I am so thrilled to be able to share an updo for short hair today that is perfect for bridal and prom season that also works lovely on short hair! I know right? Don’t let my long hair fool you, this hairstyle will work beautifully on all hair lengths… Even short hair!
What I love about this hairstyle is, you can create it effortlessly or you can start with your hair straightened and create a more sleek updo depending on your style and preference. This fairly easy and minimalistic hairstyle will keep your hair off your neck, frame your face and is sure to help you feel confident and beautiful at your next event.
Let me know what you think of this hairstyle and if you would wear it sleek or messy in the comments below.
To achieve this easy updo for short hair:
Step 1: Prep your hair by curling it with a 1.5” barrel (I used my go-to from T3 Micro).
Step 2: Gather all of the hair at the crown of your head and twist it counter clockwise and bobby pin into place (THESE are my favourite bobby pins). Next pinch and pull sections of your crown to add volume.
Step 3: Gather all the hair on the right side of your head, pulling out small sections to frame your face. Next, twist your section away from your face while bring the section across the back of your head. Make sure to gently pull on the twist to create a soft swoop over your ear. Secure the twist to the left of the centre with bobby pins.
Step 4: Bring all of your hair across the back of your head to the left side.
Starting at the bottom, you want to begin bobby pinning your hair to the left of the centre.
*Make sure to create X’s with the bobby pins.
Step 5: Now bring all of your hair to the back of your head and gather it in your right hand and twist it clockwise while firmly holding it against your head. Play around with the shape and then secure the outside of your twist with some bobby pins, & if your hair is short you’ll be pinning your ends to your head. If you have any hair remaining, tightly twist it and discreetly tuck it into the twist.
Step 6: Secure the top and bottom of your twist with some bobby pins, and you’re done!
Don’t forget to tag me in your recreations on Instagram.