Nicole Richie Medium-Length, Blonde Ponytail
Nicole Richie's low ponytail and sweeping bangs make a sophisticated style. Get the look: 1. Apply volumizing mousse to damp hair. 2. Blow dry hair with a large paddle brush, brushing it under (with the brush under the hair as you pull it through). The paddle brush will help smooth out your hair. Blow dry bangs across forehead and off to the side. 3. Use a straightening iron to smooth out 2-inch sections of hair on the sides, in front and in back. Lightly tease hair at the crown of your head for a little extra volume. Smooth top layer over it. 4. Leaving bangs free, pull rest of hair back into a ponytail, based slightly above the nape of your neck and to the side, and secure with an elastic band. 5. For bangs, apply a small amount of hair wax to sweep them across your forehead and off to the side. Set the look with a light-hold hairspray. See More Nicole Richie Hairstyles
Nicole Richie Medium-Length, Wavy, Blonde Bob
Nicole Richie's waves turn a simple bob haircut into a soft, sophisticated style. Get her look: 1. Apply volumizing mousse to damp hair and part it to one side. 2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush, brushing it under (with the brush under the hair as you pull it through). Blow dry bangs across forehead and off to the side of the part. 3. Using a large-barrel curling iron, curl 3-inch sections of hair in front, the sides and the back, for 10 seconds at a time. You don't want to create tight curls, but large waves. 4. Finger comb hair to loosen, lift and separate curls, which will add volume and softness to your style. Use a dab of hair wax to direct any errant pieces, and finish the look with a light mist of light-hold hairspray. See More Nicole Richie Hairstyles
Nicole Richie Medium-Length, Curly, Blonde Bob
Nicole Richie's medium-length curls add a romantic flavor to her bob haircut. To get her style: 1. Apply volumizing mousse to damp hair and part it slightly to one side. 2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush, brushing it under (with the brush under the hair as you pull it through). 3. Using large hot rollers, curl 2-inch sections of hair in front, the sides and the back. Roll the rollers in the same direction on each side so you get uniform waves. Remove rollers when cool. 4. Finger comb curls to loosen, lift and separate them, which will add volume and softness to your style. Finish the look with a light mist of light-hold hairspray. See More Nicole Richie Hairstyles
Kirsten Dunst Tousled Updo
Kristen Dunst's side-set chignon works well with fine hair that's layered. If some pieces slip out, that just makes it look better. To get the look: 1. Apply thickening spray and blow dry with a vent brush. (This will add volume, but not puffed-out volume.) 2. Blow dry bangs to the side. 3. Brush hair back and create a side ponytail behind your earlobe. Wind the tail into a bun and anchor it with bobby pins. 4. Mist allover with flexible-hold hairspray.
Kate Winslet Wavy Half Updo
Kate Winslet's wedding- and prom-friendly half updo is super flattering for almost anyone, without looking too young or old. Steal her style: 1. If your hair is too short, get some extensions to help you fake this 'do (your hair should be at least six inches long, though). 2. Work styling lotion through slightly damp hair, comb through and set your entire head with pin curls. Do this by wrapping sections of hair around your finger and then pin them to your scalp. (You can also use hot rollers on dry hair.) 3. Release and finger-comb waves. 4. Touch any curls up with a curling iron if needed. Pull the top section of hair back and pin into place, leave a face-framing piece on each side of your head.
Kate Winslet Blonde, Prom Updo
Kate Winslet's 'do is an Oscar favorite -- but you can wear it anywhere. What to do: 1. Apply mousse to damp hair and blow dry with a round, mixed- or boar-bristle brush. 2. Work styling gel through hair (from ear-length down). 3. Part hair in the center and brush back into a low ponytail, leaving out some strands out near your temples. Secure the pony at the nape of your neck with an elastic. 4. Braid or twist the ponytail to wrap it around the base. Secure with bobby pins. 5. Twist the hair you left out back and over the top of the bun. Pin into place. 6. Tame flyaways with finishing cream and apply hairspray for extra hold.
