40 Effortless Updo Hairstyles for Lazy Girls With Style

40 Effortless Updo Hairstyles for Lazy Girls With Style

Emily Gold 02-15-2017 PM ET /
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There are few things in this world more satisfying than getting your hair up and out of your face. Unfortunately, function and convenience don’t always equal style. We’re living in a time when scrunchies and pencils, while sometimes cute, don’t usually have what it takes to satisfy both the comfort and style aspect of things. The key is finding that perfect equilibrium where style meets function. Whether you’re a scrunchie type that really wants to step up her lazy girl updo game, or consider yourself relatively fashion savvy and just looking for the latest ways to free your face from sticky strands of hair this summer, we’ve got you covered. Here, 40 stylish and effortless updo hairstyles for lazy girls with style.



Braided high pony.

Those who want a simple updo that doesn’t look, well, simple, will absolutely love this gorgeous cascading pony. This hairstyle is perfect for both casual and formal occasions alike.

Braided high pony by Jacque Morrison

(Jacque Morrison)

Twist up with U pin.

Show off your features by putting your hair into a creative and ornamental bun. Letting a few side pieces fall helps to break up facial lines and adds the illusion of a long, face-framing style.

Twist up with U pin by Shannon

(Shannon)

Intertwining fishtails.

This braid falls into the category of “boredom braids.” So named because they look as if they were done while watching TV or lying in bed reading a book. Make sure to give the bottom portion of the braid extra tousling and leave yourself a good 10 inches of loose hair to keep everything proportional.

Double fishtails by Amber Fillerup

(Amber Fillerup)

Messy twisted half-up.

If you’re looking to take some of the weight out of your hair in the summer but don’t want to go completely up, this is wonderful option that gives you just the right amount of effortless beauty. It instantly adds style to any long haircut and only takes a minute to do.

Messy twisted half-up by Jay Wesley Olson

(Jay Wesley Olson)



Rope twist into a messy bun.

Twisted rose crown braids are a beautiful hair trend that looks great on a wide variety of hair types. While this hairstyle may appear complicated upon first glance, once you’ve had a bit of practice everything comes together like clockwork.

Rope twist into a messy bun by Annie Pearce

(Annie Pearce)

Mixed bun.

If you’re constantly putting your hair into a bun but want to experiment with something a little fancier, this beautiful mixed bun will definitely make all of your hair goals come true.

Mixed bun by Ali Sabin

(Ali Sabin)

Easy breezy do.

This hairstyle is the perfect combination of effortless and adorable. A unique combination updo with tons of casual style, this quick ‘do is a must-know for any woman on the go.

Easy breezy do by Circles of Hair

(Circles of Hair)



Loose side braid.

This casual side braid is a perfect way to add a little dimension and style to thick hair. In this style, the impact of the braid is very subtle, which makes for a nice bohemian look that can be achieved with minimal effort.

Loose side braid by Gina Box

(Gina Box)

Messy braided high bun.

If you have a little more time to style or perhaps a helping hand, this busy high bun can be a lot of fun. For those of you who want to keep your signature bun but dying to get into something a more interesting, adding some creativity to the mix can be just what the Doctor ordered.

Messy braided high bun by Jacque Morrison

(Jacque Morrison)

Tucked in ponytail.

Perfect for women with introverted personalities, this elegant tucked in ponytail creates just the right amount of flair without being too over-the-top. For straight, silky hair, a tucked in pony is an easy way to get your hair out-of-the-way for those busy days ahead.

Tucked in ponytail by Emily

(Emily)