updo

noun
up·​do | \ ˈəp-(ˌ)dü How to pronounce updo (audio) \
plural updos

Definition of updo

: an upswept hairdo

Examples of updo in a Sentence

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The Look: For a fresh twist, Missoni accentuates her classic braided updo with a glinting silver tiara. Vogue, "The Best Wedding Hair Styles of All Time, From Brigitte Bardot to Diana Ross," 26 Apr. 2019 Everything from her sleek updo, to her fresh, minimal makeup, and even her scooped dress silhouette, seems to have a distinct touch of the Duchess of Sussex about it. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Dress and Beauty Look Inspired Princess Deniz of Bavaria's Bridal Choices," 3 Sep. 2018 Kristen’s wedding dress was paired with midnight blue velvet Jimmy Choo flats, and her hair was pulled back in an updo with loose pieces framing her face. Vogue, "Chance the Rapper Shares the First Photos From His Wedding," 11 Mar. 2019 When Elyse popped out in that white dress with her hair in an updo and her face painted for the gods, my wig flew across the room. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "'The Bachelor's Elyse Dehlbom Shows Us All How to Make an Exit," 5 Feb. 2019 The secret to getting an updo to last all night is to apply hairspray before and after styling to give your strands that extra stick. Seventeen.com Editors, Seventeen, "50 Life-Changing Prom Beauty Tips You Haven't Heard Before," 19 Dec. 2018 To add even more drama to her look, the nominee went for a whispy updo, bold lip, and dark, smoky eyes. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Melissa McCarthy Stands Out in a Stunning Jumpsuit and Cape on the Oscars Red Carpet," 25 Feb. 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge looked like a grecian goddess in the billowy dress, and completed the look with a sophisticated updo, a box clutch, diamond drop earrings, and a diamond bracelet. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Someone Channeled Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen Dress at the Golden Globes," 7 Jan. 2019 The messy updo, which has already received support on high-fashion runways, has officially started climbing the charts of Pinterest, PopSugar reported. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "The "Lazy Bun" Is Trending on Pinterest," 13 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of updo

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for updo

upswept hairdo

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