Updos and Braids to Keep You in Fashion


Does Your Hair Salon do UpDos?

Cute updos are a fabulous hairstyle solution you can try on long, medium and even short hair. Whether your hair salon specializes in a more into sophisticated braided bun hairstyles, intricate knots or quick casual updos, you have multiple choices in each category. Easy updos for long hair and simple half updos is an ingenious way to style your locks pretty for every day. Fancy side bun hairstyles, braided and curly styles with the lifted up part are stunning picks for special occasions – as prom updos or wedding hair updos. Every hair type and length looks extremely feminine in updos. Natural hair is not an exception. Updo hairstyles for black women amaze with their creativity and variety of braided patterns which tame thick unruly locks in the most graceful way. If you hair is, on the contrary, fine and limp, trendy textured updos for thin hair create the illusion of thicker tresses and look very volume-flattering. Welcome: the world of hair updos is waiting for you!

Braids for Fancy and Casual

Ah braids, there are so many ways you can wear ’em. The choice is yours: Rock braids in a sleek ponytail, wrapped around a topknot, or even tucked behind beachy waves. Take inspiration from your favorite celebrities to create these simple but gorgeous looks.

All you’ll really need: bobby pins ($4, amazon.com); hair elastics ($4, amazon.com) For more complex looks you could use a teasing brush ($6, amazon.com) and some ribbons.

The oldest known reproduction of hair braiding may go back about 30, 000 years: the Venus of Willendorf, now known in academia as the Woman of Willendorf, is a female figurine estimated to have been made between about 28, 000 and 25, 000 BCE.[5] It has been disputed whether or not she wears braided hair or some sort of a woven basket on her head. The Venus of Brassempouy is estimated to be about 25, 000 years old and shows, ostensibly, a braided hairstyle.

Braiding is traditionally a social art. Because of the time it takes to braid hair, people have often taken time to socialize while braiding and having their hair braided. It begins with the elders making simple knots and braids for younger children. Older children watch and learn from them, start practicing on younger children, and eventually learn the traditional designs. This carries on a tradition of bonding between elders and the new generation.

Is there any braided look more romantic as a side braid? We think not. Braid your hair to one side as loosely as possible, allowing strands on the opposite side to fall as they may.

Celebrity Braids



  • Meet the modern version of “business in the front, party in the back.” For this look á la Millie Bobby Brown, create three braids in the back of the head and then connect in a tight topknot.



  • Sneaky, sneaky: Carrie Underwood’s beachy look features a tight French braid close to the hairline and pinned on the nape of the neck.



  • For a crisp pulled-back look that keeps your hair out of your face, try Jada Pinkett Smith’s sleek cornrows.



  • It’s not just about the braid here. Selena Gomez added volume to her locks with a larger-than-life pompadour (a.k.a. Snooki’s infamous poof).



  • If anyone knows how to make a statement, it’s Queen Bey. Create two inverted French braids on each side and one inverted braid down to the back to mimic the star’s ethereal look.



  • Long hair is your friend when it comes to braids. Here’s proof. For a sophisticated updo, Jessica Simpson wrapped two long braids around her bun.



  • Mandy Moore’s tight wrap-around braids are positioned close to her hairline, but the intentional messiness — with a few fun pieces sticking out here and there — give it a free-spirited look.


An inventive look features two braids that start the back of the head — separated by a middle part — turning outward at the hairline and back around the sides like a crown braid. So cool! or,show off your long, full locks with a giant ponytail braid that starts in the upper part of your head, then cascades down your back. French braids can vary in thickness and placement. An around-the-back look is great for any occasion, whether you’re trying to keep your hair out of your face at the gym or dressing up for the evening. As their name implies, halo braids wrap around the wearer’s head like a halo. For a modern take on the classic ballerina bun, braid your hair first, then twirl it up top. Kick your braided headband up a notch by turning it into a fishtail plait instead of the average three-strand style.


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