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Emmy-inspired beauty: Easy updos

Near effortless style

No hairstyle is more classic than an updo. After all, it keeps your hair out of the way while showcasing your lovely facial femininity. Hollywood knows this best. Take a cue from the A-listers, and show off your Hollywood face with these simple updos that anyone can do -- even without a celebrity hairstylist.

Near effortless style

A simple low bun

Talk about timeless! This hairstyle is the epitome of classiness, bringing back images of Audrey Hepburn and other Old Hollywood staples. Simply gather all of your hair at the base of your head and twist it to the tip. Then, slowly roll it to create the bun. Secure with bobby pins and go! For a more effortless look, let a few strands dangle in front, then curl them ever-so-slightly.

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Near effortless style

The high pony

A little bit cheerleader, a little high fashion, this truly simple style is easy to create and to rock down the red carpet... or to your local gym. Start by gathering all of your hair, slowly working it to the crown of your head. Smoothing any bumps, secure with an elastic. For a classed-up version, take a few strands of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic. Wear with your favorite little black dress, or simply with jeans and a T-shirt. It’s a style that can work with any outfit anytime.

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The braided crown

This bohemian-meets-royalty style has become popular with celebrities in recent months, and it’s surprisingly easy to get! Simply section one side of the front of your hair in preparation for a braid. Start to braid toward the other side of your head, slowly bringing in new strands of hair as you go to secure the style. Once you get to the other side, secure with a clear elastic, and then tuck the tip back behind your ear with a bobby pin. Pin the rest of your hair back into a twisted, curled updo and voila! You look like Renaissance royalty... or just a modern celebrity.

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The messy side bun

This twist on the classic bun hairstyle is a little more playful, yet still upscale enough for a red carpet event. Start by adding a few messy waves in your hair with a flat iron or curling iron. Mess them up slightly with your fingers, then pull all of your hair to the desired side of your head, wrap your hair and secure with an elastic band. Pull a few strands of hair down to frame your face, and then pull slightly at the roots to make the look appear “loose.” Add in a couple bobby pins to secure the bun.

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Watch: How to tease your hair

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