4 Updos That Flatter

4 Updos That Flatter

Having long hair is wonderful — but it can make looking put together start to feel like a hassle. When you’re rushing around trying to find your car keys and cell phone as well as pulling together an outfit for work, worrying about your hair is the last thing you want to do. If you’re in need of a quick hair fix, styling your locks into an updo can take you from work to cocktail hour and everywhere in between. Choose one of these styles for a look that perfectly flatters your face.

Quick Twist

The quick twist is a super-cute, casual style that is easy to sweep up when you're in a rush — it suits any face shape and works on all hair types. If your hair is long enough, pull two twists down either side of your head, and twist them until they start to coil up on themselves. Wrap each twisted end into a small bun and pin them into place above the nape of your neck.

French Twist

This chic updo is pretty and easy — great for straight hair and really flattering for a heart-shaped face. Start by combing back your hair, concentrating on the crown and back of your head. Create a twist up the center of the back of your head and secure it with bobby pins. Pull a few tendrils out around your hairline when you want a more casual look.

Half Updo

This look works well with thick hair and is great for round faces as it creates soft allure. Just sweep all of your hair back into a chignon shape, keeping the fullness centered on the crown of your head. Leave a few face-framing pieces out to add romantic appeal.

Tight Updo

Square faces with a strong jawline and extra-fine locks do well with a tight, slicked-back updo — think J-Lo style. While your hair is wet, pull all of it back into a tight bun or ponytail that’s level with your eye line. You can also add a texturizing cream to get the bun to take shape, and then go out and take on your day!