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Indigostreams
May 29th, 2012, 11:17 AM
Why does everyone's hair on TV and in movies look so healthy and perfect, when we all know that it is heat styled, and colored more often than not????????:mad:

shutterpillar
May 29th, 2012, 11:21 AM
Because they all have hair extensions. :P

Madora
May 29th, 2012, 11:25 AM
Because it is all about illusion...the illusion of beauty, of health..even if they have to resort to harsh chemicals, blow fryers,curlers..or extensions...to show it off.

Of course there are a few celebrities, famous people who eschew the usual rigamarole...Crystal Gale comes to mind. The few times I've seen Catherine Zeta Jones I liked her hair.

I think it is sad that so many young girls think their hair is "not worthy" because it doesn't match the standards of what Hollywood dictates. Not to mention that the rich and famous have a battalion of specialists at their beck and call to see that their hair keeps that "glamorous" look...no matter what it does to their real hair!

caadam
May 29th, 2012, 11:41 AM
I really don't bother looking at celebrities' hairstyles anymore. It's such a wash most of the time, and I certainly don't trust a lot of what I see on TV, like hair commercials. Photoshop galore. lol

I do with my hair what my hair likes. If I do what it likes, it looks good, and that's all that counts. And it's not a guise of what popular culture thinks good hair looks like, but it's a good that represents true healthiness and strength in hair. Most people are given glorified versions of that, so when they see actually healthy hair, their concept of health is so distorted that they say, "That hair is NOT healthy..."

So don't let the glamour of celebrity hair get you down. It's all a show, and it's not all entirely real. lol Just focus on your hair and make it happy. It's all you got after all! :)

LadyTheta
May 29th, 2012, 11:43 AM
... and it keeps American consumerism going, as we all "chase after the illusion" by buying, buying, buying, spending, spending, spending ... "to get The Look" of the rich & famous celebs!

LaFlor
May 29th, 2012, 11:47 AM
silicones, stylists, extensions, expensive treatments and products, etc.

Vanille_
May 29th, 2012, 11:56 AM
I want to know how wigs look so real. DH was surprised when I told him that Lena Heady is wearing a wig in Game of Thrones (Cersei). It's true, some wigs look so good. He said, how can you tell? I said, because no one has hair that awesome. Okay I wasn't being serious - I'm sure many of you have awesome hair. But very few have hair as long as hers and are still actresses. Plus, I remembered watching the Terminator series and knew there was no way possible that her hair grew that long that fast.

jacqueline101
May 29th, 2012, 12:00 PM
Its photo shopped and extensions galore. They want us to think their hair is wonderful.

swearnsue
May 29th, 2012, 12:01 PM
Many use expensive human hair wigs. No much on t.v. is real from how people look, act or even the content on the news. You have to fight the urge to compare yourself to t.v. people and remember that what isn't a wig, airbrushed makeup, silicone implants, it is later photoshopped.

swearnsue
May 29th, 2012, 12:02 PM
... and it keeps American consumerism going, as we all "chase after the illusion" by buying, buying, buying, spending, spending, spending ... "to get The Look" of the rich & famous celebs!

Exactly! Well said!

Hollyfire3
May 29th, 2012, 12:35 PM
Not much of a true celebrity anymore but Holly Marie Combs has beautiful hair, it's NOT extentions, its obtainable, I just love her hair.:)

heidi w.
May 29th, 2012, 12:43 PM
Why does everyone's hair on TV and in movies look so healthy and perfect, when we all know that it is heat styled, and colored more often than not????????:mad:

Silicones and great lighting, and an occasional fan too. As Oprah once said, she claimed for a photo shoot there were about 30 people in the room, and she figures she should look good with that many people creating the look, staging, and so on. LOL

heidi w.

torrilin
May 29th, 2012, 12:52 PM
Why does everyone's hair on TV and in movies look so healthy and perfect, when we all know that it is heat styled, and colored more often than not????????:mad:

Well, mostly it doesn't look healthy.

Take a look at Victoria's Secret. (obviously, not on a work computer :P) But they're useful since almost all of the models have "long" hair. You see lots of layered cuts. The "wave" is all due to heat, at least if you compare to natural straight and wavy hair types. Very often, it's easy to see that the model has bleached or highlighted hair. Lots of bronzer or self tanner is used.

Now hit up YouTube and look at some of Lisa Eldridge's makeup videos. Focus on the "natural" and "summer" looks. She's not exactly shy with the product to get the sort of skin look VS models have in the ads is she? If you watch some of her work related videos you'll see she's there to touch things up, and for print or video work, she's basically never more than a few minutes from the people she's working on.

