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Endless Gorgeous Celebrity Wedding Hair Ideas

Aug 3 2014 - 6:00am

It's peak wedding [1] season, so we've looked back at the red carpet for some style inspiration. Whether you are a bride-to-be or bridesmaid, have a wedding to attend in the near future, or are just looking for a hairstyle with a little something special, you've come to the right place. Here are a plethora of gorgeous wedding coifs to spark your creativity.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

At the NYC Ballet Spring Gala, Kristen Bell [2] smoothed her hair bang back into a sideswept style to make room for her cat eyeliner.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

The side shot revealed a classic chignon in the back.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Emma Roberts pulled her shoulder-length bob into a chic updo with beachy waves at the Palo Alto premiere and accented her eyes with smoky, smudged eyeliner.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

The burgundy lip and thick faux lashes on Selena Gomez [3] were more modern than we expected at a couture-themed Met Gala.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

We can just imagine a blushing bride wearing this rolled updo.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Elle Fanning went with a floral headpiece at the premiere of Maleficent that would look good on the bride or the flower girl.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Diane Kruger [4] pulled her hair back into an elegant chignon on the 2014 Met Gala red carpet.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Claire Danes [5] arrived at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscars party with a simple center-parted bun.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

The style was elegantly twisted in the back.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Taraji P. Henson's 2012 Grammys hairstyle is a perfect example of tousled volume in the front.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Have bangs? Rooney Mara made them look perfectly formal at the 2012 Oscars.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

In the back, her hair was just a smooth little knot.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Emma Stone [6] showed off a fashionable deep side part at the 2012 Oscars.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

In the back, her hair was knotted into a beautifully intricate chignon. Try it own your own now [7].

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Alicia Keys [8] wore this rolled retro upsweep at the 2012 Grammys, and it's surprisingly easy to re-create [9].

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Octavia Spencer's 2012 Oscars hairstyle combined side-pinned bangs and a bumped-up crown.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

The length of her hair was gathered to the right side and pinned into a bun.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Busy Philipps wore a slender band to push back her bouffant at the 2012 Golden Globes.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

From behind, though, the style was a more traditional French twist.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

For a softer, more casual take on the braided bun, Taylor Swift [10] wore this pretty, soft style to The Lorax's premiere. It was simple in the front.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

But beautifully interwoven in the back.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Angelina Jolie [11]'s hair was straightforward at the 2012 Golden Globes.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

But it had a pretty added point of interest in the back, where it was looped over itself.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Modern Family's Sarah Hyland went with a low, undone style with swags of curls draped in the front at the 2012 Golden Globes.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

In the back, her curls were gathered and tucked under for an easy, romantic look.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

If you have long hair but want a low style instead of a large bun, follow Carrie Underwood [12]'s lead from the red carpet at the 2012 Grammys.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Carrie's hair was twisted into a super-extended spiral chignon that beautifully complemented her low-backed gown.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

At the 2012 Golden Globes, Jessica Alba [13] went with a simple side part.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

And a similarly minimalist chignon in the back.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Charlize Theron [14] went for the flapper look at the 2012 Golden Globes with a pretty rhinestone-encrusted headband and waves.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

In the back, her hair was gathered low and to the side for a textured but elegant style.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Lea Michele [15]'s tousled Golden Globes updo is a fresh, fun option for a modern bride.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Hair is gathered and tucked low in the back to build volume.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

For a sophisticated bride who wants a bit of a twist, Dianna Agron [16]'s style is the perfect choice.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Hilary Swank [17]'s inspired-by-Grace Kelly sculpted chignon, which she wore to the Oscars last year, was accentuated with Anna Hu platinum and diamond earrings in the back.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Love the look? Learn how to get [18] the sleek-at-the-sides, asymmetrical chignon with tips from Robert Vetica, who created the style for Hilary.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Amy Adams [19]'s tousled bun is the perfect look for a bride that wants something a bit more casual while still making a statement.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Learn exactly how to DIY Amy's twisty bun with tips from the stylist [20] who created the look.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

If traditional (but not stuffy) is your style, try Winona Ryder [21]'s 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards coiffure, which features a bevy of cascading curls flowing out from under a slightly loosened ponytail.

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At the Oscars last year, Mila Kunis [22] had one of the most captivating updos we've seen on the red carpet.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Learn how to re-create Mila's waved chignon with tips from stylist Mara Roszak [23].

