This week, life is all about Fourth of July barbecues, beach and pool parities. To show off beautiful locks and makeup, while staying cool and fresh, we can steal a few tips from the stars. From tousled waves to adorable pixies, there are many beautiful styles that will inspire the independence of your inner beauty. Click through to styles notes to get a close-up look of the best celebrity looks of the week. –– Michelle Rotbart
Vanessa Williams: The quintessential Miss America continues her reign as a beauty queen. Her tousled low side bun is in vogue and can easily be worn from the beach to a celebratory function. For a similar look, create a deep side part and pull length to one side. Ball and twist hair in your hands and then wrap with an elastic band. Secure with pins. Pull at the roots to create more shape and the spray with primp. Apply a nude lip, lots of mascara to your upper lashes, and add some peach colored blush to your cheeks. For more glamour, accessorize with chandelier earrings.
Rashida Jones: An amazing mix of Irish, African, and Russian heritage, Rashida knows how to accentuate her look just right. I love how she marries a voluminous updo with a casual easy fit striped top. To get a topknot like Rashida’s, apply a dab of frizz control and three pumps of volume foam to damp hair and blowdry. Pull hair up in to a high ponytail and twist into a bun. Secure with pins and spray with primp. Dab a pink hue to your lips and throw on a breton shirt and statement necklace.
Ali Larter: The former model was radiant at the opening of designer Carolina Herrera’s new store in Beverly Hills. Ali wore her hair back and let her tousled hair frame her face. Though I’m not typically a fan of pairing cosmetics to clothes, I love how her lip pops with her berry dress. To emulate Ali’s look, simply pull second day hair back in either a low bun or ponytail and let your front layers be loose around your face. Add a bright pink lipstick to your pout.
Maggie Gyllenhaal: This girl knows how to wear a crop. Donning a cute pixie cut and feminine makeup, Maggie looked effortlessly put together. To get a fresh look like Maggies, work in a drop of shine luxe oil and hair creme in to your pixie for silky texture. Apply a fuchsia lip gloss to your lip and coat upper lashes with lots of mascara.