November 13, 2021 by hairstyles
Throughout decades, up-dos have been a welcome hairstyle choice because they are pretty, popular and practical. Updos are the chameleons of all hairstyles! Whether you are going to school, work or out for play, an undo is a great option.
Cute, Trendy, Creative and Easy Updos for Medium Hair
This article will show you how to style your hair in 20 different ways and achieve awesome results every time.
#1: The Messy Top Knot
Get the tutorial from Aubrey Kinch!
The top knot has been trending across runways and sidewalks alike, mostly because it’s so chic and so simple! To create a top knot, brush your hair into a high ponytail. Then, split your ponytail into two sections. Wrap each section around the base of the ponytail and until there are no loose ends. Secure with a scrunchy. If desired, you can pull out some loops to make the bun appear larger and messier. If your messy bun lacks volume, try using the hacks described in this tutorial.
#2: Braided Messy Bun
Only have 2 minutes to get ready? Well, this bun is perfect for you. All you have to do is to create a side part and French braid from the part to the point 2-3 inches above the ear. From there, gather the hair into a loose, high ponytail. Take the length of the ponytail and twist it around the base. Secure the bun with an elastic.
Get the tutorial from Makeupwearables!
#3: The French Braided Bun
This hairstyle is a cool combination of a French braid and a bun! Simply French braid the hair all the way down to the nape. It is okay to have a few flyaways, as it does not have to be perfect. Once you reach the nape, create a low ponytail. Then, use the length of the ponytail to create a bun and secure it with an elastic.
Get the tutorial from Thalita Makes!
#4:Volumized Low Ponytail With Bangs
This hairstyle is very edgy yet chic. It is a volumized, low ponytail with bangs. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete the look. Simply, divide your hair into three sections: the bangs, the crown, and the remaining portion. Lightly tease the crown area until you reach the desired lift, and then, create a low ponytail. Secure with a scrunchy. As for your bangs, you can either wear them straight or curl them!
Get the complete tutorial from Keiko Lynn!
#5: Easy Low Bun Updo With Bangs
This hairstyle is great to try on the days when you want an effortlessly cute look! The second day curls or waves will work great for this lovely knot. You need to achieve a loose, messy texture. Without brushing, gather your hair into a loose low ponytail. Secure it with a scrunchy. Now, divide the ponytail into two sections. Take the bigger section and fold it underneath, creating a bun. Use the smaller section to wrap around the base of the ponytail. You may pull out your bangs or face-framing pieces if you want. The bun should be loose enough to do this with ease.
Get the detailed tutorial from A Beautiful Mess!
#6: Looped Low Knot
The looped low chignon is very tasteful, as it adds a little pizzazz to the traditional low buns and knots. To create this look, section off a square chunk of hair at the nape area. The size is dependent upon how big you want your twist to be. Now, taking the rest of your hair, create a low chignon bun. It can be as loose or tight as you want. Finish it off by twisting the small section at the nape and wrapping it around the base of the ponytail. Secure with bobby pins.
Get the tutorial from the Small Things Blog!
#7: Easy Updo For Medium Hair With A Chain Braid
The chain braid is a totally cool twist on the typical French braid. It looks fancy, but it’s actually much less complicated than it appears. Grab a section of hair in the front of the head and tie a knot. Taking the two lose strands, incorporate another piece of hair and tie another knot. Continue this pattern all the way along the hairline towards the nape. Bobby pin the chain braid in place. Then, take the rest of the hair and create a loose, messy bun. Secure it with a scrunchy and bobby pins, and you’re done!
Get the detailed tutorial from A Beautiful Mess!
#8: Volumized Curly Twist Updo With Bangs
This updo is easy-going and beautiful. The curly twist with a volume at the crown and sun-kissed highlights are very cute. Start off by dividing the hair into the sections: the crown, the bangs and the nape. Tease the crown section at the roots strand by strand to achieve the volume. At the nape, twist the hair in multiple directions and secure the twists with bobby pins. Curl the bangs in messy sections for a natural look.
Get the detailed tutorial from Camille Styles!
#9: Loose Low Side Bun
You could achieve this effortlessly chic updo within just some 5 minutes! To start, you want to begin with straight hair. Gather your hair into a loose, low side ponytail. Take the ponytail and twist it around the base, creating a bun and securing it with a scrunchy. Pull out face-framing strands and style your bangs as desired.
Get the tutorial from Irrelephant!
