160 Trendy Updo Hairstyles for Formal Occasions, Weddings and Proms

Updo hairstyles are perfect for formal occasions, like a wedding or a prom, which require a hairstyle that is elegant, works with your dress and accessories, and suits your personal attributes perfectly. Updos can also be worn for less formal events, such as a day at the office, to give you a polished and professional look. Get inspired by these Updo hairstyles from salons around the world and see which updo looks great on you.

Our updo hairstyles include straight and wavy/curly.

Straight Updos

A straight updo that is long and straight can be described as smooth, sleek, not over the top and simple. They range from smooth, flat gelled-down styles, to piecey face-framing looks. This type of hairstyle can be worn everyday at work, home, to the shops and to important events and interviews. These types of updos are generally pinned, tied, teased, gelled, brushed smooth, and lacquered into place. Styling time varies depending on how much work is done to the hair, meaning it can be as little as 10 minutes or up to 45 minutes long. These looks are also great for keeping the hair out of the eyes and off the face and, due to their simplicity; they allow clothing, jewellery and other elements to enjoy some attention.

Wavy/Curly Updos

A wavy or curly updo is soft, loose, carefree, and not overdone looking. They range from tied back and pulled up twists, to soft looks with face-framing pieces falling down. They can be worn everyday at home, work, socializing, or at formal functions too. Styling time varies depending on how much work is done to the hair and if your hair needs to be curled using rollers or heat appliances.

So check out our hairstyles below to view yourself with 160 updos!

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Long Straight Light Golden Blonde Updo Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

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This light blonde hair is pulled back to the nape of the neck, then twisted and pinned at the back to create this sleek curled 'do that will turn heads...


Braided Updo With Corkscrew Curls And Side Swept Bangs

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One side of this short 'do is braided back behind the ear, while the opposite side is left out to soften the face and complete the over-all look magnificently. This...


Long Straight Burgundy Red Emo Updo Hairstyle

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These fabulous red locks are sectioned off and rolled up in big separate barrel curls are pinned randomly around the head to create this wild 'do that will turn heads...






Medium Curly Black Updo Hairstyle with Red Highlights

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This naturally curly mane is all pulled up and pinned to the top of the head to create this upstyle which is perfect for any special occasion and great to...


Long Straight Black Updo Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

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The roots of this formal hairdo is teased at the roots to achieve maximum height and lift while the length is twisted and pinned to one side of the head...


Medium Curly Dark Burgundy Red Updo Hairstyle

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This medium length mane has a combination of curls, waves and twists all over to achieve this bold 'do that is perfect for those wanting to turn heads at any...


Long Curly Black Updo Hairstyle

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This high and fancy 'do is perfect for those wanting a head-turning style to compliment a round face for any special occasion. These naturally thick locks are styled into curls,...


Long Curly Brunette Emo Updo Hairstyle with Purple Highlights

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These multi-colored locks are dressed in waves and curls all through the sides and back, then twisted and pinned to the side of the head to create this head-turning style...


Long Curly Dark Burgundy Red Updo Hairstyle

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These deep red locks are curled all over, then pulled back, twisted and pinned to the head to create this fantastic style that is perfect to frame a long face....






Long Curly Dark Blonde Updo Hairstyle with Light Blonde Highlights

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These highlighted locks are curled all over then pulled back, twisted and pinned to the head to create this wonderful 'do that is perfect for any occasion. This hairstyle is...


Medium Curly Dark Brunette Asymmetrical Updo Hairstyle with Blonde Highlights

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This highlighted mane was set in roller to add body and volume, teased at the roots then pinned to the back of the head to create this updo that is...


Long Curly Light Red Updo Hairstyle with Blonde Highlights

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These glossy red tresses are dressed in waves and curls and pinned to the back of the head to create this stunning upstyle that is perfect to frame a long...


Long Fiery Red Braided Updo With Side Swept Bangs

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These gorgeous fiery red locks are dressed curls through the mid-lengths to ends, braided through the back and teased at the roots to create this beautiful updo. The bangs are...


Long Curly Golden Blonde and Brunette Two-Tone Emo Updo Hairstyle

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These long multi-colored locks were set in rollers, teased the gathered to the top of the head and pinned to create this big and bold updo best suited for those...


Long Curly Black Updo Hairstyle

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These gorgeous tresses were set in rollers then teased at the roots making it easy to direct the hair in position to create this head-turning hairstyle. The height through the...






Light Ginger Red Curly Braided Updo

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These gorgeous ginger locks are braided up through the side and back while the top is curled and pinned to the crown to create this head-turning upstyle best suited to...


Long Straight Brunette Updo Hairstyle

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These gorgeous brunette locks are smoothed back, twisted and pinned to the head to create this fancy shape which will turn heads at any special occasion. Time is needed to...


Curly Light Blonde Braided Hairstyle

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These light blonde locks are braided down one side while the opposite side is left out showing off texture and shape for a wild look and feel. This hairstyle needs...


Crimped And Braided Red Updo

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These red locks are crimped all over, teased at the roots then styled over to one and pinned to the side to achieve this wicked updo best suited for those...


Long Straight Red Updo Hairstyle with Blunt Cut Bangs

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These long red locks are pulled up, twisted into barrel curls and pinned to the top of the head to create this stunning upstyle which is great for any special...


Long Curly Honey Updo Hairstyle with Light Blonde Highlights

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These gorgeous honey blonde locks are teased, and pulled up to be pinned to the top of the head to create this formal upstyle that is great for any special...


Long Braided Auburn Brunette Curls

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These long curly locks are braided all through the top and pinned to the head while the length is left out to fall over the shoulders for a wild look...


