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20 Gorgeous Updo Hairstyles for Short Hair

Short hair, while fun and refreshing, can also be a pain. When it comes to variety, options are limited in comparison to those with long hair. I know. I struggled with this. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some stunning and simple updos that work on short hair, because there are plenty. All it takes is a little bit of creativity and time and the ability to make braids. They will be your saviour. Trust me.

1. Messy Pinned Bun

Messy Pinned Bun

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Forget trying to get all your hair into a ponytail. With short hair, that is an impossible task. Instead, grab a handful of bobby pins and go crazy!

2. Double Twist

Double Twist

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This gorgeous double twist is simple and stunning. Bonus? It takes less than a minute to do.

3, Voluminous Waves

Voluminous Waves

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You can never go wrong with big waves!

4. Triple Layer Bun

Triple Layer Bun

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Who knew short hair could have so many layers? This look is soft and flattering on all.

5. Half Up

Half Up

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A classic when it comes to short hair updos.

6. Braids Galore

Braids Galore

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Do it up with beautiful braids and a triple bun.

7. Pinned Under

Pinned Under

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When in doubt pin your hair away! It’s the perfect updo that works for work and a fancy night out.

8. Hidden Twist

Hidden Twist

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This stunning do may be tricky, but it is definitely worth it.

9. Casually Done Up

Casually Done Up

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Keep it casual with this naturally beautiful look. The loose waves around your face will be very flattering and feminine.

10. Wind Blown (With Hairspray)

Wind Blow (With Hairspray)

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While it looks natural, we all know it’s not. But that doesn’t mean it won’t work for you!

11. Pompadour



Play with volume! Have fun styling a look like this for your next outing.

12. Illusion of Curls

Illusion of Curls

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Tight coils pinned into place is an easy way to make your straight hair look wavy!

13. Wild Ringlets and a Clip

Wild Ringlets and a Clip

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Restrain some wild curls with a fancy clip!

14. Rope Twist and a Bow

Rope Twist and a Bow

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For a more casual look, try this gorgeous rope twist. Jazz it up with a simple bow.

15. Curls and a Headband

Curls and a Headband

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It’s all about the accessories when it comes to short hair. A thin headband can be a life saver!

16. Optical Illusion Braid

Optical Illusion Braid

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It never ends! You may have to look up a tutorial for this one.

17. The Stefani Curl

The Stefani Curl

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Pop sensation Gwen Stefani made this look famous. Who says you can’t rock a more subtle version of it?

18. Pearl Pins

Peal Pins

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Nothing classes up your standard hairdo like some pearl pins!

19. Tucked Away: Short, Updo Hairstyles with Bangs

Tucked Away

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Again, I stress the need for pins. You can do anything with them.

20. Slick Back with Hidden Braids:  Prom Hairstyle Ideas with Short Hair

Slick Back with Hidden Braids

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But if you’re looking for a hairdo with more edge, this may suite you best of all.

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