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

At the 2011 People's Choice Awards, Minka Kelly sported a free-flowing ponytail in the back, leaving out face-framing fringe in the front. It's a beautiful style for an outdoor ceremony.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Get the style by stacking ponytails [24], tucking the bottom ponytail under.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

For a more traditional route, opt for a middle-parted sleek chignon like the one Camila Alves wore to the 2011 Oscars.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

As you can see, although the front is sleek and shiny, the back is full of volume. Tip: if your hair is fine, try clip-in extensions, like Hairuwear's Glamarama comb [25] ($17).

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Love Camila's chignon, but not the center part? Then just slick the hair straight back into a chignon, like Jada Pinkett Smith [26] did at the 2010 American Music Awards.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Here's a variation of another chignon style, as seen on Mandy Moore [27] at the 2011 Oscars. The slightly askew part is flattering for just about anyone, and since it's not quite as tightly pulled back, it has a fresh, modern feel.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Placing the knotted bun right at the occipital bone gives it a more playful, less formal feel.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

This beach-wavy hairdo, which Julianne Hough wore at the 2011 Grammys, would look great at a casual wedding [28].

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

For something with romantic flair, look to Jennifer Lawrence's Golden Globes strands for inspiration. The roughened texture of her loosely curled updo would provide beautiful contrast against a soft, feminine, satiny fabric.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

From the back, you can see how its perfectly imperfect structure keeps the style from appearing too prim and proper.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

For the glamorous bride, try a slicked-back-in-the-front look, topped off with a looped chignon that starts just below the crown.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

There's something about asymmetry that just works. Take Jewel's 2011 Grammys style, for instance. Besides, pairing a one-shoulder gown with a to-the-side updo will bring out your fun-loving side.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Waved hair at the base, along with a tucked-under ponytail, makes for a pretty finishing touch.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

Love dramatic styles that aren't overly serious? Then Eva Longoria [29]'s volumized-at-the-top 2011 SAG Awards style is perfect for you.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

The intricate braiding in the back has the perfect balance of being trendy and formal.

Wedding Hairstyles: Updos

For the bride who fancies something a bit more demure, take a note from Hailee Steinfeld. Her Oscars updo last year featured a delicate headband in the front . . .

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. . . Along with an eye-catching series of intertwined loops in the back.

Wedding Hairstyles: Short and Sweet

If you have short hair and a sassy personality, try Halle Berry [30]'s softly spiked style [31].

Wedding Hairstyles: Short and Sweet

The great thing about this cut is that each and every hair doesn't have to be in place in order for it to look good.

Wedding Hairstyles: Short and Sweet

For a variation on a short-haired style, try long, sweeping bangs for a truly sultry effect, just like Ginnifer Goodwin [32] did at the 2012 Oscars afterparty.

Wedding Hairstyles: Ponytails

Make a classic '60s-style bouffant modern by placing it in an ultrashiny ponytail, like Eva Mendes [33] did at the 2011 Critics' Choice Awards.

Wedding Hairstyles: Ponytails

Thanks to the pouf at the crown, the shape of this style would be lovely for a vintage-themed wedding [34].

Wedding Hairstyles: Ponytails

For a more standard take on an old-school hairdo, follow Michelle Trachtenberg [35]'s lead. At the Independent Spirit Awards last year, her winged-out liner complemented her bumped-up-at-the-top, curled ponytail to a T.

Wedding Hairstyles: Ponytails

For the bride with a bohemian spirit, try beachy waves tossed back into a side ponytail. Leave a few strands out in the front, too, à la Vera Farmiga at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards.

Wedding Hairstyles: Ponytails

Jennifer Lopez [36]'s 2011 Golden Globes look featured stick-straight hair and conjoined-in-the-back double ponytails.

Wedding Hairstyles: Ponytails

A sparkling hair accessory will keep it from looking too plain.

Wedding Hairstyles: Ponytails

Kate Beckinsale [37] went high and wavy with her ponytail at the 2012 Grammys.

Wedding Hairstyles: Ponytails

Her curls made a perfect fall in the back.

Wedding Hairstyles: Ponytails

If low and sleek is your style, Gwyneth Paltrow [38]'s coiffure at the 2012 Oscars is absolutely perfect. Up front, it looks almost like a bob.

Wedding Hairstyles: Ponytails

In the back, though, you can see that it's a completely smooth ponytail tied at the nape of her neck.

Wedding Hairstyles: Ponytails

Leslie Mann's simple trick for making her ponytail at the 2012 Oscars look black tie ready? Looping a strand of hair around the base for added elegance.

Wedding Hairstyles: Ponytails

For a youthful look, try Julianne Hough's bouncy 2011 Country Music Awards ponytail and face-framing fringe.

