Stylish Hairstyles for Teenagers

The hottest hairstyles for teenagers are often dictated by the hottest celebrities. Right now, those It Girls are the sassy stars seen in the casts of Gossip Girl and The Hills. Here are the five best teenage-appropriate summer hairstyles to try.

Long Wavy Locks
Mischa Barton, Blake Lively and Lindsay Lohan have all proven that you can't go wrong with a head of long, luscious locks. That said, they-and their teams of hairstylists-have mastered style that often looks much easier than it actually is. Your weapons of choice: foam rollers and a pillow to sleep on overnight. Odds are good that you'll be able to get a good night's sleep and wake up to perfectly loose waves in the morning.

Boho Braids
A battle of the blondes began this style craze. Seen on the heads of Lauren Conrad, Nicole Richie and Mary-Kate Olsen, braids are hot. Braid one-inch sections, starting one on each side of your part. Put the rest of your hair in a low bun. Then, wrap each braid around your head tucking it into the bun. You can also leave your hair out and pin one braid along the side of your head.

Summer Twist
California girl Whitney Port, now living it up in New York City on MTV's The City, has this summer hairstyle down. Part your hair in the middle and take one-inch sections on each side. Twist the sections toward the back and pin to secure.

Sharp and Shoulder-Length
Like Gossip Girl's Taylor Momsen, this edgy cut is instantly stylish. Ask your stylist to give you a razor cut do with long layers and face-framing side-swept bangs. Want to get a little funkier? Experiment with highlights or lowlights.

It seems like just about every celebrity has worn a version of the bob whether long and layered, shoulder length and blunt cut or super short. Pick a hair muse, whether she is Anne Hathaway, Reese Witherspoon, Rihanna or Katie Holmes.

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