Hair. It really is a big deal to most women. And when you take a look at beautiful celebrities, their hair always seems to look perfect, polished, and healthy. Julia Roberts. Penelope Cruz. Giselle. Salma Hayek. Rachel Bilson. Debra Messing. Jessica Simpson.
How does she do it? Let's take a look at celebrity stylists and learn some smart and simple hair care tips.
Hair color. Extremely important. Color isn't just for covering up a few grays. The right hair shade speaks volumes about a woman's beauty. Just ask one of the best in the business, master colorist Kim Vo.
"Skin tone is the most important factor in deciding your perfect color," Kim Vo says. "It takes a professional eye to determine, but for a simple read, use the veins on your wrist. If your veins are blue, warm tones like chestnut and auburn tones are for you. If your veins are more green, caramel and golden hues will compliment you. If your veins are blue/green, then warm and cool tones can be added seamlessly".
Shiny, healthy hair is another key to polished locks. Salma Hayek has one of the glossiest manes around. Is it sheer luck or lucky genes? According to celebrity stylist Robert Vetica, it's even simpler than that.
Any woman can achieve high-voltage shine with one product: Moroccanoil. Robert Vetica explains how he styles Salma's hair:
1: Separate hair into small sections.
2: Add Moroccanoil Treatment and Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to each.
3: Use round brush to blow dry sections.
4: Let hair fall and mist with Moroccanoil Gold Glimmer Shine Spray.
And when it comes to curly hair, a little extra TLC is needed. Nicole Kidman goes back and forth from bouncy curls to sleek, straight hair. Her secret? Bio Ionic hair care products.
Kerry Warn, Australia's own celebrity stylist, uses the line on Nicole Kidman, so she can change up her hairstyle without damaging locks.
"These products use the Trinity FX charge to shatter water molecule clusters by up to 10 times their size and keep them apart, allowing the properties to penetrate deep into the hair shaft." You end up with straight, silky, smooth hair.
Even if you don't have perfect locks, and need some for a special occasion, like wedding hair, relax! You can fake it.
Jessica Simpson's favorite stylist Ken Paves, has designed beautiful hair extensions that are very easy to put in. Why not try his Clip-In Bangs. They're made with heat-friendly synthetic fiber so you can curl, cut and style - just like your own hair.
"Now you can have super chic blunt bangs without the commitment of cutting your own hair. This fabulous fringe looks real, feels real and stays put! Just clip in and go," says Ken Paves.
Whatever you do, remember your hair says a lot about who you are and the style you are embracing. For more hair tips check out hairstyles on Wikipedia.