When you need a quick way to catch your hair, but it also fits several outfits, you can use an updo. You can choose the tight ballerina updo, or you can make a more messy one with more strands on the outside. The updos for medium hair are easy to make and practical.
Women with medium length hair are always on the hunt for new and exciting ways to style their hair because, contrary to what many might think, finding cute and easy updos for this specific length is not such an easy task. Thankfully, we have searched far and wide for some of the very best and easiest updos for medium hair, and we have gathered them all in this article. Enjoy!
How to Make an Updo at Home?
We don’t think there is a woman who doesn’t want to fix her hair quickly and beautifully, so when she goes out, everyone asks her if she went to the hairdresser. We all have days when our hair doesn’t want to settle down at all. Then other days when we don’t want to fix it at all. To some extent, we are even, so it shouldn’t be upset!
It’s worse when we have a bad hair day, and we don’t feel like fixing it. For such days, we thought it would be nice to tell you can fix it in literally one minute.
What we need:
- brush or comb;
- hair elastic;
- 2-3 hairpins.
How do we proceed:
Step 1: Handle your hair very well using a brush or comb. Divide the hair in half, then twist each half several times. Once twisted, we fasten the halves together with an elastic.
Step 2: Above the elastic, with the help of your fingers, make a hole in the hair, then take the tips, insert them through it and take them out underneath.
Step 3: Take the rest of the remaining hair and insert it into the hole created in the previous step.
Clean and Simple Updos for Medium Hair
Easy Twisted Low Bun Updos for Medium Hair
Low buns are probably the easiest updos to create when you have medium-length hair. So, for this one, you’ll only need to twist your hair towards the nape area and secure the bun with some bobby pins to keep it in place.
Side Twisted Low Bun with Accessory Updos for Medium Hair
Low buns can also be created on one side of your head through the same twisting technique as before. Use bobby pins to keep the bun in place and maybe add a subtle hair accessory for extra elegance.
Low Ponytail Made of Three Parts Updos for Medium Hair
Low ponytails are also easy updos for medium hair that you can create regardless of the occasion or time of the day. For this one, split your hair into three parts and pass the outer two through the elastic that’s keeping the middle part in place. You will end up with a pretty and wearable low ponytail.
Simple Textured Low Bun Updos for Medium Hair
To come up with the right texture for this low bun, you will have to use a texturizing hair spray and pay attention to the strands coming out of the bun. The look should be slightly messy.
Sleek Low Bun with Accessory
For this sleek low bun, you will need to make sure that no rebel hairs are out of their place and to create the bun as neatly as possibly. Use some hairspray and add an elegant accessory for that extra something.
Low Ponytail with Double Three Parts Updos for Medium Hair
This low ponytail is similar to the one before with the only difference that you twist the three separate parts two times, therefore creating a beautiful and wearable pattern for medium hair.
Textured & Voluminous Low Bun Updos for Medium Hair
This textured and voluminous low bun is very easy to do. It’s a basic low bun but with the difference that you need to either use a curling iron or to backcomb your hair so you can come up with that volume and texture. Hairspray and texturising products also help.
Wavy Hair Twisted Low Bun Updos for Medium Hair
The wavy hair on this one does all the work. To obtain this low bun, you only need to twist the hair and secure it with bobby pins on your nape area. The rest comes naturally.
Simple High Bun with Bow Accessory
This simple high bun consists in only twisting your hair upwards and securing it with bobby pins or elastic. However, a pretty bow accessory can completely transform this rather simple hairstyle.
Polished Sleek Low Bun Updos for Medium Hair
A sleek low bun is done by twisting the hair on your nape area but making sure that your hair is straight and that no rebel strands stand out. You can use hairspray to obtain this polished look.
Wavy Glam High Bun Updos for Medium Hair
This wavy glam high bun is very easy to do. You only need a simple high bun made from half of your hair to which you add strands after strands, wrap them around the bun, and secure them with bobby pins. Gorgeous!
Knotted Low Boho Bun Updos for Medium Hair
For this knotted low boho bun, you only need to split your hair into three sections, secure the middle one with a hair doughnut, and then knot the two outer strands of hair over the middle one creating a messy bun that you need to secure in place with bobby pins.
Textured Low Ponytail Updos for Medium Hair
There is nothing easier to do than a low ponytail, and this one is very simple indeed. Create the ponytail and then add texture by backcombing your hair and the crown too. Leave out some messy strands and use hairspray to keep everything in place. Also, hide the elastic with your hair so that the updo becomes more elegant.
Curly Updo with Padding Updos for Medium Hair
Curl your hair and make sure that you have hair padding secured towards your nape area with bobby pins. Wrap the lower stands of hair over it, and then do the same thing with the upper ones. Create a uniform low bun and hide the area where the two parts meet with some hair accessories. Voilà!
