Loose updos are so versatile that you can wear them on a daily basis and look different every day. Yes, it is easy to become stuck in a rut with the same hairstyle day-after-day. If you find your look has become less than inspiring, it might be time for diversity. Upgrade your standard style with different varieties of creative updos. Ranging from polished to bohemian, click through our gallery to see which hairdo will suit you best.
Updos with a relaxed feel are found today in many styles. You may wear them as a part of your casual look or embrace a formal version with a bit of extra shine through your gorgeous curls.
#1: Romantic Curly Waterfall Braid
A gorgeous bridal-inspired look is perfect for girls with thinner, mid-length hair because the spiral curls won’t be too overwhelming. Created with a loose bun and a waterfall side braid it is an intricate-yet-effortless hairdo. The romantic style is an elegant choice for a formal event.
#2: Knotted Side Ponytail Loose Updo
If you are currently sporting long layers, this is an ideal hairdo to recreate when short on time. Giving a new meaning to the phrase “tying the knot,” this simple style is created by looping hair together like the first step of tying a shoe. Finish with a hair barrette to take your loose side updo from day to night.
#3: Messy Fishtail Bun for Long Hair
This look is extremely flattering for women with bangs. Longer hair would be best for this, as it allows for a bulkier and more complex bun. Loose face-framing strands give the style a messy touch and make it look slightly undone.
#4: Twisted Curls Side Updo
The carefree curls in this loose updo were created with a no-heat technique that is perfect for women looking to protect their strands. Pin curls to the side for a classy look fit for a wedding or formal affair.
#5: Delicate Inside-Out French Braid
If you regularly wear braids, take them to the next level with a separated inside-out French braid. This charming lattice-like style is polished, yet casual enough to wear every day.
#6: Vintage Rag-Roll Loose Updo with A Headband
Skip the tools and create curls using only strips of cloth and water for a protective style with a classic feel. Tie a headband around your updo for a pin-up girl vibe. Rag roll curls work well with most hair lengths and textures, so they are extremely versatile and fun!
#7: Messy Chignon with Sweeping Bangs
This quick side bun can be created by curling the ends of your hair with a large barrel iron for slight waves. Use only a few pins to put together a bun that literally seems to be falling apart, but keep it in check with hairspray so that it never quite does.
#8: Quirky Hair Bow Loose Updo
A hair bow is a must-try kind of updo for an adventurous beauty lover. Although it looks complicated, it’s actually quite easy. Wear it on top of your head for a funky look or pulled to the back for a chic surprise when you turn around.
#9: Cute Updo with Crown Braids And Bangs
Trendy girls with long locks should try the popular braid crown. This go-to choice can be worn virtually anywhere—even Iggy Azalea sported one on the Grammy’s red carpet—for a truly regal look. The best part is that this style may last a couple of days if you wish to cut down on your morning routine.
#10: Easy 1960’s Beehive Loose Updo for Mid-Length Hair
Fans of ‘Mad Men’ will enjoy this sexy secretary style. The retro bun is the ultimate sophisticated updo that can be worn by women with hair lengths from the shoulder and beyond. The subtle face-framing layers keep the look modern without seeming too dated.