5 Stylish and New Simple Updos to Try At Home

Updos you can do in minutes alone. 

When it comes to hair challenges, we know it can be difficult to create fancier styles. Especially when you’re trying to configure your hair into an updo. But, you can’t go running to your hairstylist every time you need a chignon. So, to make your life easier, we’re sharing some of our favorite simple updos.

Read on to learn how to do our top simple updos at home:

Try These Super Simple Updos

1. Funky Faux Hawk

simple updos we love: the funky fauxhawk
This cool faux hawk is a lot easier than it looks! Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

We love how this modern faux hawk that can be worn for a range of occasions. We especially love how this simple updo looks on curly hair. All you have to do is pull your hair up and hold it in place with a cool clip or a handful of bobby pins. For any rogue hairs that don’t want to stay in place, be sure to use Emerge Style Goals Gel. Finesse the top of your faux hawk with some of the gel, and you’re party-ready!

2. Pretty Gibson Tuck

simple updos: the Gibson Tuck
A chic updo that’s super glam! Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

The Gibson tuck is a fancy name for this twisted, simple updo. To achieve this elegant style, follow our easy Gibson tuck tutorial. It really boils down to making a low ponytail, and splitting your hair as you would for a pull-through pony. But, instead of pulling the tail through, you tuck it in!

3. Twisted Half-Updo

chic simple updos
A twisted up that’s bound to turn heads. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

We love how this twisted half-updo looks super detailed, but it’s actually quite easy to pull off. To master this look, check out our detailed step-by-step twisted half-updo tutorial.

4. Princess Roll

princess hairstyles: simple updos
This look is evoking some major Princess vibes.

The princess roll is a lot like the Gibson tuck. It’s simple, pretty easy and oh-so chic. You can actually make this updo much easier by using a stretchy headband to guide you. With the headband, all you need to do is loop small sections of hair around the headband until you have looped all of your hair.

For the headband-free alternative, you’ll need to make a series of pin curls that follow your hairline. It will be a bit more time consuming, but definitely worth it. Either way you roll it, you want to set your hairstyle with Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray.

5. Braided Bun

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A messy/braided look that’s super chic. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

To create this super fun and blogger chic updo you’ll need just two hair ties. Start off by creating a thick braid that follows your hairline section. To make your braid beefier, just tug (a.k.a pancake) each section to make it take up more space. Tie the end of your braid with a hair tie so it doesn’t come undone when you do the next step. Which is pulling all of your hair into a low bun. Finish off this look by pulling out some wispy bits of hair that’ll gorgeously frame your face.

Mist the finished style with TRESemmé Dry Texture Finishing Spray to add even more movement to the style.

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