These are the Easiest Updo Hairstyles for Medium Hair You MUST Try for Summer 2023!

by Stephanie Yankova

When it comes to haircuts, medium hair is one of the most versatile lengths to have. It’s low-maintenance, can be cut to suit every face shape, and allows for all different kinds of styling. I find that wearing my hair up in the summer is far more convenient as it helps me stay cool in the hot weather. But how do you steer away from the classic messy bun and high ponytail? Let me tell you right now, I’m not someone who likes to spend hours in front of the mirror. That’s why I need my hairstyles to be quick, easy, cute (of course!), and last throughout the whole day! If you’re in the same boat as me, you’ve come to the right place! Here I’m going to share with you my favorite easy updo hairstyles for medium hair that I love to wear all summer long!

Easy Updo Hairstyles for Medium Hair

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If you’re not someone who styles their hair frequently it can be difficult and intimidating to try out new things. The truth is that you don’t have to be a professional hairstylist in order to create beautiful looks. You can easily style medium hair with minimal effort, and I’m going to show you how! Forget about the outdated buns and let’s try some fun new updos together!

Read also: How to Style Medium Length Wavy Hair in Summer 2023? These Are the Top Suggestions!

Chic Everyday Low Messy Bun

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The messy bun is a timeless hairstyle, however, it can get boring over time. Spruce up this classic updo with an easy hack that will help elevate your look! Once you get the gist of it, this low bun will take you no more than 5 minutes to make. The reason why I love doing this hairdo is because it’s super elegant, yet has a little edge to it. You can also easily dress it up or down depending on the occasion. Let’s learn how to recreate it! Here is what you’re going to need:

  • 4 elastic bands
  • bobby pins
  • medium hold hairspray for an all-day wear

Take a look at the 5-minute video below for an easy step-by-step guide on how to create this hairstyle!

Playful Curly Medium Hair Updo

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Whether your hair is naturally curly or not, this hairstyle works for both! It will give you a romantic, playful and effortlessly chic appearance. I personally love to style my hair like this for birthdays, parties, and sometimes even for work! A little time-saving tip – instead of using a curling iron, or heavy hair products, use a sea salt spray! It will instantly bring out your natural waves or curls and will give you that cool beach hair effect! Here’s what you’re going to need for this look:

  • 2 hair ties
  • a hair clip
  • bobby pins
  • a comb
  • a hair moisturizing product (i.e conditioning cream)

This look takes no longer than 5-6 minutes to create and I guarantee you it’s going to last all day! Follow the steps from the super useful video below to help you achieve this stunning hairstyle!

Braided Bun Hairstyle for Shoulder-Length Hair

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I know this hairstyle looks difficult and intimidating at first – but it’s NOT! What looks like an intricate braiding style is actually just a series of hair knots! Got your attention yet? Believe me when I tell you, this hairstyle is completely going to change the way you feel about doing hair! It’s so good-looking and easy to create, I’m actually surprised it hasn’t become a worldwide trend yet! Again – only 5 minutes of your time put towards this beautiful crown that will make you feel like a goddess! All you’re going to need is:

  • a comb
  • 2 hair ties
  • bobby pins

Get your tools ready and take a look at the video below for a complete start-to-finish guide!

Pull Through Braid Ponytail for Thin Hair

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If you have thin hair updo hairstyles can be quite tricky. It’s important that you don’t apply too much pressure, otherwise, you will damage your hair follicles. While it is advised that you avoid tight high ponytails, this hairstyle is actually very forgiving to your hair! Again, what looks like a braid is actually a super easy knotting technique. Another thing I love about this hairstyle – it’s actually 3 hairdos in one!

For everyday styling, you can wear the ponytail loose like it’s shown in the image above. For a more elevated look, you can pull the hair knots apart. This will give your hair a more edgy and editorial appearance. If you want to go for a more classy hairdo, simply wrap the ponytail in a high bun and voila! What you’ll need in order to create this look is:

  • elastic bands
  • bobby pins
  • hairspray or dry shampoo for texture (optional)

Follow the instructions from the video below and see how you can create this look in under 4 minutes!

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