Best Star Hair from Every Angle
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.)
We’re so used to seeing with voluminous center-parted curls that we hardly recognized her with this messy, quadruple-plaited boho braid.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BEAT THE HEAT
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.