If you wear your hair the same way almost every day, it's time to switch up your look. To help you, we chose celebs with four distinct hair textures who aren't afraid to experiment with their tresses. Find the star with the same hair type as you, then get inspired this holiday season.
Curly Hair: A Bouncy Blowout
Even girls with super-curly hair can master the perfect wavy blowout. The key is to work with small sections, using a large, round brush. Be sure to keep the blow-dryer aimed downward to prevent frizz. When you're finished, use a wide-barrel curling iron from your ears down to create loose waves. Smooth down fuzzy pieces with a styling cream.
Real Beauty product pick: Frédéric Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream, $23; sephora.com
Fine Hair: Tousled Bedhead
If you want to add a touch of oomph to your naturally straight strands, as Kate Bosworth does here, start with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Then, saturate damp hair with a texturizing spray before blow-drying, using just your fingers to style.
Real Beauty product pick: LiQWD Professional Volumizing Catalyst, $28; liqwd.com
Relaxed: Flipped Out Waves
Gabrielle Union channels Farrah Fawcett with this layered look. For a similar effect, mist damp hair with a heat-protective spray before blow-drying with a large, round brush. Once hair is dry, wrap sections around a one-inch curling iron, winding them away from your face. Finish with a lightweight hair spray.
Real Beauty product pick: Pantene Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Anti-Humidity Hairspray, $3.99; drugstore.com
Medium: A Textured Bun
If you have naturally wavy hair like Eva Mendes, use a curl-enhancing spray, then let it air-dry, or use a diffuser to bring out your natural texture. Then, gather everything into a high, loose bun and secure it with hairpins.
Real Beauty product pick: Oscar Blandi Wave-Enhancing Spray, $18; sephora.com
- 8 Easy Ideas for Styling Fine Hair
- Tips for Taming Your Frizz
- The Best Tips and Tricks for Curly Hair
- 8 Tips to Getting Gorgeous Curls
- 12 Amazing Tips for Treating Dry and Damaged Hair
Reprinted with permission of Hearst Communications, Inc.