This wavy, messy upsweep is the quintessential easy-breezy summer ’do.
Gabrielle Union rocked a tight, half-up/half-down style to the BET Awards.
At the 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards, Kerry Washington rocked a gorgeous, deliberately disheveled chignon.
Kerry Washington’s sleek, minimalist hairdo is proof that less can definitely be more. Her center-parted, super-glossy blowout is a timeless classic that flatters every face shape.
At a press conference for ‘The Help,’ Viola Davis looked elegant in an ultra-sleek, razor-sharp bob.
Jessica White wore a glamorous side-chignon at Rolling Stone’s ‘Do You Wanna Be a Rock Star’ party.
Zoe Saldana hit the Teen Choice Awards red carpet rocking soft, Farrah Fawcett-inspired feathered hair.
The actress dresses up her sleek blowout by tucking one side behind an ear.
At the NBC Universal press tour party, Tia Mowry looked sophisticated in a loose updo, while Tamera went sultry in loose waves.
Selita Ebanks rocked a cornrowed side-plait to the 2011 Children of the City Benefit.
The supermodel/actress embraces the new two-toned trend by sporting bleached blonde bangs.
Sanaa Lathan rocked an ultra-sleek topknot at Ella Moss’ tenth anniversary party. Perfect for the blazing hot weather!
Sanaa Lathan flaunts her almond shaped eyes with this tightly pulled-back ponytail.
The gorgeous actress curls her face-framing layers outward for a flippy, Farrah-esque effect. So sexy!
Rutina Wesley sported long, romantic waves on day two of Comic-Con.
During an appearance on Fuse, Rutina Wesley looked chic in a loose side-plait and full bangs.
At Pharrell’s ‘Qream’ liquor launch, all eyes were on Serena Williams and her wild, wanton waves.
Iman sported loose, honey-streaked waves at the Invisible Beauty event in New York City.
Jada Pinkett Smith brushes her long, thick locks back into a braided chignon, showcasing her perfect features and sexy shoulders.
Katerina Graham swept her long locks up into a dramatic bun at the CBS, The CW And Showtime TCA party.
The ‘Vampire Diaries’ star always rocks her long, dark waves in fashion-forward styles like funky, asymmetric updos and loose braids.
At the Design Care Benefiting The HollyRod Foundation event, Regina King looked so sophisticated in this subtly highlighted faux-bob.
At Rolling Stone’s ‘Do You Wanna Be a Rock Star’ party, Angela Simmons looked chic in a full, blonde-streaked bob.
Vanessa Simmons jazzes up her heavy, dark bangs with some random golden streaks.
LaLa Vasquez swept her cascading chestnut waves over one shoulder at her BFF Kim Kardashian’s engagement party.
As the latest “it” girl on the red carpet, LaLa knows the impact of a good updo.
From her kohl-rimmed eyes to her honey-highlighted, flippy hairstyle, Patti LaBelle was fierce at the festival!
While hosting the NAACP Theatre Awards Press Conference, Tatyana Ali wore this easy-breezy style with slightly tousled bangs.
During a performance at the Summer Block Party, Jill Scott swept her twists into an elegant updo.
This neo-soul songstress/actress adds a cool edge to her endless waves with a few intricate cornrows in front.
At the Invisible Beauty event, model/actress Princess Keisha Omilana (yep, she’s a real Nigerian princess) sported this intricate, twisted updo.
Tracee Ellis Ross pulls her curls back into a messy knot — classy, easy, and cool.
Halle Berry wore a delicate gold filigreed headband while shopping in Century City.
Beyonce rocked out in lustrous, bouncy, blonde curls during her performance at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom.
Beyonce wore lush, artfully tousled spirals at Kelly Rowland’s album release party. We love the ease of her dark roots showing — so cool.
During a recent GMA appearance, Beyonce rocked massive, sun-kissed spirals.
Beyonce rocks a natural, easy-breezy look with this subtly layered, long blonde blowout.
Ledisi’s red-streaked coily updo was a hit with natural girls at the festival.
At the Design Care Benefiting The HollyRod Foundation event, Shaun Robinson debuted a sexy new look: side-swept bangs with chunky amber streaks.
Rihanna goes for retro glam in this pin-up girl inspired ’do. We love the cool rolls in front!
Rihanna wore this new, layered look with side-swooping bangs while out-and-about in NYC.
