Updo: tease sections of high ponytail to add fullness. Divide hair into two sections and loosely twist the halves of the ponytail around each other; hold firmly and wrap into a bun, pinning as you go. Read more: Celebrity Red Carpet Hairstyles - Woman's Day
A high ponytail that doesn't scream cheerleader. See more of Kerry Washington's best hair moments here:
Classy Bow Updo - How it was done: Hair was given a side parting and sleeked back into a high ponytail. The ponytail was then divided into two large sections that were back-combed to form volume and secured into a bow shape; and a third, smaller section that was positioned at the front of the bow to hide the grips and complete the shape.
New way to do a sock bun! Gotta try 1.) Place your hair into a high ponytail 2.) Cut the end of a sock so that you can place out ponytail through it (the bigger the sock, the fuller your bun will be) 3.) Fan your hair out, making sure the sock is covered all around, then put a hair tie over it 4.) Take the remaining hair and split it in half 5.) Braid each side 6.) twist braids around base of bun and pin.