updos for long hair

Easy Updos for Long Hair

Having long hair has its pros and cons. It can get tiring doing your hair in the morning. Whether you’re a student, busy mom, or business owner having to struggle with your hair can be a pain. The problem is you don’t want to cut it. Guess what ,you don’t have to. You can still be fashionable and stylish without spending 2 hours on your hair. We have compiled a list of 20 easy updos for long hair of any texture. Even if you have no experience doing hair you can achieve these styles. We hope you all give these styles a try and most of all We hope it makes your life a whole lot easier.

1The messy top knot bun

Of course the go to top knot bun is on the list. All you need is a hair tie and a brush. Brush your hair to your desired height and loosely tie your hair in a “knot”. The sleek edges the look, look put together.

2Side braid bun

The next style is cute and easy. part your hair at the crown on your desired side. Next braid your hair into a loose braid. Then pin it into a pin wheel bun. To make it a little more relaxed pull out a couple pieces of hair for faux fly aways.

3The crown Braid

If you want a more enchanting look especially for spring/summer try a braided crown. This style will keep hair out of your face for those hot days. This is also perfect for winter just throw on your favorite beanie.

4The simple Ponytail

Of course a simple pony tail! You may be thinking that a ponytail is going to be boring but it does not have to be. For a sleek and chic ponytail add your favorite styling gel and brush it to the crown of your head. Glam it up with your favorite makeup look or go natural with a tinted lip balm.

5The Minnie bow

Bring out the inner kid in you ! I love this hairstyle its fun, cute, and super easy. This is a all new take on the messy bun. My favorite thing is that its not neat and perfect. The messy-ness gives it so much personality. Add some flashy studs and keep the make up simple for this look.

6Ballerina Bun

Next we have the ballerina bun. It is a more toned down version of the donut bun. Simply brush your hair into a ponytail ( high, low, side). Then take sections of your ponytail and roll and pin, making sure they all go in the same direction.

7The Twist out

If you’re natural then you know how annoying it is to wake up and not have your hair completely dry in the morning. Then your whole day is a mess because you’re having a bad hair day. Well here’s your solution, leave your twist in and simply pin them to the center in a Mohawk like fashion. Not only will you have a cute hairstyle but this is also a way to get that extra length from shrinkage.

8The pineapple pom

One of my favorite styles is the pineapple. You can start off on freshly washed hair, a twist out , braid out, or wash and go. Section a portion of your hair off in the front and pull the rest into a high puff. The sideburn leave out on the side is super cute as well. The geeky glasses add a nice touch too !

9Bantu puff

Turn your old bantu knot out into a cute puff. Take your favorite styling gel ( Eco Styler) is one of my favorites, add a little to your edges and brush into your desired height. TIP: Use a stocking cap as a scrunchy and it will give you a lot more control. Try finger combing to keep more of your curl pattern. Simply re-twist at night or throw it up into a pineapple. A satin scarf will keep moisture in so that you do not wake up with dry hair.

10The braided ponytail

Another style that would take you less than 2 minutes to complete is the braided ponytail. As you can see here instead of using a hair tie she used a section of her own hair. This style does not have to be so boring throw on some glitter studs, a headband, or even add hair jewels!

11French roll and tuck

Next we have what I like to call the french roll and tuck. With no defined part take and loosly roll and tuck (pin) your hair in one continuous twist. This is the perfect go to style in your job consist of a more professional setting. If you want to make it more fun add a chained headpiece and rhinestone earrings.

12Reversed french braid

Put a twist on the typical french braid, do it backwards. Yes start braiding the hair from your nape instead of your temple area. This makes a super cute bun and once you get the hang of it you can do it in no time. Add a flower crown to this look to make it fun. Flower crowns are also a great DIY, You can even make one with fresh flowers and sticks.

13The turban wrap

One of my favorite and most versatile styles is the turban wrap. You can wear this style in all four seasons with lighter fabrics in the spring/summer and heavier fabrics in the fall/winter. Whats even better is that this is totally a money saver ! Go to your local fabric store and get your favorite colors and prints and make your own. They are extremely easy to make and there are also tons Youtube tutorials.

14Dreaded updo

I love this hair style intended for women with dreads it is a simple side ponytail with the front locs twisted. Add things like shells to complete the nubian look along with a chocolate brown lippie. What is also great about this is you can style these with faux locs .

15Bantu knots

Okay these are not actually meant to be worn out but who follows rules anyway? In order to wear these out take time to part your hair neatly. Accessorize with colorful lipsticks, and bold earrings. Gel down your baby hairs so really top off the look. These will last for days with proper care, and you will have a super cute bantu knot out. Yes for two styles in one.

16Tucked bun with bangs

Whether you have dreads, curly hair, straight hair you can achieve this style. This is very versatile because it can be laid back or formal. It is a roll and tuck bun with a sweep pinned bang. As you can see in the photo the withe and minimal jewelry and makeup made this look very elegant.

17Braided beehive

This look reminds me of nature. I think it’s super different and unique. It it perfect for women with heart shaped faces. To achieve this style part your hair down the center. Next put it in two slightly high pigtails. Then braid the individual pigtails into smaller sections, pin ad desired. Its super quick and easy.

18Sleek bun

Take your simple sock bun and make it red carpet ready. Eva Marcille is rocking this super sleek bun. What took this style to the next level was so simple…The braid. Adding the braid make this style so elegant. Keep your makeup natural with earth and berry tones.

19Afro Puffs

For all of my naturalistas with long hair lets take it back to the 70’s. I am a big fan of Afro puffs. They are simple and cute. My secret is to use elastic bands to prevent creasing in my hair and it also prevents breakage which regular ponytail holders tend to do. I would love to see women rocking these in bold bright colors.

20Curly high ponytail

I love this high ponytail trend. She is seriously giving me Selena vibes in this picture. One of the most popular tools this year are the want curlers. To get this style start on freshly washed hair. Then blow dry and thoroughly moisturize your hair and scalp. Next put your hair into a super high ponytail and add your curls. Don’t have a wand curler ? you can also achieve this style on a fresh twistout or braidout. Stick with neutral makeup tones and dont forget your bronzer. Keep this look glowy.