Beauty Hair Hairstyles Updos Amazing Wedding Updos from Every Angle By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on April 14, 2015 @ 04:15AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Bill Davila/startraksphoto.com, James Devaney/WireImage Whether you are looking to spice up your hairstyle or attending a wedding or prom, see our favorite updos from every angle. 01 of 45 Kate Middleton Geoff Pugh/Rex/Rex USA; Ian Gavan/Getty Images WHERE: The Creative Industries Reception in London.WHY WE LOVE IT: Middleton's usual blowout was pinned into a voluminous, neck-skimming twist. 02 of 45 Jessica Biel FameFlynet, Inc WHERE: The Christian Dior Cruise Collection show in Monte-Carlo, MonacoWHY WE LOVE IT: Is it a bob? Is it a bun? We're not sure, but we do know we're fans of Biel's modern-day 'do with a wavy 1920s spin. 03 of 45 Kerry Washington Sipa USA (2) WHERE: Elle and Tod's Celebrate Kerry WashingtonWHY WE LOVE IT: The night's honoree donned a faux bob so that her face and neck could be the center of attention. 04 of 45 Kate Hudson David Fisher/Rex Features/ZUMA; Dominique Charriau/WireImage WHERE: The Venice Film FestivalWHY WE LOVE IT: Hudson's finger-combed tresses preserve her hair's natural texture in this gently twisted chignon-so elegant! 05 of 45 Rosamund Pike WireImage, Getty Images WHERE: 87th Annual Academy AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: Pike's loose and voluminous bun can be paired with either a dressy or more casual look. 06 of 45 Nicole Richie Splash News; MAVRIXONLINE.COM WHERE: Jimmy Kimmel Live! in HollywoodWHY WE LOVE IT: The wispy, undone style of Richie's braids make for casual glamour. 07 of 45 Keira Knightley Getty Images WHERE: 2015 Critics Choice AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: Knightley's gorgeous bangs add a unique touch to this trendy pinned look. 08 of 45 Felicity Jones WireImage, Getty Images WHERE: 72nd Annual Golden Globes AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: This sleek, luminous look gives a mature, effortless vibe. 09 of 45 Hannah Davis FilmMagic WHERE: Vanity Fair 2015 Oscar PartyWHY WE LOVE IT: The deep part and slicked-back strands give the look a chic and sophisticated feel. 10 of 45 Olivia Wilde Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, Jeff Vespa/WireImage WHERE: 2014 OscarsWHY WE LOVE IT: Wilde's slightly undone chignon gave her '60s look?complete with a retro cat eye, light pink lips, and high-necked Valentino gown?a French twist. 11 of 45 Maria Menounos Jason Merritt/Getty Image, Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images WHERE: 2014 OscarsWHY WE LOVE IT: Menounos gave the basic milkmaid style an update by wrapping the ends of her hair into a messy bun. 12 of 45 Lucy Liu Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic, JB Lacroix/WireImage WHERE: 2014 Huading Film AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: Liu's elaborate twisted braid-bun hybrid impressed us even more than her show-stopping fishtail braid from the 2013 Golden Globes. 13 of 45 Emma Watson Steve Granitz/WireImage, Jeff Vespa/WireImage WHERE: 2014 Golden GlobesWHY WE LOVE IT: Watson's classic slicked back, side-parted bun contrasted with her open-back pants-dress combo by Dior. 14 of 45 Jewel Getty Images WHERE: 2013 Emmy AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: Soft waves added a touch of Old Hollywood glam to the singer's low, side-parted chignon. 15 of 45 Lake Bell FilmMagic, AP Images WHERE: 2013 Emmy AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: Bell's heightened crown took the swept-back style from casual to red-carpet-ready. 16 of 45 Jessica Pare Getty Images WHERE: 2013 Emmy AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: Pare's wispy strands gave the elegant 'do a young, effortless vibe. 17 of 45 Ireland Baldwin AFF-USA.com, WireImage WHERE: 2013 Emmy AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: The loose, asymmetrical shape gave the classic chignon a modern twist. 