8 classy and coiffed hairstyles to try

Add class to any look with perfectly coiffed hair. 

We think of coiffed hair as the little black dress of the hair world. Look at any red carpet Hollywood event and everyone’s rocking the coiffed hair look. But it’s not just for A-listers!

Classically stylish, a coiffed updo is the perfect finishing touch to any special occasion outfit and they flatter women of all ages, making it universally appealing. So, on that note, here are 8 coiffed hairstyles that put the class in classy…

actress amber heard with teased bouffant hair and a one shoulder navy dress on the red carpet
Tease those tresses for extra volume. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Amber Heard’s teased updo

Swept up in all its backcombed glory, Amber Heard’s coiffed look has been teased for extra height and volume. Voluminous and structured but still understated, we think she’s serving up genuine royal vibes with this princess-worthy style.

Beauty notes: It can take effort to build up that much volume, so hairspray is a must if you want it to last. The TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray is strong hold which is what you need here, but as it’s a fine mist it won’t be too heavy on the hair.

side profile of actress charlize theron on the red carpet with her blonde hair in a low chignon with a side braided detail
Braids can elevate any style. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Charlize Theron’s pinned side braid

Smize queen Charlize Theron’s gives her chic chignon a more intricate touch by adding in a pinned side braid. Worried about fine or flat hair? Make like Charlize by parting your hair into a swept-over side parting and it’ll instantly make your mane look fuller.

singer rita ora at the 2018 brit awards with her blonde curly hair in a tinkerbell style top knot
If we could steal anyone’s curls, it would be Rita’s. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Rita Ora’s curly high bun

Take note ladies because this is how you rock coiffed curls. Rita‘s curly Tinkerbell-inspired ‘do at this year’s Brit Awards was one of our favourite looks from the night, showing us how to inject personality into an updo just by playing with texture.

scarlett johansson with her blonde hair in a 60s hairstyle with a black headband
Brigitte Bardot called- she wants her headband back! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Scarlett Johansson’s larger-than-life bouffant

Daydreaming about the beauty looks of bygone eras? Scarlett Johansson’s big bouffant is your way to add a ’60s flair with coiffed hair. With a thin black headband, cat eyeliner and a nude lip, it’s an homage to all things sixties.

Beauty notes: Add a sprinkle of the VO5 Instant Volume Powder into your roots before you form your bouffant. This will help to plump up your strands and create more lift at the roots for a pumped-up look.

glee actress dianna agron on the red carpet with her blonde hair in an updo with fishtail braided bangs
Fishtail braids make a really pretty alternative to regular 3 strand braids. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Dianna Agron’s boho fishtail braid

Dianna Agron’s fishtail coiffed style is just the kind of carefree bohemian style we love for summer. Leaving a section of hair free at the front and working it into a fishtail braid acts as your own DIY accessory, giving your ‘do a whimsical feel.

Don’t be put off if you’ve never tried this technique out before, fishtails look much trickier than they actually are. Learn how to channel your inner mermaid with our fishtail braid tutorial.

french actress Marion Cotillard with chin length blonde hair styled in retro waves
Marion Cotillard is the reason we wish we were French. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Marion Cotillard’s funky ’80s waves

Marion Cotillard brings a touch of her signature Parisian sophistication to these vintage ’80s curls. The addition of blonde ombre running through her cropped locks adds extra dimension to her coiffed style, opening up her face beautifully.

Click for more ways we’ll be channelling the French girl vibes this season.

Beauty notes: Loving Marion’s look? We suggest first protecting your hair with a heat protectant (we’re currently using the TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist, which protects up to 230°C) and then using hot rollers. The rollers will create more volume at the crown than regular curling tongs, plus you’ve got time to do your make-up while they set.

margot robbie at the suicide squad premiere with her long blonde hair in a loose messy low bun
Textured and effortless, Margot is a pro at laid-back glam. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Margot Robbie’s loose low bun

Thought coiffed hair meant not having a hair out of place? Let Margot Robbie inspire you to let loose with this undone bun. We love the soft, relaxed feel of this style and it’s the perfect low-key look to consider when your dress demands this much attention!

actor and singer zendaya with her dark relaxed natural hair in a high beehive hairstyle and a striped puff sleeve dress
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Zendaya style. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

8. Zendaya’s Hepburn-inspired beehive

Zendaya‘s take on Audrey Hepburn‘s iconic coiffed beehive is both ageless and contemporary. With wispy pieces of hair loose around the face, the recognisable conical shaped look is given a more deconstructed, youthful quality that’s just stunning.

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