Red-Carpet Hairstyles to Steal for Your Wedding Day
The same styles that turn heads on the red carpet are bound to be beautiful on your big day.
We love the red carpets and the celebrities that walk them as much as you do, which is why we looked to the last season of star-studded award shows for big-day beauty inspiration. Luckily, our search was fruitful—some of the best celebrity hairstyles also make great bridal looks, and we've highlighted our favorites ahead.
Want to wear your hair down when you tie the knot? The actresses ahead have you covered. Would you rather don an updo for your moment in the spotlight? There are plenty of ideas for that, too. Even if you're leaning toward a mix of both for your nuptials, the stars have got your back (or should we say, your head). Essentially, our roundup has something for everyone, no matter your personality, your hair type, or your wedding's vibe.
Click through to see some gorgeous celebrity hairdos, which were worn at events including the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, and the Golden Globes. The prestige of their debuts is enough to prove that they're worthy of your party, but if you need more convincing, we've also explained why we think that they're so special. Whether you have straight hair or curls, love braids or ponytails, or have short or long locks, we've found a look that you might like. Even better, these hairdos were crafted with paparazzi cameras in mind, not to mention long nights of award shows and after-parties. That means that they'll look stunning in your photographs, and (with the right tools, which a professional can recommend) will last through all of your celebration.
Jennifer Lawrence's Beach Waves
Loose, tousled curls will show off your free spirit, like Jennifer Lawrence's hair did at the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Consider using a sea-salt spray to achieve a similar look—they're called beach waves for a reason.
Allison Williams's Old-School Waves
Allison Williams exuded glamour at the 2018 Academy Awards, thanks to her smooth and meticulously-styled waves. The look works beautifully for medium-length hair like hers.
Priyanka Chopra's Chic Ponytail
Issa Rae's Braided Updo
For ample inspiration, turn to Insecure star Issa Rae, who consistently sports impressive updos. Copy her braided bun from the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, and you're bound to feel like a princess.
Jessica Biel's Low Ponytail
Jessica Biel knows a pretty hairstyle when she sees one, as evidenced by her look at the 2018 Golden Globes. The style—which is actually a low pony—works for brides who want to wow from the front and the back.
Lupita Nyong'o's Gilded Updo
Instead of sticking accessories on top, consider weaving them into your style. Take a cue from Lupita Nyong'o, who had gold accents threaded through her braided updo for the 2018 Oscars.
Zendaya's Smooth Topknot
Keep your strands out of your face in a tight, sleek ballerina-style bun. Work with products that give a glossy finish (think: Zendaya's topknot at the 90th Annual Academy Awards).
Julianne Hough's Beribboned Side Ponytail
Julianne Hough went with side-swept, pulled-back hair at the Emmys in 2017. We love that she tied her locks with long ribbon, and we encourage you to do the same. Match it to the shade of your dress for a monochrome look, use it as your "something blue," coordinate it with the ribbon around your bouquet—the possibilities abound.
Emmy Rossum's Deep Side Part
A deep side part is elegant on its own, but Emmy Rossum's version, seen at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, featured an extra dose of allure. With hair combed back behind one ear like hers, you can put your wedding earrings on full display.
Betty Gabriel's Half-Up Waves
How lovely is this textured style, worn by Get Out's Betty Gabriel at the 2018 Academy Awards? Pin your tendrils back for the half-up hairstyle, and prepare to leave guests awestruck.