4 Easy, Braided Updos to Keep Your Hair Out of Your Face This Summer

Jessica Shaw
by Jessica Shaw
2 Materials
5 Minutes

The braided updo is a feminine and casual take on the classic updo. It’s perfect for getting hair out of your face without settling for a basic ponytail, and it’s cuter, too.

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you four braided updo hairstyles you can wear during the hottest of summer days. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Hair ties
  • Bobby pins

Updo 1:

Braiding the hair

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1. Braid a section

Take a section of hair from the top of your head, and loosely braid it down. Don’t braid it too tight or against your scalp. Tie it off with a hair tie and leave it for now.

How to do a braided updo

2. Create a bun

Gather the rest of your hair behind your head, and tie off only the top of it into a single bun. Use your fingers to tug at the bun to loosen it from the hair tie and thicken it out.

Easy braided updo

3. Wrap the remaining hair around the bun

First, twist the remaining tail of your hair around itself. 

Braided updo

Then, twist it around the bun. Secure by tucking the ends into the hair tie or by using a bobby pin.

Updo braided hairstyles

4. Wrap and secure the braid

Finally, take the braid from step one and wrap it around your head to the bun. Bobby pin in place.

Braided updo

Here’s the finished look. This was such an easy braided updo! 

Updo 2: 

Braided updo

1. Section

Separate your hair down the middle into two sections.

Tying hair up

2. Tie into a ponytail

Tie up both sections into ponytails.

Braiding hair

3. Braid

Braid each ponytail with a simple three-strand braid, and tie off with a hair tie.

Updo braided hairstyles

4. Create loops with the braid

Now, take the braid and flip it up, tucking the ends underneath the hair ties you used to originally create a ponytail. This should create two loops.

How to do a braided updo

5. Push one loop through the other

Take one braid loop and push it through the other loop. Use bobby pins to secure it to your head.

Braided updo

Here’s the finished look! This is one of my favorite updo braided hairstyles!

Updo 3: 

Braiding hair

1. Braid down

Gather your hair behind your head, and three-strand braid down. Secure with a hair tie.

How to do a braided updo

2. Roll the braid into a bun

Roll the braid up until it reaches the top of the braid and your head and forms a little bun. Secure it in place with bobby pins.

Easy braided updo

Here’s the finished look! If you learn how to do a braided updo, make it this one! 

Updo 4: 

Braiding hair

1. Braid

Gather your hair behind your head, braid it down, and secure it with a hair tie.

How to do a braided updo

2. Tug at the braid

Tug and pull at the braid so it’s thicker and a bit messier.

Braided updo hairstyles

3. Wrap the braid into a bun

Flip the braid up and wrap it around itself into a bun. Secure with bobby pins.

Braided updo

Here’s the finished look!

Braided updos

Braided updo tutorial

These four braided updos are super cute and are perfect for dressing them both up and down. Whether it’s a day in, a day out, or you need something to look great for both - these updos will do the trick.

Let me know down below which one is your favorite.

Suggested materials:
  • Hair ties
  • Bobby pins

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