Nothing beats classy and cute updos when going for a formal event. Whether you have a dinner date or attending a friend’s wedding, these hairstyles will make you the center of attraction for the event. Apart from their beauty and elegance, they also work for different lengths and also for any woman regardless of her hair type or skin tone. Updos are also very easy to form, and some designs will only take a couple of minutes to create.
And so, if you are looking for a breathtaking hairdo that will turn heads everywhere you go, here are 50 glamorous styles that you can try out.
# 1 Cute Curly Upstyle
Whether you have naturally curly hair or not, you can still achieve this look. However, some thick natural swirls are the best for this style because you will only need to use some product to give them an excellent hold and then do the styling. The styling entails using some pins to style the beautiful curls into an updo while still maintaining moderate flow.
The u-pins in this headdress are gorgeous, and they provide it with the perfect accessory. But the styling of the thick strands into a loose top bun is still what makes this an head-turning design. The hair also has some texture and a beautiful black shade, and you should leave a few locks hanging at the front to spice up the overall appearance.
# 3 Twisted Boho Style
Boho styles are what most ladies will turn to when they want to wear a beautiful hairdo for formal occasions. In this hairstyle, it involves twisting the long strands from the front and finishing them into a tight bun at the center of the head. The wearer then accessorizes the design with some yellow sunflower u-pins to create an extra-chic boho look that any woman will want to wear.
# 4 Side Braid Updo
Braids also make cute updos, but the best thing about them is that they are easy to form and most women can have them without any professional assistance. The one in this design is in a Dutch style, and it runs from the front and on the side all the way to the back. It incorporates most of the strands, and you should finish by tying it with a beautiful blue clip at the back.
# 5 Classy and Chic Twisted Updo
Here is another example of the cute boho up style and it is as easy as any headdress can get. This design only involves brushing your strands to the sides and twisting them into a tight chignon and finishing the style by accessorizing with a beautiful flower piece.
# 6 Cool Top Knot
Some ladies prefer to keep their hairstyles light and straightforward, but this does not mean that they will not look stylish. If you have a medium length hair and do not wish to have a massive hairdo, you should try this fancy design. It involves pulling your medium or long strands to the center of the head and twisting them into a tight and neat top knot.
# 7 Low Bridal Updo
This headdress is for ladies with a long, voluminous and wavy hair. It is a stylish updo design that involves pulling back the strands and twisting them into a thick and tight bun at the back. These strands also have an excellent volume and a natural honey brown shade with some blonde highlights that also enhances the look.
# 8 Stunning Braided Mohawk
Everything from the color of this hair to the styling is breathtaking and any woman that can replicate this look can be confident of an attention-grabbing appearance. Some cute updos like this one require a lot of creativity to create and for this style you should start by giving your strands the beautiful rose gold shade. The next step is to pull the strands to the center of the head and knit them into a medium size French braid to form a mohawk updo.
# 9 All Twisted Up
Most modern updo styles are all about twisting the hair inventively. To create a charming look like this one, you should knit your strands into a fishtail headband that finishes in a small bun at the back. You should also leave some free locks below the braid to form a loose and messy look because this will make your design look natural.
# 10 Effortless Сute Updo
You do not have to complicate anything to create cute updos because a simple style like this one that does not require a lot of effort will still make you look refined. It entails pulling some of the textured strands to one side and pinning them into a loose and messy bun that you should accessorize with a flower piece. Apart from the messy bun, the design also has some wavy locks hanging on the other side that create a beautiful face framing design.
# 11 Inspiring Headband
This fancy hairdo is all about sweeping the strands to the sides and over the forehead. You should then knit some of the hair into a neat braid that flows from the center of the head to the side and back. Also, this hair also has some beautiful balayage highlights that give if a lovely color.
# 12 Sleek and Sexy
Sleek and classy hairdos are all about breaking away from the norm and trying something new and unique. These curly locks have a unique styling that entails tying them at the top of the head to control their flow and styling with a sweep over the face. The color of the hair is also brilliant, and it adds some style and class to the look.
