An updo hairstyle is usually worn for more formal events, such as a wedding, prom and any other kind of special occasion when you want to look especially beautiful. But that doesn’t have to mean you can’t get one “just because.” Your updo can be wispy, straight, textured or pulled back into a French “chignon” that looks like an intricate knot at the nape of the neck. Wear it loose with curls or pull it tight for a more striking look. Here are five of the best salons in the Detroit Metro area that you can count on to give you a gorgeous updo you’ll never forget.


Runway Salon & Spa
55500 Van Dyke Fwy
ShelbyTwp, MI 48316
(586) 786-9299

Price: Updos start at $55

If you want the latest trend in an updo hairstyle or something resembling what super-models wear on fashion runways, then Runway Salon & Spa is the right place for you. This prestigious salon has created hairstyles for well known celebrities, including Celine Dion, Eva Longoria and Jessica Simpson, and has worked behind the scenes on TV shows and awards shows such as “Oprah Makeover” and the Oscars. This should also be on your list to check out if you’re engaged––Runway has won numerous awards for its bridal updos. Having this kind of upscale salon in the Metro Detroit area is a real plus when you want a glamorous updo.

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Alex and Emilio Salon
409 S. Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 414-7600

Price: Updos start at $65

Known for its friendly and comfortable atmosphere, the Alex and Emilio Salon has been in business for 11 years and has never lost that personal touch. When an updo is styled for a customer, the stylist makes sure the hair is pinned and set right so it is secure enough to stay put, but elegant enough to give you that finished look. Making sure your updo stays just as beautiful as when the last pin is put in its place is also easier, since Alex and Emilio’s stylists are willing to go on location for weddings and special events.

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De Jolie Salon Salon & Spa
18333 Hall Road
Macomb, MI 48044
(586) 286-9898

Price: Updos start at $55

At De Jolie Salon & Spa, the motto is “Beauty is Our Obsession.” In business since 2008, a customer will feel relaxed getting a gorgeous updo in this beautifully designed and peaceful atmosphere. It’s sure to take away any jitters just before that big, special event. And if you’re still a little nervous before the big unveiling, De Jolie also has a spa to soothe away any worries. With so many talented stylists at this salon, you are sure to get a glamorous, chic and simply unforgettable updo.

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Edwin Paul Salon
20327 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
(313) 885-9001

Price: Updos start at $60

This award winning salon is known for staying up on the latest trends in hairstyles through what they consider to be the finest ongoing education and training. It is Edwin Paul’s state of the art hair care that is sure to give you the updo you are looking for, all in a relaxed atmosphere that has a focus on cleanliness. If you need the confidence in knowing that your stylist is well trained, then this is the salon for you. Edwin Paul Salon also sells a variety of its own products, including volume mist and shine booster, so you can keep your ‘do looking fabulous all night long.

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13800 Canal Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
(586) 247-4343

Price: Updos start at $65

This salon is proud of its quest to be a world-class salon. Bocci’s stylists are known for being skilled and having an eye on the very latest trends to give you the kind of updo that is not only gorgeous, but also beautiful in photos. Knowing you have a world-class stylist in a salon that has received lots of awards for their hairstyles will give you the confidence you need to look positively stunning at that special event in your life.

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