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Cameron Diaz: Sassy Hairstyles


Cameron Diaz has been around the hair block in her career as a professional Elite model for five years and then as a superstar actress in films such as The Mask, Something About Mary, My Best Friend's Wedding and Charlie's Angels.

(Image of Cameron Diaz at the 2005 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards - April 2, 2005 - Photo by Jason Kirk/ - all rights reserved).

Cameron has baby fine hair that she prefers to wear in a variety of blonde hues. Whenever possible the Virgo actress (August 30, 1972) shuns any type of hair extensions which is unusual in the celebrity world where add-on hair is one of the major accessories. The reason that Cameron is not a fan of extensions is because she was forced to wear them for her role in The Mask (1994) with bad side effects. In an interview that Cameron gave in 1997 to Star Magazine she confided that the hair extensions she wore "were the worst thing in the entire world" and they actually made her scalp "bleed".

Cameron is blessed with her stunning blue eyes and exotic looks from a Cuban dad and a German-English mother. She understands that her eyes are one of her better features and she plays them up so that they literally pop. One of her biggest beauty challenges has always been her skin. Why? Cameron explains that she has "the most sensitive skin in the entire world." Her skin "takes a lot of effort" and is always "breaking out".

(Image of Cameron Diaz at the world premiere of Columbia Picture's "Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle" at the Chinese Theater - June 18, 2003 - Photo by David Edwards/ - all rights reserved).

Cameron's skin issues go back to her modeling days when she reported that she had something like "20 people touching me all the time - hair, makeup, styling, all this stuff: dirt on my face, makeup on top of dirt". Being a popular actress definitely takes its toll on her skin and hair.

A dear friend of mine, celebrity hairdresser Robert Hallowell, became acquainted with the bubbly blonde actress when he was working on the set of Charlie's Angels with Lucy Liu.

Robert confided that Cameron is "such a joy to share a hair trailer with because she is so much fun and upbeat and full of positive energy". Robert reported that when Cameron was on the set everything seemed "so much more exciting and lively" and that everyone "loved Cameron".

(Image of Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener at the 6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Shrine Auditorium, March 12, 2000 - Photo by Sara De Boer/ - all rights reserved).

Celebrity hairdresser Ken Paves has actually worked with Cameron's hair for Red Carpet events and seconded Robert's comments about how wonderful she is to work with.

Cameron has confused to the media that she has a serious shoe fetish and believes that "a girl can never have too many sandals". She also admits to adoring Versace and Giorgio Armani designs.

Ironically, her most prized hair accessory, a beautiful silver hairpin, was a gift from her mother when she landed her first modeling contract.

Steal Cameron's Style

Cameron generally wears her super soft, baby fine tresses, in a casual straight style that is more often than not, medium in length. If Cameron sports a fringe it is usually side swept. She appears to prefer no-muss, no-fuss styles except when she is appearing on the Red Carpet.

(Image of Cameron Diaz at Premiere Magazine's Women In Hollywood Luncheon, Four Season's Hotel, Beverly Hills, October 22, 2001 - Photo by David Edwards - - all rights reserved).

Although she was temporarily a brunette for her 1999 role In Being John Malkovich, in general her natural blonde tresses rule and are often sprinkled with contrasting blonde higlhights.

To style your tresses straight like Cameron, complete the following steps:

Step 1: Shampoo and condition your hair with your normal products designed for your current hair type, texture and condition. If your hair is highlighted like Cameron's use either a moisture enhanced or color enriched formula. If your hair is dry from chemical processing, consider diluting the shampoo formula to protect your strands.

(Image of Cameron Diaz at 2001 MTV Movie Awards, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, June 02, 2001. Photo by David Edwards - - all rights reserved).

(Shampoo products to try: Phyto - Phytojoba Hydrating Shampoo, PHYTO - Dry Hair System, Phyto - PhytoBrush Shampoo, Paves Professional - FLAWless No Sulfates Allowed Repairing Shine Shampoo For Dry Damaged Hair). If you have baby fine or thin hair like Cameron, use a volume enhancing shampoo. Skip any rinse-out conditioning products that might make hair too soft and flat. If you must use a rinse-out conditioner, make sure that you limit how much you use and that you concentrate on the middle to the ends.

