Uma Thurman Blonde Updo
Uma Thurman's simple, low bun is a fast, beachy 'do that works on any hair type. Get the look: 1. Brush hair, part it to the side and pull it into a low ponytail with an elastic. Leave out a 1- to 2-inch piece of hair underneath. 2. On your last loop with the elastic, pull the ponytail halfway through to make a bun. At least a few inches of the ponytail end should be hanging in devil-may-care fashion against your neck. 3. Wrap the remaining piece of hair (the one that was left out) around the bun, covering the elastic. Either tuck the end of it into the elastic (if you can -- it's tricky though) or secure underneath with a bobby pin. 4. Mist with hairspray if you need the extra hold. 5. Casually tuck any hair that's falling into your face behind your ears. See More Uma Thurman Hairstyles
Sienna Miller Long, Wavy, Blonde Hairstyle
Sienna Miller's glossy waves and deep side part are a glamorous pick for date nights. What to do: 1. Start by applying a styling cream to damp hair. Create a deep side part, then blow dry strands straight with a paddle brush. 2. Once hair is dry, mist 2-inch sections with a styling spray before curling them with a large barreled curling iron. Avoid curling the top three inches of hair, so curls are concentrated toward the ends. 3. When all sections are curled, rub a few drops of shine serum between your palms, then work through curls to separate and add shine.
Sandra Bullock Formal Updo
Sandra Bullock's updo is a fun hairstyle for curly-haired gals. How to get the look: 1. To start, apply mousse and scrunch hair while blow drying with a diffuser to create sexy volume. 2. Then use a curling iron to create textured curls throughout your hair. 3. Comb hair back with your fingers -- ignore the temptation to pick up that brush -- and put it in a ponytail. Then, pin the ends of the pony all around the base to create a bun. 4. Pull out several strands near your ear and curl them with a curling iron.
Reese Witherspoon Blonde Updo
Try Reese Witherspoon's clean, backswept updo if you really want to show off your face. To get her look: 1. Apply mousse to damp hair and blow dry with a round brush. 2. Work styling cream through hair (but not the roots). 3. Part hair in the center and brush back into a low ponytail. Secure the pony at the nape of your neck with an elastic. Don't pull it too tight, you want to keep some of the volume at your roots so it looks looser. 4. Braid or twist the ponytail to wrap it around the base and secure the bun with bobby pins. 5. Tame flyaways with a little pomade or shine serum (it's OK if a few slip out) and apply hairspray for extra hold.
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.
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
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 Medium-Length, Curly, Blonde Bob
Nicole Richie's medium-length curls add a romantic flavor to her bob haircut. To get her style: 1. Apply volumizing mousse to damp hair and part it slightly 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). 3. Using large hot rollers, curl 2-inch sections of hair in front, the sides and the back. Roll the rollers in the same direction on each side so you get uniform waves. Remove rollers when cool. 4. Finger comb curls to loosen, lift and separate them, which will add volume and softness to your style. 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, 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
Molly Sims Wavy Updo
Molly Sims' updo is great for medium-length blond hair and really shows dimension and shine. Get her look: 1. Create a deep side part on clean dry hair. 2. Create waves in hair by using a "waver" on dry hair. These are like "crimpers" from the 80s but instead of crimping -- you get waves. 3. Spray all over waves with flexible-hold hairspray. 4. Pull hair back into a bun by making a ponytail and then twisting clockwise around it, pinning pieces in place with bobby pins. Leave plenty of strands out to frame your face and give it that messy feel.
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.
Maria Bello Tousled, Blonde Updo
Maria Bello's versatile updo can be worn for a great everyday look, and would be a pretty formal style if adorned with a sparkly clip or fresh flower. What to do: 1. Begin by working a dollop of texturizing lotion through hair. 2. Part hair slightly to one side. Blow dry with a diffuser and a paddle brush, which will create volume without adding waves. 3. Gather hair into a ponytail at the back, top of head. Twist ponytail into a bun and pin in place. Don't tuck the ends of the ponytail into the bun; instead, let the ends fall down over the bun. 4. Use hair wax to lock down any flyaway strands, and also use a small amount to steer the ends of the ponytail into the direction you want them to fall. Finish the look with a medium-hold hairspray.
