Throughout decades, up-dos have been a welcome hairstyle choice because they are pretty, popular and practical. Updos are the chameleons of all hairstyles! Whether you are going to school, work or out for play, an undo is a great option.
#1: The Messy Top Knot
The top knot has been trending across runways and sidewalks alike, mostly because it’s so chic and so simple! To create a top knot, brush your hair into a high ponytail. Then, split your ponytail into two sections. Wrap each section around the base of the ponytail and until there are no loose ends. Secure with a scrunchy. If desired, you can pull out some loops to make the bun appear larger and messier.
#2: Braided Messy Bun
Only have 2 minutes to get ready? Well, this bun is perfect for you. All you have to do is to create a side part and French braid from the part to the point 2-3 inches above the ear. From there, gather the hair into a loose, high ponytail. Take the length of the ponytail and twist it around the base. Secure the bun with an elastic.
#3: The French Braided Bun
This hairstyle is a cool combination of a French braid and a bun! Simply French braid the hair all the way down to the nape. It is okay to have a few flyaways, as it does not have to be perfect. Once you reach the nape, create a low ponytail. Then, use the length of the ponytail to create a bun and secure it with an elastic.
#4:Volumized Low Ponytail With Bangs
This hairstyle is very edgy yet chic. It is a volumized, low ponytail with bangs. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete the look. Simply, divide your hair into three sections: the bangs, the crown, and the remaining portion. Lightly tease the crown area until you reach the desired lift, and then, create a low ponytail. Secure with a scrunchy. As for your bangs, you can either wear them straight or curl them!
#5: Easy Low Bun Updo With Bangs
This hairstyle is great to try on the days when you want an effortlessly cute look! The second day curls or waves will work great for this lovely knot. You need to achieve a loose, messy texture. Without brushing, gather your hair into a loose low ponytail. Secure it with a scrunchy. Now, divide the ponytail into two sections. Take the bigger section and fold it underneath, creating a bun. Use the smaller section to wrap around the base of the ponytail. You may pull out your bangs or face-framing pieces if you want. The bun should be loose enough to do this with ease.
#6: Looped Low Knot
The looped low chignon is very tasteful, as it adds a little pizzazz to the traditional low buns and knots. To create this look, section off a square chunk of hair at the nape area. The size is dependent upon how big you want your twist to be. Now, taking the rest of your hair, create a low chignon bun. It can be as loose or tight as you want. Finish it off by twisting the small section at the nape and wrapping it around the base of the ponytail. Secure with bobby pins.
#7: Easy Updo For Medium Hair With A Chain Braid
The chain braid is a totally cool twist on the typical French braid. It looks fancy, but it’s actually much less complicated than it appears. Grab a section of hair in the front of the head and tie a knot. Taking the two lose strands, incorporate another piece of hair and tie another knot. Continue this pattern all the way along the hairline towards the nape. Bobby pin the chain braid in place. Then, take the rest of the hair and create a loose, messy bun. Secure it with a scrunchy and bobby pins, and you’re done!
#8: Volumized Curly Twist Updo With Bangs
This updo is easy-going and beautiful. The curly twist with a volume at the crown and sun-kissed highlights are very cute. Start off by dividing the hair into the sections: the crown, the bangs and the nape. Tease the crown section at the roots strand by strand to achieve the volume. At the nape, twist the hair in multiple directions and secure the twists with bobby pins. Curl the bangs in messy sections for a natural look.
#9: Loose Low Side Bun
You could achieve this effortlessly chic updo within just some 5 minutes! To start, you want to begin with straight hair. Gather your hair into a loose, low side ponytail. Take the ponytail and twist it around the base, creating a bun and securing it with a scrunchy. Pull out face-framing strands and style your bangs as desired.
#10: Easy Flat Twisted Updo For Medium Length
The flat twist is a modern answer to the widely duplicated French braids. This hair style incorporates the flat twist with the messy bun in a very creative way. Start by parting the hair straight to the back into the desired number of sections. With each section, create a flat twist. Starting with two strands of hair, twist them over each other, incorporating a new strand at each step. With the loose hair, create a messy bun and secure it with a scrunchy!
#11: The Pencil Knot
The pencil bun is fun and handy, especially when you don’t have an elastic at hand)) It’s great for office or school because all you need is a pencil! Start with your hair down. Twist your hair around your finger, making a loop and secure it with a pencil. You can try a bun or a knot or a kind of French twist, and you do not need any bobby pins, just a pencil!
#12: Easy Twisted Halo Updo For Medium Hair
The twisted halo is super quick and easy yet it looks very classy. All that you have to do is to create a loose flat twist from one corner of your forehead all the way around to the other side. Secure with bobby pins as needed.