Got a holiday party coming up? Amy Adams, Fergie and Lea Michele are wearing The Hairstyle of the season (SO pretty, right?)

Amy Adams - Muppets premiere 2011

This is it, folks. If you’ve got long hair, and you like to be what we industry peeps call “on trend,” then I strongly suggest you make this hairstyle your look for holiday 2011. I say this because every season has its signature beauty thing that I gush over… remember last December it was Natalie Portman’s side bun and fuchsia lippie?

This time around, it’s all about the deep side-part and softly cascading, brushed-out retro waves. Out of any celeb, Amy Adams’ look at the Muppets premiere a few weeks back really, truly emulates what it’s all about. (Also? I’m having a major Amy moment lately because I will shortly be taking the plunge into a slightly heightened, Amy-style red. MOAR strawberry blonde! MOAR!)

But she’s not the only one: Fergie and Lea Michele had similar ‘dos the other night at the premiere of New Year’s Eve (um, Valentine’s Day 2.0, anyone?). Check out the pics and we’ll break it down:

First, can we just talk about this outfit? As you know, I never really delve into fashion, but Oh Em Gee.

Amy Adams Muppets premiere 2011 4 Got a holiday party coming up? Amy Adams, Fergie and Lea Michele are wearing The Hairstyle of the season (SO pretty, right?)

J’adore. Every single bit of this. (The dress is Roland Mouret.)

Anyway, back to talking about the hairstyle! There are a few ways you could get this look—but regardless, I would start by applying a couple of drops of a smoothing oil or cream to towel-dried hair, from roots to ends. And, duh, comb it into a deep side part.

If you’ve got time, you can put velcro rollers in your damp hair (use 1.5″ curlers) and leave them in until the hair is completely dry. Otherwise, blow-dry it out and then curl with a medium-to-large barreled curling iron, or do waves with my favourite Rowenta tool that I’m always going on about.

Once you’re done curling, brush through the hair with a soft-bristled paddle brush. Check out this side view for how you want the end result to look:

Amy Adams Muppets premiere 2011 2 Got a holiday party coming up? Amy Adams, Fergie and Lea Michele are wearing The Hairstyle of the season (SO pretty, right?)

Are you dying right now? Me too. You can add a bit more smoothing oil or a glossing cream for a final touch of shine, and then hairspray to lock in the style.

Amy Adams Muppets premiere 2011 Got a holiday party coming up? Amy Adams, Fergie and Lea Michele are wearing The Hairstyle of the season (SO pretty, right?)

A quick word about her makeup: in line with my bare-faced beauty stance of late, everything is pretty low-key. (With the red skirt, it would’ve been too much to do a red lip anyway.)  The makeup artist was going for a “daytime Old Hollywood look” here, and so he did Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Satin on the lips (a terracotta), Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Fandango on the cheeks, and taupes and greys on the eyes.

It is perfection.

Fergie, on the other hand, paired her retro hair with a bold lip:

Fergie New Years Eve premiere 2011 Got a holiday party coming up? Amy Adams, Fergie and Lea Michele are wearing The Hairstyle of the season (SO pretty, right?)

This is definitely a more amped-up version of the look—maybe something to save for NYE? I actually love this on Fergs, since it’s much more glam and grown-up than the edgy, rocker chick looks that she’s usually sporting. Notice how her hair above the forehead is way more swoopy and dramatic than Amy’s.

And finally we have Lea Michele…

Lea Michele New Years Eve premiere 2011 Got a holiday party coming up? Amy Adams, Fergie and Lea Michele are wearing The Hairstyle of the season (SO pretty, right?)

This is almost an exact replica of what Amy did, except with different tones in the makeup, of course. I would have preferred a lighter lip (it’s a bit M.A.C Twig from the ’90s, no?). But the lashes are a nice touch with the otherwise bare-ish face. See how that side part and the waves instantly makes you party-ready? It’s kind of incredible.

So tell me how you feel…

Are you a fan of this retro-looking hairstyle?
Who do you think wears it best?
What beauty looks will YOU be wearing this party season?

10 Comments

Thomas
Wednesday, December 7/2011 at 2:58 pm

OMG, I cannot get over how good Fergie is looking!! A while ago she really was worse for wear, but WOAH. There is some dramatic improvement going on right there. Even the uber-blonde looks good!!!

Amy Adams is so beautiful, she really is one of those celebrities that you can’t blame for staying the same. I think the reason her hair colour works so well is that its pretty much solid on top, its just at the ends that it starts to break up a bit and get slightly lighter. How exact are you going to her hair colour? Like is it going to be EXACTLY the same or are you adapting it slightly?

Oh, Lea. I love her so much. Don’t you? Just stunning! What I love most about this is actually her dress, it looks soo classy (despite being nothing about beauty) and her teeth look great too!

Huge fan, hyper-hair-colour-aware Thomas xx

P.S. I feel compelled to tell you that Katy Perry has changed her hair yet again!! You probably already know this, but JUST IN CASE I thought I would be letting you down if I didn’t! She has gone for not only drastically shorter hair, but the pink (er I mean lilac…) is pretty much gone. Its now like blonde at the ends with a pink overtint and pink and brown roots. As weird as it sounds its actually sooo nice and compliments her beautifully.

http://changingcoloursofahairdyeaddict.tumblr.com/

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, December 9/2011 at 3:08 pm

Glad you agree! I thought Fergs looked amazing there – such a different style for her.

I will take pics of my new Amy colour soon! I think her hair above had faded at the top… that’s what we went for instead of the more orange-red at the bottom. I’m pretty happy with my results but the upkeep will be a pain.

How did I miss Katy’s new hair? Just Googled and it looks good, I agree. Much better than the lavender/pink mess. I wonder if it was so damaged that she had to cut it off?

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Thomas
Friday, December 9/2011 at 3:20 pm

She has just changed it again and is now all over golden blonde! Oh dear. Where will it end?? http://m.hollywoodlife.com/2011/12/08/katy-perry-blonde-hair-beauty/

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Sam Gallyn
Wednesday, December 7/2011 at 3:22 pm

The second I saw this picture all I could say was “WOW, so gorgeous”. I’ll definitely try and copy Amy Adams this holiday season.

Who knows, maybe I can land myself a Mark Wahlberg :)

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, December 9/2011 at 3:11 pm

Ha! Although apparently red hair is very niche. Patti Stanger advises against it! http://thegloss.com/beauty/poll-so-if-you-had-a-red-headed-baby-would-you-just-drown-it-or-what-405/

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Nomadic D
Wednesday, December 7/2011 at 4:05 pm

I’m with Thomas, Fergie looks so beautiful here!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

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Emma
Wednesday, December 7/2011 at 4:13 pm

I actually posted about this yesterday (a how-to for Lea’s hair)! Love the look of these ‘new’ waves….perfect for party season!

http://www.thebeautyblot.wordpress.com

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Jessie
Wednesday, December 7/2011 at 7:14 pm

Whoa! Bad fake tan in Fergie! Someone forgot her armpit and sideboob.

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Jessie
Wednesday, December 7/2011 at 7:15 pm

She does look good I must add.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, December 9/2011 at 3:12 pm

Good catch!

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