165 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 165 updos!

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   Dark Brunette and Light Blonde Two-Tone with Side Swept Bangs
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Dark Brunette and Light Blonde Two-Tone with Side Swept Bangs
This fancy up-style is rolled, and pinned to the head through the back allowing the ends to spike out and up for a cool and stunning finish. The bangs are...
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    Blonde
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Blonde
This adorable 'do is teased formed into a bun to add height through the top for an elegant finish. The sleek and glossy upstyle is great for weddings or any...
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   Light Copper Brunette
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Light Copper Brunette
This up-style sits high through the top with the length set, teased, rolled and pinned to the head to form this large barrel curl. The bangs are swept to the...
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   Light Platinum Blonde
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Light Platinum Blonde
The combination of short to medium layers cut all through the sides and back of this 'do allows the curls to sit perfectly all over to form this flamboyant shape...
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    Mocha Brunette
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Mocha Brunette
This splendid 'do has been set in rollers, teased and pinned to the head to create this beautiful shape which is great for weddings, or any special occasion. This look...
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   Dark Chocolate Brunette and Black Two-Tone with Side Swept Bangs
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Dark Chocolate Brunette and Black Two-Tone with Side Swept Bangs
This full bodied upstyle has been set in rollers, teased at the roots and pinned to the crown to add height and shape which is best suited for round face...
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   Light Champagne Blonde with Side Swept Bangs
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Light Champagne Blonde with Side Swept Bangs
This fantastic up-style is teased at the roots to achieve maximum height and lift at the crown which makes it best suited for those with round face shapes. The back...
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    Chocolate Brunette with Side Swept Bangs
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Chocolate Brunette with Side Swept Bangs
This sleek up-style is teased at the roots to achieve maximum height and lift at the crown which makes this style great for those with round face shapes. This elegant...
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    Chocolate Brunette
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Chocolate Brunette
This medium length bob hairstyle is dressed in curls, teased and pinned to the crown to form this elegant look. This is great for those special occasions if you want...
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    Burgundy Brunette
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Burgundy Brunette
This dainty 'do is set in roller to help enhance the body and volume and helps with the teasing and backcombing of the roots. This gorgeous 'do is will turn...
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    Brunette
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Brunette
This gorgeous up-style has been set, teased and pinned to the head to achieve height, body and fullness which is best suited for those with long face shapes. This beautiful...
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   Light Golden Brunette
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Light Golden Brunette
The lustrous length of this look is complimented by the long layers cut into it to enhance the curls which adds bounce and body for a brilliant finish. This is...




