We’re in the middle of the dog days of summer for many, and the heat and humidity can wreck havoc on a decent hair do. Not to mention, if you have shoulder length or longer hair, wearing it down on hot days can be unbearable as you begin to feel the sweat drip down your neck. If you’re over the same old tired ponytail, and looking for something more interesting, stylish or fun, try an up-do.

Besides keeping you cool and getting your hair up and out of the way, up-do hairstyles are the most versatile and super functional for any hair type or texture. They’re great for any occasion, work,  a day at the park, a night time beach party, or even a black tie gala. An added bonus: many men love them, as an exposed neck is sexy and always ripe for the kissing ;). From a top knot or twist to a messy look and tuck up, you can transform your look and even try out a new hair cut without actually cutting your hair.

Free and Easy: messy up-dos are sassy and sexy.

Messy hair updo

Classic: bee-hive and sculptured tie knot style up-dos.Classic updo

Victorian: elegant with large waves, curls, or braid detail

Victorian updo

Natural Beauty: dress up locs, braids, and coiled coiffures
Locs and Curly Hair Updo
Twisted Formal: the wedding favorite with pin curls and twisted bun
Pin Curl twist updo

Optical Illusion: tuck it up and try a new hair cut with out the scissors. A FLOTUS favorite.
Michelle Obama Updo

The tuck under happens to also be my favorite as well. See my hair down and with a tuck up. This day almost everyone who saw me asked if I had cut my hair.

Stylemom updo

It is necessary to have the proper tools when creating a stylish up-do. That usually means having an abundance of bobby pins depending on the length of your hair. CVS has a great selection of brands like Conair and Scunci that offer a wide variety to match your hair color (blonde, brown, or black) as well as no slip grip for ease of use.

Conair and Scunci Bobby Pins

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