Short, tousled bobs (as seen on the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley) may be having a moment, but if recent celebrity styles are any indication, this tousled texture is moving into updo territory, too. While Carey Mulligan twisted her short bob back into a modified French twist and Eva Longoria opted for a voluminous, slightly mussed-up take on the style, Leighton Meester looked casually sophisticated sporting this piecey bun. Do you love these perfectly imperfect coiffures, or do you prefer your updos sleek and clean?
Over the weekend at a presentation of her new flick Tron Legacy in Tokyo, Olivia Wilde sported this seriously tight, top-of-the-head bun. Typically, Olivia wears her hair in a loose updo or in soft, cascading waves, so this slick look is definitely a departure from her norm. Tron, as you may know, is science fiction at its finest, so perhaps Olivia's just mirroring her role in the film with a futuristic style. Do you like it?
Sarah Jessica Parker is a style icon in her own right, celebrated for her ever-evolving looks and memorable hairstyles. We chat with Sex and the City stylist Mandy Lyons to get the scoop on her favorite Carrie Bradshaw hairstyles from the new movie. Want more behind-the-scenes action? Watch the other videos from part one and part two of our behind-the-scenes series.
Earlier this year, we saw versions of the slicky, skinny bun galore, and now, the trend is moving in an even more voluminous direction. While it still sits high atop the head, the current way to wear the larger-than-life bun is by loading it up with lots of texture. Whether it's cinnamon roll-style like January Jones's, disheveled like Keri Russell's, teased high to the sky in the case of Jennifer Lopez, or beautifully braided à la Sarah Jessica Parker, which big-time bun look is your favorite?
Last week at a photo call for Iron Man 2, Scarlett Johansson had a total sex-kitten hairstyle. But last night at the flick's LA premiere, she opted for a more romantic look: a slightly messy take on a twisted bun. It's a beautifully fresh, unfussy updo that's perfect for events like weddings and parties.
See more pictures and get tips for re-creating this wavy bun when you read more.
Finding a hairstyle that's both laid-back and dressed up is no simple feat, but at yesterday's Academy of Magical Arts Awards in LA, Christina Hendricks did so with this loopy look. Her messy, dressy bun is the perfect look for events like Springtime weddings, nights out dining al fresco, or just catching a matinée at the theater. Whatever the occasion, I've got some advice on getting Christina's fun look.
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Wondering what pretty new hairstyles have come out of Fashion Week's first few shows? Well, look no further, because at BCBG, stylist Harry Josh created these whimsically pretty buns inspired, he says, by "the models themselves, who would come into casting and quickly pull their hair back into a bun. I really wanted to create a look that a woman wearing BCBG would sport herself." Want the lowdown from Josh on how to get this look at home? Just keep reading.
In this episode of Celebrity Secret Weapon, hairstylist Campbell McAuley shows us how to create the divine braided updo he gave Christina Applegate at the 2010 SAG Awards. He breaks down all the steps to this intricate hairstyle and tells us how to incorporate the finishing touch: a diamond hair accessory!
Maybe it's because they're in France, or maybe it's just the moment, but yesterday at the opening of Paris Fashion Week lots of stars were wearing chic, retro updos that recalled the prettiest parts of the late '50s and early '60s. Anne Hathaway and Paz Vega both wore sleek styles that recalled Audrey Hepburn, while Kylie Minogue went for straight Jeanne Moreau. Black shades, of course, were de rigueur. Would you like to see this style more on the red carpet, or the street, for that matter?