THE LOOK Full, curly side style
HOW-TO Before blow-drying, add a texturizer to wet hair. Use a round brush to create lift at the root, says stylist Tom Brophy. Use a large curling iron to curl small sections around the entire head. "Start with the iron at the middle of the hair shaft, wrap the hair around the iron instead of starting with the iron at the end and curling up," says Brophy. Tease at the crown and then pull the hair to the side and secure with pins and hairspray.
INSIDER TRICK "Instead of using one size iron, use different size curling irons to add dimension to this look," says Brophy.
BUY ONLINE NOW Babyliss Conair Curling Iron, $81; at planetbeauty.com.
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THE LOOK Luscious curls
HOW-TO Stylist Rodney Cutler says to prep wet hair with a heat protectant spray and then create a side part. "Blow-dry the hair at the part with a flat brush to create shine at the roots," says Cutler. "Once the hair is dry, lightly spray it with hairspray before curling." He recommends a medium-barrel curling iron: in sections, curl the hair, starting at the ends and roll up to the root. "Release and run your hands through to finish the style," adds Cutler.
INSIDER TRICK "The low side part gives it that vintage twist while the waves really play up the glamorous undertone," says Cutler. "This look is perfect for anyone who wants to look young and modern with a classic feel."
BUY ONLINE NOW Cutler Specialist Protectant Treatment spray, $21; at ulta.com.
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THE LOOK Glam side ponytail
HOW-TO "Prep hair with a texturizer and anti-frizz heat protectant before blowing it dry with a round brush," says stylist Tom Brophy. "When dry, wrap the hair around the brush then let the hair cool down and unravel it. Part the hair with a diagonal side part, then secure into a low side pony tail. At the base of the ponytail, separate smaller sections and curl with curling iron. Finish with a spray gloss then a light hair spray to secure the style."
INSIDER TRICK "This works best on thick hair," adds Brophy. "For fine hair, more teasing is necessary to create lift and add longevity to the style, you may also add hair extensions to create length. For a narrow face, create the diagonal part further away from the center-this helps to make the face fuller."
BUY ONLINE NOW Davines MOMO anti-frizz heat protectant, $18; at folica.com.
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THE LOOK Wavy side style
HOW-TO Stylist Adir Abergel started with Fekkai mousse on the roots for body. Then he blew hair dry with a natural boar bristle brush. "With two-inch sections of hair, I wrapped it around the round brush and let it cool," says Abergel. "I repeated that around the entire head and then hand-tousled the hair. I lifted sections of hair and pinned it up, letting it twist organically and then secured with a hair clip." When he had created the look he wanted, he replaced the silver hair clips with brown bobby pins and set the look with hairspray.
INSIDER TRICK "Using the hair clips is an easy way to get the shape first and then you can replace them with pins," says Abergel.
BUY ONLINE NOW Frederic Fekkai Full Volume mousse, $20; at skinstore.com.
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THE LOOK Halo braid
HOW-TO Pull hair back into a messy bun and secure with pins. Add a braided piece from the nape of the neck, and wrap around the entire head. Set the braid in place by sticking pins in the braid and connecting to the scalp.
INSIDER TRICK Measure your head to see the ideal length of braid to buy and always match you hair color as closely as possible.
BUY ONLINE NOW Braidies Thick Braided Headband, $10;amazon.com.
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THE LOOK Wild, voluminous style
HOW-TO On Barrymore’s dry hair, stylist Giannandrea used L’Oreal Professionnel Texture Expert Expansion, a body activating mousse and then set the hair in medium Velcro rollers. After removing the rollers, he teased the hair and finished with strong hold hairspray.
INSIDER TRICK Skip this look if you’re not brave or have a wide face-it’ll only make your face look wider.
BUY ONLINE NOW L'Oreal Professionnel Texture Expert Expansion, $18; at sleekhair.com.
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THE LOOK Wavy half-up style
HOW-TO Derek Smart, of Sally Hershberger L.A., says to start by applying a styling product to wet hair and then use a large round brush to blow-dry the hair smooth. “Divide your hair with a center part, then take a large curling iron and wrap the hair from mid-length to the ends around the barrel of the iron, curling all the hair in a downward motion,” says Smart. Pull a small section from each side of the head and bring together in the back and secure with a bobby pin or hair accessory.
INSIDER TRICK After you finish curling the whole head, let the hair cool down and then run your fingers through the curls to give the soft, separated waves.
BUY ONLINE NOW Sally Hershberger Style Primer, $12.50; at walgreens.com.
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THE LOOK Glamorous curls
HOW-TO Brandon Martinez, of Warren-Tricomi L.A., says to start with dry shampoo to add volume and grip to the hair. Then spray one-inch sections of hair with Redken 23 hairspray and use hot rollers to set your hair.
