Knowing what to ask for is key when trying to replicate your favorite Hollywood hairstyle. We reached out to the hairstylists of the stars directly to get the scoop on how they created these must-have cuts. Read on to see some of our favorites and learn what to tell your own stylist so you can recreate them.
Jessica Biel’s Heavy Bangs
If you have thick, full hair you can definitely pull off Jessica’s heavy bang look.
Hot to get them: Ask you stylist for longer, modern bangs that cover your eyebrows but don’t hit your eyelid and aren’t chunky, or a blunt cut.
How to style them: Straight. “If you want them straight and shiny, blow-dry your bangs when they are wet with a smooth round brush. Apply a shine mist to your hands and gently apply it to make your bangs look shiny but not greasy,” says Jessica’s stylist Adir Abergel, celebrity stylist at Frederic Fekkai Los Angeles. For stick-straight bangs, use a flatiron after drying them but before using a shine enhancer.
What the expert says: Abergel says that bangs are a great way to completely change the look of long hair. “They accentuate your features, whether they are small or large, so they really can work for everyone. The key is in the length. If you cut them very short and pixie-like they will bring out your eyes. If they are longer, like Jessica’s, they will highlight your nose and lips more.”
Gwyneth Paltrow’s A-Line Bob
If your hair is straight to slightly wavy that’s fine to medium in texture, you can try Gwyneth’s A-line bob.
How it was done: Celebrity stylist David Babaii says that the perimeter of the hair needs to first be cut into straight edgy lines to form the foundation of the cut. “I then texturized the perimeter with shears by taking medium-sized sections and twisting them with alternating clockwise and counter-clockwise turns, cutting the tips,” he says. “Finally, I ‘laced’ the ends with the tips of the shears to soften the perimeter line.”
How to style it: Sleek and straight or curly with some texture. Leave-in treatments and thermal protectants are key according to Babaii.
What the expert says: “An A-line bob adds a fresh, new look to the more conventional bob cut. This modernized version allows any woman to wear the cut with ease,” Babaii says.
Halle Berry’s Short Cut
For Halle’s look, ask your stylist for a textured yet uncontrived short cut. This look is best for those with textured hair that’s not too curly or too straight. Stylist Sean Gallagher of Sally Hershberger says that hair that’s too fine may look sparse with this look; hair that’s too thick may look blocky.
How it was done: The hair is first cut with sharp shears and then texturized with a razor or texturizing shears depending on the texture and density of the hair.
How to style it: Sexy and messy or sleeker and spikey.
What the expert says: “Short hair works well on Halle because of her symmetrical face, high cheekbones and small features. It is cut in such a way that she can wear it so many different ways while still maintaining its great shape,” says Gallagher.
For more celebrity haircuts including Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Ali Larter and Ginnifer Goodwin, check out the winter issue of NewBeauty, on stands now.
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