Hair can be difficult to maintain, are we right? So sometimes going the extra mile and styling it to look presentable is a concept that belongs in the too-hard basket — but not anymore. Starting right now, we're running a weekly series of inspirational hair galleries, where we take hair colour and style cues from our favourite celebrities. First up in the series: vampy and mysterious brunette beauties. From Miranda Kerr's sexy waves, to Alexa Chung's rough chop, Zooey Deschanel's blunt fringe and Kate Middleton's fit-for-a-princess shine — all the dark hair inspiration you need is in here, ready to be spied on, snapped up and made your own. Are we missing any brunettes you take inspiration from? Let us know, and we'll add them to the gallery! Next week, we'll turn our attention to bombshell blondes we love.
Ashley Greene and Vanessa Hudgens showed off their bikini bodies — and athleticism — at Oakley's Learn to Ride event in Bali, Indonesia, yesterday. The ladies both hopped on surfboards to catch a few waves at the event, which serves to promote the sport of surfing. Ashley and Vanessa were sharing the perfect conditions with pro surfers since the event coincided with Oakley's Pro Bali surf competition as well. Although Ashley was able to successfully ride the waves, she did not escape the day without injury. She shared a picture of her leg, which was covered in scrapes, on her Twitter account, writing, "War wound from surfing today with Oakley. The reef ate me up." While Ashley and Vanessa were enthusiastic to try their hand at the water sport, the girls did find time to relax and soak in the Indonesian rays on a boat during the day as well.
Justin Timberlake stepped out for the launch of the new Myspace held at LA's El Rey Theatre last night. It was a big night for him since he is an investor in the social media platform, and had a big role in revamping the site, which now aims to support artists and the music industry. Also showing her support was Miley Cyrus, who drew attention for her interesting ensemble that included a crop top paired with a sweatpants-and-jeans combo. The event brought out plenty of other stars like Olivia Wilde, Ashley Tisdale and Dianna Agron. Kelly Osbourne, who had her boyfriend, Matthew Mosshart, by her side, was also in attendance along with Jennifer Morrison and Vanessa Hudgens.
The festivities included a live performance by Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, who sang their hit "Blurred Lines." Miley has forged a close bond with Pharrell since the pair have joined forces for work on her upcoming album, so it was no surprise that she joined him on stage during his performance with Robin last night. Along with accompanying him on stage, she showed support for her pal on Twitter, writing, "Big bro killed it tonight. Pharrell!" Miley may be itching to get back to performing since she also hopped on stage to do a bit of twerking during Juicy J's concert over the weekend as well.
Accompanying Miley's interesting outfit was her engagement ring, which was prominently displayed on her left hand despite speculation surrounding a budding romance between her and Justin Bieber. Rumours were ignited when she and Justin were spotted hanging out in LA recently, but Miley set the record straight on The Kane Show yesterday, saying, "I'm engaged."
When Myspace launches a new look, celebrities come out to celebrate. Stars like Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Dianna Agron, and more stepped out to revel in the site's latest incarnation, and they didn't disappoint on the beauty front. Click through to see the best looks of the night.
Vanessa Hudgens was decked out in fur and hot pink when she hosted the Electric Run in LA last night. The event is a 5km run/walk at night where participants dress up in neon and glowing clothing and run a course while listening to electronic music. Vanessa's involvement in dance music should come as no surprise to her fans as she released a rave-inspired music video with girl group YLA for her new song, "$$$ex," earlier this month. Looking forward, Vanessa has several movie releases to prepare for in the coming months, including the highly-anticipated Robert Rodriguez film, Machete Kills, which also stars Sofia Vergara and Jessica Alba. Machete Kills is slated to hit cinemas on September 12.
White pumps aren't the only shoes having a major moment in Hollywood — metallic pumps have also been taking over famous feet as of late. So far we've spotted the likes of Katy Perry, Miranda Kerr, Emmy Rossum, Olivia Munn, Julianne Hough, and more of the trendsetting pack shining up their red carpet style with gold and silver heels. What's great about this trend is that it has the ability to instantly dress up any ensemble, especially denim and your favourite dresses. Step inside to witness 15 celebrities working the metallic-pump trend, then be inspired to jazz up your own shoe wardrobe with metallic footwear.
Last week, the celebrities taught a lesson in eye-brightening makeup techniques. Michelle Trachtenberg, Selita Ebanks, and Vanessa Hudgens were all spotted with illuminating shadow shades that can work on all skin tones.
Fair Skin: If you have a fair complexion, a white eyeliner like Shu Uemura's Eye Light Pencil White ($25) is a must have for your eye makeup kit. At Madonna's Fashion Evolution Pop-Up Exhibit, Michelle wore a shimmering shade on the bottom corners of her eyes, which was blended with royal blue liner underneath. Also, try applying the liner in the lower waterline to get a doe-eyed effect.
Medium Skin: For medium skin tones, take a note from Vanessa Hudgens's makeup look also from Madonna's Fashion Evolution Pop-Up Exhibit. She wore a pearlescent shadow like L'Oréal Infallible Eyeshadow in Endless Pearl on the inner corners of her eye and underneath. The iridescent shadow balances the inky black of her eyeliner and offers a brightening effect.
Dark Skin: At the Nylon cover celebration Selita Ebanks proved that dark lipstick can (and should) be worn in the Spring, but to counter the deep hue, she wore a shimmering taupe shadow like Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Tough as Taupe ($11.95) from her lash line to her brows. It's the ideal colour to draw light to the eyes on darker complexions.
Coachella weekend one wrapped on Sunday with plenty of celebrities heading back home from the desert. This year's first round of Coachella festivities drew lots of stars including couples like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and newly single Katy Perry and Julianne Hough. Haylie and Hilary Duff shared personal pictures of their weekend in Indio, California, while Coachella regular Vanessa Hudgens took to photo-blasting her excitement over Armani ExchangeNeon Carnival, where Chord Overstreet happily partnered up with Clint Eastwood. Click through to see all the candid snaps of celebrities at Coachella this past weekend!
We're about a week away from Coachella, and even if you're not headed off on a jet-plane to get amongst the fun, you can still scrape some inspiration from this latest round of celeb outfits. We've rounded up the best celebrity looks from Coachellas past — whether it's bohemian romance or an all-American take on classics, Kate Bosworth, Vanessa Hudgens, and Lauren Conrad are just a few who provide the styling fodder. Watch it all here.
Celebrities may have a whole beauty crew to make them up for their red-carpet moments, but sometimes their makeup is simple and easy to re-create. We sifted through some of our favourite looks from recent events to serve as beauty inspiration. Go on and find a new look to try this Autumn!