From a gorgeous braided updo to a more relaxed layered bob, here are 9 celebrity-inspired hairstyles to wear to your next party invite.
Emma Watson's Sophisticated Side-Part Bob
For the next wedding you attend, give yourself a sophisticated look by taking notes from Emma Watson's deep side-part bob. Whether you have long strands like Emma's and need to faux it by tucking your hair underneath, or you already have the appropriate bob length, this look is all about a smooth finish. Think styling cream to keep fly-aways at bay and a lot of hairspray to keep your look intact well through the evening.
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Sienna Miller's Banged Updo
If you're not sure how to style your bangs for a romantic event such as a wedding, then make them the focus of your hairdo. For inspiration, check out Sienna Miller's blunt banged updo which manages to look both glamorous and effortlessly chic. With this type of hairstyle, remember not to fuss over every strand, as the general look of this pretty updo is undone.
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Katy Perry's Retro Do
If the look you're going for requires a more polished finish, consider a more classic style like Katy Perry's Old Hollywood Glamour updo. What's great about the vintage Hollywood hairstyle is that it looks gorgeous on all face shapes. However, remember that this style requires perfect waves and patience. Before pinning up the rest of your hair, you are going to need to curl 1-inch sections on the front and then let them roll forward before styling back.
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Kerry Washington's Low Knot
Beautiful and sleek, Kerry Washington's low knot accomplishes two things: it gives your overall look a polished finish and keeps your hair off of your face. To get this easy to pull off 'do, secure your hair in a low ponytail at the nape of your neck and then loop it in by twisting it with bobby pins. Keep your low knot intact by smoothing away fly-aways and staticy hair with a light serum. Finish by lightly spraying a flexible hold hairspray and voila!
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Lea Michele's Beachy Waves
For attention getting style, big sexy hair always works! For a unique twist like Lea Michele's, opt for a deep side part that is over-the-top glamorous. To get that bouncy texture, prep dry hair with a shine cream or light oil—those with fine strands should only use a drop. Proceed to curl your hair with a one-inch iron and finish by raking your fingers through your hair, an old trick that creates plenty of volume.
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Kristen Stewart's Messy Braided 'Do
Sure, perfect works, but when it comes to hair, sometimes imperfection makes a greater impact. Take Kristen Stewart's messy braided 'do, which is edgy and romantic, but more importantly, also sexy. For this type of hairdo, don't worry about every single strand. On the contrary, let some of the layers fall out and frame your face. Because this type of look requires hold, start off with second-day unwashed hair and finish with a lot of crunch-free hair-spray.
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Jennifer Lawrence's Slightly Tousled Bob
While most people associate sexy hair with long locks, this season it's all about cropped 'dos like layered bobs. Show off yours at your friends' wedding soiree by seeking inspiration from Jennifer Lawrence, who here mastered that sexy and vibrant tousled style. Start off by applying a texturizing spray or mousse, blow dry your locks and finish by curling a few pieces with a one-inch curling iron. Keep the look modern and edgy by opting for a dramatic sexy eye makeup and barely-there gloss.
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Rachel Bilson's Flirty Faux Bob
Unlike the more polished faux bobs, this one is effortless, relaxed and flirty! Glamorous enough to wear to a white-tie wedding, but still easy to pull off in a more casual setting, this romantic hairstyle, as seen on Rachel Bilson, is as versatile as a bob can get. To get this look make sure to keep some pieces untucked, framing your face.
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Nicole Kidman's Grecian Updo
For a more bohemian, romantic look take note of Nicole Kidman's gorgeous braided updo. Intricately beautiful but not super polished, the shorter pieces framing her face make this style look so soft. Undone braids throughout the hairstyle are key, as they lend detail without looking too precise. Fasten an embellished clip on the side of your hair for a more glamorous take.
Regina Domfrocht is an Argentinean fashion and beauty writer living in NYC. Always on the hunt for the next style trend, up and coming designers, and affordable fashion loot, it's no surprise that Regina's other passion involves styling. Obsessed with high-end designers like Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs, Regina also loves scouring low-brow fashion shops like Zara and Topshop. You can find her on Twitter @Reginado1705.