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!

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Long Curly Light Brunette Updo Hairstyle

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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...

Long Curly Black Updo Hairstyle

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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.

Long Curly Light Platinum Blonde Updo Hairstyle

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This is a fantastic hairstyle for those with round face shapes as the height through the top balances the shape and over-all look.

Medium Curly Light Blonde Updo Hairstyle

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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.

Long Curly Chocolate Brunette Updo Hairstyle

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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...

Long Straight Dark Blonde Updo Hairstyle

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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...

Long Curly Updo Hairstyle

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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...

Long Curly Brunette Updo Hairstyle

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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.

Medium Curly Updo Hairstyle

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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.

Long Straight Dark Chocolate Brunette Updo Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

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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...

Medium Curly Updo Hairstyle

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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...

Long Curly Light Caramel Brunette Updo Hairstyle

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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....

Long Straight Blonde Updo Hairstyle

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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...

Long Straight Blonde Updo Hairstyle

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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...

Long Straight Light Copper Brunette Updo Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

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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...

Long Straight Ginger Updo Hairstyle

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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,...

Long Straight Updo Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

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"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...

Long Straight Light Caramel Blonde Updo Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

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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...

Long Curly Dark Blonde Updo Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

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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...

Long Straight Chestnut Brunette Updo Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs and Dark Blonde Highlights

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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...

Long Straight Chocolate Brunette Updo Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

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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...

Long Curly Light Blonde Updo Hairstyle

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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.

Long Curly Mahogany Brunette Updo Hairstyle

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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...