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10 awesome updos you need to try.

by: steff yotka

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November 21 2013

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I know, I know, I said "the U word" right there in the title of this article, but trust me, not all updos have to be scary. While the word may have bad prom or Miss America connotations, some of our favorite celebrities and It Girls prove that you can have a cool updo that doesn't involve that one soft tendril falling over your temple. (C'mon, you know the one.)

From Gwen Stefani's signature twists, to Kate Bosworth's braided mohawk, to Rooney Mara's '90s throwback ponytail, there are a lot of ways to tie your hair up that are way more awesome than a basic ponytail or topknot. A good updo is also a great way to switch up your hairstyle without getting a haircut (what, you're not ready to get that Marc Jacobs spring '14 bowl cut just yet?), or hitting the salon for a dye job. So check out our favorite braids and buns in the gallery and try them out for yourself with our handy tips. Because if anything is going to inspire you to try a new 'do, it's these stars' awesome ones. 
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