20 Breathtaking Celebrity Hairstyles to Look Out For This Winter

It’s typical that celebs can be the inspiration for plenty of fabulous haircuts, hair colors and hairstyles, and this winter is certainly no exception! Similar to last winter, we are seeing plenty of looks that are perfectly understated — soft curls and a more natural feel to everything. Take a look at 20 of our favorite celebrity hairstyles to channel this winter season!

Short and Sassy

Miss Swift went for a drastic shortening of her locks this year and we are loving it! Soft curls make for a romantic and natural look that is perfect for any occasion.

Taylor Swift Short Hairstyle with Curls

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to one side.
  2. Use a medium curling iron, curl small sections of your hair.
  3. Once all sections of hair are curled, run your fingers through your curls to soften them and make them look looser and more natural.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Collarbone-length hair and above is great for this style. Taylor is rocking some heavy side fringe which is a nice complement to this look. Any texture of hair will work for this style! It’s very versatile and will be very flattering on a round face shape.

Recommended Products:

To add a bit of shine to your locks after you have curled them, spray some Bumble and Bumble Shine Spray on your hands and apply it to the ends of your hair. A little goes a long way, so use it sparingly!

Tips:

Even if you have straight across bangs, this look can work for you! Any type of bangs will be a nice complement to this style.

Flowy Yet Fierce

Fergie’s fierceness is not to be overshadowed by her soft, flowy waves. This relaxed and dreamy look is totally beautiful and is a great style to show off a new hair color or long, luscious layers.

Fergie Long Hairstyle with Waves

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to one side.
  2. Use a 1¼-inch curling iron to curl each section of your hair.
  3. Once all sections are curled, use a brush and brush through your curls to make them appear softer and more natural.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Although Fergie has long hair, you could make this look work for hair of any length! A round face shape will appear more elongated with this style. If you have fine or extra long hair, be sure to use a smaller curling iron so that the curls will last.

Recommended Products:

A soft hairspray such as Spray de Mode by Bumble and Bumble is a great product to use before you begin curling. It will help your curls to stay longer without making your hair feel crunchy or sticky.

Sexy and Slicked Back

The stunning jLo never disappoints with her sexy, super glam style. The same thing goes for this brilliantly slicked back look. It’s the perfect amount of class, and sass!

Jennifer Lopez Slicked Back Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s been smoothed with a flat iron or a round brush.
  2. Apply a small amount of gel to your fingertips and dab it around your hairline.
  3. Use a comb to comb the gel back about two to three inches past your hairline.
  4. Use a backcombing brush to backcomb the hair in your crown. Smooth it down gently using a boar bristle brush.
  5. Spray everything with a strong hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

A haircut that doesn’t have a ton of layers is ideal for this look, however the length of your hair doesn’t make much of a difference. As long as your hair is at least shoulder length, you can make this style work! A narrow face shape is well suited for this look.

Recommended Products:

Super Goo or Undressed (both by Kevin Murphy) are two awesome products to try for this style. Undressed will be a bit lighter while Super Goo is a bit stronger and would be good for someone with thicker, coarser hair.

Tips:

A great base for this style is a good round brush! Use a boar bristle round brush and some root plumping spray to get your hair ready to create this look.

Mad About Messy

We are totally swooning over this messy yet chic look! It’s easy-peasy to create and doesn’t disappoint in the trendy department.

Dianna Agron Messy Updo

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair (day old hair is ideal for this look).
  2. Gently backcomb the hair at the crown of your head.
  3. Use a headband of some sort to push the hair around your face back. If needed, secure the headband with bobby pins.
  4. Gently smooth down the backcombed sections and then gather the rest of your hair back into a ponytail in the back/middle of your head.
  5. Spray everything with a strong hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have short hair that’s fairly thick and coarse, this style is a great option for you. A heart or oval shaped face will be complemented by this messy look and, as I mentioned earlier, hair that’s a bit dirty will work perfectly for this style.

Recommended Products:

A great way to get a ton of body when backcombing hair is to spray a bit of dry shampoo at your roots before you backcomb. Try Fresh Dust by L’oreal. It’s light and won’t change the color of your roots!

Smoothed and Sassy

This trendy look on Julianne has plenty of sass and style. And, as a huge bonus, it keeps your hair out of your face all night. It’s a must-try!

