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Pretty Straight Celebrity Hairstyles: Emma Watson, Christina Ricci, Jennifer Aniston, Eva Amurri & Julia Jones

Easy ways to tress up straight hair!

Straight hair is always better with a little bit of TLC as the stars give their manes when they come out at night…like they did at the MTV Movie Awards.

Fans of Emma Watson from her Harry Potter days are glad to see she’s growing out the very short-short cut that she got after her long run as Hermione in Harry’s Wizardly World. The post-Hermione look was called a pixie but it came close to being a buzzed hairstyle. We thought Em looking like Aubrey Hepburn was darling, but her Hermione admirers were shocked (and disappointed). Moving out of the precise short has given Emma more versatility and the chance to tousle her tresses because every hair doesn’t have to be in place. Golden highlights are heavier around the face drawing attention to the model/actress’s glowing personality. The style can be worn as is, but it looks best when blow-dried with a round brush after applying a volumizing product on damp hair.

Eva Amurri Martino is in Adam Sandler‘s That’s My Boy (just released today). We know her better as Hank’s student/stripper from Californication. and as Susan Sarandon’s daughter. Eva’s take on straight hair is interesting with a touch of wave and curl thrown in for contrast. Long layers and ombré highlights provide body and hold after styling with a blow dryer and a curling iron (used sporadically on the ends).

Christina Ricci, who was in TV’s very short-lived Pan Am, chooses the easiest route for straight hair–short. The movie/TV star has the guts and good looks to wear a ‘do that shows off her face (and high forehead). Styling is straight-forward: simply apply gel and comb into place. Experiment with blow-drying or a flat-iron to achieve a smoother finish.

Twilight’s Julia Jones wears a bob, the tried-and-true style for straight hair. Instead of being ruler-straight, the ends are notched (or texturized as a hairstylist would say). Like Christina, Julia can carry off a dramatic ‘do that’s made that way with a center part.

How-to secrets for Julia’s hair work well for adding volume to any straight hairstyle. When hairstylist Cervando Maldonado worked with Ms. Jones, his first goal was to calm frizz. According to usmagazine.com, he applied Rose Veil Oil evenly through damp hair. After blow-drying the bob with a round brush, he made pin curls and left them in for 10 minutes. He added a bit of wave using a curling iron, but you could just gently brush out hair after the set.

Jennifer Aniston wears one of her trademark styles–long, straight and angled in front. Jen is famous for starting the “Rachel” trend from Friends (mid-length, heavily layered, very highlighted and highly stylized). She’s stated time and time again how much happier she is with her casual coif that’s become a modern classic. You can imagine how the look can be recreated: simply blow-dry hair over a large round brush. If you want (or need) more polish, use a flat-iron or jumbo-sized curling iron.

Julia photo from contactmusic.com. All others Getty Images/MTV.

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MTV Movie Awards: get ready to rock a new celebrity hairstyle!

All star-studded events offer you lots of star style ideas, but the MTV Movie Awards attracts a more unique, diverse collection of ‘dos. Here’s a partial list of nominees to get you ready for “the hunt”!

Movie of the Year
» “Bridesmaids” (above right)
» “The Hunger Games” (above left)
» “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
» “The Help”
» “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

Best Female Performance
» Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games”
» Kristin Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
» Emma Stone (right), “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
» Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
» Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”

Best Kiss
» Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
» Rupert Grint & Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
» Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games”
» Rachel McAdams & Channing Tatum, “The Vow”
» Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart (above left), “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

Breakthrough Performance
» Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
» Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
» Liam Hemsworth, “The Hunger Games”
» Elle Fanning, “Super 8”
» Shailene Woodley (right), “The Descendants”

Best On-Screen Transformation
» Elizabeth Banks, “The Hunger Games”
» Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
» Johnny Depp, “21 Jump Street”
» Michelle Williams (above right), “My Week With Marilyn”
» Colin Farrell, “Horrible Bosses”

Best On-Screen Dirtbag
» Bryce Dallas Howard, “The Help”
» Jon Hamm, “Bridesmaids”
» Jennifer Aniston (right), “Horrible Bosses”
» Colin Farrell, “Horrible Bosses”
» Oliver Cooper, “Project X”

Brooklyn Decker’s makeover: swimsuit model trying to change image!

Just Go With It, get a haircut!
Right before the premiere of this Adam Sandler movie, Jennifer Aniston shocked her fans by cutting her long hair into a lob (a long bob). Right after the premiere, castmate Brooklyn Decker did like Jen, but chopped 10 inches off her mane! While Jen’s look hasn’t changed much, Brook looks like a different woman in her longish-bob. This was a smart move for the blonde who’s trying to go from supermodel to actress. The makeover fits her career goals because the new do is conservative and easily styled to suit a businesswoman.

