There’s no cut-off point for having long hair. If you prefer a cut that hits below your collarbone, you should wear it with pride. However, there are a few styles that are the definition of decades (see perms), and maybe a better decision is opting for a look that’ll stand the test of time. Your age shouldn’t determine your length, but your cut also doesn’t need to reveal your birth date. These classic long hairstyles, layered, blunt, and even accented with flattering fringe, will continue to be no-fail options for years to come. Keep scrolling to get a few pro-approved ideas for your next salon appointment. VIDEO: You've Overcurled Your Hair ...Now What?
Whether or not you think following the "New Year, New You" mantra is cheesy, there's no better opportunity than the start of another year to break out of your hair rut by starting off fresh with a new cut. If 2017 has taught us anything, it's that the lob isn't going anywhere—for good reason. The shoulder-grazing length is universally flattering for every face shape and a number of hair textures, too. But, if your relationship with your lob is starting to feel stale, there's a handful of cuts to consider that are about to become 2018's biggest hair trends. A dramatic or subtle hair change is up to you, but the cuts we've been tracking on red carpet have all the bases covered. Katie Holmes's layered pixie, and Kerry Washington's blunt bob and bangs are just a few of the styles that you're going to see everywhere in the new year. Keep scrolling for the five haircuts that will replace the lob in 2018. VIDEO: 6 Beauty Products Under $12 You Should Buy from the Drugstore
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Sleek lobs, bobby pin-adorned blowouts, and scrunchies aren't the only '90s hairstyles that are making a comeback. Thanks to celebs like Zendaya, Beyoncé, and Hailey Baldwin, the half-up high ponytail like the one your mom probably styled your hair in for school picture day, is one of this season's biggest Hollywood hair trends. The modern version of your 8th grade "special occasion" look swaps teased roots and feathered bangs for a tight top pony with the hair left down styled in loose, voluminous waves. Concealing the base of the pony by wrapping a section of the hair around it adds polish to the hairstyle you associate with your middle school days. If curls aren't your thing, you've got options. The half-up high ponytail is an extremely versatile style that works for a number of hair textures as demonstrated by Bella Hadid who pulled the top half of her layers into a sleek half-up half-down pony. Whether you're wearing it wavy or straight, spritzing a shine spray over the finished product will make your hair extra glossy and keep flyaways under control. Keep scrolling to see how Hollywood is making the half-up high ponytail cool again. VIDEO: 6 Beauty Products Under $12 You Should Buy from the Drugstore
If Lauren Conrad has ever had a bad hair day, it’s never been documented. We’ve envied her thick, shiny, highlighted strands since the day we got the lowdown on a little California town named Laguna Beach, and obviously way before the Speidi drama. But her perfectly messy blonde waves and voluminous ballerina buns shouldn’t come of a surprise—the celebrity is something of a beauty guru herself, in addition to curating the prettiest Instagram feed in existence. Back in 2012, she published Lauren Conrad Beauty, a guide to mastering not only her signature cat-eyes and braids, but developing your very own routine. The best part about Lauren Conrad’s hairstyles, though? While they’re incredibly chic, they’re also relatively simple to recreate without a celebrity glam squad at your disposal—because let’s face it, not many of us do. Here, we rounded up a few that you can totally master at home, with the help of a blow-dryer, a curling iron, some bobby pins, and maybe a three-strand braid.
From her days as a Fly Girl on In Living Color to the top of every red carpet best-dressed list, Jennifer Lopez has experimented with a variety of hairstyles like loose waves, high ponytails, and elegant updos without ever losing her signature bronzed glow. J.Lo has mastered the art of the simple, yet glam hairstyle, which is why she's consistently been a celeb we take notes from through the years. Here, we've compiled all of J.Lo's red carpet hair highlights that we've wanted to replicate. Keep scrolling to see the star's most memorable looks.
