By People Staff
April 07, 2004 12:00 PM

SOFT CURLS

Nice body! For a bouncy look, use a curling iron, spray then finger-comb. Don’t brush!

  • runway inspiration CARLOS MIELE’S SHOW
  • NICOLE KIDMAN
  • JENNIFER CONNELLY
  • BEYONCE
  • EVAN RACHEL WOOD
  • KRISTIN DAVIS

SLEEK TO CURLY

Play it straight—or not—to suit your mood. “Sleek hair is put-together,” says Luca Blandi. “It is more sexy-serious. Curly hair is more sexy-fun.”

MISCHA BARTON
At a Grammy party.

At an N.Y.C. bash.

SIDESWEPT BANGS

A soft and feminine face-framing fringe is the perfect complement for spring’s sweet and frothy fashions. To “add more juice” to the look, Manhattan stylist John Sahag suggests, “you can angle some sections around the face.”

  • ACCESSORIES
  • Butterflies, dragonflies, flowers. “It’s a spring thing,” says Sheila Block, Accessories Council president. “Buzzwords are ‘color,’ ‘femininity’ and ‘pretty.’ ”
  • CATE BLANCHETT
  • MOLLY SIMS
  • PARIS HILTON
  • MARY-KATE OLSEN

RETRO

Marcel waves and crimps hark back to flapper days—the vibe is vamp.

NEW UPDOS

It’s official: The updo is the hardest-working style in showbiz. “You can do an unlimited amount of things with an updo,” says celebrity stylist John Sahag, “but it’s got to have a modern twist.”

  • runway inspiration LOUIS VUITTON’S SHOW
  • BEYONCE KNOWLES
  • Half up, half down in front, a sexy tousle in back.

DREW BARRYMORE
A prim and tidy facade ends in a simple knot.

HILARY SWANK

A clean sweep with a surprise ponytail.

Scarlett Twists

When creating an updo for Scarlett Johansson, hairstylist Ian James aims for “edginess with a sense of elegance.”

Johansson plays it up (from left) at premieres in Toronto, L.A. and Hollywood and at the Golden Globes.

GROWING IT OUT

Regular trims are key, says Manhattan stylist Luca Blandi. “Learn a few tricks with products and styling,” he adds, “to make it less painful.”

Sarah Jessica Parker

“The short thing was a change,” says Blandi, who has styled the Sex and the City star’s hair. “She likes it long. Longer is always automatically sexier.”

The Golden Globes in January ’02, a benefit in June, an awards show in October.

Penélope Cruz

“She pulls it back a lot, so having long hair is much easier and more versatile for her to get a chic look quickly,” says her stylist, New York City-based Oribé. “Maybe Tom likes it long.”

A press conference in ’02, the Tonight Show in ’03, a premiere in December.

Jennifer Aniston

Growing her hair and adding bangs gives Aniston “a lot more options,” says Oribé, who has worked with her. “It is one of those easy things you can do to change your look.”

An awards show in January ’01, a premiere in November ’01, a premiere in January ’04.

Short and Sweet

  • The day after John Sahag cut Dunst’s hair for December’s Mona Lisa Smile premiere, Gyllenhaal asked him for the same style.
  • KIRSTEN DUNST
  • MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
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