Vanessa Minnillo's Long, Brunette Half Updo
Vanessa Minillo's ultra-long hair and windblown pouf make for a party-perfect 'do. Get the look: 1. To get this look, first apply a volumizing mousse to towel-dried hair. 2. Next, blow dry hair using a large round brush. Lift hair up and away from the scalp as you dry to create volume, and turn the brush as you dry the length for slightly turned-under ends. 3. Once hair is dry, begin backcombing small sections of hair at the crown. Focusing your teasing attention toward the top of your head and working on the sides less will keep you from looking like you have a lion's mane. 4. To make the pouf, gather the sides and top of your hair and brush the top over the teased sections. Twist the section as you push hair forward, then pin the twist in place to secure. 5. Spray with a medium-hold hairspray to hold the look in place.
Nicky Hilton Straight Half Updo for Oval Faces
Nicky Hilton's straight and silky half updo works well for day and nighttime events. What to do: 1. To get the look, apply a straightening serum to damp hair and section off hair with clips. 2. Next, with a round brush, dry in 2-inch sections. Pull the brush gently through the hair and twist the brush under slightly at the end so the tips don't look severely straight. 3. When your hair is completely dry, apply a shine serum, making sure it's applied throughout the hair. 4. Next, take about four inches of hair at your forehead and pull it forward. Then, with a teasing comb, lightly tease the hair at your crown -- more teasing equals more height. 5. Then lay the front hair over the teased section, making sure it's pulled straight and sleek (you want it to be fly-away free) and secure in the back of the crown with a few bobby pins. 6. Finish off the look with a holding spray, making sure to get the bouffant, and the rest of your hair, too.
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.
Jennifer Lopez Long, Straight Half Updo
Jennifer Lopez's half updo is the ultimate fix when you want to do your hair in a hurry. What to do: 1. Use a gel and blow dry your hair straight with a paddle brush. 2. Pull the front and sides of your hair into a half-ponytail in back. Take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap this around the band, pinning underneath with a bobby pin. Or, hide the elastic with a snazzy hairclip. 3. Finger-style the rest of your hair. 4. Hint: If you have flyaways around your hairline, put a dab of wax on your fingers and smooth them down. Alternatively, take an old, clean toothbrush, spray this with hairspray and brush those stray hairs back. See More Jennifer Lopez Hairstyles
Jennifer Lopez's hairdo can be done easily with a fake fall, but who has one of those lying around? Another way to do it: 1. To get this look, apply a mousse on damp hair. Separate hair into three sections: One on top and two in back. Dry hair, section by section, with a large round brush. 2. Tease the hair at your forehead, then pull the front of your hair up into a high half-ponytail. Hide the elastic by wrapping it with a section of hair from your ponytail. 3. Gently tease hair on top for volume. 4. Spray hair with a beach spray and style with your fingers 5. Pull out two small sections in front of your ears and let these hang loose. See More Jennifer Lopez Hairstyles
Hilary Duff Long, Blonde Half Updo
Hilary Duff's ultra-long blonde locks and sultry side-swept bangs are perfect for a romantic date night. Steal her style: 1. Apply a volumizing mousse to damp strands. 2. Use a large round brush to blow dry hair straight. Dry in 2-inch sections and lift up and away from scalp as you dry to boost volume at the roots. 3. Set dry hair in large Velcro rollers. Blast the rollers with hot air from your dryer, then allow to cool for at least 10 minutes. 4. Remove rollers and brush through waves with a natural bristle brush. Sweep sides back into a low half updo and pin in place. 5. Mist all over with hairspray to finish.
Hilary Duff Long, Wavy Half Updo with Bangs
Hilary Duff's long, blonde waves are a formal half updo option for special events and parties. Use these tips to do it: 1. Apply a large dollop of volumizing mousse to damp hair. 2. Using a paddle brush, blow dry strands straight. You can use a vent brush on your bangs. 3. Once hair is dry, spray small sections with a styling spray before winding them around a large-barreled curling iron. Hold in place for a few seconds before releasing. 4. Continue to randomly curl sections, leaving some straight and curling others more tightly for a haphazard texture. Spritz curls with hairspray to hold. 5. Pull back small sections of hair behind your ears and pin in place, leaving a few face-framing layers to blend in with your bangs.
Eva Longoria Wavy, Romantic Half Updo
Eva Longoria's half updo is perfect party hair. It looks pulled together without being stiff and stylized. 1. Use a mousse and blow dry hair with a medium-sized round brush. 2. Using a curling iron, curl 2-inch sections of hair all around your head from your ears down. Then, once they're cool, separate the curls with your fingers. 3. Tease the front and crown of your hair; pull back into a half updo and anchor with bobby pins. 4. Finish with hairspray. See More Eva Longoria Hairstyles
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.
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).
America Ferrera Long, Straight Half Updo
America Ferrera's half-up and half-down 'do gives you control, but lets you let your hair down -- nice. 1. Blow dry your hair straight with a paddle brush. For a smooth finish, direct the airflow from your dryer down the length of your hair, from roots to ends. 2. Separate the front of your hair, from the top of your ears over the crown. 3. Tease this section to get some height. Then, smooth the front with a brush and pin in back. 4. Give the teased hair a spritz of hairspray to keep the height lasting all night long.