Lifestyle Style Best Star Hair from Every Angle Get mane inspiration from the braids, buns and twists spotted on Bella Thorne, Jessica Alba and more By People Staff Published on September 3, 2015 11:49 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 36 BELLA THORNE Frazer Harrison/Getty The actress keeps it simple with her outfit, wearing a basic LBD with peep-toe booties, but her hair is a different story. She’s got curls, braids and a ponytail going on back there. 02 of 36 JESSICA ALBA James Atoa/Everett We’re used to seeing the pretty with long, cascading waves, which is why we’re especially surprised by (and into!) the high, full bouffant she sported at the A.C.O.D. Sundance premiere, with its loose tendrils in the front and retro volume in the back. 03 of 36 GEMMA ARTERTON Jim Smeal/BEImages The jury’s still out on Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, but we are unreservedly in favor of the super-romantic updo the film’s star wore to its Hollywood premiere. The golden leaf headband woven into her curly bun is sure to be stuck to a thousand bridal inspiration boards. 04 of 36 LEA MICHELE Kevin Mazur/WireImage She sticks with one color for her dress and shoes, but the Glee gets a little crazier with her hair at the People’s Choice Awards. Her updo features several small braids circling her head and creating a complicated plaited bun in the back. 05 of 36 SCARLETT JOHANSSON Dave Allocca/Startraks From one side, do at the N.Y.C. Hitchcock premiere is pure Veronica Lake glamour. From another, it’s pure “just got back from a beach vacation.” 06 of 36 KATY PERRY Gregory Pace/BEImages abandons kooky updos for this all-grown-up look. From the volume at the crown to the intricately twisted bun, this is one we think bridesmaids everywhere should be pinning stat. 07 of 36 DIANNA AGRON Janet Mayer/Splash News Online A floral Dolce & Gabbana velvet headband tucked into the Glee actress’s messy French twist adds an ethereal vibe straight out of a Renaissance painting. 08 of 36 JESSICA BIEL Amanda Schwab/Startraks It’s no surprise to see the sporty in a ponytail, but she gives it her own twist (literally) by splitting the pony into two sleek plaits and twirling them around each other. 09 of 36 SARAH HYLAND Splash News Online The trick to making a ballerina bun look polished and not straight-from-spin-class? The Modern Family star knows: Ensure it’s sleek, placed right and voluminous. (One of these $12 tools wouldn’t hurt either.) 10 of 36 KIM KARDASHIAN Ron Smits/London Ent/Splash News Online We’re so used to seeing with voluminous center-parted curls that we hardly recognized her with this messy, quadruple-plaited boho braid. 11 of 36 TAYLOR SWIFT Norman Scott/Startraks She’s got some of the best bangs in Hollywood and at the KISS FM Jingle Ball in L.A., the plays up their girlie appeal with glossy curled locks swept over one shoulder. 12 of 36 JULIANNE HOUGH John Salangsang/LEP/Splash News Online An edgy gown with major embellishment at the neck requires an equally dramatic hairdo. meets that requirement with a sky-high, bobby pin-happy pompadour. 13 of 36 ELLE FANNING Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty This isn’t a style many girls could pull off, but at age 14, we say this headband-adorned pigtail-bun combo is totally cute. (However, we doubt most teens are sporting Dolce & Gabbana hair accessories!) 14 of 36 CHRISTINA HENDRICKS Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage Elle’s Ginger and Rosa costar seems to have gotten the same hair inspiration, pinning a sparkling black lace fascinator into a loosely curled French twist. 15 of 36 ISLA FISHER Alpha/Landov Anyone else experiencing major redhead curl envy? The actress offsets her lacy gown with an equally romantic pinned-up style, with loose wavy pieces framing her face in the front. 16 of 36 NIKKI REED Jeff Vespa/WireImage There are so many things we love about Nikki’s super-smooth, side-parted updo with an elegant twist at the Twilight: Breaking Dawn premiere, but chief among them is that we bet you could do this yourself with lots of glossing serum, hairspray and patience. 17 of 36 TAYLOR SWIFT Stuart Wilson/Getty Some of you thought the dress was better from the back and we happen to think her hairstyle is too. For London’s BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, Taylor complements her bangs by looping those long locks into an intricate low bun. 18 of 36 JULIANNE HOUGH Michael Kovac/WireImage We were torn on her pale yellow dress, but the twisty braided updo, with a low chignon in the back, had us all unanimously in favor. 