# 13 Messy and Romantic Updo
This style is for a woman with a long mane that wants to form an updo while still maintaining some natural flow. It is a boho style that involves sweeping back the strands and twisting them into a loose and messy updo. The strands also have some cute natural curls, and you should leave a few free locks to show them off.
# 14 Mohawk-Inspired Design
Ladies with a short or medium hair should try this look as it will look perfect on them. It is a simple headdress that requires pulling the strands to the center of the head and pinning them into some textured and neat curls. The blend of brown and blonde in the hair also gives it a perfect tone which is also vital for the look.
# 15 Tight and Messy Bun
You will not need any unique skills to create cute updos like this one because knowing how to do it is enough. This style involves pulling back your long and thick hair and twisting it into a tight but messy bun. For this style to look this adorable, you will need to use a lot of pins to hold the style in place.
# 16 Knot to Dutch Braid
The options are endless when it comes to creating updos and a woman only has to choose something that she likes and also what is suitable for her hair type and length. This particular design is perfect for ladies with a long mane, and it is very easy to create. To wear this look, you only need to sweep back your strands, tie them into a tight knot before knitting the strands below it into a neat French braid.
# 17 Cute Rose Braids
Modern hairdos are all about creativity because you cannot wear an exceptional style without it. This long and wavy mane has a beautiful color and excellent volume and texture, but the design is what makes this a top notch headdress. To create this look, you should knit a cute rose braid that wraps around the head like a headband and with some free flowing locks below it.
# 18 Sassy Customized Braid
You have to try different things if you want a style that will set you apart from others. This particular headdress is an excellent example of this, and it is not as complicated as it may look. It involves knitting the strands at the top of the head into a neat braid that ends in a tight knot at the center of the head. You should leave the rest of the strands free and have them flow in different directions around your sassy braid.
# 19 Chunky Fishtail Upstyle
Many things may define cute updos, but uniqueness and creativity are the main ones. This design has both, and it starts with giving the long wavy and textured strands blue and purple pastels. Once you have the beautiful colors, the next important step is to weave a massive fishtail headband that wraps around the head and with some free hair below it.
# 20 Voluminous and Braided Updo
Although this headdress might look complicated, it is, in fact, quite a simple design for ladies with a long and thick mane. It involves knitting a thick braid that starts at the front of the head, flows to the side and finishes at the back in a tight and neatly braided bun. However, the volume of the strands and their dazzling and highlighted shade also help to make this an adorable hairdo.
# 21 Spiced Up Low Ponytail
Ponytails also make cute updos, and the best thing about them is that any woman with long hair can form them effortlessly. However, this one spices up things with a little inventiveness in the styling. To replicate this design you should brush back your strands and twist them at the back instead of using clips or rubber bands to tie the ponytail.
# 22 Fun Twists and Braids
This look is what you will get if you play around with your simple twists and braids. To wear this look, you will need to have a medium or long hair that has an excellent volume. You should form a little braid headband that wraps around the head and twists the rest of the strands into an updo while using some pins to hold it in place.
# 23 Curly Pineapple Upstyle
Pineapple updos are very trendy, and they get their name from their resemblance to the fruit. The one in this design has some beautiful natural curls, and you only have to pull them up and use some elastic bands to form it. However, this style is still possible for ladies with a straight or wavy hair as they will only need to create a spiral perm before the styling. The dark brown color of the hair is also perfect, and it complements the skin tone of the lady
# 24 Easy Side Bun
Straightforward and cute updos are always in trend and women love them because they can work for both formal and casual looks. This beautiful design is a perfect example of one such style, and it involves forming a center part and pushing back the strands loosely. You should them combine the hair on one side to create a simple but attractive bun. This style is already beautiful enough, and so you will not need any accessories. However, the color of the strands which is a blend of brown and blonde also plays a significant role in this headdress.
# 25 Intricate Half Up Half Down
Half up styles always come in handy when you want to form a formal hairdo while still maintaining some natural flow for your hair. For these glossy blonde locks, the styling involves pulling back the strands and giving them an intricate twist at the back to create the beautiful half up half down design.
