High heat, seaside winds, frizz-making humidity—your wedding-day climate can make all the difference between a sleek look and a Pomeranian pouf. New York City–based hairstylist Kristan Serafino comments on recent red-carpet styles for their weather-worthi
TWISTED UPDO Alicia Vikander ’s precise, glamorous ’40s-era style goes from beach to ballroom without letting go of a strand. Pro tip: Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry styling cream adds extra hold ($31, bumbleandbumble.com).
RELAXED CHIGNON Eva Longoria’s teased, loose, and low bun holds midlength hair comfortably back. The only threat: an attack of the frizzies. Pro tip: Hair gets both tousle and texture with Oribe Surfcomber mousse ($38, oribe.com).
ELEGANT TUCK Sofía Vergara’s easylooking but carefully arranged pinned-back pony highlights the neck and shoulders (think strapless gown)—best for an inside ceremony. Pro tip: Goody Colour Collection bobby pins fasten the intricate style in place ($4, goody.com).
TIED CH IGNON Brie Larson’s soft bun, with its surprising back view, can fight the heat— but is on the delicate side. Pro tip: Alterna Caviar Repair Multi Vitamin Heat Protection spray shields hot tool–straightened strands from direct heat ($30, alternahaircare.com).
POLISHED TOPKNOT Vanessa Hudgens’s ballerina bun takes tresses as far off the neck as possible and holds them there—great for a steamy tropical event. Pro tip: Pomade keeps strands slicked back and secure. Try Layrite Super Shine hair cream ($16, layrite.com).
GRECIAN GODDESS Saoirse Ronan’s understated half-up, half-down look is elevated by gold thread—but it could be undone by a strong breeze. Pro tip: Lock in straight, shiny strands with the T3 Singlepass 2 Straightening Iron ($180, t3micro.com).
KNOTTED BUN Daisy Ridley’s elaborate topknot keeps long locks comfortably elevated while standing up to a breeze. Pro tip: Leonor Greyl Laque Souple hair spray secures the style without looking stiff or feeling sticky ($36, leonorgreyl-usa.com).
GLAM WAVES Zendaya’s romantic cascading swirls are supersultry but high maintenance, so rock this look indoors. Pro tip: The ghd Curve Classic Wave Wand ($199, ghdhair.com) has an oval-shaped barrel for looser bends.
BEACHY WAVES Melissa Benoist ’s carefree tendrils are on point for a less-than-formal wedding: A little wind just makes them more romantic. Pro tip: The Double Pint Round ceramic brush from Drybar heats up from the blow-dryer to create loose, flowy waves ($42, thedrybar.com).