Elegant updos you can try for your next party

Special occasions, especially formal events, often call for elegant hairstyles. While there are down ‘dos that fit the dress code, updos are no-fail hairstyles when you need to glam up. Check out these elegant updos that are easy to do. They don’t require complicated techniques. Practice making them so the next time you get invited to a formal event, you can create gorgeous hairstyles on your own.

Elegant updos: Asian woman with French twist hair
Exude Parisian glam with a chic French twist.

1. French twist

This classic hairstyle suits daytime or evening parties. Put your hair in a French twist and look chic and elegant whether you’re wearing a knee-length dress or a long gown. You can also do this in 15 minutes—no need to allot hours just to fix your hair.

Editor’s tip: Have strong hair that won’t break due to frequent styling by using TRESemmé Platinum Strength Shampoo and TRESemmé Platinum Strength Conditoner

Elegant updos: Asian woman with black hair in halo braid wearing a black printed dress
A halo braid is perfect for teens and young women who need to dress up for formal events.

2. Halo braid

Elevate a simple braid by creating a halo braid. This hairstyle is perfect for proms or debut parties. Look pretty and elegant when going to daytime weddings as well by creating this ‘do. The halo braid can be done on medium-length hair as well, so if you have a long bob or shoulder-length hair, go for this updo.

Editor’s tip: Make hair soft and easy to style with Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo and Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Conditioner

Elegant updos: Asian woman with black hair in chignon
Look stylish at work, cocktail parties, or formal events with a timeless chignon.

3. Chignon

This is another classic hairstyle that doesn’t fail to impress. Look sleek and elegant with an impeccable chignon. It’s similar to a low bun but made more sophisticated with a few wraps and tucks. Wear this ‘do together with an LBD, a pair of black heels, and simple makeup. You’ll definitely be a head-turner once you arrive at the party.

Editor’s tip: Spritz TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray on your chignon to make it frizz-free. It will also make your hairstyle last throughout the night. 

Elegant updos: Woman with high ponytail and sunglasses
Look confident and sexy with a high ponytail. Credits: Shutterstock

4. High ponytail

Want to make your beloved ponytail more dramatic? Put it up! A high ponytail instantly adds flair to your look. To make it more sleek and elegant, wrap a section of hair around the base of your ponytail to hide the elastic. You can also spice up your ‘do with a curly ponytail. Now, you’ll definitely exude confidence and style with an elegant high ponytail.

Editor’s tip: Wash your hair with DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner to help make it soft and enhance its natural volume. 

Elegant updos: Woman with black hair in ballerina bun
Ballerina buns look great with floor-length gowns and maxi dresses. Credits: Shutterstock

5. Ballerina bun

The ballerina bun isn’t just for dancing or doing yoga. You can also sport this hairstyle at formal events. A bridesmaid at your friend’s wedding? You’ll look elegant with a ballerina bun. To make your ‘do more interesting and keep you from looking uptight, loosen a few strands of hair and let these frame your face.

Editor’s tip: Say goodbye to frizz by applying a drop of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

Get the products you need by using these links:
TRESemmé Platinum Strength Conditoner
Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo
Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Conditioner
DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo
DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner
TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

With these elegant updos, you’ll always look fab whenever you need to dress up. Share these hairstyles with your friends so they, too, can look chic and sophisticated at parties.

Next read: These party hairstyles for short hair prove that you don’t need Rapunzel-like tresses to look fab. Whether you have a pixie cut or a bob, there’s a party ‘do for you. 

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