An updo is a hair style that involves arranging the hair instead of allowing it to fall freely. It can be as simple as a ponytail, but is more commonly associated with more elaborate styles intended for special occasions such as a prom or wedding.
The updo is one elegant hair style that never does seem to go out of fashion. Updos that have been worn since centuries before are still very much in style today.
Updos change how a woman looks. Pulling one's hair from her face allows the world to gaze at a woman's unique beauty, and exposing the neck also lends her a sweet and seductive look. It can also highlight the accessories and the clothes that a woman wears. When elegance is the name of the game, there's no other way to play it but through an updo.
Even on casual days, updos can still set a woman apart. High-powered business women know this, which is why they make sure that their hair is styled in such a way that can command respect. The updo has the ability to inspire awe in anyone who gazes at it, and it lends a goddess-like quality to mortal women. Aside from its elegant quality, it is a very practical hairstyle that keeps your locks away from your face when doing everyday work.
Variations of the classic formal updo hairstyle are:
Bangs help when you want to hide blemishes, scars or slight imperfections such as a high forehead. Adding bangs to your updo hairstyle requires just one easy step. You can simply have part of your hair slant across the forehead or create a bang by pulling a section of your hair over your forehead and clipping it to make an even bang across your forehead.
Formal curly updo hairstyles can sometimes be a little tricky, but well worth the extra time and effort. The perfect formal curly formal updo requires you to curl all of your hair before pinning it up. The look is excellent for women with naturally curly or wavy hair. Setting off your curly updo with appropriate barrettes, combs or other forms of jewelry adds drama to your look. Make sure that whatever you put in your hair does not detract from your overall look or clash with your necklace and earrings.
The hairstyles that have become known as half updos are an acceptable compromise for hair worn that is worn down and up at the same time. Rather than completely revealing the face with a traditional updo, the half updo is for some a more appropriate hairstyle. Half updos are most appropriate for the woman who is convinced that wearing an updo would make her look too harsh or overly formal. They have a way of lightening mood, which is why some people like to call it a semi-formal hairstyle.
Soft and seductive formal updo hairstyles add height and volume to any woman. To add drama to the soft and seductive formal updo, allow a few tendrils of hair to remain loose, complimenting the wearer's face and showing off her jewelry.