Updos are one of the easiest hairstyles that you can wear as you only need to roll and tie your strands creatively. However, there are others that can be very complex as they also involve braiding or twisting. However, regardless of what you chose to go with this is a lovely headdress especially when going for prom and other formal events. And the good thing is that the styling options are unlimited, and you only need to get creative and choose something that works for your hair type. The following 90 styles are examples of how you can rock this beautiful hairdo.
# 1 Loose and Low
This headdress is probably one of the simplest you can ever wear with your natural locks. It only involves pulling everything to the backs and rolling onto a low and loose bun. You should leave a few locks out of the bun as this enhances the looks.
If you have curly or wavy strands, this style will work perfectly for you. In this design, the nicely textured curly locks are pushed to the back, and a few strands on the sides braided. The braids from the sides meet in the middle of the head where they form one large braid that flows to the back and finishes in a fishtail.
# 3 Elegant Wavy Balayage
This style will only take you a couple of minutes to wear if you have short locks that have some nice balayage color. For this headdress, you should create a center part and then finish by pushing the wavy locks to the back in layers. Although it is a simple style, the colors make it look excellent.
# 4 Messy Sloppy Big Bun
Messy hair couldn’t look better than this easy and sloppy big bun. For this style, you only need to pull back your locks and tie them into a loose bun at the back. The beauty of this design hair comes from the brushed out locks.
# 5 Sleek Formal Short Updo
The detail in this design is fantastic and with such a style you will always steal the show. Despite its elegance, it is a very simple look that maintains curls at the back. The front section is neatly brushed back over the curly back section.
# 6 Pinned Middle Roll
This beautiful headdress comes from rolling the strands in the middle of the head in a cute design. Rolling in the hair in the middle and with a shallow center part ensures that nothing is left flowing so that you can get a formal look. You can finish the style with a beautiful flower band.
# 7 Simple Brushed Out Curls
If you already have a neat thick hair, that is well maintained you will never have any trouble wearing any style you wish. In fact keeping a healthy hair makes things easy, and you have to do little to get a refined look. For example, in this style, all that you need is to create a side part then brush out your curls in the front and leave a slightly curly back.
# 8 Romantic Low Bun
To wear this design, you will only need to push your hair to the back and then roll it into a bun. The only thing that will require some creativity is the pattern on the bun since the rest is very simple and so this is a perfect style when on the go.
# 9 Stylish Top Bun
There is nothing fancy about this look except the design on the top bun. To create this headdress, you should pull the hair to the center and then roll into the blonde top knot. However, you can also use an extension as it may be complicated to design your hair.
# 10 Low and Braided Chignon
Although this headdress may look very complicated, it is probably one of the easiest for your medium or long hair. It involves combing your locks to the back and then creating a braid at the back from one side to the other to bring everything together.
# 11 The Gorgeous Bow
A bow is a little girl’s favorite thing, and she will always want it in her hair. However, even mature ladies can also have one using their natural locks. To create the bow updo, you should pull your strands to the center of the head and then twist and design them into a bow.
# 12 Braided Redhead
The color in this headdress is magnificent, and it will catch the eye of anyone looking at you. The hair is tucked in at the center, and then a neat braid is wrapped around it to make things even better.
# 13 Cage Braids with Fishtail
Even if you are not sure how you want to design your strands going for braids is a good idea as you will never go wrong. These cage braids demonstrate this as there messy design and the fishtail at the end make them very elegant.
# 14 Side French Twist with a Flower
The French twist is a very common design because it is very easy to create but you can make yours unique with a little creativity. What makes it unique in this style is that it is on the side and instead of leaving it plain it is finished with a cute flower pattern.
# 15 Long Blond Locks and Boho Braids
The texture of the long blonde locks in this style is incredible, and you only need to push them to the back to look fabulous. However, this hairdo takes things a notch higher with some cute boho braids that wrap around the locks for an elegant finish.
# 16 Braided Ponytail
It is amazing how something very simple can take a hairstyle a class higher. Although this design is a straight ponytail, the introduction of a twist that stretches from one side makes all the difference.
# 17 Reverse Braid and Top Knot
The big reverse Dutch braid that starts at the back is fantastic and helps to bring everything together into a lovely pattern. However, the most visible element of this headdress is the smooth and fancy top knot that is also where the reverse braid ends.
