As much as we love wearing our hair down, there’s nothing like an updo to instantly glamify an outfit. Updos are a great option for weddings (whether you’re the bride or a guest), proms and other special occasions. Whether your preferred look is low-key, retro or attention-grabbing (seriously, check out the butterfly updo below!), there’s an updo for you. These 10 pretty updos range from super easy to more complex, but with a little practice, you should be able to master your favourite in time for your special event.
The Braided Butterfly Updo (via Modern Salon):
When we saw this updo on Pinterest, we knew we HAD to write about it! You could wear this updo with the most basic little black dress and still be the most magnetic girl in the room. It’s actually easier than it looks; if you’re a skilled braider, you should be able to do it.
Low Chignon (via The Small Things Blog):
You can wear this versatile style at the centre of the back of your head or to the side. Sophisticated and elegant, this style lets your face be the centre of attention, not your hair.
Classic Beehive (via A Beautiful Mess):
That’s right, you can now do arguably the most iconic retro hairstyle ever at home! This style looks great with a swingy mini-dress. You can also use the same technique to do a half-up beehive – very Amy Winehouse!
Infinity Bun (via Missy Sue):
If your go-to style is a basic bun, you’ll enjoy this new twist on the classic look.
The Five-Minute Updo (via Hair and Makeup by Steph):
The hardest part of this style is doing a basic braid – it’s seriously that easy! And it really can be done in under five minutes – there’s a video tutorial to serve as proof!
Textured French Roll (via The Freckled Fox):
This heat-free style can be done in under 10 minutes, and works well with any hair texture – sweet!
Quick Rolled Braid Updo for Shorter Hair (via The Wonder Forest):
Just because you have a bob (or a trendy lob) doesn’t mean you can’t do an updo. As a bonus, this style is easy and super pretty!
Mohawk Dutch Braid (via Missy Sue):
This look is a great way for you to embrace your inner rebel – without raising eyebrows at your cousin’s wedding.
Braided Crown (via A Beautiful Mess):
This free-spirited style is girly and romantic. It does require some French braiding skills, but with a bit of effort, you’ll master this look in no time!
Romantic Boho Lace Braid Updo (via The Wonder Forest):
The best part about this style is that it’s supposed to look a little bit messy, so you don’t need to worry about getting every hair perfectly into place. Lazy-girl win! Want more boho looks? Check out these 10 great flower-child hairstyles.
Don’t forget to pair your fabulous hairstyle with an equally dreamy dress. Our versatile Moxie Dress in Blue would look great with any of these styles.
And no look’s complete without some fabulous night-out makeup!