By Kate on 23 October 2011
Get inspired to wear your hair up with these everyday updo hairstyle ideas!
Updos aren't just for fancy events like formals or weddings, they are also a great way to break up your hair styling routine and create a look that is different from your regular 'do in a fun, feminine way!
This updo is definitely a great lazy day hairstyle. When you don't have the time or the energy to style your hair, you can still create a very nice look by jumping on one of the latest hairstyle trends, the top knot. A top knot just involves loosely pulling all of your hair to the top, or as close to the top of your head as you like, and then tying it or pinning it into place. The key to this look is to keep your locks relaxed and loose looking, so don't worry if it's messy.
Who doesn't love a good ponytail? Not just for gym junkies, tying your hair back into a ponytail can be a stylish affair and the variety of looks you can try will provide you with plenty of everyday looks. You can try side ponytails, middle of the head ponytails, low-slung ponytails, even pigtails if you want! And you can dress up or down your ponytail with decorated hair elastics, headbands, hair pins, clips, ribbons, braids, curly locks, waves, and even sleek straight strands for a more professional, chic finish. If there's only one upstyle that you can master, make it the ponytail!
Plaited Side Styled Bun
Not every updo needs to be hidden at the back of your head. A side styled bun is a great option that is easy to create and will look great no matter the occasions your day brings. To add a feminine touch to your side bun, try twisting or adding braids or plaited sections to your hair before securing your locks into the bun. Also, don't forget to keep your strands loose and soft for a romantic looking finish. This is another type of updo where adding hair accessories such as pins and headbands can take your look to another level so don't be afraid to decorate your 'do!
Flirty Backcombed Volume
For those who like an updo with oomph, you can't go wrong with a little hair volume. Our final everyday updo involves injecting some backcombed strands into the top section of your hair in the roots and then pinning the rest of your hair low at the back of your head. This gives a more traditional updo finish, but is still flirty and fun thanks to the volume. To finish, don't forget to pull some strands out over your ears. It'll add a great touch of softness to your face shape and complete your look beautifully.