Keira Knightley Sophisticated Updo with Bangs
Keira Knightley's side twist makes even unwashed hair look pretty and elegant. Steal her style: 1. Spritz unwashed hair with a spray gel and comb through to get rid of all the tangles. 2. Sweep your hair to one side at the nape of your neck, and twist upwards toward your ear. Once you reach the top of that side, tuck the ends down into the twist and pin into place. 3. Take any shorter layers and twist them away from your face, tucking the ends into the twist too. 4. Comb your bangs so they sweep across your forehead, and mist the finished updo with a strong-hold hairspray to keep it in place.
Vera Farmiga Funky, Sophisticated Updo
Vera Farmiga's funky updo works well if you have long bangs. Steal her style: 1. Apply a texturizing foam throughout your hair and blow dry roughly. 2. Add some extra styling gel to your bangs, and wrap them around a round brush, curling them back. Angle the brush upward, blast with hot hair from a hair dryer, and uncurl slowly. 3. Now tie your hair back into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Wrap your hair around itself to create a thick bun and hide the elastic. Tuck the ends into the bottom of the bun and use bobby pins to keep in place. 4. Add a sparkly pin or clip on the side of your head to jazz it up, and mist your hair with a strong-hold hairspray.
Rachel McAdams Curly Half Updo with Bangs
Rachel McAdams' sideswept curls are a sophisticated and simple look for formal affairs. How to do it: 1. Start by blow drying hair straight using a round brush. Use a vent brush to blow dry your bangs forward and slightly to one side. 2. Once your hair is dry, wrap a small section of hair from ear-level down around a medium barreled curling iron, twisting the iron to about six inches from the top of your head. Hold in place for a few seconds before releasing the ringlet. 3. Repeat previous step until all sections are curled. Mist ringlets with a soft hold hairspray, then run fingers through the curls to separate strands. 4. Gather your hair to one side, and pin the top half of hair at the back of your head.
Penelope Cruz Sexy Updo with Bangs
Penelope Cruz's sexy, tousled updo is a chic style for formal occasions. To get her look: 1. Apply a styling cream to hair, then blow dry straight. 2. Once hair is dry, separate your bangs from the rest of your hair. We'll deal with them later. 3. For the hair behind the bangs, lift small sections of hair and hold them straight up. Use a comb to backcomb hair down toward the scalp, just at the back of the section. Keep in mind that the goal is volumized roots, not 80s Hair Metal band hair. 4. Once you've teased along the entire crown, use a boar-bristle brush to pull hair back into a high ponytail and smooth (not flatten) it on the surface. Secure hair in back with a rubber band. 5. Twist the length of your hair into a French twist and secure with pins. Spritz with hairspray. 6. To style the bangs, re-wet with water if dry. Then, use a round brush to blow dry straight, twisting the brush at the ends to create a soft bend. See More Penelope Cruz Hairstyles
Paris Hilton Sophisticated Updo for Round Faces
Paris Hilton's glamorous updo is perfect for those with bangs who want chic, party hair. Get her look: 1. First, apply an anti-frizz serum, and blow dry your hair straight using a paddle brush (you're going to want to blow dry your bangs straight and to the side. too). 2. Then, create a side part (it should be pretty severe, here). 3. Then, keeping the part in tact, pull your hair back into a pony tail near the mid-back of your head -- making sure to comb the sides so they're super-sleek. 4. Take the tips of your pony and wrap them around the base and pin to secure. 5. Use a light finishing spray to complete the look. See More Paris Hilton Hairstyles
Paris Hilton Blonde Half Updo for Round Faces
Paris Hilton's romantic half updo is an ideal look for a special occasion, especially for those with bangs. To get the look: 1. To get started, apply a straightening serum and blow dry hair straight using a paddle brush. You're going to want to blow dry your bangs straight as well. 2. Then, tease the hair at the crown of your head with a teasing comb (for this look, you're going to want to tease a lot). 3. Next, smooth the top layer of hair over the teased section, but make sure you don't slick your bangs back. Pin the hair into place at the back of your head. Note: you don't want to pull too much back -- stop about two inches above each ear. 4. Then, curl your ends with a curling iron, letting the ringlets cool and set. Then, mist with a finishing spray to hold the look in place. See More Paris Hilton Hairstyles
Nicole Richie Medium-Length, Blonde Ponytail
Nicole Richie's low ponytail and sweeping bangs make a sophisticated style. Get the look: 1. Apply volumizing mousse to damp hair. 2. Blow dry hair with a large paddle brush, brushing it under (with the brush under the hair as you pull it through). The paddle brush will help smooth out your hair. Blow dry bangs across forehead and off to the side. 3. Use a straightening iron to smooth out 2-inch sections of hair on the sides, in front and in back. Lightly tease hair at the crown of your head for a little extra volume. Smooth top layer over it. 4. Leaving bangs free, pull rest of hair back into a ponytail, based slightly above the nape of your neck and to the side, and secure with an elastic band. 5. For bangs, apply a small amount of hair wax to sweep them across your forehead and off to the side. Set the look with a light-hold hairspray. See More Nicole Richie Hairstyles
