20 Magazine Cover-Worthy Celebrity Haircuts You Can Copy

Hollywood influences the masses by what they wear, what they eat, and most importantly how they look. I mean after all, these ladies aren’t on the cover of all your favorite magazines for no reason! Year after year we try to keep up with what’s trending on the celebrity circuit in the world of beauty. Some stars change up their hair every season, and some we simply recognize by their signature look.

Whatever haircut you choose can be made your very own by adding your own touch, your own flair, a little Je ne sais quoi… Most importantly, however, is that you choose a cut that works for you and you are ready and willing to commit to caring for and styling it. Allow me to introduce you to the trending stars of hair fashion who’s pictures circulate through salons around the world. These are the top trending celebrity haircuts right now that you can totally copy!

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart is rocking her short haircut with a punk edge. This cut is reminiscent of the 90’s with a little length in the back and progressively longer sides and top.

Kristen Stewart Short HaircutKristen Stewart Short Haircut Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply a dime to nickel-sized amount of styling gel to damp hair.
  2. Make a clean parting.
  3. Blow dry the sides and back behind the ear, downwards and close to the head with a small paddle brush or Denman brush.
  4. Blow dry the top straight up and slightly forward.
  5. To finish, apply a molding paste and finish with a medium hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Sebastian Microweb Fiber is a nice pliable paste that won’t leave hair feeling hard and will deliver this textured look. Shaper Hairspray by Sebastian will finish this look with a medium hold for all day wear.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work best on leaner facial shapes. Curly and wavy hair types will be easiest to style.

Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner is nearly 60 and looks fantastic! There is a new breed out there of hot grandmas who are sporting some fabulous hair like Mama Kardashian. This short crop suits women of all ages. Keeping the back and sides tidy and creating soft edges is important for shorter hair to keep it feminine. The top of this haircut can be modified for a variety of different looks.

Kris Jenner Short HaircutKris Jenner Short Haircut Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply dime-sized amount of styling cream to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry with fingers.
  3. Apply molding wax to the ends and finish with high shine hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Tigi’s Manipulator Matte will give this style a sexy textured look that will hold without being sticky. Tigi’s Masterpiece Hairspray will give you lots of shine with a medium hold as a nice finish to this look.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut works well with nearly all hair types and facial shapes.

Tips:

Thicker hair types may want to texturize this cut more for movement. Also, keep in mind that this type of look will require regular trips to the salon for clean ups and trims every 5-8 weeks.

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige is rocking a super cute crop! Her short haircut is a great choice for lower maintenance styles. Having the sides and back short keeps this style easy because all there is to style is the softly layered top section.

Mary J Blige Cute CropMary J Blige Cute Crop Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply a dime-sized amount of styling cream to top section.
  2. Apply leftover over product to sides and back.
  3. Blow dry with a paddle brush.
  4. Touch up ends with a soft pomade.

Recommended Products:

Schwarzkopf Osis Session Label Silk Shine Cream is a great styling aide for this look as the cream is pliable and heavy to smooth out coarser hair, leaving a soft shiny finish. Schwarzkopf Osis Mess Up Matte Gum is a nice soft product to use for definition without leaving build up.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works great for medium to thicker hair types and flatters rounder face shapes.

Tips: With short hair like this, you can get away with curling or straightening the top and wearing out the style for a few days. As it gets messy, just touch up with a little product!

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway’s recent cutie crop is adorable and very popular this year among celebs. This is a very chic haircut and works well for someone who may want less styling to maintain. Its versatility is endless! The fun thing about this just-past-the-jaw length is that it flatters a wide variety of women.

Anne Hathaway Chic HaircutAnne Hathaway Chic Haircut Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply a nickel-sized amount of styling cream to damp hair.
  2. Make a parting in hair.
  3. Brush one side back and close to head and place a clip two inches from the bottom.
  4. Dry with diffuser blowing directly onto hair.
  5. Finish with shine spray.

