Beauty Report: Fall 2014 Hair Trends

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When updating your closet for the fall/winter 2014-2015 season, you may want to start thinking about updating your beauty look as well. As the weather starts getting colder you change your everyday style rotation, adjust your skincare routine, and even choose your makeup to match the season. Don’t forget your hairstyle when you’re doing your yearly style edit. Your crowning glory can make or break your look as much as your shoes do.

Updating your ‘do doesn’t necessarily entail a drastic color change or a chopping all of it off, there are other ways and various other trends to keep your hairstyle updated too. Here’s a rundown of the best and most wearable hairstyle trends of the season:

  • Blunt Short Bobs

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This season has already been dubbed the season of the short. Celebrities such as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Amber Valletta, and Miley Cyrus  have been leading the charge with this trend. Blunt, short, bobs like these instantly make you look edgy and cool. It also shows off your gorgeous cheekbones and face shape to its best.

  • Textured Long Bobs

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Beyonce herself started this whole texture long bob movement. Lovingly called “the lob” now, there are various online DIY tutorials on how to achieve this look sans haircut. Apparently, all you need is hair tie and bobby pins to achieve this tousled, sexy “lob.” If you want to take the plunge, go right ahead this long bob is flattering for most shapes and it’ll be painless to grow out.

  • Slicked Back Hair

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The slicked back hairstyle has been spotted in many a red carpet as of late. This is a great way to integrate some trends into your hair looks. To get this hot look, simply apply mouse and use your fingers to slick back the sides to achieve this sleek style. Don’t overdo the product application, too much will make your ‘do look overdone and dated.

  • 60s One-Length Hair

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Think of the 60s supermodel Veruschka, or even Cher’s poker straight hair. Say goodbye to girl-next-door layered locks from the 90s and late ’00s, and embrace this one-length look to get tresses that look straight out of a haute couture runway.

  • Center Part

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A simple change of your hair part can make a marked improvement on your overall look and stylishness. Center hair parts this season are less bohemian earth chick, and more London girl mod. Try a smoothing serum plus a quick morning blow dry to get this coveted look.

  • Braided Updo

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Braids were one of the hottest hair trends this summer. This fall, braids take a more dressy and feminine turn with braided updos. Romantic and polished, these braids will look refreshing when paired with a masculine-inspired ensemble.

  • Messy Top Knots

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Consistently ruling hairstyle trends for the past year or so is the messy top knot. This is the hairstyle staple for every fashionista out there, it’s not just for bad hair days anymore. Messy top knots are the ultimate hair trend in undone and effortless street style glamour.

Which hairstyle will you be trying this season? I am so excited for fall! Have a great weekend, ladies!

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Emmy Awards 2014 Red Carpet: The Best and The Worst

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The best thing about award shows? All the red carpet fashion, of course. Watching Hollywood in a fashion frenzy, observing trends, and seeing the hottest stars duke it out on the red carpet to see who comes out on top of best dressed lists are all what makes award shows so exciting for fashion fiends like us.

The red carpet is all about high glam and wowing the crowd with designer gowns, shiny bling, and well-chosen beauty looks. This year’s Emmy Awards was no exception. Stars sashayed down the red carpet in style and we excitedly watched from our TV screens. Red was the color of the night, and there was a wealth of plunging necklines, white gowns, and metallics too. Read on for more of my personal picks for best dressed and worst dressed on the red carpet.

Best Dressed

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Sarah Hyland makes a strong case for crop tops with halter necklines in this Christian Siriano look  that is both age-appropriate and cocktail chic.

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Champagne gowns are usually a safe bet and a tad bit overdone on the red carpet, but Orange is the New Black star Taylor Schilling gives this Zuhair Murad beaded halter gown a dose of trendy style with a crystal ear cuff. Bravo, Taylor.

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January Jones stood out from the sea of red dresses, and avoided looking like the red carpet itself, in this gorgeous Prabal Gurung creation.The textured quality of this jacquard fabric places it a cut above the rest, and her choice of footwear is superb. Those strappy black heels give the look its much needed edge.

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The captivating digital print on this Peter Som gown is a refreshing and modern look for Modern Family star, Julie Bowen.

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One of the most distinctive and sophisticated looks on the red carpet, Michelle Dockery impresses in this Rosie Assoulin frock. The petal like chest detail done in pale pink, royal blue, and apple green is exquisite.

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Lizzy Caplan looked like she belonged at the top of the A-list in this Donna Karan Atelier stunner. This look is proof that black need not be boring.

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Amy Poehler opted for a design from up-and-coming Irish designer Don O’Neill, and her choice definitely paid off. This metallic, art deco inspired number is red carpet diva at its finest.

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Kerry Washington proves that Prada is a girl’s best friend in this unexpectedly sophisticated and intensely striking orange gown.

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Julia Roberts wears an embellished Elie Saab mini and achieved red carpet royalty status sans a floor length gown. The navy color of this ensemble is perfection.

Worst Dressed

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Great beauty look, and great color. But Mayim Bialik commits a major fashion faux pas with a gown that looks more like a costume than an awards show dress.

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Admittedly, the ombre color of the skirt is beautiful. However, the bob and the makeup and the white button down are all sartorial mistakes. Sorry, Lena Dunham, this look is a disaster.

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Laura Prepon’s messy looking hair tendrils and awkward origami-like neck embellishment are not helping the already unfortunate and dated gown she’s wearing.

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The bold pink and red combined with layers of tulle on Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting’s dress is too saccharine and looks too much like an old prom dress.

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Christina Hendricks usually looks va-va-voom on the red carpet, but she disappoints with a gown that has unflattering ruching and borderline tacky gold applique.

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Oh Sarah Paulson, I have no words. The overdose on tulle and red dots is not working at all.

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Mindy Kaling scores a miss on the red carpet. The metallic details are current and chic, but the empire waist is so last year.

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This is champagne gone wrong, the color and sheen just washes out Katherine Heigl.

Who are your picks for the best and worst dressed at the Emmy Awards? Let me know!

All Images from Eonline

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