Julianne Hough Smooth Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s been smoothed out with a flat iron or with a round brush.
  2. Apply gel to your fingertips and gently run your fingertips through your hair. Comb the gel through your hair and repeat this step if more hold is needed.
  3. Spray everything with a strong hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have short hair that’s relatively straight by nature, this look is a great option for you. This look will really highlight your features, so any face shape will work for this style!

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble’s Gelac is a great styling product for this look. Start with a small amount and then add more as needed. Be sure to comb it through your hair using a fine tooth comb.

Au Naturel

Zendaya’s stunning locks are surely a sight to be seen. If you’re a naturally curly girl, lucky you! This one’s got your name written all over it!

Zendaya Naturally Curly Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. If you have naturally curly hair, begin with damp hair that has been gently towel dried.
  2. Apply mousse and curl cream to your hair from roots to ends. If you have significant frizz, also apply a smoothing serum.
  3. Use a diffuser and dry your hair.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for those with naturally curly hair. The length doesn’t matter much as it’s a very versatile style and could work for short to long hair. A square face shape will be flattered by this look.

Recommended Products:

I love combining Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum for a fabulous curl concoction. It will define your curls, but keep them soft and frizz-free!

Tips:

If you have curly hair and don’t own a diffuser, you need to invest in one! It’s a tool that attaches to the end of your blow dryer and diffuses the air so your curls dry evenly and slowly. With the right products and a diffuser, your curls will be defined and beautiful.

Bodacious Blowout

Meghan Trainor’s fantastically long and luscious locks look amazing when sleekly blown out. Although this style is simple, it certainly doesn’t compromise on trendiness. It’s a great option for almost anyone this winter season!

Meghan Trainor Long Blowout

How To Style:

  1. Begin with slightly damp hair that’s parted to one side. Apply a smoothing cream to your ends.
  2. Use a medium-sized boar bristle round brush to dry your hair.
  3. Once dry, apply a shine serum to the ends of your hair to add sheen and softness.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any length of hair will work well for this style. If you have a haircut with plenty of layers, you will have extra body and bounce! Fine to medium hair that’s straight will be easiest to create this look on, although if you have thicker hair with a wave or curl, you will want to work in smaller sections and use a heavier smoothing serum. Any face shape will be flattered by this look.

Recommended Products:

I love Lazer Stright by Unite. It will smooth your hair down and give it a lovely shine! It you want to add a bit of body at your roots, spray some Boosta Spray by Unite right at your scalp.

Glam Goddess

Just the right amount of curl falling in just the right way around your face is a recipe for the ultimate winter glam look!

Chloe Green Short Glamorous Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to one side.
  2. Using a small curling iron, curl each section so that they are all going in the same direction. For instance, all the curls should be curled towards your face, or all curls should be curled away from your face.
  3. Once each section is curled, use a flat paddle brush to brush through your curls to make them appear softer and more natural.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have short hair, this style will look absolutely fabulous on you! Medium thick hair will look the fullest and show the style off the best. A round face shape will be complemented by this look.

Recommended Products:

A good working spray is a wonderful addition to this style. Spray de Mode by Bumble and Bumble is a soft and light working spray that is ideal for spraying on your hair before you curl it.

Loose and Laid Back

This stunning, relaxed and laid back look is a versatile style that will work for ANY occasion! A night out or a casual day outing is suitable for this style that frames the face beautifully and emphasizes all of your best features.

Kimberly Garner Laid Back Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted where you desire.
  2. Use a large 1.5-inch curling iron to curl each section of your hair.
  3. Leave out the hair around your hairline. Gather the rest of your hair back into a low, messy ponytail.
  4. Use bobby pins to gather and secure the ponytail into a messy bun.
  5. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have short to medium hair, this look is great for you. If you have longer hair, you can still make this work as long as you have a haircut with shorter layers in the front. A round face shape will be flattered by this look.

Recommended Products:

This laid back look could be really complemented by some texture cream on your ends. Use a touch of Bumble and Bumble’s Styling Wax on your fingertips and work it into the ends of your hair once you have your bun secured.

Ponytail Perfection

There’s nothing fancy about this ponytail, but Jennifer Aniston certainly makes it look phenomenal! This proves that with a few little tricks, you can truly make a ponytail appropriate for ANY occasion.

Jennifer Aniston Ponytail

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair parted to one side. Style your bangs as desired.
  2. Use a backcombing brush to backcomb the hair at your crown.
  3. Smooth down the backcombed section using a boar bristle brush, then gather all of your hair and secure it into a ponytail just below the crown section of your hair.
  4. Take a tiny section of your ponytail and wrap it around the ponytail holder. Secure the end with a bobby pin.
  5. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is a great option if you have short, medium or long hair! Any hair texture will work. This look will highlight your best features, so be sure to use a little extra eye shadow or define your cheekbones a little more than usual.

