Updo Hairstyles For Medium-Length Hair – With These 7 Tips You Can Do It
Medium-length hair is a bit more difficult to style than long hair when it comes to updos. Styling succeeds with these 7 tips (including street style inspiration).
Hairstyles for medium length hair: Updos are now worn sleek or undone
"You can do anything with medium length hair," says María Baras when asked about the most timeless haircut in history and the styling options for simple haircuts. The shoulder-length cut will be an absolute trend of 2021, or rather this haircut is always trendy in itself, it is the typical cut that never goes out of style and which is a safe choice for everyone. It is easily adaptable to all types of faces and hair. And yes, you can wear it too.
But if there's one thing that makes someone with long hair hesitate when it comes to cutting their hair, it's the fear of not being able to pin it up properly. But María Baras confirms that this is still possible. "This length may not be long enough for a classic ponytail, but you can wear the hair unstructured with a loose ponytail in an undone look or in a sleek look with a neat center parting. It's a matter of imagination," she emphasizes. But with practice and creativity, which always comes in handy when styling hair, we have come up with a list of trendy hairstyles to do with a shoulder-length cut:
This is how updos succeed even with medium-length hair
- Prep hair with dry shampoo, sea salt spray, or hairspray to give it more grip and hold. There are also sugar-based products for added hold, like Pantene Pro-V texturizing spray.
- It's okay if strands of hair fall out from the nape of the neck or sides.
- You can make two or three ponytails and play with them and the different hair lengths (especially if you have a layered cut): one at the nape of your neck, another at the back of your head, and another one on top. And then make an updo out of all three using e.g. hairpins.
- Hairpins are always a good idea in general: they can be worn hidden or exposed.
- You can twist or braid the strands of hair on the nape of the neck that keeps falling out with small twirls or braids that are too small and fix them with hairpins.
- You can mix multiple looks in one. For example, a half-up bun for the top, shorter hair, and a low bun or ponytail at the nape of the neck.
- If you have very voluminous hair, it's also a good idea to use side braids to reduce the volume or tame it with some hair gel.
We show 7 cool updos for medium-length hair to restyle:
These hairstyles are suitable for a wide variety of occasions and always look good.
Updo for medium length hair: Loose ponytail at the nape of the neck
Always works: a loose ponytail that sits low in the neck.
Updo for medium length hair: Messy ponytail with an open fringe
Also perfect with the trendy fringed pony on the side: a messy ponytail.
Updo for medium-length hair: Sleek look with hair clips
Decorative hair clips help with too short side sections for a sleek look.
Updo for medium-length hair: Mini bun with a center parting in a sleek look
Supersleek: a deep mini bun with a center parting.
Updo for medium-length hair: curly bun
The ultra-short fringe is worn here with a tousled bun.
Updo for medium-length hair: For a particularly sleek hairstyle: fix the center parting with hair gel
Center parting and bun fixed with hair gel.
Updo for medium-length hair: Pull your hair back with a printed silk scarf
A printed silk scarf as a hairband holds the pony back.