Dianna Agron Long, Straight Half Updo
Dianna Agron's prom-worthy half undo is super low maintenance. See how to get the look: 1. Rub a smoothing balm through your hair and blow dry straight using a paddle brush. 2. Create a side part about an inch back from your hairline and tease the top of your head. (Or if you want to keep it simple, just use a Bumpit to push your hair up in the back.) 3. Now pull back the top half of your hair and pin it down -- not too tightly, you want plenty of sexy volume back there. 4. Stick the very ends of your hair around the barrel of a 1-inch curling iron, and pin back your bangs if you've got any. 5. Mist the finished look with hairspray. See More Dianna Agron Hairstyles
Dianna Agron Long, Straight Half Updo
Dianna Agron's prom-worthy half undo is super low maintenance. See how to get the look: 1. Rub a smoothing balm through your hair and blow dry straight using a paddle brush. 2. Create a side part about an inch back from your hairline and tease the top of your head. (Or if you want to keep it simple, just use a Bumpit to push your hair up in the back.) 3. Now pull back the top half of your hair and pin it down -- not too tightly, you want plenty of sexy volume back there. 4. Stick the very ends of your hair around the barrel of a 1-inch curling iron, and pin back your bangs if you've got any. 5. Mist the finished look with hairspray.
Hilary Duff Curly Half Updo for Prom
Hilary Duff's curly hairstyle is a gorgeous look for prom. Steal her style with tips from Head & Shoulders celebrity stylist Ryan Trygstad: 1. First use a thickening spray or mousse to get your hair plumped up and then blow dry your hair out. 2. Use a 1-inch curling iron to create loose beach-like waves. The key is to make them not so uniform, so have fun with the curling iron. 3. Add tons of hairspray and pull back the top half of your hair in three sections. Pin down the two side sections right in the center of the back of your head, and let the middle section rest on top, covering the bobby pins. You can add a vintage hair clip to the side of your head to make it extra prom-y.
Paris Hilton Long, Blonde Half Updo
Paris Hilton's sleek blonde half updo is a perfect choice for a girls' night out. What to do: 1. To get the look, apply a straightening cream to damp hair and blow dry straight with a paddle brush. 2. Use a straightener to touch up any wavy sections. 3. Then, create a side part with a comb (it doesn't have to be a perfectly straight part), and tease the hair near the back of your crown with a teasing comb. 4. Pull some of the hair in front of the teased section over, and pin back the sides of your hair, securing with pins. 5. Finally, mist finishing spray to keep hair shiny. See More Paris Hilton Hairstyles
Paris Hilton Curly, Blonde Half Updo for Round Faces
Paris Hilton's glamorous half updo is a great choice for a formal, dressy function. A.K.A. the perfect wedding hair. How to do it: 1. To start, apply a smoothing cream and blow dry hair straight, using a paddle brush. 2. Then, tease the hair at the crown of your head with a teasing comb until you get the height you want (which for this look, should be pretty high). 3. Smooth the top layer of hair (from ear to ear) over the teased section, making sure it's perfectly straight and smooth, and secure with pins at the back of your head. 4. Next, with a slender curling iron, curl 2-inch sections, and let cool to set the curls in place. 5. Finally run your hands through your hair to loosen the ringlets, and mist with a holding spray. See More Paris Hilton Hairstyles
Mischa Barton Long, Curly, Romantic Hairstyle
Mischa Barton's pretty curls frame her face and show off her bright eyes and big smile. To get the look: 1. As always, when volume is key, apply volumizing mousse to wet hair at the roots. Blow dry with a diffuser and a large round brush, creating body and waves. 2. Part hair slightly to one side, and, using a large-barrel curling iron, curl 2-inch sections of hair all over the sides and back of head. Don't curl the bangs. 3. From the middle of your head on each side, gather a 1- or 2-inch section of hair towards the back of your head, halfway down between your crown and the nape of your neck. Form it into a ponytail and secure it with an elastic band or a pretty clip. 4. Lightly separate curls with your fingers; don't break up the curls, but break large sections of curls into several smaller ones, pointing in various directions to create a fuller look. 5. Use a straightening iron to smooth out your bangs, sweeping them off to each side of your head. Set the whole 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 Long, Wavy Half Updo
Lindsay Lohan's sexy half updo is all about illusions. Sexify your look: 1. Set hair with large rollers and release when cool. 2. Backcomb (tease) hair at the crown and set as you go with lots of strong-hold hairspray (or if you're a sucker for time-consuming hair experiments, stick a prop in there like a Velcro roller or a Bumpit and cover with teased hair). 3. Smooth top of hair over with a brush to cover the evidence. 4. Fasten long, wavy, clip-in extensions from ear to ear. This makes it look like you still have a lot of hair once you put the other half up. 5. Leaving a few face-framing pieces out, brush sides of hair back to cover the extension clips and pin into place. (Angle bobby pins up toward the center of your head.) 6. Set with more hairspray.
