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How Do You Wear Your Hair for Formal Events?

Julia Roberts must be having a good weekend. On Friday, she was honored at the American Cinematheque Awards. Is it too much of an understatement to say that she is just as beautiful now as she was as an ingenue? Speaking of former ingenues, Natalie Portman was there to help celebrate Julia's accomplishments. She opted to pull her hair back in a youthful up-do.

When you go to formal events, which way do you go? Do you go for tumbling, sexy hair like Julia or do you let your face take center stage like Natalie?


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phree2b phree2b 9 years
Let it flow.
usually up! so show off the dress more and my jewelry
MamaD MamaD 9 years
Usually's down for every day so I feel more dressed when it's up.
keiraz keiraz 9 years
yeah, flow with big curls or waves is the best I think
actorgirl21 actorgirl21 9 years
depends on the outfit and the event
MariaIsTipsy MariaIsTipsy 9 years
For things like partys with my friends I leave it down, becasue if you try to curl it or put it up it will eventually fall,or the curls will be a complete disaster, trust me. For events where you'll be standing around for hours chatting and drinking then do an updo or do loose curls.
Tari007 Tari007 9 years
It depends. If I am going to be dancing at a wedding, then I let it down, flow baby flow! But if I am going to a black tie event for work and I'll be standing around with a glass of champagne all night looking pretty, then I'll wear it up.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Ahhhh I think it just deodned on what kind of occassion it is. Like grad, I just had my hairstylist put it up...but if I don't have to money or time or it's it not that formal...then I just wear it down :)
dmblauren dmblauren 9 years
i usually just run a comb through my hair and go. sometimes i'll do a low & loose side pony tail. if i'm in a wedding or something like that, i'll get it done in an updo. i don't have the skill, time, or patience to do it myself.
tati33 tati33 9 years
For the most part I've worn it down because I have a round face..if I wear it up my face looks like a big balloon :P
Random2 Random2 9 years
It depends on the event, and how much time I have or am willing to spend on my hair that day. What I'm wearing also comes into play.
vmruby vmruby 9 years
It depends on what hairstyle compliments the dress I'm wearing the best...
vivelamour vivelamour 9 years
It depends on the dress. I usually like my hair down cuz I'm self conscious of showing ALL of my face. Yet, Natalie's hair looks so pretty here!
mrspiven mrspiven 9 years
it depends on the dress.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
Up! :cocktail:
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
Well if I knew how to do an updo i'd probably do it. It depends on the dress I think. But I usually curl my long wavy hair on the ends so it looks nicer than if I just left it sraight.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I prefer to wear my hair down but it really depends on the dress.
Tiffa Tiffa 9 years
I prefer my hair down, but if it's a formal event... I feel a little obligated to be more conservative.
Rugelach Rugelach 9 years
Baruch HaShem, Natalie! If you ever want to be as hot as me you're gonna need to wipe that shit off your mouth!!
cliu810 cliu810 9 years
I like mine down or half up =)
starbright14 starbright14 9 years
i always struggle to decide how to wear my hair to formal events. so difficult.
gen92 gen92 9 years
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
Yeah, I do both. It really depends on the event and the "audience." Haha. ;D
Pumpkin-Queen Pumpkin-Queen 9 years
I have one slightly sticky out ear.. plus if i drink champagne my ears go red!! Otherwise id have my hair up :)
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 9 years
I let it flow...
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