Leona Lewis Long, Funky Hairstyle with Braids and Twists
Leona Lewis' side fishtail, also known as a herringbone braid if you really want to get technical, works best on long hair. Steal her style with tips from Head & Shoulders celebrity stylist Ryan Trygstad: 1. Apply a texturizing product through your hair and brush through, but don't blow dry. You want the braid to look textured and rough without hair getting tangled in your fingers while braiding. 2. Gather a section of hair from the top of one side of the head, and do a loose, simple French braid down towards the bottom of the opposite side of the head. Just pull in a strand of hair from the bottom every time you cross the braid over, don't add any hair from the top. 3. Once you reach the nape of your neck, bring it over one shoulder and split the bottom half of your hair into two halves. Looking in the mirror, take a small section of hair from the outside of the left side and bring it over to the right side. Then bring a small section of hair from the right side, and add it to the left side. 4. Do this all the way down, until you reach the end of your braid, and secure it with a thin elastic. If you have any strands that didn't quite make it into the braid, just let them frame your face -- sexy.
Ashley Tisdale Long, Brunette Ponytail with Braids and Twists
Ashley Tisdale's twisted side pony has lots of flair -- so prom-perfect. Steal her style: 1. Apply a volumizing foam to your hair and section off a large strand of hair to the front of one side. 2. Twist the section loosely as you pull it back over your ear, and tighter as you get near your neck. 3. Now gather the rest of your hair and combine it with the end of the strand, and tie it into a low, side pony. 4. Curl the ends of your pony using a 1-inch curling iron, and wrap a strand of hair around the base and tuck the end into the elastic for a flawless finish.
Paris Hilton Sophisticated, Braided Updo
Paris Hilton's braided, chic updo is the perfect sure-to-impress look for a prim and proper party. Get her look: 1. To get started, apply a straightening serum and blow dry hair straight with a paddle brush. 2. Then, use a comb to create a side part (you're going to want to part it pretty severely). 3. Next, pull your hair back into a tight ponytail below the crown of your head, making sure your side part does not get slicked straight back. 4. Take your hair in the ponytail and braid hair into tiny braids (you're going to want to make each the size of your pinky). 5. Take the ends of the braids and twist them around the base, and secure in place with pins. 6. Finish with a holding spray to keep flyaways at bay. See More Paris Hilton Hairstyles
Nicole Richie Long, Blonde, Braided Updo with Bangs
Nicole Richie's loose updo and long bangs make a soft and romantic style. 1. Apply a texturizing lotion to damp hair, and part hair down the middle. Blow dry with a diffuser and a large round brush to add volume. 2. Set aside two, 2-inch sections of hair near the nape of your neck. Take the rest of your hair and pull it into a high ponytail. Take the ends of the pony and wrap and pin them around the base to create a bun. 3. Take each of the sections you set aside at the nape of your neck and braid them. Wrap the braids around the bun and pin in place. Or, you could use a braided extension and just wrap that around the bun. 4. Using a small amount of hair wax, style your bangs (which should also be parted down the middle) across your forehead and off to the side on each side. Add another dab of wax to end of bangs to give them a slight wave, and set the style with a misting of medium-hold hairspray. See More Nicole Richie Hairstyles
Ashlee Simpson Braided Updo
The beauty of Ashlee Simpson's updo is the simplicity -- a few braids makes for an ultra-feminine party look. Get her look: 1. Start with day old hair, or make it a little sticky with a good blast of hairspray -- this way the braids don't slip out (that would be such a waste of all this work, so lame). 2. Make an uneven side part: flip your head, shake the roots, flip up, and finger comb. 3. French-braid hair away from the part, on both sides. Secure the ends with clear elastic. 4. Gather the rest of your mane back into a chignon, making sure to hide the elastic with a chunk of hair (you can wind a chunk around each braid's ends). Pin the bun into place. 5. Mist allover with hairspray. How gorgeous are you? (Answer: very, very.)