Wedding Hairstyles and Updos

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It's that time!

Most women dream of getting married when they are little kids. They try to imagine it all. They dream of the setting, their partner, the food, the flowers, their dress and even the weather. What women tend to forget about is their HAIR!

This is a time in a woman's life when she will be photographed more in one day than she will be in her entire life. So, what is a woman to do about her hair? From the weddings I have been to most brides get their hair done by a professional and put their complete trust in the hands of a stranger. And, let us not forget, even family and friends like to take a shot at becoming the "stylist" for a day. Here are some helpful tips to make sure you look the best on your wedding day.

Without further ado, I wish you all the best of luck in deciding what to do with your beautiful and precious hair. This is meant as a general resource and one stop guide to find the look your looking for. Good luck on one of the most important days of your lives!

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Hot 2008 Wedding Updo Hairstyles

The variety of wedding hairstyles can be overwhelming. Do you desire an updo or to wear your hair down? Wear it curled or straight? Have it pulled elegantly back or wisping across your face?

An upswept hairdo, commonly nicknamed the "updo", is essentially the process of pinning the hair so that it is off the neck. This is one of the most popular wedding hairstyles chosen by brides today. The decision of which type of wedding updo you should choose involves many factors, including your hair type, current style, face shape and type of veil you have chosen. Designing a wedding updo takes planning. Armed with magazine photos of your preferred styles, and your veil in hand, choosing a wedding updo with your hairstylist will become a much easier task. (Bridal updo pictures to your right)

How to make the latest updo hairstyles

Classic Bridal Updo Hair Style

Paul Mitchell Updos

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Paul Mitchell - French TwistPaul Mitchell - Tall TopknotPaul Mitchell - Tousled TopknotPaul Mitchell - Ballerina Bun
Paul Mitchell - French Twist
Paul Mitchell - French Twist
Paul Mitchell - Tall Topknot
Paul Mitchell - Tall Topknot
Paul Mitchell - Tousled Topknot
Paul Mitchell - Tousled Topknot
Paul Mitchell - Ballerina Bun
Paul Mitchell - Ballerina Bun

Paul Mitchell Updos

Over 27 years ago, two friends had a vision - to found a company for hairdressers - one that would provide tools of success for hair care professionals and educators, their salons, and the entire beauty industry. It began in 1980, when John Paul DeJoria and Paul Mitchell first decided to launch their professional hair care system around a revolutionary new styling method. They established a partnership which eventually became known as John Paul Mitchell Systems. The two partners began marketing their products under the brand name Paul Mitchell, as Mr. Mitchell was the hairdresser of the two. Today, their vision has become a reality with John Paul Mitchell Systems growing into the largest privately held beauty company in the world.

John Paul Mitchell Systems is carried in approximately 90,000 salons in 73 countries around the world, including thousands of Signature Salons and Focus Salons in the United States and Canada. Paul Mitchell Focus Salons specialize in delivering expert advice and carry a higher level of inventory of John Paul Mitchell Systems products than most other salons.

Wedding Sites - Make Your Day Official

www.theknot.com - #1 wedding site with everything you could ask for to plan your wedding.

www.brides.com - Great site with the latest wedding fashions, best beauty tips and the ultimate honeymoon getaways.

www.ewedding.com - The new biggest hit! Create your own wedding website in 5 minutes.

Celebrity Updos - Check it out below!!!

After many emails and requests I have done my best to provide you with a comprehensive list of the most famous actresses and their updos. Enjoy

What makes an updo hot? What do famous people do with their hair?

Celebrities have long been an interest of mine and now that wedding updos are such a hot topic these photos seem fitting. It is incredibly difficult to decide how to "dress up" your hair on the most incredible day of your life. After reviewing sites like theknot.com, brides.com and others it really helps to have an idea of, "What will my hair look like in an updo??" As you look at the pictures I hope you find that perfect hairstyle and make it yours. Good luck!

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

The 33-year-old actress who gave birth to twins Knox and Vivienne earlier this month is still looking great.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Anne finally hit it big in her first prominent role in Disney's family comedy The Princess Diaries (2001) starring opposite Julie Andrews.

Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd at the age of 40 has been busy serving as a global ambassador for the YouthAIDS organization traveling throughout the world and witnessing first hand the number of orphans desperate for a family of their own. She's truly a great person.

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce has had quite a great career and recently married her long time hubby Jay-Z on April, 4th 2008.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

This incredibly talented actress began her career as a model in her native South Africa. Learn more about her Africa Outreach Program:

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Who doesn't love the girl from next door? She's brought us Music and Lyrics, Fever Pitch, 50 First Dates, Charlie's Angels, Riding in Car's with Boys, Batman Forever....and the list goes on.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

Gwen has always been that wild chick. From No Doubt, her band, to raising her first child. She's always been on my "rocker" list.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

Heidi has always confused me. She married stylist Ric Pipino in 1997 and they divorced in 2002. Next, she began seeing Formula-1 mogul (playboy) Flavio Briatore and became pregnant. After he was found cheating (surprising) she decided they should split. A year and a half later she marries Seal and has two boys with him. I guess I could never figure out why she didn't date anyone halfway decent looking???

