35 Super Cute Easy Updo Hairstyles For Medium Hair
There are a lot many hairdos and hairstyles that a woman can choose from but finding the right hairdo can be tough given the endless styles available. There are many factors that are to be considered before picking a hairdo, and trust me it's tiring. Here we have listed a total of 35 super cute updo hairstyles for medium hair. Mind it, these are just the updo hairstyles. Updo involves arranging the hair so that it points upward. That could be as simple as a ponytail or as complicated as a beehive. It is more commonly associated with hairstyles that are more elaborate and meant for special occasions like weddings, proms etc. There are a few types of updos like beehive, buns, braids, French twist, ponytail, and chignon. Here is a step by step tutorial on how to do a beehive.
Partial Beehive With Side Braid
Make a small half beehive without much volume, leaving some hair on the sides. Or if you love volume you can have it too. Braid the sides and join them in the center at the back of your head in the messy bun. Gently tug the strands of the braids to make them look voluminous. Give your hair soft waves and you are done.
Easy Braided Bun Beehive For Medium Hair
Braids and buns together are such a winning combination. Throwing a beehive along with them makes the combination even more interesting. Make a low bun accompanied by a set of braids. Start these braids along the sides and wrap them around the base of the bun. Soft side bangs will complete the look.
Wavy Hair Half Up Beehive For Medium Hair
This one is pretty similar to the half up or half down beehive. What makes it different from that style is that it has some added texture with soft waves. The high beehive is complemented by long soft waves in the back and straight bangs on the forehead and sides. These bangs draw attention to the eyes.
Side Swept Face Framing Messy Beehive
If you want to have a modern beehive, this is it. This beehive has side swept bangs and is messy. However, it also carries enough edge to make it fashion forward and hold everyone’s attention. You can also add an embellished accessory to the beehive for a touch of glamour.
Easy Stylised Low Bun
A classy and elegant bun is a treat to everyone’s eye and your pride. All you have to do is part your hair in two sections from the crown. Tease the top section from under the hair and secure it with a sectioning clip. Grab the bottom section and make a low bun with it near the nape of your neck. Secure it with bobby pins. You can make a rolled bun or use a bun maker for that. Take the top section, make it smooth, and bring it down to pin under the bun. Spray some light hold hairspray to make it stay. You are done. Here is your step by step tutorial:
The Messy Top Bun
For this updo, brush all your hair back and tease the top section for some extra volume. Gather all the hair at the back. Now start twisting the length of your hair. For creating a half loop updo, loop the hair through hair elastics. Spread the bun out and keep securing it with the U-pins. You can pull out few strands to frame your face and use some accessories for adding a bit of shine. To keep the bun in place apply a light hold spray.
Easy Bun With Side Braid
Before you make the bun, mid part your hair and separate a section on each side. Pull the rest of the hair into a ponytail and make a bun. Braid these side sections and wrap it around the bun and secure them. That’s it!
Bohemian Low Side Bun For Medium Hair
For this style of bun, first you need to deep side part your hair and curl it slightly. Now tease the hair at the crown for some volume and smooth the surface of the teased hair. Gather all your hair over to the larger side of the partition and divide them into sections to make small rosette buns. Secure each rosette bun with U-pins and secure the flyaways with bobby pins. Pull out thin bangs to frame your face and spray a light hold hairspray.
Double Braided Updo
Divide your hair into two sections from the center and tie them each into a high ponytail at the back. Rope Braid each pigtail till the end and then secure them with a band. Overlap these braids to form an updo and tuck in the ends with U-pins. To tame the flyaways, use bobby pins. Tadah!
Lace Braided Updo
Divide your hair into two equal sections front the center. Braid these sections into a lace braid. A lace braid is done towards the side of the head instead of the scalp like the usual braids. If you don’t know how to do a lace braid, here is your step by step tutorial:
Secure these braids with the band. Now secure one braid all the way to the other side of the head with the bobby pins and do the same with the other braid. Make sure they overlap. Tuck the ends in with U-pins and spray some light hold hairspray. You are ready to win your date over!