19 of 36 NIKKI REED Jim Smeal/BEImages We’re suffering from ponytail envy. At an AXE event in L.A., the actress shows off a sexy take on the casual style, featuring loose waves, volume at the crown and face-framing pieces. 20 of 36 JESSICA ALBA Gregg DeGuire/WireImage We forgive the for her extensions misstep (see how the ponytail falls a bit, well, short in some areas) since her side braid and black-and-white outfit look so cool at the Environmental Media Awards in Burbank, Calif. 21 of 36 DEMI LOVATO Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic An intricate mix of twists and buns in the back of the X Factor updo is the perfect complement to her glam and glitzy dress, selected for the show’s L.A. premiere. 22 of 36 BRITTANY SNOW Picture Perfect/Rex USA And we thought her dress was the most intricate part of Brittany’s look! The actress attends the Hollywood premiere of Pitch Perfect sporting an elaborate, triple-braided and woven updo with messy tendrils pulled out in front. 23 of 36 RACHEL MCADAMS Jason Merritt/Getty We’re still on the fence about the dress selected for the premiere of To the Wonder, but we can all agree that the actress’s chic French twist is a winner. 24 of 36 NICOLE RICHIE Tina Gill/PR Photos The deep side part and heavily slicked-down strands sports at the ALMA Awards in Pasadena, Calif., are sophisticated, while the slightly messy ballerina bun speaks to her relaxed, bohemian style. 25 of 36 CHRISTINA AGUILERA Michael Tran/FilmMagic This is no mullet, but center-parted mane, which leads to a purple-and-pink “My Little Pony”-tail, is certainly business in the front and a party in the back. 26 of 36 KRISTEN BELL Jen Lowery/Splash News Online The swept-back do is the classy version of a mullet: simple and elegant in the front, but total party in the back, weaving together a large French braid with several smaller plaits throughout. 27 of 36 BEAT THE HEAT Barcroft Media/Startraks Earlier on her royal tour of Asia, the said she was afraid her hair might poof up, but at a stop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she clearly has nothing to worry about: Kate wears a low twisted chignon without a hint of frizz or a single piece out of place. 28 of 36 KATE HUDSON Giulio Marcocchi/Sipa Usually it’s Kate rocking long, beachy waves, but this time she let her Glee co-star Lea Michele work the look. Instead, the blonde superstar tried out a curly updo. Cute, right? 29 of 36 MARIA SHARAPOVA Amanda Schwab/Startraks Say hello to your new favorite done-in-30-seconds hairstyle! Tousled on top, twisted in the back and with loose, romantic tendrils in front, the tennis ace’s low bun is a simple, stylish do that works day or night, at work or on a date. 30 of 36 JENNIFER LOPEZ Tracey Jay/Photo Image Press Did hire her hairdresser from In Living Color for the night? Her voluminous, half-up curls (not to mention her ageless face) are reminiscent of her Fly Girl days. 31 of 36 KATE BECKINSALE Sean Gallup/Getty The queen of red carpet ponytails opts for an elegant side-swept updo with a pretty face-framing curl at Total Recall’s latest premiere in Berlin. 32 of 36 JENNIE GARTH Diane Bondareff/Invision/AP This is not a heading-to-spin-class pony! The actress gives the standard style a glam upgrade with sleek sides and a high-volume front. 33 of 36 PINK Todd Williamson/Invision/AP may have scored a CoverGirl contract for her pretty face, but it’s the singer’s elaborate coiled updo that steals the show at a bash celebrating her new gig. 34 of 36 JENNIFER GARNER Steve Granitz/WireImage The of three wore her hair in a center-parted loose updo with height at the crown and lots of cool weaving in the back for the Hollywood premiere of her film The Odd Life of Timothy Green. 35 of 36 KNOTTED UP Neil Hall/Reuters/Landov The (and queen of remixing her wardrobe) gives her slim gray Roksanda Ilincic sheath a twist – well, a few twists – by pulling her long chestnut locks into a romantic, sculpted chignon with volume at the crown. 36 of 36 NICOLE RICHIE Gary Gershoff/WireImage Part topknot, part beehive and 100 percent retro-fabulous, the do – created by twisting a thick lock of hair around the front of her high chignon – is the perfect way to accessorize a funky vintage-feeling dress.