We know that we have so much to wait until spring, yet it is always helpful to take a peek at the upcoming trends. Among a riot of natural, bouncy long hairstyles, the catwalks also featured lots of sexy and fresh updos. Get inspired by these beautiful spring 2012 hairstyle trends and replicate the ones you love the most.

Up or at the nape of the neck, an updo represents a timeless style that reinvents itself season after season. New versions are being rethought in order to flatter everyone and spring’s 2012 uncomplicated ‘dos perfectly capture the effortlessly chic essence of the warm season. At Christopher Kane, hair was gathered at the back of the head into a loose knot with strands gently pulled across the face for a floating effect.

The classic, simple chignon has been around forever and the best thing about it is that it doesn’t take much time at all to recreate. We saw it at Rachel Roy with a side parting and looking extremely chic, but also elegant and soft at Kinder Aggugini and Bottega Veneta. More complicated were the versions spotted at Marni and Suno, where twisting, tucking and weaving hair resulted into slightly messy, yet super-feminine ‘dos.

Spring 2012 Updo TrendsChristopher KaneSpring 2012 Updo TrendsRachel Roy

Spring 2012 Updo TrendsKinder AgguginiSpring 2012 Updo TrendsBottega Veneta

Spring 2012 Updo TrendsMarniSpring 2012 Updo TrendsSuno

“A hybrid of Thirties, Forties and Fifties glamour with a feminine, easy, casual finish,” said Jeanie Syfu about the pretty and gorgeously undone ‘do seen at Tracy Reese. So youthful and breezy, this style can be achieved by simply rolling the hair up and around the face. You should follow the same steps in order to get the retro and sophisticated updo spotted at Preen, yet this time make sure your hair doesn’t look messy.

A very sculptural approach on the spring 2012 updo trends was seen at Fendi and Jil Sander where hair was swept away from the face, teased and bouffant, with a ’50s-’60s mid-century shape. To create this voluminous ‘do you have to backcomb your hair, slick it down the sides and pin it under in a faux bob.

At the Christian Dior fashion show, updos looked simply elegant, perfectly reflecting the modern, fresh Dior woman. Start by making a side parting, then roll and pin hair into place, leaving the result rather unfinished. Rolls were also showcased at Jean Paul Gaultier, but this time they were oversized and vintage-inspired. The 1940’s rolls were amazingly complemented by vampy red lips and a fine line of black on the lids.

Spring 2012 Updo TrendsTracy ReeseSpring 2012 Updo TrendsPreen

Spring 2012 Updo TrendsJil SanderSpring 2012 Updo TrendsFendi

Spring 2012 Updo TrendsChristian DiorSpring 2012 Updo TrendsJean Paul Gaultier

The classic French twist represented a fruitful source of inspiration for spring 2012. Sicilian-inspired at Dolce & Gabbana, dramatic and glam at Badgley Mischka, slicked-back at Narciso Rodriguez, and almost perfect at Rochas, this updo gets new twists, looking bold and otherworldly. To create this refined ‘do, twist hair centered vertically on the back of the head and keep tucking until obtaining a glam look.

“Never too glamorous, never too androgynous, with a hint of rock ’n’ roll, Armani walks that thin line between everything,” said hairstylist Franco Gobbi speaking about those bewitching twists spotted at Giorgio Armani. To get this effortless style you just have to twist sections of hair into different directions. Another ‘do with a rock vibe was the polished, glossy one at Gucci.

At the Thakoon show, all eyes were on those eye-catching hairstyles. The look was bold and vividly-colored with hair pulled back and tucked into a messy braided chignon. A more elegant, feminine version of the braided chignon was seen at Moschino with braided extensions wrapped over the head.

Spring 2012 Updo TrendsDolce & GabbanaSpring 2012 Updo TrendsBadgley Mischka

Spring 2012 Updo TrendsRochasSpring 2012 Updo TrendsNarciso Rodriguez

Spring 2012 Updo TrendsGiorgio ArmaniSpring 2012 Updo TrendsGucci

Spring 2012 Updo TrendsMoschinoSpring 2012 Updo TrendsThakoon

Photos courtesy of elle.com, style.com