Most searched hairstyles of 2010

This year brought with it a lot of intriguing hair news from stars making dramatic cuts (Emma Watson) and color switches (Rihanna) to simply wowing everyone with their ever-changing, yet always to-die-for, styling choices. (Mila Kunis, we're talking about you.) We consulted with the Yahoo! Search team to see which hair trends and celebrity hairstyles topped the list. Some omissions may surprise you- no Kardashians- and some most-searched styles will surely make you wonder what is coming in 2011.

10. The many hairstyles of Rihanna

Rihanna reminded us that you can make a statement with your hair just as easily as you can with your fashion. She started 2010 with an impressive pompadour, then tried out bangs, then surprised us by going crimson, then continued to play with extensions and curls.


9. Braided hairstyles

The pumped-up ponytail has some competition. Side braids, French braids, and loose-and-messy braids all made appearances on the red carpet this year. The options are visually interesting and also useful for keeping hair out of starlets' eyes when they face the camera flashes.


8. Kelly Osbourne's hair

Kelly's always loved to experiment with color. She started the year with short platinum hair, then tried out shiny copper, then moved on to a gray/purple. More recently, as she lost a dramatic 50 pounds, she grew out her hair and gradually went back to a light, California blonde.


7. The updo

Whether it's a Grace Kelly French twist or a slicked-back bun, the updo adds instant glamour and happens to go extremely well with strapless and one-shoulder dress styles.


6. Jessica Alba's hairstyles

There isn't a look she hasn't rocked from soft, wispy updos to tousled waves. In Jessica's case we think her popularity has everything to do with pure hair envy.


5. Emo hairstyles

This look is somewhere between punk and goth, with a little bit of humor mixed in. Typically, an emo style has a bluish-black base, a blunt asymmetrical cut and streaks of intense color. For your reference, Adam Lambert is the emo king.


4. Mila Kunis' hair

It's fair to say the "Black Swan" star and "That 70s Show" alum has bombshell hair-the kind of hair women and men love.


3. Half-up/half-down hairstyles

This look goes along with the lady-like fashion trend that has been (and continues to be) a hit in Hollywood. One of the style's most devoted fans is Angelina Jolie. Fun fact: Searches for the look spike during prom season.


2. Snooki's hairstyles

Keep in mind that popularity is driven by the good and the regrettable. Snooki's Elvira-esque pouf was her trademark until she let it deflate in the fall in favor of bangs.


1. Pixie cuts

Michelle Williams owned this look a few years ago but in 2010 it was newcomer Carey Mulligan who made the style her own, followed by Emma Watson who commanded international headlines when she dispensed with her long Hermione locks.



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