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    Caramel Blonde
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Caramel Blonde
These stunning locks have been set, rolled, curled and pinned to the head to create this masterpiece which is great for any special occasion. Hair accessories will add more flair...
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   Dark Brunette
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Dark Brunette
This look will definitely turn heads and wow the crowds. This elegant up-style has been set in rollers, curled, teased and pinned to one side of the head to create...
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   Dark Brunette and Purple Two-Tone
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Dark Brunette and Purple Two-Tone
This is a simple hairstyle swept over and tied to one side to achieve a fun and flirty finish. This is great for most hair hair types and best suited...
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    Chestnut Brunette
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Chestnut Brunette
These locks have been rolled, curled and pinned to the back of the head to achieve a voluptuous hairstyle which is great for any special occasion. The curls can be...
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    Red
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Red
This red hot number will definitely turn heads and wow the crowds. One side is braided back into the crown and pinned together with the curls dressed over to one...
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    Burgundy Red
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Burgundy Red
This gorgeous red hot upstyle is set, rolled and pinned to the head to form this wonderful shape which will definitely turn heads at any special occasion. The long side...
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   Light Golden Blonde with Side Swept Bangs
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Light Golden Blonde with Side Swept Bangs
This up-style is all about height and body. The roots have been set in rollers then teased at the roots to achieve the maximum lift to create this wonderful shape....
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    Champagne Blonde
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Champagne Blonde
This stunning hairstyle sits beautifully to compliment most face shapes and will be perfect for any special occasion, even weddings. The top is teased and pinned to add height at...
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   Dark Mocha Brunette
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Dark Mocha Brunette
This is a bold yet elegant updo perfect for any special occasion. The back and sides are rolled, pinned and sprayed to the crown while the bangs are smoothed out...
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   Light Golden Blonde
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Light Golden Blonde
These blonde locks are worn in curls and tied to the crown to add height to the top letting the length flow over one shoulder for a dainty look and...
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    Golden Blonde
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Golden Blonde
The back of this hairstyle is pinned up in a bun with carefully formed curls also pinned to the head for a fascinating finish. Soft bangs are left out to...
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    Brunette
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Brunette
This exciting look is all about fullness and volume and will work wonders on those with long face shapes. Random pieces are pinned to the head to form this magnificent...
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This casual hairstyle is great for those who prefer to have their locks up and out of the way. Long wispy bangs are left out to soften the face and...
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    Copper Blonde
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Copper Blonde
Curls and waves are added to this hairstyle to create fullness and volume through the top which makes this look great for those with round face shapes.
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    Honey Blonde
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Honey Blonde
This hairstyle is so versatile, it can either be worn during the day or to a special night occasion. With the right products, this hairstyle will hold well all day....
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This versatile 'do is great for those with medium hair length looking for a style to turn heads. This look has plenty of height through the crown area which makes...
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   Light Golden Blonde
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Light Golden Blonde
This casual yet divine 'so can be worn to any occasion. The back is styled into loose waves and pinned to the head to add height to the crown area....
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   Light Brunette
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Light Brunette
Defined curls pinned to the back of the head gives this luscious look plenty of height and movement. Slick side swept bangs were added to the front to soften the...




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   Black
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Black
This big and bold hairstyle is only for the brave. The top section is teased for maximum height while the back is pulled back and twisted into a bun.
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   Light Platinum Blonde
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Light Platinum Blonde
This is a fantastic hairstyle for those with round face shapes as the height through the top balances the shape and over-all look.
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   Light Blonde
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Light Blonde
Elegant and brilliant is what this hairstyle is all about. The back is styled into waves and curls and pinned to the head to form a stunning shape.
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    Chocolate Brunette
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Chocolate Brunette
Body and fullness is the main aim of this hairstyle. The mid-lengths to ends are curled and pinned up with most of the length sitting to one side for an...
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   Dark Blonde
★★★★★
Dark Blonde
Teasing at the roots creates maximum height to this fabulous up-style, which makes it perfect for those with round face shapes. This dazzling hairstyle will suit any occasion whether it...
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This is an asymmetric look with the back divided into two sections and pinned up in two different places to create a head-turning shape. Long bangs are added to frame...
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    Brunette
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Brunette
Tight curls added to the mid-lengths to ends of this hairstyle creates a full and fancy look which makes this look best suited for those with long face shapes.
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This asymmetric hairstyle has plenty of glamor to turn any head. The mid-lengths to ends are curled for softness then pinned over to one side for a flamboyant finish.
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   Dark Chocolate Brunette with Side Swept Bangs
★★★★★
Dark Chocolate Brunette with Side Swept Bangs
This is classic look similar to that of the famous "Audrey Hepburn" look. The back is teased at the roots for maximum height and body and pinned to form a...
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   Light Chestnut Blonde
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Light Chestnut Blonde
Defined large barrel curls makes this hairstyle stand out in any crowd. The top is teased for height and control, while the back is smoothed over to one side for...
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★★★★★
A very structured looking medium Formal style were Pin Curls have been used all over that will give long lasting durability. The side swept bangs and part make this an...
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    Honey Blonde
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Honey Blonde
A half up curled style that is perfect for keeping hair off the face and out of the eyes. The crown has been teased and then smoothed over for extra...
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   Light Caramel Brunette
★★★★★
Light Caramel Brunette
A smooth sleek tied back Up Style where the hair has been pulled into a Top Knot to one side and then dressed up with eye catching curls tumbling forward....
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   Light Blonde
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Light Blonde
A simple one length straight style where a plait has been used across the top, to separate the front and back sections.This simple hairstyle works best with accessories such as...
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    Blonde
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Blonde
This unique looking Up Style consists of several Barrel Curls that have been twisted and molded high creating lots of height to suit round and wide face shapes best. The...
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   Light Copper Red with Blunt Cut Bangs
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Light Copper Red with Blunt Cut Bangs
A soft and sultry looking Up Style with eye wispy bangs that draw attention to the eyes. This style due to the width created, works perfectly for longer face shapes....
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    Blonde
★★★★★
Blonde
A casual Up style that stops long straight hair types from collapsing out due to the way that the hair is twisted and then pinned into place. The two Barrel...
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   Light Copper Brunette with Side Swept Bangs
★★★★★
Light Copper Brunette with Side Swept Bangs
This is a neat and full-bodied hairstyle. The back is pinned up in a classic french roll and the top is teased to create maximum height and fullness, which also...




