Natalie Portman (29) at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. This is a new tight bun. It has a cute big knot that suits her age and a tight structure that is appropriate at a very formal event. It may be too conservative for a prom.
Wendie Malick (60) starts the new year with a classic bob hairstyle which curls in sharply at the ends. In her naturally very dark brown hair she has lots of moderate highlights. The length is cut to mid-way between her chin and shoulders. It’s a very simple low-maintenance style for women over 40. It’s very flattering for her face.
Diane Warren (54) has a short haircut not unlike Liza Minnelli’s. It very dark if not actually black. But her bangs are fuller, more choppy and asymmetrical. The top profile is a little shorter than you might expect.
Carey Mulligan (25) has a new short hairstyle. It’s cute and sideswept or side-parted and has a full fringe. It falls below her ears but also wraps around them. That last design element won’t appeal to all women, but it does make this style more dimensional, dramatic, and free.
Carey last year looked like this:
Chantelle Houghton (27) at the UK premiere of Morning Glory. She is looking very glamorous with this pretty, slightly messy updo. Chantelle is a model with eyes and lips similar to Paris Hilton’s! She once said: “I look like Paris Hilton, not on purpose but it’s just the way it turned out.” A few days ago at another venue she had her hair down; she was wearing over-the-top hair extensions. This is a much better formal hairstyle. It is classy, not contrived, and makes her look more mature.
Rachel McAdams (32) has a light brown medium hairstyle with chunky layers. It is classically center-parted and a little flirty, but it may not be ideally balanced. The heavy layers at the side of her face have a length that is more common with long hairstyles. If they were a little shorter this would be perfect!
Nancy O’Dell (44) looks all of 28 in this new picture. The latest addition to Entertainment Tonight has beautiful long hair with gorgeous highlights. She typically stands out as much as the celebrities she covers. Her style above has some slightly 80s-inspired feminine shape, softness, and volume.
Tempestt Bledsoe (37) has a huge mid-length black hairstyle. It’s a daring bob-like ‘do which is almost as big as an afro on the sides. It would be better if the top was fuller in the middle to balance it out. As is it looks too flat at the crown. Tempestt is the African American celebrity who recently got a new gig as host of Clean House.
Jeannie Mai (32) hit the red carpet all glammed up at a recent event with a fun chignon and black fishnet veil like what you see at a funeral. Jeannie was previously a makeup artist at MAC Cosmetics. She is now a fashion critic and the host of “How Do I Look?” on the Style Network. It is one of the most popular makeover programs today.
Cameron Diaz (38) at the Green Hornet premiere with long soft waves. This has been her common look for ages. Does anyone miss her short hairstyles? It’s been a long time–about ten years–since she had cute crops. There’s nothing wrong with this style but she is definitely overdue for a makeover.
Michelle Williams (30) didn’t have to experience much change to get a trendy pixie, but she’s made her hair more interesting with a hot new light red color. Will 2011 be another year of pixies? It’s difficult to guess because last year some stars were letting their locks grow out while others were cutting it all off.
Jane Lynch (50) has a short haircut which is a little more dramatic than usual for the mature celebrity. It’s higher at the crown, has messier bangs, and it’s enhanced with many small flips. There are some signs more subtlely flippy haircuts are becoming a trend. But even if they aren’t becoming fashionable, the design feature works well on older women.
Julianne Hough (22) switched her haircolor back to blonde, which was a good decision. The brown and red really didn’t do much for the blue-eyed singer/dancer. Here she looks more natural with her long, thick hair, but she’s probably still using extensions for volume.
Gayle King (56) has a soft thick bob with medium brown color and muted copper highlights. It’s heavier than you would expect on the sides; a few layers there would make it less chunky and clunky. The long and broken casual fringe reaches almost down to her eyes; it provides contrast to everything else which is so thick and together. Her hair looks very healthy but the big flips are too extreme in context.
Kirsten Dunst (28) with a medium bob looks cute and pretty. The big formal barette is a nice touch. Her total look is youthful and simple, but the wide retro bob shape tends to make her head look larger. The small section that falls to the side of her forehead, however, adds elegance.
Jasika Nicole (31) has a cute short black hairstyle. It’s an afro in the making but her bangs could use a trim to clean up her hairline. Snip those extreme short curls and maybe a few on top around the profile to make it perfect. Isn’t it about time stylish afros made a comeback? The short crops of African American women in recent years are getting old fast.
Liza Lapira (29) has healthy long Asian hair with a wonderful sheen. But the style itself needs work. The top half from the crown to her chin is great; but the bottom is a hot mess. The ends are too chunky and they are next to some strands that are super thin and messy. They look like cheap extensions.
Chelsea Handler (35) is now a late-night comedienne but was once a model. Does she make a good hair model? This is a popular medium style but her roots need a touchup. The entire coloring actually needs to be redone. It’s blonde from the top to eye level and then light red to the ends. Her shirt color inadvertently draws attention to the irregular colors (because it’s so similar to the shade of blonde).
Joan Rivers (77) is back as the host of Fashion Police, so why is the “top cop” wearing a 2008 bob in 2011? Last year Carly Fiorina was “overheard” slamming Barbara Boxer for her bob which was “so yesterday.” Joan has a great chin-length cut, but it’s just not fashionable right now unless she’s decided to start a new trend and women are following her.
