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Stunning Updos That Mean You Will Never Have A Boring Hair Day Again

by Giovanna Boldrini
Giovanna was born in Rome, Italy and currently resides in South Salem, New York. In her free time, she likes to cook with her children and grandchildren.

Everyone loves classic updos, but, let’s be honest, the top knot that your hair sits in all day every day is getting a little boring. There are other options that take no time at all and can be done by even the most novice of hair stylers. Try these updos and see what speaks to you!

Ballerina Bun

Ballerina Bun

The ballerina bun is sleek and tight. It holds all of your hair into place, making everyone think you have your life together. The classic donut bun should be large and what draws the eye.

Bun with Fringe Bangs

Bun with Fringe Bangs

As one of my all time favorites, this is a go-to look if you have less than five minutes to do your hair. Throw your hair into that messy bun you wear every day. Then, pull out a few strands around your face. It creates a paradoxical messy yet put together look that will frame your face nicely.

Fancy Rolls

Fancy Rolls

Fancy rolls make hair with highlights look absolutely amazing. By adding the rolls, your hair will not only have added flair but also will hold for hours.

Add a Bouffant

Add a Bouffant

If your hair is thin, this is a great way to make your hair look bigger, bolder, and badder. By adding a bouffant right before the bun or ponytail, your hair will have added definition. Find a good hairspray that will hold the lift.

Cinnamon Roll Updo

Cinnamon Roll Updo

This hairstyle should be reserved for church, weddings, or any other event of the same stature. While the Cinnamon Roll updo is slightly more difficult, the end result is stunning. Check out various YouTube tutorials to see all of the different, incredibly cool variations.

Classic French Roll

Classic French Roll

This hairstyle has been around for decades and does not have plans to go out of style any time soon. All you need is a hair tie and some bobby pins to complete this look. Bonus, it takes about five minutes to put together.

Ribbon Braid

Ribbon Braid

All you have to do is add a ribbon to your braid as if it were another strand of hair. When you are done, you get an adorable flourish that is fit for any occasion.

Loose Ponytail

Loose Ponytail

This might be the simplest do on the list. Just put your hair inside a hair tie. Do not double the tie, just leave it as is. Naturally, your hair will frame your face while not sacrificing its already beautiful self.

Curly Pin Up

Curly Pin Up

Whether you have naturally curly hair or you just did it with a curling iron, the curly pin up adds volume and panache to your outfit. With a small rubber band, create a low ponytail. From there, start using bobby pins to put your hair up in different directions.

Bold Braids

Bold Braids

While this looks complicated, a bold braided updo is just a hodgepodge of braids. A beautiful french braid could line behind one of your ears while a loose, big braid is pinned to the back of your head. Get creative!

Rosette Bun

Rosette Bun

At a first glance, this looks like a typical bun. Upon closer inspection, the bun looks like the petals of a rose. It is perfect for work and then drinks with your fellow coworkers. The rosette can always be embellished with a braid or a ribbon.

Chignon

Chignon

This simple style gets the hair out of your face and only takes about two minutes to complete. Take strands from either side of your head and put them together (using a tie or bobby pin) in the back. Loop the bottom hair through the put together strands and pin with bobby pins.

Add a Jeweled Headband

Add a Jeweled Headband

This feels like a no brainer, right? But the easiest way to spice up your updo is to add a headband. Check out places like Nasty Gal, Forever 21, and Nordstrom for funky additions.

Twists

Twists

The twisted updo is exactly what it sounds like. Using hairspray and bobby pins, twist chunks of your hair and pin them to your head. The end result is absolutely stunning.

Highlight Pin Up

Highlight Pin Up

If you have professional highlights – whether that is an ombre, sunkissed glow, or something else- let your highlights do the talking. Create an updo that showcases these strands and follow their lead as your pin up your hair.

Bridal Chignon

Bridal Chignon

This style is perfect for the mother of the bride or the bridesmaids. In a typical chignon, add a jeweled piece to make the hairstyle shine. You could also add a bouffant for extra definition.

Messy French Twist

Messy French Twist

This is essentially a French Roll that is not as tight. Pull whisps from to frame your face and let your hair run a little wild.

Loose and Messy

Loose and Messy

Just as it sounds, make your updo loose and messy. It seems that the messier you make your look, the better these days. Let your hair do its thing because, regardless of what you think, it is beautiful.

Low Pin Curls

Low Pin Curls

This 1940s classic look is perfect for any Hollywood-esque diva. The style works great at weddings and adds bulk without creating unnecessary frizz. If this is not enough for you, add a braid or a ribbon.

Embellished Bun

Embellished Bun

To your low bun, add a flower or a bejeweled pin for extra flare. This is perfect for weddings, music festivals, or parties.