3 Easy Updo Hairstyles For Long Hair

3 Easy Updo Hairstyles For Long Hair

Here's the pitch:

You've got luscious long hair, thanks to genetics or hair extensions.

You're guilty of wearing your hair out all the time because it's easy.

But there's an event on, or you're simply feeling adventurous.

And now you need some inspiration.

Below, hair and makeup artist Emma Chen shows you three easy updo hairstyles for long hair that you can easily achieve at home.

But first, if you want your hair to be longer or thicker…

You'll love the Sitting Pretty Halo.

You know that gorgeous thick ponytail you've been thinking about rocking?

Or the cute half updo you've been wanting to try?

The secret to creating these looks is having enough hair.

So that your hair still looks full and luscious tied up.

You may not know it, but hairstylists often use hair extensions when creating those amazing hairstyles you see all over the internet.


Here's how to get thicker hair instantly with the Sitting Pretty Halo:



Hairstyle #1: The Half Updo

long hairstyles: the half updo

Holly wears the THICK Sitting Pretty Halo in col. Beige Blonde + Dark Blonde 613/10


Besides the simple fact that this hairstyle is super cute, it’s also a great option for when you need to disguise dirty hair.

You know, the day when you’re due for a wash but you try to stretch it out for one more day…

This half updo was made for long hair.

You need enough hair for a sufficient ponytail on top, while still having a good amount of hair left down.

If having your hair pulled back is out of your comfort zone, leave your fringe out when creating the half-up ponytail.


Watch step by step how Emma Chen creates this half updo using the Sitting Pretty Halo for extra volume and length:



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Hairstyle #2: The French Twisted Bun

updos for long hair

Holly wears the THICK Sitting Pretty Halo in col. Beige Blonde + Dark Blonde 613/10


When it comes to a low bun, the general rule is the bigger the better.

Which is why it is a perfect hairstyle for long hair.

The key to creating a soft twisted bun is:

Style it effortlessly.

Don’t think too much about how to twist it, just twist it up and pin it in.

What I love about this kind of updo is that it’s super versatile.

A sleek, twisted bun can take you from work to the weekend.

Not to mention, it’s a go-to wedding hairstyle for brides and bridesmaids.


Watch how Emma effortlessly creates this bun for long hair:



Hairstyle #3: The Voluminous Ponytail

hairstyles for long hair

Holly wears the THICK Sitting Pretty Halo in col. Beige Blonde + Dark Blonde 613/10


The high ponytail is a serious crowd-pleaser.

With the right outfit and accessories, a high ponytail can make an outfit.

If you wear your hair down 99% of the time, wearing a high ponytail can take some getting used.

Yet there’s something about this updo that makes a girl feel extra sassy.

Again, the ideal high ponytail requires a whole lot of volume.

Soy you should take advantage of this look if you’ve got the long hair (or the hair extensions) to rock it.

For this long ponytail, Emma removes the wire from the Sitting Pretty Halo and wraps it around Holly’s ponytail, securing with pins.


See how it’s done here: 


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by Melissa Greensill

Whenever I put my halo in my thin hair shows the ‘bump’ where the halo starts on each side of my head. What am I doing wrong?