A professional hair stylist doing a VS shoot is going to be similarly aggressive with product and styling tools to get the look. And they're going to be just as active at maintenance. For some kinds of ad campaigns, the hair stylist will just plan on giving the model a new cut so the ends are in the best shape possible before they start.

Next, all of those models have a professional photographer who is using specific lenses chosen to give a specific look. This matters because the kind of lens used will give different emphasis to various parts of a portrait. Often a portrait lens has a relatively "soft" focus, so it shows large details well, but it tends to do things like blur out your skin's pores and it will hide a lot of the more obvious damage to hair. This saves a lot of effort in Photoshop :D.

Also, if you look at the pictures closely, you'll see that there isn't a wide range of hair types shown. It's tough to see what the natural wave pattern is, but pretty much none of the models can have more than a 2c for wave, or the straighter looks wouldn't be possible. Most of 'em have C or M/C hair... there's a couple who might be M or F/M, but the layers and wind effects kind of need coarser hair. And that also means they don't have a lot of models showing the classic 1/F/ii limp flop. Even the models closest to the classic limp flop are photographed at an angle where it looks like their hair has volume. This all adds up to the models having pretty tough hair that takes heat styling or dye fairly well. The thickness tends to be a ii/iii or iii too.

LHCers who have model type hair do often get away with routines that involve more heat and more product too. And if they choose to maintain a length like a model, often they can use a routine that is pretty much the same as a model might.

Hollyfire3
May 29th, 2012, 02:11 PM
Well, mostly it doesn't look healthy.

Take a look at Victoria's Secret. (obviously, not on a work computer :P) But they're useful since almost all of the models have "long" hair. You see lots of layered cuts. The "wave" is all due to heat, at least if you compare to natural straight and wavy hair types. Very often, it's easy to see that the model has bleached or highlighted hair. Lots of bronzer or self tanner is used.

Now hit up YouTube and look at some of Lisa Eldridge's makeup videos. Focus on the "natural" and "summer" looks. She's not exactly shy with the product to get the sort of skin look VS models have in the ads is she? If you watch some of her work related videos you'll see she's there to touch things up, and for print or video work, she's basically never more than a few minutes from the people she's working on.

A professional hair stylist doing a VS shoot is going to be similarly aggressive with product and styling tools to get the look. And they're going to be just as active at maintenance. For some kinds of ad campaigns, the hair stylist will just plan on giving the model a new cut so the ends are in the best shape possible before they start.

Next, all of those models have a professional photographer who is using specific lenses chosen to give a specific look. This matters because the kind of lens used will give different emphasis to various parts of a portrait. Often a portrait lens has a relatively "soft" focus, so it shows large details well, but it tends to do things like blur out your skin's pores and it will hide a lot of the more obvious damage to hair. This saves a lot of effort in Photoshop :D.

Also, if you look at the pictures closely, you'll see that there isn't a wide range of hair types shown. It's tough to see what the natural wave pattern is, but pretty much none of the models can have more than a 2c for wave, or the straighter looks wouldn't be possible. Most of 'em have C or M/C hair... there's a couple who might be M or F/M, but the layers and wind effects kind of need coarser hair. And that also means they don't have a lot of models showing the classic 1/F/ii limp flop. Even the models closest to the classic limp flop are photographed at an angle where it looks like their hair has volume. This all adds up to the models having pretty tough hair that takes heat styling or dye fairly well. The thickness tends to be a ii/iii or iii too.

LHCers who have model type hair do often get away with routines that involve more heat and more product too. And if they choose to maintain a length like a model, often they can use a routine that is pretty much the same as a model might.

SO very true! I understand what you mean, although I have to say, none of the VS models have particularly thick hair from what I see, besides, that can be photoshopped too.

Amber_Maiden
May 29th, 2012, 04:35 PM
because companies want you to spend more to be "perfect"

TazM
May 29th, 2012, 05:15 PM
I used to love Jennifer Love Hewitt's hair in Ghost Whisperer, especially in the first season when it was the longest, and sometimes it was poker strait and other times it was curly and I used to wonder how she could have that done all the time and her hair not been falling out like mine, and then I saw a photo of her in real life with chin length blondeish hair and yet the show went on with her long dark hair, so I guess once they fry 'her' hair they can just throw it in the bin and attach some new stuff! Guess I was duped by TV magic :D

Nedertane
May 29th, 2012, 05:59 PM
Remember also that you'really not likely seeing their hair close up. If, say, you were their hair stylist, you'd probably be able to see all the damage under the sprays and dyes.

Copasetic
May 29th, 2012, 06:04 PM
Extensions and about an hour of styling time from a paid professional!