Rinse well with a cool water spray which helps build natural volume and increases shine.

Step 2: Towel blow strands. Detangle strands from the ends to the roots.

Step 3: Apply a volumizing gel or similar products to the roots. To protect against heat and add body, distribute a leave-in conditioner, mousse or gel from the top of the ears to the ends. Distribute well.

Note: If your hair tends to frizz or is naturally wavy or curly, you may wish to combine a volume product for the roots with a smoothing serum for the rest of the hair.

(Anti-Frizz Product to try: Rene Furterer - Control Emulsion Anti-Frizz)

(Root volume products to try: Phyto - Phytovolume Actif, PHYTO - Volume System, Phyto - Phytovolume Shampoo).

(Image of Cameron Diaz at the premiere of Dreamworks' "Shrek" at Mann's Village Theater, Westwood, April 22, 2001. Photo by David Edwards - - all rights reserved).

Step 4: Working from side to side use a boar's head or natural round brush combined with your blow dryer to straighten and build in body.

Step 5: To build in volume at the roots, use the round brush to lift your tresses up and direct the air flow from the dryer up the hair shaft to the root. This "ruffles the cuticle" helping to add natural fullness.

If you prefer, bend over at the waist and direct the air flow of the dryer up the hair shaft towards the roots. When hair is 90% dry, bend right side up and work on the hair from the ears down to the ends.

Note: Hairdressers differ on their opinion whether it is beneficial to blow hair "upside down" or not. Use your own judgment on which technique works best for you.

Step 6: Use the round brush to straighten the remainder of the hair by rolling individual sections carefully around the brush and directing the air flow down the hair shaft towards the ends. This helps to straighten, close the cuticle and adds shine.

Step 7: While drying the ends, use the round brush to turn the ends under slightly while finishing.

Step 8: Seal the style by finishing up with a blast of cool air, if possible, from your blow dryer.

(Image of Cameron Diaz at the 7th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, April 10, 2001. Photo by David Edwards - - all rights reserved).

Step 9: Carefully comb in your desired part.

Step 10: To add soft curls and waves to Cameron's straight hairstyle, separate hair into 2-3 inch sections. Working from side to side near the roots, use a 1 1/2" curling iron and create big curls with the iron.

Release each curl and then carefully pin into place with a bobby pin. Continue to curl and pin until the entire hair has been finished. Let the curls air dry until 100% cool

Step 11: Spray the pinned curls with a strong hold hairspray or volume spray. Carefully unpin the curls.

(Hairsprays to try: PhytoPro - Instant Hold Spray #15, Paves Professional - FLAWless Convertible-Proof Firm Hold Repairing Hair Spray for Dry Damaged Hair).

(Image of Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz at the premiere of Sony Picture's "Charlies Angels" in Hollywood, October 22 2000 - photo by David Edwards - - all rights reserved).

Step 12: Apply a tiny drop of shine serum, drops or spray into the palms of your hands. Lightly brush the palms over the top of your style and you are ready to rock ala Cameron Diaz style.

(Shine products to try: Phyto - PhytoLisse (Formerly Phytodefrisant RelaxSerum, Paves Professional - FLAWless In The Spotlight Greaseless Essential Oil Shine Serum For Dry Damaged Hair)

If you prefer, you can use a curling iron to turn under the ends a little bit or use a straight iron on selected pieces around the face to give a contrasting texture to the bobbed look.


Cameron Diaz successfully broke out of modeling into the world of acting. She has stolen our hearts in fabulous movie roles and will continue to soar. Although she seems to have dropped off the radar over the past few months, in reality she is working on several new films and products. She will again be the voice of Princess Fiona in Shrek 3 which is scheduled to be released in 2007. She also is working on W.A.S.P.S and Holiday which are expected to be released in 2005-2006.

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