Hair Inspiration: Party Perfect Updos

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Hair Inspiration: Party Perfect Updos

Amy Adams’ Updo

Amy Adams keeps her bun high and sleek. Start by sweeping hair into a high ponytail, and secure with a bungee elastic. Tuck the ponytail around the base and pin in place.

 

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Zooey Deschanel’s Updo

Zooey Deschanel’s ultra-glam chignon updo has a ‘60s style lift and mega-volume. To get the bump at your crown, backcomb hair first, then smooth over with a bristle brush. Pull hair into a mid-height ponytail, then tuck remaining strands underneath, pinning in place with bobby pins.

 

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Miranda Lambert

Nicole Richie’s Updo

Finger-like curls give Nicole Richie’s updo some vintage style. Create a deep side part and wrap two sections on the heavier side of your part around a small-barrel iron for the crimp-effect. Sweep hair to one side and secure at the nape of your neck, tucking strands underneath into a faux bob with bobby pins.

 

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Hayden Panettiere

Kerry Washington

Julie Bowen’s Updo

A textured updo on Julie Bowen takes shape in two steps. Spritz strands with dry shampoo and tousle with your fingers, then gather into a soft bun, pinning in place with bobby pins.

 

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Allison Williams’ Updo

A delicate, swept-off-the-face updo inspired by Allison Williams starts with a short middle part. Backcomb hair from mid-crown, and twist it into a bun at the nape of your neck, securing with a few hidden bobby pins.

 

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Salma Hayek’s Updo

For a windswept topknot like Salma Hayek’s, start with an extra-high ponytail then tease the length. Twist hair around the base and secure with bobby pins. Tug at your bun to loosen and muss up the sexy style.

 

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Taylor Swift's Updo

The songstress looks sexy and sophisticated, fashioning her soft golden ringlets into a tuck-under that mimics a flirty bob.

 

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Kate Hudson's Updo

Pulling her long locks up into a striking bun at the crown of her head, the actress creates a timeless coif that's as elegant as it is effortless.

 

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Jessica Alba's Updo

Looking very much like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany's, Jessica sweeps her hair into an elegant bouffant updo. Her loose front locks keep the style soft, while her honey highlights give the look luster and dimension.

 

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Dianna Agron's Updo

The Glee actress shines in an elegant upswept 'do. It’s an understated style that allows her face to be the focus.

 

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Kim Kardashian's Updo

The reality star switches things up with an elaborate chignon. By curling her hair before pulling it back into the ornate knot, Kim gives her dashing updo dimension and texture.

 

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Kristen Bell's Updo

A few loose strands give Kristin’s simple bun a sultry twist.

 

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Rachel Weisz's Updo

Rachel keeps her look sweet and romantic by pulling her wavy tresses into a soft ponytail and spotlighting her bold lips and glowing skin.

 

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Holly Hunter's Updo

Holly pairs a sophisticated bouffant with bold earrings on the red carpet.

 

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Heidi Klum's Updo

The Project Runway host looks stunning with a voluminous, textured updo.

 

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Kelly Ripa

Nina Dobrev's Updo

Accenting a chignon with dazzling chandelier earrings, the Vampire Diaries star steals the spotlight on the red carpet.

 

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Jennifer Lopez's Updo

We’re guessing that no one’s ever accused J.Lo of being underdressed, and the singer ups the glam factor even higher with an ornate and intricate updo.

 

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Katie Holmes

Naomi Watts' Updo

Naomi demonstrates how simple can be stunning, pulling her blonde hair back into a low bun paired with a center part.

 

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Lea Michele's Updo

The Glee star looks sweet and romantic, pulling back her sleek locks into a side bun and framing her face with piecey bangs.

 

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Eva Longoria's Updo

Show off fresh makeup and elaborate jewelry with a hairstyle like Eva's. To achieve her voluminous low chignon, curl hair throughout and lightly tease at the crown so tresses maintain a pronounced height. Then just loosely knot back.

 

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Hayden Panettiere's Updo

The starlet takes her hair to new heights, sweeping back her head of tight curls into a bun.

 

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Faith Hill's Updo

Faith goes country chic, pulling her wavy locks back into a high-volume updo.

 

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Taylor Swift's Updo

Taylor channels the Roaring Twenties with fetching flapper-inspired finger-waves.

 

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Kyra Sedgwick's Updo

After blowing out her hair, Kyra pulls back her tresses into a stunning twist and sweeps her bangs dramatically to one side.

 

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Lauren "Lo" Bosworth's Updo

Lo gets playful with her bun, teasing even the front into a bouffant.

 

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Jewel's Updo

Jewel sparkles by pulling back her tresses into an off-kilter knot at the nape of her neck.

 

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Debra Messing's Updo

Debra employs a subtle pouf to give her hair height in the front, then teases the back into a voluminous bun.

 

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Jennifer Love Hewitt's Updo

The actress pairs a whimsical bun with bold, smoky eye makeup.

 

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Jada Pinkett Smith's Updo

The actress evokes old-Hollywood grace with a sleek updo, bold studs and cherry-red lips.

 

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Mariska Hargitay's Updo

Mariska looks classically cool with a pulled back hairstyle and wide side part.

 

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Celebrity updos are the height of red carpet glamor. Sweep your hair into a celeb-inspired top knot, French twist or chic chignon to recreate your perfect look! From Nicole Richie, to Kate Hudson, to Hayden Panettiere, these stars know how to work it up. See the gallery above for all our favorite picks to get you right into holiday party mode.

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