Teens usually do not like to wear updos. Most consider it to be too grown up but there are certain occasions, such as the prom, when you will have to opt for a classic updo. These can be extremely elegant and adorable but most teens have trouble making one on their own. But this article lists out few of the favorite teen updos that are a great option for any event and also easy to make.
Teenage Updo Options
Updos, such as the French twists, chignons, and buns, might look complicated. But look closer and you will realize that these can be easily made and is a perfect fix for a bad hair day. Updos are not only for teens with long hair but can also be made with short hair.
The most popular teen choice is a ponytail. Low maintenance and simple, a ponytail can be worn by simply pulling back the hair and tying it back with an elastic. If you want to add a modern twist then tie it loosely on one side behind your ear and you have the popular side ponytail; alternatively, wear it loosely at the nape and you will get a low ponytail.
If you have curly hair then a hump style updo is a great option where you can highlight the curls. To create a perfect updo, one can start by applying hair gel to towel dried hair. Next, create hair sections and start securing the hair back with bobby pins. Arrange the curls to hide the hair accessories. To create a hump, take the front hair and blow it dry straight and back comb it.
Teenagers love to keep a messy look and this is a fun and casual hairstyle option. Start by removing all tangles with a brush. Next, tease the top section of the hair with a fine-toothed comb and create extra volume.
Once you are happy with the extra fullness, pull back the hair with your fingers to secure a ponytail below the crown. Next, wrap the hair and secure it with a bobby pin. To get rid of fly-aways use a light hairspray.
Another classic option is a French twist that can be customized according to the style of the teenager. To create it, start by combing the hair back and securing it at the back with a bobby pin. Next, start twisting the length of the hair upwards and inwards. Secure the twisted hair with bobby pins. Let few loose hair strands remain as these can frame the face and give it a more casual look.
If you want to look formal and serious then opt for the classic chignon. This is also a great option for teens when they go through bad hair days. To get the perfect chignon, start by using a styling gel that smoothens the hair as you pull it back into a ponytail.
Next, twist the ponytail hair and create a bun shaped chignon at the nape. For a more traditional look, use matte hair grips to create and secure the bun in place.
Candy Floss Updo
This is a perfect teen updo option. Start the styling process by using hot rollers and mist onto the hair. After the rollers have cooled off then unwind the hair and pile the curls into a bun ring. Next, tease the hair by brushing it with your fingers and this helps you to create the candy floss effect. Use a bun ring to help style the hair around the head.
Messy Princess Updo
If you want to look like a princess at the event then opt for this glamorous updo. Start by gathering the hair into a ponytail.
Backcomb the tied hair to create volume and start tucking the hair sections into the center of the crown. Once the hair at the ponytail is folded and secured, use a hairspray to smoothen the hair at the crown.
If you have curly hair then you can opt for the coiled updo. Cute and trendy, curly updos can be easily made by applying a curl-defining gel onto the damp hair. Let the hair dry and then section the hair from each side of the face and start twisting it backwards.
Keep gathering more and more hair as you continue twisting. Once you are done with the twisting, loosely secure it with a pin. You do not need to be neat while twisting as a messy coil is more apt for teens. Next, take a few strands out of the bun and style it with a texturizing pomade.