January 2011

Ellen Pompeo - bangs - The Cosmopolitan
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January 2011

01 of 21

Cat Deeley's Mid-Length Cut

Cat Deeley - Transformation - Hair - Celebrity Before and After
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THE STYLE Warm honey blond waves that fall just below the shoulders

WHERE The ELLE Women in Television event in West Hollywood

WHY WE LOVE IT Cat Deeley is known for her ultra-long, sunny blond waves. Translation: below the shoulder blades, at a minimum. Her new mid-length cut is equally as flattering thanks to long layers and subtle lowlights.

02 of 21

Emma Roberts's Simple Half Updo

Emma Roberts - Sundance Film Festival - Marcus Francis - hair
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THE STYLE Wavy strands twisted back behind the head

WHERE The 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah

INSIDE SCOOP For Emma Roberts's simple style, Neutrogena hairstylist Marcus Francis started with a deep moisture mask. "It enhances shine and helps nourish the hair in high altitude and dry climates," he says. He rough dried the hair and waved it with a double-barrel curling iron before twisting back a section from either side of the head and pinning it in place with a bobby pin. (You can't see in the picture, but Francis braided one side for added texture and dimension.)

03 of 21

Jessica Alba's Sideswept Bob

Jessica Alba - Sexy Spring Haircuts to Try Now - Bob
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THE STYLE A blunt, above-the-shoulders, below-the-chin bob parted on the side

WHERE The Vogue Paris Dinner in Paris

WHY WE LOVE IT Who says there's only one way to wear a bob? Not Jessica Alba. Thanks to a casual side part, her sleek cut becomes edgy and new. And because her strands are used to being parted down the middle, the change of direction lends a dose of volume, too.

04 of 21

Elizabeth Banks's Cute Haircut

Elizabeth Banks - hair - Sundance
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THE STYLE A shoulder-length crop with gradual layers and long, swooping bangs

WHERE The 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah

INSIDE SCOOP "On Elizabeth Banks, I wanted a sexy natural wave with lots of shine," said Leonor Greyl hairstylist Creighton Bowman. "I started by using a detangling milk from root to tips on towel dried hair. Then, I softly blew the hair dry with a medium roundbrush." He added gentle waves with a curling iron, then backcombed the roots just a bit for a touch of lift at the crown. Perfection!

05 of 21

Jennifer Hudson's Textured Waves

Jennifer Hudson - Disney Cruise Ship - bangs - hair
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THE STYLE Center parted strands styled in zig-zagging waves

WHERE A christening ceremony for the Disney Dream cruise ship in Florida

WHY WE LOVE IT Jennifer Hudson has been rocking thick bangs, but at a recent event, she pushed them aside in favor of a loose and beachy look. Shorter layers in front keep the voluminous style from getting too puffy.

06 of 21

Rose Byrne's Blunt Long Bob

Rose Byrne - Macallan - hair
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THE STYLE A below-the-chin, one-length bob

WHERE The opening of The Macallan photo exhibit in New York City

WHY WE LOVE IT Rose Byrne's simple cut is smooth, voluminous and parted on the side. Many women think shaggy layers are the only way to create volume in the hair. As Byrne's cut shows, blunt hair can be equally impactful.

07 of 21

Emmanuelle Chriqui's Pin-Straight Hair

Emmanuelle Chriqui - hair - Geneva
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THE STYLE Long, sleek and center parted strands

WHERE The Baume & Mercier Gala Evening in Geneva

WHY WE LOVE IT Emmanuelle Chriqui's glossy black hair reminded us how very pretty simple, straight styles can be. Paired with a statement necklace and a flashy one-shoulder dress, the star's look was a sexy '70s throwback.

08 of 21

Camilla Belle's Glossy Curls

Camilla Belle - From Prada to Nada premiere - hair
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THE STYLE Below-the-shoulder spirals with a straight sweep of side bangs

WHERE The premiere of From Prada to Nada in Los Angeles

WHY WE LOVE IT Sometimes curls can look crunchy and stiff-but not Camilla Belle's. Her distinctive tendrils are infused with a high intensity-shine; sleek bangs add a textural contrast.

09 of 21

Amy Adams's Full Side Ponytail

Amy Adams - AFI Awards - hair
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THE STYLE A thick and wavy ponytail pulled onto one shoulder

WHERE The 11th Annual AFI Awards in Los Angeles

WHY WE LOVE IT Amy Adams's ponytail is anything but casual. The loose layers around her face give the style a welcome haphazard vibe, while the full texture of her ponytail feels rich and romantic.

10 of 21

Emma Stone's Boho Updo

Emma Stone - Critics Choice Awards - hair
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THE STYLE A loose and twisty updo gathered into a low, asymmetrical bun

WHERE The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Hollywood

WHY WE LOVE IT Emma Stone may have a full fringe, but you couldn't tell from this gorgeous picture. Simply twisting them away from her face transformed her look completely. The wavy texture and slightly off-center part add to the overall low-key vibe of the pretty look.

