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The Best Over 40 Hairstyles for Men

John Slattery is one of our favorite men over 40, and his hair is a big part of that charm!

Okay, we admit it, men often get the short end of the stick when it comes to the world of hairstyle tips. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a lot of guys out there looking for great hairstyles! Today, we’re focusing exclusively on looks for men, specifically those men over 40. Over 40 hairstyles for men are some of the most handsome and sexy out there, and finding just the right one for you is as simple as following an easy four step process.

1- Keeping That Hair Healthy

It’s a not-so-secret truth: healthy hair looks best. While 40 is still young and sexy, keeping your hair healthy does become more important as one grows older, and since healthy hair can often be the difference between a decent look and an incredible one, it’s something guys of all ages should be thinking about. The best thing to do to keep hair healthy is to use the right products, which is as simple as finding out what your hair needs and buying the appropriate items. Use HairBetty’s extensive guide to picking hair products here, or if you want, you can always check with the HairBetty experts using our question form on the main site.

2- Color Is Key

Before choosing a cut, thinking about hair color a bit can make a big difference in the way

Jon Hamm is one of the sexiest men on the planet, and his over 40 hairstyle is a true trendsetter.

that your overall look turns out. On this subject, you have two options: go with your natural color, or use hair coloring processes to achieve another. In this day and age, the stigma of greying or whitening hair is no longer what it once was, and we at HairBetty think that whether your hair is staying the same color of your youth or is changing, it’s probably gorgeous! There are few people in the world whose natural hair color is unattractive, and in fact, some of the sexiest men on earth are dudes aged over 40 who have let their hair color change naturally. We’re talking about guys like George Clooney, Anderson Cooper and John Slattery, all of whom have grey hair and all of whom have been considered among the most handsome men on the planet.

Of course, dying hair is also not a problem! When choosing to dye hair as a man of 40 or older, we have this advice: stick to natural hair colors. We don’t mean your own natural hair color specifically, but instead just hair colors that occur naturally. As one matures, wild colors like blues or greens tend to look strange and out of place on men, while brunettes, blacks and even blondes can look absolutely stunning. If you do decide to color your hair, frequent visits to the salon for touch ups are key to keeping your look in perfect condition.

You can’t go wrong with Anderson Cooper’s silver fox look.

3- Sifting Through the Cuts

With a head of healthy hair and your color situation sorted out to perfection, all you have left to choose is the right cut! In this quest, HairBetty’s hairstyles catalog is your very best friend. Do a search for men’s haircuts on our engine, and you’ll see a huge number of possible looks for you, including dozens for men over 40. This is all up to your personal tastes, though we do have a few tips in choosing. First of all, go with what your hair is doing naturally. Forcing odd lengths, strange parts or unnatural texture to hair will more often than not result in a look that just doesn’t quite work. And second, don’t be afraid to ask for advice. There’s a certain awkwardness with many men when it comes to hair salons, and this is unfortunate. Finding a salon and a stylist your comfortable with and can ask advice of is your best bet for a long history of excellent hairstyles. You can also use our unique and experienced set of stylists at HairBetty as your personal hair experts by sending in your photo using our specialized forms on our website. It’s easy, fun and guaranteed to get you a great look!

Whether you’re a hairstyle maven or someone who has never given the issue much thought, this short and simple guide to finding a great hairstyle as a guy aged 40 or over will help you make the process easy, fun and stress-free. Don’t be afraid to experiment with a few new looks, and see what kind of magic you can make happen with your hair! You’d be surprised at what a great new look can do for you, and we think that’s just about the best thing there is.

The Shag Hairstyle Is Messy Perfection

Let’s go shaggy! No, we’re not quoting Scooby Doo, we’re talking about the shag hairstyle! Like a layered, longer pixie or a choppy, less structured bob, the shag is one of the most classic looks out there, and it’s a spectacular way for every woman to toss a little more fun

Shaggy is chic!

into their hairstyle. A look for all ages, this is a great option for everyone, being a great hairstyle for women over 40 and for the very young.

