Formal Updo Hairstyles

Special occasions such as weddings, business parties and certain social functions require that you sow up with a formal hairstyle. Updo hairstyles are always acceptable in formal settings. Brushing your hair to the back or piling it neatly on top of your head, gives your neck an elongated look, and focuses attention to your shoulders. Updo hairstyles also make it possible for you to bring attention to your earrings and necklace. To sum it all up, the updo hairstyle lets you show off your beauty. 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.

Curly Updos

Formal curly updo hairstyles can sometimes be a little tricky, but well 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. Be careful, however, not to over do the hair accessories. Make sure that whatever you put in your hair does not detract from your overall look or clash with your necklace and earrings.

Half Updos

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. The half updo has beenported by many famous people as they walk the red carpet on the way to receiving an award for their work in television, music or film; attend a movie premier; or take in a play on Broadway. These celebrities include people like actress Nicole Kidman and fashion designer Donna Karan. Half updos can easily be adapted to conform to every type of face. They are most appropriate for the woman who is convinced that wearing an updo would make her look too harsh or overly formal. Half updos have a way of lightening mood, which is why some people like to call it a semi-formal hairstyle. Half updo options are plentiful. Some ideas for half updo hairstyles include:

• Tie your hair just below the crown of your head. You may also use a plastic hair band that closes to form a circle or an elastic hair band. Doing this will allow your curled shoulder length hair to cascade down around your face and down the nape of your neck.
• Swept your bangs to the side and let your hair fall to frame your face naturally. Pin your hair down below the crown just enough to allow a few tendrils of hair to fall loosely down your back.
• Tie or band your at the top of the crown of your head and allow your hair to fall loosely down your back

Soft and Seductive Formal Updo Hairstyles

Angelina Jolie is a perfect example for women with faces that are oblong, heart-shaped, square, diamond or oval shaped. 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. Follow these easy steps to achieve the perfect soft and seductive formal hairstyle for yourself:

• Wash and condition your hair;
• Use you fingers to spread mousse through your hair;
• Add volume by teasing your hair at the crown of your head with a small round brush;
• Once your hair is dry create waves all around your head with a large barreled curling iron;
• Pin your hair up starting on the sides and ending at the back of the crown;
• Allow a few tendrils of hair to hang loose and frame the face;
• Apply a generous amount of your favorite holding hair spray.