Wedding Hairstyles: Amazing Updos Inspired by the Red Carpet

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Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood
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This gallery of wedding updos is inspired by the hairstyles celebrities have donned on the red carpet. You'll find super formal to more casual 'dos, but all of these styles would look gorgeous with the right dress and a veil.

Country singer Carrie Underwood is Exhibit A. Here she rocks an edgy French twist. It's messier than the typical chignon and has a bouffant to make it pop. 

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Kate Mara

Kate Mara
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Kate Mara's beautiful chestnut mane is swept to the side, half-up and half-down. She accents the look with gorgeous jeweled barrettes. 

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Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton
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Paris Hilton sports finger waves pulled into a sloppy chic, braided bun. The look is part-flapper, part-high society.

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Brooklyn Decker

Brooklyn Decker
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 If you're a little more unconventional, try Brooklyn Decker's two-toned messy chignon.

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Stana Katic

Stana Katic
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Stana Katic shows the messy chignon is clearly a trend. You'll need to find a stylist who can create waves in your hair and then sweep them into a loose bun. If your hair isn't long enough, you'll need extensions.

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Dianna Agron

Dianna Agron
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Dianna Argon's bun stands out because of the series of loose knots that make it up. She also has bangs, which can accentuate the eyes or conceal a large forehead.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift has partial bangs accented by tendrils, while the rest of her locks are crinkled into an intricate bun. The pop star has naturally wavy hair. If your hair texture is similar to hers, ask a stylist about reproducing this look.

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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba
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Actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba has the sleekest chignon on this list thus far. If you want a more classic updo on your big day, use this look as inspiration.

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Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz
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Unlike the other women in this slideshow so far, actress Rachel Weisz sports an updo that's completely up. No tendrils, bangs or loose wisps of hair for her. Who can blame her? She has a beautiful face and wants to show it off. If your face is your No. 1 asset, follow suit.

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Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere
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Actress Hayden Panettiere models a similar look to Rachel Weisz's, only her mane is golden blonde, with crisp crinkles.

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Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley
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Keira Knightley's sleek, but slightly wavy updo, is almost similar to Jessica Alba's. Once again, if your goal is to look polished and traditional on your wedding day, ask your hairstylist to reproduce this style rather than the sloppy chignons on this list.

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Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt
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Emily Blunt's super dark, swept back updo almost looks severe. But the peacock-inspired hair accessory lightens up the style a tad.

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Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum
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While most of the women on this list have updos that feature waves and crinkles, Heidi Klum's style is nearly poker straight. If your hair is more sleek than wavy, give this style a try.

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Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich
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If you can't decide whether to wear your hair down or up, take a cue from Milla Jovovich. Nearly all of the front of her mane is exposed, while the side and the back is concealed.

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone
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Emma Stone oozes old school glamour with her richly colored bangs and sleek but intricate bun. If you want to look like a movie star on your wedding day, this style is the way to go.

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Li Bing Bing

Li Bing Bing
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Here, Li Bing Bing's hair is slick, black and pulled back. If you've got a killer face like she does, go for this look. Top it off with some stately jewels.

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Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz
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If you're a casual kind of gal who plans to buck tradition on your wedding day, consider Penelope Cruz's bang and ponytail style. You will likely need the help of hair extensions to pull this look off.

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Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks
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 Actress Elizabeth Banks wears her hair pulled back into a fishtail-styled chignon.

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Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks
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 Banks make the list again with this more traditional-looking twist.

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Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley
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"Divergent" actress Shailene Woodley looks more mature than her years with this classic movie star bun that's just slightly untidy.