623 Upstyle Hairdos for Women (Photos)

A simple upstyle great for weddings.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

This upstyle hairstyle sported by Jennifer Lawrence at the Critic’s Choice Award in Santa Monica might not seem particularly new. But what sets it apart is the baby lights that add splendor and sophistication.

This upstyle hairstyle sported by Jennifer Lawrence at the Critic’s Choice Award in Santa Monica might not seem particularly new. But what sets it apart is the baby lights that add splendor and sophistication.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 hair band, the Hollywood actress looks far younger than her actual age.

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.

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.

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.

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’supdois 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.

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.

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.

A taut bun like this might not be for everyone especially if you don’t want a flat look. But if you have got the right poise and self-assurance, then even when wearing such a plain upstyle hairstyle, you can still turn heads wherever you go.

A taut bun like this might not be for everyone especially if you don’t want a flat look. But if you have got the right poise and self-assurance, then even when wearing such a plain upstyle hairstyle, you can still turn heads wherever you go.

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.

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 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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 fashion vibes of the Victorian era in all their grandeur make a comeback in Jennifer Lawrence’s old-style updo. Using a three-strand braid as an organic hair accessory; there are curtain-style layered bangs on both sides that provide a more angular look to her round face profile. This decent upstyle hairstyle is a nod to the old-world charm.

The fashion vibes of the Victorian era in all their grandeur make a comeback in Jennifer Lawrence’s old-style updo. Using a three-strand braid as an organic hair accessory; there are curtain-style layered bangs on both sides that provide a more angular look to her round face profile. This decent upstyle hairstyle is a nod to the old-world charm.

Our updos gallery for women will surely be incomplete without this Oscar-winning upstyle hairstyle (pun intended). Sported by Jennifer Lawrence, this neat and tidy bun is definitely worth considering on days when you want to look your best.

Our updos gallery for women will surely be incomplete without this Oscar-winning upstyle hairstyle (pun intended). Sported by Jennifer Lawrence, this neat and tidy bun is definitely worth considering on days when you want to look your best.

Stacy Keibler looks gorgeous in her halter dress along with a low side bun hairstyle incorporated with curvy tendrils and side-swept bangs. This was taken during Entertainment Tonight Emmy Party last September 21, 2008.

Stacy Keibler looks gorgeous in her halter dress along with a low side bun hairstyle incorporated with curvy tendrils and side-swept bangs. This was taken during Entertainment Tonight Emmy Party last September 21, 2008.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Last January 18, 2018, the actress sports a trendy look showcasing a black top with matching blazer and pants along with a classic upstyle hairstyle with curly tendrils on both sides. This was taken during the Lip Sync Battle LIVE: A Michael Jackson Celebration.

Last January 18, 2018, the actress sports a trendy look showcasing a black top with matching blazer and pants along with a classic upstyle hairstyle with curly tendrils on both sides. This was taken during the Lip Sync Battle LIVE: A Michael Jackson Celebration.

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Adriana Lima’s bold lips stand out with her one-sided updo when she attended the Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last May 2, 2016.

Adriana Lima’s bold lips stand out with her one-sided updo when she attended the Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last May 2, 2016.

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Adriana Lima wore a confident smile, a simple black dress and a simple updo when she attended the ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between’ Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art last MAY 01, 2017.

Adriana Lima wore a confident smile, a simple black dress, and a simple updo when she attended the ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between’ Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art last MAY 01, 2017.

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Confident Hayden Panettiere looked fierce in a printed dress and a trendy upstyle hairstyle that’s eye-catching. This was worn during the 2010 World Music Awards at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club last May 18th.

Confident Hayden Panettiere looked fierce in a printed dress and a trendy upstyle hairstyle that’s eye-catching. This was worn during the 2010 World Music Awards at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club last May 18th.

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During the 2011 Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood Style Party on April 26th, the actress sports an upstyle hairstyle with short tendrils on both sides. She paired it with a sweet smile that extends to her beautiful green eyes.

