Bad Girl Michelle Trachtenberg Sleeks it Back

Bad Girl Michelle Trachtenberg

The bad girl that everybody loves to hate on Gossip Girl manages to get the glam on again. And we have to say, as much as we love to hate her, we almost can’t, because her style is just so darn pretty. Here she is going uber cas in a mustard yellow cardigan and grey scarf with a sleeked back ponytail and uber glam shades. Here Michelle is not exactly her former sexy vamp sinking her claws into the Upper East side of the city, but she is not exactly sending off the Christian Polyanna vibes any longer. What Michelle is doing with this ponytail is a great thing, as it shows that yes, even a second day hair day ponytail can look both sleek AND chic, whether you are taking it day or night.

This look is easy to accomplish, particularly since you are going to skip your shampoo and do this with second day hair. For your front section, take a fine tooth comb dipped in water, and create a razor sharp part about 2-3 inches long. Then, comb the remaining section on the back of your crown, and tease it lightly to give you a bit of height and volume at the back of your head.

Use your fine tooth comb to sleekly comb your sides to the back, gathering your back crown section together with your two sides. Secure at the nape of your neck with a clear elastic, and give the back section a spritz of extra hold hairspray. Sweep your bangs to the side in either direction of your part, however you feel most comfortable, and secure with a pin behind your ear.

Finish the look with a little spritzing of hair gloss, and you have yourself a super easy hairstyle that will look and stay great no matter WHERE you take it all day or all night. If you are still trying to figure out a way to make this look really work, add an eye popping accessory like Michelle has here with her scarf. Stunning.

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Kate Hudson Sleeks It Back

Kate Hudson Hairstyle 2011

Kate Hudson is definitely a girl that loves the glam, but you would never guess it here, but she certainly didn’t compromise the pretty with this casual look. Here Kate was spotted dashing out of her New York City home with boyfriend Matt Bellamy as they were heading out for the airport. Wearing black buckled riding boots, a furry black coat, big shades and a sleek ponytail Kate Hudson is looking anything but dressed down. With this airport look, Kate has proved that style with comfort doesn’t need to be frumpy, as she has paired some simple fashion pieces with a very chic do. This just goes to show that yes, you can get away with second day hair without drawing too much attention to yourself, and you can style yourself very easily even when on long flights and airport busyness.

To get this look, dampen your soft bristle brush as you pull this ponytail back, and let it sit nice and low on the back of your neck like Kate has here. If you have bangs, you just need to bend your bangs under ever so slightly with your flat iron or curling iron, and if you don`t, then sweep everything into your pony. This is the cute part of the sexy look, the sexy comes with the outfit you pair it with. If you pull off the right look like Kate has here and choose simple pieces that are casual, but fitted to your size and complement your figure, you can get away with the ponytail. This look will only take a few minutes, so go ahead and sleep in a little since you won’t have to worry about your hair. You can arrive on time and still look fabulous and nobody will ever be the wiser.

Photograph: Anthony PacificCoastNews.com

Lindsay Lohan Glams the Snack Run

Lindsay Lohan Hairstyles

Ah yes, this girl can’t even do ugly when she is making a snack run. Though she certainly has been finding herself in some hot water these days, she still faces the world with a smile and some coke and Doritos to aid in the process. Here she is spotted after a Fourth of July party in Malibu making a quick corner store run for the ride home. And as usual she is all legs and grins, and showing off her gorgeous features with a bun pulled up nice and high with little concern for flyaways. But you don’t need to have natural Hollywood style looks or perfect bone structure to look as great as she does, because this look is much more effortless than you may think.

Yes, not only does this look effortless, but this look IS effortless to achieve with a quick and simple ponytail twist. You want to start off with clean shiny hair like Lilo has here, and use some texturizing shampoo and conditioner that will hold the look. Then, Lindsay has simply pulled back her hair in a sexy ponytail, and not fussed too much about flyaways or concise neatness as this is a bun that is tres chic by being tres minimal. Take your ponytail and twist it into a high bun at the back of your crown, and secure with a few bobby pins. You don’t want to fuss too much with product either here, as this clean and mussy look is the one you are going for. Lilo proves here that if you want to go super cas as well, you can do so, and do so however you like and have a sexy, chic, and elegant look you can take all day or all night.

Photograph: © David Tonnessen, PacificCoastNews.com

Jennifer Love Hewitt Dresses Down

Jennifer Love Hewitt Photos

Here is one girl that is not on the radar all that much, and it could be because she is trying to hide dress down days like this, or it could be that she just works hard to maintain her privacy. Either way, she was spotted in Beverly Hills taking her grandmother for a quick lunch at the local Sizzler. And dressed down she was, and looking like she was trying to avoid the cameras due to a burn or a sore of some sort on her upper lip. See? Even Hollywood starlets have a little human in them. But she still looks pretty as punch though, doesn’t she, in a loose fitting pink top with equally loose jeans and sneakers. Who needs to dress up for grandma, right? But how sweet is she to even take those measures. And she is just proving here that yes, casual ponytails don’t need to take the pretty out at all.

Dampen your soft bristle brush as you pull this ponytail back, and let it sit nice and high on the back of your crown like Jennifer has here. Then you just need to bend your bangs under ever so slightly with your flat iron or curling iron. This is the cute part of the sexy look, the sexy comes with the confidence you pair it with. If you pull off the right look like Jennifer has here and choose simple pieces that are casual, but complement your figure, you can get away with the ponytail. Doing just that will ensure that if you are getting looks from the office crowd, they are the kind of looks you want. Go ahead and sleep in a little since you won’t have to worry about your hair. Even if you arrive a few minutes late looking THIS hot, you may be surprised at the positive reaction.

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Katie Holmes is On a Mission

Katie Holmes Hairstyle

We don’t often see this fashionista in the dressed down look, but here she is pulling out the stops in grunge for some errand running in Manhattan. And she just proves here that you don’t need to be dressed to the nines to look like you are. I love this look on Katie, it is a very contemporary spin off of her Dawson’s Creek days when she had that wholesome approach to style, and it is that lovable look that we all adored. So here she is making grunge look fabulous in some oversized shades, rugged canvas boots, leggings, and a red plaid top to show that less really can be more. All of this paired with a cute but sexy ponytail for a look that can so obviously work any day of the week. This just goes to show that yes, you can get away with second day hair without drawing too much attention to yourself, and you can style yourself very easily even when you are running errands uber cas.

To get this look, dampen your soft bristle brush as you pull this ponytail back, and let it sit nice and low on the back of your crown like Katie has here. If you have bangs, bend your bangs under ever so slightly with your flat iron or curling iron, or sweep them loosely into the ponytail like Katie. The cute part of the sexy look, comes with the outfit you pair it with. If you pull off the right look like Katie has here and choose simple pieces that are casual, but fitted to your size and complement your figure, you can get away with the ponytail. Doing just that will ensure that if you are getting looks from the errand running crowd, they are the kind of looks you want. This look will only take a few minutes, so go ahead and sleep in a little since you won’t have to worry about your hair. You can arrive on time and still look fabulous and nobody will ever be the wiser.

Photograph: Castro, PacificCoastNews.com**