9 sophisticated hairstyles to steal from Olivia Palermo

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9 sophisticated hairstyles to steal from Olivia Palermo

Half-up hairstyles are perennially popular for weddings, and here, we can see why. Palermo pairs her glossy curls with a center part in this half-up half-down creation. It's a classic look that would work for brides of all kinds.

Prim, proper ballerina buns are way too conventional for the risk-taking Palermo. As opposed to those structured updos where nary a hair sticks out of place, this one has lots of volume and wisps, a nonchalant way to sport such a ladylike hairstyle. This updo is perfect for a veil, and a wonderful choice for brides that favor traditional wedding styles.

Is this not the coolest fishtail braid you've ever seen? Palermo's consistently shiny locks make this hairstyle really pop. The stray pieces and relaxed styling are the kind of elements that alternative and bohemian brides should look to. Though unconventional, this braid is still totally romantic and bridal.

Shine on, you lovely bride-to-be! Palermo's expertly styled curls are refined enough for a formal wedding, but simple enough for a more casual affair. Even bohemian brides will love her perfect waves; they'd look great under a flower crown!

A little bit of braid, a little bit of twist, and a tidy updo help make this an enviably chic hairstyle for a summer wedding. Can't you picture saying "I do" in the south of France with hair as stylish as this? Palermo's pearl earrings and cat eye sunglasses bring out the updo's ladylike essence—it's a winner for a polished, Audrey Hepburn-like wedding day ensemble.

This gorgeous, shoulder-length hairstyle is a modern take on waved, retro bobs. Planning a Old Hollywood-inspired wedding filled with vintage touches? This is the look for you! These smooth locks are a great way to frame an oval-shaped face, as well.

What better place to wear a French twist than in Paris? Palermo didn't miss her chance to do so when she stepped out in this utterly romantic updo. The epitome of French chic, this is a hairstyle that sophisticated, uptown brides will fawn over.

Palermo isn't usually one to tie her enviable locks into such a traditional hairstyle, but this braid has just enough panache to complement her to-die-for fur jacket. Bohemian brides, take note of the polished way she mussed up the top, while the rest of the braid is composed. The juxtaposition is exciting and lovely, ideal for a hippie-inspired wedding dress.

A smooth, straightened hairstyle helps highlight Palermo's naturally perfect hair and subtle highlights. It can be tough for brides to keep strands this silky on a hot, summer wedding day, but a frizz-fighting shampoo and a deep conditioner can help guarantee straight hair with lots of body like Palermo's. This style will let a unique or whimsical wedding dress really take center stage!


Olivia Palermo, our June/July cover girl, didn't get her fashion icon reputation for no reason. The entrepreneur (she runs her own e-commerce site oliviapalermo.com) and bride-to-be always steps out in perfectly coordinated, ladylike, and enviable ensembles. Her Brides cover and inside photo shoot take her trademark style to the height of bridal glam (the lace fit-and-flare Elie Saab wedding dress with sheer ruffle skirt and long sleeves is an instant classic). But we'd be remiss to discuss her style without mentioning her hair, an integral part of her beauty look.

Palermo credits her shiny, thick, and healthy locks to her mother, who shares that genetic gift. Instead of always wearing her perfect hair down (though she totally could), Palermo mixes it up with tons of wedding-worthy hairstyles that brides everywhere can emulate. What she does best is taking classic styles and giving them a classy, Palermo twist. We found ten looks that show how, with the right product and tool, brides can look like Palermo for their wedding.

Case in point: Her note-perfect half-up hairstyle, the epitome of bridal glam. It showcases her trendy center part and shiny, wavy strands. Palermo's lovely ballerina bun is the ideal hairstyle for a veil, while her twisted updo is equally veil-friendly, though with enough of a spin to make it still stand out on its own. We love her braid for its romantic volume at the crown, which adds height and excitement to the red-hot bridal look.

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