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Mood: Five hot Hollywood hairstyles

Crank up the heat on your warm weather hairstyle with inspiration from Hollywood's hottest trendsetters.
by Heather Warlick Modified: May 15, 2013 at 11:56 am •  Published: May 15, 2013

On a bad hair day, French braid your hair diagonally across the back to the nape of your neck, then twist the rest into a bun. Finish the bun with a big flower and you'll look like a movie star.

Big girl curls

Texas-sized hair is back and you can't get your hair much bigger than with curls. Whether you love loose beachy waves like Shakira's or dozens of tight spirals like Beyonce's, the trick to this style is having the right tools and styling products.

Here's a tip for achieving a full head of beautiful curls in half the time it would take to do each curl with a cone-shaped iron (they make great modern-looking curls, but are tricky and time consuming to use). Section off the topmost layers of your hair and the middle layers. Use hot rollers on the underside of your hair except around your face. On the middle section, use a barrel-shaped curling iron. On the top layers, and around your face, finish the look with spirals created with a cone-shaped iron.

Punk rock pixie

Miley Cyrus shocked many folks when she went platinum and cut her long hair off into a super short 'do. The result? Sexy and playful.

Super-short styles are huge this year. When deciding whether to take the plunge, consider a few things. Short hair is great in the heat but contrary to popular notions, it's not always the most low-maintenance choice. It needs to be trimmed more often than longer styles and many short styles need to be washed and styled every day to look right.

by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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