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Welcome back… Celeb hairstyles of Taylor Swift, Emma Stone, Meghan Linsey, Mad Men & much, much more

In honor of the New Year, we are doing a Grand Re-Opening of realhairstyles.net. For a variety of reasons (health of significant others, our real jobs and other circumstances beyond our control), we have been gone for far too long. So for 2012 we are resolving to do one blog posting a week or at the very least once every two weeks. While we were gone, you were faithful to us. Our first action is reassessing our viewer stats of all time. These stats have stayed consistent for the past year and a half, and they give us a good idea of your fave (and not so fave) celebrity hairstyles.

The top most-viewed are:
1. Home page
2. Country Music Hairstyles: Taylor Swift, Julianne Hough, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood
3. Emma Stone’s hair color: What was she thinking? Blond and Fall for Emma Stone’s haircolor Rich Red
4. Taylor Swift’s hairstyles “Speak Now!”
5. Meghan Linsey’s hairstyle, boyfriend and their “Steel Magnolia”
6. Miley Cyrus‘ style going straight from PG to R
7. Carey Mulligan’s hair: an Education in style (we wouldn’t have guessed this because her weekly and monthly stats weren’t that high!)
8. Mad Women hairstyles: January Jones, Christina Hendricks & Elizabeth Moss
9. Ombre celebrity haircolor: Sarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore, Alexa Chung, Gisele Bundchen…
10. Demi Lovato’s hair sparks public debate

11. Marilyn Monroe hairstyles: Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Lady Gaga (and Marilyn, of course!)
12. More on ombre haircolor: Camilla Alves and Jessica Biel
13. Victoria Beckham’s hairstyles are ever-changing
14. The women of Mad Men (again)
15. Timeless star style: Audrey Hepburn and Leslie Caron
16. Update on Janet Jacson’s new hairstyle
17. The James Bond Girls of Iron Man
18. Celebrity Apprentice hairstyles (from 2 years ago!)
19. The wizardly world of Emma Watson‘s Hairstyle
20. Julianne Hough stands out!

Other most-viewed posts include topics such as Jennifer Anist0n’s lob, Agyness Deyn‘s buzz cut, more Meghan Linsey, Evangeline Lilly’s hairstyles: Lost and Found, new style Fish-Tail Braids (Leona Lewis, Jennifer Aniston & Evangeline), Brond haircolor and much, much more.

On the other hand, the lowest of the low were looked at only 2 to 29 times. Among your non-interesting subjects are Miley Cyrus (note that one of her posts is in the top 10!), Green hairstyles, Kate Gosselin, Rihanna, Betty White, Jessica Simpson, Katherine Heigl, Taylor Swift/Jake Gyllenhaal, latest Robin Hood movie, bangs for babies, Sarah Michelle Gellar before and after Buffy, Ke$sha, Hayden Panettierie (personally a mane makover we loved) and sideswept hairstyles of Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Katee Sackhoff… whew…we’re out of breath and can’t bear to continue with the negatives.

We’re also nearing the end of our Jan. 2, 2012 posting. After all we can’t sum up 6 months in 1 day! So we’ll sum it up with blogs we hope to post in the next month: The Best Hairstyles of 2011; Hairstyles of Ashlee Simpson, Emma Watson, Emma Watson, Julianne Hough, Jennifer Aniston, etc.; Kate Hudson’s worst hairstyle ever!; Rooney Mara and the hottest rising hairstyles today; etc., etc.

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Timeless star style: Leslie Caron & Audrey Hepburn

Recently we saw two of our favorite movie stars from the past–Leslie Caron and Audrey Hepburn–in Gigi and Love in the AfternoonGigi (along with American in Paris) just wouldn’t have been the same without Miss Caron. We haven’t seen an American in Paris lately, but it is fresh in our minds from childhood! The chemistry between Leslie and Gene Kelly makes perfect sense if you know that Gene discovered Leslie performing in a ballet. Two years later Kelly sought her out to play an unknown dancer in “Paris.” It didn’t take long for Leslie to become a triple-winning singer/dancer/actress. On top of a successful career, the French ballerina is still known for the gamine looks that worked so wonderfully in “Cinderella -type, rags-riches stories,” according to an IMDb mini biography.  It’s interesting to note that Leslie was cast in Gigi after Audrey turned down the role she had played on Broadway.

