For as long as there have been glamorous movie stars we have wanted to copy what they look like. For decades now women have tormented hairdressers wanting a ‘Jackie O’, the ‘Farrah flick’ or ‘The Rachel’ do.
This year is no exception as hairstyle trends continue to be celebrity inspired.If you’re confused about which hair style to go for, here are some top hairstyle trends for 2010 inspired by some leading ladies:
1. The Blake
This hairstyle, which is currently the most requested style in Manhattan hairdressers, was brought to our attention by its namesake, Blake Lively, and is the newest rage for long hair. Full of invisible layers, to pull off this style perfectly, leave heated rollers in until they’ve cooled.
Suits: Thick hair, oval and heart shaped faces
It reminds me of my friend Elaine, who, when her husband was asked “which item would Elaine not leave the house without” , he answered (correctly)” her rollers”. Yes she has fab hair!
2. The Posh
When Posh cuts her hair, the masses follow. She showcased this choppy bob towards the end of last year which has converted into a must have cut for those looking for a different short style with loose waves this year.
Suits: Most face shapes. Not for curly hair or straight hair if you don’t have time for maintaining the style.
3. Salma Hayek
This is a comination of Hollywood glamour, grunge and glossy – all at the same time.
Suits: Fine to medium thickness hair, round and oval faces. Avoid if you’ve got thick hair.
4. Carey Mulligan
This is a new take on the Pixie haircut with softer, longer layers. It’s a very wearable short style – I love it on actor Carey Mulligan, seen here at the Golden Globes.
Suits: Suits most face shapes. Perfect for giving a “thickening effect” to fine hair.
5. Cheryl Cole
I breathed a sigh of relief when Mrs. Cole chopped off her Barbie like extensions (so did L’Oreal probably who got into a lot of trouble over them!) – with the result being a long layered bob.
Suits: Heart shaped faces especially and most face shapes. Requires high maintenance in the form of curling tongs almost daily.
6. Lily Allen
Finally I’m loving this soft choppy cut as sported by Lily Allen. It’s shorter at the front and longer at the back with feathery layers.
Suits: Thick hair and round face shapes.
If January sees you as broke as I am after Christmas, a savvy tip for haircuts is The Robert Chambers school of Hairdressing on Grafton Street. It’s over Vero Moda and is wayyyy cheaper than a salon if you’ve got some time on your hands – 10am and 2pm Mon-Fri and 5.30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. I got my own hair cut there last week, saved myself €70 and would highly recommend it. More details on The Savvy Shopper.