The year in celebrity hair: 2016’s most popular haircuts

We count down the most popular styles, month by month...

We’re sure you’ll agree that there were a whole host of celebrities who rocked some utterly gorgeous haircuts this year. From edgy pixie crops to ultra long strands, this year in celebrity hair was definitely one to remember! So, take a trip down memory lane with us while we look back on the very best celebrity haircuts from each month.

Celebrity hair 2016: This year’s most memorable looks


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This year in celebrity hair: Vanessa Hudgens. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

January: Vanessa Hudgens’ blunt bob

Vanessa Hudgens wins our January slot with her fashionable blunt bob, which has been styled sleek and slicked-back. Plus, note how her ends have been curled outwards to add an extra touch of red carpet glam.

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This year in celebrity hair: Ellie Goulding. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

February: Ellie Goulding’s mid-length cut

British singer Ellie Goulding‘s playful mid-length cut was the one that stole our hearts in February. The subtle layering and choppy ends, paired with a honey blonde hue make for a chic, yet fun hairstyle.

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This year in celebrity hair: Rumer Willis. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

March: Rumer Willis’ pixie crop

American actress and singer Rumer Willis (who also happens to be the daughter of actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore!), rocked this sophisticated pixie crop in March. Styled into a deep side part, and with plenty of volume on top, this pixie crop wasn’t only our favourite hairstyle for March: it was one of our most loved ‘dos for the entire year!

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This year in celebrity hair: Elizabeth Olsen. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

April: Elizabeth Olsen’s blunt cut with a middle parting

Elizabeth Olsen AKA queen of the middle parting rocked up to the red carpet in April with a blunt cut that fell just past her shoulders. Her dirty blonde ombre hair had been styled into glossy, beachy waves, and of course, we can’t forget about that centre-parting!

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This year in celebrity hair: Lupita Nyong’o. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

May: Lupita Nyong’o’s asymmetric afro

We can always count on Lupita Nyong’o to pull it out of the hair bag, and she definitely didn’t disappoint with this fashion-forward asymmetric afro. We love how one side of her ‘fro is cropped slightly shorter than the other. Because symmetry is so last year, right?

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This year in celebrity hair: Blake Lively. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

June: Blake Lively’s long, layered locks

Can Blake Lively do any wrong in the hair and makeup department? We think not! To welcome to arrival of summer, Blake sported a highlighted long, layered hairstyle that oozed both effortlessness and glamour. What else could a girl want, right?

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This year in celebrity hair: Margot Robbie. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

July: Margot Robbie’s mid-length cut and long side fringe

Margot Robbie may have risen to fame only a few years ago, but the Australian actress has already debuted a whole heap of gorgeous hairstyles: one being this pretty mid-length cut. To take her ‘do from daytime to after-dark, she opted for a long side fringe to help frame her face, too.

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This year in celebrity hair: Georgia May Jagger. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

August: Georgia May Jagger’s long hair with bangs

Model Georgia May Jagger shocked all her fans back in August when she debuted this fiery red hue (which we loved, by the way!). But what really made her hair colour pop was the snazzy haircut it was paired with: her long, layered locks and gappy fringe really stole the show for us.

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This year in celebrity hair: Zoe Kravitz. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

September: Zoe Kravitz’s long box braids

It wasn’t Zoe Kravitz‘s belt necklace that made her the top of our September list – oh no, it was her ultra long, box braids that did it for us! And in particular, it was the fact that they were unravelled at the mid-way point to reveal gorgeous crimped waves.

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This year in celebrity hair: Sienna Miller. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

October: Sienna Miller’s choppy shag

Our favourite celebrity hair moment of October had to be when Sienna Miller stepped out with this choppy, layered mane that we dubbed the grown-out shag. Not only is she our go-to girl for milkmaid braids, but now she’s our inspiration for shag haircuts, too!

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This year in celebrity hair: Olivia Munn. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

November: Olivia Munn’s ultra long, wavy mane

We nearly did a double take last month when we spotted Olivia Munn on the red carpet, because just look at how long her hair is! Sometimes, hair this long can look limp and lifeless, but Olivia definitely made it work. How? With the addition of some loose, luscious waves, of course!

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This year in celebrity hair: Jennifer Hudson. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

December: Jennifer Hudson’s choppy pixie crop

Since rising to prominence on the TV show American Idol, singer Jennifer Hudson has treated us to a number of marvellous hairstyles, including this sassy pixie cut! Instead of opting for a traditional-looking pixie crop, Jennifer went for something a little more daring with this heavily layered, choppy ‘do! Keep on rocking, girl!

For more celebrity hair inspiration, check out our gallery of the best looks from the star-studded BBC Choice Awards! You’ll be sure to find a look you love there!

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