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Anne Hathaway’s short hair fits Les Misérables role

When Anne Hathaway first garnered attention in the Princess Diary movies, who knew how versatile her career would become? Back then she was a pretty face who could sing and dance. Today she has garnered critical attention in movies and theaters and she’s bound to chalk up more kudos in the movie version of Les Misérables.

Her drastic do-over a few days ago puts her in the ranks of the most daring celebrities today–names such as Rihanna, Agyness Deyn, Michelle Williams, Carey Mulligan, Lady Gaga, Natalie Maines, Ginnifer Goodwin, Janet Jackson, Katy Perry, etc.–who don’t blink an eye before changing their hair.

But this isn’t the first time Anne has changed her hairstyle for “work.” In her first critically acclaimed role in Rachel Getting Married, Anne had her hair in a short bob (below right) that varied from pretty messy to pretty cute (depending on the volatile mood of her character). When that movie premiered, Anne’s hair had grown past the shoulders and was styled in a retro glamour look.

 

As for her long hair, we don’t have to say much–everyone knows her trademark mane. However, it’s worth noting how much versatility she got from her hair when she co-hosted the Oscars in 2011. She wore seven different hairstyles that were done during quick costume changes by Frédéric Fekkai celebrity stylist Adir Abergel.

On the subject of her current coif, we think the Huffington Post said it best:  “How do you transform from a healthy, glowing red carpet queen into a frail prostitute dying of tuberculosis? Why, you get a haircut, of course.”

Sources: WireImage, Splash News, Getty Images, Sony Classics, X17 Online, bellasugar.com
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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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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

Most-viewed celebrity posts of all time on real hairstyles.net

Taylor Swift at the premiere for Hannah Montan...

Taylor Swift image via Wikipedia

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):

Emma Stone at the Zombieland world premiere at...

Emma Stone image via Wikipedia

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!!!

‘For Colored Girls’: poor movie, rich style

For Colored Girls” isn’t getting good reviews, but you have to give Tyler Perry credit for taking on a movie adaptation of the acclaimed play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. Many in show biz never thought the drama would be made into a film. If nothing else, Perry has renewed interest in Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem that inspired women from all walks of life in the ’70s.

The flaws in Perry’s movie do not diminish the beautiful performances of all-star actresses: Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, Anika Noni Rose, Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad and Macy Gray. And you don’t have to like the movie to love the fashions. The hairstyles are pretty yet natural, reflecting the diversity of real women–trendy, traditional, polished, sexy, exotic and more–like the colors of a rainbow.