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9 Beautiful Updos For Long Curly Hair

9 Beautiful Updos For Long Curly Hair

Who says curly hair and updo’s don’t go together? Sure they need lot of TLC, but styling long curly hair can be fun and sophisticated. From a high wavy bun to a glam curled updo, read on to see our top ten celebrity inspired updo hairstyles for long curly hair!

How To Do A Updo For Long Curly Hair

1. Half Updo

Another way to stick to an all-natural look without the extra volume of the curly fro is to pull half the hair back like singer Carrie Underwood did. To recreate Carrie’s gorgeous hairdo, tease hair at the crown before securing it in a bouffant. Pull hair back away from the sides and secure it behind your head, creating a simple half-up ‘do. Finally, curl the ends of your hair with a curling wand, and use some hairspray to keep them defined.

2. High Ponytail

Songstress Jennifer Lopez looks oh-so-chic with her super-long, curly locks pulled up into a high ponytail. This curly ponytail has a high fashion edge, thanks to the teased texture and high placement. Recreating this chic style works best with longer hair. Combine natural texture with texturizing spray for dynamic curls. Once you’ve styled your curls, pull your hair up into a super-high pony tail, and secure it with hair elastic.

3. Easy Updo

Hayden Panettiere’s look is effortless yet beautiful. The wavy updo can look really sophisticated and sexy, and unlike straight hair, your curly hair will add volume and movement to the look. The actress chooses to leave her bangs curled framing her face, and the curls are quite defined but the whole look is kept vaguely loose, and tousled for a playful look that packs in lots of texture and bounce

4. Crowning Braid And Long Curls

Actress Thandie Newton always looks gorge when she shows off her curls. For the look, gather your hair at the top and slightly to one side and secure it with pins without causing any breakage or damage. This long curly hair updo is chic and contemporary, and it’s a great way to keep cool in summer.

5. Curly Ponytail With Bouffant

Megan Fox vamps up the classic ponytail hairstyle by wearing hers high up on her head with a puffy bouffant. Perfect for a night in the town, to recreate Megan’s look, tease hair at the crown to create a big bouffant, and use some light hairspray to keep your bouffant smooth and sleek. Keep the rest of your hair curly for a stunning contrast.

6. Curly Sock Bun

AnnaLynne McCord is right on trend with her huge, gravity-defying sock bun. Embracing the natural texture of her curly hair, the 90210 actress added even more pizzaz to her updo with a few tendrils of hair left loose to frame her face. A great hairstyle for summer, and for semi formal events, we absolutely love this look!

7. High Bun With A Bouffant

The partial high bun updo gives you the best of both worlds: the elegance of an updo in the front and plenty of length in the back. High School Musical actress Vanessa Hudgens looks fabulous in a curled up’do with a quiff. To recreate the look, backcomb your bangs and pin them back for a glamorous look. The advantage of wearing a quiff with curly hair is it makes your face look slightly longer and slimmer and it needn’t be neat and time-consuming.

8. Wavy Updo

This Taylor Swift hairstyle offers plenty of volume and dimension. Here she’s got her long locks in a classic up’do with loose, face-framing tendrils of hair. For soft and romantic hair texture like Taylor’s, spritz some texturizing spray into your hair, pull your hair tight and pin it back. Let a few flyaway hairs stay loose for a finishing touch.

9. Curled Up’do With Bouffant

The classic look— Singer Demi Lovato’s intricate, curled up’do style—is simple. The actress looks fabulous with her auburn locks in a flirty bouffant. To recreate her look, begin with a curling iron to make a lot of spiral curls. Next, backcomb hair to create volume, section out some tendrils around the face and sweep the rest of the hair back into a ponytail. Twist, wrap and secure the hair back using pins. Finish off the sexy look with a generous amount of hairspray. A big plus – it doesn’t hide your face!

So there you have it – our ten updo hairstyles for curly long hair! Which is your favorite updo for long curly hair? Let us know by commenting in the box below!

 

 

 

 

 

4 Latest Updo Hairstyles

4 Latest Updo Hairstyles

These days, so many women are seen flaunting latest updo hairstyles, well if you have a fool proof option in the form of an updo for formal occasions, then why wouldn’t you go for it! The fact that a good hair updo looks elegant, classic, stylish and glamorous, will help you feel more confident and worry less because you know for sure that it is done up well. This way, you can party all night, dancing without any worries. 2012 has been the year of the celebrity updos, where the fashion police caught different kinds of pretty updo hairstyles on their lens. So, if you want to sport a look similar to the one your favorite celebrity sported, here’s our list of celeb-favored options. There are variants to this category of hairstyles, thus knowing basics about them can only help you make a perfect choice!