11 of 21

Jennifer Lawrence's Chunky Bun

Jennifer Lawrence - 2011 Golden Globes - hair
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THE STYLE A textured, oversize bun on the back of the head

WHERE The 2011 Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills

INSIDE SCOOP "Jennifer Lawrence's dress made such a gorgeous statement in front that I wanted to keep it very clean around her face," said Dove hairstylist Mark Townsend, who created this look for the star. In the back, however, he gave the nominee a piecey, oversized bun. Rough drying damp hair with a generous dab of volumizing mousse gave the actress a wavy, lived-in texture so the hair wouldn't be too silky sleek. "I really wanted the bun to be huge-almost like a cinnamon bun!" Townsend confessed.

12 of 21

Natalie Portman's Smooth Waves

Natalie Portman - No Strings Attached - hair
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THE STYLE Center parted hair and soft, swooping waves

WHERE The No Strings Attached premiere in Los Angeles

INSIDE SCOOP "Natalie Portman's look was inspired by the '70s vibe of her Vena Cava halter gown. I decided a long wavy 'do would best suit the dress," said her hairstylist John D. "A strong center part with a bit of volume in the crown added to the overall glamour of the style!"

13 of 21

Rachel McAdams's Pin-Up Hairstyle

Rachel McAdams - hair - Morning Glory premiere London
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THE STYLE A voluminous down 'do with a lifted crown and loose, swooping waves

WHERE The Morning Glory premiere in London

INSIDE SCOOP Rachel McAdams's voluptuous look, created by Sebastian Professional hairstylist Thomas Dunkin, was created with the help of a handful of hot rollers. If you're interested in trying a similar look, Dunkin offers this advice: "To help achieve maximum lift, start each roller at the root of the hair and wrap around the ends last."

14 of 21

Jennifer Love Hewitt's New Red Hair!

Jennifer Love Hewitt - Hot in Cleveland premiere party - hair
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THE STYLE Long, beachy waves in a spicy auburn tone

WHERE The Hot in Cleveland premiere party in West Hollywood

WHY WE LOVE IT Last year, Jennifer Love Hewitt made, ahem, waves with her tousled chin-length bob. For 2011, the actress kept her length, and opted instead for a brand new hue. The glints of golden highlights give the fiery color softness and dimension.

15 of 21

Zoe Saldana's Shiny Waves

Zoe Saldana - hair - J. Mendel Audi party
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THE STYLE A gently tousled, collarbone-grazing bob

WHERE An Audi and J. Mendel party in Los Angeles

WHY WE LOVE IT Most beachy waves have a salt-soaked, matte sort of finish. But not Zoe Saldana's. While her strands still embody the shaken-out texture of a day in the sun and sand, the glossy finish adds a straight-from-the salon polish.

16 of 21

Kristen Stewart's '60s Waves

Kristen Stewart - Transformation - Beauty - Celebrity Before and After
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THE STYLE Textured waves parted in the middle

WHERE The 2011 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles

WHY WE LOVE IT Perhaps because of her role in The Runaways, Kristen Stewart's red carpet style has seemingly been most influenced by the '80s. But with the help of Frederic Fekkai hairstylist Adir Abergel, the actress branched out to a voluminous, '60s-inspired look with lush body and undeniable sex appeal. A few turns of the curling iron and a dab of glossing cream were the key to the star's style.

17 of 21

Selena Gomez's Long Waves

Selena Gomez - People's Choice Awards - hair
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THE STYLE A gently arched side part and long, lush waves pulled onto one shoulder, courtesy of hairstylist Jamal Hammadi

WHERE The 2011 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles

WHY WE LOVE IT Pushing all of your hair onto one side is an easy way to add drama, especially if you're wearing a one-shoulder dress like Selena Gomez. Her deep chestnut strands also create a striking contrast against the gauzy white gown.

18 of 21

Mena Suvari's Swooping Layers

Mena Suvari - The Cape - hair
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THE STYLE Long golden blond hair with blunt layers starting at the cheekbones

WHERE The premiere party for The Cape in Hollywood

WHY WE LOVE IT Rather than opting for traditional face-framing layers, Mena Suvari took a different approach. One-length layers at the cheekbones, chin and shoulders give her hair sophisticated dimension.

19 of 21

Kirsten Dunst's '60s Updo

Kirsten Dunst - The Cosmopolitan - hair
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THE STYLE A bumped-up chignon with short, pushed-aside bangs

WHERE The opening of The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve

WHY WE LOVE IT Kirsten Dunst's look is sweet, slightly tousled and subtly sexy. The above-the-brow bangs have a mod, striking appeal.

20 of 21

Rashida Jones's Sideswept Bangs

Rashida Jones - Transformation - Beauty - Celebrity Before and After
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THE STYLE A collarbone-grazing bob with bleached out ends and neatly combed bangs

WHERE The opening of The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve

WHY WE LOVE IT "We've been keeping Rashida Jones's hair very simple lately," said her hairstylist, Chris McMillan. "The bottom is one length because we're letting her layers grow out." Shaping long bangs that sweep across the forehead give the classic cut a modern twist.

21 of 21

Ellen Pompeo's New Bangs

Ellen Pompeo - bangs - The Cosmopolitan
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THE STYLE Long, eyelash-grazing fringe and a high top knot

WHERE The opening of The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve

WHY WE LOVE IT Ellen Pompeo's shaggy fringe is long, loose and incredibly sexy. The length draws the attention to her eyes; tapered edges frame her face just so.

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