The shag is, at its core, just a look that incorporates layers of hair at different lengths. The shag is usually short to medium and almost always features bangs, though these can be anything from blunt to sideswept to wispy. There is such a thing as a long shag, though this is often mistaken for other layered hairstyles and is less distinctive than the short or medium shag. Shags can also be done completely straight, very wavy, turned up, messy or completely structured. It’s a highly versatile look that can be adapted to just about any personality or occasion.

One thing that’s highly unique about the shag is that it can be easily and exactly traced to exactly one person, one haircut and one stylist. Unlike most hairstyles, which developed over time and through thousands and thousands of people, the shag was developed particularly for one movie and grew from there. Can you guess the original shag? if you’re a movie buff, you’ll remember that Jane Fonda was the very first shag wearer, a style she showcased in the famous detective story Klute. Starring opposite Donald Sutherland, Fonda had her hair done by stylist Paul McGregor, who gave her a fun, modern celebrity hairstyle that became known as the shag. Since this film came out in 1971, people have been adopting the shag for themselves in various ways, making it a modern staple of fashion.

The original shag hairstyle from the film still looks incredible.

In fact, Fonda has been so attached to the shag that she’s kept it for years, trying out various looks as the years have gone by. Her shag has become one of the iconic shags in the world, alongside such famous men and women as Sharon Osbourne, Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart. When done right, the celebrity shag has helped boost the image of popular stars in a big way, creating some of the most recognizable images in history.

Shag’s not just for women! This celebrity men’s shag is masculine perfection.

HairBetty has dozens of shag styles on file, from the long and messy to the short and sleek. It’s a great, fun look that provides a lot of fun and energy to your style, and it’s one that any good hairstylist will be able to provide you with. All you need is an idea of how long you want your shag, what texture you want it in and how extreme you want to take it. Using HairBetty’s search engine, you’ll be able to see exactly what kinds of shag hairstyles are out there, and all you have to do after that is bring your desired look into your favorite salon. So get funky, be daring and have some fun, which is just what the shag is meant for!

Virtual Hairstyles- The Future Is Here!

Looking around, it’s a pretty clear thing that the future is here. Social interactions happen

Finding great looks like the pixie is easier than ever with virtual hairstyles.

online more often than not, most people carry around a computer in their hand more powerful than PCs 10 years ago and there are even cars that park themselves! And best of all, in HairBetty’s opinion, this futuristic world also includes the greatness that are virtual hairstyles, the latest and most useful innovation in the long history of hairstyle ideas. What do we mean exactly by virtual hairstyles? Well, we’ll tell you!

Virtual hairstyles are any hairstyles you find online, as opposed to on paper or people in person. But more than that, the point of virtual hairstyles is to use the power and scope of computers and the Internet to discover new and exciting hairstyles for the people of the world. Before technology changed everything about finding hairstyles, people were forced to try and remember hairstyles they had stumbled across or spend dollar after dollar on expensive fashion magazines that might not even have anything in them they liked. As much fun as it can be to have a few good fashion mags around, this was a pricey and inefficient way to pick a new hairstyle. Nowadays though, there are a huge number of options out there that are not only free, they’re also easy to use and incredibly comprehensive.

One great example of the new trend of virtual hairstyles is the HairBetty hairstyles catalog, which regular readers will already know plenty about. Since we’ve talked about this at length before, we won’t go too much into it, but a good summary of the catalog is to think of it as a searchable library of hairstyles. Got an idea? Have a color in mind? Looking for a certain celebrity’s style? All it takes is a search term and a few seconds, and you’ll be looking at dozens of hairstyles that fit exactly the idea you have in mind.

A look at the new iPhone HairBetty app!

Beyond the HairBetty catalog, we’ve got a new virtual hairstyles tool we’re super excited about to show you today! This has only been out for a couple of weeks, and it takes the idea of virtual hairstyles to the next level like nothing ever has. We’re talking about HairBetty’s awesome new smartphone app. While the online catalog is a great and powerful tool, you don’t always have time to head to a computer to use it, and on-the-fly hair appointments can often mean that you don’t have access to it when you need it. The virtual hairstyles app changes all of that forever. It brings the same searching power and comprehensive catalog of styles right to your phone, where you can do just about everything you can on the site. Browse through looks, consult with an expert, even save your favorite styles for later reference! We think having access to these pictures of hairstyles anywhere you go is a revolution in the hair industry, and we’re thrilled to bring it to the world.

