From being in the public eye, Julianne Hough has encountered her fair share of internet bullies and haters. But rather than let it get her down, Hough is using her experiences to build people up, as an ambassador for the Kind Campaign and a partner in its upcoming Kind Camp.
Started by Aaron Paul’s wife Lauren and her friend Molly Thompson, the Kind Campaign aims to end girl-on-girl bullying with the help of a documentary, Finding Kind, and school tours. Hough joined forces with the Kind Campaign team as an ambassador, and now will be a speaker addressing “media and self-esteem issues” at its first ever daylong camp. On Feb. 22, 160 girls from the L.A. area will gather to learn about such issues as relationships and self-care, and to then bring what they’ve learned back to their schools.
Hough’s role will be to “co-lead the breakout session on Media and Self Esteem … to open discussion about the negative effect tabloids and gossip can have on body image and confidence,” according to the Kind Camp website. She’ll be one of several high-profile women leading discussion groups on the tough subjects young girls deal with in school.
How great is this idea? Do you wish more celebs would get involved in initiatives like this? Let us know below!
Tragically, most of us don’t have our own personal glam squad to get us ready for all those parties and weddings on our holiday calendar. But that doesn’t mean you have to rely on the same old hairstyle you wear everyday. We know you want to change things up for those fancier events, so we rounded up five celebrity-inspired styles you can recreate at home.
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In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we noticed white is the true color of the season, an easy-to-crib hairstyle gaining momentum and the one dress that needs to be packed away for next spring.
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Hough debuted extensions — courtesy of stylists Riawna Capri and Nikki Lee at the Nine Zero One salon in Hollywood — on Tuesday at a pre-concert event for Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter tour in L.A. And she’s definitely loving the look, sharing her transformation on Instagram with the caption “#changeisgood.”
Capri also posted a snap of the actress’s transition from short to long. Originally, the Great Length extensions (a favorite brand in Hollywood) went past her waist, before Capri cut them into a chest-length angled chop. It also looks like Hough cut some long piecey side bangs to complete her look.
“Don’t worry, It’s just for a project… @juleshough signature short hair will be back eventually,” Capri captioned the above photo. She then told PEOPLE, “Julianne needed a lot of Great Lengths extensions to blend, because she herself has thick hair as well as her hair was so short. We wanted to give her a long shag for an edgier, piecey look. She loves it and can’t wait to rock different hair styles!”
As saucy as the look is, we’re happy to hear her new do is only for a role, because we loved her amazing lob. But we also think it’s fun to change things up (read about one editor’s experience with extensions here). Are you a fan of Hough’s long hair? Sound off below!