• Try a Top Knot Just because a top knot is one of the most simple hairstyles out there doesn't mean it can't be chic. Even Jennifer Lopez likes to wear the hairstyle on the red carpet. To get the look, pull hair into a ponytail, back comb the ponytail, then wrap hair around the base before pinning into place.
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  • Low Side Braid For a really quick hairstyle, pull hair into a low side braid like Sophia Bush's. Just make sure to tease hair at the crown for an extra boost of volume.
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  • Twist It Back Tame textured second-day hair like Mandy Moore's with a simple twist and bobby pin.
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  • Try a Side Ponytail Beyonce’s side-swept low ponytail takes mere minutes to perfect. Curl the long bang around your finger and blast with a tiny bit of hairspray for an all-day flounce that holds.
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  • Add a Pouf Brooklyn Decker’s choppy bob is adorably sexy to begin with. Add in a little half-up, half-down pouf and a side part, and you’ve got a hairstyle that transitions seamlessly from office to cocktails.
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  • Slick It Back Updos on short hair can be tricky and time consuming. Dress up a bob with a wet look, like Camilla Belle. Starting with wet hair, apply a pomade or gel with fingers. Brush it back with a thin-toothed comb to prevent any bumps.
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  • Add Shape To add easy shape to straight locks, create a side part like Dakota Fanning’s and loosely pull the strands to the side, clipping in place.
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  • Nix the Unwanted Volume Does your hair have a mind of its own today? Flatten it a bit by creating a deep center part and pulling some sides behind the ears like Ashley Greene.
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  • Slip in a Tiny French Braid Add interest to long, straight strands with a French braid above the ear, like Hailee Steinfeld wears here.
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  • Hide Bangs If you have blunt bangs like Jessica Biel’s, but don’t have the time to style them, create a center part and pin them to each side. Let your hair fall over the pins to create the illusion of no bangs.
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  • Blow It OUT Switch up your blowout by brushing the hair out. See how it instantly opens up Julianne Hough's face without the use of any clips or bobby pins.
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  • Go with a Classic Braid Pull all of your hair back in a side braid. To soften the look like Kristen Stewart did, pull a few strands out by the ear.
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  • Play With a Side Bun If you don’t have time to straighten your locks, try a playful bun like Maria Menounos’. Twist to the side and clip in place with bobby pins.
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  • Do Messy on Purpose Miranda Cosgrove’s casually mussed side ponytail is great for “I needed to be at work 20 minutes ago, and I just woke up” hair.
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  • Go Chic With a Braided Bun Without actually creating a ten-step, intricate updo, the braided bun makes anyone look more polished an put together — and in mere minutes. Just look at Sienna Miller.
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  • Fake Bangs Add faux layers instantly with a deep side part. The hair over Sandra Bullock's eyes creates the illusion of long side-swept bangs.
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