As technology continues to grow, it only makes sense that the hairstyling industry will be changed for the better. We can only imagine what the next few years will hold, from holographic styles projected right onto your head to ultra-precise styling tools, it’s sure to be an incredible time for the world of hair! And right now, there’s no piece of tech out there more interesting than the virtual hairstyle, especially when you can have thousands o them in your own pocket. HairBetty is dedicated to keeping you up to date on all the latest advancements in the hair industry, so bookmark this page and check back regularly as we report on everything hair, from new technology to new looks and everything in between.

Celebrity hairsyles like Zachary Quinto’s are just a few clicks or buttons away!

The Top Women’s Celebrity Hair Styles in the World

A few posts ago, we talked about how HairBetty’s in-depth hairstyle catalog can show you the best celebrity hair in the world and showcased a few of our very favorite celebrity looks. Today, we’re flipping the script and are going to highlight some of your favorite celebrity hair styles ever. Confused? Don’t be! HairBetty’s expert team of researchers and data-sifters have put their skills to use and have found the most popular and searched for women’s celebrity hairstyles in the world right now. We’re hugely proud of these guys, and we’re excited to show off this dynamic list of ladies today here at the blog! Not at all surprisingly, these eight women come from the world of entertainment, specifically music, TV and film.

Sounds Good, Looks Great

This cute curly brunette look is killer on Selena Gomez with sideswept bangs.

To kick off our list, we’ve got Selena Gomez, our youngest star and the owner of an incredible head of hair. Also an actress, Gomez got big from her show on the Disney Channel and used that star power to kick off a hugely successful movie career. In addition to her gorgeous voice and excellent acting chops, Gomez’s deep, almost black brunette hair has been a large part of her popularity over the years. Gomez is not afraid to try out different looks, having been seen sporting everything from blunt bangs on straight hair to a cool, edgy pompadour to the excellent side-braid hairstyle.

Our next star likes her music a little country and her hair a little rock and roll. Carrie Underwood is the name, and we’re guessing you know her from her winning stint on the incredibly popular American Idol reality show. The talented songstress rocketed to fame with her subsequent albums, and her blonde locks have captivated people worldwide. We can’t get enough of her bouncy waves and layers of golden, shiny hair here at the blog, and according to our research, neither can anybody else!

As Seen on TV

Television has never been as good in history as it is right now, and Eva Longoria Parker is

Eva Longoria Parker stuns in just about any hairstyle, but we especially love this updo.

one of the biggest names on the small screen at the moment. Rocking her beautiful chestnut brunette look on her hit show Desperate Housewives, Parker is often seen out at events with excellent formal updos, modern bobs and even left down long, wavy and sexy.

Another youngster with style that belies her age, reality TV star Lauren Conrad is the only other blonde on our list. With a look that’s gone from sandy blonde to shimmering gold throughout the years, Conrad has made a name as a hairstyle trendsetter, especially for fans of her shows Laguna Beach and The Hills. True to the California roots of her shows, Conrad keeps it casual, light and fun with cute braided looks, chic ponytails and gorgeous waves.

The Dr. is in! At least the hair doctor, that is. Kate Walsh rounds out our TV star section with her auburn shoulder-length look. Walsh changes things up between straight and wavy and likes to play with parted bangs in ways we just love. It’s no wonder that this amazing woman started out her career as a model, she’s just that gorgeous.

She might play a doctor on TV, but we think Kate Walsh’s modeling career could have been enough to make her famous with great looks like this one.

The Best Hair on the Silver Screen

Few in the world have the kind of style that movie stars can often pull off, and Jessica Alba is by far one of the most well-put together women in all of film history. Starting off in TV, Alba’s beautiful golden brown hair was simply too much for the small screen, and she soon showed up as a star in films like Sin City. A classy lady, Alba likes to wear her hair long and curly, but she often puts it in a cool updo for her frequent charity events.

When you win an Academy Award, you don’t really need great hair, but it seems that someone has forgotten to tell that to Halle Berry! Without question one of the most talented people to ever star in a film, Halle Berry’s short curly hair has won her almost fans as her acting. Berry isn’t one to play it safe and stick to her charming signature do though- she’s also been known to kill with a straight, flirty pixie and even long white colored hair (such as in X-Men).