Jenna Ushkowitz (24) is the Korean American actress on a hit TV show. Her hair is hot! It is mostly all down but the part that is up adds some fun and flirty sass. The volume on this design is attractive. The “half-up” section helps make it seem thicker on top and more balanced with the bold long bottom sections.
Paris Hilton (29) may not be known exclusively for her elegance, but this red carpet chignon was just perfect. It was one of the stand-out formal hairstyles at the Golden Globes. The side view shows the lovely shape at the front and the pinned bun at the back. It’s great for a prom or wedding in 2011.
Savannah Van (17) is a happy teen singer who likes big hairstyles. This is actually one of her smaller ones. Her thick long blonde tresses are enhanced with a high-bling sparkly headband tucked under instead of over her hair. It’s a cute style statement.
Sandra Bullock (46) with heavy bangs. This is a major makeover! Since she became a celebrity Sandra has apparently never had bangs. (A review of earlier pictures of her didn’t reveal any.) It’s a little harder to recognize the popular actress, but is the hairstyle itself flattering? A poll on People magazine’s Style Watch web page leaves about 50% unconvinced. They want the old Sandra back. The problem here is the style suits much younger women–like teens! Very few ladies her age choose this cut. The harshness of the blunt bangs is compounded by the virtually jet black haircolor. Sandra does have some brown highlights but they are very subdued, barely noticeable, and there aren’t many of them. She isn’t going through a mid-life crisis, but she did get divorced last year, and that may have played a role in her wanting to do something completely different. Many women admit they change their hair after a breakup.
Demi Moore (48) with a big retro hairdo. It is reasonably neat and perhaps best classified as semi-formal, but it just seems a bit too heavy and lacking in shape. It needs to be tighter and rounder so it appears less like a helmet and more feminine. It could also use more symmetry so it looks more polished.
Malin Akerman (32) is a beautiful Swedish-Canadian actress with a simple but sexy blonde cut. Roots needs recoloring, but the length and shape are perfect. It works just as well as a casual style as it does at special event thanks to its understated wavy elegance. This photo was actually taken last year; she had the same thing recently but her cut and pic in 2010 was slightly better.
Jayma Mays (31) wearing a thick medium bob with half bangs. The layers are okay, but she would look better and more natural with more of the ends further towards the center. Here they draw too much focus to her long neck because of the volume, angle, and bluntness. Softer, freer tips are more feminine.
Carrie Underwood (27) is still about as popular for her hairstyles as her music. She’s also overtaken Kelly Clarkson as a young style icon for inspiration. Her Golden Globe choice in 2011 as shown above was formal enough for a bride. Although the loose pieces on both sides are a classical design, they are just a little too long. Carrie had a similar updo last year but without the tendrils. They can soften a very tight updo, but so can a smile.
Sinatta (42) has a head full of gorgeous black curls. You have to love the way they catch the light because of the sparkly black-and-white contrast. Her long hair has nearly too much volume but it does a lot for her. It’s dramatic yet tasteful. Hopefully this will become a trend among African American women. It may be time for the fashion pendulum to swing back from short to medium or long hairstyles.
Stacey Solomon (21) toned down her previous over-the-top hair design which made beauty news headlines. She used to have extremely big hair with much larger and blonder extensions. Stacey’s latest enhancements are closer to her natural haircolor, but could be darker still for the most flattering and polished finish.
Rachel G. Fox (14) has a long teen hairstyle with dark blonde highlights. It’s a good color choice, but a makeover to make it four to six inches shorter would be a nice improvement. Many teens are very reluctant to cut off much of their hair, but there is a clear proportional problem here for the diminutive starlet. You need to work with not only your face shape but also head size.
Laura Vandervoort (26) on the TV show V. This was in a scene between sweet long-haired Lisa (Laura) and the very short-haired brunette villain Anna (Morena Baccarin). The contrast between the two women’s personalities and their hairstyles could not have been more striking. The beauty of Laura’s sexy style is its perfect length as well as the mix of thick and thin sections. The few subtle layers don’t hurt, either. Her half bangs complete a fully casual look that’s modern, wavy, and cool. (Courtesy ABC)
Caroline Sunshine (15) with big curls. She is living up to her name with a sunny disposition and pretty golden blonde color. The warm shade goes nicely with her dark brown eyes. If you are a teenager who enjoys lots of volume, you might like the design of Caroline. It is quite easy and it gives you a fun, cute style. You’ll need a medium and/or large barrel curling iron.
Michelle LaFrance has heavy sideswept bangs that are broken in only one place. This is not unlike Nicole Richie’s look a few years ago that she had all the time. It’s stylish and feminine as well as simple and low maintenance. Because so much of the hairdo is neat, you have to watch the parting to make sure it doesn’t get too messy. Michelle’s is borderline.
Danneel Harris (31) in a recent photo with a mid-length formal design. It is easy to create and has a few pretty faux layers for extra drama. The thin sections she curled add a touch of evening elegance. She is wearing about three different colors including a few very thin slices of blonde. Danneel is a former Big Sexy Hair model.
