Something Borrowed: Celeb Updos for your Summer Wedding
If you’re a soon-to-be bride you have a lot of decisions to make. While we can’t help you with the chicken-or-fish debacle, we can help you choose a hairstyle for your big day. We know beauty, and so do these celebs who wear wedding-perfect updos every other week at premieres and red carpet awards shows (And you don’t have to be a bride to try out these elegant updos. All you need is a formal occasion). Let your something borrowed be a star-studded wedding hairstyle, stylist approved.
The Braided Updo
Whether you’re looking for a summer wedding hairstyle, or just a quick summer updo to beat the heat, Sienna Miller’s braided updo is boho chic. Avoid the milkmaid look by keeping some hair in front of the braided section and teasing hair at the crown with a tail comb.
The Knotted Updo
Sarah Jessica Parker’s elaborate updo is perfect for an elegant summer wedding hairstyle. The knotted bun is a heavy look, so it’s best balanced with strapless gowns. Don’t have the volume or length of SJP’s hair? Hair extensions are an easy fix.
The Beachy Updo
Laguna Beach star Lauren Conrad may have moved on up to the Hollywood hills, but she still knows a thing or two about beachy style. Her loose updo is an easygoing hairstyle for summer or for an oceanside wedding. Make sure to leave a few face-framing tendrils for a laidback look.
The Great Gatsby Updo
With Baz Luhrmann’s hit summer flick has come a slew of 1920s beauty inspiration and popular summer hairstyles. Charlize Theron nailed the “flapper look” with a section of fingerwaves pulled out from her updo. To do the look at home, stock up on long pin curl clips and setting spray.
The Accessorized Updo
Your veil doesn’t have to be your only wedding hair accessory on your big day. Emma Stone accented her summer updo with a little hair bling in the form of a rhinestone barrette.
The Bouffant Updo
Eva Longoria’s easy summer hairstyle can be styled on both long- and short-haired ladies. If you have longer hair, ask the stylist for a bouffant at the top of your updo, leaving out a few face framing layers like Eva did. If your hair is shorter, you can still add some bouffant teasing to the top of a half-up style, leaving the bottom half to be curled or kept straight.
The Topknot Updo
Jennifer Love Hewitt’s summer updo is a Cinderella-perfect classic topknot. For a style as voluminous as Jennifer’s, add volume with hair extensions put in before styling.
The Curled Updo
The perfect finishing touch to any summer updo is a little extra curl. Keep out a 1-inch section and curl with a larger curling iron to get this soft, romantic look. Jessica Alba’s summer wedding hairstyle gathers at the nape of the neck, a good option for brides wearing a traditional veil.
The Vintage Wedding Updo
Katherine Heigl’s parted updo adds a touch of vintage to a romantic summer wedding. Her twisted style is accented with a diamond and pearl clip, a subtle way to add some accessories to your wedding look.
The Loose Tendril Updo
Jessica Chastain’s loosely styled updo is nothing short of angelic. For her piecey summer hairstyle, ask your stylist to run some texturizing cream through the hair before styling.
The Glamorous Ponytail
A well-styled ponytail is always a solution to a quick summer hairstyle, but Kate Beckinsale pulls off the look with a little extra glamour. Kate made her ponytail appropriate for formal occasions with a little extra teasing at the crown and cascading curls. To get the extra lift, pull both sides of the pony apart once it has been secured with a hair tie. This will raise the style slightly higher. Then secure with a second hair tie.