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Wearing our hair out in long, flowing waves will always make a woman feel beautiful and sexy. But nothing makes you look more confident, gorgeous, put-together, and regal than an updo. Sure, it might take some women a lot of courage to pull their hair all the way back and not have hair to hide behind--but that is what makes updos so elegant and powerful

It allows women the chance to show off their best features and make their beautiful faces the focal point. Updos can be worn to just about any event, and there are so many celebrities who have been wearing the hairstyles on the red carpet, to major events, and even when just hanging out around the house.

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There seems to be a resurgence of the hairstyle recently, with some of the biggest stars wearing the '90s inspired updos. For a lot of us who spent Saturday mornings at a salon getting our hair pulled back and gelled down, this style will bring back so many memories. Seeing stars like Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, and Kylie Jenner rocking the look makes us want to make a hair appointment and wear an updo to our next important event. These styles work for weddings, the holidays, and even for work. 

Wearing a simple slicked-back bun can always make you looked polished and classy, so look no further for inspiration. Scroll through to see some of our favorite celebrities looking gorgeous while wearing an elegant updo. 

Salma Hayek wore a sky-high bun. 1

The actress wore the fancy hairstyle to a gala for Gucci. She wore it with a gorgeous dress and it completely highlighted her beauty.

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Chiquis really pulled off the look. 2

This super tight, super high bun really works on Chiquis Rivera. While she often surprises us with her many hairstyles, this one is different than her usual looks, but it totally suits her. 

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Jennifer Lopez just loves wearing her hair up. 3

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The singer is known for wearing her air up in a tight bun. Whether she's hitting the gym or walking the red carpet, Jen wears her updos like a pro and always looks so confident.

Cardi B's hair is ever-changing. 4

The rapper switches up her hair so often it's hard to keep up! But when she wore this look on stage during a concert, it's clear that this is one of her best hairstyles are really makes her look even more beautiful.

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Chiquinquira Delgado is a real beauty. 5

An updo should not always be reserved for a glamorous event. A simple bun can make any casual look appear more pulled together and show off your best features.

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Dayanara Torres looked like a fairy tale princess. 6

There is a reason why she was crowned Miss Universe in 1993. This updo makes her look so pretty and like a real-life Disney princess.

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Kylie Jenner is proof that updos can be cool and modern. 7

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Kylie's updo is really so perfectly done and it looks incredible on her. She wore hers with a one-piece outfit that was sexy, but her hair made it look a bit more dressed up.

This look reminds us of the old Kim Kardashian. 8

Kim doesn't wear her hair up much these days, but she should!

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This hairstyle really brings out Aislinn Derbez's eyes. 10

The soft curls framing her face really make this updo perfect for any occasion. It can work for bridesmaids or for any guest attending a wedding, and it really is sophisticated.

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Kourtney Kardashian tried a messy top knot. 11

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Kourtney is so chic and trendy and she styles her hair to match her outfits. This bun might look a tad bit messy, but it gives it an edgy look to match her clothes.

Rihanna always looks like a million bucks. 12

Rihanna is one of the chicest stars out there. This '90s-inspired updo, with the bangs pulled out in the front, really works for any occasion and looks amazing on her.

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Penélope Cruz is the epitome of graceful. 13

This updo is serious business. It's not the kind of hairstyle you would wear for your day-to-day activities, but whenever an important celebration comes around, Penélope's bun looks like a good idea.

Selena Gomez looked stunning. 14

The actress walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival and she carried herself like a queen. Pulling her hair away from her face really allows her to show off just how pretty she is. 

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Thalía's pulled back look really showcases her features. 15

Thalía is a timeless beauty who can honestly do no wrong when it comes to her hair. We've seen her wear so many hairstyles through the years, but this style really suits her well. 

Khloé Kardashian wears her hair up often. 16

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She is known for having some of the best hairstyles in the Kardashian family, but Khloé also knows that it's sometimes easier to just wear your hair up. It's simple and really makes any look appear more polished.

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Clarissa Molina is just gorgeous. 17

The TV personality wore a low bun with a side part that really is so flattering on her. Not only that, but this style can be worn for any occasion and really works if you are ever in a rush but still want to look presentable. 

Jacqie Rivera's soft side bun is so pretty. 18

The TV personality wore her hair in the prettiest and softest bun that is absolutely timeless. She dressed it up with a really gorgeous hat to take it to the next level.

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Eva Longoria knows which styles work for her. 19

A sharp, tight bun with a side part can elevate any look. The dress she wore in October 2019 had so many gorgeous details around the neckline that wearing her hair out would've taken away from its beauty.

Belinda showed that updos can be stylish. 20

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Yes, sometimes they look too done and like you're going to a quinceañera, but having the loose hairs on the side really make this a lot cooler and edgier. 

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Eva Mendes gave the updo a new twist. 21

Eva looks like the timeless beauties from old Hollywood when she wears her hair up, but she added a headwrap when she wore this look on the red carpet and it really highlighted her stunning features.

Beyoncé made her bun a ton of fun. 22

Bey really knows how to make any look her own. Her top knot bun really makes her look so edgy, cool and it honestly looks like something anyone call pull off.