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Hilary Duff with a long hair style with heavy bangs

These 6 Hair Style Statements Won Our Hearts!

This year was all about reinventing old favorites.  The hottest hair style trends we noted over the past year have a familiar look with a contemporary twist.  Do you want to know which trends came up as our favorites here at Hairstyle Blog?  We voted these 6 looks as the most stylish hair updates of the year!

The Heavy Bang

Bangs are back!  These bangs may be a bit heavy for some, (round face shapes in particular) but for the rest of you, do not fear.  These bangs are straight and sleek creating an effortless, youthful look.  Sandra Bullock and Hilary Duff are two celebrities that rocked this hair style in 2011.

Are you thinking about getting a heavy bang? The trick to making these bangs look chic, is to leave the bangs long enough to cover your eyebrows but short enough to be able to see.  This is a high maintenance look which requires regular trims every one to two weeks. Most hairdressers will offer to trim your bangs for free in-between your regular haircut appointment. Or, check out this video on how-to trim your bangs.

Dianna Argon in a fishtail braids hair style Fish Tail Braids

Fishtail braids are swimming their way into our hearts.  For years, people have overlooked these braids, but they made their mark on several red carpets this year.  Celebrities seen wearing this hairstyle include; Blake Lively, Alicia Keys, Ashley Tisdale, and Dianna Agron.  This look is versatile with the ability to be stylishly messy to flawlessly perfect.  Do you want to recreate this celebrity look at home?  This is a simple braid to learn and this how-to video will show you how to do it in no time. Leave the strands loose to create a gorgeous, thick braid.

Rihanna in a classic long bob haircut The Long Bob

The long bob is a classic look that never goes out of fashion. It compliments every age and works with every hair type making this hairdo a classy, safe choice.  Last year Rihanna and Jennifer Aniston showed the world that bobs are more than sophisticated. They proved that these hair styles could be stunning and sexy as well.

If you are thinking about cutting off your long hair, this may be the perfect haircut for you. This hair style falls to the shoulder giving you a crisp look with a long hair feel. Do you want an insider tip?  Ask your hair stylist to undercut your hair slightly. This will help prevent the ends of your hair from flipping out when it grows long enough to hit your shoulders.

Haley Reinhart with long hair and spiral curls Spiral Curls

Spiral curls were one of the most sought after looks in hair salons this year.  These curls look exceptional on long hair.  The weight of the hair is able to counteract some of the volume that spiral curls create.

Many women love the curly hairstyles recently worn by Taylor Swift, Zooey Deschanel, and American Idol’s Haley Reinhart.  You can get this look at home.  The trick is to alternate curling your hair forward and backward with a small curling iron.  This causes the curls to spring against one another creating a natural look that is full of body.

Halle Berry in a Pixie haircut The Pixie Haircut

The pixie haircut is an edgy look that is perfect for confident women. This hairstyle pops with the combination of messy and defined pieces. Halle Berry, Keira Knightley, and Monica helped make this hair style look fresh and tempting.

Do you love this look, but are worried about looking masculine? Add subtle highlights to spice up your haircut and to give it that feminine quality that’s indisputable!

Jennifer Lopez in a long hairstyle with loose waves Loose Waves

Loose waves were legendary this year and they glam up any look. They create volume and body in the hair while keeping a soft, touchable appearance.

This hair style works the best for women with medium to long hair. Two stars that regularly show of their waves while waving on the red carpet are Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian.

Do you want to spice up your wavy hairstyle?  Add a long side bang to your look. Bangs will help frame your face and give your hair style more personality.

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