Updo hairstyles are trendy and look great on women with both short and long hair. All you need to do is to choose an updo hairstyle which looks great on your hair texture and length. In this article today, we will share with you the most popular updo hairstyles for both long hair and short hair. So don’t get scared or mad even if you have short hair, there are always updos which will look great on your short hair.
Updo hairstyles can be worn to any special occasion, to work, prom and homecoming or when going out for a dinner
with your beloved boyfriends or husband. If you are looking for a hairstyle which will make heads turn and necks bend, better read this post till the end to discover which updo will look great on you and flatter your facial features.
Quick frankly, some of these updo hairstyles are easy to style and will take you less than 10 minutes to style while other will need the help of hairstylist to design and style your hair which might take you more than 20 minutes.
QUICK MESSY UPDO HAIRSTYLE
This updo is a quick messy updo which you can wear in summer when it’s warm outside. You might be short of time or late for your function and you not sure of the hairstyle to wear. Quick messy bun updo will be the best choice to try on as its quick, looks cute and will take you less than 10 minutes to style it.
HOW TO STYLE QUICK MESSY UPDO HAIRSTYLES
Start by brushing your hair to ensure that there are no tangles and knots. Put your up into a high messy ponytail at the crown and secure it with hair elastic. Tighten the hair in the sides and make loose that at the front.
Grab the hair band and put it around your head towards the hairline. Using a rat tail comb, pull out some hair at the front from on both sides of the hair band. This will puff your hair for a bounce soft look.
Grab a small section of hair from your ponytail (about 1 to 2 inches) and tease to add volume to it.
Fold the teased hair onto itself and secure it on your head using bobby pins. Since this is a messy look, don’t mind about some hair stranding sticking out of the bun. In case you aren’t comfortable with the sticking out hair strands, bobby pins them to secure them in place.
Do the same to the rest of the remaining hair in the ponytail and you will be done styling your easy bun updo hairstyle for long or medium length hair.
Products and tools you will need to style messy bun updo hairstyle
Teasing Comb or rat tail comb
Hair accessories (hair band)
EASY WEDDING PROM UPDO HAIRSTYLE
Well if you are look for a pretty and easy updo hairstyle for wedding or prom, better try this on your hair. It’s easy to style but looks cute on ladies with medium length and long hair. It will take your approximately 10 minutes to style this cute, easy wedding prom updo hairstyle for long hair.
HOW TO STYLE WEDDING PROM UPDO HAIRSTYLE
Start by curling your hair with half an inch (1/2 inch) curling iron or a one inch (1 inch) flat iron. Apply dry shampoo to your hair and start teasing at the crown to add volume and thickness to your hair. You can use a teasing brush or a rat tail comb to tease your hair so that it’s thicker.
Grab all the hair above the ears to the front and secure them using hair clips. This will allow you to easily work and style the hair at the back of your head.
Divide the bottom section into two sections and make two low ponytails with this section. The bottom left should be styled to a regular ponytail and with the bottom right, you will add some hair from the top and secure it right on top of the bottom section. By doing this, you will achieve a bigger voluminous ponytail look which will make your updo look cute and adorable.
You can now remove the clip from the top section and start pinning everything towards the ponytail. In this you will take a small section of hair from the top section and pin on top of the ponytail or near the ponytail. With the ends of that section you will twist it around 2 fingers to create a curl and pin both ends of the opening over the previous bobby pins.
Do that till when all your hair from the top section is pin up in place and secured with bobby pins and you will be done. You can add in hair accessories such as flowers which matches or complements you hair and you will be good to go.
Products and tools you will need to style Easy Wedding Prom Updo hairstyle
Curing iron or flat iron
Teasing Comb or rat tail comb
TWIST UP UPDO HAIRSTYLE
This is a simple twist updo which will look great on you and people might think that you paid $200 dollars for styling it. This updo hairstyle can be styles for ladies with medium length and long hairs but will look great if your hair is of medium length. This Updo hairstyle is more of a formal hairstyle which you can style and wear to special occasions such as wedding, prom or homecoming. Therefore before styling it, think of the occasion you will be dressing it for.
HOW TO STYLE TWIST UP UPDO HAIRSTYLE
I would recommend first curling your hair to obtain the right texture, but straight hair can as well work. Start by sectioning your hair into two sections one from above your ears and the other below your ears. You can pin up the front section using hair clips for easy styling of the behind section.
Apply dry shampoo to the bottom or behind section to add texture to it and it will at the same time help bobby pins to hold (gives bobby pins a stronger hold).
Using your teasing brush or a comb, tease the middle of your behind hair to add more volume so that your hair looks thicker and bounce.
Grab hair elastic and put it behind sectioned hair into a ponytail right behind your ears. You can stretch it out to ensure that the placement looks great. Grab the second elastic and put it around the rest of the ponytail hair to create a messy bun. The main aim for doing this is to pin the outer parts of the bun to your head. Pin any sticking out hair strand onto your head and the rest of the hair of your bun to form or create a “donut”.
Release the top section and put it in clear elastic just like the way you are going to wear your hair half up. Once you have your half up, make a little parting above your elastic and flip the hair on the other side of the elastic through (just like a pig flip).
Rollup the remaining top section into a bun and pin it right above the “donut” you create at the back. You can use a couple of several bobby pins depending on the thickness of your hair.
Once you have everything pinned, you can fine-tune around the front (front hairline and bangs) in a way you like it to be. Make your hairstyle unique by adding a flower or butterfly hair accessory at the point where your front bun meets the behind “donut” and you will be good to go.
Products and tools you will need to style twist up updo hairstyle
Curing Iron or Flat Iron
Teasing Comb or Rat Tail Comb
TEASED BUN UPDO HAIRSTYLE
You have probably seen this trendy updo hairstyle around town and on many celebrities and feel like wearing it on your head. In this post, we will show you how you can do a teased bun which will give you a trendy, cute and sexy updo for your hairstyle. For you to be able to style hairstyle, your hair has to be long or of medium length.
HOW TO STYLE TEASED BUN UPDO HAIRSTYLE FOR LONG HAIR
Start by pulling your hair up into a messy, loose, soft ponytail and secure it at the crown using hair elastic.
Grab a little section of hair from the top of the ponytail and tease using teasing brush or comb to give your bun a unique look from the regular un-teased buns. Continue separating off hair from the ponytail and continue teasing till when you are done with all the ponytail hair.
After obtaining a messy tease, take a teasing brush to gently soothe the top piece a little down for a smooth and fine bun. Grab the hair and twist or wrap it loosely around the ponytail holder and bobby pin the ends under.
Position the bun in the way you want it and pin the bottom ends of the bun to your head to hold it firmly on your head.
You can now beautify your hair using your favorite hair accessories to make your updo unique. You are done. It’s that simple and when you wear it with the right accessories; I assure you that you will get thousand compliments on it. When you are running late to school, you can just accessorize with hair bows or jewelers when going for a party out to night to change the entire hairstyle.
Products and tools you will need to style teased bun updo hairstyle
Teasing Comb or rat tail comb
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