1. Chignon:

The lovely Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton is seen wearing the chignon. Don’t you think she looks really elegant in this wrapped low ‘do? The basic chignon hairstyle can also be done for everyday casual wear.

2. Braided Updo:

One of the simple latest hairstyles updos is the braided updo hairstyle. It was one of the most popular and commonly flaunted hairstyles in 2012. You can add some extra zing to your next formal event with this hairdo. Here is a look at some of the glamorous braided updos straight from the Red Carpet!

3. Messy Updo  and Mega Curls

The messy hairstyle is “in” this season. Here’s a list of options that you can choose from!Here is a super-curly updo hairstyle that appears to bemore “promish”, by leaving it somewhat loose and unkempt. American actress Sarah Hyland looks chic with this hairdo.American fashion model and actress, Brooklyn Decker’s sporting her mega curly updo.

4. Half updo hairstyle

This kind of hairstyle suits almost any face shape and can be worn to any formal occasion. It imparts a look of elegance and grace. Be it medium or long haired, it does create a gorgeous new look with the half updo hairstyle. Here’s a look at some celebs showing off their half updos:

Blunt Bangs Updo

Taylor Swift always flaunts a killer-look on the Red Carpet. Here we see her wearing a sophisticated updo with thick, eye-grazing blunt bangs. Another of her elegant looks at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards 2012 in Los Angeles:

 

 

 

9 Classic Updo Hairstyles From The 60’s

9 Classic Updo Hairstyles From The 60’s

While the 21st century is known for all things modern, we wouldn’t mind trying the sweet ‘60s hairstyles. Anything but over dated, these hippie-chic and classy style is easy to recreate and totally ‪#‎HOTD (hairstyle of the day) worthy. From Marion Cotillard’s beehive to Joelle Carter’s bumped up ponytail, get some instant hair-spiration from these retro queens.

1. Side-Swept Beehive:

Top marks to Marion Cotillard, who channelled 60s style with this magnificent beehive at the premiere of the Blood Ties in Cannes. The actress looks smoking hot with this hairdo, and we particularly love Marion’s right parting that frames her face beautifully. To achieve this look, use anti-frizz and pin your hair up tightly to prevent flyaways. Once done styling, pair it with minimal makeup and nude lipstick.

2. Half Beehive:

At the 85th Annual Academy Awards, singer Adele wore her hair in a half beehive – a perfect hairstyle with a hint of glamour. We love how retro her look is, with volume at the back and long, face-framing bangs on either side. She further matched her back-combed up-do with ultra-long lashes, porcelain smooth skin and a nude, matte lip.

3. Half Up Half Down:

For a sophisticated and retro look, take inspiration from Zooey Deschanel and add an unusual bun to your stylish half up‘do. To achieve this look, divide your hair into two sections and pin the bottom section off. Subtly backcomb the top section, twist it into a larger bun and secure it with bobby pins. Release the bottom section of hair and finish it off by applying a shine serum

4. Beehive With Bangs:

If you’ve always been a fan of the Audrey Hepburn beehive with side bangs, but don’t have the time or a good hair care product to pull it off, here’s your solution: Gizzi Erskine’s vintage beehive, which she rocks at pre-BAFTA party. The actress paired her sleek up-do with a black dress, gorgeous statement jewellery, and sleeker, minimal make-up, including a coral lip – just like Audrey’s!

5. Bumped Up Bun:

WOW, indeed! Cheryl Cole looks smokin’ hot with this romantic and chic Hollywood-style updo. The pretty singer paired her messy, bumped up bun with a black Mullet dress, a dreamy smokey eye, and nude lips at Foxcatcher Premiere in Cannes. Give your vintage bun some extra texture by twisting sections of hair into a bun behind your head.

6. High Twisted Bun:

Totally picture perfect: Katie Cassidy’s two-toned blonde high twisted bun and a gorgeous, wide smile would be recognisable anywhere. The bun adds so much playfulness while the tangled twists remind us of the era gone by. And the result? A timeless style for every occasion.

7. Beehive Low Pony:

Joelle Carter looks stunning with her copper blonde hair in the 60s beehive low ponytail, proving us that the hairdo can never, ever go out of style. We love the wispy, side bang that grazes her cheek whilst concealing her forehead. To mimic this look, take a cue from the actress and practice until perfect.

8. 60’s High Ponytail:

Modern day diva, Kate Beckinsale looks pretty and poised with her 60’s inspired high ponytail. Simply add a bit of hairspray and tease your hair up, and voila! You’ll have the perfect sophisticated look.

