Celebrity Hair Trend: Veronica Lake-Inspired Glamorous Waves


No hairstyle brings to mind old Hollywood glamour like the cascading, so deeply side-parted they almost cover one eye waves that gave screen siren Veronica Lake her signature look. This season, celebs like Ashley Greene, Chloe Moretz, Sofia Vergara and more are bringing back the smooth and sensuous look on the red carpet. The updated version is looser and a little bit more tousled, but has the same glam-factor.




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At the 2011 Emmy Awards, stars left and right were tossing long waves over their shoulders. Sofia Vergara sizzled in an over-the-shoulder shot, showing off her voluptuous tresses. The Vampire Diaries actress Nina Dobrev looked red hot with her glossy waves swooping to one side. Julia Stiles in a bone colored dress which complemented her blonde, side-swept waves.


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Blake Lively got the trend rolling with the sleek side-parted barrel waves she styled at the Time 100 Issue event, where she debuted her newly-dyed strawberry locks. Ashley Greene worked the sexy waves with bedroom eyes and a bright blue dress at the Avon Foundation Awards Gala. True Blood star Anna Paquin channeled the retro style at the 2011 Point Honor Gala.


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Chloe Moretz’s blonde tresses tumbled at Spike TV’s Scream 2011 Award, showing the versatility of the look with long lacy sleeves. Dita Von Teese, known for her vintage-inspired style, consistently rocks the 40s raven rolls with red lipstick and cat eye makeup, as she did promoting her new fragrance Femme Totale in Berlin. Naomi Watts attended a screening of J. Edgar at the AFI Film Fest in a dress that drew on the 20s flapper look, but side-parted waves that were pure 1940s glamour.

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