If you flip through a magazine, go to the movies or watch television, you have probably seen some celebrity hairstyles that are stunning (and maybe some that are not). Most people have celebrity hairstyles that they would like to imitate, but assume that copying celebrity hairstyles requires perfect locks or spending a fortune at a hair salon.
Although there is nothing quite like a professionally set hairstyle, it is possible to imitate many of the looks you see on the runway and in the media. All that is required is patience, persistence, a good eye and the right equipment and techniques.
Almost all starlets have their own version of the sedu, one of the most popular celebrity hairstyles. The sedu is a straight look, and many of these straight hair dos are “messy” and have a “blown” look to them, although some are sleek. Jennifer Anniston is the actress who made the sedu look famous, and she has an advantage with her naturally ruler-straight locks.
However, you can have naturally curly and wavy hair and still achieve sedu-perfect straightness with a flat iron. To have a look like Jennifer Anniston’s, apply the following techniques:
• Shampoo and condition hair (conditioner is especially important, since it tames curls and waves)
• Brush your hair flat and apply gel
• Blow dry your hair with a round brush. Point the barrel of the dryer downard to avoid frizzing and waving
• Take one inch wide sections of your hair and press it flat with a sedu iron. If you want a perfectly straight “do” do not flip at the ends, or you can flip the hair or out by twisting the ends around the flat iron.
Reese Witherspoon sported one of the most memorable celebrity hairstyles at the academy awards. Her elegant chignon elicited as much comment as her spectacular performance. A chignon is not difficult to shape, and is formed by a ponytail that is perched just a few inches off the neck.