Do you have a big event coming up? Do you want to look and feel special for an event? Traditionally worn for special events and celebrations, the upstyle (also referred to as the updo) gives you an elegant look.
There are limitless combinations available, whether you want to incorporate braids, twists, pins, buns, and more. Achieve this look on your own with hair products or go to a professional for your hair styling. Put any hair length into an updo through the use of the right techniques.
This is our photo gallery featuring upstyle hairstyles for women. Includes celebrities with an upstyle look.
Upstyle hairdos might be prized as the go-to option for wedding parties, but this timeless hairstyling technique is a lot more than a conventional bridal hairdo. Be it a friends’ get-together, office event, beach party or numerous other occasions, updos go well with almost all of them.
There are several styles and benefits of turning your hair into an updo. So, without any further delay, dive into our extensive upstyle hairstyle gallery and gain some inspiration to ‘up’ your updo hairstyling game.
Side-Swept Bangs in an Upstyle
Lili Reinhart looks divine in this elegant-looking upstyle with side-swept bangs. She kept it simple and sophisticated with her light makeup look.
Slightly Messy Upstyle
Too much perfection is boring, some messy strands on an upstyle will do no harm. Anna Kendrick’s red carpet hairstyles are usually not that polished, she always pair her neutral makeup with some textures.
Kym Johnson sporting a one-sided upstyle in 2008. Her low side bun is incorporated with side-swept bangs.
Fancy Red Curtain
Shannon Collins looking fancy with her red hair styled in a loose updo. Her curtain bangs gave this look an extra feminine touch.
Upstyle with Loose Strands
Ali Fedotowsky channeling her carefree side with this upstyle with loose strands for extra details.
Kendall’s Messy Updo
Kendall Jenner’s powerful red-lip gaming paired with a messy upstyle. This one is an evident mash-up of style and comfort.
In 2010, Rooney Mara styled her curly hair into an updo embellished with a metal headband. The overall look is stylish and captivating!
Teased and Tousled
Keira Knightley’s textured upstyle is made possible with a little bit of tousling and teasing.
Messy to Classy Real Quick
It’s odd how Jennifer Morrison’s messy upstyle and messy bangs turned into this final look oozing with class and perfection. She definitely rocked the 2006 Emmy Awards with this textured hairstyle.
Slicked Back with Loose Strands
Julianne Hough is oozing wih elegance during the world premiere of Breaking Dawn last 2012. Her upstyle is incorporated with a loosely-set slicked back.
The Twisted Pompadour You’ll Adore
You will definitely adore Dita Von Teese with her thick hair styled into a big roll of a twisted pompadour in 2006.
The Typical Prom Upstyle
During the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Kyra Sedgwick sported the typical prom upstyle in a white, silk gown.
Little Sassy Sock Bun
Gigi Hadid’s light brown hair styled into a small sock bun with her mid-length bangs parted at the center, framing her face effectively.
The Coachella-Vibe Upstyle
Vanessa Hudgens, the Coachella Princess, in a slightly loose and tousled upstyle. Her simple do is matched with tan and neutral makeup shades and smokey, dark eye shadows.
High and Tight
Miranda Kerr’s face shape is to die for! She has an almost symmetrical face that’s why flaunting all its edges is a very good idea. This tight, high bun can showcase her facial assets effectively.
Big Sock Bun
Another look of Miranda Kerr having a tight and polished upstyle. This time, it’s a big sock bun looking all sassy and elegant.
Messy Bun is Fun
Amber Tamblyn unleashes her fun and carefree personality with this messy upstyle with bangs she wore in 2012.
Taylor Swift’s iconic blunt bangs in a messy upstyle during the 2018 American Music Awards.
The Red Carpet Upstyle
Barbara Palvin is oozing with fierceness and confidence as she walks the red carpet during the 75th Venice Film Festival last 2018. Her upstyle looks sophisticated and it perfectly matches her backless, royal blue gown.
Jennifer Lawrence screams flower power as she wears her upstyle with colorful, floral embellishments.
Lazy Everyday Updo
Emilia Clarke knows how to look effortlessly charming! Even with this lazy, messy upstyle and light makeup, she is glowing from within!
Carefree Upstyle for Thick Hair
Most of the time, it’s a struggle for those with thick hair to arrange their updo in a well-polished manner. Good thing, carefree upstyle looks great on thick strands. Electra Formosa sported this kind of style during Marie Claire’s Anniversary last 2013.
