Braided updos are very fashionable as they not only help a woman keep hair from her face but also makes her look very charming. This modern headdress has no limitations, and you can create it in any way you wish whether you like simple messy designs or neat formal ones there are still many options available for you. And no matter what you choose to go with you can still achieve it quickly provided you have basic weaving skills. Sometimes it is not always easy to choose a braided upstyle, and some women may not know what to try out despite the availability of several options. However, the following 80 hairdos will give you some ideas on how you can wear these eye-catching updos.
# 1 Twisty Low Bun
One of the things that make these hairstyles popular is that they are very effortless, and you do not need to know how to do excellent braids to wear one. In this style, the long textured locks are pulled back and twisted into a loose low bun, and this is enough to create an elegant look.
Several elements make this a top notch headdress, but the primary ones are the reverse braid and the top knot. Apart from this, the design is also messy, and it has a perfect red tone that helps to spice up its appearance.
# 3 Gorgeous Cornrows to High Bun
As common as a bun may be you can still create a refined look with one if you are a little creative. In this style, the hair starts with some lovely cornrows that come from different direction and end at the center of the head where they are rolled and pinned into a tight, neat bun.
# 4 Rainbow Dutch Plaits
The multiple colors in this style are perfect, and they help make things easier for the wearer. Since the tone is already gorgeous, a few Dutch twists that end in a fishtail are enough to create an outstanding look.
# 5 Cozy Braided Crown
A Braided crown will help keep your long locks away from your face, and it is also very simple, and this makes it a perfect quick fix for your hair. The one on this design is very simple, but the lovely brown shade of the hair and the subtle shine is what makes it look distinct.
# 6 Prom Crown Twists
Crown braids are one of the most famous prom hairdos, and this is because they are easy to make, and they also look very stylish. To create one like this you should have two massive French plaits, which start from the sides. You should then finish by joining them and pinning them in place at the back or side depending on how you want the crown to look.
# 7 Loosely Twisted Bun
This headdress will take a couple of minutes to make if you have some long locks. It involves pulling the strands to the center of the head and then twisting them to create a loose bun. Although it is a very simple style to create its beauty will also depend on the tone of your strands.
# 8 Textured and Twisted Upstyle
The texture of these long locks is what makes them stand out and easy to style. Here they are pulled to the back and twisted before being clipped. Since they have a messy look, you do not need to be very keen on the twisting style.
# 9 Tousled Braids
This design is as simple as you can ever wish for as you only need to weave your strands to create a chunky braid at the center of the head, pin it loosely. And if you want to look more charming you should also have some floral pins.
# 10 Fun Twisted Ombre
Hand painted strands have lovely colors, and you can use the tone to spice up your headdress like in this style. Here the ombre locks are twisted loosely to prevent them from flowing to the back, and this also helps to show off the beautiful color pattern on the hair.
# 11 Relaxed Milkmaid Braids
This headdress is another version of the braided crown but what makes it distinct is that it is more relaxed than others. It also has a beautiful tone that comes from partial brown highlights on a natural dark hair.
# 12 Glamorous and Flawless Updo
If you prefer something charming and more sophisticated, then you should try this lovely headdress. It involves twisting and rolling your strands into some chunky braids, but the tricky part is the styling. To style the hair, you should tuck in a portion of it into a bun and then wrap the rest of it around the bun.
# 13 Maintenance Free Updo
The greatest shortcoming with fancy hairdos is that they are stressful to maintain, but this should be the least of your worries if you go with this classy braided updo. It starts with some creatively weaved rows that are pulled to the center and twisted into a bun. They look very immaculate and will not require any maintenance.
# 14 Classy Chignon with Floral Pins
An excellent volume and some simple twists create a fabulous style that will make a woman stand out. In this headdress, the voluminous locks are pulled back and twisted into a fancy chignon that is spiced up with some beautiful floral pins. The ashy gray tone of the hair is also amazing and goes perfectly well with the design.
# 15 Jumbo Box Twists
This hairdo combines different types of braids to create a very refined headdress, and it starts with some jumbo box twists that end in a weaved pony. The hairs that flow from the pony also have some nice kinky twists. Apart from the twists, the hair has a fabulous dark tone with golden streaks.
