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Get the MET Gala hairdos!

8 May 2014 4:41:39 PM EST

We've all drooled over celebrities' hairstyles at fancy awards, resiging ourselves to the fact that we'll never be able to sport their amazing 'dos.


Here, we catch up with Moroccanoil for a sneak peak into how you can replicate the stars' looks at home!


Inspiration: Inspired by the very glam, ultra-elegant haute couture gowns of Charles James, Moroccanoil created a luxurious style for Georgia May Jagger. The hairstyle draws on 1940s American glamour and Veronica Lake's iconic cascading curls.

- Apply Moroccanoil Volumising Mousse to wet hair from root-to-tip to create volume at the crown and give strands extra body and bounce.
- Blow dry hair smooth using a Moroccanoil 35mm brush.

- Starting with the top section of the head (full crown), use 1.5" barrel iron to curl hair in a backwards direction. When strands are still hot, pin the curls and allowto cool.
- Next, take the hair on the sides of the head divide into two sections. Using a 1.5" barrel iron, curl each section towards the back of the head. When strands are still hot, pin curls and set to cool.
- Divide rest of hair into 2" sections and using barrel iron to create soft, full, voluminous waves. Then brush this hair to soften the waves into 40's-style waves.

- Remove pins from top sections of hair and lightly finger-brush through ends with Moroccanoil Treatment Light to control flyawaysand add extra shine.
- Spritz Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine for a red carpet-ready, ultra-shiny finish.

Inspiration: For this year's 'White Tie & Decorations' Charles James-inspired MET Gala, Moroccanoil created a soft updo to complement Claire Danes' elegant, strapless Oscar de la Renta gown. The hairstyle was inspired by Charles James' haute couture evening gowns and his way of elegantly dressing glamorous women.

- Apply Moroccanoil Volumising Mousse to damp hair from root-to-tip to create volume at the crown and give strands extra body and bounce.
- Blow dry hair smooth
- Using a 1.5" barrel iron, curl 1" sections around entire head; apply Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection to each section before curling to protect strands and keep hair shiny and healthy. Allow to cool.

- Draw a deep side part and finger comb the hair into a very low ponytail, keeping the hair loose-not taut-and secure with an elastic.
- Next, wrap the entire ponytail into a physical knot, pulling end of the ponytail through. Tuck end under and secure entire knotwith pins.

- Lightly pull out face-framing pieces and finish with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine for a shiny, gorgeous style.


Inspiration: Drawing on this year's theme "White Tie & Decorations" and Charles James' structured approach to fashion design, Moroccanoil created a glamorous, structural updo for Selena Gomez, who attended alongside Diane von Furstenberg. Inspired by the legendary designer'sglamorous approach to haute couture, Selena's style is truly American glamour (plus, the updo puts the show-stopping, stunning earrings on full-display).

- Apply Moroccanoil Volumis ing Mousse to wet hair from root-to-tip to create volume at the crown and give strands extra body and bounce.
- Blow dry hair smooth
- Using a 1.5" barrel iron, curl 1" sections around entire head; apply Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection to each section before curling to protect strands and keep hair shiny and healthy.

- To create the updo, split hair in three sections: bottom (ear-to-ear); middle (temple-to-temple) and top (full crown).
- Starting with bottom section, create a ponytail at the nape of the neck, and then roll entire the ponytail upwards and pin horizontally for a tube effect. Secure with pins.
- Next, roll the middle section horizontally and pin underneath into the bottom roll.
- Lightly tease the top section for extra volume. Then, roll vertically (similar to a downward French twist) and pin into the middle roll.

- Finish with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong for long-lasting hold and Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine for a photo-ready, red carpet finish.

Your Autumn Hair Heads-Up

15 April 2014 3:14:07 PM EST

As we wave goodbye to the warm weather, you're probably taking a look at yourself and wondering what needs to go, what can be changed and what is staying. In come the winter woollies; out go the cute pastel-coloured pedis and messy top-knots.

To get a heads-up on the season's hottest hairdos, I sat down with O&M's Global Creative Director, Janelle Chaplin. Having just finished up at Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week, she's in the perfect position to cast a critical eye over what you should - and shouldn't - be wearing this autumn

What styles are we seeing a lot of at the moment?

For fashion, I am seeing a mixture of wet and dry textured looks. Tighter slick shapes with dry textured long lengths. I am also seeing a lot of the LOB - a longer bob style - which is sometimes styled with a soft-textured wave. 


How can we re-create some of these looks at home?

You can recreate the looks by using texture sprays like O&M's Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray to get a dry floaty texture through your hair, then a wet style cream like O&M's Style Guru to slick the sides or top down.


What tips should we keep in mind when deciding which of these styles would suit our face shapes and hair types?

It is important that you wear the hairstyle, not have the hairstyle wear you. A tip I find that works is to find a celebrity or a model with a similar face shape to you - this will help you see how the stylist adjusts the look for different face shapes and hair types.

Lancôme Makeover

25 March 2014 4:58:42 PM EST


We were super excited to meet with Lancôme's National Makeup Artist, Lara Srokowski last week. Not only were we lucky enough to trial Lancôme's brand new Air de Teint foundation (a lightweight, barely there perfecting liquid), Lara was kind enough to give us a step by step guide on how to achieve the ultimate everyday, natural, nude look. Testing out the Lancôme au-naturale look was our very own Customer Service Manager, Charley. Want to know how she did it? Read on!


"It feels like I'm not wearing makeup.
The best part is, I still look like me - only better!"
  - Charley


Step 1. Start by applying Lancôme's Advanced Genifique to create a luminous healthy glow.
Lara reminds us, 'beautiful make up starts with 
beautiful skin.'

Step 2. Prime the skin with Lancôme's La Base Pro Perfecting Make-up Primer, its velvety soft texture will smooth out any imperfections to create a perfected base for your foundation, giving you a natural long wearing result:

Lara's PRO TIP: Use your fingers to apply the primer, the warmth of your fingers helps to better adhere to the skin. 

Step 3. Apply Lancôme's Air de Teint Perfecting Fluid with a foundation brush; using the brush in a sweeping motion, start in the centre of the face and work outwards.

Lara's PRO TIP: Turn the brush over to the clean side and smooth over the face for a nude matte glow.


Step 4: Apply Lancôme's Teint Miracle Concealer Pen to the eye contour to illuminate and brighten the eye gaze. For optimal results apply the concealer pen to the top of the cheek bones and down the centre of the nose to bring forward and highlight these areas creating more dimension to the face.

Step 5: Apply a zest of colour using Lancôme's Blush Subtil, use only on the apple of the cheeks for a fresh rosy glow. For more definition, sculpt underneath the cheek bones with the Lancôme's Star Bronzing Powder.

Lara's PRO TIP: Use the left over blush on the brush over the eyelid to create a pop of colour to the eyes.



Step 6: Apply Lancôme's Teint Miracle Pressed Powder on a big powder brush. Apply only to the centre of the face to give a more matte appearance in areas you want to avoid unwanted shine.

The finished look is gorgeous on our Customer Service Manager, Charley. Perfectly polished for any occasion without looking over-done.


Other products used on Charley: 

Lancôme Le Eye Correcteur Pro
Lancôme Artliner 24H Liner

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xx Channel, Adore Beauty