With her ethereal blue eyes and icy blonde hair, Emilia Clarke‘s character on Game of Thrones may seem angelic, but don’t be fooled. Daenerys Targaryen is truly a force to be reckoned with. Thanks to her spirit and courage, she has rightfully earned her nickname as “Mother of Dragons,” and in addition to her fierce personality, we’re obsessed with the equally-fierce braids she showcases episode after episode. Whether she’s gearing up for battle or conquering a city, each look is more intricate and elaborate than the one the one before it. That’s why we rounded up the best Khaleesi-inspired celebrity braids, perfect for channeling your inner warrior queen. Click through to see each look now, and catch the Game of Thrones finale on HBO tonight at 9 p.m.
In InStyle‘s Annual Hair Issue, we rounded up ten stars that went on major chopping sprees to land key roles. From Demi Moore’s shaved head for G.I. Jane to Natalie Portman’s barely-there hair for V for Vendetta to Anne Hathaway’s Les Miserable pixie, click through the gallery to see them all. And you think your job is demanding? Plus, see more by picking up the new Zoe Saldana-covered InStyle Hair issue, on newsstands now.
Sarah Hyland showed up to the Los Angeles premiere of Lifetime’s film Call Me Crazy: A Five Film sporting shaggy bangs. But don’t be fooled by her fringe; the change isn’t permanent. “They’re clip on,” the Modern Family star told InStyle.com. “I put them on whenever I feel like it. If you want a little change, clip them on!” Clip-on bangs like Sarah’s can be yours too: focus on finding a color that is closest to your own, by utilizing color wheels in salons and boutiques that you can hold up to your own hair for color matching. And here’s another tip: if you can’t find a color that matches your precisely, try blending them by using a tinted dry shampoo. Bumble & Bumble has a wide range of colors; find them for $35 at bumbleandbumble.com.
Plus, see more of spring’s sexiest hairstyles!
— Lindzi Scharf
When Brittany Snow arrived at the MTV Movie Awards this weekend, there was something a little different about her blonde bob, which appeared angled on one side and shorter on the other. “It’s a little fake,” Snow told InStyle.com of her style. “It’s not cut. My hair length is actually a little shorter. It’s an extension piece and then we cut it.” So smart! Why the change-up? “My [Lela Rose] dress is so classy and elegant, so I wanted to do something a little edgy with my hair,” Snow told InStyle.com. “So we decided to angle it. I thought it would be cool!” Simple enough, and it worked. If you try the look, shop for an extension that matches your hue and add texturizer to your roots before clipping it in to avoid it slipping out of place.
Plus, see what everyone wore on the Movie Awards red carpet!
Maggie Gyllenhaal stepped out with a shorter ‘do a few weeks ago, a look she chose unintentionally. “I did a film in Ireland with Michael Fassbender and I cut it in a bowl cut for that,” the 35-year-old told to reporters at the New York launch party for Kate Young’s collection for Target. “It was awesome for the movie, but then when I was home I couldn’t make it work!” The Brooklyn resident then enlisted New York hairstylist Serge Normant to remedy her situation. “I walked into his salon and said, ‘Can you fix it?’ and it came out looking like this.” And this isn’t the first time she’s been a member of the Pixie Party. “When I was about 25, I had really short hair, and I loved it, but I always thought I would never do it again,” Gyllenhaal continued. “But it feels great to have short hair! And it’s nice now that the weather’s gotten warm.” Not to mention, it also looks fabulous.
Plus, see Maggie’s beauty transformation!
Zoë Saldana is InStyle’s annual Hair issue cover girl—and now we can take you behind the scenes of her ultra-glamorous cover shoot! Of course, the Star Trek into Darkness star shows off her luscious hair in a number of different styles in the clip (watch it above!), but that’s not the only accessory Saldana knows how to work. Decked out in designer brands like Dior, Gucci, and Givenchy by Ricardo Tisci, the actress shows she’s still got a few modeling tricks up her sleeve (she got her start posing for designers like Calvin Klein). “I like androgyny,” the star told InStyle of her preferred sense of fashion. “I don’t feel like myself when I’m looking pretty. But every now and then, maybe four or five times a year, I just want to be a girl and look like a cherry apple.” She certainly pulled out all the stops for our shoot; watch her strut her stuff above! Read the full exclusive interview and see more photos by picking up InStyle Hair, on newsstands—and downloadable for your tablets!—starting Friday, April 5.
Plus, try on the cover star’s hair!
Once a year, InStyle puts out a special issue dedicated to the unique art of hair, and for 2013, our cover girl is Zoë Saldana! Much like the roles she chooses—including Star Trek into Darkness, out May 17—she is bold, a word that also describes her thoughts on hair. “In Latino culture, hair carries a lot of history, a lot of weight, and a lot of energy,” she told InStyle Hair. “I always liked my hair. I never wanted to have any other skin but my own, any other hair but my own. Women who spend so much of their lives wanting to have something else miss out on learning to appreciate what they do have.” It’s a strong sense of self she learned from her tight-knit family. “[My mother] always said, ‘Honey, there is nothing that a red lipstick and a pair of red shoes can’t heal, cure, or solve.’ And I absolutely believe that. They can get you out of anything, even the biggest funk of your life.” She’s already tried more than a few major hairstyles—check out the faux bob, chic updo (shown), and sleek ponytail she models in the issue—and she still has some her daredevil hair days to come. “At some point I want to chop mine off and learn to enhance my other virtues, instead of depending so much on my hair,” she said. Now that’s hair power! Read the full exclusive interview and see more photos by picking up InStyle Hair, on newsstands—and downloadable for your tablets!—starting Friday, April 5.
Plus, try on the cover star’s hair!
Cover: Dior gown, Herve Van Der Straeten cuffs. Interior: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci silk dress.
Little Monsters, it’s Lady Gaga‘s 27th birthday! And while we always love celebrating the pop phenom’s unique sense of style, it’s her rose-tinged hair bow—a look we haven’t spotted in 5 long years—that we love (and miss!) the most. That’s why we’re taking a look back at her 25 wildest mane moments, from a hair-button fascinator to a lace-covered hive. Click through to see them all, then Tweet the star your birthday wishes and blast “Bad Romance,” because a video with Alexander McQueen‘s armadillo heels will always be tops to us.