Easy Braided Updo for Short Hair

Short hair sometimes gets the short end of the stick -- especially when it comes to fancy updos. But this simple style only takes five minutes to look super elegant. Plus, all you need are a few elastics and pins.

1. Separate and clip two front sections.

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2. Twist remaining hair into low bun.

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3. Wrap clear elastic around bun.

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4. Pin in place.

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Editor's Tip: Have you been using bobby pins all wrong? Find out here.

5. French braid one of the front sections.

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Editor's Tip: Braid tightly, so your style doesn't fall out. Once it's secure, you can loosen the braid.

6. Secure end of braid with a clear elastic.

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7. Pin end of braid behind bun.

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8. Gently pull at sides of braid to fatten.

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9. French braid remaining front section.

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10. Pin at back of head, behind bun.

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And, done!

Braided Updo for Short Hair

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