It’s going to take more than a haircut to go from model to actress
Though she might not have gotten as much publicity as Jen, Brooklyn got plenty of attention from gossip tabloids and celeb mags. Ms. Decker loves the new do for the same reasons she hates the trailer of her first film, Just Go With It. The preview aired over and over during the Super Bowl, drawing more interest to the babe in a bikini than the halftime show’s received in years! Later she told Conan O’Brien she was disappointed in Sony who didn’t live up to their promise to showcase her acting potential rather than her past as a cover girl on Sports Illustrated’s infamous Swimsuit Issue.

Brooklyn Decker’s Drastic Haicut: Likes or Yikes?
This was the question posed by ivillage.com. after Brooklyn posted the do-over on Twitter. Female fans have cried out, “Why’d she do it?” and guys wondered the same thing! Experience tells us that girls and women who like to follow styles of the stars prefer very long hair, usually full curls, windblown waves, but also straight and sleek … basically anything long and sexy!

Ask any guy what he thinks about the new do. If he even cares to talk about hair, he’ll probably say something like, “She’d look good in anything”! We take this to mean she can wear any hairstyle–one of those stars we hate because they’re beautiful…no matter how they wear their hair (think Demi Moore, Agyness Deyn, Janet Jackson, Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, Carey Mulligan, Hayden Panettiere). Those who don’t like the shorter style have to admit that it’s easier to maintain. It’s long enough not to need a trim every four to six weeks. And it looks great naturally (if cut by a talented stylist).
Sports Illustrated 2009 iPhone application

Image by cattias.photos via Flickr

These shorter hair pix are easier to do than you might think, but the sleek style takes more time and effort: blowdry with a large round brush, working with small sections at a time. The second view of the new tresses is pretty natural. Simply blow dry bangs forward and everything else back. Roll ends under, over or both, and you’re ready to rumble! And don’t worry about being pretty, shorter hair flatters almost anyone!Sources: FlynetPictures.com, Getty Images, ivillage.com, Brooklyn Decker, dailymail.co.uk

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A very quick calculation of topics that were most eye-catching shows the following (a closer look at stats later may cause some subjects to move up or go down):

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1. Home page
2. Country music hairstyles
3. Mad Women hairstyles from Mad Men
4. Janet Jackson‘s hair (and other buzz cuts were popular, too, and why is that?! We doubt many real women would take these barely there haircuts.)
5. Miley Cyrus‘ hair goes from PG to R
6. Emma Stone‘s hair color
7. Carey Mulligan’s hairstyles: An AN Education in style 
8. Evangeline Lilly‘s hair and other “Lost” hairstyles
9. Kristin Cavallari‘s hair go beyond The Hills
10. Celebrity Apprentice hairstyles: 2010
11. Agyness Deyn‘s hair super short like Janet Jackson’s
12. Iron Man’sJames Bond girls

That’s as high as we can count for now. Watch as we add onto the list (and verify our findings) plus break down the numbers into specific stars like how Country includes Taylor Swift, Meghan Linsey, Carey Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Jennifer Nettles and too many to remember right now!!!

Carey Mulligan’s hair: an education in style

Carey Mulligan barely resembles the young schoolgirl she played in An Education. Her transformation started right the Oscars 2010. That night Carey stood out for two reasons: her leading actress nomination and her barely-there blond haircut (below right). As you can see, the sudden star wasn’t content to stay with the pixie even though it was adorable! She has grown her hair out a tad, but it looks quite different. With that little bit of extra length, Ms. Mulligan can wear her hair windswept, braided to one side, conservative, sexy, sophisticated… you get the idea! 

It’s hard to believe that Carey in a mop top (right) is the same person as Carey the Academy Award nominee. Oscar night the cameras were drawn to Carey, and that drew in the fans. All of the attention hasn’t gone to her head. She seems like a real-life 20-something who likes to experiment with her look. At the same time, she brings to mind celebs who thrive on change (sort of like Madonna and Lady Gaga but more like Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Emma Watson, etc).

Even when her hair was short and dark red, Carey found ways to mix it up. One night, she used a dab of product and brushed her hair to one side. Another evening, she applied something stronger, separated the bangs and put on a headband. Anyone who doesn’t know better would think that you can’t get any versatility from a short cut. But you know better and Carey proves it!

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.