Demi Mazar looks like a retro queen with her thick, black hair styled into this vintage updo with extra shine.
Messy Updo with Curtain Bangs
Jenna Louise Coleman arriving for the 2013 Glamour Women of The Year Awards. Her simple look is paired with a messy upstyle with curtain bangs, perfect for hair with thick strands.
Blue is the New Black
Katy Perry combined the retro with the contemporary with her blue-colored hair styled into a vintage updo.
Lily Collins channeling her inner vintage babe with this elegant-looking bouffant incorporated with a black headband for a trendy finish.
Updos are not always for elegant and formal looks, you can style it according to your preferences! Winona Ryder gave her upstyle a whole new depth with this very hippie finish.
Tousled and Highlighted Updo
Sandra Bullock was at “The Blind Side” November 17, 2009, Premiere in New York. Her simple black dress was complemented by her elegant neckline and slightly tousled elegant upstyle with highlights.
Upstyle With Headband
On February 11, 2018, Gigi Hadid walked the runway at the Prabal Gurung Fall Winter 2018 fashion show during New York Fashion Week. She was dressed in pink and white to go with her upstyle hair with a hairband.
Upstyle With Curly Bun
Halle Berry flashed her beautiful smile at the Henri Bendel and Warner Brothers PURR-FECT CATWOMAN event in New York on July 21, 2004. She wore a sexy embroidered dress to match her curly bun upstyle.
Rihanna wore an elegant and charming purple dress with her detailed upstyle with gorgeous wavy tousle at the top at the 2006 Teen Choice Awards – Press Room at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 20, 2006, in Universal City, CA.
Upstyle With Bun On The Side
Juror Natalie Portman attended the La Silence de Lorna premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2008, in Cannes, France. Her blue dress was perfectly paired with a unique bun hairstyle on the side.
Upstyle With Braided Bun
Singer Rhianna was at the 2006 BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2006, in Los Angeles, CA. She stole the show with her charming pink dress paired with a slick upstyle bun with braids at the top.
Upstyle With Highlighted Bangs
Rihanna was at the 2012 Brit Awards held at the O2 Arena in London on February 21, 2012. She paired her bejeweled dress with a messy bun hairstyle with highlights and loose wispy bangs.
Slick Upstyle With A Twist
Natalie Portman’s beautiful diamond earrings were on full display with her strapless red dress and elegant upstyle with a slick finish at the ‘Che’ Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 21, 2008, in Cannes, France.
Upstyle With Messy Top Knot
Rihanna’s lovely dark lips matched well with her white outfit and top knot bun hairstyle with bangs at the “Home” Special Screening Red Carpet at the Village Theater on March 22, 2015, in Westwood, CA.
Upstyle With Braided Bun
On November 16, 2004, Actress Angelina Jolie shows her fierce pose with a black dress and slicked back upstyle hair at the world premiere, in Hollywood, of her new movie Alexander.
Upstyle With Pompadour Look
Natalie Portman attended the “Brothers” New York Premiere at the School of Visual Arts, SVA, Theater in New York, NY on November 22, 2009. She was quite lovely in her blue strapless dress and low bun hairstyle with a slight tousle at the top for a pompadour look.
Upstyle With Loose Tendrils
Kate Hudson was quite stunning in her fashionable blush-colored sequined dress and messy bun hairstyle with highlights and loose tendrils at the Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2012, in Venice, Italy.
Upstyle With A Loose and Messy Look
Angelina Jolie’s lovely black bejeweled dress paired quite well with her loose and messy upstyle hair with tendrils and bangs at the Premiere of THE GOOD SHEPHERD in Ziegfeld Theatre, New York on December 11, 2006.
Upstyle With Tousled Finish
Angelina Jolie attended the premiere of ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford’ at the 64th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2007, in Venice. She wore a lovely black dress with her pearl necklace and tousled upstyle hair.
Upstyle With Loose Low Bun
Angelina Jolie attended the 2012 Golden Globe Foreign Language Film Panel Discussion held at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, USA on January 14, 2012. She wore a black smart casual outfit to pair with her bun hairstyle that has subtle highlights.
Upstyle With Messy Loose Curly Tendrils
Actress Vanessa Anne Hudgens was at the premiere of ‘Hairspray’ on July 10th, 2007 in Westwood, Los Angeles. She wowed the crowd with her stunning black dress and messy raven bun hairstyle with a slight tousle and loose tendrils.
