10 Super Easy Updos for Long Hair
Sure, any updo that's accented with a ton of twists and braids or a particularly voluminous bouffant requires some hairstyling skills and a whole lot of patience, but there are also a shocking amount of super easy updos for long hair.
From classic chignons to elegant French twists to sleek ponytails, these celebrity-approved updos don't need to take longer than 30 minutes to create, as long as you have the proper tools by your side, that is. Think a hairbrush, bobby pins, and plenty of hairspray.
No matter if you're looking for an easy updo for your BFF's wedding or simply want to pull your long hair up and off your shoulders, we rounded up the 10 amazing looks to turn to, below.
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Alison Brie's High Ponytail
Worn with bright teal eyeshadow and pink lips, Alison Brie's high ponytail evokes a retro look. A section of hair wrapped around the base of the pony helps to conceal accessories that are holding her hair in place.
Sarah Jessica Parker's Braided Bun
SJP put a fun spin on the classic bun by first braiding her hair before twisting it into a chignon.
Tracee Ellis Ross's High Bun
When you wear a hot pink Valentino gown to the 70th annual Emmy Awards, you don't need to go all out in the hairstyle department. Which is probably why the Blackish actress opted for a simple yet incredibly chic high bun.
Constance Wu's Low Braid
Constance Wu's Golden Globes low braid and loose tendrils are an effortless updo that, when paired with her bustier-like Vera Wang gown, makes for a look straight out of a fairytale.
Rihanna opted for sleek hair twisted up into a simple topknot for the Ocean's 8 UK premiere, which perfectly complemented her plunging gold metallic dress
Jennifer Lopez's Undone Updo
Here's where fringe can really transform an updo. J.Lo's hair appears to be clipped up so that the lengths flip over the base of the clip or the bobby pins. Her side-swept bangs add an effortless, undone vibe to the overall look.
Meghan Markle's Signature Twisted Bun
Meghan Markle's signature hairstyle is definitely a bun, and she has a few different go-to versions of it. While she loves a loose face-framing tendril, for this public appearance, she pulled all her hair back into a simple twisted bun fastened at the nape of her neck.
Kate Bosworth's Low Bun
Kate Bosworth dressed up her shiny low bun by looping the lengths of her hair through a hair accessory.
Emily Blunt's Fishtail Braid Updo
The only downside to Emily Blunt's romantic updo is that you have to know how to fishtail braid in order to create it at home. Luckily, learning isn't that hard at all. The lengths of her fishtail braid were pinned up to create this ethereal look.
Taylor Swift's Voluminous Updo
Got a bob? This updo is made for you. Pinning up the lengths of your hair with bobby pins creates volume at the crown of the head. Place the bobby pins in a mix-matched fashion for a cool look similar to Taylor Swift's.