Nicole Richie Medium-Length, Wavy, Blonde Bob
Nicole Richie's waves turn a simple bob haircut into a soft, sophisticated style. Get her look: 1. Apply volumizing mousse to damp hair and part it to one side. 2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush, brushing it under (with the brush under the hair as you pull it through). Blow dry bangs across forehead and off to the side of the part. 3. Using a large-barrel curling iron, curl 3-inch sections of hair in front, the sides and the back, for 10 seconds at a time. You don't want to create tight curls, but large waves. 4. Finger comb hair to loosen, lift and separate curls, which will add volume and softness to your style. Use a dab of hair wax to direct any errant pieces, and finish the look with a light mist of light-hold hairspray. See More Nicole Richie Hairstyles
Nicole Richie Long, Blonde Updo with Bangs
Nicole Richie's loose updo is casual and cool, and a perfect summer beach style. What to do: 1. Apply a texturizing lotion to damp hair, and part hair to one side. Blow dry with a diffuser and a large round brush to smooth hair out and add volume. 2. If there are any frizzy or wavy sections, smooth them out further with a straightening iron. Then, leave bangs and a piece of hair on each side, by your ears, free. Gather the rest of your hair (tucking the sides behind your ears), pull it back into a loose ponytail and secure with an elastic band. Wrap the ends of the ponytail around the base and pin it into place. 3. Run bangs through a straightener, add a small amount of hair wax and sweep them across your forehead and off to the side. Set the style with a misting of medium-hold hairspray. See More Nicole Richie Hairstyles
Nicole Richie Long, Straight Updo with Bangs
Nicole Richie's loose updo and darker color make for a sophisticated and romantic look. Steal her style: 1. Apply a texturizing lotion to damp hair, which makes it easier to keep an updo look in place. Part hair to one side, and blow dry with a diffuser, using a large paddle brush to smooth hair out. 2. If there are any frizzy or wavy sections, smooth them out further with a straightening iron. Then, leaving bangs free, gather hair, pull it back into a loose, low ponytail and secure with an elastic band. Wrap the ends of the ponytail around the base and pin it into place. 3. Run bangs through a straightener, add a small amount of hair wax and sweep them across your forehead and off to the side. 4. Finger style a few wisps of hair to fall softly near your ears, and lock the look into place with a spritz of shine spray and a misting of medium-hold hairspray. See More Nicole Richie Hairstyles
Nicole Richie Long, Blonde, Straight Updo with Bangs
Nicole Richie's updo with soft bangs frames her face for a sophisticated, romantic style. Here's how to get it: 1. Wash hair and apply a texturizing lotion. Textured hair is easier to keep in place for an updo look. Part hair to one side, and blow dry with a diffuser, using a round brush to smooth hair out. 2.If there are any frizzy or wavy sections, smooth them out further with a straightening iron. Lightly tease hair near the crown of your head to add volume. 3. Then, leaving bangs free, gather hair, pull it back into a ponytail and secure with an elastic band. Wrap the ends of the ponytail around the base and pin it into place. 4. Run bangs through a straightener, add a small amount of hair wax and sweep them across your forehead and off to the side. 5. Finger style a few wisps of hair to fall softly near your ears, and lock the look into place with a medium-hold hairspray. See More Nicole Richie Hairstyles
Mischa Barton Long, Curly, Sexy Hairstyle
Mischa Barton's sexy curls are a hot party look, from a prom to a wedding. Steal her style: 1. Starting with damp hair, work a volumizing mousse through your locks. 2. Part hair to one side, and, working in sections, blow dry hair with a diffuser and a large round brush. Pay special attention to the hair at the crown of your head, starting the brush at the root and slowly working it through to the ends, adding height and body to that section. Also use the round brush to blow dry the bangs forward, curling them under at the ends. 3. Once hair is dry, use a large-barrel curling iron or hot rollers to curl sections of hair all over sides and the back. 4. Finger comb the curls loose softly; you don't want to uncurl them, but you want to lift and separate them to add more body all over. If you want individual curls to stand out, apply a small amount of wax to your fingers and run it over those curls. Finish the look with shine spray to make it pop.
Michelle Williams Blonde Updo
Michelle Williams gets her bohemian on with this braided bun. To steal her style: 1. Start with wavy, blow dried hair. (Sleep in braids if your hair is straight, then undo.) 2. Tease roots at the crown and spray with volumizer for lift. 3. Leaving out front section (including bangs and strands that will frame your face), loosely braid one side of your hair back toward the nape of your neck and secure with an elastic -- any kind. 4. Repeat on the other side. 5. Join the braids and wrap them into a bun, tucking ends under to hide the elastics. Pin into place. (If your hair isn't long enough to make a bun, cross the ends up and into the opposite braid, the pin them so the ends are hidden. Set with hairspray.
