Get an Updo Inspired by Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes, or Nicole Richie!
You don’t have to rely on a professional stylist to always give you a stylish hairdo; instead, you can do learn how to do cute updos on yourself for parties, events, or just going to the office! Whether you want a casual bun like Nicole Richie’s, a sleek high ponytail like Eva Mendes’, or romantic tendrils like Keira Knightley’s, you can re-create the celebrity style yourself with our hairstyling tips. Try these 3 ideas for quick and easy celebrity updos you can do all on your own:
UPDO #1: NICOLE RICHIE'S CASUAL BUN
A casual bun like Nicole Richie’s is perfect for brunch with your parents or dressing up your typical style for the office. This loose, casual style is truly appropriate for all occasions, and easy to recreate. Here’s how to get the look:
Smooth hair back into a low ponytail.
Take your ponytail and split into two separate ponytails; wrap both ponytails in opposite directions around the base of your ponytail to create depth and interest. You can attach the pieces with bobby pins or use another ponytail band to secure them.
Then, let other hair pieces naturally fall forward or out of the back – this will give the style more of a relaxed feel. Note: With this hairstyle, it’s best to leave the hairspray out of it to avoid a stiff or sticky look.
UPDO #2: EVA MENDES' HIGH PONYTAIL
A high ponytail like Eva Mendes’ is not only a chic and sleeker version of the classic style, but is also so versatile, you can wear it out to cocktails with your girlfriends or out to dinner with a date. Eva Mendes shows us that ponytails can be polished. Here’s how to get her look:
Slick hair back into a high ponytail, making sure that there are no bumps along the way (if you have bangs, leave them out to tend to later).
Secure the pony with an elastic band. You can choose to hide the elastic with another piece of hair and secure with bobby pins, or you can dress it up by adding a sparkly hair piece to the band.
If you had bangs that were left out, smooth those over and tuck them behind your ear, or keep them in place by spraying a shine enhancing hair spray like John Frieda’s 100% Shine Glossing Mist, which gives a bit of a hold.
UPDO #3: KEIRA KNIGHTLEY'S MESSY TENDRILS
What a romantic look! If you have naturally curly or wavy hair like Keira Knightley, this look will be extremely quick and easy. If not, you will have to put in a little work to give your hair extra body, but it will be worth the extra effort. Here’s how to get the look:
For straight strands, apply a curl enhancing product to wet hair and diffuse until 75% dry, then let the rest air dry.
Sweep small sections back off the face and secure them with bobby pins (use four to six sections pulled back for the best look). Remember to not pull your hair too tightly, since this look is based off of loose and messy waves.
Article Written By: Kristle Jones; Kristle has over 5 years experience in the beauty industry, ranging from makeup to hair and everything in between. She is the author of 101 Bridal Beauty Tips, which you can find here.