Long Straight Red Updo Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

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This fancy style is pulled back, rolled and pinned to the side of the head to create a style that will turn heads at any special occasion. The bangs are...


Long Curly Dark Blonde Updo Hairstyle with Light Blonde Highlights

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These highlighted locks are pulled up and twisted into barrel and pin curls to create this eye-popping upstyle that will definitely be a head-turner at any special occasion. The back...


Long Straight Dark Brunette Updo Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

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These slick brunette locks are rolled, twisted and pinned to the top of the head to create this extravagant updo that will definitely turns heads at any special occasion. Product...


Long Curly Dark Red Updo Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs and Light Red Highlights

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These stunning red locks are teased at the roots to achieve maximum height and body, while the length is pulled over to one side and pinned to the head to...


Long Straight Mahogany Brunette Updo Hairstyle

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These gorgeous glossy locks are pulled up, twisted and pinned to the head to create this fancy upstyle that is perfect enough to wow crowds at any special occasion. This...


Long Straight Caramel Brunette Updo Hairstyle with Blunt Cut Bangs and Blonde Highlights

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These highlighted locks are pulled back, twisted and pinned to the head to create this formal hairdo. The bangs are smoothed out to frame the top of the face and...


Medium Curly Dark Golden Blonde Updo Hairstyle with Light Blonde Highlights

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These stunning highlighted locks are styled into waves and curls, teased at the roots and pinned to the head to create this big and bold updo best suited for the...


Long Straight Chestnut Brunette Updo Hairstyle

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This lovely brunette mane is pulled up and pinned to the head into a bun making it a great style to balance out a round face. This look is easy...


Long Straight Light Golden Blonde Updo Hairstyle

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These golden locks are dressed up and pinned to the head to form this stunning updo that is perfect for any special occasion. This look is great for those long...


Long Straight Light Caramel Brunette Updo Hairstyle with Light Blonde Highlights

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This graceful hairstyle is pinned to the head in french rolls to create this formal 'do which is perfect to turn heads at any special occasion. The bangs are left...


Medium Curly Platinum Updo Hairstyle with Black Highlights

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This fancy do has the top left out showing off the dainty curls added for shape, while the rest is pulled back and pinned to the head to create this...


Long Straight Brunette Updo Hairstyle with Blunt Cut Bangs

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These lovely chestnut brown locks are pulled back and pinned to the back of the head to create this formal hairstyle, which is perfect for a special day or night...


Long Curly Brunette Updo Hairstyle

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These lovely locks have been set in rollers, teased then pinned to the top of the head to create this formal hairstyle best suited for the special occasions like weddings...


Long Straight Black Updo Hairstyle with Red Highlights

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These locks are pulled up and pinned to the head to create this updo best suited for casual occasions. Teasing is needed at the roots for height and control, and...


Long Curly Light Caramel Brunette Updo Hairstyle

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These gorgeous light caramel locks are smoothed over to one side and pinned to form this formal updo best suited for any special day or night occasion. The shape of...


Short Braided Hairstyle With Highlights

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These short highlighted locks are pulled up and braided towards the front creating an updo that is sure to turn heads at any day or night occasion. This look will...


Long Curly Light Champagne Blonde Updo Hairstyle

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These wonderful curly locks are pulled up and pinned to the top of the head forming this lovely upstyle which is great to turn heads at any special occasion. Those...


Long Straight Chocolate Brunette Updo Hairstyle with Blunt Cut Bangs and Dark Brunette Highlights

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These highlighted locks are pulled back and styled into this fancy up-style that is great to turn heads at special occasion. The bangs are left out to soften the face...


Long Straight Mocha Updo Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

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These moccha brown mane is pulled back and pinned to the head to create this wonderful upstyle which is great for any special occasion and easy to achieve with the...


Medium Curly Light Blonde and Brunette Two-Tone Updo Hairstyle

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These medium curly locks are pulled back and pinned to the head to create this fascinating upstyle best suited for most occasions. This style is perfect for all age types...


Long Curly Dark Bright Red Updo Hairstyle

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These red locks are pulled over to the side and pinned to the side of the head to create this casual upstyle which is easy to re-create at home with...


Long Straight Dark Golden Blonde Emo Updo Hairstyle

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This wicked upstyle is best suited for the brave wanting to be the center of attention at any occasion. The roots are teased to achieve maximum height and lift making...


Medium Curly Brunette Updo Hairstyle

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These red brown locks are dressed in waves and curls and pinned to the head to achieve this great upstyle that is easy to re-create with the right tools and...


Medium Straight Brunette Updo Hairstyle with Light Blonde Highlights

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These gorgeous highlighted locks are dressed up into this upstyle that is perfect enough to turn heads at any special occasion. This intense hairstyle will need time to re-create and...


Long Curly Honey Blonde Updo Hairstyle with Light Blonde Highlights

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This elegant hairdo was set in rollers, teased at the roots and pinned to the head to create this stunning upstyle perfect for any occasion. The shape of this hairdo...


Medium Curly Copper Red Updo Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

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These fabulous locks are dressed up into this formal upstyle best suited to frame a long face. The bangs are swept to one side to compliment the face and completes...


Long Straight Light Blonde and Brunette Two-Tone Updo Hairstyle with Light Blonde Highlights

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These light blonde locks are pulled back and pinned to the head to form this casual upstyle great for any occasion. This look will time to create and product for...


Long Curly Blonde Updo Hairstyle with Light Blonde Highlights

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These highlighted blonde locks are dressed in waves and styled up into this fab upstyle perfect for special day or night occasion. The height and lift at the crown also...

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