Sexy Evening Styles

22 celebrity looks that are elegant-and age-appropriate
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Kim Cattrall

Allowing a few tendrils to come loose from an updo makes the look less matronly.
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Mary J Blige

A funky ‘do (like the R&B queen’s relaxed pompadour) feels classy when mixed with an elegant dress and sparkling accessories.
Photo by: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos

Jennifer Lopez

A slicked back bun lets dramatic eye makeup take center stage.
Photo by: RD/Dziekan/Retna Digital

Nicole Kidman

A straight style, pulled back just on top, shows off both Kidman’s frock and face.
Photo by: RD/Erik Kabik/Retna Digital

Gwen Stefani

Paired with her lacy dress, a meticulous style would make rocker Stefani look too "done." Instead, her hair looks like it’s been finger-combed and loosely pulled back, a trick that’s easy to replicate.
Photo by: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos

Lisa Rinna

Having short hair doesn’t mean you have to wear it the exact same way, day after day. Lisa Rinna took her ‘do up a notch (literally) by teasing her hair at the crown for extra lift.
Photo by: RD/Kirkland/Retna Digital


Give a shoulder-length bob bounce by setting it in big rollers.
Photo by: Retna Digital

Courteney Cox

Sometimes less really is more. Cox’s sleek low ponytail and side part are easy to replicate at home (use the tiniest bit of gel to smooth over any flyaways).
Photo by: Retna Ltd.

Jennifer Lopez

This deliberately disheveled updo has serious sex appeal. The secret: Twist up the back and secure with pins, allowing front layers to fall where they may.
Photo by: David Gabber/PR Photos

Brooke Shields

Have long, thick locks like Brooke? Flaunt it with full curls (courtesy of hot rollers or, if you’re lucky, Mother Nature).
Photo by: RD/Eckstein/Retna Digital

Halle Berry

Pixie crops might not provide a ton of creative room, but we like Halle’s take. Use wax to play around with longer pieces on the top, providing shape and height.
Photo by: RD/Kenney/Retna Digital

Marcia Cross

Nothing shows off shiny, healthy hair like a glossy blow-out. Bonus points for Marcia who picked turquoise earrings that showed off her gorgeous hair color.
Photo by: Glenn Harris/PR Photos

Salma Hayek

Clothes aren’t the only thing taking a nod from vintage style. An updated beehive gives Salma a healthy dose of glamour, yet paired with the skinny headband, still feels modern.
Photo by: Glenn Harris/PR Photos

Debra Messing

An deep side part coupled with an asymmetrical chignon is Grace Kelly-esque-with an edge.
Photo by: Chris Hatcher/PR Photos

Jennifer Aniston

If, like Jen, your hair’s your best asset, you can get away with leaving it long and loose for evening.
Photo by: Sylvain Gaboury

Uma Thurman

The easiest way to add style to a plain pony is a bit of volume. Uma’s hair is teased at the crown and loosely tied back for a simply elegant effect.
Photo by: RD/Eckstein/Retna Digital

Sheryl Crow

For a pulled-together, yet slightly beachy look, pull front sections back and secure with bobby pins.
Photo by: RD/Kirkland/Retna Digital

Nicole Kidman

We love how Nic’s high ponytail is anything-but-basic with subtly curled ends and a band of hair hiding the elastic.
Photo by: Janet Mayer/PR Photos

Holly Hunter

Keep the classic French twist current with a few loose pieces softly framing the face.
Photo by: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos

Vivica Fox

If the words "side pony" conjure ’80s flashbacks, take a cue from Fox. Done low, a ponytail pulled slightly to one side is very 2010.
Photo by: Chris Hatcher/PR Photos

Elizabeth Banks

Is it a bob-or un updo? Allowing a generous amount of hair to spring loose from a chignon dresses up your everyday’ do without being too-too.
Photo by: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos

Daisy Fuentes

Some glam looks, like big curls and feathering (we miss you, Farrah), will never go out of style.


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First Published Fri, 2010-06-11 06:06

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