Mary J. Blige Funky, Layered Shag
Mary J. Blige's shag is a good choice for layered, medium length hair. What to do: 1. Apply a straightening cream and blow dry hair with a round brush, flipping your ends out. 2. Follow up with a flat iron to further straighten and flip. 3. Apply styling wax to your ends to keep them from falling limp and to get that piece-y texture.
Kathryn Morris Medium-Length, Blonde, Shag Hairstyle
Kathryn Morris is sporting a classic shag cut that's sophisticated, thanks to the razored ends, and easy to style. Get her look: 1. Apply styling mousse and work throughout damp hair. Part hair to the left. 2. Using a large round brush, blow dry small sections of hair. Blow dry bangs to the left, blow ends of hair up (with brush on top of the hair) and pay special attention to hair at the crown of head, where you want the most volume. At crown, pick up very small sections, and, using the round brush, pull brush through strands slowly, beginning at the root and pulling through to the ends. 3. On the top and crown of head, use large hot rollers on sections of hair, leaving them in for just 10 to 15 seconds at a time (you're trying to create body and shape, not actual curls). 4. Use hair wax to separate pieces of hair at the ends, and lightly mist hair with a light-hold hairspray to set the look.
Gwen Stefani Medium, Edgy Hairstyle with Highlights
Gwen Stefani's punky hairstyle is rocked best by super layered, medium length hair. Get daring with these tips: 1. Use temporary hair color to give yourself some hot pink streaks. Have a friend help you if most of it will be in the back. 2. Once your color is squared away, create a deep side part to the left on damp hair. Use a comb to create a straight part. 3. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush. 4. When hair is completely dry (and not a moment sooner -- or you will seriously damage your hair) flat iron hair from root to tip flipping ends up and away from your head. Begin with the bottom layer and move up to the top layer. 5. With a maximum hold hairspray, spritz ends of hair. Hold hairspray under hair and pointing toward the ceiling for the best, flippiest results.
Ashlee Simpson Blonde, Medium, Layered Hairstyle with Bangs
Ashlee Simpson's face-framing fringe acts like little arrows that point to her beautiful eyes and cheekbones. Get her look: 1. Apply volumizing mousse to damp hair and blow dry using a large round brush. 2. Blow dry til it's 100 percent dry -- that's the key to silky straightness (no laziness allowed). 3. Hit the ends with a flat iron. 4. Mist your bangs with flexible-hold hairspray, then finger comb 'em to break them up. 5. To finish, rub a drop of shine serum in your palms and run them over the ends.
Ashlee Simpson Wavy, Blonde Bob
Ashlee Simpson's hat is almost as cute as her surfer waves. Here's how to get the waves (you'll have to buy your own hat): 1. Mist damp hair with salt spray/surf spray and comb through. 2. "Palm" the ends -- push the ends up with an open palm, to create surfer waves. No scrunching! Then let it air dry. (Tip: The more still you are while hair air-dries, the better it will look, so read a book or call your BFF.) 3. Pop on a cool hat (fedoras are very chic right now) and you're set.