Lauren Conrad Straight, Chic, Blonde Ponytail
Lauren Conrad's side pony is sweet and chic at the same time. See how to get the look: 1. Apply smoothing cream to damp hair and blow dry straight using a paddle brush. 2. Use a flat iron on the bottom half of your hair to get it extra straight for this look, and spritz it with shine spray to get it super sleek. 3. Part your hair to the side, bring all of your hair over one shoulder and tie it into a ponytail under your ear. 4. Hair too short? Try adding a ponytail extension. Easy peasy.
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.
Nicole Richie Long, Straight Updo with Bangs
Nicole Richie's loose updo and darker color make for a sophisticated and romantic look. Steal her style: 1. Apply a texturizing lotion to damp hair, which makes it easier to keep an updo look in place. Part hair to one side, and blow dry with a diffuser, using a large paddle brush to smooth hair out. 2. If there are any frizzy or wavy sections, smooth them out further with a straightening iron. Then, leaving bangs free, gather hair, pull it back into a loose, low 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. 4. Finger style a few wisps of hair to fall softly near your ears, and lock the look into place with a spritz of shine spray and a misting of medium-hold hairspray. See More Nicole Richie Hairstyles
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.
Katie Holmes Sophisticated, Brunette Updo
Katie Holmes' classic updo works well for a very dressy occasion -- like a wedding, reunion or formal. What to do: 1. To start, apply a relaxing cream to all your hair -- including your top and bottom layers. 2. Then, blow dry your hair using a round brush, and taking it section by section. 3. Once hair is completely dry, create a side part, and pull hair back into a sleek pony tail, leaving the top layer of hair out of the pony. 4. Twist the tips of your hair around the base of the ponytail, and secure with pins. 5. Next, take the hair not included in the ponytail and loop up and over the bun, and secure at the ponytail base. 6. Finish with a light-hold hairspray. See More Katie Holmes Hairstyles
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.
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.
Jessica Simpson Wedding Updo
Jessica Simpson's classic and sophisticated updo is great for straight, long hair with no bangs. What to do: 1. Pull dry hair back with a hair band in a ponytail, leaving a little volume at the crown. 2. Smooth flyaways using just a dab of styling paste rubbed between your palms. Don't use too much -- your hair will end up looking greasy. 3. Tease the base of the ponytail and then smooth top portion by gently brushing with a boar-bristle brush. 4. Twist ponytail to the right and then loosely twirl ponytail clockwise around the base, then pin into place with bobby pins. 5. Finish with maximum hold hairspray and then a bit of shine spray for that extra glimmer in the moonlight.
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).
Ashlee Simpson Edgy Updo
Ashlee Simpson's updo is almost -- but not totally -- coiffed. That's why it fits her punky style. Get your punk on: 1. Mist dry hair with shine spray. 2. Create a low side part that's 2-inches long. Section off the hair along the front hairline with a clip. 3. Tease the hair at your crown. 4. Using a Mason Pearson-style boar-bristle brush, brush the rest of your hair back into a twist, a chignon or a ponytail, your choice. 5. Release the front section and brush to the side. Add a baby bump of volume by teasing along the front hairline above the right eyebrow. 6. Secure the ends of the front section by pinning them behind your ear or if long enough, pin into your twist. 7. Spray liberally with hairspray -- you don't want this sucker to move at all.