13 easy hair ideas for every length
Evan Rachel Wood's Twisty Pixie
A great haircut is just half the battle. What about how to style it each and every morning? Check out these thirteen easy hairstyle ideas from stars like Gabrielle Union, Emma Stone, and Rooney Mara and get ready to rock ponytails, buns, updos and more.
Wood's elegant style is a perfect way to hide the awkward growing-in phase between snips. While many associate hair twists with '90s styles adorned with butterfly clips, keep it modern by running a texturizing creme through strands to create shape, and add a mirror-like finish.
Emma Watson's Slicked Down Strands
Watson's graphic style works best with perfectly straight hair, so give strands a quick pass with a flat iron before working styling gel through mid-lengths and ends to secure the look. Be careful not to use too much -- a dime-sized amount or less, depending on the thickness of your hair.
Rooney Mara's Tight Low Pony
Don't let the rumors fool you, short hair can pull off a ponytail. Gather strands back into a low style -- ponys placed any higher have a blunt, out-of-place appearance -- and keep loose pieces at bay with a flyaway tamer like John Frieda's ($10;drugstore.com).
Olivia Palermo's Short Side Braid
It's all about the imperfections. Don't worry if loose strands fall out of your plait -- the appeal is in the carefree, tousled appearance.
Kate Bosworth's Bumped-Up Crown
Create volume like Bosworth by blowing hair out in two-inch sections with a round brush. Once you're finished, flip your head over and give strands a blast of volumizing spray at the root to create extra lift.
Emma Stone's Beachy Half Updo
Spray a sea salt spray over damp hair to bring out your natural texture, but leave ends straight to create a windswept effect. Your style will take its own shape as it air-dries.
Emmy Rossum's Rolled-Up Ponytail
Thanks to a few well-placed twists, Rossum's style has retro flair. Part hair as you normally would, but be sure to follow your natural hairline while rolling strands inward to create princess-like twists.
Rachel McAdams's Twisty Updo
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An intricate style like McAdams's can be easily achieved by sectioning hair off, starting at the bottom, then twisting upwards and securing hair as you go. This makes placement of each piece easier from every angle.
Victoria Beckham's Sleek Side Pony
Who says low ponytails have to be boring? We love the polished appearance of Beckham's style, so use an elastic that matches your hair color to secure your ponytail for a more streamlined style.
Gabrielle Union's Curly Ponytail
Full curls like Union's look too busy when swept into a high pony, so keep the style low, and leave out the hairspray. As the structured ringlets fall, a new, laid-back look takes shape.