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Don't you remember when she was in "In Living Color" in 1990?. J-Lo is now the richest person of Latin American descent in Hollywood according to Forbes. Impressive.

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank

Hilary is feisty. You have to love that about her. She went from rags to riches. Incredible story...

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Unfortunately, most of Jessica's attention has been about her behind. She is an actress you know?

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson is dating Tony Romo?? Who knew.

Julia Stiles

Julia Stiles

Julia was built to act starting at age eleven, performing with New York's La MaMa Theatre Company.

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

I'm not sure if it's her accent or beauty that I find more appealing. She's brilliant

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell

Kristen is now the titular narrator of Gossip Girl. The NEW hit series!

Mary-Kate Olsen

Wait, how much are the Olsen twins worth? Read about her eating disorder:

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Hailing from Israel, Natalie's first role came in the 1994 independent film Leon: The Professional. Go rent it if you haven't seen it!

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz

In July 2007, the British Advertising Standards Authority rapped L'Oréal for a television advertisement on its “Telescopic” mascara, featuring Penélope Cruz, stating it will make your eyelashes 60% longer. In fact, it only made the lashes look 60% bigger. They also failed to state that Cruz was wearing false eyelashes. Oops...

Rachel Stevens

Rachel Stevens.

One word. Beautiful. See her video below...

Everyman - Rachel Stevens

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

Is there anyone out there that doesn't like Reese Witherspoon? What were you thinking Ryan Phillippe? Her comment regarding her former relationship "I think if anybody rests on the idea that they are perfect or their life is perfect or their relationship is perfect and is so troubled about destroying the facade as opposed to getting to what's real, that is troublesome." Have to respect that.

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Fashion superstar with brains.

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livelonger 8 years ago from San Francisco

What elegant updos! I have a friend getting married in late September. I'm going to send her a link to this hub.


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epictruth 8 years ago from Frisco Author

Thanks very much! I was trying to make this hub as informative as possible. Please let me know if you have any additional comments as to how it can be more helpful.


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FindingForrester 8 years ago

My girlfriend has been discussing wedding updos for about 3 months now - our friends are getting married. I have forwarded her your article post/hub and believe she will find it very useful. Though the celebrity updos are rather fancy I think she and her friends are more likely to go with a standard updo. In my opinion I would also add some additional information on bridal blogs & hair pins. It tends to be a hot topic amongst her girlfriend.


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epictruth 8 years ago from Frisco Author

Great point! I will make sure to include those two topics on bridal blogs and hair pins. Thank you for the note!


Jenny 8 years ago

Wow, very informative and I love the pictures of all the wedding updos. I'm very nervous for my wedding!


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byee 8 years ago

Beautiful! I love looking at wedding photos!!


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epictruth 8 years ago from Frisco Author

Thank you! :) Me too!!


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betherickson 8 years ago from Minnesota

Fantastic! I love the updos. I wish to be wed again. lol.. nice photo collection of the different hair styles.

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epictruth 8 years ago from Frisco Author

Thanks for your note. I tried my best to write the most detailed article on wedding updos. It's such an important topic these days! :)


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glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

This is such a great Hub on the subject... probably the best I've seen. So many examples... that's the best part, seeing pictures. And celeb pics are a good idea; they definitely know how to wear their hair (they have to!)!


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epictruth 8 years ago from Frisco Author

Thanks so much! It's been a topic at so many weddings recently that I thought I had to write a hub on wedding updos. I'm really glad you've enjoyed it. And, yes, I totally agree with you regarding the pictures. I love them as well! :)


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Express 8 years ago from India

It is a good post and you certainly deserve thums up!


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epictruth 8 years ago from Frisco Author

Thank you for your kind words!


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kocharvimal 8 years ago from India

nice collection...seems yu have worked a lot to get those pics!! Bravo!!


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epictruth 8 years ago from Frisco Author

Thank you! I'm glad you have enjoyed it. :)


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michellemoseley 8 years ago from New Hampshire

Great hub. Being a hairdresser, I love doing updo's. I don't get nearly enough practice on real hair so I often practice on my maniquin head. You pick for video on testicular cancer is a male catcher. That should work! Great work!

Michelle


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epictruth 8 years ago from Frisco Author

Thanks for your note! I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. I tried to make it as detailed as possible.


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epifanny 8 years ago from AU

wow so elegant and sexy!! my sis is a hairdresser that regulary does bridal parties and this hub will certainly be something she would be interested in.. great hub cheers !!


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epictruth 8 years ago from Frisco Author

Thanks - maybe she'll send it to everyone she knows?? :)

Take care.


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epictruth 7 years ago from Frisco Author

Thanks for reading my article! Hopefully you're now an expert on wedding updos. :)


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deccasandy 7 years ago from Belmont

Updos are great for weddings. They add to elegance of the bride enhancing her beauty.


Gurmesa 6 years ago

Ilike wedding

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Johng477 2 years ago

I appreciate, cause I found just what I was looking for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye gkcefgkeagdd

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