A cute bob on a cute lady! Katie Holmes made this look a huge deal in the 90′s, and is still a major fashionista today.

Wrapping up, we leave one of the best and most popular for last in the ultra-famous Katie Holmes. Ms. Holmes has never let the huge amount of interest in her every move keep her from looking incredible all the time, and a big part of that image is her amazing celebrity hairstyle. In fact, Holmes has been a major part of why cuts like the a-frame bob and sideswept bangs have rocked the world in the last few decades.

These eight women are undeniably some of the most fashionable in the world, and according to the research of the crack HairBetty team, they’re also the most popular when it comes to celebrity hairstyles. For more great celebrity looks from these and other stars, make sure to give a few of your favorite names a search on our powerful engine, and see if you can’t find something you’d like to try out for yourself.

Spicing Up Your Braided Hair Styles

Scarlett Johansson is one of many celebs to rock the halo braid in recent days.

We told you we would, so let’s get to business and back to braids! A couple days ago we told you a bit about some of HairBetty’s favorite braided hair styles out there right now, but that’s only half the story when it comes to this great look. Once you’ve picked out the braids you want, you don’t have to stop there, but can actually give your plaits a little “oomph” with a few easy and fun ideas. From accessories to wrapping braids to using hair color along with braids, braids these days have tons of options for taking the look to the next level.

Halos and Crowns for Angels and Royalty

You’ve probably seen this great idea for braid hairstyles implemented on everyone from celebrities to the hip people in your town: we’re talking about the braid crown or halo! Essentially, this just means that the braid goes around the top of the head, as opposed to hanging down the back or the side. This can either be done wrapped around the “crown” of the head (thus the “crown” name) or sitting more on top in a smaller ring (the “halo”). You can either do this cool look by taking a braid that would hang down and wrap it around the head, pinning it in place, or you can actually braid the hair at the top of the head into a crown if it’s long enough and you have the plaiting skills. This second look is especially cool because you can keep the hair in the back hanging down gracefully, which perfectly complements the crown or halo braid.

Braid Accessories? Oh Yes!

It might not be the first thing you think of when you envision new braids for yourself, but

A few flowers go a long way!

adding a few accessories to your braids has become a hugely popular and super-chic idea that we seriously love. The most classic of these are flowers, which are especially seen combined with the halo or crown braid for a cool boho look. The tension of braids provide a perfect grip to casually put a few blooms into, which looks especially good at the top or bottom of the braids. You can also actually braid flowers into the hair, if they have a long enough stem! Of course, if you’d rather have something you can re-use, high-quality faux flowers are a great option. In a related vein, we’ve even seen some gorgeous, leafy ivy and other plants woven into braids. Just get creative, and make sure whatever plant you use is in tip-top shape.

Other than plant-based accessories, you’ve got a huge number of options out their for spicing up the look of your braids. Vintage jewelry pieces, especially pins, broaches and clips look absolutely stunning when used in conjunction with the right braid. If you’ve got some old designer pieces sitting around, especially those from the 80′s and 60′s, try them out with a braid and see what cool combos you can come up with. Another cool idea we’ve seen in some of the hippie-influenced fashion out there is to braid in feathers or feather hair extensions with braids, giving a bit of a Pocahontas look.

Dye Those Braids

If we had to pick one trend for sprucing up braids that we like the most at HairBetty, it would hands-down be combining great hair color jobs with great braid looks. Especially cool with braided hairstyles like the fishtail, what’s so cool about this idea is that you can

A combo fishtail braid/pastel hair color is the latest word in cool.

use techniques like dip-dying, single piece dying or even an ombre combined with braids for incredibly unique looks. Dip-dyes and single piece dying can even show off the complexity of a braid by allowing the eye to follow each piece of hair as it weaves in and out of the braid. We especially like this look when a non-natural color, such as pastels or bright blues or sea green, is combined with natural colors such as blonde or brunette hair.

And there are our suggestions for making your plaits look great, unique and stylish! Next time you’ve got the hankering to braid up your hair, give one of these a try, and HairBetty guarantees you’ll turn heads everywhere you go.

