Sunday, February 19, 2012

Political Hair Style / Callista Gingrich

Callista Gingrich’s strikingly perfect platinum bob, with the distinctive over-the-left-eye swoosh, is a head turner and has captured the attention of hairdressers, journalists, and women of a similar demographic worldwide. Callista Gingrich’s follicular tress is the latest addition to a distinguished roster of political hair from Hillary Clinton’s headbands, John Edwards’s $400 trim and the Sarah Palin up-do. 

Though this very stiff platinum blonde "with one remarkable lock styled into an upward swoosh," may look like a wig, it’s the real deal. Reportedly, she gets her hair colored and styled for $400 at the Andre Chreky salon in Washington, D.C. However, according to the New Yorker, Callista's favorite salon is the Sugar House in Virginia. Regardless of which salon she frequents, simple calculation shows that she spends around three grand a year to maintain the enviable shine of her hair.

Yes, there are pressing issues facing the nation, from unemployment to foreclosures. But there still seems to be room to contemplate the fixed pale-blonde halo framing the delicate head of Newt Gingrich’s wife. She has been asked about her hairdo “at every stop,” women compliment her and then say, “How do you keep it so perfect?” Her secret: firm hold hair spray.

As far as the nuts and bolts of the look, Mrs. Conway hair stylist provided some clues, saying she has had the style, which she describes as a “classic bob with a swoosh,” since March 2010. She gets it cut once every five weeks, on average; when traveling, she will go to a local salon “when necessary,” but in the morning she generally styles it herself. “It is simple to maintain and does not take much time for daily prep.”  

Callista 1960’s bob wasn't always the slick, smooth, helmet-y coif it is now. When she married Newt in 2000, Callista wore her hair longer and curlier, although still very blond. Over the past 12 years, her haircut has morphed slowly into her signature disciplined bob, and her wardrobe has followed suit with more structure and fewer patterns. Place your vote _is this a trend to watch?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Madonna / Star Hair Style

Drawing inspiration from the hair style trends of our favorite stars and celebrities has become a national past time. One star whose hair styles have inspired women throughout the world is the Queen of Pop Madonna. For over a quarter of a century, Madonna has been a music mega-star, a pop culture provocateur, movie star and a global style icon. Few can match her flair for reinventing her image and uncanny ability to predict trends. Ever the trend setter at 50 plus, Madonna continues to set the standard for style and glam in a grown-up way. 

TO GET THE LOOK Are you approaching 50 or pushing the big 60 and feel it’s time for a totally new hairstyle? If that's the case, take a styling lesson from this style icon and let everyone know that you’re still in the game. Updating your hairstyle does not need to be drastic. Often all it takes are a few well placed snips and a splash of color to create a fresh new look. For those that love the feel and feminine look of long hair Madonna’s versatile face framing style and sexy hair color would be the perfect staring point. To get the look, let’s take it one step at a time, starting with a style cut and shaping. 

LET’S SHAPE IT: To get this versatile “two in one” style, start with a shoulder length or longer contoured silhouette with youthful up-lifting face framing layers. This ultra feminine style cut suits both straight and natural wavy hair and most face shapes, especially those with large or angular facial features like Madonna. With a few adjustments (tweaks / trims) as it grows you can easily find the ideal length and shape for your style. 

LET’S STYLE IT: To put your style in motion start with a styling mousse for volume or straightening balm for a smooth straight look. For sexy up-lifting waves a quick blow dry and few twists around a styling iron or a fist-full of hot roller is all it takes. For slick smooth straight look a quick press with a flat iron and a dab of hair polish and you’ve your ready for any occasion.


NOW, LET’S COLOR IT: Actresses change their hair color often for the roles they play and Madonna is no exception.  Madonna’s natural dark brown hair is given a rich warm auburn hue with a high lift tint to define the shape and wash away the gray. After, Honey and Carmel blonde highlights are sprinkled throughout with a foil weaving technique to push the color bar to the max. To maintain this creative coloring effect the new growth is lightened and highlighted every few months. To get the look a visit a salon colorist may cost a few extra bucks, but is well worth the price for a totally new image and all the attention you'll get. 


Madonna’s ultra feminine style has all the "bells and whistles" to let everyone know there's a new girl in town and she's ready to rock. A quick blow dry and styling iron adds soft up-lifting face framing waves or a smooth straight polished look. The multicolored hue with Honey and Carmel highlights is a work of art and thing of beauty. Your new look pushes the time clock back and style bar to the max. You’re sure to get rave reviews when you show up looking years younger and ooh-so stylish in a totally grown-up way with Madonna’s color and style.  

Madonna is a good example of today's women over 50 that look younger because they color and style their hair in a stylish grown-up way.  If you visit a salon you can look 10 years younger___ Today's Time Reset_ 70 is the new 60 and 60 the new 50 and 50 the new 40. For more star hair style visit