Up And Away: 37 Celebrity Up-Dos to Try Now

No matter what your current hair length, one thing is for certain—up-dos are just plain chic. Beyond being a summertime hair savior (honestly, who wants sweaty hair sticking to their neck?) up-dos help put your best face forward. Whether you need an elegant solution for the office or a cool idea for your next swanky soiree, here are 37 inspired ideas for when a simple ponytail just won’t do. 

Janell M. Hickman May, 18, 2016

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A departure from her typical red carpet looks, the HBIC (Head Barbz in Charge) herself looks absolutely regal in a sky-high knot.

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This simplistic chignon is both breathtaking and chic.

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The classic french roll has to be one of the most glamorous styles of all time. Play yours up with a pin-rolled bang a la Day.

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Marley twists are light, versatile and relatively easy to style on (and off) the red carpet.

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Upgrade your box braids with a classy side bun to turn a few heads.

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The model extraordinaire shows us how to strut in style with parted wavy bangs.

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We love Zoë’s free-spirited bohemian box braids, but she looks equally stunning in a low-maintenance style.

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Wisps of delicate hair framed the face of singer in this ultra feminine style.

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The key to perfecting a romantic knot is imperfection—notice Jasmine’s deliberately undone look.

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Achieve an even greater level of drama by adding va-va-volume to your bun like Melanie Fiona.

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We love the First Lady’s signature shoulder length hair, but this sleek updo truly unveiled her radiance. Striking!

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Kerry’s faux bob is unassuming yet very sexy at the same time.

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Give off cool, old school vibes like Lala in a super fashionable pin curls.

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Shorter hair definitely works on the former beauty queen and reality TV starlet.

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RiRi brings the drama in an updo with a healthy dose of volumized bangs.

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Don’t be afraid to mix a few major hair trends at once like Tran.

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A low-braided bun and come-hither bangs are the perfect evening combo.

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The ballerina beauty’s impressive brow grazing fringe made a fashionable statement here.

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Halo braids are an easy way to elevate your look for a daytime outing or an evening on the town.

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This stunning style is simply exquisite on Tika.

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Embellish your braided crown with an uncomplicated beaded headband that will enhance your look.

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We vote for Kelly to make this double crown braid her official go-to ‘do.

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Keke Palmer added flavor to her crowned braid by framing her face with strands of her impeccable brunette locks.

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Who doesn’t love a gorgeous side swept updo? Actress Regina King totally owned it.

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This late 20’s (and early 30’s) aesthetic works well for Toni on and off stage.

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Jada Pinkett-Smith is also in on the retro wave trend. The superstar glowed in this contemporary version.

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Ciara slayed at the 2016 Met Gala with killer silver waves.

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Viola looked effortless and utterly royal in her fabulous wavy interpretation.

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Frilly pin curls and statement bangs defined make this high bun one to emulate.

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Captivate a crowd with a sleek ballerina bun. Plus, show off your greatest accessory, your immaculate skin.

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Stun like June Ambrose in a simple but chic loosely curled moment.

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When the Afrofuturistic singer (also known as Cindi Mayweather) sports her trademark pompadour we can’t get enough!

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Erykah has an intuitive sense of style that we can all appreciate. This golden blonde pompadour illustrates how she gets it right every time.

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Light up the room like Jordin Sparks with a loose mid-knot and lustrous side bangs.

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Keep it simple by focusing on subtle accessories and makeup like Vanessa for big nights out.

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This sculptural style brings out the sultriness in Gabrielle Union. More please, Gabby!

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The soft-spoken songstress’ quirky coils dazzle yet again.


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