Updos And Braids We Love

Doing your hair can be a hassle, especially when trying to find a hairdo that you enjoy and are comfortable with. While the typical ponytail is simple and quick, it can get old pretty quickly. Lucky for you, we have plenty of good ideas and simple instructions for an updo that will look good and feel good that you won’t be able to tire of.

Updos And Braids We Love

Half Up Braided Crown
This half-up braided crown is one of our favorites! It is so simple to do and can be done with a casual outfit or it can be dressed up to match a more formal attire. To start, part your hair down the middle and grab a four to five inch section of hair one the top of one side of your head. Braid this section of hair, starting loosely at the top and braiding toward the back of your head, rather than straight down.

Once you’ve reached the end of that braid, secure it want a hair tie. Duplicate this braid on the other side of your head. Cross the first braid behind your head toward the back of your neck. Pin it to the back with bobby pins, making sure to tuck in the tail. Repeat this step with the other braid to create a flattering, effortless look that is a half up braided crown.

Updos And Braids We Love

The Half Bun
One trend that has hit social media in the most recent years involves a half bun. It’s not quite the commitment of putting all of your hair up, but it doesn’t force you to leave it all down. This bun creates a practical and cute look, and can be styled specifically to fit any age. You can make a half bun work for any occasion and any hair type or length.

This style is as simple as it can get. To achieve this look, first separate the top half of your hair from the bottom half, securing it with a hair tie, making sure the ponytail is tight. Then, tease the tail slightly near the base of the elastic to give your hair a fuller look. Twist the hair around the base where the hair tie lays and secure the bun with a few bobby pins. Finish this simple look by adjusting it to your preferred shape.

Updos And Braids We Love

Fishtail
Learning how to master a fishtail braid can be very tricky, but with lots of practice and patience it for sure can be done. To begin, gather your hair into a low ponytail at the bottom of your neck and secure it with a disposable elastic that can be cut with scissors at the end. Next, split the ponytail evenly into two sections. Use your fingers to separate a small section of your hair from the outside of the left ponytail.

Pull this piece across the top of the left ponytail over to the right ponytail. Then, separate another small section of hair from the outside of the right ponytail. Pull this piece across the top of the right ponytail over to the left ponytail. Repeat these these actions until you have no hair left, and secure it with a hair tie. Now that it is tightly secured, cut the first elastic out with a scissor to prevent any creases.

Updos And Braids We Love

Tucked Up
This tucked up hairstyle is perfect for a night out in an elegant outfit or a beach day to keep the hair off your face and neck. This look is so simple to recreate and doesn’t even require looking in front of a mirror! To start, take a one inch section of hair from each side of your head and gather them together in the back, securing them loosely with an elastic. Underneath that section, gather the top half of your hair into a half up ponytail.

Beginning on the right side of your head, take a one-inch section of hair and roll it up, over the top anchor of hair, and tuck it underneath the anchor, securing it with a bobby pin. Repeat this last step with another one inch section of hair, continuing until all of you hair has been secured. If you wish to secure any other stray hairs, you may, but you can also leave them down for a messy do look.

Updos And Braids We Love

Space Buns
If you’re looking to have some fun, space buns are perfect for you! Space buns have become a way for girls to express their personalities and get a little crazy every once in a while. This step my step is simple. All you have to do is part your hair down the middle and create a side ponytail with each one. Make sure the ponytails are up high, otherwise the buns will look saggy.

To create the bun look, simply twist your hair and roll it around the elastic band to create a bun look. Secure it in place with either bobby pins or another hair band. Make sure to have fun with this look. Remember, the messier the look, the cuter it can be!

Updos And Braids We Love

Dressed Up Pony
To make sure that pony doesn’t get old quickly, try some different styles to shakes things up! This do is especially nice because it is so simple like a regular ponytail but so elegant and nice at the same time. To start, gather your hair into a low ponytail at the bottom of your neck, leaving about one inch of hair underneath.

Create a three-strand braid with the one-inch section of hair underneath the ponytail and secure the end of the braid with an elastic. Gently tug apart the braid with your fingertips if you would like to achieve a thicker look. Wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail so the elastic is completely covered. After, pin the braid in place, and voila! Your ponytail has now been all jazzed up and is ready to be shown to the world.

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