April 11th, 2012
It’s long been our life saver for bad hair days or for a super speedy style, but once again the ponytail seems to be a favourite amongst the celebrities since it appeared on the spring/summer catwalks back in the autumn.
Perhaps it is because it is so versatile: from the easy elegance of Charlize Theron’s style to the poker straight bright blue pony of Katy Perry, but the ponytail is certainly one of this season’s hottest hairstyles.
With 85% of you opting for mid to Rapunzel length style this season, the ponytail is the perfect go to style to be on trend this spring. So here are some of Goody’s top tips to create your very own take on the ponytail.
- Make sure that you choose a parting that is flattering to your face shape. The centre parting can be difficult to carry off and can look particular severe if you don’t have a fringe, so opt for a side parting or sweep back without a parting for the most versatile look.
- For a voluminous look, build movement with your favourite texturizing spray and tease the hair with a Goody Lift Comb before pulling the hair into the pony.
- Choose a style on the side, low at the nape of the neck or high on top to create variation to your ponytail.
- There are so many options to choose from to secure your style other than the humble elastic. Secure with a Goody Simple Style Pony Pouf to get a fabulously perky pony; opt for a Colour Collection elastic to blend with your own hair; try a bright coloured Ouchless elastic to get your Katy Perry on; or secure at the nape of the neck with a Goody Classic Barrette for easy elegance. The choice really is yours.
- And finally for a pony on the go, and to avoid the age old habit of putting a hair elastic on the wrist, don’t forget to stack Goody DoubleWear elastics on your wrist instead. They easily disguise themselves as on trend bracelets, and will make sure you can join this season’s ponytail parade wherever and whenever you like.
So the question is, how will you wear yours? ….
February 10th, 2012
The thought of Valentine’s Day has got our hearts all a flutter and the outfit planning is well under way. According to Cosmopolitan magazine, “men prefer styles that are low-maintenance and feel natural”. Trick him into thinking you spent more thought on his gift than your own barnet with these clever “undone” styles.
For a gorgeous feminine look that feels totally effortless, go for Rosie Huntington Whitely style face framing waves. Set your hair into curls the night before using Goody’s large Self Holding rollers, release in the morning and comb through gently using a wide tooth comb to relax the hair into soft waves.
A tousled side bun is the ultimate in “I just got out of the office” glamour. Charlize Theron perfected this look at the 2012 Golden Globes by adding a pretty headband. The Goody Spin Pin is the perfect way to secure a carefree side bun, leaving no sign as to where the hair is pinned.
For a more sultry look stick to a classic sleek and smooth style. To achieve straight, healthy looking hair, simply blow-dry using a Goody Straighten It Out Brush. Part hair into an on trend deep side parting and run straighteners through the lengths, for a style Jessica Alba would be proud to swish.
February 3rd, 2012
Does 2012 mark the return of the humble roller? Once considered to be a tool only suitable for grannies, it seems that the traditional way of curling is about to become cool once more.
As awareness grows around the havoc that straighteners, wands and heated curlers can cause to our locks, care conscious consumers are turning to a more sensible styling staple. The shape of the curl you get from a more traditional roller is so different than that from the modern day wands & irons – the result is a much softer full curl. There is also something quite charming about meticulously winding each section of hair round a roller, only to unravel them into a tumbling mane of soft curls.
The fashion world started the trend, with session stylists spending much of SS12 Fashion Week rolling hair into sixties inspired up-do’s. However, as with anything, the trend can be taken a step too far. The stars of hit TV show Desperate Scouswives wore their rollers out and about on a recent trip to London. As much as we love our Goody rollers, we’ll stick to wearing them in private thanks.
January 30th, 2012
It seems celebrities are already practicing for Valentine’s Day! At last night’s SAG Awards a flurry of actresses completed their pretty polished looks with preened princess worthy tresses.
Braids, as seen on Kaley Cuoco & Dianna Agron, appeared to be the trend of the evening. Worn across the front of the head, to create a headband/halo effect, these plaits created dreamy, fairytale hair. To stop the look from become too structured, both girls allowed gentle, romantic curls to fall loose around the face.
Buns & ponytails were a style staple as usual, but this time they were worn low and loose. Flattering to most face shapes, these pretty yet relaxed up-do’s perfectly reflected the array of pink, shimmery make-up.
We can’t wait to try these romantic styles at home. Cupid can’t come quick enough!
January 13th, 2012
The latest star to sport paint pop locks? Disney teen sensation, Selena Gomez! Stepping away from her usual (and perhaps a tad predictable) brown glossy mane, Selena added a splash of colour by tinting the ends of her hair both blue & purple! Making sure the paparazzi didn’t beat her to the news, Selena took to Twitter to show off her new crayola inspired locks saying:
“Change is good… My girls @ninezeroone take care of me always LOVE”
Selena joins a whole host of celebs in the colour craze, which started back in 2011. We can’t help wondering what Justin thinks of the more adventurous Selena?
You can checkout Selena’s tweets here https://twitter.com/#!/selenagomez
November 25th, 2011
As new blockbuster “My Week With Marilyn” hits our screens we can’t help but be lulled in to the style siren’s retro appeal.
The blonde bombshell was the true icon of the 1950’s and thanks to Michelle Williams’ portrayal of Marilyn Monroe’s troubled persona her platinum locks have been brought to life once more.
