Friday, March 22, 2013

March Birthday Manes: Celebrity Long Hair Trends

Photo by Georges Biard

Jessica Chastain: March 24

Pop the champagne! Beautynista birthday wishes go out to Jessica Chastain this weekend. The vegan actress turns 36 years old on Sunday. She currently lives in Manhattan with her three-legged rescue dog named Chaplin.

Next week, birthday buddies Mariah Carey and Fergie share celebrations on March 27. Carey turns 43 years old, while Fergie lights 38 candles. Both singers have recently embraced motherhood. Carey raises fraternal twins Monroe and Moroccan, who were born in 2011, with hubby/actor Nick Cannon. Fergie and her hubby/actor Josh Duhamel expect their first child this summer. 

Besides star-studded careers, these women also share a trending beauty trait--long flowing locks. This versatile look can be braided, highlighted, curled, straightened, or placed in a pretty ponytail or bun. Long hair can also be parted in the middle or on the side, depending on the shape of your face.

Hair down to there needs lots of care and maintenance. Therefore, we've assembled the latest styling tools and products below for standout strands. Let us know which long hair look you're currently crushing on. We'd love to hear about it.

Mariah Carey: March 27

Fergie: March 27

SHINE: A.S.P. Kitoko Volume Enhance Active Treatment (For Fine Hair). BEAUTY: Boost body and step up the smoothness of your strands with shea butter, vitamins A and E, and green tea leaf and date fruit extracts. BEACON: Contains no waxes, mineral oils, parabens or sulfates. 

SHINE: Belson Products Gold 'N Hot Titanium Professional 1875 Watt Dryer. BEAUTY: Ionic generator emits negative ions to dry hair faster and with less damage. BEACON: The parent company, Helen of Troy, supports the American Cancer Society, Cookies for Kids' Cancer and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

SHINE: Belson Products Brazilian Heat After Dark 1" Professional Titanium Conical Iron. BEAUTY: Titanium-infused barrel and ceramic heater help give hair a glossy texture. BEACON: The parent company, Helen of Troy, supports the American Cancer SocietyCookies for Kids' Cancer and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

SHINE: Conair Carbon Smooth Round and Square Blow Dry Brushes, and Scunci Non-Permanent Hair Chalk. BEAUTY: Brushes help dry hair quickly, boost shine and reduce static, while the chalk allows you to glide color highlights onto your strands. BEACON: Supports the American Red Cross and National Dance Institute.

SHINE: John Frieda Smooth & Shine Sleek Finish 1" Straightening Plates. BEAUTY: Advanced ionic conditioning and titanium ceramic coated plates help straighten strands and keep moisture locked in. BEACONKao Brands, the parent company, supports United Way and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

SHINE: Natu Beauty Silkening Mist (For Thick Hair). BEAUTY: Transform coarse hair into smoother strands with oat peptides. BEACON: Vegan. Free of sulfates, silicones, parabens, artificial fragrances and colors, resins, phthalates, petrolatum and ethoxylates.

SHINE: Number 4 Hair Fleurs de Temps Volumizing Shampoo and Volumizing Condition. BEAUTY: Black currant leaf and green tea extracts serve to repair and revitalize your hair. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of sulfates, gluten and parabens.

SHINE: Redken Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion. BEAUTY: Protect your hair from thermal damage, and maximize manageability with castor oil, cranberry seed oil and vitamin E. BEACON: The parent company, L’Oréal, partners with UNESCO to support For Women In Science.  

SHINE: Shielo Leave In Protectant For Styling. BEAUTY: Peptides, shea butter, and white tea leaf and sunflower seed extracts strengthen and shield strands from the elements. BEACON: Cruelty free and vegan. Free of parabens. Supports The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

SHINE: Twisted Sista Hot Curls Perfector. BEAUTY: Enhance your waves while protecting them from heat damage caused by blow dryers, curling/flat irons and diffusers with green tea leaf extract and vitamin E. BEACON: Contains no sulfates, phthalates, parabens or mineral oils.

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