Liv Tyler Brunette Updo
Liv Tyler's easy updo works best on straight, medium to long hair with long bangs. What to do: 1. Begin with perfectly straight hair (do a run-through with a flat iron if you must). Rub some shine serum between your hands and smooth over hair to get extra shine. 2. Part hair to the side. 3. Tease roots at the crown for a little lift, spritz with hairspray and smooth over with a comb. 4. With the exception of your bangs, which should be neatly swept to the side, pull hair back into a mid-level pony. Secure with an elastic. 5. Wind your ponytail into a bun and pin into place, tucking in any loose ends. Mist with hairspray.
Liv Tyler Long, Wavy Hairstyle with Bangs
Liv Tyler's barely-there waves are a great way to dress up heavy, straight styles on blah hair days. To get the look: 1. This is an easy one. Start with straight, shiny, clean hair and make a deep side part. 2. Curl the entirety of your bangs around a 1-inch curling iron for a quick second and let loose. Sweep bangs to the side. 3. Now curl 2-inch sections of the top layer of your hair around the iron to create random ringlets. Leave most of your hair straight. 4. Set ringlets with hairspray.
Lindsay Lohan Medium, Wavy, Brunette Hairstyle
Is that Lindsay Lohan or Liz Taylor? This classy 'do is a hit at cocktail parties. To get the look: 1. Start with a medium-length, layered cut. 2. Work mousse through damp hair and part hair to one side. 3. Blow dry roots, building volume by pulling hair in the opposite direction you want it to end up. Using a medium-sized round brush, flip bangs out toward one side. Alternate flipping in and out with the rest of your hair. 4. Set waves with strong-hold hairspray, and don't be afraid to run your hands through your hair once in a while.
Lauren Conrad Sexy Updo with Bangs
Lauren Conrad's sexy, side-swept bangs are the perfect, face-framing touch to any updo. To get the look: 1. If your hair isn't already straight, start by applying a styling cream, then blow drying hair straight. Your bangs should be dried straight, as well. 2. When hair is dry, brush the length back into a ponytail, smoothing the top section . Leave your bangs out. Twist the ponytail into a bun, pin in place, then spray with hairspray to hold. 3. Create a deep side part in your bangs and push the bangs to one side, leaving just a few pieces of fringe on the other. Coax unruly hair into place by running it through a straightening iron a few times. 4. Rub a few drops of shine serum between palms then lightly smooth over bangs.
Kirsten Dunst Tousled Updo
Kristen Dunst's side-set chignon works well with fine hair that's layered. If some pieces slip out, that just makes it look better. To get the look: 1. Apply thickening spray and blow dry with a vent brush. (This will add volume, but not puffed-out volume.) 2. Blow dry bangs to the side. 3. Brush hair back and create a side ponytail behind your earlobe. Wind the tail into a bun and anchor it with bobby pins. 4. Mist allover with flexible-hold hairspray.
Kim Kardashian Curly Bob
Kim Kardashian's short, curly style works for both straight or wavy hair. 1. Start by dividing hair into small sections and apply a curl cream (or mousse for wavy hair) to each section. Turn your head upside down and scrunch hair and shake out. 2. Using a diffuser, blow dry the roots of your hair without touching your hair if possible. 3. If your hair is naturally curly go ahead and let the rest of your hair dry naturally. If you are curl-challenged, finish diffusing the rest of your head. 4. Once hair is fully dry, curl small tendrils randomly with a small-barreled curling iron and part hair in a deep side part. See More Kim Kardashian Hairstyles
Katie Holmes Sophisticated, Brunette Updo
Katie Holmes' classic updo works well for a very dressy occasion -- like a wedding, reunion or formal. What to do: 1. To start, apply a relaxing cream to all your hair -- including your top and bottom layers. 2. Then, blow dry your hair using a round brush, and taking it section by section. 3. Once hair is completely dry, create a side part, and pull hair back into a sleek pony tail, leaving the top layer of hair out of the pony. 4. Twist the tips of your hair around the base of the ponytail, and secure with pins. 5. Next, take the hair not included in the ponytail and loop up and over the bun, and secure at the ponytail base. 6. Finish with a light-hold hairspray. See More Katie Holmes Hairstyles
Katherine Heigel Blonde, Sophisticated Updo
Katherine Heigel's sleek updo works best for a formal, evening occasion. Tips to get this look: 1. If your hair is damp, dry it completely straight using a paddle brush. 2. Create a side part with your comb (don't make it go back too far), and secure with a hairspray. 3. For added height, use a teasing comb to tease the hair at the back of your crown. Then smooth the top layer (closest to the part). 4. Finally, twist all your hair back into a bun in the mid-back of your head and secure with clips. Then, spray any flyaways with holding spray (remember, the look here is sleek).
