THE DAVINA MCCALL
Catherine Dogra, 42, a communications consultant for Morrison Supermarkets from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is married to Rahul, a company director; they have two boys, Josh, nine, and Rohan, six.
‘I’m one year younger than Davina and my hair’s a similar colour. But her hair is shiny and bouncy, while looking manageable, too. Could my locks — which are thick, wavy and frizzy — really get the sleekness of Davina’s hair, which I envied so much?’
VERDICT: ‘I love it! I won’t have time to straighten it every day, but I can also wear it wavy. I may not look like Davina — but my hair does!’
Hob Salon, Leeds. Hobsalons.com
Delighted: Catherine Dogra loves her new look, far right, modelled on presenter Davina McCall, left
THE KATE MIDDLETON
Natalie Edmonds , 25, is a holistic therapist from Bristol. She is single.
'Like many 20-something women, I have serious Kate Middleton hair envy. Kate's hair is a classic style — glossy, simple and elegant — and I think it epitomises everything she's about. My hair's very thick, like Kate's, but my natural colour is mousey blonde and it's dull, not shiny. I've tried dyeing it shades of lighter blonde before, but I went a shade darker last year and was complimented on it.’
VERDICT: ‘I really like it. It’s a lot like Kate’s. The colour makes my hair look much glossier and it makes my blue eyes stand out. My mum said I look more grown up, too. Now I just need a tiara!’
Hob Salon, Bristol. Hobsalons.com
Pretty as a princess: Natalie Edmonds admires Kate Middleton's, left, style and was delighted her locks could be transformed to look like hers, far right
THE HELEN MIRREN
Sylvia Owen, 62, a sculptor (sylviaowensculpture.com), lives in Bath. She has two children, Dominic, 32, and Polly, 29.
‘I’ve had the same style for more than a decade now and working long hours in my studio means I often leave my hair to its own devices. I’m naturally fair with a few highlights, but recently I’ve noticed some grey.
'I think Helen Mirren looks fabulous — her hair is incredibly chic and I admire the way she’s worked with her natural grey.’
VERDICT: ‘I was nervous about going shorter, but I love it. My daughter even said I look a bit like Helen Mirren — I don’t mind looking like a film star!’
Paul Edmonds, pauledmonds.com
Movie star looks: Sylvia Owen loves her Helen Mirren-style haircut, far right
THE JULIANNE MOORE
Emma Davis, 40, from Baschurch, Shropshire, is a company director for web design company simplycious.co.uk. She is married to Nigel, an operations manager. They have two sons, Josh, 14, and Callum, 12.
'I love Julianne Moore’s hair — the colour is so striking. I’ve tried to dye my hair a similar tone in the past, but the red shades never seemed to take very well. I’ve also been trying to grow my hair for ages, but it never gets below my shoulders. So I was delighted when my hairdresser used clip-on hair
extensions to get Julianne’s look.’
extensions to get Julianne’s look.’
VERDICT: ‘I love that the extensions look natural and were so easy to clip on. I got a long, sexy style instantly — my children didn’t recognise me!
Francesco Salon. Francescogroup.co.uk
Unrecognisable: Emma Davis was transformed with hair extensions, far right, to emulate the sleek look of actress Julianne Moore, left
THE SARAH JESSICA PARKER
Rebecca Cove, 35, an administrator for the Royal College of Psychiatrists from Dulwich, is engaged to business consultant Matthew.
‘My hair is naturally poker-straight, so I’ve always wanted sexy waves, particularly for my wedding this August. But when I curl my hair, the ringlets always drop out. SJP’s waves are smooth and voluminous, and her hair is halfway between blonde and brown, which I thought might suit me.
‘After highlighting my hair, my hairdresser used heated rollers to get the SJP effect. I’m seriously considering investing in some now!’
VERDICT: ‘My new style doesn’t look much like SJP’s, as my hairdresser admitted he adapted it to suit my hair type. However, my fiancé says it’s amazing, so that’s fine by me!’
Karine Jackson, London. KarineJackson.co.uk
Sexy waves: Rebecca Cove ditches her usual straight style, centre, for big curls like Sarah Jessica Parker, left
THE Emma Watson
Michelle Hill, 29, is a single planning assistant who lives in Coventry, Warwickshire.
‘I’ve never had my hair any shorter than a bob, but my hairdresser reassured me I’d be able to pull off an elfin style — and I had total confidence in him.
'I’ve been thinking about doing it since I saw photos of Emma with her great new look and also because I’d fallen into the trap of over-bleaching my hair. Dry, brittle and in desperate need of attention, I thought it would be good to cut everything off and start again!’
VERDICT: ‘Friends say I look sophisticated and I’m being taken more seriously. My hair is a great version of Emma’s crop — I’m delighted!’
Windle and Moodie, London. Windleandmoodie.com
Top crop: Michelle Hill feels more sophisticated, far right, with a haircut like Emma Watson's, left
Words: Laura Stott. Research: Paul Windle at Windleandmoodie.com