# 16 Massive Plaited Bun
The thin fancy rows in this headdress are overwhelmed by the massive bun that will steal all the attention. To create the huge knot, you need to create a chunky French plait, and you should then wrap it around and pin it in place. If you want it to look neat like this, you should use the services of a pro stylist.
# 17 Mixed Bag of Twists
If you are unable to choose the braid type to go with a good idea may be to mix up different kinds like in this style. Here they have varying sizes and shapes and also flow in various directions, but they all end at the back where they create a lovely bun.
# 18 Rugged Side Twist
Long locks give a woman plenty of styling options, but few of them are as easy as this. This headdress involves plaiting your long locks into one large twist that you should finish by sweeping to the side over your shoulder. A flower clip will add to the beauty and the dark brown to light ombre also helps to spice up the look.
# 19 Fancy Double Braid Headbands
Auburn hair has a lovely tone and in most cases you do not have to do much to make it look refined. In this style, two cute braids in a headband design are enough to create a trendy look.
# 20 Messy and Easy Blonde Twists
Messy hairs are very fashionable but in this style, they look more attractive due to their volume and twisty design. The braids are very simple, and they don’t seem to follow any precise pattern. However, they still manage to create a top notch updo.
# 21 Pinned Low Bun
This pinned low updo has tons of extra twists that give it an unusual pattern. The twists join at the back and are pinned in a messy design to create a lovely headdress that also looks fabulous due to the brown ombre shade of the hair.
# 22 Braids, Knots and Fly Away
Mixing up different designs will make you look unique and charming as in this style. Here the light blonde locks have some fancy knots, braids and fly away patterns that combine to create a top-notch hairdo. All the knots and twists are random, and this gives the style a natural finish.
# 23 Artistic Braided Mohawk
The edgy design in this style is a product of skillful braiding and some inventiveness. There are three distinct levels of hair in the style with a fancily weaved Mohawk at the center followed by a single row of pins and smooth flowing straight strands on the sides. The tone of the hair is also vital as it makes the headdress more colorful.
# 24 Boho Chic Updo with Sunflower U-pins
A straightforward and quick style like this is perfect when on the go and it also looks magnificent. In this style, the Boho chic look comes from twisting and pinning some brown and blonde blend locks to create a cute updo and accessorizing it with some lovely sunflower u-pins.
# 25 Shaggy Faux Hawk
Braided hairdos are very versatile, and you can almost never go wrong provided you know how to weave hair. This effortless faux hawk design is an example of an easy braid design that will only take you a couple of minutes to wear. The hairdo brings all the strands to the middle and weaves them in a messy pattern to create a polished headdress.
# 26 Twisted and Pinned Fishtail
These hand painted strands have a perfect hairdo that helps to make the dye job look classy and detailed. The style comes from a Dutch fishtail that is twisted and pinned to create a large low bun. You should also leave a few locks flowing to add an extra dimension to the design at the front.
# 27 Lose and Wispy Updo
The softness of this hair will make any woman happy, and she will want to keep it for long. Although the color and texture of the hair play an important part in creating the design the loose and wispy locks are what give it an edge.
# 28 Brown Rolls with a Golden Tint
The tone of this hair is amazing, and it makes the wearer look very classy. Here the smooth strands have a lovely blend of brown shades that is accentuated by a golden hint. However, the style is also top notch, and it involves pulling the locks to the back, rolling and pinning them to create a simple twisted low bun.
# 29 Dutch Braided Upstyle
Dutch braids are very refined and elegant, and so you can use them to create a fabulous headdress like this one. They are also simple to make and in this particular one you only need to start it from the sides and finish them at the back to create an impressive balayage upstyle.
# 30 Vintage Fishtails
It is hard to tell what these crown braids come from once you pin them in place. However, they are simple fishtails that join at the back where they are rolled and pinned to create a fantastic updo. The vintage looks in the style come from its brunette tone with brown highlights.
# 31 Simple and Sexy Twists
The color melt in this design is what makes it look this good because its style is very simple. To wear this headdress, you only need to pull back your strands and roll them into a simple knot. You can leave the knot as it is or spice it up with a ribbon or band.
# 32 French Braid into a Pull Through
Beautiful hairstyles like this one can only come from thinking outside the box. It starts with a traditional French braid on the crown but transitions to a cute pull through braid to create a very attractive look. The shiny golden streaks also help to spice up the locks.
