5 Great Prom Hairstyles

You don’t have to be crowned the queen to steal the spotlight on prom night. Rock great hair and you’ll be the belle of the ball.

Audrina Patridge

1. The Side Knot

Audrina Partridge’s side bun is totally fun and girlie. Make sure to use a lot of hairspray so it stays in place all night long. Try it on!

Miley Cyrus prom look

2. Loose Updo

If you’re a dancing queen, you can go wrong with a loose updo Miley Cyrus. It’ll move the music without looking disheveled. Try it on!

Ashley Tisdale

3. Low Side Ponytail

Show off long hair but keep it in control with a low side ponytail like Ashley Tisdale. Try it on!

Jordin Sparks

4. Mini Pompadour

Part punky, part romantic, Jordan Sparks’ mini pompadour is stylish and chic. Try it on!

Hilary Duff

5. Half-Up Hairstyle

Pulled together in the front, and loose in the back–Hilary Duff’s half-up hairstyle is the best of both worlds. Try it on!

Want to look at more hairstyles and try them on? Go to Prom Hairstyles Look Book now!

Also—Please take our Prom Survey!

Photos from top to bottom: © Jon Kopaloff / FilmMagic.com, Jon Kopaloff / FilmMagic.com, Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd., Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.com, Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic.com

Katie Holmes’ 43K Makeover?!

Fox News is reporting that Katie Holmes shelled out about $43,000 on her latest makeover. Everyone has been buzzing this past week about her new hair extensions (which look great), but according to Fox News, she also upgraded her smile with new veneers and indulged in numerous spa treatments.

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OK–she looked fabulous before, and of course, looks fabulous after. But what do you think about spending so much money on looking fabulous?

Extreme Star Makeovers

Thinking of going for a big time makeover? Get inspired by how these leading ladies recently overhauled their look.

Charlize Theron’s Fashionista Makeover

Charlize Theron extreme makeover

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Photo: © Dominique Charriau/WireImage.com

Charlize Theron shed her girl-next-door image for a trendy sleek bob and smoky eye effect. Try it on!

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba extreme makeover

Photo: Jemal Countess/WireImage.com

Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage.com

Jessica Alba lopped off at least six inches to go for this season’s hot “long bob” hairstyle. Try it on!

Leighton Meester’s Bang Makevoer

Leighton Meester extreme makeover

Photo: © RD/Leon/Retna Digital

Photo: © DuffyMarie Arnoult/WireImage.com

This Gossip Girl switched up her look with eyebrow skimming bangs. Try it on!

Scarlett Johansson’s Haircolor Makeover

Scarlett Johansson extreme makeover

Photo: © Mike Marsland/WireImage.com

Photo: © Venturelli/WireImage.com

Scarlett traded in her blonde bombshell look for a sultry brunette hair color. Try it on!

No-Commitment Makeovers!

Check out how these stars dramatically changed their looks without having to commit to a new haircut or hair color.

Heidi Klum’s Brushed-Back Hairstyle Makeover

Heidi Klum makeover

A face-framing long bob
Photo: © RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

A glam brushed back hairstyle
Photo: © RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

Heidi Klum looks totally different by just brushing all of her hair back. Use a strong hold hair gel to keep hair in place. Try on these looks now!

Maria Menounos’ Eyeshadow Makeover

Maria Menounos makeover

Azur blue eyeshadow
Photo: © Polk Imaging / FilmMagic.com

Neutral muave eyeshadow
Photo: © Charles Eshelman / FilmMagic.com

This TV darling demonstrates how a simple swipe of blue or violet eye shadow can instantly change up your look.

Tanika Ray’s Curly Makeover

Tanika Ray

Soft curls
Photo: © Arnold Turner / WireImage.com

Corkscrew curls
Photo: © George Pimentel / WireImage.com

No doubt about it, Tamika Ray is all about curls–whether they’re corkscrew tight or loose and soft. Try on these looks now!

Paris Hilton’s Flapper Makeover

Paris Hilton makeover

Her everyday hairstyle
Photo: © Jun Sato / WireImage.com

A blinged-out headband
Photo: © Bruce Gifford/FilmMagic.com

Leave it to this heiress to get glam with a bedazzling forehead band. Try on these looks now!

