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Easy Updos for Short Hair

Pragya T Sep 30, 2018
To create an easy updo for short hair, grab basic hair grooming tools like combs, hairspray, pins, rubber bands, and follow some simple, basic steps to create some really fabulous and creative hairstyles.
To create an updo always work with hair which was shampooed a day before, as it is easy to work with greasy hair when creating intricate hairstyles like updos.
Updos are great hairstyles when you are having a bad hair day or want to sport an elegant style for a formal party.
All you need to do is gather some basic hair grooming materials and remember the steps mentioned here and you can transform your dull hair into a great-looking updo hairstyle. Here are five different updo hairstyle ideas, which include simple updos like messy knots, to intricate updos like braided buns.

The Top Knot

The top knot is a very easy to create updo and can be done in minutes.
  • Brush your hair and tie a ponytail at the top of the head.
  • Now, split the ponytail into two parts. (Divide it into more parts, for more volume and depth.)
  • Take one section and wrap it around the base of the ponytail, repeat with the other section.
  • Secure the hairdo with hair pins and some hairspray.

Quick and Easy Updo (For very short hair)

If you have very short hair, say chin-length then this is a good hairstyle for you. The steps are
  • Apply serum to your hair, and style your hair straight using a hair straightening iron.
  • Gather your hair at the crown and tie it in a loose ponytail.
  • Take hair pins and pin down small sections of hair on various sides of the ponytail base.
  • Chain drop earrings look good with this hairstyle.

The Simple Braided Updo

This braided bun is very easy to create, but looks complex.
  • Comb your hair and side part them.
  • Take a small section from both the sides and roll them.
  • Collect all the hair at the back and create a simple braid near the nape of the neck.
  • Tie the braid in a bun by rolling it around the base, and secure it with some hair pins.
  • Finally, with your fingertips pull at both the ends of braid gently to make the braid look fuller.

Cute Little Buns Updo

Style your hair curly using a curling iron or use a sea salt spray on wet hair. Once the hair is dry, finger comb it and follow these steps:
  • Scoop all the hair at the back, and divide it in four to five sections vertically.
  • Now start with the section on the left side, roll the section a bit and tie it in a small bun.
  • To create the bun, simply roll the hair section and secure it near the nape of the neck.
  • Repeat the above two steps with other remaining sections.
  • Apply hairspray and you are good to go.
  • You can accessorize it by wearing a double headband.

The Side Gibson Tuck

This updo looks good on both straight and curly hair.
  • Side part your hair and tie the hair into a loose ponytail.
  • Make sure your ponytail is on the left side of the head.
  • Using your fingers, create a bit of space in the middle of the ponytail, just above the base of the ponytail.
  • Now, start rolling the ponytail from the end to the top, and tuck it in the space you created.
  • Secure the style with some hair pins and a bit of hairs
So what are you waiting for? Gather the hair styling products you need and try out the easy updos to carry it to a wedding, prom, or your workplace!