Stylised Rope Braid Bun
Comb your hair backwards and first create rope braids by taking two sections from the crown. Rope braid them till you reach the end, then secure the road with a band. Hold one section tightly and scrunch up the other with a fine-toothed comb. Now, make a bun of it at the back of your head by twisting and wrapping the other section over the scrunched one. Create another rope braid with the two sections from right under the bun and repeat the bun making steps until all your hair is in buns. Make them stay with a light hold spray after you have securely tucked them cleanly in with bobby pins and U-pins.
The Double Braid Headband
For this hairstyle, part your hair from the center and divide your hair into two sections. Make rope braids with both the sections and secure the ends with elastic bands. Now, take one rope braid and bring it over your crown all the way to the other side of the crown and secure it to your head with bobby pins. Do the same with the other braid. Spray some hairspray and you are good to go.
Twisted Side Bun
Brush your hair and make an off-center partition at the front. On the side with more hair, take a section and side sweep it. Secure it just above the level of your hair with bobby pins. Separate two thin sections from the smaller side and hold them up with the help of sectioning clips. Take the hair from the back of the crown and tease it to add some volume. Twist it into a loose bun at the base of your head, on the side. Secure it with bobby pins. Twist the separated sections using sectioning clips and wrap them around the bun. Secure the end with u pins and spray some hairspray. Here is your step by step tutorial:
Low Bun With Side Braid
Take out a section of hair from each side of your head, just above the ears. Gather the rest of the hair at the back of your hair and make a ponytail. Roll the tail around the base of the ponytail and make a bun. Secure it with the bobby pins. make the braids from the side sections and secure their ends with a hairband. Wrap the braids around the bun and secure them with U-pins. Tuck away the flyaways with bobby pins. Use hairspray to keep them in place.
Simple French Knot
For this hairstyle, part your hair a little off center and curl the edges of your hair using a curling rod. Brush back the hair on the smaller side and secure it at the back of your head with bobby pins. Roll the rest of the hair in the opposite direction to create the French twist. Use the U-pins for securing it and use hairspray for keeping it in place. Here is your step by step tutorial on how to do a simple French knot:
The Crown Twist
Part your hair off-center. From each side of partition, take a section and twist them at the end. Secure together their ends with a hairband and tuck the sections of hair around it. Keep securing it with the pins. Tame the flyaways and spray on some hairspray.
The Formal And Romantic
Part the hair at the center, then gather one half of your hair and twist it neatly. Pin it at the back of your head with bobby pins. Do the same with the other half. Make sure these sections overlap, giving it the look of a simple knot. Tuck in the stray strands then use some hairspray and add accessories if you want.
Loose Low Bun
Brush back your hair and make a regular braid out of it till the end. Fold the end of the braid and secure it with the band. To create the bun, roll the braid upward and inward. Secure it using the pins and tease the top of the hair with your fingers for a little volume and a tousled look.
Braided Donut Bun
Tease a thin section from the crown of your hair to create volume and leave the bangs at the front free to framing your face. From the teased section create a pouf. Work on the side sections to make a side braid. Secure the braids hairbands. Gather all the hair along with the braids and make a ponytail. Loop the ponytail through a donut and make a bun by looping the hair around the foam donut. Secure the bun with bobby pins and let the flyaways fall freely or secure them. For extra oomph, tie a decorative ribbon around the bun.
The Sock Bun
Make a tight ponytail at the back of your head, then attach a sock at the end of the tail and smoothly roll it upward along with the hair. Once rolled to the top, all the way to the base of the ponytail, form the shape of the bun and pin it. Rearrange the hair for concealing the sock. Secure the bun and the flyaways. And voila, you are done!
Braided Sock Bun
Make a ponytail at the top of your head and secure it with a hairband. Wrap a sock around the ponytail. To create the bun, loop the ponytail around the sock in such a way that the edges of your hair come out from both the sides of the sock. Make the twisted braids by coiling the edges and warp the braids around the bun. Secure it with pins and tame the flyaways. Here is your step by step tutorial.
Braided Bun With A Bow
Tease the bangs for some extra volume. With the rest of the hair, tie it into a ponytail at the back of your head. Now divide the ponytail into two parts and braid each half into a regular braid. Secure these braids with an elastic band and then wrap each braid around the other to create a bun. Finally, secure the bun with the bobby pins and tie a bow around it to complete the look.