# 33 Braided Gypsy Look
There is nothing too fancy in this crown braid except its unusual styling. Rather than pulling all the strands into the crown a couple of them at the front remain free and are styled with a center part to create a face frame. The brown and blonde hand painted hues on the hair is also important as they help to enhance the overall appearance.
# 34 Gorgeous Redhead
The red hairs in this style are fabulous, and they complement the wearer's light skin to make her look very attractive. They have two lovely braided headbands that prevent any hair from flowing to the back or over the face. Even if you are not a natural red head you can still achieve the same look with a hand painted dye job.
# 35 Classic Braid Crown
Fishtails are way much easier to make than what most people think, and so you can have one fast and use it to make a fantastic headdress like this one. For this look, you only need to weave your strands into two neat fishtails and then style by wrapping them around your hair to create a crown.
# 36 Honey Tone Perfection
Braid crowns are fantastic, but few of them will look better than this honey-toned one with some light brown highlights. Apart from the color, the single braid crown is also impeccable, and it is spiced up with a cute headband.
# 37 Soft Bridal Updo
This soft updo is perfect for a bride, and it will make her have a wedding to remember. Even if you are not going to a matrimony ceremony, you can still have it for a formal occasion as it is very elegant and classy. Its softness comes from slicking back the strands and twisting them into a neat bun.
# 38 Playful Ponytail
This ponytail design looks like the wearer was just experimenting with her hair but it still comes out nicely and gives her a magnificent look. The style involves weaving your strands into a messy ponytail with a few knots around it. However, the strands also have a lovely ombre color.
# 39 Reverse Fishtail Upstyle
There are many ways that you can use a fishtail to create an elegant look, but if you want to look distinct, you should try this one. It involves a massive Dutch braid that is rolled up and pinned to create an eye-catching reverse design. The beauty of this style also comes from its impressive balayage dye job.
# 40 Massive Bridal Low Chignon
You do not have to stick with the traditional bun to look stylish since you can also have a cute chignon. The massive low chignon in this style is a good example of this, and it comes from a nicely textured and voluminous hair that also has a lovely dark tone and shine. You can accessorize it with clips and pins, but if you want to look unique, you should go with a fancy hat like in this headdress.
# 41 Modern Easy Upstyle
This stylish hairdo starts with two twists from the sides that end in a messy loose low bun. The strands are nicely textured, and this helps to enhance the shaggy appearance and give the design a modern look. This chic updo also has a lovely dark brown hand painted color that makes it look even more attractive.
# 42 Retro Blonde Dutch Braid
Going with a classic style and giving it a modern touch is an effective way to wear a trendy look. This retro style consists of a massive blonde Dutch braid that ends with a cute fishtail. The design of the Dutch braid and the way it wraps around the head makes it look very stylish, and it has some lovely pink flowers to accessorize it.
# 43 Pretty Purple Plait
Braided updos come in different shapes and styles, and your creativity is the only thing that may limit what you can have. These highlighted purple locks are a perfect example of how to create a lovely updo, and they have a neat French braid on one side that ends by being tied into a fancy knot.
# 44 Messy and Plaited Chignon
Chignons are a good option when you do not feel like having a traditional bun, but you also have to make it creatively to look stylish. In this design, it is created by joining two crown twists at the back and in a loose and messy design. The hair also has a lovely tone of blended brown shades.
# 45 Colorful Twists
Introducing some color into your Dutch braids will change how they look, but if you use multiple hues, you will create not only a multi-tonal design but also a unique one. The twists in the design have a loose crown pattern, and the colors help to make it look detailed.
# 46 Dimensional Blonde Fishtail
The idea behind an updo is to create a style that will help prevent your locks from flowing freely. And instead of going with intricate designs a simple crown fishtail is sufficient to create the upstyle. The blonde streaks in the design are also vital as they make the appearance classy.
# 47 Rugged Boho Hair
You do not have to spend a lot of time trying to make your twists neat so as to create a beautiful Boho look because a messy design will also look fabulous. In this style, the Boho hair is braided and pinned to form a small and messy updo that you should accessorize with a beautiful clip.
# 48 Chunky Blondie Upstyle
This upstyle is as cute as it can get and is also very simple. It is a braided bun in a Boho style but what makes it unique is that it is massive in size, and it has a gorgeous messy design. Apart from this the hairs also have an amazing blonde ombre shade.