9. French Twist:

Don’t be afraid to twist your hair just like this model at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Separate hair into two sections and twist them around each other at the back of your head and pin into place. End result: a glamorous retro French twist.

Twisted Updo:

A little bit retro, a little bit modern, but a lot of amazing. Julia Robert’s twisted voluminous updo is a perfect look for weddings and parties. The Oscar winning actress pairs her structured and elegant updo with flicks of black eyeliner and nude lipstick.

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47 Simple Wedding Hairstyles That Are Easy to Master

Thinking about doing your own wedding makeup and hair? DIYing is a great wedding budget hack, but it’s not to be taken lightly. Practise makes perfect so we’ve got 47 simple wedding hairstyles to inspire you, whatever your hair type is.

Half Up with Plaited Detail

Romantic brides will love this delicate hairstyle – section off your hair and tong it so it forms curls, before gently brushing them through for a more relaxed look. Braid the front two sections and grip them back before concealing the join with flowers.

Half up simple wedding hairstyle with plaited detail

Low Bun

If you have a hair donut or a spare sock, this large, low bun is easy to do. If you have fine or short hair, clip in extensions will help you out. Simply put the hair through the donut (or the sock with the end cut off) and roll it up, wrapping the hair around it. Secure with grips and pull some strands loose around the face for a softer look.

Low bun wedding hairstyle

Short with a Wave

Just because you have short hair doesn’t mean you’re limited on style. Blow dry your hair using a barrel brush for volume and lightly tong the front sections to give it shape. We love the vintage style birdcage veil. We have even more wedding hairstyles for short hair to inspire you.

Halo Braid

Want a plaited hairstyle with a bit of a twist? What about a halo braid? Simply plait your hair from the side and pull across, pinning into place. If you don’t have enough hair to do this, look for a faux braid that matches your hair colour.

Halo braid wedding hair style

Voluminous Bun

Section off the fringe part of your hair and style into a quiff. Scoop the remainder of your hair into a ponytail and back-brush for volume, before securing your hair into a bun shape with pins. Spritz with hairspray to tame any flyaway hairs.

High bun with volume wedding hairstyle

Twisted Sections

Add interest to a half up half down wedding hairstyle by twisting the sections you pin back. Tong your hair to add a romantic wave.

Vintage style simple half up half down wedding hairstyle

 Low Bun

This a perfect bridesmaid hairstyle and it’s so low maintenance! Secure the hair in a bun at the nape of the neck and accessorise with a flower to match your wedding flowers.

Low bun wedding hairstyle

Short with Curls

Use a curling wand to tousle up short hair to add texture and volume. Make sure you have hairspray handy to ensure the curls hold their shape.

Short wedding hairstyle with curls

Classic Chignon

Backcomb your hair at the crown to add volume, before rolling it into a classic chignon and tucking the ends in. Use plenty of grips and spray to keep it in place as you dance the night away!

Classic simple wedding hairstyle in a chignon

High Bun

The hair donut is your friend here! The size you’ll need will depend on how dramatic you want your bun to look. Add a hair accessory to soften the appearance.

High bun simple wedding hairstyle

Messy Bun

Tong your hair into loose curls to give this look some texture. Don’t tuck the hair in so much that it’s flush to your hair donut – gently pull it outwards to give a laidback, relaxed feel to the look. A glam hair accessory will dress it up.

Artfully messy vintage style bun wedding hairstyle

Short and Swept Back

Dress up a long bob by loosely tonging the hair and plaiting the front two sections before pinning them away from the face.

Short and simple wedding hairstyle with the front sections pinned back

60s Beehive

If you’re looking for a retro wedding hairstyle, what about a classic beehive? Get backcombing for volume, before pinning into place at the back and smoothing over the top layer of hair.

Chignon hairstyle with added volume

Long and Loose

Not a hair up kind of person? That’s fine. Use tongs or straighteners to lightly curl your hair before adding a pretty hair accessory to take it from every day to wedding day. We love how this bride as pulled some strands back and tucked them into her gorgeous headpiece.

Long wedding hairstyle with loose curls

Vintage High Bun

Want a dressed up take on the ballet bun? Secure your hair into a high bun and loosely pull at it to give a more relaxed feel. Curl any strands that frame your face for a softer look.

Vintage style wedding bun hairstyle

Textured Short Hair

This simple wedding hairstyle works perfectly on short hair that is quite thick. Roughly blow dry the hair after applying a mousse designed to give you texture. If your hair is too short to use tongs on, try flexible rollers.

