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This article is guest posted by Emily Jacobson

At first glance, summer 2009 blockbuster movies appear to offer very little in the way of stylish inspiration for hair and clothing. But there’s always something new to learn about fashion when it comes to contemporary film, and 2009 is no exception.

Because movies like “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Star Trek,” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” are not likely to brim with the very latest in trendy chic, one is obliged to dig deeper. As it turns out, the summer blockbusters have much to say about how hair and clothing styles are likely to evolve during the coming months.

Flat irons have been indispensable for a few years now. Regardless of length, cut or style, as long as it’s straight, it works. But if summer blockbusters are any indication, dust off your wide-barrel curling iron and find a waving iron, shop for 30’s and 40’s vintage pieces before they all disappear, and add a great shade of red lipstick to your makeup collection, just in case.


The latest hair trend for spring is “mermaid waves” like those worn by Rita Hayworth in the 1940’s. This sophisticated look is refined to an art form by Diane Kruger and Melanie Laurent in “Inglorious Bastards,” along with classic 40’s clothing styles like snug, sexy tops and over-the-elbow gloves. Even Marc by Marc Jacobs included a selection of 40’s-inspired styles in the spring collection.

Another fashion trend for summer is the retro look worn by Marion Cotillard in “Public Enemies,” combining a wavy bob with vintage 30’s clothing. If you’ve already got your bob and want to keep it a bit longer without looking dated, add some soft waves to look chic, or mess it into a bed head bob to look sexy.


More evidence of waves and curls to come appears in “My Life in Ruins,” starring Nia Vardalos. Vardalos’ character has the long, layered, flowing hair of today, but it’s curly. Vardalos also combines today’s gauzy, girlie and soft fashions with headbands and red lipstick to great effect.

Miley Cyrus, in “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” wears a blond wig featuring a casual but fetching version of shoulder length hair. With long deep bangs, angled sides and a few inches off the back, Hannah’s hair and makeup are fresher and younger than ever. The hair/wig is straight on top, falling into (you guessed it) the merest suggestion of soft waves on the bottom. And Hannah tones down her usual bling with fashion-forward outfits just a bit more classic and tender.

Finally, there is Sacha Baron Cohen in “Bruno” to inspire us. Bruno is included because (A) the movie is all about fashion, (B) Bruno sports a gay-guy version of the Pixie, one of spring’s hottest hair looks and, (C) Bruno is not afraid to be Bruno. You may not like his style, but he doesn’t really care.


Myley Cyrus, the star of Hannah Montana, looks elegant with the long layered curly hairstyle. The layer works well to frame her face shape while balancing the bulk’s level.


On the other side, Vanessa Hudgens, the star of High School Musical, looks sassy and sexy with this long curly hairstyle. The texturised sliced layers not only create movement but also framed her perfect face shape.

So, which one is your favorite? The long curly hairstyle of Miley Cyrus or Vanessa Hudgens?