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Wedding Hair Ideas: 20 Modern Up-Dos

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You've got the dress, you've got the shoes, now all that's left to find to complete your bridal look is the perfect wedding hairstyle. From a classic chignon to a pretty French roll, a neat up-do is often the go-to hairstyle for many brides. However, a style that was once deemed a classic can often veer towards the old-fashioned - especially in the hands of the wrong hairstylist. So, to provide you with some wedding hair inspiration, we've put together a selection of 20 modern up-do hairstyles to help you take a fresh look at the old-faithful bridal up-do...

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    Neat top knots were the order of the day at Amsale's autumn/winter 2014 bridal show.

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    Hairstylist Mara Roszak made a feature of Zoe Saldana's Jennifer Behr headband with a retro-inspired twisted up-do.

    Image source: Mara Roszak; instagram.com/mararoszak

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    Pinned braids were given a head-turning twist with embellished hairpins at the Honor spring/summer 2013 show.

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    Blake Lively rocked a glamorous twist on a classic high ponytail at the Met Ball 2013.

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    Princess-inspired hair was worn loose, wavy and with a braided rosette at Rodarte's autumn/winter 2013 show.

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    Heidi Klum wore her hair slicked back into a twisted high ponytail at this year's People's Choice Awards.

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    Amy Adams pinned her long hair into a chic faux bob with retro leanings at the SAG Awards 2014.

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    This regal low bun was given an elegant finish with an embellished hair comb.

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  • Wedding Hair Ideas: 20 Modern Up-Dos

    Kerry Washington wore her hair in a pretty ballerina bun, complete with ribbon tie, at the SAG Awards 2014.

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    Loosely pinned curls create an easy, feminine wedding look at the Michaeljohn hair salon.

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    A low ponytail got a chic, high-fashion finish in the hands of hairstylist Miriam Kenly.

    Image source: Miriam Kenly; instagram.com/mirmaidkenly

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    Hair was pinned under into a faux bob and given height at the crown at the Monique Lhuillier Bridal show.

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    Hair twisted into a soft low bun has a pretty, bohemian feel to it.

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    Nicole Kidman wore her hair plaited and pinned into a textured 'rosebud' shape at the Cannes Film Festival 2013.

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    A simple low twist is transformed with the addition of a gold leaf hair comb from Jennifer Behr.

    Image source: Jennifer Behr. Photography by Belathee

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    Frida Kahlo and Bianca Jagger in Mexico were the inspirations for this modern braided style at Rebecca Minkoff's spring/summer 2014 show.

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    A soft texture adds a modern appeal to this elegant up-do from the Richard Ward hair salon.

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    An effortless halo braid makes the perfect canvas for statement bridal hair accessory.

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    Chunky plaits were worn with a sporty edge at Alon Livne's spring/summer 2014 show. Loosen things up for a pretty bridal look.

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    Allison Williams opted for a summery, textured long braid at the BAFTA TV Tea Party.

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