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Short hair; don’t care. When it comes to special-occasion updos, long locks don’t necessarily reign supreme. These six celebs are proving that above-the-shoulder styles have just as many options in the chignon/bun/ponytail department. (Though you might want to buy stock in bobby pins.)

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Jenna Dewan Tatum
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Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Learn to love accessories. Pull hair back at the nape of your neck and clasp it down with something shiny. Easiest hairstyle ever.

Selena Gomez
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Selena Gomez

A newly blonde Selena is giving us all the chignon envy. Best with slightly dirty hair, this look uses your natural texture to keep hair in place (well, that and maybe a can of hairspray). Run your fingers through your hair, create a tiny bun in back and pin down the pieces that fall out.

Julianne Hough
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Julianne Hough

Not all ballerina buns have to be perfect. Leave short ends out for an edgier vibe.

Miranda Kerr
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Miranda Kerr

A sharp center part and mini braids (taming those baby hairs) make an ordinary pony look anything but.

Lucy Hale
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Lucy Hale

Or take your braid down the center like bob expert, Lucy Hale, for a ponytail-meets-mohawk situation.

Lupita Nyong o
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Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita has it down: Slick the sides of your hair, piling it on top of your head. Secure it with a wide elastic and let your natural curls do their thing. 

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