Contrary to what most people would logically assume, getting the perfect just-out-bed hairdo involves a bit of work. Remember – you don’t actually want to look like you just left last night’s rat’s nest where it formed on its own. A bed-head is still a style, though a fun one that flirts with imperfection.

Not that there’s anything remotely wrong with prim, pin-straight hair or flawless spirals that look like they’re fresh off the curling iron, but today’s vision of glamour involves tousled, piecey hair that is gorgeously imperfect.

It’s not short, it’s not long – it’s demi. This season, expect to see lots of floaty, medium-length hairstyles gracing the catwalks and sidewalks, running the gamut from tousled, sexy ‘dos to prim, angular styles.

Some of us walk a fine line between a bed-head look that’s all the rage and a legit, just-out-of-bed, rumpled mane that may or may not have creatures nesting in it. To make sure you get the look you really want, here’s some advice for creating an expertly-crafted rocker ‘do.

After years of attempting to tame frizzy, unruly locks, it looks as though it’s finally time for curly-haired gals to embrace their natural tresses.

You’d think that braiding your hair should be simple enough, but if you want the perfect stylized sheen you see in all your favorite beauty mug shots, you may need to study up on which products to use. Not that we mean to upbraid you for not knowing otherwise, but a flawless rope of hair is always more than what it seems.

Given Natalie Portman’s plight in Black Swan, not all of us necessarily want to embrace ballerina perfection, but there are ways to borrow chic style tips from the world of dance without driving yourself crazy in the process.

February may seem bleak compared to the promise of sandy dunes in the summer, but there are ways you can satisfy your beach cravings now, even if you can’t afford to book a trip to the tropics.

Perhaps it’s been years since you’ve heated up your straightening iron, but apparently, super-straight hair is in again.

While many women may already have the perfect dress for their New Year’s Eve celebrations, ladies shouldn’t forget one of the most important components to creating a festive appearance – a killer hairstyle! However, styling your strands doesn’t have to be complicated. According to Allure magazine, there are a few accessories that will instantly add flair to your locks.

It’s no secret that creating a natural-looking appearance can often take more time and products than crafting a smoky eye and complicated up ‘do. But don’t worry if you feel overwhelmed by trying to look effortless – even one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood can relate to your troubles.

While climate, weather and the elements can take their toll on your hair, if you notice your locks looking less than lustrous, your haircare routine may be to blame.