Michelle Obama (47) at a health promotion event with a new short hairdo. The First Lady has shown a lot of diversity in her black hairstyles. She is unlike her much more conservative predecessor, Laura Bush, who chose one and stuck with it for eight years. Michelle’s ‘do is very dimensional thanks to the extra volume, flips, curls, and twists. (Courtesy CNN)
Frances Fisher (58) with long red hair. Her style could hardly be simpler, but it’s shiny, healthy and very attractive. What a blowout! The ends look razored and Frances has perfectly transitioning color from the red base to a lighter shade. It catches the light and creates radiance. Risky length for a woman her age but she’s pulled it off brilliantly!
Tess Daly (41) with smoking hot hair. Wow! This looks like something Jessica Simpson or Gisele Bundchen would wear–or a woman half her age. Did the mature presenter pull it off? Yes! Very big waves without a fringe make a bold fashion statement–or a suggestion you’re open to a hair modeling contract.
Brie Larson (21) has a messy style with bangs. It may be too busy; it is curly, wavy, and twisty all at the same time–and it has an uneven fringe. But many teenagers will see it as an ideal design that is casual and cool. Brie has that just-got-out-of-bed look. The medium cut is very thick and wide, which means it’s best suited to any face shape besides round. Note that this look is risky if you don’t keep your color updated. Messy hair and bad haircolor could spell disaster.
Kelly Rowland (29) with a cool crop! How do you like her stylish pixie with long bangs at sharp angles? It’s basically a knockoff of the 2010 black hairstyles trend which was very short on one side. Kelly’s cut, however, is better than its similar predecessors. It looks more sophisticated, elegant, and professional. There are finely razored ends and a few subtle highlights which are widely dispersed. It’s perfect for work and doesn’t need to be adjusted for a night out on the town.
Esmee Denters (22) with an extremely funky updo. Her hair has a loosely curled fringe and looks very messy. What is the inspiration? Upon closer inspection it appears to be 1950s rockabilly meets 1960s bouffant and 1980s punk. Only an uninhibited recording artist could accept multiple-era hairstyling in a new updo this wild. Is it wearable for anyone else? Removing the big front curl could make it sexy; otherwise it’s merely a conversation topic.
Mo’Nique (43) has a fun hairdo. The popular celebrity is still making waves in the entertainment world and has the glamour to match her career. This medium hair style is bold and has lots of volume, but it’s a little too high and/or thick at the crown. With big curls you always need to make sure the proportions are balanced on the sides and top.
Emma Willis (34) with a simple short hairstyle. It’s an example of one option if you’re growing out a pixie. You should be able to do this easy one yourself in five minutes or less. Super low maintenance, it’s ideal for busy students and any pro on the go. No need to fuss: part and depart.
Lo Bosworth (24) with sexy wavy hair. It’s heavier on one side and just clears the eye. It’s not quite symmetrical; it’s forward on the left and back to the ear on the right. The look is basic but cute without being pretentious. Lo has a new book out and this picture was captured at her book signing.
Haley Reinhart (18) lights up a room with her 100-watt smile and glamorous curls. This is a great teen hairstyle especially for girls like her who are extroverts. The American Idol contestant impressed the judges and is going to Hollywood. Keep an eye out for this pretty rising star with the long piecy hair. (Courtesy Fox)
Hofit Golan has dramatic flips which recreate a 1970s vibe yet also make her hair layered half-way down. It’s kind of fun for the evening. Hofit’s tresses are different from most in the way they fall right at the corners of both eyes. Overall the shape is reasonably effective but her color needs a lot of work. She looks like Faith Hill, who is also lazy about her haircolor, and leaves her roots showing too often.
Cara Buono (36) also has a modern take on a retro hairstyle. The volume and shape are reminiscent of ladies’ looks in the 1960s to 1980s. It’s slightly raised at the crown and completely off the face. It is also blown out from the temple on the left and set with a lot of hairspray so it stands out two to three inches. Cara’s medium design is finished with some sweet curls at the ends. Definitely stylish and classy–and even flirty.
Emma Henry (15) was one of several very young teen contestants who made a splash recently on AI. The aspiring singer’s choice for her national debut was Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors.” But neither one of her dramatic hair colors is natural. Emma has a cool two-tone style that makes it appear as if she has platinum blonde on top and black underneath. The clever technique adds pop to existing layers (or creates faux ones). Her casual bangs are very heavy but also quite intriguing due to the alternating colors and spiky shape. (Courtesy Fox)
Zain Verjee (36) has an elegant short haircut. It is a cross between the hairstyles of Laura Bush and the late Princess Diana (her epic cut). The front photo doesn’t show the light feathering on part of the side. In the 80s they took that design element too far. Done in moderation, however, it adds subtle details which appeal to many women in their late 30s and early 40s (if not older, too). Zain’s hair is very thick and it would be better if it were layered. Now it seems a bit like a helmet. (Courtesy CNN)
Laurie Holden (27) looks like actress Sara Paxton. This new ‘do falls just past the top of her shoulders. Her lightly reddish blonde creation has feminine texture. There are a few soft waves on the sides and one large wave across her forehead. A slight improvement would be to fix that top part so it’s not broken up. Otherwise it’s a decent design that is flexible enough for the day and a semi-formal evening.
