Pssst…want the buzz on the freshest hairstyles in Hollywood? No problemo, lovelies! Browse through these adorable celebrity haircuts—from Ginnifer Goodwin’s cute short crop to Naomi Campbell’s fab blunt bangs—before making a beeline to your stylist!
Pretty Pixie Haircut
Notice how Ginnifer Goodwin and Carey Mulligan draw you in with their soft look-at-me doe eyes? It’s one part good genes and another part a short, amazing haircut. “The softness of a sweeping side bang and the wispy hair in front of the ear work together to frame the eyes,” says stylist Rodney Cutler. But FYI: If you’re a low-maintenance type of gal, keep in mind that a cut like this requires trims every five to six weeks, and “it’s best for someone without kinky curly hair,” says Cutler.
How to Get a Pretty Pixie Cut Right:
Throw in a lot of layers to keep this crop from becoming too boyish. As for the fringe, ask your stylist to slice-cut side-swept bangs to create separation (nothing choppy or chunky!). Cut the hair on the nape super short so that as your crown grows out it’ll look kind of like a cute bob style. And to keep those baby hairs at bay, try the Cutler Fly Away Control Stick.
The New Hollywood Bob
A bob haircut looks hot whether it’s worn sleek like Christina Aguilera’s or wavy like Maggie Gyllenhaal’s. “The important thing about this cut is that it hugs your jawline,” says Cutler. Playing around with your part creates an instant ’40s glam vibe, so you’re never stuck with the same ol’ look.
How to Get the New Hollywood Bob Right:
“Ask for a graduated bob with a face-framing angle around the front to give the hair movement,” says Cutler. You don’t want it to look like a layered haircut, but the angle in the front helps your hair move away from your face. Redken 08 Wool Shaker will also get that breezy just-stepped-out-of-the-convertible effect that’s ideal for bob haircuts. One last hint: To flatter square faces, try rounding out the bob by adding piecey bangs, like Jessica Alba does.
Shoulder-Grazing Lob Haircut
If you’re in that limbo stage where you want to keep your hair on the longer side but don’t want it too long for those warmer spring months, it’s all about the lob (a.k.a. “long bob”). “However, coarse- and thick-haired girls should be careful with this look,” says Neil Weisberg of Neil George Salon. “It might go too puffy.” (But hey, if you have flatironing skills and a smoothing product like Neil George’s Indian Gooseberry oil, we say lob away!)
How to Get the Shoulder-Grazing Lob Haircut Right:
If you want some fun swish to your hair like Tori Spelling’s cut, ask for an “A-line” cut that’s a little shorter in the back than in the front (about a 1-1/2-inch difference if you wanna get specific). This little disconnect adds a dash more pizzazz to an already pretty terrific look.
Lovely Midlength Haircut
Midlength ‘dos are definitely having a Hollywood hair moment right now. Whether it’s smooth and sculpted like Carrie Underwood’s ‘do or a tad more disheveled like Alexa Chung’s, we love that this cut give you tons of versatility. “There’s a major cuteness factor with this length because you’re still able to pull it up into a ponytail or off to the side in a bun,” says Weisberg.
How to Get the Lovely Midlength Haircut Right:
You want the layering to look natural and blended in (not like your cut went haywire), so ask your stylist to slice in some “invisible layers.” Most face shapes look best when the hair starts to angle right at the nose. For a rounder face, try going up a little higher closer to the eye.
Long, Layered Haircut
Long layers are a classic for a reason—they’re almost always flattering. But the special trick to keeping it cute and fresh is the shorter, softer fringe-y pieces around the face that act almost like long bangs. “This cut is great for naturally curly hair like AnnaLynne’s because the shorter pieces give volume and lift up the longer strands,” says stylist Patrick Melville
How to Get the Long, Layered Haircut Right:
Ask your stylist to soften the edges and create short pieces around the face by opening the inside of a scissor (stear clear of razors; you don’t want any layers that are too blunt!). When you go home, keep up the look by using a volumizing product like Aveeno Nourish + Style Volumizing Foam—especially if you have fine hair and want the perfect fullness.
Blunt Bangs With Long Length
Y’all probably know that 2010 is all about the straight-across-the-brows bang. One of the best parts of having fringe is that “it’s a great way to disguise breakage around the front of the hair from overprocessing and styling tools,” says Melville. If your hair is on the finer side like Nicole Richie’s, a choppier bang that falls almost into the eye is the best length; it can easily be swept to the side during the hotter summer months.
How to Get the Blunt Bangs With Long Length Haircut Right:
Not sure you want to fully commit to an all-eyes-on-you fashion-forward fringe? Luckily, Hairdo by Ken Paves and Jessica Simpson Clip-In Bangs offer a test run! If you’re ready for the real thing, ask for straight-across bangs with subtly rounded edges. Whatever the method, if you have a low hairline, skip the fringe—“you don’t want to end up with a one-inch stub on your forehead!” says Melville.