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Kristen Bell's Long, Lush Hairstyle

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Kristen Anne Bell (born July 18, 1980 near Detroit, Michigan) is a beautiful platinum blonding actress with an array of gorgeous hairstyles who initially gained fame in the title role on the critically acclaimed series Veronica Mars.

Kristen has been acting since 1981. As of 2013 she currently co-stars as Jeannie van der Hooven in Showtime's House Of Lies and is expecting her first baby in the Spring.

Breakout Role As Veronica Mars

The beautiful actress who is of Polish and Scottish descent won many admirers and major celebrity status in the title role on Veronica Mars from September 2004 to May 2007.

Her starring role was applauded by many critics who felt the role should have garnered Kristen an Emmy Award nomination.

In 2007, she joined the cast of Heroes playing the character Elle Bishop, and Gossip Girl as the off-screen titular narrator.

In 2008, she played the title character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall followed by a number of comedies, such as Fanboys, Couples Retreat, and When in Rome.

The bubbly blonde was also the voice of Cora in Astro Boy and is the voice and face of Lucy Stillman in the Assassin's Creed gamer series.

Bell has received a Satellite Award and Saturn Award, and has been nominated several times for Critics Association Awards and Teen Choice Awards. 

Steal Kristen Bell's Long Lush Blonde Hairstyle

Kristen is known for her long lush blonding hairstyles which she wears with a variety of parts, fringes and texture patterns.

Although engaged to funnyman Dax Shepard the blonding beauty recently made news by proclaiming her lack of interest for a big wedding. Kristen told Us Magazine that Shepard keeps her "smothered" with his jokes and "keeps her laughing" whether she's sad, mad, frustrated or annoyed.

Kristen and Dax were named as one of the 100 Hottest Couples. No wonder, with her stunning hair, eyes and overall beauty along with his genius for comedic effect. The charmed celebrity couple is sizzling hot. In 2012 the couple grabbed media headlines over a pet sloth and their first baby-on-the-way.

How To Recreate The Hairstyle:

Complete the following steps listed below to steal Kristen's signature long lush blonding hairstyle:

Step 1:  Cleanse and condition your hair with your normal products designed for your current hair type, texture and condition.

When your hair is highlighted like Kristen's use either a moisture enhanced or color enriched formula. If your hair is dry from chemical processing, consider diluting the shampoo formula to pamper your strands. Or opt for a Conditioning Only (CO), Low Poo or similar hair sparring treatment.

Skip any rinse-out conditioning products that might make hair too soft and flat. If you use a rinse-out conditioner, make sure that you limit how much you use and you only concentrate the formula on the middle to the ends. Rinse well with a cool water spray which helps build natural volume and increases shine.

Step 2:  Towel blot strands. Do not rub wet hair which is more fragile and can break. Detanglestrands from the ends to the roots with your fingers or a hair friendly detangling comb.

Step 3:  Apply your favorite texture enhancing mousse or styling cream. Distribute from the top ofthe ears to the ends. Distribute well. If you prefer, mix with a good leave-in conditioner for super shine and softness. 

To supress against blowdrying heat and add body, distribute a leave-in conditioner, mousse or gel from the top of the ears to the ends. Distribute well.

If your hair is fine or thin, apply a volumizing gel or similar products to the roots to get lots of body and movement.

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.  

Step 4:   If your hair is naturally wavy and/or curly, use a long finger diffuser to create a natural wavy style.

Working from side to side and separating hair into 2" sections, use a long finger diffuser attached to a blowdryer and allow strands to nestle into the holder to dry and enhance waves and curls. 

Continue to use diffuser until entire hair is dry. Avoid touching hair as little as possible to prevent frizz.

Step 5:   If your hair is naturally straight you will need to build in volume at the roots.

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. 

Seal the style by finishing up with a blast of cool air, if possible, from your blowdryer.   

Step 6:   If you used a long finger diffuser to create natural waves and curls, once your hair is completely dry, use your fingers to arrange waves and curls into the desired pattern. If you wish, you may use a curling iron to create a tighter or wave pattern. 

Step 7:   If you used a round brush, when hair is completely dry separate into 2" sections and roll with medium to large sized electric rollers. Let rollers cool in the hair. Remove and arrange new curls and waves with fingers.

Step 8:  Spritz the finished hair style with a good holding hairspray.

Step 9:  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.

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 finished look.


Although Kristen occasionally wears her hair straight, the majority of the time she rocks a variety of long, lush wavy hairstyles.

She favors either side-swept long slices of hair which nestle into her face or she wears a soft version of "wings" along her face. Kristen also wears her hair up with stunning results, but ultimately she's a girl who likes her hair long and loose.

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