Plaits and updos don't have to be mutually exclusive ideas in the world of hair. Pretty plaits have a place alongside chignons, while box braids can look edgy mixed into an over-the-top bun. Or just take a nod from Kelly Osbourne (above), and braid a ponytail before twisting it into a bun. Talk about a perfect marriage! We've rounded up four more styles that are even sweeter when you add a plait (or many). For instant inspiration, just keep scrolling!
Turns out our favourite female celebrities aren't the only ones sporting extensions. Daniel Radcliffe appeared on The Graham Norton Show with a new 'do for his latest film role. "It's like you have to pull back a curtain to talk to me," he quipped, joking about his chin-length bob. When asked if it was his own hair, Daniel replied, "It's hair, I assume, from a dead person or someone who donated their hair." Daniel's new hair addition is for his role as Igor in Frankenstein, which stars James McAvoy in the titular role. Will he keep the hair after shooting is done? Only time will tell. We're hoping not!
It turns out that Jennifer Aniston — aka one of the biggest hairstyle icons of our day — has a few celebrity hair crushes of her own. In an interview with Parade magazine, she said, "I think Gisele [Bündchen] has exquisite hair. That's a pretty envious head of hair. I love Kate Moss. She always has great hair."
Perhaps Jennifer misses her long locks since she recently chopped off her length in favour of a chic bob Jennifer, Gisele, and Kate all have some of the best hair in Hollywood, but we want you to fess up and tell us whose mane you love the most in the poll below!
Put down the glitter! This party season, there are far more stylish ways to show your festive spirit. These celebrity beauty looks run the gamut from soft and sophisticated to bright, bold, and beautiful, but they all have one thing in common; they'd be perfect for your next Christmas party. Whether you're a fan of false lashes and big hair, or smoky eyes and sleek locks, you'll find something to suit. These looks are striking, modern, and easy to re-create at home.
When it's time to see your friends and family this festive season, trade in your usual style for this easy-to-DIY braided style. Whether your hair is long or short, a headband plait is a fun and easy way to keep your hair out of your face but still show off your waves. We headed to DreamDry, where stylist Faith Huffnagle gave us her tips for mastering the simple look.
Paloma Faith cut her teeth in the world of burlesque and cabaret, so it's no surprise that her beauty looks are bold, dramatic, and often influenced by the past. This is not a star who you'd ever see at a film premiere with a sleek ponytail and simple makeup. Paloma's looks are powerful and intricate and probably take hours to create. Pin curls, quiffs, pompadours, victory rolls, hairpieces, and hats all feature heavily, and she often sees her hair as just another area to add accessories. From oversize sausage rolls to unexpected fishtail plaits, here are some of Paloma's most memorable beauty looks.
Although our heads explode every time The Duchess of Cambridge makes an appearance, she had a surprisingly different hairdo for a red carpet appearance in London last night. Kate actually swept her headline-making mane into a loose yet gorgeous ponytail. Instead of the sleek, slicked-back ponytails we tend to see on the red carpet, Kate's was elegantly loose and accented with a black velvet ribbon. Is this a sign that Kate is pushing the envelope with her red carpet styles? We're not sure, but it's definitely not stopping us from looking at her royal ponytail from all angles.
2013 will go down in beauty history as the year of the It haircut, and we've got plenty of them to choose from. Jennifer Lawrence recently drove the star power of the pixie up a few notches, but there were plenty of pixies before her. Jada Pinkett Smith also knows a thing or two about It haircuts, as she's recently been sporting 2013's edgy style: the undercut. But 2013's first It haircut was somewhere between edgy and sweet, and it was the lob or its sister, the clavicut. Nicole Richie was one of the first ladies to rock this style, and she's kept it all year. All three of these styles are synonymous with 2013, but which was your favorite cut of the year?
Frizz seems to be the one hair woe that affects all women regardless of hair type, mainly because it sprouts up for a number of different reasons. While some women have figured out ways of keeping their fuzz down day to day, there are times when those pesky hairs pop up regardless of what you do to avoid them. When you're stuck in a hairy situation like this, there are easy ways to disguise the pouf that seems to be taking over your head:
- Try some hair oil: Hair oils are a more natural serum when it comes to zapping frizz. Work something like Kiehl's Smoothing Hair Oil Concentrate (£16) into your hair to depuff instantly.
- Slick on some moisture: Start by sweeping some lotion onto your arms and legs. When you're done, run your fingers through your hair, avoiding the roots. The thin layer of moisturiser will smooth down your frizz. Just make sure to use a light touch or you could find yourself with a greasy situation.
- Spritz some hair spray: Spraying some directly onto your hair won't do much, so try this handy trick — mist a lightweight hair spray, like Oribe Superfine Hairspray (£17) onto the palms of both of your hands. Before it has time to dry, swipe your hands over your hair, focusing on the frizziest spots. The spray will keep the fuzz at bay without weighing it down.
- Snag a dryer sheet: If you're running out the door and don't have any product on hand, reach for a tumble dryer sheet. Smooth it over your hair for a quick way to remove your frizz. Bonus: this technique also works if you're hair is full of static, another major hair woe in the Winter.
If you think the pixie cut is just for Summer, think again. Not only does this fun style look equally amazing in Autumn and Winter, but the pixie is also having a serious trend moment in Hollywood. Not sure where to begin? We've rounded up 28 celebrities (including recent pixie girl Jennifer Lawrence) who have all tried the crop in various lengths, styles, and colours for your ultimate pixie inspiration gallery.