Katherine Heigel Curly, Romantic, Long Hairstyle
Katherine Heigel's curly, retro-Hollywood inspired hair works whether you've got naturally curly or straight hair. Steal her style: 1. To start, apply a curling cream to damp hair, then use a diffuser to dry your hair, starting at the roots. 2. When hair is dry, clip half of your hair back, then spray about a 2-inch piece of hair with a holding spray. Use a large-barrel curling iron to curl the sections, holding for 20 seconds. 3. When this piece is complete, let the curl set (don't touch it), and grab another 2-inch section until all of your hair is curled. 4. Take a comb, and create a side part, and spray and curl the front section until you have a swooping wave. 5. Finish with a light-hold hairspray.
Julia Stiles Party Updo
Julia Stiles' uber-casual updo would be great for a casual get-together. Steal her style: 1. Blow dry damp hair straight using a paddle brush. 2. Tease the hair at the crown for a little extra volume. 3. Pull back hair into a French twist by twisting all your hair to the right while pulling the ends of your hair up toward the ceiling and pinning in place. The messier the better in this step. 4. Loop ends over and tuck into French twist, pinning in place and use a bit of spray shine to glam it up a bit.
Jessica Stroup Straight, Brunette Updo
Jessica Stroup's sexy-yet-casual updo is super versatile for layered haircuts -- wear it anywhere. To steal her look: 1. Work curl-shaping gel through hair and blow dry with a diffuser to bring out wavy texture. Using a brush on your bangs only, sweep them to the side and flip them out. 2. Make a deep side part and gather hair into a side ponytail (leave out your bangs). Secure with an elastic. 3. Loop the ponytail into a knot and secure in place with bobby pins. 4. Pull out a face-framing tendril or two opposite your bangs. Set the look with hairspray. See More Jessica Stroup Hairstyles
Jessica Simpson Sophisticated Updo
Jessica Simpson's sophisticated updo with long, side-swept bangs really draws attention to beautiful high cheekbones. Steal her style: 1. Flip head upside down and blow dry hair completely using a paddle brush. 2. Tease hair -- and don't be shy here, the more you tease, the better this will look. Smooth top layer by gently brushing. 3. Gather hair at nape of neck and gently twist, bringing ends of hair toward the ceiling and tucking the ends into the twist. Pin with bobby pins up and down left side of twist and make sure to hide the bobby pins well. 4. Sweep bangs to the left and spray entire head with maximum hold hairspray.
Ashlee Simpson Blonde, Tousled Updo
Ashlee Simpson's tousled 'do is party-perfect. Get her look here: 1. Apply volumizing mousse to damp hair and comb through. 2. Blow dry straight (but not pin straight, so don't waste too much time on perfection) with a vent brush, lifting at the roots for volume on top. Direct bangs to the side. 3. Section out a chunk of hair on either side of your face, and loosely gather the rest back into low pony, or chignon, and secure at the nape of your neck. 4. If you hair doesn't have a natural wave, add one at the front with a curling iron, but just at the ends.
Ashanti Long, Curly Half Updo
Ashanti's curly, half updo is the perfect look for a glam occasion. Here's how to steal it: 1. Starting with dry hair, part your hair off to one side. Gather sections from the crown of your head and pull them together. Tease the hair and twist it into a bun, or use a Bumpit (admit it, you've seen the infomercials), to provide the illusion of a bun; the goal is to have the look of extra volume and height in the back. 2.Following the part you made earlier, where your hair sweeps across your forehead to one side, use a large-barrel curling iron to begin curling 1-inch sections of your hair until your whole head is a cascade of curls. 3. Gently separate the curls with your fingers, shaping how you want them to fall and loosening tighter curls into waves (so it doesn't look too done). Use a medium-hold hairspray to secure the style in place.
Adrienne Bailon Long, Tousled Updo
Adrienne Bailon's sexy updo is the perfect look for a casual summer evening. 1. Use a volumizing spray before blow drying hair with a diffuser, for maximum body. 2. Part dry hair on the side and pull it back into a twist. Secure it into place with bobby pins. 3. Sweep the bangs off to one side, and, using a large-barrel curling iron or hot rollers, curl for five to 10 seconds. You want a slight wave in the bangs, not a full-on curl. 4. Using a medium or small-barrel curling iron, add curls to small sections of the hair hanging down in back. Create a mixture of waves and slightly tighter curls; you want your hair to look like it's totally natural (yeah, yeah, it's that whole looks easy but actually takes a ton of work deal). Use a medium-hold hairspray to secure the style in place. Link See More Adrienne Bailon Hairstyles