Nothing beats cute updos for a prom night and other formal events. And although most ladies will go for them when they want to wear formal looks you can still have one as a casual or outdoor look. This trendy headdress is more versatile than what most people think, and it is one of those designs that will never go out of trend. As common and popular as it is not every woman knows how to wear and style it. However, this should not be a problem with the following 30 designs in mind.
# 1 Braided Side Knot
The blend of brown and blonde in this hairdo is splendid, and it is one the things that make this a top notch design. However, the fancy styling is also spot on and very simple to replicate. It involves creating a center part and weaving a medium braid on one side and finishing by pulling it and the rest of the hairs into a side knot.
If you prefer something massive on your head, then this updo is perfect for you. To replicate it you should twist the strands on the crown into an enormous braided bun and then finish the design by accessorizing it with some beautiful sunflower U-pins.
# 3 Unique French Braid Updo
Several things make this headdress unique, but the braiding technique and its placement are the key ones. The style involves weaving an enormous French braid on the side that flows diagonally to the other side where it ends in a simple ponytail with has a beautiful blue clip.
# 4 Cute Flower Bun
This headdress may look very fancy and complicated, but you should not have any trouble replicating it if you have basic braiding skill. However, you should also have correctly highlighted blonde locks if you want to look this good. You should then pull two chunks of the hairs from the sides and twist them into a simple floral half updo and leave the rest of the locks to flow freely below it.
# 5 Gorgeous Tucked-In Low Chignon
This style is one of the easiest that you can wear with your long locks if they have some nice texture and volume. It involves twisting a few strands from the sides into some rope twists and then pulling everything to the back where you should tuck the strands into a simple chignon.
# 6 Spiced Up Chic Bun
One may be tempted to think that this is a very intricate hairdo when looking at it from far, but this is not true. It is just an ordinary bun that is spiced up by rolling it into a fancy design and by sweeping it over the face. However, the dark color of the strands and relaxing the tapered sides and back also adds to the beauty.
# 7 Easy Braid Bun
This style is all about creativity, and you do not need to be good at braiding. To replicate it you only need to slick back your strands and twist them into a braided bun. It is also important to have a good shade on your locks as this will help to enhance your appearance.
# 8 Fancy Twisted Top Knot
A good hair tone will always guarantee you of a classy look and in most cases you only have to do minor styling. This style is a perfect example of this, and its styling only involves twisting the chocolate brown strands into two knots on the sides and then spicing them up with two black clips.
# 9 Sweet Ponytail Upstyle
Blonde locks are very attractive, but few would look better than this. Here the long blonde locks have a perfect color but what makes them stand out is the inventive updo. It involves pulling the strands to the back and then tying them into a sweet ponytail using a few of the strands.
# 10 Multicolored Hair Bow
This headdress combines several feminine shades to create a very attractive design, and it also has a fabulous style that comes from twisting the strands into a frisky bow design. The bow is also quite distinct because it also maintains some free flowing locks.
# 11 Trendy Reverse Dutch Braid
Sometimes you have to break away from the norm to get a majestic look. This headdress does this with a neat reverse Dutch braid that ends at the center of the head where it is rolled and pinned into a braided bun.
# 12 Effortless Braided Beach Waves
Ladies with long, free-flowing beach waves look elegant enough, but they can still add a twist to their look with a simple braid. This design has two fancy braids that start from the sides and meet at the center of the head where you should tie them into a simple pigtail.
# 13 Cute Balayage Mohawk
The strands on this headdress are hand painted to perfection with a blend of dark brown and caramel shades. Their color makes it hard to go wrong with the styling, but the braided mohawk is also a very elegant design and it helps to create an attractive appearance.
# 14 Simple Twisted Updo with Cute Pins
Any woman can wear this style provided she has a medium or long hair as it is very easy. This design only requires you to pull the strands to the back and roll them into a bun that you should then accessorize with two cute pins. You should also leave a few strands flowing freely to make your style look natural.