Find the Best Hairstyle Pictures with the World’s Premier Hairstyles Catalog

Those of you who have been following the blog from the first post will remember us telling you about how HairBetty can show you hairstyle pictures like no other website out there. What we were talking about is HairBetty’s hairstyles catalog, one of the most powerful tools ever created for finding new looks and keep up with what the world is doing with their hair. We’ve told you in other posts how to use our catalog to find specific things, but today we’re going to look a little bit more into what exactly the hairstyle catalog and finder is and what you can do with it.

Bobs are just one of the many styles the HairBetty catalog can show you.

First of all, you might not realize it when using or browsing through the hairstyle catalog, but a great amount of research and work go into building such a thing. Setting aside the countless hours of coding and programming to even build a search engine, the collection and updating of the hairstyles of the world is a process that requires teams of experts working constantly to make sure they catalog every style out there. That’s what we here at HairBetty have assembled: a crack team of experts that is not only chock full of experienced stylists and fashion experts, but is also out there in the world every day collecting styles for you to browse through.

These thousands and thousands of styles are then analyzed intensely according to their

HairBetty is ideal for both men and women looking for a new cut!

current-ness, their longevity, who they will work for and who has been wearing them, among other things. This process ensures that the cuts and styles we bring you at the site are not only the hottest at this exact moment, like the ombre, but also include classic looks that never go out of style, like the immortal pixie and bob haircuts. It also makes sure that when you look for something new, we’ve got it categorized so it is easy to find with a simple search. On top of that, our experts being out in the field daily as well as paying close attention to trends on the web means that the HairBetty catalog is constantly being updated, so each time you come to the site you’re likely to find a new look.

And that brings us to the best and most important part of the HairBetty catalog: using it! All it takes to find the most spectacular hairstyles out there is a compute, curiosity and a few minutes, and you can find just about every hairstyle in existence. There are two primary ways to use the hair styles catalog: by searching for a term or by browsing randomly. The search function is the easiest way to find exactly the hair you want on the entire web- just type in the length, style, color or idea you have in mind and hit enter! Within seconds, HairBetty will consult its immense databases and the powerful search engine will compile a large set of photos that show you variations on what you’re looking for. For instance, try a search for “red hair” or “bob,” and you’ll find dozens of results that show you exactly what you’re looking for. If you’re not quire sure yet what you’re interested in, no problem! The HairBetty homepage is full of examples of some of the most popular and most searched-for hairstyles, looks and colors on the web right now. We keep up with what people are searching for every day, and we adjust our site accordingly. That means that you can simply browse randomly and see all the best looks that are hot right now with no problem!

From the simple and easy to complex high-fashion dos, all styles are searchable with the HairBetty engine.

Using the hairstyles catalog’s search and browse features, we think you’ll have the best chance to find a hairstyle you like of anyone in the world. Don’t believe us? Spend a few minutes looking through the pictures of hairstyles, and we know you’ll find something you can’t wait to try on your own hair. Give it a whirl, and see what a difference the right hairstyle finder can make in your life. We think you’ll be happily surprised.

Hairstyles with Bangs: Choosing the Right Fringe for You

Yesterday we talked a bit about how hair condition and face type can make a big difference

The side swept bangs look is a perennial classic, especially on people as gorgeous as Christina Hendricks!

when choosing a hairstyle with bangs, and today we’re going to take that information and actually look at a few types of fringe! After the many centuries humans have been playing around with new hairstyles, it should come as no surprise that there are a huge number of variations on bangs. Though we could never list every style of bangs here, there are a few types of fringe that are hugely popular and are always great choices. Once we’ve looked at a few of these and shown you the standard looks for haircuts with bangs, we’ll give you a run down on the HairBetty search feature and how you can use it to find amazing bangs haircuts.

To start out with, the easiest thing to do with bangs is to simply part them. Parted bangs are just what they sound like: parting the hair at the front of your head. This can be done in the middle or on either side, and it’s a quick and often-used solution for what to do with that part of your hair.

The most obvious and simple to cut bangs style is blunt bangs. Whether at the eyebrows, just above, just below or anywhere else, the blunt style simply means cutting the bangs straight across in a line. This look is highly popular right now due to ladies like Zooey Deschanel and Taylor Swift wearing it, but it’s actually been around for quite some time. This look goes in and out of style, and right now it’s definitely in, so it’s a great time to get it done for yourself.

