Actress Abbie Cornish looked lovely at the premiere of Limitless last week—her updo channeled the style of old school movie stars, but still felt fresh. Wedding hairstylists tell me that brides often request a "glamorous Old Hollywood look," and I think this is the perfect way to pull it off with a modern twist. Nexxus Creative Director Kevin Mancuso, who created Abbie's look, says that leaving one side slightly looser than the other—playing on the popular asymmetrical trend—is what keeps this style updated.
To recreate the look, spray wet hair with volumizing spray gel, then part hair to one side and blow dry with a round brush, rolling hair away from the face. Set hair in small velcro rollers, and after hair cools, remove the rollers and gently brush. Apply a small amount of styling lotion (like Nexxus Verastyler Artistic Designing Lotion) and comb hair back with your fingers. Pull hair into a ponytail and use the tail of a comb to loosen and lift at the crown (on one side of the part only). Tuck the bottom of the ponytail up and under, then pin in place. Click here to find a hairstylist near you, and don't forget to browse our wedding hairstyle gallery for lots more ideas. —Lauren Matthews