Rihanna’s New Hair: Poufy, Red and Big!

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Though Rihanna has been known to be quite the hair chameleon, her latest style—poufy, red and big—may be our new favorite. The singer first revealed her new look via Twitter while working on a music video for “S&M,” a track off her new album Loud. Then last night, she appeared in Los Angeles almost unrecognizable under her voluminous curls (shown). But Rihanna isn’t the only celebrity to rock big, bold hair in recent years. Check out a gallery of our favorite big hair looks.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Many American Idol Hairstyles

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Jennifer Lopez is the new judge on American Idol this season, and she’s making her gig a stylish one. Sure, we only see her from the waist up behind the judges’ table most of the time, but that means she’s giving extra attention to her hair and makeup looks! So far, we’ve seen Lopez wear a tight high ballerina bun, a side-swept half updo and a loose ponytail. And she’s not skipping with the accessories either, adding headbands embellished with rhinestones and patterns to her looks. We never know what style she’s going to wear next! That’s why we’re keeping track of all of Jennifer Lopez’s American Idol hairstyles right here. Click through the gallery to see them all.

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Try on the Best Hairstyles from the 2011 Golden Globes

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The 2011 Golden Globes was as big of a night for beauty as it was for fashion. January Jones didn’t disappoint in a structured ’60s set and Anne Hathaway turned it out with soft, billowy waves. And the good news for you? We selected these looks as part of our eight favorite Golden Globes hairstyles for you to try on in our Hollywood Makeover Tool. Leighton Meesters romantic half updo and Dianna Agrons retro curls were also part of styles we included (and loved). Try them all on now!

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Jennifer Lopez for L'Oreal: Behind-the-Scenes Photos

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Jennifer Lopez‘s new L’Oreal EverSleek campaign make its big debut during Sunday’s Golden Globes— and InStyle scored an exclusive sneak peek of the sexy campaign. “I’m just trying to express that you can be in control and look great,” Lopez said in L’Oreal’s behind-the-scenes video (below). “It’s about being a modern woman and all the things that we have to deal with and still being able to stay sleek, smooth. And I like that idea for women. I like the idea of being in your own power, in control.” The line, ranging from $6.99 to $8.99, is available in stores now. Click through to see exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and a video of Jennifer Lopez on the L’Oreal set.

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Star Hairstylists Make Over Jersey Shore's Snooki!

[tiImage width=”340″ height=”450″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/010611-snookie-450.jpg” credit=”Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic; Steve Granitz/WireImage; Sipa; Frederick M. Brown/Getty” align=”left” border=”0″ alt=””]Are you as excited for the new season of the Jersey Shore as we are? Season 3 of our favorite guilty pleasure kicks off tonight on MTV, and we’re eager to see what the colorful crew gets into this time around—and if Snooki will still be rocking her signature pouf! In July, she was reportedly over the style and in September she debuted blunt bangs, both of which made us think she might be ready for a more drastic change. So we asked top celebrity hairstylists like Mark Townsend, Garren, Harry Josh and Ken Paves how they’d change up Snooki’s patented ‘do, and the results were surprising. Check out their picks for the pint-sized princess, and tell us your favorite in the comments below. It may be T-shirt time for Vinny, Ronnie, and The Situation—but is it haircut time for Snooki?

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Kate Hudson’s Surprising Hair Secrets

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Kate Hudson‘s hair always looks as effortless as it does perfect, but when InStyle caught up with the actress for our January issue, she revealed that her prep routine is actually the opposite. “I’m wearing every product on the shelf,” Hudson laughed. “Seriously, after an event it can take four washcloths to remove the ‘natural look.'” As for deciding between going for a curly or straight style: “It depends on the weather,” she said. “Unlike most women, I love the humidity. It helps enhance my natural curl.” For more Kate Hudson hair and beauty secrets, pick up the January issue of InStyle magazine, on newsstands now.

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Look We Love: Milkmaid Braids Like Helena Christensen, Zoe Saldana and Emma Stone

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Emma Stone is trying out fresh ways to style her newly-blond hair. Last night, the Easy A star appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno wearing her lightened locks in cute milkmaid braids. And she’s not alone in her Heidi hair moment: Zoe Saldana sported cute plaits this summer and Helena Christensen tried the twists in the fall. Would you ever wear milkmaid braids? Tell us in the comments below!

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2010: The Year in Hair

[tiImage width=”623″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/121610-hair-lead-623.jpg” credit=”Courtesy of Roc Nation, Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.com, Sean Gallup/Getty Images, Jamie McCarthy/WireImage” align=”center” border=”1″ alt=””]When it comes to hair, 2010 was so much more than beachy waves and pretty updos. The colors were extreme—from Michelle Williams’s platinum pixie to Rihanna’s fire-engine red crop. And the trendsetters weren’t just on the red carpet, they were also on YouTube. (Thank you Willow Smith and Justin Bieber!) Click through our gallery to see all of the best moments in hair from the entire year. You won’t want to miss a strand!

Jessica Alba's Hairstylist Dishes on Her New Modern Bob

[tiImage width=”320 ” height=”400 ” url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/121410-jessica-400.jpg” credit=”Getty Images; Startraks Photo” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=”Jessica Alba Hair”]Jessica Alba‘s new haircut (photo at right) may look like a simple trim, but according to her hairstylist Renato Campora, the cut is actually very deliberate and incredibly precise. “I wanted to give her a modern take on the bob,” Campora told us. “The hair was meant to fall under her chin but above her shoulders. That is the perfect length to frame her face and still allow us to do updos if we want.” Campora first cut the star’s hair over the weekend, but in preparation for her appearance on The Jimmy Fallon Show to promote Little Fockers yesterday, he decided to take it just a touch shorter. “Jessica trusts me, so she let me do it,” the Frederic Fekkai stylist said. “This is a new direction for her and she’s incredibly pleased with the cut.” (Indeed! Alba posted a picture on her Twitter yesterday afternoon with the message: “New haircut tweeples -thx @renatocampora.”) What do you think of the star’s swingy bob? Tell us in the comments below.

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Alexa Chung's Cute Short Haircut

[tiImage width=”623″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/120810-alexa-623.jpg” credit=” Dimitrios Kambouris/Filmmagic; Gareth Cattermole/Getty” align=”center” border=”1″ alt=””]Alexa Chung may have won the award for British Style at last night’s British Fashion Awards, but the 27-year-old also deserves a nod for her adorable new crop. The model/television-personality, who wore a Chanel coat dress from the spring 2011 collection, arrived at the awards with this tousled, chin-length cut. Ombré hair color fans, don’t fret! Chung smartly opted for newly highlighted, caramel blond ends. What do you think of her shorter cut? Tell us in the comments below.


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