If you’ve got naturally curly tresses, you know that updos for curly hair are the best hairstyles. Curls can be breathtaking when done right, but oftentimes a simple morning routine can demand too much time and attention. That’s where quick effortless updos come in. We’ve got 15 styles for you to try on frizzy or unmanageable second-day hair that often causes you so much stress.
#1: Double Bun Curly Updo
What’s better than one bun? Two buns! This double bun updo complements curls, but still provides the gorgeous natural volume that curly locks offer. Pinning the buns low (right at your nape) allows to achieve a more sophisticated look you can wear out on a date or to a dinner party. Don’t forget your heels!
#2: Girly Bow Bun Updo For Curly Hair
Who says you have to buy your hair accessories? With this style, you can create them yourself. DIY is a trend made popular by bloggers and Pinterest; jump on the bandwagon with the style you can easily achieve at home. The volume of your natural curls will keep the bow looking plump all through the day.
#3: Low Tuck Updo
Check out this carefully sculpted masterpiece! Save this sophisticated style for hair that refuses to cooperate on a time crunch. It’s perfect for a day when you’re running late to work and can’t fit in a hair wash before bolting out the door.
#4: Loopy Side Updo For Curly Hair
Second-day hair doesn’t have to be disastrous. In fact, in most cases hair has better texture the day after a wash (granted you don’t have exceptionally oily hair.) For this look, carefully pin a low loose side bun using the larger section of your second-day hair. Braid the rest (about a quarter of it) and wrap the braid around the bun for a classy touch.
#5: Simple Quick Bun Updo
This elegant bun is a suggested updo for those attending a wedding—brides, bridesmaids and guests alike. It’s one of the easiest styles of all time. Simply pull your hair into what could be a ponytail, but don’t follow-through. Instead, leave it as a bun and move the ends around the elastic to complete the style.
#6: Romantic Loose Updo For Curly Hair
This updo works well on natural curls and naturally straight hair curled with a curling iron. For those with pin straight hair or lifeless waves, use a curling iron to form loose curls before styling. Divide your curls into 3 sections. Braid the central section loosely and make a bun out of the braid. Braid the side sections and wrap them around the central bun. You’ll come up with a perfectly complex-looking updo for any occasion!
#7: Messy Casual Updo
If you don’t have natural curls, this look requires curling all the way to the roots with either a curling iron or cloth rollers. Once you’ve curled your whole head, this curly updo is quick and easy to achieve with minimum effort. It’s just a matter of pinning the curls randomly, winding up with a beautiful mess similar to this one when you’re finished.
#8: Easy Twist and Pin Updo For Curly Hair
Another great style for pulling back messy, uncooperative curls is this fun twist-and-pin updo. Wear it when you’re out on the town or you have a date night planned with your boo. It’s tasteful enough to wear just about anywhere. Try it for work or school, there are no limits, actually!
#9: Curly Pony
So you hit the gym first thing in the morning; that doesn’t mean your hair needs to be ruined for the rest of the day! Spritz some dry shampoo into those locks to refresh the volume (plus dry shampoos smell amazing!) Pull your hair into a low ponytail and spice up the modest look with a cute clip around the elastic.
#10: Sock Bun Updo For Curly Hair
Everyone loves a topknot for its messy yet chic style, but what about when you’re looking for something a little more controlled? For a more sophisticated but similar look, try the sock bun updo. All you need is a tube sock to recreate this perfectly shaped bun.
#11: Elegant Blonde Highlighted Updo
Looking for a formal, memorable style for your special day? This highlighted updo starts with pulling all of the hair up to the top of the head and creating a sculpted mass of curls that cascades forward. Hair glue will keep those rivers of strands in place in the back. The perfect blend of vintage and modern!
#12: Spring Blossom Twisted Crown
Finding updos for curly hair that are light and airy is a bit more difficult, especially when the curls tend to frizz. But this look manages to combat the frizz in the most graceful way. Thicker and thinner sections are twisted, pinned and complimented with a delicate floral headband.
#13: Loose Curly Messy Updo
This elegant curly updo is timeless. The goal is creating a series of curls which blend together for an effortless and a bit messy look. You can begin by gathering a whole lot of bobby pins. Start by taking small sections, tucking the ends and pinning to secure. The more pins the better!
#14: Twisted Sisters Low Buns
These low buns are a fun take on pin curls and a great way to twist your curly locks into a manageable set of knots. Take a section and first twist the hair, then loop it around into a loose bun. Leave some front pieces for the top detail, and you are set!
#15: Low Sock Bun
Formal updos for curly hair are a challenge when looking for something sleek and pulled back, but most curls can be tamed with a serum. This bun is created by cutting the toe end of a tube sock off, rolling it up, threading a pony tail through and pinning the strands back down, over the sock.