Celebrity beauty looks made headlines this year. Super short cuts topped the news, but that wasn't the only trend creating a buzz. Punk looks turned haute, peroxide blonde became the color of the moment, and braids reached an unprecedented level of artistry. Here, we look back at the most memorable hits and misses. For more year-end roundups, check out the Best and Worst Red Carpet Looks of 2013.
She said it took her three months to get it to the perfect pixie length, after shaving off all her hair for her role in the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road. At the Academy Awards, she proved that good things do indeed come to those who wait.
"I don’t even know how girls deal with hair," she has said. But with all the stunning variations on ultra short looks on the red carpet this year, we can’t help but wonder when she might begin experimenting with her buzzed strands. After all, she has already demonstrated she can pull off just about anything.
This look may have been short in length, but it was not short on controversy. When Kloss arrived to model in last fall's Victoria's Secret show with the new chin-skimming cut, the brand promptly added back on the length with extensions and caused an uproar. But Kloss stuck with her bob and proved just how sexy it can be, especially at the Cannes Film Festival. In fact, these days "The Karlie" is in the running for becoming almost as legendary as "The Rachel."
Now you see it, now you don't. The actress adopted the bob this summer, and it looked every bit the picture of perfection. What we continue to be mystified about, however, is the addition of bangs at some events and the return of her sideswept lengths at others. Is she playing with clip-ins? If so, we give her credit for the experimentation but not so much for the results.
The president himself joked that they were the most significant event of his inaugural weekend, and it’s no wonder why. They were the bangs seen around the world, sparking debate from millions for or against the blunt fringe FLOTUS unveiled in January. She would later go on to grow them out, but that doesn’t mean they won’t go down in history as one of the White House’s most fashionable moments.
Every once in a while, a celebrity steps out on the red carpet and makes every other look around her seem, well, a little too fussy. That celebrity this year was Cotillard, who appeared at the SAGs in a side-parted lob that looked effortless, modern, and très, très chic.