Runway-Approved Updos That Work on a Variety of Textures & Lengths

We typically resort to the updo for one or both of these reasons: There’s a fancy occasion on our calendar or the weather leaves us no choice — otherwise, we’d have strands sticking to the back of our neck. And whether you’re opting for something as simple as a topknot or trying out a complicated chignon, preparation is key.

For those with shorter hair, celebrity hairstylist Keka Heron recommends adding texture and volume with a dry shampoo. Also, don’t be afraid to experiment with the hair stuffing used to elongate model hair on the runways. Curly variations will also add dimension to a hairstyle that isn’t meant to be slicked back. If your hair is fine, shape tiny tendrils, and for thicker textures, create larger ones.

Lastly, keep the following hacks in mind:

  • You can never have too many bobby pins. Just make sure the grooved side is facing down for secure placement.
  • You can never have too much hairspray.
  • Teasing is your best friend.

Find your updo match in the gallery ahead; all textures and lengths included!

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

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