Celebrity hair

Celebrity Hair Icons of 2009

by sophieh / December 22, 2009

These celebrites were named as some of the hair icons of 2009 by some of the leading UK hairdressers.

Find out what makes these stars shine in the hairstyle stakes.

cherylcole2009.jpgCheryl Cole

“Cheryl has been the ultimate style icon in 2009. She has single-handedly brought glamour back to hair, from her gorgeous finger waves and a hidden bob to her sleek high ponytail.

“You only have to look at how clean and stunning some of the winning collections were at HJ’s 2009 British Hairdressing Awards to see the impact she has had on the hair industry this year.”

Thomas McMillan, Cox McMillan, Bothwell, Glasgow


Lady Gaga

“Lady Gaga is like a modern Madonna only edgier. She’s created a fabulous persona and is utterly outrageous with her image changes.

“Her extravagant theatrical styles are created using extensions and wigs, and it’s a delight every time she appears with a new style. It’s exciting that she doesn’t conform and that’s why she’s been so popular in 2009.”

Louise Wood, The Hair Advice Centre, Englefield Green, Surrey

danniiminogue2009.jpgDannii Minogue

“When Dannii first had her hair cut into this classic, 20s inspired bob I wasn’t convinced. However, she has proved to be the style icon of 2009 and shown just how versatile this simple look can be.

“I’m sure hairdressers tune into the X Factor just to see how Dannii has styled her hair. She has convinced everyone that a classic cut and super shiny colour give you the ultimate in versatility.” 

Richard Beaumont, Richard Beaumont Salon, Longbrook, Exeter

audreytautou2009.jpgAudrey Tautou

“The key to this style is that it works perfectly with Audrey’s personal style – chic, demure and classically feminine. Her stand-out, statement-cropped style gives a modern balance to her look.

“Subtle volume and naturally-inspired texture, combined with a red carpet high-shine finish gives her a glamorous, yet contemporary edge.

Her look is very iconic for 2009 – vintage beauty fused with modern adaptations.”

Richard Mannah, Toni & Guy, Sloane Square, London

victoriabeckham2009.jpgVictoria Beckham

“Victoria never fails to please. Her hair and fashion sense is always on-trend. Her latest bob is setting the bar high with her fabulous new chocolate colour.

“She is now embracing her natural wave for that effortless chic style that many can’t pull off. The latest shots of her wearing it wavy are superb.

“She’s not just a style icon – she’s THE style icon!”

Chris Gunby, Creme Hair and Beauty, Oakham, Rutland


“I really love Rihanna’s short cropped hair, especially swept to the side. It’s ultra feminine and the flick is very 80s – it played a big role in 2009.

“The colour, however, appears a bit two-tone and she would look better if the base was darker.”

Emma Steven, Lisa Shepherd Salons, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands


katemoss2009.jpgKate Moss

Kate’s look is always bang on-trend. She is edgy and exciting, which encourages our clients to be more daring with styles and colours.

“She appeals to younger clients with her rock n’ roll lifestyle and easy-to-wear hair. Whether it is clean, cool blonde or dirty, beachy blonde it works every time.”

Kerry Mather, KJM, Fleet, Hampshire



tildaswinton2009.jpgTilda Swinton

“Tilda’s choice of strong, full-head colour, whether fiery copper-red or her current icy blonde, is as imposing as her strong haircut featuring an undercut.

“She has been one of the most on-trend celebrities, sporting this 80s punk rock feel at a lot of red carpet events, keeping herself edgy and individual. She never looks over-styled.”

Marcia Voyzey, Craig Chapman, Launceston, Cornwall



Check out more of the stars whose hairstyles we’ve loved this year in the HJi Hearts…Celebrity Hair Gallery



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