Upstyle With Highlighted Tousle
Natalie Portman paired her simple yet brilliant white outfit with a tousled upstyle hair with highlights at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, USA on January 29, 2017.
Tousled Upstyle Bun
Kate Hudson wore a green dress to match with her messy high bun hairstyle with loose tendrils and highlights at the European Premiere of ‘Fool’s Gold’ held at the Vue cinema, Leicester Square in London on April 10, 2008.
Messy Upstyle Bun
Vanessa Hudgens paired her gorgeous black dress and cat-eye make-up with an elegant upstyle bun hairstyle with a slightly tousled finish at People’s Choice Awards 2012 at Nokia Theater at LA Live on January 11, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA.
A sculpted twist adds dimension and intrigue to the classic bun by creating two knots instead of just one. To get this look, you will create one bun higher up on your head and one below it. To hold the buns in place, you’ll need to secure the knots with pins, hairspray, and spray wax.
Bun With Side-Swept Waves
This bun upstyle hair cut is a throwback to 90s-era glam. This hairstyle begins with teasing your hair to give it additional volume. Before you pull it back into a bun, part your hair off to one side. Then secure your hair into a bun, leaving some long wavy strands to frame your face. The end look is one that’s modern, flirty, and playful.
Bigger is sometimes better when it comes to hair, and a big bun might be just the look you need to make a statement. For this look, you’ll start by teasing your hair to give it plenty of volumes. Then pull it back into a bun. To add a glamorous finish, wrap a sparkly headband around the base. For a truly classy look, try matching your hairband with other accessories, such as your earrings and necklace.
For a smooth and sophisticated look, consider dressing up a bun by pulling it together with a tight braid at the nape of the neck. This hairstyle’s elegance comes from the plaited braid, which can be woven around the bun to hold it in place. You can use styling products to control frizz and give your hairstyle a smooth, chic, and glamorous look.
A ponytail might seem like a hairstyle that’s suitable for wearing only when you’re in high school or when you’re working out. But there are many different ways to wear a ponytail, and with the right approach, this look is one of the most unique and beautiful types of upstyle hair cuts for women. To get the look, use a curling iron first to tease hair into loose waves and curls. Then gather your hair together into a high, messy ponytail. This look gives your hair a slightly messy, unkempt, and sexy look while still keeping hair off your neck.
The half-bun or “hun” finds a happy medium between wearing your hair up and keeping it down. To make the most of this style, keep the bun high and wear it towards the back of your head. This style is a fine way to keep hair off your face while still looking a bit more polished than wearing your hair loose and down.
You can do many different things with a chignon updo, including wearing it high or low. A low chignon sits just at the base of your neck. It is really little more than a knot, but it can look very stylish and put-together, especially when coupled with dazzling jewelry like a necklace and shimmering earrings. The advantage of a low chignon is that it takes only minutes to achieve, and it works with hair of a shorter, medium, or longer length. Consider adding some anti-frizz cream and spray to hold it in place.
Double Braid Updo
If there’s one updo that gets an award for being a timeless classic, it’s one that includes braids. A double braid updo is a great option for making your hair look presentable, sophisticated, and elegant without putting too much trouble into its appearance. If you need a classic updo look for a more formal occasion, a hairdo with double braids is a fine choice. For a complete look, consider matching your lipstick color to your hair accessories. For its ease and glamour, this look is especially popular for weddings.
Updo in a Ribbon
To add the tiniest bit of glamour to your updo, consider tying your hair back with a striking accessory. A piece of thick, shiny ribbon makes your hair look more feminine and attractive in just seconds. You can also use a nice headband, such as one that’s a unique color or one that’s accented with faux jewels.
Chignon with Bangs
A chignon, which is a bun traditionally worn at the nape of the neck, is one of the most classic and popular types of hairstyles that you can wear for an updo. It’s also one of the most versatile. If you have bangs, wearing a chignon gives your hair a youthful, playful, and dimensional look. This strikes a fine balance between the formality of an updo hairstyle and the playful, flirty nature of bangs.
A soft bun is an excellent choice if you have fine, long hair. Keeping your hair loose around the front can give it a bit of volume, which in turn makes it look fuller without you having to put in much effort. This is also a gentler method than pulling your hair back too tightly, which can actually cause hair loss if you consistently wear your hair in a pulled-back style. An added tip for this hairstyle, and if you have long hair in general, is to take sufficient amounts of biotin, which is important for keeping hair healthy and lively.
