Updos For Long Hair – Easy And Pretty Updos For Long Hair

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Updos for long hair are trendy hairstyles for ladies which you can style and wear to any occasion. You can style and wear updos for long hair when going to prom, homecoming or to office. For those who do gyms work or jogging, Updos will be the most recommended hairstyles to keep your hair in style and its natural form. In this article, we have featured the 10 most popular updos for long hair, how to create and style them.

Updos For Long HairI should rest assure that you will be able find your favorite updo hairstyle which will flatter your face shape making

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you look cute, attractive and adorable. We also included the tools and products which you will need when creating or styling any updo for your long hair, the face shapes which will look great with a particular updo hairstyle for long hair.

 

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

FRENCH TWIST UPDOS FOR LONG HAIR

For you to create a French twist, you need to have either long hair or medium length (shoulder length) hair. Ladies with short hair can opt for human hair extensions to make their hair longer so that they can style their hair to a French twist. Woo, if you are a lover of French hairstyles, try this on your long hair and you will never style any other French hairstyle other than the French twist updo for long hair. French twist updo for long hair looks cute, great and stunning on ladies who are below 38 with round, oval or heart face shapes.

HOW TO STYLE FRENCH TWIST UPDOS FOR LONG HAIR

  • First, take all the hair from the top and section it off. You can use hairgrip to help you hold your sectioned hair in place. Sectioning off the hair from the top will help you to use the remaining hair to form a French twist.
  • Twist the remaining hair as if you are going to form a ponytail and bring it up. Keep twisting the remaining hair from the roots to the ends so that the twist naturally form a French twist. Tag the ends of your twisted hair and secure it at the very top using hairpins.  Note: At this point, there is no need to secure your hair in the middle of the twist.
  • It’s time to release the sectioned hair at the top and add volume to it by teasing it. This will help ladies with thin or fine hair to add volumes to it so that it looks thicker.
  • Hold small sections (not larger that the width of your comb) starting from the backend and gently tease it. Bring the teased hair to the back and continue to the next section. Do this till when you are done with all the sections of the hair you sectioned from the top. Gently comb the teased hair to the back to bring all the hair together.
  • Spray your hair using a hairspray to keep a strong hold of your hair all day long. Apply little amounts so that your hair doesn’t look too oily. Continue combing to make sure that all the hair goes in the right direction.
  • Bring all the hair together and hold the ends and tuck them in into your French twist and secure it along the twist using hairpins. If you have thick hair, you might need to use quite a lot of hair pins and for ladies with thin or fine hair, you need just a few hairpins.
  • While pinning, gently grab some hair from the twist using the hairpin and some from the scalped under the twist so that the hair is firmly secured. Place the pins right next to each other.
  • Depending on the style and look you want to create, you can leave the front hair the way it is, direct it to your forehead using your figures or a comb or bring it all to the back for a modern look. Finish the French twist hairstyle with hairspray to hold your hair in place according to your preferred style and you are good to go.

Products and tool you will need to style a French twist Updos for long hair

  • Hairpins
  • Bobby Pin
  • Hair Comb
  • Hairspray Or Gel Spray

Recommended face shapes for French twist Updos for long hair

  • Ø Round Face Shape
  • Ø Oval Face Shape
  • Ø Heart Face Shape
  • Ø Triangular Face Shape

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

BUN UPDO HAIRSTYLES FOR LONG HAIR

This is an easy updo for long hair which you can style in just minutes. This hairstyle will look great for ladies with fine or thin hair. However, if you have thick hair, you can apply hairspray while teasing it so that it appears thin.

This is more of formal hairstyles which you can style when going to a wedding as a braid’s maid, when going to work on working days as a formal hairstyle or when going to any formal occasion.

