10 Beautiful Side Swept Updos To Try Today

Written by Anisha Pradhan • 

Think you have to be the Disney Princess to be able to have a beautiful updo? Then think again! Whether you would want to have a fancy night-out chignon or a simple summer look, we’ve listed the perfect ten side swept up-do to help you out! Intrigued? Go ahead with your read!

Side Swept Updos – Top 10:

1. Side-Swept Chignon:

A retro look like Nina Dobrev’s is easier to achieve than it looks. The actress’ wavy side chignon is oh-so-glamorous – and requires only a curling wand and hairspray to recreate the style. The neat texture of her hair along with the side swept layers had a visible softness to it which made her look effortlessly beautiful.

2. Side-Swept Braided Bun:

Side-Swept Braided Bun
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Actress Charlize Theron’s blonde hair is intricately braided and secured in a side chignon. Equal parts chic sophisticate and bohemian beauty, this stunning updo looks just as good on skirts and a crop top as it does on a gown.

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3. Low Bun And Side Fringe:

Low Bun And Side Fringe
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Emma Stone typically does no wrong in the hair department, but we especially love this sleek and chic side low bun hairstyle. From medium to long, any length of hair would work for this type of smooth, simple and polished style – the only styling bit you might want to use is a smoothing cream, to make sure the hair stays flat and has some extra shine.

4. Romantic Braided Updo:

Romantic Braided Updo
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Here, Blake Lively gives us the perfect example of a side braid that can be worn virtually anywhere. We love the soft tendrils of hair that frame her face and the messy, braided bun at the side. Little braids can update any hairstyle, and they are extremely versatile. Pin up any fallen pieces, but don’t worry about being too perfect—the unfussy, unkempt look is totally sexy.

5. Soft Side Swept Curly Updo:

Soft Side Swept Curly Updo
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Songstress and fashionista Taylor Swift looks gorgeous with her softly swept aside, curly updo. To get Swift’s soft, sexy curls, use a thin barreled curling iron on low heat, and a light (non-greasy!) hairspray to keep your locks in place. As beautiful as a Taylor Swift ballad, the undone texture and delicate tendrils add to the romantic effect.

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6. Topknot With Side Fringe:

Topknot With Side Fringe
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Hottie Nicole Richie shows another way to wear a topknot by placing a braid intertwined in the bun.Meanwhile, the rest of her front hair was pulled out into simple side bangs. The fuss-free hairstyle is ideal for loads of summer events when elegance is everything.

7. Side Swept Crown Braid:

Beehive With Side Swept Bangs
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A simple, delicate braid manages to look elegant and oh-so-chic. To get actress Kirsten Dunst’s romantic, brunette updo with a side braid, create a side section and a loose braid. Apply elastic in order to complete the braid. The braid should be pulled at the top of your head and put at the back of the left ear. Take away the elastic and adjust the braid with pins or a pretty hair clip, and leave a few flyaway hairs loose for a touch of whimsy.

8. Beehive With Side Swept Bangs:

Side Swept Beehive
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Want a dramatic look like the talented singer Adele? Go for this long, updo with side swept bangs and a super-tight bun. Recreate this retro-inspired ‘do at home with some extra special backcombing and strong holding hairspray. Make sure that you pin your hair tightly to tame fuzz and flyaway hairs!

9. Side Swept Curls:

Side Swept Curls
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Anna Kendrick’s fully and uneven side swept bun and tousled tresses were so artfully arranged that the undone texture simply added to the romance of the look. To finish off the look, the Twilight actress incorporated an ornate pin that left no doubt that this style would work perfectly for a formal event.

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10. Sleek Side Bun:

 Sleek Side Bun
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How easy and chic is this hairstyle! All sleek, side-swept and gorgeous, Lauren Conrad pulls the look together by twisting her hair back and pinning it up. To recreate the look, make a side part and create a loose chignon just below your ear. Follow Lauren’s lead by topping off your look with smoky kohl-rimmed eyes and a sexy red gloss.

These are the 10 beautiful side swept updo hairstyles for you to try out. We hope this post helps you write a new style statement for yourself! Do let us know how this post has helped you. There is a comment box below!

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