Madison Pettis (12) is a pre-teen girl who is a star of the future but has already been in show biz half her life. As you can see the lucky young lady is blessed with pretty hair. Madison, indeed, is one of very few actresses who is naturally curly–at least in a memorable way like Melina Kanakaredes. Here she has automatic texture and volume that most girls can only dream of having or get after lots of work.
Anne Sweeney (52) has a simple mid-length hairstyle. The multimillionaire media mogul is overdue for a trim of some kind. Her half bangs are already getting in her eye. The subtle and moderate highlights, however, look perfect. The multitonal mix includes very wide panels of brown contrasted with very thin slices of blonde. It is a rather dimensional style with sharp bends at her neck. Her cut is low-maintenance but it would be ideal if it were an inch or two shorter.
Stephanie Savage (43) looks stunning with her gorgeous haircolor. Dressing up the long locks of this middle-aged woman are two tantalizing shades: medium and light red. It’s one of the hottest combinations of the year so far. Her piecey waves are graduated to get thinner the closer they get to the ends. Smooth transitions expertly done for both shape and color like this make a lasting impression. If you love warm tones, consider this wonderful beauty.
Lea Michele (24) on the red carpet with maximum volume. Wow! That is quite the mane. The brunette power of a twenty something celebrity rarely gets this thick. It is borderline over the top–as in the excesses of the 80s–but she hasn’t quite crossed the line. (Lea has previously admitted using extensions and must have them here once again.) The mini fringe (one small section) from the parting is unexpected and interesting. It adds a youthful touch.
Irshad Manji (42) with what we could call “saw blade” bangs. Her short fringe has sharp points, and it appears the base of her “sideburns” is also pointed. It is virtually a pixie. She is likely in her early 40s, but this very short cut suits women about 21 years old and up. Just make sure you have the forehead to pull it off. (Courtesy CNN)
Jennifer Aniston (41) must have found the best deep conditioner, because she has hair as healthy as a teenager’s! This new picture reveals her favorite length and shape, which is quite basic and certainly classic. But Jennifer has fresh colors. There is a fabulous base shade of light brown and face-framing highlights in medium to dark blonde. It’s nice to see her do something a little different, and the color makeover with perfect roots is so flattering, isn’t it? A fine step up from 2010.
Emily Maynard (24) with partial braids. This girl from North Carolina is currently on The Bachelor. She is one of the most cute contestants and is expected to receive a marriage proposal soon. As you get older, complete braids may look silly, but one section only is a fun enhancement and hardly detracts from your true age. Hers start in the center and cover half her hairline. They are tightly tied to maintain her profile. They don’t scream for attention but make Emily more elegant and pretty. (Courtesy ABC)
Chloe Moretz (14) wearing a chin-length bob with big finger waves. She may not know it, but this teen girl has a very 1930s hairstyle. You may recall from old movies it was all the rage back then–although smaller waves were more common. Since the look hasn’t come back–perhaps the only exception being Liv Tyler a few years ago–it’s a daring choice for the young starlet. If you’re not used to or comfortable with lots of weight on one side, you might skip it. But it’s different and kind of adorable with the little flips. Beats a plain old straight bob, which can get boring very fast.
Dianna Agron (23) with an elegant updo. This female celeb has a very big chignon that could be improved. There is consistency with the front, top and back which are all slightly loose. That is all great, but the shape of the bun leaves a little to be desired. It seems somewhat out of balance. Dianna’a soft bangs fall beside and almost into her eyes; that is a feature you may either love or hate.
Lisa (thirtysomething) with a chin-length bob. She has lots of thick, small curls. The front needs a trim to remove the new bangs which have started to appear. But the volume is fine the way it is now. Wide bobs were fairly common in the 90s and women may be ready again to put them back in fashion. It’s definitely about time to break free from the tired obsession with straight bobs. (Courtesy CNN)
Dana Delany (54) with auburn haircolor. She is defying her age with both the color and length. Instead of short, Dana’s locks are quite long, and she is dark red rather than her natural brown. The radiant actress has long layers with finely razored ends. Her cut is straight and simple but also sexy. It is really just the most popular layered design on a different level. It was created with a higher-than-average level of professional skill and a less common hue. That’s a smart way to freshen up an old classic.
Jennifer Lopez (41) brings a lot of glamour to Americal Idol that we never received from Paula Abdul. She often has long hairstyles which are quite hot and new makeup that is sparkly or glossy. JLo, despite being a woman over 40, still digs the bling. Here Latina Lovely has amped up the volume with extreme extensions. She’d get an edge, however, by lightly teasing all parts of them so the piecey areas don’t stand out. They always make hair look fake, especially when there isn’t a perfect color match. They seem like highlights and you wonder why they start low down instead of near the crown. (Courtesy Fox)
Ashley Argota (18) is a lovely teenage girl with Filipino background. She has a beautiful smile and great curls. They are a little frizzy in the middle but otherwise very glam and age perfect. Her style is more casual than formal but you could pull it off at prom. It was her choice for her big Birthday bash.
Kayla (23) has lustrous long locks which are entirely bang-free and spiraling into control with ultra-thick curls. The gentle “S” shape from the parting across her hairline down the sides looks effortless and sexy. It’s in a wonderful neutral haircolor. The top half looks perfect but the bottom is simply too bulky. Note: extensions of this size and shape may not do your figure justice and, indeed, can make you look fatter.
