When it comes to New Year’s Eve your regular hairstyle won’t cut it. Tis the season to try something new! Whether you like updo’s, sleek ponies, or loose waves I’ve gathered up some celebrity hair styling ideas that will carry you through 2015.
Chloe Grace Moretz’ Modern Updo
Celebrity hairstylist Gregory Russell began by applying Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice on her damp hair through the entire top of her head at the roots, rough dried her hair and waved her hair with a 1″ iron before combing through with his hands, made a part, and fastened a section right in the front with a duckbill clip.
He then pulled the rest of her hair back low and fastened it with a bungee hair tie. Next he rolled the hair into a very loose bun using bobby pins to secure it, making sure it was not too perfect. Gregory then applied Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel through the sectioned hair from root to tip for definition. Next he twisted back the section, creating a pompadour shape to the front, and fastened it down to her head with hair pins before pulling a few pieces out around the face, tucking some behind her ears and leaving some out for softness and framing. To finish, he used Leonor Greyl Laque Souple Hairspray for soft hold.
Kat Dennings's Cascading Waves
Celebrity hairstylist Mara roszak added movement using Rene Furterer's Volumea Foam, then hit Dennings's strands with a one-inch curling iron to form feather-weight ringlets. Gentle teasing at the crown gave the style height, and after sliding the luxe headband into place, Roszak finished with a veil of hairspray.
Emmy Rossum's Sleek Ponytail
To achieve the look, hairstylist Cervando Maldonado recommends prepping damp hair with a thermal protectant serum to avoid heat damage; after blow drying, use a flat iron to straighten your strands section by section.
Next, create a deep side part and run styling wax throughout, keeping the hair close to your head. “I pulled all the hair back to the nape, pinching it tight and used a bungee cord hair tie to wrap it around the hair very tightly, creating a low ponytail,” he tells us. After wrapping a strand around the base to conceal the hair tie, he applied a dab of Shu Uemura's Nourishing Protective Oil.
Rashida Jones’ Braided Messy Topknot
Celebrity hairstylist Kylee Heath first roughed dried the star’s strands before sectioning off the front of her hair from one ear to the other. “Using a fine tooth comb and a light spray of R+Co Outer Space Hairspray, I pulled the hair up into a ponytail at the top of the section,” she explains. “I then pulled the front section back and sprayed with more R+Co, adding it to the ponytail, leaving only the bangs out.”
Her trick to the perfect ponytail? Pulling it up in sections. “I then broke the pony into five sections, braiding three and lightly teasing two,” she says. “I wrapped each section around the base of the ponytail and pinned them into place, creating a braided messy topknot.” A final veil of hairspray made for shine and added staying power.
Reese Witherspoon’s Old Hollywood Waves
Hair pro Renato Campora settled on a dramatic side part to keep the star’s earrings on full display. He then worked in L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Volume Inject Mousse before blow-drying with a round brush to achieve loads of body and volume. For an ultra-glam finish, he created retro waves with a 1 1/2-inch curling iron. Once her strands cooled, a spritz of hairspray locked the style in place.