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20 Most Glamorous Red Carpet Hairstyle Ideas

/ 09.02.2015
Red Carpet Inspired Hairstyle Ideas
Red Carpet Inspired Hairstyle Ideas

A glam evening calls for an ultra-luxurious hairdo. From intricate French braids and glossy ponytails to cascading spiral curls and Grecian-inspired sculpted buns – there are so many red carpet hairstyles to take inspiration from! Whether you are attending a social gala or an award ceremony, going on a romantic date or to your high school prom, here are a few picture perfect hairstyle ideas to jazz up your look to match the razzle dazzle!

Half Up
Half Up

1. Charming Half-Up

A great way to show off your full face while letting perfectly feathered soft layers cascade down your shoulders or back, the half-up hairdo is simple and stunning. Perfect for all hair lengths, face types and even ages, this timeless hairstyle for women effortlessly complements a chic red carpet event outfit.

Smooth Chignon
Smooth Chignon

2. Smooth Chignon

The chignon is arguably one of the simplest and yet prettiest hairstyles befitting a gala. Spotted on showbiz red carpets year after year, this timeless and oh-so-classy hairstyle is definitely a hit amongst fashionistas. The swept back hair allows the face to enjoy all the attention while a neat, medium sized bun keeps all loose strands in place.

Grecian-Inspired Updo
Grecian-Inspired Updo

3. Grecian-Inspired Curly Updo

Eternally gorgeous and ultra-feminine, the Grecian-inspired curly updo is truly a signature vintage hairstyle. Accessorized with a studded hair pin or a tiara, this rather regal-looking hairstyle is perfect for a night of glamour, extravagance and all that jazz.

Versatile Ponytail
Versatile Ponytail

4. Versatile Ponytail

If you thought that ponytails were only fit for the gym or reserved for bad hair days, you haven't tried playing them up for a glam event. Use a super shine hair serum before styling your hair to make it look extra glossy before securing it up in a bouncy pony. Go for a high strung pony with the front hair brushed back in a faux hawk or deeper side parts with all your strands pinned neatly behind the ears. Or, divide the pony into few vertical sections, intertwine the pieces and secure the coil with a hair tie.
Intriguing French Braid
Intriguing French Braid

5. Intriguing French Braid

Intricate, casually undone (and even a little messy), the French braid is as sexy as a hairstyle can get. Perfect for a special evening, this red carpet-inspired hairstyle is sure to escalate your overall style quotient and send the paparazzi on a clicking spree. A faux braid on the side, tugged ever so gently at places, creates that perfectly undone look. Try the style on a date night or at a glitzy soiree.
Pretty Pixie
Pretty Pixie

6. Pretty Pixie

If short hair is what you love, you can totally own the super cute, cropped pixie. Try various looks for various events, right from teased up and spiked to back combed and slicked down – and everything in between – the possibilities to play up the pretty pixie for a special event are spread out as vast as your creativity and imagination go!

Off-the-Shoulder Wave
Off-the-Shoulder Wave

7. Off-the-Shoulder Wave

Very simple, very chic, these waves are a great way to flaunt low necklines or off shoulder dresses as well as to show off gorgeous collar bones or the soft side of the neck. This hairstyle involves keeping a section of loose locks on one side of the shoulder while rolling and tucking the remaining tresses along the back of the neck with the help of bobby pins. The off-the-shoulder wave is genuinely effortless and goes very well with long hair and oval or square face shapes.

Loose Curls
Loose Curls

8. Loose Curls

A great way to keep your hair down and still look very, very stylish is by curling your hair loosely. Easy and elegant loose curls go with all hair lengths and face shapes and are perfect for special events when you need to look picture perfect without making an effort. Use a good super shine hair serum to add sheen and perfect the glam look.

Twisting Bun
Twisting Bun

9. Twisting Bun

Looking for a sweet hairstyle that complements your round or heart shaped face? The twisting bun is a perfect choice! An exaggerated side part frames the face perfectly, while creating a glamorous look. Ideal for medium hair lengths, this ultra-feminine hairdo is not only fit for a glitzy social meets but also for work or a fun night out with friends.
Bob with Full Bangs
Bob with Full Bangs

10. Bob With Full Bangs

Looking for some drama? Try out an ultra-smooth chin-length bob and play it up with straight blunt bangs. This is an ideal hairstyle for women with short hair. Lend a chic twist with a side part and let the bangs draw all the attention to your eyes!
Feathery Bangs
Feathery Bangs

11. Eye-Grazing Feathery Bangs

The super cool feathery bangs look seems to be pulled right out of a fashion magazine. Slightly asymmetrical bangs and sleek hair strands make this edgy hairstyle one of the most requested looks in hair salons across the world. Plus, the style looks flattering on just about any face shape.
Braided Updo
Braided Updo

12. Braided Updo

You can never go wrong with a braided updo. This red carpet-inspired hairstyle is super romantic and ultra dreamy. Go for a double braided style finishing up in a sophisticated bun at the nape of your neck or tease your braids to achieve a more cheerful and relaxed look.

Cascading Curls
Cascading Curls

13. Cascading Curls

Cascading curls have always epitomized red carpet hairstyles. Best suited for medium to long length hair, this style is romantic, classy, fun and timeless – all at the same time!
Super Gorgeous Blowouts
Super Gorgeous Blowouts

14. Super Gorgeous Blowout

YouCan't accuse this hairstyle of being plain! In fact, a well-done blowout will flatter your tresses and highlight those feathery layers, while conveniently keeping everything off-your-face. Before a blowout, do remember to massage your hair with a smoothing cream to remove frizz and achieve a silky, smooth 'do
Curly Updo
Curly Updo

15. Curly Updo

Don't know what to do with your curls? Leave it to us to suggest a few picture perfect curly updos. Fully back brushed tresses bunched up as a top knot, a side part twining into a relaxed bun or curls twisted loosely into finger waves and tucked back into a low chignon – there are so many variations to try to achieve that flawless red carpet look!
Delicate Side Bun
Delicate Side Bun

16. Delicate Side Bun

Flaunted by beauty muses and red carpet starlets, the delicate side bun is the ultimate go-to hairstyle for every girl out there wanting to set the stage on fire. A gorgeous side sweep coupled with a loose, wispy bun is sure to make heads turn at every glam event.

Flirty Braid
Flirty Braid

17. Flirty Braid

If a classic, playful hairstyle is what you're after, try out a flirty braid. Tease your hair well before braiding and tug at places to create a carefree, undone look. You can finish up this style with a French fishtail braid.

Vintage Sculpted Updo
Vintage Sculpted Updo

18. Sculpted Updo

Bring retro glamour back with a sophisticated sculpted updo. There are many variations to try with this '50s hairstyle. Go for a faux bob with a deep side part, a victory roll or cascading finger curls to perfect the sassy look.
Ballerina Bun
Ballerina Bun

19. Oversized Ballerina Bun

Give the traditional chignon a modern twist with a mega knot. The oversized ballerina bun can be made by pulling the hair closer to the crown, giving it a thorough back brush to add max volume and wrapping the teased tresses around in a giant bun. A great hairstyle to highlight your facial features – those smoky eyes or high cheekbones (as well as your sparkling ear studs!) – the oversized ballerina bun is chic and flirty at the same time.
Accessorized Hair
Accessorized Hair

20. Accessorized Updo

A super skinny headband, a studded tiara, an ornate hair pin or even a fresh flower goes a long way in glamourizing your red carpet-inspired hairdo. A beautiful hair accessory adds just the right amount of glitz to top off a dressy hairstyle. Why not tuck one in your hair at the next event you attend?

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