Jane Fonda (73) is the queen of short flippy hairstyles. She always has more flips that any other female celebrity. That makes her high maintenance but also as attractive as much younger ladies. Although this is her standard style, Jane changed her color. She used to be blonde; now there’s a solid brown base and more subtle highlights. It is much more flattering. Other design features are a few short bangs and extra height. Overall it is elegantly messy, quite symmetrical, and somewhat flashy, too. Jane stands out in a crowd because of how rare this style is.
Maria Menounos (32) is still unbelievably single despite her warm personality and gorgeous hair. Consistent with the style preferences she’s had for many years, Maria’s locks are long and highlighted. She has a few thin blonde streaks and some light brown tones, too. Without bangs it is very simple, but it’s a clean and polished look that suits any occasion. Notice how you can easily create the appearance of layers with waves. (Courtesy NBC)
Kelly Osbourne (26) is a blunt blonde in more ways that one. She has a new gig as a fashion critic opposite Joan Rivers where she tells it like it is–praising and slamming evening dresses with her reasonable red carpet reviews. Even the high layers are very blunt and almost to the point of being distracting. The contrast between the finely razored ends and the harshly cut sections is daring and even jarring. The ever-present danger of blunt styles is they require extra attention because some people may think you cut your own hair.
Davetta Sherwood (27) as you might have guessed is a former model. This young African American woman is very pretty. Her mid-length black haircut is shiny and chunky. Davetta has styled and scrunched her tresses after adding some messy twists and mega curls. It’s sexy but the half bangs could be improved with softer edges where they start in the center. The dark color and bold contrast demand a gradual transition for optimal aesthetics–or no fringe.
Nicole Kidman (43) at the GRAMMY Awards with a fancy dress and hot hair. It’s wavy and wonderful. There’s nothing new about it except the golden reddish haircolor which is brightest at the front. As usual Nicole is one of the most feminine stars to grace the red carpet not only in the way she dresses but also how she carries herself. There may be a conservative fashion trend this year where we don’t see changes in cuts, just colors.
Bunmi Mojekwu (22) confidently punches out a fashion statement with two-tone hair drama. Her stick-straight tresses have two colors and two layers; dark red is made to appear layered above jet black. Bunmi has very long bangs which are slightly fragmented across her entire forehead. Inspired by the zebra? This intense idea susbtitutes red for white and in places the haircolors alternate with either thick or thin panels. This lowlights style is a trend but it’s not really mainstream yet. The popularity is among girls, especially teenagers, who need something very different and typically choose alternative hairstyles.
Monica (30) rivals screen siren Halle Berry with her beautifully clean complexion and black pixie hairstyle. Monica’s cute cut is a little more stylish and posh than Halle’s perfected coif thanks mostly to the highest section and its general shape. The ultra short bang in the middle adds flair next to the raised top which is moderately messy. Cool and pro at the same time but it’s best suited for women with average to small-sized foreheads.
Paula Adbul (48) can still pass for a woman in her 30s. Here she is showing off her new haircolors on Leno. The mature celebrity jazzed up the forever fashionable hairstyle that is quite possibly the #2 all-time most-requested design (long, graduated layers). The highlighting technique is also quite classical with respect to position (bright from the center on top). According to a running poll on this site, about 50% of women who are getting their color done in 2011 will, like Ms. Abdul, have bold highlights. That number is about the same as in 2010 and the previous five years, too. (Courtesy NBC)
Izabel Goulart (26) is a stunning Brazilian fashion model who has done some work for Victoria’s Secret. If you like wavy hairstyles, it doesn’t get much better than this Hispanic perfection. Notice how her dress colors and ruching are so cleverly coordinated. Everything is catching the light in a way that nearly sparkles. Such understated elegance from a woman her age hints she is mature beyond her years–or has a top-flight stylist. Many teens will love her long design and rate it five stars.
Ashley Herbert (26) at the SI shoot on The Bachelor with a beachy hairstyle. She is usually very neat and professional but broke out of her comfort zone with the cut of the Weekend Californian Surfer Girl. The disheveled look as if you’ve been out in the sun, surf, and sand all day appeals to those who spend most of their time outdoors. It’s cool with jeans and a T-shirt if your personality is ultra casual and you can appreciate messy hair that can make you appear as if you just got out of bed. Probably more men like it than women. Ashley is really hot with the ragged layers which have been whipped by the wind. Not bad for a dentist, huh?! (Courtesy ABC)
Angela Lindvall (30) is a veteran supermodel who has not just a pretty face but also fantastic hair. Her medium cut has some grouped layers that start to wrap around her chin similar to the Rachel Haircut or a bob. But she has pulled the opposite side over to her ear for an asymmetrical style that is cute and relaxed. Everything else is more or less centered.
Anne Drewa (33) has ultra fine layers and heavy sideswept bangs. She has the most beautiful shade of pale blonde; the consistency throughout makes it look natural. There is something about this hot medium hairstyle that is different. Is it the extra thickness? The ends are quite blunt. It is a very polished cut, but perhaps too much to the point where it’s a bit like a helmet. You can fix that if some parts are teased a little. Anne, who is an evening news anchor from British Columbia, Canada, may do a Peter Jennings and replace Diane Sawyer. Click plus sign above for 2x size photo. Her stated age is based on university graduation (2000). Apparently many people think she looks much younger than her age; it’s the most searched thing about her. It could be because of her haircolor. (Courtesy CTV)
Rebecca Hazelwood (28) has choppy bangs with long hair. It’s an easygoing style with attractive shine.
