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.
Rather than brushing all your hair back for this sleek chignon, make like Rosie HW and add a centre-parting for a polished edge.
My beauty icon, Zoë Kravitz, looks incredible with her low braided bun and oversized hair ribbon.
How damn cute is Margot Robbie's teeny-topknot–and–velvet-ribbon combo?
So many of our favourite celebs have been spotted in headbands this year, but Sienna was way ahead of the curve with this iconic high-chignon–and–feathered-fringe updo.
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.
I was lucky enough to be visited by the stylists at John Frieda recently, who first converted me to the joys of an updo with this slicked-back, low bun complete with the cutest pearl hair twists.
A bun seems to be Priyanka Chopra's updo hairstyle of choice, and when it looks this good, I can see why.
I'm totally obsessed with Ada's bunches, which are perfect for girls with mid-length or short hairstyles. Any longer and you might run the risk of re-creating your primary school class photo.
I'm not sure how easy it would be to re-create Scarlett's sculpted hair twist, but the sleek style is definitely making me want to try.
A stylish knotted take on the bun from Katherine Langford.