Jessica Simpson Sophisticated, Blonde Updo With Bangs
Jessica Simpson's teased bouffant has tons of fab height, and is perfect for a retro-themed party. See how to get the look: 1. Apply volumizing cream to damp hair and blow dry straight. 2. Lift up your hair in layers and tease each section until you reach your desired height.3. Tuck in the ends at the nape of your neck and secure them with bobby pins. 4. If your hair is longer, you can twist it into a bun or tie it into a low ponytail instead. 5. Mist your hair with a strong-hold hairspray until it is slightly stiff to the touch.
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.
Kate Bosworth Straight, Romantic, Blonde Updo
Kate Bosworth's sleek bun makes you look polished and put-together, and is perfect for a wedding. Steal her style: 1. This look works best on wet hair. As soon as you get out of the shower, brush styling gel through your hair.2. Pull hair up into a sky-high ponytail, using more gel to keep it nice and sleek. 3. After you tie your pony, wrap the rest around into a thick bun and pin the ends down. 4. Mist the finished look with a strong-hold hairspray to tame any flyaways that might spring up as your hair dries.
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.
Amanda Seyfried Straight, Chic Updo
Amanda Seyfried's chic updo is a gorgeous look for prom. Steal her style with tips from Herbal Essences celebrity stylist Charles Baker Strahan: 1. Create a side part and apply a generous amount of spray gel to dry hair, combing it through for sleekness. 2. Pull your hair into two low ponytails on each side of the head, close together. 3. Put some gel on your fingers and wind both ponytails around each other, wrapping them over the roots of the ponies.4. Secure the ends down with bobby pins, leaving a few stray ends hanging out. 5. Set the look with a strong-hold hairspray. See More Amanda Seyfried Hairstyles
Penelope Cruz Sophisticated, Wedding Updo
Penelope Cruz's sleek updo is a simple style for formal occasions. How to get the look:1. Blow dry hair straight. Don't bother with a fancy, bent-at-the-ends blowout; blunt ends are perfect for this pony.2. Using a boar-bristle brush, pull hair back into a ponytail and secure with an elastic band. You want the style to be sleek at the crown, but don't pull it so tight it looks like you had a facelift.3. Spray hair with hairspray then mist with a bit of shine spray as a finishing touch. See More Penelope Cruz Hairstyles
Penelope Cruz Sexy Updo with Bangs
Penelope Cruz's sexy, tousled updo is a chic style for formal occasions. To get her look:1. Apply a styling cream to hair, then blow dry straight.2. Once hair is dry, separate your bangs from the rest of your hair. We'll deal with them later.3. For the hair behind the bangs, lift small sections of hair and hold them straight up. Use a comb to backcomb hair down toward the scalp, just at the back of the section. Keep in mind that the goal is volumized roots, not 80s Hair Metal band hair.4. Once you've teased along the entire crown, use a boar-bristle brush to pull hair back into a high ponytail and smooth (not flatten) it on the surface. Secure hair in back with a rubber band.5. Twist the length of your hair into a French twist and secure with pins. Spritz with hairspray.6. To style the bangs, re-wet with water if dry. Then, use a round brush to blow dry straight, twisting the brush at the ends to create a soft bend. See More Penelope Cruz Hairstyles
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
Maria Menounos Straight, Brunette Updo
Maria Menounos' sleek and chic chignon would be perfect at weddings and formal parties. To get her look:1. Start by applying a smoothing cream to damp hair, then blow drying straight using a paddle brush. 2. Once hair is dry, create a side part, then use a natural bristle brush to smooth the sides back and gather the length at the nape of your neck. Twist the length into a tight bun, then secure with pins. 3. Spray style with a strong hold hairspray to finish. See More Maria Menounos Hairstyles
Lucy Lui Straight, Chic Updo
Lucy Lui rocks a fun updo. This is a perfect party look for straight hair. And, it's simple to style because its base is a ponytail. To get the look:1. Use a styling gel and blow dry hair straight.2. Make a low side part and pull your hair into a high ponytail.3. Wrap the ponytail around its base a couple of times, tucking the ends through the bun so they stick out. Then, pull out more strands with your fingers or a fine-toothed comb. This 'do isn't for neat freaks -- it's meant to be messy.