Recommended Products:

If you have fine hair and backcombing can be an issue for you, spray some dry shampoo at your roots before you backcomb. Try L’oreal Fresh Dust!

Tips:

Even if you don’t have side bangs like Miss Aniston, you can still rock this style! Straight across bangs or even no bangs at all would look great with this look.

Retro Waves

Bella Thorne brings us retro glam with this stunning, waved look. It’s a great way to show off your new winter hair color or new layered haircut!

Bella Thorne Retro Hairstyle with Waves

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to one side.
  2. Use a large, 1.5-inch curling iron to curl sections of your hair. Be sure to curl all of the sections so that they go towards your face.
  3. Once each section has been curled, use a soft brush to gently brush through your curls.
  4. Add shine spray or serum to your ends.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Although this style looks fabulous with Bella’s long hair, you can make this look work with short to medium hair as well. If you have frizzy or wavy hair, be sure to use a round brush to blow out your hair before you begin curling it. A square face shape will be softened by this style.

Recommended Products:

If you aren’t already using a heat protectant spray, you should be! It’s a very important part of your product regimen. Heat tools can be very harsh on your hair, so spray on a bit of Kevin Murphy’s Damage Manager before you get out those hot tools!

Tips:

Try this look on day old hair that isn’t perfectly clean. It will make the curls appear softer and less frizzy!

Uber Chic

This extra glamorous look with a deep part is simply magical! It brings all the attention to your face and your beautiful hair color.

Jena Malone Short Hairstyle with Deep Part

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s deeply parted to one side.
  2. Use a small to medium-sized curling iron and curl small sections of your hair so that each curl is going the same way.
  3. Once each section is curled, use a flat paddle brush and gently brush through your curls.
  4. Use a smoothing or shine serum after you have finished curling and spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Short hair will be easiest to achieve this look on. If you have fine hair, even better! Just remember that the finer your hair is, the smaller the curling iron you should use. A heart or oval shaped face will be complemented by this style.

Recommended Products:

If you don’t have a good curling iron, I would strongly suggest investing in one. I love the Hot Tools curling irons. They are affordable and will last you a long time!

The Modern French Twist

Nothing is more fabulous than Jennifer Lawrence’s modern and relaxed French twist.

Jennifer Lawrence Modern French Twist

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted down the middle.
  2. Leave out an inch of hair around your hairline.
  3. Gather the rest of your hair back into a French twist that isn’t as tight as your typical French twist. It should be a bit messier and not too “perfect”.
  4. Tuck the hair around your face behind your ears and spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Medium length hair that’s not too fine and slippery will be easiest to create this look on. A defined jawline and high cheekbones will be highlighted by this look.

Recommended Products:

If your hair is super clean and keeps slipping out of whatever upstyle you put it in, try spraying your hair with a medium strength hairspray like Moroccan Oil Hairspray before styling.

Tips:

If you aren’t sure how to create a French twist, try this tutorial! This look is perfect if you aren’t sure what exactly you’re doing because the less perfect it is, the better.

The Mid-Length Maiden

Jessica Simpson rocks a mid-length cut like no other! Her straight look perfectly shows off her features and her awesome haircut.

Jessica Simpson Mid Length Cut

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair that’s been dried to about 80% dry.
  2. Apply a smoothing cream, then use a boar bristle round brush to blow dry sections of your hair.
  3. If more smoothness is desired, use a flat iron to get your hair even straighter.
  4. Apply some smoothing serum to your ends.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Medium length hair that has few layers is ideal for this look. Naturally wavy hair will work beautifully for this style. A round face shape will be complemented by this look.

Recommended Products:

A good round brush is incredibly important when trying to create a sleek look like this. I love Ibiza round brushes. They are very well made and create the perfect amount of tension to give you that sleek, smooth look.

The Braided Beauty

This stunning style is incredibly easy to create and is incredibly stylish! Braids continue to be all the rage this winter season, so this is definitely one look you’ll want to add to your repertoire.

Laura Haddock Stunning Braid

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted down the center.
  2. Gather hair to one side and braid your hair. Secure the end with a ponytail holder.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Hair of any length with minimal layering is ideal for this look. A round face shape will be complemented by this style.

