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Transform Flat Hair Into BIG Hair With This Unbelievably Easy Technique

We were in Birchbox heaven when Serge Normant, the man who has styled the hair of celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Blake Lively, and Julia Roberts, stopped by our studio to show us a few tricks. The celebrity hairstylist gave our very own Katia Beauchamp a step-by-step tutorial for getting Texas BIG hair in literally five minutes. Watch this quick video for the technique. 

-Charisse

For more big hair tips, read what Tresemme hairstylist, John D’s, secret tip to volume and body is, here

Top 5 Beauty Looks at the 2013 Oscars

Last night’s Oscars held little surprises for the awards (Argo won the big one, and Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Day-Lewis each took home best actor statuettes) or the beauty looks. Hollywood waves were in (go figure) as was fresh-faced makeup. There were a few standouts, however— including a dramatic look that we’ll be wearing asap. Keep reading for our favorites.

  • Giuliana Rancic: The E! News host caused a minor stir when she turned up without her signature tresses. We approve of her short ‘do, which is very reminiscent of Karlie Kloss’ chop a few months ago. Learn more about the new bob in our guide, plus tips on styling it.
  • Jennifer Hudson: Not only does J—Hud look quite svelte and fabulous, but she turned out two stunning looks: first on the red carpet in an ultraglam navy number and then in her Dreamgirls number. We especially loved her lovely flat iron curls and bangs during her performance of “I’m Not Going.” Find out how to perfect these waves yourself with this video tutorial

Photo: Getty Images (Giuliana Rancic, Amanda Seyfried, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Hudson); Wire Image (Reese Witherspoon)

We were wow-ed by more than just the beauty looks last night. Take a look at our picks for best dressed

5 Things Moms-to-Be Need for Summer

In addition to our nonstop schedule of summer weddings, we also seem to have entered the baby years. We have loads of friends, relatives, and colleagues who are moms-to-be. In honor of all of you gorgeous women, we rounded up the top five must-haves that you’ll need to get you and your belly through the warmer months.

Drew Barrymore and fiance Will Kopelman. We aspire to look this fresh when we’re preggers. Photo: gossip.whyfame.com

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Reese Witherspoon’s Fringe Is To Hide A Scar: Notable Quotables

Notable Quotables is a weekly series featuring a great quote. Whether it’s the founder of a beloved beauty brand, an eccentric makeup artist making headlines, or even a super-stylish celebrity, our favorite tastemakers always have something worth sharing. This week our quote features our favorite Legally Blonde sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon. Last Friday on The Graham Norton Talk Show, Witherspoon revealed that her fetching new bangs are meant to hide a scar from a recent accident where she was hit by an 85-year-old driver.

"It’s not funny at all. They said I am very hard-headed because I landed right on my head and I have a scar, hence my new hairdo. I don’t remember much about it, but miraculously — and thank God! — I am fine."

—Reese Witherspoon, on The Graham Norton Talk Show.

Another great way to mask a scar? This concealer by Miracle Skin Transformer.

Jessica Biel is Sporting New Bangs!

Left: Jessica Biel at the Golden Globes, Jan 15. (Photo: cosmopolitan.com). Right: The actress this past weekend. (Photo: usmagazine.com)

We were big fans of Jessica Biel’s sultry dark hair and bridal-inspired lace dress at the Golden Globes last month, but now she’s changed up her look and is sporting some serious fringe! We give it a big thumbs up. 

The New Year’s Eve actress has rocked bangs before, but always in more of a sideswept look. We’re loving the girlishly-blunt, super-full bang for the newly-engaged star since it fits with her classic, but occasionally adventurous style. (Btw, Reese Witherspoon recently made the transition to brow-length fringe, too.)

What do you think of Jessica’s new bangs?

—Candice

When we have to style our bangs, we tame the flyaways with this serum to get the perfect glossy finish.

Vote For the Hottest Hair at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards

MTV predicted that bright eyes and neon lips would draw all the attention at last night’s Movie Awards. Fast forward a day later, and what we can’t stop buzzing about is the surfeit of hot hair looks the stars donned this year (not the mention all of the eye-catching sparkly dresses). Check out some of our favorites, and then vote on which one you like best!

Amber Lancaster of The Hard Times of RJ Berger wore loose lovely waves to compliment her bombshell appearance, we can see why she’s such a hot commodity on the show.

Youthful starlet Selena Gomez opted for a half-up half-down look complete with loose waves and even—dare we say it—hair extensions.

Reese Witherspoon looked impeccable with her bright blonde locks and beachy waves.

Emma Watson’s sophisticated pixie was the perfect compliment to her pretty beaded dress.

Thank goodness! Emma Stone can seemingly rock any look, but we’re glad to have her back as the fierce redhead that we’ve known and loved since her Superbad days.

From the color to the romantic long and loose style, Lily Collins’ auburn mane has us wanting to whip out a curling iron stat.

—Shana

To get gorgeous hair like these stars, amp up your arsenal of hair products with styling aids from the Birchbox Shop.