Janina Gavankar (27) has the lustrous black hair only Asian women are lucky enough to enjoy. She’s the best of the Indian and Dutch worlds. Her locks look graduated, getting wider. There may be too much contrast between the messy curls and the neat bulk (everywhere else). The style error could be due to extensions, which she really doesn’t need.
Haley Ramm (18) has a medium bob for teenagers. The popular cut has been around for decades; the modern element is the razored layers. They are subtle and sweet. It is an example of an unfussy option; it requires minimal daily maintenance. Haley has long bangs which are full and grouped; they bend a little instead of being stick straight. Bobs are risky if you have a pointed chin but at least hers isn’t short. She isn’t really a redhead, incidentally; the warm glow is from the lighting.
Serene Branson (31) with a very long bob hairstyle. Nowadays it’s fairly uncommon among reporters and celebrities despite being a classic. Although it’s a nice enough design and perfectly brushed, it’s not the most flattering on Serene. She has a long face and this cut simply makes it look longer. She has great hair but a better choice would be medium length or at least wider. She could also benefit from more texture, but this cut does make her appear younger. (Courtesy ABC)
Madison Leisle (11) is a child star and has a cute bob for kids. It’s shorter than chin length and has an off-center parting. It needs nothing but simple combing to fix every day. The popular beauty of the basic bob is the cut does almost all the work for you.
Halle Berry (44) has a messy pixie. The very short sides are neat but somewhat layered; whereas the top is filled with beachy personality. The roughed-up edges and multiple angles create a cool spot of organized chaos. This pixie has rugged flair worthy of a weekend warrior or outdoorsy girl. It’s a reintroduction of her earlier style but it’s so copied it’s now virtually iconic. Great option if you’re bored with your bob and want to go shorter.
Jennifer Aniston (42) has a new haircut and it’s a medium bob. Love Jen; not thrilled by the style. It isn’t very exciting. There are several current bobs and this version is the least creative of them all. It’s not as if we’ve never seen this before. It really isn’t new or original. How is this different from many what others already have and she herself had in 2001?
Reese Witherspoon (34) walked the red carpet in high style on Sunday night with a formal ponytail. Pulled back and raised, her blonde hair stood out–literally and figuratively–and helped the bubbly actress make a grand entrance.
Scarlett Johansson (26) has a new bob with lots of sass. How cute is that?! The charming picture of Scarlett clearly shows her creative texture, but it doesn’t reveal that it is heavily weighted to one side. This is a fun new hairstyle without bangs. It’s different in the way the bends are more like kinks than curls. Kids in the 80s had something like this. Teenagers and other women like her in their 20s can rock it today.
Cate Blanchett (41) with her latest short haircut. It is neat and stylish with a touch of finesse that many mature women can appreciate. The dimensional pizazz and clever integration of the heavy layers represent a fine example of elegant half bangs. Pale red and light blonde haircolors complete the sophisticated evening look of the talented thespian.
Hailee Steinfeld (14) looks totally adorable with her sweet updo. The shape is classical and classy. The default style of the front section is usually dull, but Hailee has enhanced it with a thin headband that is bright and slightly sparkly.
Sunrise Coigney (38) with a geometric bob. It is chin-length with unusually sharp corrners. The straightness stands out immediately; the blunt ends strike a harsh note. The clean lines are well-defined and virtually at right angles with a point on the jawline. It’s quite a masculine idea but the full fringe with blonde highlights softens it. The bright and thin streaks fan out evenly. Although it is undoubtedly simple it is somehow provocative. You definitely need the right personality to pull off this imposing and potentially intimidating cut. The tone is completely no nonsense; it suits a tough businesswoman. (Courtesy ABC)
Diane Kruger (34) shows us how to style thin hair into a wavy bob. It is a medium formal hairstyle which is loose and something of an updated or modified 1930s bob; but it’s mid-length instead of short. There is casual elegance but it’s almost too messy for this curious shape. If Diane’s design was made into a half updo that would solve the problem. It seems to make her look a little older, but it is piecey and feminine.
Elizabeth Houston made a guest appearance on Poker Stars. She was the most stunning loose canon and is the hottest poker player on TV. She would certainly give Evelyn Ng a run for her money. Her hair isn’t so bad, either! The blonde from Canada has long locks with special crimping. The distance between each ‘turn’ is greater than usual and makes everything more like a traditional wavy hairstyle, but it’s fresh and sexier. The uniqueness and consistency everywhere makes it memorable. It is a masterpiece and just looks as if it was created by a top professional. Elizabeth provides an ideal model for any lady who wants to make a splash at a posh event. (Courtesy PokerStars.Net)
Beau Garrett (28) has a shoulder-length hairdo with sideswept bangs which are heavy but pretty. Her texture is rich and messy in just the right way with the use of extensions.