Short and simple wedding hairstyle with curled texture

 

Side Parting with Loose Waves

Use a large barrelled curling tong to create loose waves, after you’ve blow dried your hair with a side parting. Finish with a headband that has detailing on one side – place this so the detailing side is opposite to the side you have the most hair on.

Long loose wedding hair with a side parting and gentle curls

Short and Sleek

60s brides will love this mod-inspired hairstyle. Blow dry it super straight and finish off with straighteners. Don’t forget to use a heat-protection treatment.

Short mod inspired wedding hairstyle

Fishtail Braid

If you’re planning a Rapunzel themed wedding, you’ll love this braided hairstyle. If your hair isn’t quite Rapunzel-length, use extensions before sweeping to the side and braided. Stud with flowers for a romantic feel.

Long simple wedding hairstyle in a fishtail braid with flowers

Stylish Side Bun

A side bun is a great choice if you have a dramatic one shouldered wedding dress – use grips that match your hair colour to pull your hair across and add a hair donut if you need extra thickness.

Simple hairstyle in a side bun

Flowing Waves

If you want to keep your hair simple and unadorned, that’s fine. Use a texture mousse before blow drying and lightly twirl your hair with straighteners or tongs to give it some movement.

Loosely tonged simple wedding hairstyle

Big Braid

Add drama to a fishtail braid by backcombing the front of your hair into a quiff. Then simply braid the rest, pulling it to one side if you feel you’ll miss having hair around your face.

Wedding hairstyle fishtail braid to one side

Side Swept Waves

Side part your hair before blow drying. The side that has the least hair should then be pulled back – French braid it or secure it with grips to stop your hair escaping. Curl your hair for texture.

Wedding hair swept to one side and curled

Natural Curls

If you want to rock your natural curls on your wedding day, wash and apply a curl enhancing product before blow drying. Dry with a diffuser for extra bouncy curls.

Bride with naturally curly wedding hair

Relaxed Glamour

Blow dry your hair into loose, relaxed waves for a retro glamour vibe. We love how this bride’s simple hairstyle lets her dramatic makeup do all the talking.

Vintage style bride with a simple curled wedding hairstyle

Pretty Plaits

Add detail to a curled hairstyle by plaiting some sections at the front and pulling them back so they meet in the middle. We love how these hair grips transform this into a romantic wedding hairstyle with flowers.

Curled wedding hairstyle with simple plaited sections

Side Swept Glamour

Show off the neckline of your wedding dress whilst still keeping a feminine feel by sweeping all your hair to one side and securing with a glamorous hair slide.

Bride with curled hair swept to one side

Pushed Back Curls

If you have unruly, curly hair, but you want to rock a natural look on your wedding day, style your hair with a product that works with your curls and use a statement hairband to push them back from your face.

Bride with natural curls pushed back with a hairband

Boho Beauty

This wedding hairstyle couldn’t be simpler – just use straighteners or hair tongs to curl your tresses before giving it a relaxed feel with a flower crown. Why not find the perfect boho wedding dress to pair with it?

Long loose curled wedding hairstyle with flower crown

Go Girly

Go girly and plait your hair before dressing it up with bows. This is a simpler take on the fishtail braid, which can be tricky to master.

Plaited wedding hairstyle with bows

Sweeping Fringe

If you have a side fringe, make it the star of the show on your wedding day by dramatically pulling all your hair across to the same side. This pearly headband adds even more glamour.

Side swept wedding hairstyle with pearly headband

Relaxed Curls

We love this bride’s bouncy curls – and the subtle braids which pull back some of the hair so there’s not too much crowding her face. Straighten the sections you want to plait to make them easier to work with, if you’re worried about flyaway hairs springing out.

Bride with curls wedding hair

Full Curls

Use large barrelled curling tongs to create full curls, before gently separating them with your fingers. We love the rose flower crowntoo!

Bride with simple curled wedding hairstyle and flower crown

Pulled Back Plait

If you don’t fancy a side braid, pull your hair back into a plait. This could work for bridesmaids too!

Bride with pulled back plaited wedding hairstyle

Sweet and Simple

Let your wedding dress do all the talking by going for a really simple wedding hairstyle like this one. The hair is swept to one side and pinned in place with a relaxed curl.

Wedding hair swept to one side and simply curled

Half Up Curls

If you want to embrace your natural hair on your wedding day but don’t want it to be around your face too much, sweep some of the front sections back and secure with dainty hair accessories.

Bride with curly hair and simple wedding hair accessory

Sleek Centre Parting

Use a volumising product before blow-drying with a centre parting. Loosely curl the ends to add texture to the look.

