When it comes to hair, I'm definitely a creature of habit. Despite some flirting with bobs and longer strands over the years, my hair happy place is definitely a shoulder-length style that's low-maintenance and can be twisted into a bun on days when even dry shampoo won't save it. And when it comes to styling my mid-length strands I'm similarly fuss-free. On most days, I'll wear my hair loose with a few extra beach waves tonged through if I'm feeling fancy. Otherwise, as I mentioned, it's a basic bun without any extra frills. But after experimenting with the best hair accessories for party season with the rest of the Who What Wear team, I've been feeling a little more inspired to step outside of my hair comfort zone and try wearing my hair up.
If you feel the same or simply want a hairstyle alternative to a topknot, then look no further. Ahead, I've rounded up 21 celebrities and fashion girls wearing buns, ponytails, braids and more. It's basically a comprehensive guide to the best updo hairstyles to try right now.
Proving that updo hairstyles work just as well for off-duty as they do for special occasions, Sophia's curly topknot is hair perfection.
The key to preventing an updo hairstyle from veering into prom queen territory? Letting your natural texture shine through like Laura Harrier is doing here. Pull a few tendrils free to frame your face and keep the style feeling relaxed.