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Fashion Week Model Makeovers

Model Morphosis before after makeup looks from NYTimes.com

Photo: Greg Kessler

Check out this cool feature from the New York Times that shows how models went from natural to totally glammed out during Fall Winter 2009 Fashion Week. Just move the slider from left to right and you’ll instantly see the transformation. It’s super cool!

Want more Fall Winter 2009 Fashion Week beauty news? Read our Backstage Blog, try on the hottest hairstyles from the runway, or check out our full coverage.

A Virtual Makeover that Sparkles

Katie of Sparkle*Shelf has been having a blast in the Makeover Studio:

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“While my hair is naturally brown, I love blond hair! I wanted to try something that was blond and sleek. After ‘trying on’ a number of styles I found cuts that framed my face and had some kind of part that fell near my eyes were the most flattering. The blue eye are contacts. I don’t know if I’d buy colored contacts since I don’t use them normally, but I might add eye makeup to bring out the natural blue in my eyes. Plus I love the subtle asymmetry at the ends.

“I chose the longer brown wavy look because I was interested in seeing what I’d look like if I actually let my hair grow out and let it curl more naturally. Plus the cut has a structure and style to it, that curly-haired girls often don’t get to take advantage of because it is hard to add any real style to a curly head. I love the soft waves and the longer side bangs and believe this is a look that I’d be able to pull off and really love.”

Her results show the variety of different looks that can be pulled off with a little experimentation.

Red Carpet Makeovers on Mike & Juliet Show

I recently joined Juliet Huddy on Fox’s The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet to show off a few of Daily Makeover’s try-on Oscar hairstyles.

Three audience members got to try the virtual makeover tool with fantastic results! Marisa Tomei’s large waves, Jennifer Aniston’s stunning braid, and Taraji P Henson’s bangs all looked beautiful on the three women.

hair makeover - Kathleen wanted to try Marissa Tomei

Kathleen wanted to try on Marissa Tomei’s look

The 25 virtual hairstyles come direct from the red carpet of the 2009 Academy Awards. You can try on these glamorous chignons, braids and bobs in the Makeover Studio!

Watch the clip here.

hair makeover Autumn Taraji P. Henson

Autumn did Taraji P. Henson’s darling bob

hair makeover-Theresa with Jennifer Aniston

Theresa tries on Jennifer Aniston’s braid

Top 10 Red Carpet Beauty Trends

We scoped the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and the Oscars for the hottest hair and makeup trends. Here are our favorites, and you can try on these looks in the 2009 Red Carpet Recap 1-Click Looks.

1. The Classic Updo and Red Lip Combo
It’s hard to go wrong with neatly pulled back hair and a defined red lip. This duo looks sophisticated and fresh on gold-winner Kate Winslet and Diane Lane.

Kate Winslet and Diane Lane

Kate Winslet and Diane Lane   Credits: © Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.; Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com

2. Big Bodacious Curls
High-volume curls meet high style on Viola Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Viola Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker

Viola Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker   Credits: © John Shearer/WireImage.com; Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

3. Old Hollywood Beauty
Elizabeth Banks channels Lauren Bacall while Drew Barrymore does her best Marilyn Monroe.

Elizabeth Banks and Drew Barrymore

Elizabeth Banks and Drew Barrymore   Credits: © Steve Granitz/WireImage.com; Vince Bucci/WireImage.com

4. Sexy Side Parts
Long, flowy hair with a deep side parts looks young, sexy and modern on Alicia Keys and Amanda Seyfried.

Alicia Keys and Amanda Seyfried

Alicia Keys and Amanda Seyfried   Credits: © Steve Granitz/WireImage.com; John Shearer/WireImage.com

5. Colorful Shadows
Natalie Portman played up her brown eyes with purple shadow. Reese Witherspoon paired her baby blues with blue shadow.

Natalie Portman and Reese Witherspoon

Natalie Portman   Credits: © Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.; George Pimentel/WireImage.com

6. High Hairdos
Get our your comb! The extra teasing on Jennifer Morrison‘s and Angelina Jolie‘s hairstyles inflate the glam factor.

Jennifer Morrison and Angelina Jolie

Jennifer Morrison and Angelina Jolie   Credits: © Steve Granitz/WireImage.com; Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

7. Loose Updos
Face-framing pieces and undone texture make Marisa Tomei‘s and Vanessa Hudgens‘ updos look flattering and feminine.

