Sunday 22 April 2018

What She Wears: 2010 Hair

Blake Lively's shiny, expertly highlighted locks look effortlessly boho-luxe. Photo: Getty Images
Blake Lively's shiny, expertly highlighted locks look effortlessly boho-luxe. Photo: Getty Images
Victoria Beckham sporting her new choppy bob. Photo: Getty Images
Actress Carey Mulligan arrives at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival's and Universal Pictures' premiere of 'Public Enemies' at the Mann Village Westwood Theatre on June 23, 2009 in Westwood, Los Angeles, California Photo: Getty Images

Anne Marie Boyhan

For as long as there have been glamorous movie stars we have wanted to copy what they look like. For decades now women have tormented hairdressers wanting a 'Jackie O', the 'Farrah flick' or 'The Rachel' do. This year is no exception as hairstyle trends continue to be celebrity inspired.

1. The Blake

This hairstyle is currently the most requested style in Manhattan hairdressers. It was brought to our attention through its name sake, Blake Lively, and is the newest rage for long hair. Full of invisible layers, to pull off this style perfectly, leave heated rollers in until they’ve cooled.

Suits: Thick hair, oval and heart shaped faces.

2. The Posh

When Posh cuts her hair, the masses follow. She showcased her choppy bob towards the end of 2009 and is now a must-have cut for those looking for a different short style with loose waves.

Suits: Most face shapes. Not for curly hair or straight hair if you don’t have time for maintaining the style.

3. Salma Hayek

The Mexican actor has taken a break from her usual long black tresses and has opted for a just-below-the-chin bob. It’s is grungy, glossy and Hollywood glamour look all in one and is more manageable cut now that she has toddler to mind.

Suits: Fine to medium thickness hair, round and oval faces. Avoid if you’ve got thick hair.

4. Carey Mulligan

Carey is a new face on the red carpet, famed for her starring role in An Education. Hers is new take on the Pixie haircut with softer, longer layers. It’s a very wearable short style – even to a high profile red carpet event such as the Golden Globes where merely had to add a hair band.

Suits: Suits most face shapes. Perfect for giving a “thickening effect” to fine hair.

5. Cheryl Cole

We breathed a sigh of relief when Mrs. Cole chopped off her Barbie like extensions (so did L’Oreal probably who got into a lot of trouble over them!), with the result being a long layered bob.

Suits: Most face shapes but especially heart shaped faces. Requires high maintenance in the form of curling tongs almost daily.

6. Lily Allen

Finally I love the soft choppy cut as sported at the moment by Lily Allen. It’s shorter at the front and longer at the back with feathery layers and a fringe.

Suits: Thick hair and round face shapes.

If January sees you as broke as I am after Christmas, a great tip for haircuts is The Robert Chambers school of Hairdressing, 69 Grafton Street (Tel 01 6771323). It’s much cheaper than a salon if you’ve got some time on your hands – 10am and 2pm Mon-Fri and 5.30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. I got my hair cut there last week and saved myself €70.

Now that you’ve found the salon, which type of hair cut are you going to go for?

Anne Marie Boyhan is the editor of , a fashion tips, celebrity and catwalk style website.

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