Sunday, August 18, 2013

It's hard not to notice trends in celebrity hairstyles. Actors and actresses are in the media every day and are scrutinized for what they do, what they say and especially for how they look. If you are a celebrity, having a bad hair day is not an option. Currently in the news, reality TV mom Kate Gosselin is sporting a new edgy style that a lot of people are trying to copy. The once blonde, then brunette, then blonde again Gosselin had her short hair highlighted and cut with edgy angles. Many celebrities have had the same hairstyle for years and pay no attention to trends that come and go. Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift and Courtney Cox have had long hair with the only variations being straight or curly.
Recently, popular singer Fergie switched her golden locks for dark brown. This simple color change made a big difference in her look. Reality star Kim Kardashian wanted to try a shorter hairstyle for a photo so celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves found a wig that gave her the look she wanted without having to clip her own long locks. Men's hairstyles have a little less leeway. Most men really only change their looks for movie roles - either growing it out like Tom Hanks or Mel Gibson, or shaving it off like Bruce Willis or Keenen Ivory Wayans. Singer Adam Lambert, runner up of this year's American Idol contest, was able to alter his looks to suit the song he was singing. His pitch-black spiky do was perfect for rock tunes, but when he slicked it back, he became an Elvis look-alike. Long hair, short hair, curly hair, straight hair, no hair- no matter what the latest trend is, celebrity hairstyles will continue to influence the way we want to look.

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