Ever since the Beatles arrived in America with their moptop 'dos, celebrity hairstyles have been front-page news. Even the youngest stars are often trendsetters. Many of the most popular hairstyles lately are more conservative than shocking. The goal for most teens, whether a celebrity or not, is usually a desire to look more mature. In 2011, several teen celeb hairstyles got top attention.
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The Faux Hawk
The "faux hawk" -- a 21st century version of the pompadour -- is the one trendy style that's not very conservative. It is, however, much more tame than an actual mohawk. A faux hawk is created by styling the hair between two side parts straight up. Instead of shaving the sides of the head, hair is slicked down. Lots of extra-hold gel and hairspray keeps a faux hawk in place. Twilight's teen hearthrob Taylor Lautner and pop singer Willow Smith have both worn versions of the faux hawk. High School Musical's Zac Efron and Hannah Montana's Jason Earles may not be teens anymore in real life, but the young characters they play have swarms of teenage fans. Both have worn faux hawks to red-carpet events.
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Teen girl celebrities have been flaunting long, loose bombshell curls. Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez, who both rose to fame on the Disney network, often style their hair this way. There are several ways to create loose curls. If your hair is straight or slightly wavy, sleeping with large rollers will do the trick. Or use a large barrel curling iron to create long, spiral curls. If your hair is naturally curly, use a diffuser attached to your blow-dryer. Mousse or styling cream will help separate and define each curl.
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The Classic Crop
Teen pop star Justin Bieber cut off his iconic long, flat-ironed fringe in exchange for a short, low-maintenance cut and fans went wild. When Bieber isn't wearing his new cropped 'do blown neat and straight, his natural waves resemble Nick Jonas' earliest hairstyle. Nick Jonas brother has since clipped his unruly curls in favour of a more classic style that still has some length and texture. Both pop star teens have brought back a classic, short cut. Gel isn't the best product for these styles, because hair will look too "crunchy." Styling wax or pomades are better options.
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Modern Hippie Chicks
Super-sleek hair is another trend for girls. Many teen celebrities have been wearing long straight locks with a simple part down the middle, hippie style. Actress Dakota Fanning, Nickelodean star Victoria Justice, as well as the Kardashian clan's Kendell and Kylie Jenner have been sporting this style. A flatiron is essential to pull off the look. Spraying a conditioning spray before straightening hair with heat will help prevent damage and dryness. A dab of straightening cream will keep hair flattened all day.