Nicole Kidman's Lissome Curls
THE STYLE Generous, bendy curls in a warm strawberry hue
WHERE A Hollywood Foreign Press Association lunch in Beverly Hills
WHY WE LOVE IT Nicole Kidman's romantic curls are princess-y but not prissy. Flecks of baby blond highlights accent her shiny ginger strands.
Lea Michele's Low Key Updo
THE STYLE Side-swept bangs and a low, striking chignon
WHERE The Glee Academy Event in Hollywood
INSIDE SCOOP Stylist Mark Townsend may have given Lea Michele her long, straight fringe-but that doesn't mean he's afraid of mixing it up. "That's what's so great about bangs this length," he says. "They're incredibly versatile." For this softer look, Townsend pushed them slightly to the side and gathered the rest of her hair into an ornate but flirty bun.
Scarlett Johansson's New Bob!
THE STYLE A slightly long bob with jagged ends
WHERE A Comic-Con 2010 event in San Diego
INSIDE SCOOP "Scarlett Johansson felt her long hair was getting heavy and wanted something that would allow for more volume," said stylist Oribe, who was responsible for the cut. "We actually made the change in two steps: First we took 5 to 6 inches off the front for a Brigitte Bardot style we created on a photo shoot. Then, most recently, we kept all the good qualities about the first cut, but took more length off the bottom to modernize the style." And according to the hairstylist, it's the perfect cut for the star: "It’s not precious. Especially the way she dries it, it’s cool and young."
Jessica Biel's Piecey Waves
THE STYLE Easy waves with broken up texture
WHERE An event for The A-Team in Madrid
INSIDE SCOOP "Jessica Biel's look was carefree summer waves," says Frederic Fekkai hairstylist Adir Abergel, who worked with the star. "For me, it was all about creating a quick and easy texture for a hot and muggy summer day." By twisting the ends of her hair around a curling iron-and staying away from the roots-he created believable, barely there waves.
Cameron Diaz's Sun-Streaked Strands
THE STYLE An artfully layered haircut with ribbons of buttery highlights
WHERE The premiere of Knight and Day in Munich
WHY WE LOVE IT Cameron Diaz's haircolor is cheery, nuanced and everything we love about summer. The subtle variations in baby blond accent her tawny complexion without washing her out like some bleached-out shades.
Christina Hendricks's Undone Updo
THE STYLE A bumped-up chignon with loose, piecey texture
WHERE The season 4 premiere of Mad Men in Los Angeles
WHY WE LOVE IT As her character Joan Holloway, Christina Hendricks has ne'er a hair out of place-which is exactly what makes this lived-in twist so appealing. Rather than being perfectly shellacked, this style looks rumpled, roughed-up and incredibly sexy.
Megan Fox's Extra-Long Waves
THE STYLE Crimped, down-to-there waves
WHERE The 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards in Hollywood
WHY WE LOVE IT Most newlyweds chop their hair after the big day. But leave it to Megan Fox to do just the opposite with these lush, extra-long extensions. The reason they look so believable? Sun-kissed, face-framing streaks and tons of scattered layers.
Naomi Watts's Graphic Cut
THE STYLE A slightly angled bob with soft, side-swept bangs
WHERE The Hollywood premiere of Salt
INSIDE SCOOP Naomi Watts's stylist, Robert Vetica, tidied up the star's overgrown cut with this long-in-the-front, short-in-the-back, super blunt bob. "She told me she wanted to grow her hair out and these sharp angles are the perfect solution," he said. The side-swept bangs are equally as versatile: "She can wear them straight and in her eyes, or slicked back with a bit of product. They're light and incredibly flattering."
Vanessa Hudgens's Beachy Waves
THE STYLE Windblown strands tucked behind the ear on one side
WHERE A Neutrogena Wave for Change event in Malibu
WHY WE LOVE IT With the ocean in the background and the wind whipping at her strands, does it get any better than this summery shot of Vanessa Hudgens? Paired with her natural makeup and bohemian tank, this low key look is sweet and free-spirited all at once.
Kate Bosworth's Pinned Back Strands
THE STYLE A simple down 'do with one side swept back
WHERE The Burberry Tea Party in Los Angeles
WHY WE LOVE IT Kate Bosworth's simple style is fresh, summery and just a touch flirty. The asymmetrical effect is flattering and alluring.
