50 Beautiful Updo Hairstyles

Show one of these stunning looks to your stylist, and voila!

Beautiful Celebrity Updo Hairstyles
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The next time you need to dress up, try one of these perfect hairstyles to make a major impact. Plus, try one of these easy updos for thinner hair!

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Anne Hathaway Updo
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Windblown Updo

Try an edgy, gelled updo like Anne Hathaway for a look that makes a big impact and will last all night.

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Issa Rae Emmys Hairdo
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Twirled Updo

This glamorous updo is perfect for women who want to make a statement. Keep your makeup simple, like Issa Rae's, because hair like this should be the focus of your look.

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Allison Janney Oscars 2018 Hair
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Highlighted Updo with Side Bangs

The coolest thing about Allison Janney's hairstyle isn't the actual updo, it's the color. If you want to play up your highlights, try a complex style full of movement.

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Keira Knightley Braided Updo
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French Braided Updo

For the perfect hairstyle to wear to a wedding or any other get together, try a French braided 'do like Keira Knightley's.

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Cardi B Grammys Updo
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Teased Chignon

Elegant styles can have loose pieces, too. Just be sure to style them like Cardi B's, so they look windswept but elegant.

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Meghan Markle Bun
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Low Side Chignon

Channel Meghan Markle's elegance by pulling your hair into a low hairdo that sits right at the nape of your neck on one side.

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Evan Rachel Wood Emmy Updo
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Bun with Flowers

Evan Rachel Wood's sweet and simple bun is brought to the next level by this floral clip placed right at the top.

What you'll need: flower hair clip ($13, )

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Emily Blunt Crown Braid
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Crown Braids

Try Emily Blunt's Swiss-inspired hairstyle for a cute, sophisticated look that will stay in place all day long.

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Nicole Kidman CMAs Hair
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Low Messy Chignon

Try Nicole Kidman's bun for a cute, easygoing look that works whether you're going to a fancy restaurant or a simple dinner party at your neighbor's house.

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Amber Heard AMA Hair
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Gelled and Clipped

Can't get enough hair accessories? Copy Amber Heard's edgy hairstyle, complete with a gold hair clip, for an updated updo.

What you'll need: gold hair clip ($6, )

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Lady Gaga Toronto International Film Festival Hairstyle
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Smooth, Neat Bun

Lady Gaga's side-parted bun is as smooth and elegant as can be, making it a gorgeous style to wear for a wedding.

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Regina King Emmys Hair
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Bun and Low Pony Combo

Add drama to a super-long ponytail by creating a ballerina-style topknot with the top half of your hair.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Emmys Bun
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Doughnut Topknot

A cute, full style that gives you a fun silhouette, this ballerina topknot is perfect for date night, the office, or even working out.

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Hailee Steinfeld Updo Hairstyle
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Sculpted Twists

The twists and turns of Hailee Steinfeld's double knot are truly a work of art — one that needs to be held in place with pins, spray wax and lots of hairspray.

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Mary J Blige Updo Hairstyle
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Big Bun with a Bejeweled Base

Instead of wearing a headband the traditional way, Mary J. Blige opted to wear a sparkly one around the base of her big, teased bun, creating a super-glam look.

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Ashley Graham Updo Hairstyle
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Bun with Side-Swept Tendrils

The '90s trend of tendrils — leaving some locks loose in the front — is back in a big way. Ashley Graham makes them look dressier by parting hers at the front of a sleek bun.

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Jessica Biel Updo Hairstyle
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Super-Sleek Chignon

A slicked-down middle part and super-smooth strands is a highly modern, polished take on the classic chignon.

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Charlize Theron Updo Hairstyle
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Sparkly Side Bun

Add a vintage, Gatsby-esque touch to a standard low chignon by tucking it into a pretty headband. Keep your makeup simple for the evening to avoid overpowering your look.

What you'll need: crystal headband ($10, )

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Kate Middleton Updo Hairstyle
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Low Chignon

Channel your inner royal with this gorgeous, Kate Middleton-approved knot that rests at the base of the neck.

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Kerry Washington Updo Hairstyle
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Updo with a Headband

Add a subtle dash of flair to any updo with a cute ribbon.

What you'll need: ribbon headband ($8 for a set of 10, )

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Carrie Underwood Updo Hairstyle
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Voluminous Chignon

Got bangs? For a funky updo with a cool shape, style your bangs to go in an arc above your forehead, then pull the rest into a bun.

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Carrie Underwood Updo Hairstyle
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Teased and Braided

Want to add a little Southern glamour to your outfit? Try Carrie Underwood's low braided style. Wear a pair of your sparkliest earrings since you'll be showing off your ears.

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Keke Palmer Updo Hairstyle
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Side-Parted Messy Bun

Keke Palmer's cute messy bun offers a playful style that works for both low-key and semi-formal occasions.

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tina fey Updo Hairstyle
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Big, High Bun

Want to make a big statement with huge hair? Try Tina Fey's complex, voluminous updo.

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octavia spencer Updo Hairstyle
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Polished Chignon

Be as red carpet ready as Octavia Spencer herself with this low, polished chignon. With the perfect side part and dazzling earrings, it's a look fit for any black tie event.

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jennifer lopez Updo Hairstyle
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Pretzel Bun

How cool is Jennifer Lopez's woven updo? The only stipulation: This look is one that could easily go from gorgeous to ghastly. If you want a style this complex, talk to a pro first.

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cate blanchett Updo Hairstyle
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French Twist with Pompadour

For a look that's both work- and evening-appropriate, try Cate Blanchett's pretty French twist.

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charlize theron Updo Hairstyle
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Teased French Twist

Tip: If you want to keep a look like Charlize Theron's in place all night, keep a travel-size hairspray in your clutch.

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chloe sevigny Updo Hairstyle
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Rosebud Bun

This pretty, feminine hairdo works perfectly with the pale pink gown Chloe Sevigny is wearing. Pick this style for occasions when you want to feel like a prima ballerina.

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beyonce Updo Hairstyle
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Bun with Braid

Go big and glamorous with Beyonce's full, high bun surrounded by a gorgeous thin braid. Finish the look with a pair of chandelier earrings.

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