The queen of new hair icons, Rihanna has tried every length and color under the sun.
Ri-Ri shocked the world when she recently introduced her bold brunette curls.
At the Steve Madden Music Summer Concert Series, Melanie Fiona sported full, scrunched and teased, 80s-style waves.
The singer defines goes for a simple chic look by pinning back one side of her mile-long, thick black tresses.
With her flowing, waist-length waves, Lauren London looked impossibly romantic at the premiere of “The Help.”
At the Moet Rose Lounge Atlanta event, Keri Hilson sported her trendsetting, buttery yellow asymmetric bob.
Keri Hilson’s dark roots and bleached blonde haircolor gives her messy waves a “Like a Virgin”-esque coolness.
This asymmetrical chopped bob accentuates Keri’s pretty face.
We love Zoe’s almost-hidden blonde highlights.
At the Station Invasion tour, Ciara debuted a brand new look: face-framing, honey-blonde streaks.
Ciara brightens up her dark brown strands with a few golden streaks along the bottom.
Ciara’s endlessly long, mermaid-inspired waves take a page out of Darryl Hannah’s “Splash”-era style manual.
Toni Braxton channeled Brigitte Bardot with this tousled, lightly teased, sun-kissed ’do.
Eva Marcille sported new copper-toned tresses at the ‘Hair Battle Spectacular’ Season 2 premiere.
Model/actress Eva Marcille has rocked every style under the sun, from long curls to a barely-there buzz. And now her white-blonde pixie has spawned zillions of imitators. So stunning!
Kelly Rowland wore long, flowing, pre-Raphaelite waves at The X Factor’s press launch.
Kelly Rowland’s long, swooping bangs give her look a mysterious sexiness.
Kelly Rowland’s tried a zillion different hairstyles, but she always comes back to one — bangs! “I always love a bang,” she says. “It’s just so fun and flirty for summer.”
“It’s so important to use a really good conditioner,” says Kelly. “It’s kinda gross, but I use mayonnaise and eggs! It smells terrible but leaves my hair so shiny and healthy.”
Marcia Ambrosious looked every inch the disco diva in her sparkly column dress and big, rippling curls.
Tyra Banks sported a loose body wave and bangs at the VH1 Do Something Awards.
Toni Braxton’s short, curly pixie shows off her gorgeous doe eyes.
Keyshia Cole’s half-blonde, half-brunette tresses are twice as fun as subtle highlights.
Kimberly Elise accentuates her slicked-back bun with this a delicately embroidered headband. So angelic!
Alicia Keys’ side braid is the perfect accessory.
Alicia Keys makes a simple style — a long, middle-parted blowout — look extraordinarily chic by keeping her strands glossy and healthy.
Zoe Kravitz goes for hipster cool with this fire engine red lips and a slicked-back topknot.
What a vision! Estelle’s pixie is picture perfect.
Naomi Campbell adds designer sunglasses to her signature bangs-and-blowout ’do. So easy breezy chic!
At the BET Awards, Mary J. Blige turned heads in this golden pony with full bangs.
The R&B queen is the picture of sophistication with her elegant bun and full, blonde bangs.
Mary J. Blige looked chicer than ever with this swingy, gold-streaked bob.
Tamar Braxton looked romantic in cascades of ripping ringlets.
Queen Latifah rocked a high, sleek ponytail at a Net-a-Porter event in London.
Angela Bassett looks oh-so-summery with her easy breezy choppy bob at EMF 2011.
Shuanie O’Neal was the epitome of chic in this amber-streaked, asymmetric style.
Fantasia was all sass onstage in this heavy-banged, cropped ’do.
Thandie Newton rocked the red carpet in teased, tousled Eighties-inspired spirals.
Thandie Newton experiments with the classic bob shape by adding a deep side part and a swooping layer in the front.
Taraji P. Henson added a modern twist to her chin-length bob by adding a swooping side-bang.
LeToya Luckett rocked flawlessly defined ringlets in a nod to Janet Jackson’s “Control”-era curls.
Letoya Luckett goes for a casually elegant vibe with long, side-swooping bangs and a messy chignon.
Out and about in London, Janet Jackson introduced her new ’do: a head full of sultry spiral curls. Very 80s-cool!
Janet Jackson’s boyish pompadour has recharged her style in the best possible way.
