With the multitude of required red carpet and publicity appearances, it's easy to see why the word casual and celebrity don't usually go together, especially when pertaining to beauty and hair. If you think about it, most celebs look beyond polished and styled to perfection, even when tousled and headed to the grocery store. However, a few have mastered effortless everyday 'dos that don't look stuffy or overdone. Are you in? Here are five of our favorite hairstyles you can copy without hassle.
Rachel Bilson's Flirty Pony
Nothing says casual quite like a ponytail, and in Rachel Bilson's case, it's both flirty and sweet. To get this hair down pat in under five minutes, all you need is a somewhat messy base, mousse and a clear elastic. Start by applying mousse to damp hair and then blow-dry your hair upside down with a round brush. By blow-drying you hair in that position, you will instantly create more volume. Then, use your fingers as a brush to pull up your hair into a ponytail towards the crown of your head and secure with the clear elastic. Loosen a few strands in the front and finish by misting a light spray all over.
Selena Gomez's Hat Control
White cute fedoras, headbands and even fascinators spell fashion-forward in all the right places, most of the time, none of those toppers cover up a bad hair day. Additionally, neither serve as toasty accessories for the winter. Our solution? A cozy and edgy beanie like the one Selena Gomez is sporting. Not only is a ribbed, neutral-colored beanie easy to pull off, it is also the epitome of casual cool. So the next time your hair situation demands to be hidden, put on a slouchie beanie and embrace the day.
Blake Lively's Loose Waves
Loose waves a la Blake Lively give off an effortless vibe, yet still manage to look sexy and alluring. While this style works better on naturally wavy hair, even the straightest of locks can get there with a bit of work. Once you have washed your hair, towel dry and untangle with a wide-tooth comb or your fingers. Then, scrunch a dollop of mousse from the ends on up from one side, then proceed to the next side. Let your hair dry, scrunching up every so often as it dries. A few words of advice: do not brush your hair as this will only create a frizzy mess. If your hair needs a bit more power than just mousse, all you need to add to this creation is a few minutes with the curling iron.
Jessica Chastain's Sleek Locks
While stick-straight hair is one of of those hairstyles that fits the every-occasion bill, it will lend your casual attire and overall vibe a sophisticated flair. To get it right, think sleek and shiny like Jessica Chastain's 'do. To get your hair glistening, the first thing you have to do is fight off frizz, as those untamed strands will only further conceal your glossy locks. Since your hair needs heat to smooth down the cuticle and flatten broken strands, you will need to blow-dry using the high setting. Then, use an iron only on the ends, and finish by adding a few drops of frizz-taming serum. Now finish your sleek and shiny look by adding a spritz of hairspray to your brush before running it through your hair, which will further control static and hold the style.
Lilly Collins' Bed-Head is a Do
If you lose the vampy lipstick and goth ear piece, Lily Collins' out-of-bed hairstyle can be your latest source of casual hair inspiration. Start by prepping your hair with a volume-enhancing shampoo and conditioner, which will add much needed bulk. Then, apply a volumizing spray or mousse over your entire hair and begin to towel dry. Once you have removed the majority of the moisture from your locks, dry the last bit of dampness with a blow-dryer. As you dry your hair, twist sections of your hair with your fingers, all the while throwing your hair back to shake things up a bit. The result? Lightly tousled locks that border on sexy and messy. Finish with a lightweight shine mist to de-frizz and glossify.