Trust Me—These Are 40 of the Best Celebrity Hairstyles Ever

From bobs and lobs to braids and full fringes, there are so many amazing hairstyles out there that it can be hard to know where to start if you're looking for a little pre-salon inspiration. So here's my suggestion: the A-list. With access to top hairstylists and trending hair products, celebs are constantly stepping out in hairstyles that give me major strand envy. But by switching up their hair as often as we change our t-shirts, choosing a favourite style can lead to an inevitable fall down an Instagram rabbit hole.

To make things easier for you, I've rounded up some of my favourite celebrity hairstyles ever—40 to be precise—to make your next trip to the hairdresser a little easier.

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1. Alexa Chung

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Alexa Chung



Alexa's classic lob hairstyle is a trademark in its own right, and I'd hazard a guess that it's of the most-requested styles at the hair salon too. 

2. Billie Eilish

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Billie Eilish



Jaws dropped when Billie Eilish stepped out in this '70s-inspired blonde shag, waving goodbye to her trademark green strands.

3. Gigi Hadid

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Gigi Hadid



Gigi embraced one of the coolest hair colours of the year, copper, for her latest hair makeover.

4. Jourdan Dunn

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Jourdan Dunn with fringe and straight hair



Jourdan Dunn's feathered fringe and super-long strands are a match made in hair heaven.

5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with beach waves



Rosie HW is one of my hair inspirations but it's her pared-back, beach wave style that I love the most.  

6. Willow Smith

How glamorous are Willow Smith's bantu knots and face-framing tendrils?

7. Lucy Boynton

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Lucy Boynton with pastel blue bob



Pastel hair colours are trending might be trending winter, but Lucy Boynton was ahead of the curve with this icy-blue bob that she wore to this year's Met Gala.

8. Meghan Markle

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Meghan Markle with bouncy blow-dry



For blow-dry inspiration look no further than Meghan Markle. The Duchess of Sussex's hair always looks so damn voluminous and shiny.

9. Sienna Miller

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Sienna Miller with boho waves



Every day is a good hair day for Sienna with her tousled waves lending a boho vibe to her wardrobe choices.

10. Jorja Smith

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Jorja Smith with high ponytail



Singer Jorja Smith's ponytail has become something of her signature style. Wearing it super-high like this creates major '90s vibes, which I love.

11. Jennifer Lopez

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Jennifer Lopez with braided bun



It's not just J.Lo's skin that's seriously glowy—look at the shine on her hair! Lopez is the queen of the slicked-back style as this braided bun proves.

12. Emilia Clarke

In one of the best celebrity hair transformations ever, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke moved about as far away from Daenerys Targaryen as you can get with this layered pixie cut.  

13. Ashley Graham

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Ashley Graham with ponytail



Ashley Graham's keeps her ponytail sleek at the roots and voluminous at the back for a glam take on the two-minute style. 

14. Laura Harrier

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Laura Harrier



Laura Harrier often takes to the red carpet with glam retro waves, but I'm all about her shorter, curly bob.

15. Sophie Turner

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Sophie Turner



Major fringe inspiration courtesy of one of my favourite beauty icons so far—Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner.

16. Adwoa Aboah

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Adwoa Aboah



Model Adwoa Aboah's trademark buzz cut might be a style for the brave-hearted, but it always looks so damn good on Adwoa.

17. Yara Shahidi

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Yara Shahidi with curly bob and fringe



Yara's cute curly bob and micro-fringe always has me wanting to chop all of my hair off immediately.

18. Bella Hadid

Bella went from brunette to blonde and back again thanks to this chic ponytail hair extension.

19. Fearne Cotton

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Fearne Cotton with blonde bob



Remember when Fearne Cotton waved goodbye to her classic long blonde hairstyle in favour of this cool shorter style?

20. Zendaya

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Zendaya with top knot



Zendaya's ballerina bun looks effortlessly pretty teamed with her face-framing tendrils.

21. Victoria Beckham

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Victoria Beckham with low ponytail



VB usually styles her mid-length hair in one of two ways: a classic bun or a low ponytail like this super-chic one.

22. Gemma Chan

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Gemma Chan with mid-length hair



Out to prove that mid-length hairstyles are anything but boring, Gemma Chan's shoulder-length waves work for every occasion.

23. Emily Ratajkowski

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Emily Ratajkowski with long hair



If you're looking for long hair inspo then Em Rata always delivers. This side-swept style is particularly beautiful.

24. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Selena Gomez with wavy bob and fringe



From the soft fringe to the choppy ends, Selena Gomez's tousled lob is so chic.

25. Nathalie Emmanuel

How pretty are Nathalie's cascading curls in this red carpet updo? I'd expect nothing less from a self-confessed 'curl queen.'

26. Helen Mirren

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Helen Mirren with pink hair



This candy floss pink, pixie cut delight looks beautiful on Helen Mirren. FYI—apparently we're all going to be dyeing our hair pastel this season too.

27. Beyoncé

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Beyoncé with braided hair



This braided style from Beyoncé looks incredibly cool teamed with her sharply tailored outfit.

28. Lily James

Lily James's new, shorter 'do looks so stylish—and her golden-blonde colour is so on-trend.

29. Thandie Newton

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Thandie Newton with curly hairstyle



I always follow Thandie Newton for skin inspiration, but her classic curly hairstyles always look timeless too.

30. Margot Robbie

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Margot Robbie with retro waves



From the queen of makeup to the queen of hair, Margot can do no wrong when it comes to her red carpet looks—including these tumbling retro waves. So pretty.

31. Lizzo

A full fringe looks so incredible on Lizzo's long, curly hair.

32. Kate Moss

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Kate Moss with centre parting



Always channelling French-girl hair at its finest, Kate has kept her boho lengths and centre-parting looking fresh since the '90s. Iconic.

33. Kate Middleton

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Kate Middleton with waves



K-Mids always serves up hair inspiration for her public appearances with these classic Kate curls being a firm favourite.

34. Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson
Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Tessa Thompson with red hair



Tessa Thompson's colour transformation from brunette to redhead has to be one of my favourite celebrity hair switch-ups ever,

35. Kim Kardashian

Possibly one of favourite hair transformations ever: I think that Kim K looks absolutely incredible with this shiny bob hairstyle.

36. Hailey Bieber

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Hailey Bieber with brunette



Hailey Bieber gives us a demonstration of the expensive brunette hair colour trend. 

37. Jennifer Aniston

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Jennifer Aniston



Let's face it, Jen An has given us decades of amazing hair inspiration but it's her sleek, layered style that always springs to mind first when I think of the actor.

38. Sofia Richie

Sofia Richie is fast becoming an It girl across both the fashion and beauty spheres. Much like her quiet-luxury, effortlessly chic dress sense, her hairstyles are always simple and elegant. 

39. Tess Holliday

Best Celebrity Hairstyles: Tess Holliday wearing pearl hair clip with waves



I'm going to need all the pearl hair clips thanks to this elegant side-swept style from the glam Tess Holliday.

40. Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz is probably my ultimate beauty inspiration, and this edgy pixie cut is just one of her amazing array of hairstyles I love.

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A celebrity in their own right, Jonathan Van Ness has created a truly brilliant line of hair products for all hair types. This air dry cream gives you that effortless, celebrity off-duty vibe by adding tousled texture to air-dried strands.

We adore this weightless, aerosol-free hairspray from industry expert Adam Reed. It keeps your style locked in place with a strong hold that feels lighter than air.


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This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.