If you have long hair and are searching for the perfect updo, then look no further than this article. There are many different and amazing styles that you are sure to love. The messy look is very popular right now, in fact, the “put together” look has fallen to the wayside. Which is great news for us ladies who aren’t that talented when it comes to creating new looks.
Some of these looks can be created in the comfort of your own home while others you may feel comfortable having a professional handle. The choice is yours. If you have a habit of having flyaway, frizzy or downright rebellious hair, then a messy do would be perfect for you. But don’t fret if you aren’t into the messy style, there are many different styles available to make any girl happy.
Trendy Styles for Long Hair
There are many different styles that you can choose from when it comes to an updo. You can pin up curls, or have a low bun. There are top knots as well as twists; the sky is the limit when it comes to an effortless look that will also be eye-catching. Messy hair can give off a relaxed feel while smooth hair can offer you an air of elegance, it all depends on what you are looking for and the kind of event that you are going to.
If it’s a prom or a wedding that you are going to, then you can pair your hairstyle to match your outfit. There are plenty of bold new looks for the rebel inside of you as well as classic styles that show off your true inner beauty. Your updo should not only match your outfit but match your personality as well. Your choice of hairstyle will determine how your overall look will come about. A hairstyle can completely change an outfit to look fancier or more down to earth.
Another trend to consider is the natural look which is more of a loose style. You can use extensions to create these looks especially if you want a high chignon or a ton of curls. Braiding is another aspect of updos that can create a truly original style. French braids always provide a classic look that is always beautiful and elegant. Whatever look you choose it should be girly and fresh, something fun that you will always remember.
Have you been fantasizing over a particular hairstyle or are you completely confused as to how to go about getting what you want? If you are truly lost when it comes to hairstyles, then talking to a professional might be the best bet for you. If you are handy with hair, then you can be a little more creative. You must have the right style to make your event magical for you. Whether you love buns, braids or curls, you are sure to find the updo that you have been looking for on our list. The styles are stunning, and many of them can be done at home as long as you are comfortable doing so. Below are 27 Stunning Updos Available for Long Hair For Your Next Event:
1. Step by Step
If you are looking to save some money, then try out this quick style. This 12 step process gives you a braided look that is wrapped up into an updo. It’s stunning and can be used for an elegant event or a relaxed one. It’s a soft and pretty look that appeals to a lot of people.
2. Add Some Flowers
A stunning design made with loose curls. The best part about it is the elegant flowers put throughout the hair. I love these gorgeous styles. If you have a wedding to go to this would be the perfect style for it.
3. Stunning Designs
Another example of the stunning styles that you can create in the comfort of your own home. With the use of a curling iron, you can create these sections and then pin them up to create such a stunning updo. These styles are great to do at home just make sure you have lots of practice.
4. Very High Designs
If you are looking for a truly eye-catching style, then look no further than this Mohawk updo. It’s pulled tightly to the head creating a very high design. The top braid is more like a twist, and it’s huge. You need a lot of hair to create this magnificent style. This kind of style is sure to be a show-stopper. Not everyone can pull off a look like this so make sure you do a trial run before committing to it.
5. Messy Updo
A great style for those that like the relaxed look. She has a few braids, and her bangs are left loose. The bun is pulled up in the back, but the overall style is messy and relaxed. It would be the perfect hairstyle for a beach wedding because it’s so wispy and the ocean air wouldn’t bother it too much.
6. Braided Crown
This updo is created with a crown that is made entirely out of a loose fishtail braid. It’s a stunning style for those that enjoy a creative design. The bangs are once again left loose. This elegant design can be worn just about anywhere just expect to have lots of chatter around you because people are going to be talking about this design.
7. Creative Styles
This updo is created with a design in mind. It’s classy and elegant without appearing to be high maintenance. The design in the back looks like the eternity symbol and the fact that it’s twisted that way, it really gives it a stunning quality.
8. Pretty Braids
This do-it-yourself style is very beautiful, and all it takes is three braids to get the job done. Once the braiding is completed, you pin them up one by one to create a magical updo. The fact that her top is dark and the bottom is light really gives the overall look a unique touch. It would compliment anyone that has ombre hair.
