12 Cute and easy updos you can wear everyday

Mitch | 06 February 2018
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Look fab everyday with these pretty and easy updos!

Updos are usually the go-to hairstyle for special events and fancy parties because they’re elegant and classy and absolutely gorgeous. But they’re also great everyday hairstyles because they’re pretty and at the same time functional–no annoying hair everywhere that gets in the way as you go about your day. And while a glamorous chignon or an elaborate milkmaid braid may not be a good idea for casual strolls or your usual day at school or work, there are a lot of chic but simple and easy updos you can turn to. We happen to have a list of 12 we really like. So for cute updos that you can create in a jiffy, look no further ‘coz we’re like that shopping mall you like to frequent–we’ve got it all for you!

12 Easy updos you can wear everyday

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Easy updo: Double bun. Credit: iStock

1. Double bun

So cuuute! And it does a great job at keeping the hair away from your face, so even better! This cool girl hair won’t take long to create. Just make sure to give both buns a few spritz of TONI&GUY Freeze Hold Hairspray so they stay in place all day.

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Easy updo: Upside-down braid.

2. Upside-down braid

Up for something hip and cool? Then try the upside-down braid bun. It’s a classic style from the front, but there’s a cool braid party happening at the back. Fun, right? We happen to have a video tutorial on how to create this look so you don’t need to google. You’re welcome!

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A messy bun like this lends an easygoing, laidback vibe. Credit: istock

3. Messy low pull-through bun

Chic doesn’t always mean polished and perfect, and this messy pull-through bun that sits at the nape of the neck is proof. It’s oozing with so much style and lends an easy, laidback vibe. If you’re wearing this hairstyle to the office, balance out the disheveled look by dressing chic and sharp. If you’re headed somewhere more casual, you can look as cool and chill as you want.

TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Spray your hair with TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo to keep your elastic from sliding down. It gives your hair a bit of grip so it helps keeping your bun in place and keep it from falling down as you go about your busy day.

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Easy updo: Messy fishtail braid

4. Loose fishtail braid

How are your braiding skills? Still working on it? Perfect! This look is all about imperection so you’re good. Just throw your hair on one side and start braiding it fishtail style halfway down. Messy chic vibe nailed!

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Editor’s tip: For texture and grip, spray your hair with TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. It’ll give your hair the body it needs and will make braiding so much easier because it won’t keep slipping and coming off as you weave.

5. Gibson tuck

This classic hairstyle can take you from day to night. It’s chill enough for a day time look, but it’s also very pretty and romantic that you can wear it to dinner dates and other events.

6. Halo braid with bangs

Here’s a grown-up, much cooler version of the headband trend. Style your bangs already (we suggest sweet and side-swept) and when you’re happy with how it looks, start creating a halo braid. We’ve got a quick and easy step-by-step tutorial that you can watch here.

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This side braid hairstyle will work with long or medium hair. Credit: Raquel Brust.

7. Deep side part + side braid

If this hairstyle doesn’t fall under easy updos, we don’t know what will! You can totally create this look in under five minutes. It’s a classic ‘do that never goes out of style and would look pretty with any outfit.

TRESemmé Smooth & Shine Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Keep your side braid sleek and shiny with TRESemmé Smooth & Shine Shampoo and TRESemmé Smooth & Shine Conditioner. The pair delivers intense moisturization where your hair needs it most by helping to calm frizz and flyaways without weighing hair down.

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opt for a braided bun if you want pretty but practical. Credit: iStock

8. Braided bun

Pretty and practical, the braided bun makes you look gorgeously put together while keeping your hair out of your face. If you’re headed to school or work, this makes it easier to bury your pretty little head in paper work or school stuff because you don’t have to keep tucking it behind your ear or push it out of your eyes.

TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: To keep your updo up there and make sure your hair stays where you want it, set your braided bun with a couple of spritz of TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. It provides maximum hold without making your strands stiff or sticky.

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Rock that ribbon on your hair. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

9. Low bun + ribbon 

Upgrade your regular low bun by dressing it up with a pretty colored ribbon worn as headband. It’s another hairstyle that’s both cute and convenient, allowing you to get on with your hair day and get things done without being bothered by rogue strands.

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Ponytail: it takes two. Credit: indigitalimages.com

10. Double ponytail 

Make your ponytail extra chic by tying your hair twice: make a half-up ponytail, then tie all your tresses together at the nape of your neck to create the second ponytail. It’s a no-fuss hairstyle that you can create in two minutes!

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Keep it interesting by adding a twist to your regular low bun. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

11. Pretzel side bun

Placing your bun on the side easily makes the whole look a bit more flirty and feminine. So if you want to look extra cute, go for this ‘do. It’s basically an update to the regular low chignon, making it more fun with some clever hair twists. Check out how to do it here.

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Do the bubble ponytail for a fun and cool look. Credit: indigitalimages.com

12. Bubble ponytail

Now this is definitely a fun hairstyle! It’s super easy to do, too. All you need are a couple of elastics and five minutes tops, to pull it off!

TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

Editor’s tip: Add major shine to your look by applying a few drops of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops to your hair. This product adds intense polish to any glamorous look and helps prevent frizz and fly-aways for a silky feel and glossy finish.

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