We’re all guilty of getting in to a hair rut and settling for that tried-and-tested style that you know works and you can do with a single free hand – but why not shake things up a little and try something different for a change? These 6 star-inspired updos can be elegant evening styles or some work just as well for a new casual look too, such as Alexa Chung’s relaxed messy style. Cate Blanchett shows that her taste is as refined and flawless as ever with a beautiful French twist in her golden locks, while French actress Marion Cotillard is timeless with a vintage inspired, curled hairdo that would look beautiful for a wedding or a night out.

Vanessa Hudgens has created a knotted bun look that is both night and day appropriate and is a great way to hide hair that just won’t go in the right direction: just sweep your hair up and pin it in place to conceal out of control bed hair.  Cobie Smulders has a pretty twisted and pinned updo that looks gorgeous with the raspberry lip shade and otherwise fresh beauty look she’s opted for: take a page out of her book and team it with a minimal white dress and statement lip colour.

Get creative and most importantly, shake off that hair rut and give something new a go.

Alexa Chung - Messy updo

Alexa Chung – Messy updo

Vanessa Hudgens - Knot Bun

Vanessa Hudgens – Knot Bun

Nicole Kidman - Braided Bun

Nicole Kidman – Braided Bun

Marion Cotillard - Retro Inspired Bun

Marion Cotillard – Retro Inspired Bun

Cobie Smulders - Pinned updo

Cobie Smulders – Pinned updo

Cate Blanchett  - French Twist

Cate Blanchett – French Twist