Cameron Diaz Chic, Blonde Updo with Bangs
Cameron Diaz's pretty updo is an easy look to get. Steal her style: 1. Apply smoothing cream to damp hair and use a round brush to blow dry it straight. Lift hair up at the roots while blow drying to add volume. 2. Part your hair to the side. Brush all your hair up and twist it into a bun at the back of your head. Secure it with an elastic and mist with hairspray to hold. 3. Let a few pieces of hair fall out around your face to get a chic, wispy look.
Elizabeth Banks Straight, Chic, Blonde Updo
Elizabeth Banks' simple bun is a great look for the office. Steal her style: 1. Apply smoothing cream to damp hair and blow dry straight using a paddle brush. 2. Part your hair to the side and brush it back into a bun, but don't secure it. 3. Hold it in your hands and twist into a bun. Pin the ends down with bobby pins. 4. Slip on a sparkly headband to add a flirty touch.
Nicky Hilton Chic, Sophisticated, Blonde Updo
Nicky Hilton's chic updo with a side part is a glamorous Audrey Hepburn-inspired look that's perfect for oval-shaped faces. Steal her style: 1. To start, apply a straightening cream and blow dry your hair straight with a paddle brush. 2. When your hair is dry, use a comb to create a side part (we're talking severe side-part, almost a comb-over). 3. Then, smooth down the top section of your hair and pull it back into a high pony right at the back of your crown. 4. Take the ends of the pony and tightly wrap them around the base and pin into place. 5. To complete the look, mist with hairspray, making sure you catch all flyaways (bring out your inner perfectionist ? the look here is sleek). Sunglasses optional.
Michelle Williams Blonde Updo
Michelle Williams gets her bohemian on with this braided bun. To steal her style: 1. Start with wavy, blow dried hair. (Sleep in braids if your hair is straight, then undo.) 2. Tease roots at the crown and spray with volumizer for lift. 3. Leaving out front section (including bangs and strands that will frame your face), loosely braid one side of your hair back toward the nape of your neck and secure with an elastic -- any kind. 4. Repeat on the other side. 5. Join the braids and wrap them into a bun, tucking ends under to hide the elastics. Pin into place. (If your hair isn't long enough to make a bun, cross the ends up and into the opposite braid, the pin them so the ends are hidden. Set with hairspray.
Keira Knightley Updo with Bangs
Keira Knightley's simple brunette bun with bangs is an easy updo for fine hair. Get the look: 1. If hair isn't straight, apply a smoothing cream and blow out hair with paddle brush. 2. Brush back hair into high ponytail, leaving out bangs, and secure with an elastic band. 3. Twist ponytail around base creating a bun and secure with bobby pins. We told you it was easy.
Katherine Heigel Blonde, Sophisticated Updo
Katherine Heigel's sleek updo works best for a formal, evening occasion. Tips to get this look: 1. If your hair is damp, dry it completely straight using a paddle brush. 2. Create a side part with your comb (don't make it go back too far), and secure with a hairspray. 3. For added height, use a teasing comb to tease the hair at the back of your crown. Then smooth the top layer (closest to the part). 4. Finally, twist all your hair back into a bun in the mid-back of your head and secure with clips. Then, spray any flyaways with holding spray (remember, the look here is sleek).
Kate Winslet Blonde Updo
Kate Winslet's wispy bangs will add a little romance to any updo. Get her look: 1. Apply some mousse to your hair and blow dry with a diffuser to bring out natural waves. (Pin-straight? Braid sections of your hair first, then dry.) 2. Work a smidgen of styling gel through hair, twisting curls as you go. 3. Part hair in the center and gather it into a bun, French braid it, whatever strikes your fancy. Secure with bobby pins. 4. Pull out a few face-framing pieces and gaze sultrily ahead.
Kate Bosworth Sophisticated Updo
Kate Bosworth's tight bun looks great on both short and long hair. Steal her style: 1. If you have short hair, apply a generous amount of gel to slick back the shorter strands. If you have long hair, you shouldn't have a problem with getting all of your hair to stay in the bun. 2. Pull hair back into a tight bun, and bobby pin any stray strands. 3. Use the tail of a comb to pull the top of your hair up (but nothing too drastic, OK?) and smooth on a frizz-fighting product to tame flyaways.
Julia Stiles Party Updo
Julia Stiles' uber-casual updo would be great for a casual get-together. Steal her style: 1. Blow dry damp hair straight using a paddle brush. 2. Tease the hair at the crown for a little extra volume. 3. Pull back hair into a French twist by twisting all your hair to the right while pulling the ends of your hair up toward the ceiling and pinning in place. The messier the better in this step. 4. Loop ends over and tuck into French twist, pinning in place and use a bit of spray shine to glam it up a bit.
Jessica Stroup Straight, Brunette Updo
Jessica Stroup's sexy-yet-casual updo is super versatile for layered haircuts -- wear it anywhere. To steal her look: 1. Work curl-shaping gel through hair and blow dry with a diffuser to bring out wavy texture. Using a brush on your bangs only, sweep them to the side and flip them out. 2. Make a deep side part and gather hair into a side ponytail (leave out your bangs). Secure with an elastic. 3. Loop the ponytail into a knot and secure in place with bobby pins. 4. Pull out a face-framing tendril or two opposite your bangs. Set the look with hairspray. See More Jessica Stroup Hairstyles
Jessica Stroup Brunette Updo
Jessica Stroup's chic updo works perfectly on straight, layered hair with long, sideswept bangs. Steal her style: 1. If your hair is already straight, great. If not, just blow dry it straight with a paddle brush (use straightening balm if necessary). 2. Gather hair into a bun, either straight back or to the side, leaving your bangs and a few side pieces out. Secure with an elastic and bobby pins. 3. Make a deep side part with leftover pieces and flatiron them until they are super sleek. 4. Mist with shine spray if you want an extra glossy finish. Then set the entire look with hairspray.
Ashlee Simpson Blonde, Tousled Updo
Ashlee Simpson's tousled 'do is party-perfect. Get her look here: 1. Apply volumizing mousse to damp hair and comb through. 2. Blow dry straight (but not pin straight, so don't waste too much time on perfection) with a vent brush, lifting at the roots for volume on top. Direct bangs to the side. 3. Section out a chunk of hair on either side of your face, and loosely gather the rest back into low pony, or chignon, and secure at the nape of your neck. 4. If you hair doesn't have a natural wave, add one at the front with a curling iron, but just at the ends.
Ashlee Simpson Red, Straight Updo
Ashlee Simpson's hairstyle could be worn casual or dressy thanks the polished front. Try it on a "no shampoo day," or the day after a blowout. See how: 1. Brush hair smooth and create a section of hair that runs 2-inches back from your front hairline (don't sweat the exact-ness, it's no biggie). Give that section a center part. 2. Pull the rest back into a ponytail, a chignon or whatever floats your boat. 3. Run a flat iron over the front pieces to smooth 'em and curve 'em under. 4. Mist your fingertips with hair spray and gently glide them over the tips of the front pieces for a lasting fringy effect.