Lisa Kudrow Romantic Updo
Lisa Kudrow's style is an easy, casual-meets-glam look for any event. What to do: 1. Dirty secret: If your hair is just a little dirty (like washed the day before), it'll hold better. 2. Gently tease the hair around your hairline with a bristle brush. Smooth the front of your tease job and put your hair in a high ponytail. 3. Curl your ponytail, section by section with a medium-barreled curling iron. The trick: Wrap hair from the roots down and stop an inch or two from the ends. 4. Comb through the curls, one by one, and pin into place. 5. Finish off with a mist of hairspray.
Lindsay Lohan Red Updo for Prom
Lindsay Lohan's classic backswept 'do really showcases the face. What to do: 1. Make sure your complexion is perfect, since there's no hair to hide behind (kidding). Start by backcombing (teasing) dry hair all around the crown. You should look a bit like you've been electrocuted. 2. Using a boar-bristle brush, smooth teased hair back into either a high bun or a French twist and pin into place. (Angle pins up for the best hold.) 3. Mist all over with strong-hold hairspray.
Lindsay Lohan Curly, Blonde Ponytail
Lindsay Lohan's blonde ponytail has a Taylor Swift-like sweetness -- great for meeting the parents. What to do: 1. Coat hair with a heat-protective, texturizing spray. 2. Wrap 1-inch sections of hair around a half-inch curling iron to get tight, spiral curls. Continue until your whole head of hair is done. 3. Finger-comb curls to stretch them out, then mist with hairspray. 4. Gather hair into a side ponytail, leaving out a handful of tendrils to frame your face. Secure beneath one ear with an elastic. 5. Wrap one tendril back and around the elastic to cover it. Secure beneath your ponytail with a bobby pin.
Leighton Meester Wavy Updo with Highlights
Leighton Meester's soft, face-framing waves and messy, sideswept bun make for a romantic style for semi-formal occasions. To steal her style: 1. Start by blow drying hair straight using a large round brush. Lift sections up and away from your scalp as you dry to boost volume at the roots. 2. Once hair is dry, mist 2-inch sections with a styling spray. Then, hold onto the ends of your hair and wrap each section around the outside of a large-barreled curling iron. Don't clamp hair in the iron, just use the outside to create a more subtle (read: chic) bend, rather than a full on (read: cheesy) curl. 3. Repeat previous step, alternating the direction in which you curl hair, until all sections are wavy. Next, gather your hair to one side -- be sure to leave a few wispy waves free in the front -- and twist into a messy bun. Pin in place. 4. Spritz with a light hold hairspray to finish and hold the style in place.
Lauren Conrad Wavy, Long Ponytail
Lauren Conrad's low ponytail looks beachy and beautiful thanks to subtle, soft waves. To get the look: 1. If your hair isn't naturally wavy, you can create this tousled look by loosely braiding damp hair and allowing it to air dry. Once dry, finger comb through the waves to separate. 2. Create a center part in your wavy, dry hair. Then pull hair back into a low ponytail that covers your ears. Secure with an elastic band. 3. Pull out a few face-framing pieces in the front. If the pieces look too straight, wrap them around a wide-barreled curling iron. Just avoid creating curls that are too perfect or too tight -- this isn't an 80s prom 'do. 4. Spray with a light-hold, anti-frizz hairspray to finish.
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.
Kate Winslet Wavy Half Updo
Kate Winslet's wedding- and prom-friendly half updo is super flattering for almost anyone, without looking too young or old. Steal her style: 1. If your hair is too short, get some extensions to help you fake this 'do (your hair should be at least six inches long, though). 2. Work styling lotion through slightly damp hair, comb through and set your entire head with pin curls. Do this by wrapping sections of hair around your finger and then pin them to your scalp. (You can also use hot rollers on dry hair.) 3. Release and finger-comb waves. 4. Touch any curls up with a curling iron if needed. Pull the top section of hair back and pin into place, leave a face-framing piece on each side of your head.
Kate Winslet Blonde, Prom Updo
Kate Winslet's 'do is an Oscar favorite -- but you can wear it anywhere. What to do: 1. Apply mousse to damp hair and blow dry with a round, mixed- or boar-bristle brush. 2. Work styling gel through hair (from ear-length down). 3. Part hair in the center and brush back into a low ponytail, leaving out some strands out near your temples. Secure the pony at the nape of your neck with an elastic. 4. Braid or twist the ponytail to wrap it around the base. Secure with bobby pins. 5. Twist the hair you left out back and over the top of the bun. Pin into place. 6. Tame flyaways with finishing cream and apply hairspray for extra hold.