Lindsay Lohan Wavy Half Updo with Bangs
Lindsay Lohan's half updo is perfect for a wedding. To get the look: 1. Set dry hair with jumbo hot rollers. Release, then mist with hairspray and finger-comb. 2. Tease hair at the crown until it's a few inches above your head, misting with hairspray as you go. 3. Smooth the top half of your hair (leave out about two inches on the front and sides) back over the crown of your head to form the half-up portion. Puff forward with your fingers and secure with bobby pins, hair combs or a decorative clip. 4. Spot-curl any sections that are left hanging and set 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.
Keira Knightley Half Updo for Prom
Keira Knightley's bouncy curls are great for medium to long hair and instantly dress up her half updo. Steal her look: 1. Start by washing hair using a curl-enhancing shampoo and conditioner. 2. Dry hair as you normally would and set entire head in hot rollers for about 10 minutes. 3. Remove rollers and spray hair with flexible-hold hairspray. 4. Brush top half of hair back, leaving out a couple of pieces around your face, and secure with a jeweled barrette.
Kate Bosworth Wavy, Formal Half-Updo
Kate Bosworth's wavy hairstyle can be done on naturally wavy hair or straight hair. What to do: 1. If your hair is wavy, apply a curl enhancing cream to start. If you hair is straight, apply a styling mousse to hold curls better instead. Blow dry with a diffuser to bring out curls. 2. Curl your hair using a curling iron, but leave out the ends -- you want a messy look. 4. Now pin hair back into a half updo. 3. Don't forget to pull out some strands near your ear and curl them.
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.
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.
Angelina Jolie Wavy Half Updo
Angelina Jolie's half updo looks polished for long straight or wavy hair. 1. If your hair is straight start by curling your entire head from about eye level down with a large barreled curling iron and mist with flexible hold hairspray. 2. Section off the top half of your hair and tease the section near the crown of your head from some volume. 3. Sweep top section of hair up and back from forehead with a brush, smoothing over teased area (no need for everyone to know you created a rat’s nest to get that volume). 4. Secure hair with barrette and spray top of head with maximum hold hairspray.
Angelina Jolie Romantic Half Updo
Angelina Jolie's lightly tousled half updo is perfect for a date or the prom. 1. For straight or slightly wavy hair, start by towel drying hair and apply a lightweight texturizing product while hair is still slightly damp. 2. Roughly blow dry with your head upside down (for volume) while gently finger combing. 3. Once hair is fully dry, section off your scalp into two parts by parting horizontally from ear to ear. Make sure to not brush your hair and to pull it away from your face with just your hands - you want it to look slightly messy. 4. Finally secure the top section with a barrette and spray with a medium hold hairspray.
Angelina Jolie Long Half Updo
Angelina Jolie's loose half updo bun is a whimsical look for straight, medium length hair. 1. If your hair is wavy, apply smoothing cream and blow dry hair straight using a flat paddle brush. 2. Section hair into two parts and secure the top half of hair into a loose ponytail with a small elastic band. 3. Twist the ponytail into a loose bun and bobby pin down. 4. With the bottom half of your hair, use a medium barreled curling iron and twist big strands around the barrel letting hair sit on the iron for about 10 seconds - just long enough to curl, not scorch, your hair. 5. Pull out thick strands around your face from the top of your hair and spray with a medium hold hairspray.
America Ferrera Long, Straight, Brunette Half Updo
America Ferrera's partially pulled back hair is sexy and ultra romantic. This works great if you have layers cut around your face. 1. Start by blow drying your hair straight. 2. Separate out the pieces around your face. 3. Backcomb (tease) the hair at the crown of your head, then smooth the front of this section with a brush. 4. Pin this section in back with a couple of bobby pins. It's cool if the bobby pins show. Or, if you want somethin' a little glitzier you can slide in a barrette. 5. Spray a little hairspray on your hands and separate out the strands around your face. 6. Wash your hands (obviously).