INSIDER TRICK “Use a bobby pin to tuck hair behind the left ear,” says Martinez.
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THE LOOK Piled curls
HOW-TO Stylist Paul Labrecque created this look by putting his style foam on wet hair and then diffusing it. “I then used a medium-barrel iron to set the hair and then pinned the curls to the head,” Labrecque says. He finished with hairspray.
INSIDER TRICK When pinning up the curls, pull the hair up high and hold with one hand while you use the other hand to randomly pin hair around the head.
BUY ONLINE NOW Paul Labrecque Color Style Fade Prevention Foam, $22; at paullabrecque.com.
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THE LOOK Low side bun
HOW-TO To start, “Make a side part and a part that goes across the head with a depth that reaches the top of your ear,” says Sally Hershberger L.A. stylist Derek Smart. Then blow-dry and when done, pull all the hair back from the top part. “Let your hair come just over the top of your ear and secure it in a low off-center bun.”
INSIDER TRICK “This style works best on medium-to-fine hair,” says Smart.
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THE LOOK Soft curls with comb accessory
HOW-TO “Start by taking a side part in line with the arch of your brow,” says Derek Smart. “Then blow-dry your hair with a round brush. When done, put a few large Velcro rollers through the sides of the hair. Warm them up with the hair dryer then let them cool for a minute. Take the rollers out and brush your hair to soften the shape.”
INSIDER TRICK With a decorative hair comb, pull the hair back (holding the comb upside-down) and then flip it over to tightly grip into the hair.
BUY ONLINE NOW Forever 21 hair clip, $7.80; at forever21.com.
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THE LOOK Classic French twist
HOW-TO Stylist Ken Paves aimed to give Applegate an effortlessly glam look. Use his steps to create it: spritz volumizing spray on wet hair and blow dry, using your hand to tousle the hair. Just before the hair is completely dry, finish by using a Spornette brush. Spritz on more volumizing spray, part hair and brush hair back and twist up from the nape. Secure with hair pins. Finish with hairspray.
INSIDER TRICK Blow-drying with your fingers creates lift and texture, says Paves.
BUY ONLINE NOW Ken Paves Volumizing Spray, $24; at beauty.com.
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THE LOOK Small braid and side hair
HOW-TO Start with leave-in conditioner and volumizer on wet hair before blow-drying, which is what Robert Ramos did for this look. Use a large-barrel curling iron on sections around the whole head, holding the iron vertically for a few seconds in the hair to create soft curls throughout. Then French braid a section of hair from the part diagonally down toward the neck and secure with a bobby pin. Leave the rest of the hair loose and pulled to the front shoulder.
INSIDER TRICK If a French braid is too much of a challenge, you can also twist a section down the back, gathering hair as you go, to create the same effect.
BUY ONLINE NOW Robert Ramos spray leave-in, $25; robertramos.com.
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THE LOOK Clipped-up curls
HOW-TO Start with mousse on damp hair, says Sebastian Professional stylist Thomas Dunkin. Blow-dry with a large round brush to create as much volume as possible. Once completely dry, use a medium-size curling iron to curl small sections and secure each one up in a curl with a pin. Allow hair to cool off; remove the pins and brush through vigorously. Finish with a de-frizzing gloss to remove static from the hair.
INSIDER TRICK Pulling the hair up on one side is a great way to display your earrings, says Dunkin.
BUY ONLINE NOW Ion Anti-Frizz spray gloss, $8; sallybeauty.com.
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THE LOOK Side ponytail
HOW-TO On dry hair, use a medium curling iron on large sections of hair, pinning each curl as you go, says stylist Thomas Dunkin. “Once the whole head is in pins, spritz with hairspray. Remove the pins and rake fingers through hair,” he says. Then pull up both sides above the ear and secure with a barrette. Then pull the hair loosely into a side ponytail and pull it over the shoulder.
INSIDER TRICK When blow-drying your hair, flip the head upside-down. “This will achieve both volume and a soft texture,” says Dunkin.
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THE LOOK Updo with long sweeping bang
HOW-TO Start by applying hair polish to wet hair, says stylist David Babaii. Blow-dry with a round brush until hair is completely dry, then create a side part and sweep the bang section behind your ear and secure with a bobby pin. Allow the rest of the bang pieces to fall out naturally. “Take the rest of the hair and secure into a messy ponytail,” says Babaii. “Clip strands up to the head with decorative pins or plain bobby pins.” Finish with hairspray.
INSIDER TRICK “You will need a long bang area to make this look work,” says Babaii.