18 of 45 Freida Pinto Venturelli/WireImage; Lia Toby/WENN.com WHERE: The Cannes Film FestivalWHY WE LOVE IT: The hairpieces add uniqueness to an otherwise classic bun. 19 of 45 Carey Mulligan Future-Image/ZUMAPRESS.com; RAMEY PHOTO WHERE: The Cannes Film FestivalWHY WE LOVE IT: A twist on the classic bun, Mulligan's 'do is simple yet complicated. 20 of 45 Berenice Bejo Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images; ©BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM WHERE: The Cannes Film FestivalWHY WE LOVE IT: The braids are a headpiece to themselves, and the hairstyle lends itself well to a veil. 21 of 45 January Jones Tonya Wise/PictureGroup; Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images WHERE: Coach's 3rd Annual Evening of Cocktails and Shopping to Benefit the Children's Defense FundWHY WE LOVE IT: An off-center part adds a unique touch to an already interesting updo. 22 of 45 Kirsten Dunst WireImage (2) WHERE: The Cannes Film FestivalWHY WE LOVE IT: Simple, yet so chic and elegant, Dunst's bun can be re-created for a walk down the aisle or a walk on the beach. 23 of 45 Olga Kurylenko Harry Pluviose / Retna Ltd.; Monica Schipper/FilmMagic WHERE: The Moves magazine Spring Fashion Cover PartyWHY WE LOVE IT: Worn wavy and swept to the side, a classic chignon gets a modern upgrade. 24 of 45 Amy Adams Tsuni / GammaUSA, Jason Merritt/Getty Images WHERE: The Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood.WHY WE LOVE IT: Adams's stylist took inspiration from Old Hollywood and deco references to put a modern spin on the classic Marcel wave. 25 of 45 Jamie-Lynn Sigler Vivien Killilea/WireImage (2) WHERE: C. Wonder Fashion Island store opening in Orange County, CA.WHY WE LOVE IT: Jamie-Lynn Sigler donned a variety of wraparound plaits for an ethereal, bohemian effect. 26 of 45 Jennifer Garner Jason Merritt/Getty Images (2) WHERE: The Los Angeles premiere of The Odd Life of Timothy GreenWHY WE LOVE IT: Garner's loosely styled hair looks stunning in a slightly-messy, wavy updo-a few face-framing tresses complete this trendy "undone" look. 27 of 45 Jessica Biel Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Sony; Franziska Krug/Getty Images for Sony WHERE: The Germany premiere of Total RecallWHY WE LOVE IT: Biel gives her gorgeous gown the full attention with a simple bun and blunt bangs. 28 of 45 Kate Beckinsale Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Michael Tran/FilmMagic WHERE: The Costume Designers Guild AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: Beckinsale's low chignon was set off by intricate fishtail twists and sweeping layers. 29 of 45 Kate Mara Getty Images WHERE: The 2012 Academy AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: This soft, twisty chignon was topped off with a touch of sparkle. 30 of 45 Emma Stone Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Francis Specker /Landov WHERE: The 2012 Academy AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: "I didn't want to compete with the high neck of Emma's dress, but I felt like I could really have fun in the back," Couture Colour hairstylist Mara Roszak told us of the star's twisty bun. 31 of 45 Berenice Bejo Lester Cohen/WireImage, Lester Cohen/WireImage WHERE: The 2012 Academy AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: The Best Supporting Actress nominee sported an intricate hairline braid that finished in a casual knot. 32 of 45 Taylor Swift Sara De Boer/startraksphoto.com, Byron Purvis/AdMedia/Sipa WHERE: The Los Angeles premiere of Dr Seuss' The LoraxWHY WE LOVE IT: Swift's breezy plait is intertwined with her low bun to create a loose updo with an ethereal feel. 33 of 45 Rachel McAdams Crollalanza / Rex USA, Jason Merritt/Getty Images WHERE: The Los Angeles premiere of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsWHY WE LOVE IT: The multiple twists, created by hairstylist Mark Townsend, make the style more intricate; loose flyaways lend a relaxed vibe. "I must have used 100 bobby pins," Townsend laughed. 