Lady Neeva
May 29th, 2012, 07:37 PM
Photoshop is obvious. As well as the number of wigs that go into the process. In movies, they take numerous shots to get 'the right look', as well in pictures.

julierockhead
May 29th, 2012, 07:52 PM
Years ago when my hair was really damaged from heat, color, highlights, more heat, rough handling, SLS, etc., I could make it look really darn good with more heat, and products, and a touch more heat :) If I could have afforded to change out extensions every couple months I could have had the illusion of great hair too.

Actual great hair requires knowledge. Thankfully, less time and money though!

julierockhead
May 29th, 2012, 07:57 PM
I want to know how wigs look so real. DH was surprised when I told him that Lena Heady is wearing a wig in Game of Thrones (Cersei). It's true, some wigs look so good. He said, how can you tell? I said, because no one has hair that awesome. Okay I wasn't being serious - I'm sure many of you have awesome hair. But very few have hair as long as hers and are still actresses. Plus, I remembered watching the Terminator series and knew there was no way possible that her hair grew that long that fast.

Ah, the hair in GoT, I just love some of the looks. It's nice to know there are people at TLHC who could actually do those styles with real hair!

jillosity
May 29th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden, had some amazing hair in the late 80's- early 90's, it was long and shiny and curled in perfect ringlets. He didn't seem to be very into image, but of course he could have had people who told him what to use. He was also just insanely gorgeous in pretty much every other way though so I imagine he's one of those genetic mutations of beauty that spring up every once in a while.

Buddaphlyy
May 29th, 2012, 09:01 PM
Why is it so hard to believe that some people can do all these and still have healthy hair? I don't care one way or another about celeb hair, but the sentiment of if it's nice looking it must be fake doesn't sit well with me.

Jesabel
May 29th, 2012, 10:28 PM
I don't even see the issue of it being fake in terms on tv shows and movies. The character may have bleach blonde hair but the actress dark brown and she doesn't want to bleach her own hair (i.e. Emilia Clarke on GoT). But on the red carpet, yes extensions, all the coney serums to cover up damage if they need.. but if you were on the red carpet why on earth wouldn't you do that? not everybody strives for healthy *natural* hair, each to their own.

UltraBella
May 29th, 2012, 10:51 PM
Why is it so hard to believe that some people can do all these and still have healthy hair? I don't care one way or another about celeb hair, but the sentiment of if it's nice looking it must be fake doesn't sit well with me.

I agree.

My hair is heat styled and colored, but it's healthy and pretty darn awesome -if I do say so myself.

Plenty of people have great hair.

letibear
May 29th, 2012, 11:33 PM
Masters of illusion!

Arciela
May 30th, 2012, 07:08 AM
I love drew Barrymore's hair in ever after! Looked all real to me but you never know >.>

Ticky
May 30th, 2012, 07:22 AM
Well as it has already been mentioned, some people just have very resistant hair. Also, there are expensive treatments, products, wigs, special effects, photoshop and similar.

Indigostreams
May 30th, 2012, 09:29 AM
So I guess it's just a big mix of people with naturally damage-resistant hair, and people with hair extensions and such? I know when I heat styled and used coney serums with my bleach blonde hair, it looked pretty good too. But truly my hair was fried. Well whatever they do to look so amazing, I think I'm finally at the point where I just want to accept my hair the way it is naturally. Because for me personally, that's the only way for my hair to REALLY be healthy.
I gotta say how surprised I was when I went into Sally's last week, and asked the girl who worked there if anyone actually buys the hair extensions. She said tons of people do. They must do a good job putting them in, because I've never been able to tell on anyone. Makes me wonder now though...

Long_hair_bear
May 30th, 2012, 11:09 AM
Because they have the millions to spend on professionals that know how to make blow fry and chemicals look lovely.

Ligeia_13
May 30th, 2012, 11:17 AM
Why does everyone's hair on TV and in movies look so healthy and perfect, when we all know that it is heat styled, and colored more often than not????????:mad:

I'm pretty sure there are plenty of people on LHC who dye their hair or blow dry it. Or style. I myself blow dried my hair for years without too much damage. People can have resilient hair.

AutumnLocks
August 4th, 2012, 08:04 AM
I used to want my hair to look like Charlene Tilton's hair on Dallas. I loved that long fluffy curly style she had. Now, I admire Jane Seymour's hair very much. We are close in age and she still wears it long and lovely. I also used to want hair like the Herbal Essence girl...lol The old Herbal Essence shampoo girl from the 70's. My mom used to buy a special conditioner for me called Long and Silky. Does anyone else remember that?

