Looking for a fresh take on your style? Try the 3 hottest hair trends worn by celebrities with a DIY from LA-based stylist Chris Greene.
The celebs: Tyra Banks, Michelle Williams
- Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner, then towel dry tresses.
- Apply a small amount of heat-protecting hair oil to your palms and distribute throughout your hair. Follow with a thickening spray to create volume and texture. Blowdry with your fingers in all directions, pulling hair upward at the roots, near your crown, to create the height and sexy silhouette that this cut is known for. If you have finer hair or waves, use a small round brush at your crown for added lift and smoothness.
- Add finishing cream to your ends for a soft, piecey, undone look. To look more polished, run a flatiron over your ends at the top of your head and fringe then apply your finishing cream. Pretty simple and oh-so-sexy!
The celebs: Selma Blair (She has the best shag ever in CR Fashion Book!)
- On damp hair, apply hair oil to your ends and a styling lotion everywhere else. (Styling lotion gives locks a little hold and workability. I love bumble and bumbles Styling Lotion!). If your tresses have natural texture, blow dry half-way and let them air dry the rest of the way.
- Apply a clay wax or pomade with your fingers to piece out your ends and accentuate shaggy layers. For more texture or movement, use a flatiron in an “s” shape to give the hair irregular bends and waves, spray with a dry texture spray and finish with a clay wax or pomade to hold. Hairspray and sea salt sprays are also your friend with this shag!
- Shake your hands through your hair to give it a lived-in feel!
The celebs: Blake Lively
- Watch your diet. Avoid processed foods and junk food. The same things that aren’t fab for your body aren’t great for your hair.
- Using good products with good-for-you ingredients.
- Be careful when tying back hair so you don’t cause breakage. Use a soft hair tie or those great no-crease elastics and ties that are gentler on the hair.
- Don’t over-color locks. Change from light to dark and back again over and over is harmful, so is going too blonde, too fast. Know your hair’s limits.
- Avoid using super-hot tools all the time. When you do use them, make sure you apply heat-protecting spray to minimize damage to the strands and preserve hair health.
- Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to keep hair hydrated.
- Some people have had success using supplements like Viviscal or biotin to help you grow strong, healthy hair from the inside out. (Ask your doctor if that’s appropriate for you before starting!)
- Get regular trims every six to eight weeks and ask your stylist to put in long soft, face-framing layers to help open up the face and create movement and dimension!
- Invest in a flatiron and/or curling iron to use in moderation so you can switch up your style and get the most out of your cut.