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Part of the you-but-better wedding-beauty motto is not feeling pressured to grow out your hair. (Long hair just isn't in the cards for some of us — this short-haired editor included — and that's just fine.) Need affirmation? Google "celebs with lobs" and you'll find a slew of starlets smiling on red carpets, letting their shoulder-grazing locks shine in all of their glory. Here, three short styles that will look super chic with any white wedding dress.
Emma Stone at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards:
Emma's easy, youthful Lanvin jumpsuit called for equally unfussy locks, says her hairstylist Mara Roszak, who decided tousled waves would be the perfect complement. How to get it:
1. Apply a texturizing cream to wet hair. (Roszak likes L'Oréal Paris Everstyle Texture Series Tousle Crème.) Dry using your hands and a blow dryer.
2. When it's almost dry, spritz on a sea salt spray, like Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray. Finish drying.
3. Smooth out the front pieces with a medium-sized round brush.
4. Wrap one-inch sections of hair around a styling wand. Roszak used the GHD Curve Classic Wave Wand because its oval barrel creates more natural-looking waves, she says.
5. Add a bit of grip with a dry shampoo, such as Drybar Detox .
6. Leaving out the front locks, create a loose half-up hairstyle using a slim, silver barrette. (You can't see it, but Roszak put one in Emma's hair. Aside from looking chic, it helps the style from falling flat.) Try Frances Luxe Metal Barrette.
7. Finish with a hairspray like Garnier Fructis Style Anti-Humidity, because inclement weather doesn't have mercy on anyone's hair — celebrities and brides alike.)
See more: Celeb-Inspired Hairstyles Perfect for Your Engagement Party
Kate Bosworth at the New York Premiere of Still Alice:
Just before Kate's big premiere, hairstylist Harry Josh snipped off 12 inches of her hair and blew it out in a sleek bob inspired by Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. Here's how to do it:
1. Spray John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray (or any other volumizing spray) on wet hair. Dry in sections using a blow dryer and round brush. (Josh used his own Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000.)
2. Using styling sectioning clips, pin up each section as you finish drying it. Take out all of the clips when your whole head is dry. (Doing this, Josh says, holds the shape of the blowout.)
See more: Master the Perfect Blowout in 5 Easy Steps
Marion Cotillard at the 2015 Critics' Choice Awards:
We love that this modern style lets you wear your hair down while ensuring it stays out of your face. But the best part? Marion's hairstylist, Robert Vetica, said it's super simple to achieve:
1. Apply a volumizing mousse, like Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse, to wet hair. Using a round brush, blow it out away from the face. Use a flat iron to straighten the back.
2. Work a dollop of gel, like Phyto Professional Wet Gel, through the sides and the top of hair to perfect the slicked-back shape.
3. Your hair will be a bit damp from the gel. Keep it discreetly in place with bobby pins and let air dry.