Celebrity Inspired Hairstyles and Tips

Whether you wear it long or short, natural or relaxed, in braids or cornrows or weave it or lock it; your hairstyle speaks volume about your personal style. However, hair matters can get the best of us into hair-raising moments. The annoying thing is that when you look at celebrities they always seem to have it together when it comes to their hair. You might think that they have well-guarded secrets or it’s because they probably have stylists on call to make sure their hair always looks flawless.  Wrong, the secret behind a perfect hairstyle is to simply find one that works for you and care enough to take good care of it and it will serve you well for a long time. We can definitely borrow a thing or two from celebrity hairstyle choices, for that perfect hairstyle you have always dreamed about.

Short and Sweet

Short and sweet doesn’t necessarily have to mean keeping your hair natural, it simply means having a short hairstyle that is easy to maintain and shows up your style. America’s Top Model Cycle 3 winner turned actress Eva Marcille, Kenyan 2014 Academy Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o and music recording artist Rihanna are some of the celebrities who have gorgeously rocked short hairdos, and we can get hairstyle inspiration and tips from them.


Although Lupita Nyong’o keeps her hair quite short and mostly natural, this is a good style choice to emulate for those looking for a hustle free yet chic hairstyle. There are undeniably a number of ways to wear short hair including texturizing it, in a bob or the classic short and natural way. To give your hairdo more flair you could go the Eva Marcille or Rihanna way and color it up.



Eva Marcille in particular has always worn her hair short and in a suiting blonde hue. Rihanna on the other hand has experimented with quite a few short hairdos including the short Mohawk and bob in arrays of bright conspicuous hues. It’s entirely up to you, but when it comes to choosing a hair color it is best to go with one that compliments your skin tone. To change up a short hairstyle after a while, you can either choose to change the hue and eventually grow it out into a fro.


Long, Wavy and Breezy

Every girl at some point dreamt about having long flowing hair, and it isn’t entirely impossible you can easily own a long hairdo. Regardless of whether you are blessed with long hair or have to rely on a weave to get that long look; what matters most about long hair is making it your own. We can borrow style inspirations from songstress Beyonce and singer Kelly Rowland acclaimed who always flawlessly adorn the long, wavy and breezy look.

2012 BET Awards - Show

Who hasn’t coveted Beyonce’s long, bouncy, layered waves at one point? She recently adapted a shorter do, but we still remember the effortless long breezy waves she always spotted. One of the tips we can borrow from Beyonce is going for fading highlights from light to dark to creating a striking contrast.


Beyonce’s former Destiny’s child band mate Kelly Rowland also always spots beautiful long hairstyles. Kelly Rowland tends to go for darker tones and corkscrew curls creating that big hair we all love. Again it is equally possibly to get this kind of curls with your natural hair or simply invest in a good weave that comes with these kinds of curls.

Shoulder-length Hairdos

If you think that long hairstyles are high maintenance or short hairstyles are too daring the best compromise would be to go for shoulder-length hairstyles. These hairdos give you the best of both worlds, allowing you to easily maintain your hair while giving you room to do a lot more in terms of styling. Acclaimed Scandal actress Kerry Washington has caught our attention severally with her shoulder-length hairstyles.


Kerry Washington has spotted assortments of shoulder-length hairstyles in loose flowing curls, straight and long bob looks. You can change up your shoulder-length hairstyle by incorporating bangs as well as changing the textures to create different looks. Another way to freshen up and change up the look is by going for different hues and highlights.

Braids, Locks and Cornrows

You can never go wrong with any of these classic hairstyles; braids, locks and cornrows.  These hairstyles have been around for as long as can be remembered and simply updated to give them a fresh twist. Singer/actress Brandy is an icon when it comes to braids, actress Whoopi Goldberg and songstress/actress Lauren Hill have always aptly spotted locks and songstress Alicia Keys has adorned cornrows severally.


Brandy has worn her box braids in chunky styles and long spring twist variations. Braids tend to be bulky especially when going for longer styles and therefore might not be the best choice for everyday styles. However, you can equally go for shoulder-length styles and properly take care of them so that they can serve you longer.



Alicia Keys has equally spotted a number of cornrow looks over the years including wavy cornrow and patterned cornrows. Cornrows are perfect for those looking for a low-maintenance feminine hairstyle. To keep your braids looking lush throughout, use jojoba or coconut oil to moisturize your hair and regularly condition your hair using a deep conditioner.Whoopi-Goldberg-dreadlocks

Whoopi Goldberg and Lauryn Hill are almost synonymous to the dreadlocks hairstyle. Lauryn Hill has always spotted variations dreadlock styles; Whoopi has often kept hers thick and wild. Dreadlocks could be considered the most stress-free hairstyle choice, but they still require a good amount of maintenance.


When choosing an ideal everyday hairstyle time, maintenance and flexibility are the most important aspects to keep in mind. However, remember that you can always change up your hairstyle for a fresh and updated look.

Gallery of Celebrity Inspired Hairstyles and Tips

Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.