14 Feb 2022
Martha Stewart is no stranger to the spotlight but in these images, her hair is the star! The first thing that you notice is her bangs. Bangs are an excellent styling tool, and the right bangs can accentuate certain facial features while hiding or flattering others. A bang can enhance your eyes for instance. A fine, wispy bang that sits straight down or to the side can accentuate large eyes. You can elongate your face by adding volume to your short hair. If you want your face to appear longer than it actually is, this style is ideal for you. Furthermore, your hair is also given the illusion of having more volume than it actually does. Someone with thinning hair like Martha can benefit from this technique. By layering, you give your tresses texture, depth, and shape while preventing them from looking flat and one-dimensional. Layering accentuates curls or waviness that are otherwise hidden, and provides you with a way to make fine hair look thicker and voluminous without sacrificing length. Generally, layered hair is perkier and more active.
You should apply your makeup in a formal/evening manner when it comes to your makeup application. Smokey eyes are a great way to start. Add a few false lashes for an even more dramatic look. Make your lips pop with a pastel lip color as Martha did, or go for something bolder like a deep red. Highlight and contour your face and neck area to give the appearance of an oval face shape, and you are ready for your night out!
Hairstyle Suitability Rating:
Hairstyle Popularity Rating:
Light Blonde with Blonde Highlights
31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60, and Over 60
curling iron, blow dry
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Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your nose and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even middle part. A middle part is a great way to make small, round face shapes appear longer and thinner.
Take a small section of hair and place the ends at the base of your curling iron barrel and then wrap the hair up around the barrel until you reach your mid-lengths. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the hair by unwinding the strands backwards.
To blow-dry your bangs to the side, clip the back and side sections up, leaving just your bangs out. Place your brush beneath your bangs, holding your hair to the side and remembering to hold the tension between your hair and brush. With your blow-dryer on a low setting, apply heat by starting at the roots and make sure to stretch your hair out to the ends. Repeat until your hair is dry.
To finish, evenly mist gel spray around the top, sides and back to create a lasting style.
Apply some gel to your fingertips and then rub it into your roots while lifting your strands for added body.