Love Cameron Diaz's whimsical locks? Or Jessica Alba's gorgeous caramel highlights? Now you can see how you would look with your favorite celebrity's hairstyle.
So what's in for hairstyles right now? “Textured and wavy is definitely making a comeback, " says Ann Marie Walts, Redken Artist at The LOFT in West Springfield, Mass. “So dust off your curling iron! The red carpet is a big influence in special occasion styling with a return to elegant, ‘old’ Hollywood glam. Styles are more sophisticated and structured but soft, 1940s waves are in too. I'm also seeing a lot of lift and volume. "
So what if you fall in love with J Lo's wavy tendrils but have fine hair? Watts says not to despair. “If you have fine hair or want more volume there are lots of volumizing haircare treatments you can use to achieve a fuller effect. I like Redken's Bodyfull line because it contains styling agents and protein in it. Protein helps make hair stronger and adds volume to fine hair. "
So is it really possible to get hair like Jennifer Lopez if you have hair like Twiggy? According to Walts, it depends. “When considering a “celebrity" hairstyle, look at the photo in great detail. Is it the color you like? It is only just one color or is it a few colors? How much darker or lighter is it than your own color now? How often will have to visit a salon to maintain your new look?"
Other things to consider include the length-is it short or long? Do you and your star have similar face shapes, eye color and/or skin tone? Will the style best compliment your whole entire look and image? Even more importantly, will achieving your star style require special treatments to your hair like weaves, perms, straightening or extensions?
If you're ready for a drastic change and committed to your new look, the good news is that you aren't as limited as in the past. Now there are alternative ways of attain their celebrity hairstyle. “Hair extensions are the answer most of the time, " says Walts. “Many, Many of the stars are utilizing them and they provide immediate length, fullness, thickness, and/or an infusion of color. "
And there are a variety of hair extension options. Hair wefts are clipped in for a quick hairstyle makeover. The strand-by-strand hair extension process is a more sophisticated process that gently bonds real human hair to your own hair, using very small sections-and lasts about 2-5 months. Walts works with Great Lengths hair extensions at her salon and considers them the ultimate option for her clients seeking celebrity styles.
Her best tip for achieving your celebrity hairstyle is to be very selective of the hairstylist you choose. “There are many great hairstylists and in our industry there are so many areas to specialize in, " she says. “So finding a salon/and or stylist that can recreate the look you are looking for is key. Then just have fun!"
A. Covington is a beauty writer who loves anything that smells great and makes her skin, nails, and hair look and feel amazing. She lends her beauty IQ to her beauty blog. Her readers get a daily dose of beauty tips and cosmetics product reviews, plus articles on makeup, skincare, hair products, and fragrances for the body and home. Amy maintains three blogs for Belisi Fashions, a luxury accessories brand, specializing in silk neckties and silk scarves .