# 49 Gorgeous Prom Dutch Braid
You cannot afford to go wrong with your prom headdress and to ensure this does not happen you need a classy style like this massive Dutch braid. It has a crown pattern but the locks are very voluminous and long, and this makes the Dutch braid appear more massive. The nicely blended colors in the design also help to spice up the overall appearance.
# 50 Tucked In Ginger Hair
There are many ways of making updos and so you can easily get a unique look with this headdress. This particular one involves brushing the strands to the back and then tucking them in from the sides to create a distinctive look. A few strands should also be maintained at the front and styled with a center part to create a face-framing fringe.
# 51 Soft Pink Crown with Undercut
The blonde locks in this hairstyle have a fabulous color that is spiced up with some soft pink partial highlights. You should then weave them into a crown braid but what makes it look unique is that it also has a lovely undercut and some delightful straight bangs flowing over the face.
# 52 Beautiful Braided Beehive
The numerous braids in this design help to transform a simple beehive design into an exquisite headdress. This style starts by rolling the long textured locks on the crown to create the Beehive and then a few different size twists are weaved and wrapped around. You should also leave a few free flowing bangs to add a twist to the look.
# 53 Sexy Side Braid
Side braids are fantastic as they not only look cute but are also very easy to make. This one is a French twist, and it weaves into a lovely loose low bun. Apart from the braid the hair also has a beautiful color that comes from hand painted melt of brown and blonde.
# 54 Intriguing Purple Mohawk
The colossal size of the French braid in this headdress is enough to convince you to try it. Apart from the size, it is also designed to create an eye-catching Mohawk that you should weave to perfection. The hand painted ombre dye job is also fabulous, and it combines different shades of purple to create the top notch look.
# 55 Classy Braided Balayage Updo
Braiding your hair is easy but if you want to be sure of an eye-catching look you need to have some lovely colors and when it comes to a dye job nothing beats balayage. The blonde locks in this style have a perfect hand painting job, and so a simple medium size side braid is enough to create a refined appearance.
# 56 Golden Dutch Crown
The color on this headdress is simply amazing, and it will convince any woman to try it out. And although the shade is perfect the style is what makes this a perfect hairdo. The massive Dutch braid is neat and tight, and you should finish it with a simple knot.
# 57 Wavy Peek-a-Boo Bun
Even as you wear a braided updo, you can still maintain a smooth hairdo to show off your lovely colors. These strands have a beautiful peek-a-boo color pattern and to make sure that it remains visible the wavy locks are pulled back in a wavy pattern. And you should only braid the bun loosely.
# 58 Side Pony Updo
This headdress entails weaving your strands into two lovely wavy braids that swirl around the head and end on the side. They are then tied to create a beautiful side pony updo. The black to brown ombre color of the hair also helps to make the design more distinctive.
# 59 Romantic Side Braids
The locks on this hairdo have a dark tone, and so the side twists are not very evident, but they make the style stand out. Each side has two neat small twists that meet at the back where you should pull them into the thick messy bun.
# 60 Vintage-Inspired Victory Rolls
The rolls in this headdress are super cool, and they look delicate and stunning. To recreate the style you should braid your strands and then roll them into a victory roll inspired design at the back. You should also have a few flower clips on the sides to add to the beauty and bring out the vintage look.
# 61 Adorable Tribal Plaits
Rather than have the traditional hairdos you can create a unique look by trying out some attractive tribal braids like these. They involve weaving a pull through braid at the middle and medium size French twists that start on the sides. You should join all the twists at the back to create one large French twist and finish it with a fishtail.
# 62 Amazing High Bun
This headdress is very straightforward but still very elegant. It involves pulling beautiful blonde locks to the center of the head and then tucking them into a massive bun. You should then finish by wrapping the design with a neat French twist.
# 63 Edgy Dutch Mohawk
Dutch plaits are fabulous, but if you want yours to look unique, you should style them differently. This design demonstrates a unique Dutch twist, and it involves weaving a massive braid in Mohawk pattern and then lifting the front to give it an edge.
# 64 Double Dutch Elegance
This headdress is another example of how you can use a Dutch braid to create a uniquely weaved updo. And it is very simple as you only need two smooth crown plaits. The blonde shade of the hair also plays a crucial role in making the hairdo trendy.
