Ashley Greene Curly Half Updo for Prom
Ashley Greene's voluminous updo is so sexy and prom-perfect. Steal her style with tips from Herbal Essences celebrity stylist Charles Baker Strahan: 1. Spritz hair with a texturizing spray and use a diffuser to create a lightly tousled base. 2. To keep height in the crown, push hair forward and backcomb the hair underneath. It might look too tall, but it should be much larger than you think it should be. 3. Flip hair back down and set a front part. Spray some hairspray on a boar bristle brush and lightly smooth the top area. 4. Now work the sides back, smoothing hair from the sides only. (Don't deflate your volume up top.) Secure the pieces with bobby pins at the back of your head. 5. Use a medium sized curling iron to curl the bottom half of your hair, and set the look with a strong-hold hairspray.
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.
Milla Jovovich Long, Straight, Brunette Half Updo
Milla Jovovich's half updo is a glam look for those with straight, long hair without bangs. 1. If your hair isn't already straight, work a smoothing cream through your damp hair and blow dry hair straight using a paddle brush. 2. Then, go over your hair with a straightener -- the straighter the better for this style. 3. Make a part directly down the middle of your head with a comb, stopping right in the middle of your crown. 4. Next, take the hair in the back, and tease it to get a bit of height, then smooth over the top layer. 5. Grab the smoothed and teased portions, along with a few pieces from each side of your head, and pull them to the back of your head and secure with pins. 6. Finally, add a little bit of sparkle with a jeweled headband.
Kim Kardashian Half Updo for Prom
Kim Kardashian's long half updo hairstyle is fierce for straight hair and will stay put through hours of dancing. Steal her style: 1. Start by sectioning off hair into two parts: the top half of your head in a horseshoe shape and the bottom half, which you will leave alone for now. 2. Apply an ample amount of strong hold gel or molding cream to your horseshoe shape and tease the hair, starting at the back of your head and working your way forwards until you reach the inch before your forehead. 3. With fine tooth comb, brush that remaining inch over your teased section and start sculpting back, spraying with strong hold hairspray as you mold into shape. 4. Slick back the sides of your hair and pin back underneath the ends of the teased section, hiding the bobby pins. 5. Twist a couple large sections from the bottom half of your hair around the barrel of a curling iron. Spray with hairspray as needed. See More Kim Kardashian Hairstyles
Kelly Rowland Sophisticated, Curly Hairstyle
Kelly Rowland's sexy, shiny 'do is perfect for a glam event. Tips to get her look: 1. Budget plenty of time. You're going to need to wind all your hair in small, even sections around a curling iron, so that in the end, your curls all match. 2. Apply a rich conditioning styling cream from roots to ends of damp hair. 3. Let it air dry to 80 percent, then finish with a diffuser, to encourage curls. 4. Wrap 1-inch sections of hair around a small 1-inch curling iron. (Brush each section first for smooth results.) 5. Once curls are cool, gently finger comb to separate curls, and mist lightly with shine spray.
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.
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
Julianne Hough Blonde, Curly, Romantic Updo
Julianne Hough's curly, romantic hair with ringlets can be done even if you have straight hair. Here's what to do: 1. First, work a curling cream through your damp hair (make sure to get the sections underneath, too). 2. Then, blow dry your roots using a diffuser -- don?t use a brush, you're going to want to keep the curl, not smooth it out. 3. Once hair is completely dry, section off hair and use a curling iron to create ringlets (spray hairspray before and after curling). 4. Create a side part, and pin the ends of your hair into a loose bun. 5. Pull out the ringlets in the front and finish with a light-hold hairspray.