Bride with centre parted hair and loose curls

Bold Quiff

Add drama to your look by sectioning off the front part of your hair. Backcomb the underneath before pulling the top layer back over and securing with grips to create a show-stopping quiff.

Bride with simple wedding hair but a dramatic quiff

1920s Glamour

Finger waves are the ultimate look for 1920s glamour, but work best in short hair. Channel the look for longer hair with gentle waves and a vintage headpiece.

Bride with simple waved hairstyle in a 1920s style

Half Up Half Down with Volume

Backcomb the hair around the crown for volume, before concealing it with a top layer of hair. Pull hair from the sides of your face round to the back and secure with grips.

Half up wedding hairstlye with gentle waves

Tousled Waves

Lightly tong the ends of your hair and brush through for tousled waves. We love how this bride has dressed up her simple hairstyle with a starry headband.

Bride with simple curled wedding hair and a star headband

Short and Sleek

Add some glam to your bob with a sleek blow-dry. Straighten the ends to seal the style. We love the plaited sections in this hairstyle, but if you have fine hair maybe give them a miss.

Bride with simple short wedding hairstyle with volume

Classic Half Up Half Down

The half up half down hairstyle is a classic for a reason. Sweep hair back from the face and curl the rest that will cascade over your shoulders.

Bride with simple half up wedding hairstyle for long hair

Tucked Under Bun

This is like a bun but in reverse – rather than secure the hair on the outside, tuck it under so you can’t see it all. Pull out some strands to frame your face.

Tucked under bun simple wedding hairstyle

Super Short

Work styling spray through your hair with your fingers to give texture to a short hairstyle. If you have a long fringe, run the straighteners through it to keep it sleek.

Short wedding hairstyle with texture

Ombre Curls

If you have ombre hair, show it off with a half up, half down hairstyle that will allow your ends to be on display. We love the use of flowers where the swept back hair meets.

Curled wedding hairstyle with subtle ombre

Low Bun

A low bun is a popular choice when it comes to picking a bridesmaid up do. We like how this one is accessories with flowers and braids.

Blonde bride with hair styled in a simple low bun with flowers

15 Super-Easy Hairstyles for Lazy Girls Who Can’t Even

Just because you’re lazy doesn’t mean you want to look like you DGAF. Here are surprisingly simple yet super-chic hairstyles for the girl who just can’t be bothered.

1. FLOWER BRAID

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  1. Gather a section of hair from both sides of your head in line with your temples and put the sections into a small pony in the back. Then, braid the pony down to the ends.
  2. Tug at sections of the braid to loosen it to make it look more voluminous. The exaggerated edges also help create that flower-petal finish.
  3. Spin the braid around into a bun and pin it securely against your head.

2. A CLASSY PONY

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  1. Separate your hair into two even sections, one in the front and one in the back, and secure the back half into a ponytail.
  2. Pull the right half of the front section across the back of your head over your hair tie and pin it on top of the ponytail to cover the elastic.
  3. Pull the front left section across the back of your head, draping it over the ponytail, and pin it securely to your head. Done!

3. EASIEST CURLS EVER

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  1. Secure your hair in a high pony using a fabric-covered elastic, like Scunci No Damage Effortless Beauty Elastics, and split the tail in half.
  2. Wrap the first half over and around a 1-inch curling wand for 10 seconds or less, depending on how easily your hair curls. Repeat with the second half.
  3. Let down your ponytail and separate the curls with your fingers.

4. A TWISTED HALO

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  1. Twist back a small section of hair from one side of your head and secure it with a pin in the middle of your head.
  2. Twist back a small section of hair from the other side of your head, tuck it behind the first twisted section, and pin it in the middle of your head.

5. DOUBLE-KNOTTED PONY

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  1. Separate your hair into two sections and tie them together in a low knot.
  2. Tie the two sections in a knot again and secure the pony with a hair tie under the second knot. Wrap a piece of hair around the hair tie to conceal it.

6. UNPOLISHED BUN

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  1. Twist textured hair into a bun. (Dirty hair works best since it doesn’t slip out of styles easily but you can always fake two-day texture by spraying it with dry shampoo, like Dove Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo, to create extra grip.)
  2. Insert a gold pin through the right side of the bun with the open ends toward the left side of the bun. Used here was the YS Park Gold 4-inch Pin.

7. TWISTED, TOUSLED WAVES

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  1. Twist sections of damp hair (make the sections large or small if you want looser or tighter waves, respectively) and blast with a blow-dryer, concentrating the heat downward so you don’t ruffle the cuticle and cause frizz.
  2. After your whole head is in dried twists, separate the tendrils with your fingers for messy, beachy waves.

