120 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!


Top 10 updo hairstyles - Visual Hairstyle Story
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Long Curly Black  With Messy High Top

Long Curly Black With Messy High Top

This lovely long curly black updo is effortless and simple to style. The teased-out hair looks great when paired with red lips and bold eye... read more.


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Curly   Light Platinum Blonde

Curly 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. read more.


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Curly   Light Blonde

Curly Light Blonde

This medium curly light blonde updo is a great style for those who want to wear their hair down or up. You can add volume... read more.


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Curly    Chocolate Brunette

Curly 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... read more.


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Straight   Dark Blonde

Straight 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... read more.


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Curly  With Long Face-Framing Bangs

Curly With Long Face-Framing Bangs

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... read more.






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Curly    Brunette

Curly 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... read more.


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Curly  Pinned Over To The Side

Curly Pinned Over To The Side

This medium curly updo hairstyle is perfect for those times when you want to look polished and put together but don't want to go all... read more.


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Straight   Dark Chocolate Brunette with Side Swept Bangs

Straight 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... read more.


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Formal  With Pin Curls

Formal With Pin Curls

A beautiful, medium-length updo. A classic and simple style that's easy to style and care for. The medium curly updo hairstyle is the perfect choice... read more.


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Curly   Light Caramel Brunette

Curly 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... read more.


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Straight    Blonde

Straight 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... read more.






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Straight    Blonde

Straight 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... read more.


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Straight   Light Copper Brunette with Side Swept Bangs

Straight 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... read more.


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Straight   Ginger

Straight 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... read more.


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Straight   with Side Swept Bangs

Straight 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... read more.


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Straight   Light Caramel Blonde with Side Swept Bangs

Straight 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... read more.


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Curly   Dark Blonde with Side Swept Bangs

Curly Dark Blonde with Side Swept Bangs

This hairstyle is perfect for a bride looking for an elegant look. The side-swept bangs are balanced out by the long curly dark blonde updo,... read more.






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Straight    Chestnut Brunette with Side Swept Bangs  and Dark Blonde Highlights

Straight Chestnut Brunette with Side Swept Bangs and Dark Blonde Highlights

Embrace the allure of this chestnut brunette updo – an ideal hairstyle tailored just for you. With its flattering cut, complemented by gracefully side-swept bangs... read more.


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Straight    Chocolate Brunette with Side Swept Bangs

Straight Chocolate Brunette with Side Swept Bangs

This elegant ‘do is a splendid example of what you can do with your beautiful hair when you want to add some style but keep... read more.


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Curly   Light Blonde

Curly Light Blonde

This gorgeous long curly light blonde ‘do is one of the most beautiful styles of all time. The loose curls offer a natural look, and... read more.


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Curly    Mahogany Brunette

Curly Mahogany Brunette

If you love curls, this is the hairstyle for you. This cute updo looks easy to pull off, but it will take some practice if... read more.