Cannes Do Chic Hair- Heidi Braids and Soft Makeup Balance A Vivid Red Lace Dress
I’ll Have What She’s Having: Off-handed hair, by way of classic Heidi braids that juxtapose a brilliant red lace dress a la actress Sarah Gadon
Wearing something vividly bold– as a red lace dress– can get tarty, fussy, or even dowdy if your hair and makeup are not in check. Lace is a super trend this season but how can you pull it off for day or even a less formal occasion and keep your look right on track?
With the right hairstyle and makeup, of course!
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Actress Sarah Gadon‘s pretty look at Cannes (yes, a strawberry blonde wearing red) has effortless hair and make-up that’s a great juxtaposition with her evening dress. The easy hairstyle modernizes the dressy look and its styling becomes THE accessory to her otherwise unadorned outfit. And, nothing says summer more than an easy undo. These Heidi braids sure do the trick!
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Here are a few simple tips to get Heidi braids for yourself this summer:
- Comb dry hair back off your face using a fixative to keep hair in place.
- Part the back of the hair down the middle and bring towards the face on both sides.
- Braid loosely down towards the ends and use a small rubber band to fasten.
- Lift hair on each side and place braid on the middle of the head and fasten with bobby pins that match your color.
- Repeat the same procedure on the other side of the head.
Note: Be sure that the ends are hidden and the braid looks like one continuous braid.
Make-up should also be fresh with a berry stained lip, brows well-defined, a nude eye, and cheeks that look like you were “out in the cold”.
We are also in love with the longer length dress has it allows you to keep your legs pale and natural and avoid the need to fake tan.– Gad Cohen
Would you wear Heidi braids? What’s your favorite summer up do? Please share your comments below…
Photo:focusonstyle.onsugarPublished on May 23, 2012
“The Gad Effect” must be experienced to be understood. It’s not just hairstyling – it’s total transformation.
Gad Cohen gives new meaning to the word “beauty.” His unconventional methods redefine individual style – he sees the whole person, not just a head of hair. Gad’s unified approach to cut, color, shape and lifestyle go far beyond the typical makeover – like a sculptor chiseling marble, he brings out the beauty within to create a whole new you.
Gad continues to leave his mark on celebrities, models, fashion houses, magazines and corporate clients – his work is legendary in the industry. Glamour Executive Beauty Editor Mary MacLean calls it “The Gad Effect.” She explains, “When I get my hair done by Gad, I know it’s going to look not just great but gorgeous. People literally stop me on the street, in the elevator and at work and tell me how amazing I look. That is priceless.”
His magic touch has graced the likes of Julia Stiles, Naomi Campbell, Ashley Judd, Christy Turlington, Paula Zahn, and Heather Locklear. As an editorial and advertising hairstylist, Gad’s work has been published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Allure, and Vanity Fair, and for clients such as L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Revlon and Cover Girl. He has worked with many of the world’s leading talents in fashion: photographers such as Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, and fashion houses including Chanel, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Vera Wang and more.
Having appeared on many shows throughout his career, Gad is no stranger to the television industry. Currently, he is an on-camera expert in several episodes of The Learning Chanel’s Cover Shot with model Fredrique van der Wahl. As media spokesperson for Dove’s Real Woman campaign, Gad appeared on numerous shows such as Good Morning America. Finesse named Gad one of the world’s top stylists, featuring him in a futuristic exhibition. Remington consulted with Gad to develop and promote a line of hair care appliances. Visit: GadCohen.com