Recommended Products:

Seven’s Styling Cream is a very versatile product that would work well with this haircut, leaving the hair with shine and shape without being heavy. Seven’s Shine Spray provides a fabulous polished finish for this style.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut and style works particularly well for ladies with delicate features and its feminine look softens strong jawlines and long foreheads. It works well for most hair types.

Tips:

Be aware that baby faces may look even younger or juvenile with such a soft, feminine haircut like Ms. Hathaway’s.

Shannon Bex

Shannon Bex of Danity Kane takes us back to a more glamorous time with this haircut. She pays homage to Marilyn Monroe with her super cute crop full of crafted layers for volume and movement. Be mindful that keeping a clean, classic length just below the chin may require regular salon visits.

Shannon Bex Haircut with LayersShannon Bex Haircut with Layers Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply a ping pong ball-sized amount of volumizing foam on damp hair.
  2. Follow with dime-sized amount of shine serum.
  3. Blow dry with medium-sized round brush.
  4. Take one-inch sections and curl hair going back with a 1 1/2-inch wand or iron.
  5. Spray with medium hold hairspray.
  6. When the spray settles, apply a dab of shine serum and break up curls with fingers.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Volumizing Mousse gives lift and volume with moderate hold and works fantastic with periodic styles like this. PM Super Clean Hairspray gives a medium hold with a soft finish. PM Super Skinny is great for adding shine and separation to iron work.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works well with rounder face shapes and softer features and lays well on all hair types.

Tips:

This is a classic haircut that can be worn casually without much styling and has the range of versatility to be ever so glamorous as worn here.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham has been a beauty trendsetter for years! She may have the most requested haircut of all time. She revamped the A-line bob into a modern trend. Here, her cut is very chic and the back is closely hugging her petite neckline.

Victoria Becham A Line BobVictoria Becham A Line Bob Back

How To Style:

  1. Apply volumizing spray to root area.
  2. Apply a dime to nickel-sized amount of styling gel throughout hair .
  3. Blow dry with medium-sized round brush.
  4. Lightly apply texture cream to edges.

Recommended Products:

Aveda’s Volumizing Tonic gives lasting volume to blow dry styles. Confixor by Aveda is a workable styling gel that is wonderful on shorter hair. Aveda’s Control Paste creates soft texture without leaving the hair sticky or hard.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works well with all face shapes, hair types, and women of all ages.

Tips:

This is a very versatile haircut and can easily be customized to work with your maintenance routine. Be sure to tell your stylist how much or how little styling effort you are ready for and you can rock your own version of this classic.

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan is famous for her adorable short cut. It is very feminine, soft, and simply darling on her! This cut can be styled into a wide variety of looks, from high fashion to cozy girl next door.

Carey Mulligan Short Cut SideCarey Mulligan Short Cut

How To Style:

  1. Apply a nickel-sized amount of styling cream.
  2. Blow dry with fingers.
  3. Finish with high shine hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Hydro Whip is a silky smooth product that leaves hair soft and luxurious. The Awapuhi Finishing Spray gives moderate hold with shine.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works well with faces that have pronounced cheeks, petite features, and soft jawlines. It is ideal for smoother and wavier hair types.

Tips:

Short hair like this draws all the attention to the face, so be sure to be on top of your brow and makeup game as they will be on major display with this cute crop.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry never looks a day past thirty and her hair has a lot to do with it. She usually wears her hair very short, but here she has a very soft and feminine haircut that is trending right now. This is a cute length that can be worn in a variety of ways and a side part would look adorable. The minimal layering allows for this cut to be easy maintenance.

Halle Berry Short Feminine Haircut

How To Style:

  1. Section dry hair into four to six vertical sections.
  2. Apply a medium hold hairspray to each section.
  3. Curl hair going back with 2-inch iron or wand.
  4. Use a shine spray and brush through curls.

