Super Easy Half Updo for Short Hair

Glam Girl Gabi
by Glam Girl Gabi
2 Materials
5 Minutes

Hi everyone. Today I’m going to show you an easy half updo for short hair.

This look is perfect for weddings or special occasions but it’s so easy to create. You can do this look on straight, wavy, or curly hair. Let’s jump into it.

Tools and materials:

  • Hair brush
  • Bobby pins
Finding apex of head

1. Find the apex of your head

The apex is the highest point of the head. You can find it by placing a brush or a comb on the top of your head. 

Finding apex of head

Where it lies flat is your apex. 

Securing section with bobby pins

2. Scoop the hair backwards

Once you’ve found your apex, grab that section of hair and scoop it backward.

Secure it with two bobby pins criss-crossing at the back of the head. 

Securing section with bobby pins

3. Cross over hair remaining at the side

While leaving your fringe or any face-framing pieces alone, take the hair that remains at either side of your head, twist it, and cross it over to the bobby pins.

Then repeat this step with the hair remaining at the other side of your head.

Easy half updo for short hair

Easy half updo for short hair

And you’re done with your easy half updo!

Because my hair is dark, it’s hard to see the details of this look. Here’s an image of the updo on blonde hair:

Easy half updo for short hair

How adorable is this? I hope you’ll give it a try. If you do, leave me a comment!

Next, check out my post on How to Style Curtain Bangs in 3 Easy Steps.

Suggested materials:
  • Hair brush
  • Bobby pins

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