6 Step-by-Step Easy Hair Updos For Over 50 Ladies

by Jdee
6 Materials
10 Minutes

Try these step-by-step easy hair updos for hot summer days when you need your long hair off your neck. These are great updos when you only have a little time and somewhere to go, and they work well on two- or three-day-old hair, with the addition of a little dry shampoo.

Tools and materials:

  • Hairbrush
  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Covered hair elastic
  • Twisty hair tie
  • Wrap hairband
  • Dry shampoo (optional)
Sectioning hair as you tie it up

1. Half updo

Section off about half of your hair from the top of your head, leaving some to fall around your face.

Twisting hair into a loose bun

Check that the part at the front of the section is straight across your head and then simply twist the section into a loose bun on top of your head.

How to wear long hair over 50

Secure the bun with a covered elastic. Pull the bun a little looser and use bobby pins to tuck in any stray ends.

Women's hair updo over 50

2. Alternate half updo

Follow the same steps as in Casual Updo but instead of twisting the hair into a bun, simply secure it as a ponytail with the covered elastic. Pull the ponytail out a bit to make a waterfall effect.

Gathering hair on top of the head

3. Ballet updo

Bend over at your waist and gather all your hair together. 

Loosening strands at the front of the face

Loosen some strands at the front to frame your face. Twist and wrap the ponytail around into a tight bun and secure it with a hair scrunchie.

Easy hair updo step by step

If you want a messier look, pull sections of the bun to loosen it. You can make this bun as tight or as loose as you like.

Casual updos for over 50 ladies

4. One-minute messy bun

Like you did with Casual Updo gather all your hair together and loosen some strands at the front to frame your face. Now secure the ponytail with a twisty hair tie, but do not pull it all the way through. Leave a large loop of hair unsecured. 

Pulling sections of hair to loosen them

Pull sections of that loop to loosen them.

Messy bun over 50

If you want this to be neater, you can tuck in and pin down the loose ends.

How to do a messy bun over 50

To dress up this style, add a cute scarf or headband and tie it at the back or the side of your head.

Making a side ponytail

5. Side ponytail

Gather your hair into a ponytail at one side near the back of your head and secure it with a twisty hair elastic. 

Wrapping hair around the elastic

Then take one strand of the ponytail and wrap it around the hair elastic to cover it. Secure the strand in the elastic.

Adding a hair scarf

You can also add a hair scarf to this style, either over the hair elastic or on top of your head.

Easy long hairstyles for older ladies

6. One-minute messy side bun

Follow the same steps as with the one-minute messy bun but make the bun at one side near the back of your head.

Step-by-step easy hair updos

Step-by-step easy hair updo tutorial

These quick and simple updos are great if you have minimal time to do your hair and are rushing off to do some errands or to the gym. They can be easily accessorized to switch them into a dressier look for the evening. Let me know which updo you liked best.

Suggested materials:
  • Hairbrush
  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Covered hair elastic
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  • Sylvia Laura Ranyak Sylvia Laura Ranyak on Oct 05, 2021


    love all the do’s I can’t wait to try each one.

    thank you for sharing.

  • Sahar Rizvi Sahar Rizvi on Oct 06, 2021

    They are beautiful hair styles and they are definitely not just for the ladies over 50. 😋

    • Jdee Jdee on Oct 07, 2021

      Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words!