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Grande Performs 'Natural Woman' Aretha Franklin Memorial
Grande Performs 'Natural Woman' Aretha Franklin Memorial
Grande Performs 'Natural Woman' Aretha Franklin Memorial
Chris Appleton Gives 4 Elle Editors Ariana Grande High Ponytails
Chris Appleton Gives 4 Elle Editors Ariana Grande High Ponytails
Chris Appleton Gives 4 Elle Editors Ariana Grande High Ponytails
We're not saying Chris Appleton invented the snatched ponytail, but he certainly did tweak it, elevate it, and change the high-pony game forever. We’d even venture to say he perfected it.
Chances are you've seen Appleton's work on the likes of Kim Kardashian West, Jennifer Lopez, and of course high-ponytail queen Ariana Davidson Grande. On this episode of No Filter, Appleton turns four ELLE editors into their own version of Ariana Grande. Thanks to a few bungee chord hair ties, Color Wow products, and extensions from Glam Seamless, four different hair textures get the snatched-pony treatment.
Appleton also gave us his top five tips and tricks for the perfect snatch. You'll have to watch the video above to see the rest of his pony secrets.
1. Follow your cheekbones up to wear the ponytail should sit on your head.
2. Bungee hook ponytails are your best friend!
3. A toothbrush with product can be used to tame flyaways.
4. Layer the extensions in your hair to make sure they don't show when the hair is lifted in the ponytail.
5. Wrap a small piece of hair to the finished ponytail for a professional finish.
Read more at: Chris Appleton Gives 4 Elle Editors Ariana Grande High Ponytails
Ariana Grande and The Roots Perform "Natural Woman" in Tribute
Ariana Grande and The Roots Perform Natural Woman in Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Perform "Natural Woman" in Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Ariana Grande is a star. A really big star
To her millions of fans, Grande is a guiding light of unabashed femininity—and feminism
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Ariana Grande Is Here to Save Us
Ariana Grande is a star. A really big star. For millions of Arianators, as her fans are known, she’s a radiant, life-giving force they wake up with in the morning and go to bed with at night. They’ve followed the phases of her career as she’s risen from Broadway (the musical 13) to TV (Nickelodeon’s Victorious and Sam & Cat) to the apex of pop stardom and commercial success (eight multiplatinum singles, 9 billion music video streams on YouTube). They’ve contributed to the $100 million-plus that her tours have made, casting the likes of Drake and Sting in Ariana’s petite but long, five-foot shadow. They are among Ariana’s 121 million Instagram followers, making her the third-most-followed person, above both Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé. And when her latest album, Sweetener, drops August 17, Arianators will have helped its lead single, “No Tears Left to Cry,” break records set by none other than Ariana herself.
Read more at: To her millions of fans, Grande is a guiding light of unabashed femininity—and feminism
Hair Extensions featuring Ariana Grande
Hair extensions are a great hair accessory
Hair Extensions
Hair extensions are a great hair accessory. They allow you to try a new ‘do with little commitment. You can go from long to short or short to long and back again. You can experiment with colors or textures different from your own. Or you can use them to add volume to beef up a skimpy mane.
Some women wear extensions as a protective style while transitioning from chemically processed hair to their natural hair texture, so as not to compromise their healthy hair goals in the process. “The trend of wearing curly/textured extensions really ties into the overall natural hair movement and the desire by women to have options that fit within, rather than disrupt, their personal style choices,” says Ngozi Opara, certified hair manufacturer and founder of Heat Free Hair.
Others, such as celebrities, models and entertainers may wear extensions as a protective means to shield their hair from the daily stresses that it endures on a film set, photo studio or stage. Whatever your reasons for wearing extensions, choosing the right type for your needs and maintaining them properly is key.
Hair Extension Considerations
“The first thing you should do when considering getting extensions is that you should have a consultation with a professional hairstylist who specializes in extensions to determine the best match for your hair and desires. Bring in reference photos. You should have an idea of the style that you want and you can discuss with the stylist the best types of hair you would need,” says Amoy Pitters of Amoy Couture, a celebrity extension expert whose star clientele includes Joan Smalls, Naomi Campbell and Chanel Iman.
Depending on the type of extensions that you get, they can either last you a few months or a few days.
Tips for Maintaining Your Extensions
Treat them the way you would your real hair. “Naturally textured virgin hair extensions should be treated and cared for the same way you’d treat your own natural hair. Regularly washing, moisturizing and detangling your textured hair extensions is key to extending the life of the hair,” advises Opara.
Dry your hair well. Hair that hasn’t been dried properly can lead to scalp issues, including fungal ones. So if you have thick hair, be sure to clip your hair in sections and dry your braided sections thoroughly.
Don’t neglect your real hair. “Hair that hasn’t been maintained under a weave may begin to suffer from breakage or matting when the extensions are removed,” warns Pitters.
Remove them in a timely fashion. Extensions will damage your hair if left in too long. Pitters recommends redoing interlock sew-ins every 6 weeks and the braided sew-in version every 8 to 10 weeks.
Avoid oils. If you have glue-on bonded extensions, oils will break down the extension glue. And that is something that you don’t want to happen until you are ready to remove your pieces.
