50 Low Updo Hairstyles for Sophisticated Brides

50 Low Updo Hairstyles for Sophisticated Brides

Emily Gold 03-06-2017 AM ET / 0 Shares

There’s nothing more traditional than a low and elegant bridal updo. For as long as I can remember, some sort of updo was almost required before any type of wedding contract could even be signed. Even today, wedding updos are as popular as ever.

But why are bridal updos so popular? We spoke to seasoned stylist Mary Collins, who has been doing hair for over 40 years, and while she initially shrugged her shoulders in bewilderment when asked about the popularity of bridal updos, she eventually came up with three very compelling reasons:

It’s all about the dress. Many things go into a successful wedding but few are as scrutinized and as important as the dress. It’s usually the first thing people see, and, well, it’s your wedding dress! God forbid should your hair take any attention away from, or even worse obscure the view of your dress.

The ability to add decoration. Updos form the perfect base for floral pins and the like. These items are often selected to add a more decorative element to bridal hairstyles.

Photographs. Wedding photographs are usually the most important photograph of your life. They’re what you show people and what you refer to 50 years later to show everyone how pretty you were. Flowing hairstyles can take attention away from the face and be a nightmare during any sort outdoor shoot with a breeze.

Luxurious feminine low updo.

Luxurious feminine low updo by Chiali Meng

(Chiali Meng)

Vintage inspired updo.

Vintage inspired updo by Steph


Headband knotty bun.

Headband knotty bun by Victoria Lee

(Victoria Lee)

Braid wrap around bun.

Braid wrap around bun by Noella Van de Voorde

(Noella Van de Voorde)

Romantic low bun.

Romantic low bun by Stella Loewnich

(Stella Loewnich)

Low chignon and headband braid.

Low chignon and headband braid by Elstilespb


Sleek and voluminous.

Sleek and voluminous by Nicole Drège

(Nicole Drège)

Rope side crown braid.

Rope side crown braid by Steph


French braided updo.

French braided updo by Ulyana Aster

(Ulyana Aster)

Sleek tucked chignon.

Sleek tucked chignon by Anne-Marie Dargas

(Anne-Marie Dargas)

Classic french twist.

Classic french twist by Chiali Meng

(Chiali Meng)

Messy low bun.

Messy low bun by Zolotaya


Sleek low chignon.

Sleek low chignon by Emily Meyers

(Emily Meyers)

Tousled wedding updo.

Tousled wedding updo by Michele Evors

(Michele Evors)

Vintage roll up.

Vintage roll up by Steph


Strawberry swirl updo.

Strawberry swirl updo by Jenny Strebe

(Jenny Strebe)

Braid wrapped updo.

Braid wrapped updo. by Nina Starck

(Nina Starck)

Retro roll.

Retro roll by Anne-Marie Dargas

(Anne-Marie Dargas)

Wedding head piece.

Wedding head piece by Debbie Carlisle

(Debbie Carlisle)

Voluminous chignon.

Voluminous chignon by Steph


Twisted low bun.

Twisted low bun by Steven Robertson

(Steven Robertson)

Side low updo.

Side low updo by Ulyana Aster

(Ulyana Aster)

Boho roll-up.

Boho roll-up by Christina


Long hair twist.

Long hair twist by Heidi Marie

(Heidi Marie)

Retro side swirl updo.

Retro side swirl updo by Steph


Soft and sweet.

Soft and sweet by Jennie-Kay Plumb

(Jennie-Kay Plumb)

Effortless braided updo.

Effortless braided updo by Elstilespb


Messy bun and blossom.

Messy bun and blossom by Emma Chen

(Emma Chen)

Twist and fishtail mix.

Twist and fishtail mix by Annette


Pink vintage roll up.

Pink vintage roll up by Steph


Twisted upstyle.

Twisted upstyle by Jenny Strebe

(Jenny Strebe)

Braid twisted updo.

Braid twisted updo by Kalyssa


Swirly chic updo.

Swirly chic updo by Jacque Morrison

(Jacque Morrison)

Headband braided updo.

Headband braided updo by Mia & Linda

(Mia & Linda)

Twisted swirl bun.

Twisted swirl bun by Steph


Textured french twist accents.

Textured french twist accents by Renèe Marie

(Renèe Marie)

Messy fishtail and loose updo.

Messy fishtail and loose updo by Ulyana Aster

(Ulyana Aster)

Wispy bun.

Wispy bun by Anne-Marie Dargas

(Anne-Marie Dargas)

Braided low bun.

Braided low bun by Jacque Morrison

(Jacque Morrison)

Fishtail and chignon.

Fishtail and chignon by Alex Pelerossi

(Alex Pelerossi)

Dutch braided updo.

Dutch braided updo by Abby Smith

(Abby Smith)

Simple and sleek.

Simple and sleek by Evgenia Hahaeva

(Evgenia Hahaeva)

Softly twisted and pulled out.

Softly twisted and pulled out by Jenny Strebe

(Jenny Strebe)

Textured low chignon.

Textured low chignon by Evgenia Hahaeva

(Evgenia Hahaeva)

Floral updo.

Floral updo by Steven Robertson

(Steven Robertson)

Curly textured bun.

Curly textured bun by Stella Loewnich

(Stella Loewnich)

Sleek tucked bun.

Sleek tucked bun by Anne-Marie Dargas

(Anne-Marie Dargas)

Voluminous curly updo.

Voluminous curly updo by Elstilespb


Tuck & wrap bun with flower accent.

Tuck & wrap bun with flower accent by Nicole Drège

(Nicole Drège)