Vivica Fox Formal Updo with Braids and Twists
Vivica Fox's updo is super easy and it's going to stay in place -- no matter what. Get the look: 1. Start by using a gel on damp hair. 2. To do the twist: Begin in front with a small section of hair and make a couple of twists. Then, take another small section and twist this into the original twist. Keep picking up hair and twisting it in until you reach behind your ear. Secure the end of the twist with a bobby pin. 3. Take the rest of your hair into a side ponytail, just behind your ear. 4. Braid the ponytail and make into a chignon. 5. Tuck the end of the twisted section under the chignon. 6. Put on a little shine spray to smooth away any frizzies.
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.
Kristin Chenoweth Curly, Formal Half-Updo
Kristin Chenoweth's curly hairstyle is a great choice for prom or homecoming. Steal her style: 1. To get the look, curl your entire head (make sure hair is dry) using a small-barreled curling iron. Spray each curl with hairspray after you release it. 2. Then pull back half of your hair with a clip or barrette. 3. Spray again with hairspray to keep the curls intact.
Keyshia Cole Short, Formal Hairstyle
Keyshia Cole's swept-back, twisted hairstyle is a fun, faux updo for short hair. Steal her style: 1. Start by blow drying your hair straight, brushing it toward the back as you dry. 2. Once hair is dry, lift a 2-inch section and tease just at the roots. Next, loosely twist the section before pinning it in place. 3. Continue teasing, twisting, and pinning sections until all hair at the crown is off of your face. 4. Spray with hairspray to hold.
Keyshia Cole Long, Formal Updo
Keyshia Cole's sleek bun with its crown of curly-cues is perfect for weddings and proms. Get her style: 1. To create this look, begin with flat-ironed, perfectly straight strands. Brush hair back into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic band. 2. Separate the hair coming out of the ponytail into several thick sections. Twist each into a cinnamon bun-like (mmmmm, sticky buns) shape and pin in place at the base of the pony. 3. Spray the style with a strong hold hairspray to secure.
Katie Cassidy Formal, Wedding Updo
Katie Cassidy's formal updo is an elegant choice for a bride or bridesmaid. Steal her style: 1. To get the look, apply a smoothing serum and straighten hair first with a blow dryer and then using an iron. 2. Next, tie hair up into a high ponytail, brushing out bumps as you pull up. Sleek is what we're going for. 3. Separate your ponytail into sections and smooth gel through each. Form a loop with each section, criss-crossing them over each other. Secure each section with bobby pins, tucking them into the bun so they're hidden. Save one last section to wrap around the base of the updo. 4. Mist generously with hairspray -- definitely don't want it falling apart on your big day.