Take a break now and then. Allow your natural hair and scalp to breathe from time to time. Relieve the stress placed on your hair and scalp by waiting a week or two after removal of your extensions before getting them replaced.
Synthetic Hair vs. Human Hair Extensions
The main difference between synthetic hair and virgin hair extensions (human hair that has been untreated and uncoated) is that synthetic hair is artificially manufactured hair, while virgin hair is natural human hair provided by donors. “Quality and authenticity is very important when purchasing virgin hair extensions. So, it’s important to make sure you purchase from a reputable brand or retailer that can provide quality assurance,” says Opara. “Another difference between the two is the price and quality; synthetic hair is available at lower price points, but it does not last nearly as long as virgin hair extensions,” continues Opara. Virgin hair can last up to a year with proper care and maintenance. Human hair extensions can also be heat styled and colored, while synthetic hair can not.
And be aware that some women are allergic to synthetic hair. So if you opt to go the synthetic route, ask your stylist to attach a test strand before you fully commit. If done correctly, weaves can look gorgeous and unbelievably real.
Long-Term Hair Extension Options
Long-Term Bonded Extensions
Extensions are fused by a hairstylist to a few strands of your natural hair with a heat-activated, keratin-based polymer. This option allows for greater versatility and movement, but can be very damaging if removed improperly. Sew-In Extensions
Sew-In Extensions
Interlock Version: The hair weft is sewn down directly on top of your hair. Pitters utilizes this method for very fine or stick straight hair that can not support a braid. .
Braided Version: Pitters employs this method on clients with thicker manes or textured tresses. Hairpieces are sewn onto cornrowed tracks
Tape-In Extensions
Small hair wefts are taped to your roots. This type of extension is great for fine, blond hair because the point of attachment is barely visible.
Read more at: How to Maintain Flawless Hair Extensions
ariana grande's "God is a woman"
Ariana Grande God is a Woman
5 OMG Moments in Ariana Grande's "God Is a Woman" Video
Ariana Grande has dropped the music video for her new song, "God Is a Woman."
Hours after releasing the latest track off of her upcoming Sweetener album, Grande gave her fans a little treat to kick off the weekend, a new music video! The 25-year-old singer dropped the Dave Meyers-directed vid on Friday, and social media is in a frenzy over the visuals and Madonna's (vocal) appearance.
The music video opens with Grande dancing on the world and from there it takes viewers on a spiritual journey of female empowerment. Let's check out five OMG moments from Grande's "God Is a Woman" music video!
1. Silencing Her Haters: At just under a minute into the video, we see Grande sitting, watching a group of men literally throw insults—including "bitch" and "fake"— at her. But the words just bounce right off of her and Grande doesn't seem phased by their attempt to hurt her with their insults.
2. Mother Earth: "You different from the rest/And boy if you confess you might get blessed," Grande sings two minutes into the video as she cradles her midsection, which grows into what appears to be a baby bump.
3. Madonna: At around 2:24 minutes into the video, Madonna's voice can be heard reciting part of Samuel L. Jackson's Ezekiel 25:17 speech from Pulp Fiction. "And I will strike down upon thee, with great vengeance and furious anger, those who attempt to poison and destroy my sisters. And you will know my name is the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon you."
This part of the video explains why Grande thanked the singer on social media earlier this week. Posting a photo of the duo together, Grande wrote, "thank you @madonna...u know why."
4. Screaming Groundhogs: See above.
5. Michelangelo Ending: At the end of the video, Grande appears to show a female recreation of Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam painting.
Read more at: 5 OMG Moments in Ariana Grande's "God Is a Woman" Video
Ariana Grande owner of the world's most famous ponytail
Ariana Grande owner of the world's most famous ponytail
Ariana Grande owner of the world's most famous ponytail
Of course I'd heard of Ariana Grande before the thing that happened that meant everybody had heard of her. She is a major pop star, I write about pop for a living and her songs are as immediate as a vodka shot, made for impact. You don’t have to be the target audience for them to make an impression, but, still, I wasn't a fan as such. I don't think I was meant to be either – her music is aimed at teenage girls and I'm more than twice that age, and a man. Knowing something is good is different from loving it and that is where I was with Grande, until that thing happened, and the next day, I listened intently and found with her confirmation and celebration of how pop music can make you feel: bold, happy, alive.
Has there ever been a better mantra for self-improvement than 'Ain't got no tears left to cry / So I'm pickin' it up, pickin' it up / I'm lovin', I'm livin', I'm pickin' it up'?
Has there ever been a better mantra for self-improvement than "Ain't got no tears left to cry / So I'm pickin' it up, pickin' it up / I'm lovin', I'm livin', I'm pickin' it up"? Doubt it. It is the sound of the unlocking and the lift away – or somebody sticking two fingers up at the bad world and only hanging out in the good one. Christ, she's only 24. Twenty-five next week. Given what's happened to her, everything from now on is extraordinary. That she is tackling life with grace and wit is simply out of this world.
Read more at: Ariana Grande owner of the world's most famous ponytail
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