10 Gorgeous updos for brunettes

/ 07.28.2014
Which brunette updo will you go for?
Which brunette updo will you go for?

Brunette hair colors are some of the richest, prettiest shades out there and, as such, deserve some equally pretty updos to do them justice! Whatever your hue, we've put together a list of ten gorgeous styles to help boost your repertoire.

If you're thinking about trying a new brunette color, the photos below might help you decide which one to go for. For an extra helping hand, make sure to take a look at the Féria collection by L'Oréal Paris once you're done. Each shade is jam-packed with highlights, meaning your hair will never look flat or dull! There are also a lot of different colors to choose from so you're bound to find something that works for you.

Whether you're headed to the gym, the office or a out for the night, there's bound to be a style you'll love. All that's left to do is scroll through and get inspired!

Crown braid

A classic bohemian style, this braided beauty looks good on just about anyone with hair long enough to achieve it with. The soft silhouette of a crown braid means that it works with many different face shapes. It can be adapted with a tighter or looser braid depending on how you want it to look.

FYI - If a crown braid seems a little intimidating, fear not because we have a super easy tutorial to help you get the look!

Milkmaid braids

This style is essentially the less complicated little sister of the crown braid. Quite literally two braided pigtails pinned up to form a headband, it's guaranteed to keep your hair totally under control.

Top tip - Spray the finished style liberally with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray by L'Oréal Paris. This will keep flyaways at bay and give your long-lasting hold.

Disheveled tuck

A Gibson tuck is a simple, effective undo that looks great on everyone. It's especially cute with a messy finish.

Top tip - Spray damp hair with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray then dry it in large twisted sections. This will give you plenty of added texture before you put your hair up.

Low chignon

As seen on the impossibly gorgeous Zoe Saldana at this year's Cannes Film Festival, a low chignon is a style that is 100% certain to bring a whole lot of glamor to any look. Use it to tie a formal look together or to put a super chic spin on more casual attire.

High voluminous chignon

Jennifer Lopez has a real thing for topknots of all shapes and sizes and this especially big bun is as on-trend as it is beautiful! Not only that, it's surprisingly easy to imitate with a bun maker, bobby pins and lashing of LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

Vintage chignon

Are you all about 1920s-inspired beauty? If so, a sleek chignon complete with jeweled accessories could be right up your street. With an ultra-sleek finish, this style is a great option for anyone who isn't so keen on the idea of wet look hair.

Top tip - Spray your hair all over with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Stand-Smoother Serum Spray before you put it up to render a high-shine finish and banish frizz.

Low bun

Another smooth operator, this ballerina bun alternative is just perfect for creating a pulled-together beauty look with minimal effort. Whether you want to show off a backless dress or just keep your hair up and out the way at the gym, this is definitely an easy-as-pie style to consider!

Top tip - Spray some LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray into the palm of your hand then firmly smooth it over the top and sides of your head to flatten any flyaways.

Headband updo

A hairstyle that lets the accessories do all the work is perfect for lazy days and / or those mornings where you don't have time to wash and dry your locks before you head out. For this one, all you have to do is pop a stretchy headband on then loop your hair around it again and again until it's all up. With a little help from some bobby pins and plenty of LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray, it'll stay put all day long.

Faux bob

A faux bob is a great updo for anyone who wants to temporarily fake a short cut. Perfect with tousled waves or a sleek, straight finish, this style is a great way to show off a multi-tonal color.

Messy ribbon braid

Deliberately mussed, tousled hairstyles are everywhere right now and it's not hard to see why. Bed head hair is effortlessly sexy and it can be quickly adapted into a hairstyle that's ready to face the outside world. Take this braid, for example. With a ribbon woven in, it's eye-catching yet understated, not to mention completely adorable.

What do you think? Which updo will you try first?

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