Celebrities have been keeping salons busy this year by making serious changes to their trademark styles. Michelle Obama kicked off the new year (and her birthday!) by adding brow-skimming bangs to her look, and was followed by Rihanna‘s shorn side-cut, Reese Witherspoon‘s brunette hue, and most recently, Jennifer Lawrence‘s dramatic chop. With all the ‘dos taking the red carpet, we’re more inspired than ever to change up our styles as well. That’s why we put together a list of every celebrity hair makeover that we loved in 2013—so far! Click the photo to take a before and after look at each style, then head over to our Hollywood Makeover Tool to preview them on yourself before booking a salon appointment.
Reese Witherspoon‘s hair color from blonde to brunette is having a ripple effect—not only does it effect how she treats her hair daily, it also effects how she dresses, something her stylist Leslie Fremar confirmed today. “With Reese’s hair, she did this for a movie, she’s an actress and more of a chameleon than the average woman,” Fremar told InStyle.com this morning in New York at T.J. Maxx’s discussion on self-expression through fashion. “If it feels right to dye your hair a different color or cut it off, you will learn to dress in that mood of whatever made you do that in your life. You have to understand that and then kind of go with it,” she added, noting that she chooses different looks to flatter her clients’ hair hues. Her tip: “Sometimes with shorter hair, you need to wear a little bit more makeup,” she said. “Or, with darker hair, you might feel like your skin color changes, so you need to change the colors that you use.” Good to know!
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Reese Witherspoon surprised us this week by swapping her Legally Blonde hue for a darker tone, so we caught up with her colorist Lorri Goddard to get the full scoop. The real reason why she switched? Witherspoon’s new role in The Good Lie. “This rich brunette works with Reese’s coloring because it has movement and different layers of warmth and depth that show off her naturally beautiful skin and eye color,” she told InStyle.com. If you’re inspired to make a similar change, Goddard recommends looking for a few brunette shades you like before you head to the salon so you can bring examples to show your hairstylist. “It is important to find some visual images of brunette colors you naturally gravitate towards,” she said. “Ask your colorist to review the depth and tone with you to establish which colors work best with your eyes and skin.” After you shift shades, incorporate color-preserving shampoos and conditioners into your routine to keep your hair from fading.
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Reese Witherspoon has gone brunette! The star, who made serious waves at the Oscars with her perfectly-styled ringlets, debuted her new hue in Nashville over the weekend with her family. Witherspoon has worked her Legally Blonde highlights for years—the last time she crossed over to the dark side was in 2005 to play the role of June Carter-Cash, wife of country icon Johnny Cash. “My hair was dyed dark brown for Walk the Line,” she told InStyle previously. “It was a very sophisticated style for me.” We think it looks just as chic the second time around!
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Reese Witherspoon made some serious waves with her glamorous retro coiff at the Oscars, and even a week later, our readers can’t stop trying on the style (or the rest of her dynamic looks). Over 16,000 of you tried on the star’s many pretty hairstyles in our Hollywood Makeover Tool, making her the top-ranking celebrity try-on this week. Click the box below to try on her many looks now, then share your new makeover to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see what your friends think. Have a happy Reese makeover!
Last night during the 85th Academy Awards, InStyle polled our readers in a variety of categories to have you decide which stars rocked the red carpet the best. And the results are in! Scroll down to see who won the award for best beauty look, cutest red carpet couple, most fabulous star over 40, and more! More
No Academy Awards night would be complete without hearing from InStyle’s Editor-at-Large Hal Rubenstein. As soon as the last stiletto walked down the red carpet, he called in his A-list— his top five looks for best dressed of the night. Scroll down to get his insights on Jennifer Lawrence (in Dior Haute Couture), Reese Witherspoon (in Louis Vuitton), Jessica Chastain (in Armani Privé), Jennifer Hudson (in Roberto Cavalli), and Charlize Theron (in Dior Haute Couture). After reviewing his list, make your own with our new A-list feature. Pick your top 5 and share them with friends on Facebook and Twitter to start your own style debate! More
Of all the stars who walked the red carpet at tonight’s Oscars, two in particular stood out to InStyle editor-at-large Hal Rubenstein: Reese Witherspoon and Helen Hunt. And while Witherspoon is wearing a navy gown (and jewelry) by high fashion designer Louis Vuitton and Hunt is in a dress by mass retailer H&M, their styles share a common bond. “To show off a woman’s form with great simplicity is such a great way for a woman to dress,” Rubenstein said of the two looks. When Rubenstein saw Witherspoon on the carpet, he noted: “This has such a clean, simple elegance. This dress shows that you don’t need a lot of flash. It fits perfectly. No big jewelry. Nothing in the way.” Less really is more!
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