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Tired of your old boring style that just doesn’t do it for you anymore? Ready to break away from the same old go-to that you’ve mastered and in need of some pizzazz? It’s ok to be bored with your hair sometimes, especially if you are in-between stages like going from the TWA to medium length hair. Short hair is everything long hair can be and more. All it takes is a little imagination and practice…or just the right video. Updos are simple, sexy, and super hot this upcoming fall, so don’t let the short hair fool you into thinking you can’t rock one with the best of them. I’ve got ten right now that command your attention.

Bun Twist

LovelyKnichole shows how a braided bun and a puff on stretched hair can make a retro sexy updo that’s ready for fall. Great for class, date night, or the nightlife with super low manipulation you will breeze through the week to your wash day with relative ease. Satin or silk scarf on top at night and you can rock this style frizz and flyaway free for at least a week.

Retro Updo

Retro lovliness! TheChicNatural brings a mini pompadour updo that begins with stretched hair and ends with classiness. All she needed was a comb for parting and Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel for her edges. The hardest part is flat twisting the back upwards, but braiding or twisting can also be substituted for this look. You end up with a low manipulated protective style that requires just a silk or satin scarf to make the style last for at least a week.

Alternative Bun Updo

Fabiola JL moisturized an old twist out to create this faux bun updo. Hairpins, a brush, and two small combs were all it took to achieve such an elegant style. Not a braider or a flat twister? Then this style is just the one for you. She’s literally layering on sections into the faux bun, so expect to use a ton of pins for a stunning final look. You can add an alcohol-free gel to the edges for smoothness. A satin or silk scarf around the base will be enough to give you second or even third day hair.

Faux Tapered Cut Updo

Natural Hair Daily’s Neecie started with a day-three twist out on this faux tapered cut updo. This style is perfect for the awkward stage of leaving the TWA and not quite long enough to be called medium length. Bobby pins, Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel for the sides, and an afro comb were her tools that gave her the illusion of a tapered cut for the back and sides. With some fluffing from your fingers or the afro comb you end up with a super sexy look that’s great for going out or running to class. Tie that satin or silk scarf around the base for second or even third day hair.

Braid Pomp Updo

This may win as most creative (and most cute) short updo on this list! Kay Koil is making the most with this super cute, ultra hot braid updo that will have all eyes on you! She starts out with freshly co-washed hair so no stretching is needed. You can either twist, braid, or flat twist the sides toward the pomp, so rock according to your skill level. You end up with a fab do that’s great for a casual look or an elegant night out. Wrap a satin or silk scarf around the base and this will last all the way till your next washday.

Braid and Tuck

Can you braid? Can you tuck? If so, then CaribBeauty’s sophisticated style is perfect for a wedding, date night, or just a protective style between washes. An oil and an alcohol-free gel of your choosing can create this style either on freshly washed hair or any old style you are tired of wearing. Do this style at night and wrap with a satin or silk scarf and all you have to do is maybe apply a few drops of oil to your edges for shine or softness. You can rock this for about a week with no problems.

Easy Bold Updo

Gotta love this uber easy but classy updo that takes no time to achieve but can last for days or until washday. NaturalMe4C uses her fingers, a comb for parting, Darcy’s Botanicals Avocado & Honey Twisting Cream , Darcy's Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean Curl Smoothing Cream, Jane Carter Solution Nourish and Shine, and Fantasia IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel.  This can be sculpted on an old twist out or stretched hair and can be protected at night by a silk or stain scarf. The pompadour can be twisted at night and untwisted in the morning to give it it’s ‘umph’ throughout the day.

Editor's Note: We heard you requests for updos for shorter hair, and we are creating a new article dedicated just to short, natural hair. 

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