Monday 11th August 2014

Updos are vital for any special occasion, be it a wedding, party or ball. We've rounded up the chicest hairstyle updos from the red-carpet so you've got instant inspiration...

Sarah Jessica Parker

Updos are the ultimate glamazon hairstyle. When it comes to a formal event, special occasion or just when you are tired of wearing your hair loose, nothing beats an up hairstyle for elegance and style.

Red carpets - from fashion parties to movie premieres - are lined with super-glam  celebrities wearing their hair up. Pulling the hair away from the face is the perfect way to show off a stunning make-up look, be it natural, a smokey eye or a statement bright lip.

With the autumn/winter season fast approaching, there's never been a better time to start looking for hair ideas, and with our gorgeous red-carpet finds you'll be utterly spoilt for choice.

Lovers of a sleek and well-groomed look, should channel up hairstyles from the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow with a slicked back low bun and Emma Stone wearing a shiny chignon. Purveyors of a natural hairstyle updo, will love the gently tousled updos of Alexa Chung and Anna Friel who make their high-fashion hair looks, appear effortless.

There's also lots to choose from if you fancy trying out some retro updo styles - think beehives, milkmaid plaits and Marcel waves, plus and we've even got updo hair inspiration that use hair accessories and jewels too. The perfect way to vamp up a simple updo.

These up hairdos are easier than you think - these are the a-list looks to give a go...

Read Full Caption