50 Adorable Braided Updos for Every Occasion

50 Adorable Braided Updos for Every Occasion

Emily Gold 02-20-2018 AM ET / 0 Shares

If you’re not a basic ponytail type of girl, adding a few braids to your updo or top knot can be the icing on the cake. Adding braids to your simple updo is the most flattering way to give your look a little added style regardless of the ocassion. For the everyday look, messy texture is always a great idea because it’s easy, quick, and always looks cute. When you are in hurry in the morning, we love rope or twisted braids tied with a low bun. For a formal occasion like a wedding or business event, add some volume and texture to your braids. Check out 50 of our favorite braided updos for every occasion.


Chunky diagonal braid into a messy bun.

Chunky diagonal braid into a messy bun by Nina Starck

(Nina Starck)

Mixed braids into a low pony.

Mixed braids into a low pony by Natalie Price

(Natalie Price)

Rope braid into a messy bun.

Rope braid into a messy bun by Missy Sue

(Missy Sue)

Mohawk pony.

Mohawk pony by Chrissy Rasmussen

(Chrissy Rasmussen)



Tousled and twisted updo.

Tousled and twisted updo by Sara Vanderstelt

(Sara Vanderstelt)

Dutch halo braid.

Dutch halo braid by Kristin Ess

(Kristin Ess)

Boxer braid into a ponytail.

Boxer braid into a ponytail by Annie Pearce

(Annie Pearce)



Loose braid and low bun.

Loose braid and low bun by Stephanie Brinkerhoff

(Stephanie Brinkerhoff)

Half-up top knot.

Half-up top knot by Nina Starck

(Nina Starck)

Swirling fishtail look.

Swirling fishtail look by Abellas braids

(Abella’s braids)

Two-strand braid into a pony.

Two-strand braid into a pony by Emma Chen

(Emma Chen)



Unicorn inspired look.

Unicorn inspired look by Michelle Stevenson

(Michelle Stevenson)

Four-strand slide-up combo.

Four-strand slide-up combo by Nina Starck

(Nina Starck)

Crown braids with basic 3-strand braids and fishtails.

Crown braids with basic 3-strand braids and fishtails by Alexandra Wilson

(Alexandra Wilson)



Knotted ponytail.

Knotted ponytail by Riawna Capri

(Riawna Capri)

Pull-through braid.

Pull-through braid by Emily Rose Hannon

(Emily Rose Hannon)

Double twist low buns.

Double twist low buns by Missy Sue

(Missy Sue)



Lace braided updo.

Lace braided updo by Annie Pearce

(Annie Pearce)

Side braid ponytail.

Side braid ponytail by Circles of Hair

(Circles of Hair)

Twisted waterfall braid and basket weave with a bow.

Twisted waterfall braid and basket weave with a bow by Alina

(Alina)

Fishtail and dutch braid mix.

Fishtail and dutch braid mix by Jessica Ybarra

(Jessica Ybarra)



Knotted braid updo.

Knotted braid updo by Claudia Mejerle Rogers

(Claudia Mejerle Rogers)

Front row braids into side bun.

Front row braids into side bun by Kirsten Zellers

(Kirsten Zellers)

Seven-strand ribbon braid into a ponytail.

Seven-strand ribbon braid into a ponytail by Alina

(Alina)



Dutch to fishtail braids.

Dutch into fishtail braids by Jacque Morrison

(Jacque Morrison)

French crown braid.

French crown braid by Chita Beseau

(Chita Beseau)

Five-strand braided updo.

Five-strand braided updo by Harfoner Hair

(Harfoner Hair)



Two-strand braid ponytail.

Two-strand braid ponytail by Iryna

(Iryna)

Double dutch braids.

Double dutch braids by Fredrika

(Fredrika)

Middle-part braid into low pony.

Middle-part braid into low pony by Missy Sue

(Missy Sue)

Fishtails and buns.

Fishtails and buns by Nicole Drege

(Nicole Drege)



Dutch braids into space buns.

Dutch braids into space buns by Mia & Linda

(Mia & Linda)

Dutch braided updo.

Dutch braided updo by Michelle Stevenson

(Michelle Stevenson)

Mini side braid with twisted bun.

Mini side braid with twisted bun by Sara Vanderstelt

(Sara Vanderstelt)



Infinity stacked french braid.

Infinity stacked french braid by Nina Starck

(Nina Starck)

Fishtail braided updo.

Fishtail braided updo by Jacque Morrison

(Jacque Morrison)

Dutch crown braid into a bun.

Dutch crown braid into a bun by Maggiemh

(Maggiemh)



Loose braided bun.

Loose braided bun by Shelley Gregory

(Shelley Gregory)

Inside-out half-up ponytail.

Inside-out half-up ponytail by Iryna

(Iryna)

Four-strand french braid.

Four-strand french braid by Stephanie Hodges

(Stephanie Hodges)

Textured dutch braid into pony.

Textured dutch braid into pony by Michael Gray

(Michael Gray)



Loose fishtail into a low knot.

Loose fishtail into a low knot by Nicole Drege

(Nicole Drege)

3D braid.

3D braid by Alina

(Alina)

Creative fishtails.

Creative fishtails by Monica Re

(Monica Re)



Fishtail and dutch braid combo.

Fishtail and dutch braid combo by Jacque Morrison

(Jacque Morrison)

Woven headband braid.

Woven headband braid by Missy Sue

(Missy Sue)

French infinity.

French infinity by Sara Jane Maples

(Sara Jane Maples)



All the colors of a fishtail.

All the colors of a fishtail by Sabrina Dijkman

(Sabrina Dijkman)

Double dutch pony.

Double dutch pony by Alexandra Wilson

(Alexandra Wilson)

Dutch fishtail braid and low bun.

Annie Pearce

(Annie Pearce)