A New York Times article published Tuesday (Nov. 10) describes “”Blake Lively Hair” as the hairstyle clients are begging for while in their stylist’s chairs.
In the article, John Barrett, whose salon sits atop Bergdorf Goodman in Midtown Manhattan, says, “It’s aspirational hair. Clients don’t just want the hair, they want the life.” Barrett states that in the last six months, Blake’s disheveled, long layered cut, has been his most requested cut.
Nuri Yurt, of Toka Salon on Madison Avenue, tells New York Times that almost every one of his customers with long hair now asks for a style similar to Blake’s low-layered cut. “Her hair right now is a big trend,” Mr. Yurt says, but “if anybody can handle it — that’s a question mark.” The look, he stated, only works for tall, slim women.
“I didn’t really realize the extent of it,” Blake tells the paper of her hair’s popularity. Blake says she was born with a head full of hair and naturally maintains her look. Aside from frequently applying a conditioning masque, her stylist on the set of Gossip Girl, Jennifer Johnson, creates the unraveling curls by letting her hair dry in a simple chignon. Blake says she doesn’t have extensions and says she only has her blond hair touched up by her colorist, Rona O’Connor, every six months.
Find out how to get Blake Lively Hair (if you have an extra $1,200 a month) and see a pic where Blake seems to have extensions, after the break.
“Trouble is, some girls are born with amazing hair,” says Michael Wilson of Bumble and bumble, adding that hair like Ms. Lively’s “sets an unrealistic expectation.”
To create “Blake Lively Hair” for those who are not genetically blessed, Barrett adds removable extensions of human hair similar to a fall ($1,200 to $1,500 per piece) and recommends a litany of treatments not including the extensions, just the cut, which costs around $500 at his salon, conditioning treatments and heat styling tally up to around $1,200 a month. (Yikes.)
OK, here’s my question to my extension experts and readers alike: Do we really believe that Blake Lively only gets her hair colored twice and year and doesn’t have any extensions? It’s somewhat believable (the extensions part, at least) in the top picture, but I found other pictures where it looks like she has extensions in. Check this one:
Kinda looks like extensions to me… Thoughts?