8. SIDE-BRAIDED PONY

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  1. French braid a section of hair on one side of your head from the hairline all the way down to the ends and secure it with a small hair tie.
  2. Gather all your hair, including the braid, into a ponytail, secure it with a clear hair tie, like Goody Classics Clear Elastics, and wrap a sliver of hair around the elastic to conceal it. Pin the hair in place.

9. PRETTY TWISTED

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Twist the bang section of your hair back and away from your face about 3 inches.

  1. Insert a bobby pin into your hair with the ends toward your face to conceal the pin.

10. VOLUMINOUS PONYTAIL

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  1. Pull your hair back into a high ponytail and secure it with a hair tie.
  2. To give your ponytail extra oomph, split the tail in half and place a small clip (one that matches your hair color) into the base. Then hide the clip with the top half of hair.

11. SECURELY SIDE-SWEPT

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  1. Pull all your hair over to one side and gather a small section of hair at the nape of your neck into a side ponytail. Then, secure with a small, clear elastic.
  2. Cover the ponytail with the top portion of hair to camouflage the elastic.

12. HEADBAND HALO

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  1. Place an elastic headband securely around the top of your head.
  2. Take a small section of hair by your ear, pull it back, and loosely weave it through the elastic in the back.
  3. Take a small section of hair by your other ear, pull it back, and loosely weave it through the elastic, blending it with the first section.

13. NO-SLIP BUN

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  1. For a secure bun that won’t budge, tie your hair back in two low ponytails tied close together.
  2. Twist the two tails in opposite directions until you’ve formed your bun and secure with pins.

14. TRIPLE TOPSY TAIL

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  1. Using small clear elastic bands, like Goody Classics Clear Elastics, secure your hair in three ponytails, one on top of the other.
  2. Flip the tail ends up, tuck them in between your head and the clear elastics, and pull them out through the bottom to create the topsy tails.
  3. Tuck the top two tail ends down through the ponytails below them.

15. EASY INTRICATE BRAID

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  1. Separate your hair into two sections and braid one side down to the ends.
  2. Braid the other side down to the ends.
  3. Discreetly pin the braids together with bobby pins to create one intricate-looking braid and secure with an elastic at the end. Wrap the elastic with a piece of hair to hide it.

9 Popular Rope Braid Hairstyles You Must Try

Rope braided hairdos are the perfect way to cover up a bad hair day—or just to cocktail things up to deglamorize a look. There are about hundreds of incarnations of the easy-to-create, stylish hairstyle that are perfect for any occasion. So, in order to inspire you, we have compiled a list of these ten celebrity rope braids that run the gamut from simple Ponytail to braided bun and everything in between.

Read ahead to try our favorite rope braid hairstyles!

1. Wet Rope Ponytail

You cannot beat a wet, messy rope braided ponytail during the summer months. Quirky, stylish and oozing sex appeal, it’s little wonder designer Ayse Deniz Yegin in his show was such a fan of it. To duplicate this sexy braided ponytail, begin by sectioning out wet hair into two parts. Next, from the nape of the neck pull your wet hair back and rope braid this section and tie it at the bottom, like in the picture above. When you’re done roping your hair, mist with a little hairspray.

2. Rope Braid Messy Pony

Actress Elizabeth Olsen’s messy, side-swept rope braid is an excellent hairdo from all angles. The Avengers: Age of Ultron actress looks stunning with her undone, two-toned blonde hair done up in a cute side rope braid. The actress doubles the glam factor by going all nude with face and sultry with eyes.

3. Side Braids

The red carpet is usually all about the glam gowns, but we think actress Busy Philipps’s supersize rope braid at the Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards stole the show. We love everything about this side braided hairstyle – the easy rope braids, the wavy locks and the two tone blonde hair colour.

4. Rope Braided Bun

We love a messy rope braided bun, and this strikingly beautiful wraparound on Aymeline Valade is a perfect hairdo to copy for a wedding.To duplicate Aymeline Valade’s look, divide hair into two sections, and rope braid each section separately. Make sure you spritz a good hairspray before. Once done, pull the two braids at the back and across the back like a bun, and secured to form a detailed halo-like bun.

5. Rope Ponytail

In this hairstyle, Teresa Baca Astolfi added a laidback finish to her gorgeous curve-fitting gown courtesy of this high, rope ponytail. It’s really a simple, sleek ponytail that begins with applying a good amount of anti-frizz serum. Now, divide hair into two sections and pull it back. Next, hold the sections high and start rope braiding and tie it at the bottom

6. Rope Braided Updo

American country music artist Kellie Pickler is a picture of perfection with her rope braided updo. We love the fresh messy look of this hairstyle, that goes well with the rope braids. To recreate this hairdo, divide hair equally at the back, braid each section normally and separately. Pull the two sections and wrap them behind like shown in the picture. Once done, secure to form a bun. When you’re finished braiding, wrapping and pinning, mist with a strong little hairspray.

