How To Get Oprah's Iconic Hairstyles

06/29/2015 08:10 am ET | Updated Jun 29, 2015

The expert advice on how you can wear three of Oprah's most memorable looks.

  • Long, Layered Pixie
    Illustration: Linda Luna
    "Most women are scared to go short, but the look can be sexy and fun, yet sophisticated," says Johnny Wright, SoftSheen-Carson artistic style director.

    One playful option: Cut hair shorter on the sides and longer on the top, says New York City salon owner Nunzio Saviano.

    To style, apply a volumizing spray. Blow-dry while combing through with your fingers, not a brush, to give your hair a little texture and keep it from looking too "done."

    A great way to add shine is to finish with pomade just on the ends to give hair a glossy sheen.
  • Shoulder-Length Tousled Waves
    Illustration: Linda Luna
    "Full, bouncy hair is always beautiful, and the look is attainable for almost anyone," says Johnny Wright.

    For maximum movement, try a layered style. "Have the layers cut an inch shorter than your longest pieces," Nunzio Saviano says.

    Before blow-drying, mist hair with a heat-protective spray. Work a mousse throughout fine hair to add body. A styling cream works well on coarse hair. Use a curling iron to create a loose wave. Finish with a light-hold gel to keep the waves in place.
  • Glossy, Allover Color
    Linda Luna
    Highlights are here to stay, but "we're seeing a lot of single-process color, too," says Johnny Wright. "Chestnut and warm chocolate shades are very popular."

    As you age, you want your color to be a warm shade, says Wright. If your hair is already processed, you need to be careful about dyeing. Space out the relaxing and color services to minimize damage.

    How to keep strands in top condition? Lisa Price, founder of Carol's Daughter, recommends weekly application of a hot oil treatment or a deep-conditioning mask. Look for products containing monoi oil, coconut oil, argan oil or olive oil.

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