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By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

Hair up styling for special occasion

Sexy updos are a fabulous hairstyle solution you can try on long, medium and even short hair. Whether you are more into sophisticated braided bun hairstyles, intricate knots or quick casual updos, you have multiple choices in each category.

Easy updos for long hair and simple half updos is an ingenious way to style your locks pretty for every day. Fancy side bun hairstyles braided and curly styles with the lifted-up part are stunning picks for special occasions – as ball season updos or wedding hair updos. Every hair type and length look extremely feminine in updos. If your hair is, fine and limp, trendy textured updos for thin hair create the illusion of thicker tresses and look very volume-flattering. Welcome: the world of hair updos is waiting for you!


French flair hair up by Stylist Daniel at V For Hair and Beauty Merivale
French flair hair up by Stylist Daniel at V For Hair and Beauty Merivale

A medium length may set some restrictions on variability of hairstyles, since some ‘dos really look more advantageous on longer lengths. However, with shoulder-grazing hair you can also afford plenty of gorgeous updos which won’t ever give out your actual length. Besides, every formal event suggests an elegant ‘do, preferably a pulled-up style.

Beautiful hair up by stylist Kumar at V For Hair and Beauty Merivale
Beautiful hair up by stylist Kumar at V For Hair and Beauty Merivale

What updos are the best for medium length?

It, certainly, depends on the occasion. However, we can sum up the most popular hairstyles for mid-length and create a sort of summary on this topic. In brief, we can list these: buns, simple knots and French knots, braided updos and up hairstyles with tucked ends.

Wedding hair styled by Kumar, V for Hair and Beauty Merivale
Wedding hair styled by Kumar, V for Hair and Beauty Merivale


Best Updos for Medium Length Hair

Buns. A bun is probably the easiest updo you can do yourself. With medium length hair that is not thick enough, you may lack body which eventually tells on the bun’s size. Backcombing helps to add body and visually enlarge the bun’s size.
Knots. Modern knots are rather loose and messy. Tease your hair at the roots to provide some lift around your face and make a low or high “imperfect” knot. Once it’s ready and fixed, you may pull at occasional strands to make loops. Don’t forget that deliberately messy styles are currently trendy.
Braids. A rare casual updo comes these days without a braid. Whether it’s a chunky crown braid or a tight thin braid on one side to complement a bun, braids are very welcome in modern updos.
Multi-component styles. Sometimes we do not want to keep it plain. The fanciest hairstyle designs come from multi-component hairstyles, combining, for example, twists and curls, a braid and a bun, a braid and a knot, etc. You may also create your own style, drawing inspiration from the following ideas.
Sexy long wavy curls styled by stylist Kumar at V for Hair and Beauty Merivale
Sexy long wavy curls styled by stylist Kumar at V for Hair and Beauty Merivale


Updos for Short Hair – Your Creative Short Hair Inspiration

Have you ever struggled to learn some updos for short hair? With so many gorgeous updo ideas available online, the strong majority are for long hair. This can be maddening for short-haired beauties, who deserve to have some hairstyle versatility just as much! Fortunately, there are plenty updos for short hair – they just take a bit more effort and, in some cases, a lot more hairpins.

Short on trend fashion hair up, Styled by Daniel at V for Hair and Beauty Merivale


Try wearing your hair long and flowing, beautifully coiffured hair is all in vogue.

If you have long hair, you already know there are too many hairstyles you can opt for. When that’s a plus, it’s also sometimes difficult to manage and make sure your hair is all tidy and proper, especially while you’re out for a formal occasion. Try out these formal hairstyles for long hair updo that make you look great. Comb out your hair till they are free of tangles and straight. Now take the front part of the hair, raising it a little to create a puffed-up look, take it towards the back and pin tight. Let the remaining hair be loose.

Waves are making a comeback after spells of simple straight hair. So, if you have naturally wavy hair, great! But if you don’t you can always get some at home using your styling rods. Part hair on one side, leaving the top portion straight and natural. Style hair from middle to bottom in waves. Let some fall on one shoulder and pull the remaining to the back.
Long Classic waves, Styled by Kumar at V for Hair and Beauty Merivale


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