Kate Winslet Chic, Blonde Updo
Kate Winslet's chignon is sleek and perfect on the surface but unruly from behind -- just how we like it. Get the look: 1. If you're hair isn't naturally straight, apply straightening balm and blow dry it straight with a jumbo-sized round brush. 2. Work a palm full of styling gel through hair, slick hair (and bangs) back with a comb. 3. Gather hair into a ponytail and secure with a clear elastic just above ear level. 4. Twist the ponytail into a bun and pin into place, leaving the ends untucked. If a few pieces pop out, that's OK -- you want a little messiness back there.
Julia Stiles Party Updo
Julia Stiles' uber-casual updo would be great for a casual get-together. Steal her style: 1. Blow dry damp hair straight using a paddle brush. 2. Tease the hair at the crown for a little extra volume. 3. Pull back hair into a French twist by twisting all your hair to the right while pulling the ends of your hair up toward the ceiling and pinning in place. The messier the better in this step. 4. Loop ends over and tuck into French twist, pinning in place and use a bit of spray shine to glam it up a bit.
Jessica Simpson Sophisticated Updo
Jessica Simpson's sophisticated updo with long, side-swept bangs really draws attention to beautiful high cheekbones. Steal her style: 1. Flip head upside down and blow dry hair completely using a paddle brush. 2. Tease hair -- and don't be shy here, the more you tease, the better this will look. Smooth top layer by gently brushing. 3. Gather hair at nape of neck and gently twist, bringing ends of hair toward the ceiling and tucking the ends into the twist. Pin with bobby pins up and down left side of twist and make sure to hide the bobby pins well. 4. Sweep bangs to the left and spray entire head with maximum hold hairspray.
Jessica Simpson Medium, Curly Hairstyle
Jessica Simpson's casual and relaxed curly look can be created in medium to long hair that is straight, wavy or curly (well, that last one is pretty obvious). How to do it: 1. On damp hair, create a center part. Be careful to make it purposely uneven; achieving messiness is key. 2. Wrap 1-inch sections of hair around your first finger (pointing at the ceiling really works best). Pin curled sections to your head with bobby pin; repeat until whole head is done. 3. Blow dry sections until completely dry and then unpin sections when cool. 4. Tousle hair gently with fingertips and spray with flexible hold hairspray.
Jessica Simpson Blonde, Curly Hairstyle
Jessica Simpson's playful center-parted curls are a no-brainer for blondes with shoulder-length hair. Steal her style: 1. Part dry hair down the middle. Make the part a little sloppy on purpose. 2. Divide hair into three sections: top, middle and bottom. Secure each section with clips or (gasp!) scrunchies if you still have them (believe it or not, scrunchies are great to avoid creating a crimp in your hair during styling). 3. Using a small-barrel curling iron, curl each section, beginning with the bottom and moving up. Alternate the way you curl the hair around the curling iron: some pieces curl clockwise around the barrel; other pieces curl counter-clockwise. 4. Spray each curled section with maximum hold hairspray from about a foot away. Don't use too much hairspray -- you don't want your hair to look crunchy -- and you're ready to bounce out the door.
AnnaLynne McCord Medium, Curly, Blonde Hairstyle
AnnaLynn McCord's tight spiral curls (and killer red lips) are a glamorous option for medium and long hair lengths. 1. Start by blow drying hair straight using a paddle brush. 2. Once your hair is dry, spritz 1-inch sections with a styling spray before wrapping them around a small-barreled curling iron. The key to keeping this look from crossing into Little Orphan Annie territory is to avoid curling the top inch or two of your hair. 3. When all sections are curled, mist them with a strong hold hair spray. Next, create a side part and smooth the top section to one side. Pin one ringlet back to create a wave that frames your face. 4. Finally, spritz on a shine spray for a high gloss finish.