Here's a video with Natalie Portman in the Black Swan movie.
Black Swan Natalie Portman Weight Loss & Work
Just exactly what kind of weight loss and workout routine did Natalie do to get as thin to play the ballerina in Black Swan? Natalie already follows a very strict diet in her daily life. However, to play the leading role, she had to lose 20 pounds from her small 5'3" body following a calorie restricted diet and many hours of ballet practice and exercise routines a day. Ballet classes took up five hours of her day for six days a week.
Natalie said of her training, "I started with my ballet teacher a year ahead of time," "We would do two hours a day for the first six months, and that was really just strengthening and getting me ready to do more so that I wouldn’t get injured.
"And then, at about six months, we started doing five hours a day. We added in swimming, so I was swimming a mile a day, toning and then doing three hours of ballet class a day. And then, two months before, we added the choreography, so we were doing probably eight hours a day."
Her ballet training was Mary Helen Bowers previously of the New York City Ballet and now owner of the Ballet Beautiful method of training – more information available at www.balletbeautiful.com
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Sometimes you may wonder how such celebrities as Megan Fox, Gwen Stefani and Kristen Stewart look so gorgeous every time we see them. Whether it is in public or the results of a photo shoot, how do these celebrities stay so good looking.
For one, their hair always looks sleek and shiny and in great shape. What is the secrets to beautiful hair?
The secret is the stylist, the hair products and the tools. This is after, of course, a healthy diet, drinking lots of water and exercise. But today, we’ll look at the tools, the stylist and the products.
The stylist is the biggest secret. Hollywood is full of excellent stylists for the stars. Remember how good you look after a hair cut at the beauty salon. Freshly washed, freshly styles, we all look great stepping out of the salon. Why? Because good products, tools and a professionally training stylist has worked on your hair.
The next day, of course, your great new hair style doesn’t look so great. Well, the celebrities uses a stylist for every public appearance. A stylist, the right tools and the right hair care products.
If you take the time everyday to take care of your hair, use the right products and style your hair with the correct tools, you can also achieve great hair looks like your favourite celebrity. It doesn’t take that much time to get your hair looking great. Spend eight to 20 minutes straightening your hair with a flat iron and you can see what I mean.
To get that red carpet look the celebrities have when they stroll down the carpet, have a look at these celebrity beauty tips and you will see what I mean.
It takes time to get that celebrity red carpet look. They are planning months ahead with their hair stylist to get that perfect Hollywood look. The celebrity consults with their stylist about the look they want to achieve. They are also, at the same time, consulting with their hair stylist.
If curly hair styles are the vogue, you can bet they are working on the perfect hair color and shine treatments.
And would you believe that you can use your hair straightener to create great curls for a very elegant look.
Before applying the hair straightener to your hair, apply some heat protection spray. Then section your hair. Clamp the straightener on the top section of your hair, closest to the roots. Pull down on the straighter and turn the hair straightener around. After this, when you have a full hair of curls, do not brush it out but rather, run your fingers through it and then apply some shine spray.
You can also achieve great curls by using heated rollers. Depending on how long and thick your hair is, how tight you want the curl to be will dictate what size of rollers you should use. You could also use Velcro rollers of different sizes to get the curly look you want. Use them on wet hair and then dry with a hair dryer.
Celebrities such as Isabelle Adjani or J Lo always appear in public with hair that is in perfect condition. Their hair is never left undone or a mess when they step out the door. For the red carpet, they will be using deep conditioning treatments at the beauty salon before the big night. Celebrities are using products such as Damage Restructuring to Deep Conditioning and Detoxifying hair products to keep their hair in tip top shape.
There are many products on the market to use on your hair to achieve this kind of deep conditioning. Check the labels and buy the product that has the least chemicals in it. Better yet, try some organic products which are good for you and good for your hair. Many stars such as Suzanne Somers, Elle McPherson or Gwyneth Paltrow are all into organic products because they realise how dangerous the chemicals can be on your body and hair.
So before that big night time event in your life, book an appointment at your hair stylist and get some deep hair conditioning, a good haircut and style so you too, like a celebrity, can look fantastic on that special night.