Holiday Updo, Perfect for Short Hair

3 Materials
10 Minutes

If you have short hair, there’s no reason why you can’t still create stylish hairstyles with it.

Yes, you might not have as much hair to work with, but that doesn’t matter - there are still a lot of things you can do.

Follow along as I show you a holiday updo that is perfect for short hair.

Tools and materials:

  • Hair tie
  • Bobby pins
  • Curling iron
Tying hair up

1. Tie hair up

Start by tying up your hair, leaving a little bit down at the front to frame your face.

Curling hair

2. Curl front sections

Now, curl those two front sections with a curling iron.

Go for a thin curling iron, as we want small, defined curls as opposed to large, loose ones.

Curling hair

3. Curl ponytail

Proceed to curl your ponytail.

Pinning curls

4. Pin down curls

Using bobby pins, take some of the curls from the top of the ponytail and pin them to the top of your head.

Pulling on hair

5. Pull on hair

Finish by gently pulling on your hair to give you some more volume at the top.

Holiday updo, perfect for short hair

Holiday updo, perfect for short hair

Here is the finished look. I love all of the little curls, each falling in a different direction - it gives the whole hairstyle a lot of texture and makes it really fun.

The curls pinned to the top of my head are also super cute. Give this hairstyle a try for yourself, and let me know what you think!

For more hair inspiration, check out this Braided bun hack for short hair.

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Suggested materials:
  • Hair tie
  • Bobby pins
  • Curling iron

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