Do you have long hair? Are you looking for new ways to style it? Medium to long hair provides more versatility when it comes to styling. Ponytails, braids, chignons (buns), and elaborate updos are all options.
Let’s take a look at some updos. An updo basically means a hairstyle where the hair is swept up in the back or up and is held in place typically with hair ties and pins.
An updo can be a simple bun tucked at the nape of the neck or an elaborate style mixing braids, teasing, and hair accessories.
Here is my list of stylish updos for women over 60:
This easy chignon is always a go-to for older women with longer hair. Often, simple pins will keep the bun in place. Choose pins that match the color of your hair. They typically come in a variety of shades.
Pull all your hair back into a ponytail and twist it around the tie. For a more textured effect, split the ponytail in two and twist each section in different directions. Pin in place.
The big chignon effect is a more elegant look and is great to pair with formal attire. The hair is pulled back into a ponytail and sectioned into several pieces. Each piece is twirled and pinned into place. The thicker your hair, the bigger the updo.
This sophisticated big nape bun can be worn casual or formal. To add volume and create a bigger bun purchase hair bun donuts for that extra oomph. Wrap your hair around the donut and pin into place.
Cornrow braids are created high to style a bun. This is a stylish hairstyle, and it is perfect year round. Try different color cornrows and change the look completely.
This updo is great if you have naturally curly hair. Simply pull your hair up and snap it in the back with a claw clip hair accessory. Let the curls come down around the clip.
This easy bun is perfect if you have long hair. Pull your hair into a high ponytail and simply twist your hair onto itself and then around the hair tie. Sometimes you can twist it tight enough and not need any pins.
This timeless updo takes us back to Victorian times. Create braids and style them into a crown around your head and place all the hair into a low bun formation. You’ll look and feel like a queen!
Messy buns are quite trendy and paired with bangs can even give you a youthful look. Wrap a large color-matched hair elastic around the bun a few times and pull out hair to create some volume. Leave hair strands on either side to frame your face.
Part the hair on one side and bring all of it to the other side. Place below the ear and position either with pins or a scrunchie.
This is a perfect go-to updo for a formal event. Add hair extensions to get the full chignon effect.
Do you like to style your hair in updos? What is your favorite updo? Do you use hair accessories? Tell us about it in the comments below.