Marisa Tomei and Vanessa Hudgens

Marisa Tomei and Vanessa Hudgens   Credits: © Lester Cohen/WireImage.com; Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

8. Defined Black Liner
Hayden Panettiere and Taraji Henson make their eyes stand out with black liner.

Hayden Panettiere and Taraji Henson

Hayden Panettiere and Taraji Henson   Credits: © Steve Granitz/WireImage.com; Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com

9. Tousled Half-Up Hairstyles
Pulling the upper portion of your hair back like Jessica Biel or Melissa George is a simple way to show off your face, but still have some sexy length in back.

Jessica Biel or Melissa George

Jessica Biel or Melissa George    Credits: © Steve Granitz/WireImage.com; John Shearer/WireImage.com

10. Casual Chic
Some stars went low key. Cameron Diaz went for everyday wavy hair while Jennifer Aniston gave her red carpet look a beachy twist with a braid and lots of bronzer.

Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston

Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston   Credits: © Vince Bucci/WireImage.com; Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.

Try on Red Carpet hair and makeup looks in just one click! Go to 2009 Red Carpet Recap.

Red Carpet Star Makeovers

Check out how these stars got glammed up for the 2009 Red Carpet season and tell us what you think.

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet - Red Carpet Makeover

Kate goes for long blond waves and natural makeup.
Photo: © Sara De Boer/Retna Ltd.

Red Carpet After
Kate looks sophisticated and polished with red lips and a soft updo.
Photo: © Sara De Boer/Retna Ltd.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore - Red Carpet Makeover

Long tousled hair and barely-there makeup gives Drew a low-key look.

Red Carpet After
Drew does her best Marilyn Monroe.
Photo: © Vince Bucci/WireImage.com

Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere - Red Carpet Makeover

Hayden spots a cropped bob with lots of gray shadow and bronzy blush.
Photo: © Andy Fossum/Startraksphoto.com

Red Carpet After
Hayden gets glam with lush curls and sexy black liner.
Photo: © Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys - Red Carpet Makeover

Alicia goes all-natural with bouncy curls and nude makeup.
Photo: © RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

Red Carpet After
Alicia gets glam with a deep side part and berry lips.
Photo: © Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison - Red Carpet Makeover

Jennifer Jennifer leaves lots of curly, slinky bits fall out from her updo.
Photo: © RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

Red Carpet After
Jennifer goes for a smoothed out high-volume updo.
Photo: © Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker - Red Carpet Makeover

Sarah goes for extra-long lush hair and smokey eyes.
Photo: © Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.

Red Carpet After
Sarah walks the red carpet with big, bouncy glossy curls.
Photo: © Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Top 5 UsWeekly Oscars Hairstyles!

I had the pleasure of partnering up with the queen of celebrity beauty trends, Gwen Flamberg, Beauty Director for UsWeekly. We talked red carpet hairstyles until 1 a.m., zoning in on her top 5 looks of the star-studded night. They are ready for you to try on in the Makeover Studio right now. Go to Oscars 2009 Look Book now.

Need even more Oscars beauty buzz? Check out her slideshow featuring 14 fabulous trends.

Us magazine Oscars

A Picture Perfect Virtual Makeover

Diane Desimone of Snapshot Fashion has been playing in the Makeover Studio, and check out her sexy new look! Here’s what she said about her experience:

Snapshot Fashion's Diane - before after

“I absolutely love Daily Makeover! With this site I got to experience some hairstyles that I never would try in real life. Now I know what I would look like as a blonde…Lauren Conrad I am not. I don’t think they’ll be asking me to join the cast of The Hills anytime soon! But I did find some styles that I thought really suited my face shape and skin tone. I love one of the looks with bangs so much that I’m actually going to see my hairstylist today and request it…all thanks to Daily Makeover!”

Peri’s Look-Younger Hair Makeover

Beauty blogger Peri Basel just turned 50 and wrung in a new decade with an amazing makeover–that she planned in the Makeover Studio! Not only did she cut off a few inches from her hair, but she also took a few years off of her overall appearance  “I always felt that long hair kept me younger looking, until I saw photos of myself during the summer. I looked like I was stuck in the 80′s!” says Peri. The final moment of truth came when a hairdresser friend just blurted out “your hair is TERRIBLE and the color is AWFUL!” So, Peri spent a week playing around in the Makeover Studio and fell in love with a shorter style. So much, that she took her picture to the salon and got the cut. “I did it and still have it. it always looks great,” says Peri. “I’m married, he loves it and all of our guy friends love it and so do the girls. I feel much younger!”