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THE LOOK Top-curled short ‘do
HOW-TO Apply volumizer to the roots and comb through the hair. Blow-dry hair with a medium-size round brush, says Sebastian Professional stylist Thomas Dunkin. When done, take a one-inch curling iron and roll sections back away from the face, holding the iron horizontally and gently pulling the iron down out of the curl. Secure with a coat of hairspray.
INSIDER TRICK This look works best on hair like Rihanna’s, which is cut short with longer pieces on top.
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THE LOOK Voluminous Bombshell hair
HOW-TOThree elements will help get this kind of volume: a volumizer applied to wet hair; blow-drying the hair 75 percent of the way with your head upside down; and creating a zig-zag part once the hair is dry. Use a large round brush to blow-dry the hair when you flip it back up. Flip back over and apply hairspray, then create the haphazard parts in the hair.
INSIDER TRICK Don't have enough hair to pull this look off? Try extensions!
BUY ONLINE NOW Sunsilk Daring Volume Spray-on Mousse, $3; drugstore.com.
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THE LOOK Half-up and sleek
HOW-TO “Set the front, top portion of the hair with large hot rollers for volume and then smooth the back with Phyto anti-frizz and a Mason Pearson brush,” says stylist Michael Murphy. “Smooth the look with a ceramic flat iron; then back-comb the front from ear to ear on the top part of the head. Secure the top section at the back with bobby pins.”
INSIDER TRICK “Make sure the flat iron isn’t too hot or it can damage the hair,” says Murphy.
BUY ONLINE NOW Phytodefrisant Relaxing Balm, $26; bloomingdales.com.
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THE LOOK Messy bun with little braids
HOW-TO "To achieve Lauren's look, I curled her entire head with a one-inch barrel curling iron, used Redken Outshine on her ends, then pulled the back section of her hair into a messy bun leaving out some side pieces," says Christine Symonds, celebrity stylist at Warren-Tricomi Los Angeles. "I then used bobby pins to randomly pin parts of the bun to create a loose messy texture. Then I took the side pieces we left out and braided some random pieces and incorporated them into the look by pinning them back into the messy bun." She set the look with a coat of Redken hairspray.
INSIDER TRICK Keep this look romantic! "We left everything really loose and soft and made sure not to pull anything too tight," says Symonds.
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THE LOOK Sexy waves
HOW-TO Start with soft-hold mousse on damp hair, says Michael Murphy of New York’s EIJI Salon. Then twist and roll small sections of hair into pin curls and clip. “Don’t get too close the roots,” says Murphy. “You want body throughout the hair, not at the root.” Dry hair with a diffuser to speed up the process and then when dry, release the pin-curls and gently separate them with fingers.
INSIDER TRICK “This look works best for those with fine, longer locks because it easily adds volume and body for a very sexy, carefree look,” says Murphy.
BUY ONLINE NOW Sunsilk mousse, $4.50; walgreens.com.
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THE LOOK Messy side bun with side-swept bangs
HOW-TO Stylist Mara Roszack got this look by curling small sections of dry hair using a one-inch curling iron and setting each curl with hairspray. Pull hair back, twisting it into a bun and securing it with bobby pins.
INSIDER TRICK Don't worry about perfection with this look. It looks less like a shellacked bridesmaid 'do when it's a little haphazard.
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THE LOOK Curled updo
HOW-TO Start by curling dry hair with a one-and-a-half-inch curling iron, holding it vertically when you do the face-framing sections. Pull hair into a low ponytail and twist twice and secure with bobby pins, letting the top of the ponytail sit free. Pull the face-framing pieces down and lightly pull the fingers through to relax the curl a bit. Secure with hairspray.
INSIDER TRICK Don’t use the curling on the bangs; they should be blown-dry flat before you style the look.
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THE LOOK Low French twist
HOW-TO "Start with our Hot Set Spray," says stylist Edward Tricomi. "It smoothes and protects the hair from heat." Then he recommends pulling hair back into your hands, leaving out pieces to frame the face, and twist hair into the head, securing with bobby pins as you go. Curl the face-framing pieces with a one-inch iron.
INSIDER TRICK "Making three large pin curls in the back will alow this 'do to be achieved very easily," says Tricomi.
BUY ONLINE NOW Hot Set Spray, Warren-Tricomi, $17; ulta.com.
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THE LOOK Curled and full
HOW-TO Set dry hair with large hot rollers. “Curl the hair in wide sections, rolling toward the face and under,” says stylist Michael Murphy. “After the rollers have cooled, brush the curls and use your fingers to help them fall into place.” Finish with hairspray.
INSIDER TRICK “This is a great way to ‘dress up’ medium-length hair for the holidays,” says Murphy.
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THE LOOK Romantic loose updo with headband
HOW-TO Stylist Laurent D. says to prep hair with hairspray. Then curl sections of hair around the entire head with a 1 ½-inch curling iron. When done, back-comb a little around the crown to create volume and pull the hair back, twisting and pinning pieces up. Comb a few pieces down around the face before placing a headband or tiara in the hair.
