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She’s the star who made short styles fabulous in the first place. When Halle Berry unveiled her new super-short tapered do at Spike TV’s Guy’s Choice Awards, she sent hoards of copycats out to get her great cut. Celebrity stylist Ellin Lavar recommends her own Liquid Glass, $7.99, ellinlavar.com, to get silky straight texture.
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For tapered fringe styles like the cut actress Malinda Williams has been rocking lately, do your research and find a stylist who specializes in these styles. Maintenance is easy if the cut is done right. Avoid flat-ironing between visits by wrapping your hair up in a silk scarf at bedtime.
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Wow! What a stunning turn of events! Now that plus-size beauty Toccara has made the switch to this face-framing short style, we can’t even remember how her hair was before. Short angular cuts like this one bring your cheekbones into focus, so rouge it up for maximum impact. Try CoverGirl Naturally Luminous Blush, $7.99, cvs.com.
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Sporting her signature bowl-shaped cut with swiped bangs at the 37th Annual FIFI Awards, Mrs. Mary J. puts the “bomb” in blonde bombshell. If you’re rockin’ colored strands, try Ted Gibson Clarity Color Shampoo and Conditioner, $26 each, sephora.com, to keep your tresses strong and color vibrant.
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Pop singer-songwriter Kerri Hilson is seldom seen with the same hairstyle twice. For the BET Awards, her stylist created this multitonal auburn-hued style with blonde streaks. “Red hair fades quickly so wash the hair less often—every ten days, not seven,” advises color guru Philip Pelusi.
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Rihanna is a fashion-forward diva who always looks for new ways to express her style. She sported this edgy yet elegant “faux hawk” style to a recent gala in New York. You can achieve the same look without committing to shaving the sides of your head. Ask your stylist to create this look by smoothing sides down with wrapping lotion and hot curling the hair in the center for a fun change of pace.
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Eve has come a long way since her days as the First Lady of the Ruff Ryders. Since dropping her tough tomboy act, she’s donned lots of different cuts and colors, but she seems partial to her signature blonde. Pump up your blonde shade by using chamomile tea. “Steep tea to a dark tone, cool then apply to washed hair. Leave on five to ten minutes, apply conditioner and rinse,” says Pelusi.
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“America’s Next Top Model” contestant Monique Calhoun ditched the long extensions she wore on the show and was recently spotted at a benefit wearing this sexy, windswept style. To get the textured look, use a dime-sized amount of Aveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade, $19, aveda.com, and twist two-inch sections of hair. Don’t try to make it perfect. This kind of style is meant to be a little messy.
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You can never go wrong wearing a ladylike bob. Actress Tia Mowry shows us why this style remains so iconic. To keep your stands looking silky smooth before flat ironing, apply Soft & Beautiful Extra Lite Creme Moisturizer from root to tip, $3.99, drugstores nationwide, to keep frizz at bay all day.
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Sexy short cuts are all the rage this summer. From Rihanna to Keri Hilson and Melinda Williams to Halle Berry, long tresses are so not “right now.” Get inspiration for a new do from your favorite sexy stars. Check out how these sassy dos will look on you with our Makeover Magic tool.
By Qianna Smith
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