Easy Updos You Can DIY


During the holidays or hectic days, your hairstyle may be the last thing on your mind. You don’t have enough desire, time or energy to create a fancy hairdo, but in the meantime, you are tired of wearing simple buns and ponytails. Well, if you have these problems, don’t despair, there is a way out for you!

Here are the best DIY hairstyles, which will make you look elegant and stylish without much effort and without spending much time. They are simple but aren’t mediocre. Check them out and choose the most flattering one.

Chignon Hair


If you have long locks, but you don’t want to wear them loose, gather them into a topknot or have them braided, then you may try this hairdo. It is appropriate for long, flat or curly, sparse or dense hair. The updo looks very elegant if it is combined with floral accessories, glistening barrettes, and metal headbands. This hairstyle is great for everyday life and in a combination with special adornments, it can be worn to the prom, wedding, or other special events. To achieve this hairstyle, do the following:

  1. Comb strands backward and create two low ponytails.
  2. Twist them and secure ponytails together with an elastic.
  3. Then take sections of a ponytail and flip hair over the elastic and through the hole the ponytails have formed. Repeat the process until you have a bun on the nape.
  4. Secure with bobby pins and fix with a hair spray. Add hair accessories for a more sophisticated look.

A Braided Low Bun


If you like hairstyles, which give a polished look, then you may consider this hairdo. Even if you have thin locks, with this hairdo, your hair may look dense and volumetric. Besides, it looks very romantic and if you add wisps, which frame the face gently, the hairstyle will look especially elegant.

Wear it with maxi dresses, elegant midi gowns, pants with blouses or with jeans and tank tops. This is the tutorial how to get this go-to hairstyle:

  1. Separate hair into three sections.
  2. Take a middle section and create a low ponytail. Then braid it, secure with the elastic and then wrap this braid around the elastic. Secure this bun with pins.
  3. Take another section of hair and start braiding from the front of the head to the nape. Once braided, wrap the plait around the bun and secure with pins.
  4. Repeat the same process for the third section of hair.
  5. Tease braids on the sides and the bun and fix with a hair spray.

A Celtic Knot Hairstyle


This updo is one of the popular variations of cute partial updos for medium hair. It is simple but chic. You wear your hair loose and it may be either flat or curly and a Celtic knot on the nape may be a flattering detail. The women, who have thick hair of a medium length, can choose this ‘do as it doesn’t create an additional volume.

This hairstyle is very romantic and it is perfect for summer parties, dates, and formal events. To achieve this look, stick to these steps:

  1. Pick two long strands from the opposite sides of the head. Apply gel or pomade to them to prevent flyaways.
  2. Make a loop with one piece of hair.
  3. Take the other piece of hair and cross it over to the other side.
  4. Pull the piece of hair under the looped strand. And then pull hair through the loop. Thread it under the strand on the other side and pull through the loop again.
  5. Pull the ends of two pieces of hair and see how the Celtic knot is formed.
  6. Secure the knot with bobby pins if necessary and fix with a setting spray.

A Hair Bow


This half-up updo suits long, thin and curly hair best of all. Just spending five minutes of your time you can get the hairdo, which looks as elegant as in fashionable magazines! A volumetric bun on the crown looks cute, whereas loose, curly waves fall over the shoulders. The hairstyle will look great on flat strands too, but if you have wavy locks, you’ll get a carefree and feminine look.

The hairdo works well both with formal and informal attire and women of all ages look pretty wearing this hairstyle. Here is a short guide how to get this look:

  1. Take two sections of hair from two sides of the head. Note that the bigger the section is, the bigger the bun is.
  2. Take these two sections and create a half ponytail so that there is a small bun. Don’t pull the ends through the elastic, take a small bow and stretch it to get one loop.
  3. Split the loop is half and create two smaller loops. Clip one loop and put it aside.
  4. Spread out the loop with fingers and create a bow. Secure the bow with pins.
  5. Repeat the same procedure with the second loop.
  6. Take remaining ends of the ponytail and wrap them around the elastic and secure with bobby pins.

A Twisted Rope Ponytail


If you are tired of plain ponytails and braids, you may get a new interpretation of the ponytail. It’s super easy to do, but it looks classy and very fancy. This is a universal hairstyle, which looks awesome both with an official attire and with skinnies and sneakers. The hairdo features a high twisted ponytail, which resembles a rope and a sleek top. It looks especially beautiful on long, straight hair. Here is what you should do to get this look:

  1. Comb locks well to make sure that the crown is smooth and glossy. Apply pomade if you want.
  2. Create a high ponytail and secure it with the elastic.
  3. Divide the ponytail into two parts and start twisting them together.
  4. Secure the end of the ponytail with the elastic and fix with a setting spray.

So, DIY hairstyles may satisfy all your needs: they are easy to style, they give a sophisticated look and offer many variations. Get inspired by these easy updos and create the look you want!

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