#10: Easy Flat Twisted Updo For Medium Length
The flat twist is a modern answer to the widely duplicated French braids. This hair style incorporates the flat twist with the messy bun in a very creative way. Start by parting the hair straight to the back into the desired number of sections. With each section, create a flat twist. Starting with two strands of hair, twist them over each other, incorporating a new strand at each step. With the loose hair, create a messy bun and secure it with a scrunchy!
Get the tutorial from Covetous Creatures!
#11: The Pencil Knot
The pencil bun is fun and handy, especially when you don’t have an elastic at hand)) It’s great for office or school because all you need is a pencil! Start with your hair down. Twist your hair around your finger, making a loop and secure it with a pencil. You can try a bun or a knot or a kind of French twist, and you do not need any bobby pins, just a pencil!
View the tutorial from Twist Me Pretty!
#12: Easy Twisted Halo Updo For Medium Hair
The twisted halo is super quick and easy yet it looks very classy. All that you have to do is to create a loose flat twist from one corner of your forehead all the way around to the other side. Secure with bobby pins as needed.
Get the tutorial from Divine Caroline!
#13: The Pin Curl Bun
The pin curl bun is a hot style from the sexy 60’s! To create this style, start with wand curled hair. Section off the front middle portion and let it extend to the crown area. Create a loose ponytail on the top of your head with this section. Then, proceed to lightly brush the remaining curls into the bun and bobby pin them into place. Create the desired shape.
Get the detailed tutorial from Making Nice in the Midwest!
#14: Easy Braided Ponytail ‘Do For Medium Length
This messy braided ponytail is a beach babe hairstyle that takes a second but lasts all day for fun in the sun. Start at your temple and create a chunky French braid going straight to the back. Afterward, create a low ponytail with the remaining hair. Pull out a few strands so that the hairstyle looks piecey. Now, you’re done!
Get the tutorial from Wonder Forest!
#15: Low Roll With Braids
As a renovation of a classic hairdo, this low roll with braids is perfect for the indie personality! To accomplish this style, you want to start with straight hair. Section off two strands at the corners of your forehead, each about 2 inches wide. Braid them down to the tips and join the two braids together. Now you’ll need to roll the remaining locks. Secure them low with an elastic. Use a scarf as a base for your low roll.
Get the detailed tutorial from How-To Hair Girl!
#16: Twisted Glam Bun Updo For Mid-Length Hair
This glam bun is great for special occasions such as weddings and formal events. To achieve the look, divide your hair at the back into two sections – from ear to ear. Start from the bottom section: create a sleek low ponytail and fold it underneath, shaping a bun. Backcomb the locks of the top section. Now, taking the top section of hair, bring it to one side of the bun and wrap the ends around it. Bobby pin as necessary.
Get the tutorial from Living Proof!
#17: Easy Colorful Braided Bun Updo For Medium Hair
A braided bun is a hairstyle that is commonly worn by dancers, as it is simple yet elegant. To create this hairdo, you want to start with straight hair. Brush it into a semi loose low ponytail and secure it with a scrunchy. Then, proceed to braid the ponytail down to the ends. Finally, you want to pin the braid, forming a chignon. You can either pin it over the base of the ponytail or under. If you want those colorful strands as a temporary effect, they may be added with hair chalks or hair mascara.
Get the tutorial from Hair Romance!
#18: Easy Side Ponytail With A Braid
For a fun, flirty hairstyle, try a nice side ponytail. This look is quick and cute, and it can last all day! Start with straight hair. Part the hair until you reach the crown area. Section off a one inch strand at the top and braid it all the way to the ends. Then, gather your hair into a low ponytail. Then, you’re done!
Get the tutorial from The Small Things Blog!
#19: Messy Braided Updo
The messy side braid is a graciously Grecian hairstyle that is reserved for the ultimate goddess. To achieve this look, you want to start off with day old curls or waves. Begin braiding a loose French braid from one temple. Once you reach the opposite side of the head at the nape, bobby pin the tail underneath the bulk of the braid or leave a part of it, sticking out playfully. If desired, you may leave out the bangs too.
Get the tutorial from Emmaline Bride!
#20: Easy Messy Side Ponytail
Lastly, the messy side ponytail is about as simple as you can get! However, it’s still just as appealing. When styling your messy side ponytail it is smart to make sure that the hair has added shine, so that it doesn’t look bedhead messy, but effortlessly alluring instead!
Get the tutorial from Joanna Goddard!
There you have it! Those are your 20 easy updos for medium hair. When choosing a style for yourself, try something new and maybe a bit extraordinary. Sometimes a new hairdo can be a great refreshment!