debra messing at the cookie awardsDebra Messing has some of the most enviable locks in all of Hollywood, and she really tressed-up last night, with a straight, smooth 'do at Cookie magazine's 3rd Annual Smart Cookie Awards in New York.

First of all, she's a redhead -- a look that just about everyone and their mother is copying these days. And second of all, look at that sheen! We don't see hair so perfectly velvety like this on the red carpet every day -- the straight look really brings out her vibrant color.

This redemption comes in right in time for Ms. Messing, seeing as how she didn't fare so well at the Golden Globes where she was looking a bit fried -- not unlike yesterday's Johnny Depp frizzout, before copious amounts of gel got the situation under control.


Celebrity Hair Secrets

    Kelly Ripa

    The golden goddess of morning shows is a slave to her hair dryer. Her stylist Oscar Blandi tells StyleList, "Kelly blows her hair out every day." In order to prevent the damage that comes with such wear and tear, she uses
    Blandi's Jasmine Oil Treatment ($26) weekly to strengthen her strands and add elasticity. A great drugstore alternative? Enriched with apricot and avocado oil, Garnier Fructis Strength & Repair Melting Masque restores luster to hair. Garnier Fructis Strength & Repair Melting Masque. $3.99, www.walgreens.com

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    Katie Holmes

    "Katie's stylish, elevated bob with a subtle flip works for women who are on the go and embrace a fairly low maintenance lifestyle," says Boston celeb stylist Mario Russo. But for her trademark satin finish, Katie relies on Kiehl's Crème With Silk Groom. $17.50-$29.50, www.kiehls.com

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    Miley Cyrus

    Stylist Jacqueline Bush coaxes Miley's thick hair into soft waves with the help of her Hot Tools Professional Spring Curling Iron 1181. Not only will you get gorgeous curls, the low price of this secret weapon is just as alluring. $23.95, www.folica.com

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones

    If you're bored with your hair, do what Catherine has done to her loose, flowing waves and add layers. Boston celeb stylist Mario Russo says, "This look works for any face shape, and draws attention to the eyes and cheeks." Bonus: Layers elevate your features, like an instant mini face-lift.

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    Jessica Biel

    After a switch from platinum blonde to a golden brown, how does Jessica retain the health and bounce for her hair? Negin Zand of John Frieda Salon LA, who has worked on Biel's famous mane, recommends adding detangler to your beauty routine if you want to change shades. "Use it right after the shower to prevent breakage since your hair will be weakened." To add a glassy finish, try John Frieda Sheer Blonde Spotlight Sleek & Shine Detangler. $5.99, www.walgreens.com

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    Halle Berry

    An endless parade of red carpet appearances puts lots of strain on this stunning star's hair. Halle relies on ECRU Sea Clean Shampoo to gently purify and smooth hair with silk and panthenol, and protect against drying UV damage all in one step. $18, www.ecrunewyork.com

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    Jessica Simpson

    The blonde bombshell has been known to change her hairstyle several times in a single day. To go from short and sleek to full and wavy in minutes without damaging hair, her stylist Ken Paves relies on his Hairdo extensions which let him avoid the damaging heat of dryers and curlers. Jessica's signature clip-in style? Hairdo 21" Human Hair Clip-In Extension. $399.95. The synthetic look-alike will only cost you $85. www.extensions.com

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    Mariska Hargitay

    "Short hair is definitely making a comeback," declares Mariska's stylist, New York salon owner Adrian De Berardinis. While De Berardinis swears by Kérastase's replenishing Chroma Riche ($34) line to keep Mariska's hair vibrant, he also advises, "Pantene makes the most comparable moisture-rich drugstore shampoos and conditioners." Pantene Pro-V shampoos and conditioners, $5.49 - $9.29, www.drugstore.com

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    Katherine Heigl

    How does this Grey's Anatomy star keep her tousled locks looking glamorous all night long? Her stylist Oscar Blandi tells us the secret is in applying a volumizer to the roots to give waves strong support and keeps hair from falling flat. Try Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray. $18, www.sephora.com

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    Vivica A. Fox

    Sweeping updos are the perfect complement to Vivica's oval-shaped face. Addressing the unique moisture needs of ethnic tresses, stylist Johnny Wright applies Softsheen-Carson's Let's Jam Style Mega Hold Protein Gel to Vivica's towel-dried hair to create elegant sculpted looks. Wright adds, "It holds for hours and is enriched with Vitamin E to keep hair nourished and frizz-free." $4.29, www.walgreens.com

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