INSIDER TRICK "To achieve this look, you need to have a day-old blow-dry because the hair will hold better," says Laurent D.
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THE LOOK Pinned under faux bob
HOW-TO Apply a volumizer and blow-dry hair with a large round brush, giving curl to the ends. In one piece, take hair at the nape and fold it under to create a bob and secure with bobby pins. Finish with a light hairspray.
INSIDER TRICK "A deep side part will dress up this look," says stylist Michael St. Germain from John Freida in L.A.
BUY ONLINE NOW Rene Furterer Anti Dehydrating Volumizing Mousse, $22; dermstore.com.
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THE LOOK Sleek with pins
HOW-TO "Start by establishing the part of the hair," says stylist Laurent D. Then form a bun and secure it with a rubber band. "For some flare, place one or two bobby pins on the side," he says. Finish with hairspray and shine serum.
INSIDER TRICK "This look is easier to achieve with naturally-straight hair," says Laurent D.
BUY ONLINE NOW Silk Groom, Kiehl's, $16.50; neimanmarcus.com.
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THE LOOK Breezy side ponytail
HOW-TO Add a salt spray to dry hair-it encourages natural texture and add some volume, says Bumble and bumble stylist Michele Fiona. Gather hair in a side ponytail but don't pull it out of the second loop to create a sort of bun with the ends hanging out.
INSIDER TRICK "This look is easy on hair that hasn't been washed," says Fiona.
BUY ONLINE NOW Waves of Envy Sea Mist, Sunsilk, $4.50; walgreens.com.
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THE LOOK Upsweep with large bun
HOW-TO After washing your hair, apply a volumizing spray. Pull hair into a high ponytail and secure with a hair-colored elastic. Pull all hair together and begin winding around the ponytail and secure the entire bun with bobby pins.
INSIDER TRICK If you're getting this professionally done, ask your stylist ahead of time to have a hair piece that matches your color, says Xavier Cruz.
BUY ONLINE NOW Bain de Terre Rise n' Shine Volumizing Foam, $10; beautydepot.com.
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THE LOOK Textured updo
HOW-TO "To achieve this style, it's important to start curly," says stylist Gary Howse. Curl sections of hair (or if you have naturally curly hair, leave it as is) and then pull the hair into a high bun and secure. Lightly push crown hair forward to give the height on top and secure with hairspray.
INSIDER TRICK "This style needs texture, which is why starting with curls is important," says Manuel.
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- THE LOOK Low ponytail
- HOW-TO Apply a volumizing foam to wet, freshly-washed hair. Then part hair on the side and blow-dry section by section with a medium round brush, curling the ends of the hair. Apply a coat of hairspray to the entire head. Using the hand to mold the hair in a wave shape along the ear, pull hair into a ponytail and secure. Finish with another coat of spray.
- INSIDER TRICK Tie a satin ribbon around the ponytail and leave it loose (not in a bow) for an extra touch.
- BUY ONLINE NOW L'Oreal Texture Infinium Regular Hold Professional Hairspray, $17; amazon.com.
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THE LOOK Goddess style with headband
HOW-TO Blow-dry hair using a flat brush until it’s completely dry, says stylist Jamie Bakos. Using a large curling iron, section off small pieces of hair and curl each portion. Loosely twist hair away from the face and pull it towards the back of the head, pinning it down with bobby pins. Place hair band on the head.
INSIDER TRICK Allow some pieces to fall to create softness.
BUY ONLINE NOW Double Braided Headwrap; $10; urbanoutfitters.com.
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THE LOOK Updo with French braids
HOW-TO Apply mousse to wet hair and diffuse for texture, suggests stylist Jamie Bakos. Select where the hair part should be. Starting with one side first, French braid from the hairline, working towards the nape of the neck. Secure with bobby pins. Repeat the same for the other side. In the back of the head, take the ends of the braids and loosely pin them up.
INSIDER TRICK This style is not for older women.
BUY ONLINE NOW Rene Furterer Anti-Dehydrating Volumizing Mousse; $23 ; sephora.com.
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THE LOOK Sleek and to-the-side
HOW-TO Blow-dry hair straight and part hair, bringing it all over to one side. Then use a two-inch curling iron to roll the sections around the face away from the face. Finish with a smoothing fluid.
INSIDER TRICK "For long hair it is important to have layers to achieve this look," says stylist Gary Howse of the Gary Manuel salon in Seattle. "Concave long layers are best, which allows shorter layers in the top which makes it easier to curl."
BUY ONLINE NOW Light Elements Smoothing Fluid, Aveda, $23; aveda.com.
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