Most of us don't take our hairstyle into consideration when donning a great set of earrings or a glitzy necklace, but when a good hairstyle pairs with gorgeous jewels, it's a match made in heaven. Need some inspiration on how to pair the two? Ahead, we've got 10 celebrity styles you'll want to copy.
Only Alicia Keys can show us how to make a comb-over cool. Recently, she cut her long curls into a chin-grazing bob. And last night, the songstress sported a curly updo that any short-haired beauty can copy. To get this funky yet formal hairstyle, curl hair in a feathered fashion towards the back of the head. Using a high-power gel or pomade like Design Essentials Edge Control Gel ($8), slick both sides and the back of your hair up as if you were pulling your hair up into a high ponytail. Style the curly ends on top of your head. If your hair won't quite stay put, you can blast with a blow dryer to set. If you have time to spare, secure with a satin scarf for a sleek finish. Want to get a similar look with longer hair? Slick and secure both sides back to create a mohawk with cascading curls in the middle. Thanks, Alicia, for solving the holiday updo mystery for pixie wearers everywhere.
Could it be the heat that's convincing celebrities to pull their hair off their necks? Whatever it may be, there were lots of beautiful updos this week. Rachel Bilson opted for a modern, asymmetrical look that accented her pink lipstick. Taking a break from the Olympic celebrations in London, Kate Middleton surprised many by straying from her typical look and swooping her hair into a low bun. And at the premiere of the latest Total Recall remake, Kate Beckinsale opted for a texturized updo with lots of hanging curls. All three women stayed stylish and cool this week, but who wore her updo the best?
When you haven't shampooed your hair in a day and it refuses to do anything but fall flat, pumping a little volume into it may seem more impossible than scoring a date with Ryan Gosling. But a chic style with a decent amount of body isn't too hard to come by. Take your cues from Maria Sharapova and Cody Horn, both of who wore messy-chic, swept-back updos to this year's ESPY awards. Second-day hair is actually practical when it comes to creating this hairstyle because your hair grips better, allowing your mussed-up look to stay put. Want to know how to nail this windswept look? Just keep reading.
An easy updo is the perfect hairstyle for day or for night, so Team Zoe's Joey Maalouf is showing us how to get the sexy, tousled look he often gives his celebrity client Molly Sims. With just a few easy steps — and only a ponytail tie and some bobby pins — you can get this chic, beachy look. Try it for day with a tee and a blazer or rock it at night with a cocktail frock for some of Sims's I-never-try-too-hard brand of glamour we love!
Once Emma's hair was blow-dried, Roszak added a simple part in the front. Then, to form Emma's piled-on bun, she pulled her hair into a midheight ponytail, began wrapping pieces of hair loose and wide, and secured each piece with bobby pins. Roszak topped the look off with Couture Colour Pequi Oil Finishing Polish.
Updos and braids are a combination made in formal-hair heaven, but they usually only work one of a few ways: wound around in a chignon, pinned up in a milkmaid braid, or French braided back. At The Lorax premiere, though, Taylor Swift stunned the crowd with a messy, textured braid/low chignon combination that was unlike anything we'd ever seen before. In practice, it actually seems pretty easy to do: just combine a rope braid and an unstructured bun. See all the angles on the style and get some tips for re-creating it yourself.
Jessica Chastain wore this fashion-forward, voluminous updo to the recent premiere of her new movie, Coriolanus. And while it might look like it took a lot of time, according to Jenny Cho, the Suave Professionals celebrity stylist who created the look, you can re-create it in just a few easy steps. To see how Cho did it, just keep reading.
Anne Hathaway had eight amazing hairstyles at the Oscars. Her hairstylist, Adir Abergel, is sharing how he created our favorite look of the night: the low romantic bun she wore on the red carpet. Watch now to see how you can get the same look at home!