Between its sunny good looks and dynamic creative scene, Los Angeles has a lot going for it. There’s gorgeous beaches, amazing cuisine, and of course Hollywood stars around every corner. It’s not surprising that this city is a hotspot for the rich and famous. One of our favorite things about the City of Angels is the casually cool, SoCal style. Just like the vibe of the city itself, the street style is effortlessly chic and relaxed. We’re talking ripped denim, vintage sunglasses, and beach sandals. LA celebrities are often spotted wearing bright colors, bold prints, and jeans (along with a designer label or two) while walking around the streets of Beverly Hills or Santa Monica.
Truly anything goes in La La Land, especially when it comes to hairstyles. Whether it’s effortlessly messy beach waves or bright pops of neon color, there’s a hairstyle trend to match every style and personality. This year we’re seeing a wide variety of new hair trends, including 60s volume, curtain bangs, 90s ponytails, and colorful highlights. Celebrities like Zendaya and Alexa Demie are taking the latest looks out for a spin and the results are stunning.
With festival season in full swing, it’s a great time to switch up your own hair and try a new look inspired by Los Angeles trends. You could keep things short and sweet with a new bob cut or brighten your locks with some peekaboo highlights. To help get your creativity flowing, we’re taking a look at some of the top hair trends in LA, as seen on our favorite celebrities. Whether rocking a red carpet event or hitting the streets of LA, these stars know how to keep their locks looking flawless
1. Alexa Demie shows off ‘60s volume
Best known for her role as Maddy Perez on the television series Euphoria, Alexa Demie is a pro at delivering stunning hair and beauty looks both on- and off-screen. The brunette beauty regularly rocks retro looks on the show, including everything from ‘60s volume to silver eyeshadow. Here, she pairs a bold glitter cateye with bouncy body.
To recreate this volume at home, it just takes a little hairspray and some velcro hair rollers. You can apply the rollers to wet or dry hair. Make sure the hair roller is secured to the root of the hair with a clip and start rolling forward, toward your forehead. Once you’ve added rollers to your entire head, apply a light layer of hair spray and let the rollers work their magic.
If you’re looking for more iconic hairstyles from Euphoria, there’s also the zigzag hairband Maddy wore in Season 2, which featured voluminous, teased hair in the back and a zigzag part in the front. She’s also worn a beret with mermaid waves on the show. You can easily recreate this look by pairing a beret with our clip-in hair extensions. Just be sure to secure the beret with some hair pins.
2. Charli D'Amelio wears peekaboo highlights
If you’re looking for a technicolor look that will turn heads, take inspiration from Charli D’Amelio’s pink peekaboo highlights. The teenage TikTok influencer might be known for her upbeat dance routines and choreography, but her hair and beauty looks are just as memorable. Here, she darkens up her dark locks with face-framing pink highlights. The color also goes underneath her layers for a unique, peekaboo effect.
If you haven’t heard, peekaboo highlights are strategically placed streaks of color applied underneath the top layer of hair. This placement allows them to peek out from your hair for a whimsical look. While peekaboo hair is the perfect way to spice up your natural hair, these highlights can also require regular maintenance and touch-ups to stay fresh.
If you want to instantly add a pop of color to your hair like Charli without the commitment, try our Peekaboo Halo Collection. Available in bubblegum, lilac, and aquamarine, these vivid clip-in highlights will let you change up your color just in time for summer and festival season. Simply clip them into your locks and let your true colors shine! The sets are available with a 16” halo weft and two seamless wefts for easy application.
3. Reese Witherspoon sports textured waves
Does Reese Witherspoon ever have bad hair days? The LA actress, producer, and book club founder has a great head of hair and can rock a wide range of styles. From beachy waves to wispy bangs, Reese is constantly switching up her sun-kissed locks. At one point, she even dyed her signature blonde hair a dark chocolate shade of brown for a film role. Here, her hair is parted down the middle with a breezy texture that looks like she just came from the beach.
If you want to recreate Reese’s beachy texture, consider spritzing your mane with a sea salt or texturizing spray. Dry texturizing sprays will help boost your natural texture and give you flawless waves without weighing down hair or making it look greasy. For a great hair day, apply texturizing spray evenly about six to eight inches away from your hair in a circular motion. You can braid your hair before bed to take waves to the next level.
4. Tinx rocks money piece highlights
Money piece highlights are all the rage in LA lately. If you’re looking for a more subtle switch up, these trendy highlights might just be for you. Money pieces involve dyeing the front pieces of your hair three or four shades lighter than the rest of your hair. These highlights brighten up your face instantly and make your facial features pop. Plus, they look amazing on all hair colors, from cool blondes to warm browns.
If you’re looking for some money piece inspiration, just take a look at TikTok influencer Tinx. The Los Angeles-based star has over 1.5 million followers on TikTok thanks to her witty pop culture commentary, dating advice, and social media savvy. Her cool sense of style features a mix of high and low pieces for an effortless LA vibe. In this photo, the star lightens up her brown locks with some face-framing caramel blonde highlights to stunning effect. To try this highlight trend for yourself, visit the salon for a color change.