Lara Spencer (40) has to talk about pop culture idols every day as an entertainment reporter–and look about as glam as them, too. Full-bodied and fabulous, Lara has layers that start at the mid point of her head. Her mane is sexy in an understated way but also very solid looking. There’s nothing really breaking up into pieces perhaps to keep it very neat and shiny. Nevertheless the blonde shade bounces light in impressive fashion and isn’t far off her skin tone. (Courtesy CBS)
Anna Faris (34) chopped off all her hair and is the new bobbed girl in town. She used to be long and wavy without bangs.
But now Anna is short and straight with a full fringe. That is modestly parted and this is the ultimate in simplicity, no question. But it’s always fun to see female celebrities after such a head-turning makeover. It’s certainly tougher for them to take the plunge with the whole world watching, but this is a safe change because it’s already been tried and tested by millions of women.
Teresa Palmer (25) takes a page from history with a braided updo. Wrapped up and retro, her stacked thing is rarely seen today; but she has old-world charm. You can pull off conservatively fashioned up hairstyles with confidence, and enjoy the prissy feeling that you may not find with plain updos.
Miley Cyrus (18) snatched Justin Bieber’s cut; maybe you can, too. It lacks the refined elegance of JB’s style in terms of fine feathering, and the bangs appear to have a piece missing, but overall it’s alright. If there’s any men’s hairstyle that could work on a girl, it’s Justin’s. That’s because there’s nothing harsh about the teen singer’s sig cut, nor definitively masculine. It’s soft and fine. Now, to the question of how it looks on Miley… certainly, it’s a radical departure from her high-mass extensions, which is a good thing. Does she have the right face shape for this? Yes. And, given her growing independence and wild ways, we should expect something unexpected with her tresses sooner or later instead of this skit-only creation. It might also help her shed her previous public image, but many teens aren’t daring enough to make the commitment and go this short after years at great lengths. (Courtesy SNL/NBC)
Ashthon Jones (24) from American Idol has notice-me pipes and really extreme hair. What would you call that? A faux afro? It’s fun and pretty plus it sparkles all over. That black girl knows how to turn up the volume.
Malin Akerman (32) lighting up the room. Great photo of the blonde actress! Is hair that is twice the length of your head (crown to chin) the ideal proportion? It is working very well for Malin. There is an attractive combination of sweet (waves beside her forehead) and sexy (those very big curls).
Cheryl Dent (30s) has a cute hairstyle with half bangs. It is “bobbish.” This is one way to “power up” a layered bob. On her right Cheryl has flips out at the mid-way point; then it curls at the ends. If you like free-spirit styles which are casually asymmetrical, this one is fun. She has a playful mix of red haircolor with blonde panels which are thin at the front and wider in the middle. It seems “summery” because of the busy shape, almost-messy texture, and light colors. She looks as if she’s been outside enjoying the sun.
Rebecca Gayheart (39) was curly for a very long time but has finally put her flat iron to good use. She went the traditional route to the most popular cut: the long and layered hairstyle. However, because of her relatively small head size Rebecca would be better advised to reduce it by at least four inches.
Katherine Moennig (33) has a short hairstyle that is edgy in both its cool cut and trendy color. Ombre is rarely successful, but this version works because of the layers. They break up the flatness and the extra texture also contributes to its success. Katherine’s layered shag is modern but not outrageous since it is asymmetrical and has two tones which are low-contrast. It can look playful on the right woman because it’s a borderline rock star style.
J-Lyn is an African American singer who now sports an irregular hairdo. See the perks of inventive layering and highlighting? A path of blonde dashes marks the perimeter minus an inch or two. Her special fringe sweeps and dips with added weight making the lowest point in the center. The wow factor gets an additional boost with blonde extensions.
Judith Godreche (38) traded in her sexy bob for a cute pixie. She also went from blonde to brunette. Her bangs are gone and so are all the layers. That’s what you call a serious makeover, but it’s much more difficult to recognize her, especially with the new tan! Spring or summer could be the ideal seasons to make the leap of faith for this new hairstyle, but you may prefer to reverse the hue change and go blonde for the summer.
Janet Jackson (44) is one of the latest ladies to lop her locks in one of the most startling makeovers of 2011. Did you see this one coming? She has enjoyed extreme lengths and curls for years. But now her black hairstyle is very short and entirely straight. Janet has layered bangs which are angled and broken up in a playful and casual fashion. She also has sharply pointed sideburns. (Courtesy CNN)
Heather Morris (24) fanned out her long extensions to show off this mermaid-inspired design. There are soft waves everywhere and everything is brought forward to the front for extra emphasis. Her own hair is likely double-processed, but it is healthy and this big style could make a lasting impression.
Yvonne Strahovski (28) looks like a Hollywood star with this elegant hairstyle. It has the volume and color we have come to expect of women with her calling. There is an attractive mix of thin and grouped sections. The long wave that is partly piecey and falls over her eye is sassy! It makes a suitable pick for the girl who wants to look formal and a little playful at the same time.
Emma Watson (20). Her evening dress was full of tulle and very girly, but the young star’s haircut is the boyish pixie. The rad snip was unveiled last year and Emma claimed she found it liberating. Was she simply putting on a brave face? Probably not. Several months later she still seems to be pleased with it. Nothing is happening at the neat top. The best part is the cool bangs which are spiky with a variety of lengths and angles. Her “sideburns” are longer than you might expect since everything else is so short, but they assist in making her cut modestly more feminine. It’s obviously not for every woman, but Ms. Watson is wearing it with complete confidence. As pixies go this one is better than average.
