Updo Styles for Short Hair

sIf you have short hair, you don’t have to be left out of the updo club. Try your hand at these updo styles for short hair.

Braided Hair Flair

This style uses your hair as a headpiece. Start by parting your hair on the side and grabbing three small pieces from behind your bangs (or where bangs would be if you had them). French braid it for about two inches, and then take the braid off the head and finish it off. Secure with a small clear elastic. Loop the tail of the braid back up to the start, creating a coil that resembles a brooch. Secure with bobby pins and hairspray to finish off your homemade hair flair.

Twisted Low Bun

This is one of the romantic updo styles for short hair that would be perfect for a summer date night. This look works best with semi-curly hair, so go ahead and style your hair with some waves and volumizer. Start at the front of your hair and begin twisting a small piece around to the nape of your neck. Do this a few times in various spots, adding a small braid amongst the twists for more texture. Use bobby pins to secure the braid and twists along the way. A good portion of your hair on either side of your head should meet in the middle of the back of your hair. Begin braiding the remaining hair left under the twists at the nape of your neck into small braids, tucking them into the mass of hair created by the twists from the front of your head. Secure with more pins for a look that’s romantic and classic.

If you’re a girl with short hair, you probably have a fun personality — you’ve already taken the plunge in chopping your hair off — so don’t stop here. Experiment with updo styles for short hair to create a look that’s perfect for you and the length of your hair. If you’re in a creative rut, check out our gallery of short hair updos.

If you’ve recently cut your hair and it really is too short for an updo, try these 13 ways to style short hair — no bobby pins required.