# 15 Sleek Braided Crown
Crown braids may be very widespread, but they will never go out of trend as they always make a woman look attractive. The one on this design looks very sleek, and this is due to several reasons with the main ones being the blonde and brown color melt on the hair and the neatness of the crown braid.
# 16 Charming Braided Ponytail
You can transform a straightforward and typical hairdo like a ponytail into something very fancy, and you only need to add a few braids like in this design. To wear this style you should braid your strands into two cute braids on the sides and then pull everything to the back and tie the locks into a ponytail.
# 17 Golden Blonde Bun
The wearer of this hairdo has a lovely golden blonde hair, but this is not the only thing that makes it look fantastic. Its styling is also very creative and to wear it you should pull your strands into a fancy top knot and also weave a small braid below it to spice it up.
# 18 Loose Dutch Braid with a Teased Bun
This headdress brings together three distinct designs to give a woman a very classy appearance. The three styles include the loose Dutch braid, the slightly teased bun and the free flowing locks on the sides.
# 19 Simplistic Twisty Half Updo
Cute updos do not have to pin all the strands since you can still make one by leaving most of your hair flowing freely. This style is an example of such a design, and it involves twisting and tying a few strands over long free flowing bangs.
# 20 Balayage Fishtail Braid
A fishtail is one of the most common techniques for weaving hair, and this is rightfully so because it makes every woman look elegant. The one on this design looks very distinct, and this is mostly because the strands have a perfect hand painted dye job.
# 21 Creative Ponytail
You cannot achieve a distinguished headdress without a little creativity, and this style demonstrates this clearly. It is a very straightforward ponytail, but the free flowing locks are twisted and divided into sections using bands to make the design look very intricate.
# 22 Gorgeous Honey Tone Crown
Although this is an ordinary crown braid updo, the honey tone makes it look very different. Apart from this it also has some cute flower pins that accessorize and spice it up to make it a top notch headdress that will make a woman feel like a queen.
# 23 Perfect Braided Bun
The bun on this design may be smaller than most, but this does not take anything away from its beauty since it is still very attractive. It is perfect for ladies with a short and medium hair and to wear it you should pull your stands into a small bun at the center of the head and then wrap it with a simple braid.
# 24 Double Dutch Braids
The Dutch braids are hot, and you would not wish for anything better than this, and they are also very easy to make. To create this cute updo, you should section your strands into two and then braid each into a Dutch braid that flows to the back.
# 25 Long Hair Pull Through Twist
There are many braiding techniques, and so you do not have to stick with the familiar ones to create a lovely updo. This design demonstrates a unique one, and it involves weaving some long blonde locks into a pull through braid that goes around the head in a crown pattern. However, it also leaves most of the locks to flow freely.
# 26 Vintage Auburn Chignon
Some vintage hairdos will never go out of trend, and they are as elegant as any modern style, and this particular one is a perfect example of this. It is a classic huge auburn chignon that you should adorn with some lovely white pearls to create a very refined look.
# 27 Messy and Curly Short Updo
Updos are one of the most versatile hairdos, and any woman can wear one regardless of her hair type or length. The short curly strands in this design may not have a perfect length or volume, but they still create an elegant updo that involves leaving the short messy curls on the crown and tapering the back. You should then accessorize it with a lovely headband.
# 28 Floral Milkmaid Braid
The flower headband is what will draw most women to this style since it has some dazzling colors that make it very attractive. However, the hair also has a refined braided crown and an amazing tone that makes it a top notch headdress.
# 29 Side Swept Fishtail
You do not always have to pull and pin your strands to wear a cute updo since you can still achieve a refined look with a fishtail braid. However, you should make it inventively in a messy pattern and style by side sweeping to create a fresh appearance like this one.
# 30 Braided and Loped Upstyle
A loose braid that ends in a twisted chignon is all that you need to replicate this fancy headdress. However, the twist should be massive, and incorporate most of your locks except the few that you leave hanging to accentuate your face.
If you are looking for cute updos that you can wear for your prom or any formal event, these 30 styles will give you more than enough ideas on what you can try. And whether you have long or short thin locks there are still many options available for you and the best thing is that most of them are very easy to replicate.