Garcelle Beauvais lets her freedom flag fly with her naturally coily strands.
We love the ease and effortless chic of Kelis’ cropped crimson curls.
This pint-size pop star has little girls (and quite a few grownups) whipping their hair back and forth! Whether she’s rocking braids or a side-shave, her styles are always inspired.
YaYa goes for a wild, sex kitten-vibe with her natural blowout.
The actress’ flapper-esque waves are versatile, sexy, and perfect for every occasion.
The edgy singer/actress/DJ rocks out in adorable, coily twists.
If you’re rocking a Nia Long-esque pixie cut, try finger-tousling your layers with some styling wax (we like Redken Water Wax Pomade). The look is effortlessly sexy and lasts for hours.
Rocsi Diaz’s long, layered locks looked unbelievably sexy with her bodycon dress.
Naomi Campbell accessorizes her pony with an ornate, bejeweled hairpiece — very ooh-la-la!
In just over a year, Keri Hilson has gone from a brunette pixie to a platinum-hued, asymmetric bob. We love her fearlessness!
With her mousse-enhanced, waist-length curls, Christina Milian looks like she stepped right out of 1987!
For a casual chic look, Garcelle Beauvais swept her curls into an unstructured bun, letting a few waves escape in the front. So sexy, without trying too hard!
Joy Bryant controls her sultry curls by adding a deep center part and pinning back the sides.
Corrine Bailey Rae defines her natural curls by wrapping small strands around a one-inch barrel curling iron.
In the past year, this singer’s signature style — the expertly sculpted pompadour — has become a favorite among natural girls. So chic!
Lala Vasquez-Anthony adds a cool cornrow and swooping bangs to her side-braid style.
Choppy, tousled, and shoulder-grazing or a bit longer, this medium-length ‘do is one of summer’s coolest ’dos.
The actress/comedienne sweeps her strands into a loose, side ponytail, leaving out bangs and a few face-framing layers.
Esperanza Spalding may have won the Grammy for Best New Artist this year, but everyone was looking at her hair. Her lush, oversized afro is beyond chic — and she knows it!
We credit British songbird Estelle with single-handedly bringing back the short bowl cut! This tress trendsetter is always at the forefront of what’s cool and edgy.
Leona Lewis gives major glamour with this sexily disheveled, fish-tail plait.
Reverend Run’s It-girl daughter recently added a golden blonde layer on top of her chestnut brown strands.
During an appearance on ‘Good Morning America,’ Nicki Minaj turned heads in this platinum, poodle permed wig with eyebrow-grazing bangs. Loving her seafoam green lids, too!
At the MTV Movie Awards, Nicki Minaj turned heads with this surprisingly conservative flapper bob. Love!
Nicki Minaj commands attention wherever she goes in her dayglo yellow, Rapunzel wigs.
With strawberry pink lips and pearly eyeshadow, the Noisettes’ lead singer adds a flirty touch to her edgy pompadour.
When Kanye’s former girlfriend stepped on the scene with an almost-bald buzz cut and a fashion pout, a trend was born.
Dirty Money’s Kalenna Harper and Dawn Richard are always pushing boundaries when it comes to their hairstyles. Whether it’s a two-toned rooster cut or a Louise Brooks bob, these singers are fly.
The beauty entrepreneur (and Forest’s wife!) has slightly feathered, grown-out bangs that give her ’do a casually chic look.
With her clear caramel skin and riot of natural ringlets, actress Vanessa A. Williams is absolutely glowing.
The First Lady’s smooth, sleek bob perfectly suits her day-to-night lifestyle.
The songstress’ platinum blonde crop spawned a zillion imitators this year.
Actress Elise Neal goes for a casually chic vibe with fluffy, feathered layers and side-swept bangs.
The ‘Single Ladies’ star rocks Bettie Page-style bangs that give her tresses a vampy, pin-up girl sexiness.
Jennifer Hudson’s bouncy curls get a dose of sophistication from her eyebrow-length, perfectly trimmed bangs.
‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Nene Leakes sports a sexy, coppery-blonde crop with matching eyebrows. Go ’head girl.
NeNe Leakes’ sunny blonde pixie brightens up her whole look.
Singer/model Cassie tosses her long, side-shaved goldilocks over one shoulder for a casually chic look.
Eve’s high, “I Dream of Jeannie” ponytail is both fresh and uber-cool.