30 Quick Updos to Style Your Hair Fast and Easy

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Are you in a time crunch but still want to look fabulous? We all have those moments! Remember about existing super easy updos, which are spiffy, speedy and spectacular. They are a salvation when you’re in a rush or simply don’t want to bother with complicated hairstyles. This article is going to show you 30 easy updos that can be done in 5 minutes or less!

Best Easy Updos – Quick, Creative and Fun

There are two types of updos: ones that are complicated and time-consuming, and ones that take almost no effort but look equally fabulous. Today we’re gonna show you the selection of easy and fast hair ideas, that are worth saving for your future casual and formal looks.

#1: Low Twisted Ballerina Bun

The low twisted bun is amazing, and it works as a classy look. It’s very natural yet elegant. Start with day old curls. This style needs texture to fall nicely. Section off the side strands from the ears to the nape. Create a loose ponytail, then wrap it around into a bun and pin it. Using the side strands, twist them around the knot and pin them back so that they appear to intertwine with your bun.

#2: Modern Curly French Roll

This hairdo is a modernized French Roll. To get this look, start off with wavy hair. Section the hair into 3 horizontal chunks. Separate each section into two pieces and twist them loosely around each other until you reach the ends. Afterward, tuck the twist underneath one time and bobby pin it. Do this with each section. You may pull gently at certain pieces to add more messiness.

#3: Double Bun Easy Updo

The double bun gives you twice the cuteness of a single bun! It’s just as simple as it sounds. Divide your hair into two sections, from ear to ear at the back. With each section, create a simple bun. This is when you take your ponytail and wrap it around its base. Be sure to make you buns compact, so that they are not too overwhelming.

#4: Romantic French Twist Updo

With a slight poof at the crown and soft pieces falling freely, this updo is simple and elegant. Just pull the hair to the back, twist and secure with a few tucked bobby pins. Apply a bit of hair spray, and you are stunning!

French Twist Updo For Long Hair

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#5: Zigzag Messy Pigtail Buns

The following quick and easy updo is not just simply fashion forward, it takes pigtails to a whole new level. Split the hair into two sections and zigzag your part. Create messy pigtail buns at the top, and let a few wispy pieces fall. Such fun updos are very in nowadays!

Two Messy Knots For Girls

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#6: Double Crown Braid and Bun Updo

This braided updo is made to deliver you a feminine, put-together look while pulling your hair back for your comfort. Even though it seems quite difficult to create, you can style your hair this way on your own. It will take you some practice and patience to master this beautiful upstyle, but it’s definitely worth it!

Double Crown Braid and Bun Updo

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#7: Quick Messy Twisted Bun

No time to wash your hair, but need to look nice? This ‘do is perfect for giving a bad hair day new life. Twist the sides and fold all hair into a bun securing with a few pins. Leave some pieces to fall on the sides. The more natural looking, the better.

Messy Low Bun Updo

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#8: Low Bun with Different Braids

What do you get when you bring a braid and a bun together? This beautiful style, which is intense looking but easy to achieve. It just takes patience…and a bit of hairspray. There are tons of pretty updos to try but this brings out the beautiful colors of highlights and texture diversity.

Braided Bun Updo

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#9: Chunky Headband Twist

This updo is perfect for thick hair, as the chunky twist holds the strands in place along the scalp. The style is also great for long hair with highlights and lowlights, as it brings out dimension. Either way, be prepared to turn heads.

#10: Gorgeous Low Bun for Brunettes

The loose low bun with face-framing strands will make a breathtaking wedding or prom updo. As one of the most delicate and elegant updo hairstyles, this hairdo will help you make the best impression and draw everyone’s attention. Suits long or medium-length hair.

#11: Single Braid Chignon

If the full braid is not your thing, than this is a must try. Make a skinny, single braid and lead it with the rest of your hair into a chignon. Such quick hair updos are great for any occasion.

Chignon For Shorter Hair

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#12: Low Ponytail with a Twist

Chic and sleek, this updo is great for short to medium hair. Pull hair into a low side ponytail at the nape, take the tail, twist, and secure a loop, hiding the ends. It’s a showstopper style with little time and effort required!

Twisted Ponytail Updo

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#13: Elegant Chignon with Pearl Hair Pins

If you have middle-length or long hair, it will be easy to recreate this sophisticated updo at home. Start with a French braid and pull it into a classic chignon, leaving some loose strands in front. Decorate this romantic low bun with hair accessories to make it suitable for a special occasion.

Loose Braid and Loop Bun with Jumbo Pearls

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#14: Braided Bun for Medium Length Hair

Cool shades of blonde are undoubtedly very feminine and elegant, especially when paired with beautiful flower hair accessories. Ideal for a wedding or prom, this is one of those quick updos made for fine hair that cannot take a ton of bobby pins annoying the scalp.

Cute Quick Low Bun with Flowers

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#15: Quick Formal Braided Twist

This is not for the faint of heart. Perfect for long hair that needs a makeover, it’s both romantic and feminine. Big messy braids that twist and connect into a low bun, well, you wouldn’t know how your hair ever did without!

