The spring/summer season of 2011 definitely brings a series of important changes when it comes to hairstyles. Being both practical and stylish, updo hairstyles invariably attract attention, being some of the most coveted and creative styles we can choose from. Sophisticated and elegant or casual and stylish, updo hairstyles will never go out of fashion, so take a look at some of the hottest runway hairstyles to get a better understanding of what the trends are.

When thinking about choosing a hairstyle that will create a strong impression, one of the first options we begin to analyze are updo hairstyles. Whether we want a formal hairstyle that will show off our features or we are simply looking for a casual hairstyle that will make us stand out from the crowd, updo hairstyles are a great choice.
Fashion designers are well aware of the dramatic impact that an updo hairstyle can have in creating a certain image, so they have came up with a lot of different ideas designed to make selection just a little easier.

If volume is something that determines how attractive a hairstyle really looks for you, then you'll probably love some of the hairstyles spotted at the Issa collection as they are a perfect example of some innovative ideas as well as a proper knowledge of styling techniques paired with the right styling products can do for your tresses.

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While a French twist can be a great choice when you want something classic yet elegant but you don't have a lot of time available, if you cleverly incorporate a few twists in a simple formal hairstyle its complexity automatically increases and its sophistication draws a lot more attention as well.

A side twist is a great way to create more definition, front twists are by far a lot more alluring when it to comes to creating an original hairstyle. If twists look a little too simplistic for you, a few thin braids can be a much better choice. L.A.M.B demonstrates how a sexy, slightly messy hairstyle can be taken to a whole new level simply by placing a few thin braids in the right place.

If top knots and high updos were the buzz words for the spring summer seasons of 2010, in 2011 this is hardly the case. Sophisticated bun hairstyles will still be making a lot of impression in the following season, however the height as well as the style of the buns tend to be slightly different. When it comes to formal hairstyles, sleek perfectly styled tresses are the way to go. If your hair is long enough, you can go for a dramatic yet very refined hairstyle like the one seen at Oscar de la Renta.

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Low bun hairstyles have also been spotted on some runways being a quick and simple option for a cute, casual look. One of the great things about this type of hairstyle is that it doesn't require any special and or advanced skills in order to pull it off. However, if you find that low buns are a little too conservative for your taste or that they don't give you the sophistication you want, you can opt for a more playful version and choose a side bun at the crown of the head like the one at Daks.

If however you are in the mood for a more classic hairstyle with a vintage vibe, a hairstyle similar to the one presented at Vera Wang is a good alternative. Although hairstyles with lots of volume are not generally associated with warmer seasons, due to the fact that low maintenance, easy to style coiffures are usually preferred if you want to experiment with something a little different.

As you can see, there are a lot of stylish alternatives you can turn to if you want if you choose to express femininity with an updo hairstyle. It is up to you to decide which are the styles that most suit you, so use your creativity to be able to highlight your best features.

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