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Ciara attended the Tate Americas Foundation Artists Dinner in a new, short and sassy blonde bob. If you're used to wearing a chin-length bob, adding texture or color like Ciara can give your old 'do a fresh upgrade.
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A topknot is quite possibly the most versatile hairstyle to ever exist. You can work it on the red carpet for an elegant night out or throw one together for a casual midday brunch. Queen Latifah added some extra spice to her high bun with chunky layers when she arrived at the New York City Ballet's Spring 2013 Gala.
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Believe it or not, a simple shift in your part can make a world of difference. Side parts lend themselves to fuller, swooping bangs while center parts offer a sleeker look. Jourdan Dunn rocked silkened strands with a center part at the 2013 Whitney Art Party.
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With Memorial Day around the corner and lots of fun in the sun in store, don't let a complicated hairstyle ruin your plans. Braids are a vacationer's best friend! Take your cures from Jill Scott who attended the 2013 Delete Blood Cancer Gala in these pretty plaits.
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If you love your long locks but want to try something short and sweet, the good news is you can always try a faux bob. Nichole Galicia arrived at Operation Smile 30th Anniversary Celebration wearing this pretty pinned-up 'do.
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Jada Pinkett Smith stepped out at the 15th Annual From Slavery to Freedom Gala sporting new honey-blonde highlights. A burst of colored streaks is the perfect way to take your look from blah to ta-da!
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Kimberly Elise was spotted at the CARRY Foundation's 7th Annual 'Shall We Dance' Gala wearing a cute, curly 'fro with a sparkly headband. In order to avoid having accessories that look like they're suited for a 16-year-old, keep them simple and sleek and don't go overboard with bright colors.
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Michelle Williams attended the 2013 SESAC Pop Music Awards in high-shine, waist-length extensions. If you're afraid to go the distance—pun intended— let go of your inhibitions and give it a go! Clip-ins are great options for experimenting with new lengths without a long-term commitment.
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