Recommended Products:

Enjoy’s Styling Hairspray has a nice hold without feeling sticky. It works great to add luster and polish to dry finished hair.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This haircut works well with all face shapes and softer features and lays well on hair types with natural volume.

Tips:

Because of its layering, very stick straight hair may not be ideal for this cut as it may not give any shape for that type of hair. Very tight curls may want to modify this haircut to avoid too much volume towards the bottom.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora has punked up her bob with serious color. This is a fabulous example of making the bob your own style. Rita’s version is fun and flirtatious with details like the texturized edges and cotton candy hue.

Rita Ora Bob with Color FrontRita Ora Bob with Color

How To Style:

  1. Apply a dime to nickel-sized amount of smoothing cream to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry with paddle brush .
  3. Flat iron if desired.
  4. Finish with a shine serum.

Recommended Products:

Aveda’s Naturally Straight Smoothing Cream is a miracle product for women who frequently wear smooth and straight styles. Aveda’s Smoothing Fluid is a perfect finish to any polished style.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works great for all hair types and face shapes.

Tips:

Remember that bobs require regular styling and maintenance trims to keep them in shape.

Claire Danes

Claire Danes is wearing a beautiful version of what is so popular — the long bob or ‘lob’. This cut is incredibly versatile in its styling options. Flirting just past the shoulders with lots of movement may be what makes this so popular.

Clare Danes Long Bob

How To Style:

  1. Apply root booster to root area for volume.
  2. Apply a styling glaze (or foam for finer hair).
  3. Blow dry with medium-sized round brush.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Big Sexy Hair’s Root Pump is a great volumizing spray that turns into a foam for maximum lift at the root. Big Sexy Hair’s Blow Dry Volumizing Gel gives tons of volume and all day hold. Big Sexy Hair’s Spray and Play gives great long lasting, moderate hold.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut works well for medium to thicker hair types, finer textures, wavy and curly textures. It works well on all face shapes.

Tips:

This is a great transitional shape for those who are reaching shoulder length and want to continue to grow their hair long.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon looks so polished in this beautiful mid-length haircut. Just past the collar bone is an ideal length for women who want “long hair” without the maintenance. Reese eloquently shows how polished and professional a mid to long haircut can look. The layering in the lower portion of this haircut is what allows the hair hold shape in styling. This also creates volume near the neck, allowing it to fill space for leaner and longer faces.

Reese Witherspoon Polished HaircutReese Witherspoon Polished Haircut Other

How To Style:

  1. Apply a dime to nickel-sized amount smoothing cream to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry with a paddle brush.
  3. Flat iron if desired.
  4. Finish with a shine serum.

Recommended Products:

Sebastian’s Taming Elixir works great for smoothing out frizz and getting a clean and polished blowout. Sebastian’s Liquid Gloss adds soft shine to any style.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works great for all hair types and facial shapes. The layers soften strong jawlines and disguise round faces.

Tips:

Longer and leaner faces may want more layering above the chin. Rounder faces may want to start layers just below the chin. This is also a perfect length to play with styling and braids that won’t take an entire morning to style.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively has stolen our hearts with every girl’s dream of long blonde beauty since Gossip Girl. Her signature long blonde tresses have been the envy of all women everywhere for years. Her long layered look allows for serious styling versatility. She is a great example of how a long haircut can go from from casual to glamorous. Blake’s long hair suits her beautifully as she is 5’10” and slender, so this haircut balances her proportionately, baby bump and all.

Blake Lively Long Blonde Haircut Blake Lively Long Blonde Haircut Side

How To Style:

  1. Generously spray damp hair with styling spray.
  2. Blow dry with a large round brush .
  3. Touch up ends with large curling iron or wand.
  4. Finish with spray wax.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble’s Styling Lotion is a great blowout product to give life to long hair. City Swept Finish by Bumble and Bumble gives the hair a “lived-in” look with separation and shine.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This type of fluted layering works best for medium to thicker hair types. This haircut allows wave and curl just enough movement for the beachy textured look and compliments all facial shapes.