French Twist Ponytail with Accessory Updos for Medium Hair
One of the easiest updos for medium hair, this French twist ponytail is done by actually twisting your hair from one side of your head towards the middle. When the ponytail is centred, secure it with bobby pins and add a pretty hairpin too.
Medium Height Messy Bun Updos for Medium Hair
This messy bun is neither high nor low but, instead, it’s placed at a medium height on your head. It’s done the same as any other bun, with the only difference that you need to secure it better because its weight will drag it down and ruin it.
Half Up Do with Messy Bun
Half up half down dos are very in right now and this hairstyle is also very easy to do. Just take half of your hair and make it into a small messy bun on top of your head. Use a pretty elastic to secure it and leave the rest of your hair free, maybe even curl it a bit.
Half Up Do with Ponytail
Speaking of half updos, this ponytail is gorgeous for a special occasion and very easy to create. You only need to tie half of your hair instead of putting it all into a ponytail. The rest of your hair should be left on your back. Hide the elastic with a strand of hair and maybe add a pretty accessory too.
Double Pony Tail Updos for Medium Hair
The double ponytail is perfect for medium hair because it creates the illusion of longer hair. Just do a low and a high ponytail and make sure that they are aligned, and the hair looks like it’s flowing naturally from one single place. Nobody will know unless they look at you from the side.
Simple Ponytail Updos for Medium Hair
A simple ponytail is exactly that: simple. Make sure to conceal the elastic on this one with a strand of hair which you secure with bobby pins. Leave a few rebel strands out and add some nice accessories for that extra charm.
Two Cute Pony Tails
For girls with amazing curly hair, this one’s for you. These two cute ponytails might look childish, but they offer you youthfulness and charm. Let your curls speak for you while you amaze everyone around.
Half Up Do with Space Buns Updos for Medium Hair
Coming back to the half-up, half-down look, this time it’s all about space buns. Create two separate messy buns from one half of your hair and secure them in place. Let the rest of your hair flow naturally. Easy and effective too!
Simple Space Buns Updos for Medium Hair
These space buns need to be created from your whole hair so they will most likely be bigger. Split your hair in half and create two high buns that you secure with bobby pins. Leave them messy because that’s what it’s all about!
Low Bun from Ponytail
Creating a low bun from a ponytail is very easy. You only need the low ponytail which you don’t use an elastic for but some bobby pins. Then start wrapping the hair over the pins so that you create an oval bun. Secure this one too and use hairspray to keep it in place.
Simple Messy Bun
We all know the messy bun but who says that it cannot be fancy too? Your messy high bun can be adorned with some pretty hair clips for extra charm. You can also use texturizing hairspray to offer it that special texture and body and flaunt your messy bun around all day.
Simple Updo for Curly Hair
This simple updo for curly hair only consists of having enough bobby pins to keep all that mane in place. When you’re done, you should have a hairstyle that’s similar to a pompadour. Worth trying!
Braided Updos for Medium Hair
Two Braided Low Buns
Low buns can also be braided for a change. You only need to split your hair in two, make two simple braids and then wrap them in two low buns. Secure them with bobby pins and that’s all!
Low Bun with Braid on Top
A simple and messy low bun can be adorned with a simple braid over your head for it to become more sophisticated. The bun needs to be secured in place as well as the braid. You can then use some hairspray for more security.
Low Bun with Fishtail Braid
Fishtail braids are a little more complex but still not difficult to create. You can also incorporate such a braid into a low messy bun and make the hairstyle unique. Make sure that everything is secured and then wear your updo proudly.
Cornrow High Bun
A hairdresser will know how to create cornrows from your hair, especially if it’s thick. So, if you already have them, you can always make them into a high bun and completely change your appearance for an event, for example.
Half Up Do with Infinity Braid
Infinity braids are also known as the figure 8 braids, and hairstylists should know how to do it. You can also do it at home because it’s not that complex. It only requires practice. In this case, you can use it to create a half updo with messy and texturized hair.
Dutch Braid Side Bun
For this braided updo, the starting point is a dutch braid that starts from your right side and another that starts from your left side. Make sure that they meet on one side of your head. When they do, create a bun and secure it in place.
Low Braided Bun with Infinity Side Braid
Infinity side braids may be simple but they are extremely effective when it comes to changing a look. After creating your side braid, use the rest of your hair for another simple braid that’s bigger. Create a low bun and add a gentle accessory.
Pulled Out Infinity Braid Updo
Any braids can be pulled out for extra volume and a messier look, including infinity braids. This updo consists of exactly that. You need to create an infinity braid that you pull out strands from and come up with this carefree updo.
Messy Braided Low Bun with Beachy Waves
This look is very mermaid-like, especially because of the beachy waves and color. However, the messy low bun paired with the simple braid on top creates a unique look that you will adore.