HOW TO STYLE BUN UPDO HAIRSTYLES FOR LONG HAIR

  • The main aim of this hairstyle is to create a twisted round shaped hair (bun) at the top or the back of your head.
  • Make your hair clean. Clean hair is easy to style and design as it will be free from dirt and hair product residues. You can spray warm water over your hair before applying shampoo and hair conditioners.
  • Now apply shampoo to your hair and hair conditioner to wash your hair clean and remove any product remains. You can use your fingers or a comb to help you reach the roots of your hair while cleaning. Rinse your hair with warm water to remove shampoo and hair conditioner. Blow-dry your hair from the roots to its ends to prepare it ready for styling.
  • Section your front hair and allow it fall over your forehead. Secure the remaining hair into a ponytail using an elastic band. If you have short hair on the sides of your face, just sweep them towards your ears to create a modern stunning hairstyle.
  • Use your finger and a comb to style the front sectioned hair into a style you want it to look like. You can direct it to the left to cover your forehead and secure it using bobby pins. Apply hairspray to keep your front hair in place so that it stays in place for a long time.
  • Grab the ponytail and bring it to the front so that you can secure half length of the ponytail hair at the crown. You can secure it using a hair clip or just in case you don’t have hairclips, you can use a couple of hairpins depending on the thickness of your hair. Fix the pins so that the ends are directed towards the elastic band.
  • Bring the remaining hair of the secured ponytail backward so that it forms a bun at the crown or at the back. Twist the ends of your ponytail hair around your finger and roll it to form a roll at the crown. Secure the roll under the elastic band using bobby pins from both sides.
  • You don’t have to worry how your hair will look like, coz it will automatically shape. You’re done just apply little hairspray to keep the entire hair on your head in place.

Products and tools you will need when styling Bun updos hairstyles for long hair

  • Warm Water
  • Hair Conditioner and Shampoo
  • Comb
  • Blow Dryer
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hairpins
  • Elastic Band
  • Hairspray

Recommended face shapes for bun updos hairstyles for long hair

  • Ø Round Face Shape
  • Ø Oval Face Shape
  • Ø Heart Face Shape
  • Ø Triangular Face Shape

 

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

TWISTED UPDOS FOR LONG HAIR

If you are looking for an easy updo hairstyle for your long hair or medium hair to wear to your wedding or when attending a wedding (when you are a braids maid )or to any fancy occasion you are planning to attend in summer, twisted updo for long hair will be the best choice for you.

Twisted updo for long hair is an easy updo hairstyle which will look great on ladies below 35 with round, oval or oblong face shape. It will take you less than 5 minutes to style your hair to updo twisted hairstyle.

HOW TO STYLE TWISTED UPDOS FOR LONG HAIR

  • When you want to style your hair to look fancy in a twisted updo hairstyle, I would recommend you to start with loosely curled hair because it is the easiest to work with for a perfect updo hairstyle. However, straight hair can work as well though it’s not that easy to work with when styling it as compared to curled hair.
  • Start by teasing small sections of your hair at the crown to add volumes and foundation to your hair. Smoothen or soften out the teased hair at the crown using your fingers or using a comb in case you have fine hair.
  • Grab two bobby pins which will help you to hold your hair to form a bun. Place your thumbs right above your ears but don’t push them into your scalp. Grab the teased top section of your hair at the crown and put two bobby pins one from the left and the other from the right so that they point in the same direction to secure your hair in place.
  • Grab the rest of the hair from above your left ear forward and secure it with a hair clip. Do the same to the hair right above your right ear forward. Now tease the remaining hair at the bottom to add volume to it so that it looks thicker. After teasing your hair, grab it and start sticking pins into it.

Note: Don’t go over the first two bobby pins which you fixed into your hair at the crown, just fix the pins right below them for a fancy and cute twisted updo. Keep pining back till when all your remaining hair at the back is up.

  • Take off the clips from the two sections you left in front (the hair above your ears forward) and start twisting your hair from the top of your front hair. Twist small section of your hair, add small hair to it and twist to the back. Keep adding the hair and twisting to the back till when you run out of hair in that section.
  • Pull back the twisted hair over the top of the first hair pins you put in the teased hair at the crown. Fix the pin against the twist so that it is securely held. Do the same to the other sectioned front hair to the other side. Depending on the thickness of your hair, you can add in more hairpins to ensure that your hair is firmly fixed.
  • You can make your style unique by leaving some front hair and sweep it to the side to form hair bangs. Finish the twisted updo hairstyle for long hair with a strong hairspray to keep your hair in place according to the way you styled it.

