MTV Movie Awards ’10: Whitney Port

2010 MTV Movie Awards: Whitney Port

I get what you’re trying to do here, Whitney Port, with the centre part, loose waves and backcombing.

But doesn’t this hair (at the MTV Movie Awards last night) kinda look like old photos you’ve seen of your relatives in the 1970s?

I swear my mom had this hairdo once, and I don’t mean that as a compliment. Actually, it looked better on my mom, I think.

Anyway, the reason why this isn’t working for me is because it’s just TOO retro.

Backcombing in general is risky. If you’re going to do it, the best way is with a style in the vein of Kate Moss’ shorter, curlier, bouffant, which looks way more modern than this all-one-length, “curtains” sort of effect. (Also note: when I showed you stylist Kristjan Hayden’s version of backcombing for Goody, it worked because the waves in the hair started higher up on the hair shaft.)

I’m also not loving the heavy, obvious liner on the upper lash line. A smoky eye would have looked better with this hair. The combo of retro hair plus retro makeup is just overkill.

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nora
Monday, June 7/2010 at 3:37 pm

i can’t help it, i love whitney.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Monday, June 7/2010 at 3:49 pm

Love is a strong word, but yes – compared to the trainwreckage she left behind on The Hills, she seems pretty normal! Pretty girl, just an off day here with the styling, I think.

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