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Hipster girls always seem so cool, with their nonchalant attitudes and effortless mix-and-match wardrobes. And then there is their hair: Hipster hair always looks like there wasn't a whole lot of time spent on it and yet it always is so enviable. But if you're thinking of going hip, there isn't just one hipster look out there anymore; there are a variety of styles to consider. Just check out some famous hipster ladies for ideas and get inspired.
A seventies classic made famous by rockers Joan Jett, Suzi Quatro, and Chrissie Hynde, the shag haircut features choppy layers, thick bangs and razor-sharp edges. You can wear the shag long and pin straight, like model Irina Pantaeva and Taylor Momsen in the early seasons of "Gossip Girl." Or cut some of the length off and sport it shorter and chin length. Another model, Freja Beha, became a sensation when she wore her shoulder-length shag unkempt and super wavy.
These days, hipster princess Ashlee Simpson gets more media coverage when she cuts her hair then when she makes a career move. But with a 'do this cute, it's understandable. Her short, bleached-out crop is a head-turner; it works well roughed up and messy or combed back and clean. Many girls are attached to their long locks, but if you're ready to take the plunge into short-haired territory, take a picture of Ashlee with you to the hairdresser. You can always do the cut and opt out of bleach if that's not your thing.
If you like things that are sweet and girly, and you have a taste for pretty vintage dresses like Zooey Deschanel, then you'll want your hair to reflect your personal style. Zooey wears her locks long and shiny with relaxed curls and face-framing fringe. Play up naturally wavy hair with curl-enhancing styling products. If you hair is straighter, medium-size foam curlers or hot rollers will do the trick. Ask your hair stylist to carve some bangs out for you if you don't already have some.
If you've already got one of the longer hipster hair styles but are in the mood for a brief change of pace, try out the top knot, a rad twist on the basic bun. Take a cue from Nicole Richie and pull your hair into a tight, high ponytail that is planted almost in the middle of your head. Braid it and wind it around the base, then secure it with bobby pins. You can wear the top knot clean and polished like Nicole or a little more unkempt with stray hairs hanging around.