8 Celebrity Hairstyles (and How to Recreate Them)
From Kate Middleton’s coiffured layers to Jennifer Aniston’s asymmetric bob, we all get jealous over our favourite celebs fabulous hairdos. But, there’s no need to sit there limp-locked and uber-envious, Star Style reveals how to get Tinseltown’s top tresses – without pulling your hair out!
Jennifer Lopez, The Summer Braid Bun
J-Lo is forever changing her red carpet look, because her long and luscious locks give her so much special occasion styling versatility. This Grecian inspired plaited bun is perfect for summer nights out, as it keeps the singing star cool whilst looking super chic and seriously glam.
How To Do It: Although this hairstyle looks intricate it is, in fact, very easy to do. If you have long hair like J-Lo, scrape it back into a high ponytail and fasten with a non-pull elastic hairband at the crown. Smooth down with serum and spray lightly with hairspray. Plait the ponytail and fasten at the end with another elastic. Twist the braid around the base to form a bun and secure in place with pins. Voila!
Gwyneth Paltrow, Sleek Simplicity
Gwyneth Paltrow may stick to the same hairstyle – but that’s because she looks so good with it! In tip-top condition, her understated long and sleek look translates from red carpet elegance to hanging out at home in style perfectly. Keeping her hair one length, Gwyneth asks her trusted stylist to add in soft layers at the front to frame her face.
How To Do It: Blow dry your hair straight using a paddle brush and a little smoothing balm to minimise potential frizz without making it flat.
Use a comb to make a centre parting and use straightening irons – paying extra attention to the ends – to create a sleeker look that will last.
Sarah Jessica Parker, The Easy Glam Up-Do
SJP’s simple but chic undone side bun perfectly reflects the fashion queen’s quirky style spirit.
How To Do It: Split the hair into three sections – left, right and back. Take the back section and put into a low pony tail, loosely spritzing with hairspray. Leaving some wispy sections at the front, take the section of hair on the left, spray lightly, twist and pull around to the other side of the ponytail and cover the hairband, securing with grips. Repeat with the right side. Take 5cm sections of the ponytail at the back and back-comb lightly. Then take each section of hair, smooth and, twist up around the ponytail, secure, but leaving ends out, repeating till all the hair is up. Lightly spray the hair, back comb the ends and create a shape you like. Easy peasy!
Reese Witherspoon, Curly Quiff
Reese is rarely seen without her bangs, but this style shows she can change it up and still look fabulous.
How To Do It: Taking 3-5cm sections of hair, wrap loosely around a straightening iron and leave a small length of the end free. Close the irons and slowly pull down, so the hair is pulled tight through the irons at an angle. When your hair is pulled free at the end, it will spring up into a light curl. Wind the curl back onto itself and leave to cool, continuing all over the head. Finally, gather together the fringe, pushing it forward and back on itself to form a quiff and pin. Spray generously with hairspray to keep your hard work in place!
Kate Middleton, The Chelsea Blow-dry
Sexy and glamorous, Kate Middleton’s luscious and glossy crowning glory is one of the world’s most wanted hairstyles!
How To Do It: Spritz hair with heat protector styling spray and comb through before rough drying. Take 5cm sections of hair and using a round brush, roll and lift hair onto the barrell, blasting with the dryer. Pull the brush away from the root with the heat pointing downwards. Wrap each section around a large Velcro roller and fasten with a bobby pin Repeat until your whole head is done. Leave hair to cool for 10 minutes, remove rollers and gently run your fingers through your perfectly bouncy waves.
Jennifer Aniston, The Easy Asymmetric Bob
Whatever Jen does to her hair, women everywhere want to copy her look. But her new asymmetric bob was Jen’s way of moving on from her much- copied ‘Rachel’ cut, whilst showing the world she was still as sexy as ever!
How To Do It: Ask your hairdresser for an asymmetric, shoulder length bob with layering around the face and long layers all over. To style your hair like Jen’s, spritz heat protector spray all over damp hair, and blow-dry with a round brush, lifting at the root for volume. Divide hair into 3-5cm sections with a comb, using straightening irons to separate the hair slightly and eliminate any frizz. Rub a small amount of hair serum between your fingers, and piece out some chunky strands to add movement and texture to your bob whilst maintaining that a sleek and edgy effect.
Katie Holmes, The On-Trend Pony Tail
One of the easiest hairstyles out there, Katie Holmes rocks the high-fashion ponytail with ease. Spotted on many autumn/winter runways, this simple look is set to be one of the hottest styles of the new season.
How To Do It: Blow-dry your hair with a round brush, then pull into a high ponytail at the crown, creating a slight quiff as you secure it with a hairband. Take a thin section of hair and wrap it around the base of the ponytail to hide the band. Tease out a bit more hair at the root to add extra volume.
Demi Moore, Fishtail Braid
Demi Moore stays effortlessly youthful looking with this pretty fishtail plait.
How To Do It: Part your hair to the left and make a loose braid from your hairline back to the mid-centre of your head, clipping the end to keep it in place. Take a small amount of hair from the other side of your parting and twist it until it meets the loose braid at the nape of the neck. Use a comb to separate hair into two sections, starting at the nape of the neck. Separate 2cm of hair from the right side and wrap it around to the other section and combine the two. Then, from the left section, separate 2cm of hair again, wrapping it around and combining it with the other section, repeating this process until all hair is braided. Tie with an elastic band and spritz with hairspray to keep the braid in place.