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Heather Agarwal
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What are the hottest celebrity hairstyles in 2012? As the year progresses, celebs will be setting a ton of new trends, and hair is a biggie. Celeb hairstyles are impossible to predict ahead - that's what makes them so fun! What is the "must have" cut for 2012? It could well be a short, pixie-style like the one Emma Watson's been sporting, or a longer, layered "demi-bob" like style-maven Alexa Chung. Whether it's a short hair cut or a longer style, people will be watching celebrities to see what's hot -- and then rushing to a hairdresser for a copycat look!

While there's no way to know exactly what 2012 celebrity hairstyles will be the hottest, it's likely that some of the biggest trendsetters will be those who began flaunting their style icon status in 2011. Example? Kate Middleton: The Duchess of Cambridge's long, lustrous brunette locks are all the rage, with women clamoring to duplicate the look. Basically, Kate has a long, layered hairstyle, with lots and lots of shine, bounce and movement. Will this be the biggest celebrity hairstyle of 2012? It very well could be.

Wigs could be big in 2012, too. They sure were in 2011, with gorgeous style-setting musicians like Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry leading the way, sporting wigs in vibrant blues and pinks. Sure, the wigs are more of a 'fad' than anything, but they're a great way to switch up a look and be 'current' without sacrificing your hairstyle (and color).

Bottom line: Great celebrity hairstyles in 2012 will be versatile. Some styles will be timeless and elegant -- others, more trendy and fleeting, but either way, women will want to duplicate them, pronto. To spot trends, keep an eagle-eye on television and film actresses, especially those constantly in the spotlight (Jennifer Aniston, anyone?). As 2012 unfolds, celebrity hair trends will undoubtedly begin to surface.

Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrity Hairstyles 2012
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In mid-August of 2012, Miley Cyrus shocked the world when she debuted a *very* different haircut. Gone were Miley's signature flowing, brown locks. Cyrus basically chopped it all off, opting for a sleek, platinum blonde, pixie-style cut. Cyrus stunned her millions of Twitter followers by posting a photo of the big re-"do," saying she was "ready for a change." That she was. Fans, understandably, had mixed reactions, but Miley said she was thrilled with her short new cropped hair, saying she'd "Never felt more me in my whole life."

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Age: 24

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Dancer

Credits: Bolt, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, The Last Song, Hannah Montana: The Movie

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrity Hairstyles 2012
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Jennifer Lopez is known for her trademark long locks. Her incredible mane is always shiny, bouncy and totally healthy-looking, and the color is always flattering. J-Lo wears her hair straight at times, but during her concert tour in 2012 she began wearing great, natural curls.

In June of 2012, Lopez shocked when she emerged (with boyfriend Casper Smart) in Santiago, Chile, sporting a much shorter 'do. Her hair was noticeably shorter, almost shoulder-length and very curly -- almost a bob of sorts. Did she get a cut or simply have extensions removed? Is it a wig? Only J-Lo knows, but the bouncy, flirty, shorter look definitely flatters.

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, + more

Credits: Out of Sight, Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law, American Idol

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Kate Middleton: The Duchess of Cambridge


Kate Middleton: The Duchess of... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrity Hairstyles 2012
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Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge, is known for her shiny, luxurious, long locks. Her polished waves look healthy and virtually effortless. Women around the globe are flocking to hairdressers, asking for Kate's gorgeous look, which was hot in 2011 and remains hot well into 2012.

Basically, Kate's look is natural and easy-going - easy breezy! Getting this particular hairstyle might be difficult if you've got shorter locks (waiting for hair to grow out can take forever), but if you already have long locks, just be sure to condition hair for extra bounce and use a shining serum for a super glossy mane! Ask your hairdresser to cut your hair in long layers, adding in a little chin-length fringe. The longer layers give hair extra movement.

Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrity Hairstyles 2012
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The Academy Award-winning actress rocked the wavy look in the spring of 2012 with her short-medium length hair. Charlize Theron's simple waves frame her kind face to create a softer look.

For Charlize Theron's look, curl medium-length hair with a small-barrel curling iron in one-inch sections to create a wavy look. Alternately, for already curly hair, use a hair dryer with a diffuser and some curling hair product to achieve the same look.

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

Profession: Spokesperson, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Film Director

Credits: Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus, Monster, Hancock

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