15 New Elegant Updo Hairstyles You Need to Know About

Try these easy new looks at home.

We don’t quite know about anyone else, but we’re growing just a little bit tired of traditional hairstyles when it comes to elegant updos. We’re pretty sure that we can’t be the only ones! Elegant updos don’t always have to be stiff, super neat or stuffy. We’ve found 15 elegant hairstyles from the runway that prove it’s not always about sticking to the styles you know best. Read on to discover elegant hairstyle ideas you didn’t know you’d love:

Elegant Updos: 15 New Hairstyles and How to Get the Look

elegant updos: hair charms low ponytail
Step away from traditional hair accessories. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Updo with Hair Charms

When it comes to selecting an elegant updo, you don’t have to settle for traditional looks. Step out of the box and try your hand at this style. Slick hair back into a low ponytail and add hair rings to frame your face.

elegant updos: curly half up with bangs
Got bangs? Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Half-Up Bangs

Don’t know what to do with your fringe? Create a style that works with it. We like the idea of the half up style with bangs and curls. Curl the back of your hair with a hair wand, and bump the ends of your bangs to complement the style.

elegant updos half up curls
Elegant and stylish updo. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Trendy Updo

Turn the trendy half up style into an elegant updo. We’d like to say that this look is well on its way to becoming a classic. It works during any season and for any occasion.

elegant updo: half updo with flowers
Let your hair bloom. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Floral Arrangement Updo

Flowers aren’t just for making your home look and smell good: Use them to elevate the look of an elegant updo hairstyle. Pepper them into your updo and that’s all there is to it.

elegant updos: headbands and texture updos
The accessory every girl needs. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

5. The Elegant Headband

Headband hairstyles don’t always have to be boring. Create a standout look with a fun and stylish headband. Add more character to the look by adding texture to your hair. Use Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray to create the look.

elegant updos: low ponytail hairstyle
Simple and chic. Photo credit indigitalimages.com

6. Elegant Low Ponytail

You can’t ever go wrong with a low ponytail hairstyle. If you have a last minute event, you can do this style in the back of a cab. Apply a shine serum like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum onto the base of your hair, then brush your hair back and secure into a low ponytail.

elegant updos curly bun
Make it messy but elegant at the same time. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Messy Curly Bun

Not into stiff and super neat updos? Having fun with your hairstyles is all about breaking the rules. Create soft curls on your hair and set with Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray. With your fingers, pull the curls apart to add volume and texture then coil the ends up into a bun.

elegant updos: the modern twisted pompadour
The new pompadour. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

8. The Modern Pomp

Take a popular look from the past and put a modern spin on it. This twisted pompadour style is easier than it looks. Twist a section of hair and twirl it up towards the center, then and pin in place to secure.

elegant updos: side part updo style
Keep it classy. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

9. The Side Part Updo

This is a look that should never be forgotten. The side part is one of the easiest elegant updos you can create in a matter of minutes.

elegant updos: slick bun
The bun that takes zero effort. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

10. The Slick Bun

You know those days when you get invited to an event that calls for semi-formal attire, and sadly, you really have to attend? There’s a hairstyle for that: the slick bun. This hairstyle, like a low ponytail or bun, comes to the rescue when you just don’t have time to squeeze in a hair wash into your schedule. Grab a styling gel like Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel and gather your hair back into sleek bun for some instant chic with little fuss.

elegant updos: textured bun
Throw a little texture in the mix to make it extra fancy. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

11. The Textured Bun

The more texture, the better. You can recreate this look by rough drying your hair after washing. Pull hair up into a bun and set with a shine spray, like TRESemmé Smooth & Silky No Frizz Shine Spray.

Twisted Side Bun Style
Elegantly twisted. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

12. The Twisted Side Bun

This is a style that stands out from the rest. Put your twisted bun on display by placing it as high as you can on your head.

elegant updos: warrior braid updo
The elegant version of the warrior braid. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

13. The Warrior Braid

Take the trendy warrior braid and turn it into a neat and elegant style. To tone down the look, instead of using chunky braids, opt for skinny braids instead and fashion one up in the middle of your head, à la inverted unicorn.

elegant updos: finger wave updos
Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

14. The Finger Wave Updo

This style is one that won’t ever become extinct. Try this look for events like galas and other high-brow cocktails. Use a sculpting gel like Suave Professionals Firm Control Sculpting Gel to help mold your waves into the shape you want.

Elegant Updos: wet ponytail
The wet look we all covet. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

15. The Wet Ponytail

Believe it or not, the wet hair look hasn’t lost it luster just yet. Slick your hair back with your favorite gel and head on out to paint the town red!

We know you love these elegant updos just as much as we do! Want more? Here are some easy party hairstyles to try your hand at. 

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