Since we just rang in the new year I wanted look back on our favorite hair of 2012. I copied many of these looks — did you?
Taylor Swift gave an edge to her sweet look with this long fringe. Bangs were huge this year, thanks to the likes of Swift and BEOC favorite Zooey Deschanel.
Beyoncé rocked the topknot all the time this year — it wins the prize for best throw-it-together hairstyle.
Not everyone can pull-off the candy-colored hair trend, but Katy Perry rocked it.
I’ve always had a fantasy of going platinum and Rita Ora pulls it off so well, I just might.
Headbands are highly underrated, which makes us love Keira Knightly’s ‘do even more.
The pixie cut was a big trend this year and we hope Anne Hathaway keeps her hair cropped.
Emma Stone rocks this modern take on soft finger waves.
At the beginning of the year, Adele made a splash with her signature big bouffant.
This glamorous and simple updo is one of the reasons why I love Jessica Chastain so much.
What was your favorite hair look of 2012?
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This gorgeous wavy swept-to-the-side hairstyle is a staple on the red carpet and the perfect go-to do’ for any holiday party. Slight changes can make the style lean towards classic or read more edgy (the difference is in what you do to the slick side). If clean and simple is what you’re going for, follow Amanda Seyfried’s lead and pull one side of your hair back and secure with bobby pins, sweeping the rest of your hair over your shoulder. For something a little more daring, copy Scarlett Johansson’s faux-undercut and French braid a few strands from the ear to the crown in a diagonal pattern. Either way, spray the hell out of it with a strong-hold hairspray like Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray, $17 and you’ll be good to go for the rest of the night. Here are more pretty versions. Which do you like best?
This month Emma Stone has been killing it with both her hair and makeup while on a globetrotting press tour for The Amazing Spider Man (BTW, it opens July 3rd). I couldn’t wait to share my favorite looks. Dying to see what she comes up with next.
Which look do you like best?
- Carrie Stern Kleiner
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Just as I was about to declare that Kate Middleton seemed to be in a bit of a hair rut, she went out and got herself a fabulous braided updo. Kudos to her for being brave enough to try something new. She should do it more often. And, so should the rest of us. If you’re one of those women who always wears her hair down, try a half-up ‘do, a braided bang or even a full updo like Middleton’s. Or, if you’re a ponytail addict (like me), try wearing your hair down once a week. You can copy Middleton’s go-to style. The compliments are sure to roll in and the much-need change might just help you love your hair again.
To create a braided updo similar to Middleton’s, follow these steps:
Step 1: Create a side part and clip your bang area (opposite your part) out of the way.
Step 2: Starting at the temple on the same side as your part, French braid that side section of hair. Secure the end of the braid with a tiny clear elastic.
Step 3: French braid the opposite side (excluding the clipped bang section), but start this braid just above your ear. Secure with a tiny clear elastic. At this point you should have two side braids, a hanging section of hair at the bottom and your clipped bangs.
Step 4: Crisscross the braids at the back of your head, tuck in the ends then secure the braid to your scalp with bobby pins.
Step 5: Roll up the hanging hair at the back of your head into a chignon shape and secure it just below the braids with bobby pins.
Step 6: Finish the look by removing the clip in your bang area and sweeping the section back toward the braids. Secure it by tucking and pinning the section into the braids.