Glamorous Formal Updos ***** 2022 Trending Red Carpet Looks

Formal Updos Feature

One hairstyle you are sure to see on the red carpet is the formal updo. From soft and feminine to artistically intriguing, you will definitely get some great ideas for your next formal event.

Here you will find photos of the latest formal updos in order of the most recent to appear on the red carpet. We also share insider information, including which celebrity hairstylists created the look and the tools and products used to create the style.

Click on the link with the celebrity name and event to learn more about the hairstyle, including stylist and makeup artist info and social media feedback about the look.


Bebe Rexha – Formal Updo

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Bebe Rexha – Formal Updo (2022)
[Hairstylist: César Deleön Ramîrez]
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Celebrity HairstylistCésar Deleön Ramîrez

Singer Bebe Rexha attended the 2022 American Music Awards with a sophisticated formal updo by celebrity hairstylist César Deleön Ramîrez.

[Pictured: Bebe Rexha – Formal Updo (2022) – [Hairstylist: César Deleön Ramîrez] – 2022 American Music Awards – Microsoft Theater – Los Angeles, CA]


Gigi Hadid – Formal Updo

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Gigi Hadid – Formal Updo (2022)
[Hairstylist: Laura Polko]

Celebrity Hairstylist: Laura Polko

American model Gigi Hadid attended the 2022 CFDA Fashion Awards with a formal updo by celebrity hairstylist Laura Polko. <<< Click the link to see a great shot of the intricate back.

[Pictured: Gigi Hadid – Formal Updo (2022) – [Hairstylist: Laura Polko] – 2022 CFDA Fashion Awards – Cipriani – New York City, NY]


Rachel Brosnahan – High Bun Formal Updo

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Rachel Brosnahan – Formal Updo (2022)
[Hairstylist: Sally Hershberger]

Celebrity Hairstylist: Sally Hershberger

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actress Rachel Brosnahan attended the 2022 CFDA Fashion Awards with a formal updo styled by hairstylist Sally Hershberger.

[Pictured: Rachel Brosnahan – Formal Updo (2022) – [Hairstylist: Sally Hershberger] – 2022 CFDA Fashion Awards – Cipriani – New York City, NY]


Paris Berelc – Messy Chic Updo

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Paris Berelc’s Formal Updo – [Hairstylist: Lea Juorno]

Paris Berelc – Messy Chic Updo

Celebrity Hairstylist: Lea Journo

1UP actress Paris Berelc attended the 2022 “1UP” Los Angeles Premiere with a fun formal updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Lea Journo.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

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  • Léa Journo – Sublime Formula

[Pictured: Paris Berelc’s Formal Updo – [Hairstylist: Lea Juorno] – “1UP” Los Angeles premiere – TCL Chinese 6 Theatres – Hollywood, CA]


Natalie Portman – Sleek Updo/Back Bun

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Natalie Portman’s Sleek Updo/Back Bun
[Hairstylist: Mara Roszak]

Natalie Portman – Sleek Updo/Back Bun

Hairstylist: Mara Roszak

V for Vendetta actress Natalie Portman attended the 2022 Marvel Studio’s “Thor: Love And Thunder” Los Angeles Premiere with a sleek updo with a back bun styled by celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Hairstyle

  • RŌZ Hair Products

[Pictured: Natalie Portman’s Sleek Updo/Back Bun – [Hairstylist: Mara Roszak] – Marvel Studios “Thor: Love And Thunder” Los Angeles Premiere – El Capitan Theatre – Los Angeles, CA]

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Dakota Johnson – High Bun Updo/Curtain Bangs

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Dakota Johnson’s High Bun Updo with Curtain Bangs
[Hairstylist: Mark Townsend]

Dakota Johnson – High Bun Updo/Curtain Bangs

HairstylistMark Townsend

Cha Cha Real Smooth actress Dakota Johnson attended the 2022 Tribeca Festival with a soft high bun updo with face-framing curtain bangs styled by celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend.

[Pictured: Dakota Johnson’s High Bun Updo with Curtain Bangs – 2022 Tribeca Festival – BMCC Tribeca PAC – New York City, NY – [Hairstylist: Mark Townsend]]


Simone Ashley – Formal Updo

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Simone Ashley’s Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Peter Lux]

Simone Ashley – Formal Updo

Hairstylist: Peter Lux

Bridgerton actress Simone Ashley attended the 2022 Tiffany & Co.’s Brand Exhibition with a sleek formal updo with an intricate back bun styled by celebrity hairstylist Peter Lux.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

  • None specified.