7. Sleek Pony

Sometimes, the simplest hairstyles are the prettiest. Do not believe us? Take a look at Hailee Steinfeld’s gorgeous rope braid ponytail. Sleek and easy-to-DIY, to recreate her look, begin with sectioning out the hair to one side, then divide hair into two parts and create two normal rope braids by twisting and crossing over each other. Once done, set the braids at the bottom of the hair with a hair tie and spritz lots of anti-frizz hairspray.

8. Halo Braid

Glee actress Dianna Agron has given us some major hair-spiration with this gorgeous and romantic rope inspired halo braid. We love how her messy, intricate and textured hairdo is undeniably trendy. To get the look, once done with roping your hair, position your braid on the crown of your head and skip the hairspray for a chic and natural look.

9. Half Updo

For the ideal night out hairstyle, copy Ashley Benson’s messy waterfall rope braids hairstyle: rope braided from the sides, but messy and easy from the back. Pair your rope braided hairstyle with boho accessories and flawless makeup for a trendy, flirty and romantic final touch.

Low Braided Bun

Gorgeous actress Emilia Clarke sure knows how to draw attention with de-fussing a shimmer cocktail gown with a messy braided updo. In this simple look, the actress’ braids effortlessly blend along with the low-slung bun. She secured her braided bun with bobby pins and left it loose for a more whimsical look.

So, how cool are these rope braid hairstyles? Tell us in the comments section below!

 

The 59 Prettiest Bridal Hairstyles From Real Weddings

There’s nothing a Brides editor loves more than fawning over photos from real weddings. Each and every week, we bring you five inspiring real wedding stories, all packed with jaw-dropping details and some of the most stunning snapshots we’ve ever seen of totally-in-love brides and grooms. And while we’re constantly obsessing over the unique decor and out-of-the-box venues, it’s always the bride who catches our eye. Nothing takes our breath away quite like a real bride. And who better to look to for some bridal style inspiration, especially when it comes to the ultimate finishing touch—your wedding hairstyle.

While celebrities strutting down the red carpet and hours spent scrolling through Instagram might be your go-to sources for hairstyle inspo, real weddings are actually the perfect place to start finding snapshots (and then sending them to your ‘maids for BFF approval, of course!) of bridal hairdos.

From pretty ponytails to the classic half-up, half-down style, these are the prettiest hairstyles real brides rocked for their “I dos.” And because they’re all straight from the pages of our Real Weddings section, you know these gorgeous gals pulled off their wedding-worthy looks IRL. That’s without the help of a celebrity’s glam squad!

Some of these wedded ladies wore their lush locks down in romantic, soft curls spilling over their shoulders. Others swept their hair up in chic and clean chignons for a totally timeless formal vibe. A few even incorporated unexpected hair accessories to elevate their big-day ‘do. So no matter your wedding style or whether your hair is curly or straight, long or short, you’re bound to be inspired by these ladies’ locks.

We’ve combed through (pun intended!) hundreds of real weddings and pulled the prettiest wedding hairstyles our gorgeous brides have worn down the aisle. See our favorites below and then save your faves and bring ’em along to your hair trial.

We’ll save you the Pinterest search. Your bridal hairstyle has officially been found!

When it was one of our fave wedding photographers’ turn to walk down the aisle, Jen Huang rocked a soft and romantic low updo.

Preston’s blond tresses were swept up in a sleek and smooth updo and finished with a minimalist, modern gold barrette.

Ali accessorized her custom Naeem Khan wedding dress (she did marry the designer’s son, after all!) with a perfectly undone half-up ‘do, featuring soft waves beneath an intricate, twisted style.

This bride’s full, voluminous ponytail is undeniably unique and totally glam.

Kea had her blond locks swept into a near-architectural low bun for her Parisian nuptials.

It was glamorous old-Hollywood curls for this blond-beauty bride.

Both of these beautiful brides rocked stunning styles on their big day. Rachel wore her blond locks in a chic, messy updo, while Brittany went with an intricately braided, faux-hawk-inspired ‘do.

When Stephanie married Raphael in South Carolina, she wore her hair in a whimsical, boho side braid.

Kelsey added a fresh sprig of andromeda to her multilayered updo.