Liv Tyler Brunette Updo
Liv Tyler's easy updo works best on straight, medium to long hair with long bangs. What to do: 1. Begin with perfectly straight hair (do a run-through with a flat iron if you must). Rub some shine serum between your hands and smooth over hair to get extra shine.2. Part hair to the side. 3. Tease roots at the crown for a little lift, spritz with hairspray and smooth over with a comb. 4. With the exception of your bangs, which should be neatly swept to the side, pull hair back into a mid-level pony. Secure with an elastic.5. Wind your ponytail into a bun and pin into place, tucking in any loose ends. Mist with hairspray.
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.
Lindsay Lohan Red Updo for Prom
Lindsay Lohan's classic backswept 'do really showcases the face. What to do:1. Make sure your complexion is perfect, since there's no hair to hide behind (kidding). Start by backcombing (teasing) dry hair all around the crown. You should look a bit like you've been electrocuted.2. Using a boar-bristle brush, smooth teased hair back into either a high bun or a French twist and pin into place. (Angle pins up for the best hold.)3. Mist all over with strong-hold hairspray.
Lindsay Lohan Chic, Red Updo
Lindsay Lohan's easy updo is a fast way to hide bad hair days. Tips to get her look: 1. Part your hair to the side and brush it all back into a low ponytail.2. Wind the ponytail into a bun, tuck in ends and pin the bun into place.3. Tuck any loose layers up front behind your ear (pin if necessary) to show off your face.4. Mist with hairspray to set.
Lauren Conrad Sexy Updo with Bangs
Lauren Conrad's sexy, side-swept bangs are the perfect, face-framing touch to any updo. To get the look: 1. If your hair isn't already straight, start by applying a styling cream, then blow drying hair straight. Your bangs should be dried straight, as well. 2. When hair is dry, brush the length back into a ponytail, smoothing the top section . Leave your bangs out. Twist the ponytail into a bun, pin in place, then spray with hairspray to hold.3. Create a deep side part in your bangs and push the bangs to one side, leaving just a few pieces of fringe on the other. Coax unruly hair into place by running it through a straightening iron a few times.4. Rub a few drops of shine serum between palms then lightly smooth over bangs.
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.
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 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.
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 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).
Jessica Simpson Formal Updo with Bangs
Jessica Simpson's French twist with tons of volume at the crown is timeless wedding hair. To get the look:1. On completely dry hair, tease hair at the crown. Go crazy here! Lots and lots of volume is what you are going for. Alternately, you can use that Bumpit you've been denying you bought. 2. Create a French twist by gently gathering the sides of your hair (making sure to keep the teased volume in the crown intact) and the hair at the nape of your neck and gently twist; bringing ends of hair toward the ceiling and tuck the ends into the twist. 3. Pin the side of the twist with bobby pins, tucking them into the hair to hide them.4. Finish with maximum hold hairspray.
Jessica Alba Prom Updo with Bangs
Jessica Alba's sophisticated, voluminous off-center chignon is fabulous for a glam event or party (think: prom). To get the look:
1. Brush back day-old (meaning, wash hair the day before, not day of) hair.
2. Tease the hair behind your bangs slightly, adding volume at the crown.
3. Pull back the remainder of your hair into an off-center, low pony (secured with a hair band).
4. Twist the pony around the hair band, so as to look like a twisted, full bun, then secure the ends with hair pins (choose ones that match the shade of your hair, so they are less obvious).
5. Straighten your bangs (use a flat iron if necessary), then spray the entire look with a light-hold hairspray.
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Hilary Duff Straight, Formal Updo
Hilary Duff's chic and sleek updo is a great choice for proms and weddings. Steal the look:1. Start by applying a smoothing cream to towel-dried hair. Then, blow dry straight using a paddle brush.2. Run 2-inch sections of hair through a straightening iron for a sleek, shiny look.3. Leaving long bangs side-parted in the front, use your hands to loosely gather the length of your hair in back. Twist until hair turns on itself into a bun then pin into place at the back of your head. 4. Rub a glossing pomade (just a dab will do 'ya) between palms then smooth over the surface of your bangs.
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.