Formal Hairstyles

Trying to find a cute, easy to-do hairstyle for a special or formal occasion? Here you will find the latest trends for formal hairstyles, including updos, down dos, and half updos for your formal occasion.

Our expert stylist panel will help guide you. They have tons of product recommendations and advice. They’ll teach you how to style these hairdo’s at home, and help you achieve the hairstyle of your dreams.

Whether you have short, medium, or long hair, there’s a formal style just for you.

So before you’re ready to get all dolled up, browse our extensive photo collection below to get ideas for formal hairstyles before your next special event.


A great updo that makes you feel gorgeous and earns compliments? That's a double win in our book! The only problem you'll have is deciding which look to try first.
Braided updos
Add a twist to your updo with braids. Our list of these absolutely gorgeous braided updos will keep your hairstyling tools busy for a while!
Simple updos for women
Whoever said that simple hairstyles cannot be worn to formal events has clearly never seen this list. Take everyone's breath away with these fantastically easy updos!
Messy updo
You don’t need a hairbrush to master these messy and sexy do's!
Picture of a stunning and romantic curly updo
The words “curly hair” and “updos” are rarely used in the same sentence, but when they are, the result is usually ah-maze-ing. Just look at this stunning collection of curly hair updos to see what we mean!
Fun Edgy Half Updo
If you have a formal occasion coming up, you can’t go wrong with a half up hairstyle. We have 20 new formal half updos for you to pine over!
Leave the neatly-done formal hairstyles for granny and let loose with these fun and sexy loose updos you can wear anywhere!
Date night hairstyles
Got a hot date coming up? Got your outfit and jewelry all planned out, but can’t seem to figure out what to do with your hair? Look no further than our list of 11 fabulous date night hairstyle ideas guaranteed to wow your date!
Super easy updos for women
Impress your hairstylist (and everyone else), and master some of these chic updos all on your own. It’s way easier than it looks. We promise!
Cute and easy updos for long hair
You'll be ready to rock those long tresses this season with these quick and easy updos for long hair.
Stunning quinceanera hairstyles
See how fancy you can be on your grand day with these royal hairstyles!
Updos for medium length hair
Have a special night out? It's time to bring out your feminine side and glam up your hair. We've got a gallery of some pretty and elegant updos right here!
Halo braid hairstyles
The easiest way to whip up an angelic look? Wallow in these incredibly chic braided designs.
braided bun
Amp up your usual bun with braids for your formal or casual events.
The Chignon Hairstyle
Whether you're having a nice brunch at a posh establishment, gabbing over fizzy cocktails with girlfriends, filing paperwork at the office or even walking down the aisle, you can never go wrong with one of these chic chignons.
Cute and easy updos for women with short hair
No matter what anyone tells you, it’s totally possible to put your short hair up. Just take a look at those 11 awesome updos you can rock with short hair!
Prom ponytail hairstyle
Ponytails for prom are a staple hairstyle for the ages! Find the hottest new looks before your big prom date!
princess hairstyles
Every girl deserves to be treated like a princess. Our round up of princess hairstyles will help you find the perfect 'do for your special day.
Prom bun hairstyles
Show up to the prom with one of these classic bun hairstyles!