# 18 Layered and Clipped
Ladies with medium or short hair will look best in this hairdo, and it also works better with some color. It involves layering your strands in a pattern and then holding them in place with a cute Flexi clip.
# 19 Cool Upstyle
Ladies know that the secret behind good looks is experimenting with different things and also keeping everything simple and straightforward. In this design, the upstyle comes from tying the locks at the back into a loose chignon and then leaving a couple of them to flow freely on the sides to spice up the look.
# 20 Low Chignon with a Slight Finger Wave
Finger waves always make a lovely headdress especially if you have a thick hair and a beautiful color such as brown or blonde. In this design, they are pushed back and twisted to create a stunning chignon that finishes with a beautiful flower clip.
# 21 Cute in Pink Curls
The pink curls in this design are nothing short of perfect but how the hair is styled makes them look even better than they would if left natural. Hidden pins are used to hold the massive top knot in place, and a there is also shallow side part, and one section is side swept to create the fabulous curly design. You can also tie the top knot with a bandana or leave it as it is.
# 22 Blonde Braid Crown
A braided crown creates a lovely updo since it brings all the hairs together in a nice pattern but this design does not stick to the norm. Instead, some of the blonde locks at the front are left to flow freely and swept to the sides for a slightly rugged finish.
# 23 The Side Fringe
A side fringe is easy to create, and it helps to spice up even a very simple style like this on. In this blonde highlighted hairdo the styling is very simple as it only involves pushing back the strands and tying them into a chignon at the back. However, the introduction of a side part and a side swept fringe helps to make the design look exquisite.
# 24 Gorgeous Top Knot
Although some designs like this look almost effortless, they still make a woman look pretty. Al that is done for this headdress is to pull the locks to the crown and then twist and pin them in a top knot.
# 25 Side Twisted
There are many updo hairstyles that you can wear, but very few of them are as easy as this one. All you need in this design is to side sweep all your strands and then twist them into a rope braid that goes around the head like a crown.
# 26 Messy Twist and Pin Updo
The messy bun may be very easy to create, but for it to look cute, you have to get creative. In this style, for example, it is enhanced with some lovely heart pins. The few face-framing locks left at the front also add a nice twist to the looks.
# 27 The Headband Tuck
You do not always have to use pins to create easy updos as there are some other ways to go about it with a little creativity. This style is a perfect example of this, and it only involves a headband. To wear it you only need to wrap a cloth headband around your head and then tuck your locks in the band.
# 28 Fun Purple Flare
The purple highlights in this headdress contribute the largest portion of its beauty. Purple is a fun color to have in your head especially if you have a dark base and with such a lovely hue all you have to do is to bring the locks to the center and use some pins to hold them in place.
# 29 Intricate Twisting and Bun
Braiding offers a lot of versatility when styling your hair and you do not have to stick to the usual techniques to stand out. In this headdress, for example, the large braid starts from the top and flows to the back where it is tied into a simple bun using a cute Flexi clip.
# 30 Three Strand Braid Updo
It is hard to tell the size of the strands in this design. And the reason for this is because the weaving technique of the three strand braid is very creative. The locks flow to the back and the braid starts halfway, and it ends in a ponytail. It is then flipped to the center of the head and held down using pins to finish the look.
# 31 The Three Braid Crown
The three braid crown is the go-to style when you want to look fabulous and have no idea what to do or you do not have enough time. With this hairstyle, you only need to create three medium size braids on the side and then wrap them around your hair to create a unique crown.
# 32 The Retro Swirls
The Retro Swirls is an old school design that combines waves, a messy bun, and a braid. Here the waves are all over the head flowing in different directions while the braid wraps around the messy bun at the center of the head.
# 33 Low Side Textured Chignon
Some lovely texture helps create a fabulous look and in this style, the locks have more than enough texture. With such lovely strands, you can quickly create a polished look by pushing it back and to the side where it is tied into a low chignon on the edge with a beautiful clip.
# 34 Undercut Designs
Everything in this design is fabulous but what makes it stand out is the undercut designs shaved at the back. The hairs on the top have a braid that starts at the front and ends in a twisted bun at the center of the head.
# 35 Shag with a Braid
Looking at this headdress, you may be tempted to think that the wearer did not make any attempt at all to style it, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The shaggy hair requires a good texture while the braid is used to hold everything in place and it is the rugged look that makes this a beautiful hairdo.
