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.
Kate Beckinsale Funky, Brunette Updo
Kate Beckinsale's faux bob is a fresh way to style your hair for prom. Steal her style with tips from Head & Shoulders celebrity stylist Ryan Trygstad: 1. Start by spritzing your hair with a beach spray product before styling. 2. Blow dry your hair with a diffuser to bring out that nice, beachy texture. 3. For drama, create a perfect center part and gather hair loosely at the nape of the neck. Tie it back with an elastic. 4. Make sure you keep the sides loose and baggy to create the faux bob and give it a sexy, unkempt look. 5. Dip your fingers in gel and wrap a few strands in the front around them for more defined waves that don't look fried.
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
Naomi Watts Wavy, Blonde Bob
Naomi Watts shows how to dress up a growing-out bob -- with glam waves. Get her look:
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.
Lindsay Lohan Red, Wavy Half Updo
Lindsay Lohan's half updo is a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll, and perfect for wavy or curly hair. To get the look: 1. Work a bit of curling lotion through damp hair and blow dry with a diffuser, scrunching any natural waves to make the most of them. 2. Using a wet comb and some gel, slick hair back on the front and sides, poofing hair up at the crown (you can tease it to get the job done) for a heightened effect. 3. Pin hair in place with bobby pins and set with strong-hold 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.
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.