5. Zendaya stuns with box braids
Zendaya is no stranger to breaking the internet with killer fashion and hairstyles. However, when the actress shared a picture of her sun-kissed box braids on Instagram, she outdid herself. The beautiful selfies received millions of likes in a few hours, including praise from her Euphoria costars Hunter Schafer, Barbie Ferreira, and Alexa Demie. Zendaya wore her taut braids separated in the center for a ‘90s feel, pairing them with glowing skin and subtle touch of lip balm. It’s no wonder these braids are being spotted everywhere in LA.
If you’ve been thinking about getting box braids, take cues from Zendaya. This protective hairstyle is truly timeless. These plaits were popularized by Janet Jackson back in the 90s and lately everyone from Zoe Kravitz to Beyoncé have been spotted rocking braids.
Before you schedule a salon visit, it’s a good idea to do some research beforehand. You’ll want to do a scalp and protein treatment and make sure to apply a moisture-rich conditioner before your appointment. For best results, deep condition for 10 to 15 minutes and use heat to ensure the product penetrates the hair thoroughly. After your locks are moisturized, decide on your braid size and thickness. If you’re planning on sticking with this style for a long time, go for smaller sections. On the day of your appointment, expect to spend a few hours in your stylist’s chair. Bring some snacks, podcasts, and a good book to keep you company.
6. Billie Eilish wears a bob with sweeping fringe
Billie Eilish made a splash at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony when she arrived on the red carpet with a flicked, jet-black bob. The hairstyle also includes sweeping bangs for a retro, ‘60s touch. The singer paired her chic locks with a matching ruffled black dress. While known for her blonde shag, Billie proved herself to be quite the style chameleon with this dramatic look.
To recreate her curled, ‘60s bob, blow dry your hair with a round barrel brush. While drying, roll the ends inwards with the brush. To secure the flipped ends, use a straightener to finish the look. If you’re a fan of the flicked ends but don’t want to commit to a shorter bob hairstyle, you can also opt for the Barbie ponytail. Beloved by Ariana Grande, this hairstyle features a sky-high pony with curled ends and a side bang swoop across the forehead. The chic ponytail complements all hair types and can be worn for formal or casual occasions. For a sweet touch, add a ribbon or velvet scrunchie.
7. Olivia Rodrigo wears romantic curtain bangs
Curtain bangs are making a comeback this year. The versatile hair trend draws inspiration from the ‘70s but adds a modern twist with shorter and more textured bangs. The wispy, face-framing style is parted down the middle and swept to the each side of the face for a romantic look. Considering that these bangs flatter all face shapes and complement straight, wavy, and curly hair types, their popularity is not surprising. Everyone from Kelly Rowland to Hilary Duff has been spotted rocking these soft and swoopy bangs. Olivia recently debuted a superb set of curtain bangs at a magazine shoot, pairing the bangs with softly swooping waves.
If you’ve been pondering whether or not to get bangs, take this as the sign you needed! Curtain bangs are easy to style and require much less maintenance than other types of bangs. They look good at any length, so you won’t have to worry about scheduling regular trims. Since you can air dry your way to beautiful curtain bangs, this style also lets you take a break from hot tools.
8. Demi Lovato makes a splash with a shaved head
Want to liberate your hair for the summer? Take notes from Demi Lovato and shave your head. The LA star showed off a beautiful buzz cut on their Instagram, calling it a “fresh start” for 2022. This radical hair transformation symbolizes a new beginning. Nothing will take the weight off your shoulders like a shaved head. The great thing about short styles like this is that they can make you look (and feel) so much cooler during warmer months. Hair holds heat to the scalp, causing you to sweat more. By rocking a short buzz cut, you’ll notice that your head has room to breathe.
If you’re ready to take the plunge and go for the shaved head, you’ll want to start with clean and dry hair. Ask a friend to help you use big clippers to remove most of the hair. Move from the nape of your neck to the ear until you’re at the center of the back of your head. Keep going until your head is completely shaved. Use the clippers to touch up and polish the look. For professional results, it’s best to schedule an appointment with your stylist.
9. Chrissy Teigen nails the blunt bob style
Chrissy Teigen has been serving us plenty of epic hairstyles lately, including beachy waves, chic updos, and textured bobs. Perhaps her most powerful look yet is the blunt bob she wore earlier this year on her Instagram. The bob features crisply cut ends tailored to her face, which curve in slightly for a sleek finish. The model and host paired her sliced bob with a loose white dress to make the structured hairstyle feel more laid back.
This tidy, center parted style complements most hair textures and can work with straight or curly strands. When styling your bob, apply a heat protectant to the ends to protect them from the SoCal sunshine. This tip will also keep them fresh in-between salon visits.
10. Kim Kardashian looks amazing in long mermaid waves
Last but not least, Kim K is making some serious waves with her mermaid-inspired hairstyle. The reality star and makeup mogul is never afraid to try out a new trend, rocking everything from platinum blonde to cotton candy colored locks. Her mermaid mane might be one of her best styles yet. The siren-worthy waves cascade down past her waist, evoking a carefree, summer feeling. The dark waves are equally bohemian and glamorous, making them a great choice for your summer style.
If your hair isn’t quite as long as Kim's, don’t fret! You can achieve that longer, fuller hair you’ve been dreaming of in minutes with our clip-in extensions. Made from Remy human hair, our extensions will stay soft, shiny, and silky smooth for their lifetime.
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