Products and tools you will need to style twisted updos for long hair

  • Comb
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hairpins
  • Hair Clips
  • Hairspray

Recommended face shapes for twisted updos for long hair

  • Ø Round Face Shape
  • Ø Oval Face Shape
  • Ø Heart Face Shape
  • Ø Triangular Face Shape

 

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

LACE BRAIDED BUN UPDO HAIRSTYLE FOR LONG HAIR

If you have been looking for a perfect and unique Updo hairstyle for long hair for prom or homecoming, Lace braided bun updo will be the best choice for you. This updo hairstyle is easy and can be worn on many different occasions. Personally, I wear lace braided bun Updo hairstyle when am going to work or to any formal occasion. However, you can style wear it casually to any casual occasion and be rest assured to be complimented whenever you go.

It will take you approximately 10 to 15 minutes to style this updo hairstyle depending on your styling skills. Ladies with round, heart shaped, oblong or oval face shapes will definitely be the winner for this style.

HOW TO STYLE LACE BRAIDED BUN UPDO HAIRSTYLE FOR LONG HAIR

  • Start by pulling your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with hair band. Lift up your ponytail and take a small portion of your hair from the back and let it fall while holding the remaining hair of your ponytail.
  • Take a bun maker and let it slide up over the rest of the remaining ponytail hair down & into place. Let your hair fall over the bun maker and make sure its evenly spaced (distributed uniformly) around the bun maker.
  • Take a rat-tail combo and gentle comb the edges of the hair around the bun maker so that your hair looks soft, smooth and shiny.
  • Part your hair to find out the small portion of the hair you left out from the back. This is the point where you are going to begin braiding your hair. Divide the small portion of the hair strand into three section and start to create a Dutch braid.
  • Add fallen hair from the top section of the bun into the top strand. By doing this, you will be creating a lace braid. As you do the Dutch braid, make it a little loose because you will tuck-in hair underneath it after braiding. Continue braiding as you add the top fallen hair from the bun maker and try to keep the braid placed at the base of the bun maker as possible as you can for a perfect and cute lace braided bun updo hairstyle.
  • When you get to the end after adding in the last piece of hair around the bun maker, continue braiding the remaining hair into a 3 strand Dutch braid till the ends and secure it with hair elastic.
  • Get the remainder of the braid and tuck it in around and under the first braid. Use bobby pins to secure the remaining braid which you tucked-in around and under the main braid. This will help you make your braid look like one continues braid all the way round. Secure the main braid to your head using bobby pins.
  • Congratulations, you are done with create your lace braided bun updo hairstyle for long hair. Wear it and enjoy any occasion you want to go to. You may add hairspray to keep your hair in place.

Products and Tools You Will Need To Style Lace Braided Bun Updo Hairstyle for Long Hair

  • Rat-tail Comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair band
  • Hair brush
  • Bun maker
  • Hair elastic
  • Hairspray

Recommended face shapes for Lace braided bun updos for long hair

  • Ø Round Face Shape
  • Ø Oval Face Shape
  • Ø Heart Face Shape
  • Ø Triangular Face Shape

 

CROSS BRAIDED BUN UPDO HAIRSTYLES FOR LONG HAIR

This is another Updo hairstyle for long hair which you can wear to formal occasions such as when going to office or at work. You can style cross braided bun when going to prom or homecoming. Personally, I like this hairstyle and it’s among my favorite updo hairstyles for my long hair. It flatters my round face and I think it will look cute on you too irrespective of your face shape. However, if you want to hide some facial features which you don’t like about yourself such as your forehead, ears (in case they are too wide or large), I wouldn’t recommend this Updo hairstyle for your long hair. You can opt for Layered hairstyles for long hair or any other hairstyle which will flatter your face shape.

