Updo Ideas for Every Pinay

Take your updo to the next level with these gorgeous hairstyles!

Whether you’re going on a romantic date, attending a formal part, or walking down the aisle as a bridesmaid or bride, putting your hair in an updo suits the occasion. Updo hairstyles make you look elegant, keeps the hair off your face, and helps showcase your beautiful features. If you need to dress up and glam up, there are many ways in which you can put your hair up. We’ve rounded them up for you; all you have to do is pick your favorite and get stylin’! Here they are.

10 Updo Ideas to Try in 2020

1. Braided Twist Updo

Asian woman wearing a semi-backless top and is wearing a great updo
Elegance and style are what you will get with this updo. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Going to an evening cocktail party? Or perhaps a formal dinner hosted by your boss? Then this updo braided twist will complete your ensemble. It’s elegant, classic, and sophisticated. Pair it with sparkly stud earrings and you’ll turn admiring eyes to your direction.

2. Pompadour Updo

girl wearing a leather jacket is wearing a pompadour updo
Pompadour is stylishly unique.

Feeling like a rock star? Then, it’s time to bring out that rock star in you by creating the pompadour updo. It is actually a faux hawk hairstyle wherein the sides of the hair are shaved. But even if you don’t have shaved sides or an undercut, you can still nail this ‘do by keeping the sides of your hair flat.

Editor’s tip: Keep your pompadour hairstyle in shape longer by spraying on some hairspray like VO5 Firm Hold Hairspray. The teased hair at the top of your head will stay in place no matter the weather and humidity level. 

3. Double Dutch Braid Bun

Asian woman with double Dutch braid updo and smiling
You can wear this to a casual or a formal event.

If you want an updo that’s fun and playful, try the double Dutch braid bun. You can wear this hairstyle when meeting your barkadas for an afternoon of coffee and chika! It’s also great when spending a Saturday morning outdoors–when your hair up like this, you won’t feel hot and get all sweaty.

Bottle of Stunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Frequent styling can damage your hair, so make sure you give your strands enough nourishment to make them strong and healthy. Use Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo, which has Biotin that helps your hair grow stronger. 

4. High Donut Bun with Accessory

model is smiling wearing a high bun updo and dangling earrings
You can wear this ‘do at daytime or evening parties. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Look pretty and glamorous without looking overdone by putting your hair up into a donut bun. You can also showcase your favorite dangling earrings together with this hairstyle.

5. Donut Bun with Side Bangs

pretty girl is wearing a backpack and has a very nice donut hairstyle
Combine the casual and the chic with this hair donut updo. Credit: Hariono Halim

This hair donut updo is a little less formal. You can wear it to school or even to an outreach activity or a field trip without you sweating all over. Dress down a bit in a simple shirt and pants and you’ve got the perfect daytime look!

Bottle of Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Make sure your hair smells fresh all day by washing it with Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo. With five flower essences, this shampoo will keep your hair fragrant whether you put it up or you leave it down. 

6. Three-braided Bun

Back shot of an Asian woman with a three-braid bun updo hairstyle
Three braids can give you one elegant updo for short and medium-length hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

Got a bob or lob? You can still put it up in a braided bun hairstyle. Just divide your hair into three sections, braid each, and pin each braid to form buns that look like one elegant hairstyle. Easy, right?

7. Messy braided bun

girl wearing a maroon jacket and a unique updo is smiling
A braided updo can also be styled in a messy-chic way. Credit: Hariono Halim

Turn your braided bun updo into something more casual by making it messy. Don’t worry about those loose strands and baby hair as these all add to the messy effect of your hairstyle.

Editor’s tip: Spritz TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on your hair to add grip to your strands for easier braiding. This spray also gives your hair texture that can help you nail a messy-chic look.

8. Double Braided Updo

girl wearing a red top is smiling while showing her unique updo
Whether you’re attending a gala or going on a romantic date, this updo is perfect. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Sleek, formal, and beautiful best describe this hairstyle. It’s also a way to transform simple braids into an elegant bun hairstyle. The braids also add a unique touch and texture to this updo.

9. Romantic braided updo with flowers

the model looks so sweet as she sits on the couch with flowers in her hair
Flowers are decorations–even for your hair!

Preparing for a romantic evening with your significant other? Then look the part with this updo with flowers. Just create a simple braided updo and jazz it up with flowers. This is also perfect for weddings.

10. Classic High Ponytail

girl wearing a white top is smiling with her ponytail
Ponytails never go out of style. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Of course, let’s not forget the ever-reliable classic ponytail. No matter the time of the day or occasion, the classic ponytail never fails you. You can make it sleek and clean or messy and casual.

Updos are very versatile, and there are lots of stylish options that you can choose from. You just need to know which one suits your mood, personality, and style so you can wear any updo with confidence.