19 Gorgeous and Easy Updos for Long Hair

Long locks can get redundant quickly, but with these stylish easy updos for long hair you can enjoy plenty of creative ways to rock your long tresses both on ordinary days and special occasions.

Pretty And Easy Updos For Long Hair

#1: Rolled Chignon

Gather your hair into a low ponytail and then pull the elastic down towards the shoulderblades. Flip the end of the hair up and roll them up to the nape of the neck. Pin in place, and secure the sides as well if necessary.

#2: Dutch Braid Crown

Another great updo for second day hair. Braid an inside out French braid (also known as a Dutch braid) along the hairline. Tie off the ends and pin the braid so it truly does resemble a crown. Tie your remaining strands into a ponytail and then fluff it up. Twist it as a loose messy bun and pin for a finished look.

#3: Messy Bun with a Crown Braid

Up dos don’t have to look sleek and perfect. In fact, today’s trendy hair is all about lazy strands and wispy styles. Exemplify this with a messy bun and a crown braid. This works great on very long hair, and if your hair is highlighted, it really brings out the different shades of color.

#4: Easy Top Knot Updo For Long Hair

As for this edgy bun, try to style it on two day hair – freshly washed hair may be too soft and stubborn. Mist your hair with some setting spray and then brush it into a high ponytail. Back brush the underneath hair and then wrap your pony around the top of the head, securing with U-shaped hairpins instead of typical bobby pins.

#5: Triple Stacked Bun

This up do looks complex, but it’s actually very quick and simple. Start by brushing all hair straight back. Then pull the hair into three ponys – first a standard halfway pulled-back pony, then another one beneath that, and then a third one. So, all hair is pulled into one of the three ponytails. Then twist each pony around your finger and secure with hairpins. Spray with hairspray and you’re done!

#6: Easy Pretzel Chignon Updo For Long Hair

If you have fine hair, this is an exceptionally great one to try. Just part your hair to one side, tease your locks, going back at the crown and then smooth the top layers. Twist to the side and pin. Loop the rest of the hair into a pretzel shape and pin again. The best part of this updo is it will come out looking a bit different each and every time you do it.

#7: Bow Updo

Bow hairstyles are so much fun, and they are great for both festive affairs and everyday activities. There are a ton of tutorials online for this hairstyle, so play around to decide which suits you best. We like to pull the hair into a mid-height ponytail, and then instead of looping the final loop all the way through, separate it into one section on each side of the hair. Pin the ends around the two loops, and you’ll get a very pretty bow!

#8: Easy Headband Tuck Updo

Sometimes hair embellishments go a long way – like in this hairstyle that includes a chunk hairband. This is a perfect ‘do for warm summer days, music festivals, or just because.

#9: Double Knot Ponytail

Pretty enough for a wedding day and simple enough for a day at the office, the double knot ponytail is much easier than it looks. Simply divide your locks into two different sections, twist them and literally tie a knot twice. That’s it – you’re done!

#10: Easy Updo With Fabric Maiden Braids

Unique and adorable, fabric braids are quite simple. Section your hair into two portions and then lay a thin scarf around your neck. Braid each side, using the scarf as the third strand. After both sides are braided, pull the braids up onto the top of your head, knotting the remaining scarf ends and pinning the style all together.

#11: Soft Curly Updo

Perfect for hair that’s much longer than the shoulder length, this soft curly updo looks feminine and romantic. Try it for a first date or a Sunday morning. Add a hair embellishment for an extra shot of sophistication.

#12: Braided Bun Updo For Long Hair

For this style, simply brush your hair straight back and braid a few key sections. You can place the braids anywhere you want to! Then, pull your locks all up into a simple pony, braid it, wrap into a bun and secure with hairpins. If some strands fall out, no worries – casual is pretty.

#13: Twist Knot Hair Bun

Another one for great weather! Pull your hair into a low side pony. Then, taking small sections, twist very tightly until they collapse onto themselves. Secure with pins and repeat until all the hair is done. Spray well with setting spray.

#14: Easy Fishtail Top Knot Updo

Do you love the look of fishtail braids? If you’ve learned this easy yet intricate-looking hair style, braid it up and pull it into a bun at the top of your head. This adds fullness to thin hair and also works well with super long locks.

#15: Braided Triple Bun

Much like our other hairstyles featuring three buns, this one has the same idea – the three ponytails are just all pulled at the nape of the neck instead of from top to bottom. Twist them around themselves, each other – whatever looks best – and you will look great with this romantic yet playful look.

#16: Easy Three-Minute Bun Updo For Long Hair

Accomplish the world’s most simple bun in just three minutes. Pull your hair into a high ponytail, looping the final loop only halfway through. Wrap the ends around the base. Pull the bun in different directions to give that adorable “poof” and then wrap the ends around and pin. Bam! You’re done and out the door in minutes.

#17: Messy Updo

This messy updo is the epitome of today’s trendy hair. Messy yet purposefully curly-haired girls will rock this style, which leaves plenty of space for strands to flow free.

#18: Updated Ponytail Updo For Long Hair

This is a throwback to elementary school, but with a new twist. At the same time it’s a version of trendy Valentino bubble ponytail. Brush all hair straight back for some great volume and tease the top portion. Pull back into a ponytail. Add a few elastics along the length of your pony. Pull at each section to shape the bubbles if you like the idea or leave just as it is. This hairstyle is ideal for hair that falls beneath the shoulders in length, but it can work on much longer hair, too.

#19: Easy Heidi Braids Updo

Again, it looks intricate, but it’s actually quite simple. Part your hair down the center and loosely braid each side. Flip each completed braid up and pin above the ears, at the top of the head and at the nape of the neck if necessary. Flatten and spread out the braid as you pin for a more “grown up” version of Heidi hair.

Updos don’t have to be difficult, and if you have taken the time to grow out long, healthy hair, you deserve some new, unique styles to try. Get over the mental block that causes many to fear styling long hair in out-of-the-ordinary ways, and get ready to enjoy plenty of compliments from others when they see your new fancy styles.