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Elements of Style

Jennifer Lopez's Soft Waves



Use a smoothing balm before blow-drying the hair, suggests Balding. Next, use a large-barrel curling iron to create soft waves. "A light volumizing hairspray is all you'll need to hold the style in place," she says.

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1. Nexxus 360° Volume Bodifying Finishing Mist, nexxus.com; 2. Lisap Sculture CC Fix Hairspray for Color-Treated Hair, lisapusa.com; 3. Profound Beauty Structure Luxe Cream, profoundbeauty.com; 4. Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid, aveda.com; 5. Belson Pro AccuSilver Ceramic Digital Curling Iron BP 2159, belsonproducts.com
1. Nexxus 360° Volume Bodifying Finishing Mist, nexxus.com; 2. Lisap Sculture CC Fix Hairspray for Color-Treated Hair, lisapusa.com; 3. Profound Beauty Structure Luxe Cream, profoundbeauty.com; 4. Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid, aveda.com; 5. Belson Pro AccuSilver Ceramic Digital Curling Iron BP 2159, belsonproducts.com









Kate Hudson's Hippie Chic 'Do

"Work some mousse through the hair to give it body and hold, then use a round brush to blow-dry the hair," says Garrison, who also recommends using a medium-barrel curling iron to create loose waves, like those seen here on Kate Hudson. Finish with a spritz of light-hold hairspray and a small amount of shine serum or shine spray.




1. PureOlogy Glossing Mist, pureology.com; 2. Barex Italiana Gloss Mousse, oloffbeauty.com; 3. J Beverly Hills Shine Drops Light Gloss Serum, jbeverlyhills.com; 4. Hot Tools Professional Spring Curling Iron Model 1102, hottools.com; 5. Fudge Oomf Booster, fudge.com; 6. K.I.S. Thermal Protecting Hairspray, kishaircare.com
1. PureOlogy Glossing Mist, pureology.com; 2. Barex Italiana Gloss Mousse, oloffbeauty.com; 3. J Beverly Hills Shine Drops Light Gloss Serum, jbeverlyhills.com; 4. Hot Tools Professional Spring Curling Iron Model 1102, hottools.com; 5. Fudge Oomf Booster, fudge.com; 6. K.I.S. Thermal Protecting Hairspray, kishaircare.com



Katherine Heigl's Elegant Updo

Flannigan styled Heigl's hair for the 27 Dresses premiere. After blow-drying the hair, he pulled half of it back into a low ponytail, which he curled with a 1-inch curling iron. Next, he created a messy, structured bun from the ponytail and used his fingers to work the sides of the hair back with Joico Design Collection Gloss Wax. You could also try a spray gloss, but remember to keep the sections pieced out.





1. TIGI Catwalk Camera Ready Shiner and Defrizzer, tigihaircare.com; 2. Joico Design Collection Gloss Wax, joico.com; 3. Organic Color Systems Spray Gloss, organiccolorsystems.com; 4. Fusion Tools 1" Curling Iron Model HTX405, fusiontoolspro.com; 5. Wigo Original Taifun 1600 Watt Professional Dryer, hotus.com
1. TIGI Catwalk Camera Ready Shiner and Defrizzer, tigihaircare.com; 2. Joico Design Collection Gloss Wax, joico.com; 3. Organic Color Systems Spray Gloss, organiccolorsystems.com; 4. Fusion Tools 1" Curling Iron Model HTX405, fusiontoolspro.com; 5. Wigo Original Taifun 1600 Watt Professional Dryer, hotus.com



Scarlett Johansson's Flirty, Feminine Style

Because you want to get big hair right from the start, Balding suggests applying a volumizer or root-boosting spray before blow-drying the hair off the face. Then, tease the hair lightly at the roots and pin it back at the nape, using a medium-hold hairspray to keep everything in place. "What you don't want," says Balding, "is a look that's rock solid."


1. Redken Spray Starch 15 heat memory styler, redken.com; 2. Goldwell Double Boost Root Lift Spray, goldwellusa.com; 3. ERGO TGA Tempo XXP Dryer, ergostylingtools.com; 4. Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray, sexyhair.com
1. Redken Spray Starch 15 heat memory styler, redken.com; 2. Goldwell Double Boost Root Lift Spray, goldwellusa.com; 3. ERGO TGA Tempo XXP Dryer, ergostylingtools.com; 4. Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray, sexyhair.com



Victoria Beckham's Trendsetting Bob

Mark Garrison suggests applying a straightening balm before blow-drying the hair, then using a flat iron on it. To finish, use a pomade or wax to piece out the ends.


1. Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Relaxing Balm, paulmitchell.com; 2. iTech Isis 2000 Tourmaline Hair Dryer, itechproducts.com; 3. Graham Webb Stick Straight Smoothing Gel, grahamwebb.com; 4. Keune Forming Wax, keune.com; 5. FHI Platinum SE Flat Iron, fhiheat.com; 6. ABBA Pure Pomade, abbahaircare.com
1. Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Relaxing Balm, paulmitchell.com; 2. iTech Isis 2000 Tourmaline Hair Dryer, itechproducts.com; 3. Graham Webb Stick Straight Smoothing Gel, grahamwebb.com; 4. Keune Forming Wax, keune.com; 5. FHI Platinum SE Flat Iron, fhiheat.com; 6. ABBA Pure Pomade, abbahaircare.com



Mena Suvari's Short Crop

"Work a little gel into the hair to provide direction and hold," Garrison says, "then use your fingers while drying the hair with a blow-dryer." Garrison also recommends using wax on the hair to provide texture and definition. "You could also use a paste instead of a wax, which isn't as heavy and can be used on damp or dry hair. The point is, you want flexible hold."






1. Matrix Vavoom Hold My Body Forming Gel, matrix.com; 2. Joico Design Collection Pliable Paste, joico.com; 3. Bain de Terre You're in Control Lemon Balm Shaping Gel, baindeterre.com; 4. Turbo Power Twin Turbo 3200, turbopowerinc.com; 5. Alterna Hemp Sculpting Putty, 4alterna.com
1. Matrix Vavoom Hold My Body Forming Gel, matrix.com; 2. Joico Design Collection Pliable Paste, joico.com; 3. Bain de Terre You're in Control Lemon Balm Shaping Gel, baindeterre.com; 4. Turbo Power Twin Turbo 3200, turbopowerinc.com; 5. Alterna Hemp Sculpting Putty, 4alterna.com

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