[Pictured: Simone Ashley’s Formal Updo – Tiffany & Co.’s Brand Exhibition – Vision & Virtuosity – Saatchi Gallery – London, England – [Hairstylist: Peter Lux]]


Amanda Seyfried’s Formal Updo/Sleek Low Bun

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Amanda Seyfried’s Formal Updo/Sleek Low Bun
[Hairstylist: Renato Campora]

Amanda Seyfried’s Formal Updo/Sleek Low Bun

HairstylistRenato Campora

In Time actress Amanda Seyfried attended the 2022 TIME100 Gala with a sleek formal updo with a low bun styled by celebrity hairstylist Renato Campora. <<<Click the link to watch the process!

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

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[Pictured: Amanda Seyfried’s Formal Updo/Sleek Low Bun – 2022 TIME100 Gala – New York City, NY – [Hairstylist: Renato Campora]]


Vanessa Hudgens – Formal Updo

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Vanessa Hudgens’ Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Danielle Priano]

Vanessa Hudgens – Formal Updo

Hairstylist: Danielle Priano

2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards host Vanessa Hudgens is quickly becoming the go-to gal for breathtaking updos. This gorgeous creation was styled by celebrity hairstylist Danielle Priano who managed to give the actress several unique looks throughout the event.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

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  • Sexy Hair – Not So Hard Up, Spray & Play Harder

[Pictured: Vanessa Hudgens’ Formal Updo – 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards – Barker Hangar – Santa Monica, CA – [Hairstylist: Danielle Priano]]

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Rachel Sennott – Formal Updo

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Rachel Sennott’s Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Sami Knight]

Rachel Sennott – Formal Updo

Hairstylist: Sami Knight

Bodies, Bodies, Bodies actress Rachel Sennott attended the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards with a formal updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Sami Knight.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

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  • None specified.

[Pictured: Rachel Sennott’s Formal Updo – 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards – Barker Hangar – Santa Monica, CA – [Hairstylist: Sami Knight]]


Olivia Rodrigo – Formal Updo

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Olivia Rodrigo’s Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Clayton Hawkins]

Olivia Rodrigo – Formal Updo

Hairstylist: Clayton Hawkins

Singer/actress Olivia Rodrigo attended the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards with a sleek formal updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Clayton Hawkins.

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[Pictured: Olivia Rodrigo’s Formal Updo – 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards – Barker Hangar – Santa Monica, CA – [Hairstylist: Clayton Hawkins]]


Sarah Shahi – Loose Messy Updo

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Sarah Sashi’s Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Rod Ortega]

Sarah Shahi – Loose Messy Updo

Hairstylist: Rod Ortega

The L Word actress Sarah Shahi attended the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards with a fun, loose formal updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Rod Ortega.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

  • None specified.

[Pictured: Sarah Sashi’s Formal Updo – 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards – Barker Hangar – Santa Monica, CA – [Hairstylist: Rod Ortega]]


Olivia DeJonge – Curly Updo

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Olivia Dejonge’s Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Marie Cain]

Olivia DeJonge – Curly Updo

Hairstylist: Maire Cain

Elvis actress Olivia DeJonge attended the “ELVIS” Sydney Premiere with an elegant formal updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Marie Cain.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

  • None specified.

[Pictured: Olivia DeJonge’s Curly Updo – “Elvis” UK Special Screening – BFI Southbank – London, England [Hairstylist: Daya Ruci]


Alicia Vikander – Slick Messy Topknot

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Alicia Vikander’s Slick Messy Topknot
[Hairstylist: George Northwood]

Alicia Vikander – Slick Messy Topknot

Hairstylist: George Northwood

Irma Vep actress Alicia Vikander attended the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival with a slick messy topknot updo styled by celebrity hairstylist George Northwood.

[Pictured: Alicia Vikander’s Slick Messy Topknot – 75th annual Cannes Film Festival – “Irma Vep” Premiere – Cannes, France – [Hairstylist: George Northwood]]


Alessandra Ambrosio – Formal Updo

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Alessandra Ambrosio’sFormal Updo
[Hairstylist: Dimitris Giannetos]

Alessandra Ambrosio – Formal Updo

Hairstylist: Dimitris Giannetos

American model Alessandra Ambrosio attended the 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival with a gorgeous formal updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Dimitris Giannetos.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

  • None specified.

