‘Gossip’s’ Lively launches a trend

January 28th, 2010

Blake Lively seems to be all the rage right now. She’s famous, beautiful, stylish and has a pair of legs that seem to extend for miles.   

However, the one thing this Gossip Girl has that nearly every girl seems to want is her gorgeous, golden hair. 

Comparably popular to “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston’s hairstyle, known as “the Rachel,” and the late Farrah Fawcett’s impeccable do, Blake’s luscious locks are desired by women of all ages.  

Not to mention, it can be achieved easily. 

“It’s not so much the haircut, it’s the way they style her hair that makes everybody want it,” said Tracey Valko, co-owner of Andrew John Salon in Pittsburgh, of Blake’s long, layered cut.   

Though the style is becoming wildly more popular, it still has a way to go to reach the status of its previous competitors, because it’s not something we haven’t seen before.  

Farrah Fawcett’s masterpiece style was light and feathery, something that hadn’t been done in the past.   

“The Rachel” was a new twist on straight hair, with a heavy top and piecey layers all over.  

As popular as Blake’s style is, her long golden tresses are more a new take on the blonde bombshell, high society Hollywood glamour look. 

It’s simply timeless. Valko said, “It kind of reminds me more of Farrah Fawcett because it was blonde and sexy, where the Rachel was more of the girl-next-door type. 

“It’s interesting because hair has been straight for so long, and now they’re going for a more wavy, sexy, Victoria’s Secret look,” she said. 

According to Valko, she’s had a countless number of requests for the ‘do’ in her own salon, and that it has been the most requested cut in Manhattan for the last six months. 

According to Valko, it’s also not just the cut and style, but the color that everyone seems to want.  

Aside from her luminous golden color, she also keeps brighter highlights soft and fine. 

Although the expensive-looking Gossip Girl style seems difficult to get, it’s actually quite easy to create, even without a professional stylist.  

Although the style looks great with any hair color, a long, layered cut is key. 

Valko said the style can easily be attained with either hot rollers or a large barrel curling iron, both of which can be found at a nearby drugstore.  

For those of you with naturally wavy hair, let your hair air dry in a bun at the base of your neck, then unravel the bun.

Once it dries, and touch it up with a curling iron to create well-defined curls throughout the bottom half of locks.  

As for the rest of us, just use a heat protecting serum (Frizz-Ease Thermal Protection Hair Serum by John Frieda, $14.99) and blow your hair dry instead of air drying for volume.  

If you need more thickness, extensions will do the trick.

Any large barrel iron will work, just as long as it gets and stays hot enough, as the same goes for any medium-to-large sized rollers.   

After you’ve finished styling you may want to add a touch of finishing spray to get Blake’s glossy, smooth look.   

“It’s not just the hairstyle, it’s having Blake’s Upper East Side lifestyle that women want,” said Valko.  

Now all you’ll need is a few pairs of killer designer heels and a glamorous New York City life.