Asymmetrical bangs are a bit harder to pull off, but as you can see, they look super cool when done right.

Choppy bangs are those that have been cut mostly straight across but have had texture added to them. These are often worn by men and are a more casual look than some of these others.

Similar to choppy bangs, asymmetrical bangs take the idea of making pieces of the hair that form the bangs into different lengths and turn it into a more designed look. For instance, where the choppy look is random bits of hair cut to different lengths to provide a purposefully messy texture, asymmetrical bangs would purposefully make the sides of bangs longer than the middle with even, careful cuts. These bangs look especially great with more extreme hairstyles.

Taking the choppy and asymmetrical bangs ideas to the extreme, wild or chaotic bangs have pieces of hair at drastically different lengths. Most bangs are cut so that the different lengths gradually meet each other, but for wild bangs, they can just drop straight into a different length with no connecting pieces. You see these a lot in punk or goth hairstyles, but they’re also popular with the couture crowd.

For last, we’ve saved probably the most popular bangs style right now: the side-swept bangs. Side-swept bangs are usually cut a bit shorter than the majority of hair and are pushed to one side or other of the face. This usually coincides with the part at the top left or right of a person’s face, and there are a million varieties on how to cut the bangs (if you cut them at all).  These bangs are huge when it comes to celebrity hairstyles, so you know they’re a hit!

This provides a great transition into the HairBetty free hair catalog, where you can search

The choppy bangs look is a great option if you want to go a little more wild with your bangs.

for side-swept bangs to get an idea of the different variations out there. Head to the HairBetty homepage and type in “side swept bangs” to the search bar at the top, or simply follow this link. HairBetty will then consult its massive database of searchable hairstyles and will show you a full page of results, showcasing the various ways that side swept bangs can be worn. Of course, if you want to check out any of the other bangs, you can search for those as well.

If you see any cuts on the site that you’d like to try out, you can either e-mail them to your stylist or you can send them to yourself and pull them up at your salon on your smart-phone. Getting the best hairstyles with bangs is as simple as visiting HairBetty every once in a while and seeing what new looks we’ve found for you! So give us a bookmark, and make this site your go-to spot for the best bangs ever conceived.

Hairstyles with Bangs Are a Constant Classic!

Nicole Richie knows just how to complement her heart-shaped face with the perfect fringe.

Whatever cut you choose, there’s one question that you almost always have to deal with: bangs! What do you do about them? While you can sometimes just leave hair alone and avoid the question, most cuts will need to do something with bangs. Choosing hairstyles with bangs can be somewhat daunting, with so many options out there for what to do with them, but HairBetty is here to help! By deciding on a few things ahead of time, you’ll be able to find bangs that are not only perfect for your face, but also look gorgeous. Today we’re going to focus on what you can do to prepare to find the perfect bangs, and tomorrow we’ll give you an overview of the various types of bangs that are hot right now and show you how to use HairBetty to find them! Let’s get started, first looking at the current situation of your hair.

What’s the Condition of Your Hair?

While nearly every style of hair can incorporate bangs of some kind, and bangs can be drastically different from one set of fringe to the next, your hair’s current situation will extensively effect what bangs you’re able to achieve and which ones look best. For instance, if you have ultra-short hair, such as a pixie hairstyle, you might not be able to pull off longer fringe like the side-swept or long blunt bangs. Also, curly or wavy hair might have to be straightened to achieve some haircuts with bangs. Just keep these issues in mind when looking through types of bangs, and you’ll be ok.

You should also look at the health of your hair. If hair is overly dry, has extensive damage from processes, has split-ends etc., you should consult a stylist and see what products you can use on your hair to prepare it for bangs. Nothing is more upsetting than having a great cut with bangs that’s ruined by damage, so avoid the disappointment by keeping your hair in good health with the correct products.

What’s Your Face Type?

Second to the condition of your hair, the next most important issue for picking the right

These blunt, parted bangs are gorgeous on her oval face.

bangs hairstyle for you is the shape of your face. Depending on your face, different sets of fringe will look better and can even provide some assistance in softening features. The primary face types are oval, round, long, square, heart-shaped, triangular and diamond.

