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What Are the Different Types of Low Updos?

Megan Shoop
Megan Shoop

Low updos can be soft and elegant or messy and casual. They can be made more glamorous with rhinestone pins and satin ribbons, or left plain for a girl-next-door look. Many women feel that low updos take less time and look less rigid than high updos. Most of these styles also require fewer pins and products to keep them in place, meaning low-maintenance ladies can be both glam and carefree. These hairstyles are also widely varied, making them appropriate for almost any kind of woman.

The simplest of the low updos may be the low ponytail bun. Women on the run can create this hairstyle in a matter of minutes by simply gathering their hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. The wearer should then secure the ponytail by wrapping a covered hairband around it two or three times. When the woman wraps the hair band around her ponytail on the last pass, she should pull her hair only halfway through the band. This secures the hair in a large loop at the nape of the neck, with the ends of the hair falling over it.

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Woman holding a book

This quick hairstyle may be left messy for a trip to the gym, or made neat for an evening out. The wearer may wrap the loose ends of hair around the hair band, securing them with plain or decorative bobby pins. For some decoration around her face, a woman can tease out a few short strands of hair around her temples. Curled, side-parted bangs can take this look from casual to formal in a matter of minutes.

Another of the classic low updos is the side-part bun. To achieve it, the woman simply needs to part her hair deeply to the right or left, letting the hair on the deeper side of the part sweep across her forehead. From here, she has two options for creating a low bun. The first involves gathering her hair in a low ponytail under one ear and simply twisting it into a coil secured with pins.

The second version of this hairstyle involves separating the hair into three small ponytails. One of the ponytails should be located under one of her ears. She should gently wrap and twist the middle ponytail around the base of this first ponytail. The woman should then repeat this step with the third ponytail, securing the coils with pins as she works. Finally, she should wrap the ends of the first ponytail around the outside of the bun, creating a large, soft coil of hair.

Variations on both of these simple, low updos include braiding, curling, or straightening the hair before styling it. Both of the above styles typically travel well from the gym to the workplace and to formal cocktail parties. The many variations of low updos can make them quick hairstyles for those on the go, or special occasion looks, depending on what the wearer chooses or needs.

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