The summer season is about to be in full swing, and we’re starting to say goodbye to spring with an agenda packed with cocktails, outdoor brunches, end-of-school celebrations and the last beginning of beach getaways and vacations. While planning your summer outfits, you’ll want to think about updos for long hair too. Because let’s be real: Who wants to be partying and have their long hair get in the way of all the fun? To navigate through your fun party-hopping during the last days of summer, we’ve curated a list of chic updos for long hair to try. Read on:
17 Updos for Long Hair for Summer Parties
1. Wispy Bun
For a mellow night out on the town after hours, an easy transitional updo may be your best option. Celebrate the start of after-work rooftop drinks with a casual bun. Swing hair back into a low ponytail and pin your long lengths into a chic chignon. Apply a serum like Apothecare Essentials The Mender Hair Oil in your hair to tame flyaways and frizz.
2. Sleek High Bun
We all have that one friend that wants go out with a bang! Attend your lavish end-of-summer dinner party with this sexy updo. But first, squeeze in a wash and condition session with a hair care system that’ll give your look a sleek finish. Opt for Suave Professionals Sleek Shampoo followed by Suave Professionals Sleek Conditioner. To style, clip away a section of hair at the front of your head then gather the back section into a ponytail. Wrap the hair ends into a bun and secure with bobby pins. For a nice flourish, take your front section, pull it back and sweep it around the base of your bun. Set the style in place with a hairspray if needed.
3. Wavy Top Knot
Bottomless mimosas, bellinis and Bloody Marys always sound like a good idea no matter the season, but for some reason, these cocktails are more enjoyable with a hot-weather ambiance. Best get that outdoor-table fix while it lasts! Live in the moment (because it’ll be over in a blink) and kick off summer brunch with a flirty, easygoing updo for long hair. Pull hair up into a messy bun and pull out some tendrils to frame your face. Got straight hair? Apply a light coat of TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray and give your long bangs a sexy bend using a hair wand.
4. Flat-Twist Bun
Many brides choose to schedule their wedding festivities towards the end of the summer season. It may be that’s it’s just a tad more budget-friendly, for one, and two, the weather just might be milder in the event that it’s held outdoors (No need to have makeup melting off their faces in the hot sun!). Whether you’re attending a bridal event or a fancy birthday party, ring in the new season by staying ahead of the curve. That’s right: Try rocking a twisted updo. Wear this flat twist bun hybrid to your next formal event, and be sure to add some shine to your look with a hairspray like Bed Head By TIGI Headrush Shine Hairspray.
5. Space Buns
Show up to your BBQ festivities with a cool girl look like space buns. Need more options? Here’s how to rock the look 3 ways.
6. Braided Bun
If this is the beginning of your new chapter in life, make a statement at your end-of-summer college orientation party with a cool braided updo. First impressions are important! To get the look, section off the front of your hair and create a braid. Pull hair up (including the braided front section) into a bun. If you need to give your hair a bit more texture, apply Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray before creating your updo.
7. Casual Top Knot
Football season is around the corner, which is good news if your type of hang involves a laid-back event with the guys before a big game. Opt for a more relaxed look: You can’t ever go wrong with a top knot. Whether you want it messy or neat, smooth hair up into a high ponytail and wrap the ends around into a bun. Use a hair elastic around the bun to keep it in place, or opt for hairpins to secure.
8. Sleek Ponytail
Pull your second or third-day hair back into a sleek ponytail. Wrap a one-inch strand of hair around the base of the pony for an even more finished and ‘done’ look.
9. Side Updo
If you’re gearing up to a bridesmaid this summer then this is the party style for you. Easily one of our favorite easy updos for long hair, this side updo is both chic and simple while still making a statement with that dramatic side part.
10. Add a Scarf
Incorporate a bright pop of color into your look by tying a scarf around the base of your ponytail.
11. Tousled Curly Updo
Let your curls run free this summer and leave the fight with your flat iron for the colder months. Instead, gather your ringlets up into this easy tousled curly updo.
12. Messy Volume
Get in on the messy trend that’s taking this season by storm and pin your wavy texture up into this easy updo.
13. Princess Braid
Upgrade your basic braid and swap it out in favor of a plait fit for a princess. Start your dutch braid up at the crown of your head and extend it all the way down, finishing it off in a classic three-strand braid.
14. Face-Framing and Flattering
Turn any classic updo in a universally flattering style by leaving a few pieces out in front. We suggest pulling two strands out up at the top of the style near your part and tugging two strands out by your ears. This creates the perfect seemingly effortless balance of piece-y and intentional.
15. Wavy Texture
Ideal for a day at the park or a barbecue on the beach, you can create this style in just a few minutes. Create a messy braid that starts at the front of your hairline, and then gather your air-dried strands up into an easy high ponytail.
16. Low and Chic
Nothing says chic like a low, streamlined chignon. Picture a floral dress, a soft pink lip and this easy style for a summer concert out under the stars.
17. The Wedding Edit
If you’re a summer 2018 bride then this is the style for you. Keep your look elegant yet cool for the big day with this simple twisted updo style.