Have a formal holiday work party to attend this December? You don’t necessarily have to head out to the salon to get an elegant updo. This is where YouTube and instructional tutorials can come to your aid and save you a ton of money.

Check out some of the best tutorials for creating updos for formal occasions:

Pinup Hairdo

Here’s a tutorial that shows you how to get a sassy, 50’s style hairdo that goes great with bright red lipstick:

Cute Sidebun

This look is elegant and easy. Head here for full instructions on how to acheive the formal sidebun.

Curly Hair Updo

For those of you with crazy curly hair like me, here’s a simple updo to try for a formal occasion!

Hairstyles with a Twist (or Two)

A few simple twists can upgrade even the simplest ponytail or braid. Here’s how you do it:

For many more tutorials and much more hair advice, like how to pick the perfect hairstyle for your face, head on over to Makeup & Beauty Blog.