This vintage-obsessed bride
 completed her look with an era-appropriate hairstyle for her jazz-age wedding.
Romantic Backyard Wedding in Virginia, Bride in Lace Wedding Dress with Romantic Flower Crown

Mermaid waves and a flower crown looked whimsical and beautifully bohemian on this smiley bride.

Cate’s bridal ponytail was dance-floor ready, while her French braid added an unexpected boho touch.

It was tons of volume and elegant waves for this glamorous Cali bride.

This Miami bride twisted her locks away from her face for a half-up, half-down look that was totally effortless.

For her Colorado wedding, Devon pinned and pulled all of her hair to one side.

Stacy went with a classic half-up, half-down ‘do for her San Francisco wedding.

A flirty retro-inspired hairstyle was the perfect choice for this too-cool Brooklyn bride.

That shine, though! This bride’s slightly wavy, super-shiny locks nearly outdid the glimmer coming off her engagement ring.

This beachy bride rocked her natural curls and a punchy flower crown at her seaside South Carolina wedding.

With her blond tresses swirled into a classic chignon, this bride was ready for her formal ballroom wedding.

A whimsically beaded floral crown added a fresh youthfulness to this Colorado bride’ssoft curls.

Christine’s romantic bun was made even more so with the addition of a sparkly hairpiece.

Roana’s undone curls spilling over her shoulders were as natural as her Yosemite National Park venue.

A pair of dainty braids completed the beachy-wave ‘do of this Colorado bride.

A deep part and volume at the crown created a minimalist-chic look for this Long Island bride.

For her wedding to Eric, Vivian layered her curls in a full, messy bun that was equal parts romantic, effortless, and elegant.

For her romantic, rustic Wisconsin nuptials, Megan had a hairstyle to match, and she accessorized her wavy brown tresses with a delicate gold-chain hairpiece.

We’re sure no one was able to take their eyes off of this bride’s woven and braided bun as she was walking down the aisle.

The finishing touch on Lindsay’s chic and elegant bridal bun? A bit of sparkle and feminine florals.

With übershiny waves and a chic center part, this style was stunning enough. But the glam golden chain this Nashville bride added to her locks took the look over the top

As this beautiful southwestern bride demonstrates, sometimes all a gal needs is a beautiful blowout!

Kalisha chose retro finger waves for her vintage-inspired lob.

Anna studded her soft updo with white and green flowers for her D.C. wedding.

We’re digging the almost crimped style Ashley wore down the aisle at her Atlanta wedding.

Full curls are always a major hit. Just ask this Massachusetts bride, who sweetened the look with a whimsical flower crown.

Meghan’s side-swept chignon looked perfectly polished at her New York wedding.

A halo headpiece was just the thing to complete this bride’s loose, shoulder-skimming curls.

The wrapped chignon worn by this California bride couldn’t possibly be any prettier.

This is one cool Cali bride who’s definitely not afraid of a little color! Her brown curls were dip-dyed a bold blue hue for her walk down the aisle.

For a boho touch, this bride completed her curly, casual updo with bits of foliage and florals.

Jennifer pinned up a few tresses of her effortless loose curls to frame her face.

Caitlin completed her modern bridal style with large barrel curls in her long blond locks.

With her tresses in interlooping twists, Kristin accentuated her soft updo with gold beaded pins.

For her North Carolina wedding, Mallory wore her shoulder-length hair in side-swept curls.

With some curly tendrils and a gold hairpiece, this bride looked picture-perfect for her black-tie wedding.

Barely there curls and a center part were the perfect finishing touch to Ashley’s ’70s bridal style.

Sometimes the dress dictates the hair! Tenaya wore hers up in a soft style to show off her gown’s gorgeous open back.

Tousled touch-me waves completed this bride’s romantic wedding-day look.

An unfussy side ponytail fit Liz’s rustic country wedding to a T.

Tons of volume plus a sparkly headpiece equaled a princess-worthy style for this Brooklyn bride.

Big side-swept barrel curls looked ultraromantic on this rustic-chic bride.

This bride wrapped her locks into a sleek top bun for her California nuptials.

“I wore a pin that belonged to my maternal grandmother, who is no longer with us,” Diana said of the hairpiece she wore in her braided updo. “She was a very classy lady, and it was a beautiful piece of antique jewelry.”

Stefanie wore her blond tresses down and in loose finger-separated curls for her rustic, romantic celebration.

Both this bride and her bridesmaid rocked enviable ‘dos down the aisle. Bride Alexandra went with a messy, undone bun, and her MOH styled her tresses into a French braid and chignon.

The beautiful Rochelle styled her tresses into a texturized bun, accessorized with a couple of pretty pins, for her Martha’s Vineyard wedding day.