Lauren Conrad with her new and old hair.
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In the YouTube hair tutorial circles that I run in, Lauren Conrad is a hair god. She was the OG of braided bangs, showing off her braiding skills on The Hills. She was riding the ombre train way before it was a ~thing~, she dabbled in "Bardot Bangs" and pink tips last spring, and, generally, she just has totally enviable, beachy waves. As an expert in all things related to LC's hair, imagine my complete shock when, yesterday, she debuted a shorter and sleeker new 'do! So long, curling iron. Welcome back, flat iron. If Lauren is into straight hair, I'm into straight hair (JK, but not really).
Your 2014 MTV Movie Awards Host.
Photo: Art Streiber/TBS
In case you missed the big, tall, red-headed news: Conan O'Brien is hosting the 2014 MTV Movie Awards! Yep, on April 13, Conan will be taking the stage, telling some jokes, and helping dole out awards for Movie of the Year, Best Cameo, Best Kiss, and more.
In honor of Conan and his floppy ginger coif, we searched high and low (on the internet) for redheads. Below you'll find an abridged guide to redheads in no particular order. Just a big ol' mob of enviable red tresses. Once you've finished scrolling you may have an urge to dye your 'do to match. Embrace the feeling—your new look will be totally perfect for your Movie Awards viewing party.
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Nicki relaxing (LOL, get it?).
Photo: @nickiminaj Instagram
While Nicki Minaj is obviously not averse to posting revealing photos to Instagram (see: Halloween pasties, spring collection pasties, a majority of the selfies she posted in 2013), the series of photos she posted yesterday was not merely for insight into how she showers (though that's valuable knowledge also, IMHO). The photos were multipurpose and well-executed: They grabbed your attention because she's shirtless, and clearly she's still off wigs/ into her natural hair. Also, these photos announced that *drumrollll* she might have a new line of hair-care products coming out. Most of my Instagrams are like, "Look, I have a friend." I need to step my IG game up, it seems.
YUP. These photos contain way more than a topless woman. Let's break it down.
Gettin' ready with Santigold x Smashbox.
Photo: @smashbox's Twitter
POP QUIZ! What do Rihanna, Rita Ora, and Santigold have in common: (A) They've all had long-standing positions on our most frequently played tracks list; (B) They're all a part of the Roc Nation family; (C) They've all collaborated with major cosmetics brands for limited-edition collections; (D) All of the above. Did we stump you? The answer is (D), and if you weren't aware that Santigold is the latest celeb to roll out her own line of makeup—well, now you know!
The Neon Lights Tour just got cray—Demi Lovato buzzed off some of her hair, y'all. Demi has always played around with her hair, from bright blue to bright pink tresses and, like, everything in between, so we're used to seeing Demi with a new 'do on a pretty frequent basis. What we weren't expecting, though, was for her next hair move to be sheering it off. And it's not just a tiny part above her ear—it's a CHUNK, and it's cut very close.
Rita Ora for Rimmel London.
Photo: @ritaora's Instagram
IT'S HEE-RREE! That's right, Ritabots. After almost six months of waiting, guessing, and drooling, we've finally gotten our first full glimpse of the ad campaign for Rita Ora's long-anticipated collaboration with Rimmel London. Yesterday, Ora Instagrammed the world exclusive editorial spread to her loyal fans, and despite the frigid temps (on the East Coast, at least *scowls at California*), we can officially confirm that spring has sprung—and it's going to be a bright one.
If you're anything like us, you love some good behind-the-scenes 411. Like, when I'm looking at Selena Gomez's hair at Oscar parties, I want to know how long that sleek 'do took. Three days or three hours? You could tell me either, and I wouldn't be surprised. Luckily for us, Katie Stevens, the star of MTV's new show Faking It (premiering April 22!) snapped some pictures of her process as she got ready for one such party. We are so in the know now. Join us as we cherish this inside info below!
Getting ready for the Oscar parties with Katie Stevens.
Photo: Katie Stevens
Katie had the help of hair stylist Jesse Montana to get her 'do ready for the partay. Katie obviously knew selfies were going to be, like, the biggest meme of the night even before the show began. She got a head start on Ellen, Jennifer, Bradley, Jared, Lupita's brother, and everyone else in that photo.
Sure, the Oscars are glamorous and esteemed and a major cultural moment, but I think I'd rather attend an Oscars after-party than the ceremony itself. The casual atmosphere of the post-show bashes is way less "I'd like to thank the Academy" and way more (to quote Matthew McConaughey), "Alright, alright, alriiiiight." We saw some pretty amazing looks on the red carpet last night for sure, but the parties brought out some new fashions that totally reflected the more fun phase of the evening. Check out some of our faves:
LUPITA NYONG'O IN MIU MIU
Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
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After winning big last night, Lupita swapped out her princess Prada gown for this flirty Miu Miu dress. The sea foam fringe and buckled straps reminded us of a day spent at the beach—the perfect image for a first-time Oscar winner. Lupita held onto the same jewelry she wore at the ceremony and clutched her new statuette for the entire night (totally what I would do, too).
Transformation timeline from Echelon to Rayon
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Jared Leto is a man of many talents. In addition to fronting Thirty Seconds to Mars and having some seriously enviable ombre hair to ever grace this Earth, he beautifully portrayed a transsexual AIDS patient named Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club. Jared went through a major physical change in a short amount of time for the role, so we figured, in honor of Jared's nomination for Best Supporting Actor, we would take a look back (mostly via Leto's own Instagram) at his transformation. Let's get this started.
OCTOBER 24, 2012
Jared Leto before Rayon.
Photo: @jaredleto Instagram
Before undertaking the role of Rayon, Jared had a full beard and impersonated Abe Lincoln for fun. He wore his hair in a man bun.