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   Mocha
★★★★★
Mocha
The soft curls and shape of this hairstyle definitely make it eye-catching. Bouncy curls are dressed to one side to create an asymmetrical shape, and the top is teased for...
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   Ginger
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Ginger
This is a creative hairstyle best suited to those wanting to add a bit of edge to their look. The back is twisted up in sections, starting from the edges,...
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   with Side Swept Bangs
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with Side Swept Bangs
"Wicked" and "wild" sum up this hairdo. The back was teased to create light and wispy ends and small sections were twisted up and pinned randomly to give it height...
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   Light Caramel Blonde with Side Swept Bangs
★★★★★
Light Caramel Blonde with Side Swept Bangs
This is an elegant hairdo that suits any special occasion. Its curves, body and smooth lines make it gracious and best suited to those with naturally fine to medium textured...
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   Dark Blonde with Side Swept Bangs
★★★★★
Dark Blonde with Side Swept Bangs
This style is sleek and easy on the eye. The smoothed-down bangs contrast wonderfully with the waves at the back as well as the barrel curls. It's a hairstyle that's...
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   Dark Copper Blonde
★★★★★
Dark Copper Blonde
This beautiful shoulder length hairstyle has plenty of layers through the back and sides creating movement all over. It's easy to maintain, and the body and volume through the sides...
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   Dark Mahogany Red
★★★★★
Dark Mahogany Red
This style is dazzling and exciting to wear thanks to its full bodied nature, and is especially well suited to those with naturally curly hair or for those after a...
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    Chestnut Brunette with Side Swept Bangs  and Dark Blonde Highlights
★★★★★
Chestnut Brunette with Side Swept Bangs and Dark Blonde Highlights
This is a fancy upstyle with a hint of funk that is perfect for a night out with friends. The hair has been pinned up through the back to create...
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   Light Honey Blonde
★★★★★
Light Honey Blonde
This is an elegant upstyle with plenty of curls to give it height and movement. This easy- to-achieve style is perfect for a bride on her special day or for...
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    Ash Brunette
★★★★★
Ash Brunette
This hip and sassy updo is perfect for a Saturday night out. It is easy to achieve, and with the right products, will last all night.
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   Dark Brunette
★★★★★
Dark Brunette
This elegant style has both volume and shape to make it enticing. Most of the sections through the top have been pinned up in tight curls to create height, while...
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   Dark Brunette
★★★★★
Dark Brunette
This style is striking to the eye thanks to the contrast that has been created by the smooth blunt bangs and the cheeky curls through the back. It is best...
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    Chocolate Brunette with Side Swept Bangs
★★★★★
Chocolate Brunette with Side Swept Bangs
This upstyle is smooth and sleek and will suit those with naturally straight hair. It is a great option for those with fine or medium hair textures and will go...
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   Light Blonde
★★★★★
Light Blonde
This style is gorgeous and will suit any special occasion. The back has been pinned up elegantly and the smooth bangs have been left out to frame the face.
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    Mahogany Brunette
★★★★★
Mahogany Brunette
The height of this easy-to-wear style is the main feature and makes for an eye catching finish. With the right products, this style will hold well and last all day...

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