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Best celebrity up-dos

Best celebrity up-dos

Inspiration for the party season

With party season fast approaching, where better to find hair inspiration than the red carpet? From big bouffant beehives, to an understated chignon, to crazy plaits for a fashionable after-party, celebrities (and their hairstylists) know how to create head-turning locks for a big event. So before you start prepping for that office party, browse our pick of the best evening hairstyles, in our celebrity up-do hall of fame.

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    Scarlett Johansson wears her hair in curls pushed… More details

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    Scarlett Johansson wears her hair in curls pushed back off the face, and piled behind the head to dramatic effect.

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    Andrea Riseborough's Victoriana-inspired 'do will… More details

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    Andrea Riseborough's Victoriana-inspired 'do will look chic with lace or a long-sleeved dress.

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    Winona Ryder's romantic curls are pulled back… More details

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    Winona Ryder's romantic curls are pulled back into a flattering ponytail.

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    Dianna Agron's low side-bun may look mussed-up,… More details

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    Dianna Agron's low side-bun may look mussed-up, but the straightened fringe and layers keep things sophisticated.

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    A cute, retro-inspired quiff like January Jones'… More details

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    A cute, retro-inspired quiff like January Jones' will look glamorous with a figure-hugging cocktail dress.

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    Intricate plaits woven into bands, like Jessica… More details

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    Intricate plaits woven into bands, like Jessica Alba's were all over the autumn/winter 2011 catwalks, and add texture to a simple up-do.

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    A side plait like Hailee Steinfeld's, when worn… More details

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    A side plait like Hailee Steinfeld's, when worn with a simple top and trousers, looks chic rather than sickly sweet.

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    Kate Beckinsale makes a ponytail ultra-glamorous… More details

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    Kate Beckinsale makes a ponytail ultra-glamorous by adding volume and lift at the front.

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    Abbie Cornish channels a twenties flapper girl… More details

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    Abbie Cornish channels a twenties flapper girl with her chic marcel waves.

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    Make a simple chignon interesting like Hilary… More details

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    Make a simple chignon interesting like Hilary Swank with a jewelled hair accessory pinned to the side of the head.

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    Taylor Swift showcases a more grown-up look,… More details

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    Taylor Swift showcases a more grown-up look, wearing her hair curled and pinned under to the side.

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    Sarah Jessica Parker wears her hair in a classic… More details

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    Sarah Jessica Parker wears her hair in a classic bouffant beehive - the perfect style for cocktail hour.

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    For a more unique take on the heidi braid, wear… More details

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    For a more unique take on the heidi braid, wear your plait at the front of the head, like Amy Adams.

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    The ponytail is big news this season - Blake… More details

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    The ponytail is big news this season - Blake Lively shows how to make the style work for after-hours.

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    A plaited bun pulled of the face a la Jennifer… More details

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    A plaited bun pulled of the face a la Jennifer Lopez, will look elegant paired with a shoulder-baring gown.

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    Kelly Rowland plays down the drama of a statement… More details

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    Kelly Rowland plays down the drama of a statement dress with a stylish, but simple low chignon.

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    Emma Stone showcases another elegant take on the… More details

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    Emma Stone showcases another elegant take on the ponytail.

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    Zooey Deschanel's kooky side bun and schoolgirl… More details

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    Zooey Deschanel's kooky side bun and schoolgirl fringe add fun to a glamorous evening dress.

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    Rose Byrne wears her ponytail low and swept to… More details

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    Rose Byrne wears her ponytail low and swept to the side for a groomed look.

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    Heidi braids can look twee, but Marion Cotillard… More details

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    Heidi braids can look twee, but Marion Cotillard shows how to pull them off with aplomb.

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    Sideswept hair is a major hair trend - Jaime King… More details

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    Sideswept hair is a major hair trend - Jaime King shows how to wear it with an up-do.

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    A top knot like Whitney Port's is elegant but not… More details

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    A top knot like Whitney Port's is elegant but not too fussy - ideal for an office party.

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    Lily Collins is a picture of elegance with her… More details

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    Lily Collins is a picture of elegance with her Audrey Hepburn inspired up-do.

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    Kate Bosworth's face-flattering up-do gives the… More details

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    Kate Bosworth's face-flattering up-do gives the illusion of shorter hair.

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    Jessica Lowndes' double-plaited up-do is bound to… More details

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    Jessica Lowndes' double-plaited up-do is bound to make a statement on the dancefloor.

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    For a quirkier evening look, try Eliza… More details

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    For a quirkier evening look, try Eliza Doolittle's 'bow' effect bun.

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    Kirsten Dunst keeps her hair wavy for a more… More details

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    Kirsten Dunst keeps her hair wavy for a more romantic chignon.

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    Camilla Belle's hair is piled high on top of ehr… More details

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    Camilla Belle's hair is piled high on top of ehr head for a stylish, but fuss-free style.

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    Try mixing up textures like Emma Roberts - with a… More details

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    Try mixing up textures like Emma Roberts - with a curly ponytail and sleek fringe.

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    Elle Fanning tries a more unique take on the… More details

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    Elle Fanning tries a more unique take on the heidi braids hairstyle.

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    Keira Knightley's slicked back bun is the height… More details

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    Keira Knightley's slicked back bun is the height of red carpet glamour.

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    Channel your inner sex kitten like Alice Eve with… More details

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    Channel your inner sex kitten like Alice Eve with a Brigitte Bardot inspired look.

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    Anne Hathaway's simple centre parting is great… More details

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    Anne Hathaway's simple centre parting is great for letting a sequinned party dress stand out.

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    Zoe Saldana;s up-do is slightly tonged at the… More details

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    Zoe Saldana;s up-do is slightly tonged at the front for a mussed-up look.

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    If you have a fringe like Felicity Jones, don't… More details

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    If you have a fringe like Felicity Jones, don't pin it back - it will make your eyes pop.

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    Olivia Wilde shows off the most innovative red… More details

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    Olivia Wilde shows off the most innovative red carpet ponytail we've seen this year.

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    A dramatic up-do from Jessie J - we recommend… More details

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    A dramatic up-do from Jessie J - we recommend pulling hair back a little looser for a softer look.

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    With a dramatic hair colour (and wardrobe) like… More details

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    With a dramatic hair colour (and wardrobe) like Florence Welch's, hair can be simply worn in a chignon for a striking effect.

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    Freida Pinto always stands out on the red carpet… More details

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    Freida Pinto always stands out on the red carpet - this softly plaited bun is so elegant.

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    Sienna Miller goes for retro glamour with a… More details

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    Sienna Miller goes for retro glamour with a classic high bun.

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