Updo with Dutch Braid Crown
For this updo, you only need to create a simple Dutch braid out of your hair and then pass it from one side of your head to the other, securing it in place. Let your bangs flow gracefully and there you have it!
Messy Pony Tail with Braid on Top
For this messy ponytail, you will need to do a simple braid on top of your head, which goes down and meets with the rest of your hair. Tie the braid and the hair together and hide the elastic with a strand of hair.
Half Up Do with Fishtail Braid
Split your hair in two and from the upper part create a fishtail braid. Pass it over your head from one side to the other and secure it in place. Let the rest of your hair flow naturally or maybe even curl it slightly for extra volume.
Braided Updo with Bow on Top
Start from your nape area and go up while braiding your hair. Once you reach the top of your head, stop braiding and create a bow with the rest of the hair. Secure it with bobby pins and a lot of hairsprays to keep it in place.
Fishtail Low Bun
For this one, you need to start with two side fishtails braids, which you bring together towards your nape area in a low bun. Bobby pins are, again, your friends for this one.
Four Strand Low Bun
The four-strand braid is not difficult to make, but you might need your hairdresser to show you how it’s done first. A beautiful updo using it is a low bun that is created from a side four-strand braid and secured in place.
Half Up Do with Braided Bun
For this half updo, you can either braid or twist the upper part of your hair into a small messy bun. Your hair should be wavy or messy so that the look has that laid-back vibe to it.
Halo Braid Updo
A halo braid should begin at the back of your head and go around it to the other side over your hair. It’s east, but you might need thick hair for this one, or even some extensions in certain cases.
This is a simple, thin braid that you drag towards the back of your head and twist around itself so that it forms a seashell-like form. It needs to be thoroughly secured to stay in place for longer and can also be adorned with accessories.
Low Bun with Three Braids
This is a low bun that’s created out of three separate simple braids. Twist them around each other at the nape area and secure them in place. The result will be mesmerizing.
Braided Space Buns
You can create two amazing high space buns by only using two braids that you twist around like when you’re doing messy buns. Keep them in place with bobby pins and voilà!
Low Bun with Two Braids
With only two simple braids, you can create an elegant low bun that you can wear to a special occasion. Add some gentle hair accessories and there you have it!
Twisted Updo with Lateral Braids
Start with two simple lateral braids which you bring backwards and twist do you finally create a low ponytail. Don’t braid them all the way and let some of your hair free, for the ponytail.
High Braided Bun
If you have thick hair and many braids already, then why not create a simple braided high bun on top of your head? You might need lots of bobby pins but it will look incredible!
Simple French Braid
A simple French braid should always be considered when thinking of creating updos for medium hair. It’s pretty, quick, and will always get you out of any hair trouble.
Half French Braid & Half Pony Tail Updo
Staying with the French braid, you can also start with one on top of your head and then stop braiding and simply tie it into a simple ponytail. A casual and nice updo that will also look extra cute.
Double French Braids
We have talked about a French braid but what about two of them? They are equally easy to make and will look incredibly funky and cool, especially if you have an original hair color too.
Updo with Two Dutch Braids
What can be easier than two side Dutch braids married into a low and gentle bun to save you from bad hair days? Probably nothing.
Updo with Messy Braid Crown
A messy braid used as a crown on top of your head can look incredibly good when also paired with a messy updo. And no, you don’t need to have bright orange hair for this one. It will look amazing regardless.
Simple Infinity Braid
This is the simple and clean version of an infinity braid which you can always do for your medium hair, especially when in a rush or having a bad hair day. Braids can always save you from disaster.
Wavy Updo with Braid Crown
Two loose side braids joined with the rest of your hair towards your nape area will create a spectacular messy low bun which you can then adorn with accessories and wear on any occasion.
Undone Braided Ponytail
Undone braids are very trendy right now because they are the expression of that laid-back look everyone loves. So, to be effortless, you can create a ponytail from the undone braid and hide the elastic with a hair strand, gracefully.
Dutch Braids with Ponytail Ends
Two Dutch braids are always better than one, and when you also turn them into ponytails, things get even better. Your medium hair will thank you for this idea.
Simple Low Bun with Braid Crown
A sleek and simple low bun secured with bobby pins can look even better with a simple braid crown on top of your head. Let some loose strands frame your face and you will have a gorgeous updo.
Infinity Braid Low Bun
A loose infinity braid is all you need to come up with a unique low bun that everyone will admire. Let the ends of the braid free and twist them into a messy and effortless bun. Amazing!
All in all, we hope to have brought you a series of easy and beautiful updos for medium hair which will act as inspiration for everyone out there. So, if you have medium-length hair and a desire to search for new ways to style it, you have come to the right place. Let us guide your steps towards the discovery of new and exciting updos to try at home or with your hairstylist.