A simple twist is an elegant and versatile solution for long hair and especially hair that is dried out and damaged. With a simple twist, you can simply start with a low, loose French braid that is then pinned up into the rest of your hair. This hairstyle is not as hard on your locks as a traditional tight braid, but it still gives your hair the elegance and sophistication of a braided look.
Many of the most glamorous updo hairstyles involve braids. For a modern take on a hairstyle that dates back many years, try crown braids the next time you are attending an outing. Crown braids wrap around the crown of your head. They can be worn alone for a simple but polished look, or they can be accented with hair accessories for a truly beautiful and glamorous look. This style is a Swiss-inspired hairdo that is making a resurgence in Hollywood today.
An upstyle hairstyle couldn’t get more elegant than this. Anna Kendrick sported this loosely brushed back updo at the 87th Annual Academy Awards, and we must say – she surely knows the best styles to pick and the right time to sport them.
Anna Paquin is seen rocking an impressive upstyle hairdo in which she has tied her long blonde hair into a crisscross braid and pinned it above her head like a golden bow. It’s a smart way to bring out the symmetry of her face.
She might have played the snooty rich girl in Gossip Girl, but everyone still loves Leighton Meester despite the role (or perhaps because of it). Take notes from her good-looking upstyle hairstyle that consists of a messy bun combined with long and bouncy curls on both sides.
Be it a weekend party or a formal event; this classic upstyle hairstyle is a good fit for both scenarios. It’s easy to pull off, is always in style and makes you look really mod regardless of the age.
This upstyle hairstyle for women features bright golden streaks in auburn hair that adds glamour to an otherwise plain updo.
Kristen Stewart’s upstyle hairstyle is messy, but it’s still suitable for hi-fi events because it makes her look really fashionable. The touch of dull red streaks at the top brings out the textured up-styled strands all the more.
Although she is usually one for wearing her straight hair down and open, Penelope Cruz too couldn’t resist turning to updos on important occasions. Here she had chosen to secure her silky hair in a high bouffant and further adorned it with uneven, choppy bangs.
Keira Knightley’s classy upstyle hairstyle consists of a soft balayage and center-parted side-swept bangs that gently frame her face, making her look really majestic.
Anna Paquin’s upstyle hairstyle is perfect for women who are brave and courageous and proud to be themselves. Backcombing her ash blonde hair adds extra volume and dimensions to this large bouffant.
Sally Hawkin’s eye-catching upstyle hairstyle is formed by gathering her jet-black hair in a fluffy bunch and finishing the look with long eye-skimming bangs that cover her forehead and prevent it from looking too broad and bare.
French actress Marion Cotillard looks really impressive in her tightly brushed back and grand chignon. After pulling all the hair away from her face, she has formed it into this large round bun to grab everyone’s attention for afar.
Who knew that a few fancy hair accessories could take a simple upstyle hairstyle to a whole another level? This updo will look good if you are looking for a hairstyle to sport on prom night or any other similar event.
This chic and trendy upstyle hairstyle for women is sported by the charming Keke Palmer. Tying her deep black hair into a high bun, she has opted for loosely tousled, springy bangs that hang freely around the sides. The result makes her look fresh and energetic.
Haylie Duff looks nothing less than a royal in this luxe upstyle hairstyle that is oozing stately beauty and dignified splendor. Whether it’s a special occasion or just a regular day at the office, this style will set you apart from the crowd.
Keke Palmer can’t stop experimenting with updos – but it’s not like we are complaining. Here she provides another brilliant idea on how to sport a unique upstyle hairstyle. A Bohemian bun knotted even higher and balanced by the low reaching uneven bangs give Keke a courageous and daring look.
Who said that high-school style updos are only for the school going girls? Sandra Bullock proves that a casual upstyle hairstyle like this goes well on women of all ages. With hair knotted in a low bun at the back and side-swept bangs held in place with a hairband, the Hollywood actress looks far younger than her actual age.
Jenna Dewan Tatum gathered her hair at the back of her head, cut it some slack and pinned it in place before letting out a few frontal tresses to look like a true diva.
A throwback to the ‘60s, Eva Mendes, can be seen rocking an old upstyle hairstyle that looks dope even today. Just don’t forget a fabric hairband before heading out.
Charlize Theron’s low-tied chignon is a good style to consider if you are running late and cannot afford extra time styling your hair. Simply comb it once, knot it lowly at the nape of your neck and you are ready to rock just like that.