[Pictured: Alessandra Ambrosio’s Formal Updo – 75th annual Cannes Film Festival – Palais des Festivals – Cannes, France – [Hairstylist: Dimitris Giannetos]]


Emily Ratajkowski – Formal Updo

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Emily Ratajkowski’s Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Chad Wood]

Emily Ratajkowski – Formal Updo

Hairstylist: Chad Wood

We Are Your Friends actress attended the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit with a formal updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Chad Wood.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

  • None specified.

[Pictured: Emily Ratajkowski’s Formal Updo – 2022 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion – Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City, NY – [Hairstylist: Chad Wood]]


Gigi Hadid – Architectural Updo

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Gigi Hadid – Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Esther Langham]

Gigi Hadid – Formal Updo

Celebrity Hairstylist: Esther Langham

American model Gigi Hadid attended the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit with a sleek updo by hairstylist Esther Langham.

[Pictured: Gigi Hadid – Formal Updo – [Hairstylist: Esther Langham] – 2022 Costume Institute Benefit Celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion – Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City, NY]


Camila Cabello – Formal Updo/Flowers

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Camila Cabello’s Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Andrew Fitzsimons]

Camila Cabello – Formal Updo

Hairstylist: Andrew Fitzsimons

Camila Cabello attended the 2022 Met Gala with a formal updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons. Click the link to see several views of the style on her hairstylist’s Instagram feed.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

  • Andrew Fitzsimons Hair

[Pictured: Camila Cabello’s Formal Updo – 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” – The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City, NY – Hairstylist: Andrew Fitzsimons]


Zendaya – Slick Pinned Under Hairstyle

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Zendaya’s Slick Pinned Under Hairstyle
[Hairstylist: Kim Kimble]

Zendaya – Slick Pinned Under Hairstyle

Hairstylist: Kim Kimble

Euphoria star Zendaya attended HBO Max FYC “Euphoria” Event with a slick pinned under hairstyle styled by celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

  • None specified.

[Pictured: Zendaya’s Slick Pinned Under Hairstyle – HBO Max FYC “Euphoria” Event – Academy Museum of Motion Pictures – Los Angeles, CA – Hairstylist: Kim Kimble]

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[Hairstylist: Antoinette]

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Nicole Kidman – Formal Updo

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Nicole Kidman’s Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Mara Roszak]

Nicole Kidman – Formal Updo

Hairstylist: Mara Roszak

Being the Ricardos actress Nicole Kidman attended the “The Northman” Los Angeles Premiere with a formal updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Look

  • RŌZ Hair (Created by Mara Roszak)

[Pictured: Nicole Kidman’s Formal Updo – “The Northman” Los Angeles Premiere – TCL Chinese Theatre – Hollywood, CA – Hairstylist: Mara Roszak]

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Sienna Miller – Beehive Updo

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Sienna Miller’s Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Earl Simms]

Sienna Miller – Beehive Updo

Hairstylist: Earl Simms

Anatomy of a Scandal actress Sienna Miller attended the “Anatomy Of A Scandal” World Premiere with a formal updo with a beehive feel styled by celebrity hairstylist Earl Simms.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

  • Sam McKnight – Happy Endings and Easy Up-Do Texture Spray

[Pictured: Sienna Miller’s Formal Updo – “Anatomy Of A Scandal” World Premiere – London, England – [Hairstylist: Earl Simms]]


Emilia Jones – Top Knot Updo/Curtain Bangs

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Emilia Jones’ Formal Updo/Curtain Bangs
[Hairstylist: Carlos Ferraz]

Emilia Jones – Formal Updo/Curtain Bangs

Hairstylist: Carlos Ferraz

CODA actress Emilia Jones attended the 94th Annual Academy Awards with a formal updo with curtain bangs styled by celebrity hairstylist Carlos Ferraz.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

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  • Philip Kingsley – Perfecting Primer, Volumising Froth, Elasti-Styler, Finishing Touch Polishing Serum & Flexible Hold Mist

[Pictured: Emilia Jones’ Formal Updo/Curtain Bangs – 94th Annual Academy Awards – Hollywood and Highland – Hollywood, CA – [Hairstylist: Carlos Ferraz]]


Kirsten Dunst – Formal Updo

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Kirsten Dunst’s Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Bryce Scarlett]

Kirsten Dunst – Formal Updo

Hairstylist: Bryce Scarlett

Spider-Man actress Kirsten Dunst attended the 94th Annual Academy Awards with a formal low bun updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Bryce Scarlett.

