in anticipation of the award show’s 27th iteration, which airs on Sunday, September 12, at 9 p.m. EST, InStyle looks back at five of the most memorable VMA performances and appearances ever, and wonders: Can we still be shocked, or have we seen it all? We’ll be watching to find out.
Randall Christensen, the costume designer behind all the glittering outfits on Dancing with the Stars, has just signed a deal to design women’s apparel, bridal, outerwear, footwear, jewelry and accessories. “The right costume for an individual’s body can be transformational. I have seen women grow a couple of inches taller right before my eyes, with the right clothes and accessories, that strap, minimize, lift, shape and accentuate,” said Christensen, who was responsible for Pam Anderson and Kate Gosselin’s sexy looks. “Every woman deserves that kind of confidence.” The collections will be a modern interpretation of his signature Hollywood glamour, but tailored for everyday dressing. Tell us: would you buy Randall Christensen-designed clothes?
With just hours to go before the DWTS season premiere, head costume designer Randall Christensen gave us the style scoop on what the cast will wear. “We don’t buy a single thing off the rack,” says Christensen, whose team creates as many as 22 costumes in a single week. “After each results show we get 15 minutes with each celebrity to discuss the next look. Wednesdays we shop for fabric, Thursdays we cut patterns and Fridays we do fittings. The only dress rehearsal is just 2 hours before the Monday shows, so we’re often stitching someone into a dress and gluing on rhinestones during the overture!” What’s it like collaborating with strong-willed women like Kate Gosselin and Pamela Anderson? “The women get critiqued much more on what they wear, so I try to give them what they want,” Christensen says. “Since Kate is from the reality world, she was new to all this. We looked through stacks of magazines and I tried to give her lots of reassurance. Pam walked in and said, ‘Now I finally have the chance to be a Vegas showgirl!‘”