# 65 Floral French-Mohawk
A Mohawk does not always have to be a fancy or casual look since you can also have a formal one like this one. To create it you should weave all your locks into one massive reverse French braid at the center of your head. This design takes things a little further by spicing the style with some flowers.
# 66 Soft and Romantic Low Twists
You can hardly tell that anything is going on at the back of this hairdo when you are looking at it from the front. And this is because the front hairs are smooth and pushed back. However, they are twisted into an attractive pattern at the back to create an exquisite updo.
# 67 Fantastic Flower Crown
Accessorizing a simple hairdo can transform it into a magnificent style and make a woman look fabulous. The crown braid in this hairstyle is very simple, but the cute flowers make it look very fancy. However, the strands also have an attractive dark brown hand painted tone.
# 68 Cute Bun with a Bow
Some creativity can give you a very charming hairdo, and the best thing is that it will also be unique. This fancy design is a perfect example of this, and it involves pulling and tucking your locks into a bun at the center of the head. You should also create a cute bow on the bun to finish the style. The red tone of the hair is also perfect, and it makes the wearer look modern.
# 69 Chic Curly Upstyle
Curly hair can also create a fabulous updo, and you only need to know how to work with it. You should twist your curls and style by pushing them back in a messy design and finish it with a cute headband.
# 70 Elegant Rope Twists
This style looks like any other weaved updo, but the only thing that makes it different is that it is a product of some fancy rope twists. The twists start on the sides and are tucked in at the back to create a thick bun. However, the locks also have a fabulous dark tone with an unbelievable shine.
# 71 Simple and Sweet Crown
Natural black hair looks fantastic, and this is if it is as healthy as this one. And so a straightforward and sweet style like crown braid is enough to make a woman look trendy. The color and the twists give this style more than enough beauty, and so you do not need to do anything else on the headdress.
# 72 Ultimate Prom Updo
This style is one of the most common prom designs, and it never seems to go out of trend, and this is because it is easy and very polished. It involves weaving the soft long locks into a lovely French braid that you should finish in a small bun. The dark brown shade is fantastic, but you can always go with any color that you love.
# 73 Pink Curly Mohawk
No other shade can match the femininity of pink, and this is what makes it an amazing color to have on your headdress. In this style the pink strands are curly, and you should twist them on the sides to create Mohawk design. A few fancy pins on the sides are also great, and they will help you look fabulous.
# 74 Starburst French Braid Bun
A starburst braid is distinct in many ways, and it looks more different in this style than others due to the bun, and the fancy side swept fringe at the front. The color is also another thing that makes it fabulous, and it is a lovely hand painted ginger hue.
# 75 Delightful Low Chignon
This chignon does not require you to do any intricate weaving, and so you do not even need to know how to weave hair. To create it you should pull your textured locks back, roll them into a simple chignon and finish it with a cute clip.
# 76 Fishtail Accent Braid Upstyle
An accent braid is lovely, and if you introduce a fishtail to it, you will make it fancier like in this design. You should then pull it to the back and finish it by tucking it into a loose bun. The elegant crown bangs and the light brown highlights also add some beauty to the hairdo.
# 77 Swirly Low Fishtail
This decent headdress is perfect when you do not want anything flowing to your face or back. It is simple to create if you know how to make a fishtail braid as you only need to make one that starts at the front, curves around your head and finishes at the center.
# 78 Contemporary Blonde Twists
Every modern woman should have a fresh style like this one if she wants to look refined and stylish. It is a typical crown braid updo, but it looks different because it is not only neat and tight but also has a lovely brown and light blonde color melt.
# 79 Fancy and Sensual Braided Bun
Most braided buns go with the French style, and so you can make yours unique by choosing to have a massive Dutch twist like this one. The twist is also very inventive, and it creates a charming pattern that looks very delightful due to the ombre color pattern of the hair.
# 80 Textured Blue Faux Hawk
The texture of the locks in this headdress is magnificent, and it is the only thing that will be tricky to get if you don’t have perfectly textured natural strands. However, the faux hawk design is very simple as you only need to pull your locks to the center and weave them loosely. The blue tone is also splendid, and it is easy to achieve.
Braided updos are among the few hairdos that will always be in trend since they are perfect for both casual and formal occasions. And with the above 80 designs in mind, the options are endless, and you only have to go with something that defines your mood. Whether you like sophisticated designs or simple ones, there is something for you in the styles above.