|Revised Publication Date: 02/06/13
Kristen Anne Bell (born July 18, 1980 near Detroit, Michigan) is a beautiful platinum blonde actress with an array of gorgeous hairstyles who initially gained fame in the title role on the critically acclaimed television series Veronica Mars.
Kristen has been acting since 1981. As of 2013 she currently co-stars as Jeannie van der Hooven in Showtime's House Of Lies and is expecting her first baby in the Spring.
Breakout Role As Veronica Mars
The beautiful blonde tressed actress who is of Polish and Scottish descent won many fans and major celebrity status in the title role on Veronica Mars from September 2004 to May 2007.
Her starring role was applauded by many critics who felt the role should have garnered Kristen an Emmy Award nomination.
In 2007, she joined the cast of Heroes playing the character Elle Bishop, and Gossip Girl as the off-screen titular narrator.
In 2008, she played the title character in the comedy movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall followed by a number of comedy films, such as Fanboys, Couples Retreat, and When in Rome.
The bubbly blonde was also the voice of Cora in Astro Boy and is the voice and face of Lucy Stillman in the Assassin's Creed video game series.
Bell has received a Satellite Award and Saturn Award, and has been nominated several times for Television Critics Association Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
Steal Kristen Bell's Long Lush Blonde Hairstyle
Kristen is known for her long lush blonde hairstyles which she wears with a variety of parts, fringes and texture patterns.
Although engaged to funnyman Dax Shepard the blonde beauty recently made news by proclaiming her lack of interest for a big wedding. Kristen told Us Magazine that Shepard keeps her "smothered" with his comedy and "keeps her laughing" whether she's sad, mad, frustrated or annoyed.
Kristen and Dax were named as one of the 100 Hottest Couples. No wonder, with her stunning hair, eyes and overall beauty along with his genius for comedy. The charmed celebrity couple is sizzling hot. In 2012 the couple grabbed media headlines over a pet sloth and their first pregnancy.
How To Recreate The Hairstyle:
Complete the following steps listed below to steal Kristen's signature long lush blonde hairstyle:
When your hair is highlighted like Kristen's use either a moisture enhanced or color enriched formula. If your hair is dry from chemical processing, consider diluting the shampoo formula to protect your strands. Or opt for a Conditioning Only (CO), Low Poo or similar hair sparring treatment.
Shampoo product to try: Phyto - Phytojoba Hydrating Shampoo, PHYTO - Dry Hair System. If you have baby fine or thin hair and wish to build in the same lush movement and volume use a volume enhancing shampoo.
Skip any rinse-out conditioning products that might make hair too soft and flat. If you use a rinse-out conditioner, make sure that you limit how much you use and you only concentrate the formula on the middle to the ends. Rinse well with a cool water spray which helps build natural volume and increases shine.
Step 2: Towel blot strands. Do not rub wet hair which is more fragile and can break. Detangle strands from the ends to the roots with your fingers or a hair friendly detangling comb.
Step 3: Apply your favorite texture enhancing mousse or styling cream. Distribute from the top of the ears to the ends. Distribute well. If you prefer, mix with a good leave-in conditioner for super shine and softness.
To protect against blow drying heat and add body, distribute a leave-in conditioner, mousse or gel from the top of the ears to the ends. Distribute well.
If your hair tends to frizz or is naturally wavy or curly, you may wish to combine a volume product for the roots with a smoothing serum for the rest of the hair. Anti-Frizz Product to try: Rene Furterer - Control Emulsion Anti-Frizz)
Step 4: If your hair is naturally wavy and/or curly, use a long finger diffuser to create a natural wavy style.
Working from side to side and separating hair into 2" sections, use a long finger diffuser attached to a blow dryer and allow strands to nestle into the bowl to dry and enhance waves and curls.
Continue to use diffuser until entire hair is dry. Avoid touching hair as little as possible to prevent frizz.
Step 5: If your hair is naturally straight you will need to build in volume at the roots.
To build in volume at the roots, use the round brush to lift your tresses up and direct the air flow from the dryer up the hair shaft to the root. This "ruffles the cuticle" helping to add natural fullness.
If you prefer, bend over at the waist and direct the air flow of the dryer up the hair shaft towards the roots. When hair is 90% dry, bend right side up and work on the hair from the ears down to the ends.
Seal the style by finishing up with a blast of cool air, if possible, from your blow dryer.
Step 6: If you used a long finger diffuser to create natural waves and curls, once your hair is completely dry, use your fingers to arrange waves and curls into the desired pattern. If you wish, you may use a curling iron to create a tighter or wave pattern.
Step 7: If you used a round brush, when hair is completely dry separate into 2" sections and roll with medium to large sized electric rollers. Let rollers cool in the hair. Remove and arrange new curls and waves with fingers.
Step 8: Spritz the finished hair style with a good holding hairspray.
Step 9: Apply a tiny drop of shine serum, drops or spray into the palms of your hands. Lightly brush the palms over the top of your style and you are ready to rock.
Shine products to try: Phyto - PhytoLisse
If you prefer, you can use a curling iron to turn under the ends a little bit or use a straight iron on selected pieces around the face to give a contrasting texture to the finished look.
Although Kristen occasionally wears her hair straight, the majority of the time she rocks a variety of long, lush wavy hairstyles.
She favors either side-swept long slices of hair which nestle into her face or she wears a soft version of "wings" along her face. Kristen also wears her hair up with stunning results, but ultimately she's a girl who likes her hair long and loose.
Original Publication Date: 05/01/08 - Revised Publication Date: 02/06/13
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