Recommended Products:

If you have fine hair and it’s very soft and slippery, try spraying your hair with a light hold hairspray before you braid it. You will find that this allows you to braid your hair with more ease and it won’t be quite as slippery! Also, hair that’s not super clean works well.

A Foxy Fishtail

This perfectly positioned fishtail is so trendy and fabulous. It’s a must try! Not only does it get your hair out of your face, but it will have all eyes on you and your beautiful locks.

Meta Golding Fishtail Braid

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair. Pull all of your hair back into a ponytail that is positioned in the crown area of your head.
  2. Create a fishtail braid with the hair in the ponytail. When you reach the end of the braid, secure it with a ponytail holder.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Long hair with minimal layering will be easiest for you to create this look on. An oval or heart shaped face will be complemented by this style.

Recommended Products:

You want your ponytail to be fairly tight for this look, so if you have some frizz you want to control, apply a bit of light working spray to your hair before you pull it back into a ponytail.

Tips:

A fishtail isn’t hard to create but if you aren’t sure how to do it, check out this tutorial!

The Low-Bunned Babe

A low bun with some body in the crown area is a timeless look that will never get old!

Peyton List Timeless Low Bun

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to one side. Style your bangs as desired and leave them out.
  2. Use a backcombing brush to create volume at your crown area.
  3. Gently use a boar bristle brush to smooth down the area you have just backcombed.
  4. Gather the rest of your hair into a very low ponytail at the nape of your neck.
  5. Use bobby pins and secure the ponytail hair into a bun.
  6. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfection for you if you have short hair that’s fine in texture. Any face shape will be complemented by this style. It’s also a great way to show off some fun accessories or a special makeup application!

Recommended Products:

If you want to get more body at your roots when backcombing, spray some dry shampoo on the hair before you back comb it. I love Fresh Hair by Kevin Murphy.

Tips:

A backcombing brush is a great help when creating body. I love the Spornette Little Wonder Brush. It’s gentle on your hair and won’t cause breakage.

Radiantly Round Brushed

Here’s another round brushed look that is truly timeless. It’s always an easy and beautiful way to show off your best accessory…your hair!

Lisa Kudrow Timeless Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Begin with hair that’s damp and about 80% of the way dry. Apply a root boosting spray to your roots.
  2. Use a boar bristle round brush to dry small sections of your hair.
  3. Once all sections are dry, apply a shine serum to your ends and apply a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have fine to medium hair that’s fairly short and fine, this style will give you a bit of extra body. A round face shape will be complemented by this look.

Recommended Products:

A root plumping spray is ideal for creating the perfect blowout. Try Thickening Spray by Bumble and Bumble. It’s light and won’t get sticky!

Loose and Lovely Waves

Jessica Chastain doesn’t disappoint in the style department. Her hair is absolutely stunning when styled in soft, flowy waves that perfectly frame her face and show off her color!

Jessica Chastain Hairstyle with Soft Waves

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s deeply parted to one side.
  2. Use a medium-sized curling iron to curl sections of your hair. Curl each section in opposite directions. For instance, one section goes towards your face, the next section away from your face, and so on.
  3. Once each section has been curled, use your fingers to break up the curls and make them appear more natural.
  4. Tuck one side of your hair behind your ear and bring the rest of your hair over one shoulder.
  5. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Honestly, this style is incredibly versatile! Short to long haired ladies can all rock this look. Any face shape will be complemented by this style.

Recommended Products:

Some shine spray applied after you have created this style is a great addition. Spray some Shimmer Shine by Kevin Murphy into your hands and then apply it to your ends.

Short and Sassy

This short and totally sassy waved look is a relaxed option that’s perfect for a night out or a casual day around the house this winter season.

Anne Hathaway Short Wavy Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to one side.
  2. Use a medium-sized curling iron and curl sections of your hair.
  3. After you have curled all of your hair, use your fingers to separate the curls so they appear softer and more natural.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Short hair of any texture is a great option for this look. A square face shape will be complemented by this look.

Recommended Products:

If you have fine hair that’s hard to keep curled, spray your hair with a light working spray before you curl. Spray de Mode by Bumble and Bumble is my absolute favorite working spray. It’s light and won’t make your hair feel sticky!

Celebrities lead the way for the best styles and trends for this winter season. Take their cue and stick to easy and relaxed looking styles that are understated yet classy. If anything, just add a touch of intricacy with a simple braid or twist like these celebrity hairstyles. Happy styling!