HOW TO STYLE CROSS BRAIDED BUN UPDO HAIRSTYLE FOR LONG HAIR

  • Begin by taking your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with hair elastic. Take small sections of hair behind each ear and twist it to create a braid on both sides.
  • Once you have the two braids and a high ponytail, take the bun maker and slide it over the ponytail and down into place. Let your hair fall over the bun maker and make sure its evenly spaced (distributed uniformly) around the bun maker.
  • Take a combo and gentle comb the edges of the hair around the bun maker so that your hair looks soft, smooth and shiny. Take elastic and slide it over the top of the bun so that you create a nice, pretty bun over your head.
  • Grab a small section or piece of the remaining hair starting at the back and begin to twist it around the bun. As you twist and wrap the hair around the bun, keep adding into the twist more hair till when you run out of hair. Rim the remaining twist around the bun and secure the ends using bobby pins so that they don’t loosen up along the day.
  • It’s time to add more design and style to your bun by adding the braids you created behind your ears across and around your bun. The braid on the right should be taken over to the left side and cross it in front down the base of the bun. Secure the braid at the base of the bun using bobby pins so that it shouldn’t move.
  • Take the braid on the left side cross it over to the right and wrap it up over the bun. Secure the ends of the braid using bobby pins. By doing this, you will create a “cris-cross” at the back of your hair on top of your pretty, cute bun. You’re done. It’s that easy and quick which will take you less than 10 minutes to style it.

Products and Tools You Will Need To Style Cross braided bun Updo Hairstyle for Long Hair

  • Rat-tail Comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair band
  • Hair brush
  • Bun maker
  • Hair elastic
  • Hairspray

Recommended face shapes for Cross braided bun updos for long hair

  • Round Face Shape
  • Oval Face Shape
  • Heart Face Shape
  • Triangular Face Shape

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

EASY UPDO HAIRSTYLES FOR LONG HAIR

With this Easy Updo hairstyle, you can wear it for summer-spring to rock a stylish and pretty hairstyle.

This is the most beautiful, pretty, romantic hairstyle which you can wear for any occasion in spring or summer. You can wear it for a wedding, party, work, school or any formal or casual occasion.

It will take you less than 10 minutes to style this easy updo hairstyle. I would recommend this hairstyle for women of all ages and those with Oval, heart shaped, or round face shapes.

HOW TO STYLE EASY UPDO HAIRSTYLE FOR LONG HAIR

  • Start by parting your hair into the middle up to your crown. You can use a teasing brush to part your hair or in case you don’t have a teasing brush, you can use the tail of the comb.
  • Take a section of your hair from the top of your ears to the front and prepare it for curling. Grab the curling iron to curl your hair away from your face. Wrap the hair round the curling iron, hold it for a few seconds (5 to 10 seconds) and then release it.
  • When you reach your bangs, curl them from the middle to the ends not like the way you curled the other hair from the roots to the ends. Do the same to the other side of your hair from the top of the ear to the front.
  • After curling your front hair, apply hairspray to keep your hair in place. Soften your curled hair by passing your fingers through it so that it looks smooth and softer. Comb (brush) the hair from the crown to the back making sure that the middle padding in the front is left intact and visible.
  • Tease your hair from the middle to its ends to add more dramatic effect and thickness to your hair when you have thin hair. Tease only the hair you brushed to the back leaving the curled front hair intact. Apply a hairspray so that your teased hair styles in place. Use a comb to gently brush out your hair in the back so that it looks smooth and organized.
  • Hold your hair at the back and do a regular 3-strand braid. Braid your hair way down till when you reach its ends and secure the ends of the braid at the bottom with elastic. Make your braid appear bigger or thicker and looser by pulling out small section of hair out of the 3-strand braid on both sides.
  • Grab the braid and roll the ends of the braid to the bun. Place flat the braid against your head and start securing it in place using bobby pins.
  • Puff out the hair at the crown to add more volume to it by pulling the strands out carefully without messing the whole hairstyle.
  • Make your hairstyle unique and fancy by add accessories such as flowers, hairclips, coins depending on the look you want to create. Let your bangs loose and you will be done and good to go.

