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50 Most Stunning Updo Hairstyles You Can Try

Nkeiruka Obiwulu

2. Relaxed Waves Updo for Shoulder Length Hair. If you are going to a fancy event and you don’t have time for a hairdresser, tease your curled hair and pull it back into a cute low bun. You’re good!

Fancy Loose Updo with Waves
By Vera

Updo hairstyles automatically make you look so much more elegant. Needless to say, they are super comfortable, help you look effortlessly chic, and in many cases, you can do the beautiful updos you see in the pictures yourself.

We put together 50 ways to wear your updo so that you look fabulous at any event. Check out formal and everyday updo ideas below!

1. Chignon Updo Hairstyle for Long Hair. Make your beautiful brown locks stand out with a sophisticated twisted low bun.

2. Relaxed Waves Updo for Shoulder Length Hair. If you are going to a fancy event and you don’t have time for a hairdresser, tease your curled hair and pull it back into a cute low bun. You’re good!

Fancy Loose Updo with Waves
By Vera

3. Low Updo with Braids. Go for a braided updo if you are looking for a romantic, yet elegant feel to add to your everyday look.

4. Curly Hair Updo for Formal Events. Mix and match chunky braids with delicate waves, and don’t worry about getting messy. Make the hairdo super voluminous!

5. Inverted Low Bun Updo. When you need to look professional in little to no time, this style is the one to go for. Just twist three sections of your hair and bring them together, tuck the ends and secure with pins and some hairspray.

6. Deconstructed Curly Bun for Weddings. Feeling like Disney Princess has never been as easy as with a cute updo like this. Sexy volume and romantic tousled strands, what else could you wish for?

7. Messy Bun Updo. Master the art of the perfect loose updo, and we promise, you will conquer both the runaway and the workroom in the blink of an eye.

8. Half Updo for Long Curly Hair. Volume-boosting updos for long hair are always a win, no matter what the occasion is.

9. Classic Bouffant Low Bun. The timeless hairdo that you can easily do at home and leave the house looking fabulous. Tease your hair and wrap it into a low bun.

10. Medium Length Updo for Special Occasions. Another take on a beautiful messy curly bun. For more dimension instead of spraying all over with a texture spray, do each section separately!

11. Short Updos for Blondes. The assumption that you need long hair for a great simple updo is not quite true. Style your blond beach waves in chaotic twists for a dreamy finished look.

12. Messy Updo for Thick Hair. Your updos don’t have to be sleek and smooth. If your thick hair wouldn’t hold in a sleek bun, just roughly comb your hair to the back, lift it off your neck and wrap into a loose bun. Allow some tresses to hang around, and you’ll get a chic, voluminous updo perfectly fit for any event.

13. Quick Chignon Updo. A quick and easy casual updo that can work for any occasion. For those moments when you need to make a put-together look for the office or a wedding party, packing your hair into a rolled chignon is a great formal hairstyle idea.

14. Dutch Braid Updo. Add a Dutch braid to an up hairstyle to create a classy Bohemian updo that is so romantic and flirty. A headband braid pairs well with a low woven bun.

15. Messy Updo. Hair up styles are easy to whip up, and they don’t take much time to create. Your ‘do doesn’t even have to be perfect, as updos are very forgiving. You can readily find beauty in imperfection. That’s what messy updos are all about.

Easy Messy Up Style
By Jeny

16. Easy Low Updo. When you want a classy hairstyle but don’t have much time to make a dash to the salon, think low bun updo hairstyles. Bun hairstyles, whether high or low, look amazing on everyone. Pair with cute earrings and hair accessories for a more sophisticated look.

17. Lacy Updo for Thin Hair. Thin hair is not left out of the party. You can style your thin hair into any elegant updo of your choice. Arrange your hair into a cute chignon, and leave loose pieces on the sides. Create a bouffant and place the chignon next to it to volumize your hair.

18. Elegant Twisted Updo Hairstyle. Classy things don’t make any noise. These simple and alluring details reveal a highly sophisticated hairstyle. A very cute and elegant updo, superb for any occasion you can think of.

19. Updo for Layered Hair. You can pull off a cute updo on layered shoulder-length hair. Apply some product for grip, tease the roots, and sweep the layers to the back. Create a low bun and leave some strands hanging for a romantic, messy feel.

20. Slightly Braided Updo Hairstyle. Never underestimate the power of braids in your updo. This wide braid terminating in a loose chignon grabs attention instantly. Of course, we are fully aware of the sun-kissed touch of those gorgeous blonde highlights.

21. Cute Updo Idea for Blonde Hair. We believe you must have heard of “letting your hair down” to show off its beauty. Now it’s time to pack your hair up in a cute updo to flaunt the beauty and elegance of your blonde balayage. Piling your tresses up exposes your slender neck, giving you classy sultry vibes.

22. Fancy Low Updo. Recreate this unforgettable updo hairstyle for brides and bridesmaids. If you’ve got curly hair, this is an opportunity to flaunt it with dainty tendrils lazily sticking out of your updo. Imagine how drop-dead gorgeous your ‘do would look with lovely golden-brown highlights.

23. Cute Updo for Curly Hair. Follow your hair type and create updos that fit. Curly updos are really stunning. Your curl pattern contributes a naturally messy feel that is just awesome to behold. Drop some strands down and those lovely tendrils deliver the gorgeousness no other hair type can beat.

24. Braided Updo for Blonde Hair. Perfectly fitting for a formal event, whether it’s a prom or a wedding, the thick messy Dutch braid running diagonally across your head is an absolute winner.

25. Bridal Low-Bun. A lifesaving stylish wedding “do”. The messiness of the top keeps it casual while letting you show off some highlighted locks. The twisted and tucked away bun works amazing for medium long and shoulder-length hair.

