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With wedding season fast approaching many brides-to-be are looking to celebrities for wedding updo ideas. Whether you're looking for classic, such as Carmen Electra's sleek chignon, or a more relaxed style similar to Hilary Duff's half-up do, there's a celebrity style for every type of bride.
For those brides who love the classics, try Carmen Electra's hairstyle for a wedding updo. Long hair is given a dramatically low side part and sleeked back to the nape of the neck. A low lying, smooth bun, called a chignon, is created out of the length of the hair. Bangs, if you have them, should be swept to the side to blend with the back-swept style of this wedding updo. This wedding updo is best left to a professional stylist to make sure it turns out as sleek and perfect as it needs to be.
Looking for something a little less structured? Try Naomi Watts' hairstyle which puts a modern twist on the classic French twist. This style works best on hair that is no longer than shoulder length, though hair that is longer but not very thick can work well too. A volumizing or curl boosting styling product should be applied to damp hair and gently scrunch hair to form waves. Once the hair is dry the sides and back of the hair is gently finger combed towards the nape and rolled up towards the crown while being pinned in place. A brush should not be used for this style unless you want a perfectly smooth French twist. Instead, let the waves in your hair flow freely to create a less formal look. Leaving a few tendrils around the face will also soften this look. Again, this style is best done at the salon.
If your wedding is going to be a casual affair, skip the fussy wedding updo and opt for Hilary Duff's hairstyle. This half-updo works best of thicker hair that is shoulder length or longer. Apply a styling crème to damp hair and blow dry while styling with your fingers for that “messy” look. Once the hair is dried, take a large barrel curling iron and wrap various sections around the iron, leaving the ends of the hair out and uncurled. When you've achieved a sufficiently messy but stylish look, gently pull the sides back and secure with a jeweled hair clip. Make sure to leave some wisps around the face and keep bangs soft and casual as well. This style can be done at home and is perfect for a beach type wedding updo.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|