The biggest event of your life – your wedding – is really like walking down the red carpet, but without other celebrities to steal the limelight from you. This is why it makes perfect sense to take reference from the style books of A-listers in their red carpet glory. They are all sporting hairstyles that are meant to go with long, beautiful, flowing gowns, and very importantly, designed to look perfect from every angle in front of the camera.

Here are some of our favourite looks from the red carpet. Take notes!

Carey Mulligan

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An updo is the best hairstyle to go with a flowing veil – you really don’t want your hair to get in its way! But this doesn’t mean your updo have to be boring. Show Carey Mulligan’s neat but gorgeous updo to your hairstylist!

Hannah Simone

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Most of the time, we’d think that we have to grow our fringes out in order for the hairstylist to create wedding looks more easily. But if your bangs are a signature, keep them! Hannah Simone’s updo, complete with bangs and some wisps of hair hanging loosely at the sides,  help to frame her face so it looks even more defined.

Keira Knightley

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Another seemingly difficult hair length to work with is probably the shoulder-length hair. Don’t bother with extensions; Keira Knightley rocked this hairstyle with whimsical curls and a bejewelled hairband. For this look, let your hair accessory speak for you.

Kerry Washington

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A half-do is not common f0r brides, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear it right. This pretty half-do that Kerry Washington is sporting gives a royal look – she doesn’t even need a crown!

Lupita Nyong’o

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This is a hairstyle that you can wear, whether or not your hair is long. An understated but sophisticated hairdo, this can be made complete with a bejewelled hairband or a tiara.

Mia Wasikowska

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A hairstyle that offers a unique view from every angle will probably be this side braid look that Mia Wasikowska is wearing. It doesn’t even require much accessories to look put together.

Penelope Cruz

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Penelope Cruz shows that old Hollywood glamour still win hearts – and you should learn this too. The elegant curls and waves may look effortless, but this hairdo is an elegant one that will go with most evening gowns.