During the 2011 Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood Style Party on April 26th, the actress sports an upstyle hairstyle with short tendrils on both sides. She paired it with a sweet smile that extends to her beautiful green eyes.

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On January 13, 2013, Ashley Tisdale attended the WB/In Style Golden Globe Party with a messy updo incorporated with curtain bangs. Statement earrings and a classic nude dress completed the look.

On January 13, 2013, Ashley Tisdale attended the WB/In Style Golden Globe Party with a messy updo incorporated with curtain bangs. Statement earrings and a classic nude dress completed the look.

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Malin Akerman arrived at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California last January 31, 2010 wearing a simple silver dress paired with a messy updo that has a slightly reddish brown tone and highlights.

Malin Akerman arrived at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California last January 31, 2010, wearing a simple silver dress paired with a messy updo that has a slightly reddish-brown tone and highlights.

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Malin Akerman’s light blonde hair was styled in a sophisticated pinned-up hairstyle to match her detailed dress at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, January 18, 2014.

Malin Akerman’s light blonde hair was styled in a sophisticated pinned-up hairstyle to match her detailed dress at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, January 18, 2014.

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The actress during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held last March 7, 2010 slaying a classic updo hairstyle with thick side tendril. It was completed with dangling earrings and a layered ruffle dress that complements her skin tone.

The actress during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held last March 7, 2010 slaying a classic updo hairstyle with thick side tendril. It was completed with dangling earrings and a layered ruffle dress that complements her skin tone.

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The actress attended the 2019 InStyle Awards on October 21st with a messy updo that’s center-parted. Black velvet floral dress with deep V neckline completed the charming look.

The actress attended the 2019 InStyle Awards on October 21st with a messy updo that’s center-parted. Black velvet floral dress with deep V neckline completed the charming look.

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Freida Pinto was wearing a stunning light blue Marchesa gown with her sophisticated updo at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild SAG Awards, Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles last January 25, 2009.

Freida Pinto was wearing a stunning light blue Marchesa gown with her sophisticated updo at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild SAG Awards, Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles last January 25, 2009.

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Last May 16, 2012, the Freida Pinto attended the ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ premiere during the 65th Cannes Film Festival with this messy pinned upstyle with wispy bangs.

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Jessie J attended the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards 2012 at Berkeley Square in London last May 29, 2012. She was wearing a sexy black dress that matches well with her raven slick updo hairstyle.

Jessie J attended the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards 2012 at Berkeley Square in London last May 29, 2012. She was wearing a sexy black dress that matches well with her raven slick updo hairstyle.

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During the 2nd annual Environmental Media Association (EMA) honors benefit gala on September 28, 2019, Nikki Reed flaunted a semi-tousled updo hairstyle accentuating her dangling earrings. The look was completed with a floral, one-shoulder dress.

During the 2nd annual Environmental Media Association (EMA) honors benefit gala on September 28, 2019, Nikki Reed flaunted a semi-tousled updo hairstyle accentuating her dangling earrings. The look was completed with a floral, one-shoulder dress.

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The actress exhibited a neat side-swept updo at the Elton John Oscar Viewing Party on the West Hollywood Park on February 24, 2019. She completed the look with a white halter dress and gorgeous triangular earrings.

The actress exhibited a neat side-swept updo at the Elton John Oscar Viewing Party on the West Hollywood Park on February 24, 2019. She completed the look with a white halter dress and gorgeous triangular earrings.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Cameron Diaz had raven dyed hair in a messy upstyle in the press room for the 33rd Annual People’s Choice Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles last January 09, 2007.

Cameron Diaz had raven dyed hair in a messy upstyle in the press room for the 33rd Annual People’s Choice Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles last January 09, 2007.

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Gwen Stefani wore a messy upstyle with tendrils when she performed live at the Good Morning America held in Central Park last July 27, 2012.

Gwen Stefani wore a messy upstyle with tendrils when she performed live at the Good Morning America held in Central Park last July 27, 2012.

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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.

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.

