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Granted, Halle Berry could pretty much wear a bright orange Bozo the clown wig and still be a knockout, but her short crop gets points for being edgy and feminine at the same time. The ‘do works best on those with oval faces. Add mousse or spray gel depending on your texture, flip your head over and blow dry—no brush required.
Styling time: 15 minutes
Love her or hate her, you gotta admit, Victoria Beckham has great hair. She often shows how versatile the angular bob can be, wearing it brushed forward (as shown), in faux hawks or in gentle waves. This look is two styles in one: bed head waves in the back and neat, straight bangs in the front. As you might guess, this means double the styling time.
Styling time:20 minutes
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Going from brunette to blonde just wasn’t for the Unbroken singer. Katherine McPhee. Her gradated bob works for fine to medium hair and is a smart way to keep her color-processed hair healthy. Blowout with a 1″ round brush to give this sleek style volume at the roots.
Styling time: 10 minutes
Lisa Rinna’s channeling a modern Sophia Loren with her shaggy, layered crop that shows off her highlights. The style is best for medium to thick hair. Spritz a volumizer at the roots, then blowout using a 1″ round brush, twisting hair as you unwind it.
Styling time:12 minutes
Worried how your curls will look if you go short? Take a cue from Jennie Garth. Her chin length, curly bob is a throwback to the 1920s. The style adds width to her longer face. Curly haired gals can simply spritz on a curling gel and let hair air dry. Straighter hair gals will need to breakout the curling iron.
Styling time:5 minutes
The single mom previously rocked the pixie cut a la Ginnifer Goodwin, but has let it grow out into a sweet, chin-length shag. With long, side-swept bangs and volume at the sides, Michelle Williams cut will work on nearly all face shapes. After washing, dab on some mousse and tousle while drying to create waves.
Styling time: 10 minutes
An example of what not to do, even supermodel Agyness Deyn can’t pull off a mop top that makes her look like she’s wearing a dark hat. She would do better if she layered her hair, added highlights or pulled her hair off her face with a headband.
Styling time:Who cares?
The Rated-R singer is about as well-known for her ever changing hairstyles as she is for her vocal stylings. Just when you think she can’t go any shorter or funkier, Rihanna changes it all up again. Her’s is a high maintenance style with color, gel and a blowdryer required to recreate the edgy look.
Styling time: 30+ minutes