We don’t know about you guys, but we’re welcoming the warm weather with open arms and plenty of sunscreen…not to mention the promise of sundresses and flip-flops. The only downside? An imminent 12-ish weeks of finding creative ways to keep newly-sunkissed tresses away from our eyes, necks, and backs. Lucky for you, Paste feels your pain, and we’ve compiled five adorable updos—no matter how long your hair is. Let us know which are your favorites in the comments below!
1. The Short Stuff Twist
2. The Amy Winehouse
3. The Messy Side Bun
4. The Headband Tuck
5. The Curl Pin-Up
6. The Low Chignon
7. The Gibson Tuck
8. The Braided Bun
9. The Braided Crown
10. The Sock (or Donut) Topknot
11. The Faux Bob
12. The Dutch Side Mermaid Braid
13. The Messy Top Knot
14. The Rope Bun
15. The Braided Headband
Bonus Points: Try one of these, take a picture of the result, and send it to us at email@example.com.
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This easy-to-style look also mandates bobby pins and dry shampoo, supplemented with a root lifting spray and finishing spray (sorry, ozone, for all the aerosol). Itâ€™s literally a five-step process and takes approximately ten minutes.
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All you need to get Kateâ€™s look here is a headband of your choosing, bobby pins, and hairspray. Unlike most updos, this one is actually more conducive to short hair since heavier strands are more likely to fall out!
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If your hair isnâ€™t naturally curly, you might want to use a Â½â€ inch barrel curler, but otherwise this style is as easy as it gets. The only things Rachel suggests are bobby pins and hairsprayâ€¦and probably about 20 minutes of time.
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This one mandates a little more patience, but the required tools are minimal and it still looks great a little bit messy. Kate of The Small Things Blog offers a great video tutorial and a million other options.
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Emily Meyers of The Freckled Fox gives an easy, three-step process for the popular Gibson tuck. She even adds her own little (literal) twist on the style and accessorizes with feminine earrings.
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Pleasantly reminiscent of our favorite Khaleesi (House Targaeryan, now and forever), this braided combo is actually doable. And if you have any doubt, Christinaâ€™s step-by-step process is a success-guarantee.
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Blogger Joanna Goddard knows how to keep things cute and simple with a perfect-for-playtime low-neck bun â€" great for traveling, toddlers, or whenever youâ€™re short on time.
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Hanna of Pearls and Scissors referred to this as a â€œfast favorite of the summer,â€ though it took at least a couple of tries with clear hair elastics and plenty of hairspray. Anyone feeling patient can experiment with various braids and buns for a pers
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Brooklyn blogger Keiko Lynn recommends this faux-updo for creating the illusion of volume and length. Try it with dry shampoo, a thick-tooth comb, bobby pins, and a printed scarf.
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Camille Styleâ€™s take on the faux-bob is a perfect look for those experimenting with the idea of a shorter length. Faux Bob Tutorial by Martha Lynn Kale, photos by Cory Ryan for CamilleStyles.com.