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Easy Updo for Shorter Hair

I feel like my life has been a little cray-cray lately. And not in a bad way, just in a really busy, can’t slow down kind of way. I like it. I would rather be busy than bored, although my husband is the opposite. Opposites attract, right? Well, so far it’s worked for us.

He just got back from France a week ago. Gosh, I can’t believe it’s only been a week!! I had the VIP Land of Nod party Thursday – the day after my husband got home, then I had to work a wedding in Malibu, and immediately drive down to San Diego for a wedding reception for my cousin. The Monday we spent in downtown LA with my other cousins who I adore (and so do the kids). Wednesday was spent at the beach with a dear friend from college who visiting and yesterday was work catch up & I didn’t leave the house. PHEW!

Today I am still in my sweats, although I have to get dressed at some point because I need to get some stuff done. Today is day 3 of my 7×7 challenge. ย Are you joining us next week?

I do have a hair tutorial for you all! I made it while I was still in France, so it’s a little old, but is pretty all the same! It’s easy, like most of mine are, and perfect for the summer months. If you like it, feel free to pin & share, I always like that!

quick updo for short hair


updo for short hair


updo for shorter hair

updo quick for short hair

So like I mentioned, it’s easy. I show you some products in the video that I used and I’m going to link to them here. I am adding a few because I have recently acquired them and they are fab-u-lous.

If you want to dry your hair, always start with a root lifting spray. I have been using Root Pump by Big Sexy Hair and really like it. Previously I used Aquage which is also very good, just harder to find in stores. I really feel like these are a must have when styling your hair. It’s just hard to get the tease to stay & the style to work right without them.

I also have been using Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Gel. I’m obsessed. I already have thick hair but this just add so much volume, it’s insane. I recommend it to all my brides I style and use it when I blow dry. Even if I’m not doing a completely blow dry, I still use it because it helps with styling.

In this video I use dry shampoo at the roots to help the tease stay. It’s a nice little trick. I wouldn’t recommend the one I was using in the video, but Rockaholic has a good one I use on clients.

Lastly — but most certainly not least! — would be hairspray. It’s perfect for any look and a must have. My current favorite is Redken Control Addict 28. It smells nice and has an amazing hold. My second favorite is Kenra 25. It has an amazing hold but doesn’t smell as nice. So either is good, I guess it’s just a preference!

Wow, that’s a lot of info! I just really believe that half the work for creating a style is in the products you use. So get one or a few of these and give them a try! Maybe you’ll see they’re all the difference.

I hope you like this style & are able to give it a try! Thanks for watching & reading and I’ll see ya soon.

Have a great day!

25 Responses to Easy Updo for Shorter Hair

  1. Helen (@EatEnjoyLive) June 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Woohoo, another short hair up-do!
    Trying this this weekend.

    • Natalia June 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

      I’m glad you like it!

  2. Jann Olsen June 9, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    I did this ‘do today & it looked amazing ! My hair is shorter than yours, but it looked like I had a ton of hair. Excellent instructions! Thank you!

    • Natalia June 10, 2013 at 6:10 am #

      Oh yay, I am so glad you liked it!! Thanks for taking the time to let me know! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Agi June 10, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    I will have to try this. I have short hair and i love this style.

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    • Natalia June 11, 2013 at 10:45 am #

      I’ll have to check it out. Glad you like the style!

  4. Bulb to Blossom June 11, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    Your hair is amazing! I love this look!

    • Natalia June 12, 2013 at 6:02 am #

      Thank you! And it’s easy!

  5. Carolyn June 14, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Just found your site. You have a great way of explaining (finally) what to do – thanks so much – can’t wait to try it!

    • Natalia June 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

      So glad you like it! It’s really not tough and thank goodness that messy is in!

  6. Alexandra June 28, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    I’m loving your hair style tutorials! Thank you so much for the inspiration, and the easy to follow videos. I have a couple weddings this summer, and I’ll be trying out a few of your styles, including this one! You have made it very fun to play and style my own hair!

    • Natalia June 28, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

      Oh yay, thank you so much for your comment! I really appreciate it and am so happy to hear that you like the tutorials! I would love to see a picture of the hair you do for the wedding! I’m sure it will be gorgeous!

  7. Nicole July 8, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Love your hairstyles! I wanted to start playing with some right a way, but sadly I forgot that I cut my hair completely short :/ Like a bob kind of short with longer bangs on one side. If you could some how post a tutorial that you know of on styling shorter hair than that would be great! Keep up the wonderful posts ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Natalia July 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

      Thank you so much for your compliments! If you search the hair archives, you might be able to find some, Christie (another blogger) did some short hair tutorials a while back. Or use the search box & Type short hair, maybe that will help. In the meantime, I’ll be working on adding some more!

  8. Mary July 19, 2013 at 6:08 am #

    I’m pretty lazy when it comes to doing my hair. I tried this out a few times. This was easy and comfortable! Thanks!

    • Natalia July 19, 2013 at 7:42 am #

      So glad you liked it! Thanks!

  9. Caroline July 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Amazing great instructions I did it first try and it looked great!

    • Natalia July 27, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

      So glad! I love hearing they worked!

  10. Victoria August 2, 2013 at 4:13 am #

    Is there one for long hair?

  11. Jessica December 9, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    Super adorable!! How did you curl your hair the day before? Did you use a curling iron?

    • Natalia December 9, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

      Yes, a regular 1 inch curling iron is great. Or a clipless would work too!


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