Wedding Hairstyles of the Week:
Met Costume Institute Gala

Hair & Beauty
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It's been a busy week for the house of Alexander McQueen: Kate and Pippa Middleton donned gowns designed by Creative Director Sarah Burton at the Royal Wedding last Friday, and on Monday, the annual Met Costume Institute Gala was held in New York to celebrate the opening of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit.

Of course there were tons of dramatic, avant-garde fashion choices on the red carpet, but there were also some amazing hairstyles that I thought could easily translate to the aisle. I've rounded up my favorites above—a sophisticated side chignon worn by Ashley Greene; a romantic, loose updo on Jessica Alba; Elizabeth Banks channeling Veronica Lake; Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann with a goddess-like updo secured with gold headbands; Jennifer Hudson's sleek half up, half down hairstyle; and Amy Adams wearing a bohemian braided look. Which do you like best? —Lauren Matthews

Click here to find a hairstylist near you, and don't forget to browse our wedding hairstyle gallery for lots more ideas.

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