Creating a Prom-Ready Updo

During my red-carpet foray, it became clear as a sunny LA day that updos were very much a favorite look at this year’s ceremony.

Sarah Jessica, J Lo, Nicole Richie, Penelope Cruz, Kristin Stewart and countless others donned various forms of this sleek and timeless look; one that can easily be a look you can steal for your own special occasions.

There’s a brand new Samy Molding Wax that will be available in April that is perfect for this style — it can be used on dry hair to shape and set your hairstyle. It’s maximum hold formula that will keep an updo in place without weighing it down.

For more volume in your ‘do, you may want to aspire to Miley Cyrus’ voluminous updo! For that style, we’re all about Profound Beauty Stylist Volume Power. Spraying at a whopping 75 mph, this light styling spray gives your locks a big boost!

For a more sophisticated look, Jennifer Lopez was dazzling on the Oscar red carpet, wearing a beautiful Armani Prive dress, accented by an elegantly texturized updo created by master stylist Robert Vetica.
To create the look, Vetica started by applying Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream on wet hair to create smoothness and shine. After blow-drying hair straight he section hair off and created two ponytails, an inch apart, one on top of the other to create volume below the crown of the head.

Next, Vetica used a curling iron on each ponytail to create texture, then brushed them out for width and volume. After creating the shape of the updo, he strategically pulled out stands throughout the look to create a modern textured effect using flyaways around the forehead to further soften.
No matter how you do your ‘do, the possibilities are endless!

Prom Hair & Makeup Tutorial

Prom is right around the corner and the ladies have to get ready for the big day.  Sophie Kasper, of Ford Models, creates some incredible prom do’s that you can do right at home.  Equip yourself with a Hot Tools 1 ½ inch curling iron and you can create a formal ponytail, long loose waves, or a half up half down look.  Simply amazing.

Sandra Bullock’s Golden Globe Style Simply Stunning

sandraggSandra Bullock entered the Golden Globes with her stunning hairstyle courtesy of Celebrity Stylist Jeanie Syfu, one of New York’s hottest stylists! Jeanie created this beautiful side swept bun with romantic curls by using a few key TRESemme products, a 1” and ½” curling iron, and a few clips. Yes that is it! This hairstyle is definitely a budget conscious option that you can do in the comforts of your own home. We can all use that!

Four Simple Steps to get Bullock’s Side Swept Bun Hairstyle:

  1. Start off blow-drying hair with TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray for shine and protection
  2. Then, curl pieces of hair using a 1″ curling iron and alternating with a 1/2″ curling iron, creating an “S” wave pattern throughout hair
  3. Once texture is created, work in TRESemmé Anti-Frizz Secret Smoothing Crème through entire look for shine and definition
  4. Lastly, part hair off to the side, and pull into a low bun using clips just behind the ear, leaving a few soft waves to frame the face

Big Bun Celebrity Updo Hairstyles

beyonce updo hair style Wedding anyone?  With the onset of wedding and prom season we are on the look out for fab updo’s that make everyone’s head spin in envy.  Big bodacious buns are a fantastic style that look amazing with both an off the shoulder and strapless of course couture dress.  Check out StyleBell’s picks of the best celebrity big buns!  (Inspired by our fav – Beyonce’s nuptials!)  

  

Enchanting Updo’s

Whether you’re looking for your bridal style, primping for a party, or getting ready for that dressy valentine’s day date, you can’t go wrong with a classic updo. Always chic and sophisticated, an ultra-glam updo conveys Holly Golightly wherever you go, and with a double dose of hairspray you won’t need to fix your hair all night! You’ll get tons of inspiration from this video slide show packed with our favorite celebs and their award worthy updo’s.

-CurlyBelle