When it comes to celebrity hairstyles, we all lust after luscious locks like Kim Kardashian’s. But let’s be real: a lot of us weren’t born with thick, horse-like manes OR want to spend a boatload on extensions to help get that look. That’s why we’re celebrating these 15 low-maintenance celebrity hairstyles that are natural-looking and totally doable, too. The greatest problem you will encounter is deciding which look to try first!
Why we love it: Ms. Aniston is quite possibly the queen of the low maintenance hairstyles. Her tresses are always shiny and bouncy, yet not hard at all to mimic on your own.
Get the look: “Blow out damp hair smoothly in sections, then finish with a serum and a bit of hairspray,” says Raphael Reboh, celebrity stylist and owner of Femme Coiffure Hair Spa who’s tamed the manes of celebs like Cameron Diaz, Claudia Schiffer and Jennifer Aniston.
2. Taylor Swift
Why we love it: It’s sassy yet totally approachable.
Get the look: “Start out with damp hair. This is important because it doesn’t damage or overwork the hair as much,” Reboh says. “Put in a little leave-in conditioner (I love Pureology Essential Repair), then blow the hair out smooth in sections.” For the bangs, Reboh recommends avoiding any product to avoid weighing the hair down.
Why we love it: It’s fun and flirty. Who doesn’t love that?!
Get the look: “Spray Kerastase Spray à Porter into pre-dried hair, then, using a blowdryer at a low setting, scrunch for desired texture,” says Nick Penna, Creative Director of Boston-based Be Styled blowdry lounge and a regular New York Fashion Week stylist at shows like Jason Wu and Rodarte. “For extra flare, add a headband!”
Why we love it: She’s a total “it” girl, and that includes her hairstyles, too!
Get the look: “LC is the queen of sock buns! To achieve this look, start by applying Mousse Bouffante by Kerastaseinto dry hair, then sleek back into a high pony,” Penna says. He then recommends using a hair donut to create the bun and bobby pins to smooth it out.
Why we love it: An updated ponytail always looks fashion-forward.
Get the look: Add a texturizing cream like Bumble and Bumble texturizing cream to almost-dry hair and pull hair into a ponytail says Reboh. “To create the invisible elastic look, take a bottom strand of ponytail, wrap it around the elastic and tuck inside. A messy look is encouraged here, so don’t worry about making it look perfect!”
Why we love it: It’s a little messy yet totally sexy.
Get the look: “I would prep hair with Kerastase Boucles d’Art aqua-mousse and slowly diffuse it until dry. Then take a large barrel iron and lightly curl the ends,” says George Nikollaj, co-owner of 6 salon in Michigan. “Then, lightly spray Kerastase Laque Couture, let it dry and very gently run fingers through the ends to break up the curls.”
Why we love it: She makes the pixie cut look funky and feminine.
Get the look: “I would start with Kerastase Oleo Relax and dry hair with a small round brush, pulling all the curl and removing the wave. When dry, use a medium-sized iron and lightly spray Kerastase Gloss Appeal for shine. Then lightly piece the hair out with fingers,” says Niollaj.
Why we love it: It’s soft, pretty and totally classic.
Get the look: “Grab a 1-2 inch curling iron and begin curling hair from midshaft to ends. Curl away from your face for bigger waves, then pull hair back for the half-up, half-down look,” says Penna. “This look is meant to be loose and fun! Use Kerastase Laque Dentelle to hold it in place.”
Why we love it: Hello, va-va-voom gorgeousness.
Get the look: “Start with Kerastase Exlixir Ultime. It is a light oil and will get any unwanted curl out of the hair, but still give volume,” says Nikollaj. “Then, using a large barrel curling iron, curl everything the same direction and lightly spray Kerastasse Laque Dentelle. Finally, pull all the hair to one side and lightly pin from underneath.”
Why we love it: She’s got movement without looking overly-styled.
Get the look: Whitney Young, stylist at Daireds Salon & Spa Pangéa in Dallas which welcomes clients such as Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez, suggests starting off with second-day hair for this look. Then, “section hair into three sections. Beginning with your first section on the bottom, spray a protective heat styling spray like Oribe Soft Lacquer on your section. Using a large barrel curling iron, wrap hair (starting at the midsection) around the barrel to the ends of the hair strand. Repeat this on each section until completed, then run your fingers through to break up the curls and create a tousled look. Finish with a humidity protectant like Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray to tame frizz and set the style.”
Why we love it: It’s simple yet cute!
Get the look: Young recommends starting with a root lifter like Kérastase Lift Vertige on towel-dried hair. Dry hair with a paddle brush in the opposite direction it falls to help create volume. Then, pin hair into sections and round brush. She recommends finishing with a texture spray like Kérastase Powder Bluff to create fullness in the crown.
Why we love it: It’s sleek and sexy.
Get the look: “Grab a product like the Kerastase Fondant Nutri-Thermique and apply to wet hair from mid-shaft to ends before starting to blow dry. Then, create a deep side part and slick hair back into a pony. Coil a piece of hair around the elastic for an even sleeker look,” Penna says.
Why we love it: It’s hard to resist big, beautiful waves.
Get the look: This is another hairstyle to do on second-day hair. “Section hair into three sections from bottom to crown, and curl hair horizontally with an extra large curling iron from roots to ends. After curling all sections, lightly run hands through to soften curls and apply a light serum or shine spray to smooth,” Young says.
Why we love it: Bedhead has never looked so good.
Get the look: “Lightly spray Kerastase Volumifique Volumizing Spray at the base to give hair a good form and structure. Then, take an iron to ends and lightly curl them,” Nikollaj says. Finish with hairspray.
15. Kate Middleton
Why we love it: When it comes to hair, the Duchess of Cambridge can do no wrong.
Get the look: Young recommends starting with a bit of mousse (like Kérastase Mousse Bouffante) to towel-dried hair. Then, blow dry hair upside down to create volume. “Section hair into horizontal sections, and roll on hot rollers. Leave rollers in until they cool off. After removing the rollers, use a boar bristle brush to brush out curls and smooth. Finish with a light hairspray.”
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