Half-up half-down hairstyles: It’s the far-too-often ignored genre that has the potential to completely transform your look. By giving you the best of both worlds, you can keep your hair down, which is a bonus for anyone who considers it their security blanket, while keeping stray strands out of your face. What's better, it works for bobs, lobs, and longer lengths. Pixies can even get in on the action if bobby pins and ponytails are put into play. From Zendaya-approved beauty moments to one of Kate Mara's best red carpet 'dos, we rounded up a few classic half-up half-down looks that'll never go out of style.
The Best Haircuts for Thick Hair
Broken hairbrushes, hair-ties, and spending way too much time with your blow dryer are all everyday struggles when you have thick hair. Depending on who you're asking, having too much hair isn't necessarily a bad thing but it can really start to weigh you down—especially if you don't have a haircut that works with rather than against thick hair. "There are many modern ways to work around thick hair including under-cutting, splicing, removing the interiors, or even keratin treatments to give hair the smooth, natural look," explains celebrity hairstylist David Mallett. What cuts should you avoid if you have thick hair? Mallett says that over-layering, too-blunt ends can look outdated or result in a "pyramid" shape. Whether you want to go short or keep your longer length, we turned to Mallett to find out the best haircuts for thick hair.
If the early 2000s were all about getting your hair as pin-straight as possible, the mid-to-late aughts were all about the messy wave. But while Khloe K. and Kristen Stewart circa Twilight made you want to invest in a curling wand, there was one celebrity who had owned the look way before the tousle was cool—Michelle Pfeiffer. It’s become her signature, and recent red carpet pictures of Pfeiffer rocking textured curls touched with chic and effortless fly-aways, created by celebrity hair genius Richard Marin, had us eager to relive all of the actress’ red carpet beauty glory moments. Keep scrolling to check out her hair transformation, complete with bobs, lobs, updos, and of course, the messy waves we’ve long envied.
Whether you like it or not, the decade of shoulder pads and Madonna #1 hits is back. The ‘80s is making quite the impression on beauty trends of today, and after the perm’s modern makeover and even the resurgence of pastel, shimmery eyeshadow, it doesn’t seem like the influence is going to quit. Yet another iconic 1980s hairstyle is back, and everyone in Hollywood is giving it a go. Brushed back hair—sleek and wet or dry and voluminous—is taking over every red carpet. Vanessa Williams wore it in 1989, Molly Ringwald worked it into a pixie cut, and even Princess Diana road-tested a version of the hairstyle. Not to mention, it’s Michael Douglas’s signature of the decade. Celebrities of today, though, are showing it’s versatility and proving it's one of the chicest looks you can wear. The best part? It can be done for every hair texture and almost every length, unless of course you have a buzz cut. Demoed by Rihanna and Ashley Graham, it’s most famously worn with a "wet" look, or hair that’s been touched with product so it appears shiny and slicked back, but you can rock it with a dry, tousled texture, too. It all comes down to what products you use. "For the sleek look, you can use a paste like the Julien Farel Flexible Gel ($25; julienfarel.com) to keep the style secure for the wet look," says Julien Farel of the Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa in New York City. You can also mix gel, polish cream, and a little oil and apply it to the top of your head, suggests Oscar Blandi of the Oscar Blandi Salon in New York City. This will give it, as he says, a "slicked back, dewy, slightly damp look." Then, gently brush or comb your hair back. Say you want the drier look? You'll need a strong molding paste, says Farel. "The best way to do is to wet hair at the roots, apply styling product, comb it through, and get the volume you want to achieve by letting it dry naturally. Finish with hairspray to keep it in place." You can also reach for a styling creme or a gel, both of which will control the hair while leaving behind different finishes to the hair. Here, we rounded up a few celebrities who have made the vintage look a 2017 staple.
Hair loss can be a confusing beauty concern to navigate. It’s totally normal to lose up to 150 strands per day, but when you feel like you’re shedding more than that number, there could be a number of reasons behind why your mane is losing density. In any event of concern, the best option is to chat with a medical professional—sometimes this symptom is due to something as little as weather changes or fluctuating hormones, or too much heat styling, but it also could be the result of a more serious issue. While we suggest calling up the doc, there are products on the market that directly address aging or thinning hair. From supplements to scalp treatments, here are a few to check out and add to your shopping cart now.
