Looking for hair inspiration? Bob + Paige Senior Stylist Connor Lange shares his favourite, oh-so-Instagrammable celebrity hairstyles:
Whether she’s wearing it sleek and straight, tousled and wavy or slicked back into a ponytail, Ashley always gives off an effortless vibe. To match her style you’ll need length that’s at least shoulder to collarbone because it has versatility, and for healthy hair you’ll want to use a combo of deep conditioning and thermal protectors. Start with something like Goldwell Kerasilk Reconstruct Intensive Repair Mask weekly for 10-minutes, after shampooing and instead of conditioner. It’s great for any hair type, especially through the dry winter months because it keeps it really shiny and smooth. Follow up with a protector like Goldwell Style Sign Sleek Perfection Thermal Spray Serum before flat ironing or Style Sign Flat Marvel before blow drying. The result? Beautiful, healthy Ashley-esque hair!
Love her or hate her, Khloe’s hair always looks great. She often changes the texture and length, quickly going from short and straight to long and curly. While most of us can’t achieve these kind of dramatic changes everyday, she’s a great inspiration for different styles. To help maintain colour like Khloe’s I like Goldwell Dual Senses Blondes and Highlights Anti Brass Shampoo. Follow this up with KMS Thermashape Shaping Blow Dry Spray for a good base before using any hot tools. For hold, apply Thermashape 2-in-1 Finishing Spray. This is a great product for style chameleons (like Ms. K!) who alternate between straight, wavy and curly.
Rihanna is the definition of cool confidence. Whether it’s a pixie cut, long, bright colours or all natural, the singer nails every single hairstyle she tries. She doesn’t do day-to-day hair transformations so much as total character metamorphoses during different periods in her life. To maintain your own hair through big changes like RiRi’s use a nourishing shampoo like Dual Senses Rich Repair by Goldwell. It’s great for people who switch up their hair often and need a bit of extra care.
Chrissy’s hairstyles are never too ‘done’. At the Grammys she went from something long to a blunt blob and it was really fun. She’s one of my favourite celebrities to follow because her hair always looks very natural and wearable like she just came off the beach. For gorgeous Chrissy-like hair you’ll want to stick with simple products like Curl Up Wave Foam Mousse by KMS. It gives soft movement to naturally wavy or curly hair. Apply it to towel-dried hair then air dry or diffuse.
Over the years Gaga has gone from really loud, animated hair with bright colours and bows to something understated and more architectural. At the 2018 Grammys she wore braids laced with string. It was really simple and very impactful. To care for blonde hair like Gaga’s shampoo with Dual Senses Blondes and Highlights Anti Brass by Goldwell. For styling, I like Kerasilk Repower Volume Plumping Cream. It adds lots of volume while still keeping hair very soft. Use it on towel-dried hair before your blow dry and for best results style with a round brush.
Vanessa literally looks like a different person every time she changes her hairstyle. She starts with a base style, evolves it a few times then moves on to the next. I love how recently she went for an edgy shoulder length crop, added a fringe, then went a bit shorter and added more texture. It morphed from being this classic little French bob to something sexy and powerful. To get hair like Vanessa’s, try KMS Playable Hairplay Texture. You can use it on wet and dry hair. It gives lots of texture and separation without weighing your hair down.
The actress-singer wears her hair natural and textured one day, then throw us for a loop by sporting a platinum pixie wig the next. Every hairstyle works effortlessly with whatever her look for the day is. Want to try your own Zenday-worthy pixie? Use KMS Hairplay Dry Wax Spray to piece it into sections.
I’ll admit I don’t always like Zayn’s choices but I love how he’s not afraid to take a risk. He’s had everything from a dusty pink undercut to a shaved blonde buzz cut. Lucky guy, his hair is so thick he can try a lot of different styles, and often! For piecy-ness and separation like Zayn’s, apply KMS California Hairplay Molding Paste to dry hair. Once it’s in, it’s re-workable so you can restyle your hair throughout the day. Wear it more sleek for work then break it up for a night out.
As much as you might look to celebs for inspiration, you have to keep in mind they have the resources, the teams, and the time to achieve them! Whatever look you like, always go to your stylist with an open mind and trust them on your journey to get to your end goal.
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