9. Small Crown
Jennifer Lawrence knows how to bring elegance to the party. This relaxed, braided look is one that can be worn to any event. Her bangs are left down while the rest is pulled together to create the updo.
10. High Bun
Jennifer Lopez always looks magnificent at events, keeping a classy style for the most part. This bun is a very simple design, and yet it is so beautiful if you want something fancier. The front of the hair is very sleek giving you that polished style.
11. One Braid Bun
This quickly braided bun is something that can be quickly achieved at home. All it takes is one braid in the center of your head and wrap it around for a unique bun. It can be pinned up easily creating a flawless design that you are sure to love for your event. An overall gorgeous style.
12. Lots of Curls
This twisted look consists of a lot of curls. Those curls are then twisted together to create a braid-like style. From there you take pins and pull the pieces up to create a unique design.
13. Elegant Twists
It takes just two braids to come up with this stunning design. If you want a classic look, then you are sure to love this one.
14. Loose Braids
A great design that shows off an elegant look. If you don’t mind the messy styles, then you are sure to love this one. It’s messy and classy at the same time.
15. Side Braids
A couple of side braids and one long braid down the middle is what you need to create this great design. I love the fact that he hair is red, it creates a stunning masterpiece.
16. Double Crown
If you like the crown designs, then this one is even better because it has two, one on top of another. It’s a stunning design that speaks of class and elegance, never mind the fact that it’s gorgeous.
17. Messy Bun
If you love the idea of having a messy bun, then you will probably love this look. It’s insanely simple to do yourself, and it has a relaxed feel to it.
18. Top Bun
This is the kind of look that is usually left for the smooth, polished buns but in this case, the messy bun is perfect. You can wear this look to any event that you desire.
19. Large Crown
Keep in mind that you need very full and very long hair to achieve this style. The braid is large and loose, and it’s set on her head like a crown. Not only that but it looks like the braid ties up in the back. The messy design can’t help but remain elegant as well.
20. Sweeping Designs
This polished look is amazing because of all the sweeping lines. A simple design that requires very little effort.
21. Simple Braids
This updo is a combination of braids and curls. It’s a classic look that you are sure to love. It can be worn to any event because it’s not too polished or relaxed.
22. Messy Bun Design
This bun is not so much a bun but a mess of hair tied up in the back. It’s a very relaxed style if you are looking for something low-key.
23. At Home Appeal
This style is created by sectioning off pieces and tying them up one by one until you end up with this creative and relaxed updo. If you want to do these designs at home, then make sure to take your time and don’t get frustrated. I love the added bow detail to the look; it’s very cute.
24. Thick Braids
A French braid that is created with a very thick almost embossed braid that goes down the middle of the head. The bottom of the braid is pulled up and under, disguised with the rest of the hair. As you can see with the steps, it’s not a hard design to create, and it takes just one braid to create such a stunning style.
25. Half Ponytail
This very relaxed and messy look is created with a ponytail that is wrapped in amongst itself. It looks like a half ponytail, half bun but it creates a look that is great for a casual event. I wouldn’t recommend wearing it to a fancy event; it’s far too relaxed for it.
26. Sectioning Braids
This style is stunning and even breathtaking. It’s easy to do at home, all you have to do is take sections of the hair all around the head and create braids with them. When you’re done, all you have left is a design that is sure to be the talk of the night.
27. A Messy Top Bun
This casual look can be worn anywhere that you want. It’s relaxed but can still be used for a fancier event. But it’s also not too fancy that you couldn’t wear it to an office picnic either. It’s a unique design that virtually takes no effort at all to pull together. Just pull the hair up all at once and pin it to the top of the head, it’s really that simple.
Now that you have a look that you desire, the next step is to figure out how to achieve your desired look. You may want to do it at home, which is perfectly fine as long as you practice first before your event. You don’t want to find out at the last minute that you are unable to do your own hair. Many people still get their updos done at the salon, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If you have the money, it’s usually the best bet because it’s less stress and a time saver. A hairstylist is trained to be quick so that it doesn’t take you forever to get your hair done.
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