You too can create Marilyn Monroe’s “set to perfection” look in a few simple steps with Goody tools:
- Wrap small sections of dry hair around Goody Small Self Holding Rollers. Keep in mind that using asymmetrical roller patterns will give you a more natural looking style
- Set your pin curls using a hairdryer at medium heat and allow the curls to cool down for 10 minutes
- Once your curls are completely dry unwind each of the rollers and use a Goody Wide Tooth Comb to break-up and soften the curls.
- Finally create a deep side parting using a Goody Tail Comb and cover your style with a mist of hairspray to give extra durability
This style is the perfect addition to Autumn/Winter’s grown up glamour look. Rollers at the ready!
October 3rd, 2011
The Nation is gripped with the ultimate talent show, …… yes you guessed it, X Factor. This year the focus has not only been on the contestants but also on the new panel of judges, which Simon Cowell has carefully selected to bring fresh, new faces to the nation. One of the new recruits, is all time favourite diva Kelly Rowland! Boys eat your heart out, this lady is even giving Cheryl Cole a run for her money. Forget the Destiny Child look, Miss Rowland is a “survivor”, being on the money with her style and flourishing into even more of an “independent woman”.
Kelly has been turning heads with the new, exquisite hair styles pulled out of the bag every week. You might be thinking that her look would be impossible to copy on a budget…well you think wrong! With Goody products you can be stepping on the toes of the stars (and we guarantee you will not be spending nearly as much as Kelly). Our ultimate tool for achieving any Kelly-esque style is the Goody Smooth Blends Cushion Brush. It slicks hair into salon worthy styles whilst distributing natural oils through the hair. Now who could argue with that?!
Don’t forget to watch this Saturday to see what hairstyle Kelly pulls off. Just think….with Goody’s fabulous collection of hair accessories, this style can definitely be recreated in your hair!
September 2nd, 2011
We’ve already given you a sneak preview into the hottest trends for Autumn/Winter 2011, but with the last of the summer sun setting we thought we’d do a round up our fave next season looks. As the end of the road festivals wrap up and bikinis get made redundant, it seems that styles are shifting from the loose colourful carefree waves of Summer, to a more chic, polished look.
So how can you update your barnet to be Autumn/Winter worthy? A Few Goody tools will definitely do the trick:
Ponytails are stealing the limelight for Winter, so whether it’s swinging high or low just make sure your pony makes an appearance!
To keep your style in place all day use a Goody StayPut Elastic or if you prefer a more relaxed feel, follow mega session stylist Guido Paulo’s lead and secure your pony with an elegant gold Goody Barrette.
70s Blow Dry
The 70’s is back and with it comes bouncy blow-drys galore!
If you find blow-drying a little tricky, try our fool proof Start, Style Finish Ouchless Hot Round Brush. It’s retracting bristles mean that it’s almost impossible to end up in a tangle.
The bun is sticking around throughout the colder months, so our obsession with the Goody Spin Pin is set to continue.
A top tip to making your bun current is to wear it neat and low for a demure daytime look or high on the crown for a more playful take on prim and proper.
We think that with a little help from Goody all these trends are easy to achieve at home – the perfect additions to a new Winter wardrobe.
August 26th, 2011
The key trend of the 1940’s is back, with a twist (quite literally!) Already spotted on the likes of Diane Kruger, Kate Bosworth and non other than style queen Whitney Port, this is set to be one of the hottest looks of the season.
The vintage twisted style brings a sense of wartime nostalgia whilst adding a new element of modern fun to the traditional updo. And it’s flattering too! Wear it in either a center/side parting depending on your mood….we think side parted, Kate Bosworth style is truly elegant.
Get the look with Goody:
- Center/side part hair using a Goody tail comb
- Separate a small section from the front of one side of the hair
- Start to twist the sectioned hair back around the head picking up more hair from the bottom of the head as you move along
- Secure at the nape of the neck with a Goody bobby pin in the same colour as your hair
- Follow the same steps for the other side of your parting until both twists meet at the nape of the neck
- Tuck the second twist in behind the first and secure your style with Goody bobby pins
The key to achieving this look is not to try too hard. Loose tendrils of hair help add to the soft sophistication of the trend.
August 8th, 2011
The topknot has ruled for too long and there’s a new up-do ready to steal its crown….welcome “the catwalk ponytail”. As a flurry of models walked the fashion week shows sporting bouncy, immaculate ponytails, Autumn/Winter 11’s hottest hairstyle was born. Dubbed as the must-have style for Autumn, this perfectly groomed pony had already secured its place in the pages of our favourite glossy mags. However, in a bid to be ahead of the fashion pack, celebs everywhere have caught on to Autumn’s hottest trend before the Summer sun has even set! Cue the rise of the catwalk ponytail.
The Autumn/Winter pony is a contradiction of it’s summery predecessors. After a season of casual curls and tousled tresses, the catwalk pony is here to bring back a touch of girly sophistication. Already seen on celebs from Kim Kardashian to Emma Roberts, this feminine, flirty style is both on trend and flattering. The trick to mastering the look is the tools you use to create it. Follow these three simple steps to create the ultimate catwalk ponytail with Goody:
- Blow dry hair using the Start, Style, Finish Ouchless Hot Round Brush. This will ensure that the lengths of the hair swing with luxurious quality, adding to the expensive look of the style
- Slick hair back into a high ponytail at the crown of the head using the Boar Blends Smoothing Brush. Secure your pony with a Goody StayPut Elastic, these elastics will keep your new trend led style in place all day
- Finally wrap a thin piece of hair around the elastic adding a final touch of quality to the look