Do or Don't: Amanda Seyfried's French Braided Updo

She let her hairstylist do "whatever he wanted".
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She let her hairstylist do "whatever he wanted".
Amanda Seyfried, While We're Young premiere, 2015

Amanda Seyfried at the 2015 premiere of 'While We're Young'.

Amanda Seyfried was born gorgeous, and if there's any doubt in your mind about that fact, just go and re-watch 'Mean Girls'. (Hey, it's on Netflix now!)

But even innate gorgeousness might not be enough to pull off the hairstyle she wore to this week's NYC premiere of her latest film, 'While We're Young'.

Here's her head-to-toe:

Amanda Seyfried, While We're Young premiere, 2015

Amanda Seyfried in a Valentino dress.

The printed red dress is Valentino—and I'm fine with it, except for the high neckline, which can really throw a wrench into your hair plans. Add a bow to it, and you're pretty much required to wear an updo, and this is where things can get dicey.

Especially if you give your hairstylist free rein. 

From makeup artist Katey Denno's Instagram: "Amanda Seyfried told Renato Campora to do whatever he wanted to her gorgeous head of hair tonight... and this beautiful hairdo is what he did!"

Amanda Seyfried, While We're Young premiere, 2015

Amanda Seyfried's tight, French braided updo.

Well, this "beautiful hairdo" is kinda making Amanda look like an alien. Know what I mean?

Already, she has big, wide-set eyes, and a heart-shaped face. The double French braids totally exaggerate these things, and the whole thing looks so severe. And TIGHT! I have a headache just looking at it. 

Here's how it looked from the side:

Amanda Seyfried, While We're Young premiere, 2015

Amanda Seyfried's braided updo from the side.

I can appreciate the handiwork, but it's like the hairstylist was trying to do his own version of a non-surgical facelift. Not that Amanda needs help in that way. 

Has there ever been a more unforgiving hairstyle?!

Here's the rear view:

Amanda Seyfried, While We're Young premiere, 2015

The back of Amanda Seyfried's braided updo.

I would've thought this was super cool when I was seven.

Maybe Amanda should've taken a cue from Felicity Jones, who also wore a high-necked dress with a bow recently. She, too, did an updo—but it's all soft and sweet, with a sweeping side bang. And her makeup (that epic cat eye) was much less heavy-handed. Your thoughts?

Have Your Say

Is Amanda's braided hairstyle a do or a don't? How would you change this?