Leave it up to the celebrities in Hollywood to not only have perfect hair, but to also have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to attaining that perfect hair.
Maybe they learned their tips and tricks from the many hairstylists in their glam squads, but regardless of where they picked up their skills, we’re the ones who can benefit from it as they’re not disinclined to disclose their beauty secrets. Because as any girl knows, a bad hair day is essentially the recipe for a bad day. So whether you're currently suffering from dry hair, lack of volume, split ends or simply finding it hard to embrace your wild curls, here are 14 celebrity hair tricks for the most common problems.
14 Beyoncé’s tricks for making frizzy hair look fierce
Beyoncé is no stranger to topping the charts—not only for her music, but also for her fierce style and beauty. So when she hit the stage this past weekend for her performance at the Superbowl Half Time Show, we couldn’t help but notice how perfect her hair remained, even after dancing, sweating, almost falling, and, of course, slaying her performance.
In fact, she managed to make frizzy hair look so stylish, people have been going crazy over how to re-create the look. Since Beyonce’s hair is already curly and frizzy-prone at times, it was hair stylist Kim Kimble who amped up the look. She told Hollywood Life, “The look is all about beautiful texture. I used a double prong curling iron waver to curl the hair from root to tip and then brushed it out with my Kimble Beauty Grooming Brush.”
13 Kim Kardashian’s trick to a sleek ponytail
Since the release of her app and website, Kim Kardashian has been busy giving the people what they want: which is endless hair and beauty tutorials on how to look as glamorous as the trendsetting reality star.
Most recently, she shared her tips on her website on how to recreate one of her signature looks: the sleek ponytail. Hairstylist Michael Silva was in the video and he began the tutorial by blow-drying her freshly washed hair. Then he applied the Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil and the Kardashian Beauty Pure Glitz Hairspray to create a glossy look. The hair was then brushed back into a ponytail down the center of her head and secured with an elastic. To ensure the ponytail was as sleek as possible, Michael went over the hair with a flat iron.
12 Jennifer Aniston’s trick to rocking her natural hair
Ever since her Friends days, Jennifer Aniston has been the ultimate hair trendsetter. It started with the “Rachel” hair cut, created by celebrity hair stylist, Chris McMillan and she’s kept on her reign ever since with her signature middle part blonde locks.
While she does get her hair cut religiously every six weeks by Chris, Jennifer’s tricks to rocking her natural hair come from taking good care of it. In an interview with Elle magazine, it was revealed that she does simple things like not being too rough on her hair when brushing it after showering, going sans damaging heating tools by letting it air dry on its own and keeping hair low-maintenance by wearing hair natural.
11 Khloe Kardashian’s tricks for styling short hair
Styling short hair can be a major hassle—if it’s too curled, the hair becomes almost like a mushroom cut and it can be boring to straighten it day after day. Lately, no one knows how to manage it more than Khloe Kardashian, the latest short hair queen whose been rocking her style and creating some serious hair envy because of it.
While she has BFF and renowned hair stylist, Jen Atkin, on her roster, Khloe’s got some tricks of her own. Khloe’s latest secret? Volume. In a post on her website, she revealed that she’s been back-combing her hair to create the illusion of fullness. And, according to her, the best comb she uses is the Kardashian Beauty Comb. “It gets out all the tangles when I just want to use it to brush my hair, gives me major volume when I backcomb it and makes my part straight as an arrow.”
10 Kylie Jenner’s tricks for getting out of a hair rut
Say what you will about the young Hollywood star, but the girl’s got style. From head to toe, she’s proven to be fashionable and while some styles may be hit or miss, it’s her hair that has always been on point.
Much like her famous sisters, Kylie has a roster of celebrity hair stylists who can glam her up at a moment’s notice. But that doesn’t mean that the youngest Kardashian doesn’t have some tricks up her sleeve—and those tricks come in the form of keeping her hair healthy year-round through using a variety of wigs and extensions. Not only is she saving her hair from damage, but she’s able to change up her look whenever she wants. One day she may be sporting a blue wig, another it’s long black hair or even green. It’s cute, healthy and most of all, non-committal.
9 Lauren Conrad’s trick to beachy waves
Growing up in California, Lauren Conrad is a beach babe through and through, and it couldn’t be more apparent than in her signature beachy waves look. She’s always been very down-to-earth and this often means doing her own hair instead of opting for a celebrity hair stylist to be at her beck and call.
She posted a tutorial on her website, laurenconrad.com, of the simple process. In it, she begins by shampooing and conditioning her hair using Beach Blonde products. Then she lets her hair dry and curls several pieces using a 1 ¾ inch curling iron. To finish off, she uses sea salt spray (also by Beach Blonde) to texturize and tousle her hair, giving it that “just came from the beach” look that anyone can easily replicate.
