Known for the Obama blow-out, First Lady Michelle Obama outsmarted the masses with her low-swept bob “This style is very simple yet chic, giving the illusion of a short cropped pixie shape. Achieve this by pulling your hair back softly off the face, twirling the ponytail into bun and pinning below the nape,” says hairstylist to the stars Marcia Hamilton, who works with celebs such as Serena and Venus Williams and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Tracee Ellis Ross is a stunner with her soft, natural elongated curls. She easily changes it up at night by scrunching up her curls with a dab of mousse and pinning them to give the illusion of a short bob. Keep your curls in control using products by Mixed Chicks, which are designed to maintain healthy and strong curly tresses.
Oscar nominee and CoverGirl spokesmodel Queen Latifah turns heads with this chic blown-out style by day and goes for party-girl-ponytail glam by night. What makes this do so appealing is that it looks shakable yet packed with shine. Get this silky smooth look by using FHI Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Styling Iron, $119, drugstore.com, and add a few hairband accessories for some edge.
Always on the cutting edge, Rhianna keeps her tresses in perfect form from dusk to dawn. The Barbadian beauty lets her hair down during the day while running the streets of NYC. On the red carpet, she spices it up for the cameras by adding volume to her fauxhawk.
Use a volume-enhancing shampoo to pump up your own tresses. Try rinsing your hair out with cold water to close the hair cuticle, which will naturally plump up the shaft of your hair.
Actress Kerry Washington is known for her sleek, smooth tresses. The Maxwell’s “Bad Habits” video star throws her hair up for quick evening switch that highlights her strong facial features. To achieve this look you’ll want to smooth and twist the hair back into a high chignon or bun. Use hair add-on clips to achieve the fullness of this updo.