And here’s the final result!

peri before after

The real makeover!

Carrie Underwood Gets Sexy At The Grammys

I’m sort of obsessed with how sexy Carrie Underwood looked last night. She was her usual pretty southern bright-eyed self on the red carpet, but when she hit the stage to belt out “Last Name”….WHOOAH! She let her hair down, layered on the lashes, and poured on the gold anywhere she dared–cheeks, décolleté, legs. That was one sexy mid-event makeover!

Grammys Carrie Underwood before after

What did you think?

Tara’s Curly Hair Makeover

Tara, 36, lightened up her hair–and her outlook on life! Here’s her inspiring makeover story.

before after hair makeover

Why did you give yourself a makeover?
It had to happen. I never really talked about having Cerebral Palsy because it had been my experience that people would not know what it was and despite my explanations, often misunderstood. Finally things came to a head when I had knee surgery and faced a long recuperation (not being able to walk). I realized that my hair was physically heavy like my being had been for so many years, this not talking freely about my disease. At first I wanted to take a pair of scissors and start chopping my hair even though I had waited years for it to grow out. But I cooled down and took the sensible approach and went with my walker into the salon and said “take it all off and play with the color.”

What was the reaction of your girlfriends?
Some stared shockingly in disbelief. Others stared and smiled as they realized the impact of the change. Some said I looked younger. Others said that they finally saw my face and not just a mass of curls.

Are you single or in a relationship? How do guys like your new look?
As for the men in my life, I’ve heard some “wows”. Currently, I am single. But now with my new look, I have a new outlook and chances are, being single won’t last for long.

Is it easy to style?
It’s versatile. I can wear it super curly, as I have been practicing the art of creating the perfect curl. All it takes is some patience and twirling my hair around my fingers in a certain manner. I can slick the sides or all of it back. If all else fails, I wear a funky colored fabric or plastic head band and just go.

Do you love it? Will you keep it?
I love my new look. Not only for its styling ease but its expression of freedom. I’m keeping and owning this style for now.

Kat’s Razor Bob Makeover

Thinking of going for a bob? Take a cue from Kat, 26, who cut off more than six inches! Here’s her makeover story:


Why did you give yourself this makeover?
I’m traveling to South America for four months and it’s summer there so I wanted something light, easy to style, and off of my neck. I also got the cut because I volunteered to be a model at a Bumble & Bumble razor bob class, so it was free.

Have you had long hair for a while?
Yes, it’s been about two years. I like long hair, but my hair is so fine and thin that I can’t let it go too long or it looks limp. Put it this way, Baywatch hair is not in the cards for me.

How do you like your new bob?
I love it. It’s light and bouncy. I blow dry it straight most of the time, but I can also let it dry naturally and it doesn’t curl up too much. My natural hair is wavy in some parts and straight in others, so I used to always have to do some styling to it when it was long. This shorter cut looks better when I let it go. What’s also amazing is that when I go out at night, it keeps its shape. It’s very low maintenance.

Is it easy to style?
It’s much easier to style because I have less hair so it takes less time to dry. It’s also easier to give it more volume because there’s not a lot of long hair weighing it down.

What’s the reaction for your friends?
My friends love it!

How have guys been reacting to it.?
I’m single, and some of my guy friends when they saw me were like, “Wow, really sexy! Love the new ‘do.” I work at a restaurant and always had my long hair pulled back into a ponytail. Now that it’s short, I wear it down, which everyone seems to really like.

Will you keep it?
I might go back and forth because I always get bored. I can’t do one thing for the rest of my life, but I won’t let it go too long because then it gets stringy again. That’s not good!

Win A Hair Makeover With Frédéric Fekkai!

Frédéric Fekkai

Frédéric Fekkai

I just found out about an exciting Haute Hair contest from celebrity hairstylist Frédéric Fekkai, who has worked with Debra Messing, Rosario Dawson, and Heidi Klum. Entrants must submit a picture or video of their best hairdo and explain how their hair reflects their personal style. They can also share their hair stories with others and the more viral their picture is, the better chance of winning!

