Swifties, get ready for Christmas and New Year’s Eve! Not only by listening to Taylor Swifts’ catchy tunes Christmas Tree Farm and New Year’s Day, but by taking a barrel brush, a hair straightener and hair spray to create an amazing Taylor Swift beauty look! You have short hair, no bangs, no special hairstyling tools and no clue how to style your hair like the superstar? Don’t despair. We’ll show you step by step how to style your hair like Taylor Swift.
YOUR HAIR IS SHORTER THAN TAYLOR’S? GET CLIP-IN BANGS AND EXTENSIONS
To recreate Taylor’s hairstyle, you don’t need to have long hair or bangs. Just order some clip-in extensions and bangs and use them whenever you like, e. g. for a party or a festive event. It takes only a few minutes to clip them in to add great length and volume. If the clip-in bangs are too long and you don’t want to trim them yourself, go to your hairdresser, clip them in and ask him or her to trim them and to blend them into your hair.
You can order high quality bangs online for $ 60 to $ 140 (e. g. Bellami or The Hair Shop) and high quality clip-in extensions for $ 100 to $ 600, depending on the length of the extensions (e. g. Rapunzel of Sweden or Lullabellz).
Before clipping in the bangs or the hair extensions, wash your hair, apply a good conditioner, rinse it off, gently detangle your hair and blow-dry it. In the following video, Brad Mondo shows you how to blow-dry your hair like a pro. Taylor Swift’s hairstyle is quite simple. Therefore, just blow-dry your hair the way Brad does and then clip-in the bangs and/or the hair extensions.
TIPS FROM A HOLLYWOOD WAVES EXPERT
We asked one of our favourite hairstylists to share her tips for a perfect hairstyling. “Choose a shampoo without silicone,” said Ebru, owner of The Most Beauty, the most elegant hair salon in the Canton of Zurich. “Cheap hair products contain higher amounts of lower quality silicones that cause a greasy scalp,” she says. “Therefore, it is worth buying shampoos that contain high quality ingredients.” In her opinion, a good hairstyling requires a good blow-drying technique. She also recommends to apply a heat protector before the blow-dry and to use hair spray only at the end for the perfect finish, unless it’s not a special ultralight spray. “Otherwise, the hair gets sticky.” Her ultimate haircare secret is the Botox hair treatment she offers at her salon. “Thanks to its protein rich formula, the treatment provides deep conditioning and hydration and strengthens the hair.”
OUR BEAUTY EDITOR REVEALS HER TOP 3 HAIRCARE PRODUCTS
Long or short, fine or thick, straight or curly, the best hair care products make it easy to achieve Taylor Swift’s hairstyle. Our beauty editor, who has long wavy hair, swears by the following three products: 1. Olaplex N°8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask, a highly concentrated haircare product for shine and smoothness; 2. Sebastian Potion 9 Leave-in Conditioner, a must-have for any professional hairstyling; 3. Color WOW Extra Mist-ical Shine Spray, a styling product Chris Appleton uses for Kim Kardashian.
LUXURY HAIRCARE PRODUCTS FROM PARIS
The haircare line Hair Rituel by French cosmetics house Sisley Paris features three products that you could also use to achieve the Taylor Swift or any other hairstyle.
The Revitalizing Nourishing Shampoo quenches the hair with precious plant oils (moringa, macadamia, meadowfoam, shea butter and coconut) and intensely nourishes the hair fibre. It calms the scalp with a cocktail of active ingredients. The hair feels softer and silkier. The shampoo is light enough for thin hair and rich enough for frizzy hair.
The Sisley Hair Restructuring Conditioner with cotton proteins detangles and sheathes hair, making it more silky and easier to style. Highly concentrated in restructuring and lipid-replenishing active ingredients, the light conditioner has been designed for the lengths and ends. It smoothes the cuticles, increases the shine of the hair and improves its resistance.
“The Invisible Hold Hair Spray is ultra-effective on fine hair, when sprayed from a distance, for greater texture and to maintain volume,” says French hairstylist Stéphane Bodin. Used up close, it is ideal for perfecting a more worked up-do, such as a very tight ponytail for example, by keeping wisps at bay.” The spray also has an anti-frizz and anti-humidity action.
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