Wedding Hairstyles: All Down

The ultimate sexy beach wedding [39] hairstyle? That would be Rihanna [40]'s look from the 2012 Grammys, where she showed off some mussed curls, bangs, and visible roots.

Wedding Hairstyles: All Down

In the back, her curls got a little less disheveled, and you can see their perfect spiral shape.

Wedding Hairstyles: All Down

If you're looking for a style that's sweet and simple, look no further than Kelly Rowland's hair at the 2012 Grammys, where the singer pinned back her curls for a pretty, voluminous style.

Wedding Hairstyles: All Down

If you're growing out a bob but want a style that looks a little longer, consider Penelope Cruz [41]'s pretty curl-under from the 2012 Oscars.

Wedding Hairstyles: All Down

Love the look of the '50s? Adele's soft shoulder-length curls at the 2012 Grammys complemented her vintage makeup look beautifully.

Wedding Hairstyles: All Down

Get inspired to follow your inner vintage vixen with the way True Blood actress Janina Gavankar worked her Veronica Lake waves at the 2012 Grammys.

Wedding Hairstyles: All Down

Wouldn't the fetching finger waves January Jones [42] wore at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscars party look gorgeous peeking out from beneath a demi-veil?

Wedding Hairstyles: All Down

Esperanza Spalding looked positively angelic at the 2012 Grammys, simply side parting her curls.

Wedding Hairstyles: All Down

For a twist on the sleek look, do a blunt bang like Amber Riley did at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Wedding Hairstyles: All Down

You can never go wrong with soft, romantic waves. And here's how you can get [43] Mila Kunis [44]'s SAG Awards style.

Wedding Hairstyles: All Down

For a more refined take on waves, try Amy Adams's 2011 Oscars hairdo [45].

Wedding Hairstyles: All Down

Feeling sleek and chic? Jennifer Hudson [46]'s ultrastraight 2011 Grammys style would look beautiful paired with a satiny, form-fitted gown.

Wedding Hairstyles: To the Side

Corinne Bailey Rae created a side-swept halo effect at the 2012 Grammys by pinning her curls up and over her right shoulder.

Wedding Hairstyles: Half Up

For the 2012 Golden Globes, Nicole Richie [47]'s stylist, Jenny Cho, gave the designing young mom a style that looked like a simple ponytail from the front.

Wedding Hairstyles: Half Up

In the back, though, it was actually bumped up and left free. Find out how Cho did it here [48].

Wedding Hairstyles: To the Side

If you love the idea of giving everyone a surprise when you walk down the aisle, Stacy Keibler's hair from the 2012 Oscars should please you mightily. It looked totally typical in the front.

Wedding Hairstyles: To the Side

In the back, however, she showed off this cool pinned-up wave.

Wedding Hairstyles: To the Side

Want to keep things simple without being boring? Try putting more of your hair to one side and accenting the other with a pretty hair accessory the way Paula Patton did at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscars party.

Wedding Hairstyles: To the Side

Bring the waved look to a whole other level by tossing one side back behind the ear, like Rosario Dawson [49] did at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Wedding Hairstyles: To the Side

Make the style more formal by creating a base of smooth, shiny waves, such as Milla Jovovich did at the Golden Globes last year.

Wedding Hairstyles: To the Side

If your hair is in between lengths, try Marisa Tomei's 2011 Oscars bob, which featured subtle waves and a deep side part.

Wedding Hairstyles: To the Side

Undulating waves gave a vintage vibe to her classically shaped coiffure.

Wedding Hairstyles: To the Side

If you're planning on wearing statement earrings or a dramatic neckline, go with Natalie Portman's tossed-to-the-side Oscars style [50].

Wedding Hairstyles: To the Side

Stylist Didier Malige accentuated the romantic to-the-side updo with one of Natalie's earrings, but you can make the look your own by using heirloom jewelry or one of your favorite pieces from your own collection.

Wedding Hairstyles: Half Up

Accessorize a strapless gown with pretty waves pulled back on the sides, just like Dianna Agron [51]. For the 2011 Golden Globes, stylist Danilo created these soft vintage-feel curls, and here's how he did it [52].

Wedding Hairstyles: Half Up

If you're a laid-back kind of bride who hasn't been stricken with bridezilla syndrome, then surely you'll love Naomi Watts [53]'s 2011 Oscars afterparty look. Casual curls frame the face, and the half-up shape makes it fresh and fun.

Wedding Hairstyles: Half Up

To create something a bit more earthy, opt for Leighton Meester [54]'s 2011 Golden Globes look. When pulled back, perfectly placed face-framing highlights create somewhat of a hippie faux-headband effect.

— Additional reporting by Miriam Lacey


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