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Holiday Hairstyles: 5 Elegant Updos

Holiday parties call for gorgeous hairstyles -- and if you have a little time and patience, these won't cost you a dime! Keep reading for 5 elegant updo ideas you can try for your next fête.
1. Natalie Portman keeps her side bun low and loose with soft texture that frames her face.

2. Jessica Alba's tight braided bun is sleek in front and feminine in back.

3. Leighton Meester's loosely pinned curls look effortless and sultry.

4. Blake Lively's supersleek low ponytail shows off her dramatic jewelry.

5. Taylor Swift's wavy updo is so romantic and shows off her gentle curls.

I don't know why but I absolutely do not like the way slicked-back hair looks. It makes Jessica Alba and Blake Lively's heads look odd shaped. I know; I'm weird.
#1 Jen on 2010-12-02 17:29 (Reply)
I agree with you Jen! I don't like the slicked back looks either, it makes them look too severe or something.
#2 Nikki (Homepage) on 2010-12-02 18:29 (Reply)
I like Taylor's updo. You know, there are certain hairstyles that just don't look good on you regardless of how it looks great on others. That's because of the face shape. IDK with Blake. She just looks horrible in that updo.
#3 Sean Grey Hanson on 2010-12-02 22:39 (Reply)
The severe buns sort of resemble the type of hairstyle you'd need to put on protective gear for lab work or something. Or a dominatrix maybe. I like the softer styles, they kind of amplify the winsome feminine look of the girls. Poor Blake, I think she's so lovely looking. I guess it's nice to know they have their off nights too x.x
#4 sobriquet on 2010-12-03 01:17 (Reply)
i agree, blake lively looks horrible there. i think the 'do emphasizes her large ears and the hard lines (nose, jaw) of her face. jessica alba's isn't much better but since her features are a little softer it doesn't look as awful. on the other hand somebody did a horrible job with her makeup! that too-light powder and too-obvious bronzer. sheesh.
#5 jane (Homepage) on 2010-12-03 04:32 (Reply)
Natalie Portman's updo is a winner. She looks so beautiful and I love the shape of her eyebrows (very Brooke Shields). Definitely going to try that soft bun look.
#6 budget chic on 2010-12-04 04:11 (Reply)
This is what precisely coach purses cheap I'm talking about. That is a very good observation and a great line of thought.
#7 coach purses cheap on 2010-12-19 20:43 (Reply)
Natalie and Leighton are the winners here! Jessica's is just too tight, and Blake's ages her about 30 years, she looks old here!
#8 Morgan C. on 2011-01-13 16:47 (Reply)
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