Tips:

One thing to be aware of is that with heavy layering comes natural volume which can lead to frizz on frizz-prone hair types.

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is a signature red head and this may be her most flattering haircut yet. This length is beautifully suited for her age as sometimes longer hair can make women appear drab over all, but this haircut is rejuvenating. The cut is ideal for women who don’t want to spend a lot of time styling as most of the layering is near the front and lower portion of her hair.

Julianne Moore HaircutJulianne Moore Haircut Side

How To Style:

  1. On dry hair, apply medium hold hairspray and brush through hair.
  2. Take 3-inch sections throughout and curl with a large iron or wand.
  3. Apply shine spray and brush through hair with fingers.

Recommended Products:

Kenra’s Perfect Medium Spray 13 is a great styling tool that will give long lasting hold. Kenra’s Shine Spray is a versatile styling product for finished styles.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

Because the layering is in the front and lower, this haircut works well for all facial shapes and hair types, including wavy and curly.

Tips:

Be sure to keep your long hair in great condition with regular in salon conditioning treatments. This can help you stretch out your haircuts a little longer.

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner is seemingly ageless in this haircut. A side fringe with long length and playful layering is a very popular look to keep anyone looking fresh and energetic. The length of her bangs is perfect. Any shorter and she may look silly trying to be too trendy and any longer may seem juvenile and messy. A clean fringe is usually flirting with eyebrows and still looks professional.

Jennifer Garner Haircut with Side FringeJennifer Garner Haircut with Side Fringe Side

How To Style:

  1. Generously apply styling spray to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry with a large round brush .
  3. Touch up ends with large curling iron or wand.
  4. Finish with shine serum.

Recommended Products:

S Factor’s Body Booster is a luxurious volumizing spray for blow dry styling. S Factor’s Dream drops are a glossy shine serum for finishing touches.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut and style works well for medium to thicker hair types and suits all face shapes.

Tips:

Be aware that layering is fitted to a haircut and look, however your hair’s density and texture play a crucial part in how it will fall in layers (too poofy, too stringy, choppy, etc). Allow your stylist to use their best judgement.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum looks fabulous as always in this medium/long haircut. Heidi is wearing a very style friendly cut with the length to the middle of her chest. The soft layering beginning near her cheeks is very flattering.

Heidi Klum Medium Long Haircut FrontHeidi Klum Medium Long Haircut

How To Style:

  1. Start with dry hair in vertical sections. Spray each section with a firm hold spray.
  2. Curl hair in two to three-inch sections with a 1.5-inch iron or wand.
  3. Finish with a firm hold spray.
  4. Break up curls with a dry wax.

Recommended Products:

Catwalk’s Firm Hold Hairspray is great for creating long lasting styles. Catwalk’s True Wax gives a polished finish to this style.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a great haircut for medium to fine hair of any texture and suits all face shapes.

Tips:

Be sure to get regular haircuts to keep any dead ends from ruining your overall look.

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian has a lovely medium/long length with great layering throughout. This haircut is very versatile and works as an easy style for an everyday casual look.

Kloe Kardashian Haircut with LayeringKloe Kardashian Haircut with Layering Front

How To Style:

  1. Apply a firm hold spray to three to four-inch sections of dry hair.
  2. Section hair into six to eight sections. Using a flat iron, curl hair back on each side.
  3. Use a shine cream to softly break the curls up into soft waves.

Recommended Products:

Bed Head’s Hard Head is a firm hold spray for a long wearing style. Bed Head’s After Party is a soft shine cream that is great for long hairstyles.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a great haircut for medium to thicker hair of all textures and suits all face shapes.

