40 Effortless Braid & Updo Hairstyles

Emily Gold 06-21-2018 AM ET / 0 Shares

If you’re looking to radiate that effortlessly chic vibe this summer then you’re going to need the right hairstyle. Instagram does an amazing job of making us all look and feel like awkward paupers, but that extra dose of competition is often just what’s needed to keep you looking your best.

This summer is going to be your summer. Now let’s get you a hairstyle so you can slay with the best of them.



Twisted low ponytail.

Twisted low ponytail by Michael Gray

(Michael Gray)

Knotted braid updo.

Knotted braid updo by Riawna Capri

(Riawna Capri)

Textured half-up.

Textured half-up by Emma Chen

(Emma Chen)

Side braids into half updo.

Side braids into half updo by Amber Fillerup

(Amber Fillerup)



Voluminous look.

Voluminous look by Jenny Strebe

(Jenny Strebe)

Loose floral half-up.

Loose floral half-up by Haley Garber

(Haley Garber)

Knot a french braid.

Knot a french braid by Sunnie Brook

(Sunnie Brook)



Volume and texture.

Volume and texture by Sara Vanderstelt

(Sara Vanderstelt)

Tousled texture.

Tousled texture by Chad Wood

(Chad Wood)

Messy braid updo.

Messy braid updo by Elvira Jonsson

(Elvira Jonsson)