10 Updos for Long Hair to Keep Your Strands in Place

Kat | 25 April 2019

Bookmark this page so you won’t forget the different updos for long hair that you can create. 

When you have long hair, you can think of countless ways on how to style your hair. You can leave it down and flaunt its softness, or put it up especially on a hot day. Updos take a bit of time and styling, but some are easy to do. You can even wear them from day to night. Here are chic updos for long hair that you can try when you’re stumped with ideas on how to style your hair.

10 Easy Updos for Long Hair

1. Ballerina bun

Updos for long hair: Asian woman with hair in ballerina bun
Keep all strands in place when working out with a neat ballerina bun.

The ballerina bun is not just for dancing. You can also style your hair this way when you’re jogging or doing yoga. It’s a practical ‘do because it makes you look neat even if you’re all sweaty from strenuous physical activities. You can also wear a ballerina bun to a cocktail party in the evening. All you need to do is a wear an elegant little black dress. and you’ll definitely look en pointe. 

TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: Spritz TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray on your hair to keep it sleek. The spray will also help the ballerina bun stay put longer. 

2. French twist

Elegant updos: Asian woman with French twist hair
Exude Parisian glam with a chic French twist.

Look classy without spending hours in front of a mirror by putting your hair in a French twist. This classic hairstyle has you covered for when you need to glam up without looking overdone. Wear this ‘do when attending a friend’s wedding or your favorite artist’s gallery opening. You can even style your hair this way when you want to make a good first impression on your prospective client.

3. Halo braid

Updos for long hair: Asian woman with hair in halo braid
A halo braid makes your hair look like it’s styled by a pro!

Look as beautiful as an angel with a halo braid. This ‘do is perfect for weddings and special events that require you to dress up. You can also sport this hairstyle when you’re going for a romantic date at a fancy restaurant. Even medium-length hair can be put in a halo braid, so you can still create this hairstyle if you decide to cut a few inches off your long hair.

4. High ponytail

Updos for long hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long black hair in a high ponytail
Let your hair scream sophistication from day to night with a high ponytail. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Trust us, learning how to create the perfect high ponytail will serve you well in life. It can help make you look and feel confident, so style your hair this way when you want to nail that client pitch. Going to the mall? Do so in style with a chic high ponytail. This ‘do is one of the most versatile updos for long hair. It may be simple, but the this hairstyle sure knows how to deliver huge impact.

TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

Editor’s tip: Apply TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops on your ponytail to keep it free from frizz and fly-aways. 

5. Braid ponytail

Asian woman with braid ponytail
This chic and practical hairstyle suits almost all types of activities.

If you don’t want your hair strands to brush your nape on a hot, summer day, go for the braid ponytail. This hairstyle is also an excellent choice when you have thick hair that seems to have a life of its own. Finish off with a hairspray to get rid of frizz and make your braid ponytail super chic and polished.

6. Flower braid

Updos for long hair: Asian woman with hair in flower braid
A braid and a bun all in one! Give the flower braid a try.

Combine the beauty of a braid and a bun with this hairstyle. With a flower braid, you’ll look more polished at work without looking manang like what badly styled buns do. You can even wear this ‘do for after-work drinks when you and your colleagues decide to hang out on a Friday night.

7. Messy bun

Updos for long hair: Asian girl with a messy bun hairstyle
Messy can be stylish with a messy bun for long hair.

Among the updos for long hair, the messy bun is a favorite among teens and adults alike. This hairstyle is chic yet laidback, and you don’t need to do everything in your power to keep it polished. In fact, its imperfections make up its charm. The messy bun is perfect for when you want to take a tour of the city or when you’re simply having a bad hair day.

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Editor’s tip: Create a textured look by spritzing TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on your bun when done. 

8. Space buns

Asian girl with hair in two side buns against blue background to represent users of new Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo
You can easily create sleek and polished space buns if your hair is smooth and manageable.

Feeling playful and quirky? Take your cue from your favorite galaxy heroine. Space buns aren’t only for costume parties. They make for cute and presko hairstyles for school as well. This way, you show some personality as you strut along your school halls in style.

9. Double rope braid ponytail

Asian woman wearing long-sleeved white polo with long black hair in double rope braid standing in front of leaves in outdoor location
Look stunning with a double rope braid ponytail.

If you want a simpler take on the braid ponytail, try the double rope braid ponytail. It complements a casual ensemble perfect for chill coffee dates with your gal pals or heading to the supermarket to buy some pantry basics. You can also wear this hairstyle when doing yoga.

10. Fishtail French braid

Fishtail French Braid-Step 10
Put two pretty braids together and you got yourself a super cool hairstyle.

Since we’re already talking about braids, let us show you another pretty braided hairstyle: the fishtail French braid. Yes, you got that right. Two types of braids in one hairstyle! If you always wear buns and ponytails at work, shake things up and let the fishtail French braid jazz up your corporate getup. Just keep your hair soft, smooth, and manageable so it’s easy to style and you can nail this ‘do effortlessly.

Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo

Editor’s tip: If you often style your hair, you need to make it strong to resist styling damage. Wash your hair with Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo so your hair stays beautiful and healthy as it grows. 

Remember these updos for long hair, and you’ll never run out of hairstyling ideas. Share this page with your friends so they can create gorgeous updos, too.

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