Paris Hilton Sophisticated, Braided Updo
Paris Hilton's braided, chic updo is the perfect sure-to-impress look for a prim and proper party. Get her look: 1. To get started, apply a straightening serum and blow dry hair straight with a paddle brush. 2. Then, use a comb to create a side part (you're going to want to part it pretty severely). 3. Next, pull your hair back into a tight ponytail below the crown of your head, making sure your side part does not get slicked straight back. 4. Take your hair in the ponytail and braid hair into tiny braids (you're going to want to make each the size of your pinky). 5. Take the ends of the braids and twist them around the base, and secure in place with pins. 6. Finish with a holding spray to keep flyaways at bay. See More Paris Hilton Hairstyles
Mischa Barton Long, Tousled Updo
Mischa Barton's casual updo is perfect for work or after-work dinner plans. To get the look: 1. Prep for the hairstyle by applying a texturizing lotion to wet hair. 2. Use a large round brush to add volume while blow drying hair. 3. One hair is dry, gather it up from the front and sides and pull towards the back. Twist hair twice and pin into place, or, secure first with an elastic band, twist and then pin into place for extra hold. 4. You're going for a casual look, so don't worry about a few hairs out of place. In fact, that's the idea here. Pull a few random strands here and there, and touch them up with a hair straightener or a curling iron (depending on the look you want). Set the look with a light misting of hair spray.
Mandy Moore Long, Tousled Updo
Mandy Moore's chic updo works for a casual or more glam event. Steal her style: 1. Use a volumizing spray before blow drying hair with a diffuser, for maximum body. 2. Part dry hair on the side, pull it back into a ponytail halfway between the crown of your head and the nape of your neck and secure it with an elastic band. 3. Twist the end of the ponytail around the base of the ponytail loosely, and secure it into place with bobby pins. It's okay if it looks slightly messy; this is not a sleek look. In fact, you can even massage the bun with your hands to make it looser and more messy. 4. Using a small amount of hair wax, smooth down any hair strands that are flying out on the front and sides of your hair, and use hairspray to lock the look in place.
Lindsay Lohan Romantic Updo for a Wedding
Lindsay Lohan's side chignon works great on day-old hair. To get the look: 1. Gather hair into a side pony, leaving half of your hair out at the front. Secure with an elastic. 2. Curl ponytail with a 1-inch curling iron. 3. To get a bit of texture, grab random sections of the ponytail and tease them with a comb, then gently smooth out with a brush. Mist with hairspray. 4. Tie the ponytail into a knot, pinning into place with as many pins as it takes. If a few strands pop out, leave them. You want a slightly messy finish. 5. Part the front of your hair in the center and gather the sides loosely back, wrapping ends that are long enough around the elastic to cover it. Pin into place. 6. Set with more hairspray.
Lindsay Lohan Romantic, Brunette Updo
Lindsay Lohan's wispy low bun is perfect for date nights. Steal her look: 1. Blow dry hair straight with a round brush and apply shine serum. 2. Backcomb (tease) hair at the crown of your head and set with hairspray. Smooth the top with a comb or paddle brush. 3. Pull hair back into a ponytail at the nape of your neck, securing with an elastic and leaving out 2-inch sections (to frame your face) plus a 1-inch section of hair underneath. 4. Wrap the sections of hair that were left out of the ponytail around a one-inch curling iron. 5. Start making a bun by pulling the ponytail through the elastic -- but not all the way through. The end of the pony should be sticking out of the bun, close to your neck. 6. Wrap the section that was left out beneath the ponytail around the elastic to disguise it. Secure with a bobby pin.
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.
Kate Winslet Chic, Blonde Updo
Kate Winslet's chignon is sleek and perfect on the surface but unruly from behind -- just how we like it. Get the look: 1. If you're hair isn't naturally straight, apply straightening balm and blow dry it straight with a jumbo-sized round brush. 2. Work a palm full of styling gel through hair, slick hair (and bangs) back with a comb. 3. Gather hair into a ponytail and secure with a clear elastic just above ear level. 4. Twist the ponytail into a bun and pin into place, leaving the ends untucked. If a few pieces pop out, that's OK -- you want a little messiness back there.