The grand prize is a a 3 day, 2 night all-expenses-paid trip for two to NYC that includes getting their hair cut by Frédéric Fekkai and backstage access to select fashion shows at New York Fashion Week.

A runner-up wins one year’s worth of Frédéric Fekkai products. A “Most Viral Winner” receives $1,000 worth of Frédéric Fekkai products.

Sounds like fun, so summon your inner Scorsese and make your award-winning hair video. The contest ends February 22..hurry up!

Headband Trends: 4 New Looks To Try

Headbands aren’t just for preppies anymore. What used to be considered a basic (and sort of boring) hair accessory has been reinvented in a few ways. Here are four favorites. Click any photo to try the hairstyle on! (note: you must be logged in to try them on.)

Milla Jovovich wearing a headband

1. Halo Headband: Milla Jovovich crowned her chocolate brown bob with a thin golden chain. Credit: © Jean Baptiste Lacroix / WireImage.com

Lauren Conrad wearing a headband

2. Black Tie Bow: A shiny black satin bow makes Lauren Conrad’s otherwise simple hairstyle look instantly cocktail appropriate. Credit: © Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.

Mischa Barton wearing a headband

3. Metal Petals: Mischa Barton, a true headband junkie, lights up her long hair with a flowery golden headband. Credit: © Jason LaVeris / FilmMagic.com

Nicole Richie wearing a headband

4. Homespun Hairband: Whether Nicole Richie used a strand of her own hair or a clip-on extension, making a headband out of hair gives an updo hippie chic flair. Credit: © Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.

Drew Barrymore’s Sexy Makeover

Despite predictions of celebrities going for subdued looks at the Golden Globes, the red carpet sparkled more than ever before. Drew Barrymore wins the prize for biggest breakout beauty makeover.

Drew Barrymore at the 2009 Golden Globes

Drew Barrymore channels Marilyn Monroe’s look–and flirty attitude–
at this years Golden Globes
© Vince Bucci/WireImage.com

Gone is Drew’s low-key, sometimes even grungy look for a head-to-toe glamorous Marilyn Monroe look. Her new rumpled hairstyle, platinum blonde hair color and baby doll pink lips have catapulted her to sex-kitten status.

Drew Barrymore through the years

Drew Barrymore used to keep her look under the trendsetting radar with long dark locks and barely-there makeup. Credits l to r: Franco Almazan/Retna UK © retna Ltd/Retna UK, John Spellman/Retna, Andrew Marks/Retna Ltd. Andrew Marks/Retna Ltd., RD/ Leon / Retna Digital

Now That’s a Makeover!


Do you prefer straight or curly hairstyles?

Going for a straight or curly hairstyle can be a daily conundrum for some of us. Girls with natural curls always want to iron them out to achieve glass-like smoothness. Straight-haired women while try practically anything to catch a wave. Check out how these stars rocked both styles, and tell me which one you prefer.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears straight hair or curly hair?

Credit: © Todd Williamson/WireImage.com; Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz straight hair or curly hair?

credit: © RD/Dziekan/Retna Digital; Jemal Countess / WireImage.com

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keyes straight hair or curly hair?

Credit: © Leonard Adam/WireImage.com; RD/Dziekan/Retna Digital

Which hairstyles to you prefer and why?

Now That’s A Makeover!


Before & After: Mandy Moore’s Makeover

There’s another bob in Hollywood! This time, screen siren Mandy Moore has lopped off about five inches to go for a shoulder-skimming shaggy bob. The long layers create a sexy texture without making this short style look too fussy or busy. She also went dramatically darker with a rich chocolate-y hair color. I love it. I think she looks more polished and brings out her defined jawline. Click on her pic to try it on!


After: The screen sirens shows off a
new sleek and sophisticated
brunette bob on October 22, 2008.
Credit: © Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.com


Before: Mandy Moore on September 5, 2008
plays the part of a bombshell
with long, flowing sun-kissed hair.
Credit: © Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.com

I also want to give kudos to her new makeup look, especially her eyes. See how the defined black liner makes her brown eyes look more intense? In
her before picture, Moore used brown shadow which blends in too much with her brown eyes, instead of making them pop. The contrast of the black liner really creates a wow factor. What do know which eyeshadow colors are best for you? Read this tip: How to make your eyes pop.