Updo hairstyles for long hair 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. Also, celebrities love easy pinned-up hairstyles like sleek chic buns.
Updo hairstyles are particularly favoured by celebrities for special events such as the Oscars or other red carpet events – just browsing the celebrity images or celeb magazines is enough to see that.
An updo is a simple and elegant way to do your hair for your wedding.
As a bride-to-be, you probably understand the importance of your wedding hairstyle. Many brides begin planning this months in advance to be sure they look their best on the big day. Updos are one of the most popular wedding hairstyles and for good reason—they are elegant, charming and work well with most wedding themes.
Updos are classic and are always in style—no matter the season or theme of the wedding. Use these wedding updo ideas to help get your creative juices flowing so you can decide on your own wedding hairstyle.
Beautiful hairstyle is a woman’s most noticeable feminine feature. The right prom hairstyles are crucial to looking your best on prom night. Your prom hair needs to accentuate your dress, your face and your makeup.
A casual 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 even 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.
It may seem like most half up half down prom hairstyles are meant for ladies with long hair, but most of those looks could easily be achieved with shoulder-length hair or longer. Half up half down hairstyles are a wonderfully romantic look for prom, as they keep the hair out of the face (perfect for dancing) but look carefree and unfussy at the same time.
The summer gets hot. Having long hair can make your neck and back hotter. Updos are a great way to keep hair off your neck while still looking stylish, but sometimes ideas for them can stagnate, so try these unique, fun summer updos to keep this summer cool.
Step 1. Pull your hair into a high, side ponytail and secure it with an elastic tie.
Step 2. Twist your ponytail until it starts wanting to wrap around its base, and then start doing so while continuing to twist.
Step 3. Tuck the end behind the bun and secure it with several bobby pins.
For a braided bun: braid the ponytail in Step 1. and secure it at the end with a tie.In Step 2., wrap the ponytail around the base without twisting. Finish with Step 3.
Step 1. Separate out the top half of your hair, pull it into a high ponytail, and secure it with a decorative tie or ribbon.
Step 2. Take the remaining hair and form it into a ponytail and inch below the other one. Secure it with a matching or coordinating tie or ribbon.
Step 3. Gather both ponytails together into one big ponytail and secure it with another matching or coordinating tie or ribbon an inch or two from the base.
A variation is to separate your hair vertically and form them into high, closely placed pigtails. Then continue with Step 3. as usual.
Step 1. Pull your hair up into a high ponytail, high enough that it’s off your back. You can tie it up if you want that look, or you can just hold it up with your hand. Separate your hair into two parts, and then separate each part into two again. You now have four strands. Hold two in one hand and two in the other.
Step 2.Take the farthest right strand and bring it over the strand just to the left of it (the middle right strand). Bring the strand just right of the farthest left strand (the middle left strand) over the farthest left strand. Take the new middle left strand and bring it over the middle right strand.
Step 3. Now repeat Step 2. until you are to the end of your hair, then tie it with an elastic tie or ribbon.
Step 1. Divide your hair into two parts.
Step 2. Take one half and bring it into a high side ponytail.
Step 3. Divide it into two parts. Separately twist both sections clockwise until halfway down both sections. Now twist the two sections together counter-clockwise until halfway down. Secure with an elastic tie or ribbon.
Step 4. Repeat Steps 2. and 3. on the other half.