Our 5 Favorite Summer Updos

Soft-looking, chic, and pretty, our favorite hairstyles from the catwalk keep your hair off your neck and all eyes on your face.

Photography by: Bryan Gardner

The Polished Boho Braid

At Valentino Haute Couture, hairstylist Guido Palau draped a plaited headband across a center part and pinned it behind the ears. Then he twisted hair into a low bun held with more bobby pins and just a spritz of Redken Forceful 23 Finishing Spray ($22, redken.com) because “if it gets too product-y, the style loses its charm.”

The Half Bow

To create this style at Altuzarra, Paul Hanlon prepped hair with Fekkai Full Blown Volume Styling Whip ($20, fekkai.com) and pulled it into a low, side-parted ponytail, stopping short on the last pull-through. He wrapped ends around the elastic and pinned the style in place.

The Fob

Peter Gray fashioned a sideparted faux bob for Badgley Mischka, beginning by braiding a small section of hair sideways along the nape of the neck to create an anchor. He curled the rest of the hair, setting it with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong ($22, moroccanoil.com). After brushing the curls out, he rolled hair from the ends up into a wide chignon that he pinned into the braid.

The Sparkly Sweep

Oscar de la Renta’s mane man, Yann Varin, shook L’Oréal Professionnel True Grip Texturizing Powder ($16.50, lpsalons.com) all over hair, pulled it into what he calls a “young and lively” chignon, secured that with bobby pins, and attached a crystal brooch with more pins.

The Blooming Bun

“Whatever you do, don’t brush,” says Odile Gilbert, who used her hands to sweep tousled waves up into a bun at Zac Posen. She held it in place with silk-flower bobby pins and Kérastase Laque Couture Spray ($35, kerastase-usa.com).