When you hear the word updos, do you automatically think of old-fashioned hairstyles? Think again! We'll show you 6 modern updos that are anything but stuffy.
Straighten the hair for the puristic look of Hollywood star Kate Mara. Comb some anti-frizz paste into your hair and section of the top hair at ear level. Tie the lengths tightly in half a braid and leave it in a loop when pulling through the hair elastic. Do the same with the rest of the hair on the nape of the neck and fix everything with spray.
What makes actress Zendaya's red carpet topknot so casual? Its messy structure: tie a high ponytail and divide the braid into three strands. First, fold in each strand loosely, then intertwine it with the others and secure it as a knot. Smooth out protruding hairs and fluff on the hairline with balm.
Actress Amber Heard shows how casual braiding works: spray on volume powder and gently wave the lengths. Braid hair loosely in French from temple level on both sides and tie at the nape of the neck. If you want, you can work on a thin, golden ribbon. Braid the deep ponytail into pigtails of different thicknesses.
Meghan Markle's modern looks have long been a cult. For your casual updo, pull a middle parting, fold your hair loosely at the nape of the neck and pin it in a messy bun. What also relaxes the trend hairstyle: two softly wavy strands that slip out of the chignon. For more shine, apply a serum to your hair before blow-drying.
Actress Emma Watson demonstrates that disheveled can also be elegant. For your look, section off the top hair and lightly tease the hair underneath. Put the top hair over it again and take up all lengths extremely loosely (what slips out on the way stays that way). Knock in once and pin it to the knot. Highlight with thin headbands.
Singer Ciara has the epitome of a casual updo: curl your hair, shake it over your head, fold it in with a few movements and fix it in an extra high bun. Cool style breaks with the imperfect updo: a wide headband with rhinestones. As a finish, pull out highlights from under and over the hairband with a handle comb.