 

That brings us to the connection with Audrey Hepburn. Back in the golden age of motion pictures, these two resembled each other with their waif-like looks and pixie haircuts that are influencing young stars today. (Think Emma Watson in her new hairstyle shown below that is drawing comparisons to Audrey). Love in the Afternoon with Gary Cooper doesn’t hold the same place in our hearts as Sabrina, Roman Holiday and Wait Until Dark. If you’ve viewed any of their movies recently, let us know if you see the similarities. If not, tell us what you think about their shortcuts.

The wizardly world of Emma Watson’s hairstyle

Being Harry Potter’s BFF in six movies has paid off for Emma Watson. As if by magic, she has gone from girl to woman overnight. The secret lies in a dramatic mane change–from ultra-long locks to barely-there hair. The new Emma is being compared to young Twiggy, Mia Farrow and Audrey Hepburn (if you don’t know who they are, ask a baby-boomer!).  Only weeks ago, the ingenue was wearing her hair almost to the waist in a casual braid. Before that there were a variety of semi-longish looks (like casual waves below) which maintained the continuity in the HP films.

Unlike her peers, Emma wasn’t trying to attract attention with titillating style. She just wanted to cut her hair. It’s refreshing to hear why Emma took the plunge (especially when compared with spoiled starlets using Twitter to rant against f-ing judges, crazed fans, whatever). The popular actress premiered her do on Facebook with this friendly message: “Dear all. Cut my hair off a few days ago…Feels incredible. I love it. I’ve wanted to do this for years and years; it’s the most liberating thing ever. Hope you like. Big love from Emma x.” 

Having to keep her hair long for the Harry Potter movies made the makeover even more exciting for Emma: “The stylist just grabbed the back of my hair and took a whole ponytail of hair out.” New York stylist Rodney Cutler of Cutler Salon left just enough length to keep the hair feminine. That little difference is much more flattering for most women than the boyish crew cuts of Agyness Deyn, Natalie Maines and Janet Jackson. The pixie-ish look doesn’t even have to be styled, but it CAN be dressed up in minutes with gel or a few twists of a curling iron at the back of crown.

Keep watching Ms. Watson… she’s bound to be changing hairstyles more often, as she gets farther away from her Hermione and Harry Potter and closer to the more sophisticated characters she’s hoping to play.

Can Russell Crowe & Cate Blanchett improve on Robin Hood?

 

Does the world really need another Robin Hood movie? The question’s moot because Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett have made another one. What were they thinking? All right, we know there are always beautiful people to play Robin and Marian (and the costumes and hairstyles are fun to look at). But there are at least 10 movies about the legendary hero, and the originality has generally gone down with newer versions. All of this doesn’t matter to big Hollywood egos who think they can do it better this time around! Maybe they’ll succeed since this one’s a prequel to the standard legend!

Check out the rankings of the other Robin Hoods at amazon.com Listmania. Or maybe you don’t care! Whatever… here’s the best to worst, according to writeractorboy:

  1. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) with Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland. “The greatest swashbuckler in film history.”
  2. The Story of Robin Hood (1952). “Perhaps the closest to the original stories.”
  3. Robin Hood (1997) from the Disney Gold Classic Collection. Can you believe a cartoon rates third?
  4. Robin Hood (1922). A silent movie starring Douglas Fairbanks, a “very athletic Robin Hood.”
  5. Robin and Marian (1976). Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn. Note Audrey’s do. Would the first Marian wear a ’70s hairstyle?
  6. Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves (1991). Who can forget Kevin Costner’s horrible accent? Yet… writeractorboy says it’s “undeniably entertaining.”
  7. Dark Robin Hood (1991). Patrick Bergin and Uma Thurman. “Dark interpretation. Quite good but overshadowed by Kevin’s re-make.”
  8. Robin of Sherwood (1983). A “brilliant” TV series but there’s only one episode available: Robin Hood the Legend – Robin Hood and the Sorcerer.  
  9. Robin Hood – Men in Tights (1993). One of Mel Brooks’ dumber movies…. Redeeming quality: the gorgeous Cary Elwes (who stopped our hearts in Princess Bride).
  10. Challenge for Robin Hood (1968). A so-so low budget film.

In the end, none of this matters… It HAS gotten good reviews AND it gives us a good reason to escape for a couple of hours!