10 Updo Hairstyles That Pinays Can Wear to Just About Anything

Putting your hair up? Do so in style! We've rounded up gorgeous updo hairstyles that will help you look your best no matter the occasion.

When you have long hair, it’s fun to experiment with different hairstyles. You can leave it down or try different updo hairstyles if you’re in the mood for a bit of hairstyling. Ponytails and buns are the most common updos, and there are many stylish ways to wear these hairstyles. But aside from these, you can also try braids, braided updos, and even half-up hairstyles.

We’ve rounded up our favorite updo hairstyles that you can create not just on your long hair but also on shoulder-length hair, lobs, and even bobs. Check them out!

Updo Hairstyles We Love

1. Chignon

Closeup shot of an Asian woman with chignon updo hairstyle
Look fancy without being over-the-top with this classic updo. Credit: Hariono Halim

This classic ‘do is a mainstay in parties, formal events, and other occasions when you need to look polished and elegant. If you’re looking for an easy updo that’s also versatile, the chignon is perfect.

Editor’s tip: Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your chignon to keep it smooth and polished without weighing it down. 

2. Chignon for Short Hair

Asian woman with an updo hairstyle wearing a dark blue dress and earrings
Put your short hair up in an elegant chignon. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You can also put your hair in a chignon even if you have short hair. The technique is a bit different, but the result is just as elegant and stylish.

Editor’s tip: A bit of bounce and volume can help you nail a chignon for short hair. Get this when you use Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Conditioner regularly. This duo can help boost your hair’s natural volume by up to 95 percent! 

3. Braided Updo

Asian woman with braided updo wearing a light pink dress outdoors
This is an easy updo hairstyle you can do in just a few minutes! Credit: Hariono Halim

Want a braid-based bun hairstyle? Try the braided updo. You can wear this when attending weddings, daytime parties, and other dressy occasions.

4. French Twist

Side view of an Asian woman with hair in a French twist wearing a white dress outdoors
Simple and classy, the French twist will never be out of style. Credit: Hariono Halim

Another classic updo hairstyle that you can try is the French twist. This ‘do lets you exude elegance and sophistication.

5. French Braid

Easy braids for long hair: Asian woman with long hair in French braid
You won’t look basic with a classic French braid. Credit: Hariono Halim

This timeless braid is also one of the easiest braided hairstyles to do! And when you’ve mastered this hairstyle, you can easily upgrade it and transition to other more sophisticated looks!

6. French Rope Braid Bun

Closeup shot of an Asian woman with french rope braid bun hairstyle wearing a floral dress against an orange wall
This updo hairstyle is perfect for proms, weddings, and even dinner dates! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Put a twist to your regular bun hairstyle by adding a rope braid. Wear it together with a floral dress for a feminine and dainty look.

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7. Double Dutch Braid Bun

Asian woman with a Double Dutch braid bun hairstyle wearing a peach top
Style your thick hair by putting it in a double Dutch braid bun. Credit: Hariono Halim

Put your long, thick hair in a double Dutch braid bun to keep neat all day long. You can also wear it on weekends when you want to wear a playful look and take a break from your usual ponytails and buns.

8. Crown Braid

Asian woman with short hair in a crown braid wearing a red top
This braided updo also looks great on lobs and medium bobs. Credit: Hariono Halim

Make your princess dreams come true by putting your hair in a crown braid. This updo hairstyle also suits medium bobs and lobs, so feel free to try this hairstyle even if you have short hair.

9. Milkmaid Braid for Short Hair

Asian woman with milkmaid braid for short hair wearing a light blue dress
Look fresh on a hot and humid day with a milkmaid braid hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Another updo that works on short hair is the milkmaid braid. It’s a fresh look that you can wear to brunches, garden parties, or even when spending a day at the park or going on a tour around your city.

10. Bun with Hair Accessory

Asian woman with a top bun hairstyle wearing a white dress and black dangling earrings
With a top bun, you can also showcase your statement earrings! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Jazz up a simple ballerina bun by finishing with a pearl or bejeweled hairband. The extra sparkle makes it elegant and perfect as a day-to-night look.

Whenever you feel like adding an extra touch of glam to your everyday look, try one of these updo hairstyles. For sure, heads will turn and you’ll definitely be a stunner.