Julianne Hough Blonde, Curly, Romantic Updo
Julianne Hough's curly, romantic hair with ringlets can be done even if you have straight hair. Here's what to do: 1. First, work a curling cream through your damp hair (make sure to get the sections underneath, too). 2. Then, blow dry your roots using a diffuser -- don?t use a brush, you're going to want to keep the curl, not smooth it out. 3. Once hair is completely dry, section off hair and use a curling iron to create ringlets (spray hairspray before and after curling). 4. Create a side part, and pin the ends of your hair into a loose bun. 5. Pull out the ringlets in the front and finish with a light-hold hairspray.
Julianne Hough Blonde, Curly Half Updo
Julianne Hough's curly half updo is perfect for those who have long hair and an oval face, and want a formal style for their next big occasion. How to do it: 1. To get started, rub a curling cream through your damp hair, making sure to get the tips, too. 2. Then, blow dry your roots with a diffuser -- don?t use a brush, just your fingertips. 3. Once hair is completely dry, section off hair and use a curling iron to create ringlets (spray hairspray before and after curling). 4. Next, create a side part, extending all the way to the back of your crown. 5. Pull back half of your hair on both sides of your face and join the two sides. Twist around the tips into a neat bun and pin to secure. 6. To finish, mist hair 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 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.
Jessica Simpson Edgy, Blonde Updo
Jessica Simpson's messy look is just what is in order for drinks with the girls. Messify your look with these tips: 1. Using a large-barrel round brush, blow dry hair. 2. Create a loose French twist by pulling hair toward the nape of your neck, twisting counter clockwise, pulling ends toward the ceiling and using bobby pins to secure in place. Don't worry about loose ends or flyaways -- the messier the better, we say. 3. Pull a few face-framing pieces free along with a few from the top for that extra-messy feel. 4. Finish with shine spray all over.
Jessica Simpson Sophisticated Ponytail
Jessica Simpson's ponytail is a new twist on an old standby and is especially cute with long bangs. To get the look: 1. Spray hair with a volumizing spray, then blow dry hair in sections using a medium-barrel round brush. The more volume you can create at the root here, the better. 2. Tease your hair at the crown, brush over gently to smooth top layer and let bangs fall forward to the sides your face. 3. Pull hair into a low ponytail at nape of neck and secure with hair band or clip. 4. Finish with medium hold hairspray used sparingly in the crown area (where you teased).
Jessica Simpson Medium, Curly Hairstyle
Jessica Simpson's casual and relaxed curly look can be created in medium to long hair that is straight, wavy or curly (well, that last one is pretty obvious). How to do it: 1. On damp hair, create a center part. Be careful to make it purposely uneven; achieving messiness is key. 2. Wrap 1-inch sections of hair around your first finger (pointing at the ceiling really works best). Pin curled sections to your head with bobby pin; repeat until whole head is done. 3. Blow dry sections until completely dry and then unpin sections when cool. 4. Tousle hair gently with fingertips and spray with flexible hold hairspray.
Jessica Simpson Blonde, Curly Hairstyle
Jessica Simpson's playful center-parted curls are a no-brainer for blondes with shoulder-length hair. Steal her style: 1. Part dry hair down the middle. Make the part a little sloppy on purpose. 2. Divide hair into three sections: top, middle and bottom. Secure each section with clips or (gasp!) scrunchies if you still have them (believe it or not, scrunchies are great to avoid creating a crimp in your hair during styling). 3. Using a small-barrel curling iron, curl each section, beginning with the bottom and moving up. Alternate the way you curl the hair around the curling iron: some pieces curl clockwise around the barrel; other pieces curl counter-clockwise. 4. Spray each curled section with maximum hold hairspray from about a foot away. Don't use too much hairspray -- you don't want your hair to look crunchy -- and you're ready to bounce out the door.
AnnaLynne McCord Medium, Curly, Blonde Hairstyle
AnnaLynn McCord's tight spiral curls (and killer red lips) are a glamorous option for medium and long hair lengths. 1. Start by blow drying hair straight using a paddle brush. 2. Once your hair is dry, spritz 1-inch sections with a styling spray before wrapping them around a small-barreled curling iron. The key to keeping this look from crossing into Little Orphan Annie territory is to avoid curling the top inch or two of your hair. 3. When all sections are curled, mist them with a strong hold hair spray. Next, create a side part and smooth the top section to one side. Pin one ringlet back to create a wave that frames your face. 4. Finally, spritz on a shine spray for a high gloss finish.