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3 Formal Updos to Make You Look Drop Dead Gorgeous

Did you know that every year, women spend an average of $930 on their hair? With numbers this high, it’s no surprise they’re in constant need of a formal updo. 

Do you have a fancy occasion coming up soon? Are you looking to change up your look, and find a whole new hairstyle to show off your luscious locks?

Check out these formal updos for your next big night up.

1. Try Out a Bun

If you’ve got longer hair, there are a lot of different appropriate bun hairstyles that may work for your next formal occasion.

Croissant buns, for example, circle your head and help you keep the hair out of your face. Low buns can be fun, depending on what your dress looks like.

A messy, twisted bun is perfect for people who are looking for something a little edgier for their formal style. Or, try a puffy bun with a middle part for a more classic approach to a formal hairstyle. A bun with multiple braids contained in it can be a fun twist on the usual choices.

Add a silk scarf looped around your hairstyle to add some retro styling to your formal updo.

2. Half Up, Half Down

For those who are looking for variety, a half-up, half-down hairstyle may be a good choice for you. These styles are a great choice when you’re looking for a formal updo for medium hair, since they can be adjusted based on the length of your hair.

A french braid arrangement on the top half can add drama to your look. You can add tiny pigtails up top for an adorable addition to any hairstyle.

If you’re looking for something sleek, keep your hair stick straight and smoothed out of your face, and keep the top half clipped smoothly to the top of your head.

If you plan to DIY your hairstyle, you’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of hairspray to ensure your new ‘do stays in place. But, if you plan to go to a salon, make sure they know what sort of occasion you’ll be attending, so they can make sure that your new hairstyle lasts while you dance the night away.

If your hair isn’t quite long enough to pull off any of these looks, you can also look into hair extensions to give yourself the room. 

3. Curls and Waves

Why not add a little volume to your hair for your next special occasion? Adding curls or waves to your hair might be just what you’re looking for.

Waves can add a boho feel to any formal outfit. Retro curls on shorter hair can take your formal look right back to the 1950s or 1960s. And, you can combine these looks with different approaches. A formal ponytail updo looks great with big, voluminous waves or curls.

You can also use accessories to change up your flowing hair. A flower crown is one beautiful option. For a little more bling, try a tiara or gemstone accessories.

Try Out These Formal Updos Today

Hopefully, you’ve found the perfect hairstyle for your next big occasion. Now, you just need to find the right stylist for your formal updos!

Are you in the Charleston area? Contact Charleston Hair and Makeup for all your style needs. Our staff of expertly trained stylists will give you the hair and makeup you’ve been dreaming of.