How To: Sweep Your Hair Into a Romantic Side-Bun
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/25/2008 - 00:10

Ana Ortiz, Selena Gomez and Roselyn Sanchez all showed up at the ALMA Awards with a romantic side-bun that softened their faces and showed off their swan-like necks. asked Amy Winer, a Latina hairstylist from Epic Salon in Ventura, California (818-986-2034), for a step-by-step instructional on recreating this camera-ready up-do. “I’ve done this look a lot for special events and award shows,” says Winer, who recently styled the hair for a Baby Phat fashion show. “It’s really a simple up-do that anyone can easily do on herself.”

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Bangin' Bangs
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/12/2008 - 13:32

Bangs are simply ubiquitous, and why not? They are flattering, versatile and easy to style. According to Suzi Jacobi, a super exclusive private hairdresser to the stars (for her clients' discretion, she won't give out names), "You don't have to be limited to any one style just because of your face shape. Bangs of all styles look good on anyone who can pull it off. If you can own it, you can wear them." She also says that bangs are great for long faces or to make long hair look styled. But there are a few points to keep in mind if you're about to commit to bangs.

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Summer Beauty Giveaway!
By Monica Herrera | 07/31/2008 - 16:29

In the August issue of Latina (on newsstands now!), we packed all of our favorite summer beauty essentials into one big feature and showed you lovely ladies how to look your bikini best.

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Frizz-Fighter:<br>Ouidad Climate Control Gel
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 07/28/2008 - 15:05

There’s nothing worse than spending hours on styling your hair—blowing it out or curling it into submission—only to have it fro out the minute you step into a humid day. Kill the frizz and save your ‘do by applying some Ouidad Climate Control Gel ($22-$66, before you style. According to the makers, “it protects curls from humidity by absorbing moisture from air to hydrate each strand of hair and help control frizz.” Now that’s giving humidity a dose of its own medicine.

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Frizz-Fighter of the Week: iTech E Energy Water
By Monica Herrera | 07/22/2008 - 14:33

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How To: Braid Your Hair Like A Goddess
By Latina Staff | 06/27/2008 - 14:25

Braids aren't just for elementary school kids. Nicole Richie and Salma Hayek have been sporting the retro hairstyle at events. It's an earthy goddess look that would make Frida Kahlo proud.

Step 1: On one side of your head, take a 1-to-2 inch piece of hair from above one ear.

Step 2: Hold the piece vertically, pointing upward, and braid it, working from roots to ends (going upwards toward the ceiling). Fasten end of braid with an elastic.

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Beach Trip: What’s a Glam Girl to Pack?
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 06/10/2008 - 11:44

Make sure your city glamour doesn’t wear off just because you are relaxing seaside. Here’s a roundup of all the yummy smelling sunblocks, lip balm in colorful packaging, wide-toothed combs, and beach friendly hair spritz that a glam girl could want. Oh, and don't forget to check out our guide to the best swimsuits for your body. Surf's up!

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Trend Alert: Chic Chignons
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 06/10/2008 - 10:46

Chignons, or buns, create an incredibly dressed-up effect but are easy to do. They're also verstaile: you can wear the look at the beach or at work as an option to your usual ponytail. And of course, buns are great when you want to look more formal, too...just note how chic our stars look when they wear them on the red carpet! Here’s how to do yours:

hair back into a middle-to-high ponytail with gel. Don’t leave out any stay hairs unless you are doing the romantic look.

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One Night Only: Temporary Hair Extensions
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 05/17/2008 - 23:44

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Selena Gomez: Too Cool for School?
By Monica Herrera | 05/15/2008 - 14:48

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