Not every updo needs to be an elaborate affair that takes hours to style. Often, a simple updo that is low on styling effort can look just as stunning, as these celebrities show...

Alex Breckenridge: Plaited Updo

Alex Breckinridge hairstylesPerfect for those with a medium to long hair length, this easy updo just requires you to know how to add a plait or braid to your lengths. This would be a great style for a casual occasion and should take less than 10 minutes to achieve. Just ensure your locks are clean and healthy for a fantastic looking finish.

Elizabeth Banks: Ballerina Bun

Elizabeth Banks hairstylesFor something elegant yet simple, give this ballerina bun from Elizabeth Banks a try. Day old hair will help to pull this style together and hold your strands in place, so skip your shampoo and conditioner the day of styling it. For a more casual version of this look, opt for a messy top knot.

Elizabeth Reaser: Half Updo

Elizabeth Reaser hairstylesIf pulling all of your hair up is not an option that you like, a half updo is a great alternative. Elizabeth Reaser keeps her version casual with a loose, body filled hair texture and an easy, carefree centre hair part.

Jessica Simpson: Twisted Bun

Jessica Simpson hairstylesIf you love nothing more than just throwing your hair back and not having to ensure that every strand is in perfect place, take your styling lead from Jessica Simpson. This casually chic updo takes whatever texture and state your hair is in and twists it all into a funky bun at the back of your head. When styling, don't forget to add the loose strands around your face for a touch of softness.