With the right balance of casual and elegant, Katie Cassidy’s updo is an uncomplicated and easy-going hairstyle that you can sport on a number of occasions. To turn things up a notch, you can go for some shiny blonde streaks on the front strands to get a forever-sun-kissed glow like her.
Natural redheads, who are envied for their impressive hair color, usually flaunt their hair by wearing it down. But if you want to go for an updo, you can let loose just one long lock at the side as the lovely Emma Stone has done here. This lets the color shine while keeping the strands out of your view at the same time.
Haley Strode’supstyle hairstyle for women is highly disorganized at the back, but the messy touch is counterbalanced by her thick and chic side-brushed bangs and the sole curvy tendril at the side.
This runway model provides a good hairstyle for brides as well as bridesmaids who want to look bold and beautiful. The elaborate puff at the front will grab the attention of every guest in attendance.
This glamorous and alluring upstyle hairstyle sported by Katie Cassidy features some teased and tousled strands accentuated by a hair dye that involves a spectrum of blonde and brown shades. The overall look is fanciful despite the slightly messy touch.
For working women who have super long hair but are also super busy to spend a lot of time styling it, Lauren Conrad provides the perfect solution. Gather your hair together and just twist it a couple of times before turning it into a giant donut and pinning it at the top. Talk about looking drop-dead gorgeous in 30 seconds flat!
This flamboyant upstyle hairstyle for women is a lookalike of the conventional air-hostess style updo except for the fact that while those ladies prefer to keep the hair completely out of their face, Ali Fedotowskyhas let loose a few strands for a more casual and stress-free look.
Fans who look up to Katie Cassidy for hairstyling ideas always in for a surprise because she always comes up with something extraordinary each time. For instance, here she is seen showing off an exceptionally high and voluminous bun that is achieved by forming five ponytails in her long hair and then tucking them all together in a haphazard manner.
This traditional bridal-style chignon has long been the go-to for wedding parties, but nonetheless, it is still always in style. However, Lauren Conrad adds her own touch to the milkmaid bun by dying her hair in multiple hues of russet to give a refined and polished look.
The model at the Disney ABC Television Group Summer All-Star party last July 12, 2008, showcasing a sweet and charming aura with her upstyle hairstyle. It is paired with a pink dress that complements her flushed makeup look.
Hailee Steinfeld shows off a neat upstyle hairstyle complemented by a wavy tendril that falls down her cheek at the World premiere of ‘Bumblebee’ held on December 9, 2018. It was completed with a trendy black dress that perfectly suited the theme.
Charlize Theron was seen at the “Tully” Los Angeles Premiere on April 18, 2018, in a black printed dress and her blonde hair arranged into a voluminous updo hairstyle.
Mila Kunis attended the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Max Payne’ held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles last October 13, 2008. Her stunning white dress made her stand out especially with her gorgeous wavy upstyle.
The award-winning actress wore a messy but classy upstyle beehive hairstyle with an ornament that matches with her dress at the 85th Academy Awards last February 24, 2013.
Salma Hayek was spotted at the François and Maryvonne Pinault Gala dinner last May 10, 2017, at Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Italy with her slick high bun updo that always gives her an elegant look.
Paris Hilton looked ravishing at the Elton John Oscar Viewing Party on February 24, 2019, with her blonde tresses arranged into a glam updo. It is incorporated with long tendrils that are tousled a bit for a softer look.
Cameron Diaz wore a gorgeous purple Dior dress at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala-Poiret King of Fashion, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York last May 07, 2007. She paired this with a simple bun upstyle with tendrils.
Gwen Stefani wore a quirky and colorful striped sweater with her sleek and polished upstyle during NBC’s “The Voice” Season 7 Red Carpet Event last December 8, 2014, in West Hollywood, CA.
Alyssa Milano had a messy upstyle hairstyle emphasizing her hoop earrings and turtleneck dress at the “A Star Is Born” Los Angeles Premiere on September 24, 2018.
Gwyneth Paltrow opted for a center-parted upstyle incorporated with side tendrils at the Two Lovers premiere during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 19, 2008.
Blake Lively wore a beautiful light blue gown that complemented her messy upstyle hairstyle accessorized with a cute headband during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival back on May 13, 2016 in Cannes, France.
The young supermodel Tyra Banks attended the 70th Academy Awards on March 23, 1998. She wore a lovely champagne dress that she paired with a classy upstyle.
