Long bangs for boys are about to get trimmed! Summer's hottest hair — Justin Bieber's shaggy 'do and Apple Martin's beachy tresses – are being tidied up as kids head back to school. Joe Jonas's clean cut and Vanessa Hudgens's curly locks are what students will be sporting. We spoke with Cozy Friedman of New York's Cozy's Cuts for Kids to find out about the latest trends.
BabySugar: What type of hair is hot for Fall?
Cozy Friedman: Long hair for boys is still the direction that boys are going in, but it's not quite as . . . messy looking as the Bieber, or as brushed onto the face. It's now a little bit neater —more like a Joe Jonas kind of look. As far as girls, there is definitely a trend for chunky waves. We do a lot of updos and styles in the salon and we are doing a lot more work with curling irons than ever before. Not curling tight curls, [but] thick-barrel curling irons for long chunky waves. We're also seeing, for quick and easy style, a lot of girls are wearing long braids like Vanessa Hudgens.
BabySugar: What's the best way to describe a style to the hairdresser?
Cozy Friedman: I always say it's best to bring a picture. Have them (your child) go online or find it in a magazine. Say "long, chunky waves" and any hairstylist will definitely understand that. For the boys, it's also a good idea to say what you don't want. So you want to say, "I want it to cover my ear," or "I want my ear showing." Just be very direct about how you want it. We're definitely still seeing the longer layers for boys, just a little bit neater.
BabySugar: What do kids need to make the styles work?
Cozy Friedman: I think styling cream is the best product for children. Children shouldn't be spending an hour doing their hair. Using a nice light styling cream – it can be used on wet hair, dry hair, straight hair, etc. It smoothes hair, makes it look finished, it keeps it in place. The curling iron for girls if they want to achieve waves is good, but you don't want to overuse it because it will damage the hair. I prefer saving a curling iron for a special occasion. You can definitely use rollers. Soft foam rollers are probably better for children . . . softer against the scalp.
BabySugar: Any quick tricks to speed up the process on school days?
Cozy Friedman: A loose, very loose, chunky braid. When you take it out it leaves a crimp in your hair, but if it's a nice thick braid, it's more like a thick wave than a little crimp. That you can do at night before you go to bed and in the morning you take it out and have a 'do!
It's the ultimate red carpet boy band showdown: Green Day versus the Jonas Brothers. Green Day's Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Tré Cool emote major rock star presence in their array of striped suits, funky footwear, and cool hair. On the flip side, Jonas Brothers — Kevin, Joe, and Nick — opted for sleeker suits, glossy shoes, and suave 'dos. Two totally different music genres, two totally different looks. I know my favorite. Which is yours?
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The Grammy Awards took over LA's Shrine Auditorium Sunday night, with many of music's biggest stars heading in from the red carpet to see who took home gold. Kicking off the show was a performance from Lady Gaga, which featured a special duet with Elton John in special Gaga-esque makeup and glasses. Beyonce Knowles wasn't able to accept her statue for Song of the Year, which she won for "Single Ladies," since she was getting ready to take the stage and sing a cover of Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" — watch it here. Ryan Seacrest was soon up to introduce Miss Swift, who joined legendary Stevie Nicks for a rendition of "Rhiannon." Britney stuck close to Jason Trawick all night long. One of the night's cutest moments was when Rihanna and Jay-Z brought up his nephew, Solange Knowles's son Julez, onstage to accept for "Run This Town," though he politely answered "no thanks" when asked if he wanted to say anything to the crowd — check out all the winners on Buzz!
Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas were together for an energetic mix of their recent hits, but it was the Michael Jackson tribute that took things to another level. Lionel Richie introduced a group of artists including Usher, Celine Dion and Carrie Underwood to sing Michael's "Earth Song." The piece was interestingly broadcast in 3-D, though they were back to regular 2-D when Michael's kids Paris and Prince came out to accept an honorary award on behalf of their father. Another touching moment came when Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli performed "Bridge Over Troubled Water" as a tribute to the people of Haiti. It was Beyonce herself who won the Best Female Pop Performance, and she adorably thanked her husband Jay-Z in the front row, even breaking from their usual super-private strategy saying, "I love you!" The biggest honor of the night went to Taylor Swift with her Album of the Year award, making it a pretty sweet night for the star after also winning Country Album of the Year. Afterward she stepped back to the press room to chat about her big wins!
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Nick, Kevin, and Joe were reunited with their fourth Jonas brother Frankie at a screening of Ponyo in LA last night. The Bonus Jonas may not be part of his big brothers' band, but he voiced a character in the animated film, so last night was all about him. As Joe continues to nurse his broken heart after his break up with Camilla Belle, a little family time might be just what he needs to help dry those tears.
Some things you need to see to believe, and tonight's one-hour special UN-BROKE: What You Need to Know About Money might just be one of them. ABC has put together a star-studded cast to teach the fundamentals of finance in an unconventional way. The program will be broken into segments featuring Will Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, the Jonas Brothers, Christian Slater, Cedric the Entertainer, Seth Green, Sesame Workshop's Oscar the Grouch, Rosario Dawson and the E*Trade Babies, and more!
I have no idea what to expect (will it be cheesy, or funny and effective?), but I love the fact that ABC is giving this a shot. According to ABC, we can look forward to scenes like Christian Slater and Rosario Dawson visiting "an office workplace to explain the importance of investing in a 401(k) retirement plan," and Will Smith getting "down to basics with a boardroom full of corporate finance executives."
The special airs tonight, May 29, at 9:00 p.m. ET. Will you be setting your DVR to record?
There's no stopping the Jonas brothers. Somewhere between performing sold-out concerts and flying around the country with Molly, the brothers found time to share their cool style with the masses by creating a cute clothing line for tweens. The line, named Jonas, is inspired by the brothers' fictional TV show, soon to be debuted on the Disney channel. The preppy collection includes argyle sweater vests, woven tops, tees, polo shirts, leggings, denim skirts, and jeans. The collection, set to retail $10 to $25, will be available at Wal-Mart, Kmart, Sears, and JCPenney in the Fall. Are you at all interested?
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The Jonas Brothers had a busy weekend, despite taking a break from music for a change. On Saturday Nick and Joe headed down to a high school in LA to show off their softball skills while Kevin watched from the sidelines. On Sunday Joe switched gears to take his girlfriend Camilla Belle on a date to Cafe du Village. The brothers were interviewed as part of Barbara Walters's post-Oscar special last night, and we'll be seeing much more of their faces as they continue to promote their new 3-D movie, which is out this weekend.