Getting red carpet-worthy style doesn’t need to entail an expensive visit to the salon. Instead, try these star styles at home with your own simple tools and a can of hairspray. We guarantee you’ll love the results.
1. Messy Chignon
A chignon is nothing more than a low knot at the back of the head. By pulling a few strands out of place ahead of time and gently curling them, you end up with a style that seems to have survived a beach walk and still happens to look great for drinks. Brava. Try this tutorial for the perfect Messy Chignon.
2. Heidi Braids
What could be more classic than two pigtails pulled up and over your head, their ends tucked safely out of site? We submit: nothing. Add extra flair to the style with small gems, pearls or flowers. If you don’t have quite enough hair, try weaving in a storebought hairpiece.
3. French Braid Bun
French braids are sweet and buns are classy. Together: amazing. Braid your hair into one plait or two, then gather the ends into a loose knot. All done!
4. Casual French Twist
The French twist has been decorating Bond girls for decades, but there’s no need for every single hair to be in place. Instead, give your ‘do a lived-in edge. Roll it inward casually, then pin in place. Sweep longer bangs behind your ear, and smooth shorter ones at an angle.
5. Red Carpet Messy Bun
When you’re going for that movie star look but just don’t want to take the time to create something truly fancy, an updated messy bun always does the trick. Start by backcombing your hair for a bit of volume, then pull it into a mussed bun with an elastic band. Pull out a few strands and curl them, or alternative twist a few strands of your hair and pin them before making the bun. Pin your hair securely and spritz … good to go!