Those with oval faces can pull off almost any bangs and should feel free to experiment with different looks (and count your lucky stars!).

Round faces look incredible with bangs that hang over the cheeks, which can help to make your face look a bit longer.

If you have a longer face, or if you have a tall forehead, longer bangs that hang nearly to your eyes can give your face a more oval appearance.

Square faces can be softened with looks such as side-swept bangs, giving the face a less angular look. Feathery bangs also look great on this face type.

Side-sweeps are also great for heart-shaped faces. With this face, bangs can help make the face appear less wide and can also soften a strong chin, if needed.

Triangle and diamond faces are great with wispy bangs that cover part of the forehead and help balance the face.

 

Taylor Swift has been a major part of the popularity of blunt bangs these days.

Understanding your personal situation before you start looking for the perfect fringe is the best way to guarantee great results. Using the information you’ve gathered, you’re ready to move on to looking through the various bangs styles that are out there and picking one out to try out, including all the celebrity hairstyles with bangs. Tomorrow we’ll show you how the HairBetty search tool can give you examples and inspiration for the best haircuts with bangs on the globe, so stick around!

The Best Curly Hairstyles with Just a Few Tips!

 

Halle Berry’s short curls are part of her famous look!

When it comes to curly hairstyles, it seems like everyone’s stuck in a perpetual “grass is greener” situation. As someone with curly locks myself, I’m constantly being told by my straight-haired friends that they’d kill for what I have, but myself and my curly-headed comrades know that having curls can often feel like more of a curse than a blessing. Over the years, however, I’ve come to find out that many of the issues I was having with my wavy locks were avoidable with a few tricks, and now I’ve come to love my curls! If you’re someone blessed with curly hair, but it drives you crazy, then today’s blog post is one for you. Here are some tips and ideas from HairBetty that can help you to get the most out of your curls.

Washing Curls Correctly

For the first 24 years of my life as a curly-headed person, I had no idea that curls need

HairBetty can find you the best looks for curly hair, just like this one.

to be treated differently than straight hair. I mean, it looks different, but it’s all hair right? It wasn’t until I met and became friends with a professional hairstylist who also had curls that I found out that I was doing things all wrong. Turns out, many of the things that drove me crazy about my curls were caused by the way I was washing them. Curls tend to dry out the scalp and hair because they trap more heat than other types of hair, which means that your head needs more oils and moisture than people with straight hair do. When you wash your curls daily, this removes the natural oils that your hair needs, which can lead to everything from an itchy scalp to frizz to strangely shaped curls. What you want to do, instead, is only use shampoo on your hair when it absolutely needs it (every three days to a week and a half, depending on how dry your hair is), and otherwise just rinse it with water. You can even go a few days without rinsing, in most cases! Doing this will return your hair and scalp to their natural balanced state and leave your locks feeling healthy and looking great. Try it out for a week or so; we think you’ll love the difference!

Curls Love Product

To assist in the benefits you’ll get from washing your hair a bit less, it’s a good idea to arm yourself with an array of products made specifically for curls. These products fall into two categories: those for cleaning and those for prep. When it comes to the shower, avoid shampoos and conditioners with heavy amounts of unnatural chemicals, and stick to those that use plant-based formulas for best results. Try to find products specifically made for curls, and if you can’t, try creamy, moisturizing products. Some stylists say that curly hair should be washed and scrubbed with conditioner only, while others say a creamy shampoo is best. Try out a few and see what works best for you, but definitely avoid anything that dries your hair and scalp.

For after the shower, there are dozens of options out there for taming, shaping and styling those curls. Most curly-haired people use products that are too thick- what you want are products that reduce frizz and add definition but are light enough that they won’t weigh down your curls and ruin their lovely shapes. Styling foams, texturizing cremes, curl enhancers and frizz reducers are all must-tries for those with curls. Sample a few products, and see what you can get your curls to do for you.

Tricks for Finding the Right Stylist

 

Taylor Swift is one of the most famous curly looks in recent history.

