5 Easy Updos for Short Hair

Need some ideas for what to do with about shoulder length hair.  Try these 5 easy updos for short hair.

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5 Easy Updos for Short Hair

Chin length to shoulder length hair sometimes gets a bad rap when it comes to versatility. How can you possibly do an updo without long, luscious locks? Well think again, sister. Short hair doesn’t mean you don’t have options. In fact, there are tons of tutorials out there to help you switch up your look. You’ll need at least a few basic items to get started, including bobby pins, hairspray, and a 1-inch curling iron. Once you’ve got those essential tools, you’re ready to try your hand at any of these five easy updos for short hair. As an added bonus, each of these styles can be done in six steps or less!

Rolled Braid Updo

Dana from Wonder Forest has an awesome 6-step tutorial on her blog that shows you how to create the milkmaid braid look popular among long and short haired girls alike. This particular style has the braid at the nape of the neck rather than on top of the head, which makes it easier for short haired girls to do.


Simple Twisted Updo

This style is by far my favorite option for short haired ladies like myself. If you have a traditional bob (at least chin length) or longer (aka a lob), you can create this lovely and simple twisted updo with a little bit of effort. No one will ever know that you have short hair!

twisted updo

Undone Chignon

We don’t all have the bone structure of Ashley Tisdale, but in less than four steps you can certainly achieve her effortless chignon. This style takes the casual, short ponytail to the next level and is super easy to recreate.

messy chignon

Headband Bouffant

Back coming is the key to achieving this headband bouffant look. You’ll want to be sure and get a back comb or teasing brush (boar bristle is best). I love the 60s retro vibe but like how this style is less rigid and has more texture. It’s classic and modern all at the same time. Don’t be afraid to tease those locks!

headband bouffant

Ballet Bun

You may think that having shoulder length or shorter hair means a bun is completely out of the question. But Emily from the popular lifestyle blog Cupcakes & Cashmere proves that even gals with shorter locks can achieve ballet bun perfection. Follow her five easy steps and rock that top knot!

ballet bun 2

Having short hair doesn’t mean you can’t have a great hairdo.  With these 5 great updos for short hair, you can look great for whatever event you have coming up.

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