Actually, maybe Tinder pick-up lines aren't so smooth, now that we recall the messages that used to clutter our inboxes. Even still, uber-sleek hair is having a moment on the red carpet—chalk that up to either the Cher effect, or the Posh Spice effect. Although curls and waves continue to be classic looks, there's something about a smooth blowout that gives any ensemble an unexpectedly graphic twist. Even better, it's an easy look to create. Just part your hair as you normally would, give it a quick pass of the flat iron, and add product as needed. Here, we put together a list of sleek blowouts for every length, ready for your #HairInspo files. VIDEO: This Short Haircut is Having a Moment Right Now—And It Looks Good On Everyone
There's no photo filter that can instantly transform fine strands into a thick-and-full head of hair, but you can add body to your hair with the right cut. Juan Carlos Maciques, celebrity hairstylist at Rita Hazan Salon in New York, recommends avoiding cuts that are too layered or shaggy because they can end up looking straggly. While having fine hair does limit what styles you can choose from, there are a number of cuts that can enhance your hair and help it appear thicker and fuller. Whether you like a longer length or you're looking to go short, we turned to Maciques to find out what the best haircuts are for fine hair.
Even if you think the "new season, new you" mantra is cliche, it doesn't stop you from getting the urge to completely overhaul your beauty routine once the first cool end-of-summer breeze hits you. Along with swapping out your pastel nail polishes for dark moody shades, and your shimmery eyeshadows for bold matte colors, you might even be up for a new haircut, too. If you're ready to make a hair change, look no further than the red carpet for inspiration for your next cut. The styles that consistently have been popping up on more and more of your favorite celebs, are always a pretty good indication of what cuts you'll see everywhere in the months to come. From Zoë Kravitz's textured pixie to Hailey Baldwin's tousled lob, there's a cut for everyone whether you want to go short, stay long, or have straight or curly hair. Here, we've rounded up the five red carpet haircut trends you'll see on everyone from your sister, friend, and deskmate this fall. VIDEO: 6 Beauty Products Under $12 You Should Buy from the Drugstore
Full, blunt bangs or a swooping side-fringe can be a total game-changer when you're looking to update your hairstyle. If you have long strands that you don't want to part with, bangs are the perfect option that will completely transform your look without having to lose any of length. "It's a classic look that's synonymous with the 'French girl bang' that has been made iconic by such French woman as Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lou Doillon, and Carloline De Maigret," says hairstylist Juan Carlos Maciques. "It's stylish and chic." Agreed. If you're ready to take the plunge and get bangs, Maciques says to opt for a "longer, slightly angled down at either end" because it's the most flattering. "Short, choppy bangs throw off the proportion ratio," he explains. Need a visual? Think Dakota Johnson's piece-y, tapered fringe. If you have an oblong face shape, the stylist recommends blending a few face-framing pieces that are connected to the bang to soften the look. For rounder face spaces, Macqiues suggests the opposite. "Disconnect the bangs from the rest of the hair for a more graphic effect," he says. As for the side-swept bangs, the stylist says to think Brigitte Bardot so that the look is less harsh, and you have more to play with in terms of styling options. Keep scrolling for seven different ways your favorite celebs with long hair have added bangs to their styles.
Finding the perfect haircut for your face shape can be a struggle, to say the least. Chances are that the current trendiest style that everyone has, from your favorite celebs to the barista at your regular coffee spot, isn't universally flattering. Brian Zinno, education director at Antonio Prieto Salon in N.Y.C., says that square face shapes should "avoid cuts that exaggerate the broad chin line or expose too much forehead. Any time the length or layers hit at the chin, it will only draw more attention to the width. Also, if there is a heavy, wide bang that is the same width as the jaw line it will only shrink the face in length and continue to exaggerate the width." We turned to the red carpet to for inspiration to find the most flattering haircuts for square-shaped faces. Whether you're a fan of a shorter length or love keeping your strands long, we've rounded up the best haircuts for square faces as seen on your favorite celebs.