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

Instagram / @hugosalon

6. Crimped Braided Updo

Simple braid? We think not! This style involves crimping hair and braiding from the side, invisibly securing with a few bobby pins. With bangs, as pictured here, it is retro chic.

Simple Braided Updo For Shorter Hair

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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. Top Wrapped Bun

This is what hair envy is made of! Who would believe it is so simple to achieve? Pull the strands to (almost) the top of the head, and pin into a fully wrapped bun. The ombre color adds to the definition of this medium hairstyle.

Messy Bun For Shorter Hair

Instagram / @styleelin

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

Instagram / @salonxvi

13. Imperfect Twisted Bun

How can a hairstyle be so imperfect, yet so perfectly beautiful? Braid hair across the lower back of your head and finish the braid with a messy twisted bun. Secure with bobby pins. This updo is great for both a LBD and jeans with a T-shirt. It’s ideal for medium hair, or longer tresses, when a ponytail just won’t do!

Side Messy Bun With A Braid

Instagram / @goldplaited_

14. Lavender Headband Twist Updo

Shades of purple are undoubtedly very pretty; let alone intertwining it with a headband. Ideal for a boho 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.

Simple Twisted Updo With A Headband

Instagram / @liz.colors

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

Instagram / @hair_by_zolotaya

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

Instagram / @jenniekaybeauty

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

Instagram / @braidstudio

18. Big Bun of Braids

Tease the crown to create a poof of volume and braid mid lengths loosely for a bun. Fan out the braids for a lacy-messy finish. Twist, pin in place and lightly set with a mist of hairspray. This nice look is fun and fresh.

Big Low Messy Braided Bun

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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

Instagram / @neon_beauty

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. Messy Bun with Tiny Braids

The low bun with braids is something straight out from a fairytale. To create this look, start with day old waves. Part the hair down the middle until you reach the crown. Section off two small square sections near the part and braid them down to the tips. From here, create a low messy bun and be sure to include the two braids. Style your bangs as desired.

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. The Headscarf Gibson Tuck

The headscarf roll is a creative way to style an old bandana. Tie your headscarf from nape to forehead. Knot it at the forehead, leaving the bangs under the scarf. Taking the loose hair, twist it loosely around the headscarf, so that only the front portion by your forehead is visible. Bobby pin as you go to secure the twist. Once you have done this, make sure there are some cute flyaways around.

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. Easy Updo with Pigtail Buns

Pigtail buns are a fun, youthful hairstyle that goes great with casual ensemble. Divide the hair down the middle into two sections. Create two ponytails. Wrap the ponytails around their bases ONE time and secure with a scrunchy. Let the rest of the hair hang loosely underneath the bun to create fun pigtails.

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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