It's inevitable: something ugly ALWAYS comes out of awards shows. Maybe it's the hideous dress we can't stop berating, the not-so-proper behavior someone exhibits, or an awful hairstyle that makes you wonder if that celeb's stylist still has a job.
We can't stop talking about these celeb hair disasters because real women have actually turned them into smash-hits. See how they did it and check out 44 more horrible-turned-incredible celeb styles.
DON'T pair overly-done, thick curls with a half-up, half-down style. Jennifer Lopez's hair overwhelms the rest of her, and you can practically still see the barrel of the curling iron in those ringlets.
DO use a super-moisturizing shampoo - thick, textured hair needs more moisture than most. Run a curl cream through your damp and newly hydrated locks, and use a diffuser on medium heat to kick-start the drying. Diffuse until hair is half-dry. Once hair is dry, go back in and use a large-barrel curling iron on three or four two-inch sections.
WE RECOMMEND CURL CREAM like MOP C Curl Curl Defining Cream, $14.95.
DON'T let short hair hang lifelessly. A short cut can be sexy, but without proper styling and products, straight hair cropped short like Renee Zelwegger's won't do anything for you.
DO pump up the volume. Start with a volumizing shampoo to get some life in your locks. Run a mousse through your roots and blow-dry while running your fingers through your hair. Use a nozzle attachment to focus air right at the roots for extra lift.
WE RECOMMEND VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO like Pureology Volume Shampoo, $26.
DON'T have two completely different textures compete with each other on top of your head, like Vanessa Williams' identity crisis style.
DO play with texture in a natural way by not curling or straightening any distinct sections. To get this look, apply a hair mask in the shower for a strong dose of hydration. Detangle with a wide-tooth comb in the shower, and work a mixture of shine glaze and leave in conditioner through wet hair. Let it air dry.
WE RECOMMEND HAIR MASK like Alberto VO5 Hot Oil Treatment, $3.99.
DON'T let frizz get out of control if you're going for a bedhead look like Mary Kate Olsen - without the right product, it'll look messy, not intentional.
DO start by finger-combing through dry hair to get a little volume and separation. Mist hair with spray gel to give separation, texture and hold, and pull one side loosely back, keeping hair in front of your ear.
WE RECOMMEND ANTI FRIZZ like John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Cream, $6.49.
DON'T overdose on products. Demi Moore's look falls flat - even the best LBD can't save a ho-hum ponytail paired with greasy strands.
DO disguise unwashed hair with this style. Spray some dry shampoo at the roots to sop up excess oil. Work it through the ends as well to add volume. Pull hair half back, keeping hair loose for a softer, less-extreme style. Rewet and dry bangs to freshen everything up.
WE RECOMMEND DRY SHAMPOO like Klorane Gentle Shampoo With Oat Milk, $18.
DON'T forget to tame flyaways and frizz if you're sporting a sleek, straight style. Jennifer Aniston's silky strands could use a dab of product at the crown.
DO keep her smooth with shine serum. Make a strong middle part while hair is damp and dry hair on a cool setting. Then, methodically flat iron one-inch sections from root to tip. Run the shine serum through your hair, using your palms to really smooth down any flyaways at the roots.
WE RECOMMEND FLAT-IRON LOTION like Got2B Flat Iron and Blow Dry Lotion, $5.99.
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