Bob Updos: 10 Easy and Stylish Ways to Pull Your Short Hair Up

Push the limits of your length.

One reason many may shy away from a bob haircut is that they aren’t quite ready to forgo the ponytail hairstyle just yet. What if we told you that there are a handful of bob updos that you can try so that you’re not missing out on any updo action? Yup, you read that right. Bob haircuts can be styled into some of your most favorite updo styles.

Whether you’re looking to create a loose bun, a tight bun or a twisted updo, we’ve got a style here for you. Read on for simple and stylish hairstyle ideas for short hair:

Bob Updos: 10 Simple Updo Styles for Bob Haircuts

bob updo: bun bangs
Easy updo for any occasion.

1. Long Bangs with Bun

Gather your short tresses into a textured bun. Pull out some hair at the front to frame your face and to create some fringe action to your style.

bob updos: accent twist
Cute way to pull your hair out of your face. Photo credit: Dvora

2. Accent Twist

Swap out the accent braid style for this chic accent twist updo style on your hair. Perfect style for when you want your hair out of your face.

bob updos: bandana
The humble scarf can create perfect bob updos.

3. Bandana Updo

Use a scarf as an accessory to create your favorite bob updo hairstyles.

bob updos: bridal
Charming updo style for weddings.

4. Bridal Bob Updo

Looking for bob updos that are fancy enough for weddings? Try this simple half-updo style and finish it off with a bridal hair accessory of your choice.

bob updos: tight bun
Have an undercut? Bob updos like this help you put it on display.

5. Tight Bun

Looking for a sleek look? Secure your short hair into a tight bun style and add a shine serum like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum to add a glossy effect to your style. Need help creating the perfect knot? Use this simple bun tutorial.

bob updos: hair roll
Try a French-inspired updo style.

6. French Roll

Try this easy French roll style on bob-length hair. This style is great for work, parties and beyond. If you want to create texture to your style, prep your hair with TRESemmé One Step Volume 5-in-1 Volumizing Mist.

bob updos: half twists
Protective styles can be worn in different ways.

7. Bob Twist Updo

Need a style idea for your bob-length twists? Try this easy half-up style. Keep it loose to avoid any pulling on your extensions.

bob updos: loose half up
Loose, messy and stylish. Photo credit:

8. Loose Half-Up Bun

For lazy hair days, gather your short locks into a loose half-up bun style. Before creating the look, apply a dry shampoo like TRESemmé Fresh & Clean Dry Shampoo to absorb any oil weighing your hair down.

bob updos: low bun
Baby bun for super short hair. Photo credit:

9. Low Bun

Have a bob that’s way too short for a top knot? A low bun is your go-to updo. Wear it neat or messy depending on the look you’re going for.

bob updos: twisted
Simple bob updo style.

10. Twisted Updo

How can one not love everything about low twisted bob updos? If you have a layered bob cut that makes it harder to create neat bun styles, twist the ends of your hair into this chic updo style.

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