26 celebrity hairstyles everyone should try before turning 30
There’s a lot to be learned from the red carpet by way of celebrity hairstyles. Namely, what exactly it is you *could* be doing with your hair. Because these ‘dos are no mere ponytails or flat-ironed tresses—they’re imaginative, playful and totally awe-inspiring.
Now, not all of these celebrity hairstyles are tame or, rather, office appropriate. Which is exactly why you need to give these celebrity hairstyles a try in your 20s. Or, well, anytime, honestly. But your 20s are typically the perfect time to experiment with your tresses and really figure out what it is you like and don’t like. And in the process, you can play around with some pretty brazen styles. Your 20s can be a time of transition, uncertainty, and all-around crazy shenanigans — so why shouldn’t your hair get to have some of the fun along the way?
As for which hairstyles you should give a go, we have some thoughts. Like, never in our lifetime did we think a version of Princess Leia’s double buns would come back into style. But low and behold, Kendall Jenner delivered them back into the high fashion zeitgeist. Then, there’re dreamy princess hair extensions to play with à la Nicki Minaj and her Rapunzel hair. And if you haven’t seen Amber Heard’s messy mohawk bun, you’re in for a treat.
Whether Tswift’s shaggy bangs are more your style, or you’re just happy rocking a Selena Gomez-inspired faux bob, these are the styles you *have* to try before the big 3-0.
1Zendaya’s Luscious Full Ponytail
Behold: a ponytail truly worthy of whipping your hair back and forth.
2Kendall Jenner’s Double Buns
Princess Leia buns are a hair *must.*
3Zoe Kravitz’s Ultra-Long Braids
Braids for days!
4Blake Lively’s Grecian Updo with Double Headbands
You haven’t lived until you’ve given your tresses the Greek goddess treatment à la Serena van der Woodsen.
5Solange Knowles’ Ahhh-Mazing Voluminous Curls
Young, free, and au naturale! There’s nothing like a head full of fresh, full-bodied natural curls.
6Selena Gomez’s Retro Faux Bob
A ’20s style for your 20s? It’s a perfect fit.
7Tracee Ellis Ross’s Elegant Corn Rows Updo
Queen Tracee is here to teach all you 20-somethings a thing about statement-making braids.
8Priyanka Chopra’s Bow Bun
This Minnie-Mouse inspired style is just the updo for when you’re in a girly-girl mood.
9Cara Delevigne’s Single Side Deep Braid
This punk-inspired ‘do is designed for the glamorous rebel without a cause.
10Fan Bingbing’s Voluminous Bouffant Bun
All elegance! This classic movie star hairstyle is one to save for a statement-making moment.
11Lauren Conrad’s Goddess-like Beach Waves
Ahhh — a hairstyle as fresh as a breath of fresh air.
12Rihanna’s Bantu Knots
Meowoza! This is a punk-perfect style designed with a 20-something in mind.
13Amber Heard’s Braided Mohawk Updo
This edgy-meets-elegant ‘do packs in all the va-va-voom your heart could desire.
14Joan Smalls’ Twisted Updo
A twisted top knot is basically the definition of sophisticated sass.
15Beyonce’s Waist-long braid
You just *can’t* call yourself a 20-something until you’ve channeled a glorious Queen Bey hairstyle, and this may be one of her fiercest.
16Nina Dobrev’s Ultra-Sleek Straight Hair
The sleekest style of them all: this look is so versatile that it’s perfect for everything from nights out to job interviews.
17Lupita Nyong’o’s Beautiful Multi-Braided Bun
Warning: Staring at this mesmerizing style for any length of time may cause *serious* hair envy.
18Taylor Swift’s Shaggy Bangs
This shaggy hairstyle is one you won’t want to shake off.
19Emma Stone’s Deep-Part Side-Braid
There’s nothing like a little Emma Stone side braid to pique our beauty interests.
20Nathalie Emmanuel’s Full-Bodied Natural Curls
Oh la la! The Game of Thrones star knows a thing or two about scene-stealing styles, and the easy and ethereal nature of this one makes it a must-try.
21Jennifer Lawrence’s French Braided Updo
The detail in this style is so unbelievably intricate and refined.
22Nick Minja’s Rapunzel Extensions
Warning: this hairstyle may elicit ~major~ confidence.
23Bella Throne’s Bombshell Beach Blowout
A classic bombshell blowout is a style everyone should try at least once.
24Chloë Grace Moretz’s Textured Waves with Barrettes
This classic 90’s style deserves a modern revival in your 20s.
25Eva Mendes’ Bumped-Up Volume
Bump it up! This is downright fiesty, and it’s one of our fave celebrity hairstyles.
26Kim Kardashian Wests’s Wet Platinum Hair
Is there a better time to try waist-long, frosty platinum locks? Nope.