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The 25 Most Beautiful EASY Updos

The inter webs are full of really gorgeous updo tutorials. But not all of them are feasible for the average woman. If your styling skills aren’t where you’d like them to be or you don’t have a lot of time, attempting complex styles may lead to frustration. I’ve scoured the internet and found 25 really easy updo how-tos. Not one of these updos requires French braiding, fishtail braiding, pre-setting, or precise styling. They all straddle the line between casual and fancy— able to take you from playdate to date night with ease. My advice for updos is always the same: use lots of product (clean hair is hard to work with) and don’t over think it! There is beauty in imperfection.

  • The 25 Most Beautiful EASY Updos 1 of 26
    The 25 Most Beautiful EASY Updos
  • Quick Twisted Updo 2 of 26
    Quick Twisted Updo
    This super cute style is as easy as it gets. If you can twist your hair, you can rock this look in under 5 minutes.
    Get the how-to at Parlor.
  • Easy Headband Updo 3 of 26
    Easy Headband Updo
    Do you know the headband trick? If not, learn. It's so easy and looks amazing.
    Get the how-to at Moda Mama.
  • The Quick Twist 4 of 26
    The Quick Twist
    Have a hard time putting your shoulder-length hair up? This updo works on shorter lengths.
    Tutorial available on The Beauty Department.
  • The Chic Updo 5 of 26
    The Chic Updo
    Pretty and easy the perfect combo for a busy mom.
    Found on The Small Things Blog.
  • Top Knot 6 of 26
    Top Knot
    You don't need to be a ballerina to love this sweet bun.
    Learn how at A Cup of Jo.
  • Chic Chignon 7 of 26
    Chic Chignon
    This pretty side bun is a lot easier that it looks.
    Get the tutorial on Refinery 29.
  • Simple Gibson Tuck 8 of 26
    Simple Gibson Tuck
    The Gibson Tuck, most likely named after celebrity stylist Ted Gibson, is the easiest updo beyond the ponytail. I routinely create this updo on myself without a mirror. It's that easy.
    Found on Sara Lynn Paige.
  • Holiday Hair 9 of 26
    Holiday Hair
    Who needs a sock? I'll tell you: you don't. Not when you have this easy-to-follow tutorial.
    Get the instructions on Parlor.
  • The Easiest Braided Updo Youll Ever Try 10 of 26
    The Easiest Braided Updo Youll Ever Try
    If you can do a simple, three-strand brand, you can master this pretty style.
    Learn how on Refinery 29.
  • French Twist 11 of 26
    French Twist
    This classic, chic style is actually really easy to master.
    Get the tutorial on Real Simple. photo credit: Ericka McConnell
  • Gigantic Messy Bun 12 of 26
    Gigantic Messy Bun
    I absolutely love this high-on-the-head look and the post will have you cracking up as well.
    Get the tutorial on Forever Amber.
  • Knotted Buns 13 of 26
    Knotted Buns
    If you can tie a knot, you can create a knotted bun.
    Found on Parlor.
  • Braid Wrapped Bun 14 of 26
    Braid Wrapped Bun
    Who knew just wrapping a braid around a simple bun could look so elegant?
    Check it out on Real Simple. Photo Credit: Mary Rozzi
  • A Twist on the Low Bun 15 of 26
    A Twist on the Low Bun
    Twist, coil, pin. A look this cute shouldn't be this easy but it is.
    Get the how-to on The Beauty Department.
  • The Sideways French Twist 16 of 26
    The Sideways French Twist
    This elegant and gorgeous every is every bit as easy as The Chic Updo and perhaps even prettier.
    Learn how on The Small Things.
  • Top Knot 17 of 26
    Top Knot
    Messy and glorious how "Mom" hair should be.
    Found on A Beautiful Mess.
  • Side Bun with Knots 18 of 26
    Side Bun with Knots
    I love working with knots because they are as simple as tying our shoe (if you have enough product in your hair.)
    Get the tutorial on Parlor.
  • Chestnut Bun 19 of 26
    Chestnut Bun
    Warning: You might freak out when you see how easy this gorgeous updo is to create.
    Learn how on A Cup of Jo.
  • Braided Twist & Pin Mini Bun 20 of 26
    Braided Twist & Pin Mini Bun
    Braid, Twist, Pin. It's that just that easy.
    Found on Hair Romance.
  • Soft Braided Updo 21 of 26
    Soft Braided Updo
    Love this simple to create, fun, summer garden-party style.
    Get the instructions on Parlor.
  • Voluminous Braided Updo 22 of 26
    Voluminous Braided Updo
    I know this looks more complicated… don't fear it! A little teasing and a fun braid make it look harder than it is.
    Learn how-to on Love My Hairstyle.
  • Glamorous Updo 23 of 26
    Glamorous Updo
    This super pretty updo is built on two ponytails, one right on top of the other. This clever technique adds depth without increasing difficulty.
    Found on Real Beauty.
  • Maiden Twists 24 of 26
    Maiden Twists
    Ok, while not technically an updo, this easy twisted headband is just lovely.
    Get the tutorial on A Beautiful Mess.
  • Pigtails 25 of 26
    Why let the kids have all the fun? This Mary Ann-inspired look is great for trip to the park or out on a picnic.
    Visit XO Jane for the how-to.
  • Quick and Simple Updo 26 of 26
    Quick and Simple Updo
    The name says it all. This updo consists of coiled braids. Easy and chic!
    Found on Oh So Pretty: The Diaries.

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