40 Easy Updo Styles for Short Hair


Emily Gold 09-23-2016 AM ET / 0 Shares

Anyone who’s tried to wrestle short hair into a passable updo knows just how frustrating it can be. “Borderline impossible” is probably a better phrase to use when talking about the unfeasible but as you’ll see from the photos below, it is doable with a little patience and the right know how. Updos can be equally stunning in both casual and formal settings and when you factor in the functionality, nothing quite beats a well-executed updo. That’s where easy updos come into play. We’ll take a look at 40, quick and easy updo styles for short hair that will have you scrolling your brains out. Enjoy!

Tousled bun.

Tousled bun by Jayma


Half-up with retro headpiece.

Half-up with retro headpiece by Kristin Ess

(Kristin Ess)

Top knot with wispy bangs.

Top knot with wispy bangs by Acacia Brinley

(Acacia Brinley)

Side twisted updo.

Side twisted updo by Reingeschluepft


Casual high bun.

Casual high bun by Nose Koji

(Nose Koji)

Formal updo.

Formal updo by Kimura Ippei

(Kimura Ippei)

Half-up with triangle hair clip.

Half-up with triangle hair clip by Kuwabara Taiki

(Kuwabara Taiki)

Messy low bun.

Messy low bun by Jeanne Grey

(Jeanne Grey)

Twisted crown braid.

Twisted crown braid by Nose Koji

(Nose Koji)

Ribbon updo.

Ribbon updo by Yuuki


Loose pigtails.

Loose pigtails by Kimura Ippei

(Kimura Ippei)

Low knot.

Low knot by Acacia Brinley

(Acacia Brinley)

Loose wavy bun.

Loose wavy bun by Tanimoto Shouta

(Tanimoto Shouta)

Easy half-up.

Easy half-up by Becki


Effortless half updo.

Effortless half updo by Gendai


Simple updo with metal bun cuff.

Simple updo with metal bun cuff by Gendai


Half-up top knot.

Half-up top knot by Yuuki


Vintage half-up hair with scarf.

Vintage half-up hair with a scarf by Tatsuya Yoshida

(Tatsuya Yoshida)

Half-up twist.

Half-up twist by Dallas And Company

(Dallas And Company)

Side low bun.

Side low bun by Yuuuuma


Braided pixie.

Braided pixie by AnDream


Half updo with double braids.

Half updo with double braids by Miyu Wada

(Miyu Wada)

Sleek half-up.

Sleek half-up by Anna Russett

(Anna Russett)

Wrap around bun.

Wrap around bun by Reingeschluepft


Tuck & wrap bun.

Tuck & wrap bun by Moeco Tanaka

(Moeco Tanaka)

Wispy half-up top knot.

Wispy half-up top knot by Anna Russett

(Anna Russett)

Plaid bun with scarf.

Plaid bun with scarf by Tatsuya Yoshida

(Tatsuya Yoshida)

Center parted updo.

Center parted updo by Acacia Brinley

(Acacia Brinley)

Fishtail pigtails.

Fishtail pigtails by Kaori Hama

(Kaori Hama)

Messy half-up.

Messy half-up by Leah Fitts

(Leah Fitts)

Braided low bun.

Braided low bun by Tatsuya Yoshida

(Tatsuya Yoshida)

Knotted bun updo.

Knotted bun updo by Reingeschluepft


Rumpled half-up top knot.

Rumpled half-up top knot by Kuwabara Taiki

(Kuwabara Taiki)

Crown braid updo.

Crown braid updo by Alex Pelerossi

(Alex Pelerossi)

Half-up half-down.

Half-up half-down by Gendai


Criss cross.

Criss cross by Jennie-Kay Plumb

(Jennie-Kay Plumb)

Scarf headband hairstyle.

Scarf headband hairstyle by Colette Malouf

(Colette Malouf)

Textured updo.

Textured updo by Michiko Yamane

(Michiko Yamane)

High bun with messy curls.

High bun with messy curls by Yuuki


Low chignon.

Low chignon by Michiko Yamane

(Michiko Yamane)