Trendlooks 2016

Stars Inspire New Hairstyles

Hairstyles of Stars
Actress Julianne Hough (left) and singer Alicia Keys (right) put their own twists on popular hairstyles. Julianne combined twirled hair elements with a banana updo. Alicia piled up her thick braids on the crown of her head
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Many stars like to experiment with hairstyles. Every once in a while, one of their hairstyles may strike the fancy of many and become a trend. Singer Alicia Keys, actress Julianne Hough, and model Heidi Klum for example are known for their qualities as trailblazers for hairstyle fashions. See whether the photos of their hairstyles can inspire your next hairstyle. We have left nothing to chance and included styling instructions

  • Today’s stars appear on stage, in advertisements, on billboards, on TV, and in movies. They are featured guests at galas, opening nights, and public events. Wherever they go, the public eye is on their every move and style. Many of these stars have a feel for style. They connect with the spirit of the people who admire them. Creativity and instinct allow them to adopt intriguing styles, which will be embraced by many. Their new hairstyles and outfits capture the style of the hour. These trendsetters spark the imaginations of millions. If they also have staying power they may become cherished icons.

    Our choices of today’s hairstyle trailblazers are prominently the French actress Marion Cotillard, the stylish American actress Julianne Hough, soul diva Alicia Keys, top model Heidi Klum and styling chameleon Katy Perry.

  • Hairstyles of Stars: The Secret is in the Details

  • Styles often express themselves in details. Of course, on second view these hairstyle elements may not be details at all but rather eye-catching focus points. Julianne Hough for example did not simply brush back her hair to style a banana updo. Instead, she separated three side strands and twisted them around a couple of times before she gathered them into the banana updo (see the photo above). Alicia Keys showed her artistic knack by draping her thick braids asymmetrically on the crown of her head. Like many trailblazers she gets satisfaction out of experimenting and breaking ‘the rules’. Trendsetters are playful and effortlessly combine familiar style elements to new and often surprising images. Having the courage to implement ideas wins half the battle for a personal style.

    We hope the photos of stars and their inspiring hairstyles will awaken the artist in you.

  • Gallery: Hairstyles of Stars

    Hairstyles of Stars: Heidi Klum

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    Hairstyles of Stars: Heidi Klum

    Have a second look to appreciate the details in Heidi Klum’s hairstyle. Heidi Klum put a new twist on her sleek ponytail. Low at the neckline, she picked up two strands of hair and twisted them around each other toward the base and then around the base of her high ponytail. She secured the twirled strands with hair pins

    Hairstyles of Stars: Julianne Hough

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    Hairstyles of Stars: Julianne Hough

    The American actress Julianne Hough shows how to deliberately create an undone hairstyle. Her high chignon is the opposite of perfect. All her hair is simply piled up atop her head and held there with bobby pins

     Hairstyles of Stars: Marion Cotillard

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    Hairstyles of Stars: Marion Cotillard

    Without exception, we love every single one of Marion Cotillard’s hair creations. The asymmetric sleek bob with the front hair swept across the forehead and to the side is simply fabulous. Nobody could overlook the deep lustre of her beautiful hair (left). The semi-updo with the double quiff and large waves gives her an interesting, old-fashioned look (right).

    Hairstyles of Stars: Alicia Keys

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    Hairstyles of Stars: Alicia Keys

    The hairstyles of R&B and soul singer Alicia Keys always deserve a second look. Looking from the front, you may expect her hair to be gathered to a banana updo in the back. Surprise! She made the long ends of her hair disappear at the neckline with the help of some hair pins. Alicia used hair wax to sleek her hair back.

    Hairstyles of Stars: Katy Perry

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    Hairstyles of Stars: Katy Perry

    We challenge you to name a hair colour, which Katy Perry hasn’t tried yet. There are simply too many hair colour nuances to try them all – or are there? The singer and playful hairstyle creator simply does not accept any limitations to her creativity and style. If you love to see conventions broken your delight over her hairstyle choices will know no end. When colouring your hair, why not have some fun trying the many shades of pink, purple, blue, green, yellow, and black? Katy Perry shows how it is done.