The Style Glossy April 29th, 2013

The 13 Greatest Celebrity Hair Makeovers

By Shelley Levitt 

It’s easy to fall into a hair rut, especially for celebrities. After all, it’s scary to show up on the red carpet with a brand-new hairdo when you know thousands of tweets will be flying within seconds offering spare-no-feelings judgments on your look.

Still, it’s good to shake things up now and then, whether you’re an A-lister or the first lady. We asked hairstylists across the country to share the celebrity hair makeovers they’d like to see. Maybe their suggestions will inspire you to try a new look too!

Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge is very beautiful, but her look is a bit dull. Kate has beautiful eyes and a great face shape, so a multitude of styles will work for her. My absolute favorite look for Kate would be a sleek, chin-grazing bob with a wispy bang, like Katie Holmes wore years ago. This cut would give her a little edge, while still looking like royalty.
-- Stylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago

Sofia Vergara

Did you know that Sofia is a natural blonde? I think she would look gorgeous adding some balayage ribbons of golden butterscotch. I love her hair long, but it would be nice to switch up the style a bit here and there with a top bun or a side braid twist.
-- Jet Rhys, owner of Jet Rhys Salon in San Diego

Vanessa Hudgens

She rocks the fun and flirty hairstyles, but I’d love to give Vanessa a more refined look with a slicked-back ponytail. This hairstyle is simple, easy to do and adds sophistication at any age.
-- Nicholas Penna, owner of Salon Capri in Boston

Taylor Swift

Taylor’s look hasn’t changed much over the years. She always looks very sweet, and I think it’s time for a slightly less innocent look. I would love to see Taylor with a wildly layered bob and bang, like Debbie (Blondie) Harry from the 1980’s.
-- Stylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago

Megan Fox

Megan is so beautiful, but her long, extra dark hair is severe. I would love to see her hair more layered in a lighter cinnamon-brown color with soft light brown tones mixed in.
-- Kevin Gatto, owner of Verde Salon in Collingswood, N.J.

Amy Adams

Amy Adams has been rocking her exquisite red hair for years now, and she always seems to knock red-carpet styles out of the park. I would love to see her add some dimension to her color come summertime -- a few blonde highlights could really change up her look a bit and refresh her style.

-- Julia Papworth, Hollywood hairstylist

Britney Spears

Unfortunately, Britney has been struggling for years trying to find a look that flatters her beautiful features. I would love for her to remove the extensions and wear a layered, long bob, like Nicole Richie. The length will be youthful and sexy, and if she leaves the house without styling her hair, it will still look great messy.
-- Stylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago


Snooki is known for her over-the-top hair, but she can tone it down a bit and still keep the drama she wants. I’d give her an A-line, chin-length bob. This hairstyle works perfectly with her face shape and will really make her cheekbones pop. She can even add a little spunk to her bob with a few peek-a-boo highlights at the bottom.
-- Nicholas Penna, owner of Salon Capri in Boston

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer would look amazing with short hair. Her features allow for a lot of malleability, and with her complexion she can also pull off brunette or darker blond hair. I wouldn’t give her a pixie cut but rather a fresh choppy cut with face-framing layers -- kind of a happy medium between a pixie and a short bob. And I would take Jennifer’s hair a bit lighter with this cut to keep the look fresh.
-- Hiro Kitayama, owner of Salon Hiro in Chicago

Miley Cyrus

I would love to see Miley with long, shoulder-length hair again in a softer color. I think she looks her best as a warm light brunette with caramel highlights! And, some soft waves would make her look much more sophisticated.
-- Kevin Gatto, owner of Verde Salon in Collingswood, N.J.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia is absolutely stunning with ice-blue eyes and a fair complexion. Her current length is great because it softens her square jawline, but I would take her hair color to a more fiery red. I would alternate sections of intense orange blond with ruby red. This vibrant combination will accentuate her blue eyes and allow her to wear bold royal blue colors.
-- David Barron, owner of Barron’s London Salon in Atlanta

Jennifer Aniston

Jen's hair is always polished, and she’s had the "it" cut for years. It would be so much fun to see her shake things up a bit with bangs cut deep into the temples to accentuate her eyes and chin. Those bangs against her long “brond” hair would look stunning!
-- Jet Rhys, owner of Jet Rhys Salon in San Diego

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart has been looking better and better at every event. What would really push her into the next level would be a slightly shorter, more polished haircut. Kristen seems to gravitate towards less fuss, so a lob haircut could be easier for her to maintain, while at the same time looking more polished in photographs.
-- Julia Papworth, Hollywood hairstylist