Alright my lovely ladies, ’tis the season to ditch your old gym ponytail and frizzy clippies, because it’s (drumroll, please) . . .
HOLIDAY HAIRDO TIME!
In the spirit of Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah, and whatever else you may be celebrating in these next few weeks, I have compiled a list for you of my top ten favorite fancy celebrity hairstyles.
1. The Sparkly Pin
As you can see here on Emma Stone and Kirsten Dunst, this style works for pretty much any style or cut. You can use an old brooch for a retro feel, or just slip in some inexpensive clippies from the drugstore for some quick sparkle. You can even make your own by hot-gluing some rhinestones to your bobbie pins, and ta-da! Instant bling.
2. Curly with a Part
This style works best for hair that’s at least chin-lenth. On the left, Jessica Alba’s tousled curls have a younger beachy vibe, whereas Stacy Keibler’s hair is a bit more polished, with large barrel curls and height at the front.
3. Braid Parade
Okay, so maybe I’m a bit obsessed with Jennifer Morrison, but she’s just so dang cute! AND, she shows off just how versatile braids can be. If you want to wear your hair down, just braid back the front to add a bit of interest. If you want to wear it up, why not go all out and rock it princess style with crown braids?
4. Fun Bun
My bff in grade school used to give me guff all the time for rockin’ the bun, but it looks like I was just ahead of my time! Reese Witherspoon’s soft and smooth bun on the left is perfect for a really classy affair, while Jessical Biel’s messy one on the right keeps things a little more casual without sacrificing one ounce of style.
5. Side Pony
I love love love Hilary Duff’s leather-wrapped braid/pony/creation. It’s so unexpected, and paired with the bright red lips, effects a totally biker-chic ensemble. Selena Gomez’s luscious locks (drool!) are so shiny and awesome, all she had to do was wrap a strand of hair around the rubberband for instant glam. So jealous.
What could be easier than a headband? Tie hair back in a bun, tease the crown, slip on the band, and you’re done! Olivia Wilde and Charlize Theron prove it’s both simple and lovely.
7. Totally Bangin’
Can Zooey Deschanel do no wrong? Sigh. She has the most epic bangs ever. I want them! And Lea Michelle’s fringe pairs just perfectly with that megawatt smile. If you’ve got ’em, rock ’em.
8. French Twist
The classic French twist is timeless, à la Evan Rachel Wood. If you want to, er, add a twist, try starting just above the ear for a wraparound style. (Here’s a great tutorial if you want help making the perfect twist. Her accent is a bit thick, but the end result is adorable.)
9. Messy Updo
Once you’ve invsted in a billion bobby pins, use either your natural wave or curling iron assistance and simply pin back your hair until it stays. Leave a few romantic tendrils around the front like Leighton Meester and Taylor Swift. (Check out this tutorial if you need some assistance.)
10. Go Retro
Vintage and retro are definitely in right now. Try some polished waves with a deep side part, like Ashley Greene, or add some victory rolls like Katy Perry. And, while you’re at it, throw some pink dye in there for good measure.
Now get stylin’! If any of you try these looks, I’d love to see a pic!