Fancy a change of hairstyle? Here are five celebrities to inspire you

Bored with rocking the same hair-do year-in, year-out? Or maybe you’ve lost your hair mojo since becoming a mum, and gone for a low maintenance cut that doesn’t fill you with love?

If so, you could do with some hair-aspiration! And to help inspire ideas for a new cut, we’ve picked five celebrities.

Five celebrities to inspire your new hairstyle

Love them or hate them, there are some celebrities that have nailed

1) Lisa Kudrow

Forget the ‘Rachel’, the real hair star of F.R.I.E.N.D.S was Pheobe Buffet – the character played by Lisa Kudrow. From beach-ready waves to loose undo, and ironed straight ice blonde layers, Lisa’s silky, golden hair always shone out.

What can you take from Lisa’s F.R.I.E.N.D.S years? Have fun with your hair. Experiment with different styles, and change your style to reflect your mood, or current life stage.

Feeling hippy? Go for loose, unkempt waves. Want to exude power woman? Tame your hair into a sharp updo.

Post-F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Lisa went for a more sophisticated, flattering bob. And while she wore her hair straight, it’s a style that works for pretty much every hair type. Got curly hair? You can read more about curly bobs here.

2) Lady Gaga

There are few celebrities who have as much fun with fashion as Lady Gaga. Well-known for her singing talent (and, since a Star is Born, her acting skills too) Lady Gaga is the queen of out-there styles.

And her hair is no different – making her the perfect go-to guru for wild and crazy ideas. From huge platinum tresses and dreadlocks to dual hues, she has plenty of looks to inspire some fun, creative experimentation.

What can you take from Lady Gaga? Don’t let anyone pigeon-hole your look. You can have fun with your hair and use it to show off your personality.

3) Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus has come a long way since her days as Hannah Montana. From long, blonde all-American locks to her Wrecking Ball look of blonde pixie cut with side-swept fringe.

Don’t try to put Miley Cyrus into a style box. She’s as comfortable playing up the female vamp as she is the tough tomboy.

Which makes her a liberating hairstyle inspiration. Don’t style your hair to please others, or conform to someone else’s idea of what you should look like. Choose a style you love for the moment, and rock it because you love it. And that’s enough.

And if you fancy changing it tomorrow? Well that’s your prerogative.

4) Jennifer Lopez

Feel uncomfortable pulling off a steel blue asymmetrical pixie cut? You might find hair hero Jennifer Lopez more up your street.

Since her early days as Jenny from the Block, Jennifer Lopez has mastered feminine and classy when it comes to her hair.

She’s stuck to a colour and style that suit her, and found ways to refresh her look, so it doesn’t date – without needing to reinvent herself.

What can you learn from Jennifer Lopez? You don’t need to drastically revamp your hairdo every year to stay current. Nor do you need to stick to one style once you find what works.

It’s fine to find a look that suits you, and freshen it up to keep up with the trends.

5) Deepika Padukone

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has nailed elegant chic. She loves playing around with her look – wearing her hair up and down – but always sticks to a polished, classy feel.

She is confident in experimenting with her look, but stays with styles that she knows suit her.

What can you learn from Deepika? Don’t be afraid to play around with your looks until you find a look that works for you. You can even give yourself a ‘theme’ for your look – such as ‘edgy’, ‘classy’ or ‘urban’. Once you have a theme that works, you can explore looks within it – confident that it works for your personality.

Ready to refresh your style?

We hope this article has inspired you – and reminded you that hair can be fun. And a style doesn’t have to be forever; if you try a style that doesn’t work you can always change it, even if it means growing out a cut.

So, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment with a stylist and start researching your next style to try!

Photo by George Bohunicky