Messy Braids And Bun Updo

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#16: Low Inverted Braided Bun

Loose and falling right at the nape, this updo is great for those not looking for a tight hold on their head. With the middle-to-end of the strands braided and tucked into a loose knot, it’s a different approach to a twist for long hair.

Loose Braided Chignon Updo

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#17: Quick Fishtail Bun

The key to cute easy updos is to look like you haven’t tried too hard. Bringing out the tones and dimensions in the model’s hair color, this hairstyle is striking on both thin and thick hair types, as the chignon pulls the strands together beautifully.

Messy Bun From Fishtail Braid

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#18: Chic Braided Updo for Long Hair

A braided updo is always associated with romantic vibes, so if you are looking for some perfect updo hairstyles, we recommend paying attention to this high bun. Mind that you need long thick hair or extensions to achieve a size like in the photo.

Fancy Sleek Braided Bun Updo

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#19: Side Braid Chignon Updo

This style is so simple and yet, so red-carpet-ready. Form a braid down the side of the head and twist it into a nice messy bun. Leave a few pieces to fall around the face for a feminine look that is too pretty not to try.

#20: Inverted Braid Updo

This is quick and easy if you are good at braiding hair. Start the braid with your head flipped upside down so it begins at the nape. Work in reverse to the top of the head and loosely pin the stands to the scalp so the style stays in place. It takes fun updos to a whole new level!

#21: Formal Tuck and Roll Bun

This is wedding hair four seasons strong. It is ideal for getting all the strands off your nape and avoiding simple curls. It’s fine if a piece or two falls out from the bun. Elegant to wear night or day.

Braided Bun With Twisted Sides

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#22: Sleek Mid-Braid Updo

Great for rich, solid colored hair, this classic updo with a modern touch shows what perfection really looks like. With not a hair out of place, spritz and spray the flyaway strands down when wrapping the braid across the bun. This works on short to long hair, thin and thick textures.

Low Rolled Chignon With A Braid

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#23: Curly Natural Updo

This is one of those quick easy updos that involve pulling all the strands to the top of the head with a ponytail holder. The finishing touch is the forehead braid. It’s the best easy idea for naturally beautiful hair of a shorter length.

Afro Puff With A Braid

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#24: Quick Updo with Braided Knots

Braided knots have been around since the Victorian ages. Something about them gives off such a cool royal vibe! For this look, divide your hair into three sections. Do not part the sections with a comb. Braid one section. Twirl the braid around itself and pin it to the head. Take the next section and do the same. Repeat the same pattern with the third section until you are done!

#25: Low Messy Bun

Perfectly fitting for a formal event or romantic date, this textured loose bun looks absolutely stunning! To make this messy updo, you need a few booby pins and a texturizing spray, to make sleek hair have better grip and more volume.

Cute Quick Boho Updo for Fine Hair

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#26: Quick Updo with Side Ponytail

The knotted side ponytail is a youthful twist on a typical side ponytail! Make a loose side pony. Divide the hair into two parts above the elastic. Take the pony and pass it through the opening above the elastic you’ve just made. Adorn with a hair flower!

#27: French Roll Ponytail

The French roll ponytail is a fresh way to style a classic look. Start with straight hair. Brush your hair towards the middle so that it is all going to the center of the head. Start at the crown area and begin twisting the hair in an inward motion so that it forms a french roll. Bobby pin as necessary. Do not hide the ends inside as you do with a classic French roll. Stop the roll right below the ear line and let the rest of the hair hang loose. This should mimic a ponytail. Tease the hair for the desired volume.

#28: Low Bohemian Bun Hairstyle

Are you looking for a simple yet elegant updo for medium and long hair? We know how to keep it cool and professional! Clip in some extensions, twist your hair into a low bun hairstyle and add pull out a few strands to make it look messier. Brighten your natural hue with blonde highlights, and this will be a truly unique updo.

Quick Low Twisted Bun for Fine Hair

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#29: The S Roll Updo

The “S” Roll is a topsy-turvy way to add some curves to your typical French roll updo. To create this look, divide the hair into two sections horizontally. Twist the top section and bobby pin it. Let the ends of your twist run down and blend with the bottom section. Make a tight twist out of the bottom section and let the tail of your twist curl as letter S. Secure the ends with bobby pins.

#30: Quick Neat Classic Bun

This hairstyle is super universal, as you can wear it to the office, Uni, brunch with friends, or a date. It will take you less than five minutes to create such an effortless style, which is awesome for those who don’t like to spend much time on hair styling. Fix the final result with a spray to keep this sophisticated updo perfect for the rest of the day.

Wavy Low Sock Bun

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Now that you’ve looked through these 30 easy updos, you have enough new hair ideas for a month of work/school! Trying a different look every day can be quite fun. Experiment with some of the looks displayed here and see how awesome you feel with your new ‘do!

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