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Celebrity hair on a budget

Celebrity hair on a budget

Those few months after Christmas can be tough on the beauty budget. With presents and parties to pay for, who's got the money for an expensive visit to the hairdressers or fancy hair accessories? Luckily we've got the lowdown on some of the hottest celeb looks and how you can recreate them at home on a budget.

Perrie Edwards' super-high pony

At the Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards, Little Mix's Perrie rocked a mesh dress with a super-high ponytail. It might look classy, but you can recreate it in minutes and with very little money. Start by pulling your hair into a very tight ponytail at the top of your head using a comb and secure with a snag-free hairband - Mila Rose at Asda does ones for under 3 Euros. You can smooth any baby hairs down with some budget-friendly serum like John Frieda Frizz Ease, usually around 8 Euros. Add another elastic about 3 inches higher than the first to really hold the style in place. Finish off with a metallic ribbon, which you can pick up cheaply at a craft store.

Kate Beckinsale's thick ponytail

How can a simple ponytail look so good on someone?! Kate looked fabulous when she wore her locks tied up at the British Fashion Awards. Even if you don't have a stylist or luscious hair like the actress you can recreate her look. All you need is some mini claw grips - a pack of six can be found for under 1.50 Euros online. Start by putting your hair into a ponytail as normal, then lift half of it up and place a mini claw grip in the middle. Use the top layer to cover the clip and enjoy your magically thicker pony!

Elle Fanning's cute hair clip

At the Toronto International Film Festival, actress Elle looked super-cute with her hair parted over to one side and secured with a sparkly grip. This works on hair of any length – simply wear down and straight and part either to the left or right. Then slip in a glitzy clip. There are cheap versions available in high-street stores or make your own by taking the gems out of costume jewellery and gluing onto a simple grip or slide.

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