A classic, glamorous updo is a fail-safe option for any formal event – whether there be a red carpet involved or not!
You’ve settled on the groom, the dress, and the venue. Now on to the most important wedding-day beauty decision: how you’ll wear your hair. We’ve got gorgeous hair ideas—updos, to say “I do” to.
An updo can serve as both a fashionable and functional hairstyle, creating an elegant look that keeps the hair off the face and out of the way. For those who enjoy the benefits of upswept hair without the stiff look of a formal updo, simple updos can be a great alternative.
Unlike formal updos, simple updos can be achieved using less hair styling products, accessories, and overall styling time. A simple updo is one of the most versatile hairstyles, as it goes with both casual and formal outfits.
One of the most popular types of simple updos is the casual French twist. This style can be achieved by gathering the hair at the nape of the neck, twisting the strands upward, and securing at the back of the head with a hair accessory.
Unlike a formal French twist or chignon, the hair in this style is loosely gathered and may feature stray strands framing the face or at the back. Some of the best types of hair accessories to secure this simple updo include jaw hair clips, hair chopsticks, and spring-latch clips.
The most important thing to consider when choosing the right hair accessory for simple updos is the volume of hair they can hold: if the hair is too thick, the clip may pop open, and if the hair is too fine, the clip may slip through.
The Ballerina Bride The ballerina bun is big, BIG news this season thanks to Natalie Portman’s award-winning turn in Black Swan.
It takes good bone structure to pull off a classic bun like this but it is oh-so-worth-it for the sheer classic beauty of it, so wear yours at dizzying heights to really flaunt that face shape and flawless wedding day make-up.
The Understated Up-do A classic, chic up-do with almost zero style means minimum effort, maximum effect. The key is that even though your hair is up it still needs to be in great condition so that when you slick it back the shine contrasts with the dramatic hair accessory.
The Dolly Up-do Go super girlie with a cute curls-piled-high style. Work your waves into a tumbling up-do and pin with jewelled hair accessories. Finish with a eccentric hairband to frame the up-do, and don’t scrimp on the rouge!