# 36 High and Lovely Bun
What makes this style lovely is the texture and color of the strands and also the design of the high bun. Rather than just tuck the locks into the bun they are twisted to create a distinct pattern that also helps to make the hair look thick.
# 37 Creative Coloring and Twisting
Nothing brightens up your looks better than pink and purple, and this style combines the two in a unique way to create a fantastic tone, Apart from the lovely shade the long locks are also twisted fancily to create a look that any woman would love to keep.
# 38 Textured Brunette Chignon
This headdress is all about volume and texture as they are the two things that make it look fantastic. For this style, you should brush your strands back and then tuck them in at the back to create the nicely textured brunette chignon.
# 39 Fancy Chignon Bow
Trying out new things is hard for most women, but those who have the courage to experiment with their hair will always look awesome. This design is a simple tucked in chignon but what makes it top notch is the cute bow over it that comes from twisting the front locks.
# 40 Pretty Locks with a Crown
The color and texture of these locks are excellent, and they also have a distinct brushed out appearance. However, the center of attraction on the design will probably be the two loose braids that wrap the locks to form a lovely crown.
# 41 Loose and Messy Updo
There are no pins in this hair as the design is created using cloth headbands. To wear this style you first have to make your strands messy and then wrap around the headband. And to finish the look you should tuck in the strands into the lower section of the band to create the updo.
# 42 Cool Ombre Design
Ombre is arguably the best way you can color your hair and this style clearly demonstrates this since the hues do all the magic. Apart from the color, the lovely bangs are designed to create an attractive pattern on the side.
# 43 Braided Blonde Headband
A couple of braided headbands transform this simple blonde blowout into a very intricate style. What makes them look cute is the skillful weaving and also their blonde hue that looks very natural.
# 44 Low Bun with a Pretty Clip
To wear this style you only have to create a center part, push your hair to the back and then twist it into a low bun. The three easy steps will help you look elegant, and you can spice it up with a beautiful butterfly or flower clip.
# 45 Curly Braided Mohawk
It is easy to come up with hairstyles for medium size strands, but if you want to look chic and bold, you should have a headdress that does not hide any of your facial features like this curly braided Mohawk. This hairdo is also very easy to wear as you only need to pull the strands to the center, weave them into a messy braid and then use some pins to hold it in place.
# 46 Super Easy Rugged Bun
This design will probably take you only a couple of minutes because its beauty is in leaving the bun messy and so you will not have to waste time trying to make it neat. To wear this headdress, you only have to brush your locks to the back, twist them into a loose bun and use a band or clip to keep it in place.
# 47 Double Braids for Medium Length
If you do not have the energy or time for an elaborate headdress, then the double braids will work just fine for you. You do not even have to make them fancy just twist them loose starting from the sides and finish them in a fishtail. To create an updo, you only need to tie the two braids at the back.
# 48 The Braid Swirls
Fancy braiding can also help give you a sweet look that is also not very hard to make. The braid in this hairdo starts on the side and swirls around the head and finishes in a braided bun. This design is very compact, and so it can be perfect when you plan to have a very active day.
# 49 Perfect Dutch Twist
Perfect is not even sufficient to describe this design as it is way much more than this especially due to the volume and color of the strands. The Dutch braid starts on the side and moves diagonally to end in a ponytail on the other side. It incorporates all the strands, and so nothing will be left loose.
# 50 Fishtail French Braid
If you have basic braiding skills, this headdress will only take you five minutes or even less. To wear it you should start the French braid at the center and weave it diagonally to the side where you should finish it with a fishtail. Although it looks pretty enough this way, you should spice it up by tucking it in.
# 51 Coiffure Chignon
Some ladies have lovely natural hairs with a good texture and volume, and so styling for them is effortless. The wearer of this fancy braided chignon is a good example of this, but the braiding technique used also contributes significantly to the beauty of the design.
# 52 Inventive Top Knot
This creative top knot will require some skills and experience to make it look this good. It starts by pulling the hair to the center of the head into a knot and weaving the rest of the strands into a neat braid around it.
# 53 Simple Braided and Tucked Chignon
This beautiful updo is great as an everyday look as it is simple to make and still very classy. For this design, you should push the strands to the back, twist and tuck them into a chignon. You should also braid a couple of strands to create a cute headband.
# 54 Textured French Twist
The texture is the most important element in this design and even if you do not have a perfect natural hair, creative trimming and the use of hair products can help you get the right texture. Apart from this, you will only need to brush your strands to the back and finish with a French twist.
