Updo Hairstyles


Every girl dreams about her big day. When you are the occasion, your updo hairstyle should be as epic as the event. It is all about you and that’s okay. Whether it’s your wedding day, senior prom, or that special night out on the town, let us help you find that stunning updo that will turn their heads!  We are the Guru’s of the Updos. Whether it’s a classic updo, a unique style, or the hottest new look, we’ll help find the perfect updo for you! Let’s keep everything in perspective here. This is supposed to be fun! Don’t stress, relax and let your instincts guide you as you search for that star quality look.

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Latest Article – Top Wedding Updos for 2012

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Top Prom Updos for 2012

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Top Ten Golden Globe Updos

Check out our list of the top ten updos from the Golden Globes. Updos were the most popular style of the night and we’ve rated our favorites.

2012 Holiday Party Updos

It’s that time of year again to get in the festive mood with holiday parties, balls and gatherings. Make sure to check out the latest styles and tips for your upcoming Christmas Party Updo.  One of the most creative ideas one of our readers had was how one can go about organizing an Updo Themed Party.  It can be fun, festive, educational, and it need not be directly tied specifically to a holiday party.  You can just pull together several of your best friends and come dressed with a fashion choice of the season, complete with a hair style updo that you are willing to model for the party attendees.  Indeed, if you really want to add a nice little twist to the party fun, everybody can arrive with a special hairstyle.  There are a lot of places you can go to get ideas for party fun, no matter what kind of party you wish to have.  My favorite website is www.celebrate-it.com!

2012 Updo Trends

Messy updos are in for 2010 as are retro inspired looks from the 40′s and 50′s. The half-up half-down updo will also be popular this prom and wedding season. Braids are in for lesser formal events and can add an elegant touch to a seemingly casual updo. Updos will continue to be the preferred hairstyle for any formal event in 2010 and the years to come.

Wedding Updos

One of the most important decisions leading up to your wedding day is how to get your hair done. As mentioned briefly below, there are three key items should factor into this decision: your face shape, your personality and your dress. You want all three to complement each other perfectly. There is an updo for curly, straight, long or short hair so it’s just a matter of finding what is best for you. Find more information in our Wedding updos section.

Prom Updos

Prom season is upon us and so is the task of choosing the right hairstyle. An updo is the obvious choice and we’re here to help you understand why. A messy updo with live flowers and/or a Boho braid will be popular selections this spring. Check out our prom updos section or our celebrity updo galleries for some ideas.

Celebrity Updos

In celebrities have displayed a number of updo hairstyles on the red carpet. From Taylor Swift messy updos to Kim Kardashian’s retro buns. This is the year of the celebrity updo and we will be keeping a close eye on all the new trends.

So obviously you want to look your absolute best. You know you want an updo because it is the most elegant of all hairstyles. What you might not know is that there is one crucial factor that needs to be examined in order to find the perfect updo that suits you.

Updo Face Shape

All of us at Updo Guru agree that this is the first aspect to consider before your stylist crafts your look. So what kind of face do you have?

Round – Length and width are usually about the same.
Celebrity example = Drew Barrymore

Oval – Width is half of the length.
Celebrity example = Natalie Portman

Oblong – A little longer and less proportionate than the oval.
Celebrity example = Sarah Jessica Parker

Square – Length and width are about the same. More defined than circular.
Celebrity example = Demi Moore

Heart – Wider at the forehead than at the jaw.
Celebrity example = Scarlett Johannson

Just remember, there’s no need to get carried away with exact measurements of your face. Knowing the basics is a solid start to getting that red carpet Updo look you deserve!

Okay, so you’ve figured out the basic shape of your face (give or take). If you determined that oval is your shape, lucky you. The oval face is widely considered as the ideal shape for the updo. Any updo will most likely work.

If you have one of the other shapes don’t fret! With some tweaking you can get the perfect updo style to match your beautiful face!

Simple Updo Tips

Round Face - Think tall. Add some height for a wonderful slimming effect. Keep the focus on top and away from the sides.

Oval Face - Any style will work. As a general rule, keep as much hair out of the face as possible. Show off those perfect proportions!

Oblong Face - Think small but full. The goal is to shorten up your face. Bangs or a tightpulled back look should work fine.

Square Face - Think soft. You want to “smooth” out the rigid features. Messy, funky or curly is a good contrast.

Heart Face - With a wider forehead and smaller jaw, the goal should be to take less focus off the top and add some fullness to the jaw. Half up half down works well

Important reminder: Just because your favorite celebrity looks great with her updo hairstyle, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will look great on you. Find a celebrity who matches your face type and then go from there!

Updo Video Gallery

We’ve compiled a collection of the our favorite most useful how-to videos in this section. Check back frequently for weekly additions.

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We’d love to hear from you! Please email us your thoughts on any updo related topic and we’ll respond promptly. We welcome all updo articles and images and will consider submissions for publishing on the site.