From elegant tea-length updos for thinning hair to chic wedding-ready chignons and glamorous ponytails, these stylish updo hairstyles are certain to dazzle. From up dos that require little time and effort to achieve, to ones that take hours to do but ensure your hair is perfectly put together, these hair styles are all available. From short braid updos to long flowing updos, these hair styles are perfect for any hairstyle preference.
While the classic updo can be worn in many different ways, there are many variations of the basic style that you can experiment with. If you have long hair, try to get inspired by the French Twist. French twists are simple updos that require minimal washing and drying time, and require very simple cutting methods to achieve the perfect look. This is a great style for those who want to stand out in a crowd, without looking like an overdone gazillion dollar star. From a simple ponytail with fringes down the back of your neck, to a multi-strand braid with multiple curls, French twists are a real favorite amongst women of all ages.
Long and straight hair both look absolutely stunning with the high ponytail. For a really cool high ponytail, start with a simple flat iron headband. Wrap the hair around the headband and secure with a simple hair clip or hair pin. Easy updo hairstyles like this one, require little or no special styling and are great for those who don’t want to spend hours slathering gel and wax on their hair. You can even create the look with gel and wax by using a fork and some metal combs to create waves on the front of the head.
When it comes to chic, low maintenance hairstyles, there are few better options than a low ponytail with bangs. Low ponytails with bangs are an absolutely classic option for almost every type of wedding and other social gathering, whether it’s a casual get together with friends at home, or a more formal event like a wedding. A low ponytail with bangs works well with almost any kind of hair color, from light blonde to dark browns, even redheads. Low ponytail hairstyles with bangs are an absolutely easy hairstyle to care for and are the preferred choice for many brides. Unlike many updo hairstyles, they don’t have to be done at the last minute, if the bridal party has arrived a bit early for the ceremony, and the bride still has her hair in a ponytail.
If you are looking for a hairstyle that requires less maintenance, but will still provide a trendy look for your wedding day, there are a few simple updos you can try at home. One easy option is to simply pull up one side of your hair, allowing it to fall freely over your eyes in a very romantic way. The resulting messy updo is a great option for most brides. Another easy option for ups is to simply curl your hair high and let it down in a low ponytail. This look is easy enough to do at home with curling tools, or you may want to consider hiring a hair stylist to help you achieve the look. You may also want to consider an updo cut, which allows the hair on the top of your head to be cut short, which makes your hair look even more elegant and chic.
If you are having a wedding where you don’t need to wear a hair piece or have a special occasion to wear your hair up, one simple, yet elegant updo hairstyle to try is a fishtail braid bun. This is a fairly simple, casual look that is ideal for day-to-day wear as well as a night out on the town. To pull off the look, start by pulling your hair up into a ponytail and placing a small curling iron next to each ear. With the middle part of your hair pulled up, take the bottom section of your hair and coil it upward until it forms a loop. Simply secure the hair with either a Bobby pin or a simple curling whip and slide in the rest of your hair for a beautiful relaxed up.