# 55 The Curly Updo
Curly hair is fantastic provided you know how to keep away frizz. You can wear anything that you wish your curls, and you just need to think of something inventive. In this style, for example, the curls are brushed out at the front but maintained at the back where they are twisted and pinned to create a lovely hairdo
# 56 Two Toned Classic Bun
The dark brown and blonde hues in this style blend in perfectly to create a very attractive tone. You should arrange the hairs into a lovely layered bun that is pinned in place with concealed pins to make the hues more visible.
# 57 Mini Pony
This mini pony is an easy and cute hairdo to wear if you have some nice long locks. For this style, you should part it at the front and brush it back. To create the pony, you need should tie the locks with a bright ribbon at the center of the head
# 58 Golden Brown Crown
You do not have to color all your hair to stand out as you can use a creative braided crown to add a contrasting hue to your style. In this design for examples, only a bunch of strands are given a golden brown shade. These strands are then used to create the lovely crown braid.
# 59 Wavy and Messy Upstyle
To wear this headdress, you will only need a couple of pins or clip. For this design, you should push your strands back with your fingers so that they can maintain their waves and tuck them into a loose, messy bun and hold it in place with the pins.
# 60 Big and Rugged Bun
Updo hairstyles do not always have to be formal as you can also have a casual look with one. This big and rugged bun is an example of this. To make this top bun, you should pull your locks to the center of the head and then tucked into a massive top knot.
# 61 High and Voluminous
Sometimes all you have to do for a stylish headdress is trim your locks neatly and then finish by combing them. However, you should also have thick hair so that it will look nice when you brush it high. A lovely headband will also help to spice up the look.
# 62 Pretty Bridal Waves
The beautiful waves in this headdress are made prettier by the loose braids on the design. One of the braids wraps around the hair from one side to the other while the other one starts at the center and finishes in a fishtail.
# 63 Ponytail Updo
Ponytail updos are unique and so if you have one you can be sure that you will stand out. It is also an easy style as you will only need to twist your natural hair into the pony at the back without using any pins or clip. However, the blonde ombre tone also contributes significantly to the beauty of the design.
# 64 Natural Curly Fringe
The hair in this design is very natural since all that you need is to push the curls to the front to create a fringe. To do this, you should tie the strands with a head scarf so that you can lift them up and style them with a front sweep to create the fringe.
# 65 Trendy Braided Pony
With a little creativity, you can transform an ordinary design into something unique and trendy. In this style, for example, the simple ponytail is spiced up by braiding a few strands into a medium size braid before pulling them into the ponytail.
# 66 Delicate and Cute Curls
This lovely style starts with a shallow center part that gives some flow to the wavy hairs at the front. The locks at the back have some beautiful curls that look like the wearer took the time to ensure that each curl is where it is supposed to be.
# 67 Twisted Half up Half down
The burgundy tone in this headdress is what will catch the attention of most people, and since the hair also has a nice volume and texture, you will require minimal styling for a fantastic look. You only need to twist a couple of locks at the back to create the design.
# 68 Fancy Flexi Clip Updo
A Flexi clip and some inventiveness are the only things that you need to wear this design. However, you should also have a medium or long hair. You should then push it back, twist it and clip it to finish the look.
# 69 Rumpled Top Knot
Updos give you the freedom to wear different designs, and this top knot is perhaps one of the easiest. To wear this headdress, you only need to pull your hair to the crown and tie it into a loose top knot. It does not need to be neat or tight, and so you can leave out some of the short strands.
# 70 Flirty High Bun with a Braid
The small braid that stretches from side to side at the back is very cute, and it adds a nice twist to the design. However, what makes this a lovely headdress is how the hair has been intricately braided to create the unique and very flirty top bun
# 71 Pretty and Long Blonde Ponytail
What makes this ponytail fantastic is that it is from an all natural locks. The locks are long and healthy with a perfect texture. To create this style you should pull them to the back and then use a few of the locks from your natural strands to create the pony.
# 72 Afro Inspired Curly Updo
The curls in this headdress are just fantastic with a perfect volume and texture. Although it has all the best features that any woman would ever wish for in her hair, it still needs a good styling to look elegant. It is styled up to give it some height and some of the curly locks flow freely to create a lovely face framing design.
# 73 Vintage and Sassy Updo with Chopsticks
This vintage headdress demonstrates that you can make any design look sophisticated with simple things such as the chopsticks that have been used for centuries by Asian women to style hair. Although the strands in this headdress are only a couple of inches long their styling and introduction of the chopsticks is what makes it look fabulous.