Tips:

If you have colored hair like Khloe, be sure to make a hair mask part of your hair care routine at home.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Yes, we all know that Alessandra Ambrosio is drop dead gorgeous. Victoria’s Secret is half hair, half everything else! Her signature style is this popular length of soft blended layers cascading past the chin.

Allessandra Ambrosio Haircut with Layers SideAllessandra Ambrosio Haircut with Layers

How To Style:

  1. Apply a nickel to quarter-sized amount of styling cream.
  2. Blow dry with a large round brush.
  3. Apply dime-sized amount of shine serum to finish.

Recommended Products:

Schwarzkopf Osis Buff Light Styling Cream gives hair hold and shine for a sleek blowout. Schwarzkopf Shine Drops add a nice polished finish to hair of this texture.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut and style is a great shape and works well with all facial shapes and hair textures.

Tips:

A nourishing shampoo and conditioner at home is key to keep your hair glowing like a VS model.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams looks gorgeous in her long dark locks. This is another great example of very long layering and what it can do for your overall look. Here there is very little layering — just around the face and along the very edges of her length.

Michelle Williams Haircut with Long Layers SideMichelle Williams Haircut with Long Layers

How To Style:

  1. Apply a firm hold hairspray to dry hair in vertical sections that are two inches wide.
  2. Curl small, one-inch sections with a 1 1/2-inch wand or iron.
  3. Apply a high shine spray and gently break up curls.

Recommended Products:

Aveda’s Control Force is no nonsense firm hold spray that works well with long hair. Aveda’s Brillant Shine Spray is great on thick long hair.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a great haircut for thicker hair types, including curly and wavy textures, to minimize volume. It works well with all facial shapes.

Tips:

Longer thicker hair needs a little extra nourishment to prevent it from looking dry and worn out. Be generous with your products when styling.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is a beauty icon. Her long beautiful hair has a blend of layers that allows for a wide range of styling. Layering like this may require a fair amount of styling to keep them looking hot, however with longer lengths you may be able to wear your style a couple days in between washes.

Jennifer Lopez Haircut FrontJennifer Lopez Haircut

How To Style:

  1. Apply curl cream and styling gel to damp hair.
  2. Section the back into four sections and one section on each side.
  3. Twist hair tightly and begin to dry each section in twists.
  4. Spray a texture salt spray to finish.

Recommended Products:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s Curl Conscious Defining Cream , BB Multi Talented Sculpting Gel and BB Surf Spray for a beachy style.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look works great on medium to thicker hair of all textures and works well with all face shapes.

Tips:

This a fun and creative haircut that allows you to show off your hair handiwork. Get on it and make J.Lo proud!

Vera Wang

Vera Wang is a timeless, ultra chic beauty. Her signature hair is always sleek and stylish. Her long dark hair doesn’t have much layering except for around the face which contributes to this ultra chic style.

Vera Wang Timeless HaircutVera Wang Timeless Haircut Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing anti-frizz cream to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry with a paddle brush.
  3. Run a flat iron through dry hair.
  4. Finish with a shine spray.

Recommended Products:

Rusk’s Str8 Anti Frizz and Anti-Curl Lotion keeps hair smooth and frizz-free. Rusk Shining Sheen and Movement Myst keeps that polished shine on a sleek look like this.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a great haircut for fine to medium hair. It works best on smoother, straighter hair types and suits all facial shapes.

Tips:

Long beautiful hair needs to be properly cared for to keep it healthy. Ask your stylist for a recommended home care routine.

At the end of the day, it’s just you and your hair alone in the bathroom. No glam squad or in home salon to do your beauty work for you. Do your homework and get to know the ins and outs of your own hair. How does it behave in humidity? How smooth can it get with a paddle brush? Does it respond better to gels or creams? Does spray wax cause less frizz than hairspray? These are among the many questions you must learn the answers to to really rock one of these celebrity haircuts.

Remember there’s always a third party to help — your stylist. Once you get to know what works for you and how to style it yourself you can turn any chia pet into a hollywood star.