Products and Tools You Will Need To Style Cross braided bun Updo Hairstyle for Long Hair

  • Comb
  • Curling Iron
  • Teasing Brush
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hair Accessories
  • Hair Elastic
  • Hairspray

Recommended face shapes for Cross braided bun updos for long hair

  • Round Face Shape
  • Oblong Face Shape
  • Heart Face Shape
  • Triangular Face Shape
  • Diamond Face Shape

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

MESSY UPDO FOR LONG HAIR

Sometimes, you might be in a hurry and just want to style your hair quickly to avoid being late at work. Messy updo hairstyle for long hair will be the best quick and easy hairstyle to think of. It’s easy to style and will take you less than 10 minutes to style. Personally, it takes me less than 5 minutes to style a messy updo for my long hair especially when I wake up late and have to rush to work.

HOW TO STYLE OR DO A MESSY UPDO FOR LONG HAIR

For you to be able to do a messy updo, your hair has to be long or of medium lengths that’s when the style will be able to work for you. For those with short hair, you can opt for human hair extensions to add length and volume to your natural hair. In case you don’t like add in hair extensions to your hair, always wash your hair and keep it moist to encourage quick hair growth.

  • Start by combing your hair to the back to remove any knots or twists to make it straight and easy to style. You can use a hairbrush to gently comb your hair to the back or any other comb.
  • Grab all your hair together to form a ponytail and secure it at the base using hair elastic. Take the hair elastic off and make your hair messy or knotty by passing gently your fingers through it.
  • Put your hair together so that it forms a messy loosely secured ponytail. Grab the hair from the tail of your pony and messy it up to make your hair have a messy look.
  • Add more hair elastic around your ponytail (mid-way) depending on the thickness of your hair. Gently place the tail of the pony to your head to kind of form a bun at the crown. Hide the hair strands sticking out of the bun by pinning them to your bun bobby pins. Accessorize your hair by adding some hair accessories to make your hair look fancy, attractive and finish the style by applying hairspray to your hair to secure the hair into place.

Products and tools you will need to do a messy updo for long hair

  • Hair Brush
  • Hair Elastics
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hair Accessories
  • Hairspray

Recommended face shapes for messy updo for long hair

  • Oval Face Shape
  • Oblong Face Shape
  • Round Face Shape
  • Heart Face Shape

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

GORGEOUS UPDOS FOR LONG HAIR

Well there are some gorgeous updos for long hair which any lady with thick hair can try on and will look great on her. These gorgeous hairstyles are easy to style as they will take you less than 30 minutes when styling. You can style and wear this gorgeous hairstyle to any formal occasion such as prom, homecoming or even to work.

HOW TO DO A GORGEOUS UPDO HAIRSTYLE FOR LONG HAIR

  • Clean hair will be the best hair to style so that it looks gorgeous after the styling process. Start by sprinkling warm water over your hair and then apply shampoo to remove any dirt or product residues from your hair. Rinse your hair with warm water and apply hair conditioner to keep your hair in its natural hair conditions.
  • Blow-dry your hair but don’t completely make it dry as wet or moist hair is easy to style as compared to completely dry hair. When blow-drying, you can comb your hair down to remove any knots or twist.
  • Use a flat iron to flatten and straight your hair. If you have bangs, place a flatiron at the roots of your bangs and gently pull it backwards towards your head.
  • Grab hair on the sides from your face to your ears and twist to form a twist. As you twist towards the back, add hair strands from the bottom of your head to the twist and secure its ends with elastic. Do the same to the other side.
  • Grab the remaining behind hair and twisted strands to form a ponytail and secure them with an elastic then place a bun maker to the base of the pony.
  • In case you don’t have a bun maker, you can use bobby pins to secure your hair behind your ears. Get the remaining hair strands of the pony and wrap it around your bun maker or bobby pins. Secure the hair at the roots using bobby pins. Apply strong hair spray to keep your hair in place and you will be done and good to go.

Products and tools you will need to create gorgeous updo for long hair

  • Warm water
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Blow dryer
  • Comb
  • Flatiron
  • Hairclips
  • Hair elastics

Recommended face shapes

Well, I would recommend this hairstyle for ladies with round, oval or triangular face shapes. However, any lady irrespective of your face shape can wear these gorgeous updo hairstyles for long hair.

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

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Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

Updos For Long Hair

 

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