Natasha McElhone (41) has a swanky chignon that could pass for a wedding hairstyle. Any bride could wear it comfortably. It’s a sweet updo with the sweeping wave which is long and simple. The trick is the foundation of extra lift dead center at the hairline. One stray bit at the back could be neater if pinned down; other than that it gives beautiful tone for all elegant events.
Jessica Alba (29) has hit the red carpet with divine updos before, but this year in the UK at their most important engagement she tried two rows of braids. Is it better than just one, which is much more common with celebrities today? Maybe. Wrapping the hairline like this into a horizontal version of double french braids creates a highly structured look. Everything is so tight. That makes any frizz more noticeable. With this two-ring style it almost seems the only thing missing is a halo. Her forehead is large, so even though the design itself is acceptable, it’s not her most flattering idea.
Wynter Gordon (25) is a rapidly rising recording artist. The new star went out for the evening with bold colors and big hair. It has cute curls and corkscrew bangs. Wynter’s medium hairstyle is strong, but she’s a petite girl so there is a width issue. Her ‘do is nearly as wide as she is! Does that make it overpowering on her diminutive frame or just fun?
Jena Malone (26) has fine hair cut into a blunt bob with a very straight edge. It is almost entirely free of shape but there is one long layer framing her face. The short design is very simple but unexpectedly contrasted by heavy eye makeup.
Sonia Rockwell (32) has been making waves for a few years on the road to the Hollywood A-list. She is getting her long hair up to a higher level, too. In this photo, Sonia has lots of layers visibly stacked in a casual style on the side from a brush back and hairspray. Her golden brown tresses are highlighted with narrow red panels. On her the base and accent colors are reasonable, but you should see in the gallery on imdb.com what being a brunette does for her eyes. If you forget her hair you will remember she is a photogenic and spirited actress with an infectious smile.
Jade Williams (26) could make you frown or cause your eyes pop in alarm: “What was she thinking?” How could such a beautiful girl have such horrible hair?! It’s not clear if it was done on purpose or by accident, but it’s fashionable, so let’s give Jade the benefit of the doubt. Although you can’t draw a line between where one color ends and the other begins, the intense difference is disturbing. The least she could do is choose two colors which go together. The other problem is the plain shape for the reason noted in the previous review.
Sarah Harding (29) was a blonde only a few weeks ago, as she had been for years, but then she suddenly went brunette. However, it doesn’t seem any more positive a development than when Britney Spears did something similar in 2004. The general response of the public (70%) said she looked better as a blonde. The lack of styling doesn’t help sell the new hue, either. Sarah just brushed her hair back, which isn’t really a style. The cut and color are not doing anything for her; they are just too bland, and unsuitable for her reputation and career.
Carrie Underwood (28) loves medium hairstyles and this layered one matches her reputation and our high expectations. Do you like everyday elegance? Notice the playful combination of layers on one side and flips on the other. It’s a sweet mix of horizontal and vertical styling.
Chelsea Kane (22) looks cute with her chin-length bob and chunky bang. Fine layers are getting boring; we need more women with a fresh style that has this spiky edge. It is not unlike the hair model’s design in a print ad a few years ago. Extra lift at the parting makes it pop perfectly. Chelsea has a fun personality and this youthful haircut fits her to a tee. Highly recommended for teens. (Courtesy ABC)
Tamyra Gray (31) also has red hair that is straight, but it’s a hot bob. She has found a fine way to make a simple style very interesting. The primary tone and highlights are so flattering for her skin tone. Those are some sexy colors! The cut is sideswept with an extremely wide parting; it is almost as far on the side of her head as it could be. On the right girl that just makes it cuter.
Christina Hendricks (35) has a shade of red with plenty of pop. It’s not the Fanta color, but it’s getting there. It’s more intense than what most ladies wear today; anything brighter could lead to an arrest by the fashion police! She’s not a natural redhead but she’s a convincing one because of her pale skin. Christina’s medium hairstyle is super thick. Her bangs are long and choppy in the middle. Have you ever observed how there’s something about red hair just after it’s been washed and dried that you don’t get if you’re a blonde or brunette? There is the special finesse of a subtle glow.
Ritzy Bryan’s bob almost seems shattered but unfortunately it’s more like a mop. Piecey hairstyles are popular and easy enough to create in a visually pleasing manner, but the exception is blunt bobs. Ritzy’s is reminiscent of flamboyant fashion designer Betsey Johnson’s trademark tresses, but the singer’s lines aren’t so severe. Even so, a little bit of curling iron use could quickly remove the “helmet head.”
Josie Ho Chiu Yi has underlayers worthy of an ultra-creative musician. There is platinum blonde in a very cool tone, which is not far off artic white; and underneath it’s very dark like jet black. Messy as if it was already tossed around during a rock concert, Josie also has bangs with a mind of their own. Her fragmented fringe draws extra attention from the different hues so close to the white top.
Lacey Schwimmer (22) is shown in this pic from a side view with what curiously appears to be hair that was spray-painted? After her infamous incident on Dancing With The Stars this season, now it looks more like she’s been in the auto shop than the beauty shop! There is some moderation by not using the polar opposite colors. This is Lacey’s second attempt at the fab fad and this time she has a faux fade.
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