Updo Hairstyles For Short Hair

So, you finally had your hair cut as part of your new year’s resolutions, huh?

Sure, having short hair means less time you need to spend on haircare and maintenance, but you know what else it means? Fewer hairstyle options.

If you’re starting to regret that big chop you had for your new-year-new-hair agenda this 2021, then we’re here to the rescue.

Best Updo Hairstyles for Short Hair

The answer to your problem? Hair extensions.

There are plenty of readily available hair extensions for short hair that you can use while you wait for your natural hair to grow out for the rest of the year. In case you don’t want to grow out your hair, extensions are also a non-committal way to still enjoy hairstyles for long hair every now and then without actually having to give up your short, convenient, and hassle-free hairstyle.

You don’t even have to worry about having to use heavy hair extensions. Tape-in hair extensions and halo hair extensions are both very light options suitable for those with fragile or short hair.

Now that you’ve got more hair to work on (literally), here are some fashionable updo hairstyles for short hair that you could get your inspiration from!

1. Braided Space Buns


It’s party night with some friends you haven’t seen in a while. Understandably, you’d like to wear a hairdo that’s as fun as you hope the night would be.

If that’s the case, then braided space buns would be very fitting for you. They can instantly look fun and quirky with accessories like hair clips, plus they’re tight enough to let you enjoy the night without worrying about your hair getting in your face.

2. Dutch Crown Braid

Thinking of going to a wedding or some other formal event that requires a bit of poise? You should go for a Dutch crown braid. Crown braids are a simple updo that can fit small weddings and is also a good way to keep your hair in place. Remember, hairstyles that are too elaborate may look a bit out of place, especially if you’re not the bride.

3. Fishtail Plaits

Who needs a chignon when you can have a tasteful updo with fishtail plaits wrapped around your hair and secured at the back of your hair with ornamented pins? This type of updo is flexible enough to match various themes, depending on your chosen accessories. For example, you can add flower hair pins to a garden event, pearl ones to a beach event, and even gem-decorated ones to a more formal event.

4. Braid and Bun

If your short hair ends just below the shoulders, it’s still possible to braid both parts of your hair and join them together with a low bun. Ideally, you should let the low bun be a little loose for more texture.

Pro tip: Although French or Dutch braids are likely the easiest types of braids to pull off, you can also try out lace braids or twist braids for a style change.

5. Low Bun

If you haven’t got the time for a fancy updo, then a simple, classic low bun is the way to go. A timeless hairdo, you can either wear your low bun by itself or add some suitable accessories, like a decorated side comb or a few embellished clips here and there.

Long hair isn’t equal to beauty anymore in these modern times. Even with short hair, you can pull off a stunning look with an updo that is charming enough for a date, elegant enough for a gala, or casual enough for a sleepover.

For more hairstyle ideas, don’t forget to check out our Zala blog!


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