34 of 45 Kristin Cavallari BEImages, Getty Images WHERE: The Dennis Basso show at Fall 2012 New York Fashion WeekWHY WE LOVE IT: We love the undone, messy look. Cavallari's hairstylist Marcus Francis created three tiny braids along her natural part. He split the hair into two sections before pinning them into vertical buns, making sure to preserve wispy pieces around the face. "I kept the look loose and slightly undone to avoid looking too coiffed or prom-ready," Francis told us. 35 of 45 Carrie Underwood Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Christopher Polk/WireImage WHERE: The 2012 Grammy AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: Underwood created a thick, braid-bun hybrid by twisting her blond strands below her plait. 36 of 45 Dianna Agron JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images, Jason Merritt/Getty Images WHERE: The 2012 SAG AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: The Glee star created a boho updo by pinning a roughed-up fishtail braid along her hairline. 37 of 45 Zoe Saldana Tony DiMaio/startraksphoto.com(2) WHERE: Audi's Golden Globe Awards Party in Los AngelesWHY WE LOVE IT: Saldana twisted her low bun into a spiral shape, while keeping the front sleek and polished. 38 of 45 Kirsten Dunst AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, Jason Merritt/Getty Images WHERE: The Critics' Choice Awards in Los AngelesWHY WE LOVE IT: This half up, half down style is a sweet alternative to formal updos. A loose, diagonal French braid adds subtle visual interest. 39 of 45 Piper Perabo Sara DeBoer/startraksphoto WHERE: The Golden Globe AwardsWHY WE LOVE IT: The tousled updo is easy to achieve. Her hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins prepped hair with a sea salt spray, then pulled hair back into a series of ponytails, twisting across from the nape of her neck to the bottom of her crown. 40 of 45 Emma Stone Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic, Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic WHERE: The Critic's Choice Awards in Los AngelesWHY WE LOVE IT: Though wispy and undone, it's still sexy and off-the-neck. 41 of 45 Charlize Theron Jordan Strauss/WireImage, Krista Kennell/Sipa WHERE: The Critic's Choice Awards in Los AngelesWHY WE LOVE IT: The double braids are unique and grant a sophisticated feel to the typical braid. "The idea is to keep the shape generous and flowing, so twist both braids together in a low bun," Theron's hairstylist Enzo Angileri said. "The style will look intriguing from every angle." 42 of 45 Claire Danes Steve Granitz/WireImage, Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via AP Images WHERE: The 2011 Golden Globe Awards in Los AngelesWHY WE LOVE IT: A deep side part and cheekbone skimming layers give Danes's hairstyle a sophisticated shape. Hairstylist Peter Butler teased the strands at the crown just enough to add lift and a tiny bit of retro sex appeal before pinning the length into a low, tidy bun. 43 of 45 Sarah Michelle Gellar Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic, Giulio Marcocchi/Sipa Press. WHERE: A CBS, CW and Showtime party in Los AngelesWHY WE LOVE IT: The loose braids on either side pull the hair off the face; a messy chignon and pulled-down flyaways feel pretty and windswept. 44 of 45 Charlize Theron Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic, Jordan Strauss/WireImage WHERE: The Los Angeles premiere of Young AdultWHY WE LOVE IT: Sleek and simple in front; playful braid-wrapped bun in back. 45 of 45 Scarlett Johansson Bill Davila/startraksphoto.com, James Devaney/WireImage WHERE: The New York premiere of We Bought a ZooWHY WE LOVE IT: Johansson channeled her inner pin-up girl with rolled up curls.