On the red carpets this awards season, we couldn’t help but notice all the fresh new faces amidst the sea of Halles, Kerrys and Gabrielles. And these smoking-hot starlets all have one thing in common—great hair! From Disney’s Keke Palmer (left) to Zoe Kravitz, here are the Young Hollywood actresses with the hottest hairstyles.
Formerly a member of the group 3LW, Naturi Naughton broke into movies playing Lil Kim in “Notorious,” and landed a starring role in last year’s “Fame” update. We thinks she’s beyond adorable—how flawless are her those, expertly tousled ringlets?
A former child star, 20-year-old Camille Winbush got her start on the “Bernie Mac” show, which earned her three NAACP Image Awards and a Young Artist Award. These days, she co-stars on the hit drama, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” and flaunts the prettiest, freshest set of sausage curls this side of Shirley Temple.
“Vampire Diaries” star Katerina Graham is fast making a name for herself as a hairstyle maven. Whether she tucks her long locks into a fedora or rocks a Bettie Page-esque bangs-and-pony style, she always adds her own unique flair.
Kyla Pratt grew up before our eyes as Breanna on UPN’s “One on One” and in the “Dr. Doolittle” movies, and last year, the gorgeous 26-year-old starred with Emma Roberts in the hit film, “Hotel for Dogs.” She works like crazy, but clearly her hair is a priority—every time we see her on the red carpet, her strands look sleek, healthy, and unimaginably glossy.
With Zoe Kravitz’ A-list pedigree (mom is Lisa Bonet, dad is Lenny Kravitz), she almost had no choice but to become a performer! The 22-year-old has a slew of films in post-production right now, so in the meantime, she jet-sets all over the world to fashion shows and parties, looking every inch the rich hippie/flower child that she is. Exhibit A: the flower-strewn headband she rocked at New York Fashion Week.
Amber Riley is one of the hottest new TV actresses of the year. As Mercedes Jones on the cult hit TV show “Glee,” Riley acts, dances, and sings her heart out in every episode. Meanwhile, her red carpet persona is all about fabulous hair—Riley’s strands always look amazingly bouncy and healthy. We’re so feeling her updated Farrah ’do!
Jessica Szohr is as well known for her hipster-meets-boho style as she is for her role as Vanessa on “Gossip Girl.” The Hungarian/African-American actress loves to experiment with her strands—and whether she sports lustrous extensions or her natural curls, she always looks fly.
Erica Hubbard’s role as Cassie on ABC Family’s hit show “Lincoln Heights” has garnered her tons of teen fans—but her sophisticated, chic hairstyles are anything but teenybopper-y. At the 17th Annual Diversity Awards Gala, all eyes were on Hubbard and her elegant, side-swept ponytail.
Raven Symone first came into our lives as Olivia on “The Cosby Show,” and then went on to rule the Disney Channel set with her hit series, “That’s So Raven.” Unlike some of her Disney peers, Symone has successfully evolved into a classy young woman—and she’s updated her style, too, ditching the waist-long extensions for a super-grownup, choppy crop. Love.