From romantic milkmaid braids to playful bobs, check out RealBeauty's list of hottest celebrity hairdos of the year.
From romantic milkmaid braids to playful bobs, RealBeauty has released their list of hottest hairdos of the year. Find out which of your favorite stars made the cut. Are there any styles you loved this year that we left off?
One of 2012's more controversial hairstyles. Who else could pull off soft cascading curls on one side and a shaved head on the other so effortlessly? We love how Riri's look is both elegant and fierce.
Nothing says come hither quite like designer Nicole Richie's stunning 1920s style, finger waves tucked into a faux bob.
Looking for romance? Take a cue from this "Glee" star Dianna Agron, who worked both the milkmaid and fishtail trends at once. So pretty!
We love Amber Heard's sexy modern take on a French twist with added volume and tousled bangs.
We are big fans of the faux bob. "Scandal" star Kerry Washington does it right with sweet curls and piece-y bangs.
French Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard's outstretched updo is modern, feminine, and très chic!
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The fishtail braid was a standout style for 2012. Bronzed beauty Blake Lively sports a side fishtail braid for a beachy chic vibe that we adore! We love the look best when the sections have been pulled and loosened, creating more volume.
The captivating Jennifer Lawrence looks straight out of a modern-day fairytale with an embellished bun and face-framing tendrils.
Soulful singer Jennifer Hudson's ladylike half-up, half-down 'do gets a modern twist with a poofed up pomp and voluminous curls.
Will we ever tire of bedhead? The sultry Eva Mendes turns sexy bedhead into a modern art form with this side-swept 'do.
Pop queen Gwen Stefani made a musical comeback this year with her band No Doubt. But true to form she's still rocking those platinum locks and red lips we know and love. But we're especially into her latest layered waves.
K Stew is all about the swept-to-the-side look. Here she adds a little Old Hollywood flare à la Veronica Lake to her signature style.
The color trend of 2012! Glee star Lea Michele is sexy and on-trend with short piece-y bangs and feathered ombré tresses.
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It used to be her pixie cut and now it's her signature side bride. Victoria Beckham knows how to turn a hairstyle into a trend.
Speaking of having a trademark style, we die for "New Girl" Zooey Deschanel's ultra-glossy, high-shine locks and ever-present bold bangs.
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