January Jones's Piecey Bob
THE STYLE A wavy, rumpled bob with an imperfect part
WHERE The 2010 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles
WHY WE LOVE IT January Jones is one of our favorite beauty risk-takers and this mussed crop didn't disappoint. We love the way the lived-in texture accentuates the detailed layers and angles in her cut.
Ellen Page's Soft Updo
THE STYLE A swept back style with a single, face-framing tendril
WHERE The premiere of Inception in Los Angeles
INSIDE SCOOP "Ellen Page decided to wear her hair up because we wanted to show off the detail of her gorgeous Yigal Azrouel dress," said stylist Mark Townsend, who created the look. He misted the hair with beach spray for "incredible texture" before gathering it into a large bun on the back of her head. "I left pieces falling around her face to keep it edgy and modern," he said.
Serena Williams's Carmel Waves
THE STYLE Loose, beachy waves in a dimensional caramel brown
WHERE An ESPY Awards party in Bel Air
WHY WE LOVE IT Serena Williams's low key look is the right length, color and texture. Side-swept bangs accent her cheekbones; collarbone-grazing layers are softly sexy.
Leighton Meester's Half Updo
THE STYLE A simple half updo bumped-up on top
WHERE The Chanel show at Paris Haute Couture fashion week
WHY WE LOVE IT Previously reserved for sixth grade school picture day, Leighton Meester proves a half updo can be sweet and seductive. Keep the back loose and the front voluminous for a updated take on the look.
Jessica Alba's Low Key Updo
THE STYLE A low knot and swirled, unkempt bangs
WHERE A Hugo Boss Party in Berlin
WHY WE LOVE IT Not all updos need to be shellacked with hairspray to stay off the neck. Jessica Alba's simple version is soft and sexy. The gentle sweep of bangs accents her eyes; the deep sidepart gives the style a hint of sophisticated structure.
Hilary Duff's Low Braid
THE STYLE A low plait tied off with a ribbon
WHERE A Love, Loss, and What I Wore press event in New York.
WHY WE LOVE IT The easiest way to keep a braid from feeling prim and schoolgirl-ish? Take Hilary Duff's lead, and create a loose, barely-there version using just the hair at the nape of your neck. Leaving your face-framing layers out of the braid is an unexpected twist on a time-tested classic.
Elle MacPherson's Brushed-Out Waves
THE STYLE Piecey, undone spirals with a sexy matte shine.
WHERE A press event for Britain's Next Top Model in London
WHY WE LOVE IT Ultra-glossy '40s waves have their place on the red carpet, but in the summer months they just feel, well, too done. Elle MacPherson's textured, combed-through curls are the perfect antidote: Voluminous and lush, they're sculpted enough to feel festive without feeling out of place.
Camilla Belle's Deconstructed Updo
THE STYLE A bumped-up, piecey updo
WHERE A Christian Dior Parfums event in Paris
WHY WE LOVE IT Camilla Belle is known for her picture perfect, neat-as-a-pin styles. Which is exactly why this sexy, undone look caught our attention. The bumped-up '60s crown is undeniably alluring; the loose, fallen-down strands keep the style from feeling too contrived.
Angelina Jolie's Low Key Look
THE STYLE A deep sidepart with plenty of natural wave
WHERE Promoting Salt in Cancun
INSIDE SCOOP "The humid climate and tropical breezes of Cancun presented unique challenges when styling Angelina Jolie's hair,"said Moroccanoil stylist David Babaii, who created the look. He dosed damp strands with an anti-frizz treatment, parted the hair, and blew it dry in three sections. And then, rather than avoiding the inevitable effects of the weather, he embraced them: "I finished by tousling her hair with my hands for a natural, bohemian touch."
Katharine McPhee's Swingy Bangs
THE STYLE Deep, eyelash grazing bangs
WHERE The Target Party for Good in New York City
WHY WE LOVE IT Katharine McPhee is no stranger to hair changes-but most of them have come in the color department. This new cut is at once girly and sophisticated; the slightly tapered ends aptly frame her heart-shaped face.
Dree Hemingway's Sexy Bedhead
THE STYLE Roughed up, lived-in bedhead
WHERE A New York City screening of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
WHY WE LOVE IT First Kate Moss, now Dree Hemingway- nobody pulls off that perfectly mussed, seductively textured bedhead like a fashion model. The centerpart in this version keeps the style purposeful and prevents it from looking too haphazard.