It's the weekend - time to let your hair down... or tie it up, or get it cut, or plait it, perm it and pin it. If you're stuck for ideas on weekend hair, check out these celeb styles.
When it comes to weekend hairstyles, it’s often a toss up between tousled locks which look relaxed and undone, or a sleek style that’s straight off the red carpet.
Emulate that Olsen-esque ‘just out of bed’ look with loose waves for a laid-back weekend look. These styles take an all new spin on glamour, where the aim is to disguise the amount of time spent creating them!.
A well-manufactured sleek style needs a lot of inspiration – and, of course, you want to see the style first. Demi Lovato’s platinum blonde top knot and Jessica Chastain’s retro often require lots of hair pins and hair spray (and a touch of patience!) but they make fabulous weekend hairstyles for a night out or special occassion.
Model Miranda Kerr has it all – a gorgeous husband, beautiful baby and incredible hair! Her loose waves are the perfect weekend hairstyle for when you want to go for understated glamour.
Zooey Deschanel is the Queen of bouncy locks and when you’re getting ready for a night out with the girls’ there’s no such thing as too much volume.
Jennifer Lawrence goes for the slicked back and sophisticated look with this incredibly simple hairstyle – perfect for when you’ve got to leave the house for drinks in 10 minutes.
Channel Beyoncé Knowles herself with this fierce ponytail ‘do. Just add thick eyelashes and red lipstick and you’re ready for the weekend!
Kristen Stewart’s fishtail plait is a great weekend hairstyle because once it’s done you’re free to go straight from shopping to the bar without needing a redo.
Anne Hathaway’s cropped ‘do might not be for the faint-hearted but if you’re thinking of ways to style you short locks this is a great weekend look.
Rising star Sarah Hyland is a master of the messy side bun. With large, loose curls and a soft side parting this look has wedding guest stamped all over it. The hanging strands make her bare shoulders less exposed giving her red carpet style a messy twist.
Emma Watson is graced with naturally glossy hair that lends itself well to simple styles. Thicker, heavier hair will create a stronger side parting, which is great for Emma’s low twist bun. Try this style with doughnut ring for maximum precision.
The half-up-half-down do is a simple way to replicate retro glamour. Just like vintage style icon, Emma Stone, your half-way do will be great for any weekend because it’s easy yet elegant. We’ve seen Emma Stone work this hairstyle everywhere from the red carpet to glamorous Hollywood nights out, changing her look with variations on her fringe. This style would suit a heavy fringe, side sweep or a strong centre parting.
Wet-look hair had a strong rival on the Chanel spring/summer 2012 catwalk. It’s a hard style to wear, but, when worn well like Nicole Richie, this slicked back style looks incredibly edgy, not to mention tres chic! Gel, gel, gel… need we say more?
Though it may look tricky to replicate, Jessica Chastain’s mod-retro curl is simply a hot tong wave with no after-care. Leave this style perfectly preened by avoiding running a brush through it afterwards.
Alexa is the queen of short hairstyles and our ultimate hair hero. For an already-short style, like Alexa’s try pinning the ends together at the nape of the neck and leaving the front loose. It’s an easy way to expose a strong neckline.
Lana Del Rey always maintains a high-glamour look, modelled on vintage icons. She wears large barrel curls in 1940s styling for a look that we’re totally trying, asap.
Though you may think an elegant up-do is reserved for the ultimate a-list invitation. You may be wrong. Emma Stone’s elegant up-do can be easily replicated from Hollywood to home.
Master the sexy up-do like vixen Vanessa Hudgens. The a-list trick is to leave the hair a little undone to counterbalance your formal evening wear. This look complements bare shoulders particularly well.
A strong fringe is a great way to revamp an old faithful top knot. Nicole Richie has created a stacked effect by making her fringe, bun and wrap-plait separate features of this smart up hairstyle. Try this glamorous style for a night out with the girls!
Master the art of a simple side plait to give an undone look a little hair detail. Jessica Szohr’s mini plait is subtle so it doesn’t overpower the style – try loosening the plait by pulling at thin strands to match Jessica’s tousled beach waves.
We’re still not over a centre parting. In this look it’s strengthened by a bold fringe, split down the middle. With her hair down, Jennifer has scooped the hair up at the back leaving the parting in place whilst creating a waterfall effect at the back of the head.
Simple but sleek. Black Lively has opted for a smart ponytail which works particularly well with the high neckline of her dress. For this look, it’s important to secure each strand. The best way to achieve ultimate accuracy is to brush lightly over the style when it’s complete.
Great waves, like Caroline’s, can be created with leave-in plaits, large tongs or simply a blow drier and wide-barrel brush. What’s more, you can incorporate loose curls into an up-do (with front sections), a down-do for mermaidian tresses and even a half-up-half-down hairstyle – great for weddings and spontaneous weekends away.
Wrapping hair over one shoulder gives an instant red carpet illusion to any style. Cheryl’s long locks fall elegantly on one side but if the hait needs a little help, a pin or twist can’t hurt.
Try a simple side pin on each side of your parting to pull hair away from the face. Shenae’s simple hairstyle lends itself well to strong make-up and a bold outfit because her hair does not detract or overpower her weekend style.
Mary-Kate Olsen is a fail-safe inspiration for weekend hair. Fro daytime looks, don’t shy away bed hair – it is the weekend after all. We suggest curling the hair in uneven sections to create different sized curls then lifting the hair from the routes from your fingers. Perfect for summer outings and festivals.
Victory role your way to the weekend with Nicola’s smart side curl. With the vintage revival in full fashion swing for the 21st century, we’re not ones to shy away from a retro hairstyle on the weekend.
Big is beautiful. Nicole Richie is a strong advocate of voluminous hair, which is good because big hair is beautiful at any time of day, on any occassion. Try out a large than life style with a dressed down day outfit or pump it up for ultimate impact with your evening outfit.
Weave some loose fishtail plaits into side-swept hairstyle to create texture and body. With Blake’s hair there’s lots of individual elements of elegance which create an overall intricate ocassion hairstyle.
When the top knot stormed onto the hairstyle scene last year, it created the perfect solution for holiday hair and third-day of wash hair but most importantly, evening hair. Work your weekend hair with a slick top knot wrapped by the ends of the ponytail. This look will take you right through the weekend.
A fishtail plait with a twist. Coordinate strands of ribbon with your outfit and thread it through the lengths of the plait to create a colourful feature with the hair. This look is perfect for the weekend, where colourful ribbon potential isn’t maximised in the working week!
The ultimate in Parisian glamour, Marion Cotillard teams tight curls below the ear with a strong far-left side parting. Her weekend look would work beautifully for an evening occasion.