On February 25, 2007, Tyra Banks’ lovely red dress was complemented by her classy and neat bun upstyle at the 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at the Mortons in West Hollywood, CA.
Alexandra Daddario strikes a fierce pose with her upstyle hairstyle at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘San Andreas’ on May 26, 2015.
Alexandra Daddario at the Teen Vogue’s 10th Annual Young Hollywood Party at Private Location on September 27, 2012, in Beverly Hills, CA.
Kelly Osbourne with her silver hair and gorgeous white dress, photo taken on January 29, 2012, at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Woman on fire. Kelly Osbourne’s blonde hair and red dress paired with red gloves and a pair of black heels look so perfect for her, as she displays her outstanding fashion during the ‘Fashion For Relief Haiti’ show on February 12, 2010.
Taylor Swift made an appearance at the “Wonderstruck” Fragrance Launch at Sephora Americana on October 18, 2011, exhibiting a curly updo with twisted side bangs.
The singer arrived for the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Hannah Montana The Movie’ held on April 4, 2009, flaunting a volumized updo with curly tendrils.
Emilia Clarke smiles at the screening of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018, in Cannes, France.
Katy Perry flaunted her slick pink updo decorated with gorgeous accessories at the American Music Awards 2011 in Los Angeles. CA on November 20, 2011.
Lady Gaga wowed everyone with her absolutely stunning frilly white dress that went great with her white-blond hair that is styled up into a top knot at the premiere of her movie ‘A Star Is Born’ during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018, in Venice, Italy.
Selena Gomez attended the opening ceremony during the 72nd Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019, in Cannes, France. She wore a stunning outfit with her slick top knot bun upstyle with highlights.
Emma Stone was at the “La LA Land” World Premiere at Village Theater on December 6, 2016, in Westwood, CA. She paired her elegant messy bun hairstyle with a gorgeous blue sheer dress with details.
Actress Emma Watson attended ‘The Circle’ Premiere at the BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 26, 2017, in New York City. Her elegant white off-shoulder outfit went quite well with her loose and wavy upstyle and simple make-up.
Kim Kardashian sported a slicked center-parted upstyle during the 2019 Primetime Emmy Creative Arts Awards at the Microsoft Theater on September 14, 2019.
Kim Kardashian paired her gorgeous red dress with a sleek beehive updo during the LACMA presents “The Unmasking” held on September 25, 2010, in Los Angeles, CA.
Kim Kardashian pulled off a glamorous highlighted updo during the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held on August 29, 2010, at Nokia Theater, Los Angeles, CA.
Kim Kardashian looked sophisticated in a classic regal updo at the Los Angeles premiere of “Whiteout” at Mann Village Theatre, Westwood held last September 9, 2009.
Scarlett Johansson wowed everyone with her lovely dress and amazing beehive bun hairstyle with a floral headband at The Black Dahlia premiere, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, CA on September 06, 2006.
Scarlett Johansson attended the premiere of “We Bought A Zoo” at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 12, 2011, in New York City. She was gorgeous in her black dress and upstyle with buns.
Scarlett Johansson attended the “The Avengers” Premiere at El Capitan Theater on April 11, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA. She was wearing a sexy yet elegant black dress to pair with her highlighted and tousled upstyle hair.
Jennifer Lawrence was quite elegant and lovely in her floral dress and tousled loose upstyle blond hair when she attended the red carpet of the movie ‘Mother!’ during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017, in Venice, Italy.
Beyonce was simply elegant in a stylish high bun that she paired with gorgeous dangling earrings during the American Foundation for AIDS Research amfAR Benefit Gala held on January 31, 2007.
Kristen Bell was seen at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Teen Titans Go! To The Movies’ held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on July 22, 2018, rocking a center-parted upstyle with side tendrils.
Kristen Bell rocked a neat updo with a pouf during the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on January 16, 2014. She completed the look with a sexy black dress that mirrors her smokey eyes.
Kristen Bell looked lovely in a glam updo with tendrils at the 2011 Unicef Ball held on December 8, 2011, in Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA.
On June 2, 2009, Kristen Bell attended the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘The Hangover’ at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre wearing a sleek highlighted upstyle that’s emphasized by her statement necklace.
The smiling beauty Kristen Bell was spotted at an annual gala in Los Angeles sporting this pretty side-tied hairstyle for women. The low hanging chignon might not necessarily be something new but what is surely different is the short puff that she has made at the top. The end result is an impressive hairstyle that gives her a youthful and playful look.
