15 Statement hairstyles for girls who hate the status quo

When a bouncy blowout or perky ponytail just won’t suffice, we seek out a different kind of ‘do. From complex braids to edgy Mohawks, these standout celeb-inspired styles offer just enough of a wow factor for the gal who really wants to turn heads.

1) The new braid

The new braid: Kate Mara

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Tell boring braids to take a hike because you’ve got a taste for more inspired styles. Kate Mara’s wavy, wispy ‘do features a subtle braid, plenty of texture and lots of individuality.

2) Fishtail bun

Fishtail bun: Claire Danes

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Updos can seem so basic after a while, but Claire Danes’ fishtail bun is anything but. This departure from your average bun is sure to get you the attention you crave thanks to its unexpected look.

3) High up to the sky

High up to the sky: Adrienne Bailon

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Funky hairstyles come in all shapes and sizes, and Adrienne Bailon’s certainly pushes some height boundaries.

4) Hair trifecta

Hair trifecta: Iggy Azelea

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Iggy Azalea managed to combine three styles — braids, pompadours and ponytails — in one epic ‘do we’re dying to experiment with ourselves.

5) Perky ponytail

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We will never forget Reese Witherspoon’s insanely perky Oscars ponytail. In fact, we’re pretty sure if you look up “perky ponytail” in the dictionary, this fun ‘do should show up.

6) Volume for days

Volume for days: Janelle Monae

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A roundup of statement hairstyles would not be complete without the queen of epic hair, Janelle Monae. The singer has a style all her own and a totally modern-meets-retro take on hair.

7) Bold bun

Bold bun: Katy Perry

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If buns seem a bit tame for your taste, consider this larger than life version Katy Perry recently modeled. The height and major texture seamlessly ensure this bun has a bold vibe that even the edgiest of gals can appreciate.

8) Stacked braids

Stacked braids: Amy Heidemann

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When a stereotypical braid simply won’t cut it, Amy Heidemann’s super-cool stacked front braid should offer you an escape from everyday styles.

9) Perfect pixie

Perfect pixie: Kiki Palmer

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Any woman can cut her hair into a pixie, but not every gal can pull off this sassy way to wear the short ‘do.

10) Half up pompadour

Half up pompadour: Melissa McCarthy

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The key to Melissa McCarthy’s voluminous ‘do? Its half up style. The half up, half down ‘do lends necessary balance to this cool look.

11) Naturally envious

Naturally envious: Solange Knowes

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Want to really make a statement? Let your hair go all natural for a simply stunning, insanely enviable look.

12) Partially-shaved head

 Partially-shaved head: Kelly Osbourne

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Want to take your trendy pixie to an even bolder place? Try the partially-shaved head look. It certainly works for Kelly Osbourne.

13) A little of everything

A little of everything: Natalie Dormer

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Natalie Dormer made our jaws drop with this girly-meets-funky style. Between the glam curls, the partially shaved head and the cheeky braids, there’s a whole lot of awesome going on here.

14) Statement updo

Statement updo: Dianna Agron

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Loads of volume and a few strategic wisps of hair help take this updo up to superstar status in a cinch.

15) Beachy and voluminous

Beachy and voluminous: Bella Thorne

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By now, we’ve come to expect amazing things from Bella Thorne’s glam squad, and she gave us some major beauty inspiration with this bold and beachy sideswept ‘do.

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