InStyle.com readers’ poll voted on the hottest Hollywood hairstyles. The top five winners are:
Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Anniston, Eva Longoria, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Simpson
Reese Witherspoon’s Tapered Bangs
Her stylist, Mark Townsend, cuts her bangs ½-inch longer on each side and textures them by cutting into the ends vertically to create
subtle layers. This creates a fringe style that is versatile, and will allow the bangs to be worn to either side, or straight down.
Reese has very fine, silky hair and therefore needs careful tending to create the textured look.
To get her look:
With such fine-textured hair, you need to dry the hair to maximize volume. Use a round brush or the fingers to lift the hair (bangs
especially) to get added volume in the area desired without overstressing the hair. Use a round brush to create gentle bends and
expand the hair ends as you dry and style it.
You can keep your look soft, by indirectly applying hairspray using a brush to apply the spray to the base of the hair at the scalp.
Spray the brush with hairspray and brush it onto the scalp end of the hair. This will give you directional control without making the
whole of the bangs look or feel stiff. You can finish the look using a domed flat iron (one that has curved heating plates). This
helps to create a soft curve and rounds out the ends, rather than creating the super-flat finish common to most situations.
Bangs can get oily when they sit on the face, especially when you have fine hair. If a quick “refresher” is needed between shampoos
you can use a bit of baby powder dusted on the hands and run through the hair to absorb the oil and keep the hair from looking greasy.
Jennifer Anniston’s Sleek Shiny Layers
Stylist Chris McMillan trims Jennifer’s hair by combing it back and cutting it straight across to create the long-layered, slightly
A-line shape. He then uses a point-cutting technique to create a slightly jagged look. However, when the hair is finer in texture,
keep the cut more blunt to prevent a wispy frayed look.
To get her look:
Avoid too much, or too-heavy product which can make the hair lank and heavy. Control frizz using a drop of smoothing serum rubbed on
the hands and run through the ends of damp hair before blow-drying. Another touch of serum adds shine and definition after drying.
Dry the hair using a large round brush to smooth and straighten the hair. Wrap sections around the brush and allow the hair to cool to set
in large bends and swing in the sections. This will create the long-flowing soft curves that work so well with the cut.
To ensure smoothness without flatness, use the straightening iron only on the ends of the hair starting from the mid-point along the
hair to the ends. This prevents you from removing the lift created in the drying process. Control fly-away strands by misting the
fingers with hairspray and passing them over the hairs around the face.
Eva Longoria’s Glamorous Curls
Eva’s long hair falls to mid-back, but in order to create different looks, her stylist, Ken Paves, uses hairpieces. The result is a
layered look that distributes the weight of Eva’s hair and adds movement to enhance her naturally wavy texture.