Of course, the primary thing to do to guarantee great new hairsyles for curly hair is to get it cut the right way in the first place! This requires two things: an idea of what you want ahead of time and a stylist who knows how to cut curly hair. For getting some ideas and inspiration, HairBetty is your best friend and one-stop source! Use our searchable hairstyles catalog by searching for curly hairstyles, and you’ll see dozens of looks from celebrities to the newest fashions from around the world.

Finding a good hairstylist is a bit harder, but not impossible. The easiest way is to find someone else with well-taken-care-of curly hair and ask them where they got theirs done. Of course, not everyone has a curly-haired friend with a great stylist, so the next best thing is to find stylists with curly hair themselves. Stylists with curly hair have personal experience to draw on and know how hard it is to get a good haircut with curls, so they usually make it a point to do a spectacular job on curly-headed clients. Barring these two options, you’ll have to try a few out, but it’s always a good idea to ask if a stylist is familiar with curly hair beforehand.

Armed with these tips, great products and HairBetty’s hairstyle catalog, your chances at getting an amazing curly haircut go up immensely! And since you can just bring in your chosen HairBetty look to the salon on your phone or pad device, it makes everything a snap. Try out a couple of these ideas, and your curls will look better than ever!

Celebrity Hairstyles Are a Snap to Find With HairBetty

Celebrities have been a fountain of fashion tips and ideas since the first person with an

Carey Mulligan sports a sassy pixie with perfect bangs.

interesting look got famous, so it’s no wonder that celebrity hairstyles are one of our favorite HairBetty sources for great ideas for new looks and trends! From those that act to musicians to reality TV stars, there are thousands of people out there these days with the fashion sense to try cool ways to do their hair and the team of experts to help them achieve pretty much anything, hair-wise. The HairBetty hairstyles catalog features dozens of shots of the best celebrity haircuts, and here are a few of our very favorites to get your creative mind thinking!

Drive star and all-around knockout Carey Mulligan is one of our favorite celebrities who always has a killer look for her gorgeous locks. This beautiful and talented woman knocked everyone’s socks off in the last few years with her super-short, versatile pixie hairstyle. This cut was a boyish, around-the-ears bit of perfection which she was able to wear in a variety of ways. From perfectly, meticulously combed blonde to light, messy brown with a headband to auburn with curls, Carey’s pixie has been to die for however she wears it.

 

The famous “pob” bob hairstyle on the woman who made it famous, Victoria Beckham.

Few enough women can say that they personally made a hairstyle popular, but almost none can say that they actually had a hairstyle named after them. Victoria Beckham, also known as Posh Spice and husband to soccer player David Beckham, is a woman that can rightfully claim both. After seeing ice dancer Kristina Lenko sporting an asymmetrical bob haircut, Victoria Beckham made the look her own, and from there it took off in a huge way. In fact, Beckham’s style of bob became so well-known and associated with her that its unofficial name in the UK was the “pob,” a compound of “Posh” and “bob.” This sharply angled modern take on the classic bob has been a huge hit in the US as well over the last few years, and we think it’s just perfection.

Speaking of the Beckham’s, Vicky’s husband David is no slouch in the fashion

The David Beckham hairstyle is a men’s classic.

department either. Though he sometimes goes a little too far down the rabbit hole with some of his looks (that Euromullet from awhile back comes directly to mind), the male half of this power couple has become known for his short, playful brown hair and scruff combo. With just a little bit of product to keep his hair swooped slightly up, David Beckham has become a celebrity hairstyle inspiration for men everywhere.

When it comes to curly men’s hair, however, there’s just about no one in the world who captures more hearts than Adrian Grenier. The deep brown ringlets on the Entourage star’s head have paved the way for curly-headed guys everywhere to get looks that are both relaxed and Hollywood-hip. With the Entourage film coming out soon, expect to see this look on fans everywhere in the next year!

 

When it comes to curly hair, few celebrites have it looking as good as Adrian Grenier.

These are just four of the dozens of celebrities we’ve collected for fashion inspiration on HairBetty, though they are some of our favorites! If you like any of these, or if you’d like to get a broader idea of what the rich and famous are up to with their locks, put “celebrity hairstyles” into the HairBetty search tool and see what comes up for you. You can’t go wrong with a look proven in the warzones of tabloids and gossip rags, so pick one out for yourself for a worry-free hairstyle.