The 5 Best Celeb Hairstyles That You Should Copy Right Now

From dramatic color changes to creative chops, these hair looks slay for fall/winter.

There’s nothing quite like a new hairdo to breathe fresh life into neglected locks, and there are a number of celebrities sporting some seriously gorgeous styles right now.

Whether you’re after a drastic color change, want to see what life with bangs might look like, or have always wondered whether you might be able to pull off a stylish bob, taking a look at Hollywood can help you decide. With easy access to top stylists and the crème de la crème of hair products, it’s easy to see why celebs are always rocking heads of envy-inducing hair.

Here are some tips and tricks from two of the most sought-after celebrity hair stylists around who are responsible for some of the best celeb hairstyles. One of these looks may be perfect for you to copy right now.

The Shag, a la Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift
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A woman who can do no wrong when it comes to, well, just about anything really, Taylor Swift has been sporting a stylish shag of late that is giving seriously great hair vibes.

Fancy a similar do yourself? Celebrity hairstylist Cody Renegar says that this shag is all about texture and looks great on everyone—regardless of face shape or hair length. You just have to have the right technique.

“After washing your hair, give it some time to naturally air-dry to cut down the blow-dry time,” says Renegar. “Then, use a texturizing spray to give your damp hair some movement. Create medium-sized twists all over your hair while it’s still damp to help set the pattern of your waves, then blow-dry the twists on a low setting until completely dry.”

If you want a messier version of this ‘do, simply tousle your hair with your hands to create a messier, casual look. And voila! You’ll be giving Taylor Swift a run for her money in no time at all.

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The Pixie, a la Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz
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If you’re after a drastic change, Zoe Kravitz’s elegant new pixie style might be the perfect style for you.

While it suits most face shapes, Renegar says it looks best on heart-shaped faces because the angle of the cut will make the eyes the focal point and draw less attention to the jawline.

“If you have long hair, I recommend you cut your hair in stages,” says Renegar. “Bring in a picture of the exact pixie style you want to the salon and ensure you and your hairstylist are in alignment.”

And before you get the chop, know that this cut requires more regular maintenance, says Renegar. “You’ll need regular trims to keep the shape and the right styling products (anything from a mouse to gel) to get the desired hold.”

Voluminous blowout, a la Zendaya

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If you like your hair with a serving of glamour, go for Zendaya’s voluminous blowout.

According to Renegar, the best way to prep your hair for this style is by using a volume-boosting shampoo and conditioner, after which you should divide your hair into several two-inch sections before wrapping each section around a round brush.

“Position the blow-dryer nozzle downward to dry each section from root to tip, creating tension as you slide the brush down. After one section of your hair is dry, set your blow-dryer down and wrap the hair around your pointer and middle fingers, forming a loose roll. Secure it at the scalp with a clip. Repeat this throughout.”

Once you’ve given your rolls some time to set, “undo the clips to unravel each section. Blast cold air, then shake out hair, and finger-comb it to smooth,” says Renegar. For a flawless finish that will ensure maximum staying power, finish it off with a flexible hold hairspray.

High-end Hollywood glamour, a la Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor is known for her luminous skin and big, bouncy hair, so we spoke to celeb hairstylist Neil Moodie, who recently styled Sonam for a Vogue India cover story, to find out the secret behind her luscious locks.

For this modern take on Hollywood glamour, Moodie says he “created a medium-sized curl in her hair and brushed it out to soften the waves. Then, I followed with Sam Mcknight’s texture spray to give it a modern texture. I also backcombed the roots a little to give her hair more volume and support, as hair of this length tends to pull the volume out.”

The wet look, a la Alisha Boe

Her long and flowing locks have made Alisha Boe the envy of women around the world, and her recent wet look (as seen in Vogue, no less) was no different.

Naturally, it was another iconic hairstyle born of the hands of Neil Moodie.

“Her hair is long and textured so we created a wet look, which not only tamed the curls but gave her hair a more modern, sophisticated effect,” Moodie says of the sultry look.

“I used wet-look gel and Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Oil to help bring this look to life.”

If you’ve got naturally curly hair, this is the style for you.

Which of these celeb hairstyles will you be copying this fall/winter?

Lucy Pearson
Lucy Pearson is a freelance writer, book blogger and host of The Bondi Literary Salon based in Bondi. Read more
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