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10 Stylish Updos for Women Over 60

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:

  1. The Quick No-Fuss Bun – An everyday style.
  2. The Big Tiered Bun – A bun with more volume.
  3. The Big Nape Bun – Elegant and sophisticated nape bun.
  4. Cornrow Braids Updo – Stylish rear-round look.
  5. Messy Look Updo – Perfect for curly hair.
  6. Tight Twisted High Bun – Perfect for long hair.
  7. Romantic Bun with Braids – Braided crown.
  8. Messy Bun with Bangs – Trendy messy bun.
  9. Side Bun – Easy side bun.
  10. Elegant Twisted Chignon – Perfect for a formal event.

The Quick No-Fuss Bun

The Quick No-Fuss Bun

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 Tiered Chignon

The Big Tiered Chignon

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.

The Big Nape Bun

The Big Nape Bun

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 Updo

Cornrow Braids Updo

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.

Messy Look Updo

Messy Look Updo

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.

Tight Twisted High Bun

Tight Twisted High Bun

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.

Romantic Bun with Braids

Romantic Bun with Braids

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 Bun with Bangs

Messy Bun with Bangs

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.

Side Bun

Side Bun

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.

Elegant Twisted Chignon

Elegant Twisted Chignon

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.

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Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website: www.sandraroussy.com

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