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[Pictured: Kirsten Dunst’s Formal Updo – 94th Annual Academy Awards – Hollywood and Highland – Hollywood, CA – [Hairstylist: Bryce Scarlett]]


Sydney Sweeney – Formal Updo/Wispy Bangs

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Sydney Sweeney’s Formal Updo/Wispy Bangs
[Hairstylist: Florido Basallo III]

Sydney Sweeney – Formal Updo/Wispy Bangs

Hairstylist: Florido Basallo III

Event: 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

The White Lotus actress Sydney Sweeney attended the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party with a formal updo with wispy bangs styled by celebrity hairstylist Florido Basallo III.

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[Pictured: Sydney Sweeney’s Formal Updo/Wispy Bangs – 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party – The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts – Beverly Hill, CA – [Hairstylist: Florido Basallo III]]


Julianne Hough – Formal High Bun Updo

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Julianne Hough’s Formal High Bun Updo
[Hairstylist: Peter Lux]

Julianne Hough – Formal High Bun Updo

Hairstylist: Peter Lux

America’s Got Talent judge Julianne Hough attended the 94th Annual Academy Awards with a formal updo with a high bun styled by celebrity hairstylist Peter Lux. <<< Click for step-by-step instructions for achieving this look.

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[Pictured: Julianne Hough’s Formal High Bun Updo – [Hairstylist: Peter Lux] – 94th Annual Academy Awards – Hollywood and Highland – Hollywood, CA]

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Anya Taylor Joy – Formal Updo

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Anya Taylor Joy’s Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Gregory Russell]

Anya Taylor Joy – Formal Updo

Hairstylist: Gregory Russell

The Witch actress Anya Taylor Joy attended the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party with a gorgeous formal updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Gregory Russell.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

  • None specified.

[Pictured: Anya Taylor Joy’s Formal Updo – 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party – Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts – Beverly Hills, CA – [Hairstylist: Gregory Russell]


Naomi Scott – Formal Updo/Curtain Bangs

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Naomi Scott’s Formal Updo/Curtain Bangs
[Hairstylist: Bridget Brager]

Naomi Scott – Formal Updo/Curtain Bangs

Hairstylist: Bridget Brager

Charlie’s Angels actress Naomi Scott attended the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party with a formal updo with curtain bangs styled by celebrity hairstylist Bridget Brager.

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[Pictured: Naomi Scott’s Formal Updo/Curtain Bangs – 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party – Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts – Beverly Hills, CA – [Hairstylist: Bridget Brager]]


Chiara Aurelia – Formal Updo

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Chiara Aurelia’s Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Bryce Scarlett]

Chiara Aurelia – Formal Updo

Hairstylist: Bryce Scarlett

Cruel Summer actress Chiara Aurelia attended the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards with a formal updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Bryce Scarlett.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Style

  • None specified.

[Pictured: Chiara Aurelia’s Formal Updo – 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards – Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel – Los Angeles, CA – [Hairstylist: Bryce Scarlett]]


Kaitlyn Dever – Loose Updo

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Kaitlyn Dever’s Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Chad Wood]

Kaitlyn Dever – Formal Updo

Hairstylist: Chad Wood

Booksmart actress Kaitlyn Dever attended the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards with an attractive formal updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Chad Wood.

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[Pictured: Kaitlyn Dever’s Formal Updo – 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards – Fairmont Century Plaza – Los Angeles, CA – [Hairstylist: Chad Wood]]


Selena Gomez – Sleek Back Bun with Bow

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Selena Gomez’s Glamorous Updo
[Hairstylist: Marissa Marino]

Selena Gomez – Glamorous Updo

HairstylistMarissa Marino

Wizards of Waverly Place actress Selena Gomez attended the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards with a glamorous updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Marissa Marino.

Tools & Products Used to Create This Hairstyle

  • None specified.

[Pictured: Selena Gomez’s Glamorous Updo – 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards – Barker Hangar – Santa Monica, CA – Hairstylist: Marissa Marino]

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Salma Hayek – Large Top Bun

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Salma Hayek’s Formal Updo
[Hairstylist: Jennifer Yepez]

Salma Hayek – Formal Updo

Hairstylist: Jennifer Yepez

Event: 92nd Annual Academy Awards

The Hitman’s Bodyguard actress Salma Hayek attended the 92nd Annual Academy Awards with a gorgeous formal updo styled by celebrity hairstylist Jennifer Yepez.

[Pictured: Salma Hayek’s Formal Updo – [Hairstylist: Jennifer Yepez] – 92nd Annual Academy Awards – Hollywood and Highland – Hollywood, CA]