While wearing your hair down can be really nice, it’s sometimes nice to switch it up a little every once in a while too. I used to wear my hair down every day until I found some really easy and cute updos that I could do in no time at all, and now I wear my hair up regularly! It can be really refreshing to change up your look, even if it’s just a small little thing like styling your hair up instead of leaving it down every time. If you’re thinking you may want to try switching things up but don’t know where to start, try any of these cute updos! They’re relatively simple and can be done in just a few minutes, and they can really have an impact on your overall look!
1. The High Messy Bun
This look is such a classic! It’s super popular and super easy to execute. It gives any look an effortless feel and looks cool and classic. If you wanted to, you could even dress it up with a scrunchie, headband, hair clip, or other cute hair accessories!
The messy bun looks great however you wear it, but it really makes an impact when placed high on the top of your head! A tip for making it look messier once you’ve put your hair up is to gently tug on the hair in the bun, loosening it a bit and moving strands of hair until you achieve a messier look. For added whimsy, leave some strands of hair out along the sides to frame your face! If you don’t want it to look too messy or want a more polished updo, the high bun itself looks great!
2. The French Twist
This one is straight out of a fairytale. If you want to pretty, whimsical, and sophisticated look for your hair, the classy french twist is a great option. You can wear this updo messy or more tightly put together, both look amazing and work with a lot of different outfits and styles!
It’s a sweet and delicate looking updo, but it will hold up and last throughout the day just fine! If you pull apart a few strands you can create a more whimsical and more delicate look, but if you pull tighter as you put your hair up, it’ll have a more polished and sleek appearance. It’s a great choice for an event but also looks really nice as a more casual look!
3. The Braided Crown
This is one of my personal favorites, it looks so cool and classy all in one! The braided crown is really popular as both an elegant look or a more casual day look and can be worn and styled in many different ways. You can have the position of the braid in several different places across your head, or you could change up the size of the braid, or the number of braids, there are so many different possibilities with this updo!
I love that it has a romantic feel but can also have an edgier more cool vibe to it. You can really play around with how you want to wear this updo, and how you style the rest of your outfit and look can help to enhance whether you want to go edgier or more romantic with it!
4. French Braid Pigtails
This updo brings together two classic hairstyles into one super cool and super cute updo! Pigtails are seriously coming back into style and have a nostalgic feel to them since so many of us wore them as children, and french braids are so classic and have always been a popular way to wear hair. Combining them together seems only natural!
If you want to go more classic chic with this updo, simply stick to two french braids that continue through to the ends instead of opting to leave part of the braid undone as ponytails. The double braids themselves are super cute and are another great option for putting your hair up that can really change the vibe of the look you’re trying to create. However you go about this one, the combination of french braids and pigtails is a winner.
5. The Classy Low Bun
If you want an updo that is super easy and also super stylish, the classy low bun might be your best option! This look is not only super easy to execute, but it looks amazing with a wide variety of different hair types and textures! Everyone can rock the stylish and cute low bun with little effort required, making this updo a really great choice for anyone in a hurry or who may not feel like putting a ton of time into their hair that morning.
While it takes such little effort, you’ll look like you’re off to a fancy party with this cute and simple hairstyle. Play it up with a scrunchie or some hair accessories or even sun fun earrings and you can take this updo to a whole different level!
6. French Braids Into Bun
Okay, so obviously I love a good french braid. They just look so nice and go so well with other elements of hairstyles, like the pigtails I mentioned earlier or the bun that I’ll talk about here! The double french braid into a low bun takes both the classic french braid and the classic low buns and elevates them into one super cute updo.
If you wanted, you could also twist this look (literally), and instead of doing two french braids, do one side twist braid into the low bun. That look is also super cute and offers a fun take on this hairstyle! To make the braids look bigger or more full, gently tug on the sides of each section of the braid to fill it out a little more. Then, once the braids are completed, wrap the ends around each other to form a cute bun at the bottom, and you’re ready to take on the day!