ACM Beauty Buzz: Carrie Underwood's Perfect Waves, Shakira's Sentimental Nail Art & More!

Apr/07/2014 at 04:46 PM ET

Carrie Underwood, Shakira and Kacey Musgraves ACMsPicturegroup(2); ACMA2014/Getty. Inset: Invision/A

By now you’ve already seen all the gorgeous gowns from Sunday’s ACM Awards, so it’s time to talk about the most buzzworthy beauty moments. Let’s start with Carrie Underwood‘s amazing side-swept waves, because, well, they’re amazing.

We were so enamored of Underwood’s old Hollywood-inspired tresses, we had to get some more insight straight from her makeup artist and hair stylist of nine years, Melissa Schleicher. You may not have noticed, but the first step to her look was a subtle color change.

“Her hair is a bit darker now,” Schleicher explains. “She’s naturally blonde in the roots, and we hadn’t highlighted her hair in seven months — we just let it go. And then I took her to the salon, darkened her hair a shade and lightened the ends quite a bit for an ombré look.” Read More

Annabel Tollman, Celebrity Stylist, Dies at 36

Jun/07/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Annabel Tollman Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc/Sipa

The fashion world has suffered a great loss: Celebrity stylist Annabel Tollman passed away suddenly at the age of 36, the New York Daily News reports. She was found dead, apparently of natural causes, in her New York City apartment on Thursday.

Tollman’s clients included Scarlett Johansson, Shakira, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Some of her greatest styling moments were dressing Johansson in a form-fitting red Valentino gown for the 2006 Golden Globes and helping Kristen Wiig chicly navigate her Bridesmaids press tour in 2011.

Tollman, born in Brussels in 1977 and raised between the U.K. and N.Y.C, also worked as a fashion director for Interview magazine, and according to The Cut, was developing a Bravo series at the time of her death. She earned a degree in fashion journalism from Central St. Martins in London, and wrote for myriad publications. In 2010, she also became a spokeswoman for eBay Fashion, and was profiled in the New York Times, where she shared her fashion motto: “Make a fairy tale and go and live in it.”

While no signs of suspicious behavior surrounding her death were reported, an autopsy is planned, a NYPD spokesman said via WWD.

–Brittany Talarico

Who Has the Better 'Voice' Style: Shakira or Christina Aguilera?

Mar/26/2013 at 04:00 PM ET

Shakira Voice StyleNBC (2)

If you watched last night’s season 4 premiere of The Voice, you may have noticed two major additions (Shakira and Usher) and one significant absence: Christina Aguilera‘s inimitable judging wardrobe.

After several seasons of Aguilera’s wacky headpieces and show-stopping hair rivaling the action onstage, new judge Shakira’s decidedly more low-key look was either a total snooze or a breath of fresh air, depending on your perspective.

PHOTOS: Vote on more star style in Last Night’s Look: Love it Or Leave It?
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Style News Now's Hottest Stories of the Week

Dec/09/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Shakira Haircut
AFF-USA; Courtesy Shakira

Which of Hollywood’s style stars had readers buzzing this week? Don’t miss our top stories!

Shakira changes her hairstyle, chopping several inches from her mane. READ IT

Katy Perry lets her lavender locks go and returns to almost-blonde hair. READ IT

–Ricki Lake thinks she’s found her wedding dress — a vintage gown! READ IT

Demi Moore‘s daughter Scout Willis bares her bottom in an artsy style vignette. READ IT

Madonna calls the Duchess of Cambridge‘s style “elegant” and “fun.” READ IT

PHOTO: Shakira Chops Her Hair

Dec/07/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Shakira Haircut
AFF-USA; Courtesy Shakira

Just in time for the holidays, Shakira debuted a new do on Twitter Tuesday. The Colombian singer, on holiday in Barcelona, popped into a salon and chopped several inches off of her hair.

According to photographers on the scene, the singer spent more than six hours inside the Jordi Ripoll salon, which opened just for her. After getting her cut — and posting a cute pic to Twitter (right) — Shakira reportedly went straight for boyfriend Gerard Pique‘s apartment.

Since Shakira has had pretty long locks for quite some time, the new style is definitely a change, but the sharp bob and fringe-y bangs — similar to Katy Perry’s new cut — are very flattering. Tell us: What do you think of Shakira’s new look?


Shakira Spawns an 'Emotional' New Scent

Jul/07/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Shakira Perfume
S by Shakira Eau Florale; Inset: Michael Loccisano

She unveiled her sexy inner She Wolf last year with her first fragrance, S by Shakira, and now, Shakira is emoting even more with the launch of her second scent, S by Shakira Eau Florale. But this time, the singer is taking a more thoughtful approach to her “scent-sual” side, combining fragrant notes that elicit different feelings in those who smell it. “After working on S by Shakira with the perfumer, I became interested in the possibilities of expressing emotions through scents,” the singer said in a release. “It’s similar to the process you go through when writing a melody: certain chord combinations inspire different feelings in the listener. I wanted to find a way of expressing the feeling of pure happiness through the medium of fragrance.” The uplifting perfume combines jasmine and heliotrope flower with fresh notes of bergamot and cassis, plus sweet wild fruits, musk and vanilla. Pick up a bottle of S by Shakira Eau Florale ($17-$35) when it arrives in specialty and drug stores this SeptemberTell us: Will you buy Shakira’s second fragrance? –Kim Peiffer 


Shakira Debuts Her 'Personal and Unique' Fragrance

Jul/30/2010 at 05:00 PM ET

Courtesy Puig

Get ready to unleash your inner She Wolf! Shakira, the newest addition to Hollywood’s roster of celebrity perfumers, has bottled her famous sex appeal for her new fragrance, S by Shakira. “The type of women who feel a connection with this fragrance would be independent and strong, but also a woman with a great capacity to love and a strong sense of who they are. It’s for a woman who believes in herself,” Shakira says. The Grammy Award winner has collaborated with Puig to explore her delicate side with a scent that exudes simplicity, sensuality and self. The fragrance’s signature notes are bright jasmine, sandalwood and an oriental dream housed in a luminous bottle that evokes an oriental dancer. “Like one of my songs, I wanted S by Shakira to tell a story, and to be something personal and unique. A perfume has to really reflect something inside you, make you connect with it in an emotional way,” the singer muses. S by Shakira will hit shelves in September, with prices ranging from $17 to $35. But from the sound of it, Shakira is looking for a cadre of hit scents to join her platinum records, exclaiming “S by Shakira is only the beginning! There is definitely more to come!” – Jessie Goldberg


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