# 74 Messy and Modern
Modern women have some particular looks that they prefer, and this design is an example of one of them. The cute design comes from creatively twisting and tucking the strands into a messy but still very stylish updo.
# 75 Massive Braid Crown
Braid crowns are charming, but this huge one seems to have an edge over the common ones and not just because of its size but also its weaving technique. The strands in the style are long and also have a lovely color, and these are a the few things that make this a top notch design
# 76 Dreamy Twisted Crown
The highlights in this headdress are as intricate as the styling, and they help bring out the best in this modern design. To wear this style you should divide your strands into chunky bangs that you should then braid into a loose crown.
# 77 Elegant Side Curls
The strands in this hairstyle are very thick, and this is what helps to create the voluminous curls on the side. It might look like a very complicated design, but if you have the right volume, it is a very simple design that will only involve pinning curls on the sides.
# 78 High Bun with a Cute Fringe
The massive high bun in this style is very firm and neat, but the design also has a cute fringe. Side sweeping the edge helps to get it off your eyes, but it also creates a lovely pattern. You should also have a pretty headband around your bun to make it look cute.
# 79 High and Wavy
You can almost not see the knot at all in this design, but the hair seems to be firmly in place. The idea behind this design is to give the wavy locks as much height as possible while still maintaining their natural looks. To achieve the look, you need to use a couple of pins but use a color that blends in with your hair so that you can easily conceal them.
# 80 Tucked in Ombre
The coloring pattern utilized in this hair makes it fabulous and so you only need to do a simple style. To make your strands look elegant, you should tuck them in at the center of the head and use pins to keep everything in place. The ombre contrast creates a lovely pattern when you tuck in your strands.
# 81 Accessorized Classy French Twist
Gray makes a beautiful tone whether it is natural or not but in this style it is not the only thing that makes it classy. The class in this design comes from pulling the locks to the middle of the head into a subtle French twist and then accessorizing it with fancy u-pins.
# 82 Easy Side Braid
The side braid in this style is very easy, and anyone can make it provided they have basic braiding skills. It also finishes at the back with a cool twisted bun. The cute little headband used also makes this hair look refined.
# 83 Amazing Balayage
Although this hair has an excellent length and textures, the color will steal the show. It is a perfect balayage dying that combines different shades to create a fantastic tone. Apart from this, the locks are pushed to the back and a couple of them tied into a loose top knot.
# 84 Double Braided Princess
The two crown braids in this style are what define it as there is no other notable styling. And what makes things even more interesting is that they are two different types of braids. The locks designed to hang over the face also make the headdress more detailed.
# 85 Blonde Streaks and Knots
Balayage is the best technique you can use to paint your hair as it can help you get any tone that you wish. Purple and pink highlight make the blonde locks look fantastic, and the style is enhanced further with two lovely knots.
# 86 Sleek Pony
If you want to look elegant and polished, this pony is the thing for you, but you should have a long blonde hair. The sleek design comes from creative styling using pins, and the locks are layered intricately to create an eye-catching pattern.
# 87 The Boho Chic Look
The boho up styling design is unique but in this hairdo, it is enhanced with a subtle twist around the bun and a few side soft bangs at the front. However, the color is what makes it look splendid.
# 88 Gorgeous Crown Knots
Your lovely long wavy or curly locks do not need anything too intricate to look beautiful. Simple double knots on the top and a side part can be enough to give you a lovely hairdo. You can finish the style by letting your locks flow freely over your shoulders.
# 89 Messy Greek Hairstyle
The messy strands and braids in this headdress are very straightforward and natural, and they look very randomly placed. They are pulled into the middle of the head to create a Mohawk inspired design and accessorized to give them the Greek look.
# 90 Fun U-pin Bun
U-pins are one of the things that every lady must own as they can help her wear any design that she wishes. Here there are used to create a twisted loose high bun, and they work pretty well since they hold the strands firmly in place while still maintaining the relaxed look.
Whether you are looking for something to wear on your prom night or you just feel like up styling your locks, there are many easy updo hairstyles to choose from for a modern look. And there is always something for anyone regardless of her hair type or size. The 90 styles above demonstrate clearly how easy and versatile the updo is and with a little inventiveness you can be able to look trendy and classy with one of these headdresses.