The French Braid Bun
Side part your hair and leave the long bangs free. Make an inverted French braid starting from the nape of your neck. Stop braiding when you reach the top of your head at the back and secure it with an elastic band looping the end halfway through the band. Wrap the loose ends around the hair tie to create a bun. Gather the long bangs and loosely wrap them around the bun to add more volume. Secure it with u-pins and add some mild hold hairspray to finish the style.
This one is really easy. All you have to do is tie a ponytail at the top of your head and then do it in a fishtail. Secure the end of the fishtail with a band. Now wrap the fishtail around the base of the ponytail at the top of your head and secure it with a few bobby pins. Done.
The Faux Hair Updo
You can do this hairstyle with shoulder-grazing length hair as well. For this style, side part your hair and let the bangs fall freely. This allows them to frame your face. Place an elastic headband over the crown of your head. Start looping your hair through the headband and keep the strands tucked in using U-pins. Use some hairspray to keep the hair in place.
Inverted Dutch Braid Updo
Even out your hair and tie a ponytail at the top of your crown. Tease your ponytail as this will add volume to it. Then braid your ponytail into a loose Dutch braid. Put a hairband at the end of the braid. Wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail and secure it with bobby pins. To complete the look, use a light hold hairspray and some accessories.
Inverted Braid Bun
Brush your hair towards the front, and starting from the nape of your neck make an inverted French braid. Keep braiding till you reach the crown of your head and secure the braid with an elastic band. Wrap the braid around itself to create the bun and as you go on, keep securing it with U-pins. For a more casual look, fan out the bun gently and if needed secure the flyaways with bobby pins. You can also accessorize it.
Braided Messy Updo
Tease your hair at the crown for added volume. Take one section from each side of the head, just above your ears. Side braid them and then secure the ends with elastic bands. Gather the rest of the hair at the nape of your neck and make a messy bun, securing it with U-pins. Take one braid and pin it under the other braid on the opposite side and do the same with the other braid. Make sure the braids overlap.
High Bun With Swirling French Braid
Deep part your hair on one side. Make a swirling French braid on the side with more hair and braid till you reach the back of your crown. Use a hairband or small hair tie to secure the braid. Gather all the hair and tie it into a ponytail. Include the end of the braid as well. Wrap the tail around the base of the ponytail to make a messy bun and secure it with U-pins. Tuck in the flyaways with bobby pins and you are good to go.
Pouf Bun With Braid
To begin making this style, first tie a clean ponytail at the back of your head. At the base of the ponytail, place a volumizer and cover it with the ponytail. Secure it with the hairband and U-pins. Use the hair below the volumizer to make two basic braids by dividing it into two sections. Wrap both the braids around the bun and secure them.
Inverted Braid Updo
Brush all your hair by flipping it to the front. Start from the nape of your neck and make a Dutch braid and keep braiding till halfway down the length of your tresses. Tie the braid upward to make the updo. Don’t forget to secure the braid to your head with U-pins.
Looped Low Bun
Take out a section of hair from one side and make the rest of it into a low ponytail. Loop half of that ponytail through the twist of the hairband to make a looped bun. Wrap the side section over the hairband and secure everything with a U-pin.
Casual Twisted Low Bun
Tease the hair at the crown to add some volume to it. Smooth the hair and gather it at the base of your head. From just above the ears on both side, leave thin sections and then loosely braid the rest of the hair to the edge. Secure the braid with a hairband. Now, twist the braid to make a knot and make it look like a chignon and secure the knot with U-pins. Wrap the side sections around the knot and you are done.
Coiled Low Bun
Leave some face-framing bangs on both sides and secure the hair in place by using bobby pins just above your ears. Curl the wet half of the hair and after it is curled, take a curled section and turn it upwards so that it makes a small loop at the base of your head. Pin it with bobby pins. Do the same with other sections as well. Wrap the side sections over the bun and secure these sections using bobby pins.
Dutch Updo With Loose Ends
Start just above the level of your ear on one side and start working to make a Dutch braid all the way to the other side. Keep incorporating hair from above and below the braid into it. Roll the loose end of the braid to make a bun and let the loose ends be free for a more casual and messy look. Done.
These are a few updo styles for medium hair. You can find many more online with step by step tutorial on YouTube. With all these options, you will surely find an updo that's right for you!