Medium-Length Hair Updos: How to Create an Office-Friendly Messy Bun

Curated By
Miriam Herst

Keep your strands stress-free.

If we’re being honest, we don’t always have the time, patience and energy it requires to blow-dry our hair or experiment with intricate styles on a daily basis. Learning to balance our social life with work expectations all while keeping our style game on-point can be challenging. So we’re constantly looking for tricks that will streamline our routines and make our lives easier. Mastering easy medium-length hair updos for every occasion is one of the most efficient ways we’ve found to keep our hair on-point–no matter how busy our personal and professional lives might get. Medium-length hair updos for work, in particular, are life savers. Try creating this office-friendly messy bun on a morning when you’re running late, or during your lunch break when you need a hair pick-me-up.

Work-Friendly Medium-Length Hair Updos

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You can create this style in under five minutes. Seriously!

1. Take stock of your wash and care system.

While it’s always important to make conscious choices when choosing your shampoo and conditioning system, it becomes especially important when the rest of your styling routine is minimal. The Suave Essentials Daily Clarifying Shampoo and the Suave Essentials Daily Clarifying Conditioner duo will clear your hair of product residue without stripping your strands of moisture.

2. Comb your hair and amp up the shine.

Taking the time and effort to comb your hair before you let it air dry will clear it of tangles and keep your scalp feeling healthy. Spray the Nexxus Humectress Luxe Lightweight Conditioning Mist through your strands for an extra dose of softness and shine.

3. Sleep on your strands and master the updo.

Let your hair air-dry (or sleep on it if you’re a shower-at-night kind of girl). The secret to creating a messy bun that looks less dormitory appropriate and more corner office prepped is making sure to create a part before you create and fasten your bun instead of just combing it straight back. Opt for a center part if you want to take a more serious and streamlined route and a deeper side part for something a little more playful. Another thing to keep in mind: side parts are more flattering on women with round faces while women with thinner faces can really pull off a center part or a side part. Whichever you decide on, a quick mist of the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray will keep your style in place no matter what your work day has in store for you.

Looking for more easy updos to try? Check out six new stylish updos for 2017.

Miriam Herst
Yours in hair obsession, Miriam
10 February 2017