26. Modern Big Low Bun Updo. Lots of radiant highlights characterize modern updos making waves at the moment. Depending on your natural hair color, you can opt for golden brown highlights or go for blonde. They both look intriguing in updos. Also, loose chignons are apparently getting more popular than buns.

27. Bohemian Updo Hairstyle. Boho-themed updo hairstyles are truly fascinating; and they make awesome carnival, homecoming, prom, or wedding hair. A small detail like a strand of Dutch infinity braids is all it takes to jazz up this updo.

28. Bubble Mohawk Fancy Updo. When you need to stay formal but your inner punk just can’t keep quiet, it’s time to style a bubble braid updo for a charmingly cheeky look.

29. Messy High-Bun Updo for Thick Hair. Don’t let yourself fall into the stereotype that thick hair is impossible to put into a bun. If you are lucky to have that volume and length, remember to use lots of pins.

30. Cute Updo with Tendrils. A chic updo hairstyle like this allows you to put your slender neck and lovely shoulders to good use. It’s the perfect hairstyle to go with your wedding gown or evening dress. Steal everyone’s attention as you waltz through the hall like a Disney princess.

31. Wavy Blonde Hair Updo. Got blonde hair? Beautiful. Your lovely hair color has already set the tone for a fabulous updo. Try this stunning wavy updo style for that upcoming wedding or dinner party.

32. Bridal Updo Bun Hairstyle. Your wedding hairstyle should keep the spotlight beamed on you. It’s your big day, after all. Recreating a gorgeous hair up style like this one isn’t a bad idea at all. The high bun with face-framing strands will make a breathtaking wedding updo.

33. Sophisticated Low Updo. It’s the details and tweaks you make on your updo hairstyle that give it a look different from the generic updo appearance. This is something between a low roll and chignon, and it’s quite unique.

34. Vintage Braided Updo. When you really want to spice up your ‘do, we suggest braiding some of your hair. A large diagonal Dutch braid like in this image lends glitz and glamor to updo hairstyles.

35. Elegant Loose Updo for Long Hair. Hypnotize everyone with your complicated hairstyle by weaving a small fishtail braid into a chain braid and tuck the ends of your big messy updo.

36. Highlighted Loose Updo. The allure highlights add to updos is beyond description. It’s like lightening up a room with sparkling lights and colorful garlands. Blonde highlights electrify this brunette hair, and the messy styling accentuates the highlights in its turn.

37. Sleek Bouffant Updo. Show up to the office in style with a smooth and glossy sleek updo. The vibes you’ll give off are associated with a sophisticated and classy girl who knows how to keep it cool and professional. You can never go wrong with this formal updo.

38. Royal Updo Hairstyle. Want to look like a queen and more on your wedding day or prom night? This gorgeous updo hairstyle is just right for that. All it needs is a cute tiara, a dainty crown, or a lovely veil and her royal majesty is ready to make her entry.

39. Curled Updo Hairstyle. Searching for an updo with lots of glamorous and romantic vibes? Take a look at this. It could be that wedding hair you’ve always dreamt of. It’s also perfect for a date night, prom, or homecoming party.

40. Bohemian Teased Bun for Long Hair. A cute style for the casual days with a little bit of spice. The headband acts as a finishing touch to the messy look with loose strands and a teased crown.

41. Brunette Chignon Updo with Bouffant. The cool, laid-back flair of this chignon updo perfectly toned down the daring feel of her piercings and ornaments, giving her a cute and elegant appearance. Leaving some hair free and hanging lends an effortless charm to updos.

42. Low Loop Updo for Medium Hair. A trendy idea that you won’t find hard to recreate at home. If you have medium-long hair, it will be easy: just do your usual loop-through pony, braid its end and wrap it around the base of the pony.

43. Messy Ballerina Updo. Updo hairstyles aren’t for ladies with super long hair only. Whether your hair is long or short, thick or thin, there’s a style for everyone. Put your hair up in this lazy and playful ballerina updo hairstyle. It’s fun, cute, and romantic in a sassy way.

44. Twisted Bun. This exquisite updo gives off the vibes of a levelheaded, practical, and detail-minded lady. The hair isn’t just slicked and stiff, it’s sculptured to add some fun and playfulness to your look.

45. Short Curly Updo. Not one of the easiest ones, but sure it’s worth choosing for your big day. The short curls are put away into a cute updo that appears massive and royal, secretly adding a few inches to your height.

46. Simple Formal Updo Hairstyle. Updo hairstyles like this beauty below are ideal for those occasions when you need to look sophisticated and put together, while still feeling comfortable and relaxed. Think presentations, board meetings, interviews, and formal dinners.

47. Romantic Wedding Updo. Let’s help you tick an item off your dream wedding bucket list. This simple but super-stylish updo with a twisted bun is the perfect wedding hair for an elegant woman. It’s attractive without many dramatic details, and yet full of glamor.

48. Updo for Shoulder-Length Hair with Highlights. Make your highlights pop and the dimension do its job by pulling your layers back into a “cinnamon roll’.

49. Flower Bun Messy Updo. Indeed, messy hairstyles can be stupendously gorgeous. The flowery detail of the lazy bun and the chic blonde highlights reveal that a lot of work has gone in to deliver this jaw-dropping updo.

50. Updo Hairstyle with Loose Curls. Even a casual outfit can benefit from a sexy updo. Tease your crown so that your voluminous layers can rest on it for a perfectly messy look with wavy ringlets flowing down.

Like you’ve probably realized, the key to the best current updo hairstyle is to have an overall natural look. We hope you’ve found what you were looking for among these fabulous updo styles!