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You have the stunning gown, the killer heels and all you need now is the ultra chic updo to complete your look. Putting your hair up does not always mean a high bun -- though this is an excellent choice. Try pinning, knotting or tying your hair to create the dressy look you are after.
The classic 60s bouffant can look tres chic with a modern twist. Beyonce and Eva Longoria and other celebs have worked this amazing style. It requires height and suits round faces especially well. Tease the hair at the roots to create the height and stiffness. Use bobby pins to secure it. A sleek side parting will create a minimalist look, but a combed back fringe will add more glamour and drama.
The high bun will never go out of style and works well with tousled or straight hair. You can decide to go messy and curly with loose hanging tresses or sleek and sharp with a perfectly rounded orb. Wear this style directly on the top of the head to create a regal feel. Team with stunning embellished earrings for a real dressy edge.
Putting your hair up does not always mean putting it high up. If you are afraid to look like a pineapple, then a sleek side bun secured with pins can create a stunning look that is dressy yet relaxed and chic. This works especially well with curly hair. It is also well suited to a long or rectangular face shape as it softens and balances. Use bobby pins to secure and part a side bang for a sleek and demure finish.
The High Pony
Do not underestimate the glamour factor of a simple ponytail. For years the ponytail has been confined to gyms and casual grocery shopping. It is about time that this was challenged. The chic high pony is futuristic, minimalist and chic. Sitting on top of the head or high at the back of the head, this style works best with very straight hair, long hair and can be worn with or without bangs. This is a youthful style that look effortless, yet super dressy and fab.