8 Adriana Grande’s trick to her signature high ponytail
Despite her receiving tons of flack for her always wearing her signature high ponytail, people sure seem to love finding ways to recreate the look.
While it seems easy enough to achieve the half up, half down style, there are still some tricks to the style that Ariana shared with Twist magazine. “I pick half of my hair up and I tie it into a ponytail that's mildly to the left,” she explained. “I always cheat to the left because I like people to see the ponytail sticking out. Then I take down the bangs in the front and I just pin them to the side.”
7 Kim Kardashian’s trick to shining dull hair
Nobody’s hair shines quite like Kim Kardashian and according to her, attaining that look hardly takes any work at all. In a post by the reality star herself to her website, kimkardashianwest.com, she revealed that her secret to shiny hair requires a very low-maintenance hair washing schedule.
She wrote, “I only shampoo it twice a week to prevent it from drying out. I also love using hydrating at-home hair masks.” The recent mother-of-two must enjoy the time she saves by not having to constantly wash her hair and by washing less, it helps prevent the winter weather from drying her hair out even more.
6 Jennifer Lopez’s trick to faking an extra volume
Jennifer Lopez has long been a beauty icon in Hollywood. Even at 46, she’s still looking like the same bombshell she was in her twenties and thirties and her gorgeous locks have a lot to do with this.
Dating back to the days of her humble “Jenny from the block” beginnings, she has become a pro at styling her own hair and loading up on tips and tricks over the years; one of them including her signature bombshell high ponytail. The trick to the extra volume? She wraps multiple elastics around her pony, thus making it so it sticks out from her head more and creating the illusion of a thicker do’.
5 Jessica Alba’s trick to preventing split ends
Split ends are a pesty, common problem for many women. Not only are they annoying, but it can become costly to always run out to the salon for a trim. That’s why prevention and deep hydration is the key, according to actress Jessica Alba.
Along with her many other skin care and fitness routines, the star always sets time aside each day to care for her luscious lucks. She spilled her beauty secrets to Elle magazine, saying that she uses conditioner on her ends daily for extra hydration, even if she isn’t washing her hair all the time.
4 Taylor Swift’s trick to taming her curly mane
Back when Taylor Swift first emerged on the country music scene, she was the sweet, fresh-faced teenager with gorgeous blonde curls. Nowadays, as she’s transitioned from gawky teen to the fierce squad leader that she is, she’s been rocking the "lob" style.
Regardless of the style she has now, her natural curls will always remain iconic. Her secret? Work with your curls, not against them. Instead of using product after product to combat frizz or using a curling iron to create all new curls, she embraces her natural hair by simply accentuating her curls. She achieves this by incorporating her natural curls into the heated curls and she doesn’t shy from keeping her bangs natural instead of straightening them.
3 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s trick to silky, tousled bombshell hair
As a former Victoria Secret model and one of the most coveted models there is today, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is known for her bombshell status. And as part of this bona fide supermodel look, she is often sporting her silky, tousled waves.
She achieves this in her off-time by blow drying her hair, throwing bobby pins in it and letting it set anywhere from an hour, up to the whole night. When she takes it out, her waves are loose and she sometimes polishes off the look by curling a few of the pieces. Other times, she’s been known to leave her hair wet, parted down the center and pulled into a slick bun at the nape of her neck. Easy, quick, and bombshell-approved.
2 Blake Lively’s trick to maintaining hair’s natural oils
The new mom may be busy taking care of her and Ryan Reynold’s daughter, James, but she still makes sure to keep her dirty blonde locks looking flawless.
In an interview with Harpers Bazaar, she spilled a whole slew of her beauty secrets, including using coconut oil and masks on her hair. “My hair can get kind of frizzy and big, so I leave in a hair mask, rather than rinsing it out all the way. That's been a pretty good tip. Something that my mom taught me, which is pretty cool, is that when you shampoo your hair you're just trying to get the oil out of the roots, not out of the ends.”
1 Scarlett Johansson’s tricks to fixing damage on dyed hair
For anyone who’s dyed their hair as much as actress Scarlett Johansson has, they know how much damage can be inflicted overtime on their poor mane.
Throughout the years, her hair has been through it all: chopped off, kept long and styled and dyed a range of colours including red, brown and blonde. Despite this, the red carpet chameleon’s hair looks as healthy as ever. She achieves this by splurging on regular visits to the salon, using only high-quality products and giving her hair "off" days—something that has become easier now that her hair is styled into a pixie cut.