For a modern look, you can have your hair more sleek and centered at the nape of your neck. Here's an example of what Carolina Herrera did on the runway. This is a super tight, sleek look. To be honest, it takes a certain person to be able to pull this off!
Here's a version of what one of our hair artists created for a bridesmaid:
This one is somewhat smooth on top, yet with some volume. Also, the bun has some nice texture to it, while still staying on the more modern side.
This lovely creation is a lot looser with plenty of texture all around.
For a softer look, you can also choose to do a side chignon. The photo on the right has more texture to it, than the one of the left is a bit more refined, with some hair hanging down to frame the face.