25 no fail updos

By Hello Natural

An updo is always a good idea for a polished look or for hiding a bad hair day. But who has the time for detailed braids and intricate twirls? I'm all about keeping things simple! These 25 easy updos to have you looking chic and sophisticated without all that frustrating time in front of a mirror. Which one would you try first?


1. Lela Rose gold leaf: We took a cue from the runway and sprinkled a bit of gold leaf to a braided bun 'do. If we crafters sweat glitter then our dandruff might as well be gold, right? (via Hello Natural)

2. Braided gibson tuck: Twist your braided pony into a pretty bun, all in under 5 minutes. Easy peasy! (via Oh So Pretty)

3. 4-step hair tutorial. You won't spend too much time in front of the mirror for this one, but you'll still look and feel cute in the end. (via Rags to Stitches)

4. Ponytail wrap: Update your everyday ponytail with a bling wrap, and instantly take your hairstyle from drab to fab. (via Hello Natural).

5. Rodarte braids: The perfect 'artfully messy' look. Braid a long section of hair on each side of your head and bring the braids together into a bun in the back. Then make a loose braid underneath the bun. (via Hello Natural)

6. French maid wrap: Use a pretty scarf to wrap your hair, and say goodbye to those bad hair days. (via Svetlana Hillkovich)

7. Messy upside down French braid bun: Instead of a regular French braid, how about you turn it upside down? (via The Merry Thought)

8. Flower hairpiece: Update your high bun with a handmade flower pin, for a romantic and sweet look. (via Caught on a Whim)

9. Heidi braid: A tiny braid that looks like a headband will instantly uplift your hairstyle – and mood. (via Ducklings in a Row)

10. DIY plaid bun: Twist a piece of plaid fabric into your bun to give it a fall look. (via Hello Natural)

11. How to style a top knot: A messy bun is a great idea for everyday wear. You can make it messy for a shopping trip, or more polished for work. (via A Beautiful Mess)

12. Maiden Scarf Braid: We were racking our brains to come up with a scarf idea for this DIY challenge, and Jenna had the awesome idea of adding it to her favorite updo. It looks fancy but is super easy! (via Scarves.net)

13. Sleek parted ponytail: A plain pony is sleeker when parted on the side, but just as easy to put together. (via A Cup of Jo)

14. Elegant low ponytail: Twist your hair and tie it with a DIY embellished hair piece for an elegant look. (via Happiness Does Complete a Home)

15. 1960s ponytail: A relaxed ponytail that's inspired by the 60s era: messy, and so easy to pull off in the morning! (via Babble)

16. French braid bun: Finish your French braid in a top bun, and it will look trendier than ever. (via The Shine Project)

17. Side bun: Designed for ladies who ride their bike with helmets, this side bun is chic and inspired. (via Refinery 29)

18. Sock bun: The now classic ballerina-bun look is easy to achieve with a store-bought donut or an actual sock. (via Wedding Chicks)

19. 2-Minute easy updo: You don't need very long hair for this: just an elastic headband and two minutes of your time. (via Hello Natural)

20. Messy bun: A messy 'do means that you don't have to worry about its upkeep all day long. (via Keiko Lynn)

21. The knotted updo: A hairstyle that will conceal dirty hair, and keep your hair off your face in a chic way. (via Elle)

22. Mid knot: Between a top knot and a low know, there's the mid knot. It looks detailed even though it's easy to do. (via The Small Things Blog)

23. Plait party: Braid away all you can, and finish with a low bun – interesting and easy at the same time. (via The Beauty Department)

24. Messy side ponytail: A side ponytail that you can get in under 5 minutes. It works on all hair types! (via Hello Natural)

25. Twist donut bun: An update on the popular sock bun, with a twisted braid all around it. (via Join the Mood)

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