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Jennifer Aniston wore a neat upstyle hairstyle that accentuated her sharp facial features at the HBO Post Golden Globe Party on January 11, 2015. It was complemented with dangling earrings and a sequined halter dress.

Jennifer Aniston wore a neat upstyle hairstyle that accentuated her sharp facial features at the HBO Post Golden Globe Party on January 11, 2015. It was complemented with dangling earrings and a sequined halter dress.

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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.

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.

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Julia Roberts made an appearance at the world premiere of “Mother’s Day” last April 13, 2016 with a messy upstyle incorporated with wavy tendrils.

Julia Roberts made an appearance at the world premiere of “Mother’s Day” last April 13, 2016 with a messy upstyle incorporated with wavy tendrils.

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The American actress did a casual pompadour upstyle for her auburn locks as she promotes the “Touch” Apparel on February 1, 2014.

The American actress did a casual pompadour upstyle for her auburn locks as she promotes the “Touch” Apparel on February 1, 2014.

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Long and curly hair arranged into this stay-at-home upstyle with curtain bangs.

Long, copper hair with blunt bangs arranged into a classic pinned-up updo. The hairstyle is then secured and embellished with a black headscarf.

Felicity Jones with Blunt Bangs and Tendrils.

Felicity Jones with blunt bangs and tendrils at the "Inferno" Special Screening last October 25, 2016. This look of hers is not the usual neat finish so it creates this new and refreshing aura.

This trendy and messy upstyle was worn by Gabrielle Union during the 47TH NAACP Image Awards 2016.

This trendy and messy upstyle was worn by Gabrielle Union during the 47TH NAACP Image Awards 2016.

Felicity Jones in Her Iconic Upstyle with Curtain Bangs

During the World premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last December 2016, Felicity Jones slayed with her elegant night dress and her iconic upstyle with curtain bangs.

Gabrielle Union wearing a vintage upstyle with bouffant.

Gabrielle Union wearing a vintage upstyle with bouffant at the Los Angeles Premiere of The Birth Of A Nation last September 21, 2016.

Felicity Jones in a Semi Messy Updo with Bangs.

Felicity Jones looking expensive at the 87th Annual Academy Awards last February 22, 2015. Her off-white night gown with pearl details is paired with a messy upstyle incorporated with straight bangs,

Felicity Jones in a neat and classy upstyle with side-swept bangs.

Felicity Jones in a neat and classy upstyle with side-swept bangs. This extra shiny finish was worn last January 11, 2015 at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Felicity Jones in an elegant upstyle incorporated with curtain bangs.

Felicity Jones slaying the 2015 EE British Academy Film Awards with her elegant upstyle incorporated with curtain bangs.

Lena Headey in a semi-tousled upstyle and razor-cut, side-swept bangs

Lena Headey's semi-tousled upstyle and razor-cut, side-swept bangs at the Season 6 Premiere of Game of Thrones last April 10, 2016.

A neatly-done, multi-braid updo consisting of fishtail, three-strand and waterfall braids combined together. This masterpiece can be worn on formal events such as proms, weddings and ceremonies.

Sometimes, curly hair becomes too messy and complicated to deal with especially when you are attending formal events. Securing it with braids is one great way to gather it with style. In this hairstyle, a set of fishtail braids is paired with a curly updo to come up with one, gorgeous look.


Side-Swept Bangs in an Upstyle

Lili Reinhart looks divine in this elagant-looking upstyle with side-swept bangs. She kept it simple and sophisticated with her light makeup look.

Lili Reinhart looks divine in this elegant-looking upstyle with side-swept bangs. She kept it simple and sophisticated with her light makeup look.

Bunch of Curls

Bronagh Waugh attended the 2011 Soap Awards with a formal yet playful hairstyle. Her upstyle has a bunch of curls on one side, giving it a nice accent and texture.

Bronagh Waugh attended the 2011 Soap Awards with a formal yet playful hairstyle. Her upstyle has a bunch of curls on one side, giving it a nice accent and texture.

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.

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.

