10 Celebrity Hair Secrets

Whether you're going for a chic short hairstyle, voluminous curls, a sleek straight hairstyle or something in between, we've got the right hair products to get you enviable hair

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You don’t have to turn out blockbuster movies or Grammy-nominated hits to get head-turning hair. Knowing which styling products to use (and a great cut, of course) will help you win best tress honors, no matter how off-key you might sing. For the inside scoop, we asked Roman Abayev of the famed Warren-Tricomi salon to fill us in on the key to getting 10 amazing celebrity hair styles.


Click through to see what he has to say!

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Sigourney Weaver’s Chic Crop

With her sexy short 'do—that’s not at all stuffy—it’s no wonder so many women want to look like a Sigourney Weaver avatar.

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Architexture by L’Oreal Professional Matte Defining Paste

Apply this product ($24, evasbeautystore.com) to damp or dry hair for texture, volume and medium hold.

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Faith Hill’s Voluminous Curls

She may be a Mississippi Girl, but Faith Hill has All-American hair: blonde, big and beautiful. Totally befitting of a country star.

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L’oreal Professional Densite Thickening Primer

To achieve Hill’s volume, Abayev advises adding this primer ($21, amazon.com) before blow drying, then using a strong-hold finishing hairspray. He likes Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer ($38, shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com).



Jennifer Lopez’s Long, Soft Waves

The singer/actress/dancer/American Idol judge/and mother of twins is almost as envied for her gorgeous, long hair as she is for her curvy yet toned body.

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Shu Uemura Kaze Wave

This texturizing foam ($38, shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com) helps define and hold curls, adding natural shine. Use a curling iron for more definition and finish with Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer hairspray.

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Jennifer Aniston’s Sexy Bob

Jennifer Aniston has been a trendsetter in the hair department since the Rachel cut from Friends. Aniston's latest look skims the shoulders and she's opted for a lighter shade of blonde.

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Kerastase Elixir Ultime

A few drops of this nourishing protective oil ($54, kerastase-usa.com) can be used before shampooing or as a finishing touch to add luminosity.


Julianne Moore’s Retro Look

This is the new face of 50, ladies. With her to-die-for red locks and youthful glow, Julianne Moore is turning as many heads as ever—especially with these retro waves.

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Kerastase Chroma Riche Masque

Fabulous red hair often gets an assist from a bottle—or a colorist—so keep it healthy and shiny with this moisturizing masque for color-treated hair ($60, kerastase-usa.com).


Sandra Bullock’s Sleek, Straight Style

The Oscar-winning actress turned heads at this year’s Academy Awards with this long, straight style with bold fringe.

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L’Oreal Professional Tecni.Art Play Ball Pearl Whip

Smooth out your hair style with this lightweight, whipped styling cream ($25, amazon.com).


Helen Mirren’s Short Silver 'Do

Short and sexy hair when you’re 60-plus? Oh, yes! Helen Mirren’s full cut gives the ease of a shorter length, but the volume still gives it va-va-va-voom.

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Kerastase Volumactive Spray

Add this volumizing spray ($39, kerastase-usa.com) at the roots to boost body and shine. 


Halle Berry’s Cropped Pixie

Getting your hair snipped like the stunning Halle Berry won’t necessarily make you her doppelganger. But her pixie style does work well on most small-featured faces.

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Shu Uemura Shape Paste

Piece out your pixie with this sculpting putty made to mold and define ($38, shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com).

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Brooke Shields’ Natural-Looking Waves

 The 46-year-old actress has enjoyed a long career—and long, lustrous, supernaturally healthy hair. It seems nothing comes between her and her hairdresser.

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Kerastase Double-Force

Whether your curls and waves come from an iron or are au naturel, keep them in place with this multi-protective hairspray ($36, kerastase-usa.com).


Ellen Barkin’s Short Bob

The actress loves a short, stylish 'do, and this sharp, stick-straight bob is flattering for most faces.

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L’Oreal Professional Smooth Essence Weightless Smoother

If your hair tends to friz, or you just want to keep fly-aways under control, emulsify a bit of this smoother ($16, amazon.com) in your palm and apply it to damp hair for smooth sailing.

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First Published July 12, 2011

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