So you’ve got curly hair, and you’re heading out to a fancy formal dance like prom or homecoming. Instead of heating up your flat iron, try out one of these curly updo hairstyles straight from the red carpet. Wavy-haired celebs like Taylor Swift, Mary-Kate Olsen and Vanessa Hudgens prove that curly hair may just be the best kind of hair for a formal dance!
Note: you don’t have to have naturally curly hair to get these looks. If your hair is straight or slightly wavy, use a medium-barrel curling iron to create curls all over, then start crafting your updo from there.
Here, Taylor takes her medium-length curly locks and sweeps them all the way to the side. They’re pinned up and arranged into a wide bun of curls. The result is a glamorous and textured hairstyle that’s perfect for showing off your shoulders and neck.
Next, Jessica Simpson’s tucked French braid.
Need makeup to match your 'do? Try copying Blake Lively's two-tone eyeshadow.