Amanda Seyfried was at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood on February 24, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA. She wore an elegant yet sexy dress that complemented her smokey eyes and messy upstyle with loose tendrils and a slightly tousled finish.
Jessica Alba wore a lovely golden dress that she complemented with a tousled upstyle with a slight pompadour look at the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on March 5, 2006, in Los Angeles, CA.
Natalie Dormer sported a loose slicked bun that flatters her facial features during the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House in London last February 8, 2015.
Margot Robbie exhibited a retro-glam look featuring her stylish slicked upstyle and edgy beaded gown at the BAFTA Film Awards 2019 on February 10, 2019.
On July 20, 2007, Jessica Alba wore an elegant black dress to match with her bun hairstyle that has a slightly tousled finish at the German premiere of the film “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” in Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin.
Margot Robbie looked sophisticated in a neat side-parted updo during the 2014 Golden Globe Awards on January 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, CA.
Amanda Seyfried was perfectly charming in her blue floral dress and neat top-knot bun upstyle that has a lovely sandy blond hue at the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport on January 10, 2013, in Santa Monica, CA.
Jessica Alba attended the ‘Machete’ premiere during the 67th Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema on September 1, 2010, in Venice, Italy. She wore an elegant black dress that paired quite well with her messy top knot bun hairstyle with loose tendrils.
Demi Lovato attended the 2013 Wango Tango concert produced by KIIS-FM at the Home Depot Center on May 11, 2013, in Carson, CA. She dyed her long hair into a sandy blond tone and swept it up for a swirly upstyle that has a slight tousle.
Reese Witherspoon’s tousled and messy bun hairstyle was quite fashionable and paired well with her stylish black and blue floral outfit at the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014 on March 01, 2014, in Santa Monica, CA.
Carrie Underwood completed her look with a glam upstyle that’s complemented with side tendrils during the Idol Gives Back 2010 in Pasadena Civic Center last April 21, 2010.
JLo’s messy top knot statement hairstyle is perfection at the Weinstein Company / Netflix Golden Globes After Party on January 11, 2015.
Christina Aguilera looks like a goddess in this curly updo with side tendrils that she wore during the first annual BET (Black Entertainment TV) Awards on June 19, 2001.
Michelle Rodriguez sports a neat updo with side parting during the 2018 amfAR Gala Cannes on May 17, 2018.
Mel B pulled back her brown highlighted locks into a thick, high bun at the “America’s Got Talent” Live Show Red Carpet held on August 21, 2018.
Rachel Weisz overflowed with posh and class at the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 16, 2006, showcasing a classic upstyle paired with smokey eyes.
Sienna Miller is a goddess in this brushed back upstyle with loose strands at the Showtime network premiere of The Loudest Voice on June 24, 2019. She completed the look with a white dress by Oscar de la Renta.
Penelope Cruz looks ravishing in a bouffant updo with curly strands and long bangs worn at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards last January 15, 2007.
Gal Gadot attended the “Wonder Woman” in Los Angeles Premiere at the Pantages Theater on May 25, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA. She wore a red sequined dress to go with her top knot bun hairstyle and simple makeup.
Ashley Benson attended the 70th Anniversary screening premiere at the 70th Festival de Cannes on May 23, 2017. She paired her strapless dress with an elegant necklace and a messy bun hairstyle with loose tendrils and long side bangs.
Victoria Justice was at the Primetime Creative Emmys 2012 at Nokia Theater on September 15, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA. She was lovely in her bright dress and messy bun hairstyle that has loose tendrils and bangs.
Sarah Hyland attended the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on September 23, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. She wore a sparkly dress that went well with her highlighted messy hair bun that has loose curly bangs and tendrils.
On April 22, 2018, Chloe Grace Moretz attended the premiere of The Miseducation of Cameron Post during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC. She was seen wearing an edgy silver vest to pair with her messy bun hairstyle with highlights, long side-swept bangs, and loose tendrils.
Lily James wore a stunning red dress at an event in Milan, Italy on December 25, 2017. She paired this with a sandy blonde ponytail hairstyle with curly side bangs.
On August 29, 2010, Rose Byrne was at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. She was lovely in her white dress and tousled upstyle brunette hairstyle with a beehive finish.
Milla Jovovich was at the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS 2008 Gala at Le Moulin de Mougins restaurant on May 22, 2008, in Cannes, France. She was stunning her fashionable pink dress and messy bun hairstyle with bangs.
