Hair You Can Have: Katie Holmes

Beauty & Style 25

Katie Holmes's hair has had its ups and downs. At times, her ever-changing hair styles look downright frumpy and lately, she's been channeling Anna Wintour, which is always dangerous. But this look? I love. It's an easy cut to ask for at the salon and an easy style to maintain, as you'll see. And I can totally see it working on lots of women I know.

What I love about this haircut is that it works in a variety of situations. Here, it's tucked behind Katie's ears, allowing the focus to be on her face. For that kind of shine, I've found that applying a shine spray and then using a high-quality tourmaline straightener works wonders.

 

Here's the same cut, flipped out. Easy and cute! Spray Wax like this one can give your ends some definition.

 

For a casual day out, I love how she wore this scarf.

 


Here's the same scarf on a different day. I like the way she tousled her hair in the back. It's a stylish and super-easy look.

 

 

For a more sophisticated look, the hair comes out from behind the ears. Once again, glossing and straightening is key. A large-barrel curling iron is a perfect way to turn those ends under.

 

 

On a bad hair day, Katie can just throw on a hat.

 

 

And when she's feeling particularly bold, there's the slicked-down look. It's not something I'd personally try, but again! Options!


And now, here is our real life Katie Holmes, my friend and fellow Her Nashville writer Amanda O'Brien whose own hair closely approximates Katie's (and who's going to kill me when she sees this). Seriously, though, every time I see Amanda, she looks great and Katie's cut really makes me think of her own- even when she's simply sitting at home with her boys! In this video, you can see a final option for this cut...

 

 

 

All photos courtesty of Instyle.com.

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nonmember avatar 6p00d8345398716

I'm gonna CUT you, Ferrier. You pimped my blog, complimented my hair cut, and said I remind you of one of the most beautiful actresses in the world. Where do you get off? This is just unforgivable.

:)

nonmember avatar joyousaccounts

I have that hair style but I did not know I had so many options! What am I doing sitting here commenting when I should be in front of the mirror with a couple of hot irons and lots of scarves?!
This could be life-changing! Thanks for starting this blog!

nonmember avatar Suburban Turmoi

Ha ha! AWESOME. If I ever get my hair cut short again, this is definitely the cut I'd get. You can really do so many things with it- and it seems like it would even look great simply washing, drying, and maybe doing a few passes of the flat iron, which I do now with long hair.

nonmember avatar Suburban Turmoi

Oh, and Amanda, I'm sure you had no idea you'd have a bunch of women analyzing your hairstyle when you made that video!

nonmember avatar punxxi

heheh wigs are great when you go out, but make sure you get a lace front so it doesn't look "wiggy" clip on hairpieces are really great !

nonmember avatar Suburban Turmoi

What a great idea for an upcoming Beauty Uncensored column!

nonmember avatar Christy Nichols

After I had my baby, I went to my stylist and asked her for a haircut that would allow me to look decently cute on those days when I didn't even have time to shower or brush my hair. She created one! I have curly hair, though, so I think I lucked out there. Investing in a good hair cut, though, has changed my life. I used to be a $10 haircut kinda gal, and going for something a bit nicer has paid off. I actually have to get my hair cut less often.

nonmember avatar 6p00d8345398716

I'm gonna CUT you, Ferrier. You pimped my blog, complimented my hair cut, and said I remind you of one of the most beautiful actresses in the world. Where do you get off? This is just unforgivable.

:)

nonmember avatar joyousaccounts

I have that hair style but I did not know I had so many options! What am I doing sitting here commenting when I should be in front of the mirror with a couple of hot irons and lots of scarves?!
This could be life-changing! Thanks for starting this blog!

nonmember avatar Suburban Turmoi

Ha ha! AWESOME. If I ever get my hair cut short again, this is definitely the cut I'd get. You can really do so many things with it- and it seems like it would even look great simply washing, drying, and maybe doing a few passes of the flat iron, which I do now with long hair.

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