Wiggy Stardust
August 4th, 2012, 08:16 AM
I've bleached my hair countless times and then dyed over the bleach. Its not breaking or falling out and it isn't dull.

A lot of people have naturally resilient hair. That being said, Hollywood is generous with its wigs, as am I. The extreme looks of volume I do believe involve extensions, but most celebs "everyday" hair is pretty attainable.

Curly Crone
August 4th, 2012, 08:29 AM
[AutumnLocks]The old Herbal Essence shampoo girl from the 70's. My mom used to buy a special conditioner for me called Long and Silky. Does anyone else remember that?

Oh ya, I definately remember the Herbal Essence commercials. I loved the scent of their shampoo and used it even though it dried my hair into straw using it everyday. I just didn't know any better and I assumed all shampoo was pretty much the same. I didn't use conditioner then either. I looked like Albert Einstein.

AutumnJasmine
August 4th, 2012, 10:11 AM
To get a better representation of a celebrity's hair it is better to look at candids. Photoshoots are so unrealistic I don't even bother looking at those.

AutumnJasmine
August 4th, 2012, 10:14 AM
Ah, the hair in GoT, I just love some of the looks. It's nice to know there are people at TLHC who could actually do those styles with real hair!

Yeah I love the hair in GOT. I know that Sansa is actually a blonde. They color her hair with a semi-permanent for filming. So I believe she has extensions, but not a full wig like Cersei and Dany.

akilina
August 4th, 2012, 10:20 AM
It is all about "the act"
I don't feel really negative towards them having personal stylists or some of them having hair extensions.

The only celebrity whos hair I love is Amanda Seyfried :) It is beautiful and I am pretty sure it is 100% natural. I don't know exactly for sure though. It does not appear she has extensions at all. I read a quote from her "i only straighten my hair maybe twice a year" Im thinking yeah..YOU only straighten it twice a year because you have someone else to do your hair for you constantly
http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2010/stylewatch/blog/101108/amanda-seyfried-300x400.jpg
I especially admire her hair because I think it is absolutely gorgeous, and my natural color appears to be the same exact as hers :]

heidi w.
August 4th, 2012, 10:58 AM
That hair looks beautiful because of the stand-by crew that's ready to dive in and fix a furl. Then there's wigs and hair extensions too. Put it all together, under intense light, and you've got great lookin' hair. It's all an illusion, for the most part.

heidi w.

heidi w.
August 4th, 2012, 11:00 AM
I especially admire her hair because I think it is absolutely gorgeous, and my natural color appears to be the same exact as hers :]

So, you're a blonde coloring your hair a brown color? Do I have that right?
heidi w.

akilina
August 4th, 2012, 11:07 AM
So, you're a blonde coloring your hair a brown color? Do I have that right?
heidi w.
Yes; it is such a vicious cycle at that!
I currently use henna. I am working on an approach to go natural, weather it be simply growing it out, or removing color (color oops works for me and henna wonderfully.) and matching it to close enough to my natural so I can just grow on.

Venefica
August 4th, 2012, 11:17 AM
Why does everyone's hair on TV and in movies look so healthy and perfect, when we all know that it is heat styled, and colored more often than not????????:mad:

My hair is dyed with store bought chemical dye for years and it is pretty healthy. It varies from person to person what their hair can take. Also remember those folks on TV are quite often quite rich, they can afford the best of the best and to have the most skilled hair stylists working on them, that can fix allot of problems and if they still do not have beautiful hair they can afford the most natural looking and best quality extensions and wigs.

Diamond.Eyes
August 4th, 2012, 11:34 AM
A lot of it has to do with expensive, high end products, high-maintenance routines and experienced, well-trained stylists. Basically it looks that way because they can afford it to. One can have nice hair that is heat-styled and colored, it is just a lot more expensive and hard to maintain. They would definitely need trims more often than someone who is growing it out, so they would most likely have to maintain the same length to keep it healthy. :flower:

~honeyflower~
August 4th, 2012, 12:36 PM
If I was a movie star I would make a contract so I would be the one who styled it and cared for it, unless its from any of the hairdresser's on here with LHC techniques, be my guest!

Britasian Dolly
August 4th, 2012, 02:11 PM
Although their hair is probably about 90% extensions (although I don't think their hair is dyed as i'm certain they'd be natural brunettes) i'd have to say Kourtney and Kim Kardashian have beautiful hair (or rather, beautiful extensions!). Its so thick, long and glossy and matches their eyes and skintone perfectly. My aim is to achieve hair like theirs naturally, without the use of extensions (which I havent used in 3 years :D).