Short Hair Updo with Tendrils Tutorial for Pinays

Turn your simple short hair into a stylish updo in minutes.
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Having short hair doesn’t mean your hairstyle options are limited. In fact, you can experiment with different hairstyles–short hair updos included! And if you’re looking for an elegant hairstyle, short hair with updo with tendrils is perfect for you. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1

Prep your hair

A bit of volume can help you nail a short hair updo with tendrils. Use Dove Nourishing Secrets Thickening Ritual Shampoo and Dove Nourishing Secrets Thickening Ritual Conditioner. They are infused with lavender and rosemary which are known to promote hair growth.

short hair updo with tendrils: Girl is showing a bottle of shampoo
Step 2

Spray dry shampoo

Add body and texture to your hair with a little help from TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo.

short hair updo with tendril: Girl is spraying dry shampoo on her hair
Step 3

Take the top section

Gather a section of your hair from your temples up to your drown. You can simply use your fingers for this.

Girl is gathering her hair above her crown
Step 4

Do a little twist

Take a smaller section of hair near your hairline, twist this, and put it back to add texture to your hair. This hair hack will keep your short hair updo with tendrils from looking flat.

short hair updo with tendrils: Girl is twisting a small section of her hair
Step 5

Make a half ponytail

Tie this section with a clear elastic. Then, create a gap right above the elastic and insert the ponytail into the gap.

Girl is making a gap above her elastic
Step 6

Add more ponytails

Take small sections of hair from both sides of your head and tie these together with the previous ponytail using a clear elastic. Again, create a gap above the second elastic and insert the second ponytail into the gap.  

Girl is making more half ponytails with her hair
Step 7

Continue

Repeat the process until you have created four ponytails.

short hair updo with tendrils: model's hands are shown holding her hair
Step 8

Pin it

Insert the tip of the last ponytail into the gap. Then, roll the tail upwards and secure it with a bobby pin.

short hair updo with tendrils: girl is showing how she inserts her hair into the gap
Step 9

Make it look full

Gently pull the sides of your short hair updo to add more volume to your hair.

Girl's back view is seen as she pulls sections of her to volumize it
Step 10

Spritz!

Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to tame frizz and flyaways. It also keeps your short hair updo with tendrils from unraveling.

Girl is putting hairspray on her hair
Step 12

Done!

Try this hairstyle if you want to make your short hair elegant. This is perfect for wine nights and romantic dinners, whether in a restaurant or at home.

Asian woman with short hair updo with tendrils
Step 13

Bonus!

You can also add small flowers to make your short hair updo with tendrils more appealing. You can also use bejeweled hair accessories to jazz up your hairstyle.

Back shot of an Asian woman with short hair updo hairstyle

You can create a short hair updo with tendrils even if you’re a hairstyling newbie. And you only need a few styling tools and products, so you can create this ‘do at home whenever you feel like glamming up. Have fun!

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