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)

Double fishtails.

Double fishtails by Jenny Strebe

(Jenny Strebe)

Twisted and braided low half-up style.

Twisted and braided low half-up style by Ash and Co

(Ash and Co)

Dutch and twist.

Dutch and twist by Blohaute


Scarf braid.

Scarf braid by Emma Chen

(Emma Chen)

Knotted updo.

Knotted updo by Jacque Morrison

(Jacque Morrison)

High half-up.

High half-up by Brittany Sullivan

(Brittany Sullivan)

Low chignon.

Low chignon by Emma Chen

(Emma Chen)

Side out pony.

Side out pony by Michael Gray

(Michael Gray)

Bohemian ponytail.

Bohemian ponytail by Michelle Zeller Porumb

(Michelle Zeller Porumb)

Fishtail halo braid.

Fishtail halo braid by Amber Fillerup

(Amber Fillerup)

Effortless side braid.

Effortless side braid by Marissa Larson

(Marissa Larson)

Baby fishtail.

Baby fishtail by Maggiemh


Massive bun.

Massive bun by Taylor Lamb

(Taylor Lamb)

Falling-out knot.

Falling-out knot by Olivia Molly Rogers

(Olivia Molly Rogers)

Tousled undone braid.

Tousled undone braid by Beth


Wavy ponytail.

Wavy ponytail by Elvira Jonsson

(Elvira Jonsson)

High bun.

High bun by Tonya Stylist

(Tonya Stylist)

Undone braid.

Undone braid by Amber Fillerup

(Amber Fillerup)

Boho crown braid.

 Boho crown braid by Jenny Strebe

(Jenny Strebe)

Effortless low chignon.

Effortless low chignon by Jenny Strebe

(Jenny Strebe)

Side braid.

Side braid by Blohaute


Low knot.

Low knot by Kenzie.T


French and dutch combo.

French and dutch combo by Taylor Lamb

(Taylor Lamb)

Wispy chignon.

Wispy chignon by Hailey Daniels & Kailey Nouis

(Hailey Daniels & Kailey Nouis)

Braided half-up.

Braided half-up by Jacque Morrison

(Jacque Morrison)

Tousled and romantic low pony.

Tousled and romantic low pony by Jenny Strebe

(Jenny Strebe)

Half-up top knot.

Half-up top knot by Brittany Sullivan

(Brittany Sullivan)


Textured hair-up.

Textured hair-up by Nicole Pallotta

(Nicole Pallotta)

Side pull-through braid.

Side pull-through braid by Kenzie T

(Kenzie T)

Texture ponytail.

Texture ponytail by Maggiemh


Soft & whimsical boho style.

Soft & whimsical boho style by Alexandra Wilson

(Alexandra Wilson)