Jessica Simpson Formal Updo with Bangs
Jessica Simpson's French twist with tons of volume at the crown is timeless wedding hair. To get the look: 1. On completely dry hair, tease hair at the crown. Go crazy here! Lots and lots of volume is what you are going for. Alternately, you can use that Bumpit you've been denying you bought. 2. Create a French twist by gently gathering the sides of your hair (making sure to keep the teased volume in the crown intact) and the hair at the nape of your neck and gently twist; bringing ends of hair toward the ceiling and tuck the ends into the twist. 3. Pin the side of the twist with bobby pins, tucking them into the hair to hide them. 4. Finish with maximum hold hairspray.
Gwyneth Paltrow Blonde, Braided Hairstyle
Gwyneth Paltrow's sleek braid is a trendy option for hair that is thick or fine. Get the look: 1. If hair is wavy, start by applying a smoothing cream and blow dry straight with a flat paddle brush. 2. Apply a medium-hold gel to saturate hair and with a fine-tooth comb create a side part. 3. Starting at the top of the part begin French braiding towards your ear with about three inches worth of hair. 4. Once your braid is long enough to pass your ear hold it in place while you comb back the rest of your hair into a tight ponytail, securing the end of the braid and the ponytail together with an elastic. 5. Twist ponytail around the base of your elastic creating a low bun and pin in place with bobby pins. See More Gwyneth Paltrow Hairstyles
Eva Mendes Braided, Funky Updo
Eva Mendes' crown of twists, with a trailing, textured braid down the back, is an offbeat look for proms and other dressy occasions. Turn some heads with these tips: 1. To get this look, start by misting damp hair with a texturizing spray before blow drying it straight with a round brush. Don't focus too much on sleekness when you're drying, as in this case, you actually want hair to look a bit ratty and rumpled. 2. When hair is dry, gather all of it into a high ponytail and secure in place with an elastic band. 3. Next, divide the hair that's coming out of the ponytail into four sections. Twist three of the top sections a few times, winding them casually around the base of the ponytail. 4. With the lowest, remaining section, braid hair loosely and secure at the end with an elastic band before pushing the braid over one shoulder. Massage the braid a little with your fingers to give it that loose, messy style. 5. Finish by misting the top of the style with a strong hold hairspray. Don't spray the braid -- it's supposed to look messy and fall as your night wears on.