6 Updos That Are Actually Easy to Do

Pull off these updo hairstyles in 15 minutes or less — seriously!

Trying to copy one of the updo hairstyles that you've saved to your Pinterest hair mood board is kind of like ordering clothes online: Nothing ever looks the same in real life.

And although you can't send a hairstyle back for a refund, you can save yourself some of the struggles you have during your styling session by referencing more realistic source material. That's where the following celebrity hairstyles come in.

These tousled ponytails, topknots, and undone French twists are all red carpet-worthy, but they're easy enough that you'll be able to create a similar look — even if you don't have a professional glam team on speed dial.

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Top Knot

Taraji P. Henson with a glam top knot
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At the 2021 Emmys, hairstylist Tym Wallace gave Taraji P. Henson one of the most glamorous top knots we've ever seen. The style featured a sleek base, while the knot showed off her voluminous tight curls. For extra shine, finish the style off with the Keep Shining Dry Oil Mist from Henson's haircare line.

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Space Bun

Y2K is calling, and the decade wants you to embrace the 2021 comeback of many of its beauty trends, including Camila Cabello's space buns by Dimitris Giannetos. To get the look, simply divide your hair in half, braid both sections, then twist them into buns. Oh, and don't forget to leave out two face-framing tendrils.

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Low Chignon

Kate Winslet with a low chignon
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"Timeless" and "class" are two words that describe Kate Winslet's overall style, but they're also applicable to her low chignon, too. If you're looking for a simple, but elegant style, your search ends here. Hairstylist Renato Campora used a curling iron to add bends and movement to the hair before twisting it up at the nape of the neck. Then, he set the style with L'Oréal Paris' Elnett Satin Hairspray.

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Classic Updo

Chlöe Bailey with a glam poinytail
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Chlöe Bailey wrapped strands of her locs around the base of her high ponytail to make the classic updo feel extra special for the 2021 Met Gala. While this look is beautiful for locs, it also works well on braids, too.

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Ponytail With Textured Bangs

Mandy Moore with textured bangs
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Accessorize your ponytail with a set of soft, textured bangs like Mandy Moore. The tousled texture created by Ashley Streicher using T3's Single Pass Curling Iron lends to the effortless vibe of the style. And hey, if you don't want to commit to bangs full-time but you love this look, you can use clip-ins like Moore did.

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Undone Updo

If Hailey Bieber's undone updo looks familiar, it's probably because you wore a similar version in 2002. Hairstylist Jen Atkin used Dyson's Corrale flat iron to add waves and bends to the star's hair before pulling it up and leaving two face-framing pieces out. The beauty of this style is that since it's meant not to look perfect, so no need to be too precious when creating the twist.

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