Updos: A-List inspiration for your party hairstyle

Barbara McMillan
Instantly update your look with a beautiful updo, inspired by one of these red carpet looks...
Updos are the ultimate glamazon hairstyle - something Gal Gadot clearly understands.

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 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.

Alexa Chung and Emma Stone choose 'dos guaranteed to make their sassy scarlet pouts pop, while Selena Gomez's grown-up and glamorous ponytail complements her nude palette.

With the spring/summer season on our doorstep, 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 Kate Bosworth with a slicked half-up, half-down look. For something super-feminine, look no further than Sienna Miller and Emma Watson who like to twist braids into their updos.

Or for all out glamour, see how Blake Lively and Jessica Biel work their big bouncy blow dries into artfully styled hair updos.

There's also lots to choose from if you fancy trying out some retro updo styles - think beehives, milkmaid plaits and Marcel waves.

We've even got updo hair inspiration that use hair accessories and jewels too - step forward Kate Middleton and Sarah Jessica Parker. We can't think of a simpler way to vamp up an ensemble.

After an updo that can be achieved with minimal effort in a matter of minutes? Make like chart-topping star Taylor Swift and actress Bella Thorne by teasing your layers into a topknot.

Most recently, Bella Hadid pulled her brunette tresses into a sleek beehive updo for the Cannes Film Festival 2016, letting a few stray strands fly across her face for the perfect mix of easygoing and structured style.

Keep reading to see all the best celebrity updos and hair up styles...
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