Christina Ricci was in The Winners Room at the 2012 BAFTA’s, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London on February 12, 2012. She wore a golden dress that she paired with her raven bun hairstyle incorporated with blunt bangs.
Shailene Woodley was at the 2008 American Music Awards. Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA on November 23, 2008. She was stunning in a gray dress that she topped with a messy bun hairstyle incorporated with long side-swept bangs.
Aubrey Plaza was at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles on February 23, 2013. She wore a lovely floral dress that she topped with a messy upstyle bun hairstyle with loose tendrils.
Actress Brittany Snow was at the Audi and Designer J. Mendel’s Kick-Off Celebration of Golden Globe Week 2011 at Cecconi’s on January 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. She wore a white dress with her messy blonde bun hairstyle that has side-swept bangs and tendrils.
Emily Browning attended the Legend UK film premiere on September 3, 2015, in London. She wore an elegant dress to pair with her messy brunette bun hairstyle that has long side-bangs and tendrils.
Jennifer Hudson attended the second annual “A Fine Romance” gala to benefit the Motion Picture & TV Fund, in Los Angeles on November 18, 2006. She came in a black floral dress with her raven curly upstyle hair.
Emma Roberts attended the Los Angeles Premiere of “Star Trek” held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on April 30, 2009. She paired her elegant black strapless dress with a dark low ponytail hairstyle.
On August 16, 2011, Zooey Deschanel attended the “Our Idiot Brother” Los Angeles Premiere held at The Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California. She wore a fashionable black and white dress to pair with her messy dark bun hairstyle with bangs and tendrils.
Amy Adams attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012, in West Hollywood, California. She was stunning in a silver strapless dress that she topped with a messy bun hairstyle with loose long side-swept bangs.
Jennifer Connelly attended the GQ Man of the Year Awards at Sunset Tower Hotel on November 29, 2006 in Los Angeles, CA. She wore a lovely black dress to pair with her messy low bun hairstyle with loose bangs and tendrils.
Maggie Gyllenhaal attended the press conference for Fisher-Price Launch of the Precious Planet BabyGear Collection in New York, NY on January 27, 2009. She wore a simple black outfit with her messy dark ponytail hairstyle with loose tendrils.
Shay’s braided updo with side-parted bangs is a seriously pretty style that gives the 2013 People’s Choice Awards Arrivals a modern refresh on January 9, 2013.
This is a classic loose up-do this gorgeous celeb wears during the 29th American Cinematheque Award on October 30, 2015.
The actress made a stunning statement with her messy low bun during the premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness, April 13, 2013.
In the world of hairstyling, pulling your hair up is considered an updo. The most classic options acknowledged in the world of updos are:
- Buns: Whether casual or highly styled, a bun pulls your hair away from your face and wrapped in a coil on itself. In some cases, secure the style with pins or barrettes.
- Chignons: Look elegant and classic with a beautiful chignon that pins your hair at the nape of your neck or the back of your head. The chignon has limitless variations.
- French Twist: Worn tight or loose, you gather the hair and turn it upwards until it all gathers in your head.
- Beehive: This is when your hairstyle is piled up in a cone shape that looks slightly like a beehive. Most popular in the 1960s, stylists incorporate this look in a modern way.
Advantages of Choosing an Upstyle
Pull your hair up, style it to look beautiful, and feel confident with an upstyle for the day. Women love updos because the look isn’t permanent and is suitable for just one occasion. If you don’t like it, then change it!
Other advantages of choosing an updo for yourself include:
- Learn to create a look for yourself without a visit to the salon
- Shape the style to flatter the form of the face and draw attention to your eyes
- Incorporate hair accessories into your look
- Feel more feminine and beautiful
- No need to change your haircut or style
- Keep your hair out of your face in photos
- Suit every hair texture
- Look good no matter your age
Options for Shorter Hair
Short hair does not eliminate the opportunity for you to get an updo. With careful styling and the addition of clip-on extensions, your look for the evening looks like it is your hair. Frame the face, use extensions, and incorporate barrettes to upgrade your style.
The Full-Updo For a Special Occasion
When you are getting ready for an event, treat yourself with a full updo. The other option is the half up/half down style that lets some hair flow free while other strands stay up. A stylist uses your natural hair texture to your advantage for your look.
If you don’t know where to start, check out some styles online and be sure to consider how your hair frames your face and what it looks like in the back. In fact, updos incorporate other styles like tousled hair, braids, texture, ponytails, and sleek looks.