Amanda Seyfried, Blake Lively and More Stars Give Braids the Red Carpet Treatment (PHOTOS)

No need to get a blowout for cocktail party invite that comes your way this year. Opt for a trendy braid for a no fuss, sexy soiree hairstyle.

The answer to hot party hair in minutes (no shower or blowdryer required): This back-pocket style is trendy, chic and stays put on the dance floor — and it’s one of the hottest red carpet hair trends.

To give this middle school ‘do a chic update, just take a cue from its celebrity fan club, including Amanda Seyfried and Blake Lively.

From the fishtail pony to a braided updo, these celeb-inspired styles will take your hair from drab to red carpet-ready.

Whether you want to rock a boho braid, bring the fishtail back, or give a basic braid a chic update, we’ll show you how to pull off the hottest braided ‘dos straight from the red carpet.

Click through our gallery to find out how to pull off the red carpet’s hottest braided hairstyles.

What do you think of this middle school throwback? Are braids a trend to try or pass by? Share your take on the trend below.

Now learn how to pull off another retro ‘do…

Looking to freshen up your look for the new year? Get inspired by Hollywood’s hottest haircuts right now in the video below.

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Hollywood’s Hottest Hair Colors of 2012 (PHOTOS)

From subtle ombre highlights to shocking pink strands –2012 was full of funky (and functional) hair color trends.

It seemed that everyone in Tinsletown had scarlet fever because red locks were hotter than ever. Both Jessica Chastain and Holland Roden both rocked red-hued ‘dos this year.

And while platinum blond strands, a la Miley Cyrus, may not be for the faint of heart, it’s a color showstopper.

Color streaks were also a hot hair trend this year, and celebs like Chloe Moretz and Christina Aguilera are fans.

If you’re not ready for all-over color like Katy Perry‘s ever-changing rainbow hair, a pop of purple or a hint of electric blue can be achieved with chalk, spray-on color or clip-in extensions.

For a less extreme change, ombre locks, like Beyonce’s, can be subtle, offer an instant glow and are the perfect color compliment for the ultimate lazy girl.

As these celebs can attest, a sassy new color is a quick way to update your look for the New Year. So get inspired by Hollywood’s colorful strand stars of 2012, and think about giving your hair an end-of-year update.

 Click though our gallery of the Best Hair Colors of 2012.

 Which starlet’s hair color do you like best? Dish below.

Get the scoop on the best at-home hair color kits in the video below.

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Hollywood’s Hottest Haircuts of 2012 (PHOTOS)

From severe to subtle, from wacky to retro — 2012 was full of major hair transformations.

On the more extreme end, there was Anne Hathaway’s pixie cut and Miley Cyrus’ shaved crop. Rounding up the middle-of-the-cut-road were Beyonce‘s bold new bangs, while Emma Stone’s smart shag was among the years’ more subtle and sophisticated stransformations.

Find out which star’s stylish new strands made our list of the hottest Hollywood haircuts of 2012 — and get inspired to kick of the New Year with your own dramatic new ‘do.

Whether you want a drastic change like Beyonce and Biel’s bangs or something more subtle like Stone’s shag; regardless if you have short hair like Anne Hathaway’s pixie cut, long locks like Katie Holme’s long layers, or an in-between length like Olivia Palermo’s grown-out bob, this year was full of hot new haircuts to inspire your own stransformation.

As these stars know, a great cut is the fastest way to update your look. So get inspired by Tinsletown’s well-tressed stars, and kick off the New Year by stealing one of the year’s hottest hairstyles.

Click through our gallery of the hottest Hollywood haircuts of 2012.

Which starlet’s new haircut do you like best? Dish below.

Love Beyonce’s bangs as much as we do? See more stars jumping on the bangs bandwagon — plus, expert tips for pulling them off in the latest beauty buzz video.

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Breaking News! Kate Middleton Gets Bangs (GALLERY)

First Jessica Biel got them. Then Beyonce was sporting frontal fringe. And now bangs have gotten the royal stamp of approval.

Kate Middleton has changed up her shiny shoulder-length locks for the first time … well, ever.

Stepping out at the new Treasures gallery at the Natural History Museum in London on Tuesday, the posh princess made headlines for something other than her outfit (though the green Mulberry dress was another hit — but more on that later), debuting her new bangs.

Yes, ladies, book your appointment at the hair salon now, because once the Duchess of Cambridge is behind a trend, you better believe it’s going to be copied by girls around the world.


Opting for eye-grazing fringe, the Duchess’ longer bangs flatter her face shape and add extra bounce to her already impossibly bouncy strands.

Of course, it didn’t hurt that Middleton paired her new ‘do with a new knife-pleated emerald Mulberry dress with a built-in belt and her favorite black pumps.

Showing off the versatility of the longer bangs, the Princess styled them to the side Farrah Fawcett-style and paired them with her winter staple — a belted coat — for another appearance with Prince William today.

Get a closer look at Kate’s new ‘do and her new duds in our gallery. Then tell us: What do you think of Kate’s new look? Weigh in below.

Check out Hollywood’s hottest haircuts in the video below.

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Beyonce’s Bangs, Emma Stone’s Shag: Freshen Up Your Look with One of Hollywood’s Hottest Haircuts (GALLERY)

Over your hair? Start the season off right with a fab new haircut. As Beyonce‘s bold new bangs and Emma Stone’s smart shag show, a great cut is the fastest way to update your look.

Which hot new hairstyles will take you through the holiday season in-style, earning you complements at your seasonal celebrations without inciting criticism from your mother over the holidays?

We rounded up the hottest new hairstyles that toe the fine line between fresh and unfussy (i.e., won’t take you an hour to style during the busiest time of the year).

Don’t wait for the New Year to update your look. Get inspired by Tinsletown’s well-tressed stars, and kick off the new year with a fresh new hairstyle.

Which stars are sporting new cuts — and whose picture should you bring to the hair salon to kick off the seasonal festivities in style?

Whether you want a drastic change like Beyonce’s bold bangs or something more subtle like Stone’s shag; regardless if you have short hair like Anne Hathaway’s pixie cut, long locks like Katie Holme’s long layers, or an in-between length like Olivia Palermo’s grown-out bob, we’ve got the perfect new style for you.

Click through our gallery of Hollywood’s hottest haircuts to find out which celeb’s chic new ‘do will work best on you.

Which starlet’s new haircut do you like best? Dish below.

Love Beyonce’s bangs as much as we do? See more stars jumping on the bangs bandwagon — plus, expert tips for pulling them off in the latest beauty buzz video.

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