A great should do many things. It should enhance your features and flatter your face shape--but most of all? A truly awesome haircut should be versatile enough to always look stunning, no matter the occasion. From Jada Pinkett to Beyonce, here are eight A-listers whose haircuts look dazzling styled for both day and night.
Tracee Ellis Ross
For day, Tracee Ellis Ross rocks a head full of natural coils. For night, she defines her ringlets with a 1" barrel curling iron, pinning them up on one side and tucking under to create a faux bun.
For day, Rihanna ties a handkerchief around her messy chic, curly bun. For a dressier look, she sets her hair on hot rollers, teases the roots and fingerstyles for a fancy finish.
Lala Vasquez Anthony
For a casual look, Lala gathers her strands into a low pony, sweeping her bangs to one side. For a dressier moment, she trades in the pony for an oversized, braided bun.
Kelly rocks big, rippling ringlets for a day look, and pins her strands up in a low chignon for a red carpet-sexy style.
For a casual look, Garcelle sports the coolest daytime ’do of the moment, the side plait. At night, she wears tousled and teased curls with the top half pinned back.
With her long layers and soft, copper color, her medium-length hairstyle is low-key fabulous. To dress things up, pairs a sleek pompadour with a tight, slicked-back bun.
Jada Pinkett Smight
For day, Jada pulls her mile-long locks into a low pony — which she trades in for a high bun on elegant occasions.
Mary J. Blige
For day, Mary J. Blige keeps her bowl cut looking casually tousled. For night, she curls her bangs back, creating a sophisticated pompadour with tons of volume.
Zoe Saldana rocks her shoulder-length shag loose and lightly waved for day, and sports a “Swiss Miss”-style braided updo for night.
Vanessa Simmons’ boyish, cropped style looks casual with a deep part and sleek, swooping bangs. But for the red carpet, she dresses up her coif with a tumble of tousled curls.
Keri Hilson’s day look is sleek, straight, and crisp. At night, she sexes it up by adding body and a few curls to her bangs.
For day, Kerry’s glossy, perfectly defined ringlets give her a sweet, innocent feel. For night, she sports a sleek, flatironed ’do and smoky eyes—fierce!
Janet Jackson goes corporate for day with this sleek, straight style. But for fancy occasions, she dresses up her crop with finger-styled curls.
Beyonce’s daytime hair look is long, loose, and parted down the middle. For the red carpet, though, she sweeps her strands back in a low, Evita Peron-style bun.