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The Perfect Updo! 40 Stunning Hairstyles You Can Do Yourself

Published by Tolani Shoneye
Published on 17 August 2015

Whether it's a night out, date night or just sat at home in your pyjamas, updos are always a good look. So to make sure yours is on point, we've put together 40 ideas for your perfect updo that are sure to inspire you. Hair bands and bobby clips at the ready.

Although updos sound like *the* easiest thing to perfect, the reality is that a lot of the dos you see on screen take some celebrity's hair stylist HOURS to create - and ain't nobody got the time or cash for that.

So to make life a little easier for those of you who are not hair experts, we have put together stunning updos you can actually do yourself, granted you might need some practice to perfect it, (French braids are included) but you will be able to do it.

What's great about these dos is that they straddle the line between casual and oh so fancy. So you style your tresses for all occasions.

Top Knot

Whether it's a glamorous top knot or a "messy" one, the top knot is the go to look when it comes to updos. It's easy to do and a great way to show off your features. Plus when we say top knots, we don't the scraped together grease-ball you rock after the gym, oh no! We mean a styled-to-perfection look that fitting for any special occasion.

Braided Updo's

An added braid or two is a great way to spice up any updo; it adds a soft romantic touch that we are completely in love with. And yes it might look fairly complicated, but it's definitely worth the practice. Every girl deserves to wear a crown, even if it's a braided one.

Chic Chignon

The chignon (don't know if we are pronouncing it right) flatters every face shape, and can be adapted from an every day style to special occasions. It's feminine, classic and pretty simple to do. The key to mastering the look is simply learning to tuck your hair in, and then bobby pinning it to perfection.

Perfect Pony

It doesn't get any easier than a ponytail, it's become the go to lazy girl hairstyle and has saved us from many bad hair days. But it's about time you put a little more effort into your pony, so grab a brush, some pins, and hairspray.

Check out all the looks

What's your favourite updo look? Tweet us @sofeminineUK!

This article was written by Tolani Shoneye. Follow her on @tolly_

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