The Best of the Year: Our Favorite Celebrity Hairstyles of 2014

As the year draws to a close, it's time to start thinking about new hairstyles for the new year, but not without first taking a look back at some of the best looks of 2014. Celebrities paved the way for the biggest hair trends of the year, from bobs and lobs, to the new classic balayage; from intricate up-dos to rainbow-bright hues, and everything in between. It was a year of boldness, transformation and stand-out beauty, but these celeb looks truly topped our list of best hairstyles of the year!

1. Beyonce's Wavy Bob


At the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, Cate Blanchett epitomized Old Hollywood Glamour with an elegant, Grace Kelly-inspired hairstyle. [pagebreak]

3. Amy Adams' Structured Faux Bob


At this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards, Amy Adams hopped on board the faux bob trend, but made the look her own with a more structured version of the look. A blend of classic and contemporary, the style was unique, stunning, and sophisticated. [pagebreak]

4. Natalie Dormer's Edgy Look



Natalie Dormer rocked the SAG Awards red carpet with a dual hair look: classic, glamorous waves on one side, and a shaved head on the other. The edgy style was equal parts fresh and fun. [pagebreak]

5. Taylor Swift's Lob


One of the biggest hair trends of 2014 was the "lob," or long bob, as seen on Taylor Swift. Swift's blonde waves make the look flirty and young. [pagebreak]

6. Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar's Up-Do


Since trading her long locks for a pixie cut, Jennifer Lawrence has sported a variety of hairstyles from ultra-short to mid-length, but our favorite look of hers was when Lawrence wore her recently-cropped 'do in a sophisticated, swept-back style at the 2014 Academy Awards. [pagebreak]

7. Diane Kruger's Braided Up-Do






Braids were huge in 2014, adding detail to topknots, up-do's and beachy waves. Exemplifying this trend, Dianne Kruger wore an intricate, looped, braided up-do to the Oscar's, setting her apart on the red carpet. [pagebreak]

8. Kerry Washington's Faux Bob


Bobs were incredibly popular this past year, but not everyone was ready for the commitment. Enter the faux bob, a one-night-only "haircut," worn perfectly by Kerry Washington. Wispy, romantic curls and soft looseness make her version of the style effortlessly beautiful. [pagebreak]

9. Margot Robbie Goes Dark


Margot Robbie, the blonde bombshell in The Wolf of Wall Street, stepped out on the Oscar's red carpet with a new, darker 'do. The rich, brunette hair color was a total transformation for the star, and a stunning one at that! [pagebreak]

10. Nicole Richie's Lavender Up-Do at the MET


Before dying her hair a deep shade of blue, Nicole Richie sported a stunning, silvery shade of lavender, which she wore in an elegant, slightly 90's, swept-up style at the MET. A bit undone, yet sophisticated, this look was one of her best of the year. [pagebreak]

11. Kylie Jenner's Silver Strands
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Kate Hudson amped up her signature blonde locks with subtle touches of pink. The best part about the new look? Hudson went pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, stating on Instagram, "In honor of my bestie Juliana, my assistant Kathy, my grandmother Laura, Mimo and all the people who are fighting and have fought breast cancer. Your courage shines and inspires." [pagebreak]

13. Kristen Stewart's Rocker-Chic Style


After chopping her hair short and briefly tinging the ends orange for a movie roll, Kristen Stewart opted for a fresh, rocker-chic hairstyle. Short on one side and tousled on the other, the new 'do is one of the star's best of the year! [pagebreak]

14. Emma Stone's Bob


The unofficial haircut of the year, the bob was a trend embraced by many celebs, but none so cutely cropped as Emma Stone's. Her coppery color and blunt shape made this look a standout style of the year. [pagebreak]

15. Katy Perry's Pop of Purple

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