One-Sided Realness

Kym Johnson sporting a one-sided upstyle in 2008. Her low side bun is incorporated with side-swept bangs.

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.

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.

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.

Kendall Jenner’s powerful red-lip gaming paired with a messy upstyle. This one is an evident mash-up of style and comfort.

Embellished Upstyle

In 2010, Rooney Mara styled her curly hair into an updo embellished with a metal headband. The overall look is stylish and captivating!

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 made possible with a little bit of tousling and teasing.

Keira Knightley’s textured upstyle is made possible with a little bit of tousling and teasing.

The Waves are Up

Scarlett Johansson's wavy hair is set into a textured upstyle during the LA premiere of Iron Man 2 last April 2010.

Scarlett Johansson’s wavy hair is set into a textured upstyle during the LA premiere of Iron Man 2 last April 2010.

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.

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.

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 twisted pompadour in 2006.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Click here for Miranda Kerr’s Hairstyle over the years

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.

Another look of Miranda Kerr having a tight and polished upstyle. This time, it’s a big sock bun looking all sassy and elegant.

Click here for Miranda Kerr’s Hairstyle over the years

Messy Bun is Fun

Amber Tamblyn unleashes her fun and carefree personality with this messy upstyle with bangs she wore in 2012.

Amber Tamblyn unleashes her fun and carefree personality with this messy upstyle with bangs she wore in 2012.

Taylor’s Bangs

Taylor Swift's iconic blunt bangs in a messy upstyle during the 2018 American Music Awards.

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.

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.

Flower Power

Jennifer Lawrence screams flower power as she wears her upstyle with colorful, floral embellishments.

Jennifer Lawrence screams flower power as she wears her upstyle with colorful, floral embellishments.

Lazy Everyday Updo

Emilia Clarke knows how to look efforlessly charming! Even with this lazy, messy upstyle and light makeup, she is glowing from within!

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.

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.

Vintage Upstyle

Demi Mazar looks like a retro queen with her thick, black hair styled into this vintage updo with extra shine.

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.

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.

Twisted Knots

Of course, expect Lady Gaga to be a little bit of extra in almost everything.. even on upstyles! She sported this tight, twisted knots during an event last 2018 and it wow-ed the crowd! As usual.

Of course, expect Lady Gaga to be a little bit of extra in almost everything… even on upstyles! She sported this tight, twisted knots during an event last 2018 and it wow-ed the crowd! As usual.

Blue is the New Black

Katy Perry combined the retro with the contemporary with her blue-colored hair styled into a vintage updo.

Katy Perry combined the retro with the contemporary with her blue-colored hair styled into a vintage updo.

Trendy Bouffant

Lily Collins channeling her inner vintage babe with this elegant-looking bouffant incorporated with a black headband for a trendy finish. 

Lily Collins channeling her inner vintage babe with this elegant-looking bouffant incorporated with a black headband for a trendy finish.

Hippie Updo

Updos are not always for elegant and formal looks, you can style it according to your preferences! Wynona Rider gave her upstyle a whole new depth with this very hippie 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.


13 Types of Upstyle Hair Cuts for Women

1. Sculpted Twist

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.

2. Bun With Side-Swept Waves

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.

3. Big Bun

Big bun woman hairstyle.

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.

4. Braided Bun

Braided bun hairstyle for women.

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.

5. Bouffant Ponytail

Bouffant ponytail women hairstyle.

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.

6. Half-Bun (Hun)

Half-bun hairstyle for women.

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.

7. Low Chignon

Low chignon women hairstyle.

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.

8. Double Braid Updo

Double braid updo hairstyle.

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.

9. Updo in a Ribbon

Updo in a ribbon hairstyle for women.

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.

10. Chignon with Bangs

Chignon with bangs women hairstyle.

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.

11. Soft Bun

Soft-bun women hairstyle.

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.

12. Simple Twist

Simple twist hairstyle.

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.

13. Crown Braids

Crown braids women hairstyle.

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.

Traditional Options

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.

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