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The Only Hair Tool You Need to Get Kerry Washington’s Effortless Waves


March 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Kerry Washington is known for her chic style choices both onscreen and off (did you see her in Miu Miu at the Oscars?). But lately we’ve been obsessing over the versatility of her shoulder-length haircut that can do it all—straight, slicked back, or our favorite, tousled bedhead.

For our March cover shoot, hairstylist Mark Townsend used R Session Pro Tools Nalu Waver ($ 130; rsessionprotools.com for stores) to create the perfectly imperfect style. “We wanted her hair to have movement, so I used a double-barreled iron to form waves,” says Townsend, who first prepped the star’s hair with a smoothing serum.

RELATED: The First Time Kerry Washington Found “Red Carpet Kerry”

Though the tool might look daunting (we recommend using the heat resistant glove that comes with it), it’s surprisingly easy once you get the hang of it. First hold the curling rod perpendicular to hair and wrap large sections, starting about two inches from the root, around each barrel in an S pattern. Then turn your wrist slightly, so that the two barrels go from being on top of each other to side by side. Keep ends loose and run your fingers through your stands for a relaxed finish. The result? #Iwokeuplikethis perfection.

For more from Washington, pick up InStyle’s March issue, available on newsstands and for digital download now.

PHOTOS: Kerry Washington’s Best Beauty Moments Through the Years

Brad Pitt Turns 51! See His Life in Hair

Happy birthday, Brad Pitt! The three-time Oscar nominee and star of Fury turns 51 today. The actor and producer first stole our hearts in 1991, when he starred in his breakout film role in Thelma and Louise. Since then, the actor has demanded our attention for more than two decades, but for much more than just his smoldering good looks.

Following critically-acclaimed performances in Interview with a Vampire, 12 Monkeys, Fight Club, and later Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Moneyball, the actor has become one of the most renowned and highest-paid players in Hollywood—in addition to becoming one of our most-watched celebrities.

RELATED: Brad Pitt Holds Down the Fort at the Unbroken Premiere for Chicken Pox-Stricken Angelina Jolie

Earlier this year, the father of six married longtime partner Angelina Jolie in a intimate ceremony in Chateau Miraval, France. Apart from their respective acting careers, the pair are active humanitarians and philanthropists, having started the Jolie-Pitt Foundation in 2006.

In honor of his birthday, take a look back at Pitt through the years and watch him go from a handsome newcomer to Hollywood’s number one leading (and, of course, ever-so-handsome) man.

PHOTOS: See Brad Pitt’s Transformation Through the Years

Happy 26th Birthday, Emma Stone! See Her Standout Hair Moments Through the Years

Happy birthday, Emma Stone! The actress, who was just nominated for two People’s Choice Awards for her work in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, turns 26 today. The red-headed beauty has starred in countless hit films including Easy A, Superbad, and The Help and Magic in the Moonlight—both of which garnered much critical acclaim. It’s been a long road for Stone, who is never scared to try out the latest style or beauty trend. Case in point: Her many hairstyle and hue changes through the years. In honor of the star’s big day, we’re taking a look back at her standout beauty moments, starting with her high school yearbook photo!

Get Grooming With Our Favorite High-Tech Brushes for Every Hair Type

Fabulous tresses begin with the right tools and your hair brush is no exception. Unfortunately, not all brushes are created equal and fussing around with the wrong one can lead to some less-than-stellar hair days. The good news? The beauty market is filled with high-tech wonders that will meet all of your styling needs, from beachy waves to bombshell blowouts. Unlike ordinary brushes, these are designed with game-changing features like carbon bristles that won’t melt under the heat of your hot tools, and ion generators that speed up the blow-drying process–we even stumbled upon a comb that treats thinning strands with actual lasers.

PHOTOS: Shop Our Favorite Hi-Tech Hair Brushes for Every Hair Type

Happy Birthday, Nicole Richie! The Style Star Dishes On Ear Piercings and Technicolor Hair

Happy 33rd birthday, Nicole Richie! As creative director of House of Harlow 1960, mom of two, and star of the hilarious web reality series and VH1 show Candidly Nicole, Richie is talented in multiple ways. But she’s probably best known for looking incredibly on-point on and off the red carpet, and for sparking style trends, two of which gained serious momentum this year—multiple piercings and pastel tresses.

Her ear piercings—she has nine total, five on one lobe and four on the other—are actually a birthday tradition. “I do one piercing a year for my birthday, although I just hit cartilage, and it was brutal,” Richie previously revealed to InStyle . “I don’t think I’m doing it again, like how high can I really go? That’s it for me; the jig is up.”

She may be done with piercings, but Richie’s colorful strands are still gaining traction. After bleaching her hair twice (a process that Richie said took “forever“) to dye it a pretty lavender hue, she switched things up four months later to debut a cerulean shade. “I was just ready for a change and I thought, once you bleach your hair, you might as well go through the colors,” she stated matter-of-factly. “Because I’m going to be 33, when is this really going to happen again?”

We’re on the lookout for her next technicolor choice, but in the meantime, let’s honor her 33rd birthday with a look at her transformation, from when she was 11-years-old in 1992 to present day. 

Secrets from the Set: How to Steal Nicole Kidman’s Hair from Grace of Monaco


May 16, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

Replicating the hair of an icon is no easy task, especially when said icon is former Princess of Monaco and Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly. Much of the upcoming film Grace of Monaco (with Nicole Kidman as Kelly) depicts the star’s life as a newly-appointed royal in the 1960s and so hairstylist Agathe Dupuis went about recreating several of Kelly’s glamorous looks with the help of her styling essentials: Leonor Greyl hair products.

In addition to princess-worthy looks, Dupuis kept men’s hair in place for party scenes, such as the Red Cross Ball, with the brand’s Gel a l’Hibiscus ($ 35; leonorgreyl-usa.com), and often relies on Tonique Hydratant ($ 43) and Algues et Fleurs ($ 35), which she claims “are very practical while filming, and give the actors’ hair good texture.” The stylist’s go-to, however, was the Éclat Naturel ($ 46), a nourishing styling cream “which I use for everything from scalp massages to the treatment of the ends of the hair. I can leave it all day long on the hair of the actors, it is perfect!”

See 10 striking photos of ultimate style icon Grace Kelly in our gallery.