Pretty and practical: 5 hairstyle video tutorials for everyday updos

/ 10.28.2014
Which updo will you try first?
Which updo will you try first?
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Updos that keep your hair up and under control can often seem more practical than pretty, but we think they should be both. Working, exercising, childcare or any other activity that requires your mane to be kept off of your face doesn't have to cramp your style!

From braids to bouffants, there are all kinds of styles out there that will keep your hair on lockdown and look totally gorgeous at the same time.

Below, you'll find five easy video tutorials to help you expand your functional hairstyle repertoire beyond a simple ponytail.

The big question is, which style will you start with?

1. Crowned braid

This style is perfect for those of you who enjoy braiding, but don't necessarily want to spend all day doing it. It's full of bohemian texture and looks great on just about anyone, what's not to love?

2. Braided bun

This simple look is a great way to update your regular bun with a little extra detail. You can wear it high or low, making it even more versatile than first impressions suggest!

3. Tomboy twist

If minimalist chic is your thing, a tomboy twist could be the perfect style for you. It's understated, elegant and easy to achieve, all of which make it perfect for the girl on the go.

4. Retro bouffant pony

A little vintage glamor never goes amiss, so why not try a retro ponytail? It's a classic look that will never not be on-trend.

5. Knotted updo

This simple chignon is a cute as it is useful. Whatever your plans, it'll keep your hair out of the way in style!

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

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