# 26 Quick and Easy Boho Lift
The boho lift is a very simple design to form, but this is only true if you know how to do it. Apart from its beauty, it is also perfect for ladies who want to give their strands a full appearance. To create this appearance, you will need a lot of pins as this is what you will use to hold the style in place. Apart from the boho lift, this particular style also looks adorable due to the beautiful blonde shade of the strands.
# 27 Flower Crown Braid
Braids are one of those styles that will always guarantee you a stylish updo design. This one transforms the chin-length strands into an awe-inspiring crown braid that mixes up with the red flower band to create a beautiful and adorable formal headdress.
# 28 Vintage Front Twist Updo
Cute updos do not always entail twisting the strands at the back because you can also do it at the front and still look adorable. In this style, the strands have a lift on the sides and back but the intricate twist of the locks at the front is what makes this style stand out. The golden blonde color of the strands is also fantastic, and it adds some detail to the styling.
# 29 Twisted Updo with Head Comb
The beauty of updos is in the fact that you do not have to complicate things to create top notch designs. In this style, for example, the hairstyle only entails twisting the strands on the sides and combining everything at the back to form a simple bun and then accessorizing with a bridal head comb that has some lovely white pearls.
# 30 Flawless Boho Updo
Boho hairdos create very cute updos, and they are very popular with brides and for prom. This excellent design entails bringing your wavy strands to the middle of the head and knitting them into a thick French braid that you should finish by pinning with some small pins to form the up style.
# 31 Simple and Cute Headdress
It is hard to resist an adorable hairdo like this one, and if you have some long locks, this is the formal hairstyle that you should be wearing. This style is quite simple as it only requires a woman to sweep back her strands and then twist and tuck them from the center of the head and finish with a little chignon at the back. However, you will need to use plenty of pins to keep the amazing style in place for long.
# 32 Rugged Boho Fishtail
Boho styles always look fabulous, but the fact that they are also very versatile is another huge advantage. This design involves knitting a medium size fishtail headband on your medium size strands and then fluffing out the rest of your strands to create a messy but very elegant hairdo. You should then finish your style with a beautiful headpiece just above your crown braid.
# 33 Pretty Loose Braid Headband
Even if you are not sure how to form an updo, you can always be confident of a refined appearance if you braid your strands. In this design, for example, you should knit your strands into a headband that starts at the front and flows on the side to the back where you should combine it with the rest of your strands to form a chignon.
# 34 Little Boho Twist and Braid Combo
Little boho braids are not only neat but also very stylish, and they are what makes this design chic. This fancy hairdo involves knitting the blonde strands into rows of cute braids that are uniform in size and throughout the head. These beautiful braids meet at the center of the head where they combine to form a large top bun.
# 35 Gorgeous Double Crown Braids
Crown braids create cute updos, and they are also very easy to knit. If you know how to plait hair well, they will only take you a couple of minutes. This fancy hairdo has a double crown braid design and it involves forming two medium size Dutch braids that wrap around the head and end into a small and tight braided bun at the back.
# 36 Easy and Loose Top Knot
Updos are elegant but very simple hairdos to create, and this is why women love them. In fact, any headdress that involves controlling the flow of your mane can qualify to be an up style. This beautiful design is as simple as it can get and it entails pulling the strands to the center of the head and rolling them into a loose and cute top knot. You also need to leave a few free locks on the sides as this helps to enhance the appearance.
# 37 Fresh Ombre Chignon
The balayage ombre color design on these straight strands is fantastic, and it shows the immense difference that color can make for your hairdo. Apart from the lovely color, the styling is also brilliant, and it involves brushing back the hair into a small chignon that you should dress up with a gold and crystal bun pin for a stylish finish.
# 38 TLC Double Buns
A 90’s hairdo like this one will still make a woman look and feel adorable. It is a very elegant headdress that involves giving your long strands a zigzag part at the back and then sectioning them into two. You should then finish your classic style by twisting the strands into two medium size buns. Apart from the comfortable and cute updos these strands also have a beautiful hand painted color. Although this hairdo is already attractive enough, you can also spice it up with some small clips or stylish hair bands.
