One of our favorite shows on television, ‘Mad Men’ returned after an 18 month hiatus this Sunday and while everyone else can’t stop talking about Don’s new wife Megan, we’re still obsessing over the amazing retro style! From a figure-flattering dress that Joan would love to the products to get Betty’s 60’s look, here are our 10 ‘Mad Men’-inspired picks to rock for your next viewing party or anytime you want to capture the retro trend!
Image courtesy of AMC.com
Hollywood’s “Night of Nights” is right around the corner, and while we don’t know who will take home the oh-so-coveted Oscar Awards, we do know that all you beauty junkies out there will be mentally casting your vote for Oscar superlatives – who has the best dress, the best accessories and of course… who has the best hair?
We spoke with the pros at Wella Professionals, the hair brand who has a very impressive roster of red carpet hair under their belt already from this season, including Madonna, Michelle Williams, Claire Danes, Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana, Emily Blunt and Shailene Woodley, to get the inside scoop on what hair looks will heat up the red carpet this Sunday.
“We will see a peak in fluid textures and warm tones that suggest effortless elegance and healthy, shiny hair that shows a lot of movement and bounce,” states Wella Professionals Color Ambassador Aura Friedman. “Expensive and Luxurious are words you could use to explain this look – maximize this effect by asking your colorist to use Wella Professionals Haircolor to give you a soft shade with warm undertones that will best complement your skin tone.”
Aura recommends her A-list clientele use Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner, which is designed to seal in color while leaving locks irresistibly smooth to the touch.
“Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier is a red-carpet favorite,” adds Celebrity Stylist Andy LeCompte, “that smoothes the hair surface so it can better prepare the hair for styling.” Andy also uses Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight Shine Spray on his clientele to create the most sheen and expensive looking finish to any end look.
LeCompte predicts that celebs will lean toward classic styles with a play on texture and symmetry. “There will be a lot of deep side parts and loose ponys, bobs and chignons tied to the side.” This style can be customized to accentuate any gown, face shape or hair accessory. “It also lessens the stuffiness of that prom feeling and adds a more up-to-date, laissez-faire feeling.
The options here are endless, but no matter the look, you can use Wella Professionals products to perfect the end look. Apply 3-5 pumps of Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier hair primer to create an even surface on each and every hair follicle before drying the hair, creating a foundation for the most luxurious looking end-look. To keep a style looking fresh yet modernly undone, use a light-hold hairspray such as Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray to hold the hair while keeping an overall sense of liquid movement.
The red carpet arrivals of the 84th Annual Academy Awards®, will be airing February 26th on NBC. Be sure to join Wella Professionals on Twitter and Facebook LIVE during the red carpet arrivals (between 4pm and 7pm EST), along with their special guest panel of hair pros Aura Friedman, Rick Wellman and Mark Garrison to get tips, tricks and commentary on the hair looks of the evening.
Can’t wait till then? Visit the red carpet tab on Wella’s Facebook page for tips and leave questions for their experts to answer.
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Shop the Full Story: Look Fab for The Fourth of July
Shop the Full Story: Look Fab for The Fourth of July
Reese Witherspoon, star of Legally Blonde, Walk the Line and Water for Elephants, is always praised for her style and great fashion sense. Here’s how to recreate Reese’s look for under $200:
This beautifully embellished, semi-sheer silk chiffon Sechin Racer Dress is a great summer piece. Cleverly placed inner-herringbone ties allow you to create your desired draping effect.
Buy Sechin Racer Dress, $305, at AllSaints
|Lanvin One-Shoulder Ruffle Dress
I love this Lanvin dress. You can really dress it up or down, and the color is to die for. It makes me happy just looking at it.
Thought eco-conscious fashion was a contradiction in terms? Beau Soleil changed our minds. The collection is made from organic cotton and vegetable dye, and we can’t wait to wear the Toga dress in their signature bamboo fabric with surplus leather over the shoulder.
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French designer Juliette Longuet has made a stylish dress that is perfect for summer. Pair it with flip flops or heels and jewelry—you can’t go wrong. The silk chiffon feels great against your summer skin, and the graphic print adds a funky touch.
Price: Normally $365.00, but if you call Boutique on 57 at 212.247.2229 and mention AskMelissa, you will pay $185.00.