Celeb Looks: ESSENCE Fest Day to Night Hairstyles

Are you gearing up for Essence Music Festival? We are! And part of our get-ready regimen is figuring out what hairstyles will take us from day to night (with all the events, parties and concerts, we'll hardly have a moment to eat, let alone make a major tress change!). From Beyonce's perky ponytail to Nicole Richie's sleek topknot, here are ten celebrity styles that work for day, night, and everything in-between.
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 02, 2014

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Jada Pinkett Smith’s classic half-up, half-down look is equal parts dressy and casual. Perfect for a full day of EMF partying!

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Are you gearing up for Essence Music Festival? We are! And part of our get-ready regimen is figuring out what hairstyles will take us from day to night (with all the events, parties and concerts, we’ll hardly have a moment to eat, let alone make a major tress change!). From Beyonce’s perky ponytail to Nicole Richie’s sleek topknot, here are ten celebrity styles that work for day, night, and everything in-between.

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Janet Jackson adds a chic, double-stranded headband to her rumpled updo—a look that’s casual enough for day, but dressy enough for night.

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A simple way to dress up a blowout is to sweep your strands into a loose, side ponytail, leaving out bangs and a few face-framing layers. So pretty, no matter the time of day!

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It’s easy to see why the “side braid” is one of the trendiest hairstyles of the summer. It’s a fabulous high-low look that works for any event, at any time of the day.

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Take a cue from Syesha Mercado, and pin up one side of your natural curls for an easy, chic style that takes you from brunch with the girls to a late-night concert.

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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.

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Melyssa Ford has the right idea with her intricate cornrow extensions. Not only does she not have to deal with “doing” her hair, she has a ready-made hairstyle that looks super-cute, no matter the occasion.

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Nicole Richie’s high, sleek topknot is one of the easiest styles to achieve—and it looks just as hot paired with jeans as it does with a cocktail dress.

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Try wearing your hair pulled back like Eva Marcille to beat the heat while looking stylish and sassy.

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