# 39 Intricately Twisted Up Style
The intricate twisting that creates this head-turning headdress is just astonishing, and although it looks too complicated, you can still figure it out with a little effort and attention. This style starts with a highlighted straight hair, and you will need to use some small pins to hold it in place once you do the intricate twisting. Also, make sure that you leave a few free locks at the front as they help to spice up the overall appearance. Once you finish the style, the only other thing that you will need is to accessorize it with a beautiful blue flip-flop clip.
# 40 Boho Bride Look
Every woman dreams of looking majestic on her wedding day, and with a hairstyle like this one you can be confident that your dream will come true. It is a classic boho bridal hairstyle that involves parting the strands on the side and twisting them moderately. You should them pin the twisted strands at the back to create a simple chignon and then complete the bridal look by accessorizing with a lovely flower crown.
# 41 Crimped and Braided Upstyle
To wear this look, you will first need to dye your strands with light blue and purple pastels. Once you have the beautiful color, the next step is to crimp and knit your strands to form a large fishtail in the middle of the head that flows to the back to create a mohawk-inspired updo.
# 42 Ashy Purple and Messy Bun
Bright hues are the way to go when you want to create cute updos. The ashy purple shade of these strands is amazing, and it helps to ensure that you do not go wrong with any hairdo. However, the styling is also adorable, and it entails looping the strands around an elastic hair band several times to form a messy and stylish bun.
# 43 Jeweled Simple Updo
Brown hair always makes cute updos, and this is more so if it is a chocolate shade like this one. These strands also have a nice natural wave that makes it easy to style them. To create this glamorous look, you only need to sweep the hair back and twist it into a loose chignon that you should finish by accessorizing with cute u-pins.
# 44 Twisted Elegance
Some women are just lucky to have a gorgeous natural mane, and so styling is very effortless for them. Apart from the natural look of this long straight hair, it also has a beautiful color that gives it a healthy appearance. The styling is also perfect, and it entails brushing back the strands and twisting them into an elegant and unique ponytail.
# 45 Trendy and Charming Updo
This thick mane makes styling easy because sweeping it back into a large bun is all that you need. However, the strands also have some moderate waves that you should enhance on the bun with some hair products to make it look magnificent.
# 46 Timeless Messy Updo
Cute updos like this one are timeless, and you can be confident that they will always be trendy. This glamorous style involves finger combing your strands to the back so that you can maintain its natural appearance and them twisting it into a tight bun before finishing with some flowers on the side for accessorizing.
# 47 Adorable Half Up for Long Hair
You will not need to do anything complicated to create a refined updo if you have a beautiful natural hair like this one. These strands have some textured waves and a beautiful blonde shade. To style them you should twist some strands to form a half up design and finish by accessorizing with a flower at the front.
# 48 Stylish Stick Updo
Japanese hairs stick are fantastic, and they always make perfect hair accessories. In this design, the beautiful stick is one of the things that make the updo possible. Apart from the stick the design also has a small braid on the side and an intricate twist design that create a unique up style for a modern woman.
# 49 Chic Summer Half Up Style
The two strand braid on this design is simple but still very attractive. Apart from its immense beauty, it also wraps around the rest of the hair to create an impressive half up design that you should accessorize with a cute yellow u-pin.
# 50 Chained Bridal Hair
Although the chains and jewels on this hairdo are the first things that will catch most people’s attention, there is still more to the style than this. The long strands also have a beautiful updo style that entails twisting them into a tight and neat bun at the back. To create this look, you will also need to knit a medium size braid that starts on the side and give your strands a highlighted shade.
You can almost be certain that you will have to attend some formal events every year. And so, you need to have the right hairdos so that you do not look out of place on these occasions. However, this should not be a problem with the cute updos above in mind. You only need to choose a design that you like and spice it up with some cute pins and other hair accessories.