Sometimes wearing your hair up can be, dare we say it, boring! Just having all of your hair pulled back off your face without a hint of texture or oomph can be very plain indeed. It is possible to have an updo that will impress and is suitable for both a day and night occasion, however, just give a braided updo a try!

The Braided Updo

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This version from Taylor Swift uses loose, light braids and lots of twisting to form a low, soft bun at the nape of the neck. The finish is romantic and gorgeous, not to mention it's perfect for a dinner date or night out with the girls. Follow Taylor's styling lead and try smoky eyes, light lips and some killer earrings.

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For a tighter finish that is ideal for a day in the office, this braided updo from Glee star Lea Michele is the option to copy. It keeps all the strands off your face but still has interest thanks to the small braids weaved through the sides and bangs area. You could even dress this look up with the addition of some pretty hair accessories.